Recently, I have been noticing a buzz worthy trend in the celebrity fashion world. The once stinging color duo of a bumble bee has now been spotted numerous times on the red carpet. Usually, I would agree that this dichromatic use of color is fatal to any outfit selection. However, I now believe that honey isn’t the best feature of a bee, it is their magnificent striped coat of canary yellow and midnight black.
Angelina Jolie’s dress is a prime example of this perfected medley. She is seen on the red carpet at The British Academy of Film and Television Awards wearing an Armani Privé masterpiece. As exemplified by Angelina, the secret is to keep it simple with a solid black cocktail look, subtly accented by a touch of yellow trim. This look demonstrates how Angelina’s use of these two shades can be quite amazing. Taken on too aggressively, however, could result in looking like a tasteless Queen Bee.
I also witnessed this color combination on Christina Ricci at her movie premiere for Penelope. She was photographed wearing a Nina Ricci designed dress, which like Angelina’s, was a simple black dress with yellow and crème trim. These accents of color appear down the front of her dress and compliment her slender figure well. I would have to agree that these two new hues, when styled correctly, can bee an excellent color choice for the red carpet.
By Kelli Wallace