Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Not just for kids!

I have a love for all things cute, kitsch and linked to the 80s... in fact my friend Sally commented that during my trip to London I looked more 80s than she had ever seen me. It made me chuckle. I think it was the lace and the leather vest.

I have always been a fan of the cute designs over at Swatch whose popularity really soared in the 80s and still remains part of popular culture today (with lots of collaborations in the past including the iconic Keith Haring and Vivienne Westwood ones) Too often have I gone into Selfridges in Birmingham and looked at the lovely watches on display only to realise that I really shouldn't be on that floor in the first place as it means I would have been browsing the pretty make up counters (aren't they like grown up candy shops?) testing perfume and lusting after Ray-Bans. Ahhhh.

OK, before I get lost in a shopping daydream, the point of this post is that I remembered I had blogged about Swatch and their kid's watches a long, loooong time ago here (my blog was still a baby then) and now it appears that there are some pretty funky designs that aren't just for kids!
Snuggle Bunch, Floating Away and Germaholic
The artist behind these designs is Matthew Langille. His designs are inspired by his upbeat and humorous view of modern society. His personality and style definitely shows in his swatches and are so much fun! Telling the time doesn't have to be boring when you have one of these on your wrists. It would certainly bring a smile to anyones faces! My favourite of these three designs is the Snuggle bunch one, could you have guessed?
Onwards to more colourful things...here are the pretty colours on my nails this week! Remember when I said I was looking for a Lilac polish? Well I found one from GOSH which is way cheaper than Nails Inc!
Gosh (Wild Lilac) Barry M (Pure Turquoise)
Right...my mom is cooking Pork chops and fried rice. Smells delicious (I wish we had smell-o-vision) and then I'm off to bid farewell to one of my friends at work who is leaving and having having a bit of a celebration at the pub!
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36 comments

  1. I reeeaaaallly want one of those watches now.... hmmm. I used to wear a watch all the time but one day I just forgot to put it on and haven't done since. Bit strange. I usually use my phone for the time really. But these are making me consider getting myself some new wrist furniture....

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  2. Whimsical nails! haha! Great idea!

    XoXo

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  3. Oh..You are making me hungry in so many ways. Love your nails. Adore the swatchs too. Thanks so much on the info about them.

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  4. Swatchs don't seem to go out of fashion. Such a fun thing to wear. cool colors for your nails. Yummy! about the food too!

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  5. Love the two tone nails!

    delightfully-tacky.blogspot.com

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  6. Love'n the swatches. Great post about the designer. What fun, I'm glad you're bring'n back the 80's!

    Pretty nails!

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  7. Those watches are so cute! I've been wanting a random cute one lately, instead of the, err, serious one that I've been wearing.

    Great nail polish colors!

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  8. Great color combo for nails!
    Cooling effect!
    xo*

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  9. Girl, you are so 80's I love it. Snuggle bunch is definitely my fave.

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  10. They are so cute! Love your finger nails. Hope you have fun tonight. I think I'd love to try those pork chops!

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  11. ohhhhh i lovee that watchessss!!!!!!!!!
    and i like the nails too :D
    very cute

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  12. Love those watches and how you did your nails!!

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  13. i loved the manish colab! and cute nails ;)
    xx-LJ from SOS!

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  14. Those watches are soo cute! 80's are awesome!! I really like snuggle bunch! Mathew Langill's designs are really cute and very cool! I love 80's teen movies! They're so funny! Great nail colors! :)

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  15. oh I remember the Swatch-craze so well! I had several items, however, they were quite expensive. I could save my money for months to have one! :)
    love your nails, too.
    have a lovely day, xoxo

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  17. Hi there-the watches are just soo cute!!

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  18. I love bright watches, they can really transform an outfit-whenever I put on my brigth pink one, I feel a bit happier and much more bright and breezy!
    x

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  19. hello gorgeous winn, how are you? i super missed visiting your perky and cheerful blog. i have been away and just returned to blogging, so hope you could come visit!

    btw, i remember how i used to super love swatch when i was younger. but they were too expensive for us then so my mom never indulged me too much in it (just had a pair), but i still love and enjoy them till now!


    best,

    eden

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  20. your nails look cool. was it a hard work?

    and by the way. i also love the 80ies

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  21. We were never cool enough to have Swatch watches, it was all about the baby G in my day. Oh the shame.

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  22. Looks like you girls had a fab time in London! Loved your 80s outfit by the way :) Oh my, I used to be such a Swatch fan. As teenagers, my friends and I collected these (ok, I only had 2, but that was more than any other watch brand). I haven't really heard much from them since, although I love browsing their shops... so colorful and fun!

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  23. Love those swatch watches! I actually thinks those would look awesome with your lace shirt and leather vest- add a little kitsch to your tough 80s ;)

    I am most impressed with your nail polish job! I couldn't do that to save my life- looks absolutely gorgeous!

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  24. I love cool watches! :) your nails are amazing!!

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  25. thanks for the note. All I can say a glass of sweet wine doesn't go that well with a hot jalepeno pepper that my Dad just gave me. Very hot! combo!
    & I didn't even eat it.

    Thanks again for the note. & all those lovely swatches!

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  26. i want to steal your mom and make her cook me pork chops and fried rice. can i can i?

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  27. I have a love for all things cute, kitsch and linked to the 80s <-- me too!!! x

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  28. i'm a huge fan of kid's watches too...i love all swatch creations..
    i've got some back from when i was little and i still wear them today:$

    and how you paint your nails like that with the 2 nail polish??? so nice :)

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  29. fantastic nails! love the color combination! =)

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  30. thanks so much for the note. I have to find colors like that for my nails!

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  31. CUTE NAILS!! i wish i knew how to paint nails better!! soo clumsy!! LOL

    iyam
    www.styleandbeyond.blogspot.com

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  32. Your nail art is always so AMAZING, wish I had the patience to glam up my nails like that *nail envy
    he he :)

    PeAce & BoWS...
    Prettyneons X

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  33. Wow, so creative! I like them a lot!

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  34. Just love your nails. Colorful but subtle.

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  35. I really like Swatch, they have some really fun designs!

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