Brian Wilson offends me for many reasons. The whole Thailand thing is the primary one. But his latest crime is against fashion (not to mention, well, our eyes).
We all know you can’t stick Dolce and Gabbana suits or Marchesa dresses on everyone and tell them to strut down the red carpet. You have to consider the kind of event and the personal style of the celebrity. That makes sense. An eccentric closer at the ESPYs? He’s going to wear something fun and different. Maybe fashion forward.
Actually, he wore this.
Top Fashion Offenses In The World
- Eyeblack as a fan
- Ripped tights with short shorts
- Sneakers without laces
- Tracksuits for anything other than exercising. Even while exercising, they should be avoided whenever possible
- Jumpsuits (yes, J. Lo. Even you.)
- Wearing a costume as fashion
Lady Gaga is my prime example of that last one. Love her or hate her, her outfits are costumes, not fashion and I hate it when people confuse those two. Brian’s is also a costume. And I think that is the surest sign of trying too hard. I mean, doesn’t Wilson take the term “trying too hard” to a whole new level?
The line is, of course, “if he’s doing well on the field, he can do whatever he wants”, but I don’t think that’s true. The Fashion Police can still come after him, right? Not to mention he’s been iffy on the field lately. And if he embarrasses the organization that’s not okay either.
Moving on to… reality TV! The first episode of The Franchise aired last night, but since I am blissfully living in an age long ago when people didn’t have cable TV, I didn’t see it. There are conflicting accounts, some saying it was pull-eyes-out-with-forks boring, some that it was leisurely paced but good. I am going to try and acquaint myself with illegal streaming sites and check it out. In the meantime, if anyone has a (no-spam, people) link, do let me know. I did see some stills and it looks pretty, if nothing else. And non-obtrusive. I’m obviously not in the situation, but it seems they’ve been fairly low profile and it’s airing at a pretty low-action part of the season and wrapping up before things get really heated. I do wonder if they’ll do it again next year and if so a) who? and b) can they choose a better name?
Real Live Baseball That Matters is starting back up in- where else?- San Diego tonight and I have the butterflies stomach. Absence makes the heart grow fonder (is that even possible in this case?) and this feels like the deep breath before the plunge.
Okay, done quoting. I’m going to go print out my badge. Have a lovely late afternoon.