Rose McGowan and the Question of Matchy-Match

Posted on April 13, 2012

Rose has graciously offered to stand in as a visual aid while we discuss our much-asked-about ideas on accessories matching. Rose? Why don’t you come out here and show the class what you’ve done?

Rose McGowan attends the 2012 TCM Classic Film Festival Opening Night Gala in a Preen dress paired with Stella McCartney shoes. Clutch by Judith Leiber. 

Let’s start with this, because we’re getting more and more messages to the effect of “What’s wrong with matchy shoes? I LIKE matchy shoes!!!!”  We’re not talking about you. In fact, there are days when we want to take out the “Fabulous & Opinionated” tagline and substitute it with “WE’RE NOT TALKING ABOUT YOU.”

The vast majority of our fashion commentary has to do with how it works when filtered through the media and the many things a celebrity must consider when appearing in public. In other words, it’s about image, both in the literal sense and in the branding sense. It’s about what a celebrity is trying to say or how they want to appear to the public – and how their clothing reflects those choices. It’s possible in a moment of carelessness we typed something to this effect, but we’re pretty sure we’ve avoided laying down rules as to how ALL women should dress. It’s not something that interests us. We are firm believers that out in the real world, people should be free to dress how they like and not worry about what some self-styled expert tells them.  But we are equally as firm in our belief that a celebrity has certain considerations to make that a so-called “normal” person wouldn’t.

Red carpet dressing has an entirely different set of considerations than, say, dressing for your cousin’s wedding. Or a job interview. Or even a night out where a gal just wants to get laid. In the real world, people judge other people’s clothing choices, but those judgments are usually made at a glance. For celebrities, those judgments are made by bitches like us (and you) who pore over every detail of their outfit simply because it’s usually worth a couple grand (at the very least) and didn’t cost said celebrity a thing.

This is a long-winded way of saying that our OCD about matching accessories comes down to how the outfit looks in an image that will be seen by potentially hundreds of thousands of people. If you really like matching your shoes to your bag to your dress, then by all means, don’t spend one second worrying about what we think. But if you are worried about what we think, then here it is in a nutshell:

With dresses, like this one, that have an explosion of colors, pick from among the least dominant colors and look for accessories in that family. Rose did just about right here. We probably would have steered her toward a pink shoe that was a shade or two lighter or darker than the pink in her dress, but that’s a minor quibble.

With dresses that have only one or two colors (like Dianna Agron’s the other day), we’d rather see the wearer pick a shoe and bag in a complementary color not found in the dress. The best shorthand for this is to look at a color wheel and pick from the colors opposite the color in the dress. This doesn’t apply to neutral dresses in one color, like black, white, navy blue, beige, or grey. In those instances, we feel a totally matchy shoe is okay.

But really, do what makes you happy. We feel so bad when people tell us that they’re worried they’re doing something wrong just because T Lo said they didn’t like it. Unless you’re a celeb making a public appearance, you shouldn’t worry about bitches like us.

Mkay, thanks for your help, Rose. You can return to your people now.

[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • Geoff Dankert

    And in other news: anyone else waiting for Rose to effect a facial expression? 

    • funkypeanut

      I think that perhaps this is the result of the platic surgery following her accident. She doesn’t seem to be able to open her eyes any wider than that, which is a shame because she was always rather expressive before.

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

        This myth will never die, will it? She had minor injuries after her accident. Most press reports mentioned a scar under her eye and that’s it. 

        • RzYoung

          TLo commented!! Does TLo comment? I feel honoured to witness it ;)

          TLo, have you been feeling guilty about us normal people worrying about our shoes choices? Don’t worry about us, we know who your opinions are aimed at . But personally, over these last few years, I’ve found your advice has opened my mind up about my own fashion with great effect! I never used to think about accessories, they just didn’t used to register, but now they’re often the pinnacle of my outfit – even if it’s just for the office! Never tone it down please, and don’t feel you have to justify your opinions just cos some people are insecure about their matchy tendencies ;) 
          kisskiss

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/AOGH42V3GIL3Y5XKXROOKF4T4M eddy

             I completely agree. Your advice above about picking complementary colors from the color wheel for styling is one I’ve never heard of before. Thanks for the tip!

          • mixedupfiles

             You can find some interesting color wheel stuff online with a quick search. For example, if you’ve got two colors not opposite each other, you can find the triangle point, or make a square (or rectangle) with their opposites – three or four colors that will work well together.

        • mrspeel2

          A while ago, I saw one of TLo’s posts here about her & wondered why she looked so different from her Charmed days. As I read the comments, someone mentioned she had been in an accident so I naturally assumed she must have been horribly disfigured and had corrective surgery. Thanks for clearing that up!

          (I still wonder why she looks so different though.)

          • Candigirl1968

            Because some folks can’t get enough of fillers, lifts, nips and tucks.  She’s one more star who looks more like her stunt double than her former self.

            I don’t mind the shoes, but the matching lip is too much.

          • Glammie

            Don’t mind the make-up–she, at least, has the coloring to pull off the lip color–and I find the print of the dress fascinating.  All in all, I like the outfit.  The fillers and Botox make me sad.  I get why it happens and the pressure on actors when every little pore is commented upon, but I actually think actresses work longer if they allow some natural aging–i.e. Diane Keaton, Helen Mirren, Meryl Streep.  But I get it, as a civilian, I’m not happy about losing the youthful stuff.

          • cluecat

            Back in my day (and Rose’s pre-accident day), people used to tell me I resembled her.  It’s sad to see someone with a similar face feel that it needs so much “help”.  :(

          • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

            Lucky you for looking like that! – she’s still attractive but she used to be gorgeous!

          • http://korilian.livejournal.com/ korilian

            These Rose McGowan posts aren’t working for me for exactly this reason. I barely see her outfit, because I just can’t get over what she did to her face. 

        • funkypeanut

          Then she did this to herself on purpose? Oh, dear! Well, I hope that she Learned A Valuable Lesson. It’s like an after-school special in the making.

        • http://needtherapy.tumblr.com/ skadi1

          When my mother-in-law had a brain tumor removed, she asked the doctors to give her a little facelift while they were at it. Maybe, while Rose’s doctors were fixing the scar, she asked them to also eye-lift, nose-sculpt, chin-dimple, cheek-enhance and lip-plump. You know, while they were in there already. It seems very economical of her. :)

        • vmcdanie

          She looks even more different here than she did on RPDR. I wouldn’t know who this person is without captions. Anyways, I am quite fond of that dress and the shoes are perfect.

          I love being part of the T Lo realness. I’m going to just remember this experience as, ‘I remember that time T Lo took me aside and said to me, ‘Vanessa, Rose McGowan wasn’t disfigured. That’s just her face. Would you like to watch S3 of Project Runway now with a commentary track recorded for us personally by Miss Laura Bennett?’”

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Actually, in this particular case, I think its the lip color that is the only thing that seems a bit too far.  The dress, gives me seizures anyhow, but that is beside the point just now.

    • Anathema_Device

       I just keep fuzzing out my eyes to see if I can find Abraham Lincoln’s face in the dress pattern.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

         Yet again you are the cause of my first out loud guffaw of the day. Bless.

      • lordandtaylor

        Exactly..the dress pattern is like one of those pictures sold at the mall…the longer you stare it, you see a hidden picture.

    • mshesterp

      I feel the same way about those pepto bismal pink shoes.  MY EYES.  ROSE, PLEASE STOP.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Perhaps something other than a pump, would have diminished the impact a bit.

      • Jellybish

         Those shoes are Pepto Abysmal.

    • twocee

       Agreed.  I hate the lip color, but the shoes are ok.  Actually, does the lip color MATCH the shoes?  Or is my monitor playing tricks on me?

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

         If its not a dead on match, its damned close. It ain’t your monitor, m’dear.

      • formerlyAnon

         The real issue is what the lip color does for (or rather *to*) her coloring. I’m not good enough with makeup to know if it “should” work, but I don’t think it does. At all.

    • formerlyAnon

       Yup. Despite the intensity of the shoes’ color, it is the lips that my eyes can’t stay away from. And not in a good way.

    • Rebecca Zmarzly

      I’m trying to figure out how my Art of Glow app mated with Space Invaders. That’s the only thing that explains this pattern.

  • Sunshine16

    I was worried you were going to say Rose didn’t look good & I love this look!  Except for the frozen face, she looks fab.  Going to a fancy shindig tomorrow night, gotta go buy some colorful shoes for my 2 color dress, thanks boys!

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    *still glad that TLo can’t see me in my shlubby jeans and pony tail*

    Love you guys!

    • Anathema_Device

       Or my lovely combo of fluffly bathrobe and Dansko clogs.

    • BrooklynBomber

      I love your shoe, there, Ms. Mayhem.

  • MilaXX

    That pink shoe doesn’t work for me. I think a darker shade would have worked better. This particular shade is too attention grabbing and these shows aren’t fierce enough for that. They look like payless Easter shoes.

    • Tatiana Luján

      I think the dress and the shoes are both fighting for attention. It’s a too busy print for such flashy shoes.

  • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

    Is it wrong that I want the neon pink shoes?  The rest can go away.

  • http://twitter.com/watchinginkdry Dr Skylaser

    This dress bothers me because the pixel-y pattern on the breast and the crotch make it look like a crotchless booby dress that has been photoshopped so it can appear in Saudi Arabia or Yemen or something.

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

      I am totally seeing that too. It’s actually sort of blurring my vision. Very weird. But I sort of love how conceptual and visual it is.

    • ballerinawithagun

      Yes, Iove the overall look, but the digital prints that are happening right now are often too extreme.

    • Rebecca Zmarzly

       I’m trying to figure out how my Art of Glow app mated with Space Invaders. That’s the only thing that explains this pattern.

    • AlieMichelle

      I thought of courtesy blurring, too!

    • buildmeatower

       Yeah, my first thought was, “Oh, how helpful: it comes pre-pixelated to make it easier to hide any malfunctions on TV.”

  • quiltrx

    Just had to say that’s a fantastic dress and it looks great on her!  I also like picking a ‘minor’ color from a print as the shoe color.  Sort of like an accent color in a quilt.

    • http://profiles.google.com/dorothymichael Dorothy & Michael n/a

      I was going to say the same thing!  Or something like that.  I’ve been a quilter for 26 years – worked in a quilt store for five years, and helped customers frequently to pick out fabrics for a “first quilt” or for any kind of class that we were teaching at the store.  I got pretty good at doing it after all those years, and I still have to control myself when I’m shopping for fabric at a quilt shop.  Once I completely re-did the fabrics for a customer’s quilt in a store I had never been to before.  I avoided looked at the owner who was quite peeved with me for overriding her suggestions.  She had such shitty taste…it was a shame.

  • Anathema_Device

    What about women who want to go to their cousin’s wedding AND get laid?

    Heh, I kid. I agree that her shoes could be less shockingly pink, but I do like them with that dress. Which is saying a lot b/c they are kind of ugly. Her lip color is waaay too intense and matchy. I understand the subdued purse (with the all the other pattern and color going on), but I would have gone with a muted metallic and not that grandma-on-Easter-Sunday thing.

    And thanks for your thoughts. I think we all know you don’t hold any hard and fast rules, but we just want you to love us and our choices Uncles T and Lo!!!

  • eclare

    I love you guys.  Just wanted to make that clear.

  • gabbilevy

    Those are almost literally Barbie shoes. Would have gone with wine red or yellow, myself. She looks fab, though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303837450 Lauren Dorsee Dillon

    My Barbie had shoes just like that. She threw them out her Corvette one day in a fit of pique. 

    • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com/ Rebecca

       Mine did, too!

      *pssht*

      Barbie ennui.

