In or Out: Madeleine Stowe in Dolce & Gabbana

Posted on October 19, 2011

Why Victoria Grayson, you conniving little minx, you.

Madeleine Stowe in Dolce & GabbanaMadeleine Stowe attends the 2011 Environmental Media Awards in a Dolce & Gabbana dress.

Madeleine Stowe in Dolce & Gabbana

Madeleine Stowe in Dolce & Gabbana

We admit this isn’t the most exciting look in the world but we only chose this so we could ask the following: Hands up; who’s watching Revenge and loving it like a delicious scoop of their favorite ice cream on a warm brownie? It’s about time we all had a good, dishy nightime soap again, amirite? And it’s been long past time for us all to be treated to an actress who can say the words “I AM GOING TO DESTROY YOU!” with just the right amount of icy fury in her voice, no? Delicious. And the best thing about Stowe’s performance is that it quite deftly walks a tightrope, balancing between understated dramatic acting (seriously; the things she can do with a blink and a frozen, insincere smile) and campy, Joan Collins-style scenery-chewing. She never really lapses into the latter, but you can see it just under the surface. Just a great, fun performance to watch.

Anyway, its another D&G lacey black dress. We can’t say it’s all that exciting, but it fits her well and the accessories are no-brainers. This obviously isn’t the most glamorous or high-profile of events so we wouldn’t blame her for keeping it simple. The black pumps are fine; but we would have recommended some sparkle or color with the bag. And speaking of sparkle, so little  jewelry, Victoria Grayson? For shame. You can put on and take off earrings with such meaning on your show. A shame you aren’t wearing something just a little showy here, especially at the neck. A necklace would have punctuated this look far better than the bangle.

 

Vote Now!
IN! I AM GOING TO DESTROY YOU, TLO! She looks perfect!

OUT! Victoria would never leave the Hamptons house without more diamonds!

 


The Bitter Kittens were quite feisty yesterday, voting both Jennifer Aniston’s “I still got it, right?” dress and Fergie’s “I’m, like, classy, right?” dress OUT.

[Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images]

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDI2DLE7DE3YPW2ONIHBWOVHMA ecallaw

      Hmmm, may have to actually watch that show now.  Damn it, my TV schedule is already so full and i already added PanAm because of you two.

    • http://twitter.com/verascity Vera Sticker

      She looks fab, but mostly I am also commenting because I am LOVING Revenge. I’m a diehard Count of Monte Cristo fan, so I was half-excited and half-dreading it, but right now it’s just soapy and dramatic and awesome.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2NINENELWQ63ZBY6NLK5UKX64A Stephanie

        I love the Count of Monte Cristo too!  Did you see the book on the shelf behind the psychiatrist?

      • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

        Wait, it’s based on Count of Monte Cristo? I passed on it based on the previews, but if it’s a modern take, I may have to watch,

        • http://twitter.com/verascity Vera Sticker

           It is, and it’s actually pretty faithful so far. I mean, it depends on how far you can stretch “faithful”, I guess, since it takes place in the modern-day Hamptons and the lead is a young woman… but you can definitely spot which COMC character is behind which Revenge character and the various character relationships and so on are pretty intact.

      • Anonymous

          Hey, there’s no such thing as a bad version of Count of Monte Cristo!  Revenge is my  surprise favorite show this season. If only Ringer (which I was really looking forward to) were half as awesome.

        • Anonymous

          My thoughts exactly. I gave up on Ringer after the second episode, but I can’t wait for each episode of Revenge. I just wonder what they’re going to do for a second season.
          And Vicky is IN.

          • Jennifer Jacobsen-Wood

            I am loving it, too.  It’s way more enjoyable than it should be, if you know what I mean? 

            Annie, I have a theory about the second season.  Either they will draw it out, a’la “Pretty Little Liars,” OR, the death (assuming he’s dead) of the fiance will have been unintended (Emily may actually fall for him) and spurn a secondary round of revenge.
              

            • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VBWWGHZEBKTVQMXE5SO5NCU2I Mich

              I’ve heard that we’ll be back to the shooting of the fiance (fiance?) by episode 13, so I’m guessing that we’ll be running in real time from that point on.

