You’re gonna be a star

July 3, 2008 at 1:42 pm (Asymmetrical, Draped, Kylie Minogue, Sequins) (, , , , )

Kylie, Kylie, Kylie. The childhood dream is to BE a star, not to WEAR a star. Or, worse yet, wear twenty multi-colored and sequined stars haphazardly strewn around your entire dress.

There’s a lot we Americans just don’t appreciate about Kylie Minogue. To us, she is just a pop one-hit-wonder from the late eighties known for her bubbly remake of Locomotion. [Sing it with me: Everybody’s doin a brand new dance now…c’mon baby, do the loco-motion…]

Due to her vast and significant contributions to the world of music, she was given an Order of the British Empire (OBE) award from Prince Charles yesterday. She is only an Officer, though, and hasn’t made the cut to Commander or Knight. Yet.

Kylie, please know that our fingers are crossed for you. C’mon, baby!

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June 17, 2008 at 11:29 am (Costume, Draped, Gloves, Kylie Minogue, Sheer) (, )

Stage costumes can be held to slightly different standards that red carpet fashion. Nonetheless, that is the deal with this costume on Kylie Minogue? There is no where (on this planet, at least) that this dress is fashionable. In fact, none of the separate elements are even fashionable. Unless you are the drag queen captain of Battlestar Galactica.

Let’s look first at the flesh colored leotard under the dress. Unless you are figure skater and don’t want to flash the cameras during your triple-salchow-into-a-double-lutz combo, you shouldn’t wear an outfit that needs–much less shows–a flesh colored leotard.

Then we have the sheer, diaphanous skirt which evokes a bad I Dream of Genie memory. Topped of by the odd ribbon pattern on her chest. Is it meant to accentuate her sternum? Highlight her rib cage? Be a purple map for open heart surgery? And the best accessory for this look? Why, opera length gold gloves, of course!

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