In or Out: Kerris Dorsey in Rachel Zoe

Posted on September 21, 2011

Come on, everybody! Let’s criticize a child together!

Kerris Dorsey in Rachel ZoeKerris Dorsey attends the premiere of “Moneyball” at the Paramount Theatre of the Arts in Oakland, California in a Rachel Zoe dress.

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Kerris Dorsey in Rachel Zoe

Kerris Dorsey in Rachel Zoe

Horrible! She’ll never work in this town again!

Oh, we’re just kidding. In fact, we’re not even opening this one up for voting. She looks adorable and she’s IN. Perfectly cute little graphic dress that photographs well, looks stylish, and doesn’t make her look a day older than her age. Well done, little nipper.

Although, sweetie, as your imaginary gay uncles, we just want to say that you don’t have to do the tight up ‘do just yet. You’re younger than springtime and cute as a button. Let the hair fly. It’s not going to make you look like a baby and this up ‘do doesn’t make you look like a grownup, which, we suspect, was the thinking behind it. But you look fresh, sweet, and stylish, so keep up the good work, doll.

In other, less kindly “In or Out” news, Cate Blanchett’s fried hair and unfortunate makeup got the Bitter Kittens to declare her OUT.

[Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty, Jonathan Shensa/PR Photos]

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  • http://twitter.com/NC_Meg Megan

    I don’t know who this girl is but she’s adorable. That dress works better on her than the model. I don’t know if I can imagine a grown woman wearing this and pulling it off.

    • Anonymous

      Never heard of her either, but she looks adorable.

      • Anonymous

        I’m pretty sure she plays Brad Pitt’s daughter in “Moneyball.” If you watch the trailer, she’s in it.

        • Anonymous

          She was also the Rachel Griffiths’ daughter on Brothers and Sisters. 

    • Anonymous

      Never heard of her either, but she looks adorable.

    • Anonymous

      I just love her smile. She looks impish.

    • Anonymous

      I thought the exact same thing.  This dress has to moved to the imaginary RZ children’s line.

    • http://twitter.com/lauralexis Laura

      All my thoughts exactly – after seeing it on a kid, I can’t imagine anyone over the age of 16 really pulling this off (sorry, model!)

  • Anonymous

    Wonderful! She manages to look sophisticated and sweet at the same time!

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

    Agreed! She looks delightful and so much better than the model. 

  • Anonymous

    haha…I was all “WTF TLo…picking on a kid!?”  Thankfully not.

    she looks cute.

  • Anonymous

    What does it say that I think the dress looks better on a child than the model? Or at the least, it looks like it wouldn’t work on a real women with real curves. Also, good choice on not going with the heavy shoes like the original look. Maybe an older (read: over 18) women could, but not someone who looks she’s going to have to leave early to be home by curfew.

    • http://twitter.com/bredalot Breda Smith

      Hah, this girl doesn’t even look old enough to HAVE a curfew.

      But yes, she’s adorable in this dress! It’s very young-looking, so it’s perfect for her but requires some toughening up for grown-ups (hence the boots).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1017585103 Kanani Fong

    Adorable. In. I have a feeling her imaginary uncles would have been swatting at the hairstylist who came at her with the bobby pins to put her hair up!  And I’ll bet she has gorgeous hair!! Great dress, too.

  • Anonymous

    agree, adorable.

  • Anonymous

    Is it old news if I tell everyone this dress is a knockoff without any obvious stylistic alterations?

    http://www.thefrisky.com/post/246-does-rachel-zoes-collection-contain-a-knockoff/

    The little girl still looks cute though!

    • Anonymous

      Yes, I was just thinking that! As soon as I saw it I recognized is as the dress that Rachel Zoe copied from someone else!

      The girl is adorable!

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Truthfully, whoever decided her hair should be styled up, also decided that making her look like all her facial features exist only on the lower half of her head was a good idea.  Not a nice thing to do to a cute, adorable little girl.

  • Anonymous

    I love that dress on her–adorable.  

  • Anonymous

    Kerris looks beautiful and cool, perfect.