            • Anonymous

              I think we’re supposed to think Daniel’s death is part of Emily’s revenge plots, but I don’t think it is. His death is somebody else’s agenda but Josh gets arrested for it and we spend Season 2 watching Emily try to find the real killer so she can get Josh off.

      • http://twitter.com/ms_smartiepants Beth M.

        Oh fer crying out loud, it’s based on The Count of Monte Cristo? I so did not catch that, and I’ve read the book at least a dozen times (what? good books are worth it!). I’m going to blame my obtuseness on the fact that Edmond Dantes is sarcastic and witty and Emily Thorne is…not.

    • Vaniljekjeks

      In.  Cute dress, cute clutch, cute shoes.  My name is Vaniljekjeks, and I am a blackaholic.  

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NNAIG6A25HOPJWIU7J6S6S3GUA p

      would like the dress more if it didn’t look like it was simply a black slip with lace glued to it.

      • Anonymous

        My reaction was the she put her slip on; looked in the mirror; said, “Damn! I look good!”; and decided to skip the dress, throw on some shoes, and grab a purse.

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

          Hey, if it works, it works. :-)

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      No quibbles here. I think she looks great.
      In!

    • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

      I really want to add Revenge and Homeland to my already full TV schedule. I keep convincing myself it’s cool because I watch TV at work, so it’s like I’m being paid to ogle China Chow’s outfits or shout “yuuup” along with Dave the Mogul.

      • Anonymous

         What is your job and can I have it?

        • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

          I wouldn’t wish my job on my worst enemy. Sooooooo boring.

    • http://twitter.com/JulieD8365 Julie Daugherty

      I LOVE REVENGE!!!!!  It is the show I look forward to allllll weeekkkkkk…….. It’s so good.  So deliciously evil and wonderful.  I didn’t care for the actress who plays Emily/Amanda in Brothers and Sisters but I LOVE her here.   It’s so very, very, very good.  From the clothes to the scenery to Emily vs. Victoria.  And I love Nolan.   Did I mention I LOVE this show?   :)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OYWH5NAGE3TS2MWXRAVBSWBSZA Brittany

      IN – while it could definitely be punched up a few notches, it certainly doesn’t deserve an OUT. Also, I heart Revenge, it’s one of my new favourite fall shows!

    • Anonymous

      The visible bra straps look kind of amateur.  I mean, *I* do that.  Tepid IN.

    • http://heartprintandstyle.blogspot.com Vivi N

      *raises both hands with absolute glee* 

      “Revenge” is my favorite new show this season. By a freakin’ mile. I crave for this show. It comes on tonight. I am a happy camper. 

      Meanwhile, she gets an “IN”. Why? Because she is Madeline Stowe. So serious. lolol. No, really. I didn’t even know this woman existed outside of “Revenge”. *avoids eye contact* But she’s doing a great job on the show. The dress she’s wearing is really nice. I think I would’ve gone with edgier footwear. And maybe some color in the clutch. 

      • http://profiles.google.com/xxtriplestarxx Jennifer Durheim

        THIS THIS THIS! I never watch dramas, but I am sooooo friggin’ addicted to this show. It’s the highlight of my week. Boys, pretty pretty puh-lease give us some recaps.

        • http://twitter.com/JulieD8365 Julie Daugherty

          Yes please!  Recaps so we can relive it the next day!

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

            I concur. The show is an absolute hoot. And we know you boys don’t have enough to do. ;-) 

        • http://heartprintandstyle.blogspot.com Vivi N

          I’m all for some TLo recaps on “Revenge”. 

    • http://twitter.com/StirrinSavannah StirringSavannah

      loving this show!  i’m a little worried about the longevity of the show given its plot (will she not eventually run out of people to revenge against?).  as for the look, she is in.  although slightly on the boring side, she does look put together. 

      • Anonymous

        they’ve said that starting tonight it won’t be take-down-one-person-each-episode and will start diving into to multi-episode arcs and season-long stuff. People are still going down, but it won’t be as straightforward anymore (according to interviews with Emily Van Camp and Gabriel Mann (Nolan).

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

          Oooooh, that could make the take-downs even more complicated and preposterous. I love it!

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

      In, in that that is gorgeous dress, but I hate the shoes and boring clutch. Still, that lace is fabulous. She looks like a perfume ad.

