Salma Hayek in Cushnie et Ochs

Posted on October 11, 2012

Man, no one, and we mean no one, does “rich bitch” like Miss Salma.


Salma Hayek makes an appearance on the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ to promote her new movie ‘Here Comes the Boom’ in Cushnie et Ochs.

Cushnie et Ochs Pre-Fall 2012 Collection. YSL Chain Necklace. Balenciaga Tube-Clasp Square Bag. Giuseppe Zanotti Platform Pump.

An Oscar-winning costume designer could not come up with a better version of the look than this. Style is about knowing your role and owning it, and once she got that ring from that billionaire husband of hers, Miss Salma took that image and ran with it. This says “Don’t fuck with me, boys” so loud and clear that we’d probably cross the street out of fear if we saw her walking towards us. You just know there’s a pearl-handled gun in that bag.



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  • SewingSiren

    Look at my bag. Look at my big empty bag. Otherwise she looks fierce.

    • kschwarting

      I wondered if anyone else was thinking the same thing about the bag!  The way it’s folded over on itself means she can’t have more than a lipstick in there.  But she looks WAY better than she usually does.

    • kikisayshi

       Haha! Yes!

    • CozyCat

      Well, if she had lots of stuff in the bag she could never find the “pearl handled gun.”

    • kimmeister

      In the 2nd picture, I initially thought the bag had some sort of batman-y design on the edge of the flap, then I realized it was just the shadow cast by her fingers!   HAHAHAHA

    • ballerinawithagun

      Ha ha! Yes, I was so distracted by the big empty bag. As a small woman also, I only carry a bag that large if I have to carry alot of stuff. Is that a gold penis closure on the bag? Maybe I do like it… 

  • I think even Miranda Priestly would get out of her way. Or they’d stop to cheek kiss, admire each others’ outfits and sneer at lesser mortals.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      After sneering at lesser mortals they might have drinks and recount their most famous moments to each other.

  • Lisa Kramp

    She could take over the whole world in that suit! Fabulous.

    • Kristin McNamara

      SO SHINY

  • MilaXX

    She wore this look sans jacket on the show and looked great.

  • I don’t like this look, but I can’t deny she is serving up the fierceness.

  • Yes, ma’am!

  • Actually, gents, she has people who carry, and fire the gun. Mustn’t damage the manicure.

    • YoungSally

      I was coming back over the border a number of years ago and the local police were wearing very similar garb….the driver commented that the local police often chooses to “accessorize” their uniforms.  The only thing Ms Hayek is missing is a bandolier and some Karl Lagerfeld fingerless gloves.

    •  Hell yes. This is beyond rich bitch to Cosa Nostra!

    • Why isn’t she the wife of a Greek shipping billionaire?

      Oh wait: she practically is!

  • Trisha26

    Mafia wife. And she’s wearing fishnets. Ugh.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Total costume.

    • BPlease

       HA!  Good call!

  • norseofcourse

    She’s juuuuuust this side of looking like a cartoon character. And I love her for it – right down to her fishnets. 

    • iheartbuffy

      Natasha of Rocky and Bullwinkle?

  • MsALVA

    It’s like Alexis Carrington was reincarnated as a tiny voluptuous Mexican. Those shoulderpads could take an eye out. Two snaps up!

    • She’s part Lebanese also!

      • imakeart

        I was just thinking that if the shoulder pads were a tad larger, she could be headed to a meeting with the Carringtons.

  • amf0001

    It’s too much black for me,  but I can’t deny the fierceness.

  • msdamselfly

    RIdiculous looking

  • GorgeousThings

    Nah. The gun is platinum-handled. Rich bitch, don’tchaknow.

  • GorgeousThings

    PS – good gawd – WHAT has she got on her face! It looks like pancake makeup.

  • Looks like she’s on her way to fire someone, while yelling “I will destroy you!”

  • kikisayshi

    Where’s the WERQ? Salma looks far better than Britney!

  • Carla_Charlton

    That is such a gorgeous dress that it’s a shame she covered it up with the big-shouldered jacket.

  • Anathema_Device

    It is borderline costumey but I still love it on her. Glad to know she can still bring it after so many bad clothing choices in the past year or so.

  • TonyGo

     Serving up Karen Walker realness.  Full stop.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Is she wearing a bracelet around her knuckles, or is there a new jewelry category that I missed out on…is it a Knucklette???  I’d like to try that except I’m already aware that I wear a little too much jewelry.

    • i wondered about that too.  is it attached to her ring underneath?  does it turn into a bracelet somehow?  inquiring minds want to know!

    • kimmeister

      I wondering about that too – looks terribly uncomfortable.  I was about to call it a “hand cuff” until I realized that word already exists, with totally different connotations.  🙂

    • LocMama

       Nina wore this same jewelry piece on the first part of the Project Runway Finale.

  • Wasn’t she just in a movie where she played the fierce female leader of a Mexican drug cartel (can’t think of the name at the moment)? Looks like she’s keeping in character. Lovely lady, but totally agree with TLo, would get out of her way and be very afraid.

