Kirsten Dunst in Toluca Lake

Posted on July 19, 2012

So there Tom was a few nights ago, in the throes of a bout of insomnia, lying in bed and watching Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes on his iPad at 3 am. By the way, Pro Tip: NEVER watch movies or TV shows on your iPad while lying on your stomach, because at some point the screen will go to black and you will be treated to the sight of your face, in all its non-gravity-defying glory, squinting back at you. Best to lie on your back and hold it overhead to avoid these moments, kittens.

Anyway, who should scamper across the screen but Kirsten Dunst herself, all of about ten years old (although she looked younger) and strangely, looking exactly the same as she does now, except smaller. It was one of those moments where some sort of unexpected juxtaposition occurs and the brain needs a second to process it. Which means Tom, bleary-eyed to begin with, woke up Lorenzo by blurting out “Holy shit! Kiki’s on the Enterprise!”

True story.


Kirsten Dunst stops at a convenience store in Toluca Lake, California.

This is kind of crazy-cute. Obviously, we’re not going to pretend that cut-offs and a sheer blouse are some sort of new innovation in style, but it looks fresh and just a tiny bit chic on her. We wouldn’t go so far as to say it makes it look more formal, but the clutch helps to dress up the look a little bit.

Can we talk about her hair? Not here so much, because she’s just walking down the street. On the other hand, there’s no difference between her hair here and her hair on a red carpet and that’s the point we want to make. She’s come a long way with her personal style; from the early disastrous days to now, where she’s seen as one of the more stylish actresses in her generation. But her hair always looks limp, flat, and to be honest, in need of a shampoo to us. It’s like she’s learned how to dress, but still hasn’t learned how to get styled. Like we said, nothing wrong with this hair paired with cutoffs, but this hair paired with a Chanel dress or a gown looks wrong to us.


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  • Judy_J

    She would never wear this outfit on the red carpet.  She needs to think of her hair as a part of the whole ensemble, and style it accordingly. And I know exactly about what you mean regarding the iPAD. Seeing my face from that angle was SCARY!

  • I missed the memo about Toluca Lake as LA’s hippest new neighborhood, clearly. First Miley now Kirsten.

    • Not sure if you’re in LA and being sarcastic or if you just never heard of it before. I’ll pick the latter and tell you that Toluca Lake is located right next to Burbank, home of NBC, ABC, Warner Bros. and other studios. Celebrity sightings have always been common in the area, including the next over community of Studio City. Many actors live in Toluca Lake (it was Bob Hope’s home for decades), but it is also on the way home for just about anyone working at one of the studios.

      •  Just being sarcastic. But the background is surely helpful to other Kittens.

  • miagain

    Jeeesh… they even get photographed slipping into a 7/11??  

  • teensmom99

    She looks so great in this outfit.  I want to show this pick to my teen stat.

  • Anathema_Device

    LOL. I also think iPads and iPhones have some kind of horrific line- and pore-magnifying technology built into the screens.

    As for Kiki’s hair: I think she is just cursed with fine and thin hair. Some people have hair that doesn’t hold a style very well. That said, she sure as hell as the money to get a kick-ass haircut that would help to rectify the problem to a certain extent.

    • PinkLemon

       My thoughts exactly. My hair suffers from the same thing. Too straight, fine, thin, limp. I’ll be damned if I can hold a curl for longer than 20 minutes.

      • meowing

        Instead of saying I’m having a bad hair day, I’ve had a bad hair LIFE.  Would love to know what cut/styling would truly make it better.  Even the “Freeze It” products don’t work to give my hair umpf.  BTW, she looks adorable. Love that she embraces her natural paleness.

        • Anathema_Device

           I think a little shorter (just above the shoulders or shorter) and lots of well placed layers work for hair like that.

        • TheOriginalLulu

          I have found that the more product I try to put in my hair, the worse the problem becomes. Stuff like “volumizing mousse” only serves to make my hair look limp and dirty. I don’t let my hair grow too far past my shoulders and always have layers in it to give it some movement, which gives the illusion of volume. If I’m going out, I put big rollers in it for a while and quickly set it with a blow dryer to give it more oomph. NO product.

        • PinkLemon

           My sister in law teaches at Paul Mitchell, she always tells me ‘high high heat and very little product’. Easier said than done…

      • guest2visits

        Stay away from mousse; it’s too much for fine and thin. Try Matrix Biolage Full Lift Spray In Volumizer (wheat boost).
        It’s excellent. It can be applied when the hair is damp or completely dry. Smells nice too. In fact; if it doesn’t
        have a nice fragrance, I won’t use it.  I used to use Schwarzkopf’s Got-2b fat-tastic instant collagen thickening spray;
        non-aerosol – but it’s been discontinued, and I bought up every last one (it smells like jasmine, I swear).

