Kelly Osbourne: Reality Bites

Posted on June 22, 2012

This outfit is seriously cute in a retro-early-’90s kinda way.


Kelly Osbourne attends the David Lynch Cocktail Party at Milk Studios in Los Angeles.

But JESUS, MARY, AND OPRAH, that is some awful hair. Kelly, sweetie, we don’t know what those dizzy L.A. queens are whispering in your ear but they are TELLING YOU LIES, GIRL. This is NOT fabulous and we guarantee this will spur many rounds of cringing and “What the fuck was I thinking?” in the decades to come. The longer this goes on, the more pictures you’ll have to destroy down the line. We don’t even care about the color anymore (although it’s awful), just get that thing layered a little, would you?



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  • Some day when she’s in her old age, she’s going to look at these pictures and think, “Why the hell did I want to go gray before I had no choice about the matter?” Especially when she’s got that lovely violet tinge to it that reads cheap salon for the geriatric set.

  • formerlyAnon

    I think the outfit is fantastic on her. I actually really like that hair color on her. But the style . . . is too literally “mop head.”

    • In total agreement here. I love the outfit completely. The hair needs serious help, now.

    • TieDye64

      Exactly. The mop head needs to go. It really is awful. Her face and the outfit are both great.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      love the outfit but hair the color of a “my little pony” mane and tail needs to be dispatched asap…

      • AudreysMom

         I’m remembering Kelly’s hair looking so princess like on RuPaul’s Drag Race with that bullet tiara. There are times when the Osborne mane is tamed (personality, fire and spunk no; hair? yes).

      • makeityourself

        Yes. My Little Pony exactly. I finally got my daughter to toss hers out.

  • G

    Not crazy about purple hair, but she has a really wonderful face – love the outfit too.

  • Very Heathers. I love the hair colour, but not the style.

    • out for a walk

      Yes, very Heathers indeed, but I’d say more specifically it’s an outfit for a Veronica!
      And the hair styling does definitely need some work.

    • I love, love, love this outfit. And how great for a “David Lynch Cocktail Party” (and why wasn’t I invited to THAT?!) I probably would have gone full-on Audrey Horne for the event. 

  • Joyce VG

    Maybe it’s my crush but i think she looks adorable.  And the hair looks a little JBF.  Good for her!

  • *whispers* I like her hair…

    • Amy Ellinger

      *I do too!!*  Much better than the Grandma curls she had for a bit.

    • lol. you took the words (and nervous whisper) right out of my mouth. i was loving the hair actually. sorry, TLo. *hides*

      • Oh, please, may I come hide with you, too?  She looks adorable, comfortable, and happy.

        I’m going to see my ophthalmologist now.

    • Synnamin

       me too!! I like it way better this way than she’s been wearing it, because the tousled look softens her face. And I LOVE the color

    • You guys, we need a secret clubhouse or something. I’m scrolling down, thinking, “But I like the hair. Oh GOD! What is wrong with me?” (Aside from the fact that I wore almost that exact outfit 30 years ago.)

    • Lisa

      Me too – the hair kind of works for the outfit, which is adorable.  It’s sort of that “rebel schoolgirl” look.

  • BazoDee

    She looks cute. Great accessories. I’m glad she avoided the urge to put a hat on her head but considering the alternative maybe I’m not. Nice piece of flair. 

  • Amy T.

    I kind of love her hair.  It’s way more flattering on her skin tone than when she tries to pull off platinum blonde.

  • Kyle Crawford

    I sort of really like Kelly, at least from the Joan Rivers fashion thing, which is all I really know about her, she dresses very nicely, even with the tatoos – but seriously, someone help the poor girl .. the hair is HORRIBLE…..

  • Re: Kelly’s Hair

    I love the color but not the cut/style.  That color needs a really edgy, youthful cut to keep it from veering into the Old Lazy Zone.

  • SpcilK

    Agreed! She looks adorable, but that hair has gotta go.

  • FunButNutz

    I know I’m in the minority but I love the hair.  The style today is horrid, but usually she does it up pretty nicely (See Fashion Police). IMHO some of those tatoos are truly tragic, at least she can fix her hair tomorrow.

    Full disclosure: I had green, burgundy, purple, blue and black and red hair in the 80’s, I’m now a respected DVM.

  • susu11

    Did the doorman at a club stamp her feet instead of her wrist because those tats (?) look faded and smudged to me.

    Bolo style jewelry/ties usually send my eye a-twitching, but I actually think it looks cute on her. I HATE her hair.

  • Magatha

    I like the hair color but not this styling. I accept her tattoos – it’s her thing. I still hate them. They so often clash with her outfits. I kinda like the shoes. That bolo thing is meh. Like the lapel button a lot.

  • crash1212

    I love this look and don’t hate the hair. I do think the feet tats are pretty awful, though. Also, if that’s a bolo made out of chain or other necklace-y material, I will wrestle her down and take it right off of her…because that would be a bolo made of AWESOME!

  • sk8tfan

    The worst thing about the hair is that it’s not flattering. I love the shoes, although the tattoos look like dirt smudges.

    • Jacinta Halloran

      I think the tattoos look like that because she’s in the process of having them removed. My friend had a tat removed over a long period of time, didn’t have enough money to get it finished, and it now has the blurry look her feet tattoos do. Could be wrong, but that’s the first thing I thought when I noticed them !

  • MoHub

    I think she’s adorable, and I have no problem with the lavender hair, although I agree that it could use a better cut and styling. And ya know, I think Mama Sharon could rock that same outfit.

  • AmandaCathleen

    My first thought was that her hair looks like a really bad wig. But, upon a second look I have to admit the lilac color does look great against her skin.

    But still. Any time your hair looks like a cheap wig bought at one of those Halloween pop up stores, it’s time for a new cut & color.

  • Snailstsichr

    I think her makeup is perfect for her  hair color, which I like on her.

  • andreawey

    the outfit is cute and the hair……well at least it’s not gray……..what is with this trend? I guess I’m getting old….. anyway she has a very round face and the hair style just accentuates that……..she looks like a lollipop which often means she’s a good friend of ani……just sayin’

  • Lina_bee

    I love the lavender, and I accept that I’m in the minority on that. But I think I had this outfit in 1991, and the hairstyle is pure Melrose Place.

    • MilaXX

       At this point  don’t care about the color. She needs to style it. The thing with Gaga & Katy Perry is they cute/shape style the wacky hair.

  • julnyes

    Everything is working like gangbusters here except the styling of the hair, but overall I think she looks great.

  • Deb

    My LORD, she looks like her daddy SO MUCH in these pics….

  • I usually hate Look How Hip I Am hair colors, but I’ve been digging her grey-lavender for months now.  She can pull it off, and does.

  • MilaXX

    agreed, the hair has no shape or style

  • GillianHolroyd

    I like her hair color. I liked April’s (from Project Runway) hair color. I liked it on older women back in the early 60s who dyed their poodles to match. It’s cool.

  • CassieLee22

    love the outfit, but I just can’t with that hair

  • Muppet hair.

  • butter nut

    love the outfit, love the hair.  i know, it’s not the greatest, but it looks good on her, it’s trendy & she loves it.  if you’re going to dye your hair acid-wash lavender, you do it when you’re rich, famous, wealthy as shit & in you’re 20’s.  it’s her time.  

  • cmb92191

    I think I had a very similiar outfit in 1990-1991! I loved that long shirt look back then.   

    • Ogden1990

      And I think I had it in 1982-1983!

  • Agree about the hair. But her face is soo, soo pretty here, very nice makeup

  • mjude

    love the stylish patti smith look.  her hair, i think she does it to irritate people.

  • she looks cute here, like a  child trying on her daddy’s clothes.  i have to admit i’ve gotten used to the lavender hair.  it’s hard to imagine her without it.  can’t say i like it, but it is unique.  she’s someone who has really grown into her beauty.  she was such an awkward teen.

  • belfebe

    At least it’s better than the awful gray that made her look like a grandma.  But she needs to move on from this color, get a haircut, and add to her fabulousness. I love her.

  • kikisayshi

    Sometimes I think Ms. Kelly tries a little too hard to be nonchalant and quirky.

