Emma Stone in Lanvin

Posted on January 08, 2013

Darlings, we are continuing our annual post-holiday tradition of passing the same cold back and forth to each other. You see, T Lo’s world is a childless one (to their eternal delight) and when the holidays roll around and we are allowed to come out of our little blogging holes and see the sunlight, we find ourselves faced with an array of prepubescents; sniffling, snotty, dirty little things with parents who have built up an immunity to their little petri dishes and thus are completely unaware of the ticking viral time bombs lurking inside their little darlings. We have no such immunity and by the time January 2nd rolls around, one of us has a cold. By January 5th, the other one does. And by January 10th or so, the cold will be passed back to the original bearer. So here we sit, two sniffling, ache-y bloggers, right on the verge of flipping out on each other because we’ve both HAD IT with being sick.

In other words, sorry for the delay in posting. Our asses are dragging today.

Let’s take it all out on Miss Emma, mkay?

Emma Stone attends the premiere of ‘Gangster Squad’ in Los Angeles in a Lanvin dress paired with a Lanvin clutch and jewelry and heels by Christian Louboutin.

Lanvin Pre-Fall 2013 Collection

Lanvin Fall 2012 Collection Necklace

Lanvin Spring 2012 Collection Clutch

It’s a great little dress and she can work a red like gangbusters, which must be why she’s head-to toe in it. We have quibbles, however. It was a cute idea to move the brooch down to the belt, but we don’t think she should have deployed both the brooch and the gigantic, attention-seeking necklace. They’re fighting with each other. We’ve resigned ourselves to the matchy trend, but it sure would have been nice if we could have found the slightest hint of some other color in this ensemble. There is such a thing as too much red and when the reds are all slightly off from each other, T Lo’s eyelids begin to twitch. There seems to be a slight purple cast to the brooch but that’s not providing enough contrast. Also: we’re in disagreement on this one but Tom thinks the necklace is too large of a scale for such a small dress. Lorenze disagrees vehemently on that one.

We’re both in agreement that … how to say this? She’s 24 years old. She sure as hell doesn’t look it from the neck up. A fresher face and a more kicky hairstyle would go a long way in bringing her back to the “ingenue” setting.


[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans, Emiley Schweich/PR Photos, style.com]

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  • lexilexi

    I would get rid of the waist flower, but otherwise, I think she looks pretty good.

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    That makeup is really not working on her.  She’s got a great, fresh face and the “femme fatale” makeup is doing her no favors.

    • MissAmynae

      the eyeliner under the eyes isn’t working for me at all. makes her look squinty.

      (off topic, but I adore your name)

  • the dress is weirdly stiff, it looks horribly uncomfortable and doesn’t do a ton for her shape. 

    • DeborahJozayt

      Was looking at it thinking her boobs were stretched down to her elbows. 

      • Carly Warnock

        Exactly! The fabric is so stuff that it’s impossible to make out her shape. Or breasts. Or Waist.

  • She’s only 24? I would have thought she was at least 34.

    The dress isn’t bad. I hate all the reds together – on their own, with other pieces, they would have been ok, but all together? No. You look like a cheap Christmas ornament. 

  • BrooklynBomber

    Looks to me like a Lanvin representative dressed her. I’m not kidding.  That said, I love the bag. The jewelry is waaay too much. 

    • StellaZafella

       I can think of (at least) 6 drag queens who would cut a bitch for that jewelry…this is not necessarily a good thing.
      Starlettes should consider their gays and ask themselves…if my BOYS would wear ot to the cotillion, is it really in my wheelhouse?

      Besides which , this particular piece looks like it came draped on a box of Russell Stover Valentine Chocolates.

  • karenbttc

    Wow… that’s some serious Goldie Hawn face/hair there…

    •  Oh my gosh! I see it now, you are absolutely right!

  • Too much red! And this from someone who an avowed color whore. I agree with you, Tom, the necklace is way out of balance for the rest of the outfit.

    And my sorrow to hear that you’re both sick. How I managed to dodge it myself in a retail store full of drippy nosed, hacking customers I do not know. If I discover the secret, I will let you know!

    •  I’m also with Tom – the necklace is too much.

      Lots of warm liquids and cat cuddling, fellas!

  • Sobaika

    Hate the brooch, LOVE the necklace, love her in the color red, DETEST her makeup. Being a Revlon lady is doing her no favors.

