f you follow celeb gossip, I’m sure you heard that Paris Hilton
disgusted people when she made homophobic slurs last week in a cab which were secretly recorded
by the driver and then sold to RadarOnline. You make the call, but I think it’s pretty safe to say that the only people hated more in the US
this week than Paris Hilton
are the NFL
Why am I mentioning Ms. Hilton? I actually used to like her and found her amusing after Paris and Nicole Richie caught my attention in the ‘Simple Life.‘ However, let’s look at how much has changed between the two in the past five years. Nicole has not only positively flipped her life and image; she’s become quite a successful business woman as well. Nicole Richie just launched her new line for Impulse at Macy’s which I’m wearing in this post. While we’re examining this peacock patterned dress in Nicole’s new Impulse line, let’s go through a brief synopsis of what she is doing right and Paris is doing ALL wrong (in my opinion)…
Sheer Honesty Beyond the Dress~ Nicole not only admitted she had problems with drugs and that she’s been too thin in the past; she has so far proven to take her new life as a mom and wife seriously. Paris constantly denies allegations of drug use.
Cut-Out the…~ While Nicole surrounded herself with her family and fashion designers to help create her clothing lines a few years ago, Paris continues to hang out with DJ’s, club promoters and now is dating a 21-year-old model she met during NYFW. (P.S. ~ Cut-Out dresses are hot for fall and I like this one because lace is more comfortable than a bare-skin cut-out)
Angel Wings & Golden Rules ~ I’ve never met Nicole Richie, but she comes off as friendly and still pretty normal by celebrity standards despite her wild-child past. Paris seems out of touch with reality treating people like they are below her. (Sidenote ~ If you’re a Nicole Richie fan, don’t these dangly earrings remind you of her angel wing tattoos?)
Watch Your Back ~ You would think Paris would have learned to be careful about her actions being caught on camera after her boyfriend nearly a decade ago released that infamous tape. She should have never made such offensive statements, especially in a cab (which often have cameras inside them).
And Now, Nicole’s New Line ~ I checked out Nicole’s entire collection the day it hit Macy’s. She stays true to her style with many flowy bohemian dresses and faux leather details with a very reasonable price point. This dress was under $70 and while it’s not the highest quality, I loved the zipper detail in the back, the sheer sleeves which conceal my pale arms, the unique peacock pattern and especially the cut-out detail that’s on both the front and back.
(Style Tip~ Always make sure cutouts, patterns and sequins go around the entire dress, because it looks higher quality than dresses that only have the details on the front.)
DETAILS by Dale