Eva Mendes Valentino

Eva Mendes is Beverly Hills, March 13, 2013

Last night in Beverly Hills, Eva Mendes stopped by the launch party for the Vogue Eyewear Spring/Summer campaign (of which she is the face). The actress chose an acid-yellow and pink Valentino dress (from the 2013 Resort collection) and subsequently pulled off a really, really tricky color scheme. Good on her! With a paler lady, this could result in a sickly tone–on Mendes, it’s vibrant and striking.

The floral macramé-lace and tulle dress has so many interesting things going on–the delicate sleeves, the convenient pockets and the oddball neckline. Everything about this dress is making us excited for all the acid-trip prints we’re planning to wear this Spring.

However! The accessories really sink things here: what’s with the shoes? Heavy red velvet pumps? That’s not even good Fashion clashing. And the super dense, ornate gold clutch makes no sense with the dress, either.

Here’s another angle:

Eva Mendes Vogue Eyewear ValentinoUgh, again: we’re so into this dress but we just don’t understand the shoes and bag. Moreover, do earrings really need to be that intricate when there’s so much going on everywhere else? These problems are pure issues of styling, unfortunately.

As for beauty, Mendes kept it pretty simple with a defined eye, nude lip and loose waves.

(Photos via Getty)