Blake Lively at the Charlie Rose Show (x2)

Posted on June 29, 2012

Such is the life of the modern celebrity that she has to come up with two different outfits for talk show appearances: the one she arrives in and the one she wears on the air. Honestly, celebrity etiquette is getting more and more ridiculously complicated as time goes on and everyone from photographers to jewelry makers figures out new ways to showcase their wares.

Blake Lively arrives at the “Charlie Rose” show to promote her new movie “Savages” in a Marios Schwab dress paired with Giuseppe Zanotti sandals.

Marios Schwab Fall 2012 Collection

Giuseppe Zanotti Bejeweled Two-Tone Bow-Toe Sandal

Love all the pieces here – especially the skirt, which looks great on her – but the top is giving her serious uniboob and the bows on the shoes a re just a bit too much. Still, she looks pretty good.

Then she did this:

Blake Lively makes an appearance on the “Charlie Rose” show to promote her new movie “Savages” in a Monique Lhuillier dress paired with Christian Louboutin sandals.

Monique Lhuillier Resort 2013 Collection [Modified Version]

Christian Louboutin ‘Crazy Fur’ Sandal

And we’re sorry, but that’s all kinds of wrong. The skirt’s all weird and wonky-looking and the dress really doesn’t look right without a belt of some kind. And the pink fungus growing on the back of her heels looks utterly ridiculous.

How does someone veer so wildly from looking good to looking like ass? How do they manage to make the trip in the same day? She prides herself on not utilizing a stylist, but we’re convinced more than ever that on the occasions she gets it right, she just lucked into it. Because come on, if designers are throwing hundreds of thousands of dollars of dresses, shoes, bags, and jewelry at you, how hard is it to occasionally leave the house looking pretty good? It seems to us she has no idea how to put a look together and when she wanders away from the really big names like Chanel and Gucci, she tends to do much worse.


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  • hughman

    So Christian Louboutin now makes fuzzy slippers like my grandma wore when she did the wash. Who knew.

    • oh wait, the pom poms are on the back of her

      • hughman


  • gabbilevy

    Whatever they did to the skirt of that second dress is a crime.

    • i was thinking the same thing. the dress on the model is SO much better. huge mistake with the alterations.

  • Jangle57

    Oh no she didn’t!  Wasn’t wild about the first dress, thought the shoes were really cute though – but that second outfit looks like she needs some pom poms and she’s ready for the big game – oh wait, the pom poms are on the back of her shoes!

  • ChaCha_70

    Girlfriend needs a stylist, stat!

  • I have never heard a uniboob.. is that something that a regular person needs to worry about!?

    • elleg929

      Yes, specifically when wearing sports bras and too tight shirts with bad bras. 

    • MilaXX

       Oh hells yes, especially if you are generously endowed.

    • Aly Light

       I call bullshit. As far as I can tell, there’s some kind of fashion no-no being committed by any and all women’s breasts at all moments. I see nothing wrong with Blake Lively’s tits in this pic, and I doubt you need to worry about it.

      • I’ve always thought uniboob was one of Joan Holloway’s chief charms – hers seldom look separated – so I’m with you. The dress sucks arse but the problem is the way it is pulling and crinkling and then pointing in the darts around the boob, not the underlying boobular appearance.

  • Sara__B

    I don’t like the fit of the first dress at all. There’s a horizontal crease near the waist that makes the decorative pleating (darting?) look like sweatshirt pocket, and she’s too busty for the bodice.

    The second dress could be made from the same Simplicity pattern as my high school pep team uniforms circa 1967. Our mothers used cheap fabric in the team colors, most of them fit terribly, and we looked awful. Give Blake some pompoms and white sneakers, and she’d fit right in. Go, team!

  • HM3

    Bleh. The Schwab skirt looks like a craft project I made when I was in high school, and the Lhuillier dress looks like it belongs to Selena Gomez.

  • ringthing

    What’s up w/Louboutin this season? First the godawful plastic, and now muppet fur?

