I am super happy for parents-to-be Chrissy Teigen and John Legend. Because they leaked it in advance, I DVR’d the episode of The Fab Life where she and Tyra talked about IVF and fertility struggles (a discussion that appeared to be pretty spontaneous, and interestingly, Chrissy would’ve shot it while secretly knowing it had worked, which must have been weird), and it was actually quite good and moving and sympathetic. As someone who’s gone through IVF and isn’t shy about saying so, it was nice to hear celebrities talk so frankly about the emotions and the shots and the technical stuff that’s involved, because it does feel like there’s a stigma attached to having trouble with this stuff. I mean, I was once told that my own fertility problems were clearly natural selection trying to eliminate my gene pool, and that I was violating the laws of nature by trying to procreate using medical science. (I encourage that person to spend five minutes with my marvelous twins and then tell me the universe didn’t want them to exist. Impossible.) Having people with that platform be so frank about the experience was refreshing; the more comfortable women feel in sharing this stuff, the less we all may beat ourselves up for experiencing the same, and the more we can help each other. It also did inspire me to redouble my efforts to resist pregnancy speculation. When we do that, it’s genuinely out of excitement — babies are cute! — but obviously you never know what a person is going through, or why. Once I had to go to Fashion Week when I was still bloated from an unsuccessful attempt, and I really felt like I looked like I was hiding a pregnancy, and it made me so self-conscious. So. In sum: always trying to be better, cheers to everyone going through fertility issues, double-cheers to Chrissy Teigen for her success and impending bundle of Legend, and now let’s talk about clothes.
This reminds me of Rosamund Pike’s Vera Wang maxi-pad-on-strings from the Oscars, except the bodice is better-fitted. I am not hot for anything involving the zipper, though. Perhaps if it fastened in the back instead, that would be enough? Exposed zippers, to put it elegantly, really harsh my buzz. With fashion, I don’t usually want to be distracted by the details of construction, and how it all works. Just transport me instead.