  • Ozski

    Am I the only one who thinks she looks like Elvira Hancock from Scarface?

    • kschwarting

      I see it–I think it’s the hair.  Plus she must be around the same age that Michelle Pfeiffer was when she played that role.

  • EveEve

    Ohhh…I hope you’re both feeling back to your old selves real soon.
    A little early for my Valentine’s present, but thanks so much! I’ll take it! 
    And external darts that work- who’d a thunk?  I agree about the make up – she is the freshest of fresh faced ingenues, and has got great sass to go with it…no need for all that heavy stuff.

  • I’m aging myself, but I think with that hairstyle and color she looks like a young Sheree North!

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      Yes, I can see that.

  • She’s boring as a blonde. The red dress is…interesting. The shape is right, but the fabric and details are fug.

     But that necklace…I might push your mama down a flight of stairs for that necklace. 

    • SassieCassy

      never liked her as a blonde i thought it might be for a role but she has stuck with it for too long!

  • I think this is really cute, but I am surprised you didn’t call her out on the shoes! They don’t match the dress, and are just enough off that it makes MY eyes twitch! I like the necklace, the brooch might be just one touch too much…

    • captrenault

      I didn’t even see the shoes, which is how loudly that necklace is fighting with that dress.

  • If she wanted to go more dramatic with the makeup, this wasn’t the dress for it. I’m not sure I dislike the makeup, just with this outfit, it seems mismatched. 

  • Necklace would have been great with a LBD, here it’s just too much.  Don’t care much for the dress, the fabric looks stiff an ill fitting.  And the belt is not helping.

    i would love to see her go back to the dark hair she had in Zombieland, she was so much more distinctive looking.  RIght now she is very cookie cutter.,

    • Nancy Dunn

      I intensely dislike her as a blonde!! I just looked up the Zombieland pictures and she was striking. Here, she is one tone, very Dakota Fanningish = Very boring and bland. No zing at all.
      Who advises these women? Their taste is in their asses.

  • Jangle57

    I like her hair but think her makeup borders on Joan Crawford parody territory.  I agree with Tom that the necklace is too large.

  • She looks a bit like a walking Valentine, but I kind of like it? I agree the hair and make-up are aging but I’ve heard this film is supposed to be her first grown-up adult character so maybe that is on purpose…

  • It’s certainly Valentine-y

  • jw_ny

    She looks pretty, but I agree that she looks older than 24.  Younger women often want to look sophisticated, but end up looking older. 

    This would have been a good time to deploy a silver metallic shoe, and yes, she needed to ditch the brooch, and perhaps even switch out the belt/sash for something else..colorwise.  Necklace works on her and with the dress, imo.  🙂

  • judybrowni

    Couldn’t disagree more, TLO.

    Neither the model, nor Ms. Stone can make that hairy, stiff red bag work.

    Which casts aspirations on the red bag, not Ms. Stone or the model too poor to buy shoes.

  • captrenault

    Does the dress even fit?  It looks like a simple pleat on the model, but a big ol’ fold on Emma to bring it in at the waist.  The silhouette of the bust looks much too baggy…

    • MoHub

       I also though the dress was too big on her, especially the bodice.

  • nannypoo

    I don’t like the flower, and I hate the big clunky necklace. The dress can handle a big necklace, but I think this one is tacky and cheap looking (although probably not at all cheap). She needs to start over with the accessories.

  • Oh I agree with the over-maturity of the look as a whole. She looks like a jazzy political wife, 20 years her senior.

    The dress is gorgeous without that added detail at the waist. The subtle pleat in the dress is lost. If she had dispensed with the brooch, kept the necklace, pulled back the hair, turned down the makeup a notch or two, and gone for the same shoe in black patent, she’d have been on to a winner IMO. Thems is a lot of ‘ifs’. 

    • MilaXX

       I just redid her as well. I changed her bag as well.

      • The bag I could live with if the other shit got sorted out. But I agree that it’s not great.

  • gabbilevy

    The only thing I really hate is the hair and makeup… if she’d gone fresh faced and fun-haired, all the reds might have worked.

  • Nesaru

    Trying to decide if they changed the color of the necklace she is wearing, or if the red in the dress is reflecting through all the facets (the ribbon appears to be a different color as well, which is what made me notice it)

    the original grey/red/clear combo of the necklace looks like it would provide the  right contrast to the dress as opposed to the one she seems to be wearing.

