Why I Criticize Celebrity Fashion And Still Sleep Well At Night
Through my blog and the weekly Hits and Disses, I have learned that there are some celebrities you should never mess with. Stars like Kate Middleton and Lea Michele, for example, seem to have Big Brother-like fan clubs that pounce on my every criticism from wherever they sit in the world wide web. And with awards season kicking off this weekend, things are about to get nasty.
So as a pre-emptive strike, I thought I would explain myself and tell you why, while I don't go about judging women's clothing as they walk down the street, I feel more than comfortable tossing my verbal cut-eye at celebrities while they walk down the red carpet.
It really all comes down to one thing: access. Theirs is unparalleled and they have no excuse for not looking their best when they want to. I'm not talking about trips to Whole Foods - when celebrities step out in the public eye for events, they have likely spent the entire day prepping hair, makeup, and skin with the best pros in the beauty biz, and potentially weeks combing through designer lookbooks searching for the perfect outfit.
Furthermore, not only is their access unparalleled, but their budgets are limitless, and what they can't afford is typically gifted to them anyway. Last night Emma Stone wore a red Lanvin gown to the L.A. Gangster Squad premiere that had just been previewed for the very first time literally hours before in N.Y.C. This morning Jennifer Lopez tweeted a pic of rainbowed racks dripping in lavish gowns with the words "Hope I find something to wear for the @goldenglobes Lol!" Umm yeah, you'd better sister—look at your options!
Imagine you could wear anything you wanted - anything! - to a party. I'm talking dresses fresh off the runway, out of the archives, custom-made, flown in from Europe – ah-ny-thang – and you still ended up looking like a hot mess?
That is why I sleep well at night. Despite my harshest criticisms I know that these looks are supposed to be as good as it gets.
Have your say! Do you think it's fair to criticize celebrities?
By: Laura; Photo by WENN.