Celebrity Style Slam: Penelope Cruz and Meryl Streep : Who Did It Right According to Michaela Jedinak, UK Stylist!
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 : Penelope Cruz vs Meryl Streep.
Black is not the right colour for her, but she does wear a plunging neckline and her hair away from the face. So the colour is less of a problem that the outfit itself.
To me, Meryl Streep is one of the best actresses of all time and watching her attending these award events year after year, her dress sense is so off-target. She is a good-looking woman with a great figure and is unique in her profession. How come her dresses never reflecti these qualities?
Neither her top nor her trousers are wrong for her shape; it is more what is lacking to pull a look here together. She is a full hourglass and has great female curves, which need to be highlighted and not hidden. Her blouse is a good choice that brings her décolleté, bust, neckline, shoulders and waist into focus.
She makes a trend as well her own by choosing the fashion trend “volume” in her sleeves rather on her bodyshape. Her trousers have a straight leg and kept in simple style, which is great for her shape and age. These two well-chosen garments have so much potential to create various looks.
Her paired black pumps and black clutch bag look dowdy with these clothes. The fact she doesn’t wear any tights makes the look especially aging and tired. There are so many ways (easy ways)( to make this bad look a great look: e.g., black ankle patent Christian Lauboutin boots, vintage statement clutch bag, a dramatic chain or pearl necklace paired with an orange or green “statement” pashmina scarf/shawl.
Another suggested look: black patent ankle boots, a metallic statement jacket or coat, and a chunky jewelled native or vintage necklace in green or orange.
Unfortunately this look is missing everything outstanding and is really a bad–almost depressing– look.
Overall Rating: 3** Three Stars
(Only because the style line of the clothes is correct for her shape- it is just the rest that doesn’t connect here!)
Black is one of her best colours and it really shows in this dress.
Wonderful how this dress is fitting her neat hourglass body – like a glove. As I always say style is nothing without a fit and it really shows here. A neat hourglass needs to follow its bodyshape and this dress is just doing this. The high neckline of the dress works for Penelope because she has a long thin neck and can put so some distance between dress and face. She has also a long décolleté line and a nice bust. Many times a high neckline can kill a dress. Here space is created by keeping arms, shoulders free of clothing and the real key here is the little extra space next to her bust that makes this top work her body. Her long waist is highlighted in the body hugging number with the result that her hips and thighs look curvy and feminine and are in total proportion with her top half of her body.
The little outgoing train creates a beautiful balancing act to her neckline and puts everything into a picture perfect look. Her hair is kept in a nice contrast to her dress by keeping it in relaxed, open and easy style, so that her looks feels young, elegant, sophisticated, effortless, understated – timeless beautiful. Her paired accessories are enhancing her look and image.
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.
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.