In or Out: Rooney Mara in Louis Vuitton

Posted on January 04, 2012

Darlings, it has been far too long since we all gathered around the fire like a family and told a starlet what she got wrong with her outfit. Let’s really get this new year started by being totally judgmental bitches, shall we?

 

Rooney Mara in Louis VuittonRooney Mara attends the premiere of “Millenium: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” in Paris in a Louis Vuitton dress.

Rooney Mara in Louis Vuitton

Rooney Mara in Louis Vuitton

Rooney Mara in Louis Vuitton

Never before have we seen an actress who can so easily switch back and forth from “mental patient” to “Audrey Hepburn.” To paraphrase a movie no one saw, “We don’t know how she does it.” Although granted, even when she’s in Hepburn mode (as she is here) she’s got a just-under-the-surface off-putting quality that makes her more intriguing than the average starlet.

As for this look, well it’s kind of hard to get it wrong. With her hair styled and her makeup on, all she really needs to do is throw on a Little Black Dress and the look; she is complete. We’re not over-the-moon about the dress. It’s fine, but we don’t love the silhouette and the beading looks a bit like it’s weighing down the bodice. In addition – and this is purely a preference – we’re very not crazy about the naked shoe. It’s fine if you’re in some L.A. or some resort town, but in a slightly formal setting like this, we tend to think they look a little out of place.

 

Vote Now!

 

IN! She’s Audrey Hepburn – in  ROBOT FORM! What took the world so long?


OUT! She creeps me out and her dress is weird.

 

The minions were torn over the final “In or Out” of 2011. Most of you agreed that Zooey Deschanel’s dress was too plain and under-styled, but then y’all voted her IN because you couldn’t really get worked up over it. You’ll have to be made of harder stuff in 2012, darlings.

[Photo Credit: Francois Durand/Getty Images]

    • Zeeshan Ali

      IN

    • Anonymous

      Can you say nitpicking??
      Good grief… she looks wonderful!!  Compared to the shipwrecks who sashay across the red carpets… this young Miss is a breathe of fresh air… beading weighing down the bodice??? oh come on fellas!!

      • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

        “Can you say nitpicking??”

        Yes. “Nitpicking.”

        Now, can you say, “This is an ‘In or Out’ post and the whole point of them is to pick apart an outfit and put it up for a vote? And that T Lo joke about this in practically every single ‘In or Out’ post, including this one?”

        • Anonymous

          “This is an ‘In or Out’ post….Then she’s an IN…

        • http://twitter.com/msjwatt Jennifer Wattley

          I will always love y’all.

      • Anonymous

        How nice of Miss Mara’s publicist to drop by and say hello.

      • http://profiles.google.com/anplica Anplica Fiore

        She looks great and is an IN.  Although I agree that the beading weighs down the dress.

    • Anonymous

      Going with IN.  She looks good.  The shoes aren’t my favorite, but they aren’t silly putty pumps or black peep toes with a bow.  I like the beading, but I also think it’s kind of weird that it’s only on the front, like an apron.  Makeup is good.  Hair is great, especially considering the bang issue.  Overall, it’s pretty great.

      • Anonymous

        I agree.  I also don’t care that much for the shoes, but they are passable.  All in all, it’s a well put together look, so she’s IN.

      • Anonymous

        I agree about the beading.  I think it needed to continue higher up the bustline a bit and wrap around the back just a bit at the beltline.  I think that would have given her a little more “curve” up top and balanced out the skirt.

      • Anonymous

        Apron, yes.  That’s exactly what it looks like.  Beady-Apron.

    • Anonymous

      IN, but with points deducted, as you said, for the inappro shoes.  I do love it that the dress has pockets.  Which leads me to wonder, is it just as awful for women to be photographed posing with their hands in their pockets as it is for men?  Or can the girls get away with it because they are highlighting a design element, whereas pockets are standard on gentlemen’s trousers?

      • Anonymous

        I think the difference is, on something like this, she’s not changing the silhouette of the dress.  When a man puts his hands in his pockets, it pulls at the pants, the jacket, etc. 

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        I honestly can’t tell for sure if she has her hands in her pockets, or if she is standing with her arms down and slightly behind her.

    • Anonymous

      I think the combination of shoe/hemline stumpifies her legs, and the front of the dress makes me think of candy corn.  But it’s not terrible enough for a full-blown Out. 

      A very flaccid In.

    • Anonymous

      I love her look

    • Anonymous

      IN.  This is by-the-numbers perfect for a Paris premiere.

