La La Vasquez in Aqua by Aqua

Posted on August 22, 2012

Good morning, Miss La La! Don’t you look all sunny and shit!

 

Lala Vasquez attends a friend’s wedding in NYC in an Aqua by Aqua dress paired with Christian Louboutin pumps.

Aqua by Aqua ‘Floyd’ Dress

 

Christian Louboutin Lady Daf Platform Mary Jane Pumps

 

This is really cute, but we question some of the details; foremost among them would be those shoes. We’ll never stop saying it: platform pumps are Shoes by Satan. Easily one of the worst fashion trends of the last decade. A generation from now, a whole bunch of ladies who are little more than fetuses in the present day are going to look back on this trend the way we look back on leisure suits and shag haircuts. This particular pair is made worse by virtue of being metallic. Yes, the belt on the dress has a metallic accent, but we think she should have left it there instead of matching the shoes. And this isn’t so much a complaint about matchiness as it is a complaint about adding something to an already vibrant look that it didn’t really need. The clutch is fine but the necklace is another bridge too far. Like the shoes, it’s just a bit too much for the look.  Accessories like these are for boring or understated dresses. This dress required very little in the way of accesorizing and it needed accessories that work with it instead of drawing attention away from it.

Wow. We ripped that to shreds, didn’t we? We reiterate, in case it wasn’t clear: we think she looks cute. But, like so many of the ladies we cover, we think the accessories are off.

 

[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews, aquabyaqua.com, christianlouboutin.com]

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  • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

    I’m horrible with accessories. That’s why I usually default to a print being my accessory. Platform pumps make baby Jesus cry.

  • Scarlet39

    I think it’s the wrong silhouette for someone whose breasts are on the larger side.

  • Scarlet39

    I think it’s the wrong silhouette for someone whose breasts are on the larger side.

    • 3boysful

       Yes, the proportions are WAY off here, but the general style of the dress is nice, and the color looks amazing on her.
      But I sympathize, as another generously endowed type.

    • http://twitter.com/sebwfu Shannon Beamer

      I couldn’t put my finger on it, but you got it in one.  I definitely prefer the dress on the model. 

    • Clueless_Jock

      Agreed.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

       I agree. It makes her look thick-waisted which she is NOT.

    • Kayceed

      Thank you, yes. I didn’t even notice the shoes, as was gobsmacked by how poorly this silhouette (suited to a slim gamine-type) works with a va-va-voom figure on a grown woman. Ack.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      agreed, she’s far too busty for that type of bodice, and that type of short flared skirt makes me think she should be practicing her double axel somewhere…shoes are an abomination….

      • ballerinawithagun

        I think it would have OK if fitted properly. The bodice needs additional darts for her bust size.

    • ceceliadid

       Yeah, the dress looks fabulous on the model.  Cute everything there.

    • TheOriginalLulu

      I see what you’re saying. I think a little more length on the skirt would have gone a long way in making this look better. If it hit at her knee or just above, I think she would have looked more balanced.

      • http://heartprintandstyle.blogspot.com Vivi N

        Exactly.

      • piecesofconfetti

        Agreed. I think the short short length is a little juvenile and just a smidge more would make it less “precious.” But the accessories are awful, hands down.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBFH32YG44LIIZYLSQPMBXMYCU Sarah

        All I could think of was that that length seems inappropriate for a wedding. I mean, I don’t know what the theme was, but it looks more like a party dress for late night than an outfit for celebrating another woman’s big day. Perhaps I’m getting stodgy, though…

      • kschwarting

        Or if the waist were a little lower, perhaps?  It looks like it’s hitting her at the wrong part of her torso, making her look thicker.

    • AudreysMom

       Yes! I looked at this picture and thought, “that dress is for a smaller breasted woman, wouldn’t you say?” (thinking of that hilarious Unlimited from Spring ad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drRTJWbxRzg)

    • mellorcr

      In addition to being wrong for her proprtions, I think it’s also the wrong silhouette for amyone over 22 years of age.

