about trends

Jessica Alba is a beautiful young woman. Her choice of the Kenzo coat is simply an example of what happens when we choose a trend that overwhelms us. Elegance is not about classic or funky...creative or dramatic items. it is about making choices that ensure you are seen. Elegance is about you wearing the clothes...not them wearing you. Let us look at what happend here:

1. Jessica has very soft coloring and the intense hue of the coat overwhelms her. Hence we see it her. On the runway it would have been a very tall model intensely made up...not something Jessica wants to do in broad daylight.

2.  Jessica is curvy and delicate. The coat is large and heavy and all that blue fabric really weighs her down.

3. It is too long...perhaps had it been shorter and she had worn a hair colour pencil skirt under it and hair coloured shoes she could have made it work for her.

4. The shoes are too heavy for her delicate ankles and together with the heavy coat - don't allow the eye to travel to her beautiful face.

I think brown shoes...or gold would have been great with the brown dress. And in the other photos...they speak for themselves. She shines! A lesson for us all...do we shine in our clothes...or do the clothes shine!

Lisa PippusComment