Charlize Theron in Beverly Hills

Posted on June 12, 2012

Don’t worry, Charlize. We’re not going to slam your outfit and the only thing we’re going to say about your baby is that he’s so cute it’s ridiculous.


Charlize Theron in Beverly Hills, California.

Cardigan by Lynne Hiriak Crew Neck

We don’t care if you’re wearing a man’s hat (something that sets off eye-twitches in us nine times out of ten). We don’t care that you apparently shaved your head for the next Mad Max movie, even though that usually sets us off on a tangent as to why sci-fi action films so often require the female leads to shave their heads as if the only way a woman can be tough is if she looks as much like a man as possible. Or that she has to excise her girlcooties before she can play in the boys’ sandbox. We think turnabout is fair play and men in action movies should all be required to shave their legs.

Anyway, we don’t care about any of that, as you can clearly see. We just wanted to say “Huzzah!” in response to the effortless chic this outfit so perfectly embodies. Well done, you. We can’t quibble with one detail. It’s an adorable daytime look.

And we repeat: that babymuffin is ridiculous.

Also: we don’t really say things like “Huzzah!”


[Photo Credit: KM-GSI,]

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  • How exactly do you manage to identify the pieces of clothing for the photos? Just curious and always wondered.

    • EveEve

      something I’ve wondered about too…no sooner does one of these stars get their photo snapped, but TLo knows exactly who made each piece of the look. Do their publicists release their wardrobe lists every time they go out in public?  Even if it’s just to the gym?!

    • carpediva

      Me too! And yet I’ve been afraid to ask, lest it’s something a truly devoted Unborn Fawn should know, or that there’s already a TLo FAQ somewhere that I’ve been too lame to find! So kudos! :D(I’ve most recently had this conundrum wondering why they call Michael Kors “The Duchess”- which I adore, btw. Thought maybe it was universal but I Googled both and only found links to here!) 

    •  Through a combination of research and publicists sending us heads up.

      • JackieOBlue

        Thank you!  Often wondered the same thing myself.

  • Vaniljekjeks

    I don’t like it when actresses who shave their heads for roles try to hide it, or make it as manly of a look as possible.  Own it!  I have a shaved head and I look like a lady 100% of the time.  She would look so much better without the hat.  

    • See: Demi Moore.  

      • Vaniljekjeks

         And Natalie Portman. 

        • And Amber Rose.

          • charlotte

             I’ll throw in Sigourney Weaver in Alien.

    • Ali

       Maybe her head’s cold?

    • kno1ok

      Sun protection?  My scalp burns like nobody’s business.

      • Vaniljekjeks

         I wear a hood on sunny days, but her hat is inexcusable. 

        •  What’s your problem? Maybe she just likes hats? Or the hat is an accessory? Maybe she doesn’t wear a hood like you because tops with hoods are ugly?

          • snarkykitten

             yeah but the hat is ugly on her

        • kathryn_dc

          I think if she were wearing it properly it would look a lot better. Raked back on her head like that just makes her head look pointy.

          • I like the hat, but I can imagine it’d look a lot better on her that way with hair – it’s probably a pre-shaved head hat. It’s got that yellowy colour inside the rim which would match her hair I reckon…

    • julnyes

       well not everyone likes the way they look without hair.

    • Glammie

      She’s in southern California in June and you’re slamming her for wearing a hat?  Maybe she doesnt feel like slathering sun screen on her scalp and a hoodie is a layer of warmth she doesn’t need.

      I get not liking a particular hat, but slamming her for wearing a hat is a bit silly.  I have hair, but I wear a hat–I’ll take a brim over skin cancer and wrinkles any day.

  • RebeccaKW

    I adore that sweater, and I love hats.  Charlize could be bald all the time and still be stunning. 

    And that baby-I want to just snuggle him up and kiss his little round cheeks and those shoes are so cute!

    • All the hat I care about is that adorable baby’s. HE CAN’T be cuter.

