Madonna in L’Wren Scott

Posted on October 25, 2011

Oh, Madge. Like so many male homosexuals of our generation, we have been there for your triumphs and your tragedies. And even though we feel like we’re not as close as we once were, we just want to say we really felt bad when we heard your little movie was getting laughed at – like, literally laughed at in screenings. And it’s not a comedy.  Of course, we could have told you that trying to sell the English public on the idea that Wallis Simpson was a misunderstood heroine was bound to end badly, but you’ve always been one to dismiss any criticism and forge ahead.

You can at least take comfort in one thing, however.

 

Madonna in L'Wren ScottMadonna attends the screening of ‘W.E.’ at The 55th BFI London Film Festival in a L’Wren Scott dress.

Madonna in L'Wren Scott

Madonna in L'Wren Scott

Madonna in L'Wren Scott

T Lo think your dress is really pretty. Also, your face seems to have settled, which is always welcome news, yes? But we think the girlish hairstyle – with the barette, no less – is getting dangerously close to Baby Jane Hudson territory and you might want to tone that down for future appearances.  The dress says “mature and sophisticated” but the hair says “cheerleader practice.”

[Photo Credit: Solarpix/PR Photos]

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  • http://profiles.google.com/rosatcollege Ros Clarke

    Great dress for her.  The film has trainwreck written all over it.

    • Anonymous

      I think the dress is too long for someone who does actually do a great deal of exercise to keep her legs and hips in shape.

      • Anonymous

        I’d have taken the hem up to mid-knee.

  • Anonymous

    She looks fab–I love that dress.  L’Wrenn suits Madge very well!

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

    And her boobs look really good.

  • http://twitter.com/Deac82 Mike M.

    L’Wren Scott is always tasteful without going into “Lady” territory. 

  • Anonymous

    Ew.  That length may work on glamazon L’Wren, but it doesn’t really suit petite Madge.  Don’t like the hair either.  Maybe her daughter suggested it.

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

      I disagree, I think it’s a great mid-length skirt. I feel like if it was either a few centimeters longer or shorter it would have made her look shorter than she really is, but this hits some kind of magical middle ground.

      • Anonymous

        I agree with this, but I don’t know if those were the right shoes to go with. Maybe something a little less chunky?

  • http://fafafab.tumblr.com/ fafafab

    so sad for the film, but haters gonna clench their teeth when they see how fabulous she is looking, WERQ IT

  • Anonymous

    This is better than she’s looked for a long time.  That isn’t saying much, but it’s a start.

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

    She looks like the victim of a killer purple vine moments before her death in some low-budget horror movie.

    Oh goodness, I kid. The hair doesn’t fit, but she looks nice and feminine, despite being strangled by murderous vegetation. 

  • Anonymous

    You are so kind Tlo. 
    Do love the dress. 
    Her face looks plastic tho. 
    LA women of any age, please know that no one outside the So Cal bubble thinks that plastic puffy motionless faces look good or remotely normal. Really. Look at how great the European women do it. Seriously. There is something to looking gorgeous, strong, and your healthy age. 
    Ok, I’ll knock the soap off my shoes now. 

    • http://modernretrowoman.com DrJulieAnn

      I can tell you that there are a lot  of us in So Cal think that the plastic puffy motionless face is mighty freakish.  It’s like they all go to the same awful plastic surgeon.  *shudder*

      • Anonymous

        Well said DrJulieAnn. It’s like a mass delusion. 

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

        Agree. When I lived in LA I saw those women on a fairly regular basis (esp in certain neighborhoods) and they were scary. And sad.

    • Anonymous

      Plenty of European women, clever women who sholuld know better, have bad plastic surgery too – Julie Christie, alas, to name but one.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, and Mr. DeMille? She’s ready for her closeup now. Wouldn’t it be great to see her in elegant clothes designed for the mature fashionista? Sweetie, it can be done. 

  • Anonymous

    Your comment on the hair was my first thought!!

    What’s up, Madge? You suddenly want to balance out your stormy temper and and fiersome arms with the Goldie Locks do?  I don’t think so. 

    • Anonymous

      Lol. Totally agree

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

    Maybe I’m ignorant about these things, but what exactly did she do to her face? Isn’t she way too young for a facelift?

    Love the dress. I like the hair too, lightens up the look. Sorry to hear her movie is poorly received, but honestly, did anyone really think it would be otherwise?

    • Anonymous

      She had a chin implant, some work on her eyes, cheeks. I think she looks so bizarre and plasticky now.

  • Anonymous

    I think she looks great, but I may be judging it mostly on how less “sinewy” her arms appear in the photos.

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

      Like she made the right choice in the “face vs. ass” dilemma. :)

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

    Kudos, perfect comments, guys! Love the dress, it’s really pretty, although I wish she hadn’t worn dark hose with dull, platform pumps.

