Celebrity Style Slam: Michaela Jedinak, UK Stylist Takes on Britney Spears and Debra Messing!!
It’s time for Celebrity Style Slam!– UK Stylist Michaela Jedinak’s commentary on the celebrity fashion winners and losers. Michaela comments regularly on a variety of current celebrities at events or about town and how their style chalks up in her typical “call them as she sees them” manner.
If you are a regular reader, Michaela’s covered celebrity styles for LA-Story.com for the Academy Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, Grammys, SAG Awards red carpet reviews, Gucci/Madonna Party at NYFW, and the premiere of Sex and the City!
Check out her site: www.joyofcolour.com
Celebrities Featured: Debra Messing and Britney Spears
It is good to see that she is in a much better place again She looks tanned and very toned and got herself a great pair legs. Though black is not her best colour it doesn’t look so bad on her since she puts some distance between the dress and her face.
Also the shape of dress is very well-chosen for her bodyshape. The halter-neck balances her hips and the top half of the dress provides her with volume in her bust area. The empire- influenced line of her dress is extending the length of her legs and her hemline is finishing at a flattering part of her legs.
BUT –and here is a big but coming her way– you do not wear an elegant, sophiscatated black number in a casual relaxed way as Britney does! it tires the look; it cheapens the dress and changes the fit of the dress. \
You have to sharpen, glamorize and accessorize this dress appropriately.
First, you need a sophisticated or /and glamourous hair style;
Secondl, it’s better to wear tights with this dress: elegant tight, stockings, thigh-highs or a slip so that the dress doesn’t crease or cling to the body.
The skirt line should be creaseless and straight. This is such a strong dress that needs either strong accessories or you let it speak for itself. The delicate, sweet necklace doesn’t add anyting to the outfit except look totally out of place. It underlines the look and the feeling that Britney’s lost her edge and touch that made her the star she was.
Sorry Brittney this is not cutting edge! You can do better!
Rating: ** (2 ) Two Stars!
You must hand this to her- the colour of dress is top notch and the style and colour of her bag and shoes well chosen that go in colour with the dress.
Her hairstyle fits the bill by keeping it simple with a pulled-back hair-style. That is however about as good about this look gets.
When you are flat-chested, wearing outfits that give you volume in that area or helping mother nature by adding some roundness in order to pull off the look of the dress.
The drama in collar and sleeve line is in her favour and balances her hips, but what happens to her bust line? It’s terribly flat and really emphasizes her ribcage which ooks very bony.
In contrast, her bottom-half looks fuller by having too much fabric sitting on her hips and thighs which accentuate her flatness on top even more. The skirt line should have been simple in cut and style,. Messing should have worn a push up bra and kept the plunging neckline less plunging. By doing these couple of things, Messing would have shown a fullness and roundness where it was needed and shed pounds where she didn’t need it.
Her look would have in proportional and in balance– which is isn’t when you what you look at the dress. It is not a dress that naturally fits her bodyshape. Either tweak to fit or choose your outfits to fit.
Overall Rating: *** ( The colour is great and there are some good points in the dress) Three Stars!
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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