Vanessa Hudgens IS CHER!

Posted on December 22, 2011

Oh, to be young and in love seen in public.

Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler in Burbank, California.

Free People Cropped Fairisle Pullover

Ember Skye Nicole Bag

And it is because you’re so young, Vanessa Hudgens, that we will not point and laugh (too hard) at the utterly ridiculous getup you put together for your photo op. Because hey, maybe you have some sort of condition where your upper thighs and shoulders get really hot while the rest of you is really cold. And who knows? Maybe headbands and fringe will make a comeback. They certainly worked in getting Cher’s career off the ground. Of course that was almost 50 years ago, but hey, good for you for looking to your betters for inspiration, girl. Maybe you can get that boy toy to put on a fake fur vest and vertical-stripe bell-bottoms for you.

 

 

[Photo Credit: FamePictures, freepeople.com, singer22.com]

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  • Nancy Williams

    Uch, put it away, Hudge.  Just, like, your whole YOU.

  • http://twitter.com/lenabena_ Elena

    This outfit is better than the one she wore the other day, unfortunately. Brown, lace bell bottoms were involved.

    • Anonymous

      When I saw they were posting about Vanessa, I first assumed it was for those brown lace leggings/bell bottoms. She’s on a roll with attention grabbing outfits.

    • Anonymous

      I thought that was the one they were posting about. Or maybe the black pants with holes. Nope she’s going for the trifecta! 

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, I didn’t think there could possibly be a THIRD sartorial horror so soon, but I was wrong. It’s like she’s on a mission to explore every possible way of aerating her thighs.

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Oh dear lord NO!!!!!!
    Why oh why is THAT the first thing I see today? There are really far too many wrong notes here to single out.  I will say she looks genuinely smitten, however, by Austin. Why is he wearing a stocking cap in effing Southern California? Are they expecting a blizzard?

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

      Either smitten, or realllly stoned.

    • Anonymous

      I’m from So Cal and believe it or not, they think it’s cold right now.  For about 3 weeks the temps drop to the 50s and 60s and everyone breaks out their sweaters to bundle up.  The starlet types will do exactly what Vanessa is doing, somehow bring the skank to their ensemble.  Unfortunately, I have seen more than my share of get ups just like this.  When you are visiting LA, and want to see a “celeb” just look for someone who is over accessorized and skanky, both male and female and it will probably be someone famous or semi famous, or a wanna be.

      • Anonymous

        it IS cold! ;) for us SoCal people at least.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MNMVM2GPVUEIOJXBOSLCXKAW4U judy brown

          Hey, it’s been dipping down to 40 at night near the beach.

          Brrrrr.

          • Anonymous

            I’m only about 15 miles inland, and we’ve had frost.  Mild, mind you, but still frosty.  Of course, the afternoons are upper 60s–still cold for us wimps.

      • Anonymous

        As a native Caifornian I know very well that “sunny California” doesn’t always live up to its reputation. But let’s face it, he’s not wearing that cap because it’s cold. He’s wearing the cap because that’s a fad among a lot of young men these days.

        • Anonymous

          A fad which, by the way, should roll up and die, die, DIE!  So very tired of this!

  • Anonymous

    alas the shading on those shorts makes Vanessa appear to have had a rather unfortunate accident in them…..

    • Anonymous

      To be fair, I think that’s the shadow cast by his skinny little thigh, not a feature of the shorts. Still, an unfortunate shadow.

      • Anonymous

        I don’t think so. I think the areas where patch pockets would be is intentionally bleached lighter. Very stupid look.

  • MilaXX

    She looks a hot mess. if she had just worn that sweater with a simple pair of jeans and flats without the bag and headband she could have looked cute.

  • foodycat

    Doesn’t the boyfriend look like Macauley Culkin? You know, I’d be OK with what she was wearing if only she had skinny jeans on instead of those godawful bleached jean shorts.

  • Anonymous

    Let’s take a moment on the dude friend here.  Cute outfit, but you MUST ditch the douchehat.  There is not a human living who doesn’t look like a huge tool in that style of hat.  I’m waiting for the moment when this fact sinks into the collective consciousness, and people pull them off their heads with a look of revulsion and a “WTF am I wearing?” look on their faces.  That day can’t come too soon, and hopefully happens on the same day as the Great UGG Awakening.

    • foodycat

      But do you think it will sink in? Clueless made the point about how stupid boys look with their jeans belted under their bums 20 years ago, and yet that fashion will not go away. UGGS are for wearing around the house.

    • Anonymous

      What? NOOOOOOOOOOOO! I don’t want UGGs to wake up! Lord knows what havoc they’d wreak left to their own hideous devices! Stop scaring me!

      • Anonymous

        I am picturing the most hilarious horror scene I have ever imagined. I can just see them chomping their way across the floor, teenagers being eaten alive, sensible people standing on furniture and swatting them with brooms. SLEEP ON THE ROOF, EVERYONE, THE UGGS ARE ON THE PROWL.