  • Anonymous

    Wonderful dress, fits perfectly.  The hair is ok for me, not the best but not great.  So disappointing about the movie, the photos of the costumes and sets looked gorgeous.  As a shorter, chunky guy myself, I feel for the poor woman wearing the oh so unfortunate fringed poncho and flat shoes standing next to her.  It would be like I was forced to corral Danial Craig on the RC wearing a caftan & Jesus sandals.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1326120071 Gaby Ripoll

    I think Madge should get a spiky short haircut, but that’s me. She could totally rock some hot Joan Jett style punk. In fact, Madge, start hanging out with Joan Jett, stat, so you can both show the world how you’re both still hot – she can give you some pointers on owning your experience a little better. 

  • Anonymous

    She looks fantastic from head to toe! Maybe not cutting edge, but very well put together. I think she’s got a 1940′s retro vibe going on here, and in that framework her hairstyle is spot on rather than juvenile.

    • Cathy S

      I agree. I think you nailed it perfectly.

  • http://twitter.com/starvewars Sal

    i’m speechless at the get up her handler is wearing

  • Anonymous

    “Baby Jane Hudson territory”…Get out of my head!! That’s the very 1st thing I thought when I saw this picture. Great dress though.

  • Anonymous

    The dress is beautiful, but the length is wrong for her. It makes her look kind of squat.  And she needs a sexier shoe.

    • Anonymous

      Ditto

  • http://deeplyproblematic.blogspot.com/ RMJ12345

    Love the dress – classic & classy, though just a skosh tight – but I disagree about the hair. I don’t even see the barrette, just the lovely & flattering styling. Hair looks great and perfectly age appropriate to me.

    The shoes are boring though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/CatherineKatz Catherine Katz

    I want her hair.  I think it looks bad with this dress, but I could rock that with the jeans I wear almost every day!  Love the dress, too!

    • Anonymous

      I think she has a weave.

  • Anonymous

    “I’ve written a letter to Daddy….”

    • Anonymous

      The first thing that popped into my head when I saw the photos!

  • Anonymous

    And here we’d all tried to forget the travesty that was “Shanghai Surprise”.

  • Anonymous

    matronly all around … no … why can’t she go back to detroit and absorb that vibe before it’s too late … do we need to hear about wallis simpson again?  i know i don’t … and why does madonna need to tackle it?  stupid dress, bad hair, panty hose, fug sidekick …. out … and i will watch her movie simply because i will always be interested in her

    the whole l’wrenn thing just bugs too …

  • Anonymous

    Her face looks fuller, which makes her look younger. Love the dress, hate the hem length, especially with such heavy platforms; drags down the look, IMO. I agree with you on the hair style, but DAMN that woman has good hair!

  • MilaXX

    She’s looking her age so I’ll give the barrette a pass.

  • Anonymous

    Shorten the dress to one inch past her knee and she’d look ten years younger. Mid-calf works only on women 5’7″ or taller.

    • Anonymous

      I’m with you on the dress length.  Madge is just a bit short to carry off that length. Otherwise, I like the dress, don’t mind the hair.

      As for the film, the English are never going to take a shine to Wallis Simpson.

  • Anonymous

    She’s like what, 87? 88 years old? Cut the hair and wear long sleeves. 

  • margaret meyers

    What you guys said.  And I’m waiting to hear how this movie is received.  She thinks Wallis Simpson was misunderstood.  Hoo, boy.

  • Presumptuous Insect

    Her film is getting laughed at?  Schadenfreude for the Nazi apologist.

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

      not like: love.

  • Mishkat K

    T&L said ” the girlish hairstyle – with the barette, no less – is getting dangerously close to Baby Jane Hudson territory and you might want to tone that down for future appearances”.

    I agree – plus as someone who is 2 years older than Madonna, I can tell her that if you want to wear that particular hairstyle and NOT look like Baby Jane, you have to tone down the makeup.

    Love the dress, btw, but I do think it could stand to be shorter.

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

      i’m younger but not that much &, you know? you can have the hair, you can have the makeup, you could probably even have the barrette– if you have a sense of humor about yrself. something she has ever lacked & will never cultivate. she’s too important by half &, so help me, had we are more interesting & less devastated world since her ascendency, this missing trait woulda sunk her like a torpedo when it should have: decades ago.

      • Mishkat K

        Didn’t even think of this (perhaps because there are not all that many who do!), but of course you are right about “IF you have a sense of humor about yrself”. Gotta think that Bette Davis had this also – or she would NEVER have agreed to be in that movie.

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

        I’m 51 with long blonde hair and wear barrettes all the time, usually in conjunction with a low pony tail in the back. There is a way to do it and be sophisticated not girlish. I don’t think there should be blanket statements ever about what people can and can’t do. If it works it works!

