Was anyone else appalled at the Korean grid girl uniforms? I’m sure we all remember last year’s Korean gird girl uniform right? If not, please have a look at last year’s post, here. For those that do not want a visual, last year’s uniform featured a “unique” cut out at the waistband which looked suspiciously like a thong. Yes. A thong.
The Korean GP seems to have re-hired the same designer because this year also features innerwear as outerwear. I love asymmetry and all, but 2011’s uniform now has a visible bra. Some of these girls also appear to be wearing ahem.. wonderbras? I guess this outfit is really designed with guys in mind because I do not find this appealing at all!!! There’s a bonus design detail in the form of a red bow on the bodice… is that supposed to make everything better by adding a bit of “cuteness”? Somehow, it just isn’t working!
Last year it was a thong. This year it is a bra. I can’t even imagine what the designer will come up with for 2012. (Hint, please find another designer).
It also seems they have reused the shoes from last year. Take a look:
The only difference is that 2011’s shoes have red soles a la Louboutin. Sorry, Louboutin-esque shoes does not make this uniform any better.
Better luck next year Korea?
Is it just me or does this photo look vaguely militaristic? Hmm… maybe it looks more like a beauty pageant?
What I really wanted to focus on was not on the long-legged-freaks-of-nature-grid-girls. Let’s face it… they are freaks. Mere mortals do not have such long legs normally.
As if the blue reflective lens was not obnoxious enough, the Bavaria logo had to be stamped on the lens as well. I understand, it’s a sponsor, so there needs to be a logo SOMEWHERE. But, could it be a little smaller and more tastefully done?
And of course… who could miss the beer bottle high heeled shoes?
Well, I guess the shoes could be cool, if you like beer. As it is, I find beer to be a waste of calories and empty carbs. Yeah, I’m no fun like that. Seriously though, I don’t think most girls would like this type of heel, but I’ve been wrong before. If you feel otherwise, do let me know. 😉
In case you forgot, here is a photo of the 2010 uniform:
2011’s uniform is equally modest. I’m glad they got rid of the jersey cardigan that was accented with grandma’s lace doilies. They also got rid of grandma’s strappy sandals, which was an excellent choice.
However, it appears that Nando has noticed that the new shoes are just as hideous… a wide white platform wedge. Let’s examine them more closely:
They’re a bit dated, no? It reminds me of the 90’s… and not in a good way.
The cropped jacket actually had potential to be cute… but the ribbon accents end up making the whole thing look gimmicky. In fact… the whole thing looks a little bit like an airline stewardess … or maybe even Gundam?
Perhaps the designer was influenced by Gundam… even Riccardo Tisci’s Givenchy haute couture collection last year drew inspiration from Gundam. 😉
Well, this is probably not the case. I am sure Jayson Brunsdon designed the uniform well before the devastating earthquake and tsunami occurred in Japan. However, the red and white color scheme and vaguely belted color blocked midsection, makes me think of a kimono? Hopefully I’m not the only one who thinks this way (but who knows… maybe I am).
The other two uniform options were MUCH MUCH worse. Don’t believe me? Have a look:
OH MY GOD. The sweetheart neckline dress looks like a BAD home sewing project. Kinda like what I made in Clothing Construction 1. LOL… jesus…. And what’s with the pockets on the other design? Do the girls need a place to stash driver phone numbers or something? 😛
Anyhow, it is important to remember Japan still needs help. Continue donation and support efforts! As I mentioned on twitter, I will be attending a charity event set up by my coworkers. So if you are in the San Francisco Bay Area… I guess this is your chance to stalk me.
I found the espadrilles that the Barcelona grid girls were wearing to be extremely ugly. And guess what?
I guess it’s safe to say that these white espadrilles are the official grid girl shoe of Spain. Maybe it’s because the espadrilles originated in the Pyrenees… I don’t know. But in any case, there are WAY cuter espadrilles than these ones!
Here are some examples :
OK… maybe it’s unrealistic to use Louboutins as part of a grid girl uniform… but surely some prettier shoes could be found.
Now you can! The Turkish grid girl uniform is super easy to replicate… and there won’t be any worries about the super body conscious outfits! All that’s needed is a white tank top (with appropriate copycat badges), red short shorts, a really large red beaded necklace/bracelet combination (possibly stolen from the Flintstones or a 10 year old girl), oversized red sunglasses, and white peeptoe pumps (don’t forget the heel is black… but you can easily paint it or draw on it with a Sharpie). Oh and don’t forget the red lipstick!
Seriously though… I’m not sure what to think. Sure, this uniform is “anti-typical-grid-girl.” But it’s so… ORDINARY, normal girls dress like this all the time! In addition, somehow the whole getup looks kind of cheap? Maybe it’s the patches/badges. The tank top looks more like an item you buy at the “fan goods section” for 20 euros rather than some type of uniform.
I don’t know, I feel kind of ambivalent about this. On one hand, this type of outfit is more flattering for most women. Then again, grid girls are not “most women.” They are supposed to look good anyways.. it’s their job? I don’t know what to think… thank goodness it’s time to talk about Montreal now.
I don’t like this paddock girl’s outfit, the way she layered her tank tops is a bit messy for my liking. However, I’ve decide to feature this photo because of the shoes she was wearing. This paddock girl was wearing the Vivienne Westwood x melissa collaboration Lady Dragon shoes! I used to think they were very cute and Barbie-like with the oversized heart. I even considered buying a pair in the white/cobalt blue colorway. Now I’m not so sure… maybe they aren’t so cute afterall. It could be the color the girl was wearing though… the baby blue ones aren’t the cutest colorway.
If anyone else likes these shoes, they may be purchased at several online retailers, including hervia.com.