Sheer talent alone does not make a pop star.   The music industry, like the movie business is all about glitz, glamour and packaging.  It takes a legion of hairdressers, make-up artists and fashion stylists to morph budding divas into frock stars.   They know that in order to play with the big kids in Tinseltown they need to take their look from ok to OMG.  Let’s see who shined bright this week on Idol and who needs a bit more fashion polish on their ride to the top…

Naima Adedapo looks like she got this getup from Lindsey Lohan’s Beg, Borrow and Steal Collection.  Reminds us of the saying about looking in the mirror before you leave the house and taking one thing off- although in this case it would have been about 10 things…

Naima Adedapo

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Usually we like Paul McDonald’s unorthodox jackets (especially the red floral one he rocked last week that reportedly set him back $4500)!  However, this week’s pick was a miss.  On the bright side, if he’s planning on going as Sgt. Pepper to Halloween this year he’s all set.  Otherwise he could wear this to a Civil War re-enactment, although with all that bouncing around he does he better leave his bayonet at home.

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The stunning Pia Toscano seemed to be unaware she had a cape crusader clinging to her back.  This dress would have been a “10” if it wasn’t for the train-wreck attached to it.

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Casey Abrams we adore you – but we have one word of advice…MANSCAPE!

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.“AY YI YI!”  Karen Rodriguez’s self-designed outfit didn’t do it for us.  The lack of support on her top half made it look like her girls were off on a trip to visit her knees and the enormous pants looked like they could have housed a family of 4.  Underneath all those yards of fabric is a great bod waiting for a beautiful form fitting dress to arrive.

Karen Rodriguez.

Lauren Alaina’s ruffle-ridden outfit was a swirly frothy mess. One thing a curvy girl doesn’t have room for in her life is lots of extra fabric placed over her hips and stomach – as it packs on the pounds quicker than you can say “supersize me”.  This was also way too short to wear as a dress!  (note: she wore it as a dress in rehearsal, but as a shirt during the show – it wasn’t flattering either way).

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James Durbin screamed Rock Star! with his edgy, but not over the top style.
We like the new hairdo, although the over-enthusiasm with the hair gel gave it a little “There’s Something About Mary” look.

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Haley Reinhart:  Prom hair. Prom dress. All she’s missing is the corsage and her date.  When Randy said it was “sleepy-boring” we’re sure he was referring to the dress.

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Lovely Thia Megia looks like she’s going to the same dance as Haley…

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Jacob Lusk – if you dressed like you sang you’d make Armani green with envy!  We’d love to see you punch it up in something more fun and young.  But don’t throw out that suit just yet… Haley and Thia still need a date to the Prom.

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Wish we had a picture of Jaylo’s Wednesday night ensemble, but all we really remember about it was her lipstick.  Jennifer, we have big love for you but LIPS! should never be the first thing you notice about an outfit.  Jen’s Thursday night outfit was really functional, as it came with a built in pillow on her left shoulder in case she got sleepy during the show.  Those Producers think of everything.

What did you think of the American Idol fashions this week?

…See you next week for Idol’s weekly fashion review…

xo, Ruth

7 replies
  1. Celeste
    Celeste says:

    I couldn’t agree more about poor Lauren… that outfit was tragic…wonder if that was her choice or some sadistic stylist’s.

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  2. HANNAHSMOM
    HANNAHSMOM says:

    DO THEY GET STYLISTS? I CAN’T IMAGINE, ESPECIALLY GIVEN SOME OF THOSE WACKY STYLES LIKE ADEIMA’S CONCOCTION. WHAT WAS THAT ALL ABOUT? I THOUGHT THE SHOW IN GENERAL WAS REALLY BORING THIS WEEK. I THINK THEY SHOULDN’T HAVE INVITED THOSE SO CALLED “EXPERTS” TO “HELP”. THEY WERE SO MUCH BETTER LAST WEEK WITHOUT THEM. JUST MY TWO CENTS…

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  3. BlogBabe
    BlogBabe says:

    Love Pia’s look but agreed the tail on her back wasn’t doing her any favors (maybe she stole it from James?) The Prom theme did seem to be a trend this week, huh? I know it’s a family show but Thia and Haley should dress more their age- they’re so young and cute – they should dress like it.

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  4. Kelli Linn
    Kelli Linn says:

    You are always so accurate and it goes without saying – hilarious!! I recommend you become the new “IDOL STYLIST”

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