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

      Standard, but very nice! In.

    • Anonymous

      In.  She looks good.  This is how a sexy older lady should dress.

      However.  Can we talk about the hair?  She’s rich?  Why so frizzy?  And why the exact same haircut that she’s had forever?

    • Anonymous

      I am sure this looks better in person, but on my monitor right now, it looks like she left the house in her black slip. But the slip looks great on her so she gets an IN.

      Madeleine Stowe is so pretty. I long envied that she got to romp through the mountains of Western North Carolina making sweet passionate love with Hawkeye/Daniel Day-Lewis. Sigh.

      • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

        That movie was visually pretty (the mountains and the actors), but it pissed me off. I get reinterpreting the classics, but to almost completely rewrite the novel was something else. 

        • Anonymous

          As a long-ago English major, I tend to agree with your sentiments (don’t get me started on what they do to Jane Austen), but I will readily admit that I never think about James Fenimore Cooper when I am watching the movie version of Mohicans…

          • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

            Well, I had the misfortune of paying to see the movie as an assignment for an American lit class. I’m sure if I didn’t have to write a paper comparing/contrasting the movie to the novel, I’d be drinking beer in your boat. :)

        • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

          Yes, but I hated James Fenimore Cooper, and Daniel Day-Lewis and Eric Scweig were super hot, so A+ adaptation in my book.

          • Anonymous

            A++ for the eye candy, I swooned over a couple of scenes.  And Victoria is IN. Although I am tempted to declare her out in the hope that she might send the uber delicious Frank the head of security over to change my vote. 

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

              “Although I am tempted to declare her out in the hope that she might send
              the uber delicious Frank the head of security over to change my vote”

              Heh. She might think it’s punishment, but anyone with eyes would see it as a bonus. Who wouldn’t want him around? He’s manly and loyal.

            • Anonymous

              “manly and loyal” 

              I immediately thought of Dudley Do-Right.

          • Anonymous

            The best way to deal with Fenimore Cooper is to read Mark Twain’s two “lectures” on Cooper’s writing offenses. Once you’ve read Twain, you’ll read Cooper solely with an eye to the unintended comedy.

      • Sobaika Mirza

        I LOVED THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS. And I’ll always love Stowe and DDL for it. Was never quite able to make it through the book.

    • Anonymous

      Her slip looks nice.  Now she needs to put her dress on over it and she will be ready to go out.

    • Anonymous

      IN. I love lace dresses. 

      And here’s my one piece of fabric trivia: If you look at the top and the bottom of the dress, you will see what’s called “eyelash” lace–it’s very expensive to have that on a piece of clothing because it’s the end of the piece of lace, and therefore there are only two pieces like that: the start and end of the bolt of lace. 

      (Or at least this is what I was told years ago when helping a friend shop for a wedding dress.) 

    • Anonymous

      I’m loving the simplicity.  I don’t know, maybe it’s because she looks like a brunette heather graham who I’ve always had a soft spot for, but I’d give this a werq-the whole look is flattering, but since there isn’t anything flashy to draw the eye, you go straight to her beautiful face, the real show stopper.

    • Anonymous

      I haven’t been watching Revenge because I missed the beginning and figured I wouldn’t be able to catch up.

      As for the dress, this is one of those types of dresses that you can always find some version of. This version is better than most.

      –GothamTomato
      http://www.blurb.com/my/book/detail/2561006

      • http://heartprintandstyle.blogspot.com Vivi N

        Gotham, you WILL be able to catch up. Trust me. I missed the 1st episode and half of the 2nd episode. But I was still able to understand the premise of the show and what has been happening so far. Once you go back to watch it, you’ll enjoy the show even more. 

      • MilaXX

        You can watch full eps on ABC.com For some odd reason my cable provider only has 2 episodes available ON Demand

      • Anonymous

        You can also watch on hulu. I saw that on hulu they also have short (2-3 minutes each) interviews with the costume designer, Emily Van Camp, and Madeline Stowe about their wardrobe on the show. They said they’re modeling EVC after Grace Kelly, which I can see. Madeline knows alot about fashion (or at least seemed like she did to me!).

    • Anonymous

      IN…but boring and forgettable.  She looks pretty though, and the dress fits well and is a good length.

