Wow, does this dress not photograph well on the red carpet or what?
Mindy Kaling attends the 2014 Fox All-Star Party in Pasadena, California in a Lela Rose dress paired with a Chanel bag.
Lela Rose Floral-patterned Fil Coupé Dress
We were all set to be firmly declarative about it and call that fabric ugly, but they we saw it on the model, in very different lighting conditions. It’s still kind of an odd print but it’s somehow much prettier under the right conditions. It seems to us this would have been great for a luncheon or an outdoor red carpet in daylight, but once you bring it inside at night and subject it to a lot of flashes, it goes very harsh very quickly. Even if you lit it well, that neckline doesn’t strike us as a particularly great one for Mindy, though.
As for the accessories, we like the idea of a silver shoe (When do we not?), but we’re not crazy about the shape of these. The pink Chanel bag kind of annoys us. We think a dress like this requires some sophistication in the styling. The model’s sporting an edgy shoe, a gold cuff to play against the silvery shine of the dress, and a clutch that matches the dress but provides a different kind of visual interest. There’s a certain tension in that styling that really sets off the look. That bag is just a bit too cute and on point, if that makes any sense. The earrings, on the other hand, are gorgeous.
[Photo Credit: Jennifer Graylock/INFphoto.com, net-a-porter.com]