Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Bad Fashion Knows No Boundaries

Its amazing how Bad Fashion has the evil ability to spread its ugly shadow across the vast span of the entire globe. Think 70s bell bottoms. For those of you who were still just a twinkle in your parents' eyes and don't know what the heck I'm talking about here's a pic:

See what I mean? Yuck!

Anyway, I recently discovered just how similar the bubonic plague is to bad fashion i.e it spreads rapidly and leaves a ghastly trail of repulsive looking victims in its wake.

I was having a chat with a couple of my lady friends here in Dar. One of them is South African and the other is Turkish and we're not even the same age (our ages are within five years of one another).

We were amazed to find that, back in the 80s, every one of us were proud owners of particularly ugly leggings, huge plastic earrings in some sort of hideous bright colour and wore tops with one shoulder exposed (we're afraid to even contemplate those acid washed jeans/skirts that we pranced around in).

If all that wasn't enough to make us look like something the cat dragged in, we all sported that AWFUL 80s hair ala Cyndi Lauper and/or Madonna.

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In other words fashion (specifically the bad variety) has a horrible way conquering time and space. So be warned - wearing anything that's red-hot-this-minute might have you burning your old photos in a couple of years. Bad fashion never dies!

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