Florence Welch in Chanel

Posted on January 04, 2012

Something occurred to us with these pictures; something we’re actually a little surprised about. We have an opinion about Flo’s style and it’s not the opinion you’d think we’d have.

 

Florence Welch in ChanelFlorence Welch performs at the Opening of Harrods Winter Sale in London in Chanel.

Florence Welch in Chanel

Chanel Fall 2011 CollectionChanel Fall 2011 Collection/Model: Svea Kloosterhof (MARILYN)

Florence Welch in Chanel

Florence Welch in Chanel

And here it is: She needs to take some time away from the Chanel and the Dior. At first we were all for it, because she had a face for couture and we love a pop singer with a fantastic sense of style. But she’s young and like we said, she has a face on her. She shouldn’t be so locked into these grandiose clothes all the time. She’s in a department store here, after all. It’s not like she’s attending a dinner in honor of Uncle Karl or something. And even if you ignore the question of appropriateness for the setting, we still think this looks heavy and dreary on her. It’s time for her to dial it back a little and try quirkier, smaller designers and develop a style that isn’t quite so Grande Dame.

Agree/Disagree?

 

[Photo Credit: Landmark/PR Photos, elle.com]

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

      I agree, but I can’t picture her in anything else.

      • Joyce VG

        I agree.  I think Grand Dame is her style of choice and she obviously loves it.

    • Anonymous

      I agree.  She wasn’t always Grand Dame.  When she first came onto the scene here in the States she was more floaty, quirky, vintage.  Now it seems as though she’s a clothes hanger, just wearing clothes straight off the runway with no styling. That’s no fun

      • Anonymous

        I liked the floaty, quirky, vintage Flo much better. 

        • foodycat

          Me too. Plus, I don’t care if that cape is Chanel, it looks like a cat clawed my grandmother’s afghan.

      • Anonymous

        I agree – it’s not so much the pieces themselves I mind, it’s that she’s wearing them together, straight off the runway.  It doesn’t say Flo, it says Chanel, and that’s boring.

      • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

        I agree. The first time I saw her was right after Gretchen’s win and I thought Florence was wearing something from Gretchen’s Fashion Week runway show. She has certainly changed her image since then.

    • jeneria

      I have a hard time believing she’s only 25.

      • Anonymous

        Geez, me neither…so much so that I had to google it to see if you were right. She looks about 45 here.

      • Anonymous

        Seriously?  I was about to google her age.  She looks like she’s in her 40′s in everything she wears!

      • Anonymous

        Which is exactly why it’s time for her to dial it back several notches.

      • http://twitter.com/mellafe natalia h

        ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!

        I’m (almost) 32 and I look 25. 23 even!

        • http://twitter.com/LOfficielEbony TheVeryLivingEND

          Well, she has the inverse problem.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kelsey-Albrecht/100001647200441 Kelsey Albrecht

        Both Florence and Adele look and sound like they’re at least 40 years old. IDGI

      • Alloy Jane

        Wow, really?  That’s kinda tragic as since she’s hit US shores, she’s never looked a day under 40.  This get-up makes me want to refer to her as The Dowager Welch.  She also really really needs to do something decent to that fabulous red hair. 

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

          The Dowager Welch?  Especially fitting since I was thinking the only woman who could pull this off is Maggie Smith.

          • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

            That’s a great idea.  She should wear this the next time she goes out in public and is photographed.  I have much <3 for Maggie Smith.

        • foodycat

          The Dowager Welch? That is GENIUS! She does just need a poke bonnet, doesn’t she?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6RS6NLL44AED3E4QWIYTDQGU6I Psy_Chick

        I also just had to look up her age. I’m 34 and I look like I’m 20. She’s 25, and she has never looked younger than 45 to me. She doesn’t need to dress or act like a teenager, but this is ridiculous. Does she have that Benjamin Button disease?

      • Ginny Reilly

        Redheads always age faster than everyone else.

        • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

          Maybe, but I know a ginger from Scotland who is in her mid-30s and looks ten years younger at least, not an easy feat for anyone in sunny Southern California much less a pasty, British import living in the scorching valley.  But Flo’s age doesn’t come from her face so much as from the way she styles herself.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=768540908 Badriya Al-Badi’a

          I’m a 43 year old redhead and I still get carded when I buy liquor.  It’s all about sunscreen and wise choices.

