Cannes Watch: Karen Gillan

Posted on May 18, 2012

Amelia Pond, we luvyatadeth and we will cry like little baby girls when you leave Doctor Who, but that does not mean we can go easy on you now, dear.

 

Everything’s fine – or as fine as a sheer skirt over a mini can get – until you hit the ankles. No way do those sandals go with this dress. They’re way too casual and way too bright. We can totally get behind flat sandals, especially at Cannes; just not these flat sandals. She’s sporting a pretty natural-looking face, so if she wanted to go that sort of ethereal, beachy, pixie girl route, then maybe a light brown or white sandal – MUCH more delicate than these look-at-me’s – would have been a better choice. Along with a cuff or a necklace; maybe a nice pendant, we’rejustsaying.

And we hate to be total bitches here (HAHA), but it’s the Cannes Film Festival. A pedi was in order.

 

[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • http://twitter.com/dulcian dulcian

    Total scrolldown fug (TM The Fug Girls).

    • NinaBoo

      My eyeballs exploded on my keyboard.  Good thing I know where F-U-G are on the keys…

    • lamamu

       Totally. This girl was not in the least bit prepared for CANNES. How can she expect to roam the red carpet properly with the likes of the Swinton’s and Kruger’s in those monstrosities, which need to be burned? (They look capable of spontaneously combusting on her feet. Remove with care.) Jimmy Choo must surely have a tent set up just off the red carpet.

    • Lisa

      Haaah!  That’s perfect, and totally right!  Fug to the F-U-G! The sandals look like something I would have bought out of a bin in a beach shop on the Ocean City boardwalk in 1985.

  • candice tobin

    somehow the worst part is how BIG all those straps on the sandal are. silly Pond! i think a silver sandal would’ve looked nice too. 

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      those shoes look 4,000 sizes too big for her delicate little feet.

    • ampg

      It’s like she wrapped her feet in caution tape.

    • ampg

      It’s like she wrapped her feet in caution tape.

  • http://twitter.com/hmbscully WendyD

    I saw tweets between her and Arthur before I saw the photos and they kept talking about her having “fringe”. So when I first saw this photo, I was so confused. Then I realized that fringe = bangs in the UK. 

    She only finished shooting DW a few days before this. I don’t like the bangs and I don’t like the shoes.

    I’ve stood next to her and she is AMAZINGLY gorgeous and this outfit does not do her beauty justice. I suspect her stylist is a Dalek.

    • MilaXX

      I suspect her stylist is a Dalek.
      He should be exterminated for this look.

      • DeborahJozayt

        Cyber man has since deleted Dalek for poor taste. 

        The Weeping Angels were originally sent for the task, but couldn’t win since Daleks are incapable of blinking.

    • MilaXX

      I suspect her stylist is a Dalek.
      He should be exterminated for this look.

  • judith traherne

    Her legs look cold and that can’t be right.

  • Sara__B

    Those sandals look so dated in the neon green. They glow with a light of their own, and it’s not pretty.

  • SpcilK

    Time to hire a stylist sweet pie.

  • http://twitter.com/BMoke28 Bernadette Moke

    Those sandals look entirely too big on her!

  • Beardslee

    NO.  Just no.

  • sagecreek

    Oh, them’s some ugly damn shoes.

  • RebeccaKW

    Those shoes might be fun with a casual outfit, but not with this dress and the color is all wrong for her.  It’s really emphasizing the blue of the veins in her legs to the forefront (as a fellow pale girl, I know this pain) and making her legs look cold.

  • RebeccaKW

    Those shoes might be fun with a casual outfit, but not with this dress and the color is all wrong for her.  It’s really emphasizing the blue of the veins in her legs to the forefront (as a fellow pale girl, I know this pain) and making her legs look cold.

  • Jessica O’Connell

    Agreed on all points! Including crying when she leaves Doctor Who. And Rory…Oh God I can’t say goodbye to Rory!

  • Jessica O’Connell

    Agreed on all points! Including crying when she leaves Doctor Who. And Rory…Oh God I can’t say goodbye to Rory!

