Rachel McAdams in Vivienne Westwood

Posted on February 07, 2012

Will someone PLEASE have a talk with Rachel? Because she simply won’t listen to us.

 

Rachel McAdams attends the premiere of “The Vow” in Los Angeles in Vivienne Westwood.

That dress looks amazing on her, she’s sporting some gorgeous jewelry and her face, while possibly a little too heavily made up, nonetheless looks fantastic.

BUT YOU HAVE RUINED EVERYTHING WITH THAT SHITTY BLEACHOUT, RACHEL.

There are about 10 different shades of blonde going on here and not in a “highlights and lowlights” kind of way, but in a “a clump of gold here, a clump of almost platinum over here, a fistful of ash blonde over here, and hey, let’s make her bangs yellow!”

Stop trying to make the blonde thing happen, Rachel.  IT’S NOT WORKING.

We’re so upset we hardly noticed the shoes. Just go, Rachel. We can’t look at you right now.

 

[Photo Credit: David Gabber/PR Photos]

    • Anonymous

      My immediate thought was high-priced call girl.  Probably NOT the look she’s trying for.

      • muzan-e

        Sadly, my immediate thought was well-dressed cadaver. Oops.

        • Anonymous

          Exactly!

    • Sara__B

      She would fit right in on a Real Housewives of Somewhere show. I think she looks tacky, tacky, tacky.

      • Elizabeth Davis

        I actually thought of Taylor Armstrong from RHOBH when I saw the first pic. Something about the way Rachel is posing.

      • Anonymous

        She does, and in general, she is NOT tacky. I mean, c’mon, she’s Canadian! :)

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

      Have you seen what she looks like in the movie she’s promoting?  She’s got hair issues.  Big time!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=811053804 Stacy Parker Cole

      She looks even more bleached out because it’s a white dress.  This dress in a color would have looked amazing, and the impact of the hair coloring would have been diminished.

      • Lori

        The dress isn’t white, it’s pale blue. The color would work on her if her hair & make-up weren’t a disaster and she wasn’t wearing ugly-ass silly putty shoes.

        • Anonymous

           Yup, I see it as seafoam. It wouldn’t wash her out nearly so much if she had the auburn hair she used to.

          • Alisa Rivera

            It’s the damned flash that makes her look so bad. It smooths out wrinkles but makes everyone look like eyes and lips suspended in air. The hair isn’t helping, obviously.

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      Hate the dress, hate the blonde, hate the shoes but LOVE that last picture looking over her shoulder. Total Bardot sex kitten.

      • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

        More like Francoise Dorleac for me. I like the bangs.

    • muzan-e

      There are companies which make foundation that particularly flatters very pale girls. Their names are Burberry and Chanel. Buying a foundation from one of these houses will cost you many dollars, and you will find that none of them are ill-spent. This is because your skin will adopt a subtle glow, and a beguiling smoothness of texture that does not obliterate your blush or suggest a night spent in a coffin.

      • Anonymous

        Hmmm…  I might look into those foundations, since I am WASP-white and thin-skinned on top of it.  Hey, it’s only money, right?

        • muzan-e

          Oh, so am I. Even the sweet fellow who took my last passport photograph agreed that the result was pretty corpse-like. *g*    They’re worth investigating; the Burberry’s very, very light on me, but it layers perfectly where necessary, and to my astonishment I’m not actually wearing their palest shade. I’m pretty miserly by nature, but the results are very much worth the 50-ish price tag – and I find that a bottle lasts me for several months of daily wear.

          Illamasqua also caters specifically to neglected skintones. *g*  I’m told that their foundations are excellent, but I can’t say anything from personal experience.

          Just a tip: Nordstrom offers returns even on opened cosmetics. *g*

          • Anonymous

            I really think you for the tip.  Money very well spent.  Nordstrom’s it is!  I always learn so much on this blog!  :)  

          • Anonymous

            I’m chiming in to thank you for the info. I’ll have to check these out. I try not to look like a walking cadaver, hehe. PIA.