      • Anonymous

        I know, right!  Her hair, makeup, and clothing choices age her so much.  I’m all for being quirky and fabulous, but not when it’s robbing her of her youth.

      • http://vvatima.livejournal.com/ murt

        Wow I didn’t realize this…. I also had to google it in order to believe it. She definitely looks much older – at least mid-30s.

    • Anonymous

      Lady Gaga could give her some lessons….

    • http://twitter.com/vicesbyproxy Shannon C.

      Completely agree. She’s so young and you’re right that she looks so Grande Dame here. I would love to see her in something that’s equally as sophisticated and interesting and Chanel, but slightly more youthful. Maybe if she wore some more color. I think Jill Sander would look amazing and fresh on her.

    • http://profiles.google.com/laurenjeanstm Lauren St Martin

      Agree. She’s started to look depressing. Not like she’s depressed,but more like she looks like depression itself.

      • http://twitter.com/diehimbeertonis Die Himbeertonis

        That`s a great idea for a halloween costume, actually. Hey, what are you? A depression! 

    • http://theargiehome.blogspot.com/ Gus Casals

      Agreed. I don’t really see the appeal to her, to tell the truth, it all seems like a huge PR effort: we can’t market the music, cause it’s not that accessible, so she’s a STYLE QUEEN. That is a flimsy premise, and we are starting to see the cracks now. 

    • http://www.joannao.blogspot.com JoannaOC

      Now that she has changed her bangs, it really changes her whole look.

      • Anonymous

        It wasn’t a good change . . .

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1177755257 Lisa Weaver

      AGREE 100%. Flo is looking a bit Sunset Boulevard and she is much too young for me to be dragging out that trope! She needs to reel it in and get some fun back in her fashion.

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

      So crazy – I’m listening to Stevie Nicks at this very moment and when I saw FW, I thought “that’s kind of a crazy, witch of the woods get up” like Stevie would wear….

      • http://profiles.google.com/denise.alden Denise Alden

        My thoughts exactly!

    • Anonymous

      True that.  I just wikipedia’d her and, if you can call that a reliable source, verified that she’s only in her mid-20′s.  Time to scale it back a bit because she has plenty of time for Grand Dame later, time for some more fun.

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

      I guess you’re right but as my co-kitten said, it’s hard to imagine her in anything else.  I can see her in a chic, long-sleeved, form fitting, knee-skimming black dress with killer heels – but that’s not very rock n’ roll. She’s not an actress so she needs a schtick. I’m thinking more severe, Annie Lennox type thing. God knows the girl needs a haircut. It  looks like she’s growing out her bangs and someone with her money should never look like they are growing out their bangs…even when they are actually growing out their bangs.

    • Anonymous

      Good point.  She looks middle-aged here, not to mention witchy.  Not a good look.

      So Harrod’s has top-of-the-line entertainment and a red carpet for its sales????  Wow.

      • Anonymous

        Their after-Christmas sale is usually a pretty  big affair.

      • http://dandelion.livejournal.com/ Jenna

        You have no idea – they market it as “there is only one sale”.

    • Anonymous

      I want a Flo paper doll so I can dress it up in the designers of my choice just for kicks. 

    • ryaddictive

      okay, it’s JUST MY TAKE, so please don’t hurt me, but:  she takes herself way too seriously, and so do her fans.  *ducks*  i think her band should be called “florence & the p.r. machine,” because she sort of barreled into mainstream success last year, and there are other singers who … well.  imogene heap, anyone?

      • Anonymous

        I completely agree with you and I got your back. Last year a fellow kitten clawed at me because I said Florence evoked Stevie Nicks (seriously, doesn’t just about every other poster here say that?!) and also commented on the couture aspect of their dressing, but most minions play nice. It does, however, go toward your point above about being way too serious when perhaps it really isn’t warranted.

      • Anonymous

        I love Imogene Heap…I also feel she needs more recognition, but maybe she was just ahead of her time, (and also, she was an interesting dresser, I haven’t seen her lately)…I think the Welch is great, and I hope she can keep up the pace that the “pr machine” has set for her….Maybe she dresses dowdy because it is her way of crying out for a break….