    • Hetha Innis

      At first I thought she just didn’t have the bust to fill out the bodice, but you’re probably right about the beading weighing it down. I think the shoes say summer and the dress says winter. A small ear bling would have been nice, but she is pretty flawless from the neck up! And btw, I am sitting in front of a toasty fire, thanks for completing the picture for me!

    • Anonymous

      she. is. perfect. perfect. perfect. perfect. perfect. perfect. perfect. perfect. perfect. perfect. perfect. perfect. perfect. perfect. perfect. perfect. perfect. perfect. perfect. perfect. perfect. perfect. perfect. perfect. perfect. perfect. perfect. perfect. perfect.

      keyboard -malfunction- abort- post.

      • http://twitter.com/rgmx Mercy

        Indeed.  world of IN.

    • Daniele Paulding

      in. she looks cute. her hair is looking better all the time.

      • Anna Maria Diamanti

        You think? I can’t get past the hair. Browline down she looks great, but that cut is so godawful it’s the first thing I see and keeps distracting me when I try to look elsewhere.

        Is she contractually obligated to keep it for the movie promotions, or does she actually like it?

        • http://profiles.google.com/ameliaheartsu Amelia Logan

          She cut her hair for the movie, considering that it was way more awful there I’m surprised she didn’t insist on wearing a wig. It looks like she’s just trying to grow out her bangs – can’t hate her for trying to make it work  in the mean time.

    • Sobaika Mirza

      Meh. In because there’s nothing wrong with it.

    • foodycat

      I don’t like the beading – the side panels that don’t have it are interesting enough fabric on their own, and as you say it seems to way down the bodice. However, I think she looks beautiful and I love the naked shoe (such a nice contrast to the clumpy platforms of late). IN.

    • Anonymous

      She looks very, very pretty here.  Great make up and hair.  I do like the dress for the most part but I think the beading on the bodice needed to continue further up to create a higher bust line.  I think that is what is creating the dragging down effect and making her look bottom heavy in the dress.  take that beading up another few inches to round it out.

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

      She is gorgeous. That dress is a little off though. The beading on the bodice front like that seems to drag the rest of the bodice from the back over her shoulders, as well as her breasts, down toward her waistline. It’s not a horrible dress, but it’s definitely weird and uncomfortable looking. I can’t imagine it looking amazing on anyone.

    • Anonymous

      She looks nice, IN, but I am also not loving the shoes.  

    • http://twitter.com/karishmamarathe Karishma

      IN! I love the ‘naked shoe’ actually & her hair + make-up are perfection.

      • foodycat

        I think her lipstick is gorgeous, but it’s probably one of those “Oh my makeup artist blended 12 shades none of which are commercially available” things so I will never get my hands on it.

        • Anna Maria Diamanti

          I LOVE that lip color. TLo, can you find out what it is for your minions?

        • http://profiles.google.com/ameliaheartsu Amelia Logan

          It looks like a blue shade of a red with clear gloss (Try Mac – Mac Red). OR wear a nuetral red with a sheer hot pink gloss over it. 

          • foodycat

            I live in MAC Red and it doesn’t look like that on me!

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      IN!! Love every bit of it!

    • Lauren Maier

      IN!  The silhouette of the beading in the bodice is disconcerting, but hey, she looks WONDERFUL!!  

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

      She looks fab, so it’s an IN. I don’t like the dress, though: it’s like the “dress” dress you showed some weeks ago. That beading in the bodice is all wrong.
      Still, if you take it as little black dress, it works, or at least, she’s making it work 

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      I’m giving her an In.  She looks polished and splendid.  However the look in her eye is just a BIT “I will eat your liver, hot and steaming, if you say One Wrong Word”

      • Anonymous

        Day’s First Chortle Award. Thank-you.

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          My pleasure!

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

      In, though I do agree about the shoes.  I like the sophistication combined with her, for lack of a better term, edginess.  Hope she keeps working that.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Claudia-Gilbert/875055316 Claudia Gilbert

      Aww…its nice to start off the year with a big, honkin’ IN!

      • Anonymous

        It is, isn’t it?  I’m sure there will be many opportunities for us to go all bitchy and evil as the year goes on.  But this isn’t one of them. I think she looks fabulous, and while I agree with TLo about the context of the shoes, she’s wearing them well.

      • Anonymous

        It is! I feel TLo might be giving us a soft ball on this one.  Letting us get back on our feet and readjust to make sure we didn’t all lose sight of what works while the holidays were happening. Which is to say: IN!