    I’m guilty of putting my daughter’s hair up when she was younger so I could see her beautiful face. 

    • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

      That’s so sweet it almost made me cry. I wish I could “Like” your comment 100 times instead of just once.

    • bookish

      My hair was back most of the time when I was little, too, as least in a braid. Keeps it out of your face when you’re running around. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    I think she looks adorable.  Glad to see we have figured out the correct usage for those tiny hem lines….pre-teens! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344922354 Eric Scheirer Stott

    Cute dress. The updo looks like ballet class- a bit severe but it seems to match the clean lines of the dress. Still, this is an outfit for standing, it must look bad when she sits.

  • Anonymous

    That’s ballerina hair. Loads of little girls love that do, trust me. I think it looks great.

  • MilaXX

    I think she looks really cute. My only quibble is I wish she had done a soft pink or peach instead of the red lip. She’ll have plenty of years to rock the red, and even more wanting to look young & fresh faced.

    • Anonymous

      A fun pink lip gloss would be perfect. 

  • Anonymous

    How old is this girl? She’s very cute, but I think the dress is way too grown up on her. I had a dress that shape when I was a kid, but it was made out of cotton and had a big flower applique as a pocket. But sequins? I don’t think so. Nothing against her; I just don’t think this is right for a child.

    • Anonymous

       I had one of those too!  But I was maybe nine.  She’s thirteen and at a movie premiere – by thirteen I was wearing fringed vests and suede boots, and “hippie headbands” that got me sent home from junior high!  

      • Anonymous

        I’ll have you know I was a ringleader in the jr high protests to allow girls to wear pants to school – and not just on Play Day. Yes, children, there was a time when girls couldn’t wear pants to school.  God, I’m old.

        • Anonymous

          Yes!  Pants only on “snow days” and you had to change into a skirt before classes started.  We got them to finally end the “skirts must touch the floor when you kneel” test.  God – I think I’m even older!

        • Anonymous

          Yes!  Pants only on “snow days” and you had to change into a skirt before classes started.  We got them to finally end the “skirts must touch the floor when you kneel” test.  God – I think I’m even older!

          • Anonymous

            Where I lived we didn’t have snow days. And no kneeling. But my mother in law told me about sneaking pants on under her skirt for the walk to school on cold days. What a rebel!

        • Anonymous

          A fair number of us who slavishly follow this blog are similarly old.  I remember when the rules changed in high school so that slacks (NO jeans) were allowed. Jeans followed, inevitably, snuck in by being pressed and full-of-leg.

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        Me too, except it had psychadelic graphics on it. My mother had awesome taste. I loved that dress.

        • Anonymous

          Until I learned to sew my sister made me dresses; I had this shape in probably ten different patterns – shifts! A-line shifts. “Mod”!  Lived in them.  Actually, I still like shift dresses as casual wear.  I guess it’s imprinted on me!

          • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

            Yes! I still love shifts. I have a couple even now. One is white print on a black background, and I wear it with a coat (lightweight so I can wear it inside if I want to) that’s black print on a white background. Add some black tights and boots and I’m ready to go.

          • Anonymous

            Exactly!

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

      Oh Honeeeeey. MINE was wet look! I still miss that dress!

  • Anonymous

    I love the hair up – the whole thing has a kind of mod, ’60s vibe to me. She looks great.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Clydette-Wantland/673315286 Clydette Wantland

    Super cute.  Let the hair down though.

  • Anonymous

    She is very cute and age-appropriate.

    Minor correction to the captions: She is standing in the Oakland Coliseum. The premiere was later at the Paramount. (It was a big deal around here…the temperatures have been really hot, which I attributed to Brad Pitt being in town.)

  • http://pleasewelcomeyourjudges.com/ Brian @ PWYJudges

    She’s totally adorable. I imagine the Fanning sisters and Halee Steinfeld might start plotting to bring her down.

  • http://pleasewelcomeyourjudges.com/ Brian @ PWYJudges

    She’s totally adorable. I imagine the Fanning sisters and Halee Steinfeld might start plotting to bring her down.

  • Anonymous

    Adorable! That dress is perfectly suited to a young teenager. 

