Wardrobe maintenance with Alicia Keys
When you've run out of actresses to put on the cover of your fashion magazine, the next logical step is to go for the music artists. Models aren't used very often to grace the cover of fashion magazines anymore. For instance, take a giantess like Lily Cole, whose legs start at most people's chest level. Do you realise how much cropping and resizing would be needed just to fit her on the cover?
Therefore we have somebody human-sized like Alicia Keys as this month's cover girl for ELLE magazine. It's quite an interesting choice because Alicia isn't really known as a fashion icon. I don't know much about her personality but anyone thinks that you can't go formal without a fedora is all right by me. She also manages to radiate a sweet blissful ignorance in the face of extreme adversity:
Another thing that endears me to Alicia is her practical approach to wardrobe matters. I've often done the same thing myself when out shopping. If I find something that I couldn't positively live without, I end up buying it in several different colours. It could be a simple tank top or it could be a stretchy halter pantsuit with feather headdress in easy to match colours:
You might think that it takes the fun out of building an effective wardrobe, and makes Alicia a boring dresser. But, to the contrary, it actually keeps people wondering. Wondering how many other colours something like this could come in: