Does anyone watch Dancing With the Stars? Big fan over here. But big confusion over last night’s Pretty Woman routine by Nicole Scherzinger. You know, the Pussy Cat who dances with Derek. She’s attractive, right? (So’s he by the way, meow). Well though her dancing may have attracted high scores from the judges, I could hardly watch because there was something so very unpretty woman about her. The hair, the make-up and the dress -- the matronly, dated, too much fabric, big-broad-back baring red dress. Ick. All of it scored zeros for me. Hair and make-up aside, the dress simply needed to be much sexier, more modern and actually pretty! Red is a difficult color in evening wear I admit; but Valentino is one designer who never, ever gets it wrong. He should come out of retirement just for red. He would have nailed Nicole’s costume. Instead, it threw me off my DWTS axis, and I was forced to immediately channel some Valentino chi with this beauty by the maker himself. (Valentino Fall 09)
LC Shop-It Reco: If this featured dress wasn’t two seasons past, I’d be in it. But I like this shorter stretch-jersey drape number too. Feels like it needs a cocktail and some Latin dance music. Derek?