I know there is this prevailing sentiment that Gwen Stefani can do anything, simply because she is Gwen Stefani.

But I can’t sign off on that view. Yes, I like the hit of electric blue on her feet, and yes, Gwen Stefani looks way better in this than, say, I would, or Thomas Jane would, or Sarah Jessica Parker, or anyone in Twilight, or John Madden. But I don’t think “could be worse” is very hearty praise. Two hours ago I think that was sitting on her lawn, stuffed with freshly raked leaves. Since this is an art gala, maybe she thought she’d work that to interpretive advantage, but sadly I don’t think Death by Hay Fever is a very fulfilling message.

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