We had a good laugh in the Fashionista office a few weeks ago, when The New York Times declared chipped nails to be trendy, and we were like, "Well shit, then we've been fashionable since fifth grade!" Now Vogue UK wants to get into the messy makeup act, too, giving us instructions on "how to do Stam's 'starlet - post tearful tantrum' look" as illustrated at left. For the record, we've never seen or heard Jessica Stam throw a tantrum, but she looks awfully convincing as a girl seething glitter at left. Vogue UK is awfully stoked to smear their makeup this summer, and it's leading us to think there might be a general and very silly trend going forward: Has fashion become so accessible that in order to truly seem "in," you have to violate it in the most against-your-instinct ways? Like never washing / brushing your hair, chipping your nails, smearing your eyes... really? It's an interesting trend to discuss, and an interesting theory to volley, but we won't examine it too much because frankly, our specialty is looking low maintenance. If being messy right now means being fashionable, then we might finally have a shot at that Vogue Best Dressed List... cough, Alexandra Kotur, cough!
We had a good laugh in the Fashionista office a few weeks ago, when The New York Times declared chipped nails to be trendy, and we were like, "Well s