      • Anonymous

        I agree with you about Florence Welch (though she is deserving of her success), but I don’t think Imogen Heap is a good example of someone who hasn’t had mainstream success.

    • http://ymwlt.blogspot.com/ Dawn Sinclair

      Agree and I love the Flo! Point of fact UK Vogue cover, she’s looking older than she should. Love the photo (but then it’s Testino so I would) and the colour but would really like to see her in something fresh and light. She’s this generations Stevie Nicks and seems to be making the same type of fashion mistakes, one hopes she doesn’t make the same kind of drug/men mistakes that Ms Nicks did as well!
      http://www.vogue.co.uk/news/2011/12/06/florence-welch-vogue-cover—january-issue-british-vogue 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christopher-Lally/1813707728 Christopher Lally

      The clothes are yummy. The hair and makup are dreary and dreadful. She looks forty years old.

    • Anonymous

      more or less the same could be said about her music. the full throttle operatic melodrama ALL THE TIME is exciting, but for her next album, she should lighten things up just a little.

    • Anonymous

      Dreary is the perfect word to describe this look on her. I was surprised when I scrolled down and saw it on the model and liked it so much there.

      • Anonymous

        Agreed. It’s actually pretty fantastic on the model, boots and all.

    • Anonymous

      I so very fully agree.

    • Anonymous

      It wouldn’t hurt if she eased up on the pale foundation makeup either.

    • Anonymous

      maybe she needs a couple of gay uncles :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      I really love her, but I cannot get away from the fact that most of her candid shots she looks a bit manly.  This drag queen get up is definitely not helping.

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

        I really think she needs to change her make-up, because I see this too. Or maybe it’s just that her face works best in animation, because she’s stunning in her music videos.

    • Sara__B

      Agree! (And look how much better she looks when illuminated by the rosy stage lights instead of the cold glare of flash bulbs. I don’t understand why she enjoys looking as if she’s from the late 1800s and suffering from a mysterious illness.)

    • Hetha Innis

      Oh agree! She’s young?

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, you nailed it with “Grande Dame.” The middle part and heavy lipstick aren’t doing her any favors at all. The lipstick is making her lips look super thin and her skin washed out in a geriatric way, In fact, in these pics she totally reminds me of the batshit-crazy 90 yo lady who lives across the street from me.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        I wanna hear more about your crazy neighbor.

        • Anonymous

          Oh lord, where to start. Okay, as far as looks go, she has the full-on “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane” thing going on. She dyes her hair a really dark auburn (which washes her out and brings out all the wrinkles on her 90 yo face); she wears very heavy cream rouge in circles on her cheeks, clown style; and she favors very bright red lipstick on her thin, lined lips…and the lipstick bleeds out into the lines around her mouth.

          Then, she is a mean, mean lady. She harangued me about my kids leaving their baseballs in her yard. No amount of talking on my part could convince that my kids don’t even play baseball or really play in the street much at all. She is at war with the neighbors next to her who have nice but really active kids. She lives in the burbs and gets upset at kids playing outside? She has gone so far as to put broken bottle glass, nails, and motor oil all along the top of her fence btwn her and the neighbors in question, so the kids can’t climb the fence, I guess?

          But she likes my next-door neighbor (and good friend of mine). The crazy lady gave my friend some chocolates to give to her children. They were liquor filled. My friend thought it was just an honest mistake. Until the crazy lady came up to my friend a month later with a bag and said, “I thought your children might enjoy this.” It was a bottle of wine. My friend’s kids were all under age 13 at the time.

          C-R-A-Z-Y

          • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

            Oh my god. I know it’s inappropriate, but that last part made me laugh really hard.

    • Anonymous

      holy COW this woman is one year older than i and i thought she was about 40. agree 100 percent.

      • Anonymous

        40?  I though she was in her 50′s she looks like she’d be Laura’s older sister or aunt

      • Katharine Hudson

        Same. I’m shocked she’s only 25. From every photo I’ve seen of her I thought she could be my mother.

    • Anonymous

      I think she could lighten it up a bit and still have the Art Deco look she’s desiring.  And a little lighter on the pancake makeup and a lighter-colored lip would do tons to ‘youth her up’ a bit.