      I’ll guess it looks much better in person…seems to have a lot of texture and detail that is lost in photography.

      My biggest gripe is the double strap.  Is it a black slip dress with a lace dress over it?  Anyway…the straps look cheap and tacky.  I do like the shear hem…only interesting part.

      Another piece of bling is needed and shoes with sparkle would be perfect. 

    • Anonymous

      IN. She looks sexy and age appropriate, if not exciting. I’ve only been able to catch the show once so I need to check the pilot and see how it goes. For some reason I’ve gotten hooked on the juicy and ridiculously bad Ringer. Sometimes I just crave a high calorie guilty pleasure. 

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

        I don’t even feel guilty about it.

    • Jessica Rowe

      The Last of the Mohicans is my favourite film of all time.  She is wonderful.  Wonderful!

    • MilaXX

      IN, There’s no fireworks with this look, which could have used a pop of color or some bling but it’s a better lace dress than we seen in a while.

      Looks like I may have to check out Revenge. There’s lads of buzzs around it, but I have to admit I didn’t watch because I have irrational hate for Emily Van Camp.

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

        I recommend that you give it a watch, although van Camp is the main character, so keep that in mind. But Stowe is amazing as The Queen/Matriarch of the Hamptons who can DESTROY you with a single word. There are only two characters who take up space and wouldn’t be missed if they went upstairs and never came back down.

        • MilaXX

          I may check it out. Weird that only 2 eps are on demand. I hate watching shows on ABC’s web site

    • Anonymous

      Lovely!

    • http://www.kittenmasks.com/ kittenmasks

      Indeed, revenge is definitely my Wednesday night guilty pleasure.
      The guy who plays her son is HOT. I’d pick him over the bartender any day. Although the idea of a man holding a flame for a woman for that long is somewhat endearing…

    • Anonymous

      Revenge is so much fun. gossp girl has ceased being entertaining ages ago and pan am is sinking fast… but revenge is delivering the trashy soapy goods like nobodys buisness!

      • http://heartprintandstyle.blogspot.com Vivi N

        I make a sad face. I still watch “Gossip Girl”. How I’ve survived it, I do not know. What I DO know is that starting last last season into this season, it’s been good. Like, really good. I think that reason is because, well…for ME anyway, is because of the friendship of Dan and Blair. Oh how I wish they were actually a couple but it’s been a slow and bumpy ride. And I’m all for it.

    • http://toodles.yelp.com AWStevens

      “Revenge” looks really dumb but if TLo likes it I will definitely DVR it.  The dress needs jewelry.  Didn’t Madonna wear that getup in the “Like A Prayer” video?  OUT

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

        It is dumb, but it’s dumb and fun.

    • Anonymous

      In.  I LOVE REVENGE! It’s amazingly delicious!

    • Judy_J

      Accessories would have made this dress look more like a dress and less like a slip.  OUT.

      • Anonymous

        I’m not sure anything other than a dress over it would have made this look less like a slip. OUT.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2IVH65NRJLZB7MQ6CCXQUBDJ6U Melanie H

      In. While she does need better accessorizing, she looks lovely and the dress suits her. Also, her hair and make-up are strong, which makes up for the lack of a necklace.

    • http://twitter.com/rachelruthlee Rachel Lee

      She looks pretty fab, but I’m so bored of this look! An inch over into Out. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_66KPZ36LMHMRQOX3HIJGHRNNUA MandyM

      I don’t like the bra strap look but the rest of it is fine. I agree that she needs a necklace or something but she looks pretty and sexy without being hoochie so IN for me!

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

      IN. Love her, now I think I should tune in to Revenge.

    • http://profiles.google.com/hillaryschuster Hillary Schuster

      Love huh. Love the show.

    • http://profiles.google.com/hillaryschuster Hillary Schuster

      Oh, and IN – clearly.  She could have done more with it but looks great. 

    • Caitlin Gozdecki

      Love the dress, and her, but boring shoes and… is her bra strap showing? That is an automatic Out.

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

      The accessories aren’t working for me, but she looks great. IN.

    • Jessica O’Connell

      IN, it’s simple but it all looks good. Though I agree, she definitely could’ve used a necklace, especially one with a little pop of color.

