Envy. We girls have a birth-right to that feeling. Can't live with it and can't live without it. I've had my share of it and I'm happy to report that I left it back in high school. Can hardly recall a day when I've been jealous to the extent of it being unsettling since I started college.
Fast forward 10 years and Ms Pinto becomes a global sensation overnight. I'm happy for her movie being such a massive hit and all that. That's not the annoying part. The seriously annoying part is the accolades she's getting for being a 'style icon'. Elle honored her with the 'top best dressed woman' award and others followed suit.
Here's some food for thought. Any 20 something who lives in a metro and is a part of the modeling world is more than exposed to the nitty-gritties of fashion. Umpteen fashion shows, edgy designers and trendiest outfits is what you see between happy hour and dinner. If that doesn't get you an 'eye for fashion', what will? Add to that the fact that she gets to walk the red carpet for the best award shows. The likes of Chanel, Oscar De La Renta, Valentino, John Gallieano, Zac Prosen et al are dying to dress her and send her a ton of unreal stuff just to 'try out'. So what is the big deal about playing Cinderalla and picking an outfit from the sea of glitzy glamoury stuff? Or may be it is and I'm just jealous :p
I think the biggest blow to me was when she walked the ramp for Dolce & Gabbana... Dolce & Gabbana people... at the Milan fashion week. First off, Milan is sacred to me. I've had plans of going there just to bow my head and touch the land to offer my respect. And she gets to wear a rocking outfit and strutt the runway. Then she does it for Chanel again in Paris. It is K I L L I N G me.
And now George Clooney wants to go on a date with her? Is he on crack?
Anyways, to make peace with the whole thing, I'm going to lean on my designer friend Ed (Ed makes and sells the most fashionable and inexpensive stuff at the downtown farmers market under a tree) to reproduce that D &G dress for me under $30 !!!