‘True Grit’ attracted true stars to the recent New York film premiere. Even ornery film critics were tipping their 10-gallons to the Coen Brothers for a smashing rendition of the old John Wayne classic. Speaking of classic, count this premiere as pure red carpet dress-up. Like one big giant snowball at the icy weather gloom. We saw plenty of winter white along with the occasional black dress. We played shoe sheriff and made the rounds.
Actress/model Natalie Grit, aka Natasha Galkina before the name change, wore a long white dress with a side-V neckline, complemented by cap sleeves and scalloped hem. This Tadashi Shoj gown was nothing short of beautiful. At shoe level, Stuart Weitzman Evening shoes had to have a solution for her black shoes, which did nothing for the gown’s magic. Check out the Stuart Weitzman Evening Loverly Sandal Silver Glitter–proves that anything goes with a white gown but nothing goes with it quite like shoes from Stuart Weitzman.
When you wear a beehive with a black jersey dress you’re telling your feet to go 1960s retro into the night with palpitating pumps, so we’re pressing buzzer #1 to faltering flats. Actress Carla Gugino looked otherwise candylicious in this sheath. We’re elevating it to penthouse status with the Pour La Victoire Irina Platform Pump Black Leather.
Megawatt personality Padma Lakshmi stirred up mega-turbulent looks when she showed up at the premiere in leather pants with white fur coat. We say, OK, go ahead with yourself. Give drama its due. A Jeffrey Campbell would have worked for Padma. We adore his showmanship in this cheeky dress-up huarache sandal with rear-zip entry. It’s the Jeffrey Campbell Cast Black Leather.