Muffin Top Pop Tart

Manolo says, far be it from the Manolo to suggest that this it is not the most flattering outfit for the Kelly Clarkson.

35 Responses to “Muffin Top Pop Tart”

  1. Zarba August 29, 2005 at 9:03 am #

    The Zarba will….

    The Kelly appears to be well-toned, but the pants are an abomination. They make her look like a dwarf. A dwarf with stumpy legs.

  2. DistressedJeans August 29, 2005 at 9:50 am #

    The Kelly is talented and wealthy but I suppose she does not employ a stylist to warn her of her Oompa Loompa legs in those unflattering pants. I’ll send her an email and tell her to wear long pants and shoes next time.

  3. Jeff the Baptist August 29, 2005 at 9:55 am #

    The gown she wore earlier in the program was most flattering though. I suppose she felt the need to balance it out with this awful number. It’s still better than the gypsy sheik stuff she has worn in the last few videos though.

  4. deja pseu August 29, 2005 at 10:30 am #

    Such a lovely girl with such a misguided stylist!

  5. The Scarlett August 29, 2005 at 11:11 am #

    I hate the barefoot, keepin’-it-real trend. And the pants are just criminal. They are a desparate cry for help. Listen! They are screaming, “My stylist hates me.”

  6. dgm August 29, 2005 at 12:43 pm #

    i object, in general, to capris and all other forms of partial pant-ing (hyphenated to clarify that i am not opposed to heavy breathing). they are an abomination even on the tall skinny legged women. they demonstrate a half-assed commitment to pants on the one hand (or leg), and shorts on the other.

    to kelly and her ridiculously unflattering pants, i say, make up your mind!

  7. Anonymous August 29, 2005 at 12:48 pm #

    If the Manolo is referring to her alleged “muffin top,” he really needs to get his eyes checked. There’s not an ounce of flab on that girl’s stomach. Quit trying to intimate that she can’t wear this or that; it’s getting old!

  8. Bis Nation August 29, 2005 at 1:02 pm #

    The Bis Nation thinks the Manalo was making a statement about a smaller, not as pointedly obvious (but still there) muffin top. Sure, she looks more toned than previously, but I’m not sure that the midriff (especially paired with those scary pants and NO SHOES!) was exactly the way to go, is the statement.

  9. Anonymous August 29, 2005 at 1:06 pm #

    This, in contrast to the previous outfit shown on Manolo’s blog, does not have pants that are too tight, to the contrary, the pants are too loose! This reader despises the gaucho pant/capri trend and wishes that Ms. Clarkson would not merge this trend with a punk rocker/military cargo look to, obviously, disastrous, stumpy results.

    However, “Muffin Top Pop Tart” is fun to say. Manolo has a gift for the funny titles.

  10. roq August 29, 2005 at 1:18 pm #

    Hmm. Are you saying she has a muffin top as in the last photo you posted that caused so much furor (as your entry title would imply)? Because I don’t see it here. Not only does her stomach look flat as a board, the pants are so loose around the waist that there is nothing but a smooth line on her sides.

    If you’re just saying the pants are fugly, then I totally agree.

  11. oh navel August 29, 2005 at 2:26 pm #

    oh navel says, “Dorf singsthe hits of ’05″

  12. Megan August 29, 2005 at 2:45 pm #

    The Manolo should recommend a good cobbler to the Idol.

  13. Norma Desmond August 29, 2005 at 4:12 pm #

    The Norma suspects that the Manolo secretly enjoys provoking the ire of the very humorless yet amusing fans of the Kelly, and so he tosses in the gratuituous teasing of the “muffin top” in order to get their little mouths a-frothing. Regarding the general hatred of the cropped pant, the Norma would upon reflection tend to agree, with one important exception: they looked cute on Audrey Hepburn. However, if an item of clothing needs Audrey Hepburn to be wearing it in order to appear at all appealing, it must indeed be lacking in attractiveness in general, as La Hepburn she is the Halley’s Comet of stylishness and grace, whose like will not appear again in my lifetime. (Remember this, feckless ingenue whose manager tries to pitch you as the next Audrey. They are lying, and you are a vacuumhead.)

  14. Cat August 29, 2005 at 4:14 pm #

    But did the Manolo see the ridiculous crack whore get-up the Jessica Simpson was wearing last night? It surely would have made the Manolo say Ayyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

  15. The Scarlett August 29, 2005 at 5:11 pm #

    Ayyyyyyy! The Scarlett saw the crack whore-get up of the Jessica Simpson (well put, by the way, Cat). The ‘evening-shorts’ combined with the uncovered back displaying a presumably expensive bra was way, way too much for my eyes. She’s a cute girl that should be easy to dress … much like la Clarkson. Why is it so difficult to put together a nice ensemble when designers are basically throwing frocks at them?

