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The Carpetbagger’s Weekly Case Studies

Emma Roberts in Jonathan Saunders

So, if for some odd reason, Emma was going for matronly, nun inspired Choir garb, she hit the nail on the head.  Ms. Roberts is a young girl who experiments with fashion, and tries fairly hard to be edgy and cool, sometimes she nails it, sometimes not so much.  It really comes down to chance it appears.  The thing is Emma, my dear, dressing yourself really shouldn’t be that hard.  Or if it is that hard for you, hire a stylist who makes it look as if it should come naturally, alla Kate Bosworth, or the lovely Emma Watson, perhaps.  This dress by (the typically lovely) Jonathan Saunders isn’t necessarily the worst I’ve EVER seen, but I think anyone under the age of 65 should be forbidden from even trying it on.

Olivia Palermo in Paige Denim Ultra Skinny Tye dye Jeans

Ah this is more like it!  THIS is a stellar example of one’s personal style shining through, all the while looking as if it was done with ease and peace of mind.  Granted Olivia’s not on the red carpet, as miss Roberts in the previous look, however no matter the occasion, fashion should never be overly overdone.

Jessica Alba in Kate Spade

Jessica Alba totally gets color-blocking-one of my personal favorite trends.  There’s a nice variation here of bold hues and I’m super into the two-toned heels as well (another huge trend at the moment).  Alba’s a smart girl for sporting the primary colors in particular, always easy on the eye.  And no better way to top off a look with a leather jacket.

Jessica Szohr in Sparkle & Fade

Oy Gevalt Jessica!  You ever heard of a little something called a steamer?  Clearly not because this jumpsuit has more creases in it than my overflowing laundry basket.  And the fact that most happen to be in the bottom region, is really unfortunate.  Wrinkles aside, this jumper isn’t awful and could potentially be saved.  For starters, a simple belt could work wonders, and a structured blazer can up the ante of any outfit a great deal.  But my first piece of advise, fire your stylist.  And if you came out looking like this because you don’t have one, get one!

Tilda Swinton in Sonia Rykiel

Miss Swinton deserves a round of  applause for this masterpiece!  She so chicly displays how one takes advantage of their slightly odd appearance and showcase it in a bold and poised manner.  If any woman should own the androgynous look, it’s Tilda.  I mean let’s get real here, it’d be almost silly to see her all dolled up in flouncy, frilly things, no?  She’s somewhat bizarre looking, and not the slightest bit feminine, and she clearly doesn’t give a damn!  Everything from the dark jewel tones to the perfect fit of this suit, is smashing and this overall look does a superb job of highlighting her unconventional beauty.

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The Carpetbagger’s Weekly Case Studies

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian

Now, I am usually so NOT a fan of this girl’s style, but every now and then she’s bound to make some descent choices.  This look is super duper cute and I would love to rock it myself.

Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts in Kate Spade Oxfords

Emma is a girl who I’m still on the fence about.  I’ve seen her do well just as many times as she’s looked completely lost in some getups.  But here, looking like a woman with things to do, places to be, she does these clothes some good.

Rachel Mccadams

Rachel Mccadams in Andrew Gn

Simple and stunning.

Drew Barrymore in J. Crew Dress

Drew Barrymore in J. Crew Dress

This is how you take a simple smock sillhouette and gracefully jazz it up with a boldly beautiful print and some kick-ass Brian Atwood purple Suede pumps.   Well done Drew Barrymore!

Zoe Saldana in Alexander McQeen

Zoe Saldana in Alexander McQeen

  Always a fan of McQeen’s attention to detail that makes each and everyone of his designs his own.  Not to mention, it fits the girl to a T!

Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl

 Close but no cigar, Katherine Heigl.  Don’t get me wrong, I am all for this relatively clownish inspired ensemble, but paired with her perfectly coiffed hair and to quote what a friend so kindly calls “church hands,” this look is sending me mixed messages.  I’d like to see hot hot neon nail polish on her finger nails and give her a noogie to tousle up her hair a bit.

Blake Lively in Valentino

Blake Lively in Valentino

 Perfectly dainty and commanding at the same time.

Michelle Williams in Erdem

Michelle Williams in Erdem

One word: WINNING!

Chloe Sevigny

Chloe Sevigny

Before I say anything, I must say I will always be an admirer of Chloe Sevigny.  She takes the phrase “march to the beat of your own drum” to a whole new level and I love that in a woman and her personal style.  However, maybe this time I think she took the goth inspired look a tad too far?  Each piece has potential (maybe not the shoes, can’t decide) but all together it’s a bit witchy for my liking.  Though as always, I look forward to her next move.  Fashion Week is almost here, and I have no doubt Miss Sevigny will deliver!

Jennifer Lopez in Dolce & Gabbana

Jennifer Lopez in Dolce & Gabbana

More often than not I find J. Lo’s looks more cheesy than chic, but in this Dolce & Gabbana pink boxy coat, the woman has proved me wrong.  Her Kzeniya clutch is perfectly fitting with this bold coat so much that I am not even bothered by the red pumps.  She manages to make it all work!

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