2012 Fashion Group International Night Of Stars

Posted on October 26, 2012

Darlings, we don’t know what this event actually is, but anything that calls itself a “Night of Stars” is instantly going to get our attention. Let’s judge some of them.



Kelly Ripa in Carolina Herrera

It’s pretty, if a little drab-looking for pictures. Her doll hair and doll makeup are what’s really bothering us here.


Nina Garcia in Stella McCartney

 Chic and easy. Perfect.


Renee Zellweger in Carolina Herrera

God, honey. Loosen the fuck up a little, would you? You look like you’re about to bust a spring.

It’s pretty, we suppose. But it’s aging and severe. Everything doesn’t have to be so tight, dear.


Sarah Jessica Parker in L’Wren Scott

 We love this. She’s been settling into quite the little style groove lately.


Viola Davis in MaxMara

This looked much better in thumbnails. It’s nice enough; it’s certainly doing its job for her. But our fashion OCD is noting that the blacks don’t quite match and it all seems a little more complicated than it needs to be in the midsection and hips. And her right boob looks like it’s melting. We hate to say it, because we love her style, but this one would be an OUT for us.



[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • LadyCelia

    SJP is looking better than she has in a long while–great dress for her.

    • MoHub

       Had to look twice, she looks so good. Still needs to cut the hair, though.

      • BrooklynBomber

        She’s experimenting with the side part, huzzah! if only she’d try laying off the eyeliner. What a great dress, though.

        • kschwarting

          I was just thinking I had no complaints…except the eyeliner.

          • BrooklynBomber


      • Mary229

        It’s funny because I was defending Amy ADams’ super long mermaid hair the other day and yet I’m going to agree with YOU here about SJP.  I have a soft spot for super, super long hair.  Not every woman ::can:: grow her hair that long.  But the key is some people can legit grow their hair long and have it still look luminous and youthful and stunning (I put Amy in that category) and some women truly don’t have the hair for it.  I put SJP there.

    • Deb_Lynn

      I actually said WOW out loud as I saw that pic. That is a great dress and great coloring for her. Her hair looks great too. It’s all styled so perfectly.

      • Sobaika

        She needs to quit the harsh eyeliner. Even if she kept it that heavy and went with dark brown or navy.

        • MilaXX

           I think she is one that would look better with either just the lower lash or an outer V and I bet a dark brown would really make her blue eyes pop.

      • ecallaw1977

         Amen.  She’s looked so good lately but has been doing that exact same eye makeup everywhere she goes, and it makes her look all squinty and old

      • minglumama

         Agree on the eye make up, it is severe and does age her…although, she isn’t 25 or even 30 anymore! Dress is bit New Year’s Eve to me.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Yes, I think SJP needs to rethink the eyeliner-otherwise, it’s a really good dress for her.

    • AmeliaEve

       The dress is very flattering on her — she looks relaxed and comfortable for a change. But the actual construction on the dress is annoying. The mitering of the stripes is really sloppy and inconsistent. If it were cut correctly and lined up just right you’d get a gorgeous prism effect instead of just these random stripes.

      • LadyCelia

        As someone who sews, I agree wholeheartedly with you about the dress’ construction.  But it’s such an improvement for her overall.  Now if she’d just give up on the hair.

    • SophieCollier

      I was about to say the same thing.  That’s a fabulous dress for her!

  • mshesterp

    Dang–how does Nina make it look so easy?  She gets it right about 98% of the time, it’s remarkable.

    SJP looks so youthful in that!  I love it.

  • EditKitten

    Kelly, tanning is not your friend.

    •  At least she doesn’t look skeletal, for a change.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      And neither is Barbie doll hair.

    • kcarb1025

      Kelly Ripa is one sunburn away from being Tan Mom 2.0

  • If only SJP would get a new makeup regimen so we can see her eyes again…

    Love the dress, hate her eyes.

    • Stuck_on_Mute

      Speaking of seeing eyes – I can actually see Renee’s for the first time ever.

      SJP knows she looks good – her smile in that first pic is quite telling!

