Happy Thursday, dear readers! Let’s ease into our Halloween weekends with some fabness and some judgment.
JENA MALONE in Los Angeles
dress by Reem Acra, shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti
Let’s begin with the explosive fierceness that is Jena Malone. Her cat-eye makeup and red lips are the perfect accessories to this already-awesome outfit. Is that a tuxedo jacket, a cape, or a trench coat? I don’t know, and I don’t care, because it’s fabulous either way. And let’s get a glimpse of the cut-outs hiding underneath:
If I had a flat tummy instead of my cozy little donut of pudge, this is the only dress I would ever wear. This is spec-fucking-tacular.
JESSICA CHASTAIN in Los Angeles
gown by Givenchy
She needs a pedicure and a shoe that doesn’t have an ankle strap for that lace to really shine, but godDAMN this is beautiful. It’s a lot sexier than Jessica’s usual aesthetic, and I am really enjoying this touch of badassery. Plus, when she’s in black, her hair practically glows. It is a sight to behold.
CAMILA ALVES and MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY in Los Angeles
Camila’s gown by Rubin Singer
Matthew’s suit by Dolce & Gabbana
Camila’s printed, peplum-ed liquid nylon gown is an absolute work of art. That shit is unbelievable. I could stare at it all day, and not just because I’m really bored at work right now. (Just kidding! I totally don’t blog in the workplace!) And Matthew is looking über-stylish, as per usual. The burgundy trim on his suit matching his shoes? Come on. That shit is excellent.
RIHANNA in Atlanta
jacket, bra, and skirt by Adam Selman, shoes by Manolo Blahnik
She may actually just be wearing pajamas, but at least she’s wearing them well. Any bets on what is sticking out from under her boobs? Lace? Tattoos? Or perhaps Rihanna is slowly turning into a lizard?
SIENNA MILLER in Los Angeles
dress by Erdem
I have had an imaginary love affair with this dress since it hit the Fall 2014 runways. It was my red carpet prediction for Mad Men‘s Jessica Paré, and it’s a dream on Sienna Miller. I think the black peep-toe platforms were a little uninspired, but fuck it, this dress is so awesome I can’t bring myself to care.
ELLE FANNING in Los Angeles
gown by Marchesa
Boho-chic at its best. Like Elle, it’s hippie-dippie but romantic; ethereal but cool. The way she’s currently positioned makes her look like she has one T-Rex arm, but that’s the fault of the poofy sleeve hiding her crooked elbow. And the auburn locks she’s been rocking lately are really working for her, and helping to break her away from that good-little-blonde-girl image she probably thought she’d have to carry to her grave.
NAYA RIVERA in Los Angeles
gown by Donna Karan, purse by Charlotte Olympia, shoes by Casadei
SEXY AS FUCK. The draping just underneath the bust doesn’t totally make sense to me, but everything else about this is the height of drag queen fierceness.
MICHELLE MONAGHAN in New York City
vest, blouse, pants, and shoes by Altuzarra, purse by Salvatore Ferragamo
I never knew it until today, but I cannot live another day on this earth without a sleeveless tuxedo jacket.
ZENDAYA COLEMAN in New York City
coat by Karolyn Pho, dress by Cheng-Huai Chuang, shoes by Prada
This is the first time in human history that I’ve seen Zendaya look anything but completely fucking insane. But I like her coat, and although it’s not really quite stockings weather in NYC yet, I’m fully obsessed with her Mary Janes.
TESSA THOMPSON in Los Angeles
dress by Proenza Schouler, purse by Swarovski, shoes by Monika Chiang
Tessa Thompson has not aged a day since she was on Veronica Mars a decade ago. She looks amazing, and not just because this dress is so fucking cool. Randomly-placed and randomly-shaped tummy cut-outs are the new side cut-outs, which means I’ll probably be sick of them in a week or two. But for now, I’m loving this.
RASHIDA JONES in Los Angeles
dress by Thakoon, purse by Loeffler Randall
One of my favorite dresses Rashida has ever worn. That shade of blue just sings on her, doesn’t it?
EMMY ROSSUM in Los Angeles
dress by Camilla and Marc, shoes by Jimmy Choo
I like the earrings, but the rest isn’t particularly imaginative. And is it just me, or do her eyebrows always look like they’re hiding under several layers of foundation?
MARGOT ROBBIE in New York City
dress by Marc Jacobs, shoes by Aquazzura
This fun little number was my red carpet prediction for Mindy Kaling, but I’m moderately satisfied with Margot’s incarnation of it. The heavy eyeliner and greasy-looking hair (the Democracy Diva wrote, while trying not to inhale the scent of her own unwashed locks) bring things to too much of a late-90s place, but you can’t really go wrong in a sequined jewel tone.
MARGOT ROBBIE in Los Angeles
dress by Dion Lee
This fits her terribly. And while bullshit fashion rules like not wearing white after Labor Day are, well, bullshit, late November is really not the best time to don a white pump, no matter how sunny it still is in Los Angeles.
JESSICA ALBA in Haikou, China
jumpsuit by Emilio Pucci, purse by Thalé Blanc, shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti
Love the collar; hate the hair, the fit of the pants, and the alien torture device shoes.
DIANNA AGRON in Los Angeles
dress by Marc Jacobs, shoes by Balenciaga
I love this woman, but I do not love this dress. Ms. Agron, you can do much better.
ANNE HATHAWAY in Los Angeles
gown by Richard Nicoli
The fit of this dress just kills me. I’m sure it’s intended to be effortlessly sexy, but it just looks like an old-fashioned slip that’s hanging off her body. Digging the eyeliner and the relaxed bob, though.
CAMILLA BELLE in Los Angeles
dress by Versace
Unless you’re a weather reporter in the 90s, I don’t think that hair is ever necessary. Ever.
JUNO TEMPLE in New York City
dress by Balmain, purse by Edie Parker
She looks like she lost her pants. And all her non-hideous shoes. And maybe her mind.
SARAH HYLAND in Los Angeles
top and pants by DKNY, purse by Jimmy Choo
I spent ten minutes trying to figure out what Sarah Hyland was dressed as for Halloween, until I realized this wasn’t a costume.