Pairs Division: Redmayne and Watson

Posted on November 21, 2011

Darlings, after so much time spent pointing and laughing at the denizens of the American Music Awards red carpet, let’s stretch the bitchery muscles and check in on some tasteful Brits to see if we can find something wrong with what they’re doing. We are citizens of the world’s red carpet here at T Lo International Style Relations Consulting, darlings. And it takes a village to tell a starlet she looks like a stripper.

 

Eddie Redmayne and Emma Watson at "My Week With Marilyn" PremiereEddie Redmayne and Emma Watson attend the UK premiere of “My Week with Marilyn” at The Cineworld Haymarket. Emma Watson wears a Jason Wu dress.

Eddie Redmayne and Emma Watson at "My Week With Marilyn" Premiere

Eddie Redmayne and Emma Watson at "My Week With Marilyn" PremiereJason Wu Spring 2012 Collection/Model: Lindsey Wixson

Eddie Redmayne and Emma Watson at "My Week With Marilyn" Premiere

Eddie Redmayne and Emma Watson at "My Week With Marilyn" Premiere

HE: Has made us consider something that never occurred to us before. Looking at his ridiculous shoes and ready to type that we are more than over the scuffed-shoe trend on the RC, we realized that in some ways, the guys on the red carpet are more trend-prone than the ladies are. After all, you didn’t see EVERY lady wearing beige pumps over the summer, even if it seems like you did. On the other hand, we’re pretty sure every male star under 50 got handed a pair of scuffed-up dress shoes by a stylist in the past 3 months and they all eagerly snatched them up. There’s so little in the way of options for men on the RC and there’s relatively fewer places they can go for guidance (compared to the ladies) that we suspect any time a trend pops up, every halfway stylish guy or wannabe winds up giving it a go. Anyway, this is a long way of saying we hate the shoes. We also hate the suit, tie and shirt. Is that suit … denim? Whatever it is, it fits him badly and the blue shirt and grey tie is taking him into algebra teacher territory. Also, we can’t get a clear view of that belt, but what little we can see is telling us terrible things about it.  He’s a good-looking young actor getting international attention right now but he’s shooting himself in the foot when he makes bad style choices like, well, everything we’re seeing here. Imagine him in a gorgeously fitted Tom Ford or Armani suit. This is almost a crime. Score: 3/10.

SHE: Is her typical adorably chic self. We get cranky sometimes and express a desire to see her shake things up a bit but we can’t deny this look suits her very well and she knows exactly how to pull it off, right down to the smallest details, like that gorgeous clutch. We’re having a hard time with ankle-strap peep-toes for a myriad of reasons but even then, we can admit they work with the outfit. We’re not saying this is her best look. If anything, it feels a little rote and fallen-back-upon, but it’s fully her look and she’ll never really look bad in it. We can’t guarantee we won’t someday once again take her to task for being in a style rut, but for now, we’re feeling kind. And like we said, she can’t really look bad in a getup like this. Score: 8/10.

Combined Score: 5.5/10. Emma, that clutch looks like it’s got some serious hardware on it. You could do some real damage if you decided to beat him with it. Just sayin’.

[Photo Credit: Dave Hogan/Getty Images, elle.com]

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

      I’m really not feeling her look, here.  I normally dig her look, and don’t even really care that she stays in relatively the same style all the time.  And there’s nothing specific here that I hate and despise.  She just doesn’t look happy or comfortable in it.

      As for him… I have nothing to add.

      • Anonymous

        I think she rarely looks happy in anything. She and Kristen Stewart should start a support group.

      • http://twitter.com/anacedillo Ana Cedillo

        i agree, she doesn’t look comfortable here, or like her self. i dont know i think she looks a little stumpy, can’t exactly decide what it is that is wrong but she has def looked better

    • Anonymous

      Agree with your scoring, T Lo. I think his suit is linen. Which is totally weird in November. Unless they’re in Australia, which they aren’t.

      P.S. I love her shoes.

    • http://twitter.com/baxterbartley Becky Bartley

      Can I please ask that he put his hand next to his face so we can all gasp in the Pale-to-Orange skin bronzing range that’s going on here? 

      She looks very cute, predictable, but still cute.

    • Josefina Madariaga

      Emma looks adorable, but that’s more than enough blush.

    • Anonymous

      She is just cute. She can’t not be cute. If her film career wasn’t so hot she could take over for Cathy Rigby in Peter Pan. And besides, it’s nice having at least one young actress who doesn’t dress like a hooker. That top she’s wearing makes me think of the what Gemma Kahng was doing on last season’s All On The Line.

      As for his scuffed shoes, I think it’s very old money. New (or pretend) money wears all the bling in your face. Old money has nothing to prove and doesn’t try so hard (ven if it’s a studied not trying so hard). It’s also very British school boy and goes with the comeback of the satchels (which are everywhere now).