        The remaining Got-2b collagen line doesn’t work the same, or nearly as well as the discontinued product, of course.
        So don’t waste the coin.

        • PinkLemon


    • My thoughts exactly.  She and Diana Agron (or however you spell her name) suffer from the same problem.  A lot of their hair woes could be soothed with the right (and probably shorter) do.

      • alyce1213

        Also Cameron DIaz, Diane Kruger, etc.  Thin, fine blonde hair can be so pretty and ethereal, but you gotta keep on top of it.

        • Spicytomato1

          Don’t forget Gwenyth. She manages to get it right more so than most of the others, though. Diane Kruger is one who seems to need serious tress help these days.

  • I saw her first in “Spiderman” before I watched “Interview with Vimpire,” and I gasped! That little vampire girl is Mary Jane Waston! She really has the same face when she was a child. And she was really good as a child star.

    • ballerinawithagun

      When I saw her for the first time in “Interview With A Vampire” she looked so mature, that I thought she was a “little person”…She was a great child star and when she has the right material, she is still great. 

      Back to the hair…that’s just the way it is.

      • TheOriginalLulu

        Some of us were just not blessed with big, thick, gorgeous hair. Kate Middleton you slut!

    • She was also in Little Women as the young Amy ( the one with Winona Ryder, Christian Bale & Susan Sarandon) and she had a recurring role on ER as a homeless teenager. She’s very good.

  • MissAnnieRN

    I WISH I could look that chic carry a plastic bag walking to my car on any other day.  As it stands, I’m about to go out to do errands, and Kiki here has inspired me to put on a bra, brush my hair and put some effort in.  That way people might think I look “effortlessly” good when I go out.  

    • AudreysMom

       and me? I”m so conditioned to read TLo’s posts and see descriptions of what celebs are wearing and carrying that I started to look for the who designed the black bag in her hand 🙁

  • alyce1213

    I love that she doesn’t slop or spray on tanner.  That takes courage — and legs like that don’t hurt.

  • l3icest3r

    I have hair like hers — there’s plenty of it, but it’s fine and silky, no texture to it at all. Yeah, people want to touch it when it’s clean and shiny, but it’s a nightmare to try and do anything with it. You have got to stay on top of that mess and wash it as soon as you roll out of bed. As an average woman, I rely totally on a good stylist/colorist (thank you, Richard, please don’t ever move away), but if I were a movie star, I’d get a blowout every day if I left the house, no lie.

    Yeah, hair needs help. Either cut it or style it. 

    • GillianHolroyd

      I think we ought to give her credit for not automatically scraping it back into a ponytail (because that’s what I would do!)

      • l3icest3r

        True, true! It’s time to come clean about my collection of baseball caps. 🙂

  • twocee

    Tom – I adore you in your geekiness.  I had a similar moment when I was rewatching Firefly a couple of years ago and realized that young Simon was played by pre-Disney Zac Efron.

    I think Kirsten looks cute but this is such a “Stars! They’re just like us!” outfit than it kind of freaks me out.

  • One of the cutest ‘girl on the street’ looks I’ve seen in a while! That’s really adorable. And now I want that shirt. 

  • I wish I could see more of her shoes (wedges?).  I think I’m loving them.

  • lonepear

    I wish I looked that good going out to dinner, much less going out for groceries.

  • Call me Bee

    She’s one gal I love no matter what because I remember her as a kid in “Bring it On” and, like a favorite niece, I just can’t dislike her.  Here she looks cute and summery. 

    But hey?!?  Don’t all those Hollywood celebs have canvas totes to take to the local convenience stores?  How gauche to be seen with a plastic bag!

    • That was my first thought- that g’awful tacky black plastic bag.  Her worst accessory.  Where’s the tote?  You KNOW you’re going to be photographed, so do it right!

  • Introspective

    liking the look. yes the hair needs help but again, like jordana yesterday, I appreciate seeing stars in outfits I can actually recreate without foregoing all of this month’s bills. so yay for gal on the street chic!

  • TheOriginalLulu

    Yeah, I can relate to her hair issues. Kiki has the same very fine, very sparse, very limp hair with that awkward wave thing going on that I have. The problem with this type of hair is that it gets “overworked” very easily, so too much product and too much styling will make it look even worse. True story: I was getting hair and makeup done for a friend’s wedding and the hair chick just threw up her hands and said “I give up! Can I just give you an updo?” I was like, “I told you that you were overworking it.”