        • Wrenaria

          If you want full coverage makeup, Illamasqua is good for that. After searching high and low for a pale makeup that can actually cover my up my blemishes/scars I ordered it blind since it’s not sold at all in my state. It ended up being too light (which has never happened to me before), but mixing it with my favorite (but too dark) Estee Lauder foundation works just fine for me.

          I haven’t tried Burberry or Chanel.

      • MilaXX

        Shu Uemura and Shishedo also carry really pale shades. Shiishedo may be a bit pricey.

        • muzan-e

          How on earth did I forget! They sure do, and for us neutral-skinned types, I suspect that they’ll work particularly nicely. I don’t recall any of them leaning particularly pink.

    • http://twitter.com/ms_smartiepants Beth M.

      “Stop trying to make the blonde thing happen, Rachel.  IT’S NOT WORKING.” Poor Regina. Snort. Laughing out loud in the Whole Foods coffee shop now…thanks for that.

    • Anonymous

      Scroll-up fug?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RQTK6BRFB27DFSYOAE5XYJUMGU Anna Merhan

      It’s so not fetch.

      • muzan-e

        Oh my god! Stop trying to make ‘fetch’ happen!

        • Anonymous

          What IS fetch, anyway?  Aside from what I say to my dogs outside.

          • muzan-e

            It’s like…  slang. From England.

          • Anonymous

             It is also used in Mean Girls, which I think McAdams was in, right?

            • muzan-e

              Yes! Red Eye cemented my love for her, but Mean Girls was the beginning of my long adoration. *g*

            • Anonymous

              It occurred to me after I posted that your explanation was actually from Mean Girls. Duh. I’m not always the quickest on the uptake.

            • http://twitter.com/rgmx Mercy

              This thread is yet another reason I love this blog.  :)

    • http://twitter.com/Goldielox73 Goldie

      I think part of the problem with her hair color in these pictures is the lighting.  Her bangs, in particular, look darker in some pictures than others.  Let’s give her the benefit of the doubt though and assume it’s for a movie and she’ll have better looking hair soon.

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

        I’ll give her a little room for the lighting, but her hair is just a big old mess.

    • Anonymous

      … she doesn’t own a mirror. She can’t. I refuse to believe her sense of style is so poor she knowingly allowed herself to hit the red carpet with that hair.

    • Anonymous

      For a minute there I was wondering if it was a sort of Cat Solidarity thing, and she was going calico as a gesture of unity. I think she looks awesome… yea, except for the too long bangs and crazy hair color.

    • Anonymous

      those bangs are making her head look 10 miles long.  bangs starting halfway back the head is a trick us round-faced girls use to make our faces look longer, Rach.  You don’t need to go there hon.  Great dress tho.  And go back to brunette; all the cool kids are.

    • Anonymous

      she looks like she is wearing “pancake” makeup & i agree about the hair.  i think her shoes would have put you boys over the edge.

    • Damien W

      Weird — there used to be an item in her IMDb trivia page saying she is a natural blonde, but it’s gone now. She definitely has the wrong skin tone for blonde hair. She looks so much better as a brunette — I think she achieved the perfect natural look in The Family Stone.

      • Anonymous

         Her roots seem pretty dark.  Of course, that could just be the contract of the way bleached out hair.

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

      My god is that hair aging.  Rachel, please – listen to TLo.  They won’t steer you wrong.

    • Anonymous

      I agree on the dress-I love it and she looks good.  But I don’t agree on the makeup.  I think the eye makeup is too heavy for the red lip and the white white face.  But it may be that her hair is ruining that-the horrible colors that are not helping her skin tone, then the bangs!  the hideous bangs!  It may be that makeup would be good, were her hair not trying to take over her face.

    • Anonymous

      Her dress is amazing shape-wise, but I wish more than anything that is was in a color. Of course, with her brassy bleach job she might tip right over into Melanie Griffith territory.

