It is not often you hear of prisons being empty. In fact, America has such a problem with overcrowded prisons, which they could not imagine it ever being empty. However, the same cannot be said for the Netherlands and, with these buildings now so empty, creative new plans have been put in place to make use of the space.
The Netherlands has had a drastic transformation in the past ten years, having gone from having one of the highest incarceration rates in Europe, to one of the lowest. Many believe this is the result of multiple police stations across the country closing, which has resulted in the crime rate dropping 25 percent in the past eight years.
Whatever the case may be, there are former prisons just sitting empty, but have now become available for rent.
Being transformed into an ideal attraction, these prison buildings are not being used to house refugees or as asylums which are very often the case for old prisons. These buildings in the Netherlands, however, are becoming hotels.
Just outside Amsterdam, the Het Arresthuis (Dutch for “house arrest”) in Roermond is a former prison-turned-hotel. Former detention cells have been turned into guest rooms and have become completely unrecognizable from their revamp. The one thing that remains original are the entrances to the room which are the jail cell doors that were originally there.
The suits are separated into four categories for guests to choose from – The Jailer, The Lawyer, The Director, and The Judge. The rooms come complete with Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and even a gourmet restaurant. Quite the stark difference to jailmate amenities, and there is also a fitness center and a sauna for the guests to enjoy some relaxation.
The Netherlands is not the only place you can find this unconventional renovation, and transforming prisons into hotels is relatively popular in Nordic countries such as Helsinki and Stockholm.
Our favorite American family has managed to have a couple of bumps in the road when it comes to fashion sense. We’ll be looking at some of their worst fashion moments that have made us love them even more.
When we first looked at this outfit we gasped. Has someone poured a bottle of mustard all over Kim? Has she taken a huge candy wrapper and used it as protection? Is she pretending to be Colonel Mustard from the board game Clue? All we know is that it has to be one of the more garish and uncomfortable outfits we have ever seen. The only thing we can hear when we see this photo is squeak squeak squeak…
If we’ve learned anything from the Kardashian/Jenner clan, it’s that they absolutely love a clear plastic shoe. We’re not sure how much the Kardashian/Jenner toes appreciate these shoes because as you can see from Kourtney’s feet here they’re gasping for air. It’s a real shame about this look as her outfit is great, just wish we didn’t have to look down at those sweaty toes.
What’s With The Hat?
Kendall is a high fashion model, and with that comes wearing clothes from shows and behind the scenes clothes that we couldn’t even imagine. But did no one inform her that the 90’s hip hop look didn’t really work on her? From giant beanie, and by giant we mean GIANT, to the faux golden jewelry dangling around her neck, Kendall has not come to play, except for the fact that she looks too foolish to play with at all. If we do ever have a haute couture rappers Halloween party, we know our ensemble already.
What is This, Kim?
We’ve been left speechless with this outfit as we don’t really know what it is. Is it a dress or cycle shorts with a matching top? Or is it just a scuba diving costume that found itself on the catwalk for over-eager fashionistas? In any case, it is by far one of the most unflattering looks Kim has ever worn. Unflattering and just plain ugly. Not sure if we can forgive you for this one Kim.
Denim is something that can look eternally cool. Ripped, stonewashed, or bleached, it will always be in style. The one way to ruin a denim look is to not only double but triple and quadruple denim your entire outfit. Including the belt. Kylie, maybe switch it up with another material next time?
We don’t know what kind of look Kim was trying to channel with this outfit. Maybe a real-life Barbie doll that has just been unwrapped from the box? The peach color is not the best choice considering she has insisted on wearing the same color from head to toe. Not the most flattering shape either. And again, there’s that statement belt. In the same peach color. Not the best look Kim.
Another all grey ensemble by Kim, but this time she has decided to wear a mop on her body just in case she needs to clean something. With hundreds of long tassels on her jacket, she might also be wanting to act as a temporary car wash? Who knows, we just wish she hadn’t worn it. Maybe Kanye could have helped out, or maybe this was his idea?
