Miley Cyrus in Calvin Klein at the 2013 Jingle Ball

Posted on December 09, 2013

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?

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: Nancy Rivera/ACE/INFphoto.com, style.com]

    • MarinaCat

      Um, is this thing on?

      • ‘Becca’lise Deveaux

        I know, where is everybody?

        • marlie

          Yesterday? Stuck in Baltimore/on my way back to Philly for a seminar that ended up getting cancelled.

    • http://weirdinedgewise.blogspot.com ONEWEIRDWORD

      Hellooo, Marina & Deveaux! She looks great. And damn, she’s fit.

    • demidaemon

      This is so weird and empty. I mean, this is a Miley Cyrus post? Where is the vitriol? Where is the anger? Where is the “get off my front lawn?” WHERE ARE THE BKS? SOMEBODY RESCUE THEM!

      • formerlyAnon

        Heh. You missed it. There were many comments, though little vitriol, and now they are gone.

    • heuristicvalue

      Lop that head off and she looks great.

    • jif

      It’s not just you. That’s some heinous make-up right there.

    • Jacob Bowen

      What is with her eyelashes?!?!? TRAGIC.

      • fursa_saida

        Honestly, aside from maybe Twiggy herself, I have never seen a look where I liked major mascara on the lower lashes. It freaks me out every time.

    • Constanza Álvarez Espinoza

      The makeup and the lenght if the dress are aweful. The rest is fine.

      • marlie

        So, just the hair and shoes? ;)

    • marlie

      Her makeup always looks heavy-handed. The dress… I’m shocked that it’s Calvin Klein. I don’t particularly like it, but… it’s fine.

    • Shawn EH

      I just love that no matter what she’s wearing, she still reverts to that Disney-fied smile-and-pose shuffle from time to time.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      It’s crap DIY makeup. I wish her handlers would let her go away for awhile. I’ve never seen anyone use up their fifteen minutes so quickly.