  • Ruth Preston

    Did anyone else look at Kelly Ripa and shudder uncomfortably at how the hair makes her look like Sharon Tate?

    • MilaXX

       I think only us old folks even know who Sharon Tate was.

      • AudreysMom

         raises hand in the back of the room

        • Maddict

          Raises hand beside AudreysMom.

          • Ruth Preston

            Glad to know I’m not the only oldie out there. Now, someone please get those kids off my lawn.

          • Judih1

            There are lots of “oldies” who read TLO 🙂 They are multi-generational!

      • NC_Meg

         I’m 24 and know who Sharon Tate was. I didn’t get that vibe from Kelly, though.

        • Rrroza

          I noticed today that Desigual named one of their dresses “Sharon Tate”. wtf !

        • I’m 25, knew who she was, but so got the vibe… 

    • kolokOlchik

      I thought she was Kristin Chenoweth at first glance

    • kimmeister

      A quick glance at the first picture of her read as JLo to me!

    • The only reason I shudder when I see Kelly Ripa is because I expect to hear her talking.

    • kcarb1025

      Sharon was preternaturally beautiful. Kelly Ripa is…. not. So to answer your question, no.

  • BeeBeauNYC

    SJP for the win here!

  • I *LOVE* SJP’s dress. LOVE. IT. I generally hate her style, but this gets two snaps up and a WERQ from me. And personally, I don’t think she’s an attractive woman, but she’s so pretty when she smiles. She should ALWAYS smile in pictures from now on. 

    ETA: Renee… WAY at the top of my irrational celebrity hate list. I can’t stand her sourpuss face.

    Nina is rocking the understated chic look.

    And that black detail at the top of Kelly’s bodice looks as though her mom decided that the sweetheart neckline was too revealing and took it upon herself to add a modesty panel.

    • MilaXX

      I *LOVE* SJP’s dress. LOVE. IT. I generally hate her style, but this gets two snaps up and a WERQ from me.

      I agree, SJP hasn’t look this good in a while. I’d give it a WERQ as well.

    • MissAnnieRN

      I want that dress for myself!  I love it, too.  I’d need L’wren to alter the neckline for me, but I love the pattern and the way she used it.

    • Mary229

      Attractive is such an elusive quality though.  SJP isn’t cookie cutter beautiful but she, like all people, has quality things about her that are beautiful.  It’s so hard to define attractiveness in any objective way.  I agree she is working it here. 

      •  I agree that it’s quite subjective; I know it’s something that means something and is interpreted differently for everyone. I think that she so often tries the “serious actress face” on the red carpet, but a smile (and the right eye makeup) makes her so much more attractive, IMHO.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I have not been able to put my finger on what it is about Renee Zellweger that annoys me. I really liked her when I first saw her years ago in a independent film “The Whole Wide World” in which she played opposite Vincent D’Onofrio. Whatever, she does look very tightly wound. As TLo, relax, it won’t hurt.

      • She needs to pull those sleeves up!

  • Kelly Ripa is too wee for such a big skirt. Weirdly, I think SJP wins this round because of Viola’s titscrepancy.

    • kathleen morgan

      I just want to hack it off at cocktail dress length. 

  • Clueless_Jock

    Nina FTW.

  • Someone needs to ban Renee from wearing that cut. She wears the same shit every single time!! LE YAWN.

    • AudreysMom

       what’s the thing growing out of her shoulder?

  • I used to belong to Fashion Group. Never did figure out what it was supposed to be about. 

  • alyce1213

    The bottom of Kelly Ripa’s dress is quite pretty, but the bodice doesn’t work with it.
    Nina Garcia looks good in the Stella McCartney — ‘though the dress itself is not all that.  But her same ol’ hair bothers me.
    SJPs dress is stunning.

    • RebeccaKW

       Exactly my thought.  I loved the skirt on Kelly’s, but the bodice is boring and doesn’t match.

  • littlemac8

    Kudos to SJP:  fabulous dress and side part!!  Now of an eye makeover!

    • Ali Quirk

      yes please, she needs to stop the above-and-below black liner bit.