    • Anonymous

      IN!  Also, I LOVE Revenge.  I think Revenge and Ringer had crossed my border from guilty pleasures to actual pleasure.  Well, maybe I still feel a little guilty about Ringer.

    • Anonymous

      IN! She looks great.

    • Anonymous

      Bra straps, camisole straps, slip straps – what’s going on up there? Distracting and tacky. Out.

    • Anonymous

      Pretty. In!

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

      IN

    • Anonymous

      Out. Bored and haven’t seen the show.

    • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

      IN – A little more jewlery or a better hair-do wouldn’t hurt, but she looks good here.

    • Anonymous

      Luv Huh. She looks hot in this dress, but yes, she needs diamonds.

    • Alyssa Stanfield

      I L-O-V-E Revenge! It’s the only show I’m actually watching every week! Most others, I don’t mind if I miss a few episodes, they’ll be on my DVR waiting for me. But I can NOT miss Revenge!!! Oh, and she looks just fine. So IN, because Revenge is awesome, and so is she.

    • Anonymous

      Is this not the epitome of the “slip dress?”  I mean, it really looks like a slip.  Hair could use a trim and the lack of jewelry, as TLo pointed out, is boring given that the dress screams for bling. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303837450 Lauren Dorsee Dillon

      Lower case “in”. Boring but pretty, needs jewelry and midnight blue metallic pumps.

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

      This is looking like a slip, but she looks damn good in it (not Liz Taylor-level good, but who does?). She’s always been pretty, but, my god, she’s turned into a beautiful woman. IN, although a little sparkle wouldn’t hurt.

      I love Revenge. I’ve never been a big fan of soaps, day- or nighttime, but this show hits all the right notes. I love seeing how the weekly revenge plan plays out. They’re so preposterous, and so much fun.

    • Anonymous

      Can we just talk about how SHE IS NOT AGING? Girlfriend looks incredible.

      I would have gone with some statement jewelry for such a simple look, but she looks great. Not much to criticize, even if not much to praise.

      And Revenge is quickly shifting from a “guilty” pleasure to just a straight up pleasure to watch every week.

    • Kristin Glad

      LOVE THAT SHOW! So ridiculous and fun.

    • Mary McClelland

      I LOVE Revenge something fierce! I’m going to give her an in, but I wish she would wear more blush.

    • Anonymous

      Too busy staring at her FABULOUS HAIR OMG. The outfit is okay. IN.

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

      In.  Though it doesn’t photograph well, it’s a lovely dress and overall, she looks lovely.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve always been a BIG Madeleine Stowe fan and always thought she was stunningly beautiful.  Revenge (ironically, also the title of a film she did in the early 90′s with Kevin Costner), is nighttime soapy fun, and she is the best thing in it. Glad to see her back.  As for this look, I’d have done more with the shoes and accessories, but she looks lovely.

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      IN.  I’m not watching the show but she’s an old favorite of mine.  She looks beautiful, age appropriate (Jennifer Aniston should take note), sexy hair, makeup is great.  IN.

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      she’s older than me! she looks amazing!
      & kind of like cher. but thats not a bad thing in itself.

    • http://twitter.com/danielleRwest Danielle West

      I am addicted to Revenge!  I’ll give her an In just because I love the show.

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

      In.  Nothing wrong with simple and understated.  Also, she has CROW’S FEET!  On her FACE!  I’d probably give her the IN for aging like an actual person, no matter what she was wearing.

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

      I have quibbles – with her hair and her shoes – but she looks good. IN
      If only I didn’t think of ‘Last of the Mohicans’ every time I looked at her. yucka.

    • Anonymous

      Meh, don’t love don’t hate. In for looking pretty and making no egregious mistakes.

    • http://www.facebook.com/erin.kristoff Erin Kristoff

      Based solely and selfishly on the fact that I LERV Revenge…IN!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=558631967 Ivona Foster

      Oh my I love that show! Agree with you on the lack of bling…

    • Guest

      My hands up for Revenge, as well as Ringer because I’m a die-hard Buffy fan. Ringer’s pilot was horrendous, but the most recent episodes have been the soapy-mystery goodness variety. 

