Here comes the floppy hat
Fashion lessons from Chelsea Clinton's wedding: What was Hillary thinking?
When Chelsea Clinton was spotted out popping into the Vera Wang showroom in an impossibly large, floppy hat, no one commented on how she looked slightly ridiculous, or questioned how she could maneuver with such compromised peripheral vision. Instead, they drew comparisons to the floppy fedora Julia Roberts sports in the forthcoming sure-to-be-hit film Eat Pray Love. (If you haven't read the book, do. Ah-mazing.)
Both hats, in fact, were made my the same company — aptly named Hat Attack. The company said sales have risen since Roberts wore her version on set, and are hoping Chelsea Clinton's choice causes a similar spike.
I own the same coat Roberts wore out somewhere sometime, but no hooplah for me. My friends at least thought it fabulous. You're welcome, Nordstrom.
As for the closest thing America has to a royal wedding, one thing is certain: Chelsea's dress (likely a Vera Wang since she's been spotted at the designer's studio several times prior to the wedding) will look a million times better than that all-green, neck-to-ankle frock that mother-of-the-bride Hillary Clinton wore when she stepped out with a noticeably thinner Bill Clinton (yes, he followed his daughter's lose weight orders) on Friday night for the rehearsal dinner.
Expect Hillary to look noticeably improved at the wedding, because she is likely to be wearing a dress designed by her friend, Oscar de la Renta. Makes you wonder, though, if Hillary is such good friends with Oscar, why is Chelsea wearing Vera Wang? Perhaps the Clintons really are allowing Chelsea to do her thing. (Or maybe the former first daughter will wear Wang at the wedding and de la Renta at the reception.)