Elisabeth Moss in Mulberry

Posted on November 16, 2012

Okay, this is officially the weirdest step-and-repeat backdrop we’ve ever seen:


Elisabeth Moss attends the Mulberry SS13 Dinner at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, California.

Mulberry Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Agnes Nabuurs


Mulberry Spring 2013 Collection


And while we really love that jacket and love that Miss Lizzie’s taking some risks with her fashion, we can’t get behind the look as a whole. Are those shorts or a skirt? Either way, they’re not working from a proportional perspective. The booties are downright Sevigny, which for once, is not a compliment. And the bag is not evening enough. But hey, we kinda dig the sassy hair and makeup, girl. If you switched the bottom half out for some black skinny pants and carried a clutch instead, we’d be snapping all over the place.


[Photo Credit: WireImage, style.com]

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  • marilyn

    She is standing in front of plastic lawn elves?!!?  This was the only place she could stand?  This could possibly be worse than the photos taken in front of the dumpster when celebs go to the David Letterman Show.

  • hughman

    I’m pretty sure those garden gnomes are wearing DSquared. 

  • In the first picture, she looks nothing like herself at all.

  • No_Sew

    agree with all of your fashion comments.  But let’s take a long moment to PRAISE the new haircolor and hairdo.  Major snaps for that alone!  Best I have ever seen her look from the neck up.  Who knew that she would look this good with dark hair?  not me, but some stylist should be patting themselves on the back.

    • almondemy

      Totally agree! For once in her life, she doesn’t look like Marla Hooch!!

      • Pants_are_a_must

        Aw, I liked Marla Hooch. Moss should hope to be that naturally, awkwardly endearing.

    • therealkuri

      I knew she would! But I didn’t like the blonde on her before. 🙂

    • ecallaw1977

       Amen, and her makeup looks great, too.  The best she’s ever looked from the neck up.

  • erinbinek

    I want her hair.  She looks absolutely adorable; I swear I don’t even care about her bottom half.

  • judybrowni

    It’s a Skort!

    Or looks like one: bad enough.

    • tereliz

      Scalloped tap shorts? Quite a puzzlement.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Agreed!!  Completely.  She is also a terrible poser – what’s with the “stance”, girl??  But the top half is perfection!!

    • snarkykitten

       I can hear my chorus teacher yelling at us “DON’T LOCK YOUR KNEES! You’ll pass out! And that ain’t pretty!”

    • zenobar

      Perhaps this is her Buffalo Stance.

      • decormaven

        “We do the dive every time we dance.” TLo nails it- the top half is slamming, but the bottom half is not. She looks so happy, and that covers a lot of the fashion misfires.

  • alyce1213

    Her hair color is such an improvement; blonde just washed her out.
    Agree on the outfit – cool jacket needing cool skinny pants.

  • If not pants, a black pencil skirt. I love the jacket, love the hair and makeup, but things go so bad below the waist. And who knew the terracotta warriors were gnomes?

  • another_laura

    The very short skirt doesn’t suit her and they did her a real disservice having her stand in front of the gnomes.

  • TieDye64

    From the waist up she looks fantastic. Now WTF is up with the gnomes?

  • LeifBallard

    Best hair and makeup I have ever seen on her…I didn’t even realize it was her at first! 

  • Qitkat

    This is hilarious. I freaking love it. My desktop picture needs a dose of crazy after the day that I’ve had.
    Girl knows she looks good. Love her dark hair. Skirt, shorts, skort, whatever. It doesn’t ruin it for me.

  • MilaXX

    You hit the nail on the head, This look is screaming for some skinny jeans. Black or a dark wash blue and she would look fierce. Those gnomes in the background are gonna keep me up at night

  • This makes me long to see what Peggy looks like in Season 6!  ( I wonder if her blond look ever appeared?)

  • snarkykitten

    jeeze my hair looks like hers when I roll outta bed. And I don’t even gotta pay to make it look that bad!

  • Bethany Fairbrother

    She looks super cute.  The backdrop does not matter.   And what’s the matter with you people?  Who does not like gnomes.  Gnomes are super cool on so many different levels.  If I have to explain this to you…ugh!  You will never understand.

  • siriuslover

    Love the jacket, the bag is better in the tangerine (and still not appropriate unless she plans on sneaking food into it), the skirt/skort/whatever looks stupid, hate the shoes and the gnomes are freaking creeping me out.

  • crash1212

    I think she looks sassy and cute and I love, love, love the new hair. Not sure that bag was the best choice, but I’m not mad at it.
    Also, gnomes? Any step-and-repeat with gnomes is alright with me.

  • Kenisha Hill Phillips

    Love the top half. Hate the bottom half. Wrong bag. Love the gnomes.

  • Those gnomes are FREAKING ME OUT.

    •  They’re very penis-y, aren’t they?

      Freaking me out, too, even though I do adore penii, as a rule.

      • Except for the green ones – have never encountered a penis in that particular color. 🙂

  • LOVE LOVE LOVE her hair here! 

  • I freaking love that bag, but it is not a bag to carry with a sparkly jacket.

