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Friday, January 20, 2006

London Underground Fashion Victims

Fashion Victims on the Tube

Here's my regular weekly look at people spotted on the London Underground who could be considered slaves to fashion. Interestingly, on Wednesday, Metro had a feature on Fashion Victims and cited the following as the year's "fashion crimes"

1. Anything Burberry
2. Chav gold chains
3. Ponchos
4. UGG boots
5. Cowboy boots
6. Furry Mukluk boots
7. Visible G Strings
8. Gipsy skirts
9. Socks and sandals
10.Mullets

Worst Dressed - Fashion Victim article in Metro


A number of these - particularly the footwear have featured as Tube Fashion Victims in this blog. However, with this week there are none from the above.

Metallic Bag

Why are women still carrying these? Why? Why? Why?

Metallic Bag on Escalator


The only advantage of this is that it seemed to fit quite well with the metallic escalator I took the picture against.

Swirly Skirt and Sneakers

Swirly skirt and pumps


It's quite hard to tell that the woman above was wearing a long swirly satin looking skirt. But she was and I have no idea why she chose to wear a pair of sneakers or lace up pumps with them. It just didn't work for me.

How many ways is this WRONG?

And again, I'll end with the best of this week. I have a personal hatred of fishnet tights, but we'll let that go. Fishnet tights with Twiggy Shorts (a shorter version of Twiggy Trousers) - purrrleeeese.

Fishnets, Shorts and Snakeskin Shoes


I really can't see the appeal of these tailored shorts which just make women look like they are in the boy scouts. To top it off she finished the ensemble with some vile snakeskin shoes, and I caught her standing in a very coquettish way. Incidentally she was wearing a denim jacket with all of this, just to get as many looks as possible in one outfit. Bizarre.

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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