    • http://twitter.com/msjwatt Jennifer Wattley

      IN.

    • http://twitter.com/msjwatt Jennifer Wattley

      I will always love you.

    • http://twitter.com/Val_GiveThanks Val Lee

      OUT! She is young and I believe the dress doesn’t reflect this-it needs to be altered to fit as well, also the shoes are wrong. A bright shoe would be pretty.

    • Anonymous

      Out. The minimalist LBD looks is all about details–and these are all wrong. The shoe can’t even manage to be a shoe; the beading above the belt makes her chest look saggy and the beading below the belt distracts from the beautiful fabric of the skirt. And the belt is just ugly. Hair and makeup are beautiful and that neckline really suits her, but the skirt is an awkward shape for such an angular woman. Out.

    • Anonymous

      In. I think this is the best she’s looked yet. I’d have picked different shoes, but they don’t really bother me. It nowhere reaches Audrey Hepburn comparison, not even a robotic one. But in all honesty, I don’t think anyone ever has.

    • http://twitter.com/msjwatt Jennifer Wattley

      IN

    • Anonymous

      In. Love how she’s managing the Strange Movie Hair.

    • http://profiles.google.com/saramichelef Sarah Michele Ford

      In. I don’t 100% love the way the beading is applied to the bodice – too bib-like – but otherwise, it’s a great look.

    • Anonymous

      IN I agree the beading looks like it is bulling down the dress a bit, it looks to be a skosh too low on her, but her hair and makeup look fabulous and so does she for the first time in a while.

    • Anonymous

      I get what you’re saying about the shoe but what if she had paired it with yet another platform pump??  She’s IN for me but I wish she had worn at least some stud earrings.

    • http://twitter.com/herong Heron

      In!  Love the shoe!  The bodice could be a little higher, but SUPES cute, little creepy friend!

    • Anonymous

      in. absolutely in. she looks amazing. 

    • Anonymous

      The dress is pretty. It’s simple but a little edgy with the beading, which suits her look. She needs visible shoes and I hope she plans to do something about those bangs, but otherwise I think she looks great.

    • Anonymous

      Love!  In.  She looks beautiful.  

    • Anonymous

      I think she looks great.  I would love to look like that.

    • Anonymous

      IN, but that’s probably because I have a bit of a crush on her after seeing the movie this weekend. Of course, it doesn’t compare to my crush on Daniel Craig. LAWD, but that man can wear clothes…or not…

    • http://www.what-the-frock.com Dana WhatTheFrock

      I don’t like the shoes, but she’s still a big IN. She looks great.

    • R. L.

      In for me but I think she needed different shoes and some earrings.  I don’t like how the beading ends on the sides instead of continuing all the way around.   The bodice looks odd, too, but these are some picky criticisms since the over effect is good.

    • Anonymous

      In.  Audrey Hepburn, if Audrey kept a switch-blade in her purse and just might cut a bitch for looking at her man.

    • Anonymous

      IN, no question. the bodice seems to be just a little to large for her, and the shoes are not ideal, but those are just minor complaints.

    • Anonymous

      in. thank GOD those bangs are finally growing out.

    • Anonymous

      Love it! IN.

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

      IN. I don’t care for the shoes either but her feet actually look good so far as I can tell from the photo–not squashed and very neat. Also don’t care for the dress on its own but she is making it look really good with her minimalist approach.

    • Lynne Godfrey

      I think she looks amazing so an IN for me.

    • Anonymous

      I think she looks wonderful and doesn’t deserve the over analysis.  Definitely “in” all the way. 

    • Judy_J

      I’m not loving the shoes, but the dress is cute and she looks good in it.  IN.

    • Haley Buchanan

      IN.  I love it.  The slight roboty weirdness suits her but it’s a dress that could be beautiful on a lot of different women.

    • http://twitter.com/RzYoung RzYoung

      I totally hate those kind of shoes, she might as well be bare foot, they’re so Natalie Portman, ick.

      • http://twitter.com/RzYoung RzYoung

        but the rest is good so IN, love her eyebrows. Happy new year TLo! x

    • http://twitter.com/lenabena_ Elena

      In. I love it, and I usually detest black dresses on the red carpet.

    • Anonymous

      IN for me, though I wish she threw on a bracelet or some simple, small earrings, and I’d love to see what bag would be paired with this. 

      The dress looks like it could be tailored a bit, but she’s lost so much weight for the role I’m sure a tube sock would need to be tailored for her.

