|Tori Spelling “Bracelet” from HSN.|
Witness this incredible atrocity that HSN is passing off as jewelry under the moniker of Tori Spelling. Even more frightening, this piece is now a customer pick on HSN. WTF is Tori doing allegedly designing jewelry any way? The words “questionable taste” come to mind. The above bracelet is from Tori’s HSN (Home Shopping Network) collection and retails for…wait for it, a whooping $59.95. No offense Tori , but that ain’t right.
In addition to Tori’s designs, there are more Medusa worthy items on HSN. I still cringe when I think of the Mariah Carey jewelry and accessories collection. It makes me want to scream for Chanel to return from the dead. Chanel intimated that true luxury had to do with being fashionably tasteful. “I love luxury, ” she said. ” And luxury lies not in richness and ornateness but in the absence of vulgarity. Vulgarity is the ugliest word in our language. I stay in the game to fight it.” Where is Chanel when we need her? Vulgarity is everywhere.
|Mariah Carey’s Chain Quilted Boots from HSN retail for approximately $150.00 US.|
From the Kardashian’s clothing line (Tim Gunn has called it vulgar) to Jessica Simpson bags and shoes, every season more and more horrific, celebrity labeled fashion items appear and flood the market. Just because we like an actor or actress, or singer, does that mean we need jeans with their moniker on the arse? Here’s a little inventory of the celebs trying to play fashion designer: Lauren Conrad, Jessica Simpson, Elizabeth Hurley, Reba McIntyre, J Lo, Kate Moss, Inman, Heidi Klum, The Olsen twins, Miley Cyrus, 50 Cent, P. Diddy (aka Puff Daddy) , Madonna, Victoria Beckham, Gwen Stefani, Beyonce, Joan Rivers, The Trumps and Fergie. It’s dizzying. Consumers, take a breath and step back from the celebrity labels. There are plenty of great designers who are trained to design clothing and accessories. Isn’t that what luxury is about, garments that are tasteful, well cut and well made? Not this current crop of cheaply made goods, marked up to pay the celebrity a licensing fee. Celebrity fashion has become the epitome of the high cost of cheap.
Readers, are you as over these celebrity labels as I am?