      This officially marks my first comment! on your website though I’ve been following you since November of last year. I thought you’d like to know I’m slowly turning my family into T LO fan household. ;D

    • Anonymous

      Hand’s up.  Also for Ringer. The pilot was horrendous but I’m a die-hard Buffy fan so I stuck in there and it’s been steadily improving. Great soapy mystery intrigue! 

      This marks my first comment at T LO international (I’ve been reading since November of last year) and I thought you’d like to know I’m turning my family into a T LO household one member at a time. ;D

      • Anonymous

        opps…double posted with slightly different comment.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ENBX3563Q4ZNCVRGSJVFIB7OAA Thom

      I’ll give her an IN: the dress has a nice, classic shape to it, the hair held a nice wave, the makeup is spot-on.
      As for the demerits:
      -That black satin clutch looks cheap.
      -The platform pumps look a little ‘Minnie Mouse’
      -The shoulder straps could’ve been wider: as is, I’m confusing the dress straps with her bra straps.
      -And more jewelry would’ve been appreciated.

    • http://twitter.com/jennsaysmeow Fifi LaRoux

      I love Revenge! So deliciously trashy. And yet I find I do not love this look. Snore. OUT!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UH5XQGXDKLXDSVGB626B53KXBA linda

      Victoria Grayson is ALWAYS in.  Love LOVE Revenge!  Amanda probably took her diamonds.

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

        And she’s hiding those diamonds in a storage unit owned by Victoria’s husband.

    • Anonymous

      In because it’s a pretty look on a beautiful woman.  I don’t think I’ll be watching the show, though.  Too much on the DVR as it is!

    • http://twitter.com/BethieJo Elizabeth Aldrich

      I feel vindicated knowing TLo watch Revenge!  Loving it!  And Madeleine Stowe is perfect as Victoria and “IN’ here!

    • Joyce VG

      Wow! She looks fantastic! I’m going to find out when this show is on and give it a try. IN.

    • Anonymous

      Seriously? Is she in a show of the same name as the movie from 1990 she did with Kevin Costner and Anthony Quinn?  (for those who do not know what I’m talking about http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100485/ )
      wow! that’s some inspiring casting! :-)

      I love love that movie!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Love Revenge!  Such a throwback to the old nighttime soaps.  A nice change from CSI & L&O. 
      Anyway, she gets an IN from me…simple and elegant.

    • Anonymous

      In, no major missteps here, just a tad boring.

    • Anonymous

      She looks great and am happy to see her back.

    • Anonymous

      She looks great and am happy to see her back.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5AWFUE7PIKJWCNZQMR5H4DBHGM Angela

      I think she looks fab! In!  I’m loving Revenge. It’s really fun, delicious candy. Re-caps, re-caps, re-caps! :-)

    • Anonymous

      She’s stunning.  Glad that she’s come back to acting.  Very simple and classic.  Would have loved a bright shoe, but damn, after looking at Jennifer Anniston yesterday, Madeleine is refreshing.

      And thank you for not botoxing your face to kingdom come!

      • Anonymous

        Not botoxing???!!!!!  Are you joking?????  She’s had so much work done, especially that awful plumping of the lips thing, that she looks like a plasticized version of her old self.  Why did she do it?  And she was one of the first.  She started doing it back during the Mel Gibson film “We Were Soldiers”.  It’s hideous. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AFZBPD2YF7RBIABKYSTL62XM6Y Susan

      Both hands are way up! Revenge is my mid-week pick-me-up.
      Oh yes, in or out. Hmmm….IN? She looks inoffensive in spite of the black lace and lack of jewelry. Plus she’s Victoria Grayson, so I’d be too afraid to say anything negative. 

    • Anonymous

      GOD I love Revenge. Just wanted to agree. Love me some Victoria Grayson.

    • Sarah Tyrchniewicz

      LOVE Revenge and LOVE Stow on the show!!! I say this is totally IN because I can’t bash her for looking fabulous in it.

    • Sara__B

      The tried-and-true Sophia Loren slip look, only Sophia did it better. I wish Ms. Stowe had put some product on her hair to tame those frizzies. Overall, not bad enough to be out, so a very mild IN.

    • Anonymous

      In. And I love Revenge- I like the revenge of the week in addition to bigger story arc. 

