Bitches of style




This has been a week of gig-going with the Pet Shop Boys on Sunday, and the Teenagers and Ping Pong Bitches on Wednesday night. When I go to gigs I like to spend as much time checking out the audience as I do watching the band. At the Pet Shop Boys the audience was sadly lacking in sartorial finesse, all I clocked was a sea of jeans and tees and… rucksacks? What was in those mysterious bags, their packed lunches? Dull, dull, dull. In stark contrast,The Teenagers’ audience wore a mash-up of leopard leggings, denim cut-off hotpants, graphic Stussy tees, and baseball caps with just a light dusting of fluoro (not all in the same outfit but it could easily have been).

The great thing was the crowd had dressed up to be seen so were super-flattered to have their photos taken and completely up for striking a pose. The band, a trio of young French hotties rocked the house but as soon as they came off-stage I exited to the tube and raced to Notting Hill as fast as my Oyster card could carry me. I arrived just in time to catch electro-clashers Ping Pong Bitches at Death Disco, the weekly indie night at the Notting Hill Arts Club. The look here was more studied compared to the thrown-togetherness of The Teenagers’ crowd – trench coats with berets mixed with 80s Jesus and Mary Chain look-alikes. The Ping Pong Bitches are three girls and a guy, all (I think) the wrong side of thirty but boy do they work it. Tight-ass jeans, mirrored aviators, pink socks and sparkly ties. These bitches have their don’t-mess-with-us stance down pat and all that matters to them is their own perceived hotness. Conclusion? When the music rocks this bad, and the band looks this good, everyone grooves to the same tune.

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11 Responses to Bitches of style

  1. missx says:

    I think I’m in love with the British.

    PS- Yes I have been gone far too long for my liking.

  2. Emma says:

    Funky photos, and this whole scene sounds kind of horrible and awesome.

  3. Overpriced Designer Man Bag says:

    the hair in pic #1 is kinda crazy lol how long do you have to blowdry that?

  4. Mash says:

    love the second picture !

  5. coco says:

    love the second pic

  6. The Stiletto Effect says:

    Nice blog :) and cool photos!!
    I’ve read your post on Coco’s about the Chanel bag :) I love it and can’t hardly wait to read your post about it :)
    x0x0
    Su

  7. Dilemma says:

    YOU SAW THE TEENAGERS LIVE?!

    No way. How was it? They’re kind of my new favorite guilty pleasure band. Even though I love the song, the lyrics to ‘Homecoming’ are kind of nasty.

  8. rollergirl says:

    Dilemma, they were great! Are you in London? They are playing at something called Underage Festival on 10th August in Victoria Park. It’s meant to be for 14-18 year olds but I’m bloody well going to barge my way in!

  9. Mrs Fashion says:

    “a light dusting of fluoro”
    Well, the third girl’s drink looks kind of radioactive neon!
    Mrs F x

  10. pinup_girl says:

    I agree with MissX, I’m in love with the British!

  11. discothequechic says:

    wow! You saw the Teenagers! I love them! Their style is as cool as their music!

    I’m a little bored of the whole iraqi scarf thing, I used to have one too, but it gets rather relentless when you see seven on one journey through town.

    My favourite is probably the girl with the fantastic glasses and thick plastic necklace. And you’re right, they look a lot better when they want to be photographed!

    S xx

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