Fashion week is almost upon us!
SARAH JESSICA PARKER in New York City
NYC chic done right. A charcoal shift – with pockets, because we’re practical and fashionable, dammit. A sharp blazer, classic purse, and polka-dotted stockings that I’d kill for – that’s what I call “styled to perfection.”
ANNA WINTOUR in New York City
Anna wore this to a Prada party a few weeks back during Paris couture fashion week, but I’m loving it anew here. The shoes are really, really not my favorite, and while the coat is lovely, Anna really pops in brighter hues.
VICTORIA BECKHAM in Los Angeles // sweater by Miu Miu, shoes by Walter Steiger
Love the slight poof to the sleeves on Pohs’s Miu Miu sweater. And the plaid skirt, gray stockings and ankle booties are just fabulously chic – and doesn’t it match little Harper’s outfit perfectly? To die for.
ROONEY MARA at the Oscar Nominations Luncheon // jacket by Thierry Mugler, jumpsuit by Asos
Her glumness is starting to wear on me – like, come on, Kristen Stewart, throw the cameras a smile for once – but I don’t hate this outfit. I mean, I hate jumpsuits as a rule, particularly giant drapey ones like this that make you look like you actually might have a mermaid tail hidden under there. But I love the Mugler jacket, even though I think that Gaga shoulder is a little dated by now. However, I deplore Rooney Mara to break out of this black-and-white thing: she just looks so much more interesting in color.
EMMA STONE in Rio de Janeiro // shoes by Brian Atwood
If I had to smile through countless awards ceremonies where all my castmates from The Help except for me were nominated, I’d need a vacay in Rio too, dammit. Anyway, I’m loving this bold, saturated blue on her, and the shoes are obviously delicious. The braid is allowed, since there’s nary a red carpet in sight, and it’s probs pretty warm down there. Get your vacation time in now, Emma, because I expect nothing short of spectacular from you on Oscar night.
THANDIE NEWTON in London // gown by Osman
I love what this gown is attempting, but I don’t think it’s really working all that well on Thandie. It’s a little too long and a little too drapey on top, obscuring her figure rather than enhancing it. But the earrings are fierce and she’s clearly trying, so, good effort. Perfect the details next time.
THANDIE NEWTON in London // dress by Stella McCartney
Thandie, this is ridiculous. Asymmetrical is one thing – that sleeve that drapes to the elbow and tapers at the forearm is just hideous. And the rest of the dress looks more like a beach coverup to me.
TILDA SWINTON in New York City // suit by Haider Ackermann, shoes by Lanvin
I don’t understand these shirts that come with stirrups, but I love everything else about this too much to care. You WORK that delectable blazer, Tilda! I’ll take one in every color. Love the heels, too – that little bit of shape and curve to the shoe makes all the difference.
BÉRÉNICE BEJO at the Oscar Nominations Luncheon // dress by Elie Saab, purse by Lena Erziak
I don’t hate this, per se, but I just think it could be so much better. Ms. Bejo is ridonkulously beautiful, but this shape really does nothing for her. The length obscures her long legs, and the top hides any semblance of curves. And I don’t think the thick-strapped shoes were necessarily the best choice.
BEYONCE at Jay-Z’s Carnegie Hall concert // dress by Alice by Temperley, purse by Alexander McQueen, shoes by Christian Louboutin
Beyonce may only have one baby, but she certainly showed off the twins this week at her first major post-birth event. The diva was all kinds of curvy, and in usual over-the-top Bey style, she paired her fab gold clutch and cuff with fierce shoes that were totally the wrong choice for this outfit.
BEYONCE in New York City // dress by Monique Lhuillier, purse by Chanel, shoes by Gucci
But Bey classed things up at another outing this week, looking chic in her long-sleeved LBD and those coveted strappy Gucci sandals. The jewelry’s a bit much (of course), but she’s still positively glowing.
DANIEL RADCLIFFE at the Paris premiere of The Woman in Black
As long as Dan’s promoting his new film, I’m posting cute pictures of him in suits. This isn’t my personal favorite – the shade of gray isn’t great on his pale complexion, the pants need hemming, and he’s a little wrinkled overall – but let’s face it, the Boy Who Lived can do no wrong.
OCTAVIA SPENCER at the Oscar Nominations Luncheon // dress by David Meister
This bitch has been WORKING the red carpet lately. Simple, beautiful silhouettes that are great for her body, with fun bold accessories to top it off. Love the ankle-strap shoes.
MELISSA MCCARTHY at the Oscar Nominations Luncheon
The color is good, as is the length, but all the draping and big sleeves on this dress make Melissa look bigger than she is. I hate those long necklaces, and the rest of the accessories were equally bad or uninspired choices.
LIV TYLER in New York City // blazer by Stella McCartney, purse by Chanel
Cute blazer, and she looks chic, but this is pretty darn boring.
VIOLA DAVIS at the Oscar Nominations Luncheon // dress by Juan Carlos Obando, shoes by Jimmy Choo
No, Viola. You are too fierce for this ill-fitting dress in that obnoxious pink color, as you proved with that fabulous photo shoot. Also, the shoes do not work. Period.
JUDY GREER // dress by Lisa Ho, purse by Edie Parker, shoes by Brian Atwood
Judy, if you want to stop playing the sidekick roles, start dressing like a leading lady. This means hair that doesn’t look like it comes from the Alexa Chung School of Hideous Haircuts, dresses that don’t make your breasts look like they point to your elbows, and shoes that aren’t black peep-toe pumps.
MICHELLE WILLIAMS at the Oscar Nominations Luncheon // dress by Victoria, Victoria Beckham
Really, Michelle? It’s not enough to wear a babydoll dress with that stupid collar – it has to have pictures of CLOUDS on it? Are you ACTUALLY in kindergarten? What are you doing to me, woman?!
RACHEL MCADAMS at the Los Angeles premiere of The Vow // dress by Vivienne Westwood, purse and shoes by Christian Louboutin
Let me start with the good, because it’s brief: The color, cut and fit of this dress were MADE for her. And this is that rare instance where nude shoes were totally the right choice, so that all the focus is on that amazing mint green/robin’s egg blue color.
HOWEVER. Everything happening above the neck is why Christian Siriano invented the phrase “hot tranny mess.” Those clip-on looking bangs are beyond hideous, and they only mask her pretty face rather than frame it. Her colorist should be imprisoned for crimes against humanity, because those roots are simply horrific. And the makeup? Who on earth told such a beautiful woman to slather this much paint on their face?
GLENN CLOSE at the Oscar Nominations Luncheon // coat, pants, purse, and shoes by Stella McCartney
Unless you’re preparing for a role as a wealthy 87-year-old Boca Raton nursing home resident, Glenn, I think maybe this isn’t the right coat for you.
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2 responses to The Week in Celebrity Fashion, Part 2
And not only does Michelle Williams’ dress have clouds on it, it’s got sparkly rain falling on it too! What kind of ridiculousness?
Rachel McAdams’ hair is pissing me off. I color my hair on my own, and you’ll NEVER see my roots grown out that bad! There is no excuse! However, her outfit was stunning. Once I could only see the dress and not her face.
Beyonce looks great for have just giving birth. Thanks for sharing. I especially love Sarah Jessica Parker. ‘
Miss Stacy Blaise