Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Best Dressed or Best Use of the Safety Net?

Recently, "America's Sweetheart," a.k.a. Jennifer Aniston, was dubbed the "Best Dressed Woman of 2006," according to People Magazine. While Ms. Aniston clearly can coordinate classic, solid pieces, one wonders if her style is worthy of the title.

To me, "Best Dressed" goes far beyond the safe bet. It's about taking fashion risks, and succeeding at those risks. It's rather hard to mess up an ensemble of designer jeans and a white cotton oxford, or a khaki skirt and a black jacket, with standard-issue black heels.

Don't get me wrong---I think she's one classy gal, and her style translates well to middle-America. But is she a fashion icon? Is her style memorable?

And seriously---

If she shows up at one more premiere, award ceremony or party in a black dress, I think I'll die of boredom...