The Week in Celebrity Fashion, Part 2

Let the Democracy Diva rescue you from your mid-week blues. 

EMMA STONE in New York City
coat by Brock Collection, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Dara Kushner/INF

Dear Lord: May Emma Stone’s Spider-Man press tour continue forever and ever. The girl we called America’s Girl Next Door before Jennifer Lawrence arrived to steal her crown has virtually never looked better. Every woman in the world – and plenty of men, I’m sure – could rock the shit out of this coat. It’s modern Betty Draper in the best possible way. And if you’re wondering what that leather collar is attached to…

EMMA STONE on The Tonight Show
dress by Gucci, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty

It is almost impossible to sit in a dress with cut-outs like this, but Emma’s perfect posture pulled it off. She looked impossibly cool, and she lip-synced Ludacris so phenomenally well, I think some of The Roots might actually have been crying.

EMMA STONE in New York City
dress by Victoria Beckham, shoes by Christian Louboutin


Why does she get all the fabulous coats, when the rest of us have so few? LIFE IS NOT FAIR.

TAYLOR SWIFT in New York City
dress by ModCloth, purse by Elie Saab

Photo: Broadimage

ALWAYS DRESS LIKE THIS, TAYLOR SWIFT. ALWAYS. She does hipster-grandma-chic street style better than anyone else, and it’s such a refreshing change from her neverending stream of princess dresses. The vintage feel of those shoes is just fantastic – it’s not a shape you see too often anymore. And the dress? I don’t have $140 to spare, but if I did, it would be spent on this dress.

OLIVIA MUNN in Los Angeles
top and skirt by MinkPink, shoes by Stuart Weitzman

Photo: AKM-GSI

Oh my God! Is it possible? Has Olivia Munn finally worn something interesting? It looks like I’ll have to pick a different celebrity to represent all things boring on the red carpet, because Ms. Munn is KILLING IT in these striped separates. I love the sportiness of the sleeves combined with the femininity of the floral print. And those Stuart Weitzman strappy sandals are basically the only thing celebrities will put on their feet anymore. Seriously. Those things are EVERYWHERE.

OLIVIA MUNN in Los Angeles
dress and purse by Lanvin, shoes by Stuart Weitzman

Photo: Donato Sardella/Getty

Interesting color and texture, but it doesn’t give me that “I NEED TO OWN THAT IMMEDIATELY” feeling that the previous look gave me.

LEA MICHELE in Los Angeles
dress by Naeem Khan, purse by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

It’s not a great length for such a petite lady, and I’m tired of her ombre hair. But the illusion netting works better than it usually does, although I wish the lining of the skirt matched the length of the skirt itself. That little two inches of missing lining is making the fashion-OCD part of me twitch uncontrollably.

EMMY ROSSUM in Los Angeles
dress and shoes by Lanvin, purse by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Donato Sardella/Getty

I think I’d love this dress more on someone else – its ancient Grecian sex appeal would really sing on some ladies, but I prefer Emmy in more tailored, structured, modern garments. She looks astonishingly beautiful, of course, I’m just not sure this look suits her as well as it might suit a starlet with a more relaxed, laid-back vibe.

LESLIE MANN in New York City
jumpsuit by Saint Laurent

Photo: Rex

I normally live for a pop of hot pink, but there’s something very “I’m not a regular mom, I’m a cool mom!” about the hot pink nails matching the pumps. Not that a woman over forty can’t have fun with her accessories, but the matchy-matchiness of it feels like it would be more appropriate for Leslie’s fifteen-year-old daughter.

LAKE BELL at the Tribeca Film Festival
jacket and dress by Suno, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Robin Marchant/Getty

This is very odd, but I think in an excellent way. And before you start thinking that this boxy shape is unflattering, consider that Lake Bell is as pregnant in this photo as she is in the one below:

LAKE BELL in New York City
gown by Dolce & Gabbana

Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty

Now can you appreciate how crazy-flattering that previous jacket was, to hide such a bump? Anyway, this gown doesn’t work nearly as well for me. That dusty powder blue isn’t a wonderful color on her, and the gown needed several inches of hemming to actually fit her. And I totally respect that an overly swollen and probably sweaty pregnant lady doesn’t want to do much in the way of hair or makeup, but her outfit needs to match that. In funky separates, it’s easy to get away with little in the way of hair or makeup (particularly if you have Lake Bell’s natural beauty), but wearing an embellished gown requires a certain level of styling.

LUCY LIU in New York City
dress by Dolce & Gabbana, shoes by Saint Laurent

Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty

Chic, modern, and polished, like pretty much everything Lucy Liu wears. Also, this woman is twenty years older than I am, and I’m pretty sure she looks younger than me.

AMY POEHLER in New York City
dress by Ralph Lauren, shoes by Stuart Weitzman

Photo: Andrew Toth/FilmMagic

See? I told you those Stuart Weitzman sandals were everywhere. And something about this adorable little tuxedo-dress thing is just perfect for Amy. It’s not particularly revealing, but it displays her fabulously toned arms and legs, which she doesn’t always show off.

EMMA ROBERTS in Los Angeles
dress and purse by Lanvin, shoes by Rupert Sanderson

Photo: Donato Sardella/Getty

I can’t pinpoint something I actively dislike about this look, but it just feels very matronly and conservative for a young hot thing like Emma Roberts. I think the neckline is the problem – it’s not high, but it’s not low, it’s just in that no-man’s-land of necklines that no one really wears anymore. Love the hair, though.

top and skirt by Lanvin


Just because it’s Lanvin doesn’t mean it works on you. That bubble skirt has to be perfectly fit and proportioned, otherwise it looks like a weird floating cloud of awkwardness. And the top doesn’t even come close to fitting her. It’s a shame, because Ashley Madekwe is one of my favorite red carpet up-and-comers. Her attention to detail (or her stylist’s, anyway) is usually impeccable, but here, she looks like a little girl playing dress-up.

RASHIDA JONES in Los Angeles
blazer, top, and pants by Lanvin

Photo: Chelsea Lauren/Getty

That blazer makes absolutely no sense with the rest of this outfit. All great pieces, but not together. Sorry, Rashida. I still love you.

dress by Erdem, purse by Valentino, shoes by Bionda Castana

Photo: Gary Gershoff/WireImage

This dress is several different kinds of awkward, from the ace-bandage-looking wrap around her shoulder to the mysterious cape-like effect happening in back. And I know it’s breast cancer event, so something has to be pink, but I hate that Barbie purse with a fiery passion. Also, she’s a beautiful young girl, so someone tell her makeup artist to stop painting her up like an old-timey French prostitute, please.

cardigan by Alice + Olivia, dress by Giles

Photo: Erik Pendzich/Rex

It’s almost comforting how SJP always looks like she got dressed in the dark, isn’t it? A rare bit of consistency in an ever-changing world.

CLAIRE DANES in New York City
dress by Oscar de la Renta

Photo: Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic

I know wild orchid is supposed to be the color of 2014, but dear God, it is a TERRIBLE color on Claire Danes. This might be the most fashionable dress at the junior prom, but it’s not exactly red carpet material, at least not on Claire, styled like this.

ANNE HATHAWAY in Los Angeles
blouse and purse by Chanel

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

I’m all for fashion making a statement, but to literally have “No Smoking” written in several languages on your blouse seems like a bit much. Then again, if anyone has the ego to believe that her wardrobe can cure nicotine addictions, it’s Anne Hathaway.

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