Even when Mimi steps just a little bit outside her comfort zone – like, by wearing a floaty, brightly colored print to an Oscars party…
Girlfriend still has to go and Mimi it all up.
This – or rather, these – tend to make a perfect illustration of the problems a diva can run into when her divahood is locked into a tightly cinched and pushed-up, extensions-and-pancake-makeup kind of aesthetic.
It just can’t ever look … fresh. It’s the same thing with Christina Aguilera, who found herself locked into a very aging aesthetic. And Miss Britney is going to run into the exact same problem in about ten or fifteen years.
Honestly, we tend to get a kick out of Mimi’s schtick more often than not. Most of the time, we’d consider her style choices a bit beyond critique, since they border on costume or stagewear for her.
But she picked herself what could have been a pretty great dress. If she had people around her willing to give it to her straight (not to mention an unlikely willingness to listen to them), she might’ve been talked into a less tortured fit in the bust and perhaps a freshening up of her hair and makeup game.
Sometimes her drag works for her. This wasn’t one of those times.
Philipp Plein Gown from the Spring 2017 Collection
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