Anna Kendrick In J. Mendel – Art of Elysium Heaven Gala

Anna Kendrick In J Mendel - Art of Elysium Heaven Gala

Anna Kendrick added some vampish glamour to the Art of Elysium’s 7th annual Heaven Gala in Los Angeles, held at the Skirball Cultural Centre on Saturday night (January 11).

In a black J.Mendel Spring 2014 pleated dress with lace bolero- style shoulders and an on-trend cut-out detail, it’s great to see Anna move away from her tried and tested nude and blush looks, but this feels a little too structured.

The embellished clutch is a nice touch, but the Christian Loubotuin ‘Love me’ bow-front heels are a little too prim, I would have preferred to see this look styled with a high sandal.

While it’s refreshing for Anna wear something more daring, I’m just not convinced it works. I can’t help but feel it’s a little too structured especially with such formal hair. Some waves like was saw at the Z100’s Jingle Ball last year would have been so much better. Do you agree?

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10 Responses to Anna Kendrick In J. Mendel – Art of Elysium Heaven Gala

  1. Yeliz January 12, 2014 at 11:11 #

    I think she looks gorgeous, it all works for me here.

    • Alina January 12, 2014 at 11:17 #

      +1

    • CreoleLady January 12, 2014 at 11:56 #

      +2.

  2. Sarah January 12, 2014 at 11:54 #

    A lot of the time my problem with Anna is her posing is so stiff. I think if she loosened up and looked more relaxed it would look less like the dress is wearing her and more effortless and sexy like it did on the runway.

  3. Christine January 12, 2014 at 13:45 #

    She is not selling this look. I am not liking her style choices lately.

  4. Had to mention January 12, 2014 at 16:00 #

    I think Anna nailed it here, top to toe. The lace capelet and bustier are busy enough and so sleek hair and a simple pointy toe seem to give this look balance. The black nail is the perfect finishing touch. Bravo Anna.

  5. shap_half January 12, 2014 at 16:40 #

    I think she looks great. The posing is a bit stiff, but I think the styling works.

  6. Nat39 January 12, 2014 at 21:13 #

    I agree on all points and doesn’t feel quite right for the event.

  7. Serenity January 12, 2014 at 22:10 #

    I like it so much better on the model. It just does not work on Anna, for me, at all. Her height is one reason, and her stiff posing definitely doesn’t help.

  8. Anne Gallagher January 14, 2014 at 20:00 #

    It works, but not quite as well as it ought to. Her hair is a tad severe.

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