I start by apologizing to my international audience, since they might not understand the hidden innuendos in this post. Let me sum up the situation briefly. Here in Malta, we believe that the world revolves around one event, namely the Eurovision Song Contest. We spend millions on organising a local selection festival, choose a horrible song, we buy phones, laptops, cars and other fancy things for the singer, and we then watch our entry fail to make the final. It's like a ritual. Something I like to call a 'career suicide'.
Anyway. Whereas I can't call myself a Eurovision fan, I still watch it for two reasons: most of the singers make me feel better about my limited singing skills and most of the outfits look utterly horrible. Yet, this year, all the odds showed that the latter wouldn't happen. Everyone was looking so looking forward to a show lacking fashion disasters.
On my part, I was surprised to see a singer looking like the villian from Little Mermaid (take a guess..), half of the singers looking like Nasa recruits and the presenter sporting a clumsily oversized sequin jumpsuit and the infamous pink gloves.
From what I've gathered today - in between Vileda jokes and comments about spastic refrains - the outfit was inspired by the Runway look on the right side of the above photo.
Does it work on the runway? YES. Does it work on Elaine? NO! Why? Well, to start with, sequins are all over the place already so maybe sticking to one statement piece would have been enough. Secondly, and more importantly in my opinion, Elaine can't pull off statements like these. The look might have worked on someone else, granted, but not on Elaine. I have nothing against fashion-forward statement outfits - I guess you all know my style by now and you know I'm quite a risk taker - but trying too hard is just as bad as sticking to plain, boring convention.
Can you imagine Taylor Swift in a meat dress? No. Why? You know why.
Since as I said, I have nothing against wearing pink gloves or getting inspired by the runway, I made three sets that style pink gloves in a more 'wearable' fashion. I hope you like them.
|Pink Gloves Go Girly|
|Pink Gloves Go Sparkly|
|Pink Gloves Go Statement|