Emmy Rossum at the H&M Conscious Collection Dinner

Posted on March 20, 2014

Another black dress. Hurrah. Springtime in celebrity land.

 

Emmy Rossum attends the H&M Conscious Collection dinner at Eveleigh in West Hollywood, California.

H&M Conscious Exclusive Collection

 

Boy, these Conscious Collection looks sure don’t lend themselves to red carpet styling. We keep looking at this, trying to figure out what to do to … we don’t know … zhuzh it up a little. Lighten the load. Make it look not so much like a couch in a funeral home. But these clothes really aren’t interpretable. You put the dress on, you find a pair of shoes, and you call it done. A belt wouldn’t work. Neither would a jacket. And you’re limited in footwear choices by that hemline and in jewelry by that neckline. It either works for you or it doesn’t. Then again, that really is a big part of the H&M brand. Stores like that sell complete, finished looks to people who don’t know how to put one together on their own. Not that everyone who shops there is like that; just that there’s an appeal to a certain style-challenged segment of the public. It’s why seemingly half of Office America is outfitted by Banana Republic or it’s more economical versions, like Express.

Anyway, this isn’t working at all for her. She’s a gal who likes to put a look together; not have one dictated to her. Although, granted; she could’ve said no to the naked shoes. That’s a trend that can’t die soon enough.

Still not loving the winged eye or the swept back hair for her.

 

[Photo Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images, hm.com]

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