A dedicated follower of fashion

Give Britney Spears her props. She certainly is no centerpiece of vanity.The once-upon-a-time pop princess, now in a desperate fight not to be marginalized in the ephemeral world of entertainment, evidently finds shopping to be a tourniquet for the pain of being married to a lousy rapper like Kevin Federline.Of course, nothing new there. A fusillade of shopping always is good for a girl’s spirits.So Britney took her little sister, Jamie Lynn, for some post-Christmas shopping in Malibu the other day.Hopefully Britney was shopping for some jeans and t-shirts.Because the jeans she was sporting on this shopping spree looked as if they were swimming in determined bacillus.And her t-shirt of material mom Madonna was way too retro.At least good ol’ Brit is consistent.Whether she’s soaring through good times or spiraling through bad times, she remains perpetually tacky.