    • Anonymous

      IN.

      That is how you wear a lacy little dress, folks. I don’t even mind the lack of bling, since it’s at a lower-tier awards show.

    • Anonymous

      Meh. OUT. I’m sick of clothing I can’t buy because I’ll be sitting in the store wondering if everyone who sees me will just think I threw on some lingerie and called it a day.

    • Anonymous

      What happened to Debra Winger?

    • http://chupatinja.wordpress.com Santa

      Oh, I just started watching the show and I love it :) I say IN, because I have always considered Madeleine Stowe to be perfect.

    • Grace Ritt

      IN, but there’s really nothing else to say about it.

    • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

      In. And yes, I’m loving that show, too.

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

      Is that a bra strap, or are we just looking at a strap for the underlay and a strap for the lacey part?

    • Anonymous

      IN. I think some color would have upped the look, but, overall, she looks good. No complaints here.

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

      I cannot bring myself to knock her for having some frizzies. I’d rather see that than helmet hair. Plus, look at that smile.

    • Anonymous

      Slip. My mom would have sent me back to my room. PUT SOME REAL CLOTHES ON.

    • Anonymous

      IN. She is missing several items from the TLo checklist (color and sparkle), but she looks so beautiful, it would be wrong  to give her an OUT.

    • Mariah J

      I watched the first episode and loved her. Haven’t watched it since and its not the type of thing I care to catch up on, but it is pretty delicious.

    • Anonymous

      IN. It’s a bit boring, true, but I cannot find a thing wrong with it.

    • Anonymous

      Out.  Looks like she threw on a slip and called it a day.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6416893 Jenna Kuhmann

      I am in love with that show and I love that you love it too.  I saw Emily Van Camp as the lead and I thought she would never pull it off, but pull it off she does.  I think Queen Victoria looks quite pretty here, though I agree that a bit more jewelry would have been nice.  IN.

    • http://www.facebook.com/sorana.tarmu Sorana Tarmu

      IN, she looks fab, but I agree with the criticisms.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t like the hairy bodice.  Otherwise, it’s ok.  I guess it’s IN because it doesn’t offend–frankly, actresses are under so much pressure to present well on the red carpet that I am becoming more and more lenient.  Unless I dislike the actress.

    • Anonymous

      Boring, but nothing’s wrong with it.  IN.

    • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

      It looks a little too much like she’s wearing a slip, not a dress. You’re right about the jewelery; it would have made the look more finished. Out, but barely.

      Love Revenge!

    • Anonymous

      She is SO beautiful!  She could show up in a sack and still look fabulous.  I’ve loved her since Revenge (you know, the other one)…and I’m starting to suspect that there is a VERY ugly portrait of her in an attic somewhere, because she looks the same!

    • Anonymous

      IN  I agree that the right necklace would have diminished the “‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ meets ‘The Black Swan’” vibe.  She does look very pretty, though.

    • Anonymous

      I like her a lot but meh on this look.

    • Anonymous

      IN! IN! IN!

      Also, a big “yes please!” to your question of whether or not I want you to recap the show. Oh, you didn’t ask me that? Oh.

      • Anonymous

        Funny – I thought they asked that too… Yes, please recap! 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

      IN

    • Anonymous

      Dress–OK
      Revenge–Fantabulous.

    • Aly Light

      It just looks kind of dated. Like something my mom would have worn in the early ’90s. That’s pretty OUT.

    • Anonymous

      OUT.

    • Anonymous

      Out. I know it’s a cranky, harsh judgement, but this looks like a lace slip over a plain black slip. And it’s just a tad too understated.

    • Anonymous

      I’m so thrilled Madeleine Stowe is back that I can’t possibly be objective. IN, even though there is zero Wow factor here. And I truly believe your Bitter Kittens WILL DESTROY YOU, TLO, if you DON’T recap “Revenge”! How can you NOT cover a show about bitchy people with the money and looks to wear the best clothes?!? After all, you do report on Red Carpet events…

    • Anonymous

      I’m so thrilled Madeleine Stowe is back that I can’t possibly be objective. IN, even though there is zero Wow factor here. And I truly believe your Bitter Kittens WILL DESTROY YOU, TLO, if you DON’T recap “Revenge”! How can you NOT cover a show about bitchy people with the money and looks to wear the best clothes?!? After all, you do report on Red Carpet events…

    • Anonymous

      A classic D&G look. Nothing especially interesting going on, but she looks super hot. IN.

