The lovely Grayburn has been terribly organised and sliced and diced fellow bloggers in a mammoth favourite things post for today!
As much as I wanted to be clever and link things with Maria's song from the Sound of Music I could envisage a few eye rolls upwards so I've refrained from such absurdity.
However, blue satin ribbons do make an appearance as I cite John Lewis's haberdashery department for their ribbons and dyes under the category My favourite useful place. In fact John Lewis is very useful all round but I can't recommend their women's wear section much.
Although my Favourite best value High Street shop has much to recommend itself. Without fail it delivers useful and often well designed items to use a lot! I never regret an H&M purchase.
Which brings me onto my Favourite Purchase of 2008. My Marc Jacob shoes. Most importantly they were lusted after for months and I hung on until the Matches sale and got them for a snip. Unbelievably I've yet to wear them!
This brings me to my Favourite Designer of 2008 and my answer surprised even me because if there was one item I could have bought it would have been from Prada. I do think that Miuccia was the most influential designer with polo necks and lace. This look translated and dominated the high street above everything else. I thanked H&M for their skinny polos which I bought in grey and black plus John Lewis for their lace material which I used to put over my ballet bun. I didn't go for any of the high street offerings as nothing short of this would do!
I could go on for ever but this is just a flavour as you've got many others to view. Okay if pressed my favourite book was Alicia Drake's The Beautiful Fall, ,CD The Sterophonics Decade in the Sun and my film ...well it goes to SATC the movie of course, for all the hype, fun and entertainment. Was it a good film, probably not but it was such fun, but SJP word of advice step away now, no SATC 2, it will be wrong! But most of all my ALL TIME Favourite thing of 2008 is all you lot, your brilliant blogs that I read, acknowledge and comment on - thank you for making the effort it makes me smile, snort (sometimes) and think - a lot!
PS. Couldn't resist ...my Favourite present of 2008 is a tie at the top with two lovely presents from Mr MDS, a necklace from Paul Smith (below) and a t-shirt from Agnes B (also below).