Now, we don’t want to throw any shade at any leggings wearers out there. They’re practical, comfortable, and can hide a multitude of sins sometimes. There is a place where we avoid wearing them and that’s on the red carpet. Not only is Kim’s brown color just extremely off-putting but Kourtney got caught up in the action also and produced the shiniest pair of leggings since 1980’s aerobics videos. Readers beware! Leggings are not always the solution unless it’s a grocery store pick up or an emergency Starbucks run.
Get Me Outta Here!
It has been well documented that Kim Kardashian had very difficult pregnancies that really put her life at risk. And it’s totally understandable that she wanted to look as glamorous as always during her pregnancy. But stuffing your toes into these tiny plastic shoes look more painful than glamorous. Poor feet—they look like they need a holiday away from the rest of her body.
In another floral picnic suit, the oldest Kardashian (and usually the most sensible) has opted for a cut off jacket and what seems to be a pink cauliflower or flamingo image on the rest of her suit. Personally, I would have changed before leaving the house. It’s good to know that even an older sister can make mistakes.
It’s been said that Kim’s husband Kanye West has been dressing Kim for years and advising her to take her style to the very next level. Maybe, in this case, hey took it too far. Not only do both stars look like wax dolls from a museum, but they also seem to be wearing costumes from a Michael Jackson concert in the ’90s. Kanye, you almost always get it right, but on this shiny, and I mean very shiny occasion, you got it very wrong.
Did You Lose Your Trousers?
We’ve all been there, right? You’re in a rush, need to leave the house, underwear is on, super on point Adidas jacket is on, makeup is flawless and then bang! You’ve put a lingerie dress on top of your jacket instead of your trousers. Like I said it happens to the best of us. Kanye knows more about sportswear than anyone. What was he thinking?
Velour Me Up!
Is that a sofa or a warm winter couch throw that our dearest Khloe is wearing? Velour tracksuits might have been kinda in, unfortunately, during the Juicy Couture days but what was our favorite Kardashian sister thinking? We’re surprised she didn’t stick to everything with the amount of static she must be holding on that thing. To put the cherry on the cake, she decided to pair it all up with some furry sandals. Go hard or go home we say!
Does anybody know why supermodel sister Kendall Jenner decided that wearing a trash bag to go out would look good? Not only is she wearing what seems to be a yellow trash bag, but it looks like someone has decided to shred it at the bottom just to give it that fashion edge. At least she’s carrying those furry keyrings with her bag so they can distract us from everything else.
Love yourself much? Why carry a mirror around with you at all when you can just walk around with a huge picture of yourself on your jacket? Kim Kardashian-West is absolutely beautiful but in case you’ve forgotten she just wants to remind you. Maybe Kim should take a piece of advice from her own jacket and just CHILL!
Again, we absolutely adore Khloe, but back in the day before her complete lifestyle change, Khloe wasn’t always the best at making her fashion decisions. This very unflattering jumpsuit not only accentuates her hips but the flamingo pink is just all shades of vulgar. And to top it all off, is that leopard print we see on the shoes?
The Statement Belt
There was a time before neon coats and high ponytails that Kim used a big statement belt to make just that—a statement. In these pictures, not only are the belts pretty ghastly, but the one on the right seems to be trying to whip off. Not to mention the awful color choice of a purple shirt, pink skirt, and gold belt tying it all together. Thankfully, Kim seems to have left these belt days behind her.
What is it with this family and flashing their underwear? Kris’s dress is quite nice, the only thing is that unfortunately she didn’t take into account that due to her celebrity status she would have a gazillion paparazzi lightbulbs flashing on her. A word to the wise. Never wear shapewear with a sheer dress if you might be pictured by the paparazzi.
