At first glance, we were all, “Hey, this is kind of grown up and interesting.” But no, darlings. It’s not. It’s kind of weird, actually.
It’s like she took a cute, girly dress … and put lingerie on over it. We don’t get it. What’s chic or pretty about a bodice that looks like it’s sliding right off you, giving the impression your boobs are too small to hold it up? What’s the point in taking a cute, girly graphic print and gothing the shit out of it like this? We’re all for juxtapositions in design, but there doesn’t seem to be much point to this one. Granted the “darkly naive” aesthetic is quite the cliche and at least this form represents a slightly different way of going about it (in other words, it’s not another “broken doll” look), but it just doesn’t look very interesting to us. In fact, it looks totally random, like two designs thrown together with no thought as to how or whether they worked with each other.
And it’s a shame, because we love the shape and the sense of dark drama on her. She tends toward fashiony or cutesy styles, but we can see her working a darker, witchier aesthetic beautifully if she wants to. It’s just that this one fails to get the job done. Whatever darkness or drama it’s offering is tempered by the overwhelming feeling of “HUNH?”
[Photo Credit: INFphoto.com, Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images, IMAXTree]