This afternoon, mid retail therapy, Luisa of Eat Sleep Luisa Repeat and I stumbled upon a (very quiet) launch celebration for Skinnydip London‘s new collaboration with Fox and The Simpsons. There wasn’t a lot going on – there were free Krispy Kreme doughnuts (I’m not one to turn down food when it’s on offer!), a photobooth and an Instagram competition.
But the focus of this post isn’t the event – it’s the products. And they were pretty good. Simpsons collaborations aren’t exactly rare – one of my favourite brands, Drop Dead had a great Itchy & Scratchy collection not too long ago (you can still buy a few of the pieces online), and Living Dead Clothing have announced that their Halloween collection includes licensed Treehouse of Horrors pieces. Skinnydip have chosen Krusty, exclusively, to feature on their products.
I really love that, in this collaboration, Skinnydip have retained their identity – the products are easily recognisable as Skinnydip. There’s the trademark oversized silicone phone case, this time in the shape of a ‘Krusty Shake‘ (£16) and clear plastic phone case (£14) / backpack (£35)/ cosmetics bag (£16) with an all over Krusty print.
One of Skinnydips most popular pieces, the drinks cup cross body bag, has been reinvented as a pink glittery ‘Krusty Shake‘ (£32).
Top of my wishlist though are two pieces which are a little different. There’s the adorable pink coin purse (£14) emblazoned with Krusty’s face and a tassled zip.
And there’s the KrustyO’s embroidered pouch (£30). Really bright and colourful, with interesting textures (it features embroidery, glitter and suedette) – this bag would really add something to an otherwise plain outfit.
What do you think of the collaboration? Will you be buying anything?