Once a darling of the fashion blogger world, Jane Aldridge from Sea of shoes, seems to be losing fans by the second.
First it was her OTT fashion choices, then the fact she didn't wear her own designs, the facebook debacle involving her bad-mouthing quirky label Luella and now her choice in gown for the 2009 Crillon Ball.
Well, I would just like to say that I adore Jane Aldridge. For a 17 year old girl, she really knows her fashion direction and sticks to it and presents herself (and her blog) beautifully.
As far as not liking Luella- well, we all have our favourite and not so favourite fashion brands and I don't think Jane should be berated for publicly announcing hers.
On to the dress.
Some say it isn't flattering...but what is more flattering than the curvy silhouette that the sequinned panel down the front creates?
She looks like an octopus, others say....but if you've been an avid reader of Sea of Shoes you will notice a strong Octo-theme, so perhaps (and most probably) this is on purpose?
I would also like to point out that Jane is posing for this photo without hair and makeup.
Give her a break. Chances are this isn't even the final dress- It's unlikely it would be revealed before the event anyway.
This is such an exciting time for the little dear, and to be dressed in Chanel couture while making your debut is beyond a dream come true.
Good luck to you, Jane. Make the most of this magical night! xx