An Open Letter to Mariah Carey: Style Guides = Good

Dear Mariah Carey:

We think you're insanely, mind-bogglingly talented and beautiful, mmkay? But girlfriend, you are 39 years old and the "18 year old pornstar-Barbie-ingénue" look is not so appropriate anymore, even if you are married to a man nearly a decade your junior. Your new video for "Up Out My Face (feat. Nicki Minaj)" was the last straw for us. You likely have umpteen stylists working on you, so we'd love to give them all copies of Kendall Farr's Style Evolution: How to Create Ageless Personal Style in Your 40s and Beyond ($15). Maybe it's not geared towards pop chanteuses, but at least we could start working in the right direction, i.e. clothes in your actual size that make you look like the classy, talented diva you are.

Of course, there's also always the classic Timm Gunn's Guide to Style ($13), but you're so rich you can probably afford a one-on-one personal consult with the darling, dashing Project Runway mentor. Heck, he might even do it for free.




Posted on 01.28.10 at 11:34 AM

Ha! I'd sign that letter. Her whole look is very dated, inappropriate, and reeks of desperation.


Posted on 01.28.10 at 12:18 PM

Wow. This is really a horrible display of how women tear each other down. Good job making yourselves look like shallow jerks!


Posted on 01.28.10 at 12:31 PM

Hey Heather - it wasn't our intention to tear Ms. Carey down; rather, we think she's not letting her absolutely amazing voice and stunning natural beauty speak for itself and is trying too hard to emulate the likes of Britney et al with hypersexualized performances & attire. When she just lets herself shine, it's phenomenal - and we have been huge Mariah fans from her debut, so we really, really wanna see her be the classy dame we know she is and produce great music!


Posted on 01.28.10 at 2:48 PM

Amen! Mariah is beautiful and an unbelievable talent. But the stripper chic she has been going for lately is really awful. Her over-the-top cleavage at the Golden Globes was offensive. Sign my name on this letter too, please!


Posted on 01.28.10 at 2:54 PM

agreed. and that video looks like a target commercial.


Posted on 01.29.10 at 2:35 PM

yes. thank you. seriously.

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