Pairs Division: Lowe and Smith

Posted on October 31, 2011

Darlings, we’re well-rested after our weekend away from all things Project Runway -related, so we’re ready to strap on our bitchpants again and get to work. We have a ton of reality TV, regular TV and red carpet blogging to sling today, so let’s get to work, shall we? We’ll start off with an easy one.

Daisy Lowe and Matt Smith attend the GQ Man Of The Year Award 2011 in Berlin, Germany.

HE: Looks adorable, full stop. Those of you who have been bitching about his hair will be happy to see that he’s toned it down considerably and gotten it out of his face. We love the low-key classic chicness here. A crisp, white shirt and a beautifully tailored grey suit, paired with a subtle olive tie and topped off with a collar pin. The jacket’s a bit long on him, however, and we would have recommended a slimmer cut on those pants, but aside from those minor quibbles, we think he looks fantastic. Score: 8.5/10.

SHE: Is doing her usual thing, but it’s not working as well here. The dress would be fine if it didn’t have that massive crumb-catcher in the front. If you think we’re irrational about ankle straps, wait till you hear us on Mary Janes, but we can admit that they work with her style and even with the dress. Mostly. No, what’s setting us off here (aside from the crumb-catcher) is the hair. We get that this tousled alterna-chick hair is her thing and it suits her, but it just looks odd next to his sleek and classic look. Score: 6/10.

Combined Score: 7.25/10. We like it when these two hit the streets in their little street getups, but the mark of true style is when you can go from street to formal and pull both off equally well. He’s more than proven he can, but she needs to show some polish when her man’s looking like that.

[Photo Credit: Getty]

    • http://www.facebook.com/charlotte.horseman Charlotte Horseman

      This time, I hate the shoes – solidifies the flamenco dancer effect. 

    • MilaXX

      Not liking her color combo here. Even if I forgave the shoe, I hate the bag. Agree hair and that wired crumb snatcher aren’t working. I think Matt is adorable and will miss my raggedy Doctor something fierce. Agree with the scores.

      • Anonymous

        Do you suppose he is less raggedy because they have wrapped the Who Christmas Special, and it will be months before any more filming commences?

        I give him 9.5, gorgeous polished suit, and perfect nerdy coolness.
        She is really off here for me, 5.5 since it’s a good color on her.

        P.S.
        Doctor Who, the perfect antidote to Project Runway

        • MilaXX

          Not sure. Is he filming any more after the Christmas special? I heard he was leaving. I think he looks better because he dressed for the occasion.

          • Anonymous

            From the internet this last week:

            The BBC has already announced Smith as returning in the 2012-2013 season of Doctor Who,
            which would make for his third series playing the character. 2013 also
            marks the 50th anniversary of the show, and that will also likely mean
            something special being planned. But will it involved Matt Smith
            regenerating and a new face playing the twelfth version of The Doctor?
            Seeking answers, TV Guide contacted
            the Beeb and asked for a straight answer. A television representative
            then said that Smith’s contact called for him to appear in at least 14
            more episodes of Doctor Who. After that, the BBC said “there is nothing else to announce at this stage.”

            • MilaXX

              oh thank you! Never have I been so happy to be wrong

            • Anonymous

              You’re welcome :-)

            • Toto Maya

              Yay! To be honest, I never want Matt Smith to stop being the Doctor. Maybe in a few years I’ll change my mind, but he is so refreshing and fantastic in the role.

            • Anonymous

              Yes, I love him as the Doctor.

    • http://twitter.com/hmbscully Wendy

      Her dress should never distract from his awesomeness and it really really does.

    • Anonymous

      I have an irrational love of Mary Janes (and ankle straps) I confess. I also love the invisible ghostly hand that is clearly trying to rip off her bodice.

      I don’t understand the Matt Smith love, perhaps because I am not a Who fan; to me, he usually looks thin, pale and nerdy, though here he looks thin, pale, nerdy and very well-dressed.

      • MilaXX

        Personally I am oddly attracted to nerdy types.

        • Anonymous

          I can be also, but for some reason, he doesn’t do it for me. Maybe I need to check out Who.

          • JANA WELLS

            You do have to see him on the show to love him :)

            • Anonymous

              Definitely.

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

            Yes you do. Photos of him in real life do nothing for me (though he is adorable in interviews), but he’s AMAZING in action. Adorable and unexpectedly hot.

            • http://chupatinja.wordpress.com Santa

              Absolutely agree :)

          • Anonymous

            I love nerds, but until I actually saw him as Who I didn’t get the love either.  Outside of the role, I don’t think he’s all that nerdy.  He comes off as way more hipster to me, which is the exact opposite of what I like.  It’s only as the Doctor does the nerd charm come through. 

