Emmy Rossum in Oscar de la Renta

Posted on March 06, 2013

Darlings, as we look out the windows of T Lo Manor at the pearl-grey sky outside and scan for flakes, two thought are in our minds.

  1. Should we make scones this morning? It’s a scone morning, don’t you think?
  2. Man, we can’t wait for spring to arrive.

Emmy can’t help with the former (so far as we know) but she’s doing a good job of serving up the latter.

Emmy Rossum attends the Gucci and The Cinema Society screening of “Oz the Great and Powerful” at the DGA Theater in New York City in head-to-toe Oscar de la Renta.

Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Yulia Serzhantova

Oscar de La Renta Pre-Fall 2013 Larimar Guiana Pump

You had us until we got to the shoes, dear. They’re lovely shoes, but they’re terribly focus-pulling and besides, we don’t think that green actually goes all that well with the dress. Also, we fear a belt is missing in this equation.

Still, thank you for this bracing shot of springtime loveliness, Emmy. You wouldn’t happen to have any scones on you, would you?

Show of hands: How many of you are thinking, “Shit. I just sat down and now I want a scone?”


[Photo Credit: Getty, style.com, modaoperandi.com]

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    • BrooklynBomber

      Definitely, scones.

      • http://twitter.com/emilyf007 emily

         Currant and orange zest sound delicious. Or wild blueberry. It has been far too long since I’ve used my scone pan.

        • BrooklynBomber

          There are scone pans?

          • JosephLamour

             Now I want a scone pan.

            • 3boysful

               Eh, no special pan needed.  Just make a disc and cut it into 4 or 8 triangles.

              Lemon-ginger is my specialty.

          • WhoAreYouWearing

            Yes, there are scone pans.  I have one.  Can’t remember the last time I made scones in it.  I have made cornbread in it, though, relatively recently.  :)

            I do make a mean cranberry and orange scone, too.

            • Deb Oswald

              Mmmmmmmmm, scones. I make apple and sharp cheddar once a year!

            • kat89

              Harney & Sons Tea Shop in upstate NY used to have chocolate chip with orange zest scones and they were to die for! 
              Crap, now I want a scone pan and scones too!
              Oh, and Emmy Rossum looks adorable also. I don’t even mind the shoes.

            • VictoriaDiNardo

              Oohh, I knew those scones!  Nothing like orange and chocolate..

              And I love the ress, love how happy she looks in it, I don’t mind the shoes either!

            • WhoAreYouWearing

              Mmm, chocolate chip with orange zest sounds divine.  I will have to try to bake some.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVLRKVUTPJQ4OW2E26WIGUBCW4 karen

        I baked Alice Water’s Whole Wheat scones (made with heavy cream…let ambivalence reign!) with dried fruit last Sunday. Sublime.

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      Definitely make scones – I just had lunch so I won’t! I really like the dress, agree with you on the shoes and am troubled by her hair. Her hair is usually lovely!

    • mjude

      please pass the scones!  i think the dress is very sweet but i agree with TLO about the shoes & lack of a belt.

    • nannypoo

      Emmy forgot to fix her hair.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/37TPKASIMXVUPYK5BNQFOL43KU Carina

      MMMM…scones. Blueberry, please. This dress is beautiful. She looks great.

    • Martha Anderson

      The Cooks Illustrated Scone recipie
       is the worlds best.
      Eat them often
      You wont fit this dress

      I like but dont love the fabric.  I am no princess but sitting on those beads would be mighty unpleasant

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/BJTY6KY7LOR7MDOD6QCZUC3VVI Donna Tabor

         I think the word “recipie” should be added to the dictionary, by the way.

      • 3boysful

         Love the poem, love the fabric analysis.  You have earned today’s scone.