    EDIT: on second though, she looks kinda like a valentine card I might have made when I was little. Red lace doilies, anyone?

  • Winter_White

    I credit Emma with making me a fan of contrasting reds together.  Anybody remember the Lanvin gown she wore to the Golden Globes last year?  The two tones were black cherry and black plum — AND she had red hair then!  Loved it…in fact, the copper-red hair helped make the look.

  • Le_Sigh

    GURL.  Stop with the blonding already!  Or at least that shade of blonde – it ages you oh so horribly.

  • In_Stitches

    She’s got Melinda Clark’s bitch-face makeup on, but no bitch-face to match.  I’m glad she’s not just tweeing it up, but this still hasn’t hit the mark.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    She should’ve definitely forgone the necklace. That brooch is already some mighty heavy lifting on her frame, and she is not one of those people who can carry off bling.

    I’m also not sold on the dress itself. The material is so heavy, it almost looks like a belted carpet bag. Eh.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    I’m with Lorenzo on the necklace.  Love it.  I normally wouldn’t love something that gaudy, but for some reason, it totally works for me here.

    Hate the hair.  

  • SewingSiren

    Fun. Like a valentine box of candy.

  • Girl_With_a_Pearl

    O.K., so I used to be not that knowledgeable about fashion.  But I’m trying.  So…when I was growing up, I thought matching was good.  Shoes and dress should match or be close to the same color.  Then I few years ago, matching was suddenly bad.  And then what I thought might be an odd choice of color for shoes with a dress of a very different color was suddenly good.  Then I got confused.  Then I got the hang of it.  Sort of.  Are things going back the other way and shoes and dress are supposed to match again?  

  • I think she looks fabulous – I love the whole thing (almost). I would have picked different shoes and clutch, but I think the jewelry is gorgeous with the dress.

  • I love the dress, and don’t really mind the accessories, but I do wish the shoes were a different color. Her make-up and hair age her quite a bit. Those bangs aren’t doing her any favors. She looks great for a 30 year old.

  • Oh and TLo, I feel your pain. We’ve perpetually sick for a month as we are still not immune to our three-year-old and his petri-dish daycare crew. It’s like we’re paying for him to go out every day and fetch germs for dinner.

  • Judy_J

    Is it Valentine’s Day already?  Seriously, that necklace is killer, and I think it is perfect with that dress.  The brooch at the waistline is a bridge too far.  I think her eye is too smokey, she needs to tone that down just a bit.  It ages her.  I like the subdued lip color, and I’m making peace with the blonde hair.  This shade is actually quite nice.

  • Girl, that’s not your makeup.

  • MilaXX

    Overkill, the entire look.  I like the dress & prefer  the broach at her waist, but the necklace is not only fighting the broach, it takes away from the impact of the sweetheart neckline. The smokey eye is also overkill, she’s in head to toe red. It’s just too much going on. Lastly, short of uggs, I can’t think of one single thing that goes worse with this dress, than patent leather red shoes. Not only different reds, but also the shininess of the shoe is fighting the dress. Honestly? I’d loose the giant necklace, tone down the eye shadow, get a killer pair of black pumps and a bag that picks up the antiqued metal look in the broach.

  • GorgeousThings

    That dress doesn’t fit her. She had to belt it to keep it from sliding off, I think. And if she took about 4 layers of kohl off her eyelids, she would still look like one of Rachel Zoe’s clients, about 5 years back/

  • She looks like a Christmas cracker.

  • MilaXX

     The material does look a little stiff. Is that a thing now? Kerry Washington’s dress also looked oddly stiff.

  • notoffred

    My least favorite part? The dangerously protruding collar bone! Get yourself to the gym and put some muscle on those shoulders, honey. The dress is too big and that shade of blonde is terrible on her. Sad, cause I love her generally. 

  • Kristy Evans

    That is way too much red. I think the dress is pretty enough on its own; it didn’t need the necklace. 

  • The dress looks like terricloth; the only thing I like here is the necklace, which is pretty.

  • this dress reminds me of Shangela’s on season 2 of RPDR. corn corn corn

  • EverybodysStarling

    Looks like an Etsy-dress to me. 

  • I’d like Mr Albaz to start fitting his clothes with something other than a belt. Has he ever heard of a dart?  She’s very slim…n dress really doesnt flatter her curves. Imagine this on a woman over size 2? I agree…either the brooch on belt or necklace…Although the dress is just too matture for her so what are ya gonna do?

