Kelly Rowland in Alexander McQueen

Posted on August 01, 2012

Miss Kelly! We love your Donna Summer hair, girl! Dim all the lights, sweet darling!


Kelly Rowland attends TW Steel & Jordy Cobelens unveiling of the new TW Steel Kelly Rowland ‘Special Edition’ watches in New York City in an Alexander McQueen dress.

Alexander McQueen Raspberry Draped Ruffle V-Neck Dress 

And we love your dress and shoes. But sweetie, we’re afraid we’re going to have to withold the “WERQ!” and accompanying snaps because… glitter toenails. With shoes that likely cost more than the average mortgage payment. We really can’t with that one. Nit-picky? You betcha. But this is why the T Lo “WERQ!” is the most coveted award in all of Hollywood, dear.

But that dress is a frickin’ knockout, girl. And your watch is cute. What did we say the other day, darlings? Mens-style watches are going to be a thing on the RC for the foreseeable future. Stylists are incredibly useful to the average lady star, but she should be aware that occasionally, they go from stylist to style-lemmings. It’s like middle school, when suddenly everyone sports the same book bag or color of shoelaces for no other reason than that’s what everyone else is doing at the moment.



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  • lizajane1776

    Those look more like leopard print toes than glitter.
    Either way, as a polish lover, WERQ worthy.

    • alyce1213

      The toes are blue glitter; the fingers look leopard print (hard to tell).  Not a good combo.

    • Sobaika

      Yeah, I think it’s nail art and not glitter. It’s still pretty tacky, especially when those shoes put all your nails right out there.

      I thought it was weird when Zooey Deschanel did those tuxedo nails too.

  • The rest looks so good I don’t even mind the toenails. That’s how you pick the right shoes for your dress.

    • mshesterp

      I agree, I think the toes are fun, so it’s all WERQ-worthy to me. She looks fantastic!

  • Gorgeous dress, super flattering on her, great shoes (though a size too big), beautiful hair … and that pedi. I agree. Just say no to blue glitter toes, so very 1994.

    • I’d say the shoes are much more than a size too big. And look how her toes are clenching to keep her feet from sliding forward any more than they already are. 

      If I were doing publicity shots, I’d want to be confident that all my clothing fit properly, and hair and make-up were perfect so I could just concentrate on the task at hand. It must be hard to smile naturally when your feet are threatening to escape.

  • call_me_schmeg

    this is a WERQ in my book. finally, donna lite is serving up summertime realness! what a breath of fresh air after all those ladystars who have been wearing velvet in july.

  • I don’t like the vagina curtains… other than that I think she looks fab!

    • Vickiefantastico

      Favorite comment! And yes, now that you’ve said that, I can see it. Otherwise, it’s great.

    • Kristin McNamara

      I don’t know if you’re referring to there being curtains over her vagina-area or if you mean that the curtains THEMSELVES look like a vagina, but the latter is all I can see when I look at the company’s photo of this dress. It’s not as obvious when it’s being filled out by KR, but in that photo for the website………. holy labia, Batman.

      • Lori

        Thank God I’m not the only one who saw that. This dress is the sartorial equivalent of a Georgia O’Keefe painting. Kelly looks great, but I wish the dress was less labia-tastic.

  • Patricia Gillett

     This is SO her dress. She’s got the curves and the attitude to rock it. Love the shoes with it though they look a tad too big for her.

  • Nicole Chubb

    Snaps girl! She is so freakin’ fabulous. She’s one of those people I wish I was friends with because it would immediately make me cooler.

  • petalfrog

    The shoes are too big… that takes off the WERQ for me!

    • Yeah. Blue glitter nails I can stand, hey at times I’ll even endorse them… But the two sizes too big shoe? No. You’re a millionaire honey, you can AFFORD to buy your own shoes rather than getting lent a pair.

      • AnaRoW

         If she has to buy a pair every time she goes out, she won’t be a millionaire for long.  Anyway, I don’t think they’re that big on her. Her feet are sliding forward quite a bit.  They’re too big but not two sizes.

