You know, it has been a helluva a long time since I blogged about Chico’s — the World’s Official Purveyor of All Things Bedazzled, Bright, and Blingy. In fact, it has been almost three years since I last looked into Chico’s and their kaleidoscope-hued offerings. I apologize for this lapse in blogging and will try not to fail y’all so miserably in the future.
(I still have the one black coat and the one black top that I bought three years ago, although the coat is getting close to being too large and will hopefully be donated by next spring.)
Last week I read a blog post that mentioned that Diane Keaton is going to be the new face for Chico’s. I got a little worried because I had no idea that Diane had gone over to the dark side of bedazzling, but the photos reassured me that it’s actually the other way around — Chico’s has finally switched from Evil to Good:
See? Not a hint of glitter or a sequin in sight. I’d totally wear this stuff.
(Not that sequins are bad per se, but Chico’s seems to take a more is more approach to their clothing.)
So I have to give Chico’s some snaps for improving on things a bit.
That said, I’m taking issue with the photos of Diane. Is it me or does it look like they went a little crazy with the Photoshop? Here’s what she looks like close up:
See? The lovely Diane has laugh lines and other signs of a life well lived on her beautiful face, yet it appears that they’ve been erased in the Chico’s photos. It also looks like they might have trimmed up her already trim body. I’m not 100% positive about this, but it seems likely. This is a woman who briefly appeared nude in a movie when she was in her late 50s. If she’s bold enough to flaunt her stuff at an age when most actresses are not bold enough, then I think Chico’s should leave off the Photoshop and just show real women what a real woman looks like.
What do you think? Has Diane been digitally tweaked? And what do you think of the clothes? Cost aside, would you wear them? Anyone here a Chico’s shopper?
Disclaimer: I am not employed by Chico’s, I was not asked to write about them, nor was I compensated in any way. Photo credits: All from Chico’s, except for the last one, which is from Yahoo Images.