Pairs Division: Blunt and Gordon-Levitt

Posted on July 16, 2012

Happy Monday, darlings. We eschewed an exclamation point in the previous sentence because we assume you are like us and need a while to ease back into the grind of the week. We’ll type softly and slowly for you.

The stars spent the weekend poledancing for the nerds at Comic-Con, so while they all scurry back to their hidey-holes for a vigorous Febreze-and-Lysol session, we are ready to dissect their outfits. And as always, by “dissect,” we mean “look for funny things to say about them.”


Emily Blunt and Joseph Gordon-Levitt attend Comic-Con 2012 Convention in San Diego. Emily Blunt is wearing a Christian Dior dress paired with Sergio Rossi sandals.

Sergio Rossi ‘Vlady’ Sandal

As you may have noticed with our previous Comic-Con coverage, we tend to relax the T Lo rules considerably in deference to the venue. In fact – and as you will see with some Comic-Con posts later today – we tend to take points off for over-dressing for this crowd. It’s strictly a  jeans/shorts-and-t-shirts kinda crowd, except for those brave enough to dress as Wonder Woman, a Dalek, or possibly someone from House Lannister. In that relaxed, and yet vividly colored setting, any star trying too hard will only wind up looking silly.

And it has to be said: there has been a building tension between the nerds who cultivated this convention over the decades and the stars who started showing up in the last ten years, forever changing the face of it. Nine times out of ten, it’s just bad form to show up looking like you’re at your movie premiere or like you’re selling the shit out of your product (even though you are).


SHE: Looks fine. It’s perfectly reasonable that some stars might not feel comfortable looking too dressed-down, knowing they’ll be photographed quite a bit. Emily doesn’t strike us as the kind of gal who’d swan around the San Diego convention center in a Supergirl t-shirt and jeans (although she’d look adorable if she tried it). This is a perfectly acceptable way to go. She looks crisp and clean, but doesn’t look too attention-seeking. It borders on dull, but the shoes help to provide some interest and we can’t deny she looks pretty and fresh. Score: 7.5/10. We approve, but we really can’t go any higher than that for such a simple look.

HE: Looks pretty adorable – and totally Con-appropriate. So much so that he could pass for a particularly well-dressed and stylish attendee. We’re a little surprised at the hip-hop jeans, which don’t do much for him in pictures. We think it’s fair to say he’s built for skinny jeans, even with all the bulk he’s been putting on lately. If that’s a Bat-signal clipped to his tie (it’s hard to tell, but it sure looks like it is), then we can only say “Bravo.” A perfect example of Nerd Chic. Score: 8.5/10. Admittedly, most of that score is based on the assumption he’s sporting a Bat-tie clip.

Combined Score: 8/10. Damn good work, poledancers.


[Photo Credit: Eric Charbonneau/WireImage,]

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  • MilaXX

    agreed, both look cute, relaxed and appropriately dressed for the event.

  • Madelyn Sergel

    He’s is lovely! I have a profound dislike for the ombre hair so I’m too distracted to assess her…

    •  I just had that same exact reaction – love him, hate her hair.

      You’re rich and famous. If you’re growing out die, get it all dyed! soooo much easier to go dark to light.

      • Unfortunately, the Ombre hair seems to be a trend.  It can die any day now.  

      • Sobaika

        When I was 14 I dyed my hair an red-ish brown (my natural color is dark brown so guess how much of a stupid idea this was) and looked a fool as it grew brassier by the day. If only I had held off for ten years and waited until it became a trend and was called ‘ombre’ instead of ‘hot mess.’

  • clatie

    I don’t understand her hair color.  Which is to say, I don’t like it.

    • DeborahJozayt

      “It’s the recession!” Ombre. 

  • Vaniljekjeks

    Flawless people.  

  • Catiline

    Love Emily’s look.  I like JGL’s outfit as well but he looks about two feet tall in that first picture (wonky camera angle?  Placement of the belt?  I can’t figure it out).

    • lbl

      I was wondering if anyone else was going to mention it. His clothes make him look really short, which is why I don’t like his look at all.

      As for Emily, love her shoes and cute summer dress.

  • I didn’t even recognize her at first.  Love her shoes.  

  • t b

    Good Eye. It totally IS a Bat Man Symbol.

  • alyce1213

    I don’t like her hair at all, but I do love the summer dress and cute shoes.  I’d give her a 9.0, for simplicity and prettiness.

  • Beardslee

    They look great and like they’re having fun.  I’d give her 10/10 simply for wearing a summer dress instead of a long sleeved “Fall 2012” number.  It’s July!  And I love her shoes – great color and the heel only looks very high instead of cruelly high.
    He looks adorable.  Love the batman pin.  Nice to see some good humored styling.

  • nannypoo

    He finally seems to be relaxing in front of the camera. That tensed-up think he does with his eyebrows was really tiring me out. They both look really cute here.