  • zenobar

    LOVE seeing her grinning amongst the gnomes.  Weird and wonderful.

  • Imasewsure

    Would even be cute with actual walking shorts instead of black gym shorts. Still she looks adorable. Love the creepy gnomes…

  • Shorts are for the beach and if it is a skirt, the length is doing her no favors, but LOVE the jacket.

  • Allison Woods

    I want that  jacket.

    Why is she carrying her mom’s purse, and why isn’t she wearing any pants?

  • kimmeister

    At least she’s not hyperextending her knees like the last time she was featured here.

  • 3boysful

    She looks great–love the hair and smile, she just needs something not a skort.

    Are those giant gnome SOAPS?

    • quiltrx

      For some reason this idea makes me extremely happy!  I could perch a giant gnome soap on the little seat in my shower and obtain gnomey lather from him every day.

  • nannypoo

    I’m willing to forgive whatever the bottom of that outfit is because her face looks so great. She usually looks like an allergy victim with her pale watery-looking eyes, but this eyeliner is just what she needs. And she looks like she gets whatever the joke is with these garden gnomes, so I give her credit for that because I don’t get it at all. She looks adorable.

  • msdamselfly

    Hair and makeup look great!

  • quiltrx


    And Lizzy, honey!  From the waist up, this is a total WERQ for me.  Then it gets all ‘sad in the pants’, and we won’t discuss the shoes.  And that’s an awesome bag.

  • DaveUWSNYC


  • I love that jacket and that kicky little haircut so much that I don’t care what’s going on between her waist and her knees!

  • She just needs to rip the envelope clutch off the front of the peach color bag in the designer photo, and she’d have the pop of color AND the clutch all at once.  Are the elfin booties a nod to the gnome army?

    She does look mighty pleased with herself, which adds tremendous charm to it all.

  • thelovelydove

    Not loving the booties with the shorts, but the rest of the outfit looks great! I’d add a little pop of color though. 
    Her haircut and color look fantastic. 

  • great haircut!

  • I like the makeup- for once she doesn’t look washed out.

  • sherrietee

    I can’t get past the lawn gnomes.  Especially since the one by her right elbow looks like he is checking out her ass.  

  • Love love love her hair and make up, and you can tell she does too.  The top half isn’t so bad, but the shorts, and shoes are terrible. 

  • greyhoundgirl

    Yes for her over all look–modern and young.  But can we be done with the whole shorts thing already?  Please? Whoops–I see from others that it is a pencil skirt. 1. It doesn’t look like a pencil skirt. and 2. Stand by the no shorts plea.

  • Tatiana Luján

    I hate clutches, you can’t really carry anything in them. If you’re wearing jeans, you should be allowed to wear any kind of purse you like.
    Hair and makeup are lovely and I agree with you about the shorts.

  • MaryAtRealityTea

    Her face/hair look A+++ amazing. The jacket is adorable beyond belief – and a great color for her. Bottom half needs to be ignored. I’m focusing on the positives here. And the gnomes… errrrr… what?

  • librarygrrl64

    Nailed it. You, not her.

  • From the waist on up. it’s a personal best.  Love the hair and makeup.  The gnomes are just weird.

  • FINALLY.  i lke her hair and make-up.  for the first time EVER.  she should wear it like this whenever she’s not in character for her show.  and i like the jacket.  everything else, ehn, but WHO CARES.  i like her hair and make-up.

  • judybrowni

    Too much jacket for too little skirt, but other than that, a personal best, Lizzie!

  • The handbag (in the closeup) and the gnomes are the same exact shade of Circus Peanut Orange. Coincidence???

  • I agree that the bottom half of her outfit doesn’t fit the top half, and yes, her make-up and hair look great. She looks so happy, sassy, and youthful here. She makes more of an impression than she did in outfits that looked more put together, but drab in color.

  • formerlyAnon

    The waist to the soles ruins this look but I don’t care. Her hair is good and she looks like she’s having a genuine laugh. Like.

  • Pam Winters

    The bag suggests she’s shopping for gnomes.

  • She seems so amused to be standing in front of those gnomes. Hehehe.

  • mhleta

    I concur 100%. Love the sassy hair and makeup, too but I keep expecting one of those gnomes to try to peek up her skort.

  • teensmom99

    This picture should appear in the dictionary next to scrolldown fug-and that’s without the garden gnomes.

  • afabulous50

    She is #2 on my irrational hate list…after Diane Krueger.

  • Kristy Evans

    Her makeup looks amazing. 

  • That background is making baby Jesus and the photogs cry.  I mean seriously, who thought that was a good idea (lets have a bunch of pastel-plastic garden gnome-looking thingies for celebs to pose next to? Yeah, it’s the holidays, and garden gnomes scream holidays, right?

    I think this is great  from the waist up, not so much from the waist down, and a pair of skinny black trousers with a pointed stilleto toe would have been killa.

  • Lurv this hair on Ms Moss–it’s fabulous!

  • guest2visits

    I really miss the look on the model; Love the skirt and top. 

  • GTrain

    This is the first time I’ve liked her shorter haircut but really don’t like anything else here.