I can’t stand Miley, but she dresses well
Published: Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 17:09
Whether we like it or not, Miley Cyrus has done it again. She’s shifted attention away from more important things like the chaos in Egypt, chemical warfare in Syria and the Fort Hood shooter onto things like her bum and her horrible dance moves.
My phone’s newsfeed has been infiltrated with more news about Miss Cyrus than news about things that are actually important. It seems like every news outlet from ABC to Salon.com has something to say about this little girl.
I recently got an email from LinkedIn to read an article entitled “Miley Cyrus Inc.’s Branding Tips” and another one from the Daily Beast asking “Miley Cyrus: The Nadir of American Civilization?”
Why are we still talking about this child? Actually, why am I even dedicating one second of my time to paying attention to her?
Trust me, it annoys me a lot to write about this girl. I in no way want to provide her with any more forms of advertisement, but unfortunately, even though it hurts me to say this, you can learn from her. But let me make this very clear—the only thing I am saying this girl does somewhat well is how she dresses.
Miley got a boyish haircut and dyed it acid blonde, which prompted Jay-Z to call her “an old world’s worst nightmare” and a “god.” Her new style has helped her gain attention, and strangely enough, you can take tips from her on how you can use clothes to define a whole new you.
Who knows, maybe the acid from the hair dye was what poisoned her brain and caused her to act up at the Video Music Awards?
I can speculate all I want, but this girl knows how to sell herself.
Hayden Manders, editorial assistant at fashion website Refinery 29, agrees with me. “She might have slipped up, but people are talking about her,” she says. “It’s fabulous marketing for her upcoming album.”
At first, I was impressed with her penchant for adding a punk touch to designer looks she’s worn, like a vintage Versace leggings and top set, a fishnet Marc Jacobs number, Balenciaga combat boots and camouflage Christopher Kane. Her new look surprisingly even had some of my friends who could care less about fashion impressed by her looks.
“When her infamous twerk video came out and she started doing dance moves black girls have been doing for centuries, she transformed twerking into an international dance craze. But, the magic of her look started to die.”
Now I can’t flip through my Vine, Twitter or Tumblr without seeing a pop-culture obsessed, mindless tween twerking to “Red Nose” or “Don’t Drop That Thun Thun.”
What has our world come to? I couldn’t even enjoy my time at the beach this summer without seeing what seemed like 20 girls walking past me with a “Twerk Team Captain” tank on. No, young ones, you are not the captain of the twerk team.
On a recent interview with Kelly Osbourne for E!’s “Fashion Police,” Cyrus tried to rectify her complicated love-hate situation she currently has with the media.
“It’s called puberty,” she says in the interview. “Everyone’s done it from the beginning of time—I’m just doing it in the spotlight, so you’re zooming in on it and you’re fascinated by it.”