I want to talk about the Royal Variety Show that happened. Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attended the event, and they greeted the performers after the show. I am not going to list any of the performers aside from the one I want to discuss, if you care to read more about the show go here for the Daily Mail article. Before I get into the criticism, I want to say something nice: Camilla looked lovely. She wore a “specially-commissioned midnight blue evening gown by Vivienne Westwood.” I think she looks great, and I love her jewelry. If there is one thing I really love about Camilla… girl loves her jewelry. And I love royal jewelry, and she gives me the jewelry p0rn that I crave from any and all royal outings. So yay!
Now onto the stupidity that is Jesse J. Jesse J was one of the performers, and she met Charles and Camilla. Jesse J wore two different outfits, one to perform in and one to meet the royals in. I am going to hedge my bets before anyone can claim I’m a prude or something, I thought Jesse J’s performance outfit was pretty—the lace was pretty and well-placed, and while there was skin showing, it wasn’t in an ugly way—and it works for a stage outfit. Her meet and greet outfit, however, was awful and inappropriate, and ugly. The top showed a ton of skin, but not in a tasteful, pretty way like that stage outfit. I was thinking, and the only way I could see that top being pretty is if it were in an editorial fashion spread, and the overall look was styled better. If you look at what the other people wore to meet the royals, they were in gowns, and the children that were right next to Jesse J were in cute little dresses. They looked lovely, Jesse J did not. It was tacky and inappropriate for meeting royalty. Now, if she had not changed and this outfit was what she wore on stage, I could forgive it; but she changed outfits and deliberately chose the horrible, cut-out top. There is a time and place for showing so much skin, and meeting royalty is not it.
Charles, according to the article, kept his eyes front, bless him. What I really want to know, though, is what Camilla thought. I’d love to hear the snide comments she made about Jesse J and her horribly tacky outfit.