Don’t rate it then slate it

My new style crush is Karen Gillan. Not only because she’s in one of my favourite ever programmes (yes, I’m a geek), but because she’s super stylish without looking try-hard. Since she came on the scene less than a year ago she’s been gracing our fashion magazines wearing couture this and designer that, barely putting a foot wrong.

Look magazine seemed to agree with me, as after her latest outing to the Cartier Polo event last week they dedicated a whole page to her fabulous ensemble. Wearing a Vivienne Westwood Gold Label shirt dress, on-trend clogs and a A/W 2010 must-have briefcase bag, they praised her for putting a ‘sexy stamp on a frock that’s normally more boardroom than bang-on glam.’

Why oh why then did she appear, in the very same outfit, in Heat magazine’s ‘what were you thinking’ pages? They slated her for wearing her ‘grandad’s shirt’ and put her alongside pics of WWYT regulars like Michelle Heaton, those girls from Corrie and Vanessa Feltz! This really, really gets on my tits. How can one magazine totally rate and outfit and the other totally slate it?

No wonder we’re a nation of try-hard fashionistas because we don’t know what’s hot and what’s not. On one hand you’re praised for your individuality and unique style, while on the other you’re trashed for looking like a nutter. I’ve noticed this so many times, magazines having completely opposite opinions on things, and it’s starting to make me mad. We all know that yellow lycra, sparkles and orange tans are a no-go, but why can’t the people that are preeching to us about what we should be wearing make up their minds?!

My advice – ignore it all and go with what you like. (As long as you don’t take Michelle Heaton as inspiration.)



  1. Ruth
    July 30, 2010 / 10:18 am

    Oh you are SO RIGHT! I subscribe to Grazia and some weeks they all 'like, totally heart' what the celeb is wearing, and it looks awful! Each mag obviously just has it's 'hot' celebs and judges their outfits accordingly. All I can say is… if a daily wardrobe of jeans, t-shirt and converse were 'in' I'd be the most ontrend chick in town!

  2. Annabella Freeman
    July 30, 2010 / 11:46 am

    Here here Ruth! I'm just as 'trendy' as you! Heat, Closer etc. always seem to slate anyone with individual style but then big up people like Cheryl Cole Tweedy what's her name. Eww!

  3. Fashion Limbo
    July 30, 2010 / 3:27 pm

    I guess that, after all, fashion is subjective, some styles appeal to some, others don't. But yes, the way some magazines do their "hit or miss" sections are mostly random and mostly to do with what celebrity they like and who is trendy to be unkind to.I never, ever have found said sections informative or interesting. Trashy journalism really 🙂

  4. LondonGirl
    August 1, 2010 / 10:21 pm

    Exactly ladies, I've learnt to basically just ignore them and like what I like x

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