The Week in Celebrity Fashion, Part 2


The red carpet rests for no one, dear readers. Pour your third cup of coffee of the day and let’s get this show on the road. 

EMILY BLUNT in London
dress by Osman, shoes by Kurt Geiger

Photo: Doug Peters/PA/Abaca

YES, YES, YES. This dress has everything: print and color, a phenomenal shape (that scalloped neckline! I nearly fainted over how gorgeous it is), and of course, POCKETS! Bitches love us some dresses with pockets. The matching shoes are absolutely fucking perfect, and the chic, laid-back hair and makeup are perfectly paired with that “Yes, I look this good, and no, I don’t give a fuck” expression.

EMILY BLUNT in Paris
top and skirt by David Koma, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: FameFlynet

She’s dominatrix Barbie in the best possible way. Love the texture, the cut-outs, the neckline, and the shoes.

EMILY BLUNT in New York City
gown and purse by Prada

Photo: KGC-146/Starmax

Emily’s most formal look was actually my least favorite of her recent red carpet run, though it’s still a great look. I abhor the pink purse and even-pinker lipstick with this electric red gown. And though I like that the bustline has some interest, it makes her breasts look positively Lucifer-esque. I guess that’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it is a bit awkward.

LUCY LIU at the Huading Film Awards in Los Angeles
gown by Carolina Herrera, purse by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Mark Davis/Getty

Lucy Liu gave us not one, but two fabulous Carolina Herrera looks during her hosting duties at the Huading Film Awards. The cascading metallic shapes on this dress are fascinating to look at, and I love how they gather around her waist to give the gown a little more shape. Hair and makeup are predictably flawless, as befits one of the most beautiful women alive.

LUCY LIU at the Huading Film Awards in Los Angeles
gown by Carolina Herrera

Photo: Mark Davis/Getty

A little more traditional, but no less gorgeous. The hair and earrings with it were a lovely, vintage-feeling styling choice.

ALEXA CHUNG at Glamour‘s Women of the Year Awards in London
dress by Christian Dior

Photo: Mike Marsland/WireImage

I hope Alexa Chung plays normal with her wardrobe more often. Her hipster-fashionista tendencies lead her to terrible things like very clunky shoes and awkward haircuts, but she’s never looked more clean and fresh and lovely as she does right now. That lace bib would look insane on most stars, but she’s making me love it. And the shoes are sleek and sexy – possibly a first for her footwear – but nonetheless cool and unique.

LAKE BELL at Glamour‘s Women of the Year Awards in London
dress, purse, and shoes by Christian Dior

Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty

The magnificent draping on that dress is made all the more Grecian-goddessy by her fabulous fetal accessory. I can’t even believe she can walk in those heels when she’s this far along. It does uphold my theory that celebrities develop a superhuman immunity to high heels once they reach a certain level of fame, though. (Kristen Stewart and Shailene Woodley are the outlying data, with their penchants for hitting the red carpet in Chuck Taylors, and those weird foot-shaped running shoes that are now being sued for not actually being better for your feet, respectively.)

TAYLOR SCHILLING in London
dress by Vionnet, shoes by Casadei

Photo: Doug Peters/PA/Abaca

Possibly an all-time best for Taylor Schilling. Good timing, because Season 2 comes out tomorrow and I ABSOLUTELY CANNOT FUCKING WAIT, YOU GUYS. I’m actually mad I have super-fun real-life plans all weekend because it means I can’t bingewatch the whole season in one day.

TAYLOR SCHILLING at Glamour‘s Women of the Year Awards in London
dress by Peter Pilotto, purse by Edie Parker, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty

Things took a turn for the weird at the Glamour event. The hair is questionable at best, the shoes belong with a different outfit, and the dress has a little too much going on. I still sort of like this dress, but maybe not so much with the white panel in a texture that doesn’t work with the bedazzled silver part at all.

DIANE KRUGER in Los Angeles
dress by Dion Lee, sunglasses by Rag & Bone, shoes by Joie

Photo: Rex

I NEED THAT DRESS IN MY LIFE.

