"What's the point?"
This is the lovely Natalie Portman wearing the Rodarte for Target mustard dress.
This dress photographed beautifully in an issue of Vogue of few months back... And the style-chic geeks on the Internet got all excited.
"Rodarte at Target?" we sqee-ed.
We could barely wait for that December day when the products would launch in stores and online. But then it came... And our excitement died down dramatically... The pieces mostly would not do. The polished whimsy that you normally get from the high-end Rodarte line was scratchily done goth-style for Target line.
No woman over the age of 25 could get away with wearing this line for the most part. There were a few pieces that made the exception... But overall, the line was a dud. Targeted mostly for teenage girls. The whole look lies "flat."
That's why I don't get what Natalie Portman was thinking. Yeah, it's cook of her to wear a piece from the low-end line and mix it with some high-end stuff. But this dress does not work on her. I am used to a more gamine and fun look on her... This whole look is just limp.