Is ‘bad’ taste the new ‘good’ taste?

I recently read in a creditable fashion magazine that “Bad taste doesn’t exist” and in case you didn’t realise this fact is true. Taste like beauty is in the beholder; what one person finds beautiful another may not. This can also be know true about taste too. I am by no means condoning Ugg boots but it is true to say that the person wearing them is doing so because they find there choice tasteful.

But all of this talk of bad taste and good taste has got me thinking what is the boundaries of bad and good taste and do they over lap? I like to think that they do. I enjoy glitter, psychedelic prints and quite frankly dressing up as much as the next girl. Is this bad taste? Well yes and no. Its hardly what I call tasteful if anything its what I would call distasteful. But its this bad mix of glitter, prints and bizarre make-up that quite frankly makes it so fun. and in this it finds its taste.

This season’s Meadham Kirchoff says it all really its oh-so-wrong but in this it becomes oh-so-right. I don’t know about anyone else but I’m bored of grey. And what better way to brighten up a cold and dizzily English day? Its the fact that the model looks like she has just rolled out of a fancy dress shop bind folded that makes this look work.

Oh Louise Louise there is nothing Gray about you. The above image is from her Autumn/winter 2012 and will brighten up any rainy day bringing back nostalgia of the swinging 60’s. This capture the term psychedelic and is a nod to pop rock.

Just look to the Mario Testino photoshoot for vogue “Colour fest” which just goes to show that bad taste really has hit the main stream which add the question – What are the boundaries for bad taste? If there any. The whole photoshoot consisted of clashing prints, pop colours and a bizarre twist on hair and make-up with a rather out big hello to Bridget Riley.

I want to know what you thing can bad taste be tasteful? I think so but what about you?


Is ‘bad’ taste the new ‘good’ taste?

Getting Bobby at Cacharel A/W ’12

Hair pins, Kirby grips or bobby pins whatever you know them by you probably have them at the bottom of your handbag or on the side of your desk discarded until you need to secure your hair again. Its amazing how a box pull can dwindle down to a few near forgotten grips. But its time they took more centre stage to a hair style rather than  foundations to one. Three neat slipped hair pins can give a vintage look in seconds.  Not only are hair grips a key part of securing your favourite hairstyle but they are also an accessories that should be on show.

Do you remember the last time you did your hair with bobby pins? Hoping that no one could see those “invisible” hair pins. Those days are long gone the brighter and more colourful the better. In writing this post I tried to find some brightly coloured hair pins and failed. So why not get your DIY on and paint your own.

The image above shows the hairstyle from Cacharel A/W ‘12 and is a reminder that if your clothes haven’t made centre stage yet, start with the hair. The rest will surely follow.

 The image above shows Cara Delevingne working her show hair. Showing you that this hair style can work for you even if you are a bit of a Tomboy.
Getting Bobby at Cacharel A/W ’12