Hat trick

July 31, 2008 at 5:39 pm (Belt, Hat, Lace, Solange Knowles) (, , , , , )

Those crazy Brits do like their hats. Ascot. Weddings. Any excuse to stick some wacky feathers and a few bows on their heads. And I think it’s kooky fun. If you’re Kate Middleton. Or the Queen Mum. But you have to be British. It isn’t good enough to just be in London. So Sarah Jessica Parker doesn’t qualify. And Solange Knowles certainly doesn’t qualify!

What *is* that thing on her head? At first glance, I was worried that she was being attacked by a beanie baby. Or a 24 kt gold lily pad.

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Workin’ at the car wash

July 31, 2008 at 3:29 pm (All Black, Katie Holmes, Leggings, Ruffles, Tank) (, , , , , )

Part of me really likes Katie Holmes. I think she was refreshing and perky once. And although I think Tom Cruise is a controlling Svengali, I hope she is happy.

Her fashion choices have gone through several Madonna-like iterations. Once she was the wholesome girl-next-door. Then she was a sleek minimalist. Then she was a high fashion couture runway fan, who uttered “You cannot be unprepared for a season.”

What is she now? Hobo Chic? Downtrodden Urban? She has been sporting pegged baggy jeans, roomy cardigans, and chunky belts that look more Gap sale rack that Giorgio Armani.  And today she looks like a walking car wash.

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Hausfrau

July 31, 2008 at 12:58 pm (Floral, Liv Tyler, Pleated, Sheer, Strapless) (, , , , , )

I want to like this dress. I’ve looked at it several times and TRIED to like it. But I just don’t.

I don’t understand the slip. Why is it blindingly white? And why does it not do all the way to the hem of the skirt? And the dress proportions seem off. Why is the bodice so short and the skirt so long? It makes her look far too hippy (not hippie) and wide. Finally, I just don’t like the flowers. The whole picture is too matronly and cutesy for me.

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Brideshead rejected

July 31, 2008 at 12:48 pm (Hayley Atwell, Maxi-dress) (, , , , , , )

The costumes and scenery maybe the best thing going for Brideshead Revisted. It’s a good thing they had Hayley Atwell as an actor, and not as the costume designer!

I am not sure what she is wearing for this photo shoot. Was the dress originally gray, and she accidently got entangled in a food fight with mustard, relish and ketchup? Is she vying for the Pamela Anderson Buoyant Boobs award?

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