Tuesday, April 1, 2014


It's the lovability of Eurotrash and Barbie. Of Ivana Trump; Patsy from Ab Fab; Fran Drescher in The Nanny. It's the Spice Girls and 90's Covergirl Models; Cher and Dionne in Clueless; Paris Hilton in the Noughties. It's Faux fur and pink everything. Kitsch and glamour. It isn't "classic" or the style du jour, but it's always alive and kicking. Funkyoffish is a term that's been missing from the fashion vocabulary for far too long. Coined by rock-spring Pixie Geldof and designer Ashley Williams, it describes the "beauty in the things that others may dismiss as merely vulgar or tacky."

If you're inspired to be funkyoffish, here are some tips from the Funkyoffish girls themselves:

1. The ultimate funkyoffish logos: ­Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermes.

2.  Pink: The funkyoffish colour of choice.

3. Sportswear and streetwear: Palace, Nike, Adidas. 

 This is only really acceptable if combined with a more official, funkyoffish element.

4. Smiling is very funkyoffish and it's free.

In case you are a little confused, the following are a couple of pointers to stay funkyoffish:

1. It's a balancing act, too much funky and you end up looking like Lady Gaga. To much offish and you're Maggie Thatcher.

2. Being mean: Funkyoffish is not just about the way you dress, it's also an attitude. ­ No meanies! No devil wears Prada! (just the devil bit, keep the Prada!)

Now for some funkyoffish inspiration:

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