        • Anonymous

          Just wait till the UGGS and the CROCS join forces– then we’ll really be in trouble!

  • Ebony Dawkins

    She looks really unpleasantly plump here.

  • Anonymous

    Um, ew.

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    I didn’t even recognize her.  What a ridiculous getup.  Even for LA.  Still and all, nice to see a girl who has a normal figure and isn’t starving herself to death, and she does look like a smitten kitten! 

  • Anonymous

    Cher? Ha! That child cannot even breathe the same air as Cher. She looks more like she is aiming for sexy Pocahontas–and failing spectacularly.

    And may I add that he looks really dopey with that hat?

    • Anonymous

      that’s it!  i knew he reminded me of someone.

  • Anonymous

    Eeeewwwww.

  • Anonymous

    The second I saw that thumnail I thought, Oh, she looks like a Free People or Urban Outfitter’s ad. And lo, her sweater is by Free People.

    My teen/early 20s nieces are kind of eating up this look right now. Brace yourselves. Starting doing eyeball exercises because us older bitter kitten are going to be rolling them a lot.

    • Anonymous

      Eyeball exercises – haha!

  • Anonymous

    Someday the little Hudgens are gonna find a copy of this… and then you’ll be sorry!!

  • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

    It IS ridiculous. However, I’m giving her points for creativity, simply for not staying in the twee-Disney-princess-star-box (see Swift, Taylor) or going for look-how-non-Disney-I-am-and-here’s-my-cooch (see Cyrus, Miley; Lohan, Lindsey). It’s certainly silly and a bit much, but at least she’s experimenting. And she gets bonus points for looking genuinely happy.

    • Anonymous

      Yup, I’m with you on all of that. 

    • Anonymous

      but isn’t Vanessa Hudgeons the one where nude pictures or risque videos of her were discovered? Right around the time of one of her movies?

      • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

        I think she or Efron had her phone hacked and the photos were risque but not full-on nude? I don’t remember exactly, but I’m basing my comments more on what she’s chosen to wear out/in magazine spreads.

    • Anonymous

      Swift is not, nor has she ever been, a Disney property. Hudgens is not all that creative, she is following the starlet pattern of landing a Disney job and then skanking it up to break away. See: Lohan, Lindsay; Cyrus, Miley; Lovato, Demi; Spears, Britney; Aguilera, Christina.  

      • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

        Swift is marketed towards the Disney crowd and is riding the twee-train as hard as she can. Someone can be Disneyish without actually working for Disney. It was meant more as a cultural reference than a literal statement of fact.

        And while I think Hudgens’ outfits are a thousand shades of crazy, I wouldn’t label them skanky.

        • Anonymous

          I would — Super-Skanky in fact. It may be a common look among 20-something Southlanders, but it’s skanky. And not at all “experimental.”

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

            Wow, and you leave your house without getting offended?  She’s showing her thighs ONLY and one shoulder and the stuff she’s covering the rest with is hardly revealing.  Ugly, yes.  Tacky, certainly.  But “Super-Skanky”?  Not even close.

          • Anonymous

            Wow, I am not at all offended by “revealing” clothing. Skank is not defined by that parameter alone. This is a REALLY cheap-looking, ill-fitting, haphazardly put-together, meth-inspired look, which is simply atrocious and well … SKANKY.

          • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

            So apparently the 70s and hippies were “meth-inspired,” lol. Come to parts of Ohio – I’ll show you what “meth-inspired” looks like. First off, she’s going to have to lose some teeth.

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

            Gotcha — we apparently have heard VERY different definitions of the word “skank”!  :) 

        • Anonymous

          The nude pictures of her that were “leaked” when she was under 18 and had a new movie coming out were pretty skanky, in my opinion.

      • Anonymous

        Yep.

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

        And that is why my daughter would never be allowed on that godforsaken channel!  In fact, my father-in-law keeps wanting me to take her out on auditions for various projects (no, I don’t know why other than that she’s adorable and a frigging nutball, and why not try to cash in on her even though she’s a kid?!?) and recently he’s sending me all this Disney related stuff.

        Finally, I looked at him and said that if I ever lose my mind enough to let the princess talk me into a career before she can legally sign her own contracts, I will STILL not be crazy enough to let her on Disney!  Their contracts are the closest thing they can legally get to owning you outright and everyone from that channel loses their damn mind at 17!

  • Leslie Streeter

    I can smell the gross hipster from here. Which smells just like condescension, desperation, and Starbucks!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1234087433 Jen Freeman

      don’t forget patchouli.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kimberly-Burke/100002384493067 Kimberly Burke

        *shivers* Patchouli.