  • I think it’s intentional that the blacks don’t match on Viola’s dress. Personally, I think she looks fab. And SJP looks terrific. Nina, on the other hand, I’m not loving the skirt of her dress, it looks a little too “Oh, Madonna wore this in 1984, it’s making a comeback!” Looks kind of cheap to me.

  • Hundzahn

    Is anybody else digging SJP’s new hairdo? I’m not sure if this is just me generally ignoring her public appearances, but it seems like she’s switched from mid-part to side-part, which frames her face WAY better in my book. Love the dress too. She’s clearly getting “most improved.”

    And agreed that Viola Davis’ look isn’t too good. However, if this is an OUT for her, it’s definitely a personal best for others.

    • Mary229

      I was thinking that I kind of missed her bob from a few years ago.  The super long hair wasn’t working for me.  Am I alone in that?  I just remember thinking that she never looked better on Sex and the City than in the later years when she worked that chic bob.

      • deliadee

        Yes, I liked it too!  The curly bob.

      • RebeccaKW

         LOVED her bob.

      • Yup, this long hair is draaaaagggging her face down. The two-tone hair looks dire as well. I always thought a side part would be more flattering yet it didn’t make a bit of difference. The truth is, long hair just accentuates her face shape and she ought to try a bob again.

  • homofascist

    I like Viola’s dress!  It has a bit of a ‘goddess’ vibe without being overly drape-y.  It is hard to tell on my screen but the bust maybe looks a little wonky, but I bet it is striking in person (well, she is so striking).

    And in that first picture Renee looks like up uptight bobble head doll.    

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Kelly Ripa – personal best, I think.  She looks great “softened up” a bit.
    SJP – L.O.V.E that dress – she looks fantastic!
    Renee – “Loosen the fuck up a little, would you?” – Seriously!! 
    Viola – love the dress, not the make up

  • MilaXX

    Is there a new type of botox out that is making the ladystars want to show their foreheads all of a sudden?
    I don’t mind Kelly Ripa’s dress, although it needs a slight hem, but I hate the hair/makeup.
    La Nina looks great.
    Renee Z looks like she has a major stick up her butt. She needs to give that outfit to Helen Mirren, cause it looks like it would be better suited to the older, sexy lady celebs. Also the broach or whatever on her back is stupid.
    This is the best SJP has looked in a very lone time. LOVE the center part. Makeup is not bad, I don’t even mind the black liner.She wear so much couture that I only just now realized how old and costume-y  her looks often are. This feels younger and more age appropriate.
    I realize I am insanely biased when it come to Viola, but I don’t mind the 2 different shades of black since it looks intentional. I do think she either needs to wear better foundation garments or learn to stand better. She often appears to have a titiscrepancy going on.  Still as a whole I like the look.

  • G

    SJP looks great with her hair PARTED on the SIDE as opposed to the center part. 
    Also, love Nina’s look… but oh so tired of the SAME HAIRDO.  

  • jilly_d

    Love that dress on SJP.  If she ever showed up to an RC with only mascara and a red lip, would we all simultaneously crap our pants?

  • Imasewsure

    OOOH La Nina and Ms. SJP looking fierce!!

  • I didn’t know Carolina H made such sad looking dresses.

  • kolokOlchik

    wow, Nina’s wearing Stella McCartney and it looks good!
    Wow, SJP looks amazing!

    Double wow

  • minglumama

    Okay here’s my 2 cents: Ripka’s dress is very tabletop, aka, tablecloth, could be window treatment, too. Rene’s dress, looks good on her, but, her face has lost its softness, too much botox or too much facial exercise and diet or surgeon’s knife?? Garcia: hohum…bustier looks too big, and again very tabletop but for Halloween. Love SJP’s dress, looks New Years Eve-ish, don’t like her eye makeup, too severe and ages her. Viola’s dress is pretty, I don’t like it on her. The black drape is nice and it doesn’t bother me that the colors are off, 2 different fabrics: 2 different dye lots. The End.

  • All of these are good except Renee Z.  2005 called….

  • Viola’s look is greater than the sum of its parts. And WHO is going to tell SJP to stop rimming her eyes in black/dark brown?  It’s not a good thing.

