Well, I typically find myself agreeing with Abby White on just about everything. But, not this. Clair Danes' dress was a confectionery sugar design. Pretty, esp in the longer shots, but closer up...so much more of a "meh." (And obviously, Ms. Danes needed no bra...but the dress made her look a little gaunt.) Finally, I'll admit a general bias: not a fan of pale "bride-like" colors for red carpet dresses. The dresses rarely photograph well—and even for these babes who are all extremely lovely, the bride palette tends to make them all a tad washed-out. Michelle Dockery's dress was, of the two, the clear winner. Unexpected colors (and lovely w/her hair and skin tone). Simple, but not boring. A little modern, but a little old-fashioned (the deep folds, rich color, and sweep of the skirt).
And thus, I begin and end my career as a fashion critic.
This fab comment thread is exactly why this year-long endeavor of the unflappable Ms. White is (a.) an ace idea, and (b.) going to be so fun to follow. The specifics of anyone's "totally Nashville" list are bound to be varied. And thank gawd for that. We're a city of devoted natives, longtime residents, enthusiastic newcomers — and increasingly, a blend of nationalities, accents, languages, and cultures. The best cities are never just one thing, one style, one tone, or one list.
p.s. And for the record, I think parking's a breeze in this town.
Whatever talented "group think" produced the pimped-out cabs, the helpful rails (really, every car needs one...just in case someone's tempted to stand on its roof while moving at about 25mph), and the glorious Union Jack multi-sected stage...they all deserve knighthood. Or at least a lot of hanging out with Victoria and David Beckham.
Balsamic vinegar. Overused and overpriced.
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