Thursday, March 25, 2010

Maria Otero on World Water Day

March 22 was World Water Day. Undersecretary of State Maria Otero gave a special briefing. She wore a printed, beaded jacket:
I can see how this jacket was a good idea in theory. Sort of. But there are a lot of problems with this. The pattern is just too large and there's too much space between the flowers to use it on a jacket - we never see an entire flower except on the side of the sleeve. It starts to look like a mistake, like the jacket was supposed to be made out of something else, but they used this fabric instead.

But even if the pattern were smaller, the color palette and the style of the print just aren't appropriate for business attire. At least not on a jacket. On a blouse, maybe. Or a scarf. Just not a jacket.


  1. Is it my imagination or are there sparkles on the flowers? Return my calls so I can tell you about my interview fashion mistake!

  2. I think it's probably better in real life than on TV. Not good, mind you. Better.

  3. Yes, there are sparkly beads on the flowers. I don't see how this is better in real life. In fact, I think it might be better on TV because it....shimmers less. Sundress fabric in a blazer. JUST SAY NO.