  • I love Charlize, and her baby is adorable!  This is one of those (many) times I am disgusted by the paparazzi, though. She’s obviously not on a PR staged outing, and I wish they’d leave her and any other celebrity alone. I’d much rather see them when they’re all dolled up for a red carpet, than when they’re just trying to go about their lives. I don’t buy tabloids, no matter how shiny they are, just for this reason.

    • She’s giving some major ice queen face to the photographer, straight out of Snow White and the Huntsman.

      I wonder what it’s like to walk around in LA as a visitor; are there just paparazzi everywhere like pigeons on the streets of Rome?

      • nancylee61

        I just read somewhere that there are certain places the paparazzi hang out, and if your publicist wants you photographed, you go there. This picture seems to make a lie of that. She really doesn’t look like she wants to be photographed. I am sure I would not have even recognized her if I walked past her on the street.

        • They also park themselves outside star’s homes and follow them to a destination.

          I doubt very much that Charlize told her publicist, “I’ll be in a parking garage, please tell the press what level, so they can take my picture.”

      • Glammie

        Haven’t you heard?  Nobody walks in L.A.  

        Seriously, there are only a few places where you see people walking around and street life–Venice is one.  Santa Monica boardwalk pier is another.

        • adnama79

          Since she doesn’t have a stroller or sling with her, I really doubt she’s walking far.  House to car or something.  Or pediatrician to car.

          Edited to add: That might be a sling on top of the purse. But still, since she’s not using it, she’s not on a walk.

    • JMB_edits

      I second that!!  I have no problem nitpicking them when they are “on”.  Otherwise let them go to the market in peace!

    • nancylee61

      I agree. And she looks seriously annoyed at having her picture taken when she has her baby with her. I really dislike that about the paparazzi. It think it can even be dangerous for the kids, to be recognizable.

      • Exactly. If I was walking from my car while holding a squirming baby, I’d be terrified some loon was going to get in my way/trip me/distract me in some way so I’d drop the baby. Plus, the kid didn’t ask to be a celeb. I’d be be giving any paparazzi the “back off my kid!” look too.

  • TDSE

    I want to steal that baby. He is so unbelievably adorable.

    • And that is why paps should not be allowed to photograph children. Not saying you are going to kidnap her baby, but there are enough sick people or criminals who would. People were always saying they wanted to take my son home with them…and then someone tried. Sorry, TDSE, those pictures and your comment obviously struck a chord with me.

      • formerlyAnon

        Sorry you had to run into one of the world’s crazies.

  • Its a great outfit, but certainly she had more hat choices at her disposal.  Whatever, the ridiculously cute baby makes up for that small error.  

  • Scimommy

    I love both their hats!

  • What I like more than anything about this is she’s carrying a bag that’s probably hella expensive yet she’s not trying to make sure the logo is photographed.

    • CozyCat

      And basically she’s using it as a hella expensive diaper bag.  (In the first and third shots you can see baby stuff peaking out the top). 

  • That baby is crazy cute. Want to bite his little legs. He looks like he should be in a Benetton ad.

    • Cathy S

       Chubby baby legs are made for nibbling. And those cheeks!

  • pattyw

    Wow, with her hair shaved, you can really see how exquisite her face is. I’ve always though that for such a beautiful woman, she’s never quite found a chic hairstyle that shows her to her best advantage–maybe less is more.

    • SapphoPoet

      I had long, long hair for years and recently had to cut it very short. People LOVED the pixie cut on me–one friend told me that they could finally see my face without all the bangs and such. From this picture, I can see why it works that way. 

      • RzYoung

        Same with me! I had long hair for ages because it’s ‘lovely curly hair’ and I thought i should, turns out a pixie is the hair cut I should’ve had all along! Shorties rock 🙂

  • angela rose

    i want the dish on the baby clothes.  That hat rocks!

    • Laylalola

      The baby clothes are perfect in every way! (I do NOT understand where Brad and Angelina even find all the black clothing for babies and children under the age of 10. I mean it’s actually quite difficult to find children’s clothing without bright colors, and children themselves tend to gravitate toward colors too.)

