Katherine Heigl in Rachel Zoe

Posted on October 24, 2011

Katherine likes to pump her gas in statement-making clothes, you guys.

Katherine Heigl in Rachel ZoeKatherine Heigl pumping gas in a Rachel Zoe cape coat in LA.

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Katherine Heigl in Rachel Zoe

Katherine Heigl in Rachel Zoe

Katherine Heigl in Rachel Zoe

And we thank her for that.

Love the coat, but it really doesn’t work as well with the collar undone like that, does it? That’s because collars like this are not compatible with dreary tasks like driving and pumping gas. This is why it’s best to employ drivers, dear. But your plucky, down-home, do-it-yourself-edness is endearing! The leopard booties were a nice touch.

 

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  • http://www.what-the-frock.com Dana WhatTheFrock

    I like the outfit, but THAT HAIR.

  • Sobaika Mirza

    Why does she have Hilary Clinton’s old haircut?

    • Anonymous

      OMG, when I saw the picture (before reading the headline) I thought “Oh wow, TLo is doing something on Mrs. Clinton?”

    • Anonymous

      I thought exactly the same thing!  When I first saw the picture, I thought it was Hillary Clinton.  I don’t mean that as an insult because I adore Secretary Clinton, but a fashion plate she is not.  I think she would look great in this coat, though.

    • Anonymous

      Angling for the lead in the inevitable biopic.

  • Anonymous

    When you need gas, you need gas.  Personally, I rarely plan an outfit thinking “How will this look if I need to pump gas?”   You are right though, that collar has issues unbuttoned.  And her hair looks less than perfection. As usual.

  • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

    Hahahahahaha! The collar reminds me of the giant bird collar that Vincent made for Uli’s mom. Fwap! Fwap! I think the coat would have looked better if Katherine could have slouched against the gas tank like the model did in the photo.

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      OMG Susan, that was so spot on!  :)  And I think we all agree that anything that reminds us in any way of Vincent, is NOT a good thing.  Fwap! Fwap!   :D

  • Rand Ortega

    She looks like Leona Helmsley.

  • Anonymous

    I live in the Rocky Mountains.  Tell me why she needed to wear a coat in L.A. this time of year?

    • Sobaika Mirza

      With bare legs.

    • Rand Ortega

      To be photographed.

    • Anonymous

      EXACTLY.  Her top half and her bottom half are dressed for two different seasons, neither of which is currently in force in Southern California.

      • Anonymous

        Ha! I was thinking the same thing! The Mullet of oufits…winter on top and summer on the bottom.

    • Anonymous

      wholeheartedly agree.  I live in the White Mtns, and I had the same thought.  I’m not even wearing anything that aggressive this time of year.

  • Anonymous

    I’m sorry, but I think that coat is just all sorts of hideous.

    • Anonymous

      GAH! Couldn’t agree more! It’s all sorts of bulky and uncomfortable looking. Not for everyday wear…that’s for sure.

      • Anonymous

        I think that is a great coat for a flat chested tall woman and that does not include Katherine!

  • Anonymous

    I always dress up to pump gas …after I make the calls to the photographers!

  • Anonymous

    I had a cape coat when I was in high school!  In 1986.  How I loved it.  I did not wear it with shorts.  

  • MilaXX

    Nice coat, agree about the collar not working undone. HATE her

    • Anonymous

      she smokes

  • Anonymous

    That would a great coat with an entirely different ensemble.  Very slim black trousers, hitting slightly above the ankle with a good black heeled boot.  Lose the purse, the ankle booties, the hair do, and whatever yellow blouse action is going on underneath.  KH’s charms have always escaped me. She does have killer legs though.  

  • http://www.myblackfriendsays.com myblackfriendsays

    It looks like it’s 80 degrees outside.

  • Lisa Utter

    She needed to fix the collar and wear some cigarette pants, and she’d be rockin’ it for real.  But yeah, the hair.  The roots.  She needs to do something with it.

  • Anonymous

    ech, she’s making that cape look really ugly … booties cannot save it. 

  • Anonymous

    I don’t mean to pick, but how is this “girl on the street”?  This is clearly “girl dressing for a planned photo op”.

  • http://twitter.com/DarthJaeda Jaeda Laurez

    That coat- which i happen to think is hella extra and fabulous- looks really dumb with shorts. Even if it were a mini, i could see it, but the open collar and the yellow top ruin the gorgeous collar and just make her look like she’s swimming in this coat that is obviously too warm for wherever she is, since homie in the last shot behind her isn’t even wearing a coat. And her hair + glasses look very Erma Bombeck. 