  • funkypeanut

    I love her shoes and her hair. It’s nice to see someone ignoring the bland platform trend. The hair makes me think that she’s bucking for the next incarnation of Charlie’s Angels. But, Rose, get your hand out of your pocket.

  • BrooklynBomber

    What a bizarre dress, but I kind of like it. And though the pink in that shoe* is blinding, point taken, TLo.

    * on the plus side, it’s a vegan shoe.

  • Annabelle Archer

    That was tender fellas, thank you.  I just love you two and I love coming here for my pretty, my snarky, and my hilarious.

  • JosephLamour

    That smug “Yeahhhhh, McGowan” look on the guy in the second pic is making me LOL like no other.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

       i KNOW!  He has got the sleaziest, “check out the hot action” look on his face.  HIGH larious.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      he looks moments away from a “how you doin?” (in a Joey voice of course) 

  • http://twitter.com/stellaphone Stella Zawistowski

    I just wish she hadn’t matched her LIPS to her shoes.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OYWH5NAGE3TS2MWXRAVBSWBSZA Brittany

    What is wrong with her face…

  • Kayceed

    I always enjoy your comments about the thought process, gentleman. As for your example with Miss Rose, I would have gone with a navy pump – the reason is that I almost always prefer a shoe that complements a garment but doesn’t pull attention – for me every detail should harmonize and lead up, up, up to the face. I like this approach on celebrities as well as mere mortals.

  • twocee

    Personally, I want a TLo consultation on my outfit on those nights I just want to go out and get laid ;)

    No black lace, right guys?

  • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

    I like the pixilated effect of the print on this dress, which looks really good on her.  I like the pink shoes with this dress, and I’m not a fan of pink.  Not crazy about the white clutch.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ginny-Ellsworth/534496198 Ginny Ellsworth

    Is this part of your “Catch and Release” celebrity program?

  • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

    Did she scalp Kate Beckinsale? That isn’t her everyday hair is it?

    • rawrgrowlrawr

      There are plenty of non-squeaky vegan shoes! Finding them can be tedious, but they do exist. :)

  • http://twitter.com/PlanetSandisan Sandisan

    Bitch looks FIERCE.  I agree that the shoes are a leetle too pink, but what the hey.  She looks FAB.

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

    This? Is FABULOUS. Brava, Rose.

    And I looove the facial expressions on the people behind you in that last picture.

  • allj

    I really want to love this dress, but the pixelated patches are giving me eye twitches. I can’t handle it. 

  • allj

    I really want to love this dress, but the pixelated patches are giving me eye twitches. I can’t handle it. 

  • finnishmaria

    This post baffles me a little bit. Don’t you think when most people are commenting “I like matchy shoes” they also mean “I think matchy shoes look great on celebrities on the red carpet!”

    Also because I always sort of envisioned this blog as a “red-carpet for the masses” sort of thing — with the voting from peons for IN/OUT posts, its humble beginnings as screencaps from project runway, and your sensible take on various trends (i.e. nude shoes are ugly no matter what the trend is). It seems strange to now say that you’re divorcing “normal” fashion from “celebrity” fashion.

    …..but whatever. No matter what you do, TLo, I will still love you. I’ve been (embarrassingly and ridiculously) checking out old seasons of Project Runway from the library and reading all your old posts. The older seasons were so much better than the past two, weren’t they?

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

      We’re not sure what you mean by that first sentence. 

      And the blog was never about “normal” fashion. Ever. If it was, we’d be doing “How to get the look for less” or “What trends should you be following”-style fashion magazine pieces. The focus has always been on runway, red carpet, and editorials.

      And thanks for the love, doll.

  • TheOriginalLulu

    Every time I read a TLo post declaring that they dislike, say T-strap sandals for example, I imagine women turning from their computers, going into their closets and quietly disposing of any and all such sandals in double-thick black plastic bags, so the neighbors won’t see. I can’t help it; I just KNOW it happens.

    I like Rose’s shoe choice here, even though I’m not a lover of pink, especially that shade. I don’t think the lipstick needed to match the shoes, though. That’s a pretty cool dress; I love it. Her hair looks awesome, and that makes just about everything better.