            Also — what the hell is wrong with her dress?

            • Anonymous

              Everything is wrong with that dress.

          • MilaXX

            Perhaps it is my Doctor Who love, but I also love and odd dresser. don’t mind hipsters as long as it feel organic and not trying too hard.

            • Anonymous

              I too like the odd dresser and the hipster…IF the look it doesn’t seem contrived.

          • Anonymous

            You should – he’s wonderful.

          • Anonymous

            I love the nerdy type too, but what really cemented my Matt Smith love was seeing him in action. Nerd

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRv59GJVSlQ&feature=related

        • shorty j

          so am I, but Matt Smith doesn’t really do it for me just because I like my nerds to be, well, not secretly cool. (I like my men chubby, shy, and socially awkward.) But then again, I have a rule about never trusting a skinny guy, hahaha.

      • Anonymous

        “He usually looks thin, pale and nerdy, though here he looks thin, pale, nerdy and very well-dressed”

        You just explained my Matt Smith love. LOL.

      • Anonymous

        I adore Mary Janes, they’re my favorite shoe style! I do think that they don’t always work with formal clothes though.

      • Toto Maya

        I don’t understand my OWN Matt Smith love, because he is so not the type I’m usually into. But I didn’t think he was attractive until I saw them as the Doctor. It’s all in how he plays the role. I fell in love with him his first episode as the Doctor and now I think he is adorable.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, the nerd vibe isn’t for everyone. Personally I find some nerds to be cool and attractive which always surprises my friends since my husband is about as non-nerdy as you can get. I don’t necessarily find Matt Smith attractive but I dig his style, for the most part, and it suits him well.

    • http://victoriapavlova.com Victoria Pavlova

      Her dress is trying to lick him! :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/izzzyy Dixie Murphy Ross

        can you blame it?
         

        • http://victoriapavlova.com Victoria Pavlova

           no, not really :)

      • Anonymous

        I was thinking “stab” rather than “lick.”

      • Anonymous

        Not to be overtly smutty,but that dress seems to have a “woody” for Matt…

    • Anonymous

      That dress is ridiculous.  It’s kinda cute from the front, but the side view is crazy.  It’s like the strap broke and the bodice is falling away.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Why oh why did someone attach the prow of a ship to one side of her dress?

    • Anonymous

      I like her hair.  Sometimes I think you guys are too picky about hair. This is what she’s got and who she is, maybe that’s enough.

      • Anonymous

        Actually, what I mean is sometime you guys are too picky about hair when women wear it down and more naturally. Sometimes your picky-ness about hair is spot-on, particularly your criticism of “yoga hair” or hair that’s too severely pulled back.
         

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

          Down is fine.  And if you want to go natural, fine. But “natural” hair when one is wearing formal wear and make-up that took 2 hours to do and probably very odd foundation garments… no one’s buying natural at that point! 

          • Anonymous

            LOL, I know, that’s why I said “more naturally”. By which I meant, just going with her regular style instead of trying to do a fancy ‘do.

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

        I don’t care that her hair is down. It looks messy and unstyled. That is her usual shtick, but given the settings and her dance partner’s hair, her hairstyle should have been more polished for that evening.

    • http://karensbooksandchocolate.blogspot.com/ Karenlibrarian

      HATE her dress — the fabric looks cheap and shiny, reminds me of a picnic tablecloth!  And don’t get me started on the weird thing going on with the bodice.  And her hair’s awful — it the RED CARPET!!!  

      He looks great, however.  I agree with previous posters that she is completely distracting from his cuteness.

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

      Oh guys, you do know your minions well — there cannot be a better way to start the new week after the emotionally draining PR finale than with Matt Smith and Daisy Lowe. 

      Matt looks like he’s in character — which I like.  There always seems to be just a hint of sarcasm in his clothes when he has to go terribly formal, like he puts on exactly what’s expected but is thinking the whole time “We all know I’m not this guy…”  I love it.  This, hipsters, is the way you do irony: with the correct attitude.

      Now, Daisy, on the other hand… Sweetie, you need to either go full-on rock princess or you need to look polished.  And when your man is working that look, rock princess is out. 

      (Though I must admit to a certain fascination with Daisy Lowe. I find her modeling career very odd, because while she’s a beautiful woman, she doesn’t have the body one normally associates with a model. She looks like she eats occasionally. I like her:)

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        “This, hipsters, is the way you do irony: with the correct attitude”

        Couldn’t be better put.

    • http://profiles.google.com/laura.jane.ogorman Laura O’Gorman

      She looks like one of her boobs is trying to take flight.

