Fashion Roadkill of the Day: Vol 44
Clothing retailers all around Hong Kong let out a collective sigh of relief when the cold snap hit last week. Mother Nature, instead of delivering the usual calamity, had chosen to avert an inventorial disaster. People would start buying warm clothing again! The ugliest stock would be guaranteed to go first! Winter is saved!
No more would overly long-sleeved jackets inspired by "That 70's Muppet Show" hang idly on the racks. Shoppers would start noticing them, coveting them, perhaps even getting into fullblown fistfights over them, thereby ending up covered with bruises that match the ones found all over the jacket.
After languishing in the bargain corner for months, Colour by Number vests would finally take centre stage. These things have been flying off the shelves faster than those sweatshop kiddies can empty their little paint pots.
But you know what the fashion stores will be most glad to offload? Those sexy short shorts that everybody overordered last season in the mistaken belief that The Dukes of Hazzard was going to be a huge hit. I wouldn't worry about frostbite of the buttocks, it isn't as common around these parts as you'd think.