Princess Leia In Sandals
There’s a lot going on in this photo and the majority isn’t right. First of all, what inspired Kylie to do her hair like Princess Leia from Star Wars? Then there are the high-waisted shorts with the white sweater wrapped around her waist. And last but not least, she’s wearing socks with jelly sandals. Look at it and weep. We expect more than this from you, Kylie!
Holier Than Thou
The great thing is that Kim has managed to remember to put on her pants this time. The only problem is that she might have a small moth infestation in her closet as they seem to have eaten straight through the jean leaving her with huge holes all through her pants. Great sweatshirt and shoes just shame about those overdone rips. Ripped jeans can look great just remember where to stop.
Why did Kourtney decide it would be a good idea to slaughter a bird and wear its black feathers on the red carpet? Why has she teamed it with this lacy blue top when neither complements each other at all. Kourtney, you are usually the sane one! Kourtney should make a note to herself and keep away from feathers as she’s clearly allergic.
No Kris No
Why has momager Kris Jenner decided that she would like to go out and be photographed in a dress that seems to be made of Italian carpet fabric? The colors don’t match and the patterns are so disorientating that it makes you want to close your eyes before you get a migraine. If you have managed to survive the migraine good for you. We’ve still got more Kardashian/Jenner fashion fails coming up though.
Picnic Table Pyjamas
Why has Kourtney decided to leave her house wearing her PJs and why do they look like a picnic blanket. The color and pattern are awful and completely do not compliment her. We know she means business, though, as she’s rolled up her pants and she’s wearing some killer heels and a great bag. If only she could have gotten her kid’s clothes to match with hers in classic Kardashian/Jenner style, it might have given the outfit a better angle.
Underwear As Outerwear
Now, to be fair, underwear as outwear can look great when executed correctly. Trying a nightgown over jeans worked for many people in the early 2000’s and continues to look great in 2020 if done well. When it just looks like you’ve worn all the bras you had in your lingerie drawer over each other, or clearly just forgot that a bra goes underneath your shirt not over, is when you’re in trouble. Black skirts and white tees? Try again, ladies!
Those Boots Were Made For Squeaking
Another picture, another Kim Kardashian-West plastic shoe fail. This time all her toes seem to fit well in the boot. The only problem is they look like the ugliest knee high boots we have ever seen in our lives. Kim stop wearing plastic shoes! We can tell you one thing for sure, we feel like these boots might be one use only.
No To Cycle Shorts
Cycle shorts should never be worn out in public unless at the gym. This is clearly advice Kim Kardashian has been out of the loop from as she is seen here emerging from a building as if she is about to star in a video for a ’90s rapper. They may have tried to come back into fashion but there are some things that have to stay hidden away in the back vault of time.
Met Gala 2013
In one of the most infamous Met Gala pictures of recent times, Kim Kardashian-West decided to come dressed in this classic floral number. Heavily pregnant at the time, she paired her top to floor floral gown with matching floral gloves that produced the very floral effect. She looks like she wanted to be the stand-in double for Mrs. Doubtfire, as this dress reminds us so much of one of the costumes from the famous film. This look has to be one of Kim’s biggest ever fails and she was absolutely pulled to pieces by the press. Sometimes simpler can be cuter.
The Kardashian/Jenner clan seems to have a dash of narcissism stored up for special occasions. Following her sister Kim’s footsteps, Kylie has taken a photo of her wearing a t-shirt with, you’ve guessed it, a picture of herself. Love yourself much? We love you Kylie, but don’t love yourself too much so there’s something left over for us.
We say that, but there’s nothing mellow about this outfit. Kris has opted for a Kardashian/Jenner favorite of completely plastering her body in a particularly vulgar fabric, a distinctly awful shade, and overdone fabric. And if you look close enough, you might notice a photoshop fail. Did you spot it? Kris Jenner seems to be missing a leg.
Kim’s early fashion days were frequently marred with questionable outfits. She often opted for large hoop earrings and a dress over pant combo. Why would you choose such a terrible turquoise color, and over leggings!? Not one of your early best Kim. At least she has the big bag to balance it all out.
