This is fantastic:
Melissa McCarthy attends the 2014 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California in a custom dress designed by herself in collaboration with her stylist George Kotsiopoulos and dressmaker Daniela Kurrle accessorized with a Jimmy Choo bag and Kimberly McDonald jewelry.
We’re not kidding when we say we pretty much clapped when we saw this. This is SUCH a fabulous step forward for her. Well done, George Kotsiopoulos. The much more relaxed hair and relatively clean makeup, along with those amazing rings, give her a much more chic, stylish, and youthful look right off the bat. The print, shape and color story of the dress are all fantastic for her. We don’t like the raggedy-looking neckline and sleeves, though. Not sure what the point to that was. And we can’t tell if that’s a sash or she’s wearing separates, but that strip at the top of the skirt is kind of sloppy looking.
But honestly, we’ll take a sloppy-chic Melissa over a Melissa wearing some horribly unsuitable or unflattering garment and sporting clown hair. Everything about this look reads fashion editor or style blogger to us. No lie. You’ll see a million ladies at New York Fashion Week working a variation of this look. We love that it was interpreted for her. That straight-up fashionista look isn’t a direction we ever would have thought to go with her.
Doesn’t she look incredibly relaxed? She usually looks so stressed out in front of cameras.
You WERQ this new direction, girl. Happy Snaps.
[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PRPhotos.com, KM/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES]