Pairs Division: Williams and Dunham

Posted on October 02, 2012

JESUS CHRIST, LENA DUNHAM. We weren’t planning on talking about her two days in a row, but this simply must be addressed:

Allison Williams and Lena Dunham attend the L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade culinary event in Culver City, California.


This is obviously a casual event and we’d be surprised if either of them utilized the services of a stylist for it (if they did, they should fire them), so we’ll grade on a curve here. From the left:

SHE: Looks fine. The dress is a little on the juvenile side, but we’ve always been suckers for seersucker. We’re also big fans of flats, but pointy-toed flats just seem odd to us. And red wasn’t a great choice paired with that dress because your eyes can’t help but go straight to her feet. Score: 8/10

SHE: Is causing us stress. It’s bad enough she’s trying to rock a pantsless look, but she chose to do so by sporting a maternity blouse from 1983. To be blunt: that shit is fugly. And those shoes belong on a 5-year-old. Score: 1/10. Yes, we can see that she’s wearing shorts, but they might as well be panties. And yes, this is us, grading on a curve.

Combined Score: 4.5/10. Allison, take your co-star aside and have a heart-to-heart about the joy of wearing pants.



[Photo Credit: Wireimage]

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  • call_me_schmeg

    they both need to pee so badly, lena went ahead and removed her pants.

    • StelledelMare

      Seriously, all I could think.was how ridiculous they both look but especially Lena

    • Genius. Nailed it.

    • Well, it was a long flight from Oz, so Dorothy has to do what she has to do.

      • Jessica O’Connell

         Thank you, I was hoping that I wasn’t the only one who saw Allison and thought, “DOROTHY!”

  • Introspective

    lena, stop. just stop. 

    • Jill_3

       Oh dear Lord, that’s appalling.

  • meowing

    Well, this vindicates my distain for Dunham’s Emmy look, too.  Fine is she’s trying to go all anti-establishment (did it myself, but back in the ’70s), but why purposely look bad?  Fellow BKs and PUFs, can you enlighten me?

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      May I ask at what point does going all anti-establishment simply become a pose rather than a statement of one’s personal convictions?  Dunham’s show is on HBO. That’s not exactly going against the mainstream.

      • I know. This girl is pissing me off way more than Kristen Stewart. All of these girls are children of wealthy, established people. I think that is what’s behind Lena Dunham’s crap. Just stop! 

  • Delaney Davis

    How long til they all stop crossing their legs like that?

    • iheartbuffy

       it’s the pageant pose!

    • StellaZafella

       It’s twee code for : “Like, I’m still a virgin. (wink, wink)”

  • SapphoPoet

    How could Lena have left her house thinking that…(outfit? really, that seems to be giving it too much credit)…was a good idea? The mind boggles.

  • iheartbuffy

    people seem to think it’s a compliment when they tell me I look like Lena. Often it’s drunk bitches in bars in Brooklyn, but GODDAMN this does it. She looks like positively turrrrrrbul. My response will be, “wow I must look really frumpy today! You have a striking resemblance to Jason Alexander yourself. K THANKS BYE”

    • I wish I could be there to witness that response. In my teens, I used to get …(wait for it) Chelsea Clinton.

      • Little_Olive


      • kimmeister

        I used to get Michelle Kwan.  Once, I even got Sandra Oh (although I think I was literally the first Asian woman that particular person had ever seen face-to-face).

      • MilaXX

         ooh, the teen years were not that kind to Chelsea

        • They were not kind to either of us, but people didn’t need to point it out! I remember Rush Limbaugh being particularly cruel to Clinton, and me – by proxy – which is why I’m now a Dem. You made a big mistake Limbaugh!

          • Did you ever get the “You wear braces.  I wear braces too, huh-huh,” from the boys?  I had so many friends that wanted to meet her just so they could say that line.

      • Verascity

         I was legitimately mistaken for Kelly Osborne once.

    • When there was that FB thing that was about changing your profile pic to the celeb you looked like, I complained I didn’t look like anyone. My sister said “maybe that blond tech girl from Criminal Minds?” and my college buddy said “Marcia Gay Harden.” I should not have asked, and drunk bitches should keep their mouths shut about people’s looks. You should say “I see you’ve been going to Courtney Love’s surgeon! It’s working so well for you!

      • Nelliebelle1197

         I got Rachel McAdams and young Molly Ringwald!

