Nicole Kidman attends the HFPA & InStyle annual celebration of 2017 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada.
The “medieval cosplay” aesthetic of recent Valentino is starting to get a little tired, to our eyes. And while we’ve always had lots to say about Miss Nicole’s style choices, we don’t often tell her to go for lots of bright, saturated colors. We’re all about the darkly sparkly Disney Witch aesthetic for her. But we … think? We like this? Because of her features and affect, like so many things she puts on, this winds up just a little bit more precious (which is why we try to wave her away from precious styles). The high collar, overall fussiness and abundance of pinks would be, on paper, total NOs for her. And yet, we think this works. That’s more pink than we would have liked for any pale blonde. And the sheer sideboob panel is a thing that should not exist. But the embroidery is beautiful and the dress has a lot of charisma, if that makes any sense.
Wordswordswords. Bottom line: We didn’t expect to like this as much as we do. Now, pull your hair up, lady.
Valentino Embroidered Dress Resort 2018 Collection
Fred Leighton Jewelry
Chloe Gosselin ‘Narcissus’ Rusty Velvet Sandal
[Photo Credit: Getty Images, vogue.com, chloegosselin.com]