HALLE BERRY at the Huading Film Awards in Los Angeles
gown by Elie Saab

Photo: Mark Davis/Getty

I didn’t actually know Halle Berry was still doing things, but here she is, wearing a 12-year-old Elie Saab gown. I actually love everything except the lace trim along the slit, which brings things to a French maid place. But the asymmetrical shoulders are stunning, and I love the delicate white flower detail on the dress.

NATALIE DORMER at Glamour‘s Women of the Year Awards in London
gown by Matthew Williamson

Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty

I love that Margaery Tyrell chose this funky star-spangled gown. I’d like the shoes better without a platform, and maybe with one less detail around the foot, but I love basically everything else. Especially the McKayla Maroney face. QUEEN MARGAERY IS NOT IMPRESSED.

SARAH HYLAND at Glamour‘s Women of the Year Awards in London
dress by Gucci, purse by Roger Vivier, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty

I adore this glittery Gucci tee shirt dress (I predicted Kylie Minogue would wear it). I don’t like the very different shade of gold clutch, which makes the dress look greener by contrast. And I know she can do better than those taupe pumps.

LUPITA NYONG’O in Jersey City, New Jersey
dress and purse by Alexander McQueen

Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty

I’m biased, because I love Lupita, and this event took place at Liberty House, where my sister got married. But while I love this dress, the accessories are very heavy, and the hat is kind of cheesy. The strength of the dress and the Lupita factor carry the look, but not far.

AMANDA SEYFRIED in Tokyo
dress by Lanvin, shoes by Rupert Sanderson

Photo: Ken Ishii/Getty

I wish Zoe Saldana had snagged this dress, as I hoped she would. It’s just too much for Amanda, even if the dress itself is magnificent. The fit is off, the makeup is too much, and the shoes are depressing.

SOPHIE TURNER at Glamour‘s Women of the Year Awards in London
dress, belt, purse, and shoes by McQ by Alexander McQueen

Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty

Lady Sansa’s dress is adorable, though the belt-bustier hybrid is a little odd. And the purse is distractingly large. And the ankle booties don’t make sense with this outfit. But she’s Sansa and she deserves all the happiness in the world so she can do WHATEVER THE FUCK SHE WANTS. #sansafeels

JAIME KING in Las Vegas
dress by Katie Ermilio, purse by Charlotte Olympia, shoes by Kurt Geiger

Photo: Rex

I think I could like this dress on a young girl, or a total hipster, or maybe an old lady, but I don’t like it on Jaime King. Also, is she carrying a clear clutch that has a black tassel? What is going on over there?

HELEN MIRREN at Glamour‘s Women of the Year Awards in London
dress by Huishan Zhang

Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty

I usually think Helen Mirren can do no wrong, but those shoes with that dress say otherwise.

JULIANNE MOORE in Jersey City, New Jersey
jumpsuit by Rosie Assoulin

Photo: Rex

I get that wide-legged pants are a thing again because the 70s are back, but God almighty, those are some fucking ginormous pants. She might have a tiny little starlet hidden in each pant leg. I mean, I hope she doesn’t, but it doesn’t seem impossible.

NAOMI CAMPBELL at Glamour‘s Women of the Year Awards in London
dress and shoes by Alexander McQueen

Photo: Getty

I know Naomi Campbell can pull off anything, but try and tell me she doesn’t look like an evil Muppet right now. Just try.


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4 responses to The Week in Celebrity Fashion, Part 2

  1. I love how pregnant stars always feel the need to pose with one hand on their bump, as if to say “I’m not fat, I’m just pregnant! Please do not remove me from your casting lists.”

    Also, I’m willing to give Lupita a pass on those shoes solely because she was at the polo and no one wants to wear stilettos for divot stomping.

    Also also, could you borrow Diane Kruger’s boyfriend for me while you’re over there stealing her dress? Kthxbai.

    • democracydiva – Author

      LOLLLL that’s exactly what that hand-on-the-bump says. Also I am so happy Pacey ended up with Diane Kruger in real life. It almost makes everything that happens on Dawson’s Creek okay. EXCEPT NOT AT ALL.

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