      –GothamTomato
      http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2561006

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, I thought of the old money thing, too. British gentlemen would never been seen in brand new shoes in public.

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          Quite true, but wouldn’t they would be in the best possible condition even though not new?  I mean, what else has one’s valet to do all day?

        • Anonymous

          Agreed except for one thing…wouldn’t those gentlemen at least have laces in their shoes, no matter how old and scuffed? The lack of laces really puts the look over the top into pretentiousness for me.

          • Anonymous

            Yes, and if you’re Prince Charles, your laces would be IRONED.

        • Anonymous

          No, but old money Brits would be seen in a meticulously preserved and buffed pair of bespoke shoes handed down from their fathers. There’s a big difference between wearing shoes that are beautifully broken in and wearing shoes that looked like you just pulled them out of the rubbish bin. Like Eddie’s. 

          I love Emma who not only is beautiful and classy, but appears to have a smart head on her lovely shoulders.

          • Anonymous

            Thank you.  You’re exactly right.  No old-money Brit would be caught dead wearing shoes in this condition.  Not even for gardening!

          • Anonymous

            I totally agree. I didn’t mean to imply that they would be seen in shoes this beat. I think these stars are trying to evoke that vibe, but they aren’t pulling it off.

      • http://twitter.com/VicksieDo Vickie Lord

        HOBO shoes, not cool anywhere, anytime IMO

    • Sobaika Mirza

      She is very well put together. I think she’s in a rut too, but I think it’s more the haircute forcing her into a rut. She’ll have to stick with this type of look until it grows out.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      What’s not working for me here is the disconnect between his expression and hers.  He looks like he wants to eat the entire phalanx of paparazzi, or perhaps just give them all a good shag.  She on the other hand looks bored beyond words with the whole affair, gamely smiling while she stands next to someone she secretly loathes.

      His linen (I think) suit, was a wrong choice cause it shows every imperfection and wrinkle. And I’m with you guys, T+Lo about the abominable scuffed shoe thing.

      She looks, well, just fine.  So frankly, kind of a meh.

    • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

      I like her shoes better from behind and the side. I like her look overall, though.  Wonder if it would have been better with a little more fitted pencil skirt, though. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.parker Sara Parker

      Why is it that whenever he stands next to one of his female costars, she looks like she’s trying to get away from him?

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        Agreed.  I know next to nothing about this fellow except that I’ve taken an instant dislike to him!

      • Anonymous

        If I had to guess, I’d say breath.

      • Anonymous

        If I had to guess, I’d say breath.

        • Anonymous

          I was going to say body odor.  The way he’s put together, I wouldn’t be surprised.

      • Anonymous

        I’m beginning to wonder if he smells? Because I’ve seen plenty of RC moments where the celebs are just as close, but he must have nasty breath or B.O. for everyone to be pulling away from him so much.

      • Anonymous

        I’m beginning to wonder if he smells? Because I’ve seen plenty of RC moments where the celebs are just as close, but he must have nasty breath or B.O. for everyone to be pulling away from him so much.

    • MilaXX

      No quibbles with the scores. I will say that his hair looks as much a hot mess as his clothes and I wish she had worn a slightly warmer shade of lipstick.

    • CQAussie

      Dear Mr. Redmayne – even celebs need their personal space.  Get a new stylist and also learn some RC Etiquette!  If your lady RC partner is cringing as she is ever so slightly leaning AWAY from you AND is sort of clenching while she smiles – you’ve gotten too close.  

      Best,
      TLo Kitten Minion

      P.S. I love Emma Watson’s look here but I’m not sure about her hair or those shoes…..

    • Anonymous

      Jeez louise, he might as well be wearing a leisure suit from 1976. That entire getup is some serious fug.  I love me some Emma Watson and she looks beautiful.

    • Anonymous

      He’s VERY cute but rumply and I don’t think that tie fits the color scheme. Can’t assess fit very well given how he’s partially obscured by her. Shoes are awful, especially if it’s a dressy enough event for her ensemble. But I stick at 4/5, at least until I see a better full frontal view.

      She’s cute but the outfit’s borderline holiday party and not so flattering & it’s perfectly nice but I don’t love the clutch (now that I’ve got holiday party in my head, I envision her standing in her little ordinary person’s apartment choosing from her collection of three evening bags: The Black One, The Sparkly One and the Fun Animal Print One.  And we KNOW she could have chosen from dozens!)  Overall, I’ll downgrade her to a 7.5, even though I think her shoes are great.

      So, 5.75 overall, she could have splashed out a bit & he needs to get someone to help him pick out two nice suits & basic shirts as a ‘dressy’ uniform which he should OWN, have properly tailored and have cleaned regularly. So that even if he wears designer loaners sometimes he knows what they should feel like when they fit acceptably.