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          More than one person has told me that I look like Martha Stewart-I’m never sure it that is a “good thing”

    • Wendi126

      I got once, you look like a chubby Amy Irving. Bite me

    • I know! If one more person tells me how much I look like George Clooney….

    • teensmom99

      They are just trying to tell you that they are hoping you will have lots of sex without expecting anything back.

  • this is my problem with her (and hipsters)…it’s supposed to look like they don’t care but they DO.  it’s this “let me throw on the most shittastic outfit so it looks like i’m too cool for it all,” when they really take a long time to plan out said shittastic outfit.  it’s fine if she doesn’t care to cater to the hollywood expectations, but this is just ridiculous.  yes it’s been hot as all get out in l.a. but c’mon…

    • Bingo! Also the fact that she apparently unbuttoned her shirt so you could see the shorts better.  

      • Deb_Lynn

        she just doesn’t give a fuck about having a button-up shirt fully buttoned up, because hipster.

    • RebeccaKW

       If it’s too hot for pants…for a skirt…for shorts that cover the ass…then it’s too hot for a long-sleeve corduroy (velour?) high-necked blouse, even if you don’t button it.

      • Introspective

        seriously. winter on the top and summer on the bottom does not a fall appropriate outfit make. im sorry but after years of constantly seeing a lot of these fools out and about in nyc, I have come to the conclusion that “hipsters” should just remove all traces of the word “hip” from their label. their style is usually anything but.

  • halleygee

    Give Allison some Pinterest braids and she’s a modern-day Dorothy Gale from Kansas.

    • CT14

      Exactly what I thought.  You cannot wear blue seersucker/gingham/tiny blue & white pattern AND red shoes.

      It’s pure Wizard of Oz.

      • SapphoPoet

        Also, Fourth of July.

    • Leanne Schwartz

      My mind went immediately to Dorothy, too!

      • Glammie

        Mine did as well, but,  umm, I kind of liked it.  It IS BROILING in L.A. right now–105 yesterday, so I’m cutting a bit of slack–though not for Lena’s unforgiveable blouse.  Dear God.  She was doing that tunic cover-the-fat thing that actually makes you look heavier.  But wrong fabric, cut, etc., etc.  She looks like she’s wearing on my mother’s work blouses from the early 80s.  Ugh.

  • ShivaDiva

    Be honest!  You scraped these pics from People of Wal-Mart, didn’t you?

  • theblondette

    Oh lord, this is awful. Now, as a girl who’s not conventionally “pretty” and who has quite a normal body type for a woman her age (which makes her atypical in Hollywood), it must be hard sometimes going to events with lots of skinny, conventionally attractive girls. But the answer to that is NOT to throw on what I would call “I have my period and I hate people, and the only reason I’m wearing anything aside from a bathrobe is I’m expecting a delivery later” outfit. (I’m sure you all have those outfits, right? Right?)

    • Catiline

      HAHAHAHA!  I have that outfit, and it also doubles as my “I have a free day and I’m spending all of it in Skyrim” outfit.

      • teensmom99

        What I find really distressing is that she seems to have gone over to “old-time comedienne” mode: instead of being a normal, cute girl, this outfit just screams Totie Fields to me. In other words, “I’m a funny woman and I’m not attractive.  I can’t get your admiration but I can get your laughs.” There’s no reason for her to play that card.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          She could be working on “I’m going to get your laughs AND your admiration”, too. As you noted, it doesn’t have to be either/or.

    • Yes, but that outfit includes pants. Because if you sit down, you don’t want to have to look at the thigh spread on your own chair. Or, for that matter, give the deliveryman a pornotastic impression of you.

      • Laylalola

        You’ve never watched Girls, have you? You’ve just written a scene right out of her show.

        • Nope. I am completely clueless. Was it the thigh part or the deliveryman part? I’m intrigued now!

          • Laylalola

            Oh, on Girls (and for an opening skit for the Emmys) Lena Dunham’s preffered costume is her birthday suit. Preferably while she’s sitting on the toilet, or the bathroom floor, eating something (usually cake, or cupcakes) while someone else is in the room too. It’s entirely possible there was a scene with her character sitting on the couch naked while her boyfriend opened the door to the pizza delivery guy, but if not, there probably will be in the next season.  