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

          We looked at an apartment once and the landlady was so into patchouli that the PAPERWORK smelled like it 2 weeks later!  We did not move there….

      • Anonymous

        Where patchouli wafts, can clove cigarettes be far behind?

  • Anonymous

    Love the groovy handbag. I’m sure I’m not the only bitter kitten who owned one of these circa 1973…

  • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

    I love the sweater, but that’s about it.

  • Anonymous

    What is that thing on his head?

    • Anonymous

      It’s a head condom.

      • Anonymous

        Much in the way Birkenstocks are considered to be effective female birth control…

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kimberly-Burke/100002384493067 Kimberly Burke

          Bwahahahah!  I never thought of them that way, but hell to the yeah.

    • Anonymous

      i soooo hate those things.  does anyone find them attractive?  why? it’s giving my middle ages dirty wench working in the fields.

  • spooki C

    We still haven’t recovered from the lace brown pants debacle and you go and give us high a waisted bleached and deconstructed denim diaper. Girl, you are dead to me.

  • Judy_J

    I live in Austin, TX.  These two would fit right in with the rest of the hipsters on South Congress Avenue.

    • Anonymous

      Word.

  • Anonymous

    She looks just like every other Valley girl…Hate the shorts and boots look, ridiculous. Do like the sweater though…

  • Anonymous

    Maybe it’s just b/c I’m a giant, but I think it’s adorable that the cropped sweater fits her like a real sweater.  I’d actually like to own it, but it would probably just fit me as a wooly bra!

  • Anonymous

    Well, you guys may not point and laugh, but I sure will!

    • Anonymous

      I am pointing and laughing and rolling my eyes, per instructions from Anathema_Device.  Fake hippie (with a $350 shoulder bag) is such a bad look.  (I had to Google her and I still don’t get why she’s “famous.”  She was in “High School Musical”?  And…?)

  • Anonymous

    Boyfriend is pulling a Jude Law. You know, if Jude Law woke up in a dumpster.

    I’m not even starting with her.

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

    Wow, it’s not only ridiculous, but it makes her look like she’s gained 30 pounds.

  • Rebecca Johnson

    Okay, wait. What is the point of a cropped sweater? Why do they exist? If it is cold enough to need a sweater, wouldn’t you want your entire torso to reap the benefit of coverage?

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

      You wear them over long tanks.  It’s a look.

  • Anonymous

    Are you sure that’s her?

  • Anonymous

    She looks like Snooki.

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

    Wait – wasn’t she dating Justin Bieber? Or was that the other one? 

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

      That’s Selena Gomez.

  • Anonymous

    ah…youth.  Someday they’ll look back at themselves, point and laugh.  What was I thinking!  We all do. 

    Those shorts are so unflattering, and LOL schadenfreudelicious’s earlier post!

  • Anonymous

    There is sooo much douche going on in this picture it makes a Rick Perry ad look not douchey. 

  • Anonymous

    ummmmmmmm…
    Who are these people and why are they dressed so strangely.
    But I used to liven So Cal and I remember the few cold days and the High School girls would dress just like this, minus pullover and complain in class …I’m cold turn up the heater.  If they chose to wear a very light sweater it would be only around the waist with their arms from the elbows down to the wrist in the sleeves ?
    How weird !

    cheers,  parsnip
     

  • Anonymous

    Sweaters/sweatshirts/hoodies and shorts is kind of an everyday thing here in So Cal. It is comfortable and believe it or not, practical. Yes our shoulders/upper arms get cold and our legs seem immune. I think all natives have learned the lesson that wearing sweaters + jeans will just make you too hot once the morning ocean clouds burn off unless it really IS raining and freezing cold all day (and that’s not the case in this picture, there’s lots of sun). But sweaters + shorts is just right most of the time along the coast. I feel like she’s dressed up since she’s not wearing Uggs. I always forget this look is not common in other places.  I agree she looks a little silly and over accessorized, but I think it’s kind of adorable because of her youth.  

    • Anonymous

      I was about to write the same thing, it is common in Los Angeles.   

    • Anonymous

      burbank, my hometown……hated it.   coincidentally, i had a little dog named dinah.  i guess now it’s a good place for spotting celebrities if you hang out in the valley end of town where all the studios are.  i did see annette funicello  there around  1990.  she looked exquisite.

  • http://profiles.google.com/mercbubble42 Jessica O’Connell

    …I’m so confused… I can’t tell which part of this outfit is the most offensive to me! What…why… huh?

  • Anonymous

    That’s a “I didn’t wash my hair” hat or maybe a “I slept on wet hair and it looks really weird” hat.
    She’s just too cute to rate anything besides a laugh today.

  • http://twitter.com/ryenerman rynerman

    I have no idea who either of these people are and for once my feeling is thank god I’m old.

