You know the one I mean....the woman who is always wearing the latest trend, from her head to her toes, and frequently looks....silly. ridiculous, tacky.....the fashion victim! Celebrities frequently fall in to this trap, as do the insecure, the newly wealthy, and sometimes even the average woman.
The other day I was looking through In Style magazine when I was waiting to be tortured at my dentist's office. I don't normally read that magazine or others that focus primarily on celebrities, because they really don't offer anything useful, at least not to me (for my fashion fix, I prefer to read Vogue, Harpers, W, etc.).
Celebrities Have an Absolute Affinity for Being Fashion Victims
Well, anyway, the idea for this series came to me when I was gagging over some of the get-ups in the pages of In Style. Shots of female celebrities in their twenties and thirties, and like lemmings, they seem to have embraced the summer trends very literally. Horrible, LARGE graphic print dresses, many of them long, the prints in some cases, more on a scale for a gorilla. To add to the VF look, the dresses/prints were all in vibrant colors. Ugh.
Celebrities seem to have a particular affinity for being fashion victims. The image of Katie Holmes at the Met Costume Institute Gala, above, is one of many examples of this affliction.
So, okay, we all know that money does not buy common sense or taste. And we all hope that someone who loves us will tell us when we look like an idiot because rather than being fashionable, we look like a walking
ad ads. Even if we don't, we can always use the excuse that we can't afford a consultant to tell us how to dress. But, celebrities have money. Why on earth can't they spend just a little of it on a decent consultant so that they don't look like the latest nimrod a la Brittney?
So how can we avoid looking like fashion victims?
Part 2 will be posted on Monday, June 16. Meanwhile, when leaving comments, consider telling me the areas where you have trouble getting it right. I'll attempt to address those issues for you in the next post in this series!