Happy Halloween, dear readers! Nothing will prepare you for a night of costumed debauchery like a healthy dose of red carpet judgment.
NAYA RIVERA at Elle‘s Women in Hollywood event
jumpsuit by Pamella Roland, necklace by Norman Silverman, purse by Jimmy Choo
Everyone else can pack their bags and go the fuck home. Naya Rivera, I don’t even know where to begin in discussing what I love about this. The makeup is almost hauntingly flawless, like I have to stop looking at her after a few seconds or her beauty might actually explode my brain. The slicked-back high pony always looks incredibly chic on her – add in a pirate ship’s worth of diamonds, and it’s kind of impossible to not look flawless. I love the cut-out sleeves and the mega-plunging neckline. The pant legs could be maybe half an inch shorter, but overall, this look is pretty damn close to perfect.
OLGA KURYLENKO at the Isabel Marant for H&M launch
dress by Isabel Marant for H&M
A few stars gathered to promote the launch of Isabel Marant’s line for H&M (which hits stores November 14), but none looked nearly as chic as actress Olga Kurylenko. I adore her 1920s-style fingercurled bob, her red lips, and the chic abstract print on this dress. She definitely scored the most expensive-looking and chic look in the collection, and the shoes she paired it with are perfect. Well done, darling.
CHLOË MORETZ in New York City
jacket by Saint Laurent, top, skirt, and purse by Chanel, shoes by Jimmy Choo
This girl loves her a leather jacket, doesn’t she? Every time I see a picture of Ms. Moretz on the street, I want to spent money I don’t have on a leather jacket. I love the almost cartoonish-looking Chanel top and skirt, and she’s rocking some serious Disney princess hair.
JESSICA ALBA in Los Angeles
dress by Wes Gordon, purse by Tod’s, shoes by Jerome C. Rousseau
Another adorable black-and-white dress, which is pretty much Jessica Alba’s wardrobe staple. The wine-colored lipstick is working particularly well here.
JESSICA ALBA in Los Angeles
jacket by Cameo, shirt by Skies are Blue, jeans by Eugene, hat by Janessa Leone, sunglasses by House of Harlow, purse by Dsquared², shoes by Tod’s
I would wear this entire outfit every single day of fall.
KRYSTEN RITTER in Los Angeles
dress by Reem Acra, purse by Devi Kroell, shoes by Jimmy Choo
Simple but sexy. This girl loves her a cut-out LBD, doesn’t she?
KRYSTEN RITTER at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund event
dress by Thakoon, shoes by Jimmy Choo
I definitely preferred those shoes with the black dress, but there’s something fabulous about this super-shiny red skirt.
DIANE KRUGER at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund event
dress by Cushnie et Ochs, shoes by Céline
It’s an interesting dress, but Diane Kruger’s outfits used to blow my mind every time she left the house, and that hasn’t really been true recently. Everything is a little bit awkward (like the no-woman’s-land length of this dress) and a little bit random (a black-and-white dress with minty white shoes and a pink purse? Why?) and not nearly as fashion-forward as it used to be. I actually think that purse and those shoes are lovely, but not together, and not with this dress. And now that I’ve been looking at it for too long, I’m starting to really hate whatever the hell this scribbled print is supposed to be.
DIANE KRUGER in Los Angeles
dress by Emilia Wickstead, purse by Charlotte Olympia
I love a good coat dress, but no one is going to make baby pink and bright red work together while Valentine’s Day still exists. Sorry, Ms. Kruger, but even you are not fabulous enough to undo the damage done to all of our psyches by the combination of those two colors.
VICTORIA BECKHAM at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund event
top, skirt, and sunglasses by Victoria Beckham
As cool and chic and indistinguishable from the rest of her closet as anything else Victoria Beckham has ever worn. Loyalty to your own label is a good thing, but it would be so wonderful to see Posh in something that actually surprises me.
JESSICA PARÉ at Elle‘s Women in Hollywood event
dress by Calvin Klein
It’s not the first time I’ve seen this simple pink Calvin Klein dress, because it works on pretty much everybody. And with Jessica’s flawless features and perfect hair, it’s even better than usual. But the accessories don’t work particularly well together, and once again I have the urge to yell at a starlet for not taking the opportunity to wear an interesting shoe with an otherwise minimalist look.
EMMY ROSSUM at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund event
dress by Oscar de la Renta, purse by Christian Louboutin
A cute dress, but I’m not sold on the styling. I think there’s a very sad bridesmaid out there who’s missing her purse.
CATHERINE, DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE in London
gown by Jenny Packham
Duchess Kate continues to be elegant, regal, and lovely. What else is new.
OLIVIA MUNN in New York City
cape, top, and shorts by Giorgio Armani, earrings by Dana Rebecca Designs
Is it weird that this bizarre cape is one of my favorite things Olivia Munn has ever worn? I’m not sure I love the proportions with the shorts underneath, but for once, I think she nailed it with the styling. Let’s get a close-up of those stunning earrings:
Um, yes, please.
DIANNA AGRON in New York City
dress by Giorgio Armani
The dress is a little bit awkward and borderline frumpy, but she manages to counterbalance that with gorgeous earrings and simple but sexy Louboutins. I think it’s the slight looseness of the sleeves that’s the real issue here – if they were a bit more tapered, I think the very high-waisted skirt would work better.
SHAILENE WOODLEY at Elle‘s Women in Hollywood event
dress by Calvin Klein
Definitely my favorite Shailene Woodley dress in recent memory, but I can’t say I’m okay with those shoes. They’re just so incredibly heavy that they ruin the light, modern effect of that interesting little dress.
REESE WITHERSPOON at Elle‘s Women in Hollywood event
dress by Calvin Klein
Pretty, but snooze-worthy.
FREIDA PINTO at the Isabel Marant for H&M launch
jacket, skirt, and boots by Isabel Marant for H&M
If you expect me to pretend that those boots are acceptable outside the distance between your apartment and the nearest supermarket, well, you have come to the wrong Diva.
OLIVIA PALERMO in New York City
jacket, top, and skirt by Giorgio Armani
If it’s possible to overdose on accessories, Olivia Palermo’s life is in serious danger. A half-fringed top does not need a necklace, let alone the eight thousand necklaces she appears to be wearing. The additional tassel on her bag and the fringe on the shoes push this way, way over the edge.
JANUARY JONES at the Isabel Marant for H&M launch
top and pants by Isabel Marant for H&M
Seriously, people? No one has the heart to tell January Jones that something died on her head? You’re just going to let her hit the red carpet like this? What on earth could she possibly have done to her assistants to make them hate her this much?
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