Monday, January 9

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.


At 4:07 AM, Blogger Chick With A Gun said...

Nice Daisy Dukes! And the jacket at the very top....ick...what is that about?

At 4:44 AM, Anonymous Alex said...

Oh. My. Goodness.

How exactly does one come to the conclusion that Daisy Dukes are a good idea in Asia? That person needs to be given a talk about playing to one's strengths, and conversely, acknowledging one's limitations.

I mean, I probably can't express it quite diplomatically enough, but suffice it to say that Sir Mix-A-Lot will not likely be auditioning talent for the video for "Baby Got Back 2006" in China.

At 5:01 AM, Anonymous freya said...

eww horrendous clothes,i know this is completley unrelated but i think your blog is uuber cool and i was wondering if you could give me a hand with ideas for an eighties theme party im going to.bearing in mind that im quite poor and live in britain and the fact that i love all that is tacky.

At 10:29 AM, Blogger Spirit Fingers said...

Try checking out the thrift shops, they might have loads of great 80s stuff. Here are some ideas:

1. legwarmers, stirrup pants, oversized off the shoulder sweater, big earrings (all in bright colours) topped off with a side crimped ponytail and a gigantic teased fringe

2. I guess you could also take a pastel boxed coat and stick feminine hygiene products (maternity size) in the shoulder areas to get that huge shoulderpad effect + acid jeans + fingerless gloves

3. 80s madonna (all that lacy crap and rubber bracelets) or boy george

At 2:11 AM, Anonymous freya said...

awww thank you,i will check out some charity shops soon.allthough im not sure about wearing feminine hygine products on my shoulders but then again never say never...


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