Fashion Fail 101

Hear that sound? It’s the clinking of glasses and quiet chatter of the meeting of the minds that is The Lounge.  This week the party is being hosted by the uber fashionable (even if she does thing jeggings are awesome) Sarah at Slapdash Mama.  The theme for the week is Fashion Fails.

I might have bent the rules a little this week.  My fail isn’t really fashion because the only place I wore it was on stage but it’s the only thing I have photographic evidence of.  We all know that if there is no photo’s then it didn’t happen.

The year was 2005, I decided fuck the cool crowd (like I was ever in it) and I was going to be part of the Rock Eisteddfod.  Those not familiar with this phenomenon, it is a whole school, dancing production that is months in the making.  I can’t remember what the theme for the overall Eisteddfod but I do know that we chose to do an around the world theme, specifically The Amazing Race.

African Eisteddfod

I was an African.  It was all fine and dandy until the music teacher organising the whole thing showed us the costumes.  Pink and Yellow zebra striped skirts with sequined halter tops.  It didn’t stop there however, we also had to have our hair teased.  My hair is thick, and there is lots of it.  It took me nearly an hour to get my hair untangled after the show.  To top it off, we didn’t even win, we in fact came last.  My fashion fail was indeed a giant, fat, fail.

The highlight however was getting our body paint done by the resident hot teacher.  Let’s just say I am glad that I am female and don’t have a penis..it could have been very embarrassing.

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19 thoughts on “Fashion Fail 101

  1. Sarah @ Slapdash Mama

    I am SO JEALOUS! I ALWAYS wanted to be in the Rock Eisteddfod. I was only ever in the concert band which frankly, as far street cred goes, is sadly, sadly lacking. I love the abstract interpretation of “African” – like , just all generic and shit until you see it and go – BAM! Pink and Yellow zebra stripes! I WASN’T EXPECTING THAT!

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    1. Musings of the Misguided Post author

      There was sufficient teenager eye rolling and giggling when the music teacher bought it out. We were all horrified.

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  2. Rachel

    The pink zebra stripe skirt is awesomely awful! But at least you were in the Rock Eisteddfod – there IS some style in that. I was in the choir and believe me it was a style-free zone!

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    1. Musings of the Misguided Post author

      Eisteddfod was the only thing non sport related my school did, so I had to get my extra curricular in somewhere lol.

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  3. Prue Gilfillan

    Dammit, I thought from the photo that you were a candy raver too! I totes would have worn that ensemble out on a Saturday night. I never thought of bodypaint although I did used to put stickers on my face.

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    1. Musings of the Misguided Post author

      We used normal paint, that’s how ridiculous the outfit was lol

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  4. Me

    LOL – that is the strangest interpretation of African that I have ever seen !!!
    You are right – if no pictures are available – it didn’t happen !!
    Have the best day !
    Me

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    1. Musings of the Misguided Post author

      If you met my music teacher then you wouldn’t be surprised in the slightest lol

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  5. Sarah Mac

    How I managed to forget my hair when I was thinking fashion fails I simply do not know!! It certainly qualifies for a post (if not a postcode) all of it’s own!

    My daughter has a very hot teacher who I wouldn’t mind at all painting me but shhhh, don’t tell anyone 😉

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  6. Lara @ This Charming Mum

    Oh I’m totally jealous. We tried so hard in Grade 11 to get a Rock Eisteddfod committee going, but no one bothered to show up. I think it was too much to ask people to sacrifice their lunch hours at our school! They’d be sorry if they could see how cool you looked at yours!

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  7. Ness

    I think you should totally have worn that out to the shops. You’d already suffered the shame of last place, so why not?

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  8. Sit Down Mummy

    That is a great pic. I did R E in year 8 and our outfits were terrible. They glued all the sequins on and whenever we went hard core at the spirit fingers, the sequins would pop off all over the stage. Ha! My mum reminds me I had this Jim Beam tshirt that an uncle who worked for them gave me which I loved because of the color of it (had no idea really it was an alcohol shirt advertisement) and that she had to talk me out of wearing it to practice one day because of the whole no alcohol R E message thingy. How funny is it looking back at all these old pics. Katy

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