  • tereliz

    That might be a recent personal best for Sarah Jessica. She looks happy, healthy, and the side part is doing wonders for her long face. LOVE that dress. L’Wren Scott’s dresses and jackets are some of my absolute favorites. 

  • Mary229

    That is the best SJP has looked in a long, long time.   Great, great dress.   I’m going to disagree on Renee.  Is it a big tight?  Yeah.  But she looks pretty great here.  She looks happy and it’s good to see her out again.   Viola’s look isn’t perfect but she’s Viola so as per usual I’m more inclined to forgive.

  • B_C_J

    Ms. Zellwegger is perfection.  Not many mortals can carry off an exquisite, complicated dress that is THAT form fitting and do it with such total elegance.  WOW!! She takes the prize.  She looks like a goddess and while I always refrain from commenting on someone’s figure because after all we are here to look at style and clothing and not comment on someone’s body, this woman has the most fabulous figure with the posture of a ballerina.  Well done!!  (Sorry TLo, I don’t think she looks too severe or too tight. 🙂  I love you gentlemen anyway.)

    SJP is rocking effortless chic.  The dress is absolutely beautiful on her and the fabric detail over the bust playing on the lines of the fabric is divine.

    Ms. Garcia also looks very relaxed yet elegant.  I am not a big fan of the lace at the bottom of the dress.  It reads a little bit like lingerie perhaps because the dress is also strapless but she looks pretty.

    Ms. Ripa gown is beautiful in a retro way.  Carolina Herrera does no wrong in my eyes.  I worship at the Herrera shrine. However, the hair and makeup are not very becoming.  The hair especially is quite limp and detracts from the overall look.

    Ms. Davis’ choice of gown is unfortunate.  The dress does emphasize her beautiful shoulders and arms but the fabric treatment over the bust area together with the two tones of black make it a less desirable look.   

    • In_Stitches

       I’m with you on Ms. Z-normally she looks like she’s about the snap, but the makeup and hair are perfection.  She looks like she’s put on, maybe half a pound and it was very necessary.  Her face looks beautiful, young and, the big surprise, happy.  And then there’s the bod which deserves a dayyyyyyyum.  The dress is a bit tight and the fabric is mature, but it’s such a great step forward for her that I don’t give a damn. 

  • BrooklynBomber

    I kind of love Viola Davis’ whole look, but I thought it was a gown. I’m not really sure what it is — separates she put together, or an outfit that’s supposed to have different shades of black (which does seem odd).

  • decormaven

    That’s a heckuva ring Renee Z is wearing, so I’ll give her snaps for it-  thumbs-down on the brooch detail on the back of the dress. The dress Kelly R is wearing is nice, but I’m distracted by the overuse of bronzer/self-tanner. There’s going to be some makeup stains on that dress when it’s returned! SJP & Nina look great; Viola is looking fine, but the dress detailing is a little much for me.

    • Is it a brooch? I thought she took the banana clip out of her hair and stuck it on her dress.

  • melanie0866

    That’s the best SJP has looked in years.  LOVE that dress.

  • PastryGoddess

    OK so you seriously need go to GFY and take a look at L’Wren Scott and SJP posing together

  • Lisa Kramp

    Agreed. SJP looks the best I’ve seen her in a long while. Rene Zellweger has always rubbed me the wrong way, and this is no exception even though the dress is to die for. And Nina! In a Stella McCartney Dress I actually like!!! Is the world coming to an end or have my meds finally kicked in?

  • YoungSally

    Has Renee had work done (recently)?  Didn’t even recognize her….although I am okay with that.

    • Looks to me like there’s been a bit of work around the eyes.

  • granddelusion

    I usually hate the way SJP gets herself up, but I agree that this dress is cute. I would have liked Ripka’s dress if it were short. And Viola Davis is just a goddess, not matter what she wears. And her hair is awesome.

  • greyhoundgirl

    Basically agree.  SJP looks great–what a perfect dress.  Kelly Ripa looks like her personality–hyperdoll.  As does Zellweger–hypertense.  And Viola is rocking her own hair so I would give her an IN on that basis alone.

