Oscars Red Carpet vs Celebrity Style Slam: Penelope Cruz and Kate Winslet!

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
Oscar Fashion Reviews: Penelope Cruz and Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
This midnight blue colour works on her like a dream. It is a fantastic colour that complements her colouring and matches her eye colour. The black is nicely used as an accent colour, which creates an elegant contrast with the midnight blue and her skin colour.
What a dress style –and shape– she chose to wear. She really hit the jackpot with it and couldn’t have been a better choice for winning the Oscar. This dress follows her full hourglass figure and enhances her female curves to perfection. The asymmetrical top works perfectly on her long décolleté line and provides her with a elegant plunging neckline that fits perfectly around her bust. The asymmetrical wider strap balances her fuller bust and the attached embellishment on her shoulder highlights her neck. Her waistline is highlighted with the broader black waist band, which balances the proportion of the asymmetrical strap in her top and reflects also Kate’s height and balanced proportions. The attached lace to her waist line shows off her long waist and both details play nicely around her bottom and thighs.
The midnight blue combined with the lace could have looked easily heavy and aging, but using sparingly a heart pattern in the lace it makes it look softer and feminine. This dress has a 1950’s, old Hollywood glamour written all over it, The asymmetrical top keeps it modern, fresh and of the moment.
Her make-up and hairstyle is reminiscent of the ate Grace Kelly. It definitely works for Kate too. Her accessories keep the old Hollywood glamour trend and reflect body features well without overpowering the style and shape of dress. This style and look is a keeper- don’t change it once you found what works best on you.
Overall Rating:5***** Five Stars

Penelope Cruz

Cream is kinder than white and a more elegant, sophisticated choice to wear at an evening event.However, it has to work with your skin, hair and eyes .The cream is far too light on her: as any lighter colour in this color tone, and it would only be a successful accent colour. It clashes as with her skin because it’s a bit too yellow Penelope’s eyes, eyebrows and hair are deep brown; though she wears her hair up, it can’t distract the light cream color is not as flattering as other colors.
It seems old Hollywood glamour was a big theme. The princess type vintage dress fits wonderfully on her petite body. There is something to be said about great tailoring and fit.
Normally such a dress with so many details in embroidery, drapes, frill, train shortens someone of petite height and can easily overpower a small frame with so many details. The stapless top gives a sexy and classy décolleté; the embroidery under her bust creates the illusion of an Empire line that visually makes her appear taller. It doesn’t create any bulk and proves that she is longer-waisted by displaying the embroidery in her waistline like a painting.
The actual princess line of the dress gives her a nice silhouette without overpowering the lower part or her bust line. Her train is in an accurate length to give her height by keeping it shorter. Similar to the Baftas dress, her look reminds me of Audrey Hepburn- which truly works for her. The vintage dress with the glamour look is kept current and fresh with the easy-to-go hairstyle and big fringe.
The simple jewelry works along the theme of the look, but the diamonds are looking washed out by the creamy coloured dress. Her clutch bag- nice idea and style– but not with this colour of the dress. There is too much yellow here to work with her skintone .
Overall Rating:4**** Four 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.
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