  • Anonymous

    Adorable! That dress is perfectly suited to a young teenager. 

  • Anonymous

    She is adorable, but I do agree in letting her hair down.  Love the dress and love a young lady who actually dresses her age for a change.

  • http://twitter.com/qrter Alexander Peterhans

    Jesus that dress does weird things to my eyes! It’s like staring into the Time Tunnel.

  • http://twitter.com/qrter Alexander Peterhans

    Jesus that dress does weird things to my eyes! It’s like staring into the Time Tunnel.

  • Anonymous

    This is totally cute on her.  I would wear it myself, as a tunic over some skinny jeans, but not a dress.  Too short for my non-celebrity crotch.  I agree on the hair, it is a bit Toddlers and Tiaras.  A cute, swingy ponytail might have worked, and definitely down would have worked.  The lipstick, though, needs to be thrown away. 

    Her pose is cute, too.  No gotta-pee from this cutie.

    • Anonymous

      I believe she’s younger, but her stylists should schedule a consult with Hailee Steinfeld’s team.

      ETA: Just checked IMDB. She’s 13. Hailee is 15. (Comment stands since True Grit came out in 2010)

    • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

      “non-celebrity crotch” made me laugh out loud.

  • Anonymous

    This is totally cute on her.  I would wear it myself, as a tunic over some skinny jeans, but not a dress.  Too short for my non-celebrity crotch.  I agree on the hair, it is a bit Toddlers and Tiaras.  A cute, swingy ponytail might have worked, and definitely down would have worked.  The lipstick, though, needs to be thrown away. 

    Her pose is cute, too.  No gotta-pee from this cutie.

  • Anonymous

    She looks really cute and excited to be where she is.  Good for her. 

    And she can wear this dress for Halloween.  She could glue a big old spider on that dress and – voila!

  • Anonymous

    She looks really cute and excited to be where she is.  Good for her. 

    And she can wear this dress for Halloween.  She could glue a big old spider on that dress and – voila!

  • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

    She’s cute as a button. It must be a huge thrill for a little girl to wear a fancy dress like that.

  • Anonymous

    She’s standing in the Paramount Parking lot, not the Coliseum. They designed the parking lot next to the paramount to look like a mini-ballpark. I caught part of the crowd outside the premiere while I was coming home from school.

    As someone who used to be a ginormously huge A’s fan, who lived and died with everything that happened during the Moneyball winning streak, I cannot WAIT for this movie!

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for the correction to my correction. Damn they did a good job of faking up the Coliseum. My husband’s family moved to the Bay Area as a kid the same year the As moved here, so they became life-long fans, even during the lean years.

      Also, a few friends were extras in the “Moneyball” baseball game scenes!

  • Anonymous

    So refreshing to see a little girl looking like a little girl. But I bet she’ll be dressing older in less than a year if the stylists have anything to say about it. More’s the pity.

  • Anonymous

    The dress is very cute and looks nice on her. Not loving the severe hair and red lipstick, though. They make her look older. Not in a good way.

  • Anonymous

    She looks adorable. I really love that dress!
    I don’t even mind the updo so much, because it kind of has a ballerina vibe to me and what young girl doesn’t pretend she’s a ballerina from time to time?

  • Anonymous

    i love rachel’s collection to bits, but i’m sure her idea of plus-size is around a size 4 or 6 or so, hence nothing but voyeuristic enjoyment for moi. cute dress, tho by no means the cutest item in the range.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AYQCICXEN2CCDBFV5HED4Z2RUA Dee B

    I mean…She needs bangs. She’s all forehead everything, and that’s ok. But.  She needs bangs.  She’s still IN though.

  • margaret meyers

    Doogie Howser’s kid sister!

  • Anonymous

    She looks very cute. I wish her hair wasn’t pulled back so tight but she’s really adorable.

  • Anonymous

    She’s 12, isn’t she?  That seems young for platform peeptoe shoes.  As for the movie, the trailers look fun.

    Edited to add: I think the dress is adorable and would absolutely look good on fully grown adult women!