    • Anonymous

      Awwww….  Don’t take it so hard, boys.  We can see that you’re upset, but just, you know, walk it off.  ;>)

      I think she looks a mess.  The dress is beautiful from the front, awful from the back–it looks exactly like Austin’s Madagascar vanilla gelato dress before he finished sewing his model into it.  Her makeup is ‘way to harsh for her pale skin!  Who does she think she is–Dita von Teese?  The hair, as you mentioned…dreadful.  And the shoes–Geez, what are they, taupe? Mauve?  Whatever they are, they are wrong.

      Epic, as the kids say, fail.

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

        It’s not so much the skin as the skin and the hair together — mine is naturally dark brown and currently boosted to nearly black, and my skin is roughly the color of snow, and I do fairly heavy make-up pretty regularly.  But when I go blond, I ALWAYS have to change the make-up to more light colors, with less neutral.  The heavy liner or lip just looks off when EVERYTHING is lighter.

    • Anna Tree

      I disagree about the make-up. I don’t know if it is the lighting but her face looks noticeably lighter than her shoulders. Also, no one under 70 should wear that much foundation. Oh, and where is her blush? She looks like a Cullen.

    • Anonymous

      what is going on with her?? too beautiful for that trashy make-up and hair! 

    • Anonymous

      Actually I think the makeup is awful, as bad as the hair. Heavy makeup that covers up her beauty rather than enhancing it.   I can’t even look at the dress and jewelry, as gorgeous as it is.    

    • Judy_J

      WTF?????????????  She’s such a beautiful girl, but she’s ruining her looks with that horrible hair!  And that makeup job is pretty skanky, too.  I can’t look at her without wanting to cry.

    • Anonymous

      I both hate and love her makeup, the only way I can justify it is by reminding myself that she is wearing Vivienne Westwood– because crazy makes sense when you do it with Westwood. Look at Carrie Bradshaw, it just works.

      The hair makes me angry, though.

      And I think the dress is a little too long.

    • Anonymous

      Her hair really is just awful…so is her makeup…so are her shoes….

    • Anonymous

      She’s channeling her inner Goldie Hawn.

    • Anonymous

      NO WHAT IS THIS MAKE UP I DON’T EVEN. AND THOSE BANGS. *dies*

    • http://twitter.com/anairbb Briana Blanchard

      The hair looks a little cocker spaniel golden doodle, but I still think she looks pretty good. Love the necklace.

    • http://twitter.com/aStudiobytheSea a Studio by the Sea

      Good grief, it’s Pris from Bladerunner.

    • Anonymous

      With the hair and the makeup she looks about 60.  I’m frightened.

    • http://blue-again.myopenid.com/ blue

      Why would she do that to herself? Without the bangs and the roots, it wouldn’t look *that* bad. And the bright lipstick. Ugh. I really liked her in Sherlock Holmes. She’s got a great smile, and she seems like she’d be awesome IRL.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1253053236 Belle Burnett

      She DOES look different, and that’s a plus. The lipstick is blindingly bright, the dress is cute in the front but looks a size too small in the back, and her hair…yeah, the hair is fugging ugly. BUT she looks like she probably wears Ralph Lauren’s Romance, so that’s gotta be a plus, right?

    • Anonymous

      Raccoon eyes!

    • Susana Reyes

      The dress is beautiful. But she really ruined the look with 1) the makeup, 2)the shoes, 3)those awful bangs.

    • Anonymous

      That’s it. I give up on this chick. She may very well be hopeless in the style department. 

    • Anonymous

      From neck to knee she looks great. The hair and makeup are truly awful. The shoes are snoozeville.

    • Anonymous

      She looks like she is channeling Patsy Stone but in the worse possible way.

      • Anonymous

        Yes! That is exactly what I was going to post. Her face is freaking me out.

    • Anonymous

      Horrid.

