Thursday, September 25, 2008

*clothes call.

I am loving this dress.

Credit: Splash News Online

Even though the styling above the neck is a little Royal Tenenbaums, the color is incredible, and the fit is flawless. The black bag is too much, proportion-wise, and it mucks up what the dress attempts to show off—her shoulders. But I love the Gothic fingernail polish. It's a better way to inject a sense of mischief into the look without making it too Halloween.

(Incidentally, People has a link from this image to a poll that illustrates how NOT to pull this off.)

And I was so glad to see SJP out and about looking adorable recently.

Credit: Daniel/INF

Love the hair pulled off her face, love the glasses, love the jewel tones, J'ADORE the boots. Not so sure about the man candy. I'm suspicious of M Broderick for reasons I can't particularly put my finger on. But I know I hate the cardigan. It makes him look breasty. But maybe it's mostly the smile. She seems happy and healthy and not bronzed to death. She also looks like she can accomplish the Pat-Field-oh-I-just-threw-on-whatever-was-on-the-floor-this-morning-but-don't-I-somehow-look-effortless-and-uncommon? style without veering into these-are-the-only-four-clothing-items-I-own-and-I-have-to-wear-them-all-at-the-same-time-because-I-do-not-have-a-home territory.

Or not.

Credit: INF

I will dare to dream, Sarah Jessica, if you will wake up from this sartorial nightmare. Regardless of the ugliness of those boots and my suspicion that that pea-soup top? jacket? is satin, I must tell you that, Katie Holmes be damned, you CAN NOT MAKE PEGGED JEANS HAPPEN. UNROLL YOUR PANTS, YOUNG LADY, RIGHT NOW.

See what you made me do? Now you've made me raise my voice, and I was determined to be breezy today.

I pass along this message because I know a thing or two about fashion. I wore flip-flops to work today, people. Do not question my unqualified opinions.


at: 10:40 AM said...

Dude you can't wear flip flops to work - it's FALL.

Time for close toe shoes and boots. Pull out your light weight scarves. Oh I can't WAIT.


K. says:
at: 10:44 AM said...

lj: i can wear flip-flops to work if i stood in wooden heels for four hours to make lasagna. flats are stumpifying enough on me. closed-toe flats are a death knell.

Juarez Family says:
at: 10:50 AM said...

What about a little kitten heal?

at: 10:53 AM said...

Yep .... it is fall ..... I have pulled out the capri overalls.

K. says:
at: 10:54 AM said...

juarez family: um, not to be unkind, but what is happening to your spelling today? =) kitten heels make me look like fat-girl-on-a-tiny-heel. it's decidedly not cute.

jeannieb205: we are ready for the intervention.

Juarez Family says:
at: 10:55 AM said...

Hahahahahhahaha. Can you wear them through the winter - pair them with some knee high boots?

at: 11:02 AM said...

Well, by winter I will go to the full length overalls.

John-Bryan Hopkins says:
at: 4:43 PM said...

So the red dress is just a red dress. The black things to the side are someone's legs right?


at: 10:10 AM said...

Does Gwyneth have 4 legs in this picture, or is someone hiding under her skirt? Just can't figure it out.



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