Back in Evans- AGAINPosted: July 10, 2009
So today I was back there again trying on more clothes and doing more shopping. This time I bought the domino dress and a plain white vest from the Evans main range which I forgot even existed because the only thing I paid any attention to yesterday was the BD range. Can I just say at this point that there are some great items in the main range too. I had a swift look around today and there are some quirky pieces that really compliment the BD range and some other items with a more romantic and feminine feel that would be ideal for lovey dovey warm summer evenings out.
There were three people in store who I assume were from the Evans head office as I heard an assistant mention “a big visit this afternoon”. The people who I assumed were from head office were standing to one side of the BD collection talking about sales figures and whatever else and of course I wanted to eavesdrop but I didn’t. However, one woman came over to me who I think was the area manager and she asked me if I was the woman who was taking photos yesterday. For a split second I thought- oh shit, then as soon as I had that thought I remembered that I did actually ask for permission before I started snapping away on the sales floor because the last thing I wanted to do is get thrown out of the shop where I buy most of my clothes. The assistant I asked went out back to ask a senior staff member and it might have been this lady who gave me the OK.
I wasn’t in trouble, she simply asked me what I thought of the range and I gave her some feedback. But you know what? I really wished I could magic you all up from wherever you all were at about 1.30 GMT this afternoon so you could tell her your thoughts. I told her about what I loved- the domino prints, the crop jacket (I had both in my hands) and the jumpsuit (although I did tell her I wished it was full length) and what I didn’t like- the cape thing. We had a brief discussion about the kitty top where she said they hadn’t sold many in that particular store even though it was in prime position at the front of the store, facing outwards. I can understand that not selling though so I’m not surprised. Ms Manager Lady also asked me several other questions including would want to see more from Beth Ditto after this collection? I wanted to scream the loudest shrillest scream I could muster in response but instead I gave her a firm “definitely,” and “while you’re at it could you please bring back the Georgina Goodman for Evans collection”.
I could have chewed that poor woman’s ear off for an hour but I had to hold back the absolute torrent of thoughts and ideas I have and try not to come across like an over excitable loony. She asked me- “what did you do with the photos, did you show your friends?” I replied, “I put them on the internet” to which she seemed a bit surprised. I never actually mentioned the blog though, I just left it vague. However, I we got our wires crossed because I for some reason thought she also knew about the pics in the fitting room and started talking about how there was a great response to the photos as people were happy to be able to see the garments on a real body rather than just in an online store. She looked at me a bit strangely so now I’ve confirmed to her that I really am a loon. I’m sure she must have figured out about the fitting room pics and I hope Evans don’t mind. Everyone does it don’t they? Plus I did buy stuff too. I’d hate to have another Hogg- gate situation arise.
Enough writing- here are some more photos!
The jacket!!! Before the launch it wasn’t something I had my eye on but now I’ve tried it on I really like it. The biggest they had was a 24 so I squeezed myself into it. I couldn’t do it up but at least you can kinda see how it would fit if it was the correct size. I think its fab!
Horrid. This is the only thing I tried on where I thought- what the fuck? You know how in the press interviews about the range they’ve said that Mama Cass was one of the influences? Well this is Mama Cass from beginning to end and its horrid. Typical fat girl clothing- big and shapeless. I tried on the size 28 and it was too big but even a smaller size wouldn’t have saved it. Remember the bat like creature from Jeepers Creepers? that’s what I looked like.
This I was unsure of. It looked very big on the hanger so I tried on the size 22/24. The top underneath fit too snug but the purple bit was fine. Its not something I would buy but it wasn’t terrible although I look like a druid with the hood up. The spotty leggings I love- they were a size 28.
I also tried on the other black jacket which I really like although the size 26/28 was too big. I am on the lookout for a new black casual jacket so that could well be it.
PS- I saw another woman in the fitting room trying on the purple sequin weather girls top and she looked stunning. I seem to have left my steel balls at home though today as I was feeling a bit too shy to ask her for a photo, but take it from me- she looked great in it.
PPS- I have just checked out the Young Fat and Fabulous blog and there is an online discount code- evesu94. This will give you £5 off any purchase from the range until July 14th.