Fergie in Oliver Tolentino

Posted on January 03, 2013

Good morning, Darlings! Are we all rested up or are we all hung over today? We’re a little of both, but we’re raising our cotton-filled heads and focusing our bleary, squinting eyes at you all to wish you the happiest of New Years. So is Fergie.


Fergie hosts Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve at CBS studios in Los Angeles, California in an Oliver Tolentino chartreuse yellow hand-draped silk chiffon gown.

Let’s ease into this.

Y’know, we can’t really argue with much here. That’s Not Her Color, but it’s a classic and pretty look, with a party-time feel to it. The earrings are a bit much, but it’s New Year’s Eve, after all. And she’s Fergie.

Let us not with the nails. She looks like she should be carrying Thorin over the Misty Mountains with those things.

She looks really … refreshed, doesn’t she?


[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • Monday1900

    Great to have TLo back!  I think this is way too formal for the event and the color is not the best for her.  I miss the days before stylists ruled the land.

  • A. Valera

    Speaking of Thorin, yum! Never thought I’d find a dwarf hot.

    • hmariec19

      RIGHT?! Also Kili. Seriously.

      • DeborahJozayt

        You folks distract the dwarves so I can get each of us those cute ponies of theirs. They don’t guard them well, anyway.

        • formerlyAnon

          I admire your priorities.

          • Livi C

            I never thought I could fall so hard for someone so short, but there you have it. Kili, Thorin, Fili, I’m at your service;)

            And that’s completely not the subject of this post, sorry lol!! But Fergie’s not nearly as interesting as Dwarves, even if she’s taller than me.

      • OMG Kili. He also plays the vampire in the British Being Human, reinforcing my suspicion that all British actors each have one role in Harry Potter and/or the Lord of the Rings saga. 

        • Knightley

           OMG! I love that show and NEVER did I make that connection until I saw your comment!  I might get my nerd badge revoked. 🙁

      •  Agreed.  Also Fili

    •  You should see him in North & South… the guy should’ve played Mr. Darcy.

      • RzYoung

        North and South was SO  good!! Must get that on dvd

      • Pants_are_a_must

        LOOK BACK AT ME.

        Let’s be honest, that WAS his Mr. Darcy.

        • Elizabeth Silverstein

          I have always thought that North and South is just a sexier and grittier P&P. I sometimes wonder if Gaskell is just ripping off Austen, but then she does it so well. Two of my favorite novels and I think Richard Armitage is the perfect Mr. Thronton and as Thorn will do quite nicely to keep me going at all of these hobbit movies.

          LOOK BACK AT ME – melting…. 

          • Pants_are_a_must

            Gaskell is like Austen+industrialism.

      • terpsichory

        And thus starts the new year with a discussion of hot dwarfs. Happy New Year indeed!

    • another_laura

      Netflix “MI-5” seasons 7, 8, 9 for R Armitage viewing!

  • The talons are a bit much and the color’s wrong, but as you say, not much to argue about. If I had a further quibble, it would be that the bodice is a little complicated.

    • Sobaika

      You’re right. It’s making her look overly busty.

  • Welcome to 2013, Gents, and fellow BKs, Hey dee hey!  
    Wow, for a second, as “refreshed” as she is I wasn’t sure I was looking at Fergie. (ahem)  It is a gorgeous dress, and she’s working it like it really is the end of the world. But you guys are right, that color is not for her.  Blue or purple would have been smashing.

    • Anathema_Device

      Yes. It looks like she took a photo of Kylie Minogue to the Dr’s office and sad, “Get as close as you can to this.”

      •  Oh Thank you! Thank you. You just gave me my first serious MEOW of the day.  (snorting with laughter)

      • kimmeister

        Kylie before her more recent (and not so successful) forays into refreshment.

      • gabbilevy

        I’ve recently rewatched the Christmas special episode in which Kylie Minogue guest starred on Doctor Who, saw “Kylie  Minogue” and “the Doctor” in close proximity and had a very difficult time understanding your sentence. Easily distracted, I am.

    • butterflysunita

      Yes, awful color on her.  
      Happy new year to all!

    •  Speaking of “refreshed”,  M. Kors won’t be on PR next season due to ‘scheduling conflicts’ which is often industry code speak for having a medical procedure done so, maybe the topic was already introduced and I’ve missed it but, do you think we’ll see highly Kyliefied Michael when he returns?

  • lilibetp

    Yeah, “refreshed.”  Took me a minute to realize it was actually Fergie.

  • Margaret Riley

    I think we need to have a discussion about how Richard Armitage is pretty much the hottest dwarf ever.

    Oh, right, fashion. I think she looks amazing–like you said, it’s New Years Eve, and if you can’t rock a bright color, huge earrings, and ginormous sparkly platforms then, when CAN you?

