The Week in Celebrity Fashion, Part 2

Let’s resume our regularly scheduled bitchfest, dear readers.

gown by Armani Privé

Photo: Don Arnold/WireImage

One of my favorite red carpet looks of ALL TIME, let alone of the week – Cate Blanchett proves that she is fucking superhuman in this stunning Armani number. The stunning shade of red, the impeccable black piping, the way the whole thing shimmers without looking like she was dipped in a stripper’s body glitter, the texture, the stunning shoulders, the incredible neckline, the perfect fit – I could go on forever and not run out of things I love about this look.

gown by Erdem

Photo: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty

A stunning print, a perfect fit, adorable sleeves, gorgeous hair and makeup, and let’s just say it, her ass looks phenomenal in this gown.

NICOLE KIDMAN and NAOMI WATTS at the Producers’ Guild Awards
Nicole’s gown by L’Wren Scott; Naomi’s dress by Victoria Beckham, shoes by Rupert Sanderson

Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty

These Australian blondes make it look so fucking easy, don’t they? Nicole and Naomi look chic and stylish in coordinating black, and I love how hilariously tiny Naomi looks next to her bestie. I feel your petite pain, girl.

dress by Erdem, shoes by Brian Atwood

Photo: Don Arnold/WireImage

Pretty, but I wanted to yang the whole thing up an inch, and while I like the colors, I’m not sure they’re great on her. And the nude shoes are a yawn.

dress by Emilio Pucci, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: FameFlynet

A simple but structured dress in a killer color and fierce shoes. You don’t need much else when you’re already as awesome as Jennifer Lawrence is.

BEYONCE in New Orleans
dress by Antonio Berardi, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Before she gave a performance so incredible that it literally blew the power out at the Superbowl, Beyonce showed off her slamming curves in this perfect little red dress. Divalicious gold studded pumps and some fabulous curls topped off this look perfectly.

BEYONCE in New Orleans
dress by Olcay Gulsen, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Flawless, if little on the underwhelming side for a superhuman diva extraordinaire. But she had to save the black leather and lace for the halftime show, I suppose.

TAYLOR SWIFT at the NRJ Music Awards
dress by Elie Saab, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Nicolas Gouhier/Abaca/Startraks

Love the blowout, Taylor! She looks like an entirely different person without her Disney princess curls, and it’s always so refreshing. And the gold-on-gold texture of this dress is really beautiful – I like how it creates a sort of subtle chevron-looking print effect in the skirt. The fit and cut are flawless, and though the gold shoes are a little obvious, she looks pretty damn terrific overall.

LUCY LIU on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
dress by Mary Katrantzou, shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood

Photo: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/Getty

Love the dress; hate the shoes.

KATE MARA in New York City
dress by Dolce & Gabbana, shoes by Brian Atwood

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage

The ruffles at the edge of the sleeves might be just one detail too many – I think the effect of the look would have been way less prissy if that detail were just at the collar and hemline. But I love the cascading embellishments on the dress that make it look as if the silver lace is covered in snow. Such a gorgeous look for winter, and the sleek hair and makeup look great. The purse is cute too, but the shoes are a little clunky.

KATE MARA in Washington, DC
dress by Peter Som, purse by Judith Leiber, shoes by Brian Atwood

Photo: Paul Morigi/WireImage

That dress doesn’t really work on anyone over the age of 14, and the purse and shoes were some pretty awful styling choices.

dress by Peter Pilotto

Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty

It’s a little out there, but I kind of love this crazy print on Lady Mary. I definitely dig the red shoes and the gorgeous neckline, though I’m not sure the little flared skirt around the knees was necessary. It probably would’ve been more flattering in a straight shift silhouette, but it’s still a fun and surprising look.

dress and purse by Louis Vuitton

Photo: Ramey

Celebrities seriously cannot get enough of these checkerboard Louis Vuitton looks – it’s starting to get ridiculous. Miranda’s working hers, but the nude peep-toe platforms are downright boring. She never misses these details in her street style, so I’m dumbfounded as to why she gets them wrong in her red carpet style.

vest and pants by Stella McCartney

Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty

I don’t think slightly baggy-waisted floral pants look good on anybody but Diane Kruger, but she is working them. I like the vest, but I’m not sure it goes with the pants particularly well, though the pointy black pumps look terrific.

NINA DOBREV in Los Angeles
gown by Matthew Williamson, purse by Elie Saab

Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Pretty dress, but it’s too big on her and the look is desperately under-styled. Makeup! Hair! Jewelry! Give us something, Nina.

top by Moschino, pants by Topshop

Photo: Dave Benett

Well, well, well, isn’t Lady Edith just a sassy little hipster? Love the blouse, love the pants, and I even dig the shoes, though I don’t think they’re right for this look at all.

top, skirt, and shoes by Marni

Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty

The shoes are awesome and the skirt is nice, but together with that shirt, this look errs on the side of a hot disaster.

JAIME KING in Hollywood
jumpsuit by Elie Saab, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Michael Simon/Startraks

She always looks two decades older than she actually is. Why are you so desperate to get to Cougartown, Jaime? Let’s relax the hair and scrape off that clown makeup and clip those terrifying white talons, and see if we can’t find you something that makes you look as young and beautiful as you actually are.

EMMY ROSSUM in Los Angeles
dress by Naeem Khan

Photo: Michael Simon/

Your hair and makeup are making me cry, Emmy. Nude lips and a heavily smoked eye don’t suit you at all, and neither does that center-parted stick-straight hair.

dress by Elie Saab


I usually think Dita von Teese can do no wrong, and I tend to believe the same for Elie Saab. But the linebacker shoulderpads on this thing are absolutely ridiculous, and paired with the platform shoes, this outfit adds six inches of bulk in every direction.

Can’t get enough of the red carpet? Don’t miss Part 1 and Part 3 of your weekly fashion recap!

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6 responses to The Week in Celebrity Fashion, Part 2

  1. Livi

    OH my godddddd…Cate! I don’t even know what to say. I think that might be my favorite dress EVER. Seriously, that dress and that woman together are divine. Where does she find all these awesome dresses, because no one else seems to know where to look!?!

      • Livi

        I think her elf powers have carried over into real life. I mean, elves have it all – flowing robes, perfect skin, amazing figures, and don’t even get me started on their hair!!! I want their genes so bad.

      • democracydiva – Author

        Clearly, we all need elf genes, or the magical elf fountain of youth and stylishness that Cate is obviously drinking from. ❤

  2. stacyblaise

    I agree with your reply on Dita. Usually she looks flawless but I hate this dress.

    Miss Stacy Blaise

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