Wow, You Could Really Use A Makeover!

September 19, 2010 • Magazine

Wow, You Could Really Use A Makeover!

Wow, You Could Really Use A Makeover!

Tue, 2000-09-19 17:00

Simona Kogan

One would think that being a celebrity means being an example to others in the fashion department — dressing well in clothes that fit and don’t look overdone, or at least hiring a stylist to help you do it. Not so for these three style challenged A-listers who have time and time again, shown us they really don’t know what they’re doing in the area of style. In the case of one celeb, trips to the recent New York Fashion Week have still gotten her go-to style nowhere. The second one should remember that she’s a celeb, which means she isn’t only photographed at movie premieres. She needs to look her best when she’s out on the town with her kids, too. Finally, in the case of a third, being the head of a fashion design duo still means nothing for a gorgeous style, because she has none and instead looks like she’s trying too hard.

Jessica Simpson
Singer and one-time reality star Jessica Simpson has all the making of a style winner. She was recently a judge at the Project Runway fashion show event at New York Fashion Week and is regulary a fixture at designer Michael Kors‘ show. She has her own shoe collection and now her own denim collection which is selling out of stores.

Still, that doesn’t mean she has a winning style. Simpson often flaunts her problem areas in fashion mistakes rather than fashion revelations. Often, Simpson is seen in too-tight form fitting dresses which just do not hug her in all the right places. She did so when she wore a denim dress to her own fashion bash and a little red number at a Dior beauty luncheon for her charity. While we do appreciate her effort to show off her curves, she shouldn’t be doing it this way. If she’s not wearing something that harpers on her hips, she’s wearing an overdone print maxi dress (often in an animal print) with a denim jacket, which makes her look white trash instead of top notch. It doesn’t help that she always has a huge mismatched print bag to boot – in this case it was a gawdy leopard.

What We’d Like To See: The entertainer is a short girl, who has hips and breasts to boot. A girl who is not super thin should flaunt her assets of course, but she shouldn’t think she can get away in anything. Simpson needs to trade in her Daisy Duxes for some nice enlongated trousers and perhaps a structured trench.

Jennifer Garner
We certainly applaud Ben Affleck’s wife Jennifer Garner for getting her body back post-baby and doing it in real people time – as in not going crazy about getting her figure to where it needs to be in a 2 month timespan. But sometimes we still wonder why this self-proclaimed tomboy look like a hit on the red carpet and frumpy off-set. While at night you’ll see her in a glam J. Mendel tube dress, by day she’ll be flaunting a chambray button down and khaki pants. She’ll constantly ditch her Louboutins for sneakers and sweatpants and not a day goes by when you won’t see this darling diva shifting her sequined blazer and sleek riding boots for ugly pastel raining boots and a pink top to match. Which by the way, you would all agree is her biggest fashion faux-pas to date!!

She has a sexy husband that we’d all love to tote on her arm, some cute kids, and we know she can look like a style winner – so why doesn’t she do it? Reasons have yet to be determined but we’ll certainly live for the day when we see Garner ditch those frumpy jeans for a foxy dress.

Recent photos have showcased Garner’s attempt to be more stylish with a fashionable bag and a boucle jacket. She added it to long baggy jeans and flats. Almost there Jen!

What We’d Like To See: While we knew this movie is a tomboy (she’s said so herself) she certainly has quite the enviable figure and it wouldn’t kill us to see her in a pair of cute sandals and a funky mini. Something utterly femme and fierce for day.

Katie Holmes
While Katie Holmes recently debonair in white at the recent Calvin Klein show during New York Fashion Week, the mother of Suri is always off and on with her fashion. It seemed at the moment she became wife to Tom Cruise, her style was always on and somehow, little by little, it started toppling down. Was this an attempt to showcase her own wears instead of something a stylist picked out for her? An attempt to remain elegant but shy away from the label that she’s second in command to Cruise or prove to the word that she does take risks in fashion? To which we would say – stop taking so many risks Katie and just look classy.

She once wore an all denim ensemble topped off with some stark brown platform heels which apparently was supposed to throw off the tackiness of wearing one fabric throughout. In another un-savvy fashion moment, she to white printed Jason Wu minidress with an anorak from her Holmes & Yang line, and sheer black tights hat didn’t look right. She topped off the entire look with pink round toe pumps that seemed to add vintage to a mod style and didn’t look appropriate for the outfit at all!

This fashion mess seems to have started with her co-designed Holmes & Yang line (now in it’s second year) when Holmes suddenly decided that anything goes where fashion is concerned. Totally not true and we can’t wait for the day when she’ll stop trying so hard to take fashion risks. She has often taken a cue from her 4-year old daughter Suri (who she probably dresses) and who is always dressed to the nines in the latest gorgeous child style so why not keep taking that route!

What We’d Like To See: Remember when Tom Cruise first began courting Katie Holmes and her style was totally turning over a new leaf? She leaving her Dawson’s Creek days behind and falling into a timeless Jackie O pattern right before our eyes? We miss those days of Balenciaga bathing suits and Christian Louboutin heels and would love it if she stopped trying so hard.


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