Home' Scoop : Scoop 52 Contents aesthetically pleasing -- boots, ballet flats and sandals are all adequate substi-
tutes; so you are free to leave your uggs in solitary confinement.
Paris Hilton can have it. I have no issues whatsoever with her portraying
herself as a forgetful bimbo wearing slippers in public to match her cos-
tumed chihuahua -- if that s how she wants to play it, so much the better for
sane people (and me).
SEE: Denim mini skirts (pick a season already); comfortable, yet revolting,
shoes everywhere (Crocs are plastic clogs, people. We re living in a society).
You know that old adage -- if you can t say anything nice, don t say it at all.
It s a maxim that should probably be extended to slogan tees, a once rabid
and still prevalent trend where you proudly emblazon some "hilarious" one
liner across your front as passers-by squint to decipher the joke, only to
immediately regret time and effort spent to be informed you are "born to
shop"... for misguided t-shirts, perhaps.
Once the domain of easy, casual apparel, slogan tees boosted the humble
t-shirt to the sartorial equivalent of a bumper sticker.
Generally, these text-ridden atrocities fall into one of three categories --
parody, pop culture or gag.
Parody shirts are largely the domain of youths keen to inform their
friends that they re rebelling against corporations.
Their logos are reworked to display witty, subtle mockery including the
likes of "Fart" for Ford, "Twisted" for Twisties and "Vaginamite" for every-
one s favourite Australian yeast-based spread. Because wearing a "McShit"
t-shirt at the Big Day Out as you stand in line for a chicken roll is really
telling The Man where to go.
unless you are in a
heavy metal band or
off to yoga, leggings
are never pants...
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