Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji at the “Fruitvale Station” Premiere

Posted on July 09, 2013

Her body language is saying “I don’t like this dress,” but we think Octavia is being a bit hasty in her judgement.


Octavia Spencer attends the premiere of “Fruitvale Station” in New York City in a Tadashi Shoji lace dress.

Tadashi Shoji Lace Panel Cocktail Dress

Our only real design issue is with the neckline, which seems designed to obscure the fact that she even has a neck as much as possible. But aside from that, this is all working like gangbusters, as far as we’re concerned. We like the blue and white version much more than Octavia’s but the trend for the moment on the red carpet is B&W, so we suppose we can’t complain.

But what’s happening with the lining on this thing? Why is it a different color in the skirt? Is that why she had her hands clasped in front of her so tightly in most of the pics? It must suck to discover, just before you walk out in front of a wall of cameras, that something’s not quite working with your outfit. Polaroids, darlings. And if not them, then your phone camera. Always photograph yourself in an outfit you’re going to wear to be photographed in. Backlit, side-lit, flash, no-flash, natural light, front and back. Check if from every angle. Especially if you’re wearing white, which can go all kinds of dicey in front of a camera.

Seriously, doesn’t every bride-to-be do this already? Isn’t that what stylists are for? Won’t someone please save poor Octavia from the horrors of lining mishaps?




[Photo Credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images, Marco Sagliocco/PRPhotos.com, neimanmarcus.com]

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