    • katje9

      Yes to scones. And I’m just over at Penn, so surely, if you make scones …I’m not that far away, is all I’m saying. As far Emmy goes – love the dress. Love the shoes. Not sold on them together, but I definitely want both. In that lovely fantasy world where Oscar de la Renta is an actual possibility.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=116500144 Katie Rose Fritz

      i want a scone!

    • http://www.katymcdermott.com KatyMightHave

      Thumbs in pockets? Only with overalls, dear. Which means never. 

      Also? Wash your hair.

      If they weren’t 450 calories, I’d drive to Starbucks RIGHT NOW for a blueberry scone!

      • Sobaika

        You had to mention the calorie count,  didn’t you.

        • http://twitter.com/sebwfu Shannon Beamer

          Let’s just pretend that the cinnamon scone from Starbucks (you know, the one with the icing?) has fewer calories than the blueberry scone, shall we? 

      • kimmeister

        Those calorie labels at Starbucks is what has scared me off of scones!  Doughnuts are almost healthy in comparison.

      • mhleta

        Trader Joe’s chocolate chip scones = 250 calories.  

    • thecitysleeps

      I love this whole thing including the hair and make up and even the shoes.  She went with the runway look which OK, but I think it works decently well to be honest.

      That dress is beautiful.

      OMG I think I’ve had scones like once in my life. But yes, please.

      • http://twitter.com/HeckYeahHeckNo KC

        I also like the hair. I think it keeps the look from being too made up or prim and proper. She looks cute and relaxed. I don’t like the shoes though, they look too big on her feet for some reason. 

        I love the vanilla bean scones at Starbucks, they’re delicious. 

    • newleaf1

      Pretty, pretty dress on a pretty girl.  Hate the shoes with the fiery flames of hell.  Scones?  Yes, please.

    • Cautiously Pessimistic

      She needs a belt, but I actually think emerald-green shoes for a movie set in Oz is kind of cute.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVLRKVUTPJQ4OW2E26WIGUBCW4 karen


    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      I’m more of a brioche kinda guy, m’self.  But I agree Miss Emmy is looking sweet as cream.  Actually hate the shoes a good deal.

      • kschwarting

        Mmm, brioche.  Preferably with a cafe au lait.

    • MilaXX

      I want a scone, dripping with butter & a steaming cup of joe.
      Emmy looks pretty good, but I’m not a fan of the hair or the shoe.

    • Deac82

      Confession: I don’t like scones.  I find their texture too dense and dry.  Maybe I’ve just not had good scones, but I prefer a good ole fashioned bagel or coffee cake.  

      • FancyPhilly

         you’ve never had good scones then. I had a very proper British aunt who taught me how to make the most amazing scones. There is nothing like a warm scone, some clotted cream, homemade strawberry jam, and a great big mug of hot tea.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=194100254 Mary Christa Jaramillo-Bolin

      My god, scones.

    • TheLaurenJean

      I’m thinking of making scones for tomorrow now. Dang, they just sound so good! With some clotted cream? Yummmmm

    • fringebenefit

      This laxness about belts must end. Subtle belt finished the look beautifully on the model. Agree completely with TLo on shoes and especially on scones. Damn you, TLo.

    • Anna Vasquez

      I already had my scone.


    • Indigo54

      I’ll take a hot flaky biscuit with real butter and honey.  Nice cup of English Breakfast tea with cream and sugar to go with it. 

      • lizajane1776

        Thanks for the suggestion-biscuit I can do immediately, scones would require cooking.

        Like the dress after a bit, like the shoes, but TLo are absolutely right, they pull! Maybe with a simpler dress?

      • RebeccaKW

         I’m in.  What time should I be over?

        • Indigo54

           Huh?  Oops, sorry I ate ’em all.  Next time, I promise.

          • RebeccaKW

            Oh, well, I’ll force myself to eat this chocolate doughnut instead.

      • Alyssa

        I’m drinking my Earl Grey right now with cream and sugar…most people look at me like I’m an alien for putting cream & sugar in my tea.

