So once again I've failed as a quirky Brighton vintage shopper and bought an eye shadow trio from Mac. It wasn't my fault, though - I am a victim of high pressure sales. Once I'm in the position where they're looking at me expectantly, having just applied seven different eye shadows to my face, I simply have to buy something; even if it's a £15 little pot that made me feel considerably lighter and slightly dazed as I left the shop.
American Apparel may be going bust! That's because it's overpriced and largely average, except for the few mildly pornographic things (Nylon Spandex Stretch Lace Diamond Grid Bodysuit). And it's too bloody hipster to be taken seriously. There's one in Brighton actually, which I went in for two minutes today. Most of it was tragically underwhelming, and when I found myself halfway to liking something it turned out to be six times what I would be willing to pay. I think American Apparel was probably popular a few years ago. But there are only so many spandex bodysuits, lace trousers and invisible one pieces they can cram into the confused population of 15-25-year-olds.
I have successfully purchased some Ugly Boots. New Look, also in Brighton, £35. I don't actually know how to do the laces, so I feel like a 5 year old all over again. I had an unfortunate moment of suicide contemplation when I discovered I'd left my £5 voucher at home.