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Friday, January 06, 2006

London Underground Fashion Victims

Fashion Victims on the Tube

Back to the regular weekly look at people spotted on the London Underground who could be conisdered slaves to fashion. It's quite a wide definition, but is either people who follow what they think are the latest trends and aren't really doing a good job of it, in that the look is "wrong" on them, or they are wearing something so bizarre it puts them in a league of their own. I spose you could argue that they are therefore "trend setters", but with a trend that it's unlikely others will follow.

Anyway, this week has been a bit light on "victims", possibly because with the holiday season there still aren't as many people on the London Underground as normal and as there will be next week. So only two and they are both showing the "art" of wearing a mini skirt.

Not quite a victim

The lady below almost didn't make it onto the blog, as overall it's not too bad a look. But as it's so cold at the moment, (I took this picture yesterday) I was surprised to see such a short skirt with such short boots and such thin tights.

Mini Skirt on the London Underground


She got off at the same stop as me and then proceeded to walk up a long escalator on the left. Probably much to the delight of several male passengers who were standing on the right. Let's just say the Japanese subway gropers or people who take pictures looking up women's skirts on the subway, would have had a field day!

OHMIGOD they've snapped Kenny's Sister

Now the lady below is a perfect contender for Kenny from South Park's older, fashion conscious sister.

OHMIGOD They've snapped Kenny's Sister on the London Underground


The brilliant thing about her keeping her parka hood on throughout her journey has meant that I haven't had to obscure her face. But you can see she has the classic furry "Ugg" style boots together with the classic fashion victim metallic bag. The mini skirt was truly hideous in a thin denim and with little "frills" at the bottom and at the back.

Even inside the carriage she still kept her hood up, making the Kenny comparison even more apparent. Unfortunately I was shaking with laughter so much that it was hard to not make it look obvious to the rest of the carriage what I was doing.

OHMIGOD They've snapped Kenny's Sister on the London Underground again


The last entry for the London Underground fashion victims and all of them together can be seen on the following Flickr set


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