Celebrity Style Slam: Barbra Horowitz Names Christina Aguilera as Most Improved Celebrity Style!
Celebrity Style Slam welcomes Barbra Horowitz, celebrity stylist, author and West Coast Correspondent for British Vogue online, whose known for her serious style savvy. She is contributing some pieces on various celebrity looks from the Golden Globes!
Celebrity Style Slam; Christina Aguilera
Me thinks there is some sort of style conspiracy in play regarding last Sunday’s Golden Globes fashion coverage. Host Ricky Gervais joked in his monologue “which studio might have bought their star’s statue, which Sandra Bullock humbly continued in her own acceptance speech?”
Is everything in life a popularity contest?
I reeled over my own loss for “best dressed” 25 years ago. Justice was served 20 years later at my high school reunion when May Beneviedez graciously told me that I should have won all those years ago instead of her. Duh!
I began to wonder could fashion coverage be the same sitch (situation) ? Your favorite magazine or entertainment shows award favorable coverage in exchange for top-tier celebs interviews on the red carpet. Bad press means no one to interview which means no show.
I understand the politics of entertainment but am still frustrated by the lack of coverage towards BBW (Mo’nique) and senior style stars (Helen Mirren-Sophia Loren). All three appeared amazingly ageless and radiant.
This raises the question: If you’re not the demo of what you see celebrated in the magazine, how can you relate? Should I succumb to botox because I’m 43 and Courtney Cox has shot herself up? Should my virtual assistant, Laura, a size 16 and stunning starve herself to get to a size her body could never be? Shame on y’all, if you are the expert in fashion, what about creating a category “for most improved on the red carpet?”
As a professional stylist and fashion-writer, the only way I can really help you is by pointing out what could have worked and or who showed shining improvements.
Celebrities set the trends, but their also real people who make mistakes (when they hire the wrong stylist). I couldn’t help myself:)
I hereby nominate a new category ‘most improved” and the winner is……
Christina on improvement alone aspired to her own “best dressed” EVER! Plus the spring 2010’s “flesh, peach, apricot trend”; Christina took that category too. Ready to dissect?
Cnristina once labeling herself ‘dirty” sure cleaned up nicely.
Gone- Christina’s over-dyed blonde Christian Louboutin betty boop get-ups.
Now showing off: elegant and extremely well-groomed from head to toe. I was so proud of Christina as if I had dressed her myself–that’s good styling when you feel it through the TV.
Color I wrote about more “white weddings” last year at the Golden Globes. From Nicole Kidman to Emily Blunt to Fergie, this year “the bridesmaid” ruled the soggy red carpet! I have never been a super Donatella Versace, but this spring trend coming up, Donatella’s “bridesmaid met Mad Max” in a good way: a beautiful mix of soft silver, corsetry and draping. Yummy!
You will never go wrong in your own style moments when you mix warm and cool together on your body. Peach chiffon with decadent layered silver bustier made Cristina’s pale complexion and cool eyes-that same combo of cool and warm pop and create all the shine (and glow) felt through my TV.
I have never seen a more flattering style on Christina Aguilera.
Donatella’s bustier with peach alternating to silver on the bust allowed Christina’s augmented breasts to actually look pendulous and real. The silver corseting draped beautifully across Christina’s torso with horizontal draping from the peach chiffon down to the ground. The almost after-thought trim pieces with more corseting were “so wrong it’s right” . This is my favorite Versace dress and would fit women of all sizes; creating and deflecting curves exactly where a women would want and not want to be appreciated.
Style: Donatella created an edgy trendy dress that could be worn as the bride at an alternative wedding or a very special birthday you may be celebrating. Christina modeled it beautifull. Thanks to the updated beautiful little bob hairstyle, this dress doesn’t go over the top becoming that “uber sexpot”. Christina had just enough sweetness mixed with edge to create her finest red carpet appearance so far.
Sometimes the most obvious beauty in the room isn’t all that obvious! Don’t underestimate yourself. Take note from Christina Aguilera’s most improved status. Knocking ’em dead on the red carpet is not knocking them over the head. Use your personal sex-goddess in key moments.
You’ll be amazed the people you will attract into that web of yours.
Thanks to celebrity stylist Barbra Horowitz for commentary. Look for other pieces to be popping up on this blog! Want to know more about Barbra and get more tips? Check her out on http://www.barbrahorowitz.com
Also check out her book, Closet Control on Sterling Press
Stevie Wilson, LA-Story.com
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