Evan Rachel Wood is a Fashion Savant

Posted on October 18, 2011

Okay, maybe it’s not fair to all the other “Gal on the Street” ladies since this is an “official” outfit, meaning it’s been styled for an appearance, but really, do we need to explain ourselves here? She’s a T Lo favorite. And we’re sure she counts herself among the blessed to be considered so.

Evan Rachel Wood leaving the talk show “Chelsea Lately” after promoting her new movie “The Ides of March.”

She looks fabulous, full stop. She can pull off a (half) leather dress, zebra print belt and glitter pumps and somehow make it all look chic and understated. How does she DO that?

And what do we all think of her hair? We think it looks very cute, but that must be a pain in the ass to work with if you don’t have a hairstylist on speed dial.

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  • http://zanzando.dreamwidth.org/ Zan

    The hair is actually fairly easy to work with – at least with the type of hair she appears to have.

    • Anonymous

      LOVE this cut, and I agree. Mine was that short in college in the early/mid 80s. Almost the same color and cut, come to think of it! All I had to do was to get regular trims (easy; one of my roommates was a theater major with a concentration in hair/makeup and a cosmetology license), blow-dry the curl out of it, and then apply a little hair spray. Stayed set all day! Really wish I could pull it off these days.

      • Anonymous

        I had this sort of cut years ago too, and it wasn’t difficult at all. A blow dryer, round brush and some product and I could get it to do anything I wanted. Grow out is a bitch, though.  

    • Anonymous

      I disagree.  I had that hair and it is a massive pain in the ass.  I wish I’d had a stylist.  Now I deal with the grow out.

    • Judith Mignault

      She obviously HAVE a hair stylist on speed dial, DUH.

  • http://tigergray.blogspot.com/ Tiger Gray

    omg I have a giant queer crush on her. 

    • Anonymous

      Me toooooooooo.

    • http://shootingshoes.wordpress.com Amanda Gun

      YES ME TOO! Like, she’s made me revert back to silly daydreams, which I thought I’d stopped with by the time I turned 15. I’m about to (finally) start watching True Blood only because of her (ok, a tiny bit because I used to love vampires before Twilight and am hoping to get some of that back).

  • Anonymous

    Is she wearing ivory stockings, or are her legs lighter than her arms? I’m hoping it’s stockings because I would love for ivory sheer stockings to be OK again.

    • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

      Oh please take that back shirab. You can’t mean it. Only the ERW’s of the world can pull it off.

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

      I think it’s the way the light is hitting her in the shot.  She’s pale, and the angle makes her look more pale.

    • Nora Mulllin

      She’s pale, so am I. My legs are way lighter than my arms. My guess is that it’s lighting and naturally fair skin.

      • Anonymous

        Legs lighter than arms. Not only does the black coupled with the glare effect I am all too familiar with result in the whiter shade of pale, but us melanin deficient beings tend to have darker arms simply b/c they get more sun exposure (often leading to a sheath of freckles, sigh).

        • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

          Hey, nothing wrong with a sheath of freckles – or freckers, as my kids used to call them.  They’re cute!

      • amanda crow

         Team Pasty, unite!

    • Anonymous

      No, honey, she’s just white. hahaha

      • Anonymous

        Well, if she’s making pale legs fashionable, or at least perfectly acceptable, even better!

        • Anonymous

          Like x100.  Spoken by an uber white-legged person.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know exactly what it is (oufit? face? hair? a combination thereof?) but she gives off a very distinct 90s vibe in these pictures.

    • Anonymous

      Hair & makeup. Very Boy George.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6L7I7XQ55GNEYO4DBEUN4VNXYI ReenTheRed

        I’m picking up a little Mary Stuart Masterson a la Some Kind of Wonderful.  Anyone else or am I just that old?

        • Anonymous

          MSM – I can see that.

  • Anonymous

    So very 80s.

    • Anonymous

      No way! She has clearly just arrived in Beverly Hills to lure Jason Priestley off the straight and narrow.

      • Anonymous

        Ah! Emily Valentine alert!

  • http://twitter.com/Menshevixen DH

    Derp, double post.

  • Anonymous

    Love.

    • Anonymous

      I know, right? SHE. LOOKS. AMAZING.