  • She looks like Karen from Will and Grace.

  • Jennifer Coleman

    She dosen’t even need bodyguards, she’s so fierce. And that would be a solid 24k gold pearl-handled gun. A little one so as to not distend the purse.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Actually, Ms. Hayek is so fierce in this look that she could probably kill with a flick of her eyelashes.

  • B_C_J

    The only flaw is the empty, creased bag. The necklace is wonderful. The whole look is a statement about power, wealth, beauty and confidence. She pulled it off well.

  • CC06

    Boy, is that a high slit!

  • Hot and fierce!

  • SapphoPoet

    Looks like she’s taking down names…

  • jw_ny

    I’d have thought she was on her way to a board meeting…ready to take over some mega corporation, or something like that, rather than appearing on Letterman.  It is a costume…but a fab one at that!  🙂

  • CQAussie

    “You just know there’s a pearl-handled gun in that bag.” – that necklace is a weapon all by itself!

    The hair is a bit much. But it’s also very Patsy Stone – therefore, approve. Fast forward 7 years and this look may come with a champagne bottle. 3/4 empty…..hehehe….I bitch because I envy.

    I really love the dress, not so much the shoes. I go back and forth on the jacket. That bag is gorgeous, I covet deeply. As a  total look though? Fierce.  

  • afabulous50


    To previous posters….I’m sure we all wish we could afford that big, empty bag…

  • Fishnets! I now love her even more. Shame on you fishnet nay-sayers. Fishnets are awesome when properly deployed and Salma, that little vixen, sure as hell can make them work.

    • RocknRollmom

      I love my fishnets!  I wear them to the office on occasion just because there is an added level of fierce that some days just call for.  I just don’t care what the smallminded have to say.  Nothing says fierce like fishnets, louboutins, pencil skirt, and tailored blouse.  Mmmm–tomorrow’s outfit!  Ms. Selma has inspired me. 

      • I seriously used fishnets as a weapon when I was single. Come to think of it, I still do, but only directed at one person, instead of a general crowd of people. Men are absolutely stupid for a lady in fishnets, don’t ever let them tell you otherwise. Add the garters, and you are Queen of the World.

        • ballerinawithagun

          Yes, men love stockings. And garters. I often am Queen of the World! At least with my husband, lucky man…

        • RocknRollmom

          That is exactly right.  I tend to work in male dominated industries and just showing up in a skirt and heels renders them speechless.  I am a feminist but if you, male of the species, are going to (a) be that easily distracted or (b) think I am too “whatever” to be taken seriously because of a pair of stockings, your problem not mine.  I would prefer to wear them and the garter for just one person, but just not in the cards right now.

          • I am a feminist, too, but like you so eloquently stated, it’s not my fault if folks are so easily distracted. I remember a New Year’s party a while back where I was waiting for the unisex rest room, and the fellow who staggered drunkenly out started with my shoes, got up to the hem of my cocktail dress, and said “what’re you doin’ later?” based on the fishnets alone. I could’ve been absolutely hiddy. Silly men. Plus, how many books are out there that tell you to do well in business as a woman that is EXACTLY how you have to dress? It’s because without those heels and pencil skirts, you’re not a player. Sometime’s I’m really glad I’m a librarian, I have to admit!

          • RocknRollmom

            Ah you have my dream job.  Lucky you.  My 8th grade English teacher ridiculed me repeatedly in front of the whole class for doing my career paper on becoming a librarian.  In light of my profession today, some say I should thank him.  Me, not so much. 

          • Well, I like it, but I do work for local government, which means that while my job is somewhat stable and the constituency certainly loves us, there hasn’t been a raise since China was opened to the West and if I do choose to rock a killer look, I may get compliments but I still might be working with a lady in a puffy cats sweatshirt and velcro sneakers.

      • ballerinawithagun

        I think I love you!

  • susan6

    Ms Hendricks…..THIS is how a large-busted woman does leather.  Take notes.

  • SaraKateW

    I want to put some color on her lips really badly.

  • Kayceed

    She looks ferocious. I love every bit of it.

  • AthenaJ

    I am actually loving the photos where she’s giving bitchface even more than the ones where she’s smiling.

  • alyce1213

    It’s obviously fierce, and fiercely obvious, but I don’t like this look.  It may be expensive, but there’s a cheesiness to it.

    I hate her hair bump.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      You’re right there is a certain cheesiness to it – New Jersey cheese.

  • Judy_J

    Alexis Carrington.

  • xmixiex

    so.  fierce. 

  • halleygee

    Completely agree with everything you said, but I cannot get over how high those heels are and that she can actually walk down the street in them! Impressive.

  • ChelseaNH

    The tragedy is that she’s wearing this to promote a movie wherein she’s supposedly married to Kevin James — whom this woman would barely deign to trod upon, let alone notice.

