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Weekend, Part 1 of 2 [20060226|20:44]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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On Saturday, we went to a birthday party. A thirtieth birthday party, in Shoreditch. A birthday party for which we were ordered to dress as Hoxton Wankers.

I think we succeeded.

Birthday Boy Alex, Flatmate Dan, Me


(Click on the Worst Picture Ever if you dare to brave the wigs, the headbands, and the sunglasses at night.)
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[User Picture]From: becala
2006-02-26 21:02 (UTC)
Okay, I understand that those are supposed to be the worst clothes, accessories, and hairstyles ever. They're quite close. Except that my first reaction was, "Hey, that looks like every Olympia party I've ever been to. Are these photos from the Brotherhood or something?"
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-27 08:34 (UTC)
Ahaha. Some of those pieces of clothing are my favorites. I love that pink ruffled top, the black miniskirt and the black knee socks. But put them together and add in the camouflage tights, the hat and that vest-jacket and, ooh, ugly. The line between hip and horrible is very thin.
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[User Picture]From: angelcityblues
2006-02-26 22:05 (UTC)
*dies laughing*
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-27 08:45 (UTC)
I can't decide which is my favorite. They're all so wonderfully bad.
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From: shniggit
2006-02-26 22:10 (UTC)
Thats awesome! I'm assuming a hoxton wanker is the same as a shoreditch twat?
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[User Picture]From: kreie
2006-02-27 02:16 (UTC)
I don't know what either of those are, so are they equivalent to sorostitutes? It actually looks like the bastard child of a sorostitute and an emo kid.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-27 08:11 (UTC)
I think they're unlikely to know what a sorostitute is in these parts. A sorostitute is closer to a slapper than a Shoreditch twat or a Hoxton wanker. The latter are artier and more pretentious. From the invite:

"The theme for the day is Hoxton wanker/trendy (depending on your viewpoint), so we expect lots of Jarvis Cockers, Tracey Emins, Damien Hirsts et al."

And here's a Guardian article on the subject of Hoxton. Excerpt below.

Any self-respecting fashionable London postcode develops a uniform, and Hoxton was no exception. For men, vintage Levi jeans from Japan or San Francisco were paired with T-shirts bearing the names of increasingly obscure record labels. For girls, Hoxton meant Blondie T-shirts, "ironic" plastic jewellery, pixie ankle boots and kooky prints from Eley Kishimoto. The Hoxton-girl look was deliberately trashy, a backlash against the Portobello princesses in their grandmothers' beaded cashmere cardis; and Hoxton, with its pound shops and back-of-a-lorry Vuitton knock-offs, was the perfect home for it. In the hands of local designers House of Jazz, the look reached the catwalk; soon it was being reproduced at Topshop. As Ross Clarke, Shoreditch club promoter and DJ, puts it, "I remember seeing people in the Showrooms in 1997 and thinking, 'You look really stupid.' Now people dress like that all over London."
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From: 24db
2006-02-26 22:21 (UTC)
Wigtastic! :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-27 08:28 (UTC)
Mulletude!
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From: 24db
2006-02-27 08:31 (UTC)
:D....nice come back
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[User Picture]From: seismic
2006-02-26 23:04 (UTC)
Looks like you had fun. I especially like the last one.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-27 08:28 (UTC)
I never would have thought that deliberately dressing badly could be liberating, but it was. Heh.

The last one was one of those shots at the bus stop after midnight. Tired and just starting to feel the cold as the dancing-and-beer jackets wore off.
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From: tdj
2006-02-26 23:05 (UTC)
I think I had that haircut freshman year of high school.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-27 08:30 (UTC)
A la Adam Sandler in The Wedding Singer. Oh yeah.
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[User Picture]From: impix
2006-02-27 09:50 (UTC)
hahaha, fantastic! i love that last picture of you :)

xx
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-28 14:53 (UTC)
Hehe, we were all sleepy at the bus stop.
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[User Picture]From: bellelaqueen
2006-02-27 12:58 (UTC)
Ya'll seem to be enjoying the Hoxton Wanker way...


too much? *L*
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-28 14:53 (UTC)
There's something to be said for dressing like a complete twat and just being like, "What?!" at people. :-P
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[User Picture]From: sadira42
2006-02-27 14:33 (UTC)
Everyone loves a mullet.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-28 14:58 (UTC)
Nothing says "Do me, I'm a sack of hot sex" quite like a mullet.
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[User Picture]From: danaid_luv
2006-02-27 19:54 (UTC)
Ok, flat out? You're all adorable. *wants to hug the room*
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-28 15:00 (UTC)
Aw, thank you. We're all very silly.
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[User Picture]From: smallfurry
2006-02-27 22:26 (UTC)
I get it - like people from Silverlake (LA)! : )

hoxton wankers would be a great name for a band
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-28 15:03 (UTC)
Yes! Very good comparison, that didn't occur to me.

It does have a certain ring to it. I'm surprised it isn't a band name already.
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[User Picture]From: victorine
2006-02-28 17:24 (UTC)
Sooo funny! Is this in the same vein as a white trash party? Or are Hoxton Wankers rich kids trying to look poor? It is quite alarming how fast your wardrobe can go from chic to shit with one or two poorly aimed accessories!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-02-28 18:25 (UTC)
Or are Hoxton Wankers rich kids trying to look poor?

Bingo! It's kind of a sad sort of rebellion. Like, "I could shop at Selfridges and Harrods but instead I go to the stalls at Camden Market."
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