  • http://profiles.google.com/dorothymichael Dorothy & Michael n/a

    You two are so terrific!  Thanks for this expanded topic/explanation and now I feel really bad about bitching at you the other day.  I completely understand now.  And will keep these thoughts in mind for future entries when you remark upon it.  XOXO

  • SewingSiren

    What? You’re not taking about me?……………………………..I only wish you would.

  • formerlyAnon

    Thanks for bothering to walk us through your thought process, guys. I enjoy the end result on this blog *so much* that it’s always a treat to get a peek behind the curtain.

  • Judy_J

    Thanks for the explanation, boys.  I started reading your blog way back when, while I may not always agree with you, I love your assessments and comments.  I’ve always been interested in fashion and why people dress the way they do, and your blog has expanded my horizons greatly.  Keep up the good work, and thanks for doing what you do.

  • Jessica Rowe

    I am glad you wrote your diatribe.  Cause I read you every day as a relief from my crazy job.  And I always feed bad about my mary jane shoes.  But the fact is, I have really tiny, very narrow feet and normal pumps just don’t stay on!  I tell you, they just don’t stay on!  I NEED a strap.  And I always sigh and say, “What would TLO say, Jessica.”  Now I think you would say, “Girl. Work those straps.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1129137319 Paula Pertile

    I’m not awake enough to even read what you wrote, but those SHOES. My retinas are burning. And now I’m awake. 

  • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

    I love matchy shoes – although I dress in a very limited colour palette so by default most of my shoes are matchy. But the thing about the red carpet is that these people have access to £££ worth of merchandise, £££ worth of hair, makeup and stylists and they bloody well should be dressing to a higher and more interesting standard. If I had to get my picture taken every day for a week you bet I would put a lot of effort into selecting my accessories!

    • formerlyAnon

      If I had to have my picture taken every day for a week it would take me a month to prepare. Simpler to flee the country, probably.

    • Kayceed

      If I was a celebrity I would rock it old school like Claudia Cardinale, Jeanne Moreau, Audrey Hepburn – I would find a designer I loved and have them make me a complete wardrobe – day, sport, evening – every six months. I would look impeccable at all times. Yes, yes, I would. Sigh.

  • Bill Curtis

    I love you so hard for using the correct “pore over every detail” instead of the often misused “pour”.

  • VeryClaire

    Even given your overly long defense of hating anything that matches, I think you guys are a little too OCD about it. You are quick to label anything that remotely matches as “too matchy-matchy” when really, a little matching is not automatically too much.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=583505025 Kelley Comfort

    I’m sorry. I blanked on your whole explanation because the only thought running through my head was, “Holy crow! What has she done to her face?!?” I do like her outfit, but I wouldn’t have matched the lipstick to her shoes. I would have chosen one of those lovely pinky-reds like Chanel’s Cabon or Laura Mercier’s Mistress (a shade used on Joan’s character in Mad Men).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1396777506 Christin Pardy-Nosenchuk

    Thank you for the explanation on the matchy thing.  I understand better now and get where you are coming from a lot better. 

    • carolynmo

      Me, too. Much appreciated, guys.

  • BazoDee

    I agree that the lip color is too much here

  • ChristySchiff

    I totallyl thought you were going to talk about the way she matched her shoe color to her lip color. That didn’t bother you?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WKSM57KFWUGRMKPDUW4SPL3GDM Kathryn

    I have an hilarious picture of me at a sorority dance in the 70s.  It is so matchy-matchy, it’s easy to imagine me running around town trying to find matching pieces.  It was the thing to do back in the day, dye the shoes to match the dress, etc.  In this photo I had a peach dress, with a matching hat, matching fake flowing flower on my neckline, matching shoes, matching purse, etc.  My date is wearing plaid.  We’re wearing really innocent smiles, too.  It’s sweet and hilarious at the same time.  I really want to send this picture to TLo.  Or put it on a greeting card, cause it’s just too funny.  TLo, you probably get all kinds of requests to critique people’s personal photos. I think this one is extra special so I’d like to send it to you for a look-over.  And, if you reply, please call me “doll”.

