Celebrity Street Style/August

As the new school year is upon us, itÂ's only fitting to turn to a student for this monthÂ's A GuyÂ's Opinion. We didnÂ't ask a high school dude or undergrad frat face to comment, oh no. Instead, hoping for a little sophistication and an open mind, we selected a man whoÂ's midst his graduate studies. We were rewarded with some very funny male musings, courtesy of Damon, 28, a MBA student and bonafide style shark.

1. Fergie
Wow. I feel slightly ashamed that I used to have a crush on Stacy Ann during her Kids Incorporated days. In these pants Fergie looks better suited for a role on Barney and Friends. Ladies, I can dig that the high-waist look is in, but carrying six inches of fabric above the belt line just looks retarded. Also the fit is perplexing: tight in the calf and fupa, loose in the knee and crotch. Really? Furthermore, the bulky bag and oversized shades donÂ't flow with the rest of the formfitting digs. If it werenÂ't bad enough already, the finger/toe nail polish is revolting. In all fairness, I do like the patent leather kicks. And the cleft chin.

2. Rihanna
IÂ've been looking at this outfit for five minutes and IÂ'm still not sure what I think. Part of my confusion clearly stems from the fact that IÂ'm not used to seeing Rihanna wearing so much clothing or without her umbrella (zing). Overall, I think I like it. Maybe. The cap is a little silly, but it does a nice job of concealing her ginormous forehead. I donÂ't think her jeans are particularly flatteringÂ--it looks like the seam might burst around the thighs. IÂ'm feeling the burnt metallic bag/kicks and I think the jaguar print belt is a solid touch as well. I like the simple white top and because sheÂ's only 19, IÂ'll allow the popped collar look. Even though the wardrobe is mostly conservative, Rihanna reminds us sheÂ's got serious sex appeal by exposing the bombs and dangling some Â"f!*k meÂ" hoop earrings.

3. Helena
This outfit screams class and good taste. Helena Christensen clearly knows how to assemble a wardrobe.* The lemon zest dress is admittedly a bit loud but it has great lines and clearly moves well. The gray cardigan top adds a perfect touch of texture and function. I get nervous around outfits that are too matchy-matchy but the purse is small, classic, and frankly it works. The shoes are elegant and add a subtle dimension of new color without making her look like Ronald McDonald. Even the low plunging necklace and dangling bracelet are dope. I just ran a regression analysis and it turns out thereÂ's a perfect correlation between the amount of time I stare at this image and the size of my boner.

*Ladies in NYC can sample HelenaÂ's styles at her West Village store Butik. (212.367.8014)


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