In a way, we almost feel bad that we’re giving Miss Letitia the spotlight at this relatively late hour. Both of these looks passed fleetingly by our field of vision in the 12-hour period when we were drowning in Oscars coverage and to our regret, we mentally waved them off without realizing just how beautiful they both were.
She tends toward a minimalism bordering on austerity at times. It seems to us like a fairly good representation of who she is, but we haven’t always loved the effect on her style choices. This is a really lovely and subtle gown that flatters her tremendously, offers her very little to fuss with, and gives her the kind of subtle, low-key chicness she seems to like. An updated Grace Kelly dress.
Everything we just wrote about her style choices can also be considered the main reason why this appeals to us so much. In other words, she stepped out of her comfort zone and into a true party dress. No, we haven’t suddenly revered course on years of bitching about ladybows. We’re still inclined not to love them in fashion, but it’s nice to see her having some fun, mixing things up, and pulling off a fairly difficult color combo. We can see the argument that the dress would be better without the bows, but if you take that whimsical shot of pink away, it changes the whole feel. She doesn’t do whimsy all that much, so we’re inclined to defend it in this case.
First Look: Christian Dior Cocktail Dress Embellished with a Dreamy Palm Canopy Embroidery from the Fall 2018 Couture Collection | Cartier High Jewelry Earrings, Étincelle de Cartier Bracelets and Rings | Nicholas Kirkwood ‘Maeva Pearl S Sandal’ in Silver Metallic Nappa
Second Look: Erdem ‘Angelique’ Dress from the Pre-Fall 2019 Collection | Nicholas Kirkwood ‘Zaha Sandal’ in Black Galaxy Lurex
Styled by Ade Samuel | Hair by Ursula Stephen | Makeup by Tasha Reiko Brown
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages, ABC/Rick Rowell, Courtesy of Erdem, Courtesy of Cartier, vogue.com]