Dark and light, devil and angel, straight hair or up ‘do, Miss Amy seems to be trying to branch out a little lately.
Amy Adams attends a special screening of “Nocturnal Animal” at The Hammer Museum in Westwood, California in Tom Ford.
Even without the black backdrop we’d probably dub this dress fairly unphotogenic. If we have one bit of advice for all lady stars heading to a red carpet, it’s this: Don’t wear a matte black sheath on the red carpet. It sucks up all the light and offers up no visual interest in photographs.
We’re digging the side-parted pin-straight hair for her. It sexes her up a little without being over-the-top about it. And the earrings are gorgeous. We don’t doubt that the dress probably looked okay in person, but the red carpet’s all about the pictures.
Next up Angelic Amy:
Amy Adams attends the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 8th annual Governors Awards held at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California in Carolina Herrera.
Or maybe it’s more accurate to say “Goddess Amy.” The Goddess of Polka Dots, apparently. We tend to find white toga-style goddess gowns to be … well, just as dull as black sheaths. But the floaty/flimsy style suits her and the gold accents do a lot to take it somewhere a little glam. Hate the gold strap, though. It looks a little cheap. Same goes for the sash, we’re afraid. A gold belt or sash makes perfect sense here, but the textile looks a little “Halloween costume.”
We go back and forth on the earrings. They’re real attention-getters, but either they’re a little tacky or she’s just the wrong lady for them.
Having said that, we actually think she looks pretty here, believe it or not. We can quibble a look to death, but our main takeaway here is that Amy can work a white-and-gold combo really well. This one’s not quite doing right by her, but she has our permission to continue to explore this color scheme. In fact, she might try a black-and-gold combo next time. Redheads tend to look great in those.
Tom Ford Black Sleeveless Dress
Carolina Herrera Dress with Gold Embroidery Detailing
[Photo Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images, Juan Rico/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES]