Tuesday 17 October 2017

Red Carpet Wrap: Best and worst dressed

Ashley Jensen and Helen Mirren
Ashley Jensen and Helen Mirren

Niamh O'Sullivan

Who is a style queen and who should be taken away by the fashion police this week?

Best Dressed: Ashley Jensen

Former Ugly Betty star Ashley Jensen was obviously taking notes when she played the role of Mode magazine fashion stylist Christina McKinney on the hit show.

She stands out in this beautiful sequinned dress at the Gnomeo & Juliet premiere in London. The black tunic embroidered with bronze, silver and gold sequins is sparkly enough to catch the flashes of the cameras without being too in your face.

She lets the dress do the talking by off-setting its bling with understated black tights and shoes, while her silver glittery clutch and gold ring pick up the colours in the dress.

She keeps her hair and make-up soft and natural, again a counterbalance to her eye-catching dress. Dangling black earrings and black polished nails add just the right amount of edginess.

Worst Dressed: Helen Mirren

Actress Helen Mirren was decked out in gold at the Brighton Rock premiere in London last week.

She took the 'golden' theme a bit too far, however, wearing a shining textured Jacques Azagury dress, elbow-length gloves, a shiny gold watch with gold-drop earrings, sparkling gold stilettos and a gold purse.

Sadly, her outfit didn't have the Midas touch and was just a little too matchy-matchy.

For someone who is usually so well dressed, it comes as a surprise to see Helen make this sort of sartorial misstep. And a knitted black shrug with lace trim seems so out of place. It looks like she grabbed it on her way out the door.

Had she stuck to just gold shoes or the dress alone, it might have worked, but she will not be getting any Golden Globes for this outfit... maybe just a date with the Tin Man.

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