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We're here, Just Hillin' because we do not deny the allure and spectacle of the reality show in all its fashion-entrenched glory and seemingly endless opportunity it brings its stars.
2) Meanwhile, on behalf of The Cut, The Fug Girls went to a very empty Anchor Blue to try on the collection, braving embarrassment and prompting the salesperson to ask "“Are you a ? fan of Heidi?” The verdict on the $10-$60 collection is pretty devastating. "There's a reason, by the way, that we only photographed Montag's designs looking unattractive on the hanger and not on ourselves: No self-respecting grown woman should allow herself to be seen in these garments. Only two of the twelve items have sleeves, and just one — a pair of jeans — extends past mid-thigh. In fact, only one other thing extends past the upper thigh: a dress that would have been mildly acceptable had it not been made from the kind of cotton you usually only see on Target’s discount panties." [The Cut]
3) This is exactly why Heidi's man Spencer Pratt should not be doling out advice. In his Yo! Spencer online column for Radar mag, someone queries, "I'm 24 and...my parents finally cut me off. Do you have any suggestions on how I should budget myself so I can keep living large without going broke?" Pratt responds, "Just keep up appearances. Buy knock-off designer threads, fake ice, go to expensive restaurants, and order only soup and a cranberry juice. Don't buy girls drinks unless it's a special case. Or just get a rich girlfriend. Nobody says there's anything wrong with a sugar momma if you treat her right." Both sides of this fence are very scary. [Radar Online]
4) Then there's Justin Bobby, who The Moment identifies as the guy "who took toothy Audrina Patridge on countless thong-exposing motorcycle rides." Bobby, born Justin Brescia, has snaked his way into the fash biz as well, "posing for Orthodox, a sporty men’s wear label, which is coincidentally represented by People’s Revolution, the public relations firm where Whitney Port (another Hills personality) landed her coveted styling gig." Jeez, people, when will these fashion opps end? [The Moment]
5) Recent Project Runway winner Christian Siriano echoes the sentiment—from Style Crunch, "I would have never been able to do what they have done because they all have disposable income, and yet their work still isn’t that great! I mean, it’s fun and flirty and young, but they’re not innovators. None of them will ever be an innovative designer." [Style Crunch]
For further reading...
· Spencer and Heidi Scream All Over ‘The Hills’ [The Cut]
· 10 Questions for The Hills... [Fashionista]
· The Hills Are Alive With The Help Of Lots And Lots Of Adderall [Pretty Boring]