      What “blonde” wears a dress the color of old campfire ashes? And then pairs it with beigeish shoes?
      Haircut sucks. Hair color is beyond comprehension.
      Dress is too tight across the ass.
      Necklaces are great, but then DONT wear the matching bracelet. That’s so amateurish.
      Makeup is deathly, especially against the campfire ashes dress. What a disaster.

      Pretty teeth.

      • Anonymous

         Nailed it.

    • Anonymous

      I’m going to be generous to Ms. McAdams and assume it is for a movie role.  Right?  Right? 

    • http://twitter.com/unflinchingly Lindsey Romain

      I’m a natural blonde, and whenever I dye my hair brown, everyone tells me I look much better. Older, more sophisticated. And yet, I feel naked and unnatural as a brunette. It’s just not me. So I can’t knock a girl for sticking to her roots, or whatever hair color makes her most comfortable. It’s kind of an unfair way of judging someone’s overall style. The dress looks great on her whether she’s blonde or not. 

      • Anonymous

        For me it isn’t that she shouldn’t ever be blonde, but this is a terrible shade on her (or a terrible combination of shades, applied in an unattractive manner). She would look so much better with a warm, honey tone. I’ve noticed lots of bad blonde on the red carpet lately. Lots of washed out women who just need to pick a better shade, not abandon blonde altogether.

        • MilaXX

           Exactly they often go too blonde and on not natural blondes it often looks odd because it doesn’t match the skin tones.

      • MilaXX

         Personally I think people in that situation look better with a sort of golden blonde than this yellow she is sporting.

      • Anonymous

        She’s a natural brunette. And it shows.

    • Anonymous

      I just want to scream—this pretty, pretty woman is just turning into Christina Aguilera (sorry doll), waaaay too much eye makeup, blonde hair that looks chip in a chip way. You’re one of my favorites, honey, STOP IT already!

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think it’s her real hair.  

      • MilaXX

         Looks like a clip on bang. One that doesn’t match.

        • Anonymous

          I totally agree; I’m pretty sure it’s a clip-on piece, which is likely why it doesn’t match the rest of her hair exactly.  If that’s the case, the good news is that she can remove it!  

    • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

      Courtney Love really cleans up nice!

      • Anonymous

        Susan beat me to it.  At first glance, I thought “That’s pretty damn good for Courtney Love.”

    • http://twitter.com/katshimmers Kat Wright

      She needs to be brunette. This just makes her look washed out (almost wasted!) such a shame!

    • MilaXX

      UGH! That hair! Kill it with fire! It fugs up the entire look. The makeup is bordering on Xtina levels and the dress and jewelry look cheap because everything from the neck up reads trailer park.

    • http://twitter.com/glastea Coralie

      She looks like a whitewashed stick in that outfit (though the dress fits gloriously); the blonde does nothing for her skintone and the pop of red lipstick doesn’t help matters at all.

    • Anonymous

      Wow. I REALLY agree. That hair is just terrible. There are like 9 shades of blonde in there and it’s all patchy. It reminds me of the one time when I was like 16 and decided to go blonde, but didn’t have money to go to a proper colorist. Some friends recommended some blue powder stuff from the drugstore that you mix in with peroxide and slather your hair with. Ladies, take it from me, never bleach your hair with blue powder mixed with peroxide and whatever you do, NEVER go to the beach the following day.

      The good news is that the dress is gorgeous that fits her beautifully and can we all shout a hearty hooray for jewelry?!?
      Too bad the bad news far outweighs the good news.

    • Anonymous

      So close, yet so far. 

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

      True, but I still think she looks fab. 

    • http://twitter.com/mediapileup mediapileup

      You guys are being too nice. This look is hideous from head to toe. I’ve loved her in so many movies…I don’t understand why someone who has so much onscreen personality would want to look the standard boring Hollywood blonde…and then do a such horrible job at it. Hair is horrible. Makeup is horrible. Dress would be great in a color that actually flatters. And the shoes. Yikes.

