An off day

May 14, 2008 at 7:42 pm (All Black, Asymmetrical, Draped, Necklace) ()

Naomi Watts is gorgeous. Stunning. She normally looks fabulous. And I know she had a baby recently. But that is not a good enough reason for this ensemble.

The dress does absolutely NOTHING for her figure. The shapeless form, the low slub belt, the asymmetrical hem, the shiny fabric. Yeesh.

And why would you pair a gold necklace and a gold belt buckle with silver gladiator flats? I’m not a big fan of the flat sandal craze in general, but this even worse.

Her hair is blah, blah, blah. I don’t like it all on one side with this partiular dress, and the brittle split ends don’t help matters. We’ll chalk this one up to an “off day,” and hope she goes back to the drawing board.

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A little lesson in editing

May 14, 2008 at 7:25 pm (Beret, Beyonce, Necklace, Plaid) ()

This is a wonderful reminder of Fashion Editing 101. There is nothing totally wrong about the skirt. Or the blouse. Or the jacket. Or the necklaces. Or the tights. Or the purse. Or the hat. Or the earrings. Wait, I take that back. The earrings are a bit yucky. But you get the point. Each of these pieces, or even three of these pieces, could work. But the whole package is too much. Even for Beyonce, who can pull off extravagance very well.

And why would she go for such an overstated outfit, and then spend ZERO time on her make up (except for bright pink lip gloss) and hair?  

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Artist angst

May 14, 2008 at 7:19 pm (Floral, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Tights) ()

Ok, Maggie Gyllenhaal. We get it. You are an artist. You are quirky. You don’t like to follow rules or convention. You are avant garde. That all is just fine, but usually you end up looking like a haus-frau wearing your grandmother’s bathrobe.

This little Mayle number tries to look springy with the bright floral, then turns Amish with its shapeless black bottom. The black tights and clod-hopper shoes only make things worse.  The sleeve length and shape is horrible, the zipper is horrible. The weird pocket accent is horrible. Overall, it is just horrible.

The rumpled hair and neon pink lipstick add to the air of dishevelment. Granted, it is probably hard to pick a lipstick color with the floral pattern you are wearing has both pink, red and orange (along with green aqua, yellow and white!) but I wouldn’t recommend the neon pink. Ever.

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