    • http://victoriapavlova.com Victoria Pavlova

      IN. Very pretty with the makeup and minimal shoes.

    • Anonymous

      I think she’s an IN, but someone with bigger boobies, like Scarlett Johansson, would’ve KILLED in this dress.

    • Anonymous

      I also don’t like her shoes, but I’ll give her a pass because the rest looks so great. In.

    • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

      In, I don’t care for the beading in the boob area, but she does look lovely otherwise. The only thing I don’t like about the shoes is that the ankle strap makes her legs look short.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michelle-Shields/1200782178 Michelle Shields

      I liked the dress from the front but from the side it’s all wrong. Reminds me of body armor. And the shoes are all wrong, maybe something red to match the lips?

    • Anonymous

      In, though I do agree with you about those shoes.

    • Anonymous

      At first glance, I was going to say in, but the more I look at it, the more faults I find with it.  The beading on the bodice does wear it down.  The beading is so reflective, it looks like sprinkles on a cupcake and is weirdly shaped.

    • Anonymous

      In. The world has been waiting for a robot Audrey Hepburn for far too long. One of those things you had no idea you needed and now you can’t live without.

    • Jessica Goldstein

      I’m fine with the very delicate shoe; it’s the beading on the bodice of the dress I don’t care for. But that’s a very subjective call, and I think the whole look is very well coordinated and suits her in her Audrey mode. IN.

    • Susana Reyes

      In. she looks great! very polished!

    • http://twitter.com/LordZoe zoe lord

      IN·

    • Anonymous

      Wow, how is this even under discussion? IN.

    • Anonymous

      IN as long as I don’t have to look at her shoes.

    • Anonymous

      IN

    • Anonymous

      In

    • Anonymous

      IN but I can’t help but think her feet must be freezing, but that’s probably because it’s 14 degrees in NYC right now and everything seems cold.

    • aimee_parrott

      IN.  I think she looks great.  She finally figured out how to make that Lizbeth Salander hair work for the RC!

    • Anonymous

      IN, she looks pretty. Agree totally on the shoes. As I was scrolling down it was: “Pretty hair and makeup” “Decent dress” “Skirt’s a little heavy” “Oh those shoes are wrong.”

      But she looks bathed, sane and well-groomed, so she’s IN. (Hooray for low standards!)

    • Anonymous

      IN

    • Anonymous

      IN. She is super-thin enough to make even a silhouette like this work. I’m not crazy about the shoes, but any louboutins surely would’ve made this look too heavy.

    • Anonymous

      Audrey Hepburn sparkled from the inside out.  She doesn’t — so the look is kind of flat.

    • Carol Emmet

      Hair and makeup: gorgeous. Silhouette of dress: like. Shoes: perhaps not quite right for the time of year, but i actually like how they look. What really gets me (and it could simply be the lighting in the photo) is the belt. Ugh! It looks weird with the dress. Not that a belt looks weird, but *this* belt looks offputting, to me, because what it’s made of just doesn’t look like it goes with.

      Still, an “In.”

    • http://twitter.com/Nancer Nancer

      Love, love, love. Totally IN!

    • Anonymous

      In.  She looks terrific.  Plus, I am so jealous that she can pull off both “mental patient” and “Hepburn.”  I can barely pull off “frumpy.”

    • Anonymous

      IN. For the most part, she looks lovely; but I agree about the shoes.

    • http://twitter.com/delysia_lafosse Delysia LaFosse

      I know that you guys are sick of the Minnie Mouse pumps, but these are not an acceptable substitute. Starlets, surely there must be middle ground.

      As for the dress, I’m not crazy about it (it just looks heavy to me), but I can’t argue that she doesn’t look good. IN, but with reservations.

    • Anonymous

      In. But I’m getting tired of her hair being pulled back. We know she’s trying to grow it all out, but surely there’s something other than a ponytail that can be pulled off.

    • Anonymous

      IN.  She is lovely.  Naked shoes, beady dress, even that funny shade of lipstick.  She is IN IN IN IN IN.

    • CQAussie

      IN….I like the look here.  Sure, it’s a fairly basic look but her personality brings extra zing to it.  She’s got attitude and that counts for loads. Also, I love that dress but not so sure about the shoes, but still….IN, I say!

    • Vaniljekjeks

      In.  She’s even working the naked shoe, even though I do tend to agree with you that it’s not appropriate most places. 

    • Anonymous

      I’m cranky this morning so I’m going with OUT. I like the idea, but that dress is awful and I hate the shoes. Hair and make-up are pretty though. Also, get your hands out of your pockets!  I hate that pose. Grrrrrr. OK…coffee now.

