June 1, 2007

Patricia Field: Style Icon & Fashion Disaster...

Patricia Field, famed costume designer from "Sex & The City" has put together some outstandingly enviable looks over the course of that critically acclaimed show. Which is why the way she dresses is such an enigma.

It's like this particular hairdresser I use to frequent in the hood years ago. This hairdresser's hair would ALWAYS look TORE UP. Always. But she used to do the BEST HAIR in the whole place. When she finished my hair, it would be so bouncy and full of body, I swear I could have done the slow motion, "swing your hair" scenes in any hair commercial after leaving that salon. Hard to figure, right? Well I think Patricia Field suffers from a similar type of syndrome. She can style OTHER PEOPLE like nobody's business. But she is a complete mess whenever she has to dress herself. Like in the pic above, she's attending a New York City Opera benefit with a multicolored, fringed and belted strapless minidress (that's "this close" to showing off her lady parts) with black bondage-style shoes.

It's just not right.

9 comments:

  1. She always looks a mess...but how many stylist or desingers do you see that actually look good?

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  2. That guy who styles Jennifer Hudson... now he's a character too! With his capes and all. His name is not coming to me.

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  3. Sarah-
    That would be Andre Leon Talley, longtime editor-at-large for Vogue Magazine. And I think Keli is right. Not all of 'em, but a lot of stylist and designers alike are very eccentric and way over the top to say the least.

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  4. And somebody referred to Patricia's "dress" (over at C&D) as a "freakum sweater!"

    OMG! Funniest. Thing. EVER. I only wish I had thought of it... that would have definitely been the blog title.

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  5. "Mess" is an understatement.

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  6. it so sad wen a fashion stylist doesn't have ne style lol

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  7. Rachel Zoe looks kind of ok even though she is as skinny as a rake.

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  8. I personally believe she likes to dress like that, kinda skanky/so ugly it's done the whole 360 and is now cool. We're talking about a fashion genius here people. She could dress elegantly if she wanted, but she is a true individual so she does what she knows expresses herself. I saw her live on her Australia visit, and her best advice was: "dress to express yourself. Don't dress like anyone else, not me, not Carrie Bradshaw." So true. What really makes my stomach turn are Aussie mags such as Woman's Day etc with these BORING fashion editors who bag out the celebrities who are open minded and avant garde with their clothes, and yet applaud the ones who wear the 'stylish' (aka sheep, clone, safey's) ones who are normally wearing a strapless knee length emerald dress. People you can't call yourselves lovers of fashion do not pay out on the ones who are open minded and don't conform to the mould. It's all about having fun after all!

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  9. holy christ. what about the emerald earings and fire engine red hair. THATS comedy.

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