    • PinkLemon

       haha yes!! i’ve had a few people give up on curling my hair. LE SIGH.

    • l3icest3r

      Yes! This! It’s like, “Please. Stop. I mean this in the kindest way, but you need to stop right now.” But Davines products work pretty well on my limp mop.

      • TheOriginalLulu

        It was actually the cause of an argument between us. Everything was fine until her wedding day, when she suddenly morphed into the three-headed, fire-breathing bridezilla from the depths of hell.
        There was no convincing her that I should do my own hair because nobody knows how to deal with my hair. Even my hairdresser who I love, she can cut it really well, but she can’t style it to save her life.
        “My girl is great. Sit down, she’s doing your hair”, she ordered. There was a split second when the hair looked good, but then she didn’t know when to stop and the hair fell flat like a souffle. My friend told me to be quiet and let the woman do her job when I tried to tell her that she was overworking it. Then my friend had a hissy fit because the woman couldn’t style my hair the way she was asked to. Finally, I had enough and told her, “you know, I realize this is your wedding day, but you’re just going to have to come to terms with the fact that I just don’t have Charlie’s Angels hair. There’s still time to find another maid of honor if it’s that much of a problem.”

        • Spicytomato1

          Ah, weddings…they bring out the best in people don’t they? Good times. Hopefully the bride calmed down by the time the actual wedding began.

          • TheOriginalLulu

            Yes, being part of a wedding party is a blast. NOT. LOL, they always freak out over the stupidest things…hair, flowers, colors. I just don’t get it. BF and I have discussed it. When we decide to do it, we’re just going to the JOP instead of driving ourselves and everybody else crazy. 

          • sagecreek

            Good for you! Elope and spend the money on a fabulous honeymoon.

          • Susan Crawford

            Wait! You can have a low-cost marriage experience without becoming Bridezilla! Call me for the All-Inclusive Crawford Semi-Elopement Special. For one low price, I will come to your home in a pink Cadillac with your Sweetie tastefully placed in the back seat. I will help you down my hand-painted Glitter-Ladder of Love whilst singing “O Promise Me”; I will stow your luggage in the trunk and scatter rose petals over you before driving you to the airport/train depot/bus station where I – a certified Universal Life Minister – will marry you before you depart on your honeymoon. First ten callers will also receive lovely hand-embellished Elopement Snuggies as a tasteful souvenir of your happy day.

  • kimmeister

    The girl’s got gams!

    The Pro Tip reminds me of the episode of Golden Girls when Blanche discovers what it’s like to look into a mirror with the head facing downwards vs facing upwards.  Facing up, she falls in love with herself and declares, “I’m GORGEOUS!!”

  • Squarah

    I always figured her half-assed, obviously air-dried, red carpet hair was her little rebellious “I’m above all of this shit.” thing. I always get the impression that she’s trying very very hard to seem like she doesn’t give a shit, as opposed to someone like Kristen Stewart who legimately gives no fucks.

  • understateddiva

    The iPad story reminds me of the Golden Girls episode when Blanche explains that she never makes love on top, for the same reason. 🙂

  • pookiesmom

    She’s on my irrational hate list. But she looks pretty cute, I must admit.

  • granddelusion

    Thank you for talking about her hair. I feel the same way; it always bothers me.

  • sashaychante

    I really don’t like those sandals. 

  • Leggy blonde  goodness!

  • MilaXX

    I think she looks great and the hair looks fine to me.

    • Spicytomato1

      I concur.

  • altalinda

    Plus, I think she’d look so much less washed out if she had a darker hair color, like brown.

  • aristida_girl

    i love her shoes!


    That shirt looks so cute on her. And I normally hate those chunky looking sandals but they work really well here. Yay, Kiki!

  • umeboshi

    The first part of this post had me LOLing so hard. I love you guys.

  • Dorrie Crockett

    I have a theory about the hair. You know how Tyra has that thing about aspiring models “resting on pretty”? I think Kiki is “resting on blonde.” It’s like people think being blonde is all you have to be to look fabulous. (Or “blonde.”)  “Style my hair? Why? I’m blooonnnndd.”

  • To be honest, I could just come to your site and read about you guys watching “ST:TNG” because it’s just so fun.  I’m not a big fan of Kirsten’s, but I’ll always remember her as the little girl who sent Lwaxana Troi to her dark place.