  • MissMariRose

    I thought for sure your comment about Renee Zellweger in yet another Carolina Herrera was going to be, “Of course.” 

  • leftcoastpickle

    Love SJP! Very cute!

  • golden_valley

    Except for Viola all these ladies are aging badly.  The quest for a size 0 creates gaunt faces and heads that look too large for the body especially when people like Ripa and SJP insist on the teenagerly long hair.  If their faces filled out a bit they wouldn’t look so haggard.  Botox and fillers don’t reduce haggardness.

  • PrunellaV

    I swear I have a Victorian clip art book containing the motifs in Kelly Ripa’s skirt.

    Zellweger: Once again in a bodice that looks like it’s on a downward slide to her waist.

  • SJP looks fabulous. I love the earrings with that dress.

  • Lilak

    My first thought on seeing Ripa was “French toast, linen napkin, tablecloth.”

  • Stella6874

    Renee Z: “Everything doesn’t have to be so tight, dear.”  You mean her face?  I agree, TLo.

  • joancarol

    Rene is doing Kegels.

  • The (what looks like) in-and-out-of-focus print on Kelly’s dress would drive my eyes batshit.  I bet drunk people had fun with THAT.

  • TheDivineMissAnn

    The more I see of L’Wren Scott’s work, the more I like it.  That dress on SJP is fab!  It belongs in my closet.

  • Trisha26

    Nina looks lovely. I like SJP’s dress – just the dress.

  • nannypoo

    I love SJP’s dress, and it’s great on her. Now if she would just do something about that hair and learn about the appropriate application of eyeliner we could all feel that our work here is done.

  • Zippypie

    SJP looks great!  Nina is presentably chic.

  • guest2visits

    The Herrera dress would have been much better without the white sweetheart-bodice; all black might have been more chic
    imho… then the cutesy hair style might not have looked so saccharin. I love the skirt portion.
    Nina does look good in the LBD.  Sometimes it hurts to see Renee all dressed up. Strained.  This is SJP dress; much better than
    her last post.  Viola looks great, but the dress is just not right; strange colors and strangely draped.

  • Judih1

    I think Nina Garcia’s dress is boring. I like Viola’s look. SJP just looks regular to me – everyone else is forgettable

  • quiltrx

    I rarely think SJP looks good, but I have to give her props here.  And I’m shocked to say that in my first out-of-control scroll-down, I actually thought Renee was Kate Winslet.

    And I love the skirt of Kelly’s dress…just take her out of it and put on a bodice that looks a bit less “PR in the last 2 hours”, hm?

  • TieDye64

    Wow, SJP’s dress is killah! Never thought I utter those words. But, she does need a twelve step program for her eyeliner addiction. As far as Viola Davis goes, I gotta disagree with you guys. I don’t see this as an “out”. It may not be WERQ-worthy, but I’d be happy to look this “bad” at my best.

    ETA: On closer look Viola’s right boob is looking scary. You guys are right. Again.

  • Noshmek

    SJP looks like she’s wearing a dress from an unconventional challenge using Christmas ribbon.  Hate it.

  • amf0001

    on the first scroll down I thought Renne Z was Nicole Kidman – these women who look nothing alike start playing with their faces in their forties and suddenly you can’t tell their kubiki masks apart…

  • ellabob

    love nina’s look – wish I could just go into her closet everyday

  • ccm800

    SJP for the damn win!  Wow is that ever her dress. Now just scrape off a wee bit of the mascara and you are in a new chapter honey

  • imakeart

    Simple, uncharacteristic dress for SJP, and it looks fabulous on her.

  • Sweetvegan

    OMG, Viola Davis looks awesome! I don’t think the black & white colorblocking is supposed to line up.

  • RzYoung

    I love SJPs look from head to toe, her hair really suits her in a site part.

  • alwaysanswerb

    I find Nina’s ensemble to be a little boring here, personally.

  • librarygrrl64

    Big snaps for SJP here!!!

  • Bwin51

    Carolina Herrera dress on KRipa looks like your grandma’s tablecloth.