      • AnaRoW

         You can find black kids’ clothing at Kohls or JCPenney.  There’s also lots of stuff with skulls on it.  It drives me crazy.

      • Rebecca Jay

        Perhaps she keeps a seamstress in her dungeon.

    • betty language

      the baby hat looks hand knit.  my guess is cashmere (since she’s a big star & all)…or at least something really soft like alpaca or a really nice merino.  it wouldn’t be hard for a knitter to make something similar.

      • Glammie

        Cashmere, merino and alpaca would all be too warm for Beverly Hills in June.  They do make some great soft baby wools though–and the hat would be easy to make.

        I love French children’s clothes, they’ll use these subtle toned-down colors and small prints.  But several boutique lines do tasteful children’s clothes–Tea, Neige.  

  • I was just thinking about that this morning. Why do we still assume “masculine” is “better”, and that women need to become more masculine in order to be competitive? And this is coming from someone who identifies more as masculine than feminine.

  • sigh…how come I don’t look like that when I walk out of the house?….sigh….

  • Judy_J

    I love that cardigan!  She and the baby look terrific.

  • Why is it called a cardigan and not a sweater?  I thought cardigans button up, sans sleeves.

    • MoHub

       Agreed. Without front buttoning, that’s nobody’s cardigan—unless maybe it buttons up the back. Otherwise, it’s a pullover.

      • Someone else had inquired about that, TLo says that Cardigan is the brand.  Oops.

        • MoHub

           Thanks. Didn’t know that, but it’s seriously confusing to those of us who think we know our terminology.

        • That gives me a great idea for a line of pants- Shirt by Jason Galloway…

    • Cardigans can have sleeves. What this one is missing is an opening in the front. Could be buttons or a zipper. I agree with MoHub, this is a pullover.

  • MilaXX

    If sci fi women must go bad then sci fi men should have to get Brazilians.

  • How is this a cardigan? I though one of the necessary identifying features of a cardigan was that it buttons up the front.

  • How is that a cardigan?  It’s not open in the front.  Kind of reminds me of how people keep calling jumpsuits “jumpers” lately.  Cute sweater though, and even cuter baby.

  • RzYoung

    I think she looks incredible here, I love that look and the shaved head! I think short hair on a girl can be incredibly girlie and cute!

  • Lina_bee

    I’ve never been all that fond of the trilby shape, but I do love hats in all seasons and I wish awesome women’s hats were easier to come by. I mean, it seems like this wants to be a summer-weight cloche, except that those don’t really exist anymore except when they’re custom-made for events like Ascot.

    • Kayceed

      Agreed – for summer I see lots of big sun hats, some baseballish-style straw hats, some churchy hats and then the hipster straw fedora. There is simply not much else in my neck of the woods.

  • Eva_baby

    Bzzt!  Sorry.  Her hat looks way stupid.  The rest of the outfit is nicely, effortlessly chic.  Now his hat on the other hand.  LOVE!   Actually his whole outfit is adorable.  I don’t love her or have an irrational hate for her.  She is one of those celebs that I just don’t care one way or other about.

  • aimee_parrott

    Not a fan of the hat, but she’s still gorgeous and the baby is delicious!  Those chubby cheeks are irresistible.

  • I’m a need that handbag. Any idea what it is?

  • Michee Rose

    I love that she’s wearing a man’s hat. Why does it have to be a man’s hat? Why can’t a woman wear it? I have some amazing fedoras I inherited from my grandfather and I love to wear them!

  • TheOriginalLulu

    Nah, shaving is easy and painless. Men in action movies should be required to epilate their legs.
    This will quickly separate the men from the boys.

    This is the first pic I’m seeing of her with her baby. Awwww, what a cutie. 🙂

  • AthenaJ

    “We think turnabout is fair play and men in action movies should all be required to shave their legs.”  LOVE IT!! Bless you, TLo 🙂

    Btw Go Charlize for adopting!! This post all around makes me happy.

