I was really excited when I learnt that Christina Aguilera would attend the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on March 23, 2012. As you know, I live in Italy, not in the US, so I couldn’t watch her interview live. This morning I woke up at 6, as I always do on Saturdays, and when I saw some pics of the show, my heart rejoiced. I’ve been writing about her style since I started this blog and you know all the issues and discussions about Christina’s weight gain have left me cold. She’s more than appearance, even if she works in a business where appearance is almost everything, and I don’t think she should be judged by the way she looks like, since her voice is sensational, but still.
When I saw the pics from the show, I couldn’t help but noticing her body has changed since the last time she made a public appearance: thank God she’s not stick-thin, she’s still shapely and curvy, but she’s lost some weight and I’m glad she did, so people will finally stop focusing on her size. In this picture taken backstage with the show host she looked adorable. I immediately identified her dress as a creation by Alexander McQueen, which beautifully emphasized her curves. I’m sure most of you won’t agree with me, but don’t you think she’s a great non-official McQueen testimonial? She’s worn dresses and accessories by the British brand for a long time, even when Lee McQueen was still alive; I like this brand loyalty and I think some of these dresses are perfect for her, very feminine yet not girly.
The dress she wore is a black and flesh pink spine lace jacquard pencil dress. It’s extremely simple in shape, but the fabric it’s made of and the lace appliqués make it very peculiar.
The dress was gorgeous on her, but her shoes were not! She wore Christian Louboutin Daffodil pumps again. If I ever had the chance to talk to her, I would ask her what it takes to walk in heels and platforms so high. I usually love Louboutin shoes, even the most daring styles, but this one is hideous, stat. The proportions are all wrong, in my opinion: exaggerated, hoof-like platform and sky-high heels. Many celebrities love this style, but it’s a fascination I don’t get at all.
She completed her outfit with some diamond jewellery: her trusty Batmoth ring by Stephen Webster, her Maltese cross ring by Loree Rodkin and another diamond ring I couldn’t identify. I haven’t found high-resolution pics, so it’s impossible for me to get a better view of her earrings. Yes, she was wearing pendant earrings with rectangular crystals. From what I could see, they could be creations by Lanvin or Erickson Beamon.
As for her make-up, she kept things neutral but I would have opted for her trademark red lipstick. Nude lips paired to the nude dress washed her out a bit. In any case, any change in her look/style is more than welcome. When it comes to her hair, I will repeat until exhaustion strikes that she REALLY needs to do something with it. This doesn’t necessarily mean a change in colour, but surely a change in style/cut. Do you agree with me?