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    This is like one of those nightmares you have where everyone is dressed and you’re not.  Except that in this one, you are at Cannes standing in between Marion Cotillard and Fan Bingbing in neon green sandals from Foot Solutions.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UCLO5V2YD36T7QMPKOC7YXPOFU Erica

      O.k., you made me giggle SO hard, and I haven’t even heard of Foot Solutions (but I totally get the image).  I think I may giggle off and on throughout the night at this one.  Thanks!

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    This is like one of those nightmares you have where everyone is dressed and you’re not.  Except that in this one, you are at Cannes standing in between Marion Cotillard and Fan Bingbing in neon green sandals from Foot Solutions.

  • MilaXX

    Dem shoes so ugly they hurt my feelings and they are too big!

  • MilaXX

    Dem shoes so ugly they hurt my feelings and they are too big!

  • ccm800

    why the hell would you want to call that much attention to  your unkempt country toes???? 

  • ccm800

    why the hell would you want to call that much attention to  your unkempt country toes???? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Linda-Ritchie-Unger/1497801615 Linda Ritchie Unger

    The shoes are gawdawful.  I don’t mind the bangs/fringe.  But I don’t like the dress either.  Looks like she wrapped a tablecloth around her waist then topped it off on top with two dinner napkins.  It’s boxy and unflattering on someone who could be so adorable.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Linda-Ritchie-Unger/1497801615 Linda Ritchie Unger

    The shoes are gawdawful.  I don’t mind the bangs/fringe.  But I don’t like the dress either.  Looks like she wrapped a tablecloth around her waist then topped it off on top with two dinner napkins.  It’s boxy and unflattering on someone who could be so adorable.

  • http://aldonsusi.blogspot.com/ Susi R

    Yikes. That is one ugly sandal.

    • Ogden1990

      Which one? Left or right? I’m going with left. ;-)

      • http://aldonsusi.blogspot.com/ Susi R

         Sorry, it is friday. Brain not working anymore. lol

  • MoHub

    Not a fan and won’t miss her at all when she departs Doctor Who—aka The Amy Pond Show. So I have no problem with her looking totally inappropriate here.

  • granddelusion

    Everything is wrong with this look. Except the hair and the makeup, which look good. But from the neck down — time to start over.

  • another_laura

    No, this is just all kinds of no.  Maybe it’s because once she was a grown-up, I didn’t like Amy Pond (ducking tomatoes).

  • Jasmaree

    Those sandals are so so so wrong, but I feel bad criticizing her. She seems so nice. I hate her character on Doctor Who, though. She’s always so very insensitive and selfish.

  • Lina_bee

    She is so pretty and charming and photogenic…but I’d still like to send her somebody’s awesome stylist.  Hell, Cannes should provide them (and then send the bill to the press pool).

  • C. Rogers

    Oh, Karen. I just find her about the most darling thing in the world, and I can’t help but laugh when she turns up in something like this. She looks radiant aside from the caution tape feet. 

  • http://twitter.com/GaraStJames Gara St. James

    Way to look cheap when every camera in the world is on you.

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

    O_o whoa.  Someone should have stopped her before she left the house.

  • Anathema_Device

    Oh Karen, hell no! What a record-scratch moment those sandals created as a I scrolled down. I am happy to volunteer to take her shopping and for a pedicure. Maybe Matt Smith could join us for lunch?

  • boomchicabowwow

    I’m in my cube at work and I literally *jumped* when I got to the bottom of the picture.  That’s a first….scared by hidious sandels…..
     

  • kirkyo

    I think y’all actually went to easy on this one for once. That slit is bugging the crap out of me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1401197785 Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    Amelia Pond! The entire Tardis at your disposal and you show up in THAT? For shame.

  • drdirection

    Oh, my eyes!!!

  • Maluca

    I cannot overcome the fact that those shoes don’t fit. AT. ALL. (and yes, they’re ugly and don’t go with the outfit)

  • Cathy S

    Those sandals are horrible. And she’s washed out in that color, The dress is cute though and so is she.

  • HM3

    You’ll notice, in the second-to-last photo, that the sandals are also way too big for her feet…making this a bad decision in more ways than one.

