Helen Mirren in Tory Burch at the “Red 2” Premiere

Posted on July 17, 2013

After last week’s stripper-heeled bomb-drop of a dress, we don’t blame Queen Helen for pulling back a little on the style front. She knows what all true royalty know: One must dole out One’s fabulosity, lest the peasants be blinded and overwhelmed by it and wind up forgetting to plow the fields and pay their taxes, drinking and fornicating in the streets and public houses, to the ruin of all.


Helen Mirren attends the premiere of “Red 2” at MOMA in New York City in a Tory Burch dress paired with a Kate Spade cardigan, a Herve Van der Straeten bracelet, and a CB Luxe ring.

Tory Burch Pre-Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Lina Zhang

We think skipping the blouse and adding a cardi was a great choice, but we’re not loving the way the white of the sweater fights with the off-white of the dress. We’re loath to admit this, since we’ve been bitching about it all spring and summer, but black-and-white is very trendy at the moment and a black cardigan might have worked better here, bringing it to a more formal, night-time level.

Not that we really have an issue with this look. We’ll take it as-is. We love the dress and the shoes. We’re thrilled she’s wearing sheer hose and hope she stays away from the opaque tights she favors when wearing above-the-ankle skirts. And the jewelry’s awesome, even if it is fighting a bit.



[Photo Credit: Jennifer Graylock/INFphoto.com, style.com]

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