Is she in a hair rut? I feel like she’s in a hair rut. And a dress rut too. Like, enough with the flared bottom mermaid business. It’s tired. And while black is never bad, and of course she doesn’t look bad, she also looks boring. Seen it a thousand times, almost as though she didn’t care.

Because she’s conserving? A style conservation strategy?

Consider: Pene was just nominated for an Oscar as Best Supporting Actress. Kate Winslet was NOT acknowledged in that category. Pene is now the front-runner. And her boyfriend Javier Bardem will be presenting it…which means there is a very, very, VERY good chance she’ll be receiving an Oscar from her lover. Spanish sizzle explains the save? Saving up for Oscar. That’s what a dress like this is all about.

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