  • filmcricket

    I feel like the necklace is fighting with the neckline of the dress. Then you add the jacket lapels and there’s too much going on in the neck area. Everything else is flawless, though. Brava, Ms. Hayek.

  • AuntieAnonny

    Needs dalmatian fur.

  • RocknRollmom

    I want it all—I need to win the lottery. 

  • lizlemonglasses

    I would kill myself or someone else in those shoes.

    • charlotte

      Me,too. Your comment goes well with your avatar by the way.

  • It’s awesome, but you’re exactly right – it’s a costume. It’s almost like she’s dressing as a caricature of herself, or Salma as Mafia Widow, or something.

    On the other hand, my high school French teacher dressed in a similar fashion (not couture, but the similar Mafia Widow look), so one never knows.

  • lalagigi

    I’m scared….

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    She gives me life. Love that hair, love that big-ass necklace. Killing it in Cushnie et Ochs, lookin’ like she walked straight out of Pulp Fiction.

  • Wow, Werq it Rich bitch!

  • that necklace is the bomb! overtones of bondage, but she’s no submissive.

  • I thought you were going to say “on the set of her new movie”..then I realized that wasn’t the case.  I think its a bit ridiculous.  However, if I had Gucci, YSL, McQueen and the rest of the lot at my fingertips, I suppose some days I would do this too. 

  • StellaZafella

    This is for a Dynasty reboot, right?

    Who’s playing Chrystal?

  • formerlyAnon

    Kinda too Jackie-Collins-character to look real, but damn does she look 10,000% better than in the last dozen photos I’ve seen of her.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    she wouldn’t need a gun, all she would have to do is take off her sunglasses and make eye contact with you.  then you’d turn into a pillar of salt.

  • nannypoo

    This is a great look for her. But what’s the deal with that bracelet/handlet thing on her right hand? I noticed it on the show, too, so it’s intended to be there.

  • BPlease

    If this one had a pearl-handled gun, she’d just point it at Linda Evangelista, not any dudes.

    Seriously…*this* is the same woman that shepherded “Frida” into being, now starring as Rich Bitch, coming soon to a front row in Paris, Milan and New York, and co-starring as Kevin James’ love interest?  It’s insane, as are those platform pumps – I know she’s petite but I wonder if the proportion of the heel on the model would be more flattering and make her look taller, even if the shoes themselves are lower than the Zanotti’s.

  • LittleKarnak

    Love It!!!!!!

  • Man, she’s gorgeous.

  • “Here Comes the Boom” indeed!

  • margaret meyers

    She’s the well-dressed social bully of the Synagogue!

  • guest2visits

    That is a gorgeous dress on the model. I love all the accessories but I don’t care for the big shouldered jacket.
    It makes her appear shorter, and the layer on layer of similar shiny black just looks heavy.

  • If only she hadn’t ruined the look with a smile.

    Seriously, you look up “fierce” in the dictionary and the first photo appears.

  • mayavaly

    I love that she’s having such a great time being a mega rich celeb. Clearly the only self-harm this bitch is ever going to indulge in is wearing an excruciatingly painful pair of shoes — fabulous nonetheless!

  • lesmaha

    Gorgeous!! I love it!!

  • unbornfawn

    Fierce! Love it!

  • Sarah Thomas

    Snooki Kardashian, Attorney at Law

  • That look is not good… she looks 20 years older… and there is nothing pretty about it…

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  • quiltrx

    Man, she is turning that shit OUT.

    The gun must be a Derringer.  She needs a Desert Eagle to give that bag some heft.

  • jmorino08

    That hair? That necklace? Those sunglasses? I said it already about Britney and I’ll say it again: Pure Real Housewives Wannabe Trash. Salma is so much better than this!

  • PhillipWilde

    When I was just glancing at the thumbnail on the main page, I thought this was Adam Lambert.  Sorry I’m not sorry.

  • akprincess72

    Dang, she’s pretty…

  • The necklace isn’t good.  And the shoulders are too wide for her little, tininess.  

  • Killa!

  • Larkin21


  • Why is she looking like your ordinary trophe wife, when she has so much working for her personally?

  • pookiesmom

    Not my type of look. She certainly looks the part, though. I just don’t like that the part she’s now looking is the wife of a billionaire, rather than a mega-accomplished diva-tastic badass movie star.

  • iheartbuffy

    Someday I will be able to dress like this urrrrrrday for work….. I hope….. in my dreams…..

  • Karen Walker

  • YayaGurl

    Prime Minister of Dontfuckwithmefellaland?

  • snarkykitten

    eghh. She looks like the kind of trophy wife who would have the maid of 20 years fired because the woman dared insult her lipstick choices.

  • That YSL choker is just the breath of life.

  • Puckndc

    LOVE, LOVE….that’s a WERQ

  • Gurl, you WERQ.

  • I hate those sunglasses…

  • Sara LaBatt

    Even the dumpsters were too scared to be in the pics…

  • KAREN WALKER!!!  Work it girl!