Lea Michele attends amfAR’s Inspiration Gala Los Angeles at Milk Studios in Hollywood, California.
Why Miss Lea. You’re all sophisticated and stuff.
You know what, though? Maybe because it’s the end of the week and our opinion reserves our low, but despite the semi-imaginary skirt, we still think this shows a nicely demure sophistication on her part. Or at least a good attempt at it. It occurs to us that our initial good will toward this look has everything to do with the styling and almost nothing to do with the dress. Put her in a simple LBD to improve things here. The point to the look rests entirely on the grownup head styling and the fact that she draped herself in garlands of diamonds. No, really. Not everyone can handle such ostentation, but it really looks good on her. It was pretty smart to pick such a relatively low-key dress and pair it with a minimalist head style so all that Harry Winston sparkle could take center stage. Don’t hate us for making the comparison, but it’s a bit of a modern Holly Golightly look: simple black dress, lacquered hair, and a shit-ton of sparkle.
Having said that, while we applaud the choice of direction she took the styling, the particulars do tend to bug. There’s the aforementioned pretend skirt, but there’s also the fact that the head styling is a little severe and cakey. We would have suggested a tight pony tail, no center part, and MUCH more of a pale,matte finish on that face. Pale blush on the lips.
Yes? No? Let’s stipulate the black dress and the diamonds. How would you style Lea’s head for that? Let’s all treat her like one of those Barbie makeup heads.
Elie Saab Black Gown Featuring a Fitted Top and Sheer Dotted Lace Skirt from the Fall 2016 Collection
Harry Winston Diamond Necklace, Bracelet, Earstuds, and Rings All Set in Platinum
[Photo Credit: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Harry Winston, IMAXTree]