  • Ozski

    Too Dame Edna. I loved her as a blonde and someone mentioned it looks ‘wiggy’. I agree. 

  • Judy_J

    I just wonder if Kelly isn’t keeping that awful color because so much has been written about it.  You know, like she’s holding on to it as a sort of “FU” to everyone who hates it.  I do like her outfit here, though.

  • fringebenefit

    Wow. She looks pretty gorgeous here. I actually don’t mind that hair color on her–it’s just the shapelessness of the do that is failing her.  

  • SapphoPoet

    LOVE the outfit. Half my high school dressed like that. I just can’t with that hair anymore.

  • TheOtherChristina

    Actually, I think this is the first time I’ve liked her hair in ages. And I can’t believe I’m saying this, but that outfit is fabulous.

  • j_anson

    This is really not the worst hair she’s ever had. For whatever that means.

  • I can get behind you on the outfit, apart from the bolo tie. Totally with you on the hair. 

  • joe_tey83

    Who can pay attention to whatever she’s wearing with hair like that?

  • I’ve been hating on that hair color since she got it but, lord help me, it’s growing on me. Love her outfit, it’s perfect for her, but agree that some layering would make this ever so much better.

  • veronkimo

    I like this color of purple on her! It suits her, and it’s fun! She looks totes adorbs! 

  • kimmeister

    Wow, I haven’t seen a bolo (besides on mariachis) since about 1989.

    I can’t quite distinguish what her shoes are made out of.  Is that snakeprint rendered in velvet???

  • ‘Retro-early 90’s’ kinda makes me wanna leap from a bridge.

  • leftcoastpickle

    Don’t listen, Kelly! I Love Your Hair!! And I think this is the most fabulous photo of Ms. Osbourne that I have ever seen, she looks great. 

  • Corsetmaker

    I like the hair too. Looks like you’re getting way outnumbered here 🙂 I like the colour and this sort of scruffy rock styling works well with the outfit.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Love the outfit, don’t hate the hair but HAAAAATE the shoes.

  • LambeeBaby

    Yuck. The outfit should have stayed in the 90’s. Shudderworthy and that hair is atrocious in every way.

  • ballerinawithagun

    So that’s where my clothes from the early 90s went!

  • It’s a little hard to get past the color of the hair, but the style actually looks the best it’s looked in a long while. 

  • Bolo ties rule!

  • lol i love the hair actually. I love a girl who can work the fun colored hair, and when you are a celebrity like her and dont have to worry about jobs and being taken seriously~ then i say go for it. 
    I dig it.

  • OneTwoThreeFashion

    WHEN is she gonna lose that creepy hair?

  • quiltrx

    I love this outfit!  Of course, the early 90s were totally ‘my time’, so I would. 🙂

    She looks so cute with her hair shorter…sort of the “Vylette in Jawbreaker” cut.  This is getting very moppish.

  • BookishBren

    Boy she looks like her daddy here in a good way. Young Ozzy was a hottie, imo. Hate the hair color but I still think she is beautiful.

  • guest2visits

    I thought this was perfectly cute and age appropriate; including the tousled hair. Sometimes she gets abit older, and costume-y;
    this is young and she looks very, very pretty.

  • fiestyfashionfem

    The hair – I can’t even . . .

  • golspie

    I think she’s looking stunning these days. I imagine it’s absolute agony for her to keep the weight off though.

  • melizer

    No, no no.  Listen to T-Lo, the hair color is awful.  And I want to snatch that campaign button off of her, but we need every vote we can get.

  • Maybe I spend too much time with teenage girls with multi-colored hair (mine included), but I think she looks great. I am over the grey-lavender hair when I see her on “Fashion Police”, but in this picture, it is working for me….

  • eight_of_nine

    Shut your traps, I freaking LOVE that hair color.  

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    Love that outfit.  I am going to try to find a way to wear the Big Lady Version of this outfit.  Her hair.  OMG.  It’s so think and long and please God someone kidnap her and dye that hair back to her natural color and make it have a shape!  Why do young people color their hair?  Ahhh to have my old, natural color back again.  Now, the greys are marching in.  Sigh.