Pairs Division: Karen Gillan and Matt Smith

Posted on July 27, 2011

Another shoutout to the fangurls. And also because we just adore these two and we’re salivating for the return of the show because OMG, River Song, you guys.

Sorry, people who don’t watch Doctor Who. You’ll have to suffer through some geekiness with this one so we can get to the clothes.

Karen Gillan and Matt Smith attend a “Doctor Who” Series 6 DVD signing in Los Angeles.

Obviously this ain’t the Cannes film festival here, so let’s not get too bitchy, now.

HE: We just adore that he always looks like he just arrived from 1987. Stone-washed denim jacket! Big hair, big sunglasses, and pegged pants! And somehow, it all works on him. A lot of guys should never, under any circumstances, attempt this look, but something about Matt’s unusual looks and singular personality allows him to pull this off without looking over 2 decades out of style. Score: 8/10. We can’t really give anyone a 10 for such a casual outfit and besides, we’d never go so far as to say it’s stylish. It’s just that this suits him so well and it’s so right for this kind of appearance. Also, because his hair is amazing.

SHE: Almost looks good. The dress is sort of cute (although it looks like a First Holy Communion dress from 1972), but the neck is too high for her to be wearing her hair like that; her makeup is too heavy and – we admit this is nitpicky – her shoes match her hair. Pull that hair back, tone down the eye makeup, and slap on a pair of black – or better yet, metallic – sandals and this one would be a keeper. We are inclined to be kind because, like we said, this isn’t a film festival or premiere and also because this is the cutest goddamn thing ever seen on the internet. Score: 7/10. It seems strange to score her lower than him when she’s more dressed up, but she got more details wrong than he did.

Combined score: 7.5/10, which is pretty good considering the venue.

Also:
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Squee for us, fangurls. Squee.

[Photo Credit: Akpanudosen/Wireimage - Video Credit: BBCAmericaTV via Youtube.com]

    • http://www.facebook.com/julia.mills Julia Mills

      I didn’t think I could love you guys more then you started showing your geekery and it makes me so happy! 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JSGAZPEESHQT47ATH55GNOHHBY Erin

        Right?  Even on top of everything else, how much do I love it that TLo read io9?  <3

        • Anonymous

          LOL. I saw that and was like well of COURSE they do- i don’t know why I didn’t take it for granted.

    • http://twitter.com/OracleKath Kathrine Marlow

      Total SQUEE-ING!!!  LURVE this show, love the pair of them (although, David Tennant will ALWAYS be my Dr)

    • http://profiles.google.com/amndad amanda lynn

      OMG THE ANGELS LOOK LIKE THEY’RE BACK!!  caps lock intended… Thanks for the geekdom post, friends.  :)

      • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

        Still the creepiest damn thing I’ve ever seen on TV… There is actually a street in my neighborhood I can’t walk down after dark because they have a totally ridiculous female statue in the front yard… lit by an ORANGE spotlight. 

        • MilaXX

          You have Weeping Angels in your neighborhood?  DON’T BLINK

          • Anonymous

            No, here’s the thing that I hate about Season 6.  They took the single most creepiest, awesomest idea and ruined it with that 2-parter last season on the space station, or wherever they were.  Oh, it made me soooooo mad!!!!!!

            • MilaXX

              I know! The first time they appeared with Carey Mulligan as Sally Sparrow was creepy.

      • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

        Still the creepiest damn thing I’ve ever seen on TV… There is actually a street in my neighborhood I can’t walk down after dark because they have a totally ridiculous female statue in the front yard… lit by an ORANGE spotlight. 

    • Anonymous

      He does look like 1987–I remember, I was there! There’s something about his face that I don’t like–it seems unfinished somehow. I feel the same way about Cory Monteith (or however you spell his last name).

      She looks cute, I think, although the whole outfit looks a little wintery to me–would have loved to have seen her in a cute sundress. If she wore this in, say, October, I’d be fine with it. 

    • http://twitter.com/Luneowl Mystral721

      Wow, Neil Gaiman wasn’t kidding when he said that her legs start somewhere just below her shoulders. (He said that during the @nerdist podcast a few weeks back)

    • http://twitter.com/Goldielox73 Goldie

      She was on Craig Ferguson in that dress last night.  She said she’d just picked it up that day in a vintage shop.

      • Anonymous

        No wonder it looks so correct to what I supposed its period to be when I saw it.

        • Anonymous

          I LOVE that dress, especially on her.  I even like the hair with it.  T & Lo are crazy but don’t tell them I said so.

      • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

        OMG! I got married in an almost identical dress in 1967. The neck on mine was a “Sabrina” neckline but the sleeves and length are the same.

        Still have it. I’ve been divorced ten years, but can’t bring myself to give it away.

        IAMSOBZ

      • http://onionjam.tumblr.com SkipperJane

        I saw that too.  I loved that she confided that she hadn’t washed the dress before wearing it.  

    • Anonymous

      Squeeee!!! Also, I’m going through serious Rory/Arthur Darvill withdrawal.

      As far as their outfits, they’ve both done better. But still, squeee!

      • Anonymous

        Glad you gave him a shout-out. I love Rory! Darvill has had to exhibit the most acting range of those three actors, in m opinion.

