I suspect Christina Aguilera has found the way to turn back time and she’s clearly enjoying it. That’s what I first thought when I saw the pictures from the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, recorded on November 27th and aired the day after, on Thanksgiving. It was a special episode with US troops in the audience; for the occasion, Christina paid homage to herself by singing Candyman and wearing the same embellished hat she had worn in many performances in 2007.
Didn’t she look amazing? She wore a diamanté black body-suit, a gold and black striped shirt and sparkling heels. She also wore full make-up, which was totally appropriate since her performance included a dance routine. I’m loving her neutral make-up phase, but sometimes a more striking showgirl look is necessary!
The shirt she tied with a knot is a Balmain creation and is made of silk lamé. It has a banded collar and embossed gold-tone buttons.
The interview outfit also included a short double-breasted jacket with gold buttons and shoulder flashes, a garment which reinforced the military vibe of her look. I’ve read negative comments about this outfit and the medal she wore pinned on the blazer: some people think it’s a sign of disrespect, because she’s not a soldier and so has no right to wear it. Maybe it’s me who can’t get the importance of what a uniform means (but I’m an Italian die-hard pacifist, so perhaps I can’t understand), but I can’t see this as offensive.
Her hat is inspired to the one worn by US Navy officers but she had it embellished with tiny pearls and crystal studs. The picture on the left was taken on February 1st, 2007: she was in her Back to Basics phase and she performed live at the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Six years have passed since then but she looks just quite the same. So lovely!