Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Reconsidering the orange

Well, I guess this tells me all I need to know about wearing large amounts of orange. Of course, this outfit is uniquely unflattering to the otherwise very beautiful Virginia Madsen. The waistband is too high, the sleeves are too full -- and is that a great big white granny bra I see under the sheer blouse? If that's what she's wearing, the bra is providing no support at all, but again, that might be an optical illusion created by the ultra high waistline. And the shiny -- oy vey, the shiny only works on the very very skinny.

Of course, orange can work, as the photos of Eva Longoria and Charlize Theron show. But then, just about anything will work on a golden-skinned (by nature or Mystic tan), super-thin, super-styled celebrity. And even though shiny can work on the very skinny, neither Eva or Charlize have gone for high-gloss. Their need for something sparkly was channeled into trim. I must make a note of that: "Gidget, channel need for sparkly into trim." There, in the event I succumb to orangitis, I've just spared anyone who sees me from eyeball burn-out.

2 comments:

Ladygrande said...

I can't wear orange -- pale skin, gray hair and freckles. But I just love orange - have four orange hats, and nothing to wear them with - except black on black....

SDMC said...

I love orange! I don't have much in my wardrobe because I worry about looking like a pumpkin -- but I've got an orange sweater vest on the knitting needles.