    • foodycat

      Actually, I think that top is doing something odd to her bustline, like it is dragging it down a bit. But I love her makeup, clutch and shoes.

    • Anonymous

      She looks like a cupcake.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Is that a good thing?  Cause cupcakes are delicious!

        • Anonymous

          Fluffy and yummy.

    • Anonymous

      Sorry — they look like they are going to a prom in Lubbock.

      • Anonymous

        First laugh out loud of the morning!  So true, especially him. Though they might be boots, in that case.

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

      I’m just so grateful to her for seeming like a sensible young girl in a sea of Lindsay Lohan wannabes that I have trouble giving her an ounce of criticism.  His face really reminds me of Robert Kennedy here. But for the love of Justin Timberlake, we don’t need to see a denim suit on the red carpet ever again.

    • Anonymous

      it’s probably just me but i prefer full-muppet to half-muppet. half-muppet looks like she just kinda sorta couldnt decide but had one skinned anyway & now it’s poking its way through her shirt– either that or it’s somehow living underneath there & the shirt is just not shirt enough to contain it. either that or it’s papier maché before the goop goes on. paper curls. something like that. elsewise she looks nice.

      he looks like everyone else, only more tired.

      • Anonymous

        I had to go back and look to see what you were saying. What a cute description once I figured it out–full/half muppet. Gotta say I like the outfit better on Emma than on the model but from the side that fullness below the belt gives the look a bit of a (oldfashioned–no more does anyone modestly cover her baby bump and I usually say more power to them at least until the extended belly button pops out) maternity top look.

    • http://twitter.com/VicksieDo Vickie Lord

      Those are not “scuffed” shoes, they are hobo shoes!  UGH

      • Anonymous

        i think even the hobo’s would take a pass on those shoes!

    • http://www.lindamerrill.com Linda Merrill

      One thing to consider with the rise of the ankle strap, boys, is that they hold the shoe more securely on the foot and with the ridic height of the shoes on the RC, that means a lot. Plus, I’ve always loved ankle strap shoes. She looks adorable.

      • Anonymous

        The other thing that ankle straps do–and it could not be illustrated better than on Ms. Watson–is make your legs look like stumps. 

        • Anonymous

          “make your legs look like stumps”
          Not necessarily. Depends on the legs and the length of the dress.

          • Anonymous

            You make a point.  If you’re Julie Newmar wearing a miniskirt, the way that ankle straps cut off the long line of your legs doesn’t matter.

            If you’re not Julie Newmar in a miniskirt, stumps.  :)

    • Anonymous

      She is adorable.  9.0

      Is he wearing trousers or jeggings?   2.0

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QP4RBTAZX6QTHZZSJ2YT7DGO7Q Brittany

      This is what I love (but also laugh at) in regards to Emma. She goes to Brown, says she wants to give up on Hollywood, and yet there she is – workin’ it for a premiere for a movie she wasn’t even a part of, and looking uber cute to boot. It’s hard to turn down free clothes now isn’t it? I HOPE she makes some great films and career decisions in the next bit, or she really will fade into obscurity. Showing up at other people’s movies when you yourself have no active Hollywood ambitions / projects can only take you so far…

      • http://www.facebook.com/lindseypatten Lindsey Patten

        Just wanted to point out that she’s actually in the movie…

    • Anonymous

      Cute dress, but she looks a little wan. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BMEASIKJSVE6YP3DE2VLJA5CUU JulieJ

      I actually really hate her outfit here.  I think it makes her look stumpy and childlike. 

    • Anonymous

      I like Emma and I usually like her look, but I don’t like the way she looks here.  Too much rouge (her face looks like a doll’s face), and the top and skirt make her look chubby from the front.  And she is anything but. I don’t know whether it’s all the frou-frou on the top or the sharp contrast between black and white, but I don’t think the look is flattering.  And the ankle straps give her munchkin legs.  She looks better from the back, where all these factors disappear.

      I don’t know who this guy is, but he looks like Bobby Kennedy after he just rolled out of bed.  With pancake makeup on.  And those shoes!  Not only scuffed beyond belief, but brown–with a blue suit!  U to the gh!

      TLo, you were much too generous.  He gets a 0/10, and she gets a 3/10.  She has looked so much better in the past!

    • Marie Drucker

      I think she’s going to Oxford now. I had wondered, in my own weird way, if it was written into Michelle Williams contract that Emma wouldn’t do much publicity for the film. But it makes sense that if she’s going to school in England, she’d only do that premiere.

      • Stefanos Mantyla

        Isn’t Emma Watson going to Brown?

