Gugu Mbatha-Raw in Ralph Lauren at the EE BAFTA Nominations Announcement

Posted on January 08, 2016

Gugu Mbatha-Raw attends the EE British Academy Film Awards nominations announcement event at BAFTA in London, England.

 

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Hmmm.

Miss Gugu is beautiful and she’s always displayed an admirable level of style and taste when it came to her red carpetry. But if we have one quibble with her style it’s that she sometimes plays it a little too safe. This is a pretty dress and it suits her very well, but it’s the only part of the look we like. The shoes are generic, which isn’t the best idea with such a neutral dress. The hair just isn’t working for us at all. We can see why she’d want to sport a clean face here, but something about the way it’s rendered looks uncharacteristically harsh. Between the blush and the lip color, it feels like there’s too much pink on her face. We’re no experts, but we think if you can see someone’s blush from more than a few feet away, it might be a bit heavily applied.

We feel like we’re being harsh, but this doesn’t look fully thought out somehow. Great dress, beautiful woman, but it’s just not as dazzling as it should be overall.

Style Credits:
Ralph Lauren Collection ‘Giordano’ Beaded Tulle Dress

[Photo Credit: Getty Images, ralphlauren.com]

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