    • Abigail Speltz

      My feet feel sweaty just looking at those plastic shoes… and I never sweat; I glisten. 

  • Did Monique make the changes in the second dress in response to a request, or did Blake take out her little scissors all on her own to destroy the original version?

    I’m always curious when dresses are so different on the designer’s runway and when they appear again in public.  Is the designer so intent on publicity that she/he is willing to alter a garment to suit someone else’s taste?  Is it common for a customer to ask to have the length altered, the sleeves added or subtracted, a belt changed — all things that can radically change a look? 

    Just curious.  My wardrobe basically consists of jeans and fabulous accessories, so I pretty much wear things as they are when I buy them.

  • CozyCat

    Of course she couldn’t wear that first dress on air!  They sit down while being interviewed, right?  The skirt on that dress is so tight that there’s no way she could sit down without splitting every seam. 

    So she had to have a dress that she looked great in standing up and walking for the photographers coming in.  And then she had to change into something with a fuller skirt so she could sit down.  Unfortunately, like most starlets, she forgot that it also has to be long enough to avoid revealing too much when she sits.

    But in no way can I explain the shoes (are those really called sandals?)

    • AudreysMom

       True. That first dress is so tight that even the lightweight fabric covering the skirt is pulling across her abdomen. But the second? The upward tilt of the center of the skirt is like a sign directing the world to her vagina.

      But maybe that was the point.

  • PinkLemon

    Methinks think she tends to second guess herself, to take looks ‘a bit further’ to try and differentiate herself from other bitchez/starlets. I admire that, I feel like I get what she’s going for, but it only rarely REALLY works. Whereas with having a stylist, sometimes starlets just look styled within an inch of their life, and the personality of the actress is lost……

  • bobbi32

    Really, the top skirt looks great on her?  From where I sit it looks in desparate need of tailoring at the waist that does not make it bunch near the skirt band and come in so tight on the hip that her bum has the suspicious indents of a too tight girdle in the front view.
    As a busty girl who lives in terror of uni-boob I can guarantee that neck line is vector for visual boob misalignment, yet she did it twice.

  • enchanted216

    Ridiculous, indeed.  She should have stuck with the first look.

  • meowing

    “Modified” version of the dress?  Me thinks it’s more like “dreckified” version. 

  • Abigail Speltz

    That second dress looks like she borrowed the Easter dress of her 6yo niece. 

  • Introspective

    So I thought the bodice of look 1 was really pretty, and then we had a clear cut case of scroll down fug, given the skirt with its wonky hem and bunching, and those shoes which are cute on their own but over the top with the rest of the outfit.

    then we get to look 2, and weve moved from scroll down fug straight to WREQ territory, what with the gyno skirt and the muppet backed louboutins. girl bye.

  • MilaXX

    Neither outfit really floats my boat. The first one is the least offensive, but she should have taken one look at her boobs in that top and worn something else. The second look is just silly looking and juvenile. The longer length the model is wearing would have served her better, and the dress needs a belt. In fact the belt/waist on the original is what makes it not look like a dress for a 10 year old. The shoes are better suited for dancing on the pole where pink marabou scares are part of the costume.

  • RebeccaKW

    She only gets it right when she basically copies the runway look.  Why would she pick that dress to wear on a talk show appearance…where you sit down facing people and cameras?

  • My immediate thought when seeing that second dress is drum majorette.

    And funny to see that she’s wearing it with those $18 macrame bead bracelets that are all over the street now.


    • sunnycalif

      I thought “car hop waitress”.  All she is missing is the roller skates.

  • everest19

    Life tip: never purchase any shoes that could be described as “crazy fur sandals”.

    • norseofcourse

      I see the crazy fur part, but in what alternate reality do those shoes qualify as “sandals”?! 
      I just don’t get it.

  • Saucysusan

    I like the runway version of the 2nd dress soooo much better. She totally ruined it. The shoes..just tacky. I like the bottom half of the 1st look, but the top is unflattering & the shoes are too dressy.