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

      It really, truly looks like a Halloween costume. Costume of what, I don’t know. “Tacky girl” costume I guess.

    • Anonymous

      She’s got a freaking airplane wing on her dress! I get that the whole architectural thing is in, but really, this is going to far.

      He’s dressed well, but he looks like a vampire here.

      • Anonymous

        I think part of the problem is that the dress is architectural on top, Gunne Sax on the bottom.

    • Anonymous

      Her right boob has an erection.

    • Anonymous

      I like the shoes and I would like the dress if it didn’t have that…thing…on the front. I love the dress’s layers towards the bottom. 

      Her bangs make me think that her mother needs to brush them out of her eyes. Her hair looks okay in the second and third pictures, but not the other ones. 

      Apropos of nothing, I am wearing an Alexander McQueen skull scarf in honor of Halloween. 

      • Anonymous

        “I am wearing an Alexander McQueen skull scarf in honor of Halloween.”

        I am duly impressed!  I am wearing an orange fleece tee shirt.  But I work at home, so no harm.  

        • Anonymous

          I work at home, too. So nobody except my husband, toddler, and in-laws will see me. :)

      • Anonymous

        Oh, I like your AMcQ idea. I must go find my Mondo skull tee shirt that is much too small for me, but that I bought anyway, and hang it on the wall for the day.

        • Anonymous

          Oh, good idea!

    • Anonymous

      I would up his score to a 9 or 9.5. Agree on her score. The hair and dress aren’t working. I think if you wear a dress with such an unusual detail, you need more sophistication in the styling.

      Thank you T Lo for Matt Smith first thing in the morning. I can almost block out the sounds of my kids arguing over the bathroom…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1380079551 Marie Dees

      Hmmm, the dress looks a bit like it’s got a stiffy for Matt. (Not that I’d blame it one bit)

    • Anonymous

      One helluva hideous dress.  I like a brunette in bangs but her hair looks dirty and her face is oily.  He’s the male equivalent of a jolie laide.  That’s a good thing.

      Re Project Runway, I have taken a solemn vow to not let myself be upset by this show ever again.  I will continue to watch it, I’m sure, as long as its on the air, but will have to figure out how to keep it at arm’s length.

      • Anonymous

        “He’s the male equivalent of a jolie laide.  That’s a good thing.”

        Precisely!

    • Cathy S

      I don’t like her dress; that crumb catcher is really distracting. I like her hair down like that but it could use a comb. He looks great, but I LIKE his hair hanging in his face. Maybe it doesn’t go with the suit though.

    • Judy_J

      That shelf on her dress is just bizarre.  He looks great.

    • oohsparkley!

      They look so cute!  But that beak on her boob is wierd.

    • Anonymous

      Wow.  I think you are being extraordinarily kind to Ms. Lowe. The only thing I like about the dress is the color. The bizarre cantilever, the icky skirt… Truly horrid.  And while I don’t dislike Mary Janes per se, they look insanely ridiculous with that dress. Hair and nail polish: tragic. 

      Revised score.
      He: 8.5/10  With you all the way on that one
      She: 3/10   Because she looks terrible in every way

    • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

      That dress is a train wreck.  Total Project Runway eliminee…unless Anya had made it.

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

      She’s just a full-on mess. The hair, the shoes, she can’t come close to handling that dress. oy.

    • Anonymous

      He looks OK, but sad to have his left ear caught on the large san-serif G. I just don’t get the Point of that dress.

    • Anonymous

      Shelf tits, literally.

    • Anonymous

      Her dress is the sartorial equivalent of that scene from “There’s Something About Mary”.

      He looks lovely.

    • Anonymous

      I feel like she’s going to whip around and slice someone’s head off with a concealed knife inside that dress… No, seriously, can’t you picture Uma Thurman wearing this in a Kill Bill movie?

    • Anonymous

      I give him 9.5/10 because he could use a better tie. 
      Her dress is atrocious and I hate her hair, it just looks uncombed, so a 2/10, at best. 

    • Anonymous

      That dress is hilarious.

    • Anonymous

      This is the first time I think he looks good, that is a verynice suit, his hair looks great and he doesn’t look like a herion addicted waif boy that a stiff breeze would knock over and blow away.
      She?  Ugh….. that dress is awful.  as bad as the wierd right boob “wing” looks, the left boob seems to be strangely uplifted and buxomy.  Just off putting…

      • Anonymous

        As usual, well said sir!

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      LOVE HIM.  Thanks for the palate cleansing post TLo.  

      Back in my old life – pre moving to the U.S. and LCDR Mayhem & the Mayhem boys – I had a job in publishing.  I spoke to Daisy Lowe’s mum on the phone once, she’d called in to let us know about some event she was involved in.  