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

      Overall she looks good – I’m giving an IN.  But the side shot looks odd. You should have some boobs under there to sort of fill out the shape of the bodice.  The effect works from the front – it makes her look like she has a shape, but from the side it’s odd.  Not sure it’s just the beading weighing things down….

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

      I am realizing that she can look so creepy, that any time she shows up looking half way normal, I want to give her an IN.  That is not gonna last forever…

    • Anonymous

      She looks great and I love her! So much more interesting than your run-of-the-mill starlets. So very IN!

    • MilaXX

      IN, I don’t dislike the naked shoe except when Jennifer Aniston overdoes it, I just don’t think it really goes with this dress. Never the less the rest of the look is pretty good and kudos to her hair stylist for making the best out of a rather unfortunate haircut.

    • Cathy S

      So In. I think she looks fabulous and I really like that dress.

    • Anonymous

      IN!  She looks fabulous.  I can’t hate on naked shoes since I lived in them in high school.  Although that WAS about ten years ago…

    • Anonymous

      IN, but I don’t like her shoes at all. It is January, cover your toes.

    • Brad and Anne White

      I think she looks great. I wish she had on a bracelet because her arms look a little nekkid, but other than that and the shoe, then she’s IN.

    • Anonymous

      In.  Gorgeous.  (ok, the more i look at it the more slight flaws start to pop up, but on first glance I thought: lovely.  Sticking with that.)  

    • http://smalltownbigwardrobe.wordpress.com Catherine

      IN! She looks adorable – this is how you wear a LBD on the red carpet.

    • Anonymous

      I think she might have gone with a funkier shoe, but she’s clearly well dressed and put together.  She’s IN in my book

    • Anonymous

      IN, although I don’t like the shoes.

    • Anonymous

      No nitpicking here.  Totally IN.

    • Anonymous

      IN, because if anyone can work that look, she can… and she’s doing it fabulously.
      though she’s pulling it off, i’m not thrilled about the weighty dress. if this was a “girl, this is not your dress” post, i would say, “dress, this is your ONLY girl.” lucky for the dress.

    • Anonymous

      In.  She looks fabulous.  

    • Nunya Bizness

      In. Adorable.

    • Anonymous

       I’m saying OUT because I can’t get past the fact that the beading really does look like it’s pulling the dress down….and for someone that young, with that body, there is no reason why she should be wearing a dress that makes her boobs look like they’re on a slow fall to her knees.  Bad optical illusion. 

      Also, is her hair long or short.  I can’t tell.  It looks great, but I just can’t seem to tell.

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

      She’s IN because, though I agree with you about the shoes (it’s winter in Paris people!!), I can’t get worked up about it. She looks chic and cute.

    • Anonymous

      IN

    • Anonymous

      IN. I really love it. Wonder what the back looks like.

    • Anonymous

      IN – but I do prefer her in the more quirky looks (a.k.a. “mental patient” looks).  She’s beautiful, but she doesn’t look as distinctive here.

    • Anonymous

      IN.  It’s quirky and elegant, my favorite combination of fashion adjectives. 

    • Aly Light

      IN.

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

      In. I love it. 

    • Anonymous

      IN. Jennifer Anniston hearts those shoes.

      • Anonymous

        Ha! I immediately thought of JA when I saw those shoes, too!

    • Ruth Gottesman

      Chic little look. I think she could use a little weight in the shoe to balance the dress but still definitely in.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1043171034 Tadiana Walton Jones

      Those kind of bodices that circle around the boobs are an automatic strike against an outfit for me, but – although I agree with T&L that the shoe is wrong – I like everything else.  And I’m just so overwhelmingly grateful that her bangs are growing out (until she starts filming the next Dragon film).  In.

    • oohsparkley!

      It’s almost boring, but she looks nice.  In.

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

      MADE. OF. FIERCE. IN!!!

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

      I would have preferred a more substantial shoe, but she never listens to me.  IN regardless!

    • Anonymous

      I think she looks very pretty here, but I agree about how Mara’s unusual and slightly off putting looks brings it to a more interesting level. In some ways she reminds of Lady Gaga in her ability to play the chameleon. She looks just as good here as she does in Lisbeth Salander garb. BTW, she was excellent in the movie!

      IN for me, although I also agree with TLO about the shoes.

    • Anonymous

      I’m with you gents on the naked shoe … but at least her feet look lovely and well-cared-for.  IN for the polished look.

