Matt Smith and Karen Gillan

Posted on March 13, 2012

This one’s for you, Who-vians.

Matt Smith and Karen Gillan taking a break from shooting “Doctor Who” in Spain.

Feel free to work “Come along, Pond!” somewhere in here.

Kate Spade Bow Bridge Kennedy Satchel

There’s no fashion commentary here other than:

We like her purse.

We like his jacket.

If there’s a man on the planet who might make a Mickey sweatshirt work, it’s Matt Smith.


[Photo Credit: WireImage]

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  • Ooh, I too like her purse. That boxy shape is fantastic.

  • As a Who-vian, I thank you.

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    I think it’s actually a sweater but big Gallifreyan love to you guys for humouring your Bitter Kitten/Whovian subset!

    • I think there’s a lot more of us than they let on!

      • Lauren Maier

        There is way more of us than they let on, for sure.  So much so that I think they’re actually scared of us, we’re like the He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named of the Bitter Kittens.

  • Rzldzl122

    A purse like that is definitely bigger on the inside.

    • And there went my soda all over my computer screen.

    • twocee

       If I could like your comment twice, I would!

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    They are such a cute couple. The interesting answer to Hemsworth-Cyrus blandness. Who knows where I can buy that purse? There’s a thin mint in it for whoever tells me first.

  • KG is just too adorable for words.

  • Ahhhhh!!!! I can’t wait for more Who!

  • SapphoPoet

    I like her purse. Love the Mickey Mouse. Thanks for the Doctor Who support. 🙂 

  • Excuse this Whovian Bitter Kitten as she freaks out: OMG!! I’m going to Cardiff next week and get to meet Matt & Karen!!! I will be sure to report back on all the fashion 😉

    • suzanne77

      WHAT?! Yes, report back! And if you see Capt. Jack Harkness, kiss him for me. Hell, kiss all of them from me.

    • suzanne77

      WHAT?! Yes, report back! And if you see Capt. Jack Harkness, kiss him for me. Hell, kiss all of them from me.

      • There is a DW convention in Cardiff next week and I’m going. It’s actually put on by the BBC and is mostly about how the show is made (my total TV geek wheelhouse) but there will be appearances by Matt, Karen, Arthur, Moffat, etc. (and a TARDIS set tour)
        John Barrowman is going to be in Chicago next month and I hope to meet him there. Though I have kissed Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto), so I’ve almost kissed Capt. Jack 😉

        • SapphoPoet


          Have a great time!

        • twocee

           WHERE is Capt. Jack going to be in Chicago?  I don’t care how many geeks I have to battle on the el to get to that event!

          • April 13-15 but they have yet to release a schedule with appearance days/times. 
            Bitter Kitten meetup LOL

        • formerlyAnon

          A TARDIS set tour??!!

          Waaaay cooler than even seeing the actors up close. Especially if they have the lighting rigged.

          (Which tells you all you need to know about what kind of geek I am, if you cared.)

          • Oh I know! I had already booked the trip for the convention when they added the TARDIS set tour for free for a limited number of attendees. The BBC just built a brand new studio that Doctor Who moved into just this week and our tour is at the original studio. I have a feeling they built a brand-new duplicate TARDIS set in the new studios and we’re seeing the original (S5 & S6) set that will probably be moved into a new permanent Doctor Who Experience exhibit that is being built in Cardiff to open this summer. 

            (which tells you all you need to know about how geeky I am with behind-the-scenes info about shows)

  • I really really wish they were an IRL couple. I remember reading a blind item a year or two ago talking about two TV costars who couldn’t keep their hands off each other and they were annoying the crew because they kept sneaking back to their trailers to have quickies – since it was a British site Karen and Matt were the popular guess.

    Also, if they were together that would leave Rory for me…right?

    • Victoria Perry

       I’m with you on the Rory love.  My favorite companion with the possible exception of Capt Jack. (I have a life sized cardboard cut out of  him in my living room.)

  • Anathema_Device

    Want her purse!!! He’s “adorkable,” as my family likes to say.

    I was just lamenting the lack of new Dr. Who episodes. My life needs some Whovian diversions right now.


    • alyce1213

      I used to have her hair.  Sigh.  (I’m still a ginger, with a help to cover the grey, but it’s just never the same.)

    • My sister has a less vivid version of it – sort of an orangey-blonde. I keep trying to convince her to dress as Amy for Halloween, but she also has an aversion to the super-short skirts that Amy is so fond of, so it’s not working out well.

  • histrogeek

    Mikey Mouse sweatshirts are cool!

  • SewingSiren

    She looks fantastic for a person on the street shot. Everything works the short coat, black tights, flat shoes, and fabulous bag and hair.