      And I have to take any opportunity I get to say what a fabulous singer she is…right up there with Annie Lennox and Peter Gabriel in my esteem, which is very high praise from someone picky about voices.  I literally listen to her music on my Ipod every day at work…it keeps me from killing people. :)

    • Anonymous

      Well with the cape (?) and moo moo, she certainly puts the Maude in maudlin.

    • Anonymous

      She looks like a drag queen in those photos.

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

      Agreed.  She could change up the hair a bit too.

    • Anonymous

       how is she 25? the mind reels.

    • http://profiles.google.com/clairehaley1 Claire Haley

      I have to say, I don’t really get her. I’m not familiar with her music, but whenever I see her I wonder why her hair and makeup looks so terrible when she’s usually wearing such amazing dresses. In the world of female musicians with style, I’ll take Joanna Newsom any day. She rocks the shit out of the likes of Rodarte and Christopher Kane on stage all the time and actually looks put together.

      • Anonymous

        She’s an incredible singer. You should listen! You’ll fall in love just like the rest of us :).

      • Anonymous

        I love Joanna Newsom

    • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

      Point well taken. On the other hand, I can’t imagine this particular outfit looking so good on anyone else. She looks amazing, like a Pre-Raphaelite dream or a drawing by Jane Eyre or maybe a really amazing vampire. Not a look to aim for consistently, and as you say maybe not emblematic of Harrods.

    • Anonymous

      Agree. Chanel and Dior are not doing the best work out there right now, anyway.

      And in that cape and that hair, she looks more like Noel Fielding in drag than ever.

    • Anonymous

      Okay, in that second picture she looks like she needs a liver transplant.  She is a victim of very poor lighting or, girl, that is just not your color!

    • Addicted2Glamour

      Agreed. She’s barely into her career and is already locked into a style she can’t seem to get out of, a la Stevie Nicks and her Welsh Witch personae she is still stuck in, 30 plus years later. 

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      As one of the kittens who reached their 40th birthday last year I must confess that it stings a bit to hear so many of my fellow commenters saying that Ms Welch looks my age despite her tender years!

      I don’t think the centre parting is flattering her face particularly.  The shorter bob looked wonderful against her striking jawline.  She really doesn’t have to go all out to resemble Lizzie Siddal and the other pre-raphaelite models, she’ll look pre-raphaelite in just about anything.

    • Anonymous

      Horrid!  I’d love to see her in some vintage Halston. 

    • Anonymous

      I feel like her whole thing is being incongruous. As a singer in the pop/top 40 world she doesn’t make sense, and as a singer whose music is played on rock radio she also doesn’t make sense. Therefore, I love to see her in crazy gowns and things in fairly simple settings and then in cute little shift dresses in more formal settings. 

    • Anonymous

      Sorry, I(‘m reading transvestite here, and that’s not a good thing.  Go back and look at her face.

    • Anonymous

      I think this dress suits her very well. I enjoy her style and hope she doesn’t change just for the sake of it.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t like that outfit on her at all.  Looks like a pile of ashes.  

    • Anonymous

      That’s an awkward hairstyle on her.  I wish she’d brush the bangs back more instead framing her face.

      I don’t think the dark grey color is her friend neither is her choice of lipstick.

    • Hannah P

      I’m not sure I agree. I’ve seen her in concert when she was wearing one of the Gucci dresses that she brought on tour, and she just looked like she was having so much fun dressing up! She was playing with the chiffon and kept talking about how much she loved the dress and was dancing around waving the dress around her. I think she honestly like wearing these dresses, and I mean who’s to blame her?? If I had as much money as her, I’d be wearing the most expensive dresses I could and just relishing it. I would killll to wear Chanel, so I don’t really blame her for wanting to wear it all the time. I can’t really see her in anything else…. I saw her in an airport 4 months ago and she wasn’t wearing a ball gown, but she was wearing a very stylish/dramatic little dress, thigh high socks, Sam Edelman boots and one of those Gucci hats that everyone was wearing. I think she has the classic English tendency to overdress :) god knows we like the opportunity to throw on a pair of heels and a party dress for the slightest of occasions.

