WERQ: Eva Mendes in Salvatore Ferragamo

Posted on June 30, 2011

Thank God for the Salvatore Ferragamo resort collection show, kittens. The red carpets of the world have been a bit underpopulated of late and if we don’t watch ourselves, people are going to think this blog is named fuckyeahrosiehuntington-whitely, so we’re grateful for the chance to give a couple of air snaps to someone else for a change.

Eva Mendes attends Salvatore Ferragamo’s Women’s Resort 2012 Collection in New York City wearing the designer.

But we would have chosen this look for discussion no matter where it popped up because we both said the same thing when we first saw it: “See? THAT’S how you wear nude!” Our neighbors are used to hearing such odd sentences drift out of our open windows, although they meet our eyes less and less every time we go out.

Anyway.

Let’s be clear: Eva’s not working a “neutral” here; she’s working a “nude,” because the dress comes very close to matching her skin tone. We’ve expressed displeasure in other instances where an attempt like this goes wrong, resulting in the wearer looking  like they have some horrifying skin disease from more than ten feet away. This isn’t an across-the-board rule or anything, but the paler and pinker a gal’s skintone is, the harder it is to pull off wearing something that matches it. Eva has a nice golden tan and the white panel in the dress provides some much-needed contrast, so this works perfectly. It helps that this isn’t an exact match to her skin tone; it’s more like something you’d see on the same paint swatch as it, which, come to think of it, isn’t a bad rule for trying to wear nudes.

It cannot be denied that she got a little Barbie in her accessorizing, because everything matches everything else. But sometimes, a queen’s gotta let that shit slide. The whole look is so striking and put-together, that even we can’t bitch at her for overmatching. Girl is WERQing the shit out of that look.

[Photo Credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images]

    • http://twitter.com/karenb0716 Karen B

      The brown and white of her dress makes me really, really want a Chocolate-Vanilla swirl sundae from McDonalds.

      • http://twitter.com/angellee941 Angel Ratliff

        I was thinking the EXACT same thing. *off to find ice cream*

    • Courtney Hellams

      she looks amazing! but  i wish she would have picked a different shoe.

    • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

      HAHAHAHAHA, that fuckyeahroseyhuntington-whitely remark was hysterical.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B53PQYXSJR4YJBV3J6BWYSICRQ Jamie

      Love it – so perfect for her

    • Anonymous

      Really? You like that?

    • Judy_J

      I love this….so cool and summery!  She looks like a dish of dulce de leche ice cream!

    • http://profiles.google.com/angelarosesarno angela rose sarno

      Hot Hot Hot.  Man, I want those shoulders.

    • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

      I’d also say it works because there’s volume to the dress, both in the bodice and skirt.  Too often women wear sheaths in nude tones and it looks awkward, but in this dress there’s plenty of pleating and movement.

    • Christine Marie

      umm. . . . no

    • http://twitter.com/jennsaysmeow Fifi LaRoux

      Gorgeous.

    • Anonymous

      She looks fabulous, head to toe.  No nit picking here.

    • http://twitter.com/Space_Kitty Space_Kitty

      WERQ.  *That’s* how you deploy the nude shoe.

    • http://twitter.com/Space_Kitty Space_Kitty

      WERQ.  *That’s* how you deploy the nude shoe.

    • Anonymous

      Love it!

    • Nora Mulllin

      I want her to be wearing a different shoe but otherwise the look is good..

    • http://twitter.com/rbails Rachel Bails

      I don’t like this at all.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IHWCJIMARF4OOW6PQZQS3RFOOA JillK

        Me, neither. It looks like she tied some kitchen garbage bags around herself. And what’s with that puckering on her ass? I think this looks like crap.

    • Anonymous

      THAT’S what I think of when a designer says “resort”.

    • Anonymous

      I think she looks cool and summery.  Perfect look for her.

    • aimee_parrott

      She looks fanTAStic!

    • Allie Carter

      Do not like. The middle is super awkward.

    • Joyce VG

      Thanks a lot TLo.  Now I want soft serve ice cream.  

    • Sarah Dickerson

      This *might* work for me if that fabric wasn’t so horrible and cheap looking.  Ew.  

    • MilaXX

      Love this look and covet that dress. it would look cute on a plus sized gal like myself. ;-)

    • Anonymous

      I shouldn’t ought to like it, it’s sloppier looking (puckery seams and not exactly sleek or symmetrical draping) than I favor. But it works. She’s beautiful, the color combination is working, and it’s just unusual enough for me to want to like it.

      (But I don’t think many mere mortals would look very good in this. It would look cheaply made.)

      • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

        For what this dress must cost, the fabric and workmanship look like K-Mart. Done properly, this dress would be a knock-out.

        IAMSOBZ

        PS I’d also like to see one less bracelet.

    • aussiegal77

      She is working the hell outta that outfit.  Damn it.

    • Jill Roberts

      H.O.T.

    • Anonymous

      she does look fab.  i love the purse.

      ok, who mentioned icecream?

    • Anonymous

      She is amazingly beautiful and looks good in just about anything.

    • Anonymous

      they meet our eyes less and less every time we go out.
      haha.

      Gotta say, she looks great in this. And it looks great on her.

    • Anonymous

      I’m sorry, TLo, but I think you’re desperate for something pretty and you’re reaching.  This dress is butt-ugly.  White and beige?  What a dull combo.  The front bunching is dealt with awkwardly, and what the hell is going on with that seam in the back?  The fabric looks shiny and cheap.  And she’s got that nude shoe thing going on that is so, so boring.

      Sure, after little miss Emma Razorknees and her summer-is-winterwear-time ensemble almost anything would be refreshing.  But this?  I think not.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=610791985 Aniela Marie Perry

        Totally agree with this.

    • Anonymous

      It’s a beautiful dress; she looks fantastic in it.
      I just wish she’d close her mouth occasionally, or at least find a facial expression other than “I’m in mid-sentence”.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

      LOVE IT.

    • Anonymous

      All gold jewelry rather than the matchy white stuff, and this would have been perfectly chic. I don’t even mind the nude shoes here since they have a metallic gold sheen to them.

    • Anonymous

      All gold jewelry rather than the matchy white stuff, and this would have been perfectly chic. I don’t even mind the nude shoes here since they have a metallic gold sheen to them.

    • http://joansbooks.blogspot.com/ lilithcat

      Dunno.  I like the cut of the dress, but I find the color blocking weird.

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      I like the accessories more than I like the dress.  The colors are good, but it looks like the fabric isn’t laying correctly on one side.

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      I like the accessories more than I like the dress.  The colors are good, but it looks like the fabric isn’t laying correctly on one side.

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      I like the accessories more than I like the dress.  The colors are good, but it looks like the fabric isn’t laying correctly on one side.

    • Anonymous

      I really wish she didn’t do the tongue-in-teeth smile thing. I hate that.

      Not sure I’m totally loving this look. I like the dress, but I’m not sold on the color combo.

    • Anonymous

      I really wish she didn’t do the tongue-in-teeth smile thing. I hate that.

      Not sure I’m totally loving this look. I like the dress, but I’m not sold on the color combo.

    • Anonymous

      I really wish she didn’t do the tongue-in-teeth smile thing. I hate that.

      Not sure I’m totally loving this look. I like the dress, but I’m not sold on the color combo.

    • Anonymous

      Love it, love it. Only quibble is the shoes. A little contrast there would set the whole thing off nicely.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6PUVFQ7YCZZFZRIER6BEJ4HVYE Amye

      REally?  It looks okay on her, but WERQ’g it?  She’s wearing it, not working it.

      I think you’re just desparate for someone else to show something, other than Rosie.

    • Anonymous

      I like the dress, but not the nude tone.  In that second picture, taken on its own, it looks like she was wearing a white Wilma dress and had a SERIOUS wardrobe malfunction.

    • http://profiles.google.com/thisiscelia Celia

      Uh….I’m torn. On the one hand, she wears it really well, the fit is great, flattering, hair is great, blahblahblah. On the other hand, I hate the dress and with those earrings and bangles, the whole thing is soooo 80’s. Eva Mendes has a very classic 80s/90s beauty, but I’d love to see her look more modern and fresh.

      I can’t believe you two didn’t say anything about those shoes! BLECH!

    • http://diaryofaconsumerpunchingbag.blogspot.com/ Laura Ann Springer

      I have to agree with @Celia. I did do a little Alexis Carrington where are you with the dress but she wears it so well! The shoes could have been better, really beige shoes Hollywood stop the insanity! 

    • http://diaryofaconsumerpunchingbag.blogspot.com/ Laura Ann Springer

      I have to agree with @Celia. I did do a little Alexis Carrington where are you with the dress but she wears it so well! The shoes could have been better, really beige shoes Hollywood stop the insanity! 

    • Anonymous

      Ugh, this constitutes a werq? It seems to me you guys are getting really to comfortable using werq for clothes that just don’t. Another T-Lo miss.

    • Anonymous

      she looks like two thirds of a Neapolitan…all she needs is a pink clutch to tie it together.

