Awfully Personal Question for June 26, 2004

christinathat's awfully personalWelcome to That’s Awfully Personal, an opportunity for blog writers and readers to reveal a little more about themselves than might normally happen during the daily blogging process, and hence get to know each other a bit better. It’s a little like the late, great Friday Five, but more challenging. Each week our Awfully Personal Panel will post one or more new questions for you to answer on your blog, or in the comment space below if you don’t have a blog.

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One of the phenomena of the 1970s was the Kitsch Party. Participants were required to wear an item or ensemble that exhibited incredibly bad taste, and to bring a household or artistic item of similarly abominable taste. You were not allowed to purchase or make tasteless items just for the occasion — they had to be in your house, or borrowed. Everyone voted on the most tasteless items. At one such party, the ‘winning’ outfit consisted of a lime green and olive spandex miniskirt with ruffles, topped with a bizarre orange designer-made crop-top with a single shoulder strap. The winning household/art object was a ceramic ashtray featuring a 6″ tall Jesus on the cross.

If you were invited, along with a significant other, to such a Kitsch Party, what borrowed or closeted outfit would you wear, and what would you get your significant other to wear? What owned or borrowed work of art or decor would you bring? And what’s the most tasteless item of clothing or art you have ever seen anywhere? Extra points if you provide pictures, and double points if you’re wearing the items in question.

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1 Response to Awfully Personal Question for June 26, 2004

  1. joanne says:

    Mine’s up…bit late, sorry!

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