  • conniemd

    I couldn’t notice the dress much because of the heavy eye makeup. It made her look like a 40 year old trying to look younger. It gave her a very “hard” look for someone who really should be fresh faced. Just looked at the pictures of Fei Fei Sun and the heavy eyeliner worked for her. Emma, girl, that’s not your make-up.

  • Janet B

    I like everything, but not all together.  That necklace really could stand on it’s own with a simple gown.

    I’m always sick after Christmas too, but it’s more of a total breakdown after the stress of getting the entire family together in my home.

  • FrayedMachine

    I’d get rid of the flower and the necklace and give her hair a much more sleek look (aauugghhhhh frizz and fly aways just drive me nuts). Otherwise, I do like the look on her, though the shoes and clutch are also a bit mitchy-matchy.

  • Monday1900

    Love the bag, hate the makeup, meh on the dress.  Can’t believe the model is barefoot in that photo!

  • vandeventer

    Her hair looks like a wig.  That’s never good.

  • kimmeister

    And here my very first thought was that her hair and makeup looked great!  [shrugs]

    Like the necklace, but not with that dress.  Don’t care for the dress at all.

  • Sartorial_She

    I’m clearly at least 2 standard deviations away from the normal sentiment here, but…I love her hair and makeup. The bangs (booms as TLo would likely call them) may be a bit much, but I think she looks appropriately made-up for the dress.
    I do agree with other BKs that the appears ill-fitting.

  • retrogal9

    Just like the children’s book, “Ann likes Red” “A blue dress, Ann? I like red! Red! Red! Red! A red dress instead! Tan sandals, Ann? I like red. A red dress, a red hat, a red belt, and red sandals. Ann likes red.”

  • Snailstsichr

    I don’t care for the strip of trim up the sides of the dress. It looks cheap.

    •  Sporty? But why would you want a sporty red carpet dress? Lanvin can be really weird sometimes.

  • but…but i like it?  or i just have a major girlcrush on her.  or both.

  • bluefish

    Feel better soon!  That’s a drag.

    I’m so sick of Anne Hathway all the time that I’m giving Emma, the red, the goofy, and the smile two thumbs up.  It’s a bit much for sure but refreshing in its quirkiness.  And I love red.  Also I like her as a blonde.   I don’t mind the brooch at the waist or the necklace action.  Over the top but well placed and she looks like she feels good.

  • AnnPopovic

    Love the necklace, ’cause I bead and it looks like something I’d make. Not WEAR, mind you…but make. Like the blonde on her, but she looks like a commercial for Valentines Day an’ it’s not even HERE yet and I’m already sick of it, so…she may look just fine and I’ve got ‘spend money it’s a holiday’ burnout. Then again…it’s an odd shape, isn’t it? The shape is also kind of ‘BUY VALENTINES’. Engh. Meh. Yeah. The hair is cute.

  • Agree about the necklace being too big for the dress. Preferred the way the model sported the brooch; the dress hangs better without a belt.

  • Please tell me you two are branching out into the greeting card industry. Put me down for one each of “Congrats on your new little petri dish!” and “Happy Birthday to your ticking viral time bomb.”

  • OrigamiRose

    The Ann Jillian hair seems to be the ladies version of the boys’ neckbeard these days.  Won’t both please go away?

  • What is going on with the fit in the bodice? It looks too small in the ta-tas and too big everywhere else. Which is too bad, because it’s not a bad dress.

  • E. D.

    The makeup (lip color) is too weak for that dress, plus she doesn’t look comfortable.  It almost looks like she thinks it won’t stay up.

  • thecitysleeps

    I think it looks like a Christmas package gone wrong.

  • mmc2315

    I’m thinking it’s the necklace that is aging.  That thing is huge.

    • that seemed to be the theme of lanvin for fall 2012-  huge fake jewels!  everywhere!

  • that dress is way to stiff looking, almost seems like decorated paper, not cloth.

  • Lily-Rygh

    Oh, I don’t like this even one little bit.  The dress looks weirdly baggy on her, especially where it’s droopy in the bust, and the necklace is almost as heavy as her eye makeup, which is saying something.  I don’t think I would mind the fit of the dress as much if it was worn more casually.  But this look is entirely too “I tried really hard!” for the fit to be imperfect.

    It also looks like she spent about a week and a half with her blow dryer.

