Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Saved by the.... eighties high school cliche

Yeah, you pretty much guessed it, we are all in for an eighties flashback treat. Well, near enough. A Saved by the bell reunion was on the cards, until Tiffany Thiessen, AKA school sweetheart Kelly Kapowski. AAKA, the girl with the kick ass Something About Mary esque fringe.

As much as we laugh and joke about it now, Saved by the Bell was golden TV. Epic American high school trash, next to Sweet Valley High, of course! I don't know about you but, after Fresh Prince, Saved by the bell was the theme tune that you would twitch your feet to and sing all the words as soon as it came on. Then immediately feel really chuffed with yourself for remembering the oh so tricky and witty lyrics. For those that are not so familar, have a look. For those of you that remember it fondly, test yourself.


Here are those magical words that spelled out the next fun-filled 25 minutes of the time:

When I wake up in the morning
And the alarm gives out a warning
And I don't think I ever make it on time
By the time I grab my books
And I give myself a look
I'm at the corner just in time to see the bus fly by

It's alright 'coz I'm saved by the bell

If the teacher pops a test
I know I'm in a mess
And my dog ate all my homework last night
Right alone in my chair

She won't know that I'm there
If I can hand it in tomorrow it will be alright
It's alright 'coz I'm saved by the bell

It's alright 'coz I'm saved by the
It's alright 'coz I'm saved by the

It's alright 'coz I'm saved by the bell

Why was Saved by the bell so memorable? Can u actually remember any storylines other than Zack and Kelly, will they, wont they? Ok, so Zack used to sell stuff in school and get in to trouble. Screech would, well, yeah. Lisa would wear cool clothes and act posh. Jessie would go on about sexism and how men treat woman like objects.... and then went on to act in Showgirls...
Everyone fancied Kelly and Slater was just plain buff. Remember this eye candy?

Good old Zack and Slater. Still keeping their modesty with shirts on shoulders and trousers up to their eye balls. FIT...


Gone are the days of romantic flirty skirts and delicate appliqué flowery forget-me-not type tops. Embrace the fierce fashion with both hands on the leather clad bull- horns. Biker bitch trend has reached a new level.

We’re talking, leather, studs, spikes and sharp, cool metallic. Oh yeah, and chuck in some mannish tailoring and frankly your all set for Autumn/Winter 09. The balance must be made, however, to ensure the look of fetish stays at a distance. As we can see here, Beyonce loves a bit of leather. Ahem.

But seriously, a good leather jacket is an investment. They always look chic. They can tone down a far too girly outfit. They give you confidence. The list is endless to what £150 quid can do for you!

My fave of the bunch is so clearly this religion one. Mainly because I have a thing about gold and have not seen many without spangly silver studs and other detail. We will just casually stroll over the fact that it is £250. Cough. Cough. Naturally, some celeb nabbed it first, and it would be Pixie Geldof wouldn't it. Tut.

I think me and Religion have a fringe connection.

Moving on.

Lets look at some pretty leather jackets. YUM.
Miss Selfridge

Doma, available at
Miu Miu

Back when I bought the love of life. Happy times.

Also goes to show that leather does not always have to be classic black.

The Love of my life. duh!

Nor does it have to clad your back. Mix it up with dresses and trousers (if you're brave).
Topshop have a pretty sweet dress on the go. Rule number one, keep the rest of the outfit/hair simple with this bad boy. It's easy to see why.

Just to give you some inspiration.

Daft Punk. Naturally.