LADY GAGA at Jingle Ball in Los Angeles // gown by Giorgio Armani
WORK IT IN YOUR GLITTER AND GIANT SHOULDERS AND GLOVES AND MOTORCYCLE AND BOOTS AND TITS, GAGA! I mean, this is exactly what Lady Gaga should be wearing at this point in her career, John Lennon glasses included.
EMMA WATSON in Hong Kong // dress by Elie Saab, shoes by Jimmy Choo
This was my Fall 2011 couture red carpet prediction for Elle Fanning, but I do love it here on Emma. Now that the holiday season is in full swing, I can’t complain too much about silver and gold shoes – they’re practically mandatory for starlets this time of year. These shoes aren’t my favorite, but the color of that dress is phenomenal, and it fits her perfectly. Not sold on the red lips or slick hair, but with a dress this cute, it’s hard to care. Let’s check it from the back:
Boom. Fabulous. And the cocktail ring is to die for, darling.
LEA MICHELE in Burbank, CA // dress by Emilio Pucci, shoes by Christian Louboutin
I’m no Pucci fan, and this is unreasonably short on her, but God, does she look good. I love the print, the sleeves, the fit, and that beautiful lacy hemline, but it’s a lot of leg. And as always, she’s got her sternum proudly on display, a trend I’ll never understand.
DIANNA AGRON in Los Angeles // dress by Mary Katrantzou, shoes by Rodarte for Opening Ceremony
Well, I’m never quite supportive of these Mary Katrantzou dresses that all the hipster starlets are wearing nowadays, but this is one of the less offensive ones. It doesn’t have a fishbowl on it or anything, so I guess it passes. Anyway, her hair and makeup are stunning, and that headband is really what makes me not mind the way-too-much-pattern of the dress. She really does look kind of ethereal and lovely, which makes for a nice contrast with the booties. It’s not an awards show look, but it’s definitely a “celebrating your Nylon cover” look. (More on that fabulous mod Nylon shoot here.)
AMANDA SEYFRIED in New York City // dress by Alberta Ferretti, shoes by Jimmy Choo
I’d love this dress if it were in a color. I don’t think very long, very thin necklaces look good on anybody, and the hair is a little weird. It’s like she was attempting a 1920s thing and gave up halfway through.
FREIDA PINTO at the Chanel Pre-Fall 2012 show in Paris // dress by Chanel, shoes by Roger Vivier
Love the dress, but that belt does nothing for it. I hate women women wear black ankle booties with frilly cocktail dresses, but Freida still looks pretty damn great. Dig the jewelry, and the laid-back wavy hair.
SHAILENE WOODLEY in Beverly Hills // dress by Prabal Gurung, shoes by Rachel Zoe
The young up-and-comer might not have the hair and makeup down just yet, and girlfriend needs a pair of earrings stat. But I’m a fan of this dress, particularly the skirt. It could have an aging effect on a girl this young, but she pulls it off.
FELICITY JONES in Beverly Hills // dress by Calvin Klein, shoes by Miu Miu
I’m glad Felicity Jones exists, because I was really getting tired of Zooey Deschanel. With her dark hair, light eyes, waiflike innocence and penchant for dressing like a child, Felicity seems like a solid replacement. Love the color of this dress on her, but she needs to accessorize it a little more to make it look less like a doll’s dress.
KATE BOSWORTH in Beverly Hills // dress and purse by Mulberry
Boring, but I dig the color of those shoes.
EMMY ROSSUM in Beverly Hills // suit by Hugo Boss, purse and shoes by Rachel Zoe
I don’t know why you’d wear burgundy shoes with an eggplant suit, but she still looks pretty damn good. It’s far from perfect, but the individual pieces are nice, and the color of that suit is pretty great on her.
KIRSTEN DUNST in Beverly Hills // dress by Burberry, purse by Chanel, shoes by Dolce & Gabbana
I do want this coat more than life itself, but a look this simple needs more than black pumps and a quilted Chanel purse.
CATHERINE, DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE in London // dress by Zara, blazer by Ralph Lauren
You bring back that nude pantyhose trend, Princess! I love it!
JESSICA BIEL in New York City // dress by Victoria Beckham
Probably the best she’s ever looked, and then I scroll down to her ankles and laugh my head off for ten minutes. Seriously, I love going for a bit of a risk with the shoe, but those are hideous. They’re a fucking optical illusion. The stick-straight hair and giant hoops are kind of dated, too.
CLAIRE DANES in New York City // dress by Valentino
I don’t love where the waist on this dress falls. I know that seems nitpicky, but it throws off the proportions of the whole dress and makes everything look just a little odd. The skirt hits at the right place length-wise, but it splits from the top at such a strange place. If the top were less stiff-looking and a little more delicate, this could be a great dress.
AMBER HEARD at the Los Angeles premiere of Sherlock Holmes
I’m already over her, and she’s only been on my radar for like a hot second.
SARAH JESSICA PARKER in New York City // purse by VBH, tights by Wolford, shoes by Manolo Blahnik
How many wrinkled garbage bags can we parade around as dresses this decade? Oh, and that purse is the ugliest effing thing I’ve ever seen.
SARAH JESSICA PARKER in New York City // dress and coat by Valentino, tights by American Apparel, shoes by Jimmy Choo
You can judge all you want, and I sort of do too, but I can’t pretend I wouldn’t LOVE to wear this outfit, head-to-toe. Beautiful dress, amazing coat, fierce belt and purse, the world’s greatest stockings, and the SHOES. TO DIE FOR.
JESSICA CHASTAIN at the Marrakech Film Festival // dress by Louis Vuitton, shoes by Jimmy Choo
Love the hair and makeup; hate everything else. Nude tones are not your friend, dear Jessica.
JESSICA CHASTAIN at the Marrakech Film Festival // shoes by Jimmy Choo
And though green is definitely her color (like all other redheads on earth), this little girl’s Christmas party dress looks absurd on her.