OH NO SHE DIH-ENT!
Okay, so we can’t deny that here in America we have been known to do some pretty crazy things for the sake of beauty or fashion. Some have gone to extreme measures—toe removal for narrow, pointed shoes; bone shaving to ‘correct’ prominent foreheads; even the outrageous feed tube diet to achieve drastic weight loss. Or perhaps, the most terrifying of all, the infamous 'Cat Woman' who underwent dozens of surgeries to look like a lion to get her estranged husband back. Really ladies, we have to draw the line somewhere. As it turns out, we’re not alone in this wide world. Women around the globe share our same desire for beauty—although we differ on definition—and are willing to suffer painful, body altering practices to achieve it.
Over the years, we inevitably see strange trends come and go that always leave us questioning, “Where on earth did that come from?” However, we don’t always look back to the trends of earlier years to really appreciate the hits and misses, the impractical styles, and the "WTF" moments. We thought it’d be fun to take a peek at the history of fashion for a few of the nutty trends that, after really thinking about it, left us with cocked heads and raised brows in amusement. These weren't mere made-only-for-the-runway oddities --people actually rocked these trends! Here are a few trends that veered off from fashionable to just weird:
The wounds are still fresh from these recent celeb wardrobe disasters. So far 2012, sadly, has not disappointed in the "fashion faux-pas" department. From over-the-top costumes, to dress malfunctions and hideous accessories, brace yourselves for fashion fails we'd all like to forget about.
With this look, it's no wonder Sasha Gradiva came armed for the 2012 Grammy Awards! The dress was beautiful and elegant on this singer/song-writer/actress, however, it was the terminator arm that got in the way of what could have been a Marilyn Monroe moment. Maybe next time accessorize with something a little less bulky?
Fashion trends are similar to the circle of life; they’re born into the fashion world, live for a season or two, die down or disappear, then they’re reborn a few years later. There are trends we love and grab inspiration from, like the reemergence of '60s and '70s that is currently trending. There are also those we loathe and wish we could forget (c’mon we’ve all had a moment or two). Needless to say, we have brought it upon ourselves at Joonbug to remind you of a few of the worst summer trends in recent fashion history that you can take as a reminder of why these fashion faux pas are in the past and need not be recreated this summer 2012!
In most recent news of fashion hate crimes; Kim Kardashian got ‘flour bombed’ last Thursday at a red carpet event. Kim and ‘momager’ Kris were appearing at the launch party for Kim’s new fragrance, True Reflection, held at the London Hotel in West Hollywood. In the midst of interviews and posing for the press, a young female fan dumped an entire bag of flour on the reality star, allegedly yelling, “fur hag” at her. While trying to flee the scene of the crime, the currently anonymous woman was stopped by Kardashian’s rep and escorted out by security. Kim got cleaned up and returned in good spirits to a cheering crowd saying, “I told my make up artist I needed a little bit more powder–but not that much! Luckily she didn’t get me too bad.”
"Sh*t" people say has taken the internet by storm. While there have been a zillion "Sh*t" spinoffs of every stereotype and nationality, our favorite is “Sh*t Fashion Girls Say." We've all been on the social scene with fashion cliques and heard the same lines, “What season is that dress she's wearing?” "Where did you buy that?” and so on. Kyle Humphrey and Graydon Sheppard have definitely spent some time in the social scene of fashionistas. Not only were their statements beyond hilarious, they're also 100% true. “I'm into statement jewelry and color blocking,” is one of our favorites quotes said by the impersonating fashionista.
It may seem hard to believe, but there was a time when socks were scrunched, skinny “jeans” weren’t made of denim (or for women), and Cher Horowitz was idolized by all. Although there is irrefutable evidence proving the '90s were a dark time for America regarding all things fashion, these icons definitely bring back memories of a simpler time (when news came on paper, carrying a cell phone was considered an aerobic workout, and names comprised of a number were not the norm).
Cher Horowitz/ Alicia Silverstone
It’s true, sometimes on our journey through the seasons marked by “flavor of the week” trends we end up feeling like clueless ex-girlfriends. What were we thinking? How could we not have seen the signs? It seemed like such a novel idea at the time! Every so often we look back and realize we were victims...of bad fashion. We have all been there once or twice; Ugg (ugh) boots, Crocs, Ed Hardy we can’t even give away. So let’s all have another round and commiserate over the fashion trends we’d like to forget we ever considered to be “the one.”
Say it ain't so! Not that we thought Kim Kardashian's marriage would actually last forever ,but we didn't expect it to be only 72 days! Amidst the media storm is word that Vera Wang will be making copies of the Kim K dresses for David's Bridal! According to reports it's actually true, but the real question is, will Vera go through with her plans? It seems like it would be a massive fail (and probably bridal bad luck!). Will people actually purchase these dresses? Or will they symbolize an unhealthy short marriage? Will Kim Kardashian Kris Jenner try to sue? Or the question everyone's been asking, will the media ever leave the Kardashians alone? Or rather will the Kardashian's leave the media alone? We say, don't do it Vera! Abort mission!
A lot has happened this past week at New York's event of the season --Fashion Week. As far as fashion lovers are concerned, it's the second coming of Jesus. A VERY serious occasion. But nothing countered the overly-serious fashion state-of-mind quite like this photo of Nicki Minaj (perpetual fashion victim) and Anna Wintour (perpetual fashion goddess) front row at Carolina Herrera. Wintour looks absolutely horrified and insulted while Minaj is clueless as to how ridiculous she looks.
THIS is the stuff that makes fashion week unforgettable. Oh, and the clothes aren't bad either. ;)