Underwhelmed

January 27, 2009 at 11:14 am (Angelina Jolie, Deep V, Maxi-dress) (, , , , , , , )

Lately I’ve been underwhelmed by a former favorite, Angelina Jolie. Don’t get me wrong, I like minimalist dressing. A lot. And she’s normally top notch.

But she is crossing the line from minimalist simplicity to blandly boring.

The body form is key to minimalist dressing. To me, a blousy silhouette de-emphasizes the linear body form that she starves herself to achieve. This Max Azria dress looks more Palm Springs pool cover-up (dahling) and less New York gallery opening.

Another key to simple dressing is hair. Nothing ruins a sleek look like a fussy 50s hairdo. Comb it straight back into a bun or chignon and you’re done. No wavy bangs. No wispy tendrils. No bouffant crown. Ever.

I hope she can turn this ship around in time for the Oscars.

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