Christa B. Allen in Naeem Khan

Posted on May 24, 2012

Poodles, we may as well be perfectly upfront about it: We’re featuring these pictures for purely selfish reasons.


Christa B. Allen attends the Disney Media Networks’ International Upfront in a Naeem Khan dress paired with Aperlai shoes. Clutch by Kotur. Earrings by Neil Lane.

Naeem Khan Resort 2012 Collection

Aperlai Spring 2012 Collection

SUPER cute and sassy dress, right? Too bad about the woodshop project shoes. They’re so wrong for that dress it’s almost hilarious. Thank God these celebrities can’t dress themselves for shit; otherwise we’d never have anything to talk about.

Okay, here’s why we featured these pics: As good minions know, Christa plays the perpetually drugged and terminally stupid Charlotte Grayson on Revenge, where we’ve enjoyed her in such scenes as “Mom, I hate you for lying to me!” and “Declan! I hate you for lying to me!” And as REALLY good minions know, last night was the season finale for Revenge. What NO minions realize, and what we are about to tell you, is that T and Lo had to do some traveling yesterday, and today we have to take care of some real-world bidness (Okay fine: We’re shooting something for TV, okay?), which means…

We didn’t get to watch Revenge last night and we won’t have a recap up until late this afternoon at the very earliest. Also, posting today will be slightly sporadic.

*runs away*

[Photo Credit: Getty,]

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    • Gayer Than Thou

      It triggers my OCD that the arrow pointing to her va-jay-jay doesn’t actually point to her va-jay-jay.  Otherwise, a cute dress.

      • sherrietee

         What if it DOES point to her va-jay-jay?

        • bloggertobenamedlater

          I don’t know if I can handle knowing that Charlotte has an asymmetrical va-jay-jay in addition to her other issues. 

      • judith traherne

        just fighting the urge to grab that dress around the hips and give it a good yank.

        Love the dress otherwise and it looks better on her than the bony model.

      • bluefish

        “You can touch me anywhere except for my va-jay-jay.”  Eric Cartman

      • MoHub

         But it definitely points to the model’s!

    • RzYoung

      TV!!! What are you recording for telly? Will it go on Youtooob? Can I watch it in UK? x

      • Maxine Horne

         My thoughts EXACTLY!!  Cute dress, ugly shoes, yada yada yada……. T.LO on the telly box YAY! YAY! YAY! 😀

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      The dress is fabulous, the shoes… bizarre!  

      Excited to hear more about whatever it was you were filming.  Cool with what you can post whenever you can post it.

      Love you guys!

    • Scimommy

      Oh, who cares about her?! What did you shoot for TV??? Are you going to be judges on Project Runway? Tell us!!!

      • Kiltdntiltd

        i KNOW!!!!  Minions must be told!!!!
        (as soon as you get your real world stuff handled and have the free time, of course.)

        • Scimommy


          And I meant “please”.

          • Kiltdntiltd

             oh, but of course.  PLEEEEEEEEEEEZE!

      • Sobaika

        I know! I’m so excited for TLo!

      • MissAnnieRN

        Yes, TLo, spill it!!

      • IAmJ

         Aww, no fair to get us all worked up and scram, we must know! Pray tell!

    • Kiltdntiltd

      We all, I am sure, forgive you, kind gentlemen, for having an actual LIFE beyond the virtual walls of TLo Entertain The Masses LTD.

      And boy howdy are you ever right about those attrocious SHUZ!!!!

    • Michelle Argento

      You guys need your own E! show. Seriously. 

    • Spicytomato1

      Gasp! No early morning Revenge post? How will I survive? (Actually I need to view it again because I fell asleep for a big chunk of it.)

      Love this dress on Christa except for the way the pattern dips down into a V in front (the back V doesn’t bother me). Kind of unfortunate positioning if you ask me.

      The shoes don’t look that bad from the front but from the back, good god they are Clunky with a capital C. And not even very stable-looking at that, hopefully her ankles made it through the evening without fracturing. Woodshop project indeed.

    • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      You guys are so damn funny.  Love the dress, except for the little part over her lady bits.  Those shoes should be burned.  Shoes that look like they were made of a pier are a crime against humanity.  Pretty sure of it.

    • Judy_S

      Looking forward to seeing you on TV… meanwhile, back at the ranch, I kind of like the shoes, insofar as I am capable of liking a vertiginous platform. I can even see why she wore them with that dress, though I agree they don’t work. The dress seems to me to be too much for her, though. I keep seeing the FLOTUS in it.

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      Interesting!!  (About you guys!)
      The dress – I love it!  It’s so cool and she looks great in it!!  The shoes – dumb choice.  The dress looks amazing.  Why would you detract from it with some kinda crazy?? 

    • shopgirl716

      Love the dress, so cute!  I cannot think of any situation where those shoes would work.  Blech.  

    • ChristySchiff

      I feel like she should have taken the hemline up just a smidge. Could be the angle, of course, but I think it would look better hitting just above the knee. Those shoes look okay until you really have a look.  Full on Monets. 

    • SewingSiren

      TeeVee!!??? How exciting! TELL!

    • amywinns

      It’s OK to go for a close variation on the runway look if the variation isn’t of the hideous variety. Very unfortuate finish on a very sharp everything-above-the-ankles look.

    • VicksieDo

      Well ok, maybe I’ll get some work done today!
      Those shoes are so bad, it IS hilarious.  The dress is fierce though.

    • miagain

      You two have hit the big time…
      the shoes resemble something from a boat store… ye old nautical what nots for the seafarers in your life!

    • Jennifer Swegler

      Y’all crack me up.  Love the tiny print. We promise not to complain… much. 😀

      The shoes in fact are hideous.  And… just not feeling that dress either.  

      Have fun becoming all made up and such for TV :)

    • Jaeda Laurez

      I love the shoes- I love the dress- I DON’T love them together. 

    • Spreecord

      I can’t imagine any outfit those shoes would actually look good with. Some sort of 70s revival meets crack whore line?

    • funnilyquaint

      …but what about the penis print over her lady parts?

    • Pennymac

      Love that dress! But those shoes. *shudder*

    • Lina_bee

      OMG she looks fabulous from the top her head right down to…the tops of her ankles.  I’m srsly coveting that dress, although I don’t remotely have the body for it anymore.

    • MsKitty

      Those shoes are a trip to the ER waiting to happen. Lovely dress though.

    • SapphoPoet

      Cute dress. I would have liked it better without the va-jay-jay embroidery (just that one element). Those shoes made me laugh. 

    • fiestyfashionfem

      TLo!!! It is pouring rain here in paradise – and I need my fix!  Can’t you just give us a little, tiny, small, hint as to what you were doing????? Please. Pretty please?

    • Le_Sigh

      teehee – i lurv your tiny prints TLo – so excited for whatever TV deliciousness you were shooting :-)

      oh right, the dress.

      cute!  fun!  bad shoes!

    • Lindsay Smith

      I NEED THE REVENGE RECAP!  I need you to figure out what I thought of it.

    • Lilithcat

      Okay fine: We’re shooting something for TV, okay?),

      Hang on!  You can’t just say that and leave.  To heck with the Revenge recap.  Tell us more about the TV gig!

    • Ivona Foster

      The fabulous dress is completely ruined with those shoes and the added inches on the hem. 

    • bluefish

      No need to put yourselves in time out.  What a pretty young woman she is.  Love the dress but should have been taken up above for her — too long.  The shoes are horrendo.   When will a shoe go back to being a shoe and not a piece of performance art?

    • DaveUWSNYC

      Starlettes be damned…on the tenterest of tenterhooks waiting to hear about your TV appearance!!

    • tallgirl1204

      I like the whole outfit.  The shoes are amusing, and so is the dress.  They both suit her. 

    • mozzer0906

      fantastic dress, horrific shoes.  Seriously!  

    • MilaXX

      Oh no! That night was da’ shit! I’ve been dying to read your recap.
       okay speculation time. The promos promised 2 would die. I think Lydia and Charlotte here are the 2.

      BTW, I agree she looks cute except for those ridiculous shoes that look like they weigh as much as she does.

    • kimmeister

      Naeem Khan sure celebrates womens’ backs, doesn’t he?

    • carolynmo

      Love the dress, dislike the shoes, excited about your news. But boy! You guys love to tease.

    • carolynmo

      Love the dress, dislike the shoes, excited about your news. But boy! You guys love to tease.

    • Anplica Fiore

      Love the dress!!  Hate the shoes…

    • Anplica Fiore

      Love the dress!!  Hate the shoes…

    • mrspotts66

      love the dress!
      agree that the shoes do NOT go with said dress.
      (not sure what they would go with, ever, anywhere, but meh.)

      and she has amazing eyebrows!

    • formerlyAnon

      Um, shooting something for t.v.?

      Think we’d let that slide by just because you’re diverting us with the tardiness of your Revenge viewing?

    • lojoso

      Love the dress but she needs some attitude to carry it. Hate the shoes. 

    • farts

      Those things look terrifying to walk in

    • quiltrx

      This is a really great dress!  Love all the detailing.

      I think the shoes may have been made from leftover Captain D’s decor.

    • Emily Smith

      I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR REVIEW ALL NIGHT.  snarl.  that season finale was EPIC.

