Y’know… not that she’s lacking for recognition in many other areas of her life, but Madonna doesn’t get enough credit for perfecting this technique and turning it into a pop starlet standard for over a generation:
Miley Cyrus attends the 2013 Jingle Ball in New York City in Calvin Klein.
Calvin Klein Resort 2014 Collection
The “cleans up well” look. Madge knew that the public at large was only going to take so much boundary-pushing from a young lady and opted early on in her career to make a point now and then of showing up somewhere looking (her version of) polished and conventionally glamorous so that people remembered that there was more to her than masturbating onstage in a wedding gown or some such. And from Samantha Fox to Xtina to Lady Gaga, it’s been a trick practically every bad girl pop star has put in her arsenal ever since. You’ve got to put out a little sugar every now and then to counteract all the spice, public image-wise. So here’s Miley, once again adopting a strategy created by her betters.
Oooooh, that was bitchy. She looks great. It’s crazy that she’s dressed like this in December in New York, but she seems to be mostly allergic to fabric lately, so we should consider this a win and not nitpick too much.
Is it us, or is that some crap DIY makeup?
Amy Adams Style Double Shot Next Post:
Naya Rivera in Donna Karan at the 2013 Trevor Project Benefit