        • Marie Drucker

          She’s at Oxford this year. I think she’s studying “abroad” as a student at Brown.  

    • Anonymous

      Lay off the rouge, girl. And I think that’s a pretty bad outfit. 

    • Stefanos Mantyla

      Emma looks better than the model. I think partly because of the black skirt instead of the white.

      So the scuffed shoe really is a trend, is it? Enh.

      Emma seems to be so much better off than her Harry Potter co-star Daniel these days. I wonder why.

    • Anonymous

      I adore her, but I don’t think she’s an eight here. First and foremost because she looks unhappy, downright weary. Second because the dress is making her look bigger than she is and she has two little dolly blush circles.

      He has gorgeous eyes, but everything else reads like Alfalfa at the Oscars.

    • Judy_J

      He looks like a hayseed that just blew into the big city.  She looks cute.  I like that dress and the clutch is to die for.

    • Anonymous

      I side with those who feel that this is a bad look for her. In fact, this is almost like a parody of all of her standard fashion pitfalls.

    • Anonymous

      Knowing what works for you and going with it is not a style rut. It’s smart.

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      She looks so freaking adorable!  Love those shoes and the bag.  Hair and makeup are fresh and not overdone.  He OTOH, looks like a car salesman.  :

    • Anonymous

      Your scoring seems spot on though I would knock of a point for Emma. It’s not that she looks bad but an 8 seems a tad high for a rather uninspired, “meh” look. 

    • http://twitter.com/enuma enuma

      I like Emma’s outfit, but not her hair or make-up.  In terms of styling, I think she’s one swipe of bright red lipstick away from being a girl from a Robert Palmer music video.

    • Anonymous

      I think the suit is linen? Denim-colored linen? Why that would be true is a whole other question. I shall file it with the question of why the owners of my rental apartment chose to paint several accent walls precisely the color of painter’s tape.

    • http://profiles.google.com/amanda.leigh.albert Amanda Albert

      Sorry, the English teacher in me NEEDS to make this correction.

      “a myriad of reasons” should just be “myriad reasons.”

      • Wrenaria

        Actually “myriad” is considered both a noun and an adjective, so both of those are correct. :p

    • Anonymous

      I thought Redmanye looked good until you said “imagine him in Tom Ford or Armani”. Oh yes.

      She could have done so much better- hate that skirt with the top, it looks much sharper in all white.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1077090078 Megan Sullivan

      I would have liked it if she’d worn the shorts that the model is wearing. And different shoes. The combination of the length of the skirt and the ankle straps is not very flattering to her legs. And I don’t know how I feel about the white because she’s looking kinda pastey here. But I do like the top regardless.

      And this guy looks like a creep.

    • Sara__B

      She has glued her arms to her sides for some reason. Belated peplum regret?

    • http://twitter.com/megelizah Megan Howard

      I think they both look pretty blah. He looks sloppy and her look is just boring. Do-over!

    • Joshua

      Again with Redmayne, I find myself agreeing with most of what you’re saying but not caring in the slightest because he’s such a dreamboat. He could wear a tea towel and I would approve. Sorry. :P

    • Anonymous

      scuffed and clownishly BIG .. um. yeah!

    • Anonymous

      I feel that some black lace hose would bring some nice interest to her pretty yet boring look.

      And he looks like a homeless guy going to a job interview in a donated suit.

    • Anonymous

      That’s the worst look I’ve seen on Watson.

      And call me a freak but I find Eddie Redmayne so HOT!  Scruffy shoes, ill fitting suit – it doesn’t matter. He can get
      uncomfortably close to me any day.

      My friends laugh at my choices in men because I like them nerdy and awkward with unusual looks – and redheads send me through the roof.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=518097880 Dyle Hein

      you misused myriad.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2254843 Kara Lang Guminski

      Seriously–both of his female costars HATE him.  

    • Anonymous

      Good lord your issue with ankle strap shoes kills me. I think you need to hunker down for a mega marathon of great films of the 1930’s and 1940’s where you can recapture the glory of the ankle strap.

    • H G

      Peplums only work when they’re smoothly integrated into a silhouette…ie: YSL smoking. The black belt cuts her in half and visually gives the white garment a very short waist. Emma is a beautiful woman, but the camera angle shooting down, fore-shortens her body.  Shooting from a waist height- upward, would move her up a couple of points forward on the bitch-o-meter. I believe the photographer didn’t do the couple much justice.

    • H G

      Peplums only work when they’re smoothly integrated into a silhouette…ie: YSL smoking. The black belt cuts her in half and visually gives the white garment a very short waist. Emma is a beautiful woman, but the camera angle shooting down, fore-shortens her body.  Shooting from a waist height- upward, would move her up a couple of points forward on the bitch-o-meter. I believe the photographer didn’t do the couple much justice.