        • Indigo54

           ummmmm Earl Grey, my second favorite.  I get the same thing when I add cream and sugar.   I grew up drinking tea that way.  I thought everybody did.  I’m from Georgia for crying out loud. 

          • DeebaCee

            I grew up drinking it the same way (Caribbean parents). I remember one time I was at a friends house making tea and I asked for some cream. She and her family looked at my funny and said “this is tea, not coffee!” Then I spent the next few years thinking my family was strange for putting cream in our tea… oh, childhood!

          • Alyssa

            I too grew up drinking it that way…in Oklahoma, with parents who are from Pennsylvania. I just tell people I’m British at heart.

        • angryparsnip

           I’m just the opposite, I drink my tea plain no sugar, cream or even lemon. One time I went to England  to visit son who was in school at the time everyone looked at me like I was an alien. But in Japan I fit right in !
          Oh yes, scone, jam and clotted cream, please !

          cheers,  parsnip

      • 3boysful

         Actually, I believe scone are kind of the equivalent/forerunner/whathaveyou of the old Southern drop biscuit.

        • Indigo54

           Oh wow, I’d never thought of that.  I think you’re right.  No wonder I like ’em.  Make mine blueberry!!

    • Belle239

      I do think the dress is pretty, shoes not so much.  Plus, her face always looks lovely in the close-up photos, but the hair just drags her look down in the photos from a distance.  Fix the hair, Emmy….you are too pretty to have that bedraggled mess.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/57DSN5XCR5VONZ2JUMQ5M6EF54 Sabrina

      I love scones.  I’ll agree on the belt, but not the shoes – I love them, and love them with the dress.  Happy baking!

    • MissMariRose

      No scones for me, thank you. I just got back from walking my dog and saw a McDonald’s apple pie box on the ground. So now all I can think about is hot apple pie. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Austen-Jane/100002245814326 Austen Jane

      We made waffles with all of the fixins for our snow morning, so I’m good.

      Too true about the shoes. A shame. Definitely prefer the belt. Still, young, thin, pretty, and popular. Could be worse.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Mmmmmmm WAFFLES.
        Wait a minute, I could make french toast. 
        I think I just became a happier person.

    • SewingSiren

      Love the dress. I am forgiving of the shoes because they’re not that bad , and just what the designer had in mind after all.
      I am not forgiving of the scone suggestion however. Bastards!

    • Tatiana Luján

      I don’t think this beautiful dress needs a belt, though it would benefit from one.
      The shoes are ugly.

    • Kathy_Marlow

      Def make the scones or get some danish. I could go for a danish

    • http://twitter.com/SusinHB Susan Siniawsky

      Ha! I made my scones last night.

    • J D

      Random thought: I feel like Emmy Rossum gets all of the dresses that Allison Williams wishes she could get.  Or, more simply, I feel like Allison Williams goes for this kind of look a lot and never quite pulls it off.  

      Emmy looks great; her shoes, not so much.

      I am eating a scone as I type and it is d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s.

    • http://www.ellenciompi.com/ NurseEllen

      Maybe it’s because I’ve only had coffee and no scones, and maybe it’s because I slept like crap last night, but this just looks tired and Betty Draper derivative to me.  Add a belt, switch out the shoes for something pink or silver, and comb your hair for chrissakes. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

      I’m eating leftover potato leek soup, which is nice on a chilly morning. I do not care for scones.
      Emmy looks great. 

    • decormaven

      Add belt – check
      Lose the shoes – check
      Get scones – yes, please!
      I’m getting ready to have company, and a trip to the bakery is on the list. Getting Chez DM is order precedes baking. 

    • lobsterlen

      I love this dress. It did make me smile on this cold soon to be snowy day. Agree about the belt once you pointed out. Disagree about the shoes. Furthermore praise be those shoes are not that pukey putty beige or matchy match.

