In the immortal words of the late Amy Winehouse, what kind of fuckery is this? On Tuesday, we speculated that repeat style offender Katy Perry seemed to be getting her sartorial shit together but, um, do you think we might be able to backpedal a bit on that one? Granted, she’s just going to the airport in this heinous attire, but still. Her outfit looks like it was copped straight out of my wardrobe, age 12, circa Rebellious Stage, in an era where Ed Hardy was considered a good look. Oh, but that was probably never.
Miley Cyrus is a betrothed woman now, and disregarding the fact that she looks like she is 35, the artist formerly known as Hannah Montana seems to be making strides to up the maturity of her style game — on the red carpet, at least. I mean, have you seen this girl’s “casual” outfits? Very Jenelle Evans, Teen Mom. Anyway, Miley has a great body that enables her to carry even the most ridiculous of dresses, like, say, this one! Likewise, her hair and makeup could use some work, but the shoes are fabulous and I bet that ring is even better. Sigh. I’m sure this look will be well-received because, like I said, she’s one of the few people who can actually wear it, but the more I stare at it the more nonsensical it seems. What does make sense is the fact that the dress is by Zimmermann, an (appropriately) Australian brand that got its start in swimwear.
It’s wedding season, and whatever. While everyone else is off pledging eternal devotion, or crying whilst watching others do so, I embrace the opportunity to (pointlessly) browse the prettiest, most ornate wedding dresses money can buy, waxing quixotic for the day a Pinault puts a ring on my finger — or even just knocks me up! (Right, Linda?) Hell, I’d even take a Sarkozy. Lest I go on too long and reveal too much about my
gold-digging ways desire for a comfortable lifestyle, check out these 15 wedding dresses vastly beyond my means. For now.
High fashion can be difficult to wrap one’s head around at times, but I feel like I understand it pretty well for someone who, you know, doesn’t actually wear it (I know, shocker) … and then there’s this shit. On the cover of Vogue! Ridiculous. Is it possible that I’m being unfair? Is this… cool? I have serious doubts. [Fashion Gone Rogue]
It was a struggle for me to come to terms with the fact that I think Blake Lively nailed it at Monday night’s “Savages” premiere. To be honest, I find her very milquetoast, and most of her public appearances are ineffectual to me, but even so this Michael Kors pantsuit caught my eye. It also raised a few questions, like: is it even possible to pair red and black without inviting imagery of Hot Topic? Does an almost head-to-toe monochrome outfit (in a color other than black or white, naturally) ever look good on anyone, even Blake Lively? And, most importantly, why does Blake Lively look uncannily like Jennifer Aniston? Mysteries.
Mary-Kate and Ashley are really into backpacks. The sisterly design duo couldn’t possibly find a way to top last year’s $39,000 alligator version (at left) (which, it’s worth noting, flew off the shelves), so they settled for incorporating this $16,900 fur rucksack into The Row’s pre-fall collection. Some might find the patchwork pattern unappealing, but fret not — the bag is Rachel Zoe-approved! Thank God! I was terrified for a second there that it might be ugly. [Us Weekly]
And just when I thought I looked pretty good today, I fell privy to a gallery of today’s top models (like Constance Jablonski, shown), minus the layers of makeup and endless accoutrements necessary to make them runway-ready. It’s just them, as they are, every day. Can you imagine, these girls get to walk around with their faces? I can’t go on. [Telegraph]
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I’m reluctant to admit this, but facts are facts: you done good, Blake Lively. I have a few bones to pick with the overall look — like, how much better would it have been with a messy updo instead of mermaid waves, or a smoky eye and nude lip, or glossy flesh-toned nails rather than red? — but this dress is devastating, and I mean that in the best way. Of course, I’m still not going to see “Savages.” Is anyone?
As far as the genetic lottery goes, Elettra Wiedemann is unrivaled. But never mind her mother, Isabella Rossellini, her grandmother, Ingrid Bergman, or her father, a Harvard-educated Microsoft manager and former model — let’s talk Elettra. She’s the kind of socialite who you would never see calling herself a socialite. She has a master’s degree in biomedicine. She’s been a Lancôme spokesmodel for almost ten years. She’s the co-founder of non-profit organization onefrickinday.org — “we’re not just a charity, we’re brokers of goodwill” (watch the video!). Basically, Elettra Wiedemann goes around every day making us all look terrible, and looking fantastic while doing so. I mean, how adorable and unassuming does she look in this casual look at Coach’s Summer Party on the High Line? There’s no chance of us somehow catching Elettra’s good humor, good looks, and good spirit by osmosis, but one thing we can have is her outfit. And we will. Keep reading »