In the new Woody Allen film Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Penelope Cruz plays the unpredictable and shrewish ex-wife of Javier Bardem (her real life love interest). The Spanish actress showed up at a string of events to promote the film dripping from head-to-toe with classic European style—looking fashionable but never a victim.
We followed her from appearance to appearance, deconstructing her ladylike looks with a naïve hope that we too could someday possess her simply chic elegance. Take a look!
Penelope signs autographs in a simple black, 3/4 length sleeve top and a flouncy black and white printed skirt with open toe pumps.
Start with a classic, cable-knit sweater ($27.80, forever21.com) and wear it over this black and white lace skirt ($19.80, forever21.com). For shoes, you can't go wrong with these Maylie patent pumps by Enzo Angolini ($89, nordstrom.com).
Penelope Cruz visits ABC's Good Morning America dressed in a regal shade of indigo, from her floaty Matthew Williamson chiffon top revealing a blue satin camisole to her statement-making wide-legged jeans.
To recreate Penelope's camera friendly look, wear these Super Bell jeans from the Gap ($60, gap.com) with this stomach flattening camisole from Yummie Tummie ($62, barenecessities.com). Top it off with a navy blue blouse printed with gingko flowers ($88, anthropologie.com) and you're in full bloom.
Though she's dressed to the nines for a premiere, Penelope Cruz looks relaxed and effortless in Marchesa's mix of spangly sequins and supple fringes.
On a more realistic budget, try a simplified version of the LBD with this sequin bubble dress by As U Wish ($68, nordstrom.com). Keep it mid-length, strapless, and sparkly. For the androgynous clash, cover up your frilly frock with this mannish belted Members Only leather trench ($715, revolveclothing.com). And then finish the whole look off with these adorable Delman Gimlet Pebbled Patent Slingbacks ($295, revolveclothing.com).