          • Aaah I see. How, uh, eccentric, to eat in the bathroom. I mean, mine is clean, but I still don’t want baked goods in there.

  • jw_ny

    Are they a couple?  I know little about either.

    Allison…twee dress, but cute on her.  The red flats are fine with me except the pointed toes.  Perhaps a less vibrant red.

    Lena…longer shorts and I could almost forgive her the top just because she seems to not be the fashionable type.  There are much better ways to dress for fuller figures tho, than to just throw on an over-sized shirt.  Those shoes..ugh.  smh.  She’s now in the public eye…gonna have to learn to dress more appropriately, or pay someone to dress her.

    • charlotte

       “I know little about either.” Good for you!

    • Dot

      The thing is that she isn’t even a “fuller figure.” Just someone with an average figure who has no clue how to dress herself.

      •  Exactly, Dot. The styles (and I use that word generously) she picks make her look thicker than she is. She is nude quite a bit on her show, and she has a nice, soft, curvy body. But she dresses all wrong for that body. I find it hard to believe she doesn’t have a gay friend who can properly advise her. She needs to get in touch with TLo ASAP.

    • RebeccaKW

       Rebel Wilson was on Leno last night and she looked great.  And she is definitely more full-figured than Lena. 

      • MilaXX

         I love Rebel

  • Dot

    Jesus, they’re both doing the ridiculous pee-pee dance pose AND they’re both dressed like toddlers. Kidults for the win.

  • Melissa

    I don’t know who either of these people are. I want both of them to go away. 

  • charlotte

    Allison is so effing pretty that she could get away with a much uglier dress (at least in my book). Lena? No, no, no.

  • sk8tfan

    I have no idea who this Lena girl is but with luck she’ll disappear soon in a puff of ill-dressed smoke. My cat’s vet assistant is semi-goth and anti-establishment and still manages to look cute. Rebel does not necessarily mean deliberately ugly; see Abby on NCIS or Garcia on Criminal Minds.

  •  If Lena was going for thunderthighs, she nailed it.  But I suspect that was not what she was going for.  The color does her no favors, the buttoned up to the neck placket is crying for some kind of bottom, and yes, those look suspiciously like Hanes-for-her boyshort briefs (complete with fake Y-front) underneath. 

    I love a pointed toed flat myself, makes one’s legs look longer.  However these are too focus-pulling so a bad choice for an otherwise not bad dress.

    • Violina23

      The last time I heard the phrase “Thundertheighs” it was in reference to Tanya Harding. Sadly, I don’t have much trouble picturing this girl with a crow bar…

  • mjude

    whoever you are lena, that outfit looks TERRIBLE.

  • alyce1213

    No one pulled her aside and told her?  No one??
    She needs better friends.

  • Seersucker after labor day? No. 

  • Have you ever given an 1? 

  • fabulousrobots

    1. Lena Dunham is AWESOME. I will not take that from her.
    2. I am so disappointed with her fashion. I love a vintage-inspired blouse, but maybe if it was more fitted and tucked into a cute printed skirt? I don’t know I just want to help her. I have a similar shape, no money, and I manage to look pretty good most days. Tucking tops into skirts was revolutionary for my wardrobe. She just needs someone to show her the way.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    oh the “smock top”…looked like shit in the 70’s…still does…and put on some damn pants girl

  • anotherkate

    Look, I know Lena Dunham’s thing is to kind of fly in the face of societal norms about what is “pretty” and “feminine,” and I actually like that about her, but would it kill her to put some makeup on when she’s going to be photographed? Even the men do it. 

    • Winter_White

      It seems like only yesterday that smart young women “rebelled” by wearing big glasses and speaking in flat, bored-to-death-with-it-all “Daria” voices…could not have guessed I’d ever feel nostalgic about that.

      • Ugh, thanks for reminding me, lol.  I’d walk to my friends’ lunch table to a chorus of “nah nah naaah naaah nah” and that was BEFORE I had to get glasses.

  • Lena makes me laugh though.  She’s the new Gaga.

  • Violina23

    Ugh, I’ve seen it. I can’t un-see it. X-(

  • I like Allison’s look, including the pointy-toed flats. Though I’m still not 100% on board with the slightly high waist on the dress.

    Lena? Not only is that shit fugly, but it also looks cheap and wrinkled. Like, she just picked that up off of the floor.

  • are they a couple? the way they are holding hands seems intimate.