  16. Lady Gloriana August 29, 2005 at 5:22 pm #

    The Lady wishes that she were as beautiful & talented as la Clarkson and la Simpson to have designers throw the lovely frocks at her….although the Lady wouldn’t dare go out in public with the bra showing anywheres. I agree with the Norma – the Audrey Hepburn IS “the Halley’s Comet of stylishness & grace.” Ah, to be as beautiful as the Audrey…and to have the “muffin top” of the Kelly Clarkson *smile*

  17. Zippy August 29, 2005 at 5:44 pm #

    ‘nuf said…

  18. JayKay August 29, 2005 at 6:07 pm #

    Sorry, I think she is as cute as a button…
    And look at her ROCKIN’ arms!
    You go girrrrrl…. *thumbs up*

  19. Cat August 29, 2005 at 6:22 pm #

    The Cat agrees — the Kelly Clarkson is adorable, and please don’t hurt me, but I actually like the pants and the barefoot look. The Cat also thanks the Scarlett for her earlier compliment!

  20. megaera August 29, 2005 at 9:11 pm #

    I sense somehow the touch of the photoshop to this picture. Something about the lines… Maybe it’s just me, but it seems touched-up a bit.

  21. Carolyn August 29, 2005 at 9:32 pm #

    Is she not wearing shoes! On stage! I hope her tetnus id up to date

  22. alexis August 30, 2005 at 10:04 am #

    Oh, she was terrible, just terrible. Why on earth would MTV have someone as trivial and flash-in-the-pan-y as Kelly “American I-DON’T” Clarkson perform last?? There was all that hubbub about Gwen Stefani not having been invited to perform…they should have gotten her to close the show. She would have been much better than Shoeless Joe dancing around in the fake rain and pretending to sing.

  23. willow August 30, 2005 at 11:30 am #

    Tummy looks nice, her arms are looking great, but the wardrobe! Ayyyyyyyyy! Why do people spend so much time getting their bodies in shape only to discrace them with the rags of trendiness?

  24. Mam'zelle August 30, 2005 at 12:04 pm #

    “they looked cute on Audrey Hepburn.”

    So true, The Norma. And also on Mary Tyler Moore in her Laura Petrie incarnation. Lesser mortals should not expect to achieve the cropped-pants iconography of these higher beings.

  25. tommytimp August 30, 2005 at 12:26 pm #

    The tommytimp says, they also looked good on the woman who made them a TV icon, the super-hot housewifeness of the Laura Petrie, Miss Mary Tyler Moore. The Kelly she looks cute as a button in the picture, but the pants are not so much for her.

  26. averil August 30, 2005 at 1:04 pm #

    alexis, she wasn’t even pretending to sing. the girl was wailing and shrieking at the top of her lungs, i felt soooo sorry for the poor audience being tortured!

    at least she seems to have quit the high-cut-bathing-suit-under-jeans phase…

  27. Lance de Boyle August 30, 2005 at 11:49 pm #

    Kelly Muffson is going for the fireplug look.

    He has achieved it.

    Are those thighs or has a family of midgets taken up residence in her pants?

    Cruel, yes. But sometimes one must be cruel to be kind.

  28. Prada Shoes August 31, 2005 at 2:19 am #

    “The Lady wishes that she were as beautiful & talented as la Clarkson and la Simpson to have designers throw the lovely frocks at her….although the Lady wouldn’t dare go out in public with the bra showing anywheres. I agree with the Norma – the Audrey Hepburn IS “the Halley’s Comet of stylishness & grace.” Ah, to be as beautiful as the Audrey…and to have the “muffin top” of the Kelly Clarkson *smile*”

    Agree

  29. Lady Mule Skinner September 1, 2005 at 3:09 pm #

    “Cruel, yes. But sometimes one must be cruel to be kind.”

    Okay. But must one be stupid while failing to be cruel?

  30. Esther September 1, 2005 at 4:01 pm #

    I think the no shoes had something to do with the downpour of water that came down upon her during the performance. But even then, some nice Chuck Taylors would have prevented her from the slipping on the ass onstage.

  31. BAH September 1, 2005 at 11:50 pm #

    Gorgeous girl, pretty good voice. Good for her.

  32. ME March 1, 2006 at 11:06 am #

    Ok…maybe a lil bit late to start commenting here since the last post was what? last year?! Anyway, i saw Kelly on stage last night, and she has a fnatastic voice and has such control. Now the majority of you are knocking her style. People, there are so many people who don’t care…that girl is hot…and the bare-feet, and the short pants…still hot!

  33. mtm March 19, 2006 at 5:14 pm #

    I LOVE her barefoot-belly button look! She’s cute as a button, and a great performer as well. She dont need no stinkin’ shoes on those pretty feet! Rock on Kelly!!

  34. khuff September 14, 2006 at 7:24 am #

    I have seen her on other presentations and she’s got a flat belly, she’s only thick boned and usually this type of bodies get fat way easier than the rest, so I imagine, she does have to fight harder to remain slim, but no matter how slim she gets, she will always look thick because of her bone structure, but that’s not fat. That’s why her waist line looks big, it’s thickness only. On the other hand, for the reason I already explained, she should’ve known better than that, because, loose capri pants are one of the major enemies for her body type, they make her look HUGE AND SHORT, the shorter you are (or look) the heavier you’ll appear to the eye. They cut her visually, simply, the look is a mess.

  35. meyo October 23, 2007 at 5:42 pm #

    She looks fine. You’re an idiot!