When good advice is bad

Posted in Celebrity Style by Nneoma Ulu on November 24, 2009

According to  The Guardian newspaper’s G2 supplement yesterday, this outfit worn by Chloe Sevigny to the Prada book launch in LA is their ‘Look of the week’.

Chloe Sevigny at the Prada book launch in LA via

Their reasoning behind this? Simple. Chloe provides us with a ‘lesson in how to style next season’s underwear trend’. Apparently this is an example that ‘a little flesh goes long way’. I’m afraid I have to to disagree with The Guardian on this one. This outfit barely works on Chloe Sevigny, who can pull off most things at the best of times. To be encouraging women that this outfit would be acceptable in their everyday lives and to go further to single it out as being exemplary is a bit far-fetched to say the least. Is it me or does Chloe look like she forgot to button up her top rather than providing a shining example of how to wear underwear as outerwear? I’m just not convinced. Furthermore, this Miu Miu dress, pretty as it is, retails at £2,950 and the bra comes in at a mere £110, hardly affordable for most of us. I understand that the ‘Look of the week’ spotlight is supposed to showcase celebrities who are getting the trends right. But isn’t also supposed to offer the everyday woman with some inspiration of how they can work the trends too? Chloe has managed to pull this look off without looking slutty, but most people wouldn’t look sophisticated in this get up. For me, the moral of the story is don’t believe everything you read in newspapers.


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  1. Andreeks said, on December 1, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    I have no words 😦

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