Kittens, we’re only on our first of three cups, so maybe that explains why we’re so ambivalent about this look:
Mindy Kaling makes an appearance on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ in New York City.
Alexander Wang ‘Diego’ Studded Bag. Brian Atwood ‘Follow Me’ Pump.
It’s just not singing to us, y’know? And we can’t quite pinpoint why. We think the shape of the dress isn’t her best friend, nor is the heaviness of the fabric. We think the sleeves are unflattering and the waist is either too high or poorly defined (possibly both).
On the other hand, we love the fabric and the little belt action she’s got going on. The subtle teals and greys really work for her. The bag is pretty kickass. The shoes… we just don’t know, poodles. The “pop of color” rule doesn’t always apply and while it’s true this somewhat heavy and serious dress needed a shoe to lighten things up, we don’t think these bright purple suede pumps were the way to go. We would have suggested a lighter (as in, not heavy), more delicate pair of black shoes. Or maybe a pair of booties, although we’re not entirely sure they’d work.
We don’t get it. There are a lot of things we like here, but the overall look is not impressing us. Off to have another cup while y’all hash it out for us.
[Photo Credit: Enrique RC/PacificCoastNews.com. alexanderwang.com, brianatwood.com]