The Week in Celebrity Fashion, Part 1

There’s so much judging to do, dear readers. 

TAYLOR SCHILLING in New York City
dress by Roland Mouret, shoes by Stuart Weitzman

Photo: Taylor Hill/Getty

YAAAAAAAAS. You WORK that colorblocking and those on-their-way-to-becoming-iconic Stuart Weitzman “Nudist” sandals, honey! I have nothing negative to say about Netflix’s favorite jailbird. Girlfriend has never looked better.

TAYLOR SCHILLING in Los Angeles
dress by Roland Mouret

Photo: Michael Tran/FilmMagic

A perfectly fit, impeccably tailored dress that all of us should own in every color. But especially this color, because this shade of violet is just the best. Bonus points for the surprising choice of fire-engine red pumps. Also, someone on her styling team has figured out how to soften her hair and makeup enough so that her features don’t look quite so severe, and it’s a significant improvement.

CHRISTINA HENDRICKS in London
dress by Vivienne Westwood, purse by Stark, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty

There’s something a little 80s prom queen about this, but strangely, I think that’s a point in its favor. Taffeta doesn’t photograph particularly well, but I do love this fabric on Christina. The draping is doing wonders for her already-wondrous body, the warm fall colors are fantastic, and the matching gold pumps are just adorable. Ms. Hendricks’s shoe game tends to be a little faulty – she wears black kitten heels with pretty much everything – so it’s refreshing to see her in a shoe with a little more character.

CHRISTINA HENDRICKS in London
jumpsuit by Temperley London, sunglasses by Karen Walker, shoes by Kurt Geiger

Photo: Harlem Mepham/GC

The height of laid-back chicness. Look at all those basic bitches in the background, staring at her like they can’t believe they get to breathe the same air as Joan Holloway. Bow down, bitches.

NINA DOBREV in New York City
dress by J. Mendel, shoes by Bionda Castana

Photo: D. Dipasupil/Getty

I’m still not sure how this one-time Degrassi star ended up being a near-constant presence on the red carpet, but somehow, it happened. And I’m okay with it, as long as she keeps surprising us with super-fun harlequin pumps and cool printed mini-dresses. It’s a great look for her. Keep it up, Nina, and they might even let you into the A-list some day!

NINA DOBREV in New York City
sweater and skirt by Markus Lupfer, shoes by Dolce & Gabbana

Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty

Hailee Steinfeld wore this Markus Lupfer lips sweater last year; I loved it then, and I love it now. I am also biased in favor of anything with a giant pair of lips on it, because I’m a Rocky Horror fanatic, but this is undeniably fresh and youthful and cool as hell. A cute skirt, fun sandals, and a laid-back attitude are the perfect accessories to that fabulous sweater.

JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS in Los Angeles
dress by Narciso Rodriguez

Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

It’s not the most memorable look on earth, but it’s chic and elegant and I love literally everything this woman does. Is Veep back on yet? Please? I need Selina Meyer back in my life.

JORDANA BREWSTER in Los Angeles
top and shorts by Stella McCartney

Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

Those shorts are on their way to becoming culottes, which I categorically refuse to support. But the print is really fantastic, and the top is an interesting silhouette, so I guess that’s something.

GIA COPPOLA in Los Angeles
sweater and skirt by Proenza Schouler

Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty

Hipster darling Gia Coppola (yes, of THOSE Coppolas) knows how to make all the indie girls and boys swoon. Extremely hideous Alexa Chung-esque home-cut hair? Check. Effortlessly casual but still probably insanely expensive sweater? Check. Funky statement skirt? Check. All-black accessories, so everyone knows you’re still a serious artist? Check. It might be a recipe that’s done to death, but at least she does it well.

AUBREY PLAZA in New York City
dress by Honor, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty

Aubrey Plaza just turned thirty and suddenly started dressing like – well, if not an A-lister, then at least a B-lister. I will never be a fan of round-toed platform pumps on the red carpet – I saw enough of them around two years ago to last me a lifetime – but this is a great look for Aubrey. It’s still got that indie-girl flavor, but it’s feminine and all-around chic.