    • Anonymous

      Is her hair on purpose?

    • http://twitter.com/sillytwigg twigg

      For some reason, when I look at her in this outfit, all I can think is that she would have made a great Effie in the Hunger Games movie.

    • Anonymous

      She’s GOT to be kidding with that hair. Right? It’s a big pre-Halloween witchy wiggy thang. Right? GAH! It just keeps getting worse and worse. With all the highly artistic and fabulous hair wizards out there at her beck and call, this is how she goes out? I mean a few minutes with Lady Clairol would be better than that mop! She’s making me crazy.

      Also, I love that dress on her and I can even deal with the heavy makeup…it’s the hair.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UQHEKG5EDX4T6NMARUC565TPQ Amy

      Wow. And I thought I had something to be embarrassed about when I showed up to my stylist with a big grown out black stripe on the top of my head. Rachel..it’s all about the upkeep!

    • Anonymous

      She looks like she’s dead.

    • Anonymous

      That haircut sucks. Those bangs!

    • Anonymous

      Super-pretty dress, but GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY is that woman not a blonde. I first fell in girlcrush with her in Slings and Arrows, but she has just never looked quite right since coming to Hollywood. Still a bright and warm and compelling performer who I never get tired of, but still just not right to the eyes. She’s such a ravishing, radiant brunette, and such a painfully generic blonde — even when her haircolor is better than it is here, it’s still not only not as gorgeous as her natural hair, it’s just plain not good. I don’t know who is insisting that she stay blondified, but if it isn’t Rachel herself then that person needs to be pitched down a dark alley headfirst, and if it is Rachel then she needs an intervention.

      I… I can’t even bear to think about the bangs. Let us never speak of them again.

      • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

        Slings and Arrows is where I fell in love with Rachel as well.  She so adorable.  Why does she feel the need to be a generic blonde?  Is it for Michael Sheen(another actor who I admire)?  Hope not.

      • Anonymous

        Yay, more Slings and Arrows fans! *glomps*

        • Anonymous

          My spouse and I are total Riverside Shakespeare-thumping S&A evangelists. If we got toasters for every convert we made, we’d have a lot of toasters. We started way back in the day before it was even out on DVD — taped it off of IFC, made tapes of the tapes and sent them out to all our friends along with little boxes of After Eight mints.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=659680265 Myrlin A. Hermes

        As another diehard Slings & Arrows fan, if they’d had a little “10 years later” tag showing her character looking like this, I’d say it was a clear message that she’d made the wrong choice at the end to go off with the Hollywood star.

        • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

          Precisely.

    • Anonymous

      The light pink background and beige carpet are washing her out even further. The hair cut (clip on bangs) and color are aging and make her look haggard.

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      I love Rachel, but there needs to be some sort of organized movement to get her to go back to being a brunette. Things are getting grim.

    • Anonymous

      Possibly a little too made up?! She looks like a racoon who has just finished drinking some poor other little racoon’s blood. A slutty, vampire racoon.

      I will not mention the hair because i think I should not look at it for too long lest I go blind.

    • Anonymous

      Sheesh, I don’t even recognize her.

    • marilyn

      I think she should have ditched the bright lipstick and the ghostly colored foundation.  Those two things make her look ghastly from the neck up.  I thought everyone in entertainment had a tanning fetish.  She would look great if she had some color to her skin.  If her hair were darker and she had a somewhat darker foundation, they would have balanced the lipstick, and contrasted with the dress.  Since she is doing the washed-out-blonde-in-some-shade-of-white, the bold lip color and lack of tanning gives her a Morticia Addams look   

    • Anonymous

      Hate the shoes, hate the dress, hate the hair, ditto the make-up. She just looks awful all the way round, the opposite of WERQ, whatever that would be.

