WERQ: Eva Mendes in Salvatore Ferragamo
Thank God for the Salvatore Ferragamo resort collection show, kittens. The red carpets of the world have been a bit underpopulated of late and if we don’t watch ourselves, people are going to think this blog is named fuckyeahrosiehuntington-whitely, so we’re grateful for the chance to give a couple of air snaps to someone else for a change.
But we would have chosen this look for discussion no matter where it popped up because we both said the same thing when we first saw it: “See? THAT’S how you wear nude!” Our neighbors are used to hearing such odd sentences drift out of our open windows, although they meet our eyes less and less every time we go out.
Let’s be clear: Eva’s not working a “neutral” here; she’s working a “nude,” because the dress comes very close to matching her skin tone. We’ve expressed displeasure in other instances where an attempt like this goes wrong, resulting in the wearer looking like they have some horrifying skin disease from more than ten feet away. This isn’t an across-the-board rule or anything, but the paler and pinker a gal’s skintone is, the harder it is to pull off wearing something that matches it. Eva has a nice golden tan and the white panel in the dress provides some much-needed contrast, so this works perfectly. It helps that this isn’t an exact match to her skin tone; it’s more like something you’d see on the same paint swatch as it, which, come to think of it, isn’t a bad rule for trying to wear nudes.
It cannot be denied that she got a little Barbie in her accessorizing, because everything matches everything else. But sometimes, a queen’s gotta let that shit slide. The whole look is so striking and put-together, that even we can’t bitch at her for overmatching. Girl is WERQing the shit out of that look.
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