    • DeborahJozayt

      We need to also discuss why Brits have such fabulous hair! 

      • Little_Olive

        To make up for the teeth -and that is how Hugh Grant lost his floppy sexy mane.

  • Pennymac

    The dress itself is designed beautifully, and fits her beautifully as well. But question, whose color IS that? Its pea-ish green on my monitor and quite abrasive to the eyes, IMHO.

    • DeborahJozayt

      LIke a kid puked up peas? It’s abrasive coming from my comp, too!

    • Iman’s!

      But, then, EVERYTHING is Iman’s color.

    •  Usually people with darker skin tones can carry such colors off. I’ve always been a bit jealous of that. I’m such a color whore, I’d love to be able to get away with such hues myself.

    • LANDRU3000

       And what does “hand-draped” actually mean?

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      That is a really, really hard color to wear. Visually abrasive is an apt description!

  • She’s so gorgeous I hardly recognized her. I meant that as a compliment. 

    • BazoDee

      I had the same thought! The color is slightly off -but overall she looks breathtaking. 

    • kimmeister

      It is literally the best I have ever seen her look.

  • Hetha Innis

    Granted, I’m just getting started on my first cup of coffee and am not wearing my glasses yet, but I didn’t recognize her in these pictures. Love that dress though! 

  • MilaXX

    I don’t like the shoe or the earring, but I’m okay with the work she had done to repair her meth face. I just hope she doesn’t take it too far.

    •  Let’s keep the bitchy remarks for the clothes, not faces.

      • MilaXX

        Dear Not the mod. I was responding to the comment in the post regarding the work she obviously had done on her face to repair the damage from years of drug abuse.

        Oh and BTW, google is your friend.

    • dress_up_doll

      Meth face? Ouch. But, sadly it’s true. She does look good. Yeah those shoes are pretty tragic. Very Payless Bogo. I’m okay with the earring ’cause like TLo said, it was NYE.

      • MilaXX

        Not throwing shade. Fergie had a fairly well known drug problem which resulted in what her face used to look like.

        • pokokpuding

           Does meth mess up your face? I did not know. Now I’m curious as to how. I’m coming, Google.

          • MilaXX

            It can, and there was talk of her letting plastic surgeons work on her in exchange for drug or money or some such.

  • jenno1013

    Talons aside, this is the “nicest” she’s looked in ages.  The nice tastefulness of the dress almost overcomes the hue.  On someone who dressed nicely all the time, I’d be less forgiving of the color, but Fergie looks nice.  Although she needs a nail file.

  • Beardslee

    Refreshed indeed.  She doesn’t look like herself so much.  Too standard Hollywoodized.  A shame.
    Long pointy nails belong in the past.  No no no.

  • decormaven

    Greetings and Happy 2013! Would love a closer look at the nail treatment- are the tips painted in a different tone, or are they shaped to appear as talons? If the gown had been red, I would have a Rise of the Phoenix flashback.

  • MarissaLG

    I think she looks really good. Well-rested, yes, but you know, who isn’t these days? I think the nails and the color of the dress help communicate that Fergaliciousness she’s got, in an otherwise classy ensemble. 

  • Happy new year!! I was pleasantly shocked when I saw Fergie on TV in this. It’s not my favorite color, but I think she looks pretty darn amazing, considering how she often looks, and the fact that she’s on my Irrational Celebrity Hate List.

    • Delaney Davis

       This outfit is much better than the other one she was wearing that night. That gold monstrosity need not show its face in these parts.

      • Kimbolina

        Oh my god, yes.  That gold thing she changed into was horrendous.

  • Refreshed. Such a kind word.

  • kathryn_dc

    What is with those fanganails?

  • I was at a big crazy SoCal wedding recently where most of the women had nails like that. (Also serious extensions, flat ironing, drag queen shoes, bubble dresses, and some obvious plastic surgery.)

  • SapphoPoet

    Hmm. Classic shape, but something more fun and sassy would have been better for New Year’s Eve. Agree about the color. Yellow is a difficult color for blondes to wear; I’m blonde (or was) and yellow is about the only color I can’t really wear. No matter which shade I try, it just never looks good. 

  • Le_Sigh

    That’s the best I’ve ever seen her face / makeup look ever

  • GorgeousThings

    “She looks really … refreshed, doesn’t she?”

    My first thought! Her neck looks especially refreshed, and that’s not a bad thing. This is the best she’s looked in ages.

  • Qitkat

    Fergie, good for you! Way to start the new year in a very attractive way.
    I don’t even mind the color.

  • Kenisha Hill Phillips

    I like the earrings. I think they go well with the pretty simple dress.

  • Little_Olive

    Really, really refreshed, yes. Buy you know? It suits her. It has softened her expression. Her eyebrows used to scare me. 

    I think the color suits her to and I really like the earrings with that dress. My complaints? nails (ewewew) and shoes (ewew). 