        I love blue nail polish. It makes more sense to me than, say, red.

        • tereliz

          Yeah, I think some foot petals would help, or some kind of insert to keep her foot from sliding. They probably fit just fine when she first put them on, but after walking in heels that high, my toes always want to escape,too!

  • j_anson

    Dude, those toenails are awesome. You’ll never take glitter toes away from us! 🙂

    • RebeccaKW

      the only thing I dislike about glitter nail polish, is the pain of taking it off.

  • sockandaphone

    i LOVE how she dresses. she always looks amazing. amazing dress. 


    Love the dress from the front, but the excess fabric in the butt is weird.  Saggy ass.  But SHE looks beautiful!!!  Definitely not a WERQ though.

  • MarissaLG


    What is it with the last crop of McQueen dresses looking like you could buy them at Express?  It can’t just be me. 

    Otherwise, her hair & face look beautiful, but the dress doesn’t fit properly in the back, her shoes are wayyy too big and that watch is gross.

    • maggiemaggie

       I was thinking the exact same thing. So relieved to know I’m not the only one.

    • mellbell

      Or, dare I say it, Target. There’s nothing wrong with a classic dress made well, but I expect more from Alexander McQueen.

      • kimmeister

        I love me some Target, but yeah, I expect it to be distinguishable from McQueen.

        • I really like the dress, but it does look like something from TJ Maxx. (Where I do shop now and again – mostly for stuff like workout clothes and bikinis – but I did get a pretty Tahari dress there earlier this summer.) Or maybe a step above, Ann Taylor. But you’re right, it doesn’t look McQueen to me.

          • MissAnnieRN

            Now and again? It’s pretty much the ONLY place I shop.

          • Yeah – I’ve been trying, as much as I can, to ‘shop local’ and prefer our locally-owned independent retailers. (I live in a town that still has locally-owned stores, so I am fortunate in this regard.) Also, TJ Maxx is sadly not democratic – in general, the nicer the area, the nicer the pickings at the local TJ Maxx. The one near me is OK, but I wouldn’t want to limit myself to just that.

    • Kayceed

      I agree! The fabric looks cheap and those saddle-bag catchers are a drape too far.

    • MilaXX

       I’m thinking this is the ready to wear/lower end line and not the couture that we typically associate with McQueen.

    • Vickiefantastico

      Yeah, the watch is terrible. It clashed with the whole thing.

    • Jill Roberts

      This dress (and Tyra’s)are from the ready-to-wear collection, so less ornate than the couture.  I’m positive they look a lot better in person.  Also, did you see those McQueen peplum pants that Selena Gomez was wearing yesterday (  Not everyone agrees, but I think they are to die for!

  • sashaychante

    LUV this dress on her.  Great color.  However, I have to disagree with one thing…THAT WATCH!  HATE the trend toward those big ugly watches…just a personal preference of course.

    • kimmeister

      I’m with you on the watch.  I found a watch in a really charming color yesterday, but I couldn’t bring myself to buy it because it was too freaking big.  I have a permanent tan line from the ladylike watch I always wear, so I need one to be roughly the same size!

    • formerlyAnon

       I like a man size watch on the ladies – but more often with sportswear – and THAT watch is just ugly.

  • gabbilevy

    1. I think the toenails are yellow dots on blue, opposite of the blue dots on yellow on her fingers.
    2. Those shoes are huge. Pretty though.
    3. Her hair is un-flippin-believable. I want it. 
    4. For once in fashion, I think that watch trend has gone the opposite direction as normal. Whereas New England prepsters wear boat shoes and popped polo shirt collars, the women have been wearing those watches with giant faces and visible gears for a few years now. Some Hollywood stylists apparently paid a visit to Martha’s Vineyard.

  • uprightcitizen

    LOL. Did you guys read the caption? I don’t think you can blame her stylist for putting her in that watch. She’s at an unveiling of her new signature line of watches. It would be extremely weird if she wasn’t wearing one.

    •  We didn’t read the caption. We wrote it. Did you read the part where we wrote “YOUR watch is cute?”

