Darlings, we veer wildly back and forth on this outfit. Never so far as hating it, but not quite sure if we love it.
Marisa Tomei attends the Berluti Menswear Spring 2013 show in Paris in a Roksanda Ilincic dress paired with Aperlaï sandals.
Roksanda Ilincic Pre-Fall 2012 Collection
Aperlaï ‘Demi’ Circle Sandal
You have to kind of get in the Marisa Tomei mindset to appreciate this look. Generally speaking, her style translates to: KILLER shoes, an interesting dress, and let’s not fuss too much with the hair and makeup, mkay? It’s not the kind of look that every woman can pull off, but it tends to work really well with Marisa. She’s an actress heading toward 50 and she doesn’t appear to have had much, if any, work done on her face. She dresses so that her face isn’t the focal point of the look. In a way, it’s pretty smart, although we don’t like the implication that an older woman has to somehow camouflage the fact that she’s an older woman.
Anyway, this look. Those shoes are pretty amazing, but it has to be said: her feet are looking tortured in the closeup. The dress? Well, that’s the part that really has us flummoxed. Our first thought was that the cuffs were too distracting. Our second thought was that the dress would be boring without them. But having considered it for far too long, we’re going to go with this: It’s distinct; it gets her noticed; and it’s a look that really works for her. Sounds like an IN to us.
IN! Chic and unique!
OUT! Bland and half-assed!
Blake Lively’s salute to margarine was the cause of vigorous debate among the PUFs, who ultimately decided she was OUT.