Teen (bad fashion) choice award

August 4, 2008 at 9:25 am (David Beckham, Denim, Joy Lauren, Necklace, Pastels, Plaid, Shorts, Tank, Vest) (, , , , , , , , )

It’s probably a little tough to dress for the Teen Choice Awards. The average age of the viewing audience is about 15. So people who really are about 15 want to look older and more sophisticated, but still trendy. Those who are double the target age (or older!) are painfully trying to still look relevant and hip. Instead, you get Brian Austin Green failing to look either hip or trendy.

Here is exhibit A: Teens Trying to Look Older- Joy Lauren.

Here is exhibit B: Non-Teens Trying to Look
Hip and Relevant- Most of the people in the room over the age of 30. Let’s start with David Beckham and move to Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Adam Sandler, etc.

In all these cases, I say: Dress Your Age! If you are young and perky, don’t dress like you are 50 in a below-the-knee black skirt, unflattering vest, and matronly pearl necklace.

And if you age doesn’t end in -teen anymore, please acknowledge that. You can still look relevant and trendy without going to extremes. It’s better for people to think you look great for your age. Nothing is worse than trying to hard and not succeeding.

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I’ll be hating this long time

July 23, 2008 at 9:17 am (Denim, Mariah Carey, Pastels) (, , , , , )

Memo to Mariah Carey: It isn’t 1995, and it ain’t Jersey. This look doesn’t fly any more.

She obviously wants us to know she had a kickin’ body–and she does. She obviously likes a youthful, girly style–great. She can accomplish all that (and more!) without looking like a trailer trash guest star on My Name is Earl.

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Take me out of this ball game

May 28, 2008 at 7:55 pm (Deep V, Mariah Carey, Shiny) ()

Here is a classic lesson in the “money doesn’t buy good taste” school of thought. Oy vey! Mariah Carey absolutely has to move on from this look. She’s done it for too long, and it was never in good taste. But now it’s both STALE and not in good taste.

Where to begin (besides with her pitching style)?  The shorts are WAY too tight. There is no way that can be comfortable. And the jacket looks like it was designed for the Hugh Hefner “Girls Next Door” intramural league.

Remember– this is a baseball game. Not South Beach. This photo doesn’t even show her sandals with 4 inch heels. No one ever accused Mariah of being subtle…


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Beaten to death

May 27, 2008 at 5:08 pm (Mariah Carey, Stretch, Tights) ()

I am soooo tired of this look on Mariah Carey.

Sporty “Members Only” style jacket with elastic waist, unzipped to her navel to show off the girls. Skin-tight short skirt. Over-sized sunglasses. Flashing her bling (at least it’s not that infernal butterfly ring). We have seen it on her a million times before.

I’d love to see her update with a new look, as this one has definitely been beaten to death.

PS Is it me, or do those shoes seem to small for her? Her toes look like they are hanging over the edge quite a bit.

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