KKW is known for her famous behind, so you would think that she might double-check it before leaving the house. She must have clearly forgotten to do that in this case as her belt looks like it’s choking her waist and her shapewear is completely uneven. Wish somebody would have told her!
Now, if we were invited to the Grammys we would certainly be happy to show up looking as glamorous as possible. We wonder what was going on in Kylie’s mind when she chose to go ahead with wearing this ghastly powder pink weird suit with matching gloves that look like she’s just about to wash the dishes. Well, I guess it’s memorable, but is it for the right reasons?
See Through Much
The Kardashian sisters seem to not have gotten the memo when referring to what is acceptable and what is not acceptable on the red carpet. See-through blouses with your bra showing and light green shorts that make you look like you’re going to the beach are definitely not what we call red carpet ready, even if it is hot in the Hollywood Hills. And those side braids? Nope, nope, nope…
Time and time again Kris Jenner likes to really make a bold statement, favoring top to tail same fabric with matching accessories. This time she’s gone for the Lion King look with leopard print dress, coat, clutch and wait for it matching heels. It even looks likes Kris’s boyfriend Cory has tried to match with her. In any case, it’s all just too much.
This look was taken obviously long before Kim Kardashian became Kim Kardashian West as she looks like she’s just had time to grab some last-minute items from her local Goodwill. Black cycle pants, off the shoulder pink sweater, gold heels, and not too mention the world’s most awful costume jewelry. Did this whole look cost her anything under a dollar? We could say that Kim was young and naïve to her new super fame, but considering she was a stylist before breaking out as a reality star, we can’t seem to be able to forgive her for this one.
Kim’s pose is great here! She looks like she’s just come out of one of her husband’s rap videos. The hair is fantastic and the sunglasses look great. It’s a shame she decided to wear a garbage bag in the form of a jacket. Her snakeskin pants don’t match at all with her shirt either. The pose and attitude are great, just a shame about the total mismatched wardrobe.
Another Day, Another Catsuit
Our youngest Jenner must be following her mother Kris’s fashion advice as she brings us a completely and utterly revolting leopard catsuit. And what makes a leopard catsuit even more hideous? Neon green, that’s what! It’s a good thing Kylie specializes in makeup because this tacky outfit is not helping her case at all.
No Fringe Benefits
Fringe benefits refer to the advantages you usually get from your employer. Usually, these advantages make you want to stick with your company as it makes it all worthwhile. In the case of Kim’s fringe skirt and jacket, it seems they are giving us no advantage but to look away. Kanye has done his best to match his black ensemble to her black pants and boots, but other than that the whole thing is a sham.
Kris At The 2019 Met Ball
Wait, who is that? This picture made our heads turn twice as we didn’t know which Kardashian or Jenner was under this outfit. Well, it’s everyone’s favorite momager again—Kris Jenner! Her 2019 appearance at the Met Gala Ball really stood out with the super platinum blonde wig and the over-the-top fur coat. The theme of the ball that year was ‘camp’ but still. Apparently Kris Jenner says that she used to dress like this in the ’80s all the time. Maybe forget that look in the past then. No need for this flashback.
Now we’ve tried, but we just can’t figure out where on Earth Kim is when this photo is taken. She must be on vacation and her security has just dropped her off at the store because we can’t imagine why anyone would leave the house wearing what seems to be their household slippers. Besides the slipper fail, the florescent leggings and plain weird sweater seriously don’t add anything except make her look like she’s wearing a strange carnival item.
Silver Hole Dress
We sure know by now after going through this list that Kim really likes holes in her dress. She’s also partial to a see-through garment if possible. Here she has opted for both. A see-through dress embellished from top to bottom with what seems to look like silver-rimmed holes. We can completely understand why Kanye is lurking in the background of this photo. We wouldn’t want to be associated with this dress either.
