Leona Lewis & Jennifer Hudson Duel in Michaela Jedinak's 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 the Golden Globes and other similar 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, SAG Awards red carpet reviews and the Gucci/Madonna Party at NYFW!) . Check out her site: www.joyofcolour.com
Celebrities Reviewed: Leona Lewis and Jennifer Hudson
As a deep as her colouring is, she would have been better advised to wear a darker colour near her face. The white would have been ok as an accent colour, but not this close and solid near her face.
Jennifer used to be an apple in her shape but now with her great weight loss she turned into a full hourglass. A shape that is in proportion in shoulders and hips with a long defined waist. The difference to a neat hourglass is that the full hourglass is curvier around the bust and hips– which means she has to follow her bodyshape and stay clear from any bulk and volume around the curvier areas.
The attention that is being created in her top with its stand up feature and contrasting colour is works against her. Her neck is not long enough to pull this stand-up feature off, There is too much bulk around her bust and it is too small for her. it stretches unflattering over her bust and makes the bust line look like it’s “going south”.
For someone who is blessed with a long décolleté line and fuller bust, don’t cover it all up because it looks cramped. The worst part is that this is highlighted with a colour that is wrong close to her face.
However her waist line sits perfect and the black skirt follows beautifully over hips and thighs. It gives her on the bottom a very sleek and sexy shilouette. The just above the knee hemline gives it the right elegant, sophisticated touch and shows off a fantastic set of legs.
The type of shoe here chosen is good; it is not competing with the dress. It adds a bit of colour to the outfit The idea behind the coilor-blocking is good but the tone of blue is too soft for this edgy outfit. It doesn’t work, tired and, takes away the “wow”effect from her legline. It would have been better to choose a deep royal blue in patent or Christian Louboutin with a pink back heel. Iit would have completed the theme.
Overall Rating: 3***
The muted colour works with her hair and skin tone and the dress is not so much of an issue with her colouring as it is with her body shape.
Leona has a pear bodyshape and needs to keep the drama on top and keep it simple and plain on the bottom. The halter neck works here for her because she wears her hair open and creates almost a frame on top that balances with her lower half. The dress shows off her beautiful long waist and all in all her top half fits like a glove on her.
The unfortunate thing is that a pear is not best advised to wear something figure hugging on her lower half. It draws unflattering attention to her thighs and saddlebag area — particularly here because the colour is not only muted but nearly skin-tone.
It would have been better to opt for a less-fitted style, that had been gathered in her long waist, e.g. empire line. Her leg line near her knee starts to flare out and gives her some room shwoing that a simple loosely fitted dress works better on her lower part.
She is a beautiful woman with an amazing personality and so talented!I just wish that this would show in her look. Her whole looks is more “blend in” than “look at me.” It is too muted on her without any shots of color or accessorized with any statement jewelry. Even her ring is overpowered by the whole muteness. She is a unique artist and should be dressed accordingly. Instead, her whole look is boring and dated rather than dynamic and in the moment.
Overall Rating: 3*** 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 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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