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Saturday, February 17, 2007

It's Spreading

Remember my Why? post below.

The fashion for wearing clothes with descriptive writing on them, on the bottom, or in unusual places, is alas, spreading.

This is songstress Mariah Carey walking into the Pinko store, in London's Brompton Road, on Thursday.

Love the glasses. Love the hair. Could do without the jeans -- and that anorak with requisite peek-a-boo midriff is just plain hideous.

But it's not she who is the fashion victim in this photo.

Check out the chap behind her, who looks like a bystander, but possibly could be her bodyguard.

What is that, a tiger? On his CROTCH, no less. Oy.

This is going to get a lot worse, people, before it gets better.





And below is our favourite dumb blonde de facto, since the death of poor Anna Nicole left a gaping vacancy, wearing similarly alphabetised togs.

I give you Miss Paris Hilton, ladies and gentlemen (more anon).





"Freedom".

"Save Me".

And do I see a Superman logo on her right pantleg? Shaq will be wanting a word.

The only good thing about this fashionista roadkill, is that she is carrying a Ralph Lauren pillow off with her, possibly picking up at last, those items she left behind unpaid, in the storage facility.

I know, because I have that exact pillow on my bed as we speak. Maybe that's why people mimic these celebrities and what they wear.

The kinship of using the same item it brings, as if to say, hey, I have that too.

I'm hot.

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13 Comments:

  • You can take a girl outta the double-wide, but you can't take the double-wide outta the girl.

    By Blogger Ploorian, at Sat Feb 17, 03:07:00 pm GMT-5  

  • You can take a girl outta the double-wide, but you can't take the double-wide outta the girl.

    Heh. But you know, I don't see her as white trash.

    She is actually very similar to the British aristocracy's newer breed of gentry class.

    Ben Elliot is a case in point, as is his partner in the concierge service, Quintessentially, Tom Parker-Bowles.

    Part of their louche presentation is that they both have Mockney accents, since it's not the done thing these days to sound upper-class.

    And of course, we've already spoken about Tara Palmer-Tomkinson.

    She's the British Paris Hilton, doubtlessly, with the same herpes problems.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sat Feb 17, 03:29:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Heh. But you know, I don't see her as white trash.

    Shirley you jest.

    By Blogger Ploorian, at Sat Feb 17, 03:46:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Britney Spears is making Paris look like a Pulitzer these days!

    By Blogger Manola Blablablanik, at Sat Feb 17, 03:48:00 pm GMT-5  

  • And below is our favourite dumb blonde de facto

    Sounds like another top ten list in the offing . . .

    Coming up with ten dumb blondes currently active in the media might be hard, though.

    Seems to be a waning stereotype.

    Most blondes are more, 'plucky' a la Reese Witherspoon, than dumb nowadays (or changing their hair color like Cameron Diaz, or eliminating their hair all together like the aforementioned Britney)

    All I know is that Chris Matthews would have to be #2 to Paris on the list.

    By Blogger XWL, at Sun Feb 18, 12:42:00 am GMT-5  

  • And in defense of upper-crusty Londoners with their Mockney accents, I like the album that Lily Allen just released stateside (she matches the Mockney with a ridiculous tough-girl stance that's adorable)

    By Blogger XWL, at Sun Feb 18, 12:44:00 am GMT-5  

  • Shirley you jest.

    Nah. Britney Spears, e.g., is white trash, and proud of it.

    But to me, white trash connotes something more than just rank bad manners, a lack of self-control in public, and scuzzy personal life.

    But then I'm British, and with me, it'll always be a class thing.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sun Feb 18, 01:00:00 am GMT-5  

  • Hey, Manola! Welcome to the blog. :)

    Britney Spears is making Paris look like a Pulitzer these days!

    Talking of double-wide! Roxanne Pulitzer actually lived in one, before she became the strumpet with the trumpet.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sun Feb 18, 01:01:00 am GMT-5  

  • Sounds like another top ten list in the offing . . .

    Coming up with ten dumb blondes currently active in the media might be hard, though.


    Heh. Give me time. :)

    Seems to be a waning stereotype.

    And my mother and I were commenting last night, when we watched the São Paulo carnival, that a lot of the 'vedettes' on the floats were like Anna Nicole Smith!!

    As you can see by my surprise, that is not a Brazilian stereotype whatsoever, despite the fact that they have any number of blonde girls that could fit the bill.

    As I mentioned on Althouse, the buxom, curvy, platinum Marilyn Monroe type is the polar opposite of the idealised Brazilian female.

    Most blondes are more, 'plucky' a la Reese Witherspoon, than dumb nowadays (or changing their hair color like Cameron Diaz, or eliminating their hair all together like the aforementioned Britney)

    Could be, yes. Certainly Lindsay Ho-han has gone brunette too, though she's a natural redhead. But the general point of going 'darker', stands.

    Cameron Diaz looks hideous as a brunette though. There are others ways of getting over Justin dumping you, Cameron.

    (Note to guys who don't know -- a sign a woman has recently undergone a great strain, or change in her life: she dyes or restyles her hair, dramatically).

    All I know is that Chris Matthews would have to be #2 to Paris on the list.

    Heh.

    1. Paris Hilton
    2. Chris Matthews
    3. Britney Spears
    4. Cristina Aguilera
    5. Hillary Duff
    6. The Olsen Twins?
    7. ?
    8. ?
    9. ?
    10. ?

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sun Feb 18, 01:07:00 am GMT-5  

  • And in defense of upper-crusty Londoners with their Mockney accents, I like the album that Lily Allen just released stateside (she matches the Mockney with a ridiculous tough-girl stance that's adorable)

    Heh. She looks like Jane Birkin, and sounds like P!nk. ;)

    I'll keep my eye on her, XWL, since you know I am the least person on earth in the know, musically.

    As for Mockney accents, there has been a MONUMENTAL change in speech in Britain, since the 1980s.

    Now, someone like my grandparents' generation, who said "celery" for "salary", would be laughed out of the BBC as a newsreader.

    Once John Major, who was an Essex lad, became PM with his nebulous Estuary English accent, the former standards seem to disappear overnight.

    Rare is the person who sounds like Patricia, Countess Mountbatten, who has the most beautiful accent of any person I've ever met.

    As we say, it could cut glass.

    If only Lilly Allen's generation, didn't feel constrained to sound the opposite of that...

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sun Feb 18, 01:14:00 am GMT-5  

  • Nah. Britney Spears, e.g., is white trash, and proud of it.

    This brings to mind a great saying: the only thing lower than being po' black trash is being po' white trash.

    By Blogger Ploorian, at Sun Feb 18, 01:19:00 am GMT-5  

  • This brings to mind a great saying: the only thing lower than being po' black trash is being po' white trash.

    I believe in the Deep South the idea is that if YOU hang around po' black trash, that is a pre-requisite for being poh' white trash.

    (Hello, K-Fed...)

    Which is probably why President Carter was told not to play with black kids anymore, when he turned 13.

    Until then, like a lot of Southern boys, that was the main bulk of his friends.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sun Feb 18, 11:48:00 am GMT-5  

  • I believe in the Deep South the idea is that if YOU hang around po' black trash, that is a pre-requisite for being poh' white trash.

    So many episodes of COPS, so little time...

    By Blogger Ploorian, at Sun Feb 18, 12:20:00 pm GMT-5  

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