Hey, Helena Bonham Carter, help is on the way—if you want it!
The eccentric actress, who's famous for her oddball outfits and one set of mismatched shoes, is one lady that celeb stylist June Ambrose (the woman behind Missy Elliott's famous puffy garbage bag outfit and some of Mariah Carey's most slimming looks) would like to help.
And since HBC herself promised her upcoming Oscar outfit will be "a catastrophe," maybe the star should take her up on the offer.
Ambrose told us under the Lincoln Center tents what she'd do...
"She wants to be edgy, she wants to be outrageous, that's fine," Ambrose said. "I'd put her in McQueen. I'd put her in something that would be very avant garde. And I would just stop her when she wants to take it somewhere else."
The stylist said she almost "can't wait" for the Oscars to see what the nominee turns up in at the ceremony. "She still gets press and she gets off on it," Ambrose said, adding that the mismatched shoes the actress wore to the Golden Globes had her going crazy.
"I'm done, just done with that," she laughed.
Ambrose said she knows what it's like to be quirky, but that there's a line between originality and ugly.
"That's where I can help her," she explained. "I'm the girl that creates icons. I'm the girl that put Missy in the blow-up suit and put P. Diddy in the shiny suit, so I know what it's like to create an iconic moment out of costume."
"They still really rock me to the core. She's just like nice and even when he's scruffy he's still chic," she said. "After all those children she looks pretty amazing."
And her favorite star of Fashion Week? Julia Stiles.
"I sat next to her a few times. She looked lovely," the stylist told us.
(Originally published Feb. 17, 2011, at 3:06 p.m. PT)