      • MilaXX

        YES! I adore sexy Rory the Centurion who Waited (which is who he is in  my mind). I wish he had been able to make the trip over as well.

        • Anonymous

          I think Rory is the best thing about Amy Pond!!

          • MilaXX

            Agreed, Rory brings out the best in Amy Pond

    • Grace Ritt

      SQUEE! I love them. Also they look good. WHO CARES THEY DO NO WRONG THAT IS THE DOCTOR AND AMY POND

    • http://sharpandkeen.wordpress.com/ katie

      i love them. and  omg, river song! 

    • Anonymous

      I want to hug the stuffing out of them both. I can’t explain it. I usually don’t even like Doctor Who. (Seriously, I’ve been trying to get into it since the seventies, thank you very much late night viewings on PBS.)

    • Anonymous

      I want to hug the stuffing out of them both. I can’t explain it. I usually don’t even like Doctor Who. (Seriously, I’ve been trying to get into it since the seventies, thank you very much late night viewings on PBS.)

    • Martha Sapeta

      I love the show – keep the geekery coming!

      But – didn’t you guys *just* say that we shouldn’t be giving the guys a pass just because we like them? Matt’s pants look dirty, shirt is sloppy, do love the jacket, but hate the hair. And yes, agree with SaphoPoet that he does in general look like something you took out of the oven too early. Karen’s dress looks way too old fashioned and inappropriate for the event, plus it’s too big on her and the color’s meh, bad shoes, bad hair, bad make-up. 5/10 combined at most!

      • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

        The responses to people Daniel Craig and RDJ often tended to be along the lines of “I don’t care how he looks; he’s hot and he’s always IN.” Which is fine, really. We’re not invested in the outcomes of IN or OUT posts, but we reserve the right to do a little gentle teasing.

        Also, could people please stop giving their assessment’s of Matt Smith’s attractiveness? We’re pretty sure if there were posts to the effect of how unattractive Karen is, people would get bent out of shape. Let’s not go there.

        • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.parker Sara Parker

          And we, your devoted minions, would like to do a little gentle teasing of our own!
          I happen to think he’s adorable, but 8/10 for a Flock of Seagulls reject?  Say it isn’t so!

        • Anonymous

          Except anyone calling Karen unattractive would be frankly insane, so best ignored   :D

        • Anonymous

          Sorry. (Although I didn’t think what I said was so much out of line that it deserved to get my post removed.) But I recognize that this is your site.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1540233153 Malve Lyborg

        Exactly my thought. But I don’t know the show so I just jugde on unfamiliar goodlooking persons.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1540233153 Malve Lyborg

        Exactly my thought. But I don’t know the show so I just jugde on unfamiliar goodlooking persons.

    • Martha Sapeta

      I love the show – keep the geekery coming!

      But – didn’t you guys *just* say that we shouldn’t be giving the guys a pass just because we like them? Matt’s pants look dirty, shirt is sloppy, do love the jacket, but hate the hair. And yes, agree with SaphoPoet that he does in general look like something you took out of the oven too early. Karen’s dress looks way too old fashioned and inappropriate for the event, plus it’s too big on her and the color’s meh, bad shoes, bad hair, bad make-up. 5/10 combined at most!

    • Anonymous

      Of course you guys love River Song. Just when I thought I couldn’t love YOU more!

    • Anonymous

      Of course you guys love River Song. Just when I thought I couldn’t love YOU more!

    • lilibetp

      I don’t think I’ll ever get full 3/4 sleeves.  Especially with an a-line dress.  How about little cap sleeves?  Or sleeveless?

    • lilibetp

      I don’t think I’ll ever get full 3/4 sleeves.  Especially with an a-line dress.  How about little cap sleeves?  Or sleeveless?

    • Anonymous

      SQUEE!!!!!! River Song! Amy! The Doctor (2nd only to David Tennant). SQUEE!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      SQUEE!!!!!! River Song! Amy! The Doctor (2nd only to David Tennant). SQUEE!!!!!!

    • Crystal Thomas

      Take note Vanessa Hudgens: this is more how you do a 70s-ish gyno-dress. Of course Amy’s, I mean Karen’s, legs help.

    • Crystal Thomas

      Take note Vanessa Hudgens: this is more how you do a 70s-ish gyno-dress. Of course Amy’s, I mean Karen’s, legs help.

    • http://twitter.com/alienspouse Jen Alien-Spouse

      As a Brit living in the US I cannot tell you how much it warms my heart to see Dr Who being embraced so fervently over here, if only because that means I get to watch it without any complicated computer malarkey.

      And OMG River Song!

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        As another Brit living in the US I’d like to wave and give you a high five.  *waves* & *high five!*

    • http://twitter.com/alienspouse Jen Alien-Spouse

      As a Brit living in the US I cannot tell you how much it warms my heart to see Dr Who being embraced so fervently over here, if only because that means I get to watch it without any complicated computer malarkey.

      And OMG River Song!

    • Crystal Thomas

      I’ll actually take a moment to comment on fashion here and say that I think he could have made a more interesting shirt choice. Although I (think I) always love his shoe choices. And he’s so deliciously and perfectly odd looking!

