GG Worst Follow-Through: Zooey Deschanel
Okay. So I’m Zooey D. My show’s off the ground, I’m starting to get some blowback about how over the top the cute-geek thing is, and maybe, truth be told, I’m starting to get a little exhausted of it myself.
So good. The Globes is a relatively low-pressure time to transition into something else. And I think Deschanel had most things pretty right, in theory. Choose something unusual that is also not going to be the look that launched a thousand prom dresses (unlike her Emmy 2011 look) but that still lets her be her.
To me, as I said on the liveblog, it was a 9-over-3. Someone who’s good with math can tell me what that means, but basically, I was a big fan of everything from head-to-waist. Even the alleged wig. If you can’t bust out extra super volume on GG night, when can you?
But that skirt isn’t just boring, it seems last-minute. Maybe something else was supposed to happen and didn’t? I don’t know. Not a fan.
Then again, it looks like a woman’s dress. Not a girl’s. Overall, this is what she should be doing. Do a slow transition from wacky New Girl to a style that doesn’t automatically evoke every indie movie ever, especially now that she’s getting older.
But as a caveat to this – she needs to stop posing with the head tilt. She’s damn cute enough to pull off whatever she needs to staring straight on. No more head tilt – and start planning earlier meetings with your seamstress. Love, Duana .
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