Christina Aguilera’s Closet: Is This What A Girl Wants?
In NYMag.com’s latest monthly roundup of the fashion glossies, “The Best and Worst of October Magazines,” they’ve deemed this In Style photograph of Christina Aguilera in her closet as one of the best. Look, I’m all for ostentatious displays of wealth — I only wish I had more wealth to display ostentatiously — but this photograph is obscene and depressing. Does one woman really need this many pairs of shoes, so many that she needs a ladder to reach some of them? What hole in your insides are you trying to fill that that many shoes will never fill anyway? And her son standing there, looking at the camera, like, Can you believe how depressing this is?, made me experience the existential sadness of living in a celebrity-worshiping capitalist culture that prizes material wealth above, say, motherhood. Then I clicked on to the next page. [NYMag.com]