Celebrity Style Slam: Jill Kirsh Goes Medical: Kate Walsh vs Sandra Oh. Color Emergency
We all love Grey’s Anatomy’s Sandra Oh. We think Kate Walsh is bomb on Private Practice (when she’s not cosying up to some married doc). When it comes to the red carpet, Oh’s had some problems and Walsh usually does ok. What happened here at the Emmys is sort of a 911 for celebrity fashion.
We are lucky to have Jill Kirsh of Jill Kirsh Color join us in reviewing some of the Emmy looks. Jill Kirsh has been featured on this blog a couple of times about the way to use color to best display your features. Choose the wrong color and you suddenly look like death. Choose the right color and you are glowing.
Celebrities: Sandra Oh versus Kate Walsh
Kate Walsh had a fashion “miss” here. I love the dress, her hair, her earrings, the entire outfit– but not in this color — FOR HER. Take a page from Debra Messing: find the right hue and it works. This silvery color doesn’t work with her gorgeous auburn hair. Suddenly her skin goes pale and it’s a fragrmented look. The hair and make-up are fabulous but then the dress suddenly looks like something entirely different and it’s not creating an entire outfit but it’s broken up.
Everything above the neck is fine; even the bracelet is fine because it has a gold and some colored stone. The color of the dress is wrong for her. It just doesn’t work. What she needed to to do is go back to square with OH and switch dresses.
I liked Kate Walsh’s dress but initially when seeing the photo, I had to look at the photo to be sure it was her. This dress is “not” her color. It diminshes her gorgeous red hair (and why didn’t someone do a bit more with the hair style?). The dress is strapless – but no jewelry or wrap for accessorizing? What’s up with that? The earrings aren’t enough of a statement. Even a simple necklace would have made a huge difference.
The style of the dress is entirely another story. It’s not flattering to her bodyshape. I don’t know a single woman who would want those layers on their hips shifting the focus to that typical problem area rather than their face. Also the bustline on the dress doesn’t do enough to emphasize what she does have and because of the layers below, she looks lopsided and bottom-heavy. I don’t think it was the most flattering look for her (or almost anyone’s) body type.
Sandra Oh would be dynamite in Walsh’s silver dress. Sandra Oh has great skin with dark cool hair and high contrast look. The soft and beautiful hairstyle is great. She’s got a killer body but the golden dress suddenly detracts from her face, her jewelry. She melts into the dress. The face and the dress aren’t working together with her skin tone.
Sandra loses the battle of what gets the most attention with that dress. Love the entire look but I wish she had a different color dress. She looks gilded because that dress does wonders for her body but the color doesn’t do anything for her. Make it Walsh’s silver dress (and put Walsh into that gold dress) and everyone — and everything — would be killer and they would be fashion winners rather than sort of just “ok:” It’s an interesting notion to have these two “colleagues” trade dresses but the change in their look plus adding in serious accessories like a necklace on strapless gowns and a clutch would have rocked the red carpet taking them from good to fabulous!
Stay tuned for more from Jill Kirsch and www.JillKirschColor.com as we review some of the Emmy looks from the women who walked the red carpet.
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