    • Crystal Thomas

      I’ll actually take a moment to comment on fashion here and say that I think he could have made a more interesting shirt choice. Although I (think I) always love his shoe choices. And he’s so deliciously and perfectly odd looking!

    • http://twitter.com/Juliaismagic Julia

      SQUEEEEEEEEEEE! I could continue that forever if I wanted (IRL). Thanks for reveling in geekdom, because RIVER SONG, hell yeah. 

    • http://twitter.com/Juliaismagic Julia

      SQUEEEEEEEEEEE! I could continue that forever if I wanted (IRL). Thanks for reveling in geekdom, because RIVER SONG, hell yeah. 

    • http://twitter.com/hmbscully Wendy

      SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. 
      If David Tennant shows up at any premieres for the ‘Fright Night’ remake he’s in (which I would never see otherwise), please cover it!

    • http://twitter.com/hmbscully Wendy

      SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. 
      If David Tennant shows up at any premieres for the ‘Fright Night’ remake he’s in (which I would never see otherwise), please cover it!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DO54ICWQLRD2STHRSELEATLSKY Cindy

      She looks like she could be in an early Florence and the Machine video.   I wouldn’t say First Communion 1973 (saw a ton of those in my day.. heck practically lived it), but more Seventeen cover June 1974.    Cute though.   He- well, the 80′s is right there.  Not too bad on either front.

    • Anonymous

      As a long time nerd, I never thought I would be spending time on a fashion blog. Project Runway is what made me start reading this blog, and I stayed because you two bitches are great at what you do. But I didn’t know when I started reading here that Tom was such a collosal nerd, too. It warms the cockles of my heart, it does.

      Though I am not a Whovian, I think Pond is cute. I like her look here a lot more than you guys do, apparently.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FXRMDP4UIS3GTQ6ZW3L5Z2OQAE Oxy

      When I was in high school (graduated 1968) I had that dress, well except for the high neckline.  In fact, I had two of them, since I sewed my own clothes.  One in red and one in a print very much like the one she’s wearing, except it was turquoise.

      • Christine Campbell

        Freaking fantastic.  And I mean that sincerely.

      • Christine Campbell

        Freaking fantastic.  And I mean that sincerely.

    • http://www.twitter.com/allforusophia AllForUSophia

      This is easily one of your Top 5 posts. EVER! I’ve got nothing but love guys! :)

    • Anonymous

      Okay yeah, her shoes are a spot on match for her hair, but I totally love her look here, its like Jean Shrimpton just got hired to work on Dr Who.  Loving it.
      And he’s just so otherworldy looking, regular rules of attire simply don’t apply.

      • Crystal Thomas

        “And he’s just so otherworldy looking, regular rules of attire simply don’t apply.”  This.

    • Anonymous

      Okay yeah, her shoes are a spot on match for her hair, but I totally love her look here, its like Jean Shrimpton just got hired to work on Dr Who.  Loving it.
      And he’s just so otherworldy looking, regular rules of attire simply don’t apply.

    • http://profiles.google.com/awilsongirl Amy Wilson

      I think her dress is super cute and I am okay with the hair and all but those damn shoes ruin it all for me. Personally, I would have gone for a chunky shoes- maybe a wooden wedge type of shoe- I don’t know how to describe it but I can see it in my head. It would make the lace of dress a bit more casual, I suppose, but judging by his outfit, that would be okay. And a lot more fun.  I don’t watch Dr Who so I have to personal affection for this dude but his pants look dirty and that is never okay with me if you are a celebrity being photographed. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/awilsongirl Amy Wilson

      I think her dress is super cute and I am okay with the hair and all but those damn shoes ruin it all for me. Personally, I would have gone for a chunky shoes- maybe a wooden wedge type of shoe- I don’t know how to describe it but I can see it in my head. It would make the lace of dress a bit more casual, I suppose, but judging by his outfit, that would be okay. And a lot more fun.  I don’t watch Dr Who so I have to personal affection for this dude but his pants look dirty and that is never okay with me if you are a celebrity being photographed. 

    • Anonymous

      Her head kind of looks like it’s floating above the neck of the dress…but that seems kind of fitting for a Dr. Who PR event….

    • Anonymous

      Her head kind of looks like it’s floating above the neck of the dress…but that seems kind of fitting for a Dr. Who PR event….

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=167100010 Meghan Young

      Not my favorite Karen Gillan look. Looks like she’s trying to channel her inner Florence Welch and not quite hitting it. But Matt looks amazeballs as usual. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=167100010 Meghan Young

      Not my favorite Karen Gillan look. Looks like she’s trying to channel her inner Florence Welch and not quite hitting it. But Matt looks amazeballs as usual. 

    • http://twitter.com/velleitas Isy

      A friend of mine saw them yesterday in LA… so envious! I think Matt and Amy’s hair deserve a dedicated post. I really like Amy’s shoes though!

    • http://twitter.com/velleitas Isy

      A friend of mine saw them yesterday in LA… so envious! I think Matt and Amy’s hair deserve a dedicated post. I really like Amy’s shoes though!