    Boy, am I a big bag o’love this year. 

  • SewingSiren

    Different face altogether.

  • E. D.

    I don’t mind much with this, except the color.  Big ups that she doesn’t look like a total meth-head.

  • Kappyapp

    I completely missed her in this dress on NYE – when I saw her, she was sporting an ill-fitted gold number and horrid hair (that may have been a pre-taped segment). Anyway, glad to see she ended up spending the night looking fabulous – she looks lovely

  • Annabelle Archer

    Oh thank the baby jezus y’all are back. I was going into an unhealthy withdrawal.

    Fergie, looks quite nice for Fergie.  It’s not transparent, it’s not gynecological, and it actually fully zips. Let’s call it a win and a heck of a way to start the new year.  

  • Someone’s definitely had some work done.

  • it’s better than that see through cheeto colored thing she wore to that awards show once…

  • Judy_J

    Whoa….hardly recognized the old girl!  She not only looks “refreshed”, she’s also positively glamorous!  Big improvement on the hair.

  • Pretty look fo rher, though not her only look of the evening. She was up to her old tricks, too.

  • kschwarting

    Oy, Pinterest nails.  I’m ready for that trend to die.  Otherwise, I’m totally on board with your assessment–that’s a tough color to wear, but she looks better than she does 99.9% of the time.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    ‘Refreshed’ is not the word I would have chosen. ‘Botoxed to the point of being unrecognizable’ is the first thing I thought of!

  • Diana Martinez

    I don’t think that’s anyone’s color. =(

  • I couldn’t with her mugging for the camera that night. It reeked of desperation. Girl, you’re married to Josh Duhamel, you don’t have to keep puckering your lips and puffing your chest out.

  • Alyson Epstein

    Love those nails!

  • l_c_ann

    OK, I wouldn’t have recognized her if you hadn’t given her name.  But it’s getting that way about a lot of the women who (I would think) are too young to start altering their faces.  I don’t know if we are allowed to talk about ‘work’ but it is a part of a fashion choice. Or isn’t it?

  • elirt

    WOW! Most face work looks terrible after, but I have to say, this is a big improvement. I didn’t recognize her – she looks so much better and yes, definitely “refreshed!”

  • Sara__B

    The bustline of that gown looks industrial strength but wonky, and Fergie is looking like a Real Housewife of Somewhere. 

  • susan6

    My first knee-jerk reactions:
    1.  That’s not her color.
    2.  That doesn’t look like Fergie.  (“Refreshed.”  So that’s what they’re calling it now.)
    3.  I can’t with the nails.

    I’m thinking like two fabulous gay men!

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    Girl That Is Not Your Face.

    • It looks like it might be Lohan’s.

  • julnyes

    Don’t like the shoes or the earrings, but otherwise she looks pretty darn good.

  • I think this is a personal best for her, actually. She normally looks like she killed a peacock and a drag queen and then rolled around on their corpses while covered in glue, so.

  • Isana Leshchinskaya

    not a fan of the shoes or nails, but geez! i haven’t seen her look so, er, soft, in ages. good for her!

  • neofashionista

    not sure if she looks refreshed but it is REFRESHING to not see her in a too tight for her mini skirt, she looks prettier dressed a little more modestly

  • bertkeeter


  • Monabel

    Hand-draped! Yay!

  • MzzPants

    She’s nearing elegant here.  Nice change of pace.

  • Beth G

    That’s Fergie?  I don’t even recognize her.

  • Jennifer Coleman

    This is worlds better than the bronze mini with the shmushed boobs she was sporting right after midnight. I think those hiddy nails were supposed to coordinate with that outfit.

  • Maybe I’m turning over a new leaf or something, but I think she looks pretty damn good.

  • guest2visits

    I don’t know if it’s such a bad color for her; I think she looks really, really good. Especially close-up to see the detailing in the gown.
    The nails are a turn-off for me; so harsh and impractical too.

  • shehungthemoon

    Was she contractually obligated to keep a hand on her hip at all times?  I don’t think I ever saw her in another pose.  This dress is much better than the gold monstrosity later in the evening that my husband said looked like a Ferrero Roche chocolate wrapper.

  • jw_ny

    I saw her the other day on some talk show…she was hawking her new fingernail polish line…one color more obnoxious that the next, sparkly and multi-fleck,  and all with sicky sweet names.  barf. 

    aside from the nails and shoes here tho…she looks really good, for her…   

  • ccm800

    Having seen a moment or two of the Ryan Seacrest eve thing at a friends party – I wanted to punch a kid every time this whackO was on. She is easily one of the most annoying people I have ever seen onscreen. 

  • Better than that horrid gold schmata she wore that night too… we all could see the boning in the corset holding her in underneath and the pouffy sleeves- ooo the horror.

    This is oooodles better.