L’Wren

April 6, 2009 at 1:32 pm (All Black, Backless, Mock Turtleneck, Nicole Kidman, Sequins) (, , , , , )

Nicole Kidman has been disappointing me with her consistent L’Wren Scott wardrobe. Soooo snoozy. Really. Is there anything remotely interesting, fresh, or unusual about this dress?

Wake me up when she starts wearing Chanel again.

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Allure

November 7, 2008 at 11:03 am (All White, Backless, Mischa Barton, Necklace) (, , , , , , )

I like Mischa Barton’s Dsquared2 dress from the front, but am not finding the back photo particularly alluring. Perhaps Mischa should avoid backless in the future.

What do you think?

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Wednesday Addams

October 21, 2008 at 2:29 pm (Backless, Belt, Christina Ricci) (, , , , , , , )

I’m underwhelmed by this Atelier Versace dress on Christina Ricci. It’s just so heavy. And somber. And gloomy. And puckery. And just a teeny bit Halloweeny.

The front bib is almost distractingly ornate, especially in contrast to the bare expanse of back. If the back is supposed to be the wow-effect, why filigree the heck out of the front?

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Superhero

September 29, 2008 at 10:24 am (Backless, Boots, Katie Holmes, Leggings, Shiny) (, , , , , , )

Victoria Beckham must be going for the Superhero of Fashion look. Perhaps she is able to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Or she will save Gotham City from from the perils of blah fashion?

I’ll say this for Ms. Beckham– she always creates a sensation. For the launch of the Beckham’s new fragrance, she sported Antonio Berardi from head to toe (but not heel).

The dress is lovely and very sculptural. I liked it better at it’s original runway length (which was a few inches longer, but still well above the knee). Her mega-shortened skirt lost most of the interesting detail along the thigh. But a beautiful dress.

It’s the rubberized-leggings-that-become-heelless-platform-boots that are…aahh…noteworthy. They certainly aren’t for everyone. If anyone can pull them off, i would be Victoria Beckham. I like that they push the boundary of what is expected. But when does pushing boundaries just become absurd? Absurd, as in “I can’t really walk or stand in these” absurd? I mean, really? Come on.

I can’t wait until her BFF Katie Holmes buys these to wear with her pegged baggy jeans.

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Gumby

July 21, 2008 at 3:03 pm (All Black, Backless, Deep V, Jumpsuit, Shiny) (, , , , , )

I’m starting to run out of various ways to post this simple truth: I don’t like jumpsuits. I can try to be clever and witty. I can digress on sequins, necklines, shorts or pants. But it still boils down to one simple fact. If it’s a jumpsuit, I don’t like it.

Maggie Gyllenhaal has been amusing in her various Dark Knight promotional appearances. Her wardrobe is usually unconventional and highly conversational. And I do like (to a certain degree) that she seems to not really care if people like her outfit or not.

But today, she looks like a black satin version of Gumby, dammit. And I am guessing that Gumby isn’t the fashion inspiration for too many people.

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Flapper Madge

May 21, 2008 at 10:41 pm (Backless, Belt, Madonna, Necklace, Sequins) ()

I think that Madonna was thinking of learning to dance the Charleston. All she needs is a headband with a feather!

I’m no bleeding heart, but this sure seems like a lotta bling for promoting a documentary about African orphans. Mother Theresa she ain’t. And the value of that diamond necklace may equatl the GNP of Malawi.

But I digress…on to the outfit. Madonna is a force of nature. She is 49, for heaven’s sake! She looks amazing. But she is 49. She should wear a bra. The girls shouldn’t be two inches above your belt.

And what is the deal with all the fringe!? I can handle the skirt. But the sleeves and the back is too much. And I am not endorsing the halter-top-meets-long-sleeve-cut-outs.

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Polly Pockets

May 15, 2008 at 6:58 pm (Backless, Eva Longoria, Pockets, Sequins) ()

I am not sure who started the pockets-in-evening-wear idea, but this dress takes it to a whole new level. There are very few absolutes in life, but here is one: pasting some big ‘ol pockets on you boobs are NEVER a good idea. Never. Ever.

I like the color combination. I don’t mind the cut of the dress, although it looks a little blousey on top. But the open back really does nothing for me.

The look isn’t horrible. But it isn’t stellar either. And we are accustomed to a lot more from Ms. Longoria!

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