Lots to post on, so it's a long one today.
Fashion Week Covet List, fashion in general, Jennifer's Body, and of course, the unsightly VMA's.
First: Jennifer's Body is getting shit reviews. This is sad because I wanted it to be good. I even pumped it on this very blog. The movie's concept, although not original, was promising. The timing was right.
But sometimes, bad acting and directing prevails which is purported to be the case. And, so say many, the script is kinda clunky. Not Cody's best effort. But what does she care? Juno and United States of Tara have her financial security and indie street cred cemented for life.
Moving on: Non Fashion Week fashion.
Just because everyone's hiding under tents in NYC trend spotting and blogging while Anna Wintour frowns doesn't mean that fashion isn't happening elsewhere in the wide, wide world. These are two of my favorite things within the last week.
One: Robin Wright Penn. I want your dress. So badly. I will fly to Toronto and camp out on the TIFF carpet if you will just tell me who made this dress and what organs I need to donate to get it.
Two: I flick through the "Sartorialist" website every once in a while. Sometimes, there are AMAZING looks. Sometimes there is just one too many navy blue, skinny sleeved, tailored business suits for my taste. But this. I can't explain why. Although that Prada feather vest she's wearing would cost me a year's salary, this look is completely effortless, different, comfortable, and insanely cool. She doesn't have to try or chase style. Her subconscious dresses for her.
I know not all of you love the above look. I also know that some of you don't quite understand my disdain for Eva Longoria's style. I mean, you are in the majority. E! Style.com and virtually every celebrity fashion blog puts Longoria on their "Style Star" lists. This sentiment, however, is seriously misguided. Just because she's nice, and cute, and bubbly doesn't mean you have to give her fashion props when she doesn't deserve them. Because she doesn't. Eva's wardrobe portfolio reveals that she is simply a 35 year old Lauren Conrad/Hills girl. The constant parade of princess dresses and poorly designed LBD's is the second tier celebrity and reality star uniform. It's what you wear when you secretly know you don't have the balls to try your hand at fashion. Because fashion is a risk. It's dangerous and from time to time you will (and should) fail.
So Eva sticks to the formula. She dresses like Barbie.
Strapless princess gown+glitter detailing+girly gossamer=Vomitous.
Seriously friends. Do you see it now? Does it finally make sense?! How can you look at Robin Wright Penn's dress next to this and think Eva has great style? Edginess > Swan Princess.
Fashion Week Covet List: Oh so so so many things. Waaaayyy to many to blog about. So I encourage all of you to go to Vogue.com for full carpet recaps with editorial input AND tons and tons of photos. What do you like? Whose collection would you sell your first-born for?
Personally, here are my three key-note collections with an example look from each line-up.
Not normally a huge Vera Wang fan. But her collection this year is killing me!!! Soooo good. Every piece is stunning.
Preen's entire collection was beautiful. I'm moving into a love affair with cool, interestingly tailored pants. Preen delivers pants/tops/separates and also has lots of simple, easy dresses. Simple. Easy. Effortless. This is what I'm interested in right now.
And for the dark horse: G-Star.
Very very London street with hip hop influences. This is totally not my style. The only piece I actually like in the "I would wear that" sense is this one. But the collection as a whole really stands out from the rest of the pack. It's aggressive, tough, and punches you in the face without looking cheap or outdated.
And lastly. Some words on the VMA's. My devotion to Taylor Swift despite my hatred for country music has been well vocalized. She is amazing. Beautiful, kind, talented, and scary scary smart. All 19 year olds should try to be as poised as Taylor.
So, needless to say, I dislike Kanye even more than before. Sure, he apologized on Leno. And I actually thought he did a good job of it. But I doubt he meant it. After all, the proof's in the pudding and Kanye always says he's sorry but never changes his behavior. Which means that deep down inside, he's fine with being an ass hole.
Besides "the incident" the only other interesting things the VMA's gave us were Gaga (not a huge fan of her music but LOVE her artistry. she is a true performance artist and such a breath of fresh air) and the new Twilight trailer. Much better than the first movie from the looks of it. So, if you missed it Twi-fans, here it is. Maybe Chris Weitz can save the Titanic from sinking.