  • Funkykatt

    Her shoes are comic book colored

  • call_me_schmeg

    JGL makes my heart go all a pitter-patter

  • I think she’d deserve a higher score if she were wearing flats. The dress looks casual and summery to me. But I HATE that ombre hair.

  • RzYoung

    Very cute. My only problem with Emily Blunt is that she’ll never look as good as when she had that fierce ginger hair for Devil Wears Prada, i’m forever waiting for her to go back! 

  • They both look adorable (ombre hair and all). I love white and orange together – very crisp and summery.

  • kikisayshi

    I love that she wore those orange shoes, and he does look like he belongs right in the thick of things at ComicCon

  • ballerinawithagun

    I love him!

  • Love her shoes. Perfect with that dress.

  • AC

    He looks like he’s following the TLo chin up, tits out posing advice.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    She looks lovely (too bad about the ombre hair, though. et tu, Emily?). Love the shoes. They look just adorable enough to make me forget they’re probably super-painful.

    He lost me when he said pretty women aren’t normally funny. So now I’m more inclined to laugh at his jeans and beer-gut poses.

    • julnyes

       he said that! Argh sometimes I wish people I like would keep their mouths shut so I can continue to like them.

      • formerlyAnon

         “I wish people I like would keep their mouths shut so I can continue to like them.”

        I feel like this SO often. You articulate it perfectly. An election year makes it worse. My only comfort, if it can be called that, is that I am sure many people feel the same about me.

        • julnyes

           Ha – that is why I get my most horrible thoughts out in the open as quickly as possible – weeds out the wheat from the chaff.

    • Catiline

      JGL worked on a show with Jane Frickin’ Curtin and he still said that.  Jesus wept.

  • MissAnnieRN

    Ombré hair needs to die. Love her shoes.

  • ChaquitaPhilly

    Of course it’s a Batman bat. He’s in the movie, ain’t he?

  • LambeeBaby

    Cool appropriate look for the both of them.
    He reminds me of Ranolph Mantooth.

  • VicksieDo

    I have to disagree, she looks AMAZING in my opinion.  A lovely summer frock and pop of color shoes, I see no deductions.

  • formerlyAnon

    Agree, although I like her dress so much I’d bump her up to at least an 8/10.

  • littlemac8

    Très adorable!  I want that dress!

  • HobbitGirl

    I hate the two-tone hair on her, though. That look always just looks to me like someone accidentally dipped their ends in bleach.

  • By the way I saw her new movie this weekend, Your Sister’s Sister, and it was perfection, with stellar, emotional performances by the three leads. I highly recommend getting yourself to the theater to see it immediately.

  • BazoDee

    I would have liked him a skinny jean. Emily looks lovely but not very Comic Con -but OK. I don’t love thick ankle straps with this silhouette though -but the color looks great.  

  • jw_ny

    I think they both look good…perfectly appropriate.  First glance I wasn’t sure wtf was up with JGL…bad posture and camera angle.  The straight on shot is way more flattering. 

    I imagine with his 3rd Rock From The Sun past he’s a welcome and revered celeb at CC.

  • Those sandals are really awesome.

  • reddhouston

    I find her particular version of the ombre hair obnoxious.

  • unbornfawn

    Nice to see that Gordon-Levitt understands the venue.

  • JG-L has turned out to be quite the hottie.  He growed up nice.

  • iCouture

    Is it just me, or is there this just total dark, lustiness about him?!  Like, he portays this image in public, but once you get him behind closed doors, with the lights out…..   yowwwzaaaa……

  • guest2visits

    She looks good; except a little washed out being dressed in white in front of a white background. I also don’t like the
    half n half hair; top and bottom two different colors.  He’s ok, but I think the jeans look a bit loose, too; I don’t know if they
    work so well with a buttoned up shirt and tie.  I’m picky today.

  • Where is Krasinski??? WHERE? It’s like seeing pictures of Diane Kruger and being disappointed by no Pacey.

  • elzatelzabelz

    I hate to say it, because I love her, but I can’t. With the hair. Just, no. She’s so pretty, just the one shade, Emily, please.

  • Most the shoes I see here are aspirational, but I could in all actuality wear the FUCK out of those sandals.  My feet could anyway, my budget certainly has other plans.

  • frankystein123

    Totally cute, but his jeans is not slim enough for the look.

  • Laylalola

    I think he was born to play The Riddler and this was probably the only opportunity for the world to see how that would have looked. 🙂 (The current Batman movie seems miscast almost all around. Anne Hathaway as Catwoman? And who on this planet casts Tom Hardy and then puts him in a costume that not only doesn’t take advantage of his sexy lips but goes out of the way to hide them and render his stunningly beautiful face ugly? They might as well have done the same to Angelina Jolie a decade ago.)