Is this an outfit

March 16, 2009 at 11:20 am (Buttons, Cardigan, Deep V, Liv Tyler, Pockets, Sheer) (, , , , , , )

I’m not sure I can even call this an outfit.

Doesn’t it look like Liv Tyler threw a cardigan over her nightie to grab the newspaper off the front stoop?

Or perhaps she’s recreating the final scene from Bridget Jones’s Diary, where Bridget is chases after Mark Darcy in her tiny undies after he reads the unflattering comments in her diary.

Either way, this just isn’t an outfit.

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July 31, 2008 at 12:58 pm (Floral, Liv Tyler, Pleated, Sheer, Strapless) (, , , , , )

I want to like this dress. I’ve looked at it several times and TRIED to like it. But I just don’t.

I don’t understand the slip. Why is it blindingly white? And why does it not do all the way to the hem of the skirt? And the dress proportions seem off. Why is the bodice so short and the skirt so long? It makes her look far too hippy (not hippie) and wide. Finally, I just don’t like the flowers. The whole picture is too matronly and cutesy for me.

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Paris fashion week

July 2, 2008 at 11:49 am (Asymmetrical, Draped, Liv Tyler, Polka Dots) (, , , , )

Paris fashion week is so fun. New York may have taken over as the center of the modern fashion world, but  Paris is still tops in terms of overall chicness per capita. Plus, they’ve got croissants.

Liv Tyler looked fab-u-lous yesterday in John Galliano. Unfortunately, she appeared today in this Givenchy confusion. There are parts that I really like, but the totality is too much of a jumbled mess. Let’s look at the scorecard.

– Knot at the neckline
– Bodice
– Graphic material
– Shoes

– Single sleeve (at a minimum, it is too long. I think I’d like the look overall if the single sleeve was completely gone)
– Skirt draping (I like the asymmetry, but am not completely sold on the papoose draping look)
– Hair and makeup (It looks a little like she overslept for school and quickly pulled her hair back. And doesn’t she look a lot like Alanis Morissette?)

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Through clenched teeth

May 21, 2008 at 4:01 pm (All Black, Belt, Deep V, Lace, Liv Tyler) ()

Poor Liv Tyler. She is really trying to look happy. Through her clenched teeth. Now, we know she is going through a divorce. I’m sure it’s no fun to appear on a late-night talk show during all that. But the bright red lipstick and broad smile aren’t very convincing.

But on to the dress. For an all black number, there is a bit going on here. Plunging neckline. Lacy detail. Belt. Draped skirt. I’d like it better if one of these details were removed.

But overall, the look is brought down becuase the poor girl just looks clenched. Wound up as tight. Perhaps she is in need of a long massage.

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