no one ever said velvet easy to pull off:
velvet needs to be cut and draped JUST right: can’t be too tight, too loose, too long or too asymmetrical (in the case of ms. ritchie over there)
let’s talk about jacqueline first. you know, i do not understand how someone can be so genetically blessed and intentionally sabotage that by pulling down aunty ruby’s cheap velvet drawing room curtains and wrapping them around herself. jacqueline wore this atrocity to the 2011 apsara awards in india last week. everything about it is horrid – the color, the fit, the makeup and the shoes. horrid.
nicole ritchie wears an asymmetrical emilio pucci. while the color and texture of this dress (palachi for my pakistani sistas) is absolutely gorgeous, the fit of it ruins the entire look. she looks like she is wearing a bag.
for lessons in how to do velvet right, check out these lovely ladies.