November 28, 2007

now that your wallet is all lit up.

while indulging in a monthly ritual of immersing myself in a plethora of magazines, i was flabbergasted (i swear it's the most appropriate word for this) by seventeen's biggest style stars of the year.
first of all, i just need to say: lil mama!? pink? AVRIL LAVIGNE!? they all have a style all of their own, but personally i would not consider them 'style stars'. here is the list so you can vent (or not) along with me:

17 - fergie
16 - beyoncé
15 - hayden panettiere
14 - avril lavigne
13 - aly & aj
12 - jordin sparks
11 - mary-kate and ashley olsen
10 - emma roberts
9 - jessica alba
8 - hilary duff
7 - pink
6 - lil mama
5 - vanessa hudgens
4 - amanda bynes
3 - lauren conrad
2 - ashlee simpson
1 - rihanna

maybe i am being a bit too harsh. rihanna's outfits aren't as offensive as lil mama's, and they aren't as predictable and cookie cutter as aly & aj's. but still, biggest style star of the year? i didn't expect chloë sevigny, cory kennedy, diane kruger, ashley olsen, peaches geldof, or any of those ladies to score the top spot (or even make the list for that matter), i'm not that naive. it is possible that i'm misinterpreting the list. it's a hollywood style list, not a fashion list. i realize seventeen tried to incorporate many different styles (hilary duff, lil mama, jordin sparks, fergie)but i was not impressed. but what else could i have expected from a teen magazine? to sum it up, nice try seventeen, but if you really want to have a diverse countdown, peek outside of the coffee bean and tea leaf.

rocking one louboutin
on another note, they have an interesting page about reader's choices.
apparently, three quarters of readers prefer minidresses over maxis, sixty-five percent prefer aviators over huge sunnies and clutches over totes. cutest couple is vanessa hudgens & zac efron*, and hottest hottie is pete wentz*. best makeover? reese witherspoon. i can't argue with that. best makeunder goes to ashley tisdale, and l.a.m.b. is voted the best clothing line. i can now say that i am definitely not a typical seventeen reader, although there wasn't ever any doubt about that.

ps christmas is in 27 sleeps!
*i'm not even going to say anything about that.


Heather said...

I understand how you feel... I stopped reading "style" magazines and the like because I'm sick of the epitome of fashion being "Premium" denim, high heels, and a belted button-up shirt... and I agree with you--Rihanna? Come on, all of those stars probably have stylists. They should do a countdown of stylists then! You'd think that even Kirsten Dunst would make the list, and I mean, Cory Kennedy's 17.

a. said...

first off i HATE seventeen magazine.
always have, always will.

& the only girl(s) off that list i would even consider taking fashion advice from would be MK&A. but thats a given.

its what i would have expected from an (american) teen magazine. figures.

i should have been born in london.


ps. the *s made me laugh out loud!!! :D

Sage said...

maybe they should check their sources or smth ?? the whole time I was reading this post i was like "NO....!"
by the way thx for the comment

emsie said...

oooooooooh i disagree with lots of those

personally, i don't like rhianna's style. but that's just me


jadorevogue said...

That's probably the worst 'best dressed' or 'best style' list I've ever seen. It's actually painful to read.
I'm not saying all of them are badly dressed, but out of 17 celebs, there are two (in my opinion) real style stars: MK and Ashley.'s not really surprising.

Teresa said...

The only good ones on the list are MKA. Other than that, most of the other "style stars" are the type who wear sequin plunging metallic low cut short...things.

Emma said...

I love me some Rihanna. But Seventeen is painful to read. I hate almost everything about it.
Emma Roberts? Really? REALLY? REALLY? The girl is like twelve. Does she even leave her house, ever? Can she be called a style star?
Aly & AJ...I try not to learn much about them, because I have the sense that they're the type of bubble-gum blondes who really make me want to scream.
MK and Ash, fine, whatever.
AVRIL? My eyes are going to bleed.

coco said...

Rihanna basically wears the exact same dress to every event just in a different colour
it would be kinda ok if it was a nice style
but it isnt
and beyonce? i hate her so much

Alexa said...

what the hell? lil mama more style than mary kate and ashley my ass! i'm sorry, i usually don't swear like that... but that's CRAZY! the only thing lil mama is good at picking out is lip gloss, not clothes.

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LaLa said...

I stopped subscribing in 2005, when the Hilton sisters, Hilary Duff, and Lindsay Lohan made the covers. Seventeen only focuses on celebrities and has become a bit gimmicky in trying to reach the teen market through promoting stuff from Hollister and Macy's all the time, like fashion is composed of brands. Lil Mama and Ashlee Simpson? Yeah fuckin right. Where are Natalie Portman and Hayley Williams? Now those are some girls with a fierce sense of style all their own.

Isabel said...

That's a revolting list. It reminds of why I stopped reading Seventeen at age 12.

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