Why is this happening?
Is it because I stopped watching Glee?
This one makes me so sad.
Amber Riley is SO much cuter than this, and she looked great at the Golden Globes – in fact, she looks great USUALLY. Remember this? So can we all just look away from her giant boob bow — better, I suppose, on her boobs than her butt, a la bridesmaids of yore all over the world — and pretend this never, ever happened? Thanks. I feel better now.
On first sight, I correctly predicted this would turn out to be Marchesa. Once the go-to designer for diaphanous, girly gowns with precise and pretty detail, it’s now synonymous with Crack Explosion/Tacky Mermaid.
I also said it looks like a partridge-hunting accident. And, with regrets to the poor pear tree that once housed the accursed bird, I stand by that. Oh, Lea. You should NEVER go out dressed as Kate Middleton’s acid flashback of the first time she had to shoot fowl with the Queen. It looks like you’re wearing a bra made of death.
The purple lipstick, well, not so much. Actually, let’s dive in and discuss it all, because why stop at 100 words when you can use a thousand?
[Photos: WENN and Splash]
I suppose I can’t quibble too much with how unlike herself Dianna looks, since the cover basically says this issue is an homage to the sixties.
It is still sort of strange to pick a cover subject and then render them unrecognizable to anyone taking a passing glance at the newsstand, but at least ’60s-Dianna looks like Twiggy, which would probably work to make most people do a double-take and then be like, “Oh, it’s the girl from Glee,” and then somehow during that person’s 20-minute internal monologue about whether any of the changes they make to Glee each season ever actually improve it, that person may find that he or she has — in a fugue state — purchased the issue (or shoplifted it, I suppose, but we don’t condone thievery unless it’s of our hearts, ahem, Pacey). The outfit too seems like an appropriately 2011 spin on the ’60s — which is to say, the ’60s by way of the ’80s and the Ice Capades. And finally, I have to give props to Nylon for “Makeup to wake up in,” because even though none of us are supposed to go to bed with full face on, I think we can all admit we’ve done that more than thrice, and possibly always. So at least they’re catering to what a girl really needs, which is almost always “six glasses of water and a coma,” rather than “ten minutes in front of the bathroom mirror taking a blurry swipe at her makeup with some Ponds.”
So in sum: I didn’t think I liked this at first, but now I’m wondering if it’s actually thematically effective. As a random cover? Crazy. As the cover of their I Love The ’60s issue? Maybe actually kind of okay.
And the only thing that could logically follow that kind of a milquetoast endorsement is a poll.