We’re surprised at how good this looks on her.
It takes a certain kind of lady to work the Valentino House’s late fascination with Medieval-inspired clothes. A lot of the spring ’14 line just looks difficult to wear and not-for-the-masses, to our eyes. In fact, the only lady star to truly WERQ these Valentinos was Florence Welch.
It never occured to us before, but Rashida actually works well in that sort of Florence Welch wheelhouse. They both tend toward funky, difficult-to-wear clothes with a slight rocker-chick edge (stronger in Flo than Rashida, to be sure). They’re both working a Boho Glam aesthetic. It’s just that Flo’s is so Euro-flavored and Rashida’s is more American sportswear-based. We guess that’s why it surprises us that we like this so much, because there’s nothing remotely American about this style of dress. Still, it comes alive on her. The colors are singing and we’re loving the styling, even if it is fairly close to the runway styling. That hand jewelry is crazy (in a good way), but we don’t think it goes with the look.
Still, good for you, girl. Maybe you should take more pages out of Flo’s style book.
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