  • http://twitter.com/Menshevixen DH

    Love herrrr. I guess I am somewhat biased, as a short-haired gal.

  • Anonymous

    Love her too!  Even when she gets it a little wrong.  But here…perfect!  Girl Crush!!

  • Anonymous

    Love the hair; it looks young and fun, and she’s got the right face shape for it.  Normally I would wrinkle my nose at both the belt and the pumps, but you’re right – she’s pulling some crazy black magic shit and making them all work brilliantly for her.  

  • Anonymous

    Guys, short hair is easier & quicker to style than long hair.  Think about it.

    • http://profiles.google.com/h6davis Hannah Davis

      Depends what your hair is like, actually. Mine was a pain in the ass when it was short and I barely think about it when it’s long, and it looks better as well. Curly hair’s funny that way.

      (Oh yeah, comment on the outfit) She looks pretty fabulous!

      • Anonymous

        I’m glad you said that about curly hair.  I’ve been really wanting to chop mine, but it’s true for me too that styling a shorter cut is much harder.  I just wish my hair would dry more quickly.

        /tangent

        She *does* look fabulous!

        • http://profiles.google.com/yifatshaik Yifat Shaik

          actually
          as someone who has pretty short curly hair (a little bit bellow the
          ear), short curly hair is pretty easy to style (it actually saves you
          a lot of time in brushing every morning)… the main issue is that,
          at least in the US, people just don’t know how to deal with curly
          hair, mainly cause they don’t use the right product.
          all you need
          to do is, wet your hair (even a bit) and then just put a bit  of
          product (I used Marrocon Oil products which where a bit pricy but
          where excellent for curly hair). put bit in the tip of your fingers
          and then comb it, using your fingers, through the hair. it’s about 5
          min work and the hair usually looks great.
          oh, and never blow dry
          it- let it dry on it’s own. doesn’t take that long if your hair is
          short

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

            Finding a stylist who can work with curly hair is like finding a pot of gold.

            My hair is long right now, but I’ve mostly worn it short, like Annie Lennox short, for the past 30 years. I agree it’s very easy to take care of when it’s that short. It’s growing it out that’s such a pain. I shaved my head couple years ago. It looked awesome for a while, then it went through two very bad stages: first sister wife, then prison matron.

            Oddly enough, I stopped blowing my hair out when I started cosmetology school. I just don’t have the patience, and there’s no point to it anyway. It will just curl again in the southern humidity, and the Pennsylvania humidity when I lived there.

          • Anonymous

            Someone who can give you a great cut *for your hair* is worth just about all the other beauty aids in your life combined. Especially if you value your time and/or are lazy.

            I bet I’m not the only one on here who could bloviate endlessly on this vital topic.

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

            Ain’t it the truth. When I moved to NC, it took five hairdressers and a couple years before I found someone who knew what she was doing. If she charged twice what she does, she’d still be worth it. Besides being a terrific stylist, she’s really cool and drama free, which is a welcome relief after all the drama queens I worked with when I was a nail tech.

          • http://profiles.google.com/yifatshaik Yifat Shaik

            I might be slightly spolied when it comes to hair stylist since I live in Israel, where like 80% of the population have curly hair, so hair stylists need to know whet they are doing. it was a bit problemtic when I was in California, took me a while to find someone who wouldn’t freak out when they saw my curly hair

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

            Seriously, some hairdressers in the states treat curly hair like it’s a mortal beauty sin. I think a lot of the battle is learning to love your curly hair, and pretty much letting it do what it wants to do.

            On the other hand, I ran into a friend a few days ago. She has hair much like mine (frizzy on a bad day), but it was perfectly straight. She sang the praises of the flat iron, and now I’m tempted to get one. Yikes.

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

    I have the same hair, well, ok, the same cut and it’s a royal pain. Especially if you’re trying to grow it out. But I bet Evan Rachel Wood will rock that too. Not fair…

  • http://twitter.com/asciident Melissa Della

    I think on most anyone else that dress and accessories combo would be out, but she is WERQing it! Her hair and makeup are flawless, too.

  • Anonymous

    I’m sorry.  I still see her as Jessie on ‘Once and Again.’  This was true even during her Marilyn Manson phase which was a total mindblower for me.     