  • I love her so much.  Remember when she wore a pixie haircut for the longest time?  That’s how I always like to picture her.  She and Kylie 🙂

  • Susan Crawford

    Great casual chic outfit, adorable little babykins, but hate that hat. A wider brimmed fedora or even a traditional Panama would have nailed it.

  • Charmella

    In the 60’s and 70’s in Trinidad-West Indies, the hat was called a ‘stingy brim’ , and was worn by men and women. Now it’s back in style!

  • frannyprof


  • ShivaDiva

    Karma karma karma karma karma chameleon.

  • VioletFem

    I really like that bag.

  • nancylee61

    I can tell she smoked or smokes. She has those lines starting on both sides of her mouth. I used to smoke and have those lines, and I HATE them!! Smokers – quit while you are young!!!!

  • Catiline

    In theory I agree, but then I think about how they shaved Mark Ruffalo’s chest for the Avengers and I get sad all over again.

  • Leslie Streeter

    I for one love her hat. She can get away with it. And that baby! Wow!!! I’m almost mad at him, he’s so cute! He seems to not be pleased with the cameras either!

    • Jackson could be sensing her tension over meeting up with the photographer. Babies do pick up on that sort of thing.

  • ((Read above, got the answer I needed))

  • This BITCH better WERQQQQQ, sans hair or not.

  • No one I know manages to look effortlessly cute when they’re juggling a baby, purse/diaper bag, keys, phone, and bottle. I hate her. (Translation: I love her and hope that I look as much like her as possible when I’m juggling a baby and a bunch of other stuff.)

  • Hermione_Granger

    I want to give the baby a WERQ for those shoes.

  • Spicytomato1

    Effortless chic is right. And so perfect for Paris. I’ll give her a break for her hat being askew, she does have a baby in her arms. I have a feeling her short hair looks adorable. Her face is exquisite the short ‘do highlights that fact.

  • jilly_d

    Want. That. Sweater.

  • marilyn

    How awful.   You are correct.   The baby is great.  However, isn’t it kind of hot to dress like that in southern California this time of year?  Poor baby!

  • Vitantonio D’Ambrosio

    Sci-fi monsters and violent no man’s land men might grab you by the curls. It’s just one of those practical things, you know?!

    • Vitantonio D’Ambrosio

      Also, you might want to deviate the men’s attention. In that kind of post apocalyptic world, rape is just around the corner, isn’t it?

  • They are both divine. It’s just a bummer that she can’t enjoy going from point A to point B with her baby without having some paparazzo trying to steal another piece of her soul to sell for his own profit. She does a fine job of keeping her cool even though the attention seems to be kind of stressing her baby. Can’t we just all agree to leave celebrities alone while they’re busy in their private lives? Please?

  • One slight correction: it’s not a cardigan. Cardigans button all the way down the front.

  • guest2visits

    Both she and the baby look chic and appropriate for daytime/casual.  I just have a thing about cheap black ballet flats; ick.
    I don’t mind them if their made of patent, or embroidered, or jeweled, or some structured material, or anything that takes
    them away from being dusty little hospital slip-ons.

    • Cheap? Those are Lanvin ballet flats and go for about $550. You can get jeweled ballet flats at Khol’s for considerably less. 

      • guest2visits

        O hell; of course they’re over 500 dollars. I would never doubt it. 
        It’s just plain black ballet flats are an eye sore for me; like granny panties and ponchos.
        To me, they all look like vinyl or pleather or something very cheapy and disposable.  Just my own personal twitch;
        I’m aware the entire world loves black ballet flats.

  • JanieS

    I’m sorry, I’d much rather have action/scifi heroines chop off their hair than have them boast luxurious, flowing blowouts. Who wants hair in their face whilst fighting hordes of alien-bug-zombies?

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    I believe that photos of children should not be taken without parent permission.  Can you imagine the effect on the kids, day after day, experiencing tension and anxiety coming from a parent, each time they step outside the door?  It drives me nuts.

