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No More Celebrity Fashion Lines…Please!

Dear Lord, Jesus! No more celebrity fashion lines, I’m not sure I can take it. A quick glance over a few fashion blogs this weekend led me to find that in addition to the celebrity fashion lines already in exsistance, there are a least four more in the works. (Could someone tell me why Jermain Dupri is creating a line of watches? Didn’t we have enough with Pharrell’s Louis Vuitton nonsense?) Beyonce has one, Eve had one, Jessica Simpson, SJP, Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton, and the list goes on-and-on.

Rhianna, after her huge hit, “Umbrella,” scored a licensing deal with Totes and created a line of umbrellas inspired by the hit song. I thought that was pretty cute, nice cross promotion. I’m sure she made a nice sum of money for that. But now she states that creating a fashion line is the next thing she wants to conquer. Why?

I actually envisioned her going more towards an acting career or even doing runway. (Well, If they ever wanted to book a black model she definitely has the style.) But no, she wants to be a designer or so she says. I agree, the thought of designing items that are personal to you is glamorous and exciting. That is what must be the attraction and the thrill.  But is it really the celebrity that creates the buzz or is it the stylist? Rihanna looks fabulous all the time, but is it her? I don’t think so. Many people, standing in line at Steve & Barry’s on the day SJP’s Bitten line debuted were truly disappointed. Consumers expected “Carrie” on-the-cheap. They got, SJP on days where she doesn’t have formal events. If you don’t live in NYC you’ve probably never seen SJP on an off day. Cute tops, sweats, and jeans is primarily her look.  Note to consumers: buying clothes from Patricia Fields is the way to look more like “Carrie!”

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All Types of Wrong: Diablo Cody

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I know she won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, but Diablo Cody truly needs to change her stylist. She wore a leopard print, silk chiffon gown with jewel detail by Dior by John Galliano. The outfit looked terrible on the red carpet. But it wasn’t until she got up to accept her Oscar did the hideousness of the dress truly come into view. The slit in the front was up to the “goody” and she kept putting her program over the slit to keep it from flying open. This just goes to show you that couture isn’t always so beautiful or so right. This dress in a plum or a red with no slit would have complemented her blunt bob haircut, red lips and pale skin.

But one thing I can say about Diablo Cody, born Brook Busey-Hunt is that she seemed,  for lack of a better term, ‘real’. Apparently Stuart Weitzman wanted Diablo to wear the $1 Million dollar Retro Rose shoes on the red carpet. She felt disinclined. According to the Associated Press and Ms. Cody’s MySpace page, “they’re using me to publicize their stupid shoes and nobody asked me.”

The folks at Stuart Weitzman believed there was a disconnect between the two camps about the value and honor of wearing the shoes. Well I say, good for her for speaking up. She didn’t want to be seen wearing something so extravagant, I guess. But honestly Diablo, didn’t want to get a look at them? And kudos to you for not bowing down to pressure and keeping it 100% by wearing flats.

The 1940’s style retro t-strap high heels have more than 1,800 Kwiat diamonds weighing about 100 carats. Hmm… they’re OK, but not really that hot.