    • Judy_J

      I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again….girl dresses way too old for her young age.  When she really is old, she’s going to wish she’d taken adavantage of her youth and dressed accordingly.  When you’re old and dress too young, you just look desperate.

    • http://twitter.com/TigerLaverada TigerLaverada

      I think this outfit would look dreary on anyone, frankly. Imagine that walking down the runway on PR, put together by some contestant whose last name isn’t Chanel or Lagerfeld, and guess what the critique would be.

    • Wrenaria

      Agree. I saw her on SNL and in one of the skits was wearing a raglan tee shirt and laughing/smiling and she actually looked really amazing and nice and happy and accessible. She’s a year younger than me but until today I thought she was much older. Lighten up, Flo! You have plenty of time to be old when you’re old! Embrace your youth!

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      I love my girl Flo. In this instance I can’t, I just can’t.  She looks like she’s a refugee from a 50′s horror film where she is about to be attacked by the werewolf, when she (stupidly ignored the advice of the hero) and went out to the moors for a stroll at 2 AM.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sephski Jennifer Szczublewski

      Agree. I LOVE the drama and glamor of some of her looks, but I also would really like to see her in some younger, more colorful, and more playful things.

    • Anonymous

      Agree, especially since this outfit looks like it was made for Morticia Addams.

    • http://twitter.com/mellafe natalia h

      Game of Thrones!

      And she kind of listened to you guys and changed her hair a little tiny bit. Small victory?

    • Anonymous

      She’s 25?!?!?! Good golly. I think it’s great she’s going for dramatic and elegant with her striking looks, but her clothes (and hairstyle) are SO AGING!!! But I am not familiar enough with designers to know who would work better with her looks.

    • http://twitter.com/anibellee Lynsey M.

      She looks like she’s auditioning to play flashback Catelyn in Game of Thrones.

    • Anonymous

      I think my biggest problem is her hair and makeup.  Lately, her hair has been looking dirty and lifeless.  This lipstick is not her best choice, she’s shiny, and her eyes are disappearing.  I’m not saying she needs makeup or should wear it.  But you can’t wear these grand clothes and then look like you haven’t washed your hair and have low key makeup.

    • Anonymous

      Ugh. SO over her Grey Gardens schtick.

    • Anonymous

      Agree about the style issues.  Also I hate her hair and makeup.  She’s attractive but she somehow always looks completely exhausted and 20 years older than she is.

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

      TOTALLY agree!  That grey dress is dishwater, and that hand-knitted ombre snuggie thing is a shroud.  A heavy, sad shroud.  The makeup is a mask.  I’m hitting the big 5-0 tomorrow and that thing is too old even for me.

      and I hate it on the model too…just YUCK.

    • Anonymous

      Very much agree. Also, I wish she’d lighten up the makeup a little. She needs to go spend some time around KiKi, and maybe Evan Rachel Wood. Splash of Diane Kruger never hurt anybody.

    • Anonymous

      Please, please do something with the hair. It is sad and unflattering. But I suppose it matches her style, which is sad and depressing.

      And speaking as someone who likes some of her music I was floored when I heard her recently performing live on tv. My mind (and ears) were blown by how wretchedly awful it was. My love for Flo isn’t quite what it once was I’m sad to say. I hate it when that happens. 

    • MilaXX

      YES! And fix her damn hair. That center part makes her look 45.

    • Anonymous

      She needs to set that ginger mane free.

    • Anonymous

      I actually loathe this outfit and think it looks like something appropriate for a goth grandma which is, I think, the point you are making. She looks way older than I do which is tragic for an alt girl. 

    • Anonymous

      I like the dress and the cape and the jewelry and the nails, but her makeup is atrocious and I cannot abide that shoe. The clunkers the model has on are way more interesting. I’m never a fan of recreating a runway look head to toe, but for realsies, once you make the decision to keep the dress and the cape together you might as well go all in.

    • Anonymous

      She’s like a goth Little Red Riding Hood. 

    • Anonymous

      Yup, although even more than a new wardrobe I think she needs a new ‘do. The parted-down-the-middle thing only works if you have pin-straight hair, otherwise you look like a 70s rocker, and not in a good way. Can’t someone give her a softly layered bob or something?

    • Anonymous

      She seems like a lovely person, but her hair makes me twitch.

    • Anonymous

      completely agree.