    • Anonymous

      I knew you’d feature this when I first saw a shot of her this morning at the crack of dawn. Thanks for not letting me down! And thanks for the laughs in the “Never before…” paragraph. 

      Off-putting is definitely one of the adjectives I’d use to describe her. But alas she gets in IN for this look.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=720742723 Sarah Winningham

      In.

    • Anonymous

      She needs a more substantial shoe, but otherwise I think she’s a total IN.

    • Anonymous

      Not only way in, but worthy of a “werq!”  

    • Sara__B

      IN. A good, but not perfect, look for robot Audrey.

    • Sara S Rummell

      IN

    • Anonymous

      In :)

    • http://twitter.com/democracydiva Democracy Diva

      In, even though she totally creeps me out.

    • Anonymous

      IN! I kept waiting for your “Gotcha!”, because she looks so good.
      One quibble, I hate that faux strapless neckline, probably because I bought a silk blouse with it and have never worn it anywhere, just doesn’t work for me, so now I hate it. It was a Chloe Dao, so between the name and the material, I overcame my good sense re: what works for me and what doesn’t.

    • Anonymous

      In

    • Anonymous

      Totally IN!  Many starlets could learn a thing or two about looking chic from this girl.

    • Anonymous

      I can’t really find fault with this look. IN.

    • Anonymous

      This is a full-on WERQ in my book. Her style really resonates with me.

    • Anonymous

      She looks fabulous — hair, makeup — but the dress reads “goth cupcake” to me. 

      Also, I think it’s hilarious that the French title of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is “Millennium: Men Who Don’t Like Women”, as opposed to the more direct original, “Men Who HATE Women.” Gallic understatement, no?

    • http://twitter.com/PsychicMuppet Bitsy Carver

      IN!

    • Anonymous

      IN from the ankles up! Her best hair/makeup yet, and that’s negating the really bad shoe choice for me.

    • http://twitter.com/carelessriver Cassie (C.M.W.)

      In in in! The hair! The lips! I can forgive a few extra beads when the overall effect is, in fact, Robot Audrey.

    • http://profiles.google.com/thekate Kate Musgrove

      I love it, stupid naked shoe and all. In!

    • Anonymous

      IN. I am loving her. I understand reservations about the shoe, but I find the simplicity of it to be chic and elegant.

    • Anonymous

      She looks great. IN.

    • Lexie

      IN.
      I agree a slightly more prominent shoe would have given her some bonus points, but overall I really like this.

    • Anonymous

      Undoubtedly IN. Maybe it’s just the post-holiday dieting talking, but her dress reminds me of a cupcake.

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

      In. Sometimes I like to be creeped out!

    • Ozski

      Does this woman have any teeth? I NEVER see her smile. Ugh. Do we really need another Kristen Stewart? Yes, exquisite bone-structure/complexion/figure. Zzzzz.

    • Ozski

      Oh! Also OUT

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1468295759 Connie B. Verzak

      Hold on, bitches. I just checked the handbook and it says “Audrey Hepburn reference=IN”. It’s like fashion Godwin’s.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K7VOQSAYZ7H2OBX6LOJNNIBSSE Amanda

      Well, I like the dress and red lipstick, and her hair is nice…but I’m underwhelmed by the whole thing. Ah, it’s a new year…IN. 

    • Anonymous

      In!

    • Anonymous

      IN but I agree with you about the shoes.

    • Anonymous

      IN

    • Anonymous

      In. She’s done well with an awkward dress.

    • http://profiles.google.com/adj.blair Adriana Blair

      Love everything except the shoes; they seem too light for such a heavy dress. IN.

    • Anonymous

      dont like the bodice–the attention to her chest is unflattering.

    • Anonymous

      In!  I like everything.  And I prefer naked to clompy, shoe-wise.

    • Anonymous

      IN.  She’s sleek and cool-looking.  I don’t care for the shoes, but the dress and styling are enough to cancel them out.

    • Anonymous

      Those shoes are super cute but having that much exposed foot looks weird when in “Audrey” mode. That dress is super cute and just strange enough that it goes with her weird bangs. The make up is great. I think her hair could be a little more present but other than that she looks fabulous. IN.

    • Anonymous

      Completely, totally, 100% IN. She looks freaking fab.

    • Anonymous

      IN.  She looks very pretty.  The shoes seem out of place for Paris in the winter, unless it’s unusually warm.  I live in Phoenix, and I wouldn’t wear sandals around town in the winter, even out in the evening.  Winter is winter….no sandals.

