Photo by Max Bartram and Natalia Otero
There's nothing wrong with tailoring your look to suit the club night you are going to – we've all done it. You know, wearing some Air Max and a New Era if you are going to a grime night; really baggy snowboarding clothes and a visor beanie if you are going to a shitty drum & bass night; dressing like a sexually abused five-year-old girl for a night of psy-trance; that kind of thing.
But when we went to 90s hip-hop night Work It at the ICA on Saturday we found one woman who had maybe slightly overcompensated: she came fully blacked-up and was wearing an authentic African-style necklace. Presumably she thought this would fool people into believing she was black, which, in her twisted mind, would make her feel more comfortable. But what's with the hiking rucksack and the chemistry student glasses? They're a total giveaway that she's not black. Also, her reference points are way off if she thinks black people have yellowy-orange nipples.