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

    If they had only been a very pale green, it would have worked.

  • msdamselfly

    I like the shoes–they match the grass and add youthfulness

  • kimmeister

    It appears to be a sheer skirt UNDER a mini.  Blech!

  • egl48

    This is exactly the kind of outfit my elementary school daughter would try to wear to Easter services.  She’d especially love the shoes.

  • Celandine1

    I won’t even subject people to my feet in sandals going to the grocery store without a pedi.

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

    Is it a sheer skirt over a mini or a mini over a sheer skirt? Not that one is better than the other, but I think it’s the latter.

  • TSkot

    I’d put this in the running for one of the worst looks of the year.  Head to toe.

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

    I think they seared the astigmatisms from my corneas.

  • Qitkat

    I had no idea she is that pale naturally, I am in awe.

    The dress is silly, but what really disturbs me are those sandals, no, not the color. Lookit how they are so HUGE on her feet! Some of those straps are not even touching her skin. How could she possibly walk in them? Of course she’s not a mere mortal who would have to shuffle, but still, even a Time Lord’s sidekick can’t really walk without her feet touching the ground.

  • pepper76

    Somebody needs a stylist!

  • Megan Patterson

    I think those might be polish colours that are making her toes look like they have gangrene?

  • guest2visits

    Pretty face and a gorgeous head of hair, but I don’t like anything else in this picture.  Well, the background looks pretty swank.

  • jilly_d

    GREAT HAIR!!  Too bad about the scrolldown fug, she looks beautiful.

  • julnyes

     She usually does better than this schmatta

  • http://twitter.com/yankeefoxtrot Alex McGeagh

    These are among the skeeviest toenails I have ever seen. Bitch, please. You have a huge hit of a TV show. You can afford a $30 pedicure. It ain’t rocket science! 

  • http://twitter.com/poptartsjen Pop Tarts Jen

    My exact thoughts as I scrolled down: 
    Amy Pond!
    Sorta pretty dress!
    Well, kinda pretty, anyway.
    Yeah, OK, it’s not horrid.
    OH MY GOSH WHAT ARE YOU WEARING ON YOUR FEET!?

  • alyce1213

    Oh the dress and shoes are damn ugly, but look at her beautiful English skin.  Girl knows how to stay out of the sun.  Envy.

  • http://www.thirteen.org/downton-abbey/category/the-downton-dish/ Gotham Tomato

    Whenever I see those day-glo colors I have an 80′s flashback (& not in a good way).

    –GothamTomato

  • Dan_In_NYC

    You forgot to mention that her hair looks like a bad wig.

  • Pennymac

    I am cringing not only at the uglieness of the sandals, but at the blister inducing vibe I got from them. You just know that those straps rub in the worst way.

  • TieDye64

    She’s so darn cute, but those shoes should never have seen the light of day. And never with that dress. Ick.

  • watchmeboogie

    Holy shit, with bangs she looks like Ellie Kemper.

  • Laylalola

    See, this is what I keep thinking Ellie Kemper could morph into if she’d shuck The Office character on the red carpet.

  • Sarah Thomas

    Sorry, kids. That’s what the coolest girl at the party looks like. If you weren’t talking to her, you’d want to be.

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

    Come along, Pond. The universe may end (again) today, but that’s no reason to lack coordination. Do try to keep it together.

  • fursa_saida

    She always seems infinitely prettier on film than in photos to me.

  • Zippypie

    She looks washed out and meh.  And she’s beautiful on film.  Those sandals are a tragedy.

  • Jecca2244

    i would have dressed so much better than this if i was in Cannes. pick me!

  • TheOriginalLulu

    On the plus side, her hair and skin are beautiful and she’s WERQing those difficult-to-pull-off heavy bangs.

  • mozzer0906

    Hating everything really.  The white looks bad against her skin, the sandals are just NO.  

  • http://twitter.com/TheSnickleboom Snickleboom

    Amelia Pond!  Get your coat!  And some new shoes, sweetie.  

  • Kriky

    She looks so chic from the ankle up!