Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My Exposition on Lucky Mag

I remember one time when I was in the throes of grad. school Matt asked me, "Okay. Let's get serious. If you could do anything, let's dream big here, what would you do?" I said, "Be an editor at Lucky Magazine." Of course I was in grad. school doing Microbiology. There's not much further from fashion editor, besides maybe horticulturist or nun.

I've always loved Lucky--I'm a charter subscriber. But one of the things I love about it is also one of the things that trips them up. They have great ideas for just sort of haphazardly throwing on some things in the closet and making them look cool. This is really not for everyone, and sometimes is a little TOO haphazard. My attorney friend (whadup, Libs!) who works downtown would get thrown out of the office if she tried some of their ideas. While Lucky's done a better job of late in showing a more conservative side, they laid a major egg with this one. I don't even know where to begin on Melissa Osborne, actress...Read and learn.

  1. The pants are cute, but when you've got this much pleat doing on, I feel that you need to keep it a little slicker on top and bottom. a) The slouch boots don't work with the pleated pants. That's slouchy on top of slouchy. Not enough balance. Do a boot like this with a skinny jean or at the very least, non-pleated, straight leg pants. Although they seem a little casual for pants to me. b) There is too much material on top. With pants like this, do a more fitted, simpler top. It really is the boots that kill me though. With a simple heel, this whole thing would be a lot better.
  2. Does she look like she closed her eyes at a thrift store and played "Dizzy Bat" and then picked some stuff? This outfit is such a hodge-podge! Add a venti Starbucks drink and a 70s headband and she's Mary-Kate. a) The kinda nice shirt with the long-sleeved t-shirt underneath. If you do that, wear jeans. b) The green bag just brings in another color to an already cluttered outfit. c) The scarf is fine and would be fine with this get-up if it weren't so close in color to the undershirt. If the undershirt were cream, for instance, this scarf works so much better.
  3. It's NOT flattering! If you're gonna look like you raided a vintage store, at least make sure the proportions are right. Where's her body in there? She says in the article, "They (the pants) really make me look a lot slimmer." Hmmmm, not so sure, sister.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh. good call, ambo.