I kissed a girl

December 18, 2008 at 1:58 pm (Corsage, Feathers, Headband, Metallic, Shiny, Strapless, Tights, Uncategorized, Zooey Deschanel) (, , , , , , )

Zooey Deschanel seems to be going for the Lily Allen look-alike award. The outfit, the hair, the pose. I don’t like that trend. Next thing you know she’ll have a Christmas tree on her head. It starts innocently with some shimmery silver tights and is a slippery downhill slope from there.

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Oscar the grouch

November 20, 2008 at 11:39 am (Bangles, Belt, Feathers, Madonna) (, , , , , , )

I am very disturbed by the “Oscar the Grouch” furry green trend. First Mischa Barton and now Madonna in Louis Vuitton. Honestly, what is this? And how can it be flattering?

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Fore!

November 10, 2008 at 3:12 pm (Beaded, Feathers, Headband, Mischa Barton) (, , , , , , )

I normally love the flounce, frill and sheer romance of Marchesa, but Mischa Barton’s dress is a tad ridiculous.

Perhaps it would better in a different color, but this green just makes me think of golf, croquet, or any other uppity lawn sport. I mean, seriously. Is the skirt made out of dill?

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Begrudgingly

October 9, 2008 at 3:44 pm (Feathers, Hat, Kenley Collins, Tulle) (, , , , , , , )

I have begrudgingly accepted that Kenley Collins did indeed earn her spot at Bryant Park last night.

Despite her efforts to reconcile with her fellow Project Runway designers, she still has some maturing to do. She also has some chips-on-the-shoulder to lose. But it is about fashion and not about attitude in the end.

Watching the show, I wasn’t too aghast at Michael Kors’ comment about Kenley’s dress looking eerily similar to a recent Alexander McQueen dress. But looking at the McQueen dress after the show, I was shocked. I really hope that Kenley didn’t see the McQueen dress. Can we give her the benefit of the doubt, meaning she super-coincidentally designed almost the exact same dress? I hope she didn’t see the McQueen dress before. Truly. Or they just rewarded plagiarism.

But her design put her in the top two. Hence, Bryant Park — here Kenley comes.

I do feel badly for Jerell. His collection was overdone, sure. I didn’t disagree with last night’s judging. But the guy WON the  previous elimination challenge (inspired by the New York Botanical Garden). It’s a shame that the previous winner doesn’t get to move on. What was the point/benefit of winning that challenge?

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Icy stare

September 26, 2008 at 3:27 pm (Feathers, Metallic, Renee Zellweger, Sashes, Sheer) (, , , , , , )

I’m reeling from the news that Renee Zellweger wore Carolina Herrera on the red carpet. Gasp! She *never* wears Carolina Herrera!?

I think this dress is just a tad too much. And Carolina is usually so understated. But with the sheer and the feathers and the metal embellishments and the cuffs and the feathers and the sash and the ribbon decoration everywhere it feels a bit busy. Overworked.

I also think Renee should avoid cool colors. Her coloring (like Nicole Kidman) runs on the icy side, so these cool colors make her look a bit frigid. And her puckered facial expressions aren’t helping.

Also, Renee, please, please, please rethink your hairstyle. Pretty please?

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Coochie, Coochie

August 28, 2008 at 11:19 am (All Black, Eva Herzigova, Feathers, Necklace, Strapless) (, , , , , , )

Eva Herzigova sure looks happy to be at the Venice Film Festival. Granted, being in any close proximity to George Clooney and Brad Pitt would elicit some excitement. But this seems a tad excessive.

For some reason, this look evokes images of Charo for me. Maybe it’s the overplayed feathers on skirt AND sleeve, or unkempt blond hair. Maybe it’s the sparkly choker, or the Vegas showgirl sandals. Or maybe it’s the can-can pose she’s striking. Whatever it is, I say “coochie, coochie.”

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Does that make me crazy? Possibly.

August 26, 2008 at 9:47 am (Beyonce, Boots, Denim, Draped, Feathers, Kim Kardashian, Necklace, Solange Knowles, T-Shirt) (, , , , , , , , , )

It must be hard to be Beyonce’s little sister. The lady is super-beautiful, super-talented, and (apparently) super-nice. She can sing, she can dance, she can act…she’s got it all.

Since Beyonce has taken all those superlatives for herself, it seems that Solange Knowles decided to go for the last descriptive left… crazy.

To her credit, Solange completely excels at crazy. The girl *owns* crazy. Hook, line and sinker. Case in point: her get up for last night’s Letterman appearance. Is she for real? A topshop feather bolero jacket? A ten-pound gold chain? And schizophrenic booties?

It is a sad day when Kim Kardashian shows up looking twenty times classier.

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Head injury

August 25, 2008 at 1:49 pm (All Black, Denim, Feathers, Headband, January Jones, Tank) (, , , , , , , )

Did January Jones trip and fall on her way to the Mad Men season two wrap party? Is she bleeding excessively from her head? Shouldn’t someone be calling 911? Why else would she have this appendage super-glued to her head?

Seriously, though. I saw the head-shot first and thought, “a little costume-y, but with the right outfit I’ll give it a pass.” Mad Men does specialize in period clothing, so this event could carry a forties- or fifties-inspired look. While I could never fully endorse a sheer headband/scarf adorned with feathers, I could understand what she was going for.

Then I saw the full body photo. She definitely did NOT go for a forties- or fifties-inspired look. She’s wearing a flippin’ tank top and low-ride skinny jeans. Why *that* outfit gets a feathered headband is absolutely beyond me.

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Queen of upstaging

August 22, 2008 at 8:54 am (Aubrey O'Day, Boots, Deep V, Feathers, Leggings, Snakeskin) (, , , , , , )

You know the rule that guests don’t wear white to a wedding, because it upstages the bride? Well, that’s nothing to The Queen of Upstaging– Aubrey O’Day.

Think of the poor animals had to sacrifice for this outfit. Ostriches without feathers and snakes without skin. And for what purpose? For her to look like a a trampy feather duster?

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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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