    • Isa Brandão

      Her makeup artist went all Xtina on her :/

    • Anonymous

      That dress is so beautiful and looks fantastic on her. Too bad she ruined the look with that unfortunate hair and those uninspired shoes. She would like so striking with her natural, darker hair color. 

    • http://twitter.com/astrosexy e l i z a b e t h 。

      I thought she was barefoot. Nude shoes + toe cleavage, not a winning combination.

    • http://twitter.com/ryenerman rynerman

      Please return to rich brown hair!  Blond is not every woman’s friend!

      • Lisa

        I just hate that she did this!  She has always looked fabulous with the brown hair and mid-tone neutral makeup.  That hooker red lipstick and the bleached out dye job are doing her no favors!

    • Laura Korth

      Is there a person standing there? All I see is a white wall with makeup smudged on it.

    • Aly Light

      I don’t know why you’re giving her a pass on the face. 

    • Anonymous

      I think her hair is an attempt a blonde version of the new ‘ombre’ thing that everyone’s is sporting and so few do well.
      It’s awful. Blonde of any shade just does not suit her coloring. She’s a brunette, and should embrace that.

    • Anonymous

      Are you sure that’s not Courtney Love?

    • Anonymous

      A dark rich auburn might work on her if color is what she is after.  

    • http://twitter.com/madamesuggia Madame Suggia

      Jesus-Mary-&-Holy-Saint-Patrick that make-up (or should I say “slap”) is beyond hideous. I actually had to go back and look at the hair (you’re right boys, it’s pretty grim) but my retinas are still in shock from that revolting make-up job.

    • http://twitter.com/trashcookie Jillian Molinaro

      Girl, That’s Not Your Head.

      • Lisa

        “Girl, That’s Not Your Head” – Oh, man, that’s brilliant!

      • Lisa

        “Girl, That’s Not Your Head” – Oh, man, that’s brilliant!

    • Veronica Diaz

      I thought that maybe she was trying to channel some fierce 80’s Blondie.  I also thought the lipstick was too harsh and with the hair aged her.

    • Anonymous

      I was sure it was Suzanne Somers.

    • Anonymous

      When you’re right, Unks, you’re right. Rachel! Ditch the blonde hair already!

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

      I’m not sold on the dress, but I think it would probably be fine if she didn’t look so washed out. Really, this might be the worst I’ve ever seen her look. Seriously, honey, if you need a change, maybe go auburn, but please cut it out with the blonde.

    • Anonymous

      All I see is floating lips

    • Anonymous

      WOW. Not In a good way.

    • Anonymous

      So so bad. She looks like Avril Lavigne. :(

    • Anonymous

      Well, I think she’s never looked better.

    • Anonymous

      Hate: makeup, hair, shoes.
      Love: dress, TLo

    • butter nut

      she looks amazing, but that hair! oh girl, your roots….

    • http://tigergray.blogspot.com/ Tiger Gray

      Damn that hair is tragic. 

    • vmcdanie

      Man, that hair is dead wrong. Combined with the heavy makeup, I want to say cadaverous but that’s too harsh. Pasty and harsh though, yes.

    • http://twitter.com/jaythenerdkid Aaminah Khan

      Oh god, that makeup. I just can’t.

    • Anonymous

      Girl, those are not your bangs!

    • Anonymous

      someone needs to tell her that twilight’s vampire auditions are closed. that poor fabulous dress never had a chance.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R5AEYCZ4KHBGWIKJ2FCRD2D4WY Esme Cuckoo

      [And then, Emma Frost shifted out of her diamond form and turned into Rachel McAdams]

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

      The only thing wrong here is her hair, which is really bad*. I actually love the make-up. The dress is to die for, and she looks fabulous in it.

      *OK, the shoes are bad too, but I barely noticed them.

    • Anonymous

      I’m going to say the color is better in person, and that the lighting is doing her no favors.  I know that doesn’t excuse things.