  • ccm800

    I don’t even think its a proper sweater. 


  • I love the second picture. Great expression and I can’t see his awful shoes. 

  • samitee

    Thank you TLo!! I miss seeing them on my TV… *le sigh*

  • hillmad

    Brits…they just know how to do it! She reminds me of Jane Asher (Sir Paul’s girlfriend for years before he met Linda and still my idol!). So cool, it hurts!

    • Anathema_Device

       Oh my god, you are so right!! I never made that comparison before.

  • hillmad

    He’s reminding me of an uber-cool John Krazinski somehow!

  • MilaXX

    Love them! Love her bag and just love him to bits.

  • Elaine Lang

    My little nerd heart swells with joy at this. 

    Also:   IMHO, Karen Gillan is criminally gorgeous.

  • Elaine Lang

    My little nerd heart swells with joy at this. 

    Also:   IMHO, Karen Gillan is criminally gorgeous.

  • She is one of the most gorgeous women on the planet. I love it! 

  • She is one of the most gorgeous women on the planet. I love it! 

  • I just recently started watching Dr. Who (my 9 and 11-year old convinced me to give it a try). Great show and both look really good in these shots.

  • I just recently started watching Dr. Who (my 9 and 11-year old convinced me to give it a try). Great show and both look really good in these shots.

  • suzanne77

    If by “work” you mean, do I want to pull it off him with my teeth, then yes. It “works”.

  • suzanne77

    If by “work” you mean, do I want to pull it off him with my teeth, then yes. It “works”.

    • Maggie_Mae

      Reminds me of the pictures of Benedict Cumberbatch in his Sherlock Hemlock T-shirt….

      This bitter kitten is even more bitter right now because I just heard the 3rd series of Sherlock won’t start filming until early 2013.  Oh, well.  Of course, if I’d waited until May to see Series 2 on PBS the next series might not seem so far away. (I’ve got an all-region DVD player.)  

      But the glimpse of The Doctor & his companion did cheer me up…

      • I feel ya. While I’m excited for The Hobbit and the next Star Trek, I wish they didn’t interfere with Sherlock filming.

      • Frank_821

        Steven Moffat is here in Austin for South by Southwest promoting Sherlock I believe. The local whovians are all aflutter trying to draw his attention

      • splix71

        Ack, I know! Having to wait until…January of 2014, maybe? for a new episode is killing me.

        I might as well go watch The Reichenbach Fall again and rip my heart out. Again.

  • JordanWho


    Uh, I mean…

    Yes, good post!
    That purse is flawless!

  • JordanWho


    Uh, I mean…

    Yes, good post!
    That purse is flawless!

  • rainashes

    Oh, I adore these two and their slightly batty approaches to everything. Both of them seem a little like aliens who are still adjusting to human life. 

    Also, it does my heart good to hear the words ‘Doctor Who filming.’ Now if we can only get Alex Kingston around. . .

  • marilyn

    I don’t like the purse with her clothes.  The green is too dijointed from the rest of the outfit.  It’s a spring or summer color, and she is definitely in wintergoth.  Perhaps if it had been a darker color-like eggplant, it might have been passable.  

  • Raquel Henriques

    UUh, you should start keeping an eye on Karen Gillan on the street. She has the cutest daytime outfits.

  • MilaXX

    Check out this 1 ct Tardis ring

    • SapphoPoet

      That is fabulous. 

      • MilaXX

        I know! I like when you can subtlety let you geek flag fly.

        • Eclectic Mayhem

          wants it, the precious!

  • AthenaJ

    I wonder how that mickey mouse t-shirt would look with a bow tie?

  • RebeccaKW

    Love! that purse.

  • TheOriginalLulu

    Ooh, I like her jacket too. Is that gingham trim? Fabulous.

    • judybrowni

      I like her coat, too, although those may be gingham shirt sleeves.

    • alyce1213

      I think it’s actually a houndstooth; gingham always has straight boxes, these are toothy.  And I love it!

  • PastryGoddess

    oohhhhh  pretty pretty purse

  • Frank_821

    They both look pretty fab. I am lucky that I have a buddy who’s a professional prop and costume maker that worked on several episodes including the last xmas episode from the last couple of seasons. So sometimes he gives me good gossip and behind the scenes stuff.

    Have any of you seen We’ll Take Manhattan. It was on the Ovation channel. Karen playing a young Jean Shrimpton in a docudrama about that groundbreaking NY shoot for Vogue. Not too shabby

  • Cathy S

    Her purse is fab. He’s adorable.

  • fallen_ikon

    I love the color of that purse. I saw a woman at the mall today carrying a bright green purse..makes me hopeful that it’s a trendy color for bags this spring.