    Nice shoes though. 

  • Anonymous

    Props to Rachel Zoe-that’s a chic coat, but this look is sad.  It’s Hampton Shore on top, Jersey Shore on the bottom. 

    • Anonymous

      Hilarious and spot on!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OMTA7CJOTIYAF34H5OZ5PMFBQI Terri

    Is it just me or do those sunglasses make her look ridiculous?

    • Anonymous

      It’s not just you.

      • Anonymous

        yes!
        1) they go too far up her forehead; 2) the frames are too light; 3) the ovals are too close together; 4) the translucent glass makes her eyes look weird… sorry, when I’m at work in cannot write loosely

        • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

          Yeah, but other than that…

        • Anonymous

          I was going to post the same thing. It’s not the first time I’ve seen her with that shape of glasses and so far up her nose. (although that’s is one of my pet peeves…daily-eyeglass-wearer-me says!)

        • http://twitter.com/pointlesswords jaymeglynn

           yes, they’re hideous. not wide enough for her massive bridge. ladies, please get sunglasses that fit you! it makes a world of difference, and they come in different sizings for a reason!

    • Anonymous

      Yes, but I feel a little sorry for her.  Not for having chosen that godawful jacket, but because do you want people all over the world to have a look at you when you’re pumping gas?  I sure don’t!  I never fill up the car when I’m on my way to somewhere I’ve dressed for (godawful sentence, but you get the idea, right?). I fill up the car, like, after I’ve been doing yard work for four hours.  Cause I don’t want to get gas on my nice clothes.

      Someone else said, however, that her peeps probably called the paps so they’d be able to run out and take these photos, so maybe I just don’t understand the intricacies of the Fame Whore Life.

  • Anonymous

    What perplexes me about this (said in Tim Gunn voice) is that she is wearing a winter coat with shorts in LA.  I’m from the North Country of New England, where this coat’s maximum temp would be about 40 degrees.  And certainly no one wears shorts when it’s 40º out.

    I actually adore the coat – with collar done up.  KH wearing it here just looked like she used the first 68º day in LA to pull out her winter coat and show it off or something.

    Unlike you guys – I think the leopard booties with this get up are ridiculous.

    • Anonymous

      MissAnnie’s neighbor heartily agrees.

    • Anonymous

      You’d be surprised who wears shorts when it’s 40 degrees (or colder) outside. Kids in high school in Colorado in January! Of course they are not *fashionistas*. But they might think they are, lol.

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

    1) Hate the hair — just awful.
    2) Hate the yellow shirt under the coat.
    3) WHY does she need a coat if it’s warm enough for bare legs?
    4) What up with the weird posing for PUMPING GAS?

  • Anonymous

    Unpopular opinion, apparently, but WOW I don’t like that look.  The shades and coat are wearing the lady.  Total fashion victim for me.

  • Anonymous

    Where does she live that she’s dressed like this?  I live in Minnesota and haven’t brought out a wool coat yet.  The tree across the street from her has flowers in it, for god’s sake.  That last shot shows just how surprised she will be when she realizes that there was a photographer nearby.

    • Anonymous

      From Michigan, agree about timing of wool coats. However, living in North Carolina I’ve seen people wearing parkas when the thermometer drops to 65.

  • Anonymous

    I feel it’s too much, a propos; and  the yellow bothers me.  

    But mostly, GIRL, those are not your sunglasses.

  • Anonymous

    I’m with the other bitter kittens in feeling the coat looks ridiculous with those shorts. Don’t like the undone collar. Hate the yellow with it.

    I do like the coat very much, just not how she’s wearing it.

  • Kyle Crawford

    the darn thing’s got wings!

  • Anonymous

    I too pump my gas at Valero, it is always cheaper and they donate a portion of the money to the local Animal Shelter.
    Which has nothing to do with her outfit. It is 90/65 in Tucson today not really coat weather.

    cheers,  parsnip

  • Anonymous

    Coat is soo much better with collar buttoned. Perhaps because I live somewhere rather warm most of the year, I am inured to the shorts/coat combo.

    I cannot accept leopard booties with the coat/shorts, though. Too, too silly.

  • Anonymous

    That bag really takes it over the too matchy-matchy edge.