      B O N K E R S B A R M Y but very sweet and lots of fun.

      It’s been interesting to watch Matt Smith settle into the public aspect of ‘being The Doctor’.  I think the BBC like to keep a tight hold of whoever is playing that role; Smith mentioned being sent to a PR coach (which he HATED) when he was on Graham Norton’s show.The Beeb has relaxed a bit and so has Matt Smith.  For his first appearance on Craig Ferguson’s show, for example, he wore a suit.  His next appearance he wore a button down shirt with tight jeans, DMs and a big overcoat and for his most recent appearance he had the jeans, the DMs and the overcoat paired with a t-shirt and a bowler hat.  Very relaxed and very him.

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

      Oh, Matt Smith.  You’re The Doctor, you can wear whatever you want.  Sigh…

    • Anonymous

      My first thought was, why is her boob shooting torpedos?  And even though Mary Janes are my favorite type of shoe, I don’t think they work with this type of dress at all.

      What’s that little insignia on the middle of his tie?

    • Anonymous

      Is that a gun in her dress, or is she just happy to…be with him? ;)

      ridiculous.

    • Anonymous

      Details…he needs to get his tie knot straight, it is all crooked.  It is hard for me to see clearly but looks like he has a tie bar, a tie pin and something gold around the knot. What is that a tie necklace? If he is all about tie accessories then he should start with a perfectly tied tie. Other than my tie issues he looks great. 

    • Anonymous

      Matt Smith is awesome.

      The thing on the front of her dress just looks silly, doesn’t make any sense. Usually I like risk-takers, but this looks like the sort of risk a non-risk-taker would make if you know what I mean.

      Although I am very fond of ankle-straps, I am so with you guys on the Mary Jane shoe hate. Sure I loved them in kindergarten but…

    • Anonymous

      Edit: Whoops, wrong place! Ah well, might as well opinionate.

      I love Mary Jane’s. I love alterna chicks. I love messy natural hair. Yet somehow I hate everything here. I just want to blot her face.

      I love Matt.

    • Anonymous

      I’m sniffling that you don’t like Mary Janes.  I really like them.  Oh dear.  Do I need (can I get) a spanking?

    • Anonymous

      Bleh, hipsters. It’s funny, because I love him so much on the show. But I guess that’s why they call it acting.

    • Anonymous

      He looks fabulous; she looks like Annie grew up and her tits are about to fly away.

    • Anonymous

      Now if Mr. Smith had only gotten the memo about not wearing underwear with a suit… 

      One can dream.

    • Anonymous

      I like the color of her dress a lot, and I even like the shoes, but the giant process coming out of the front needs to go. I want to tear it away so I can see the neckline.

    • Anonymous

      I’ll bow to your 8.5 due to the cut of the trousers & length of jacket, though on my untutored own I’d have given him another .5.

      Her, I’ll allow a 7.25 out of ten because there are angles where the crumb catcher almost works and the dress needed SOMEthing, just not quite that something. Don’t hate either hair or shoes but there is an overall lack of polish.

      So I arrive at 7.875/10, which is a kind of nerdy calculator-assisted looking score, appropriate for Mr. Smith.

    • http://twitter.com/ryenerman rynerman

      Brush. your. hair Daisy!

    • Toto Maya

      He looks fantastic, love it. The less that is said about her look the better.

    • Scott Hester-Johnson

      OK, I get it. You boys are in love with Matt Smith. Fine (no accounting for taste, a lid for every pot, etc).

      I will just resign myself to your weekly slavering over this goofus and hope that at some point Doctor Who actually comes back on.

      • Anonymous

        I’m in love with Matt Smith. and i don’t even watch the show (which, maybe, is why i can be in love with him? that, and the wonderfully, gorgeously floppy hair).

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NCVMWGPWBTMYBFUWJ5HQMWU2JY Undead Hungry Grandmother Birt

      Boner Boob.

    • Anonymous

      Wow, he looks rather adorable and dapper. She is killing me with the messy hair and the alien boob that’s trying to make it’s escape. The shoes are the least her worries here. 

    • Joshua

      The knot on his tie looks a bit too thin and the fit of his suit is a bit too casual, but other than that, smashing. Not crazy about that dress at all.

    • Anonymous

      Is that gown Westwood?  

    • http://twitter.com/wednesdaydreams Natalie

      LOVE these two! Always a pleasure to see them on this site, they work so well together.

    • Anonymous

      I hate these nazi salute necklines.

    • Anonymous

      she:  red hot rocket with a built-in grenade launcher
      he:  love the collar pin.

    • Anonymous

      I think you were generous with that 6/10, gentlemen.