Vivienne Westwood, flame-haired fashion designer, has had a quick pop at Kate Middleton, Duchess, high-street shopper, this week, for having “a problem” with makeup.
“I think she’s got a problem with eye make-up,” said Westwood. “The sharp line around her eyes make her look hard. Either she should be smudgy or wear none.”
Westwood also thinks The Duchess of Cambridge is “ordinary”, and should take steps to be “extraordinary,” a bit like Dame Viv herself, presumably.
‘It seems to me, that her image is “ordinary woman”. Therefore, High Street shopper. And I just think that she should be an extraordinary woman, wherever she gets her clothes from.”
Oh, come on, Viv! Since when was “high street shopper” an insult? It’s where most women shop, after all: we can’t all afford Westwood (Although, we must admit, we’d like to: she is one of our own fashion icons.). And some would argue that it’s her very “ordinariness” which forms a large part of the Duchess of Cambridge’s appeal: we like the fact that she shops in the same places as us, and wears her clothes more than once before discarding them. Maybe we also like the fact that she does her own makeup, and continues with the lower-eyelid line, regardless of what people say about it?
Kate Middleton, of course, isn’t about to lower herself by responding to such barbs, but if she did have something to say on the subject of People Who Apply Makeup Badly, we’d imagine her response might possibly include the words “pot”, “kettle” and “black”.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Kate Middleton criticised for her habit of applying liner to her lower lids, though: does Viv have a point, do you think, or is Kate fine the way she is?
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