I usually try to avoid thinking about Paris Hilton. There are all the obvious reasons, of course, but truth is that I just can't figure her out. I always say that her success says a lot more about us as consumers than about her. Every time I think "well, this woman has after all successfully branded herself into a real business, she can't really be all that_________ (insert adjective of your choice)", I hear her speak and frighteningly myopic and inarticulate. So I ignore her.
I just stumbled upon a bunch of Paris Hilton's photos from last week in Madrid, where she was promoting something or other and noticed how she's starting to look like a cartoon version of herself and it isn't pretty. I dislike stripper-chic and I don't think this look is doing Paris any favors. She's only 29 but the lifestyle seems to be catching up with her. There's no amount of tasteless Chanel accessories that can hide it.
And a note to Uncle Karl: Stop diluting the brand. Please.
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