It seems Paris Hilton is a celebrity first and foremost for having money, and then working that fame to make even more. The kind of person who gets paid just for showing up at a party, Paris is sometimes more a marketable brand than a person. And what an unfortunate brand! Paris launched an exclusive line for Kitson Boutiques selling her particular brand of style mostly t-shirts screen printed with her face in gold lame. With lots of cheap, shiny dresses too, it has to be one of the most unattractive celebrity fashion lines on the market.
Lauren Conrad, star of MTV reality show The Hills, actually has a pretty, laid-back California style. But her much anticipated line the Lauren Conrad Collection was a let-down. Lovely LC seemed to be going out of her way to design as boring a basics collection as could be had an entire line made of plain and unflattering jersey cotton for some offensively high prices. That hasnt stopped her from putting out another collection with US store Kohls this autumn though, and unfortunately the second go-round is just as generic.
Lindsay Lohan seems to feel that being a washed-up celebrity has-been with stringy blonde extensions gives her the right to nominate herself Marilyn Monroes style representative on earth. No matter how hard she tries though she certainly cant match the lovely Monroe, even if she creepily named her line of leggings 6126 after the screen sirens birthday. Lohans line features leggings alone zipper leggings, faux leather leggings, sparkly leggings, shiny leggings. Hardly the most challenging item to design, they look like something a tween could customise with a glue gun, some cheap lycra and a portfolio of Miley Cyrus paparazzi snaps.
If La Lohans leggings werent enough of a capsule collection, someone actually thought they could make a quick buck from Mischa Bartons boho headbands. Starting at $50, Bartons hair accessories are over-priced, poorly finished and embellished in junk. The wilted hippy flowers stink of the desperation of someone who has been putting out forgettable, lack lustre performances since The O.C. ended three years ago.
The Jonas Brothers
Of all the things we though the Jonas Brothers could be doing pretending to play guitar and saving themselves for marriage sticking their names on a tween fashion line of ruffled denim skirts was not one of them. In spite of having no fashion experience and an average age of about 20, the family-friendly JoBros have their own fashion collection of mostly Disney-prep argyle sweaters, Polo shirts and pleated denim for thirteen year old girls at WalMart. Its a strange combination though of all the celebrities listed above, its probably the most appropriately pitched and priced fashion line for the pop stars fans.