      But I think you’re focusing on the color, when the cut is the problem.  That is the worst cut ever.   No one can raise that out of “PTA Bitch” level.  I think we all require more of our movie stars, Rachel.

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

      The color is bad, but the bangs are WORSE. Look where they begin! It’s something Goldie would wear to hide surgery scars…

    • http://twitter.com/arodenha Alli

      Ugh that is a TERRIBLE color on her – hair and dress! She looks like a generic 45 year old trophy wife. I didn’t even recognize her.

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

      Those bangs are god-awful.

    • Anonymous

      She looks like a Housewife of [insert posh neighborhood here]… this look really aged her.

    • Jessica O’Connell

      I don’t like THIS blonde on her, but I do think she can look very pretty as a blonde, it just needs to be the right shade – and that’s shade, singular, not this crazy multiple colored catastrophe. But if she went back to the color she had in The Notebook or even Mean Girls, I think she’d look great. Still the dress and jewelery are gorgeous. I can’t get behind that lipstick though.

    • Anonymous

      I didn’t recognize her. As my mother, of blessed memory, used to say, “get your hair out of your face!”

    • Anonymous

      Right there with you, although I also hate the makeup.  Go back to brunette, Rachel.  You were a gorgeous brunette.  Now you look like a broomstick.

    • Anonymous

      Gah! How can someone look so pretty and so hideous at the same time! 

    • Anonymous

      Casper the friendly ghost with terrible hair and horrid shoes.

    • Anonymous

      Oh my, you’re right, I didn’t notice at first but her hair is like 10 different shades of yellow in 10 different spots. Cray cray. HOWEVER, I like the bangs and think (with a better dye job) she’d look absolutely smashing here.

      The shoes were a terrible choice however. Red would have been so much better.

    • Anonymous

      Her colorist needs to be fired.  Not only fired, but shunned by everyone in the industry.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001998855370 Fatima Siddique

      Silly putty shoes…at this point I would think they’re doing it on purpose to annoy the crap out of you guys. I think it’s working. 

    • Anonymous

      Seems like she’s having fun vamping it up.  Not the most flattering look for sure.  She might look back and cringe.  That gorgeous dress fits her like a dream though; this is one of the few times I’ve liked that pale minty color. 

    • aimee_parrott

      I can’t even, with her.  FIX YOUR EFFING HAIR, RACHEL!

    • Louise Bryan

      My first thought was Cheshire Cat, ’cause mostly she disappears into the background.  BTW, more silly putty shoes….
      Just saying

    • Anonymous

      It’s like a terrible wig villan stole in & shoved that thing on her head & she doesn’t know it yet.  T-Lo super heros to the rescue!

    • Anonymous

      All I see is lipstick and eyeliner. The rest is a symphony of noncolors. She’s lucky she’s in front of a printed background.

    • http://www.facebook.com/tiyuju Yuju Ti

      When a pale woman wears geisha make up, she will look like horror movie character.

    • http://twitter.com/miss_lydia Lydia King

      She looks like Patsy Stone!

      • Anonymous

        LOL, I was thinking— Major Patsy vibe here!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HREPOWNBVUBRIVPQCF3ST2IKDM Euphory

      Even if she must go blonde, she should try the Mean Girl color and style!

    • http://twitter.com/minnemuffin MBD

      Gorgeous dress and gorgeous girl, but who on earth is doing those highlights? I think her color was better in Mean Girls.

    • Mike S

      Just glancing at the “headline”, I thought this said RACHEL MADOW IN VIVIENNE WESTWOOD.  The mind reels….

    • Anonymous

      I don’t like the dress either. Actually, the dress is fine, but I don’t like it on her. I think she usually ignores her body type when she gets dressed. She has a great body, but she definitely has more junk in the trunk than in the sweater.

    • Beth G

      She was on Live with Kelly today (and Ellen yesterday I think) and she didn’t have bangs either of those days, so this is clearly a REALLY bad clip…….

