Fashion critics baffle me. How they come to some of their conclusions often leads me to believe they are being bought off. How else would these dresses make the best and worst dressed lists?
First off we have Audrina Patridge. Now I am not a big Audrina fan and I have Never watched “The Hills,” but she got bad reviews when she wore this Vintage emerald sequined pencil dress to “Runways Magazine’s red carpet event. I am not quite sure what they felt the problem was. Maybe she got a bad rating because it was Vintage and not Designer.
The color is beautiful on her, it compliments her height extremely well. She paired it well with her accessories and hair do. The lines of the dress work well with her figure. Not everyone can pull of such a sparkly dress, but she did a very good job. I liked it.
Next we have Scarlett Johansson. She ended up on the “Worst Dressed” list wearing this pale peach beaded gown by Elie Saab from the Spring 2011 collection to the Golden Globes this year. What are these people smoking? She looks lovely in that gown.
She looked comfortable and breezy. The color works for her and I love the way her makeup is done. With the hair swept back, she has an over all softness that is a nice change from her usual bold colors. The only thing that can be said for her is that she skimped on the accessories. I would have gone for bigger earrings if I were her. But, she rarely does big earrings on the red carpet so it is obviously a personal preference of hers. In short, how she ended up on the “Worst Dressed” list remains a mystery.
What confuses me more are some of the things that end up on “Best Dressed” lists. Take, for instance, this dress worn by Kate Winslet. Don’t get me wrong. I like Kate Winslet and I usually like what she chooses to wear. She usually has a good sense for what will work for her. But, not this time. She wore this Stella McCartney gown from the 2011 Fall line to the HBO premiere of Mildred Pierce and got rave reviews for her fashion sense.
I do not agree. The dress in not figure flattering at all. She looks washed out, tired, and uncomfortable. Not to mention the dress really is, in and of itself, just Ugly.
Last of all we have Poppy Delevingne. The woman is gorgeous and would look good in a potato sack, but unfortunately not in this Chanel suit that she wore to the Chanel Collection Croisiere Fashion Show earlier this month. I am not even sure if I can call it a suit. It is more of a suit inspired romper. The color is beautiful on her, but that is were is ends. The shorts are so tight that they look like panties and I am nervous for her to sit down in them. Over all she looks like she forgot to put on the her pants and yet this ensemble ended upon a “Best Dressed” list.
Where as a lot of beauty is genetic, what you do with it isn’t. A good sense of style is something you have to learn. Hopefully a sense of modesty can also be learned at the same time. My goal is to stay current on my knowledge of fashion so that as my girls get older they are not getting their education on what looks good from the fashion critics. For more on fashion