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

      I love you judgmental bitches!  Judge away.  Out.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julianne-Mullikin/100000099104784 Julianne Mullikin

      IN I love her

    • http://twitter.com/LouisaEdwards Louisa Edwards

      IN, but I agree about the shoes.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julianne-Mullikin/100000099104784 Julianne Mullikin

      In.  She looks adorable.  I love her

    • Anonymous

      In.

    • Anonymous

      In!

    • Joanna Schuth

      Meh. In… I guess. If you can ignore the giant seam down the front of the dress, which I can’t. And how badly the bodice is fitted. And I may be the only one, but I don’t like the eye makeup.

      Still… she’s clean and inoffensive. In.

    • http://twitter.com/jessicapippin Jessica Pippin

      Definitely agree with your comments. It’s difficult to get wrong, and the shoes do seem a bit off, but I think she looks great. IN! 

    • http://twitter.com/msjwatt Jennifer Wattley

      In.

    • Anonymous

      IN. I can see why this maaaaybe isn’t deserving of a “WERQ” but it is miles from out.

      Actually, scratch that, this is definitely a WERQ. We even find nits to pick in most werq posts, and the only thing wrong here is the shoes (and I am even kind of ok with them).

    • bloodshothalfblind

      IN! i’d even call this near perfect. i love everything but the shoes. and they are so minimal that there’s hardly enough there to even criticize. but how is she not freezing?

    • http://twitter.com/TigerLaverada TigerLaverada

      I very much LIKE the naked shoe. The dress is kind of clunky, but that’s the design’s fault, not hers. She looks striking, all told. IN.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julie-Chase/731391326 Julie Chase

      In. Her makeup and hair finally look great and this suits her. The shoes aren’t much, but that’s being picky on my part. She looks lovely.

    • Joyce VG

      I really like this whole look on her.  It’s safe but very pretty. IN.

    • http://twitter.com/capt_shiny Mags

      She looks better than she has in a long time. IN.

    • Anonymous

      I mostly like it. The boobage detailing looks too low, which is throwing it off for me.

    • Anonymous

      IN, though I agree with your assessment of the beading dragging down the bodice a bit and better shoes would have been nice. 

      Ahhhhhh, I feel better now. Nothing like quality time ’round the fire with T Lo and the minions.

    • http://profiles.google.com/shawna.ready shawna ready

      IN. She looks great. The bangs are growing out nicely.

    • Anonymous

      I like it more from farther away, as the beading just melts into the dress. However, the closer you get, the more obvious problems with the silhouette and embellishments appear. I do like it, though. IN.

    • Anonymous

      IN

    • http://twitter.com/arianapenny Ariana

      In! I normally hate the naked shoe but I actually like them here. She looks charming.

    • Anonymous

      IN! I think she’s looks great.

    • http://twitter.com/Kerry_McC Kerry McCombs

      IN – she looks GORGEOUS! And softer than I’ve seen her before. I love it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/sorana.tarmu Sorana Tarmu

      I can’t get passed her awkward bangs… She shouldn’t comb it to the side at this stage… And yes, the shoes are totally inappropriate. No complaints about the dress. It’s IN. Barely.

    • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

      She must have a long torso because the bodice looks off to me. The shape and color aren’t doing her any favors, especially against that background. OUT

    • Anonymous

      Lovely.  In.   Goth Audrey Heburn.  

    • Anonymous

      IN. I love that she’s working the high-end Lisbeth, because Lisbeth is an aspirational style figure for me. Really, if I could, I would dress like that all the time. (Also if I lost thirty pounds.)

    • Anonymous

      Innitty, in, In, IN!

    • Anonymous

      IN

    • http://twitter.com/MissAmynae Amy Putnam Ellinger

      IN! I love that she reminds me of Bebe Neuwirth.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1264609232 Samantha Ritchie

      In. no question.

    • Anonymous

      hate the bangs as addressed in a former post about her styling.  otherwise, IN~

    • Anonymous

      in. there is nothing to debate here. 

    • Anonymous

      IN! I think she looks great, thank goodness her hair is finally growing out….

    • Anonymous

      Kind of a Monet, but she looks great enough as a whole that I think she’s in. But I hate the shoes cutting her off at the ankles and also making me cold just looking at her, and the beading looks like the feminine little Minnie Mouse dress she’s wearing is sliding off to reveal the alien medical smock beneath. And making her boobs look low. In summary: She’s in; I hate everything. 

    • Anonymous

      IN

    • Melanie Harrison

      IN! She looks great. Yeah, the shoes aren’t great, but overall she looks lovely.

