Can we just take a moment to say? WE LOVE YOU, COUNTRY BARBIE. Sorry for the gushing, but it occurred to us this morning that a Miss Carrie post the first thing in the morning after a country music awards ceremony is one of our longest-standing traditions as red carpet bloggers. And since there are country music awards ceremonies roughly every three weeks or so, those posts and opinions tend to pile up and the next thing you know, it seems more like visiting an old friend rather than commenting on another frock.
Which doesn’t mean we won’t be commenting on her frock, of course.
Maybe our kind, warm feelings are extending into our fashion critique, but aside from a few parts we’d like to see changed, this is pretty okay. We’re old school in our country music red carpet needs. We want boldness in shape, colors and textiles. We want beading. We want loudness and a bit of honky-tonk glamour. While there isn’t a lot here that says “country” in the traditional sense, it doesn’t particularly matter. It’s got that borderline tacky retro-glam quality that feels right at home here.
Our edits? Well, we don’t love a blonde white lady in yellow most of the time. We’d have loved to have seen this in something that pops a little more on her, even a pink if she wanted to really Country-Barbie this mother up. And we have also never loved a tulip hem, although we’ll admit it’s well integrated into the design.
No, it’s not chic. It’s right.
Nicolas Jebran Embroidered Dress from the Spring 2018 Collection
Marli Diamond Earrings and Rings
Jimmy Choo Shoes
Styled by Marina Toybina
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages, nicolasjebran.com]