    • I think that may be moral support because they met at the event, when it was too late for her to change, and Lena needed someone to hold her hand so she could survive being photographed in that ridiculous outfit.

  • When I saw this yesterday, I almost gagged. Why, Lena, WHY? Ashley looks almost embarrassed to be seen with her.

  • Something about Dunham’s smile always makes me think she’s secretly telling everyone to eat shit and die. So I’m not particularly fond of her, no.

  • MrsMaxPower

    It looks as though she has taken the top half of a Dorothy Zbornak robe and make it into a maternity shit. 

    • amywinns

       I enjoy your typo. Please don’t fix it.

  • LauraWL

    From the waist up I think Lena looks fine. I personally think her pixie cut,the shirt color and her understated jewelry look great on her but she’s definitely a scroll down fug. The lack of pants and those shoes are horrible! I think Lena’s fashion problem is that she is larger around the middle and doesn’t know how to dress for that (also see Mindy Kaling and Christina Aguilera). The Williams girl (besides the adorable shoes, yes pointy flats are “in” and yes I love them) looks boring as hell IMHO. 

  • StellaZafella

    I have a lesbian friend who said she would date LD … until she saw this.

    “Who wants to date someone who can’t remember to put her pants back on?”

  • YayaGurl

    The only justification that *might* (with the loosest possible definition of the word) have worked is “Well, at least it looks comfortable.”  But it doesn’t.  I think a 1 was generous.

  • Little_Olive

    I cannot think of an occasion where there would be more possible wardrobe choices, and therefore am impressed that Lena could not think of anything more flattering. 

    So, epic fail.

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      the only complicating factor is that it’s been so so hot here.

      then again, i wouldve been too self-conscious to have worn that at the age of nine. i honestly think she just doesnt know how to dress but maybe a byproduct of that will be that she does something strangely revolutionary.

      otoh, i should really advertise my shop more. i’m built very differently but a lot of the hundreds of things i sell i originally bought for myself & they would surely fit her [not to mention christina hendricks & all the other celebs who dont fall precisely w/in the bounds of hollywood’s weight trap]. & i’m here, too, hollywood. anyway, rotten day. just thinking out loud.

  • another_laura

    OMFG Lena Dunham. That’s all I got.

  • kimmeister

    I don’t know who Allison is, but she looks like the female version of Matt Bomer.  That’s not a bad thing, they’re both ridiculously attractive.

    Lena outfit makes it look like she has gained 30 lbs since the picture that were featured here yesterday.

    • formerlyAnon

      Well, you have to factor in that in several of yesterday’s pictures at least 20 lbs were photoshopped off of her torso.

  • Trisha26

    Allison looks cute – including the shoes! Lena, oh my. It’s been HOT in LA but even Hell isn’t hot enough for this look.

  • Pants_are_a_must


  • Jessi03

    Hahaha, Lena!  You can take the girl out of Oberlin….

  • That is severely tragic.

  • Snickered out loud at the pictures. Oh, this girl…

  • hillmad

    Sorry for the rant but, Puhleez! You get a hit show on HBO and this is all you can come up with! I’m tired of people who were obviously ambitious and driven enough to want success then acting like they couldn’t care less once they get it! If it’s so annoying, give your money away and work with and for those in need. Otherwise, grow the f**k up! Again, sorry for the rant.

    • Don’t be sorry for this rant, I love this rant and think of it every time I see KStew.  And I’m not one of those people who hate her.

      • hillmad

        Thanks! Right!? I don’t hate KStew or this woman, either; but their lack of grace or joy in the face of their success just irks me to no end! 

  • MilaXX

    I think the first gal is okay, but certainly not 8/10 worthy. I give her a 5.5 Seersucker ain’t that nice.
    Lena deserves a 0 for that look. There are no redeeming qualities for that look.

  • janetjb

    Yikes! I had to double check (triple really) that this is the same Lena that wore the adorable red ASOS in yesterday’s post.  -5/10
    Allison’s seersucker dress is cute. (I’m a sucker for seersucker) 8/10

    Total 3/10

  • Emily Wilkerson

    DEAR GOD. Lena, you’re not at Oberlin anymore. That’s really all that needs to be said.

  • I had an audible gasp when I scrolled down!

