Well Played, Tika Sumpter


You guys KNOW I love a well-employed print:

I kind of wish this had a belt, but other than that, I love it. I also like that it’s slightly hypnotizing. She could totally psychoanalyze people at this event. “And what do you see in my skirt?…oh, interesting, three pirates making mac and cheese on the space station while your ex-boyfriend flies out the exit hatch. That is intriguing. Tell me more….”

I do, however, wonder why someone would — like Julianne Moore before her – go to an Accessories Council Event sans Accessories. Do they just start draping them on you as soon as you darken the doorway? Because that sounds like a party I’d like to attend.

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Comments (16):

  1. Vandalfan

    A belt, even thin black ribbon, might break up her vertical line too much.
    (but when you mention mac and cheese, all I can imagine now is the horror of mixing it with cream cheese and ketchup and making it pink.)

  2. Sandra

    It needs a bit of tailoring in the bodice and around the waist, but that is an awesome dress. Love the silhouette, love the fabric. I have no idea who this lady is, but she herself is also lovely.

  3. Gigi

    That is a total Michelle Obama dress. Perhaps for one of the next Inaugural Balls? (Not trying to be partisan, but the results are in and this dress makes me think of her.)

  4. Helen

    It definitely needs accessories, but she is pulling off that large expanse of pattern! Whoever Ms. Sumpter may be, she has tremendous presence. Perfect hair and makeup for this, too.

    Very nice.

  5. amys

    Very lovely. I even like that she did a white bag instead of the expected evening black. Cute!

  6. Sajorina

    Love it! I don’t want a belt with this dress… I want accessories of the bling kind! Earrings, bracelets, rings! That’s all it needs! And, what I see on this dress might be the answer to the mystery that is the show “Lost”!

  7. Siobhán

    The print is great, but it looks like her head is on backwards.

    (The fake smile is creepy too, only adding to the effect.)

  8. Lisa

    Wait, there’s an Accessories Council….?

    • Scouse Helen

      That’s what I thought. I have decided that she’s messing with their heads by deliberately eschewing accessories. Up yours, the accessories council!!

  9. Claire1

    With so much pattern, I don’t miss the accessories. IF she chose to add some, I think minimal would be the necessary. choice.

  10. Liz

    Hmm. I expected this dress to end just below the knee; now that I see it doesn’t, I can’t wrap my mind around it in its entirety. That said, she (and the dress) are both very pretty.

  11. regina

    Gorgeous, beautiful, amazing ahamagad. Love it!! And her face.. great makeup and hair!

  12. Sweetsinger

    This dress doesn’t need accessories. But the hair and makeup are so perfect, and her smile so frozen, that she looks like an overdressed Barbie doll.

  13. Amanda in Austin

    I think you don’t wear accessories to the Accessories Council event because you don’t want to play favorites with any particular accessories designer…. You are a blank canvas for them to imagine their baubles adorning… Amirite?

  14. Lily1214

    W-A-Y too busy.