Another flashback to the initial outings of Kim Kardashian after the huge success of her family’s reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians. In this picture, Kim has decided to dress as if she is interning at a law office. Nothing says office job more than an oversized sweater with a white shirt coming out underneath. Don’t forget the oversized belt and thick chunky boots! A true staple of the early Kim Kardashian fashion fail wardrobe.
As a mega-celebrity and business owner, it is completely understandable that Khloe would want to be comfortable while traveling. A lot of people opt for leggings or sweats. But a skeleton onesie when you know you’re going to be photographed within an inch of your life? Think again Khlo! It looks like Khloe might be getting in her Halloween costume in early this year.
On A Mission
Kim has gone back to her favorite silver cycling short look here but this time accessorized with beige thigh-high boots and a fanny pack across her chest. Sure, it’s great to be hands-free but this does look a bit futuristic, especially with the non-complimentary makeup. Kim is showing off her husband’s newest Yeezy collection—but in the middle of Calabasas California? This is just a big no no.
Kim is a huge fan of fur and it totally makes sense that she would go overboard once again with a furry coat. This might not be one of her worst fur disasters and at least she’s wrapped herself in it instead of having it fall off her shoulders, which usually defeats the purpose of a coat. Let’s just hope that the fur on this coat was as fake as it looks.
Kim wasn’t known for having great maternity style and here’s another example of how she didn’t choose the most flattering styles to suit her during that time. Not only are the patterned pants reminiscent of bad flowery wallpaper, but the peplum she has around her waist also does absolutely nothing but enhance her curves. Kim now has a full family of four kids and says that she doesn’t want anymore, but you never know. In any case, we’ll always have Kim’s great maternity fails to remember.
Our favorite supermodel hits a new fail and this time she’s decided to put a pair of heels on and leave the house in what looks to be black and white stripy sweats. Oh and don’t forget the essential accessory, an ice cream. Some people love wearing sweats outside the house and the look can definitely work sometimes, but in this case, it looks like Kendall was going for something else entirely.
Is That A Cape?
There is a possibility that our favorite fashionista, who despite this list is a real trendsetter and fashion icon, has decided to turn herself into a modern superhero. How else could she explain this green jacket that seems to look like a cape? Businesswoman, fashion icon, and possible future attorney, Kim has proven that she can do it all. Superhero however? We think the talent might run dry there.
Powder blue is a hard color to pull off. Romper suits are hard to pull off. Romper suits with lots of unnecessary pockets are even harder to pull off. So what do you do if you’re Kim Kardashian West? You wear all three at once. The only upsides are that you don’t really need a bag for anything.
Of all the strange things KKW has put on this seems to be pushing the boundaries. She is literally wearing shapewear underneath what seems to be a bondage mesh cage dress on top. She has done the classic coat cape, so if she freezes she’ll still look cool. Don’t get too cold Kim! Not in the name of fashion.
Is it Hot or Cold?
Kendal Jenner, the responsible supermodel with usually the least gaffs has once again surprised us with this strange ensemble. Half beachwear, half yeti costume, we’re not sure where she’s going or what the weather is like wherever she is. If you’re going to wear a patterned blazer and matching shorts, then go for it. Her white sneakers look great. But adding the huge furry coat seems like a mistake.
The Kardashians are brave and fearless in their family life, love life, and fashion, and that’s something that has to be celebrated and respected. There are some times, though, that the boundaries of fashion-forward thinking must not be crossed. Like wearing a fishnet jumpsuit that looks like you might be completely naked underneath. For example. It kinda looks like one of those protective liners that you get at the airport to protect your bottle purchases from breaking. But if that’s the look you’re going for then why not.
Another skintight suit another fail for Mrs. Kardashian West. Head to toe beige bodysuit with a large fur coat is not the average fashion trend in the cities of Los Angeles and New York, where our fashionista hangs out. At least she’s remembered all her underwear this time. Not practical and not cute.