Celebrity Style Slam Hits Independent Spirit Awards: Sandra Oh & Lucy Liu
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Independent Spirit Awards Review: Lucy Liu and Sandra Oh
The hot pink is a great colour for her colouring and so in fashion right now. It works especially well since she wears her hair down and keeping so a deeper element near her face with the result that it is creating a dynamic contrast. It would have been a different story if she had pulled her hair back. The hot pink would have drained her complexion.
The shape of dress is not ideal for her shape. It works on the lower half, but not totally right for her upper half and middle. The dress has a jewel neckline and gives her some space between the layering and her face. Her arms are nicely framed by the sleeveless style that balances her hips. However the layering style flares out from her bustline and it just doesn’t work on her frame. It is not that her body can’t cope with the extra volume on her slender frame, but she is too short-waisted to pull off this dress. It doesn’t sit on her frame or fit her well. The hem of the layering is ends far too low on her body– on her stomach (no one wants to emphasize that area). This dress needs to be worn by a taller person who is longer waisted, so that the layering finishes between bust and tummy: it should follow the shape over the rib cage.
The hemline of the dress is great and shows off a set of great legs. The black shoes balances nicely with her hair and though she’s smart to keep the shoes simple in order to detract from the dress’s shape and make her look too busy, However wearing elegant black pumps without tights with an evening dress just doesn’t work. It feels under-dressed. I know tights and LA for a day event don’t work well but you need to choose a shoe style that addresses these factors. How about open round pumps? It would have kept the theme going and pulled her look together.
Overall Rating: 3*** Three Stars
NO, NO, NO! The colour would work as an accent colour, but not as solid colour for any garment. The pink must be in much deeper shade; it’s far too pale for her and clashes with her skintone. Her hair doesn’t even to manage balancing this color out.
The dress ‘ style works for her body shape. The strapless neckline gives view to her shoulders, which are nicely balanced with her loose, slightly A-line hem. The draping feature around her bustline gives volume and shape to her bust. The bigger belt works like corsage that makes her look more curvy at the bust and hips. The draping in her skirt and hem plus the looser fit don’t create any bulk on her thighs, but visually creates the curves and give it an airy look.
She is in petite in height, she needs to dress in key (or tone) and it is better off not breaking up the color. In that respect, her belt and shoe color are well chosen, yet they don’t go with each other or work with her coloring or it work with theme of the dress. It started well with the dress and the chosen hairstyle but the accessories and the color of the dress are bringing her image and look down. It is not flattering her good looks
Overall Rating: 2** Two Stars
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