    • Anonymous

      Don’t watch the show, but I give him a 1,000,000/10 just for that amazing, wonderful, gorgeous, floppy hair. I LOVE IT.  She DOES look like Florence + the Machine, although something isn’t working for me in her hair/face – is it the hair style? the makeup? something’s not quite right. Maybe with her hair up it would work better?? Dunno. and – IS HE WEARING STRIPEY SOCKS? *swoon*

    • Anonymous

      Don’t watch the show, but I give him a 1,000,000/10 just for that amazing, wonderful, gorgeous, floppy hair. I LOVE IT.  She DOES look like Florence + the Machine, although something isn’t working for me in her hair/face – is it the hair style? the makeup? something’s not quite right. Maybe with her hair up it would work better?? Dunno. and – IS HE WEARING STRIPEY SOCKS? *swoon*

    • Anonymous

      Huh. I don’t think either of them look good (and I love them both on the show.) He just looks silly, and she looks like she’s got super-long twigs for legs. And much too dark eye makeup, as you note.

    • Anonymous

      Huh. I don’t think either of them look good (and I love them both on the show.) He just looks silly, and she looks like she’s got super-long twigs for legs. And much too dark eye makeup, as you note.

    • Anonymous

      Eeeek. Navy shirt + black pants. Scary.
      Karen is so beautiful when she’s made up more naturally (she’s still lovely but it’s not the same.) She also looks neckless here, but I like the overall look. If the color of the dress was just slightly different, maybe? I don’t know.
      I really enjoy that there are so many Doctor Who fans on TLo!

    • Anonymous

      Eeeek. Navy shirt + black pants. Scary.
      Karen is so beautiful when she’s made up more naturally (she’s still lovely but it’s not the same.) She also looks neckless here, but I like the overall look. If the color of the dress was just slightly different, maybe? I don’t know.
      I really enjoy that there are so many Doctor Who fans on TLo!

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      I like the shape of her dress, but the fabric is just a little too grandma’s best tablecloth.  He’s adorable.

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      I like the shape of her dress, but the fabric is just a little too grandma’s best tablecloth.  He’s adorable.

    • Anonymous

      Totally agree with your scores. I’m guessing Smith jumped in the TARDIS to raid my college dorm closet.

      The high neck also looks weird because the lace kind of looks like scales on her neck.

      All in all, though, they are both really adorable. Can’t wait for the show to return!! When??!!!

    • Anonymous

      Totally agree with your scores. I’m guessing Smith jumped in the TARDIS to raid my college dorm closet.

      The high neck also looks weird because the lace kind of looks like scales on her neck.

      All in all, though, they are both really adorable. Can’t wait for the show to return!! When??!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Austen-Jane/100002245814326 Austen Jane

      You are totally showing your bias of love to these folks – particularly the guy. I don’t know him and I think he looks embarrassingly awful.

      • Anonymous

        I have to agree! He looks rather gross and I’m a bit surprised by this post and both their scores. I actually know the show and catch it on BBC America every now and again, but I’m simply not a fan of the genre. Sorry to be such a sourpuss, but he get’s a plain and simple ick and a score of “0/10″ for this look.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NMLK23QK6C7NMLMVVYA5POXKJY WhiteMage

      you know, our doctor is drop dead gorgeous, but i have yet to see one picture of him dressing WELL. also like it better when he parts his hair in the middle.

    • Anonymous

      I would give her the higher score. Maybe I like the Holy Communion look? I am crazy about mini’s that aren’t form fitting. And lace.People that have great bodies can leave a little to the mystery, ya know?
      He is looking very John Cougar to me. It suits him though.

      • Anonymous

        I agree with this. I actually love her dress, but I, too, am crazy about minis that aren’t form-fitting – and (horror of horrors) lace. I do agree a bit with TLo about the hair, make-up, and shoes, though.

    • MilaXX

      I am so frakkin happy you guys like Doctor Who & showcase my raggedy Doctor. Okay scores;
      He – I completely agree with your assessment of Matt and his scores. The effortless way he pulls off this look puts wannabe hipsters to shame.
      She – I agree the eyeliner is a bit heavy, but I don’t mind the shoes, even though a metalic would have been better. She was on Craig Fergusen last night and admitted she bought that at a vintage shop in San Diego while at Comic Con, so I have to give her credit for good thrifting. I think the hair would have been better half up but overall she looks cute. 7.5/10

      That clip has me squeeing with joy. CANNOT. WAIT.

      • Anonymous

        I must look that Craig Ferguson clip up. I like when he has Scottish guests on because then he talks properly ;)

    • Christine Campbell

      My priest would have turned me right back around and marched me out of Blessed Rudolph of Aquaviva (a real Saint, BTW – look it up, but not my real church) if I had worn a dress that short.  Of course, I would have been 8 years old and maybe a quarter of her height, so I guess it would have been floor length.  Nevertheless, I think she looks good, although I do agree with the need for a lighter shoe.

      Him?  He’s a clear case of knowing what works for him and how his personality translates to clothes.  I can’t help but love the way he looks.

    • http://joansbooks.blogspot.com/ lilithcat

      Oh, please.  She looks like she’s wearing a curtain, and he looks like he’s been cleaning out the garage.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=745079702 Donna Lanclos

      Squeee!  But I still miss Mister Tennant dreadfully.

