I love celebrities.
I love their $200 blow-outs, their Tuesday at 2pm shoe-shopping excursions, their four-figure handbags slung over their bony forearms, their pretty but not too pretty "normal" girlfriend entourages and their inability to get through red carpet interviews without using one or more of the words, "fabulous," "amazing" and "surreal."
I also love their vanity and the extreme lengths to which they'll go to try and prove they aren't completely self-indulgent lords and ladies of self-entitlement who get paid waaay more than the rest of us for waaay less work.
Faults, detriments, superficialities and undeserved egos aside, I have nothing but insatiable love for these people and their oft entertaining, oft self-destructive antics.
Point is, for someone like myself who is more likely to check a celebrity blog than her e-mail or anything remotely hard news-related if given 15 seconds on the Internet, even I dread this time of year when it seems every magazine I pick up and flip through is a nothing new, cut-and-paste version of issues January through November -- issues which I lockboxed-to-memory 30, 60, 90 days prior. Now, I'm not diminishing how labor intensive paring down 100,000+ pictures to the "best 10 _____" or the "top 5 _____" is, in fact, after having gone through a miniature version of this process myself this past Sunday, I'll for sure read InStyle, Elle and Harper's Bazaar this month with an even greater respect for fashion editors and their tireless teams of underpaid interns than I have in previous years.
Where is this going? Well, let's just say I initially intended to piece together multiple 'best of' collections, one each for casual dresses, dressy dresses, casual daywear, dressy daywear, shoes, haircuts and eye makeup, but instead, I decided to put your limited tolerance for redundancy first and kept the rehashing to one and one post alone -- the 10 best celebrity 'looks' of 2007.
Enjoy. And please, as always, feel free to lace your disagreement with totally unrelated personal attacks.