Independent Spirit Awards Red Carpet Reviews: Part 4, Michaela Jedinak, UK Stylist and Fashion Pro

The Red Carpet Style Review is back with Part 4 of the Independent Spirit Awards Red Carpet and Michaela Jedinak’s commentary on the fashion winners — and losers- for that night!
(She covered the Grammys, the SAG Awards red carpet reviews and the Gucci/Madonna Party at NYFW!) . Check out her site: www.joyofcolour.com
Celebrities Hitting the Review today: Josh Hartnett, Judy Reyes, Kerry, Russell, Kate Beckinsale,
Josh Hartnett
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Colour: It looks great on him and a good choice for the occasion and his age.
Shape: So, well done here in every way. Great choice of clothes for his shape, how he layered them and how he combined them together. Everything works together in harmony. The full button line works for his broad shoulder and gives his shilouette structure.
Style: Loving it how he added elegance and sophistication to his look by choosing a tie, but again dressing it down by wearing it loose and giving it all an ” arty” image while combining it with trainers and this musketeer beard.

Overall Rating: 6******
Six Stars

Judy Reyes

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Colour: Good colour combination in the dress, but still looks unbalanced because she did not add deeper colour to it, so it would have balanced with her colouring. The dress is too light and gets lost on her.
Shape: It is a great choice for someone flat chested and balances nicely with her shoulder and with her thighs. The size of the pattern work well for her bodyshape.Unfortunately it is missing a focus point like a belt or broche around her waist or a long necklace to make her look proportional. She seems to have longer legs than body and therefore an Empire line is not the best choice for her proportion.

Style
: Boring and there is nothing worse for an actress than to be dressed like this! Shoes are not dominant enough. It would have been much more interesting to have combined with interesting tights or wide leg trousers and/ or a poncho around her shoulder. Her hair is as busy as her dress and her eyes totally going under each of it.
Overall Rating: 2** Two Stars


Kate Beckinsale
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Colour: AAAH! What is it with women in their 30s and 40s wearing white solid white dresses?! So inappropriate when it is not your wedding day. Also, so naff when the weather was so cold and wet as you can see by the people in the background.
Shape: She can pull the straightness of the dress on the top half as well as the “Flamenco “shape on the button. This is due to her small scale silhouette, petiteness around her décolleté line and to her slender legs.
Style: Obviously she is going for the “fragile snow white” look where she is reliving her fantasies when she was young and innocent. Plus who was giving her these shoes? That looks just painful to look at them and don’t go at all with that dress in colour or style. This dress would have looked so much better on her in her fiery red, yellow, green or black. It would have transformed the whole look and make her look like a beautiful grown confident woman. A much better look for her at her age.

Overall Rating:2**
Two Stars
Kerry Russell
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Colour: Looks ok because she wears her hair up and good as well for her skin.
Shape: Oh no – why are young women opting for older looking outfits and older women for younger ones! Besides that this shape of dress is far too old on her especially in this texture it is as well far too big on her around he neck-décolleté- waist line. It is not fitted on her at all – it is just hanging on her shoulders. The belt is huge for her frame- makes her look even smaller. Also, you need to be a bit fuller under the waist in order not to make the dress creased like this under the belt.
Style: So wrong in every way- you just can feel sorry for her to be so badly advised. The dress would have been better combined with an edgy youthful belt, put together with some tights and shoes that reflects her age and the occasion. Her hair is completing this “worn out” look- not good for an actress at her age to look like this. The absences of accessories and the whole look are just showing the lack of creativity, inspiration, and love for life- not a good message to send out for an actress of her age.
Overall Rating: 1*(sorry) One Star
Michaela Jedinak is the founder of JOY OF COLOUR, The Colour and Style Consultancy. She work as a stylist and personal shopper in London and internationally. Michaela offeres one on one consultations and is now providing online and interactive services who live far away or don’t have the time to come in for personal consults. http://www.joyofcolour.com/service_overview.html works with women and men at all age groups.
Check out Michaela’s commentaries here on LA-Story.com– she’s spot on when it comes to the pluses and minuses of an outfit.
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