Kate Winslet and Thandie Newton Hit Celebrity Style Slam!
Michaela Jedinak , UK Stylist, and co-creator of the Celebrity Style Slam gives us her evaluation of style or fashion sense worn by various celebrities at celebrity award/style events! 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.
Michaela has covered celebrity styles for LA-Story.com for the Academy Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, Grammys, BAFTAS, Golden Globes, SAG Awards red carpet reviews and the Gucci/Madonna Party at NYFW!) . Check out her site: www.joyofcolour.com
Black is definitely one of her best colours but the combination of the horizontal golden stripes in the dress make her look washed out . It doesn’t help the look with her hair pulled back and her neckline very low.
The style and its features are not favorable for Thandie’s bodyshape. The top half doesn’t work on her small bust. No woman with a small bust should wear a dropped down neckline and and showing off a shape that needs to be filled. It accentuates her small bust and makes her top half out of proportion to her very long lean décolleté line.Not eventhe horizontal lines around her bust line can create enough volume to make her bustline appear fuller and curvier, so it’s a sad choice of a dress.
The shape downwards from her decolette line starts to work very well on her body. It shows off her long waist and the fuller A-skirt line makes her look rounder without overpowering her lean bodyshape. The ongoing horizontal stripes create the illusion of curves and fullness throughout the dress without making it look cramped at any place of her body. The hemline is kept short enough to make it modern, yet long enough to maintain the evening dress feel.
Her shoes are well chosen to go with the theme of the dress but also are tone on tone, so it continues to lengthen her petite height.However, the shoe style lacks personality and edge. She could have corrected the “not so flattering” neckline by wearing chunky multiple necklaces that is on trend This would have created a nice contrast to her pretty, elegantly groomed dress and style. It would have turned the entire look into a” London” than New York look. All in all, it looks bland and flat.
Overall Rating: 3*** Three Stars
Black seems to be her preferred colour when attending the awards ceremonies. Her black outfit to this award works great on her since she is keeping a plunging neckline and her hair softly pulled back.
The shape of this dress couldn’t be any better suited for her full hourglass figure. It beautifully follows her bodyshape and underscores her feminine curves. The dress creates a fantastic focus on her décolleté line without making it look cheap or tacky. Quite the opposite, it looks sophisticated, confident and elegant. The bigger straps not only provide a perfect frame for the décolleté, but also the shape is wide and substantial enough to support her fuller bust. It’s a great choice because the straps are not tied around her neck, which would have spoiled the look and feel of the dress and her neckline. The dress shows off her waist since it is kept clutter-free. It also is nicely fitted around her bottom and thighs so the silhouette is exceptionally flattering.
The mermaid skirt line fans out in the right spot on the dress without shortening her leg line or spoiling her proportions.This mermaid hemline nicely balances her top half and creates a wonderful frame for her décolleté and waist line.
Her hair style and make up are kept feminine so it doesn’t soften the dress but provides personality. Her dress and style choice are spot on for the Baftas since this event requires more edge and attitude in its dress style and less about looking pretty, neat and glamorous.
Overall Rating: 5***** Five 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 for those 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.
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