    • MilaXX

      I don’t think they are dissing the watch, just pointing to the celebrity wearing (and selling) as further evidence that they are on trend.

  • I love it, cray-cray mani-pedi and all.

  • Clueless_Jock

    Nice 70s vibe. Very Donna Summer.

  • butterflysunita

    She looks so beautiful–love that dress on her.  But yes, I agree with withholding the WERQ for the toenails.  They are blue.  With speckles.  

  • BazoDee

    I love it all! I love that the nail color isn’t matchy. It is summer -she was having some fun with the glitter nails by the pool -got up to head to this event. It happens -that’s how you know it’s summer -pool toes 😉 WERQ! 

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Agree 100%.  She looks great and the mani-pedi is just a bit of summer whimsy.  WERQ!!!

  • I guess blue toenails do not count as a “pop of color”, hmmm?  LOL  The dress is GORGEOUS, and I do love her hair.  Donna Summer, indeed!

  • sagecreek

    Note to Kat Whateverhernameis — THIS, my dear, is how you do a jersey dress with cleavage.

    • LesYeuxHiboux

       Seems like an unfair example to hold up, considering that Dennings is shorter, meatier, and bustier. She could try on ten thousand dresses and never look like Kelly Rowland does here. Rowland has a very lean and athletic figure.

      • sagecreek

        Okay, granted.

  • kimmeister

    Her eye makeup is lovely!

  • Scarlet39

    Ick.  Her toenails look diseased. 

  • Judy_J

    I would withhold the WERQ because those shoes are obviously one and a half sizes too big!  There’s got to be at least an inch of space between her heel and the back of the shoe. 

  • TheOriginalLulu

    Gotta admit, the bitch looks amazing. The hair is gorgeous.

  • EEKstl

    Agreed.  Also, I think to earn a WERQ everything has to fit well.  Those shoes are at least 1-1/2 sizes too large for her.  And I’m already taking into account that her foot would slide forward in those heels.

  • MilaXX

    You are so right about the watch craze. Randy Jackson was on HSN hawking his line of watches (ain’t gonna lie almost bought one) & now Kelly. Guess watches are definitely here.
    As for her look, I don’t mind Kelly’s toenails, nail art is also a “thing” right now, but I do take issue with the shoes being a size too big. Otherwise Kelly is looking mighty fine.

  • PeggyOC

    The dress looks better on than it does in the flat photo.  Presented that way it looks like a vulva in dress form.  

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    I like the toes but not the fingers. She looks fun, fresh, and lovely. Great hair and makeup, and that dress is effortless-sexy. I have always liked her as a person, I hope she comes out with a really great album soon. 

  • PeaceBang

    THANK YOU for calling out that tacky toenail thing. It looks like fungus.

  • When Donna Summer passed away, I did my nails blue with purple glitter on top as a salute to Donna and disco. I admit to loving anything that glitters, in this way I am a 6 year old girl, so I think her toenails are kind of awesome, as is the rest of Ms. Kelly. I’m also not sure the words “nail” and “art” should ever go together.

    • MilaXX

      I’ve seen some of the more outrageous designs and like the Sugarpill gals while most of the looks aren’t for me, I can say there is a level of art to them.

      • Actually I just saw skull nails on a friend’s Facebook page. Yes, Pinterest nails, but they are pretty artistic – 🙂

  • jw_ny

    Absolutely love her shoes, but the toenail polish/color draws attention to not so attractive toes.  She looks amazing still.  

  • CYVH9000

    It’s ruined for me by the polish, and by the watch, actually. Too many colors! But she’s super gorgeous. 

  • snarkykitten

    really, we’re critiquing her nail polish choices? I think it’s cute.

  • Charmella…a DIVA at large!

    Love the dress and of course the hair. Shoes work with the dress but a tad large. I really don’t mine the toes…it’s nail art, and that’s what her fan base loves about her! They’re probably scouring the shelves this morning for the OPI color.

    • MilaXX

       or @Pinterest for a tutorial on how to do that

  • Shoes are gaping at the heel, way too big.  She could use some spanx for her tummy area. NO NO NO to the toe polish.  