  • Jecca2244

    I know it has been really hot (and even a little humid) in LA, but Lena’s outfit makes me sad for her : (

  • Laura Bryon


  • LOVE Allison’s look, and I love pointy toed flats. Dunham.. yikes…

  • Congrats, Lena, we’re talking about you. Now FFS put on an actual outfit.

  • Joyce VG

    Lena babe I deliriously adore you…but this is a no no.  No no. No no. No. 

  • i don’t know, i think Lena looks kinda downtown boho cute…although its getting a bit chilly for pantsless…

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      it was 107°F here yesterday. maybe not in culver city, maybe it was only 99° there. it’s closer to the sea. regardless, it’s still meltin’ weather in LA. supposed to stop tonite, but who knows.

  • GTrain

    Not a good look. Yuck.

  • I confess.  I like the red shoes.  Now as far as wearing them with that dress…I am on the off to see the Wizard fence.

  • LOL, this looks like a picture that should’ve been take at the park in front of the handball court in the summer before these girls went to kindergarten.  You know, that really embarrassing picture your family insists on bringing up because they think your youthful inability to grasp that stripping in public is not generally recommended makes for good holiday dinner table talk now that you’re an adult?  Yeah, this is that picture.  Except she isn’t just exiting toddlerhood.  Wow and LOL some more.

    I mean, I know it was 100 again yesterday (as it is today), but my short shorts were not eclipsed by my shirt.  Why are hers?

  • First thought (seriously):  Could she have chosen a less flattering outfit?  I’m really not sure.

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      first thought=best thought* this time.


      *first thought best thought is by way of allen ginsberg who i’m pretty sure somehow connived it out of buddhism.

    • poggi

      You are dead on.  She picked a horribly unflattering top and then just to make sure it looked really awful she buttoned it to the neck and then left it unbuttoned at the bottom, to give herself a little extra width across the hips.  To make absolutely sure that nothing competed with the ugliness of the top she decided to forgo pants.  Toss on some bedroom slippers and she is ready for the cameras. 

  • granddelusion

    And why didn’t they pee before they got there?

  • Puckndc

    the crossed leg gotta pee look cracks me up every time!!!….do ANY of these people realize how stupid they look?????give me the 30’s-40’s glam stars any time

  • unbornfawn

    Lena has got to be wearing one of the all time worst outfits you boys have every posted.

  • Candigirl1968

    Aggressively awful. 

  • OMG, wait, wait… that was the same girl from yesterday?  The adorable hipster girl?  I would have never ever ever guessed it, truly!  She looked so cute yesterday, and this is so wildly wrong.

  • Anathema_Device

    It truly looks like she forgot her pants. Like in a bad dream. Is she late for finals, too, and can’t find the room?

  • Kato16

    Just awful.

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    smocks are not her friend either.

    so help me, somebody should give me a job dressing chunky celebrities. i dont care that theyre chunky & none of them would ever ever go out looking like this.

  • If she wore what she wore on the Asos magazine she’d look a SHITTON better than what she looks now

    • formerlyAnon

      Well, maybe. Depending on whether you’re referring to one of the more or less photoshopped photos.

      Nonetheless, she’d look at least noticeably better than this in those clothes, even without benefit of photoshop.

  • Laylalola

    Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa I think my head’s going to explode

  • I can’t stand Lena Dunham so seeing her dressed like a twerp is sweet, sweet candy.

  • kcarb1025

    PLEASE make Lena Dunham GO AWAY!!!!!

  • Sarah Rinehart

    i like lena’s hair. that is all

  • TieDye64

    A blouse. With shoes. It was cute when I was three.

  • RzYoung

    I hate this style for super short shorts, I’m so glad it’s autumn now so I can stop seeing the lower half of bum cheeks walking around the London streets! If the majority of the girls who wear them could see themselves from behind they’d be horrified! 

  • bellafigura1

    This, after that terrible Prada dress at the Emmys — I have to believe she’s doing it on purpose, to show how adorably-Sevigny-esque, HBO-y, hiply hopeless and geeky she is.  I think she’s branding herself, what other explanation can there possibly be.

  • I had exactly those pointy-toed patent red flats back in the 80s, I loved them to pieces!

  • PinkLemon

    i’ll take allison’s hair, please.

  • lrhoff

    Okay, the girl on the right needs serious help.

  • aristida_girl

    fug, jesus!

  • kathryn_dc

    Girl you need to retrieve the ASOS Skater Dress With Kiss Print stat!