  • Love the baby hat!

  • kimmeister

    I have a minor quibble.  I don’t like the way you can clearly see the shape of her toes even inside of her flats.

  • EEKstl

    Yeah, Charlize makes it look easy, doesn’t she?  Her son is adorable.  As for “Huzzah!,” have you two been to prep school lately?

  • Having a baby is hard! She has clothes on, and looks like she may have been near a shower this week and a bald head is a good idea for new Moms! She is golden!!

  • PhillipWilde

    My only problem with this is that she has her baby in a big knit cap in June.  That baby has to be burning up.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    I desperately desire that sweater. Perhaps GAP will knock it off this Fall. Those shades are perfect for her.

  • mgm_tob

    Isn’t it strange that celebs never are pushing a baby stroller?  At least, not when they want to be photographed…dun dun dunnnn!  It is an open secret that celebs stage photo ops to look like they were just caught casually walking on the street in a perfectly coordinated “casual” outfit.  I love her look, but the baby on the hip and walking in LA is usually a tip-off.

  • formerlyAnon

    They’re both cute.

    As I tell any kid who will listen: Babies are that cute because they’re so damn much work to take care of properly that most of ’em would be left on hillsides for the wolves if they weren’t adorable. [That I insist on saying these things is one reason why my kids have very strong eye-rolling muscles.] 

  • KathKo

    Well, in my opinion, men should have to shave legs, armpits and chest, period.
    (you should see my husband. I call him Chewbacca)

  • WHY does that baby have a heavy knitted hat on in Beverly Hills, CA in June?!?!  It’s a wonder he’s not screaming from being uncomfortably warm.

  • Jennifer Coleman

    I don’t mind a hat, it’s just that THAT hat looks sort of silly on her. She’s not a short-brim person and it gives her a conehead.

    Plus, is there a cold snap happening in LA or something? The hats & long sleeves in June seem….much.

  • I think this outfit rises near to the “chic” level only because it’s on someone tall and slim. Put it on a double digit size gal and no one would be calling it chic. 

    • formerlyAnon

      Most pants/slacks/trouser outfits are subject to this phenomenon. I think ALL capri/clamdigger/pedal pusher outfits are.

  • amf0001

    i really like that she just looks like a nice harried mom,  in ballet flats,  holding an expensive bag full of real baby items… it’s a real person carrying real things.  She’s not staging anything.  Now they should go away and leave her alone. Walking to buy baby stuff is not a news event.

  • one of the few people who are perfect we don’t hate. No. We adore her. 

  • nannypoo

    They’re both gorgeous and they both need to lose their hats.

  • Call me Bee

    Oh my gosh that baby is adorable!  And Charlize looks adorable too.  I just watched her on the Graham Norton Show–tres charming, and mentiioned that she’s trying to shelter her little boy from most of the limelight. 
    The hat is not doing her any favors at all though.  Not.  At.  All. 

  • Call me Bee

    Oh my gosh that baby is adorable!  And Charlize looks adorable too.  I just watched her on the Graham Norton Show–tres charming, and mentiioned that she’s trying to shelter her little boy from most of the limelight. 
    The hat is not doing her any favors at all though.  Not.  At.  All. 

  • Tausha Woods

    Love everything about her. My only question is….June in California and there is need for a tobogan?!

    • I’m late on the reply, but yes – it’s been cold here! I’m down in San Diego and the high in my area today is 66. May and June are cold and cloudy down here!

  • Cathy S

    Cute baby shoes!!!

  • oohsparkley!

    Lose the hat, or get one that fits and it’s a winner.

  • I dunno, pretty funky bad hair day solution. She rocks. She was also hilarious on Chelsea Lately last week, giving as good as she got.

  • favorthebold

    Baby. Muffin. 😀

  • I like a woman in a man’s hat. I wish more men would stroll around casually wearing bonnets, too, but that’s probably just an empty wish.