    • kimberlini

      Whatever happened to that pretty Rachel girl we used to know?  A trampy looking ho has been showing up at events and using her name!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3KCDEX4FOTCFHZP6WLKSOOKUVM Danielle

      It’s funny that you did the ‘stop trying to make fetch happen’ reference, because she actually looked pretty cute as a blonde in that movie.

    • Anonymous

      I thought you’d have something to say about how the only color in the whole look is on her lips. Can you even tell if the dress looks great on her? I can’t really tell where the dress ends and her skin begins. what’s that napkin doing in the back of that dress? If it was a bit lower it could hide the puckering at her butt. 

    • Wrenaria

      The hair color issues are a little odd, but she still looks amazing.

    • http://robot-heart.tumblr.com heartbot

      The bangs are fake, right?

    • muzan-e

      I got a tan – once. In Indonesia. Following three day-long rice-paddy tours.  

      Or possibly it was a burn so severe that the skin turned brown in protest, but anyway

      Yeah, that was my situation: quietly aging skin that just couldn’t take the mineral foundations any longer, and a complete inability to find a drugstore formula that didn’t look like ill-coloured paste. I still buy almost everything else on the cheap-ish (I’m looking at you, mascara!), but for this there’s just no palatable alternative.   Also, MilaXX’s tip below about Shu Uemura and Shisheido is spot-on. From what I’ve heard, they produce lovely, delicate foundations.

    • Anonymous

       I always loved Woody Allen’s line, “I don’t tan, I stroke.”

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

      I’m with you on the cheap-ish make-up. I was thrilled when I finally found some drugstore mascaras (Revlon and, of all things, Cover Girl) that don’t make my eyes swell up in about 2 hours. Before that, I wore Lancome for years. I’ve also been using Revlon foundation for at least the past 10 years, but I’m just starting to get some lines, and I’m not  happy about the foundation settling into those little bastards.

      I don’t know much about She Uemura, but Shiseido is really great make-up. All their products are terrific. They’re just pricey.

      I’m feeling you on the bad sunburn. I’ve had a few over the years. I’ve never been a sun worshipper. There’s no point to it, and it’s one of the worst things you can do to your skin. It’s bad enough that I smoke. No reason to make things even worse.

    • muzan-e

      The Burberry wears nicely on my combination skin – and when I say ‘combination’, I mean flaky-dry upper cheeks and a nose that is amazingly shiny. I’ve worn it with and without primer, and got comparable wear both ways; by afternoon the oily patches were starting to get a little spotty, but it wasn’t simply sliding away as other foundations have. 

      One thing, though: I did, on a whim, once pick up one of Guerlain’s matting/illumination powders. Again, a spendy purchase – except that after nearly a year of daily use, there’s still so much left.    Anyway, when using the Guerlain to set the Burberry, I saw really long wear, most of it as velvety-smooth as when first applied. 

      I envy, though; I never could get Revlon foundations to work!  I’m absolutely besotted with their lip butters, though. Oh lord. *g*

    • amanda crow

       If your skin can’t hold foundation for the life of it, I’d suggest a primer — I know, more money! Sorry :( — but it really makes a difference. Smashbox makes a great one.

    • muzan-e

      Oh, for sure. My happy find was a drugstore dupe for one of my must-have MAC colours – with decent wear and lovely texture. And lately, it’s looked to me like several drugstore brands have really stepped up their game; I can find long-wearing eyeliners in gorgeous colours, and light lipsticks that are terribly gentle to the lips…. in my local Walgreens, for well under $10 apiece.  Between these and a few excellent indie companies, I’m appreciating that luxury cosmetics can simply be that: an occasional luxury, rather than a necessity. (… okay, in the case of Guerlain, it’s a delicious luxury *g*)

      Around here I’m told that, back in the day, local girls’d smear Crisco on their skin to promote a tan. That makes me feel a little bit better about all those times I slept with a full face of makeup on. Only a little, though; even schadenfreude has its limits.