  • Lina_bee

    The Schwab is a good dress, it just doesn’t FIT. The Lhullier is a terrible dress made worse by the “I’m too good for a stylist” FAIL.

  • bellafigura1

    I spend an awful lot of time shouting “Too short!” at my computer screen.  I think look #1 is very pretty though.

  • crash1212

    God. Those shoes just make me want to cry they are so ugly. I think the dress could’ve been cute – the hands-on-hips-pelvis-thrust pose isn’t doing it – or her – any favors. Really does need a belt though.

  • deltabronze

    Re dress two: the recent trend of skirts that are shorter in front and longer in back can often give the effect of a maternity dress on a pregnant woman in her ninth month.

  • nancylee61

    Don’t like either -the first dress looks like she poured herself into a sausage casing, and the second one is all kinds of ugly.

  • nannypoo

    They’re both bad.

  • Trisha26

    I thought the first look was cute (uniboob though) until I saw the rear view – it looks like a wonky full slip. Shoes are very cute, bows and all. The second look is great on the model – longer & belted – sophisticated yet youthful. But those fur “sandals”? Are designers just bored when they make something like that?

  • Peri7473

    the first one looks like separates that she got at Forever21. that layered mesh skirt with the different layers peeking out?  hasn’t that been done?  and the heavy lace top?  better on its own.  neither one is all that great. (neither piece, if they were separates) and neither one of the entire outfits)  meh.

  • I just can’t look at her anymore. And that first one is a green half-slip.

  • Judy Raddue

    Her first mistake was to over do the faux-tan.  

  • Warrior89

    Holy Jesus.  That second thing is ice-skating hideousity.

  • Lisa Dugan

    The first look is kind of odd but I really like it. The second one would be much better if she wasn’t getting pointy boobs and it was 4 inches longer in the front.  

  • Araina23

    That second dress shouldn’t be worn by any one.  At least not the way Boobsy Legsy altered it.

  • guest2visits

    I think both models did these dresses better. I don’t mind that she altered the second one; but it’s too short and uneven.
    And though I like the fuzzy shoes – they may not be the best of quirky accents to pair with it.
    The first dress looks too tight and fussy; I don’t like the earrings or clutch she chose, not loving the shoe either. Messy hair.

  • formerlyAnon

    LOVE the skirt on the 1st dress, and really like the shoes, top is fine. Not sure the skirt fits right in in the waist/lower abdomen, but can’t tell. It *looks* like it might be too tight.

    My big question is “Why would she pick a dress that’s too short to sit in comfortably to go on a talk show?”  Most of ’em do it and I don’t get it. The ones new to it all I can see, they probably just do what they’re told, or what everyone else does. After a few years, though, I am perplexed. [And, yes, the second is way too much like a home made “summer dress” to impress.]

  • Shouldn’t have modified the Monique Lhuillier. She did a total disservice to the dress.

  • baublesandfeathers

    What’s so confusing here is that there is no big entrance on Charlie Rose–there is no crew or audience or anything. The cameras are operated from a different room, so it’s just Chuckles and the guest(s). Why would she need such a short dress and fancy shoes? I watch the show regularly and have never seen a guest’s legs or shoes. She could have worn yoga pants and sneaks with a great top and no one would be the wiser.

    But she sure is pretty and has such a GREAT smile. She at least always seems to be enjoying what she’s wearing, so there’s something to be said for that.

  • Thathoodwink

    She is only 24 years old? I am shocked.

    • alyce1213

      She looks like she’s in her mid-30s to me, dontcha think?  

  • PaulaBerman

    Why is the skirt hanging so totally different on the model than it is on Blake? It’s like a different dress altogether. 

  • frankystein123

    I haven’t seen the interview, but for her and my sanity’s sakes, I hope she wore the formal outfit during the interview.

