The Week in Celebrity Fashion

Mondays are hard, but judging is easy. 

OLGA KURYLENKO at the Dubai Film Festival
gown by Ralph & Russo

Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty

Olga Kurylenko has had a HUGE year on the red carpet, which makes me feel even more guilty that I’ve been spelling her name “Kurlyenko” since the first time I blogged about her. SORRY, OLGA. I STILL LOVE YOU. ESPECIALLY IN THAT DRESS. Seriously, is this thing a work of art, or what? It looks like its retail value is approximately the GDP of a small European principality, and I obviously mean that as a compliment. And though I find tassels stupid approximately 97% of the time, those tassel earrings are to die for. Head-to-toe, this is flawless.

OLGA KURYLENKO at the Dubai Film Festival
gown by Alessandra Rich

Photo: PA

A lot of similar elements here – the flattering three-quarter length sleeve, the embellishments over lace, and that general feeling of “romantic but a little bit funky.” This isn’t quite as successful as the previous look – I think the white belt is distracting and cheapens the whole look, and the nude sandals are only okay. But those are small complaints for an otherwise overwhelmingly-fabulous look.

suit by Hardy Amies

Photo: Tim P. Whitby/Getty

Best he has ever looked, and he ALWAYS looks fantastic.

DIANE KRUGER at the Glamour Awards
dress and purse by Chanel, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Venturelli/Getty

Finally back to the red carpet A-game that we have come to expect from her, Diane Kruger tore shit up in Chanel this week. It would have shot right to the top of my list if she hadn’t worn a few too many similar dresses before, but it’s still modern an glam as all hell, and accessorized perfectly. That eyeliner alone deserves some sort of award.

dress by Andrew Gn, purse by Edie Parker, shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood

Photo: Johnny Louis/WireImage

Dresses like this are basically birth announcements for soon-to-be Hollywood moms. You wear something wide-cut, that hangs right down from your breasts, and the pregnancy rumors begin the moment you leave the house. I’ll be shocked if the official “I’m glowing with the joy of the new life within me! And also I puked this morning!” press release isn’t out in the next month. Anyway, this is awesome, and supremely fun, and the shoes are sexy as fuck. I think she should have stuck with either the watch or the diamond bracelet, not both, but other than that, this is a success.

dress by Dolce & Gabbana

Photo: Getty

I like that some of the Into the Woods stars are going slightly thematic with their outfits, but this shtick is going to get old REAL FAST. Don’t get me wrong, I love this look, from the colors to the smart use of the often-misused nude pump. But a dress featuring forest-frolicking foxes seems like the gateway drug to wearing an ugly Christmas sweater on the red carpet, doesn’t it?

EMMA ROBERTS in New York City
dress, purse, and shoes by Valentino

Photo: Gary Gershoff/WireImage

The dress is mod perfection; the purse is divine. The shoes are a tad bit too depressing for an otherwise light and joyful ensemble.

JENA MALONE in Los Angeles
blouse and skirt by Ulyana Sergeenko, shoes by Charlotte Olympia

Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin

I so wish she would have chosen literally any other pair of shoes in the universe. From the ankles-up, this is one of my favorite looks of the year. The hair and mega-bitch-face compliment the clothing beautifully, but those coked-out Barbie shoes do not.

dress by Valentino

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Another one to file under “would have been a massive hit if it weren’t for that one awkward accessory.” That purse looks like it was partying with Jena Malone’s shoes, snorting lines and trading shirts while screaming Icona Pop’s “I Love It” all night long.

EMILY BLUNT at the IWC Filmmakers Awards
gown by Lanvin

Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty

Hate the way the fabric gathers below her neck – I think it’s unflattering and distracting. The rest of the gown makes her look like the most fashionable woodland nymph in the woods, which is exactly the aesthetic she should be shooting for, but oof, everything happening around her neck is a nightmare. And the fabric around the waist isn’t much better. But maybe I’ll just scroll down so I can only see the bottom of the skirt, which is fucking heavenly.

EMILY BLUNT at the Dubai Film Festival
top and skirt by Zuhair Murad

Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty

The skirt is too long, which also makes the proportions of the crop top/skirt combo look mildly insane. Also, yellow is not her color. It’s a tough shade for any light-skinned woman to wear, but it has a particularly bad washing-out effect on Ms. Blunt.

JAIME KING in New York City
gown by Valentino

Photo: Gary Gershoff/WireImage

I so badly just want to run up to her and yank this entire gown up about three inches. But I must say, Jaime is usually an unmitigated disaster on the red carpet, so this might be the best she’s ever looked. I mean, that bar is about as low as it gets, but at least she’s improving!

dress by Osman


Tree prints are apparently a thing now, I guess? I don’t know how I feel about this, dear readers. It’s kind of lovely, but she also looks like the flag of a small island nation. Whatever. I like her strappy sandals.

OLIVIA MUNN in New York City
dress, purse, and shoes by Valentino

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Olivia Munn is another one who’s really stepped up her red carpet game recently. Maybe she’s as excited for The Newsroom to finally be over as the rest of us are! Never having to deal with Aaron Sorkin again definitely calls for a celebratory tangerine dress and, like, the universe’s awesomest shoes.

dress by Balenciaga

Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

This is what Elle Woods wears when she’s having a manic-depressive kind of day.

gown by Alexandre Vauthier

Photo: Thos Robinson/Getty

We get it. You’re an underwear model. That’s very nice. But you also look like you’re naked save for a bedazzled cast for a hip injury, which is probably not what you were going for.

SALMA HAYEK in Los Angeles
gown by Alexander McQueen

Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

I don’t know, you guys. I don’t actively hate it, and she really rocks that very-difficult-to-wear shade of pink. But this looks like what a six-year-old kid thinks high fashion looks like, you know?

jumpsuit by Valentino, fur stole by Charlotte Simone, shoes by Aquazzura

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Olivia Palermo, still working that “fussy old lady gets lost on the way to the grocery store” style, I see. Also, your belt tassel kind of looks like a teeny-tiny penis.

dress and shoes by Christian Dior

Photo: Keith Tsuji/Getty

I love when starlets bring the weird, but this… this is just too weird, even for me. She looks like a lost baby goose.

KATE BOSWORTH in Los Angeles
dress and shoes by Coach, purse by Kotur

Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

If clogs come back in style, I might have to quit being a fashion blogger. And a person who lives on this earth. I CANNOT SURVIVE THE CLOGNAISSANCE, DEAR READERS. (Clogpocalypse? Clogmaggedon? Whatever. A clog by any other name would still smell like bad taste to me.)

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