Over the past few days, I've been thinking a lot about fashion. For one thing, I've spent a lot more time than usual with my aunt, who has a bit of dementia. One of the phrases she keeps repeating is, "I was always into fashion, you know." When you couple that with adjusting a description of a character's clothing in Book Two of the Based on a Dream series, design has been on my mind.
So, coming across pictures of celebs in their 2012 Billboard Music Awards ensembles had me more intrigued than I usually am. I thought I'd share a few of my thoughts.
Miley Cyrus: All I'll say is this: I think I've been inspired to create a world where the inhabitants are very uptight because every step in their traditional clothing comes with an element of rear-baring risk. (I jest, but there is a certain other-worldly quality to this outfit, no?)
Carrie Underwood: I looove this dress! I bit prommy, I suppose. Still, the skirt part goes to the extreme. I tend to like "extreme."
Sky Blu (LMFAO): Guy ... I'm doing something with that red outfit of yours. Might not keep it red, but I think I have a place for a modified version of it in Book Two.
Usher: I think you should have offered Sky Blu of LMFAO your sky-blue suit first. Just sayin'. Still, it looks great on you. Might have chosen a different shirt to go with it, though.
Natasha Bedingfield: Her powder-blue, flowy dress has an alien quality to it. Beautiful! Looks a bit uncomfortable to wear, though. I'm thinking Chloe/Star might have use for something similar in Book Three.
Kris Kristofferson: Dude, I thought you were dead. Honestly. And I have put you on this list simply because I'm glad to see you are not. Not only that, but your style of dress is looking a bit youthful in its own carefree way. Not sure if the shoes are a detractor or not, though. I'm trying to imagine Treehugger character Tarthimum (another old guy) in something similar. Yeah ... no. I don't think he'd go for it.)
Jordin Sparks: Congratulations, Jordin! Wow, you have lost a lot of weight. And your dress is stunning. Forget about any of the Based on a Dream characters stealing her look -- wish I could wear that!
Kerli: Well. If this outfit doesn't inspire thinking outside the box, what does? I am in love with the periwinkle-ish hair color, though. It has possibilities.
What are your thoughts on the evening's attire?