The Week in Celebrity Fashion, Part 1

Another week, another score of starlets to judge.

LADY GAGA in Auckland, New Zealand // dress by Antonio Berardi, shoes by Christian Louboutin


There’s the Gaga we know and love! Only this Lady can make the most ubiquitous trend of the season – the peplum skirt – look fresh and new. Love the orange sherbet color and the pop of white under the peplum, plus the fabulous gloves and perfect, gleaming white Louboutins.

KATE BOSWORTH in New York City // dress by Theyskens’ Theory, shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti

Photo: Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic

So much more than the standard LBD – the detailing on this is just magnificent, and the shoes are delectable as well. Perfect hair and makeup top off an incredibly chic look.

ELIZABETH BANKS in Hollywood // dress by Bill Blass, purse by Nancy Gonzalez, shoes by Rupert Sanderson

Photo: Alexandra Wyman/Getty

The peplum skirt’s biggest competition for Trend that Won’t Quit is the side cut-out, but I still think it’s delicious on Elizabeth Banks. The color of the dress is obviously fantastic, it fits her like a dream, and as usual, the accessories are chic and modern and utterly fabulous, much like the woman who wears them.

EMMA STONE on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno // dress by Monique Lhuillier, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Stacie McChesney/NBC

I’ve said time and again that leather dresses aren’t easy to wear, but Emma comes pretty close to nailing it. The hemline should be half an inch higher, and that severe seam down the center makes her boobs look like they’re refusing to speak to each other. But she’s still radiant in it, and this is the first time I haven’t hated the blonde hair on her. Let’s get another view:


It’s actually even more beautiful when she’s seated, which is kind of shocking for a leather dress. And can we discuss those fantastic shoes? They are truly divine.

BEYONCE in Paris // blazer by Dsquared2, pants by J Brand, purse by Alexander McQueen, shoes by Tom Ford

Photo: FilmMagic

I love when Beyonce opts for curly ringlets. I think it looks better on her than any other hairstyle (though I still don’t think she needs to be a blonde). But her little tuxedo jacket is just delicious, she can rock leather pants like nobody’s business, the chain-adorned heels are killers, and her purse and shades are just beautiful additions to an already fierce ensemble. Keep it up, Queen Bey.

JADA PINKETT-SMITH in New York City // dress by Lanvin, shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood


I’m all about this Lanvin dress, though I think the proportions aren’t quite right. That belt is placed as if she’s trying to hide a belly, which she isn’t – I love the belt, but wearing it a bit lower might have been more flattering. Either way, the color is stunning on her and she can work flapper fringe like it’s her job. The shoes are noteworthy, but I don’t think they were the right choice for this look.

ZOE SALDANA in Jersey City, NJ // top and shorts by Theyskens’ Theory, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty

Yes, even in shorts and a tee, Zoe Saldana is still better dressed than most women alive. This is easy summer chic, but in a New York rather than California way, and I like it.

CATHERINE, DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE at the Diamond Jubilee // dress by Alexander McQueen, hat by Jane Taylor, purse by Prada, shoes by L.K. Bennett

Photo: Indigo/Getty

Yes, Kate, we get it. You love McQueen, you love lace dresses, you love not wearing a color. Now could you please give me something worth blogging about?

KRISTEN BELL at the CMT Music Awards // gown by Reem Acra

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

It’s almost hilariously Taylor Swift-ian, but she’s wearing it well. For God’s sake, she’s only 5’1″ and she looks positively statuesque, so I’d kill to know her secret. The dark roots are a problem, but this is about as elegant as it gets at the CMT Music Awards.

ARIEL WINTER in Los Angeles // dress by Alice + Olivia

Photo: Tom & Lorenzo

Aw, lil’ Ariel Winter just warms my heart in her floral halter dress. I don’t even mind the braid, since it’s actually age-appropriate on her. And I love the reddish hair color! Work it, you cute thing.

SARAH JESSICA PARKER in New York City // dress by Oscar de la Renta, shoes by Manolo Blahnik

Photo: Donna Ward/Getty

Well, the gal can still bring a little fierceness to the table when she wants to! I can’t bear the sight of the cross-body bag on her, which she clings to like it’s life itself, but I love her sparkly purple party dress and those delicious Manolos. And she’s foregone the giant flasher coats in favor of velvet blazers, which I very much appreciate.

SARAH JESSICA PARKER in New York City // jacket by Yves Saint Laurent, dress by L’Wren Scott, shoes by Manolo Blahnik

Photo: J.H. Saunders/Landov

Oy. I get the feeling she now owns a velvet blazer in every color, to match every outfit. If so, this is going to be a long and painful red carpet journey for us all. Don’t get me wrong, I like the dress and the blazer, and the shoes are fine, but if this is her new uniform, I’m going to get bored pretty quickly.

