Sorry I've been really bad at blogging recently, but I have a fun post for today!
On discussing how much we missed the skankier side of Gyaru and street fashion in general my friends Chriss, Ellie and I decided to have a Skank Day!
Skank Day basically involved dressing up in trashy clothes and wandering around London doing trashy fun things like going to Soho and sitting in Street corners.
I loved my hair. I found curling a piece of hair inwards and curling the next outwards and continuing in that pattern makes your hair look bigger.
My outfit consisted on a distressed River Island pencil skirt that I wore as a dress (The elastic squashed my boobs so much I wouldn't be surprised if they went down a cup size haha), a Glad news varsity jacket, knee-high socks with frills (which I eventually changed to tights because you could see my underwear through my "dress"), a chain that I wore as a belt with a fox tail attached to it.
We met outside the Empire Cinema in Leicester Squaure and while Chris and I waited for Ellie to arrive we went to get Chriss's thigh-high boots whose heels snapped off (that's London roads for you) and the nice man at the shoe-fixing place seemed to approve of our Skank Day idea so he fixed the boots for free! Skank points for us!
On meeting Ellie, we were all hungry so we went to McDonalds of course for some SKANK FUEL and went to the Trocadero to slob in "the corner" and take grotesque pictures of us eating and reapplying our makeup.
Next was the parapara machine, DDR and one of those weird Korean dance machines with the arrows pointing diagonally. It had SHINee and B2ST songs on it, we were very happy.
Our Skank army needed a name so we referred to ourselves as the ageHoes for the day
Here are a few of the Purikura that we took.
Admittedly it isn't hard to look like a skank or even stand out in London when you're wearing dark, tight fitting clothes because everyone else is wearing florals, leggings and Uggs..
The day couldn't be complete without a trip to Soho of course! Our first port of call was this amazing new bakery called Cox Cookies & Cake which sold the prettiest looking cupcakes I've ever seen!
The icing was covered in edible glitter as well as the molded chocolate Skulls with red glitter eyes.
and because it's located in Soho, you have to have some appropriately themed ones!!
|Picture not mine, taken from here|
The whole shop was black with glitter and silver with a mirrored ceilings! So awesome.
The staff wore black and had cute little studded aprons on! The dude there was so cute, he was like "Harajuku girls!" and we had to explain to him what a skank was XD Bless
After cupcakes, we toured the Lingerie shops. I finally got a look into the shop Trashy Lingerie that I've been eyeing up for a while. We saw so much cute lingerie! It's a shame I have no-one to wear them for haha. I was dissappointed by the stuff they sold in Ann Summers. The brand is really popular here in the UK but they just don't match up to the cuteness of MA*RS lingerie
|I need this in my life|
We learned several things from our themed day
- 1. People avoid you at the train station
- 2. You could be mistaken for a prostitute
- 3. Nice men who fix shoes fix your broken thigh-highs for free
- 4. Stupid girls at the Trocadero might throw money at you
- 5. Leery guys will leer
- 6. You could get hit on by a man with a guitar
- 7. Spanish guys may ask you if he can join your party
- 8. Weird kids might try to touch your butt
- 9. Standing around in general makes people think you’re street performers.
- 10. Chavvy boys wearing fake Ed Hardy tracksuits might try and hit on you
Themed days are really fun. I hope to do more of them and I encourage you all to have one with your friends once in a while.
I leave you with our song for the day
I GOT DAT SOUP OF LUV UH UH UH UH UH UH
Tomorrow I should be shopping for hair extensions with my lovely Marie