Off with your head

August 7, 2008 at 7:06 pm (Belt, Clutch, Maxi-dress, Natalie Dormer, Plaid, Ruffles) (, , , , , , )

Even though she only plays Ann Boleyn on The Tudors, we might consider beheading Natalie Dormer for this dress. It’s plaid, it’s gathered, it’s ruffled and it has a yellow belt. Wow. It’s a bathrobe for the lumberjack’s wife.

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Man’s jacket

August 7, 2008 at 6:40 pm (All Black, Feathers, Penelope Cruz, Sequins, Shiny, Tuxedo) (, , , , , , )

You know how it is when you go to a wedding– you find a fun strappy dress (like, say, Penelope Cruz’s dress, for example). Perhaps the wedding is outside, and you stay warm basking in the glow of two people in love committing to each other ’til death pats them. The sun is shining, and you have to fan yourself slightly with the calligraphied program that lists how bridesmaid #3 met the bride and who the organist is.

Then you go to the dinner and gorge on food, wine, cake, and pastel coated almonds. You and your date watch the first dance, and even dance a couple of times until the deejay plays “Shout.” You hate Shout, even when it gets a little bit softer now, a little softer now, a little bit softer now. And you really hate it when it gets a little bit louder now, a little bit louder now, a little bit louder now. So you and your date go on the veranda to get some air and see the stars, and he lovingly drapes his suit coat around your shoulders so you don’t catch a chill.

Well, that’s exactly how Penelope Cruz looks here. Except for she purposely paired the jacket with the dress. And the jacket seems to me have a molting sequined design.

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August 7, 2008 at 6:28 pm (Ashley Tisdale, High Waisted, Lace, Lingerie, Shiny) (, , , , , , )

Personally, I think it is a challenge to pull off the lingerie look. The material is shiny, the lace can look cheap, and the cuts can be unflattering. More often than not, it ends up looking tarty or trashy. Think a whacked-out Courtney Love with smeared lipstick and unruly hair.

Despite my preconceptions on lingerie as clothing, Ashley Tisdale looks surprisingly matronly in this look. She is actually quite covered up. The thing is midnight blue. And it ain’t the least bit sultry.

So, I guess my notions on lingerie as clothing are a little off. But the overall look still isn’t much of a winner.

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Dirty bo peep

August 7, 2008 at 10:54 am (Ashanti, Belt, Bows, High Waisted, Lace, Leggings, Sheer, Shiny, Stretch) (, , , , , , )

I have a new hypothesis. The more tags I connect to my post, the worse the outfit is. You see, I tag the various fashion components (like sequins or denim or hats). The more tags I add, the busier and crazier the outfit is.

Ashanti may have a new record for the number of tags affiliated to one outfit. Let’s count the number of tags on this Dirty Little Bo Peep ensemble:

1. Belt
2. Bow
3. High-waisted
4. Lace
5. Leggings
6. Sheer
7. Shiny
8. Stretch

Maybe I need to add tags for:

1. Gaudy earrings
2. Silver eyeshadow
3. Puckered waistband

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