    • HM3

      Totally agree. And, someone who has a little more hip-shape than the average slim model. La La appears to be very fit, but her specific silhouette is making that skirt flare a LOT more than it needs to. This look seems to be really popular across the board, despite the fact that it looks terribly awkward on most women.

    • ASK26

      She also needs a bra with more oomph to push her breasts up – but even then – higher waist dresses – IMO – do’t work with larger breasts unless they are empire (in most cases)

      I think this dress looks awful on her

    • Jennifer Coleman

      This is a Girl, This is Not your Dress to me. It’s too juvenile & cutesy, like it’s the adult version of those Mommy & Me matching dress abominations. The shoulders are ill fitting and the jewel neckline is always dicey with large breasted women (actually, a work around is a ballet neckline with a more squared armhole). The belt is too close to the bust and the skirt length should be much longer and less a-line to avoid the chicken-leg syndrome. I do believe she broke every single rule for dressing a large bust silhouette here.
      Pretty color, though!

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    My issue with the necklace is not the existence of one on this outfit, but that the arc of the necklace’s hang is at odds with the arc of the dress’ neckline. A shorter length necklace would’ve been a better choice.  And I must agree completely about the whole platform pumps thing.  These are particularly egregious. But in general they skew proportions, and make most women look like something is Very Wrong with their feet.  Jus’ my humble opinion.

    • http://twitter.com/pointlesswords jayme

       My life would be made much easier by having your fashion consultant services on speed dial.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

         What a sweet thing to say!   Thanks so much.
        Who knows? perhaps this is my new career aborning.

  • http://twitter.com/iraki86 IraKi

    These shoes look horrible in this colour (or is it a print). The bag clashes with them and the necklace was not necessary. However, the dress looks so good on her I am willing to overlook everything else. And her hair is great too!

  • http://twitter.com/iraki86 IraKi

    These shoes look horrible in this colour (or is it a print). The bag clashes with them and the necklace was not necessary. However, the dress looks so good on her I am willing to overlook everything else. And her hair is great too!

  • call_me_schmeg

    do love the ponytail and pretty makeup. she looks so happy to be there! 

  • call_me_schmeg

    do love the ponytail and pretty makeup. she looks so happy to be there! 

  • mjude

    its a cute dress but i think it looks to short on whoever she is

    • miagain

       I agree… and somehow I doubt the rear view is very flattering.

    • Judy_J

      I agree.  The skirt is too poufy to be that short.

    • kimmeister

      Yes!  Both on the model and on her, it just looks like a dress that shrank in the wash!

  • mjude

    its a cute dress but i think it looks to short on whoever she is

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    My issue with the necklace is not the existence of one on this outfit, but that the arc of the necklace’s hang is at odds with the arc of the dress’ neckline. A shorter length necklace would’ve been a better choice.  And I must agree completely about the whole platform pumps thing.  These are particularly egregious. But in general they skew proportions, and make most women look like something is Very Wrong with their feet.  Jus’ my humble opinion.

  • Sobaika

    She looks really bright and fun and put together.

    As fro the devil pumps… They may not look cute, but I’d still wear them. I need all the height I can get.

  • Sobaika

    She looks really bright and fun and put together.

    As fro the devil pumps… They may not look cute, but I’d still wear them. I need all the height I can get.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PZJXF5ET5W5PMUIIGTTNOKHVSY Ka T

    I will, also, reiterate:  I’m done with 
    Christian Louboutin’s shoes!  Every time I see his signature brand of masochism, I can’t help but think of Steve Martin’s skit “Cruel Shoes”.  (Yes, that skit is as old as Leisure Suits & Shag haircuts…)

  • Squarah

    Couldn’t agree more about platforms. I spend an unreasonable amount of time scouring online stores for cute heels with no platform. They make everyone look like they have hooves for feet.

  • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

    Those shoes are scary. 

  • Patricia Gillett

    Cute dress and adorable hair. I’m pretending the shoes do not exist. Because they should not.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    I really love this dress, the shoes are tragic.  Louboutin used to design some elegant and gorgeous shoes, I fear he has worried too much about getting out of his box and lost what most loved about his shoes.  Not only are they metallic, they are a metallic print. Scary, very scary. 

  • StelledelMare

    I too can’t stand the platform pump trend. Looking at them makes my feet hurt and I would never buy them and unfortunately they’re half the shoes available anywhere. But the dress looks a bit short on her.

  • Lilithcat

    The dress is cute, but not on her.  The proportions are all off.  

    I completely agree about those shoes.  Hate the style.

  • diced

    It’s like she’s all boob from the waist up. Not flattering at all.

  • Jangle57

    I’m in agreement with those complaining about the skirt length being too short, which was the first thing that struck me. If she’s not careful about how she bends down for any reason, she could give the people behind her an eyeful. 

  • CassandraMortmain

    I just adore Miss Vasquez.  Even her name makes me smile.  So even though I agree that the dress is too short and makes her look top-heavy and the accessories could perhaps have been better chosen, I still think she looks great.  Fabulous hair and makeup.  And her smile pulls it all together.  

    Platform pumps are by their very nature just hideous but I don’t see that platform Mary Janes are any worse than other platforms.  So these don’t bother me.  But I will be very glad when the platforms and five-inch heels go back to being worn only by strippers and hookers, as they should be.

  • jw_ny

    It’s a great color on her and a really cute dress.  The shoes tho…ugh…ugly, cheap/tacky looking, and a major distraction from an otherwise decent outfit.  

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    it’s a way better dress on the flatter chested. it’s still pretty here [although the pink on the model is far more attractive] but everything else is off, from the hanging of the necklace to yep, the peculiar platforms. & that’s coming this time from someone who loves platforms. but i dont love these.

    • PinkLemon

       i’m a fan of platforms too, but these are just so proportionally off. the ratio is terrible. terrible!!

    • http://kingderella.tumblr.com/ kingderella

       yep, i can get behind platform pumps, but not behind these. they are just so off, cant even put my finger on why exactly.

  • PinkLemon

    Those hiddy clodhoppers need to go. Lady Gagz already wore them to death, as did Vicky Beckham and Kim Kardashian. Just. Too. Heavy.

  • TheOriginalLulu

    Enh, I don’t have a problem with platform pumps, but that particular pair is a little ugly in that metallic with whatever colors/print going on there, I can’t really tell. They don’t seem to go with the dress at all. They would have looked nicer in black.
    I hate the clutch and I agree that she didn’t need that necklace. The earrings she has are fine, but bigger ones would have looked cute with the ponytail. The dress is pretty on her.

  • Anathema_Device

    Short full skirts like this one  remind me of gladiator wear or Caesar’s Palace cocktail waitresses. I just don’t like the proportions. A few more inches on the skirt and/or a drapier fabric would have helped.

    The hideous hooved foot trend has to end.

  • Tatiana Luján

    The skirt is too full for being so short. Hate the shoes and she needs a better bra.

  • kimmeister

    I can deal with may an inch worth of platform, but no more, and definitely never when they’re concealed within the upper like that.

  • l_c_ann

    Wedding of a friend? 
    Maybe a former friend.

    Friends don’t try to upstage friends at the friend’s wedding.That color will draw attention in every photo it’s near.  That skirt is so short that most men there will be riveted on her hoping for a dropped purse. 
    Tone it down for a friend’s wedding.  Or expect retribution at yours.

    • formerlyAnon

       I’ve known girls whose entire wedding party changed into attention pulling dresses like this for the reception. I think it depends on what is “done” in your circles.

  • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

    I have a pair of Stewart plaid platform pumps that have a platform that’s about a quarter the size of those up there. I’ve worn them exactly once because, despite being cute as hell, I sound like an entire herd of elephants tromping around in them.

    Dress is too short and not meant for someone with such boobs. Color is great on her. 

  • Jessi03

    I friggin LOVE those shoes.  I would wear them with dark jeans and fall on my face, but look fabulous doing so.

  • MilaXX

    She over-acessorized. The dress is cute and looked great on her but the shoes besides being ugly as sin are too much. A black pump would have been a better choice. The bag is also just a bit much.

  • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

    I don’t love the dress, the silhouette makes her look over-sized, or the dress small. This is a dress for a short waif, to me it screams, “I outgrew my dress, Mommy!”

  • maggiemaybe

    That color is fantastic on her but the ugliness of those shoes are making me lose the will to live…

  • marilyn

    I think she is too bustty to wear this type of dress.  The runway model is rather flat, and that is the look for the dress.  

  • Trisha26

    She’s beautiful but too busty for that dress silhouette – just because you “can” wear something doesn’t mean you should.

  • formerlyAnon

    She is very cute and the dress is also, which redeems a lot, here.

    She should not have to settle for a combination of dress+undergarments which make her look so matronly, but one understands that she is generously endowed and not every garment is going to be custom made. I think the look would have been improved by a slightly longer skirt, but I am old.

    Hate the shoes. I’ve worn a lot of ugly stuff because it was “the look,” though, and it IS a friend’s wedding.

    But girl, you’re over 30. The clock is ticking on choosing Fun! and In! over flattering and well-fitted.

  • http://needtherapy.tumblr.com/ skadi1

    Ooh, I like the shoes. The metallicness at least (the platform makes me stabby). If she’d worn the nudes ones, you’d have criticized her for being boring. The skirt needs to be a smidge longer, but in general, I think she looks great. And orange! Yay!

  • Vickiefantastico

    Oh my goodness, you hit the nail on the head about platform pumps. I can’t stand them. I honestly think they look so childish, like a preteen who’s trying to dress cool and older.

  • Imasewsure

    I’m starting to understand that the job of “celebrity stylist” is sort of the same thing as a “house flipper” a few years back… everyone thinks they can do it and clearly they can’t… maybe we should have subcategories like “accessory stylist” since the whole job seems to be too hard for so many….

  • librarygrrl64

    IMO, that dress, especially belted, is unflattering on someone who is that tall and well-endowed. 

  • bellafigura1

    This is a waif girly dress on a zaftig woman. Just not happening.

  • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

    Cute dress and a pretty color, but she’s too full figured to make it work.

  • nannypoo

    I have no idea who this very lovely woman is, but that is not her dress.

  • Alisa Rivera

    She looks like tits on a lampshade. No me gusta.

  • Nonnah

    I think the proportions are off.  She’s a very full busted lady.  The length and poofiness of the skirt just seem off.
     

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Laurie-S-Neilsen/775114982 Laurie S. Neilsen

    The model looks like the T-Mobile girl.

  • ccm800

    I like her shoes! I don’t like the proportions of that dress on a grown ass woman – especially one so busty making her all that more top heavy appearing. 

  • guest2visits

    I think the color is great on her, and even the satanic pumps are working, for her anyway. But the dress is so short it really just
    makes it appear that her bust is much larger than it is, and is resting squarely on her belt. It makes the whole body look out of
    proportion.

  • ojosazules

    Her bust is too big for the dress. I keep trying to imagine where her waist really is, or if she has one. I’m sick of women over twenty wearing dresses this short. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1452430239 Roxanne Pedro

    I hate this style of dress!  She looks like she stole her daughter’s dress and crammed her giant boobs in it.  Don’t dress like your children, guys!  It’s creepy as shit.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F73LIJ3SJGI5AJQMXMWXCKILHI Pamela

    I think it’s too damned short.  Especially for attending a wedding.  And the shiny hooves are awful.