    • Anonymous

      I had that hair in 1987-ish…Matt Smith’s I mean

    • Anonymous

      His hair really is fantastic, isn’t it? I’m so jealous.

      *waits for the “omg I have always hated it when people’s shoes match their hair!!” comments*

    • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

      SQUEEEE! 

      Now that that’s out of the way, I think the reason these looks work so well on Matt Smith is because it’s completely and totally him — it’s not a calculated look.  Too many people who do the 80′s thing (like any other trend) are just doing it because it’s a trend.  Matt Smith will probably still be wearing the same look long after it’s no longer popular.

    • http://profiles.google.com/mercbubble42 Jessica O’Connell

      DUDE. SO excited! River Song man! Need to know what it all means… come back now!

    • Anonymous

      Because the shoes match the HAIR?!?!? Really, TLo, REALLY!?!?  Attention, passengers:  we have just left Nitpickyville and are now in the land of Pathological Obsessive Hatred For Anything That Matches. Does this mean Courtney Cox Arquette, Megan Fox, Demi Moore, Katy Perry (depending on what day of the week it is) and other raven-haired celebrities have to throw out all their black shoes now? This would be hilarious except that I have jet black hair and 80% of my footwear black.  Can I still walk in public without fellow minions (and you know how slavishly your Bitter Kittens follow your every word) now accosting me and other unfortunate black-haired souls and tearing the shoes off our feet?  Please, TLo, think of the children!

      • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

        Honey, it’s not about you.

        And we’ve said before that blondes and redheads in particular have to be careful about not matching outfits to their hair. Brunettes and people with black hair are largely exempt.

        • Anonymous

          Good to know. Come to think of it, though, having to buy all new shoes wouldn’t be the WORST thing ever…

    • Anonymous

      Oh my, you must love these two .  Reminds me of your comments about posters comments about RDJ. 

      I’d give him a 2 to 3 because he is basically clothed and nothing is majorly stained.

      I’d give her a 4 because the dress fabric is interesting and there was potential. 

    • Katie Gorman

      How come we never see Rory at these things? He’s important and attractive, too…

      • Anonymous

        If I remember rightly, he’s in a play at the moment.

    • Anonymous

      Major squees all around! I’m so excited for the return though I too severely miss David Tennant. As for their looks, I think your assessment is accurate.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t get the love for Dr. Who, but these two a pretty cute in a geeky way.

    • Anonymous

      1987… well I was 16 in 87 and yeah, my boyfriend of the time dressed pretty much like that right down to the suede shoes (not quite the hair though). In, as it’s just him and normal and nothing to complain about.
      An in for her too. Dress needs something to break it up, but it’s a good choice for those mile long legs. No problem with the shoes, really, why rule out tan shoes just because you have red hair! Black would’ve looked too heavy with the light dress and her peelly wally scottish skin :)

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        I wrote my response to this post before reading through all of the others (mostly because my ‘puter is being weird and only showed me the first forty) but have to say ‘hey!’ because I was also 16 in ’87 and my post referenced peely wally Scottish skin too!

        Great minds think alike.

        Eclectic

        • Anonymous

          I just read it and thought, hey has she nicked my line or just coincidence LOL! As I also having the sort of skintone Billy Connelly described as blue, I identify :)  It goes with the nationality (John Barrowman’s sprayed on colour doesn’t count)

    • Anonymous

      I love her look, head to toe, even though I’m pretty sure that dress was made from my mother’s Brooklyn living room curtains back in the day. I don’t get the matchy-matchy phobia. I think the shoes are swell.

    • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

      I accept the evaluation of him on faith, as I don’t know him. I think she looks great but very 1972, or even a few years earlier. They are supposed to be time-travelers, though, right?  I have not watched this reboot of Dr. Who at all but she tempts me.

    • http://www.facebook.com/WendyLKaufman Wendy Kaufman

      Well, as a diehard Whovian, I still have to say HUH? Karen Gillan looks EXACTLY like my growing hair Chrissy doll from the 70′s-even down to the hair color. (http://www.dollbunkbed.net/tag/crissy-doll-value/) This chick is an amazing cutie, WHY is she dressing like that? I don’t care how casual the event. As for Matt, I’m a bit over the constant hair covering the face. A little hair IN the face is fine, but the loss of a whole side of his face to his hair is a thing teenagers do, not suave adult men. I dunno, maybe I’m too much of a fan, and I expect too much.

    • Anonymous

      wow – not being a member of Dr Who-ville, have to say that I feel like I’m sitting in an igloo in the middle of the Arctic with all this hot love pouring for the show and its stars. Adding it now to the ‘to watch’ list.

      Yet with objectivity, I agree with your scores and the positive vibes about Karen’s dress. It’s just that her head completely looks photoshopped in every one of the pictures. Like she couldn’t make the event and they added her in later.

    • http://profiles.google.com/ballinger.jl Jessica Ballinger

      Squeeeeee!

    • Anonymous

      My, what big feet Matt Smith has…He must have big socks, too…

    • Anonymous

      I started squeeing when I saw the headline. You guys writing just for us fangirls is basically the best thing that’s happened in my Internet Life since Mad Style posts (bring those back! I’m totally in Mad Withdrawal!) 