      • Qitkat

        I guess I’d better hurry up and watch it too before some other minion spoils it for me. Unfortunate visit to the ER :(
        just as I was about to watch it. Comcast already has it up. YAY!

    • Jessica O’Connell

      LOVE the dress. Her shoes kind of confuse me, but I don’t hate them.

    • Judy_J

      That dress is dynamite…too bad she ruined it with those Boy Scout carving project shoes.  And I’m fine with a late recap of Revenge, since I don’t watch the show anyway.  Y’all have fun with your TV project!

    • marlie

      Gorgeous dress, tragic shoes.  (Seriously… I’d kill for that dress.)

    • gabbilevy

      You guys! I saw that you were featuring Miz Allen here and assumed it would be a [SPOILER!!!] moment about last night’s episode. Because seriously! LAST NIGHT’S EPISODE.

      Also, love the dress.

    • Anathema_Device

      Aw, I think you guys deserve more than the rare day of sporadic posting. You spoil us as it is.

      As for this dress, I think she is too short for it. The length is wrong, which could be fixed with hemming, but the bodice is too long for her torso and is throwing her proportions off. And the shoes, well, yes. The less said about those the better.

    • tara thobe

      f’ing love those shoes, but they do look horrible with the dress. Ah well.

    • BrooklynBomber

      I’m a bad minion because I didn’t know who she is. But I’m a good minion, too, because my immediate reaction was: “Cute girl, cute dress. AWFUL shoes!”

    • Minta Hall

      O.M.G.  You didn’t watch Revenge last night!  I’m HORRIFIED!

      Seriously, I thought it was a fascinating episode. Lots of character revelations.  And characters who may (or may not) be deceased and who may (or may not) have escaped Batgirl’s revenge. And characters who may (or may not)…

      Oh, whatever. 

      I’m panting for Season 2 to start after a long summer of Revenge-famishment!

    • Minta Hall

      And did you notice the crazy-stupid shoes are nearly identical to the ones on the runway model? Or at least not all that different.

      Which just goes to show that even designer can Get It Wrong. All poor Christa did was pretty much copy the ones on the model. And while I don’t like either pair, at least the ones she/her stylist chose are more interesting.

      Wrong for the dress, but interesting.

    • Maureen Cox

      All is forgiven boys, especially when your minor transgressions are compared to the sins that are those shoes. Can’t wait to hear about your on-air exploits.

    • Valdri8

      Those shoes are tragic, and I am a little bothered by the pubis shield on the dress – just me I guess.

      • suz72350

        No, it’s not just you. The pubis shield bugs me big time. And the shoes look like something my kindergarten class would come up with in the blocks center.

    • Hannah Shmulsky

      That dress looks terrible on the model, if only because a knobby spine is SO UNATTRACTIVE. And Christa has exceptionally pretty eyes. Such a lovely warm clear brown!

    • Ginny Ellsworth

      Such a pretty face she has! Her hair and makeup look fresh and clean and the earrings add a nice sparkle.  I like her in the dress but the shoes look like something my son made. On the back porch. Without his Dad’s help. Anyone get a better look at the clutch?

    • EEKstl

      Great dress, insane shoes.  I’m not mad at you for not posting about the season finale of Revenge yet but really must insist you have it in by the end of the day or you’ll get a detention. Naw, seriously, boys, for all you do for us Unborn Fawn Minions, you need to do what you need to do. Can’t wait for it, tho! :-)

    • oohsparkley!

      I love that dress and hate those shoes!  I do see internal reproductive organs in that print and I still like it.  Tlo, I will wait impatiently for your recap of revenge.  Congrats on your new mysterious project.

    • Hetha Innis


    • Susan Crawford

      She really looks cute – except for those clunky shoes that should be worn with rolled-up boyfriend jeans and a vintage band tee at a kegger. But she is such a pretty young thing, let’s give her a pass just this once.

    • unbornfawn

      You are allowed a life beyond blogging!!! Can’t wait to find out what you did for TV, you teases. I do like the dress and those shoes are tragic.

    • minnye

      All these crazy tall shoes on super skinny heels are ludicrous. Fashion should be fun and empowering to the wearer. These damn shoes are dangerous and I don’t see how a person could walk gracefully in them. I’m starting to get angry at these stupid shoes, which is ridiculous in itself.

      That said, I think shoes inspired by boy scout projects and/or fishing boats could be fun.

      • Qitkat

        Agree! I talk so much more about fashion than I used to that even my husband is getting in on it. Yesterday when we were out driving he commented on the height of some shoes a random woman was wearing while crossing the street in front of our car. LOL! And as both a fisherman and Eagle Scout, I’m sure he would have some interesting comments on your suggestion.

