Did you watch the red carpet at the Academy Awards this past Sunday? It is my idea of the Super Bowl. I love the pre-show better than the actual ceremony. Thank goodness it is not real life for the rest of us. Can you imagine going into your local Starbucks and seeing this?
And as if that wasn’t bad enough you would see….
And he would ask
“Who are you wearing?”
You might get through that okay, mumbling something about your t-shirt that was on sale at Target. Then later that night you sit down and flip on the E Channel only to see…
A group of people dissecting and commenting YOU! Your figure, outfit, hair, shoes, basically all of YOU! Shrinking in horror you decide to camp out in your home for the next week. You go incognito to the grocery store to pick up the necessities – ice cream and magazines only to open the magazine and find.
Can you imagine if this was real life? How horrible would that be? Although if you are wearing garters like Mile Cyrus to Starbucks, we may have to talk… Thank goodness THIS IS NOT REAL LIFE. As glamorous as walking the red carpet looks, there a million things about it that I would never want to suffer through. Even as beautiful and talented as these movie stars are they still have to enlist an army of people to package them that way. We are so lucky because we can take chances in our lives and not have to suffer the consequences in front of millions. If you find a funky necklace or a bright pair of jeans you want to wear, you should try it. I promise you that no one will come up to you and make a citizen’s arrest. Real life is not the red carpet. It can be if you want it to – just promise me you won’t listen to the snide comments on the sidelines. If people are looking at you it is probably because they lke your look and are wondering if they could take that risk.
*Insider Tips – Confidence will ALWAYS be your best accessory. Whatever your look, hold your head up high and have a smile. AS Kit De Luca famously told Vivian in Pretty Woman – “Work it. Work it, baby. Work it ! Work it. Own it.” If you like it wear it! Don’t paint yourself into a corner and feel you are limited by what others expect you to look like. Take that risk on the shoe that you like, even if you are afraid it “really isn’t you.” Have fun!!. One of the best parts about being a girl is that we can dress however we want every day. I’m glad I’m not walking the red carpet but I am also glad I am not a guy walking the red carpet with the only choice being a variation on a tux. We have a rainbow of colors and a myriad of textures we can have fun with it. The key is to make an effort because we can!
2 thoughts on “The Fashion Police”
Funny post! And I love the tip on confidence, that’s so true, but very hard for women to remember.
Well said! I am going back to JCrew tomorrow to get the yellow jeans I left behind today so I can ‘work it’ all bright and cheery next week!