We’re falling hard for this lady’s ’40s-retro approach to her red carpet style. She’s got the face for those hairstyles and she’s got the eye to pick the right sort of vintage-inspired looks that suit her. She is on her way to becoming our latest red carpet obsession. Before her it was Ruth Negga, and before Ruth, it was Lupita Nyong’o – and yes, there’s a theme there. The ladies of color have been ruling the red carpets of the last few years, as far as we’re concerned. You can add Zendaya and Yara to the up-and-comers division as well.
(Now that we think of it, this is probably why we got that email accusing us of being paid off by Black Lives Matter to promote black actresses. Oh, kittens. The stories we could tell you. )
What can we say? Collectively, these women have shown a real affinity for high style as well as a real knack for interpreting it in ways that suit her best and also manage to wander off the beaten path of same-old, same-old. They’re all very different in their approaches, but the results all come down to the same thing: a fresh take on celebrity style.
Anyway, all of this is setup to prepare you for this, our great disappointment:
Because that is NOT working for us in any way, shape or form. The hair looks great, as always, but that unholy hybrid … thing she’s wearing is aggressively hideous. We count at least five different textiles/materials composing that frock. Here’s a fashion rule we just made up: Any one garment should have no more than three different weights of textile/material as part of its makeup. Any more than that is against the law.
We’re sorry, Tessa. Your dress is under arrest. It’s for the best. We’re going to expunge this from your style record and never speak of it again.
Calvin Klein Collection Ensemble from the Fall 2017 Collection
John Hardy Bamboo Silver Diamond Large Ring with Grey Moonstone and Grey Diamond
Edie Parker ‘Jean’ Magnetic Clutch in Steel Pearlescent
Nicholas Kirkwood ‘Penelope’ Pearl Sandal in Ash
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages, vogue.com, farfetch.com, edie-parker.com]