    • Anonymous

      She’s Jessie all grown. I was just remembering that she was about to come out on the show.  She sure has found her fierceness.

  • MilaXX

    She looks great and I wish she would give Robin Wright – Penn her hairstylist number.

  • margaret meyers

    I love that the dress is not skin tight, and that her gays seem to have powdered her entire body.

  • Anonymous

    Actually, I had pretty much that same haircut for a while and it was very easy.

    She looks great, but I wish she had gone with quirkier shoes.

  • Anonymous

    This is why you pay a stylist, hair/make up artist, personal trainer and chef. To look like that informally.

    • Anonymous

      Yes. Her JOB is to look fabulous. Fortunately, she has a great work ethic, unlike some people (Jennifer Aniston, a zillion other starlets, I am looking at YOU).

  • Anonymous

    Amazing.  

  • Lisa

    Fabulous, top to bottom!

  • Anonymous

    Holy cr@p – it’s daylight and her skin looks flawless and she looks so great in that dress.  The hair has got to be easy – it’s wet, you put in some product, you head out.  

  • Anonymous

    Love it all. The hair is probably not a pain in the ass, depending on her hair texture. I wore various of that cut and the pixie cut for years. She just has it parted way over to the side and slicked down on one side and textured on the other. Molding paste/clay is the short-haired gal’s friend.

  • http://www.facebook.com/fiddlecub Kevin VanOrd

    It works because the belt has a wider stripe, and is thus less zebra-esque, and the pumps have a touch of glitter without being shoe-shaped disco balls. The make-up and hair are a little rock ‘n roll, giving an edge to the look and removing any potential hint of trashiness. 

    I love it. 

    • Anonymous

      Totally agree.  I could not have said it better.

  • Anonymous

    For me there is always a disconnect between her face and the way she dresses. She has a plainly pretty face, not gorgeous or unique really (in my opinion of course), but the way she dresses and carries herself elevates her above other starlets with more striking features. It’s encouraging.

    But I still hate this outfit. Leather, animal print and glitter will never, ever read as chic to me.

  • Anonymous

    I need to print out these pictures and tape them next to my bathroom mirror so I can know what to do with my hair. Love it.

  • http://twitter.com/mellafe natalia h

    I think I found my next haircut.

  • Anonymous

    LOL I bought that belt at Target and haven’t figured out what wear it with yet. I want those shoes. She seems to be rockin trends from the 80’s and 90’s in one look and somehow it all works. 

  • Anonymous

    Love love love the short hair and a lot of times it’s easy to work with if you’ve got the right product for your ‘do. She looks absolutely fantastic but, as others have said, there’s a bit of 80’s vibe here. Maybe due to the hair? 

  • Rand Ortega

    Sigh…
    So caszhe, yet so elegant & chic.
    WERQ girl of the Year!

  • CQAussie

    MASSIVE girl crush.  

  • Anonymous

    I LOVE her hair.  I have a similar cut (cut by me, no stylist here LOL), but mine isn’t as long on top.  It actually is really easy to deal with.  My hair isn’t as straight as hers, so I imagine the little I have to fuss with mine is more than she does.  It does look like she needs to take the razor to her neck, though (which is a constant ‘thing’ with these haircuts).

    The shoes are pretty, but I have a glitter phobia, so I need a restraining order against them.  Love the rest!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

    Love the hair.  Love the look.

  • Anonymous

    I have her haircut, and it’s surprisingly easy to manage. My hair gets crazy curly when it’s longer, but at that length all I have to do is go zip-zip with a tiny flatiron over my bangs, and I’m set. LOVE THAT OUTFIT WANT SO MUCH.

  • BerlinerNYC

    Unless you’ve got curly/kinky hair, that style is not hard at all to maintain. It’s more or less my hair, although mine is less girly-styled in the finishing. I get a good cut about once every three months. I use no product other than maybe a smidge of spray if it seems called for. That’s how straight hair works.

  • Anonymous

    I love her style. Her makeup always looks flawless, she appears to be supremely confident in everything she wears, and she has her own look. Classic.

    Also – LOVE the hair.

  • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

    How does she do that indeed. It would look plain awful on a mere mortal.

  • Anonymous

    The outfit is OK, but I don’t like the pasty pancake makeup, colorless cheeks and heavy eye detail. She looks old and coarse, and I am sure she isn’t either.  

