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Okay, we're coming clean: We read Us Weekly. While we're not proud of our dirty little secret, celebrity intrigue and paparazzi photos are our preferred way of passing a flight. But there's a marked difference between looking at stars in glossy form and staring at them immortalized in six-feet-high canvases, the latter of which is exactly what NYC artist Richard Phillips is trying to bring into our homes. In the new exhibit, "Most Wanted," now on at London's White Cube Hoxton Square gallery, the painter (you might recognize his work from Gossip Girl) selected 10 of the world's most recognizable celebrities to create "distilled portraits of young, powerful stars," caught against the back drop of luxury branded "step and repeats," where notables pose against logo-ed out backgrounds. With shades of Andy Warhol—the multi-color halos
reference Richard Bernstein's illustrations from Interview—the works aim to explore our fascination with fame, and the power celebrities have to sell products. Apparently stars are actually not just like us.
Taylor Swift has kept the world guessing by baring her midriff while refusing to expose her belly button. But, while the matching-set look Swifty prefers is cute, the high waistline doesn't always translate well to other forms of clothing — namely, jeans.
This has been a struggle for the short-torsoed among us since read
Oversized clothes get a bad rap as the items you reach for when you don't want to try. For days when you're tired, bummed out, self-conscious, or sick, it's a cliché to don that sweater/sack dress/boyfriend jean that you can disappear into. Still, we know those days and those pieces are completely necessary. But, don't read