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Friday, March 09, 2007

London Underground Fashion Victims

Fashion Victims on the Tube

It's Friday and time again for the TFV's or Tube Fashion Victims, commuters spotted on the Underground following a trend or with their own special take on a trend. This week's theme is one that Oscar Wilde would be proud of...... handbags.

Bag Jewellery

I've seen a lot of women with various key rings or "jewellery" attached to their bags but never quite as many as this lady's.

Bag Jewellery Overload

Perhaps her aim is to have more on the outside of the bag than there is on the inside.

Crown Jewels?

I'm not sure if the latest trend in bags has anything to do Helen Mirren's success with The Queen, but there's a growing amount of women carrying bags with crowns on them.

Crown Jewel Bag

I thought it might have been an overseas trend originally, as these girls had come in from Heathrow and were speaking in a language I didn't recognise. The girl opposite also had a matching bag.

But I saw another one on Tuesday and this woman was sans luggage and wearing some street shiny Reeboks, and had a wearied regular commuter look about her.

Crown Jewel Bag

Can someone please explain these bags? Have they replaced the metallic bags of 2005/2006? I'm assuming they're a "knock off" or replica of some expensive design. I could only spend so long looking at designer bags on The Bag Lady Blog without feeling demented. I only managed to spot a few bags with smaller crowns on them - most notably one with a fly wearing a crown, so someone, somewhere must be responsible for these crowns. Who is it?

That's it for now. The previous set of victims can be found here and the complete picture gallery can be seen on the following Flickr set.


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