    • Beth Kenton

      beautiful – most definitely IN!

    • Anonymous

      Kind of a Vulcan Audrey Hepburn.

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      Not feeling the shoes, but otherwise IN.

    • Anonymous

      IN!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1499845379 Marieka Elizabeth

      in! she looks adorable.

    • Anonymous

      In.  She must be sooo relieved to have normal-length bangs.

    • Susan Walker

      I think the beading starts too low on the bodice and I’m not a fan of all the heavy shoes, so the shoe doens’t bother me.  I am happy she didn’t wear tights!

    • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

      I have a hatred for things that make women’s boobs look like mickey mouse ears. That said, she looks great here. I hate the dress but as outfits go, Rooney looks pretty together. She’s certainly worn worse. In.

    • Anonymous

      In

    • Anonymous

      In. I’m a bit startled with myself that I like it. I’m turning 50 in a few days; maybe it’s just trauma.

    • Anonymous

      I’m giving this an IN, but only barely.  Makeup and hair are fine, the bottom half of the dress is good, but I hate that beading on the bodice, and I’m indifferent about the shoes.  Basically, since she had the sense not to wear platforms, she’s in.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Hutchlover Amye Sabin

      This is wonderful!

      The shoes are perfectly fine for that dress.  The beading is cute, but not too heavy at all because it’s minimal.  She’s a definite IN!

      Boy you are grouchy this year!  :~)

    • Anonymous

      IN!!!  I think she looks amazing.

    • http://angryfemur.tumblr.com Andrea Lane

      In. Super cute, even with those yawns she put on instead of shoes.

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

      I agree about the beading, but I’m going to allow the naked shoe just for the pure fact that it’s not a silly putty shoe and give credit for taming the horrible  haircut they’ve inflicted on her (seriously, did no one on that set hear of a wig?). So IN, but grudgingly because overall  she looks kind of unsure about her own look. If she can’t sell it to herself, how is she supposed to sell it to us?

      (On the wings of pity, apparently. Still.)

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

      IN – I love it; I initially was unsure about the naked shoe but I think it works well as a contrast to the heaviness of the dress.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S4KWCOY2Q7A36JSXVIZKRVBXWQ Joy

      In, the Audreybot is a great look for her.

    • Anonymous

      In – very classic with a bit of modern.  The shoe choice is indeed uninspired.

    • Anonymous

      She looks lovely, IN.

    • Anonymous

      she looks great, it’s not her fault that [i assume] marc jacobs went, as ever, w/ one trend or another & decided to put a dress on top of a dress, of which the top one outlines the boobs. i think whats going on w/ her face is she hasnt eaten very much in a long long time & is trying not to think about it, which, if yr young & starving, is very difficult to do no matter what else yr doing & how much you want to do it.

      elsewise, i dont like the shoes either but again, just a personal preference. she always does look more interesting than the usual crop of blondes.

    • http://twitter.com/LOfficielEbony TheVeryLivingEND

      In. Although, I will be glad when she gets over this “I’m the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” phase and moves on to more colorful clothes. Seriously, I want to see her on the cover of something in September in a colorblock color-by-the-numbers type of editorial.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Kresner/641177908 David Kresner

      Why is the movie she is hawking called, in French, “The Men Who Didn’t Like Women?”
      Oh, she looks great though her shoes are barely there.

    • Anonymous

      I hate the Jennifer Aniston shoes, but otherwise IN.

    • Anonymous

      So IN. I want that dress.

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

      In!  I like all of it!

    • http://twitter.com/TMamBo Therese Bohn

      In! Sweet and just right.

    • Anonymous

      The beading would look a lot better if she wasn’t slouching, don’t you think? The shoes are a missed opportunity, but overall she’s IN.

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

      She doesn’t need those bangs anymore, but otherwise she looks lovely. In.

    • Anonymous

      Wow, in.  Add in a touch of Anjelica Houston.

    • Anonymous

      Out. Beading is awkward and ruins the dress; naked shoes wrong choice with winter-weight dress. From sternum up she looks stunning and perfect.

    • http://twitter.com/Bloodisea Barbora

      IN IN! :)))

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

      IN! Audrey was never robot ENOUGH!

    • http://twitter.com/jennsaysmeow Fifi LaRoux

      In. She is killing it!

    • Anonymous

      IN, but I’m not crazy about the shoes, either.

    • Anonymous

      I love it.

    • Anonymous

      IN.  Pretty much always.