What Not to Wear: Sizing Up Debrahlee Lorenzana's Much-Discussed Wardrobe
As the official fashion editors of the Voice, Araceli Cruz and Angela Ashman have a lot to say about what's in, what's out, and what's spot-on for Diddy's White Party. In the occasionally heated, occasionally catty, always fashion savvy back-and-forth that follows, they apply their expertise to last week's massively popular cover story on former Citibanker Debrahlee Lorenzana, with particular attention to her salaciously professional slideshow photos.
Araceli: Hi, Angela.
Araceli: Let's begin with this outfit on page 2 of the slideshow -- who picked this dress out? It's a little too J.Lo, circa 1996.
Angela: Is she auditioning for Victoria's Secret?
Araceli: Does Victoria's Secret also sell pasties? I do like, however that she's paying tribute to her Boricuaness.
Angela: This is the outfit she chose to wear for the Voice's photo shoot. For someone who claims that she's just a modest turtleneck-wearing woman who's being punished for the fact that she happens to have killer curves and great cheekbones, this choice of dress pretty much undermines all of that. Does she work in a bank or a nightclub?
Araceli: Right, I suppose what she's trying to demonstrate with that dress is that she's, in fact, hot -- in case we weren't sure. It's sort of what Rielle Hunter intended to do with her GQ photos, though her sex appeal had more of an ick element.
I do like the white skirt on page 3 -- it's a lot more in keeping with today's business style, although I've never seen a blouse like that before. The ruffles are a bit too...well, something my mom would wear.
Angela: I agree, the ruffles are not helping.