Eva Mendes In Valentino – Vogue Eyewear Communications Campaign Launch

Eva Mendes In Valentino - Vogue Eyewear Communications Campaign Launch

Eva Mendes has been M.I.A. on the red carpet and snuggling up to Ryan Gosling, damn her, but she made a return yesterday to help Vogue Eyewear launch their Spring/Summer Communications Campaign, held at Simon House in Beverly Hills, California.

The beautiful actress wore a Valentino Resort 2013 dress for the occasion.

With the sun finally out here in London, this dress has me excited for spring.

Her yellow and multi-pink floral macramé-lace and tulle dress with a defined waist, short sleeves and scalloped hemline was most bizarrely paired with burgundy velvet pumps.

It was bad enough that I wanted to take scissors to the neckline to open it out and cut-out that tulle panel, so the shoes are a bitter disappointment.

A cute pair of those popular Valentino ‘Rock Stud’ pumps or Valentino sandals would’ve been much better.

Signature smoky eyes, a heavy gold embellished clutch and statement earrings completed her look which I think would better suit Kiernan Shipka or Elle Fanning.

Are you as flummoxed by the shoes as I am?

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You can buy Eva’s Valentino dress from Browns Fashion.

Credit: Style.com & Getty

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30 Responses to Eva Mendes In Valentino – Vogue Eyewear Communications Campaign Launch

  1. Charlotte March 14, 2013 at 13:27 #

    The dress is horrible, and the styling is really bad ! What was she thinking when she chose the shoes ?!

  2. naomie March 14, 2013 at 13:36 #

    Too sweet and childish for a grown woman. I’m not sure this shade of yellow suites her, and I wish she’s have her hair darker, as her current blond seems so overworked and unnatural.

    • Noemi March 14, 2013 at 14:19 #

      I agree with everything you wrote. Plus, the shoes are nonsense with the dress. She looks a bit like a trans, for me!

    • Marybeth March 14, 2013 at 16:42 #

      Agree 100% about the hair.

    • Moxie March 14, 2013 at 16:55 #

      Would have been a great dress for one of the child stars, but not an grown woman.

    • pipsqueak March 14, 2013 at 20:13 #

      +1

    • Aline March 14, 2013 at 22:55 #

      Agreed!

  3. asherlev1 March 14, 2013 at 13:38 #

    Rachel Zoe! *shakes fist*

    That’s it. That’s the only explanation I have for those shoes

  4. Camilla March 14, 2013 at 14:00 #

    YUCK!

  5. E March 14, 2013 at 14:07 #

    This dress would be much more suited to an actress half her age. She just doesn’t look right in it.

    • Christine March 14, 2013 at 14:54 #

      The dress is not her dress. She looks pretty but this is not doing her any favors.

  6. gabis March 14, 2013 at 14:10 #

    I’m flummoxed that she is wearing Valentino. Obviously she wears it bad. Eva Mendes, please do never wear Valentino again. Thanks.

  7. manja March 14, 2013 at 14:36 #

    this whloe getup is all wrong for her with shoes being totally out of place,and as you said would better suit Kiernan Shipka or Elle Fanning.

    • admmgz March 14, 2013 at 14:46 #

      +1

  8. Marybeth March 14, 2013 at 16:23 #

    The dress would be very, very pretty on a young girl — I don’t think FC would be reaching for her scissors if Ariel Winter or Kiernan Shipka were to wear it! :)
    The shoes are inexplicable.

    • Catherine Kallon March 14, 2013 at 18:03 #

      you are so right, I wouldn’t be

  9. dee March 14, 2013 at 16:36 #

    Agree with others. This dress looks bad on her. The shoes don’t work either.

  10. Fleur March 14, 2013 at 17:12 #

    She’s too sexy for this type of saccharine sweetness of a dress

    • Sharon March 15, 2013 at 01:29 #

      I so agree! Eva is a sophisticated and sexy woman. This is way too sweet and young for her. I do like the dress but I wouldn’t have chosen it for Eva. The shoes don’t belong here, but they are beautiful.

  11. Vicky March 14, 2013 at 17:13 #

    I feel like she always dresses overly girly and feminine. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I think she’s naturally sexy and should sometimes embrace that aspect of her persona.

  12. Susan March 14, 2013 at 18:11 #

    What a beautiful dress.

  13. Yeliz March 14, 2013 at 18:36 #

    I love the dress on its own, but I don’t like anything about Eva’s look. Cutesy looks doesn’t suit her.

  14. Slim March 14, 2013 at 18:52 #

    I think Eva’s problem is that she dresses against type too much. As everybody has pointed out this dress is too cupcake sweet, perfect for a rising child star. Eva is a sultry, grown woman. She needs to take her lead from old school sirens.

  15. Mlle Herrera March 14, 2013 at 18:57 #

    Definitely agree with you, the shoes don’t work.
    I think it’s SERGIO ROSSI from the 2012 Fall-Winter collection…

  16. EmmaWoodhouse March 15, 2013 at 03:22 #

    The dress is adorable, and would be on Elle Fanning, Kiernan Shipka, or Chloe Moretz. Eva, and her styling, are all wrong for it. Moreover, these pale shades of yellow and pink do not suit her rich complexion.

  17. the ogre March 15, 2013 at 05:30 #

    a woman like her and i really can’t understand why she chose to wear this dress at all in the first place! let alone the styling! first of all the dress does NOT go with her hair color and secondly what was she thinking when she chose those shoes??? i am utterly disappointed!

  18. Miu March 15, 2013 at 07:46 #

    She should switch wardrobe with Selena Gomez. Since she’s too sexy for cute clothes and Selena’s too cute for sexy clothes. Lol

    • Chloe March 15, 2013 at 11:35 #

      Exactly!

    • CreoleLady March 16, 2013 at 05:50 #

      OMG, you are so right! At least a couple of Gomez looks that I liked in theory but not so much in reality would have been wonderful on Eva Mendes.

  19. Jess2 March 17, 2013 at 12:05 #

    I like the dress but I agree that it isn’t necessarily the right dress for Eva. As much as I love the clutch I don’t think it works here and the shoes are just the worst choice.

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