Beauty in the Ordinary

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

More Piggy's

This little Piggy goes to Prada

by Amy Allen

I just finished reading Chania's wonderful post over at Razmataz, about her gloomy day and how a photo of a pig had cheered her up. What is it about pigs that make us happy?

A while back when I was visiting my sister J., we happened upon this little book while spending a lovely afternoon together doing a little window shopping,

'This Little Piggy Goes to Prada: Nursery Rhymes for the Blahniik Brigade' by Amy Allen. It's a collection of traditional nursery rhymes that Allen has rewritten, and beautifully illustrated.

'This little piggy went to Prada
This little piggy went to Cannes
This little piggy went to Nobu
This little piggy went Nakkasan
An this little piggy went 'We we we we"
All the way home, because she had a fat bottom!'

You sing them along to the rythmn of the traditional rhyme

Twinkle, twinkle diamond ring.
In a blue box tied with a string.
Tiffany's new princess cut.
Twice the size of baby's butt.
Twinkle twinkle, show your spark
Can't change nappies in the dark!


There was a young woman who lived in her Choo's
Though she once had a house in smart Chelsea Mews.
So much on Jimmy
The house had to go
Along with her Amex and husband in tow!

J. and I sang out the entire book to ourselves while laughing hysterically at the same time. Going from one page onto the another just made it all the more funny. I have never laughed so much while out shopping!
It's a real fun book, and a tongue in cheek look at the craziness of designer labels. Unfortunately the book was the property of the store owner and wasn't for sale,
I wish she had been in her shop that afternoon to witness what fun she had provided
for J. and I from her little piggy book!


  1. Thanks for the reminder V. that was an hilarious afternoon!

    “Pussycat, pussycat, where have you been?
    I’ve been to London to see McQueen,
    Pussycat, pussycat, what did you there?
    I bought the collection and kissed lots of air.”

    Ha! Can't stop laughing!

  2. Oh, they are so funny.! A good thign to poke fun at high fashion sometimes.

  3. Victoria how fun and it is something like this that can really brighten your day!

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  4. love it, buying the book and singing the rhymes to all my girlfriends!

  5. Such a swine, entertaining story. Glad you two had such fun!

  6. This looks like such a fun book! I love anything princess cut that comes in that blue box : )
    You have a lovely blog here and I'm adding you to my favorites : )

  7. Piggies are just fun...have you ever seen Gina on the Food Network who has a big collection of them? No matter what, it's fun to laugh and it sounds like you had a fun day shopping!


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