Monday 25 June, 2012

Trend Alert:Ghetto Fabulous


By Sheena Isokariari/Tha-One/Newness Writer   On a recent shopping spree, and a spree it was. I patiently waited in the very long queue of fellow customers waiting to pay for their purchases. I remembered feeling very pleased with myself for nabbing a scrumptious dress just before a girl attempted to reach out for it. (All […]


By Sheena Isokariari/Tha-One/Newness Writer

 

On a recent shopping spree, and a spree it was. I patiently waited in the very long queue of fellow customers waiting to pay for their purchases. I remembered feeling very pleased with myself for nabbing a scrumptious dress just before a girl attempted to reach out for it. (All is fair in love and sale shopping). When a free till finally became available I happily placed my items on the cash desk, the sales assistant then said ‘wow, loving your bits, they are all very ghetto’. I Smiled but I did secretly think ‘ghetto, me?’ As she scanned each item I got what she meant, all my purchases were quite Ghetto fabulous a la Ri Ri and Rita Ora.

I Love and admire both singers for their voices, but also for their bold and daring fashion choices so the fact my items were ‘ghetto fabulous’ was not a bad thing!

So let me break down this trend, the Ghetto Fabulous trend  is street style mixed with key trend led pieces, think leather base ball caps, studs,  ‘ghetto gold’ costume jewellery- so this would be chunky chains with pendants, logo over sized tees,  and high top trainers teamed with playsuits or dresses. The Ghetto fabulous girl is not afraid of colour, or standing out  wearing  look-at-me items such as this:

 

 

The ghetto fabulous girl would look to the  late 80’s/ early 90’s for style aspiration, so think Salt n Pepa and TLC or even J-LO (I guess she is more early noughties) but would give her look an 2012 update with lash of red lippy and neon coloured nails.

 

   Salt n Pepa           

TLC

Rita Ora                                                                                      Rihanna

Like all trends this is not one for all and whilst my personal style is more of a mish mash of trends finished off with my own twist rather than Ghetto fabulous, I do own some ghetto fabulous-esque  pieces, like this.

H&M
So now that the Ghetto Fabulous trend is all clear, here are some Ghetto fabulous pieces.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

For more of my work please visit my blog:  http://justcallmeshoena.blogspot.com  or follow me on twitter @shoe_na

 

 


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