Monday, February 21, 2011

Dear Kim Kardashian, I might actually like you.

It's not that I don't like Kim K, (I don't really have any opinion about her), but her sense of style is not something I normally admire. She is very into tight-tight-tight and I am into tailored and drapey. I realize that we have different body types and that one should take risks with fashion, but I will not be seen in a Herve Leger bandage dress in the foreseeable future. But, that doesn't mean Kim K doesn't look good in one.

Any-hew, when I saw photos of her on two different occasions wearing items I actually liked, I was shocked! Disparate from her normal outfits, (IMHO) these looks are actually great:

I am not sure how I feel about the shredded scarf, but I like the color. And I love the tailored-yet-flowy look of the trousers and the jacket. The piled-high bun is Olsen-esque, yes?

I love her jacket in this look (always an obsession with structure + slouch for me) and her sunglasses are very fun.

I love street-style blogs like The Sartorialist and Face Hunter, but I wonder if the street-style shots of celebrities on sites like Vogue Diaries (where I saw the photos I used for this post) are too invasive? As much as I love that celebrities have access to runway pieces and then style them in "real life" ways, it's not like the celebrities on that site (and SO many other websites) have given consent to have their photos taken. What do you think?


  1. I love the second look! So pretty and chic, and definitely put-together. And I agree -- the girl has a killer body but not everything has to cling to it.
    xo Josie

  2. i totally agree with you - i love her in these looser clothes! it's really refreshing to see her in less tight clothing!

  3. I loove that relaxed outfit with the blue blazer and it. That's a good question about their picture being taken! I think on sites like the sartorialist he always asks them first. But...I am wondering where the line crosses when you don't pay them yet you're making tons of money from their photos? hmmm.

  4. Ya, I'm not sure I like the privacy invasion, but that's kinda part of the deal when you become a celeb nowadays. But I love her bun in the first pic, it's my favorite part of these pics!!