Chiara Ferragni at the “Habemus Papam” Premiere at Cannes
May 15, 2011 § 2 Comments
I’m posting this one not because she’s a celeb or because I love the dress — but because her blog was the one I started reading when I realized that a life in fashion is possible by any means one may desire. Chiara’s gotten pretty famous in certain circles by now — and not to be the critical betch that I am, I see her style as going more downhill since then. She uses designer pieces as a crutch now. Where it used to be a pair of YSL’s paired with cheap clothing and making it work in a way that seems approachable, she’ll done complete couture looks that look straight off the runway (that’s a criticism). For a blogger in her shoes — a huge, international following — fashion creativity is your niche. You have to pick unusual pieces and make them work in a “I’m not famous, I’m just stylish” way. Half the time that I am drawn to something wild, I think about whether it’s something you can only pull off without criticism if you’re famous. I always buy this crazy things because that’s my style. Ferragni has stopped buying these pieces, opting for simpler looks that are a bit of a disappointment to her true following.
That said, she looked gorgeous at Cannes. This is a pretty Ferretti dress, although she’s playing it super safe (as I mentioned before, is becoming her thing). The pale pink is pretty on her but there are so many more interesting pieces from any Ferretti collection. This is completely beautiful yet completely forgettable.