  • http://twitter.com/RobertSanchez36 Robert Sanchez

    It looks much better on the kid than the model, it’s way too short for an adult. Agree on the hair, would have looked better with her hair down. Cute and young.

  • MilaXX

    This is the kid who played Paige on Brothers and Sisters, no?

  • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

    This is a pretty great dress on its own. I can see a hip, young woman wearing it. I just needs to be a tad longer. At its current length, it’s a total gyno dress for an adult.

  • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

    This is a pretty great dress on its own. I can see a hip, young woman wearing it. I just needs to be a tad longer. At its current length, it’s a total gyno dress for an adult.

  • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

    This is a pretty great dress on its own. I can see a hip, young woman wearing it. I just needs to be a tad longer. At its current length, it’s a total gyno dress for an adult.

  • Anonymous

    I think wearing her hair up is a good choice — letting her hair fly might have suggested an inappropriate sexuality in this dress, which although youthful, is a very sophisticated graphic sequined mini. Maybe a ponytail, but not loose.

  • Anonymous

    I think wearing her hair up is a good choice — letting her hair fly might have suggested an inappropriate sexuality in this dress, which although youthful, is a very sophisticated graphic sequined mini. Maybe a ponytail, but not loose.

  • Anonymous

    I like the red lip.  With no jewelry or accessories, she needs something to punch it up a little.  Her eye makeup looks very natural, so the overall makeup doesn’t look overdone or inappropriate for her age.

    That said, I am SO SICK of the “no jewelry on the red carpet” thing!  This girl manages to pull it off, maybe because of her age.  As for the rest of them…I suspect it’s a ploy by the stylists so that they can charge full price while doing half the work.

  • Anonymous

    I like the red lip.  With no jewelry or accessories, she needs something to punch it up a little.  Her eye makeup looks very natural, so the overall makeup doesn’t look overdone or inappropriate for her age.

    That said, I am SO SICK of the “no jewelry on the red carpet” thing!  This girl manages to pull it off, maybe because of her age.  As for the rest of them…I suspect it’s a ploy by the stylists so that they can charge full price while doing half the work.

  • Ruminum

    It’s not her, it’s the dress…

    On the one hand, I’d give it an IN because if I view it as creating a funnel into her stomach, it reminds me of the creepy gothic horror Japanese manga “Uzumaki” where this chick has a spiraled cone digging into her face that she uses to kill people. On the other hand, if I view it as creating a bulge on her stomach, which I initially thought, it makes her look frighteningly pregnant which is horrible and an OUT.So do you see the spiral as swirling in or bulging out?

  • Anonymous

    IN – she is adorable.

  • Judy_J

    Cute and fresh, even with the updo.  IN.

  • Anonymous

    I love that dress…would wear it myself were I not so old and fat.  She looks cute and like she’s having a great time–what’s not to love?

    I much prefer to criticize parents…go find hers, and we’ll talk.

  • Anonymous

    As a way for a kid to look a little more “grown up,” I’ll take an updo over slutty t-shirts and baby high heels any day.

    • Alyson Lamble

      This updo doesn’t accomplish that, however – she’s 13, and in this photo she looks like she’s about 9.

  • Anonymous

    NPH in drag

    • margaret meyers

      i thought she ooked like doogie, too.

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

    I love the dress, and her–even her hair, but not really liking the shoes. All that black, my eye goes right to her feet–and they seem too old. Why not something more fun there, and not so old. Heck, a splash of yellow on white, or the like. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_553FKX5YMTLSXCMIR3ADLM5QA4 Amber

    What a refreshing idea – young girls dressing age appropriately!

  • Anonymous

    In these pictures she seems pretty severe, and frankly not particularly cute at all.  So I googled her.  She is absolutely adorable.  Whoever recommended this hairstyle needs to go to his or her room for a timeout, and no dessert.

  • Anonymous

    TLo, that’s not old lady updo, that’s a Southern special occasion little girls’ updo!  When you have a very special occasion down here, you get elaborate buns or curls (or both),  I fondly recall my mother telling me to hold still as the lady at the “beaty parlor” broke out the Marcel irons to give me barrel curls to make a fancy updo that had more twists and turns and folds  than origami swan.