  • Anonymous

    At least she’s looking a bit less like Faye Dunaway. For awhile there I thought she had bought the wrong face. The dress is pretty.

  • Anonymous

    LOL.  I love the dress.  I don’t mind the hair.  I am not sure why she didn’t skip the hose.  

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

      Because that’s part of the retro look, too. It’s the 40s, maybe a little costume-y, but a costume that suits her.

  • Anonymous

    She’s gained weight (a good thing!) and thus her face looks great.  I don’t care for the dress, or the hair, and I hate the sheer stockings (pet peeve), but it’s not that bad and she seems happy despite the fact that she must know that her movie is DOA.  Good on you, Madge.

  • Anonymous

    The hair is much too young for her, and has the effect of aging her (and after all that money to have her face done!).

  • Toto Maya

    It’s too bad about the hair, the dress is gorgeous and the hair just distracts from it.

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

    thrilled the movie is understood as a mockery. thrilled to pieces.
    it is a pretty dress though.

  • Anonymous

    Do yopu think she’s had a lot of work done to her face?

    I never can tell untiul suddenly I open a magazine and there they are, wearing a halloween mask mand it’s not halloween.

  • Anonymous

    I think her hair looks pretty–unusally soft for M

  • Anonymous

    I just looked up Baby Jane Hudson and died. Thank you for inserting this whack-a-doo into my vernacular. 

  • Anonymous

    Love the hair. Love the dress, but wish it was a few inches shorter. Hate that length.

  • Jennifer Coleman

    “Male homosexuals of our generation” nothing. Try being a straight woman having “Like a Virgin” being released in your freshman year of college. While you might be able to aggressively ignore the passage of time in your bathroom mirror, having to see the various iterations of Madonna’s face brings it clearly into focus. When she looks good, so do you, when not, well, we just won’t go there right now. Here, she’s not bad, but that barrette has to go. I do like the length, but it might be much on her frame.
    But you keep kicking that Baby New Year in the arse, Girlfriend! I’m right behind you!

  • Anonymous

    She looks great.  Her hair looks great.  I’m her age, and when I wear hair accessories, I get loads of compliments.  (I, like her, have found the people to keep my hair looking fantastic)  FYI – For those of us without her billions to spend, use a Bumble and Bumble salon.  When your hair looks that great, you can pull off a barette or anything else you choose. 

  • BuffaloBarbara

    I was thinking it was the prettiest I’d seen her hair in ages.  Love the dress, too.

  • Cheri Lee

    Her hair really tries to soften her but she is such a strong woman she should rock some severe bitch hair!

  • Anonymous

    Nail. Head. hit it

  • Anonymous

    Her arms look less sinewy and scary than they’ve appeared in the recent past.

  • http://twitter.com/theresaharnisch theresa harnisch

    Nylons?  I can’t.

    • Anonymous

      But they’re fishnets! That’s so..Madonna. Love it. Would’ve been even better if the dress were shorter.

  • Anonymous

    I am opposed to declaring age limits on hairdos. Does it frame her face well? Does it look as if it would be pleasant to touch? Then I don’t care if she’s four or four hundred.

    However, it does need to match the outfit. I don’t think she’s off, here, but I can see where she’s skirting the line. If she’d worn a shorter dress, it would have been too much of a muchness and failed.

    Now that she’s not wearing the post-surgery sunglasses, I have to say, her surgeon is brilliant. She’s obviously had work done, but hasn’t been overworked.

    • Anonymous

      Always nice to see “much of a muchness.”  Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    “Tlo said: Also, your face seems to have settled, which is always welcome news, yes?”

    I was wondering if it had settled or was new work (having bad work re-done) because she looks great, but completely different than she has lately.

    –GothamTomato

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

    She looks great. But I can’t feel bad that her movie is crap. She ought to have figured it out by now. No amount of money and fame can overcome the hubris that comes with her amount of money and fame.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046681022 Paula Berman

    From the knee down, she looks stumpy and frumpy, which I never thought I’d say about Madonna.

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

    Love the dress and I think the hair is pretty. 

  • Anonymous

    Actually, the dress says “I’m too long”.

  • Anonymous

    I started out saying some incredibly bitchy things, but I decided to be nice. I must be tired.
    Anyway, what I *will* say is that her dress is gorgeous, and it’s nice to see that her arms are looking human here. They were positively alarming in recent photos.

  • Anonymous

    I think the hair really suits her. And she can pull off that hem length, unlike a lot of other folks.

  • Kirsten Kirsten

    Like Jerry Hall, Madonna needs a hair cut intervention.

    • Anonymous

      Though, to be fair, I think Jerry’s need is the more dire.

      ETA: Though, as a Texas girl, Jerry does have more excuse for hanging on to the hair.