    • http://twitter.com/yankeefoxtrot Alex McGeagh

      I don’t think I agree here. I think it emphasises her already very dramatic eyes (maybe her most striking feature?). I like the contrast. I’d love to look like this everytime I left my makeup mirror. Never gonna happen tho…

  • Anonymous

    When she first cut her hair I thought it was a big mistake, that she would hate it and struggle to grow it out.  But every time I see her she has yet another way to wear it, each more fabulous than the one before.  Leather seems like a pretty strange material for a sleeveless dress.  I mean, if it’s warm enough to wear a sleeveless dress wouldn’t you want a fabric that breathes?  Of course, she looks fabulous in it.  Perfect makeup, too.  Enough, already.

  • http://twitter.com/jaythenerdkid Aaminah Khan

    I want to either marry her or be her when I grow up.

  • Anonymous

    I caught part of that show and she was funny and charming, Chelsea was falling all over her. I don’t usually watch it because I find CH a bit annoying, but the fiance was flipping and stopped dead at the sight of EVW’s fabulous legs, lol.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25500124 Eric Jacobs

    This just made me want to mention that you fellas should do more discussions/entries on men and women as they appear on talk shows.  It’s a good middle ground between red-carpet and “gal on the street”.  There is usually a little more experimentation and variety going on there, especially given the different demographics that each show attracts.

  • Anonymous

    i do think she’s been coming into her own over the past year and really showing some great instincts, but i’m not understanding why  the rave on this outfit. it’s a modified ldb with a belt and shoes that i swear i owned in middle school from kmart. 

  • Anonymous

    GIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRL!!!

  • Anonymous

    I once cut my hair that short – the mid nineties, everyone was chopping off their locks – and cried everyday for 3 weeks. Couldn’t do a thing with it. But that was me and this is ERW and she is fabulous. That’s all.

  • Anonymous

    Fucking fierce.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jenna-Ryan-Boatman/583622701 Jenna Ryan Boatman

    Love her. What is it about the women who date Marilyn Manson coming out more fabulous once it ends?

  • Anonymous

    Her hair is adorable! If my hair weren’t curly I’d want that cut for myself. 

    I do really hate the word “savant”, though. It’s just so… insulting!

  • Anonymous

    She looks terrific from head (love the hair) to toe (love the shoes).

  • Anonymous

    She looks fantastic – such poise. I’ve had that hair and it was easy-peasy to take care of.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

    She’s just fierce. And talented. Rare combo. Love her.

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

    Fabulous. What more is there to say?

  • Anonymous

    my short hair was soo easy to deal with…had it done as a hair model for vidal sassoon, and my cutter showed me how to style it a couple different ways with just a bit of product and a hair dryer.  Took me 2 minutes in the morning to make it look chic and sleek, or perfectly scruffled.

  • Anonymous

    luh huh.

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    Nah, I have the same type of hair – just a little mousse and your fingers, that’s all it takes.  Love the dress and the belt!  Shoes are not good, IMHO.  Her makeup is flawless. 

  • Anonymous

    Love the hair. If you have the right hair, all you need is a good cut with frequent trims & it’s insanely easy. If you have to beat your hair into submission {blow dry/hot iron straighten & lift at scalp} it’s the wrong cut for you.

    Makeup is a little 80’s/early 90’s but she does look good.

  • Anonymous

    LOVE. She looks amazing, as always.

  • Grace Ritt

    She is just too amazing. 

  • Anonymous

    Damn. Girl can wear a leather dress and STILL look like she’s not trying too hard. She’s amazing!

  • Lulu Lafurge

    Jennifer Aniston tried to rock the same dress here: http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2011/10/slideshow_jen_anistons_hipster.html#photo=7×00006. I think we know who belongs in that dress and who doesn’t.

  • Anonymous

    Those legs could use a hint of color

  • Anonymous

    in my mind, she can do no wrong. even when she does, it’s still oh so right. she is just lovely.

  • Anonymous

    Lipstick Lesbo Do! 

  • Anonymous

    Thank God. Someone actually has a Hair Style.  You know, involving a careful haircut, and even a blow dryer.  An Actual Style versus long and shaggy hair.  Hallelujah.