Ladies who lunch

June 18, 2008 at 1:49 pm (Annette Bening, Floral) (, )

Is Annette Benning trying to look dowdy? Her dress looks like it was fashioned from various patterned Caspari luncheon napkins. It’s just hideous. Too long. Too shapeless. Too boring. And did she dry her hair by leaving the top down in the convertible on the way over?

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Matronly mama

June 18, 2008 at 10:02 am (Draped, Floral, Maxi-dress, Nicole Richie) (, )

It’s great that Nicole Richie seems so happy. In general, domestic bliss agrees with her. But she needn’t become matronly!

I do actually like the floral pattern. It’s not too pastel or too manic. But there’s so darn MUCH FABRIC here. And yet, other than the excessive flying squirrel sleeves, there is no design or ingenuity to the dress itself.

The purse is fabulous, although I don’t think it works as well with this dress. That kind of fierce clutch needs a fitted skirt and stilettos. Not droopy bedspread boho chic.

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