30 Days Of Fashion: Tragically Tasteful!

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So currently there's something going on in Sydney called "30 Days of Fashion" and, for some reason the Aussies imported Eva Mendes to host it. Anyway, l night was the official launch party for ACP Magazine's "30 Days of Fashion & Beauty" at Sydney's Intercontinental Hotel. I'm not gonna lie, kids: I've kinda been spoiling for some really ludicrous fashion to tear into. But justice prevails and I must admit that people looked pretty damn tasteful. No uglies! And plenty of gorge. Thank goodness, because next week - NY Fashion Week! - will bring us a liberal infusion of Andre Leon Tally. The Good, and the Still Pretty Good...after the jump.


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Sometimes you just have to look at a moddle like Nikki Phillips and go, okay, I get it: If I wore that it would look like a sack. This is a legit profession.

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Full disclosure, kids: I hate the color purple. Not the Alice Walker novel or the Whoopi Goldberg movie or - perish the thought! - the Oprah-produced musical, just the actual hue. I get intellectually that it's beautiful, but I just can't disassociate it from Glastonbury neo-pagans and Lisa Frank stickers. I guess that means I'm neither creative nor royal. Nevertheless, the cold, logical part of my mind can acknowledge that TV presenter Lizzy Lovett looks lovely.

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There is a half-hearted movement afoot to christen these two-part dresses "blirts" or "dirts" or something. We're all for the evolution of language, but not for linguistic Gattica. Kirsty Lee Allan's ensemble will remain a "dress."
The Bad:

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You know sometimes on Project Runway someone designs something and you're like, well that sucks, and then they get to the runway and Nina's all, "It's Balenciaga - but it's you!" And Michael's all, "It's American, it's French, it's outer space, it's fabulous," and you just think: I will never understand fashion? Yeah. Eva Mendes.

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Zoe Naylor's loud mini is - how do you say? - ugly.

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Have you ever had to eat at the home of some hippie who thinks "creativity" is a substitute for "knowing how to cook" and has gone to Chinatown and has a bunch of ingredients he wants to try, and a bunch of random spices? Sara Groen's dress is kind of the equivalent of that.

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Is it just me, or is Jaynie Seal's dress too big for her?

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I think we've all had moments of considering stuff like this in the party section of Forever21 and thinking, it would be fun and kooky! Unlike Jade McRae, sanity usually prevails.

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BabyJane
BabyJane

Eva Mendes looks like she's wearing Frankendress.