Monday, October 20, 2008

Good Riddance

Note to Kenley on Project Runway:
I'm glad you didn't win. Yep, I said it. Your attitude was awful, and your ego was not backed up by enough talent. Don't tell Tim Gunn he doesn't know what he's talking about. He has been in fashion since before you were born, not a good person to piss off. Also, rolling your eyes and talking back to the judges? Give me a break. Michael Kors, Nina Garcia and even Heidi Klum know a lot about fashion, and maybe you should consider their opinions instead of insulting them. I am all for standing up for your work, but you do not have to be rude about it.

You said you don't look at the collections and you don't know what other designers are doing. Interesting, because your looks are almost the same as them. I think that it is completely acceptable to be inspired by other designers, but change up the look a little bit to make it yours, and then give them the credit of inspiring you.

Note to readers:
I am going to let you be the judge on if you think Kenley copied the designers or not.

On the Left Kenley's "original" design. On the right dress from Alexander McQueen's Fall 2008 Ready-to-Wear collection. Please note the McQueen dress was written about and in many magazines right around the time Kenley was designing her collection. Also look at how much better the McQueen dress fits, especially around the abdomen.

This Balenciaga dress has a similar shape and silhouette to Kenley's creation. I think that Kenley definitely changed the dress a bit, so I don't think this one is a blatant copy. What bothers me is when Kenley said that her assistants, who came to help her at her Bryant Park debut, couldn't steam her creations because they wouldn't know what to do with the painted silk, because she is the only designer who uses painted silk. Interesting, because the Balenciaga collection this dress is from is all about painted silk.

Michael Kors also said Kenley's avant garde ensemble was Viktor & Rolf on the top and Dolce and Gabbana on the bottom. For someone who doesn't pay attention to other designers, she definitely is good at recreating their looks... and then calling them her own.

Well readers, you know my opinion, but I would love to know yours. Do you think she imitated the other designers or do you think this is all a coincidence?

Monday, October 13, 2008

First-Class Fashion

Note to Victoria Beckham:
This is what you wore to the airport to take a long flight to London. Even on your way to the airport you look impossibly chic. I love the classic colors and cut of this dress. You chose a chanel bag, and a pair of oversize sunglasses to complete your look, and each decision was perfect. You kept things simple and classic, just like your outfit. Also, I love the Mia Farrow-esque hair cut. In a world of long blonde hair extensions, you are an innovator. You have come a long way from your Spice Girl costumes.

Note to Readers:

Originally my favorite thing about Victoria Beckham was her husband. Now things have changed. Whether I like her outfit choices or not, she always is meticulous about her clothing selections. Everything is well thought through, and she never looks like she just threw something on. I appreciate someone who pays that much attention to their wardrobe choices. While the rest of us may not have stylists and closets full of designer clothing, we can see the fun in getting dressed and think a little bit more about what we choose to wear. That means no more wearing sweats out in public, unless it's to the gym.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Brooke Does NOT Know Best

Note to Brooke Hogan:
While I am waiting for my job offer from Vogue to come in, I have found myself finding interesting ways to fill my time. I actually watched an episode of your show the other day, and somehow despite the mind-numbing dullness of the show I found something to entertain me-- your wardrobe. I don't want to be mean, but are you serious? Your dad is Hulk Hogan, and he is famous for tearing off his shirt, but you do not need to do the same with your clothing. In fact, maybe you can just keep putting more clothing on, and that does not mean more fishnets or ripped items. You are a pretty girl, but your trash-tastic wardrobe is trying way too hard. Email me and I will take you shopping. Help me help you, Brooke.

Note to Readers:
You are all beautiful and do not need bleached hair extensions, gallons of self-tanner, and an entire make up counter to look that way. Also, go for demure and subtle not exposed and slutty. For example, say you have a flat tummy. A great way to highlight that is by wearing a top with a fitted silhouette, or a dress with a fitted bodice. You should not cut the midriff section off of your shirt and then cover your stomach with glitter.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

And the Winner Is...

Note to Amy Winehouse:
It is my duty to inform you that you are the winner of the Fashion Noted poll for the celebrity most in need of a makeover. I feel kind of bad writing this, I know you have a lot going on and I kind of feel like I am kicking you while you are down. I think the most important thing you can do is get your life together and the fashion will follow. You used to be a fashion muse to heavy-hitters like Michael Kors, Karl Lagerfeld and the powers that be at Fendi. I know you can be again. First thing you need to do, go to rehab, seriously, all jokes about your song aside, just go. You may say "no, no, no" but the rest of us are pleading, "YES, YES, YES!!!" Next, stop wearing clothing that looks like it would fit a nine-year old. How many times do I have to say, just because you can fit into something, it doesn't mean it is your size. Third, go to a dentist and get your teeth fixed. Use the money you would have used on crack and get some nice veneers. I would suggest you go back to wearing your flirty retro-styled party dresses and pencil skirts. Also, I gave this advice before, but bras are not shirts. Stop showing so much skin, it is not attractive in the slightest. You are a talented woman, and you are seen by many, time to start acting like it.

Note to Readers:
I think the main thing we can learn from this is, stay away from drugs. Seriously. Cracked-out chic is an oxy-moron. Being healthy is always in style.

We want to see more of this Amy Winehouse...

And less of this one...

Also, by saying we want to see more, it does not mean more skin. Just thought I would clarify.