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Friday, August 01, 2008

London Underground Fashion Victims

Fashion Victims on the Tube

I've not done a Friday look at the TFV's or Tube Fashion Victims for ages and ages. Mainly because commuters are dressing a lot better or I'm not able to get my camera out quickly enough to spot the howlers. So this week is a mixture of people who are uber trend setting and looking pretty OK with it or those who errr ... aren't. The original concept was commuters who will follow a trend regardless of how it makes them look or who've taken a look and made it their own.

First up we have some good looks.

The Agyness Deyn Look

If she was taller and had the new pudding bowl / Mr Spock haircut she's be dead ringer for super model / singer Agyness Deyn

Agyness Deyn Lookalike on the Tube

She's got the cropped white blonde hair. The bloke's checked shirt. The cool short jeans that aren't shorts. Good job.

The Twiggy Bag

Regular readers will remember how I called those cropped 3/4 length trousers that loads of women wore in the winter and autumn "Twiggy Trousers", after sixties model icon Twiggy turned around the fortunes of M & S by advertising them. Well they've now bought out a bag which reminds us of Twiggy's roots.

Twiggy on the Tube

I like it. It's green. It's retro. It stands out amongst the many other "I'm not a plastic bag" bags. Good job.

Now onto the not so good ones.

Not so shiny shoes

I've seen a number of women with these shiny foil shoes on the Tube and there must be some kind of fault with them in that they're not designed to be worn more than once!

Shiny Shoes on the Tube

This woman's were looking better than I've seen a lot of them look, but it kinda defeats the object of having ultra shiny shoes if they're going to make you look "like a homeless".

The fugly furry boots in Summer

There's not really much to say about these boots that hasn't been said before.

Summery Skirt, Uggly peasant look boots

Chewbacca boots

They're simply wrong.

The Indecisive Look

Finally, when you just can't decide what colour leggings to wear:

Indecisive on the Tube

Wear red and yellow.

That's it for now. I actually can't remember when I last did a victims post so I'm linking to the first canine fashion victim - Elvis.

Elvis the Canine Tube Fashion Victim

You can find out more about Elvis here and the complete picture gallery of all the TFV's can be seen on the following Flickr set.

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