The strangest of the strange

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Quite a few strange fashion items have crossed my path lately. I've found them to be at times repulsive and bizarre but mostly quite entertaining. I was conflicted about writing this post because I thought that looking at weird stuff wouldn't necessarily inspire our readers, but then it reminded me that what we consider "beautiful" changes over time and we should always try to remain open-minded to new, creative and quirky ideas, even if at first we may not find them appealing.

Think back to the first time you ever saw a fashion trend like the the fluro trend, or jeggings (or leggings as pants) or heelless shoes for example. Chances are it jolted your senses and you could have rejected it. Then a couple of months later you've bought two pairs of jeggings (maybe) and cant live without them. Is it peer pressure, is it just your eyes and tastes adjusting and finding the beauty in this new style?

Apparently this is completely normal and in our nature - “There is in all of us a psychological tendency to resist new ideas… just as there is a psychological resistance to really radical innovations in behaviour or dress. It perhaps has its origin in that inborn impulse which used to be spoken of as the herd instinct.”W I B Beveridge, “THE ART OF SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION”

New fashion ideas can initially repulse you, not necessarily because there is anything wrong with them, but because as humans we’re conditioned to reject them. So there is this tension of wanting to push the boundaries and create something new and original, but a part of our nature is to reject the new and the weird.

So keep an open mind with the following strange and wacky fashion and interior style examples, enjoy!

Heelless shoes. Yes? No? Maybe? Never? Okay not too wacky, lets ease you into this. Image courtesy of 
Cookie monster meets Lenny Kravitz. This Sibling creation is wondrously bizarre. Image courtesy of Yahoo

Ummm, maybe the 70's blasted him in the face? Craig Green Spring Summer collection 2014, image courtesy of .nssmag
I'm trying to stay open-minded but this creation from London's Mens Fashion week leaves me speechless. But he does have the nice broad shoulders to pull of the strapless look. Image courtesy of yahoo
Just me, but I think pink teddy back packs and nightie style tunics should NOT be worn by anyone older than 3 years old. Bobby Abley Spring/Summer 2014, image courtesy of
Going to play sport, or watch sport, or just another day in the office? Totally weird but not ugly. Images from the On Aura Tout Vu’s Haute Couture Autumn Winter 2013/2014 runway show and courtesy of schonmagazine
Futuristic sci-fi, weird but strangely appealing. Images from the On Aura Tout Vu’s Haute Couture Autumn Winter 2013/2014 runway show and courtesy of schonmagazine

If all of your friends had a mono brow, would you get one too? Maybe we should give it a chance? Probably not... Image from the Defined Moment Show 2013, courtesy of
Get your geek on with a felt brain bag. Image courtesy of
Basically you can get a felt bag made into anything even a piano, Tardis, pumpkin, see more here. Image courtesy of
The skull has become quite mainstream lately so I'm not sure why this outfit disturbs me so much, I think  its tacky, but  in a few months I maybe carrying around a bejewelled skull.... From the On Aura Tout Vu Show 2013, image courtesy of
I all seems totally normal and straight until you realise she is wearing fluffy slippered high heels. A creation by Christian Lacroix for Elsa Schiaparelli, image courtesy of
Crazy birds nest creation by designer Iris van Herpen. Image courtesy of 
Bizarre bejewelled face mask from Maison Martin Margiela. Image courtesy of
Gold creation by Charlie Le Mindu's Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2013 show at Paris Fashion Week. Image courtesy of
Peanut butter and jelly sandwich... around my neck? Mixing the familiar with the unfamiliar, a common object like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is bizarre as a necklace. Image courtesy of
Knucklebuster made of grass?!?!? Why not!
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James Plumb Vintage Suitcase drawers are quirky upcycled genius. Visually delightful and fun will add character to any room. Image courtesy of Luxurious Prototype
Mr J Design Top Hat light shades. Image courtesy of
ENDesign dollshead mugs. Kind of like drinking dolls brains, yummy. Image courtesy of
It's like he is screaming because there is a plant growing out of his back. Image courtesy of
Egg beater lamps, I bet they cast a great shadow in the room. Image courtesy of
Bike basin, shabby chic and a little bit french. Image courtesy of
It would feel like you were sitting on someones lap. Image courtesy of
Probably not a good night lite for the kids. Image courtesy of
Another great example of an up-cycled suitcase -
Its like this chair is alive and trying to escape. Image courtesy of

So try to stay open-minded and embrace the strangest of the strange until it is no longer so.

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