I definitely wouldn’t call myself a fashion slayer. I tend not to get critical very often and when I do…well…it’s justified. Last week, Rihanna attended the launch of her new perfume. Now if I was launching a perfume, I would wear something like this:
Autumn/Winter Louis Vuitton. Yum. Oh I love you Marc. (Jacobs that is, creative director at the label).
But not Rihanna. No she wore this:
So, this is from the latest collection from Antonio Berardi. I was at this show in February when this was shown and I didn’t like then and I don’t like it now. It’s wrong. Actually it’s a crime. The colour is beautiful, soft aquamarine which is lovely to see in the colder months. But the feathers? I mean, come on! Who told him this was a good idea. And what you can’t see in this pic is that it’s a jumpsuit, not a dress.
Designers can get it wrong! Case in point. See above.
I think this might be my outfit of the week. Classic and elegant, Heidi does this look justice. Love the cropped pants, bringing in a little summer trend there and of course the sky scraper Posh-would-be-jealous heels, this just works. Me loves it.
Now I am not a critic, no no. I am a fashionistic. Yes I am making up a new word. I tend not to judge, but assess in a fair manner and for the greater fashion good.
Celebrities make style footprints and we follow willingingly. And if last night’s Met Ball in NYC is anything to go by, well we’re all doomed.
Jessica Biel and Emma Watson forgot to brush their hair, Renee Zellweger can only pronounce Carolina Herrera and no other designer names, Eva Mendes took her curtains down in her living room and made a dress and passed it off as Dolce and Gabanna, Katy Perry glowed in the dark, Blake Lively forgot to put on the bottom half of her dress, Maggie Gyllenhall…well I just cannot find the words. Even Anna Wintour…I mean come on. YOU’RE THE EDITOR OF VOGUE.
SOMEONE HELP THESE PEOPLE.
But there were some triumphant stylistas. Gwen Stefani and Taylor Swift were vintage queens in white, Kristin Davies kept in classic in a black corseted number and my fav lady of the moment, Brooke Shields in, and on the arm of, Michael Kors. There’s nothing like the feeling of wearing a designer. Literally.
I will also, reluctantly, let Jessica Alba off the hook in dusky pink (even though she looked like she was copying a Katherine Heigl look from a few years back) and Sienna Miller just because she arrived with Jude Lawless. Oh and actually Tina Fey looked great in the season must have, a black jumpsuit by YSL.
Other than that, I was disappointed overall. They’ll just have to hire me next year. I’ll put them in their place.