  • alyce1213

    That’s a nasty little bath wrap made from cheap Christmas linens.  One of her worsts for everything — hair, makeup, dress, accessories. 

  • Alexina04

    I don’t mind the necklace but honestly, I think the dress is horrendous. It looks like she belted her bath towel. Or a piece of carpet.

  • TSkot

    The dress looks like it’s turned inside out.  Dislike.

  • another_laura

    It’s the necklace.  It’s just all wrong.  Love red shoes, but not with a red dress.  Oh, Miss Emma’s stylists, get it together!

  • ThaliaMenninger

    The fabric on the dress, the clashy reds, the brooch, the necklace… I’m afraid Miss Emma is looking like cheap Christmas trash.

  • I hate this dress. Am I the only one that thinks it looks like a red bathmat with a sash?

  • I love her makeup. It reminds me of Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman. 

  • That is one tacky necklace.  My daughter has a matching tiara in her dressup box…

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    LOVE the necklace, love the clutch. The dress is wonky as hell. But TLo, my darilings, some of us were raised on matching. She can rock a red and she’s 24, let the girl go!

  • i love the dress and necklace together, and the matchy-ness doesn’t bug me.  i think the deep ruby color of the necklace adds enough contrast to make it all work.  hot heels!  only problem is that she has on enough eyeliner for at least ten people, and it’s adding a good fifteen years to her age.

  • with that hair and makeup, she’s channeling lily rabe on american horror story, the part where sister eunice is possessed by satan.

  • Beth G

    The dress seems oddly tailored in the bust seems, which is making her look like her boobs hang to her waist….

  • Did she oversleep and miss the Holiday Extravaganza she was meant to attend wearing this?

    (Hope you’re both feeling better soon. The endless shared cold of doom is the worst part of cohabitation. Except perhaps the dishes.)

  • Trisha26

    LIke her hair and makeup. Don’t like the jewelry. The dress looks like a PR unconventional materials challenge, in this case, bath towels. 

  • Juniper Rogneby

    Particularly in that last shot, she could be Marg Helgenberger’s only slightly younger sister. 
    Helgenberger the elder just turned 54.

  • Allison Woods

    I don’t get it–why is that dress made out of a rug?

  • The Hilary Duff hair ruins the whole thing for me.

  • quiltrx

    I usually don’t mind ‘stiff’ in a dress when it works…but this looks way TOO stiff.  She looks like a 3-d paper doll.

    And the hair and makeup are screaming ‘cocktail waitress divorcee’ to me.  Not good when you’re young and naturally cute.

    I would love to see how this necklace looks with, say, a black or dark grey dress.  It really is killa.

  • barbarienne

    I’m with Tom. The necklace is too large. That was the first thought I had when I saw the first pic.

    I love her hair this length. I prefer her as a brunette, but that’s minor.

  • Anniebet

    Love the shape and color of the dress, but the fabric NEEDS to be stiff, as Miss Emma could use a tad more bosom to hold up strapless dresses without help. The clutch is nice, the shoes look plastic. The set of red boulders around her neck are far too much for her tiny frame – I know she’s supposed to be 5’6″, but she looks petite and fragile. 

  • SophieCollier

    Ugh, that dress looks like upholstery turned inside out.  Has all the shape of a bathtowel too.  I love the necklace, however.

  • janierainie

    I was all in til you mentioned her age. 24??? I would have never guessed that. She never looks that young.

  • guest2visits

    She gets an A for effort, what with the necklace, the shoes, and all.  She took a stiff, ‘towel’ looking dress and gave it more drama
    and elegance than it had. But the pin and the necklace are two differnt styles; I would loose the pin. And I would have no problem
    switching the shoes out for a black cherry red, or even a ‘nude’. The gold on the clutch vs. the silver of the necklace – also clashy.

  • I believe they dress her in red so much to remind everyone of her days as a red head.

  • Emma, please go back to red hair.  We miss it.

  • renad

    The necklace is crazy-great, but the dress looks like it’s made out of washcloths. 

  • Candigirl1968

    I feel you on the cold thing.  I’m there, and now understand that next year I need to lick some snotty toddlers’ sticky hands before the holidays in order to build up my resistance.  

    The necklace and belt almost need to switch (i.e, having a stone on a ribbon at the neck and then a more substantial belt, rather than vice versa).  I don’t mind the red shoes, and am happy they aren’t beige.  I would rather them have been more the tone of the red of the clutch.