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    okay, she & the complicit designer destroyed the second dress when they redesigned it for drill team tryouts. oh heavens, why bother. just say no, people. there are people in rehab struggling to do this every day. it cant be that much more difficult than staying away from the needle for a designer to implement a different type of needle entirely while he or she tailors a semi-famous customer into a different, more appropriate dress. the hot pink furred pubic buttbones on the backs of the pumps only add to the snicker.

    otoh, the top of the first looks okay, the bottom looks okay, i guess the whole thing looks okay. she reminds me a lot of jennifer aniston, close to identically from the neck down & fraternally, in the manner of twinning, from the neck up. i guess in the postpostpostpostpostetcectmodern world we need one a generation.

  • Alisa Rivera

    Am I the only person who’s appalled that Blake Lively was being interviewed by Charlie Rose? It’s like using a Stradivarius to play a Britney Spears song. 

    •  Ha! Not at all. I said the same thing below, before reading your comment.

  • I can’t begin to wrap my head around the fact that Charlie Rose interviewed Blake Lively. What the actual fuck? 

  • Lilak

    Not sure why she went to all the trouble to, er, ‘modify’ that on-air dress and wear those silly shoes.  She didn’t know there’s no walk-out to Charlie’s interview table?   
    But two outfits = two photo opps = twice the commerce opportunities (for several brands, including herself), so … mission accomplished.
    P.S. Now that her teeth are in blue-white territory: if all else fails, she’ll have no problem being cast on ‘The Bold and the Beautiful.’

  • KathKo

    that dress needs to be burned.Like, right now…
    But I want that skirt, and even the top, but not a children size, please.

  • anotherkate

    I was in the middle of swallowing, and when I scrolled down to look two I gasped, choked on my own spit, coughed, and sputtered, “Oh, NO!”

  • sashaychante

    I like the first look and actually think the shoes are adorbs.  However, the dress seems too tight on her.  I don’t mind the second dress, but lose the armful of bangles, and those shoes are a bit silly with the dress.  Maybe she was going for a youthful, carefree look with the second dress, unfortunately, she missed.

  • TieDye64

    Look #2 just cracks me up! Hilarious.

  • leave_Blake_alone

    I think your critiques of her are pretty unfair. I’d say she does as well, or better, than the average starlet. Agreed that the shoes in the second look are TERRIBLE, but the dress is pretty good – though it really does need that belt as you point out. But it’s not like the look is total ass (just ignore the shoes).

    I think the shoes in the first look actually work.

  • I like both of her outfits, but I can’t help wondering….Why on EARTH was Blake Lively on Charlie Rose????

    • alyce1213

      Because she’s in a “prestige” movie.  Yeah, we’ll see . . .

  • alyce1213

    Isn’t dress #2 for a child?  Maybe Chloe Moretz or anyone under 14?

  • CatherineRhodes

    The original dress was lovely — she ruined it by turning it into a mini.

  • ccm800

    Well I guess shes using a stylist NOW. 

  • Jecca2244

    she may not have a stylist, but i’m convinced the house “stylist” at these big brands (and i’m sure that person isn’t called a stylist) helps her put the pieces together. or at least makes suggestions. She looks best when she hints at her sensuality, not screams it. plus the modified version just looks wonky. 

  • TomBord

    23 going on 46. wtf? 

  • Stop. Dressing. Yourself. 

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    Blake sounded like she had overdone her Adderall on BOTH talk shows.  Some of her comments were just totally random.  I don’t get her appeal.

  • marilyn

    I don’t like either look.  The first one represents supposed design, that just looks like unmatched separates.  The second one, has odd parts put together also, being passed off as design.  I think that the designers must now turn out a massive quantity of clothing, so they are reduced to randomly matching shapes, and sometimes randomly matching colors and patterns, hoping something good comes of it.  I don’t care whose names are on these clothes, they are poorly designed.

  • cleep1000

    I actually like the second look better, though could have done without the fuzzy heels.

  • EEKstl

    LOOOOOVE the first dress, like, REALLY REALLY love.  Second dress is a horror.  In what universe is her hemline and silhouette of the skirt better than the original, and those silly fuzzy shoes are just…well, silly.

  • bitterk

    Love the first runway look but that second dress doesn’t work on her