Fashion Therapy via a “Friend”

Reading through my monthly Harper’s Bazaar, I came across this article written by quarky actress, Lisa Kudrow.  Having loved her sense of humor for 10 years on Friends and other roles she’s played, I knew I had to give this article a glance at least, as she channels her latest role, Dr. Fiona Wallace, pyschotherapist, in her T.V. series Web Therapy.  After reading the first paragraph, I found myself already laughing and new I wanted to read on. So, I share this with you hoping that you will find it as funny and enjoyable as I did!

Therapist Fiona Wallic, Lisa Kudrow’s alter ego from her upcoming series, Web Therapy, takes the angst out of dressing for spring.

Lisa Kudrow a.k.a. Fiona Wallace

 

Hello, readers of Harper’s Bazaar. My name is Fiona Wallice. You might have heard of me from the momentous work I’ve done in the field of psychotherapy. I am the creator of the three-minute Web-therapy treatment modality. I cut through the blathering that occupies a 50-minute session, in which patients go on and on about their feelings, dreams, and self-reflection, and get it down to a not-as-boring three-minute session. Bazaar has asked me to comment on this spring’s runway looks. I assume it’s because I’m a stylish, insightful sophisticate who can offer real-world advice on these fashions. Understand that I am not a fashion critic; I can merely comment on what I see as appropriate styles for various personality types, as I think that lies within my purview.

On first glance at the spring trends, I see a generous use of color-blocking. Yes, from time to time, I see one of those fashion reality shows, which are not fascinating. I suppose I should be grateful for the fashion verbiage I can now employ, so I’ll give a slight nod and a thanks.

So, yes, color-blocking is wonderful for brightening a gloomy personality. For the cool depressives, the irony of the vibrant, cheerful colors juxtaposed with a bored stare works best. The already peppy types should avoid bright colors, as they are an overdose of cheerfulness and act as a repellent.

(A special note about mismatched striped outfits: You must be in the arts to pull this off. To those of you who are in the arts, if you are not Johnny Depp, never mind.)

Stella McCartney had some pieces that looked like a citrus platter. This look is exclusively for the life of the party. If you are this type and find yourself hostess of a picnic, do not walk around with a tray of fruit. No one is that cute.

Jil Sander showed some very comfortable, colorful, oversize pieces for the supremely nonprofessional feminist. This look says, “I’m comfortable. No, you don’t get to know what kind of shape I have under here. None of it should matter, as I am a mind floating on a sea of pretty bolts of fabric. Now go away before I envelop you.”

For me, the headline looks of Hermès’s and Fendi’s shows were wonderful red. Well, who isn’t a fan of all red? Red is the color of power, passion, and intelligence. While everyone tries to get away with wearing red, it really is suitable for only a few of us. But by all means, go ahead and try. (This is an example of my patience and generosity, of which all my clients are the recipients.)

There seemed to be a lot of white at the Chloé show. There is nothing more elegant than white. But unless it’s in a suit, women over 29 should steer clear of even trying to portray this image of purity. And when the all-white ensemble is a suit, there are really only a handful of women who are thin enough to wear this look, and they all live in New York City, where the purity thing is witty and ironic. White is for only the most self-assured, who are able to laugh at themselves in this way.

Prints. The prints shown were artistic and made for a magnificent treat for the eyes on a runway–on a runway.

Well, that was simple and I’m sure immensely helpful for solving the myriad problems that plague most women in deciding what to wear. I don’t think that took much longer than three minutes to read (depending, of course, on your IQ), and three minutes is a full session with me, but as a favor to Bazaar readers, I am gifting this session to you.

You’re welcome.

Article obtained from harpersbazaar.com – Find more great articles like this and current fashion news there!

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