After Etro’s Ab Fab journey through Morocco, we recall Patsy and Eddy’s hilarious escapades
Etro’s AW14 collection could have been made for the Ab Fab trip to Morocco and with a long-anticipated film in the pipeline, what better time to revisit the eccentric glory days of the Gucci-wearing, Lacroix-loving, gin-consuming, pill-popping, fashion worshiping duo, Eddy and her perennial partner in crime, Patsy. From the lashings of silver lame, to the excessive helping of 90s sportswear, they devoted their time to chasing fads in a desperate attempt to stay young and hip.
Eddy may be simultaneously trying to loose weight, train her daydreaming PA, Bubble and run her not so successful PR firm, but one thing’s for certain, her fashion pronounciation and dress sense are top notch. It’s Lacroix, sweety!
Wagwan Brixton, play some dubstep. Forget Double D’s, Eddy is fronting a quadruple whammy. Hat, shirt, waistcoat, jeans – check! If you’re dubious of this denim dosage, take tips from the Da-zed guide.
PATSY’S ADVICE FOR WANNABES
‘Darling just stick your fingers down your throat, hack off your tits, keep taking the tablets and don’t come back until you're looking like something’. Err.. we're not sure about that one Patsy, but you look fabulous in that gold dress.
THE EDINA MONSOON PR AWARDS
The awkward moment when Eddy's rail-thin arch nemesis Claudia Bing wins the 'Edina Monsoon PR’s PR Award' announced by guest star, Naomi Campbell. Patsy tries to cheer Eddy up, sumising that Claudia bribed the judges, but funnily enough Eddy was the one who chose them.
Ever the innovator, Patsy trials a new theme for her moodboard, it's unique to say the least. 'Sex, bitch, aristo sex punk, whore, bitch, prozzie, lezzie, punk, tart, slut. But with lovely shoes.' Life lesson – always add lovely shoes.
SPRAY TANNING SUCCESS
If there’s one thing Eddy taught us, it’s keep turning like a kebab so that you don’t come out of the salon looking like a marble cake. Although when it comes to picking the perfect shade, ‘Winter Donatella’ wouldn't be our first choice...
When discussing Ab Fab fashion moments, Eddy's ditzy PA, Bubble deserves an extra special mention. From the excessive amounts of outlandish pink fur to her unforgettable American stars and stripes three piece, the red and green spotted get-up she wore to greet Minnie Driver is another of our favourites.
HOOKENFOOKENBERGER, DACHSHUND, ROTTWEILER
‘Chanel, Dior, Lagerfeld, Givenchy, Gaultier, darling. Names, names, names. Every rich bitch from New York is in there. Hockwenden, Ruttenstein, Vanderbilt, Rothschild, Hookenfookenberger, Dachshund, Rottweiler, sweetie.’ We’re not sure about the latter three… but you know what they say, if you can’t charm them with your intellect, baffle them with your bullshit.
CONDOMS FOR GLOVES
'They don't put fingers on these gloves anymore.' Not your average fashion faux paux, Grandma is a little confused by the logistics of her new gloves. It seems Saffys sex-ed resources have crossed path with poor Grandma's possessions.
HEMLINES AND GYNECOLOGY
So what does Patsy do as a fashion editor? She decides what goes in the magazine, of course. ‘One snap of my fingers and I can raise hemlines so high, that the world is your gynaecologist’. She also drinks copious amounts of free champagne, but who’s judging?