      ALSO, can we talk about Matt Smith’s red socks and what a great touch they are? K, thanks.

    • Anonymous

      She looks like a Tori Amos wannabe–and I’m not saying that that’s a bad thing.

    • http://www.facebook.com/SuperHelen007 Helen Booth

      I agree with you on her, but him I would knock down a point for the too loose t-shirt.

    • Anonymous

      Delightful! Love to see your inner geekinista coming out! Seriously though, you think Matt Smith owns a time machine through his clothes alone.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t watch the show…so I’m not looking at these 2 through rose colored glasses.

      They both look ridiculous.

      He does look like he’s straight out of the ’80s…and that’s not a good thing. Old worn out clothes straight from Goodwill, while fine for a day at home, shouldn’t be worn to an event.  This event looks quite casual, he looks too casual for it, almost sloppy, and certainly not like he’s attending the same event as her.  Him 2/10

      She looks like she’s wearing an old tea stained dining room tablecloth.  It’s ugly, too high collared and too shapeless. At least she dressed for the event Her 5/10

      Combined Combined 3.5/10

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alyssa-Jackson/534520693 Alyssa Jackson

      Rory in a letter jacket!! River in an eye patch!! Weeping Angels!! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE! 

      Thanks for humoring us :)

    • Anonymous

      I gotta disagree with you on the girl, T Lo.  I think she looks superb and I love that color of shoe with the dress.  The gold (looks like that on my screen, anyway) color looks good with her skin (unlike so many who attempt this), her hair actually looks like she washed it that morning – ! – and I really like the line and sleeve length with that lace fabric.  Okay, the eye makeup is too heavy, but I’d only give her a half-point off.  My score is 9.5/10 for her, and sorry, but 7/10 for him, making it … uhhhh … 8.25/10 for the couple.

    • Scott Hester-Johnson

      Young Steve Buscem (from the 1986 classic gay/AIDS film “Parting Glances”) called.

      He wants his hair and jacket back.

      http://content.internetvideoarchive.com/content/photos/040/001713_47.jpg

    • http://twitter.com/kmc1138 Kathleen Coyle

      I apologize to my fellow kittens – I’m not reading all the comments today because I’m not current on the show and want to stay spoiler free.

      I don’t know what it is about this guy . . . I think I have Darren Criss syndrome and just feel that he’s not nearly as precious as he thinks he is.  Maybe that will change when I catch up to his epidodes?  Anywho (see whut I did thar?) . . . I think she looks wicked cute!  Very mod, very British, and I love the a-typical neutral shade of her shoe.

    • Christine Marie

      Ummmno. She looks 10 times better than he does. At least she looks like she didn’t just roll out of her waterbed five minutes before the shoot and grab the nearest articles of clothing on the floor. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elaine-Lang/100000366510311 Elaine Lang

      OMG!   Rory on a motorbike!   James Corden is back!   RIVER MOTHERFUCKING SONG WITH AN EYEPATCH.

      >breathes into paper bag<

      I would have rated poor Karen lower for this outfit, mostly because she looks overdressed and overmade up, and she is one of the most absurdly beautiful women in the universe and she shouldn't look like she just woke up from the floor of a Malibu pool house on a post-party afternoon in 1973.  It's just not right.

    • Anonymous

      please tell me this is the very sort of ankle strap that rankles you gents so!? I normally don’t mind an ankle strap, but this is no ankle strap, this is an unnecessarily thick strap of leather straddling her vamp like a horny puppy. 

    • Anonymous

      SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE !
      August is going to be sooooooooooooo awfully long.
      River.
      With a eye patch.
      Gosh !
      Didn’t know you liked DW, by the way. Now I love you ever more ^_^.

      What, fashion ? They are both adorable and fantastic, you are way to hard on both of them, especially on Karen Gillian because, obviously they both went for the out of time look and she pulls it off nicely. And I find the shoes matching the hair a very nice touch. Come on, it’s not like she looks like a ginger Barbie, is she ?

    • Anonymous

      Her: My first reaction was total awe that she so perfectly replicated what several girls I knew in high school might have looked like on any given day. Down to the little watch band. (If you picked your own watch, it was a broad band. If your parents gave you one, it was narrow).  Our hair was long & down that way even if it didn’t work with the collar of our dress.  Plus, it’s a cute dress, IMO, even if the neckline/hair combo is not particularly flattering on her. Reading that the dress is vintage made me consider deducting a point since the level of difficulty is reduced, but I refrain. 8/10.

      Him:  What is this, pick your clothes up in your favorite decade day on the Tardis?  He, also, is period-correct, but the period look is not one I admire. I didn’t think it was a good look, even when it ‘worked’ then, and I don’t now. 7/10. Joint score 7.5/10.

      River Song, OMG INDEED.

      I am entirely too old and dignified to squee, however.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H6FPGG4IMVA2AUSY6XXUZ3AMKY Miriam S

      *squeals*
      On a side note, I don’t think you’re allowed to make fun of Comic Con nerds if you watch Doctor Who. It seems rather hypocritical.