    • Anonymous

      Agree. She looks sixty. 

    • Anonymous

      Hell if Chanel and Dior were throwing their clothes at me, you bet your sweet ass I would wear the hell out of it!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=506473106 Mori Clark

      PLEASE, FLORENCE! step AWAY from the center part!!!!!!!!!!! :( 

    • CQAussie

      Agree!  Surely she can save the grand dame looks for later?  Or at least change it up more often.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed! Some of us look older than our years, no matter how young we feel…I think it is important in this case to try to remain fresh in the style department, and most of her clothes make her look older than she is..(only 25, 26?) She is so pretty and I think she would look great in some cigarette pants and a vintage top…she should definitely bring us on tour with her to help her with her styling….

    • Anonymous

      Agree.

    • Susan Walker

      I saw her interviewed and she sounds and behaves much more youthful than her appearance.  With the cape off and the booties like the model wore, I suspect this would have looked more age appropriate.

      And a concert appearance at the opening of a department store SALE?  Geez.

      • Anonymous

        No one ever sang at the local Target sale! A local choir was at the mall on Boxing Day, though no one paid attention to them. I was worried they get run down in the chaos.

    • Anonymous

      I agree, but I love the way this looks on the model. It hangs differently somehow and doesn’t come off as too grandiose.

    • Anonymous

      Ok, I had to google her age and FREAKED OUT when she was 25!  WHA??? Oh honey, no.  I am SO with TLo here – she looks YEARS older than she actually is. Floor-length Grandma’s shawl isn’t a cute look.  Even on some grandmas.

    • Anonymous

      COMPLETELY agree here.  Right on, boys.

    • http://profiles.google.com/awilsongirl Amy Wilson

      First thing right off the bat, I want the shoes (boots?) that the model is wearing. I need them. Second, I think when she lost the bangs, it really aged her. Like the other Bitter Kittens, I couldn’t believe that she is only in her mid-25s. I have always assumed that she was in her late 30s/early 40s. Hot damn girl- you have plenty of time to look 40. And I’m 33 so I think there is nothing wrong with looking your age (and in some ways it is refreshing to see a female celebrity who doesn’t think she need sto dress like a slutty 16 year old) but this is just not flattering.

    • Anonymous

      Playing Grand Dame is what makes her unique. Anybody can do quirky, young and vintage. That’s so expected… I love her style, it suits her. Maybe when she’s old, she’ll sport pink hair and Doc Martens.

    • Anonymous

      Snow White’s future stepmother, before the King met her.

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

      Eh, it’s her thing.  Just like whack-a-doo is Gaga’s thing.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CQPXLNCBM5CZSHZZXJDHPVFS7E Buffy

      Agreed!  this is so heavy looking

    • Anonymous

      She’s wearing what looks like my first knitting project from college.  Lion Brand Homespun from the clearance bin, anyone?

    • Anonymous

      disagree (tho i did win a bet over christmas bc everyone thought she was in her thirties and i knew she’s mid-twenties lol)… GRANDE DAME IT UP, FLO!

    • Anonymous

      I think she could really use a more face-framing haircut to soften her face a little and it would do wonders for her look.

    • Anonymous

      Yes. Because she looks like a drag queen here. It’s de trop. 

    • http://twitter.com/Athenabast Athena Bast

      How old is she? She looks 40 to me in these pictures.

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

        She’s supposed to be like, 24 or something, which…*side eye* Maybe she’s on her Benjamin Button and by the time she’s 40, she’ll look 17. 

    • Anonymous

      I wouldn’t have thought of it – after all, that’s why you at T&Lo do what you do. But now that you’ve brought it up? I see that you are totally right. (Ooh, love Harrod’s. But it’s so gawd-awful hideously expensive for even a tin of lollies. And it’s so filled with gaudy Middle Eastern types burning through their petro-dollars.)

    • Anonymous

      I agree – this isn’t her best look.

      But, is that a knit cape?!?  ‘Cause I’ve got a scarf on the old knitting needles right now and I’m just going to keep going with it.  Knit cape, here I come…

    • Anonymous

      Sorry I think she looks like a junkie in a gift bag.

    • Anonymous

      this particular gothic videogame princess business looks entirely out of place, & thats being kind, in her surroundings. really what it looks like is she takes herself way way too seriously.