  • you guys… our doctor isn’t dressed TOO badly. he’s learning! as for pond, nice outfit, as always.

  • drdirection

    Ironic T-shirts like that are for douchebag frat boys

    • Maggie_Mae

      You should start spending less time with douchebag frat boys. And more time watching Doctor Who.  (And Sherlock!)

    • julnyes

       I am willing to bet he legitimately and wholeheartedly loves Mickey Mouse and not in an ironic way in the least.

  • sherrietee

    I’m totally digging his striped socks, too.  (I will try not to laugh too hard when I share that I accidentally started to type socks with a c in stead of an s.)

  • alyce1213

    They both look great.  I love her little black raincoat and the houndstooth layer beneath.  And of course her bag.

    He is so adorable, I just wanna take him home.

    • Maggie_Mae

      Yeah.  My first Doctor was Tom Baker!  And I was already a (young & silly) adult at the time.  I lost track of the others–since we only get them 2nd hand over here.  But watched the New Doctors from the beginning–loved Christopher Eccleston & then David Tennant.

      Was very suspicious of The Even Newer Doctor.  He was far too young!  It took about 5 minutes for him to win me over…

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        I just about remember the very end of Jon Pertwee’s time as The Doctor but consider Tom Baker to be my ‘first’.  

        It was pretty strange going from David Tennant (who is the same age as me) to such a young Doctor but he had me as soon as he said “You’re Scottish, fry something”…

        • Corsetmaker

          They used to say it was policemen getting younger that was a sign of getting old, but I’m thinking it’s really the Doctor getting younger! I was fine with Tennant being the same age, but was very relieved that Matt doesn’t come across as young.

  • Oh just so GD adorable. Thanks

  • annieanne

    I like her coat too.

  • 🙂

  • j_anson

    In that case, no man on the planet can make a Mickey sweatshirt work.

  • formerlyAnon

    They’re both adorable, and normal looking. A lesson for anyone who doesn’t already know: invest in a good-looking coat, it elevates the rest. Well done for celebs on the street.

    Not in love with the purse, but then I am not a fan of that green, at all, so I might be prejudiced.

    • Maggie_Mae

      In the 2nd series of Sherlock, somebody tells him he thought he was taller.  (For reasons explained later, the Great Detective is dressed in a sheet.)  

      Sherlock’s advice: Get a good coat & a short friend…

      • formerlyAnon

        Ohh, those words: “In the 2nd series of Sherlock”. I am getting really, really, really impatient!

        (Keep telling myself that it’s good to have something to look forward to.)

  • KathKo

    they’re adorable !
    I can’t wait for May to come, and that doesn’t have anything to do with shedding trousers, socks and hoses.

  • Judy_J

    I like her purse and her coat.

  • Rand Ortega

    OMG. Squeeing like a school girl. They’re just so adorbs! The purse is to DIE.

  • Annie Leung

    That purse! I love it. Also, can I have Matt Smith’s glasses? I’m going to miss seeing these two in TARDIS.

  • I love that purse.  And the color is so seasonal.

  • These two are so fucking cute. I can’t handle it. I adore that bag.

  • Well, if we’re gonna pat Gwen on the back for her shopping tote, we’ve gotta deduct points for Matt’s plastic bag. Surely Karen can fit a couple of Envirosax in her purse…

  • gubblebumm

    I can’t get past her chopstick legs….

  • not even a whovian but by god karen gillian is gorgeous.

  • MoHub

    No Arthur Darvill. So not interested.

  • ballerinawithagun

    She is so beautiful! Just watched We’ll Take Manhattan. Not a great TV movie but entertaining and the most gorgeous couple ever! Karen Gillan and Cristina Hendricks look like they could be sisters.

  • SatelliteAlice

    Even without my EXTREME Whovian bias I think they are both just generally stylish people.  I don’t think I have ever seen either of them in any setting and thought that they didn’t look good.  Neither dresses in a way many other people do and yet it works for them astoundingly well.  Also they are adorable and I want to cuddle him.

  • I would kill for Karen Gillan’s legs. Just saying.

  • quiltrx

    Wish I had the money to waste on a purse like that!  But I agonized over my much-less-expensive purple Bohemia satchel, and I’m totally in love with it, so I’ll get by. 🙂

  • RzYoung

    They look like any other couple in London to be honest. Still, I love her little bag

  • TieDye64

    You can spot a Kate Spade purse a mile away. Love. And now you guys have reminded me I’m way behind on my Dr. Who episodes. Must remedy that.

  • piecesofconfetti

    Love them.

  • lovelyivy

    Can I get that purse and that Doctor to go? Thanks so much Brits!

    No really- looking for that purse right now.