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.

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