  • tereliz

    I think glitter toes and other nail art is at the level (for young’uns and starlets) of being a “thing” as men’s watches on ladies is right now. I’ve seen some pretty amazing nail art, but it’s not for me. I have big hands and small wrists, so, alas, men’s watches are not for me, either. 

    This dress, though, does enough for her that I can ignore the glitter. I love snake-skin with red/saturated pink tones, and that raspberry hue is amazing on her. Gorgeous!

  • Those shoes DO NOT FIT!!

  • I’ve got turquoise glitter on my toes right now.  It’s summer – a perfect time for a fun pedicure.

  • 909girl601world

    Glitter on your nails – hands or feet – is always in. She looks fabulous!

  • MissAnnieRN

    Glitter toe nails or not she’s WERQING it for me. Snaps up! Didnt even see her toes or shoes because that hair! That dress!

  • You got that right, T-Lo!  In the middle school thought process the way to stand out as an individual is to wear whatever the latest fad dictates.  Just like everyone else.  ~~( : P)

    • when my daughter was in middle school, you had to have something in your hair that matched your shoes…??

  • unbornfawn

    Disco fabulous! She looks great.

  • Come on. This should have been a WERQ. 

  • another_laura

    That is one cheap-*ss looking Alexander McQueen dress.  More deserving of clear plastic heeled shoes.  I wouldn’t even give it an in, that is, if you were asking….

    Love her hair, though.

  • littlemac8

    The foes don’t shit and those nails – fingers and toes – belong on a tween, not on somebody modeling high fashion!  Does this make me sound like an old sourpuss?

  • littlemac8

    Speaking of art (nail and otherwise) does anyone know if Bravo is showing that next great artist program this summer?  I always looked forward to it and I think TLo blogged it.  

  • aristida_girl

    I love glitter toenails! But, I am a lowly minion and not a fab lady-star 🙂

  • Ksagun13

    She looks so great with the rockin’ bod and that amazing hair that I can ignore the toenails.  And great smile!  I give her an IN.

  • Wow, hardcore withholding of WERQ for glitter nail polish! Kind of agree that it’s not great, but I’d have given it a WERQ. Pretty hot outfit. 

  • SophieCollier

    I want that dressss!!!!!!!!!!!  Oh, it’s pretty!  Love the shoes too.  The toenails make me sad, but damn, she looks good!

  • DebbieLovesShoes

    ….. but it looks like she’s sliding out of her shoes……

  • guest2visits

    She looks totally amazing, the hair, the smile, the dress.  I don’t mind the nails one bit; I think it works fine with the color
    and the style of the dress.

  • PhillipWilde

     I’m sorry, but that dress is just not doing it for me.  The color, combined with the shape and placement of the ruffles, just makes me think of a certain feminine body part that may or may not have been the subject of several O’Keefe paintings.

  • RzYoung

    Wow she’s smoking hot, apart from the watch, man I hate watches

  • DCSheehan

    Love it all, hair to toe. More of this hair please ladies. If you got curls, show them.

  • Beardslee

    style lemmings indeed!  sometimes it seems as though all sorts of random people hang out their shingle as a stylist and don’t think beyond what is being thrust at them.  How else to explain some of the things we’ve seen on this blog?
    …having said that, I think she looks great from the ankles up.  Look how big those cruel shoes are on her!

  • Jessica Goldstein

    She’s beautiful with an incredible figure that is showcased by a fabulous dress. But it’s the hair that brings out the green-eyed monster in me. That is some fabulous hair!

  • ballerinawithagun

    She looks fabulous except….the way those shoes make her toes curl. That should only be reserved for sex.

  • that men’s watch is pink!  score for the stylist.

  • She looks fabulous.  Three snaps in a circle from me.

  • frankystein123

    That is a fantastic… fit, but perhaps you can find a better shoe size hmm?

  • TieDye64

    Oh, c’mon, this is a WERQ! Some of us love the non-traditional and fun nail colors. And sorry, but men’s style watches don’t alway bug, either. Often, yes. Always? No.

  • Love the polish!