Maria Bakalova Promotes “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” in Giambattista Valli

Posted on February 04, 2021


Maria Bakalova snagged a Golden Globe nomination for her first role and like a smart, savvy actress would, she’s out there doing a little bit of self-promotion work. And by “out there,” we mean “in someone’s backyard,” just like when we say “doing a little bit of self-promotion work,” we mean “put on a dress and posed.”

But hey, congrats, girl. You certainly deserve a victory lap after escaping an old man with his hand down his pants. Granted, you wouldn’t be the first actress who escaped that situation, but it’s rare to see it actually happen in the project for which you’re nominated.

Anyway, our point is this: Her promo style seems to be of the “extremely sweet and twee” variety and we can’t say we disagree with the choice, even though we’re not inclined to be twee-lovin’ types. Twee huggers, if you will.



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She looks pretty and the pale pink really suits her. We think she can work this kind of style and we also think it’s a smart way to go, given the nature of her role and the one scene everyone wound up talking about. But we aren’t really in love with this design. The bottom half is fine, but the top half has too much of a long-sleeved t-shirt feel to it. And we don’t like the bow sash at all. It adds to the effect of looking like a shirt shoved into a skirt, we’re sorry to say. Look at the model’s pose for the look book shot below. There’s a reason her arms are crossed. Even the dress form shot highlights how unflattering the design is.



Style Credits:
Giambattista Valli Floral Silk Ruffle-Hem Dress from the Resort 2021 Collection
Anita Ko Jewelry
Sydney Evan Jewelry
Stuart Weitzman Shoes

Styled by Jessica Paster


[Photo Credit: Jessica Paster/Instagram, Courtesy of Giambattista Valli,]

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