Rinko Kikuchi in Fausto Puglisi at the “Pacific Rim” Premiere

Posted on July 10, 2013

Sweetie, we’ll give you credit for picking – and working – the right dress for you, but allow us to make some suggestions for future reference. It’s just how we are around here. You’ll get used to it after a while.


Rinko Kikuchi attends the premiere of “Pacific Rim” in Hollywood, California in a Fausto Puglisi dress paired with Christian Louboutin shoes.

Fausto Puglisi Fall 2013 Collection

See, we don’t even much like this dress. We’re not fans of the double-slit to the thigh, and all the heavy metallic foofaraw stapled to the front of this thing looks like it’s weighing it down to much. But we can honestly see why she picked it. It’s dramatic as hell and it suits her. It’s perhaps a bit stereotypically “Asian-esque” in that way so many Asian actresses are expected to dress when they hit a Hollywood or European red carpet, but for all we know, she adored this dress over all others and picked it because she truly liked the way she looked in it. Which is fine, but we think the styling here really let her down.

That’s a high-impact dress and we don’t really think you can go low-impact with everything else because it tends to make all the other choices look like half-assed after thoughts. Case in point: those shoes. Come on now. That dress is positively SCREAMING for a metallic shoe. Without a platform, please. Maybe a sandal, since she’s already showing so much leg.

We also think she desperately needed some jewelry. Definitely nothing huge or showy, but maybe some subtle onyx pieces or something similar, just to punctuate and polish, without adding any more bling or sparkle to an outfit already heavy with it. And finally, we think the hair and makeup just aren’t serving her well here. She needed a much more dramatic eye (HELLO? Purple lining! Must we point out EVERYTHING?) than that for a dress like this. In fact, she can keep the slick hair so long as she does up her eyes and maybe puts on a pair of small earrings.

Wow, we were really precise on that one! Sometimes the opinions flow, darlings. It’s our time of the month.



[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PRPhotos.com, style.com]

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