Pop Style Opinionfest: Children on the Red Carpet

Posted on September 07, 2018

Kittens, we opted to put on our smarty pants and get all professorial on your asses this week. But in a bitchy, bickery, totally T Lo way once again.

Lorenzo kicks things off with another gush for his latest semi-obsession, the Norwegian mystery series Borderliner, starring the entirely-too-delicious Tobias Santelmann. We also wind up talking a bit about how entirely too delicious Tobias Santelmann is, as you might have guessed.

Then, Tom takes us on a little tour of costume design analysis, lightly explaining some of the thinking behind things like our Sharp Objects posts and why costume designers like Outlander’s Terry Dresbach or Mad Men’s Janie Bryant appreciate these kinds of deep dives.

But all of that’s just conversational foreplay before our main discussion, which is a topic that comes up regularly in our professional lives and one that we’ve found inspires strong opinions in most people: How child stars should be dressed and presented for glitzy public appearances like premieres and awards shows.

We trace the history of child star fashion, from Judy Garland and Shirley Temple, to Tatum O’Neill and Jodie Foster, to Brooke Shields and the Facts of Life girls to Melissa Joan Hart, Hillary Duff, Miley Cyrus and that last gasp of relatively normal child star dress, right up to the present, as stars like Kiernan Shipka, Milly Bobbie Brown, and Storm Reid define a much more iconic, high-fashion approach to their promotional style.





Whew! That sounds heavy, but we promise we keep it light – including spilling a little tea on the former child star who misinterpreted our red carpet commentary and pretty much called us pedophiles! And if THAT doesn’t get you to listen, we don’t know what will, darlings.

As always, thank you for your support, your time, and lending us your ears, darlings.
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