    • Anonymous

      A classic D&G look. Nothing especially interesting going on, but she looks super hot. IN.

    • Anonymous

      The dress looks a bit like a nightgown to me, but at least it looks like an expensive one. Definitely needs some flash, but she doesn’t look bad.  I’ll give her and IN-minus.

    • http://www.facebook.com/shawn.eric.hill Shawn Hill

      In!

    • Anonymous

      IN

    • http://twitter.com/MissAmynae Amy Putnam Ellinger

      simple, tasteful, age-appropriate, fits beautifully.  needs a necklace, earrings killer shoes or SOMEthing extra, and i wish her hair was back.  what is it with all these hair over the shoulders looks?? I want to see the dress, and a woman’s shoulders and collarbones are so freakin’ gorgeous!  One of the most sensual parts of the body, and one of the LAST parts to “go” with age.

      In like Flynn, but could have been better.

    • Anonymous

      She does need more accessories – mostly a necklace.  As it is, it looks like she is wearing a slip.

    • Lisa

      IN!

    • Anonymous

      IN but I implore her to invest in a good anti-frizz creme

    • Anonymous

      Beautiful and classy.  IN

    • Anonymous

      Beautiful and classy.  IN

    • http://inkyheels.tumblr.com Inky Heels

      LOVE the show Revenge!  I’m a one or two eps behind but looking forward to a lazy mini-marathon this weekend.

    • Good Shot

      Revenge?  Never heard of the show – thought you were referring to the
      Kevin Costner movie that she’s in (coincidence? Are they related?)…

      Y’all must check out the movie “Blink” to see Miss Stowe at her scrumdiddlyumptiousest.

    • http://twitter.com/BeantownMrs Praggya R. Barretto

      In (despite the lack of jewelry).

    • http://twitter.com/marared Jaime

      She’s fifty freakin’ three years old. I hope I look like that when I’m 53. Heck, I’d settle for looking like her at 53 *now*. And she’s *brilliant* in Revenge.

      • Anonymous

        She looks exactly the same as she did 10 years ago. How is this possible? Cheesy Pete, she looks great.

    • Marta Lilly

      I LOVE Revenge and I hope you cover it, or at least its stars on the RC.    

    • Anonymous

      Out, don’t care if she looks good, which she does, it just is dolce and gabbana black lace dress #50

    • Anonymous

      smoking hot at 53!!

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

      I adore her.  I think that Last of the Mohicans is one of my favorite movies ever, and her chemistry with DDL is incredible in that movie.  Also, she was awesome in 12 monkeys.  She looks magnificent. 

    • Anonymous

      Looks like a slip. Out.

    • http://www.facebook.com/brendan.foehr Brendan Foehr

      Love Revenge, love Madeleine Stowe, and I love you guys. Emily VanCamp is growing on me. As for Madeleine’s outfit, OUT. Sorry Victoria, but that’s a boring 80s negligee.

    • http://twitter.com/tommarkiewicz88 tom markiewicz

      IN. she looks simple, classic, and DAMN good for her age! (i hate that line normally, but wouldn’t any woman want to look this amazing at 53??)

    • Anonymous

      She looks great. A bit more jewellery might have been nice but she’s still IN!

    • aimee_parrott

      I am loving REVENGE!  It’s so much fun, just exactly the right kind of soapy deliciousness to balance off all of the heavy dramas (Homeland, Prime Suspect) I’m suddenly watching.

    • oohsparkley!

      She’s IN.  And I am also loving Revenge.

    • Anonymous

      IN.  She is lovely.

    • Anonymous

      I am loving Revenge – it has quickly become my favorite new show….and maybe one of my favorite overall. 

    • Rachelle Neame

      Love the hair and makeup :)

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

      YES! Revenge is my favorite new show of the season. I love it so, so much. It’s FUN, and not pretentious and has surprisingly good actors overall. Also, Kyle Valenti <3

    • Anonymous

      oh please, my mother had a slip like this in the 50′s.