  • merciblahblah

    I freaking love this look – from that fab dress that I L-O-V-E to her hair, which is GLORIOUS, to – yes – even the Pepto shoe, and her matching lipstick. LOVE LOVE LOVE. The dude in the last photo agrees with me.

  • guest2visits

    Wow. I didn’t expect Rose McGowen to look so…good! Tasteful, even.
    Everything is working. A really nice spring-summer dress. And I love-love those pink heels.

  • AnaRoW

    I didn’t say anything the last time she was featured because I didn’t want to be mean but I can no longer hold it in: She’s turning into La Toya Jackson. Also that dress looks pixelated.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UGFSSAYFPNER5HPV4GGZA3PMMQ Christiane

      LOL. I was thinking “Michael Jackson,” but you and I are pretty in sync. It’s that chin and those frozen arched eyebrows. 

  • butterflysunita

    Thank you, TLo!  Actually your comments were very helpful.  I know no one cares whether my accessories are matching or not, but I find it fun to experiment with new styles and like getting guidance from you.  

  • Jennifer L.

    “WE’RE NOT TALKING ABOUT YOU.”Can I get that made into a T-shirt or a bumper sticker please? 

    Also, the shoes make my eyes hurt. A softer pink, like one of the more candy pink squares perhaps?

  • Violina23

    It’s not as much the matchy-ness that annoys me here, it’s the color she CHOSE to match. That pink? Ick.

  • rose88

    I’m not noticing the dress and the shoes at all because all I can think when I look at her is why did she get plastic surgery to make her face look like a Disney villain? 

  • CQAussie

    I wonder why bits of the dress is pixelated??  hehe….kinda a funny look but I like this dress.  Can’t say the same for the shoes.  Ever since I read your advice about matching non dominant colours for accessories, I’ve been trying to apply it.  It made sense to me because I hate the obvious matching that some people do, it’s just not my personal style. AND thus realised that I needed more shoes!  Thanks TLo, you’ve made a Shoe Gal happy =)

  • TheOtherChristina

    This is about me, isn’t it?

    (KIDDING. Don’t hurt me.)

  • EEKstl

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress, and she totally had the right idea with the pink shoes, but…it’s the wrong pink. Waaaay too distractingly bright. The only thing that should be the star here is that print.  My eye shouldn’t be continuously dragged down to her feet.

  • aristida_girl

    T Lo once again gets my thought processes flowing on a slow morning…you guys are great and even if you do not intend it reading your blog has helped me to create and define a more thoughtful, tasteful, and colorful wardrobe than I ever would have attempted on my own prior to following this blog…I truly enjoy the daily dose from T Lo central and the hordes of adoring fans, and personally I would love you guys to get a TV show (just sayin)…anyway, enough gushing, I love Rose’s dress, but that lip looks painted on…(see? only half awake and still opinionated : )

    • Zi Jie Tan

      TLo tv show!! that would be too much heaven

  • NCDFan

    She’s one of the celebrities who make me glad to age naturally. I know that I won’t look as nice as I did when I was younger but I also won’t look exhausted or frozen in one lack of emotion face.

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

    This is one of her best looks in awhile! Almost sweet!

  • ccm800

     specifically thought Argon looked mighty correct and the boldness of the print as well as the colors lent itself pretty well to go with that slight shoe in a yellow similar to the dress.  As for Rosie here. the lipstick might have been one step to far in the color story. But thanks for the clarification because truthfully I had the impression y’all were pretty hardline on the color pull for footwear issue.  

  • letter_M

    A black shoe would have been so predictable.  Funny thing is that the pink isn’t SO matchy because there is only a little bit in the dress.  I think it’s pretty great, and I’m not a fan of “matchy”.

  • giiiirrrr

    Super cute dress that I would have loved to see a skosh shorter.  She also has the right kind of luscious hair to do the Breck girl style, though I’m a bit over that look.  It’s a darling ensemble.  

