WERQ: Joely Richardson in L’Wren Scott

Posted on December 16, 2011

If Joely doesn’t have a relationship (as they say in the styling biz) with L’Wren Scott, she really should. Scott’s somewhat severe, body conscious, long-legged sexiness is tailor made for her.


Joely Richardson in L'Wren ScottJoely Richardson attends the premiere of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” in L’Wren Scott paired with Christian Louboutin shoes, Fred Leighton jewelry, and a Judith Leiber clutch.

Joely Richardson in L'Wren Scott

Joely Richardson in L'Wren Scott

This didn’t inspire snaps the moment we saw it. In fact, we went back and forth about whether it was worth including today at all. The consensus was that it was a bit too severe and we were looking for something to compliment today because it’s a  pretty bitch-heavy day so far.

But the more we look at this, the more it really grows on us. First off, as with, say, Anjelica Huston or Faye Dunaway, it’s sometimes not fair to criticize Joely for looking severe. She’s naturally severe-looking. We mean that in a good way; she’s striking (what used to be called a “handsome woman”), so soft, pretty, traditionally feminine styles aren’t always going to do right by her.

In addition, this is a really fantastic color on her and we absolutely adore that belt paired with the dress. And the necklace. The bracelets and shoes don’t thrill but neither do they offend or detract. We just think she’s managed the trick of looking both elegant and head-turning at the same time and deserves some propers for that. You WERQ that “knowing what works for me” shit, girl!


[Photo Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images]

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