    • http://twitter.com/LOfficielEbony TheVeryLivingEND

      Listen…Flo, Madam, is you think for one minute that I believe you’re a day under 45, you’ve got another think coming.

      I am sitting slack-jawed & aghast at the concept that she is 25 or “young” in any way shape or form.  And, contrary to the nicer kittens below, I’m going to just say it – she looks old in the face.  Her face is haggard.  She may have “mature” sartorial taste, but I believe it is because she has a “mature” everything else to go along with it.   It’s just what happens when one ages.

      If she put on anything with a more youthful feeling, she’d look like a disgracefully aging celebrity.  She could do better if she would just put on some color. My God, where is the color?!?

    • Anonymous

      Very spooky vibes here. 
      Miss Havisham in the making…oooo!But even the model looks old and dusty, so it’s not really Florence’s fault.

    • R. L.

      Cruella de Vil-ish.  And that isn’t a good thing.

    • Anonymous

      Heavy and dreary.  Exactly.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t really know who she is, but if she had a big white streak in her hair, she’d be spot on for Cruella DeVille, no?

    • Anonymous

      I wish wish wish she’d get the fringe cut back in. That hair isn’t working.
      I can kind of live with the outfit, but it’s not great. 
      The make-up – I’m going to let her off on the grounds of fluorescent lighting combined with flashes not being kind to anyone, particularly those of us with pale skin.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=167100010 Meghan Young

      Agree. It ages her. You know what else she has a face for? Wayyyyyy boho hippie looks. Which would be more casual and appropriate for appearances that aren’t, you know, dinner with Miss Havisham. 

    • Anonymous

      I like the ensemble except for the lace gloves.  I don’t give a rat’s ass if she looks older than she is, but I am on board with the hair hatred. 

    • Anonymous

      i’d define her look as straight up celtic witch, which i find kinda cool.  i could live in that cape here during the cold mountain winters, although it could cross over into pod person pretty easily.  i also adore the random dyed chiffon dress underneath.  but then i am 63 years old.  i think what’s really aging her here is the lightlight foundation next to the cold red lips.  she has a strong jaw and rather thin lips which she doesn’t need to be drawing attention to.  more on the eyes and less on the lips, i say.

      and may i once again proclaim my love for red-headed witches everywhere.

    • Anonymous

      Agree. Though not let go of it completely, just dial back.

    • Anonymous

      Complete agreement!  She looks so OLD and dowager Queen here, like an evil Disney character with posioned apples to hand out.  In a DEPARTMENT STORE!  FOR THE OPENING OF A SALE?!?!  Seriously……

    • Anonymous

      She looks like she’s wearing my grandmother’s afghan, if my grandmother also happened to be into Goth.

    • http://twitter.com/karenrubyleo Karen

      I agree, she can work the dramatic looks so why not play around with different designers (you know what i mean)

    • http://twitter.com/cornekopia Shawn EH

      She can only do epic. Let her.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=630168379 Brian G. Cox

      Maybe she should keep the style and agree to events/appearances more suited to it.

    • Anonymous

      Just a tad too bride of dracula

    • http://profiles.google.com/thisiscelia Celia

      Holy hell she needs some sun. I know she rocks the pale girl thing like nobody else, but she looks like a plaster-cast vampire queen here. With her hair and her style she tends to look dour, and the colors here do her no service. She better spiff up this look a bit, because it’s aging her too much (also, smiling is good, smiling helps, hon!)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jane-Morris/1076502799 Jane Morris

      Agree.  although it helped her maintain her dignity standing among a bunch of handbags.

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

      AGREE. She can pull off weird and quirky.

    • vmcdanie

      Are we sure she’s not a drag queen?

    • Susan Crawford

      SO agree! I get that she has the figure and face and proportion for couture, but she needs to branch out and explore other options than Dior and Chanel, which BTW, is getting more Teutonic by the minute, Uncle Karl. How about a little flowy boho Cavalli? Or maybe give Stevie Nicks a call and see what she suggests? Loosen up, Flo – you’re a beautiful young woman, so have a little fun and relax (like Frankie says).

    • http://twitter.com/mcterzakis marianna

      So agree.