    • Anonymous

      Squee damnit! Squee! I like her dress. I could do without the shoes and the neckline could be lower but it’s got a late-60s London vibe to me that I like. I’m glad he moved his hair for one picture though–I love it but it looks like the front grew out about 3 inches from last season and you can’t see his lovely face!

    • Anonymous

      Ugh, that is awful!  I just want grab him, take a scissors to the hair, get rid of the jacket all together and make him eat something to put on a lb or 2.  I just can’t like this, maybe the 80′s were too scarring for me, wearing almost this exact outfit many times.  On dates.  With a woman.  Later my wife. Much later, my secret boyfriend.

    • http://www.facebook.com/raweiser Rachel Weiser

      squeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

      though there is still an empty place in my heart shaped like david tennant. :(

    • http://twitter.com/poptartsjen Pop Tarts Jen

      I shall just repeat what nearly everyone else is saying: “Squee!!!!” Love them, love “Doctor Who,” and love Tom & Lorenzo for loving “Doctor Who” too! Also, that trailer? The rest of the season looks awesome!

    • Anonymous

      SQUEEEEEE!!!!  Watching that trailer just made it even harder to wait for the new season!  SO EXCITED.

    • Anonymous

      I need Rory!

    • Anonymous

      SQUEEEEEEEE!!!!!  Watching that trailer just made it even harder for me to wait for the new season.  SO EXCITED!

    • Carol Leavitt

      I wish y’all would review this show. 

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      This fangurl sez SQUEE! The degree of squee prevents me from commenting sensibly about their clothes.  And I can’t second your OMG, River Song! hard enough.

      LUV. THEM.

    • Lauren Maier

      SQQUUUUUUUUUUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!  

      You guys are already covering Torchwood, are you going to start throwing in your two-cents about Doctor Who, too??  :D

    • margaret meyers

      Desert Boots are happening again, I just know it!

      • Anonymous

        Bite your tongue. (Though I’ve gotta admit I’ve seen a few around campus & thought they were outliers.) At one point my romantic life heavily featured young men who had corduroy jeans and desert boots in heavy rotation.  There are certain rushes of deja vu I just would rather skip.

    • mrspeel2

      In the above photo of her alone, she REALLY reminds me of the iconic ’60s model, Jean Shrimpton. Karen looks AbFab!!

    • Aly Light

      Is it just me, or is Matt Smith dressed as Marty McFly?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_33EG4UF7CPFFYRL7LEVSGM2M5I Dawn

      SQUEEEEE!  I feel compelled to comment on all the “Who” posts just so you keep them coming!

      Matt Smith looks to be channeling “Sam the sheepdog” here.  Something I’ve accused my own firstborn son of, btw.  

      Karen’s looking a little “Bond girl from the ’60s” to me, but she’s got the legs for it.  I’d love to see some more color on her, though.

      It’s a signing, though, so I just hope they’ll be comfortable sitting in chairs.

      And I’ll second the poster that said “Please to cover any David Tennant openings for ‘Fright Night.’”  I promise I will love you forever.

    • Anonymous

      That is
      seriously too much eye makeup on Karen. 
      Thought she was a mannequin or flesh duplicate at first.  And all these eye patches (omg, River Song!!!)
      are giving me Locutus/Borg flashbacks.

    • http://twitter.com/draghnfly Kathy Gustafson

      I wore a dress of that exact same silhouette for my senior picture in 1972.

    • Anonymous

      She is just ridiculously cute. I like her dress better than you do. I don’t like the high neckline but it’s a vintage dress and I think she’s pulling it off pretty well. Hair could be better, tone down the eye makeup a bit and call it good. For some reason the shoes aren’t bugging me. The color works with the dress nicely and while I don’t like this style of shoe I think they work with well with this particular dress. 8/10

      He looks like his usual geeky 80′s hipster self, though a bit on the sloppy side this time. I generally like his style (on HIM) because it really does suit him. He’s odd and quirky and his clothing/hair consistently reflect that. 7/10

    • Miriam CS

      SQUUUUEEEE!!!!! I’m so happy you both love Doctor Who! :) Will you be writing about the new episodes as they air? I hope so!!!

    • Heather Sheridan

      I think you should do a Doctor Who Doctor and Companion fashion retrospective. Or you know, skip everyone but River Song and just talk about her clothes. I would dress like that everyday if I could pull it off.

    • Lisa

      SUPER cute, both of them!  

    • http://twitter.com/Stevesotherhalf Svanhild Salmons

      She’s all about the 70′s, he’s all about the 80′s.  
      Coordinate your style references next time!
      OUT

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      I bloody love Alex Kingston and the whole River Song thing.  I just hope they don’t wind up that story arc too quickly though I suppose they might have to recast at some point as the character gets younger…  Alex rocks though, it’d take someone pretty special to fill her shoes.

      TLo, I know you’ve tons of stuff on your plate (especially as PR starts up again) and that the interweb is already stuffed-to-bursting with Whovian discussion sites so I’d never expect (or even ask!) you to start blogging about the show full-time.  I would love, however, to know your take on the River Song arc and where you think it’s all going.  If you get a mo…Karen Gillan had those bangs cut recently and was wearing them brushed straight down, almost in her eyes, rather than with the centre parting she has here.  I printed out a photo of her to show to my hairdresser as I was fed up with my side swept effort. Torquil Mayhem, my oldest, found the photo the other day and said to my husband that it was a photo of mummy.  I’m 16 years older than Ms Gillan and, aside from having red hair in a similar style and peely wally* Scottish skin, look nothing like her but I don’t care – I’m chuffed to bits!Eclectic*Scottish for pale.