  • Anonymous

    Dear Madge:
    Quit trying to make your film career work, in any way, shape, or form. It’s not going to happen. It’s not completely your fault: you’re just not destined for this. Instead, look to the Pet Shop Boys idea of finding new musical talent that has the magical combination of talent, sex appeal and style and promote THAT. Oh, and cut your hair dear. Really. You’re 11 years older than I, and honey, no matter how much you work out, how much you inject, pull and moisturize/treat? You still are 53 years old. Cut that hair and head back to the music studio and video production. That’s where you will shine. With love, one of your gays.

  • Anonymous

    oh, and Madge? Honey? That outfit Gaga had on? You know the one. The fabulous Joan Crawford one? YEAH. You should be looking into that. Seriously. It’s time.

  • Anonymous

    I just can’t with that length and those pumps- it screams matronly! The dress is gorgeous and she would look stunning if it was just below the knee.

  • Anonymous

    Very 1940s in style. I’ve got no problem with the length, in fact I’m relieved that there’s a bit of variety in skirt lengths again. Knee length gets tedious. Also glad to see the return of hosiery, it’ll be good to have a break from aging celebrity’s veiny feet for a bit!

    She could’ve played up the 40s influence with the hair a bit more and it would’ve worked, not something Madge is usually averse to. Put it up, rolls etc. 

  • Anonymous

    I dunno – I kinda like berrettes. I think she looks gorgeous. Fantastic dress.

  • Anonymous

    She looks like someone stuck a straw in her face and blew it up.

  • Anonymous

    I think the dress needs to be hemmed about two inches, but of course that would be difficult given the embellishment. The sleeves aren’t very elegant to my eye – either a cap sleeve or below the elbow  would be more flattering – the cut right at the bicep looks too casual. The hair is very nice, but the barette is a bit precious.

  • Anonymous

    Love her – to me she can do no wrong.

  • http://twitter.com/stardust462 Elizabeth O’Malley

    She looks younger than Christina Aguilera does.

  • Anonymous

    I still hate the cheek implants, but she looks amazing here. Her tits look fantastic. I personally love the hair. She’s a teeny little lady and it may have been better with a shorter hem, but then the vine detail would lose a little something.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1020680613 Aunti Laura

    She totally needs a new hairstyle, something shorter, a bob or stylish cut of some sort.  The black hose are making the dress seem too long.

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

    I don’t know, I kind of hate the whole look.  The dress comes off a little pseudo-asian, like those shiny satin short sleeved numbers that were so big in the late 90s- accentuated by the sheer black nylons.  It’s just not working for me.  

  • Anonymous

    The dress is fabulous. The few pounds she seems to have put on are serving her well.

    I will have to spend a decade or so forgetting what she used to look like before I can be more positive about the face than to say “Oh honey, you DO look like a younger woman (though not at all like what you looked like as a younger woman . . .)!”

    I don’t know how comfortable *she * is with her current incarnation. (Maybe she feels fat?) She seems uncomfortably aware of posture and her hands (especially last photo) in a way I am not used to, for her. She’s always seemed to love the camera.

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

    No, the hair is 40s, vintage pinup like the dress. She needn’t worry about Baby Jane for a few more years.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1045295912 Charles Purdy

    Was there any doubt the film would be a disaster? Bless her heart! She does look pretty here — I like the dress a lot.

  • Anonymous

    The trailer for the film looks gorgeous.  The Brits hate everything. Andrea Riseborough is getting great reviews and if nothing else the film will be pretty.  Hating Madonna has and always will be so boring to me.  I haven’t liked an album or look of her’s since “Music” but I still find her more interesting the Gagas and Rhiannas of the world.  This review sounds more like reality to me…a mixed review: http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/awards-campaign/posts/review-the-good-and-the-bad-of-madonnas-w-e

  • Anonymous

    I like the dress.  She looks great.  Her hair is really pretty, but I agree about the barrette.  Barrettes are for little girls, not grown ups…sorry.

  • Anonymous

    What is that standing next to her with the poncho and headband? Headbands and barrettes on 50 year old women? Yuck

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F3HKIK7MIJMBDAQBDWEAQDTXUM theneva

    I saw this dress and had a flashback to 90s-era Mervyn’s. I’m kind of surprised so many people like it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Levinsohn/1015980561 James Levinsohn

    I’m a gay of the generation after TLo (I was born in 1990), and Madonna has still been there for all of my life’s ups and downs. My mom, who is a little older than Madonna, owned “The Immaculate Collection” cassette tape when I was growing up, and it was the soundtrack to my life, along with Tori’s “Little Earthquakes”, for much of my teen years.
    Yet, I think she needs to learn how to age gracefully . Her bad work is very obvious at this point from the proportions of her face, and her makeup blanches her out. As TLo once said, she’s turned into the world’s highest paid Madonna impersonator. Also, making a movie about a Nazi sympathizer doesn’t earn me any points with her. At least she might have listened to somebody and gained some weight. I do love the dress, though!