Of course, I soon realised that the review was written by the Fug Girls. Now usually, they're opinions are similar to mine, except more extreme (a lot more extreme. Lol) - but as I was reading, I didn't find myself thinking Oh this is harsh...but true (like usual). Instead I was just thinking, oh this is just unnecessarily mean. Obviously, there will be others out there (non-Hills fans of course) who will agree whole-heartedly with the Fug Girls. But I , for one, and not one of those others. Here are some 'highlights' of the review:
Also absent from the venue was anyone recognizable from Lauren’s former place of employment (er, “employment”), Teen Vogue, any celebrities willing to admit they totally love The Hills, or any decent fashion. We don’t say that with (much) glee. We went into the show completely prepared to like it, to be embarrassed by liking it, and to spend the rest of the week being defensive about liking it. This did not happen.
...we got paper-thin leggings with lazy and plain triangle shirts, cheap-looking fabric more befitting a Target line than anything you’d pay boutique prices for, and a terrible color palette that would give Michael Kors an aneurysm.
We understand the desire to strike while the iron of her celebrity is hot, but, overall, the effort felt very young, in the sense that Lauren probably needs a few more years of design school before she’s ready to take on anything this ambitious.
Photos do the line more favors than an up-close look — hardly anything was properly fitted, many of the dresses bunched in the back, and one model’s boobs were totally squeezing out of the top of her dress.
So despite all that dramatic potential, in the end, we found ourselves aching for Spencer and Heidi to storm the fortress and cause some real shenanigans.
All from Lauren's Spring 08 collection.
[photos courtesy of origin.mercurynews.com and laurenconrad.seenon.com]