    • akprincess72

      I had one every Sunday as a young child, generally with a rose from the neighbor’s rose bush (cut with permission, they were very sweet) nestled inside my dressy bun.   Good memories.  =)

  • Anonymous

    That dress looks adorable on her, fresh and graphic but still age appropriate.  I agree, she would look very sweet and delightful with her hair down but I also know that is a “Party hiar” look for southern girls.  (It could start to head into “Toddlers & Tiaras” land but let’s hope not)
    A big IN for Miss Dorsey, congrats!
    And, Kerris, you have a much better looking shoe on than Ms. Zoe put on her model.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, no.  It is no where near her stomach, it is off to the side under her arm.  She does not look pregnant, fat, or any other horrible thing.  She looks adorable.  Let’s try and not create panic in a 13 yo mind, please?

  • Sara__B

    Kerris is 13 years old. The dress and shoes are cute and appropriate, but the hairdo isn’t working for her, unless she wants everyone to think she’s in 2nd grade so she can get roles that are younger than she is.

  • Anonymous

    IN, of course. Interesting but simple, not inappropriately flesh-baring. Someone’s choosing well.

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely adorable from top to toe. The hair reminds me of ballet recitals.

  • Anonymous

    Adorable.  When I was that age I thought my camouflage jumpsuit and candies shoes were the height of fashion.  Smashing chica, just smashing!

  • Anonymous

    Sometimes…I like the dress on her, but the shoes are strictly Payless and the hair/makeup are Just Awful. 

  • Anonymous

    I am stunned that Rachel Zoe actually “created” anything.  Her dress is darling.  Why is she wearing ANY make up?  Is this a Pretty Baby Redux?

  • Anonymous

    I am stunned that Rachel Zoe actually “created” anything.  Her dress is darling.  Why is she wearing ANY make up?  Is this a Pretty Baby Redux?

  • Anonymous

    She’s a cutie!! I love the 1960′s style dress.

  • Lisa

    Adorable!  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1133424434 Maria McGarry

    So cute! Though I think the up-do is really supposed to make her look like she’s on her way to ballet class.  Which is a nice image — wish they’d carried it through with cute flats.  One minor, teeny, tweak — I wish they’d let her use a clear lip gloss.  Otherwise, she’s perfect.  

  • Anonymous

    She looks bananas!

  • http://twitter.com/younglibrarian Katie Dunneback

    Total cutie! This really was a fabulous choice of dress for someone her age. In fact, I love this silhouette/style for the girls. It seems to be an almost universal to body type style at that age.

  • Anonymous

    How cute is this!

  • Anonymous

    What a cutie!  And if she gets tired of this dress, she can always wear the one Victoria “Posh” Beckham is wearing in your post about HER.  It would look much better on this sweet young thing.

  • http://profiles.google.com/anplica Anplica Fiore

    In In In!!  

  • Amanda in Austin

    Cute. Cute. Cute. SUPER CUTE.

  • Anonymous

    What an adorable little girl. Perfect dress.

    Now someone get her out of the spotlight before she is 26 and making out with her mother.

  • Beth G

    As the mother of someone her age, I LOVE the dress – HATE the shoes.  There is no way my daughter would leave my house with those shoes on.  WAY too much for 13.

  • Anonymous

    Like Zoe’s entire uh ‘collection’,   this look is entirely familiar. Who exactly did this dress first? 

    • http://profiles.google.com/bratling2 Laura Davies

      This style of dress has been around since the sixties.  The only “new” thing is the pattern on it.  Otherwise, it’s an a-line shift dress.  You can easily buy sewing patterns for it from infant to adult.

      • Anonymous

        Yup it’s called a chemise and I believe Herrera first did the pattern first.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K4V43KCWS3HBY3C7HH66VJPMMY Natalie

    A tight bun like that only says “actress” once you’re old enough to have (hopefully) graduated high school. Before that, it just says “ballet class”.

    Doesn’t change the fact that she is adorable, mind you.