  • jw_ny

    I’ve a feeling TLo will be periodically linking back to this post time and again.   So often readers cannot separate their style and taste from what the celeb’s style and tastes are..and how they want to present themselves.  I think one of the big issues with celeb critiquing is more that a professional stylist actually made them look the way they do, and how often the stylist totally misses the mark.  It reflects badly upon the celeb…although they really should take responsibility for going along with the stylist. 

    As for Rose…I’m not loving the shoe color, but can see why it was chosen and think it looks ok…although a bit too much of an attention grabber for such a busy dress.  I really hate her lipstick though…hate.  A busy dress and attention grabbing shoes do not need attention grabbing lipstick.  I don’t know where to look.   I do like her dress pattern…I’m jumping back and forth from seeing a vase (or is it a lamp?) to seeing 2 faces in the print.  :D

  • girliecue

    Okay, Lorenzo and Tom. I’ll shut up about the merits of matchy match and nude shoes. I promise! Although we’ve had our differences (dammit, ankle straps are NOT the work of the devil!), I admire and adore you two endlessly, and hope you know it. After all these years you still make my jaw drop with your brilliant insight and stinging hilariousness and touch my heart with your thoughtful compassion. You give so much to the world (or at least to my world. Those silly celebs don’t always seem to listen to the T Lo) and I appreciate you both so, so much!

    Now what’s our Pretty of the Day?

  • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

    Fully support tagline change.

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

      There is no way to tell someone they look like “complete assholes” in a loving and respectful way. Proportion is a huge factor in whether an outfit works for someone and we’re almost 100% certain we’ve never told Chloe Moretz – or any teenage starlet, for that matter – that she looked “hippy.”

      And finally, we have no idea how criticizing a starlet’s outfit for bad proportions somehow confuses you or anyone else that we’re talking about all women.

  • http://twitter.com/mirrormirrorxx Paola Thomas

    That is one GLORIOUS dress…

  • rowsella

    Sorry, can’t get past the face.  If only you had called her something other than Rose McGowan.

  • nannypoo

    I don’t mind the matchy shoes, but did you notice that lipstick? 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2IBZRYDVWP3ACKPBOUIHXRMB5E Falls

    Is it just me, but does that dress make her lady parts area look pixalated?

  • Sophie Collier

    It’d be funny if the digitized-print areas of the dress were over her boobs and ladybits.  Tacky, but funny.  Maybe Miss Minaj will get that done.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    Am I the only person who is growing disturbed at the fabric patterns that look like you printed them off your computer?  In the 1980′s?  While high?  I just think these fabric pattern choices make the dresses look cheap.  HATE.

  • Linderella

    More to the point:  she’s presenting an image that will be seen by potentially hundreds of thousands of people, and it’s that face.  She is FAR too young to have done this to herself.  Who can even pay attention to what she’s wearing?!  Disgraceful.

  • Scarlet39

    I absolutely love the dress, but I do think the shade of pink she chose for the shoes is a bit off.   There are certain occassions where I don’t mind matchy matchy.  If done well, it can look really old-school glam. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1462762652 Tara Benchina Calise

    I honestly thought she was LaToya Jackson. She was so pretty. Why all the ridiculous plastic surgery? I was wondering why Tom and Lorenzo would comment on LaToya.

  • KathKo

    Is anyone is as annoyed than me by the “pixel effect” on the top and especially the ladybit parts of the dress ?
    No ?
    Well, it annoys me.

  • LambeeBaby

    I love it. As long as we are not talking about her overworked Hollywood “facial enhancement”. I think the dress is cool, nice combo of classic silhouette modernized by pixelation and the shoes are right too. Very cool. Suck it haters.

  • TomBord

    latoya mcgowen …..more like it. 

  • Tamara Hogan

    Sorry guys, gotta disagree. My personal shoe rule is to wear a shoe that matches the darkest shade in the clothing item. I think this dress is screaming out for a black shoe. 

    Matchy-matchy and proud of it!