        • minnye

          Mine is a carpenter/ schoolteacher, so maybe our guys can collaborate 😉

    • Cathy S

      I like the dress, but dear heavens those shoes are scary.

    • Lucía Valencia

      TV???? OMG!!!!! Congrats! 😀 

    • Mrs

      Wow, what a fun dress and how great it looks on her!  That’s a girl with a gorgeous back. 

    • UglyCasanova

      Le GASP, TV?  We will get to criticize!

    • TheOriginalLulu

      Love the dress, but those shoes!! I have no words to express how awful they are.

    • Dr. Derf van der Derf

      I want that dress. And I want to see if those shoes are flammable.

    • mjude

      WHAT?  TV?  must. know. now.

    • BluDev

      What, a delayed Revenge recap???  I will DESTROY you! (Yay! I’ve been waiting to post that phrase here since the beginning of the show…) 😀

    • MandyJane

      Those shoes are hilarious. 

    • lilazander

      Yes, the shoes are frankenugly. Her feet look like giant bundles of ropes and straps on wooden building blocks, ugh.

    • Sara Munoz

      I look at those shoes, and only one word comes to mind:


    • TieDye64

      Ooooooo. TV? Intrigued.

    • xay

      Ummm… I kind of love those shoes. Just not with that dress.

    • Samuel Joesph Donovan

      I love the shoes!!

    • jw_ny

      oh…tv!  yeh! Congrats!  Have fun!  However, now that TLo are going to be small screen celebs, we’ll be able to critique their fashion choices…yes?  Hem yur pants boys!!!  😉

      As for Christa…very pretty & fresh…aside from those shoes (wood shop.!)  They’re quite interesting alone in the photo…not so much on her….clunky.

    • AWS

      :-)  Loved what was written in the tiny print…  TV?  REALLY?  Dang!  Tlo are hitting the BIG time!  God speed and God bless!

      Christa looks like the vixen princess daughter of the Queen of Hearts from a deck of playing cards.  Me likey.  But yeah, the shoes are hiddy…

    • VicD

      This is one case where the model looks SO much better than the starlet.  It’s fine on her … until you see it on the model, and then, not so much.

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      LOVE that dress!  So cute.  Looks great with her coloring.  The shoes are just plain FUG.  😛

    • turtleemily

      I love the dress on her, but I feel like the shoes have hundreds of Trojans hiding in them. (Erm…like Trojan Horse, not the condoms.)

    • NurseEllen

      Her makeup is great and I actually like the dress, but sweet Oprah, the shoes……yuck.
      Actually, the best thing about these photos is the way the model is posed with the mirrors, so you can see the back of the dress.  What a great idea—much better than having separate forward and backward facing photos.
      Good luck on TV!  No matter what you do, we’re rooting for you!

    • butter nut

      omg what are you doing for TV?!?! :O  spill it!

    • LambeeBaby

      Dress rocks! Shoes are hiddy. Now…what’s this about TV? 

    • Lisa Kramp

      Hair, makeup and accessories, perfect. The dress is mahvelous, but she’s about five inches too short for it. And what’s with the ugly Frankenshoes? Aren’t pretty starlets supposed to look like pretty starlets head to toe?

    • Sophie Collier

      Why would anyone with a functioning pair or retinas choose those shoes to go with that dress?

    • malvernite

      wonder if the tv thing is an appearance on fashion police? or maybe a tlo version of said show… those shoes are something else. 

    • la_lala

      Am I the only one who assumed that was Lana del Rey? (Sorry if someone already said this; I have ADD and can’t read all the posts.)

    • aristida_girl

      Yea! I have been waiting for you guys to get your butts on TV! I am thrilled, please keep us posted….Also, I love this dress! I reminds me of my fave bandanna from the days when the boyfriend and I used to take the motorcycle around the southwest and Mexico..

    • Janie R

      Those shoes look like something the Professor would have made for Ginger on Gilligan’s island.

    • lesmaha

      those are some crazy a** shoes.

    • Jennifer Coleman

      Yeah, you guys bettah run. It’s Friday morning, what’s up with the recap??
      Those shoes are totally eye-twitch worthy. I like the dress, except for the paisley vajayjay stencil.

      • Patricia Gillett

        Paisley Vajayjay Stencil would make a great band name!

        Great dress, horrid shoes. Never thought I’d miss those Jimmy Choos black sandals that were everywhere two weeks ago. They’re needed here. 

    • guest2visits

      She looks great in this dress.  Better than the model; but that’s because it looks like the dress has less back exposure on Christa.
          The shoes look like she’s tied to a dock. Awful.