Sunday, May 1

Fashion Roadkill of the Day: Vol 31

When I was in London last month, there were slim pickings in the fashion roadkill hunt. People were terribly unco-operative, deliberately dressing in a nondescript manner to bedevil me. Could it be, that the people over there possessed some self-awareness, a modicum of taste even?

It was only towards the end of my stay that the drought broke. I found what I was looking for in a crowd of tourists outside the Selfridges department store. It was like I never left home.

The weather was distinctly parka weather, but that didn't stop her from wearing her whitest pedalpusher suit and summer hat. It's a combination that makes as much sense as Celine Dion and rap. As for the rest of it, it gets curiouser and curiouser. The mismatching handbag, shoes and ankle bracelet....these would definitely not look sweet upon the seat of a bicycle built for two:

And to think people are starting to consider the possibility of a single Asian currency. We can't even achieve unity within the same outfit for heaven's sake.

Back in Hong Kong, everyone strives to adapt to the rapidly mutating fashion trends. In this fast-changing environment however, there are some things that remain constant.

Mannequins still can't dress themselves

Children riding escalators continue to play fast and loose with prints and textures

Women persist in showing as much white leg as possible

Burberry rules OK!


At 7:49 PM, Blogger lancerlord said...

The white legs and black legs made my eyes pop out.

At 3:52 PM, Blogger James said...

I know exactly where you took the picture of the white legs (Central MTR station near Exit H) and I know exactly the name and the workplace of the subject in question!

Her name is Angel (damn it, it spoils the whole name) and is a secretary working in ... (ok, perhaps I should not go too far). I know this because I was working in the same office as her! You know why I have no choice but to change job!

I nearly fell off my chair when I saw the pic! Good work!

At 11:08 AM, Blogger Spirit Fingers said...

Oh man, she works in an OFFICE? Is she not aware that skirts ride up by at least 2 inches when sitting down...lucky you.


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