Thursday, May 7, 2009
I just have to weigh in on this particular structured shoulders trend. What looks exotic, adventurous, and maybe a bit glamorous on the runway does not always translate to the real world and this horrible Balmain fad is definite proof. Below is Jennifer Connelly trying to pull it off at the premiere for HE'S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU. Trend Tracker on Style.com actually approves of this abominable throwback. What are they thinking?! She looks like the gridiron plan for the emerald city topped off with John Alt's shoulder pads! The big downward triangle negates the girl's curves! Every conversation she will have had at the after party will have begun with people being polite and saying things like "I love your shoulders!" because they are simply unavoidable. If you need attention that badly wake up and burn an X on your head. She looks like she just stormed out of the Stargate costume trailer only half dressed in an alien ambassador's gown. And as I see it... red carpets are diminished runways. They are more like a lineup to the prom, so tread carefully.
Interesting shoes though.