REESE WITHERSPOON in Los Angeles
skirt by Monica Rose for Lovers + Friends

Photo: Ben Foster/Broadimage

I kind of hate those shoes, which look like what I imagine slippers from the Capitol’s hospital in The Hunger Games would look like, but everything else about this is street style perfection. As Reese approaches forty, she just seems to get more comfortable in her own skin, and that inner-fabness really comes out in her street style.

EMMY ROSSUM in Los Angeles
jumpsuit by Diane von Furstenberg

Photo: Javiles/FameFlynet

It’s a little aging for a 27-year-old – I could see a post-menopausal NYC socialite rocking the same outfit – but Emmy is so damn likable, it’s hard to hate on anything she wears. Not so hard that I won’t do it, of course. I am nothing if not dedicated to hating things people wear, solely for your entertainment, dear readers.

CHLOË MORETZ in Miami
skirt by Dolce & Gabbana

Photo: instyle.co.uk

Cute enough, if a little on the underwhelming side. I like that it feels a little vintage – Chloë really shines in slightly antique-looking pieces. The more modern looks sometimes feel like they’re wearing her, instead of the other way around.

CHLOË MORETZ in Miami
dress by Jonathan Saunders, shoes by Saint Laurent

Photo: Gustavo Caballero/WireImage

A great look for a red carpet newbie, but Ms. Moretz has been doing this for years already. I think she can come up with something a little more chic than this insanely-printed shirtdress.

TAYLOR SWIFT in New York City
dress by Topshop, purse by Prada

Photo: AKM-GSI

In case you were wondering, yes, Taylor Swift is still running around New York in a series of affordable dresses paired with accessories worth several months of my rent. And yes, she’s sporting yet another very obviously empty purse. Once you hit a certain level of fame, do you just stop needing to carry shit on your person? I mean, I get that personal assistants exist for a reason, and one of those reasons is to lug your shit around, but doesn’t it get annoying to have to ask someone else to hand you your wallet/keys/phone/tampons/lipstick every damn day?

MEGAN FOX in Los Angeles
dress by Marc Jacobs, purse by Roger Vivier, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

Megan Fox continues to be the most boring Barbie doll to ever be sold in toy stores. She could cure cancer tomorrow and I still wouldn’t be able to find her even remotely interesting.

ROSARIO DAWSON in Los Angeles
dress by Lie Sang Bong

Photo: RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC

I must say, that is one excellently tailored trash bag! Whichever Project Runway contestant whipped this out of a Hefty bag in six hours should be very proud.

NICOLE RICHIE in Los Angeles
dress by Anthony Vaccarello, shoes by Gianvito Rossi

Photo: Ben Horton/Getty

I’m usually buying the needlessly weird shit that Nicole is selling, but I hate everything about this. Especially the shoes.

JENA MALONE in Los Angeles
dress and underwear by For Love of Lemons

Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty

Jena wore this outfit to co-hosting the “Skivvies” event, which is basically like a giant “show your undies!” party, so I do get that a sheer dress was required. However… did it have to be this one? It’s just so droopy and sad. It looks like something that was totally sexy on the burlesque circuit in the early 1900s, but now just looks sort of frumpy and awkward. And the shoes definitely aren’t helping. I’ve basically worshiped Jena since her Saved! days, but I can’t get on board with this.

BELLA THORNE in Los Angeles
skirt by H&M, purse by Edie Parker, shoes by Gucci

Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin

In theory, wearing a Ninja Turtles tee shirt to a Ninja Turtles movie premiere is a great idea, right? Sadly, this outfit makes Bella look like an extremely affordable prostitute who caters exclusively to underage boys.


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2 responses to The Week in Celebrity Fashion, Part 1

  1. Jena Malone’s sheer dress thing looks like she was staying overnight at her nana’s house, then looked at her calendar for the next day and went “SHIT. I HAVE TO GO TO THAT ALMOST NAKED PARTY”, so had her nana whip something up out of the curtains. Because nanas ALWAYS have lace curtains…

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