      • Anonymous

        Perceptive little bugger, that Torquil.

    • http://aimeewrites.com AimeeWrites

      Squee!!!  So thrilled you two are on the Doctor’s bandwagon.

      River Song, indeed!  And I had no one to talk to about it.  I’ve GOT to get my husband watching with me…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=19801927 Dennis Coyle

      I don’t know if she deserves to be slammed so hard.  I am wondering if there isn’t some intentionally costuming going on with the photo-op.  It is a show about time travel after all…

    • Anonymous

      Ummm, no.  He’s a 2 and she’s a 4.

    • Anonymous

      I am so sure that I owned that dress once upon a sixties’ time, and similar shoes, and long hair that was all mine, as I’m sure hers is, though not that lovely shade of ginger, and the heavy eye makeup, which is totally late sixties. J’adore.

      Matt is just Matt, in a class of his own, j’adore also. And he has such fabulous hair, almost like an old boyfriend of mine.

      OMG, River Song in an eye patch. Totally pumped for the rest of the season after that tantalizing video. Can.Not.Wait.

      Might as well throw in David Tennant (still my #1) in Fright Night. Pleeeease cover the opening. I would never see that movie if not for him.

      Oh what the hell, SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Loving all the Doctor love here!

    • Malia Smith

      Is it wrong that I am so used to analyzing every detail of Steven Moffat’s plots that I’m wondering if the shout outs to the 70′s and 80′s are references to the classic era of Doctor Who?

      Also, I SO want to have BOTH of their hair, at the SAME TIME if at all possible.

      Also also, SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

    • Bianca Pasternack
    • Anonymous

      I never *quite* got the drool factor about him until JUST NOW.  Gosh, that second picture makes me want to lean in and lick his neck!  His hair is quite magical.

      I quit the Doctor when Eccleston left…I may have to come back. :)

    • http://twitter.com/wrenaria Kimmy Hescock

      Wow she is all leg. And I like her shoes, so :p

    • http://profiles.google.com/jenna.thomasmckie Jenna Thomas-McKie

      SQUEE!  SQUEE!  SQUEE!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=768540908 Badriya Al-Badi’a

      I think Karen looks so wonderfully 60s/70s British here that she’s like an homage to the original series–don’t know if she did that deliberately or not, but I approve!

    • Anonymous

      (Okay, first things first, to get this out of the way, SQUEEEEEE!!1!!!! Okay, I’m done) They both look pretty much flawless. But I’m biased, so fuck it. She looks gorgeous. I ADORE the dress. Seriously, I want it. I do wish she’d done her hair a bit differently, though. But I don’t mind that her shoes match her hair, I think that’s quite cute. So I’m gonna go with a 9/10, simply because the hair should have been styled differently.
      He….well….he’s Matt Smith. Dressing like….Matt Smith. 9/10.Okay fine, I’ll say a bit more. While, yes, he looks a bit sloppy, that’s just him. It’s his look. And I think he’s one of the few guys that can pull it off flawlessly. Love the hair, love the shoes, love the jacket. On anyone else, I probably wouldn’t like them quite as much (Well….besides the hair…that hair is just glorious. And I do really like the shoes.) So, I’m sticking with my 9/10.

      Also, I absolutely love that TLo are embracing their geeky side. I seriously didn’t think I could enjoy your blog more, and then you started posting about more nerdy stuff and more British stuff, and now I’m in heaven. (And by “British stuff” I mean posts about the royals and whatnot. I know Doctor Who is filmed in Wales.)

    • Anonymous

      I disagree with you on Her.  She looks very ‘Jean Shrimpton/Swinging Sixties’.  Adorable.  I concede that metallic shoes would have werq’d better.

    • http://twitter.com/algaechick Crystal

      I think *I* deserve to be slammed so hard. By the Doctor. Against the Tardis.

    • http://twitter.com/algaechick Crystal

      I think *I* deserve to be slammed so hard. By the Doctor. Against the Tardis.

    • http://twitter.com/algaechick Crystal

      There’s also a Tumblr devoted to his socks and one to his hair (an ocean wave of teak).

    • http://twitter.com/algaechick Crystal

      There’s also a Tumblr devoted to his socks and one to his hair (an ocean wave of teak).

    • Casa Eva

      I think you’re letting your geek love cloud your judgment. They look terrible.

    • Casa Eva

      I think you’re letting your geek love cloud your judgment. They look terrible.

    • Anonymous

      I want to know how he gets it that shiny

    • http://www.facebook.com/suzie.vazquez Suzie Vazquez

      he scores higher than her?? looking like that?? oh no.. no no no.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1613017419 Ella Hawthorne

      Squee-ing!!! Your geekiness is amazing! More please!!!

    • Anonymous

      Squueeee!

      what, you asked!

    • Anonymous

      Hate everything except her shoes. And I want to cut off that floppy bit of his hair.