    –GothamTomato

  • Anonymous

    Pretty sure the shoes are Tabitha Simmons. http://media1.onsugar.com/files/2011/08/33/4/166/1668379/03ec3d8f0a816943_ester-leopard-1140-p/i/Tabitha-Simmons-Fall-2011.jpg

    Not sure if I can get behind the idea of a coat with shorts.  Clearly, though, she was done up and the paps were called so she could get her name out there.  Mission accomplished!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QCJEZMOV4VYMXC5WJALLZNYEB4 Mari Rose

     She looks completely ridiculous. I’m almost embarrassed for her.

  • http://profiles.google.com/alison.sigman Alison Sigman

    Is she aware her hair puts on AT LEAST 15 years?

  • Anonymous

    I agree, that collar only works when it’s buttoned up.  And I agree with most of the other commenters…that HAIR!  Maybe it would be better in a brunette shade?  It’s just…no. 

  • Anonymous

    I do not understand the fascination with capes.  Unless you are a superhero or Mary Poppins…a cape looks silly.

  • Anonymous

    When did she become a 50 year old woman?

  • Anonymous

    I rather enjoy the fact she’s driving a sensible car herself. Hate the booties, and the collar really does need to be buttoned.

    • Anonymous

      Just imagine what a shoulder harness does to that collar….

  • Anonymous

    What’s the current temp in LA?  Wouldn’t one be burning up in that jacket-cape thingie?

    Anyway, I never come close to that when I pump gas. 

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

      either been too cold for the shorts [like today] or too hot for the cape [like every other day].
      makes it all both pointless & pretentious, i think.

  • Anonymous

    Do you think that coat goes with the shorts though?  I know it is such with the model as well, but that screams something longer to me.

    EDIT: I didn’t see the other comments, clearly I’m win the T&L reader horde!

    • Anonymous

      I think the shorts (sort of) work with the model because they’re shorter/less visible so it sort of just looks like the coat is a dress.

  • Anonymous

    oh lord. it sucks when bad haircuts happen to pretty people. really goes to show you that a bad hair day can make or break a look!

  • Stefanos Mantyla

    What a coat! Just cannot believe that is Heigl in the coat.

  • Anonymous

    What is it with Zoe and proportions? I keep getting this “little girl wearing mommy’s clothes” vibe from the proportions. It was the same when she (RZ) was wearing that gawd awful white “sister wife” schmatte  in Paris.

    • Anonymous

      That is *ezzzzzzzzACKleeeee* what I was going to say.  After I stopped laughing.  I mean, really–that jacket is just ridiculous! Maybe with pants and with the collar fastened… Maybe.  But the feeling I always get with The World’s Most Important New Mother is just what you said: little girl, mommy’s clothes.

      I applaud the booties simply because they’re not the Clydesdale shoes that RZ always wears, always shoes. And which I detest.

  • Anonymous

    Is she heading to Alaska until her hair recovers? Because otherwise, weatherwise, she looks kind of silly in that capecoat in LA and even sillier with the shorts and booties.

  • http://twitter.com/vintagegoddess just julie

    She looks hot.
    Not like “OMG! She looks so HOT”, but in a more “wow, I bet she is sweating like a pig in that” vein. It really bugs me when celebs dress in clothing that looks silly for the climate they are in.

    I do like the cape coat…just not with shorts.

  • Anonymous

    Hate the booties, and hate the faux “oh, look you caught me running errands by surprise” – ness of it.

    Having said that, I think she looks cute.

    • Anonymous

      Man, are you kidding? That last photo says she is TOTALLY aware of how staged this looks, hahaha~

  • Heather Kaplin

    It looks like an art smock…

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    Love the booties.  Not crazy about the cape/coat thingy – it just looks droopy.  So, yeah, the booties, and that’s about it. 

  • Jennifer Coleman

    Absolutely appalling.
    There’s something about her that when she attempts getups like this, she looks like somebody’s 60 year old Aunt Marge. All she needs is a cigarette and a scotch. There’s a reason that coat is featured jammed up in a corner – it’s kinda stupid looking.

  • http://profiles.google.com/thekate Kate Musgrove

    I think she’s so unlikable that I hate her in everything she wears.

  • Anonymous

    She looks like she’s 65 years old with that hair.. she must go through a can of aquanet every day to keep that hold in place.  Please don’t post any more pictures of this woman until she does something with that dreadful granny hairdo!

