Rachel Roy wears pyjamas on the red carpet, has trouble styling black sandals

She wouldn’t be allowed to shop in Tesco like this, but luckily for Rachel Roy, there were no such pesky rules in effect at the One Day premiere this week, so she was able to rock up in her PJs without fear of being thrown out. Well, we guess it would’ve saved her a bit of time when she was getting ready for bed, hmm?

And WHY is a respected fashion designer wearing sleepwear to a premiere, we hear you ask? Oh, it’s the old “taking risks!” shtick:

“I have an eleven-year-old and I like to show her that it’s OK to take fashion risks and to have fun and tell a story with fashion,” says Rachel.¬†“I also believe in balance. It was hard for me to find something to go with these shoes where I didn’t feel too dressed up and too done. So I thought, this is how I can wear these shoes by Mr. Blahnik!”

¬†Sounds a bit like Rachel swallowed the “How To Talk Like a Fashion Victim” manual whole here, with all of the “risks” and “fun” and “telling a story” stuff. She’s just missing an “edgy” and an “unexpected”, and she’d be sounding just like a fashion editorial. She didn’t dress like this as a joke, folks: it’s SO SERIOUS, and all about balance and risk-taking and stuff. This must make the people who walk around supermarkets in their dressing gowns feel much better!

What do you think of Rachel’s attempt to take risks with fashion and avoid the pitfalls of looking “too dressed up”? Fun? Edgy? Wackyzanykerrazy? Are these black sandals really so tough to style that only PJs will do? Is the Huffington Post correct in assuming that everyone else on the red carpet “must have been secretly jealous?” Tell us!

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5 Comments

  • August 9, 2011

    ioana

    =)))) she looks ridiculous

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  • August 10, 2011

    Francoise

    No, no, no, no, and no. I sincerely hope the poor daughter doesn’t take her fashion lessons from her mother! The funny thing is that she takes it so seriously, talking about “balance” and “taking fashion risks” – when my first thought was “this must be her idea of a joke…”

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    • August 10, 2011

      The Fashion Police

      It’s weird: I find that a lot of the people who like to talk about “having fun with fashion” do seem to take it much more seriously than the people who just wear what they like, and don’t worry about having to be seen to be super-creative risk-takers. I always think it must be exhausting to get up every day and think, “I better not just wear what I like today: I have to be unexpected and edgy!”

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  • August 10, 2011

    Alicendre

    … I’m not sure there’s such a thing as being “too dressed up” for a premiere.

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  • August 10, 2011

    Lili @ Relatable Style

    Uhm. If that was meant as a joke, I’m all for it. Lightheartedness is good. But you say she’s serious about this. And she indeed sounds like she ate the whole September issue of Vogue in one helping. In this case: DUDE. NO!!!!

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