Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Rachel Roy: Look Before You Leave

Sometimes, a look can conceptually work, but the trusty full-length mirror indicates otherwise. Rachel Roy's pre-Fall vest/blouse (vlouse?) and skirt combination match in hue, and the idea of a vest as blouse appeals to my experimental side. But the top, unfortunately, has a fuddy-duddy, Walmartesque quality that instantly ages the wearer by five decades. A more exaggerated v-neck and a shorter hem length would energize rather than enervate the vlouse, and the skirt, a lovely tiered coconut concoction, could be redeemed.

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