  • Anonymous

    Where is she, LA? Because that wool coat has to be rather warm, which = kind of silly. I like the Bonnie Cashin leather trim and industrial toggles, though. Rachel Zoe knows her fashion history. 

  • Anonymous

    well at least she doesn’t smoke while pumping gas. HATE the “Being common is SO fun face!”

  • Anonymous

    I can’t get past the Brett Sommers/Charles Nelson Reilly vibe with those sun glasses.

  • http://robot-heart.tumblr.com heartbot

    Her hair looks like my hair on my Imma-sit-around-in-my-PJs-eat-peanut-butter-from-the-jar-and-not-shower days.

    • Anonymous

      Love those days!  Add a pair of good worn flannel pants and sprinkle chocolate chips in that peanut butter and you are wallowing in comfort.

  • CQAussie

    Insufferable.  

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know, she looks a little upscale-hooker to me.  I like the way it looks on the model much better.

  • Anonymous

    The right person could make it work, but I don’t think she is that person. To me I can’t help but think of the Von Traps in their travelling clothes in the last scenes of the Sound of Music (cape coat) meets grand society matron (everything else).

  • Terence Ng

    …Is it the proportions? because that coat is NOWHERE near as enticing as it is on the model. Like 180.

  • http://twitter.com/Miemsy Amelia Ross

    She looks ridiculous.  Those glasses don’t fit her face.  

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

    The reason the coat is undone because it’s LA and it’s probably 80 degrees out, rendering the need for a voluminous coat virtually nil.

    I like Rachel Zoe’s collection a lot, but the clothes seem high-maintenance.

  • Anonymous

    My first thought when I saw this was “trophy wife”. While it’s nice to see a celebrity putting the effort in this just makes her look like she’s trying too hard. And what is up with the hair. 

  • http://twitter.com/ShelfAfterlife Shelf Afterlife

    Her hair remains craptacular.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

    When I lived in LA I always sat inside my car while my gas was pumping, because I was inevitably panhandled by some methhead. Didn’t matter what neighborhood I was in – it always happened. So why she’s blithely standing around while her tank fills is beyond me. Also, I never saw anyone pumping gas in LA dressed in this manner, though I did once see a woman pumping in a Snuggie.

    • Anonymous

      In  NY you have stand at the pump. At self service pumps they have taken the thingy off the handle which allows the gas to flow without you holding it. Yes it sucks. It really sucks when its cold.

  • Anonymous

    She DOES look ridiculous.  Is this a photo call at the local Gas-eria?  These kooky celebs keep upping the ante on the cray-cray.

  • Kjersten Gray

    That coat looks like I would end up sitting on it wrong and realize as I’m trying to turn a corner that my sleeve is caught under my arse and now I can’t properly turn the corner and I’d end up smashing into a news-stand… if we had news-stands in greater suburbia-Atlanta……

  • Anonymous

    The coat is great, but clearly inspired by Bonnie Cashin, the “mother of American sportswear”. The brass turnlocks, the leather trim, the clean lines, all Cashin. Cashin was an early designer for Coach bags as well.But of course Rachel Zoe, as a fan of 60s and 70s vintage, would be very familiar with Bonnie Cashin’s work.

  • Anonymous

    There is too much going on.  I think she zoomed right past interesting and out-of-the-box to just silly.  Love her hair and her boots though.

  • Anonymous

    What a ridiculous get-up. She looks completely uncomfortable in all of it. Fail.

  • Anonymous

    None of this works for me.  The color washes her out.  The coat looks too big.  The length of the shorts is wrong with that shoe.  Or that shoe is wrong for those shorts.  It’s a big mess to me.  

  • Anonymous

    zsazsa is that you??

  • http://twitter.com/kingcharles0921 Charles Ayres

    I quite like Rachel Zoe, at least I admire her chutzpah. And this is the same trick she often used with Nicole Richie, so I think it is an inside joke, and I suspect the conversation goes  … “Hey Katherine … throw this on and go down to Texaco. I’ll call the paparazzi! LOL!”

  • Anonymous

    spiegel catalog

  • Geno Boggiatto

    The coat is gorgeous, the wearer is so annoying it makes me want to cry.