  • Anonymous

    I can not review the attire. They look so adorably infatuated with each other. May it last longer than the disillusionment and hurt feelings.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kimberly-Burke/100002384493067 Kimberly Burke

    She looks ridiculous, possibly insane.  Blech.

    • Anonymous

      Probably.

  • Anonymous

    On the one hand, I can totally see how loopy this outfit is and completely agree that the shorts/sweater/boots combo is more than a little ubsurd. On the other hand, I think that the only time you can get away with being seen in public looking completely out of your mind like this is when you’re young. I think the sweater is cute, as are the cutoff shorts. The bag and boots are beyond fug and I want to rip that thing off her head. Still, she’s young and she’s having fun with her style, plus she’s all starry-eyed over the cute boy there, so who am I to hate? Enjoy it while you still have it, kid.   

  • Anonymous

    Any piece of that ensemble *might* work in combination with totally different pieces than she has deployed here, EXCEPT for those shorts.  Those just might be the ugliest shorts I’ve ever seen.  Well, maybe tied with Josh’s green-laced ones from his PR collection.

    • Anonymous

      really? aren’t those green shorts “editorial”? don’t you just want to photograph them for marie claire?

      but yes, agreed, and there is something especially ridiculous about the shorts with the knee-high boots.

  • Anonymous

    Godawful.  Just. God. Awful.

  • Anonymous

    Ack, I’m really wanting to rip that headband off her head. 

  • Anonymous

    What is all this with the ladies wrapping themselves in blankets/afghans/wooly sweaters. At least it’s not belted!

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

    That hairstyle and the headband aren’t doing her any favors, it’s making her face look awfully pudgy.

  • Anonymous

    Shorten the ridiculous length of the purse strap, and make those shorts a darker blue (and maybe a smidge longer) and I would be totally on board with this getup.

  • Anonymous

    You know, I looked at this picture and thought “They wear the strangest get-ups in California.”  Hmmf.

    • Kate Pearce

      yes, yes, we do… :)

  • Anonymous

    Every element is bad, and all together they are even badder. There’s something wrong with that girl.

  • Anonymous

    That is the most adorable happy-eight-year-old look on her face.  It makes me want to hug her.
    But those shorts need to be killed with fire.

  • Anonymous

    Wait, Justin Beiber looks not at all like a teenage lesbian.  Heck, he looks straight!  And kind of cute!  If he could grow a little stubble he’d be…a non-creepy sex object…

  • Scott Hester-Johnson

    I have no clue who Austin Butler is, but behold the very definition of “asshat”.

  • Cathy S

    Except for the hair beads and the shorts, I like it. She should be in long pants. She looks very groovy.

  • Anonymous

    Those shorts are silly and ugly.

  • http://twitter.com/SalNeslusan Sarah Neslusan

    gypsies, tramps, and thieves. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mary-Stone/100001328135240 Mary Stone

    and jorts that look like an episode of urinary incontinence.

    ouch :rubs eyes:

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CIPKMOXHLA5KG34HMH55OXHCVM Angel H.

    Am I the only one who looked at this at thought “gyaru style”?

  • http://twitter.com/nanipoo Ilana Schenck

    Jesus H. Christ in a chicken basket.

    Honey….NO.

  • Anonymous

    It looks like she peed in her cutoffs.  What is up with that?  

  • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

    Fashion fail indeed, but she never looked that happy with Zac.

  • Anonymous

    I lived in S. Cali for about 2 years back in the 80′s — I was about 19/20 at the time.  I hadn’t read any of the comments yet and immediately placed the relaxed somewhat paradoxical elements as California style.  I think she is a bit cute, young, in love and care free.  Very breezy, slightly tacky but who isn’t when they are young?   I am in/from the Northeast.  It was about 45 degrees today and people were wearing shorts.

    • Anonymous

      i’ve lived in california since about exactly the same moment cher burst onto the scene & no, this is just california dumbing. which also would describe california in the 80s, or just about any place in the 80s–particularly since it’s just post-60s & 70s–if you take the california out. so you arent half wrong, it doesnt extend throughout all time is all.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    Ah, youth.

    What a nightmare.

  • Call me Bee

    Ugh–it cuts me to think that Cher was wearing this stuff 45 years ago–I remember it so well… *sigh*…And this zygote has no business leaving the house looking like this.  It just looks silly. 

  • Anonymous

    betters. yes.

  • Anonymous

    WOW!  That is just awful, poor thing.  And the sickening sweet lovey dovey action with the douche in the douche uniform hat makes it all worse.

  • Anonymous

    she’ll regret this one day. the outfit not the boy.

  • Anonymous

    two questions:  (1)  are you sure that’s not just some random valley-girl skanky slut?   and (2)  exactly what is that model doing there with that hand?  is that how free people play pocket pool?  ok, that was three.

  • Anonymous

    WHAT. is. this. hideousness.

  • akprincess72

    Oh Honey, no.