LILY COLLINS in New York City // top and skirt by Chanel

Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty

Looks like Lily Collins got tired of dressing like a little girl! The hair’s severe, sure, but she doesn’t look like a tween anymore. But I don’t like that her idea of dressing like an adult involves that hideous bedsheet masquerading as a skirt. The top isn’t much better, and the shoes are all kinds of ugly.

ROSE MCGOWAN in New York City // dress by Marc Jacobs, shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti


She looks relatively nice, but this dress was infinitely better on Elizabeth Banks last month. The shoes really aren’t doing her any favors.

LEIGHTON MEESTER in Los Angeles // dress by Versus, purse by Versace, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

I’m not a big fan of tie-dye on the red carpet, unless it’s expertly executed and styled, which this sure as hell isn’t. Her honey-colored hair would look so beautiful if you couldn’t see the black roots growing in. The purse is cute, but the sparkly platforms are a bit much with a tie-dyed dress, no?

JENNIFER HUDSON in New York City // top, skirt, and shoes by Givenchy

Photo: Jerritt Clark/FilmMagic

I don’t know what shape that skirt is supposed to be, but there’s something strange about it, and not in a good way. The shoes are fine, but the buttoned-up blouse isn’t a great look on anyone.

ASHLEY GREENE at the CMT Music Awards // dress by Donna Karan, shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood

Photo: Jim Smeal/BEImages

Would it kill her to wear a color? I mean, this isn’t terrible, but the shoes certainly don’t work, and she could use a bra.

CARRIE UNDERWOOD at the CMT Music Awards // dress by Randi Rahm, purse by Rene Caovilla, shoes by Gio Diev

Photo: Jim Smeal/BEImages

Those are actually the most awful-looking shoes I have ever seen. Congratulations, Carrie – you won the tacky contest at the tackiest event imaginable. I mean, come on. How could anyone look in a mirror and like those horrible things?

FERGIE in New York City // jacket by Thierry Mugler, dress by Willow, purse by Balmain, shoes by Fergie Footwear

Photo: Kristin Callahan/ACE/INF

Dress it up in a Gaga blazer and tacky heels all you want, you’re still wearing curtains over a sunset.

HEIDI KLUM in Cologne, Germany // suit, blouse, and bra by Roberto Cavalli

Photo: Ludwig/Splash News

It’s a disco-dancing drag queen! No, it’s a snake covered in radioactive glitter! No – wait – it’s the KLUM OF DOOM!

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10 responses to The Week in Celebrity Fashion, Part 1

  1. Demi

    WTF was Heidi thinking? Like really, who the HELL told her that this was a good look? I would probably say Emma Stone’s look was the best for me.

    • democracydiva – Author

      I neeeed Emma Stone’s shoes. And Heidi is in desperate need of some new stylists. I know the rules are different in Germany, but come on!

      • What? Their are no different rules in Germany, she just looks horrible. But this was for the pk of the final of Germanys next topmodel and every year she looks worser. Did you see her “dress” for the real final show…argh
        But I do really like the style evolution of Elisabeth Banks…

      • democracydiva – Author

        You’re right – I think this would be hideous in any country! And “style evolution” is perfect – Banks has really evolved on the red carpet this year. Thanks for commenting! ❤

  2. Molly

    I think that Sarah Burton needs to stop dressing Cathy Cambridge. She is making McQueen dull which is no easy feat.
    Im really sad that Jada got work done on her face. Her cheeks look terrible. Much better before the implants or whatever the hell she had done. Now I cant even focus on her clothes!

    • democracydiva – Author

      You make a good point about Sarah Burton dulling down Cathy Cambridge (obviously her true name), but I’m not sure whether it’s Sarah or Kate that’s the problem.

      • Molly

        I think its both. Kate should know better than to go to McQueen of all brands to make her a royal wardrobe and Sarah should just say ‘no’ to her because their association with Kate gives McQueen a generic reputation.

  3. Sarah Jessica Parker in a store earlier this year: “I’m into VELVET BLAZERS now! Gotta go buy one in every clolor. And gonna keep on cross-body bagging.”

  4. Zoë

    Fergie’s talons are absolutely terrifying but still not as scary as her plastic surgery. Gaga’s peplum dress was gorgeous, I loved how she styled it with those shades. Oh, gosh, Heidi, this bizarre Saturday Night Fever look isn’t working at all.
    Great post, as always! ❤

    • democracydiva – Author

      Thanks Zoe! The sunglasses really were the cherry on top of the fabulous orange sundae that was Gaga’s look. And I didn’t even notice Fergie’s talons, but now I can’t look at anything else.

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