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

    if it’s cold enough in LA to wear the jacket, it’s too cold in LA to wear the shorts-sans-socks. anyone from anywhere else could tell you that.

    as per:
    beverly & la brea? i’ve seen this gas station a million times but, like all gas stations, taken out of context i cant place it. i thought it was near the, as they say, beverly hills adjacent, bristol farms but i dont think theres a gas station there.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MBZQXGWCTBDTAZMEM4S2EJUNUQ Katie

    It has not been near cold enough to be wearing that yet in L.A. She’s either sweltering or ran out of gas because her air conditioning is so high in her car.

  • Anonymous

    This bitch is the worst.

    Both of them.

  • Anonymous

    There is no good reason to wear a cape. 

  • Susan Crawford

    Oh, my! Stars – They’re Just Like US! I often throw on my capelet/coat and leopard booties before running down to the local gaseteria where – to my utter shock – I am surrounded by papparazzi. Luckily, I have my ginormous Jackie-O sunnies to slip on so no one will know it’s ME. God, being ME is so hard.
     
    If someone on this commentariat can explain to me WHY this Heigl person still arouses even a molecule of interest, clue me in.

  • Anonymous

    Sheesh, what’s with all the haters here? First of all, EVERYONE wears coats in LA as soon as the calendar says so. This is a Rachel Zoe coat, after all, and she’s about as LA as you can get. It’s probably not that heavy. And it could also have been chilly — not East Coast or Rocky Mountain chilly, but enough for a light outer garment. She’s probably posing because someone is taking a picture of her, duh. If this were Tilda Swinton, everyone would be wetting themselves to praise her.

  • Anonymous

    Hair and sunglasses are not flattering.

  • Cheri Lee

    I can’t get past the hair and the hideous yellow blouse underneath. She ruins clothes.

  • Anonymous

    The sunglasses don’t fit her face! They’re up so high, and that hair is the worst! She’s making me all exclamation pointy!

  • Toto Maya

    It looks like the pads they put over you when you’re at the dentist getting your teeth X-rayed. No thanks.

  • Anonymous

    That coat looks like it’s wool. If so, a winter-weight coat with shorts? Me no likey.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rachel.council Rachel Council

    I’m sorry, but a big coat like that with shorts looks ridiculous. Also that hair is sad. 

  • Anonymous

    Its that cold in LA? I am in NYC area we just haven’t had that weather to pull out the heavy coats.

     I hate pumping gas. I really hate pumping gas when I am dressed nice. You always get gas on yourself. Nothing like combination of Channel no. 5 and gas. I will ride around looking for a station with service unless I am on fumes. NJ never gets enough credit for their policy of no self service gas stations.

    I love the look but the collar does look better on the model. However we wouldn’t want Katherine in an accident because of an obstructed view for styling reasons. Though. I would imagine, Rachel would disagree.

    I am not seeing a problem with her hair. You do wonder if this scene was a bit of set-up to promote Zoe’s fashion designs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/aegault Andrea Gault

    Is it THAT cold in LA? C’mon…

  • Anonymous

    Love the cape, but it sure looks strange with shorts. 

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

    The collar definitely needs to be buttoned. And that girl seriously needs a new hairstyle.

  • Anonymous

    Looks odd with shorts, and also hate the leopard booties–the whole balance looks off.  Maybe it’s because I’m so used to seeing clodhoppers with RZ clothing.  Perhaps if she had worn black tights..?

  • Wrenaria

    Love the cape and leopard booties. Hate the shorts. Agree with the previous posters suggestions of trying black tights.

  • kim i

    are those SHORTS?  also, a YELLOW shirt?  really?  with leopard booties?

  • Lenora Dody

    We actually do get some cooler weather here in Southern California. Maybe not enough for that coat but…. We also get weird weather dressers: people in winter wearing shorts and flip flops, really not warm enough for that and then the people wearing parkas, gloves, scarves and hats, really not cold enough for that. 

  • Anonymous

    The collar is so far superior fastened.  But Thanksgiving is around the corner…

  • Ebony Dawkins

    That horrible hair.

  • Anonymous

    Aw, poor coat. Look how sad and unfabulous it looks on Heigl.

  • http://twitter.com/pointlesswords jaymeglynn

    Those sunglasses DO NOT FIT HER. Look how high on the bridge they are, she really needs those cheeks covering. She looks far too done up, and she may be on her way to somewhere fabulous, but hate it, hate it all. 

  • http://twitter.com/BMoke28 Bernadette Moke

    She looks like an 70 year old grandma from the neck up… hair + hat + coat = old  and she looks like walk of shame from the bottom black shorts and leopard print booties are more of night on the town than running errands.