    • Anonymous

      I love her, but this outfit is blech. SO 80’s. It brings me right back to my days working at Dress Barn.

    • Anonymous

      I think this is the first time I would wear something that Eva Mendes is wearing.  I absolutely covet that dress!

    • margaret meyers

      Those are the biggest porcelain veneers I have ever seen.

    • Lisa

      Nope,  I don’t like it – which is good, because it allows my hate for her to flow unfettered.

    • Anonymous

      She looks fabulous.  And now after reading your comments I want ice cream…

    • Anonymous

      Man, your minions are cranky today!!! 

      I love the dress, think she looks great in it, hair and make-up are lovely, and the shoes look OK. 

      She is WERQing it!

    • Anonymous

      she looks fantastic!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1294512334 Terri Griffith

      I would totally wear this dress. I love it & it looks great on her!

    • Anonymous

      I like the dress but it doesn’t seem to fit her all that well. hate the shoes. I think I saw them at Payless last night.

    • Anonymous

      I think she looks hot. The color blocking does keep it from being dull. Heck, I wouldn’t mind wearing it, though the effect wouldn’t be quite the same. ha!

    • Anonymous

      Love,love,love the dress. The shoes? Not so much.

    • Anonymous

      Very chic. She looks like an updated version of a glamorous 1940’s movie star. A Rita Hayworth for the 21st century.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

      She looks awesome.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3NXBVKLOMNGCAVCVXOVWDGD3SE Marissa

      I don’t love the dress, but it would take a LOT of fug to make Eva look bad.

    • http://twitter.com/VieModerne Noelle

      OUT… that dress is an optical illusion and giving me a headache. Oh wait… this wasn’t that kind of post. Oh well. Still an out.

    • Grace Ritt

      I think Eva is one of the best-dressed and sexiest women in Hollywood. 

    • http://rockiinboxxe.blogspot.com/ KUR COL DE DAAB E NUBA

      I REALLY HATE IT. THats all. 

    • Anonymous

      Gorgeous.

    • sonictofu

      Is it cold on the red carpet? Just sayin.

    • Anonymous

      She looks alright but that dress is doing most of the work. I think someone with a darker skin tone would look awesome in this, very striking.

    • http://profiles.google.com/richixcore Richi Robilotto

      I still think matching your dress to your skin color is freaky, no matter what skin tone you are.
      I wish this was an in or out, because I’d say out.

    • Esra Erkan

      this bitch pulls every outfit off

    • Anonymous

      me-YOW

    • Anonymous

      She herself looks beautiful, but I loathe that dress, the colors and the shoes. It looks Kmart to me. And that puckered zipper/seam in the back reeks of cheap.

    • Anonymous

      the only flaw is the “pill box” ring on her left hand.
      and if this is the only flaw, then major snaps to her. 
      one of the prettiest looks I have seen in a long time.
      A head-turner.

    • Anonymous

      she looks like salt water taffy

    • S. Jenna Lutz

      Don’t worry about what your neighbors overhear… mine STILL won’t let their kids play in the shared driveway since they heard me groan and exclaim one sunny day “It’s not the lesbianism I mind, you understand – it’s the fracking INCEST that has to stop!”

      I was talking to our, at the time, 3 unfixed cats – all sisters – who were taking the phrase “keeping it in the family” WAY to literally, and ALL over my livingroom rug!

      As for the dress? Pretty colors on her – but hate/loathe/and generally despise the knot where the colors join. Looks like the awful twist  small children make griping the front of their clothes while doing the “Potty Dance”.

      • Anonymous

        This was my major laugh of the day. Thanks for sharing it. :0)

    • Anonymous

      I’m really not a big fan of this, and I tend to think Eva Mendes looks good in just about anything.

    • Anonymous

      She looks stunning.  Brava!  And a wonderful “WERQ” choice!

    • Anonymous

      Yeah… but I don’t like the yellow bangles.

    • Patricia Biswanger

      Love it!

    • http://www.facebook.com/suzie.vazquez Suzie Vazquez

      I would like it a little more crepe / matte than shiny.

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      Love those cuffs!  She looks great.

    • Anonymous

      Totally disagree, this dress is a messy draping disaster. It is ill-fitting, the construction is off, her side seams are puckering and the shoes (oy vey!) don’t work at all.

    • http://summerborn.livejournal.com/ Summer Born

      She looks AMAZING. Love the tips on why this nude works!

    • http://www.facebook.com/charlotte.horseman Charlotte Horseman

      Just ran across this post – “this blog is named fuckyeahrosiehuntington-whitely,”
      You guys are soooooo entertaining!  I love to read old posts to pass the time until the next new one!