    • ChaquitaPhilly


    • Lisa Dugan

      I’m actually off to bake banana muffins so those will have to do.  As for the dress I think it’s a nice burst of springtime.  The shoes could be lovely but not with that dress.  My question is, why are all the belts being removed from outfits lately?  I feel like at least half the outfits posted have had a belt removed from the original design and they are all in need of its return.  It doesn’t have to be the same one but it is certainly needed.  IMHO 

    • TRSTL

      Well, Oscar clearly disagrees on the shoes but a belt is a must here.  And I would even say a larger belt thant the one on e  the model.  Am I alone in thinking her hair looks less than fresh and spring like here?  She is a very pretty gal but this hair seems a little tired and half assed.

    • Reneesance

       I do want scones now, but I just put a batch of bread in to rise and I have plans for quiche later today.

    • christinewithanx

      Scone me!

    • Alyssa

      I definitely want a scone now, thankyouverymuch. The coffee shop just across the street makes a delicious raspberry & white chocolate scone that is to die for! And I do quite like her dress.

    • DinaSews

      It’s a sun-shiny morning here in Cleveland but now all I can think about is how nice it would be to be in my nice toasty kitchen, baking, watching the snow come down.  {sigh} Back to work…..

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      Those are some gorgeous shoes that look like shit on. Hate to see that happen.  I think the dress needs a belt but otherwise, I like it. 

    • PeaceBang

      I want a scone. And I also want those shoes.

    • Janet B

      I’m eating my oatmeal, wishing I had a fresh baked scone instead.
      Emmy looks fresh and pretty.

    • TLJezebel

      Her hair needs some serious conditioner.

    • Monday1900

      Super cute except for that corsagey looking piece by her shoulder.  I disagree about the shoes, love the color combo and I think they keep the dress from looking too old for her. 

    • Tashina Savage

      Eh, I like the shoes with this.

    • capybara_cafe

      Part of me loves the shoes (with a different outfit) and part of me thinks they look like someone wearing those weird toe-only socks they made to go inside mules, only inside a fabulous green pump instead.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julie-Chase/731391326 Julie Chase

      Philly can’t decide today whether it wants to downpour, spit, or flake. So…coffee and later spicy Thai noodles it is.

      I want those shoes. To wear with a killer black dress.

    • Kappyapp

      I may be entirely alone in this, but I’m tired of the applique trend – I think it makes otherwise lovely garments look cheap.
      Aside from that, it is a lovely dress.

      and yes, I would like a scone too.

      • l_c_ann

        You’re being too kind calling that thing on her left chest an applique, it looks like a really sad and really, really old handkerchief.

        • Kappyapp

          well I’m certainly glad I’m not alone!  I just never hear anyone else complain about this trend, so I figured it must just be me. :)
          The WORST is this look translated into department stores. The stuff Kohl’s has looks like a toddler hacked away and pieces of frayed fabric and glued them to the top of a perfectly fine blouse. I’m so ready for something different.

    • bertkeeter

      Nice to see someone on the RC without their hands stuck on their hips with the “pose”! Agree on the shoes…yikes!

    • janierainie

      Scones!! Now!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1401197785 Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

      Gorgeous little dress. Needs a belt and of course, T & LO are right about the shoes. 

      And yes, damn your eyes, I want a scone. And someone to make them for me. I wonder if Joe Manganiello knows how to bake. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/USYTDDG7DR2DYHIQ2TXEPOLWXA Stephanie

      Actually, I’m pondering cornbread with honey butter.  But I’d certainly not pass up a scone.

    • margaret meyers

      the shoes are perfection. 

    • CeeQ

      Yep, now I want some scones. And clotted cream. Damn it.

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      Belt, no. Jewelry, yes. Scones? I’ll buy!

    • http://CallMeJane.com/ CallMeJane

      I guess today was the wrong day to swear off carbs!

    • Missy Covington

      No 1995 watercolor curtains. No. Get off my computer screen.

      But yes to scones.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      I could go for a scone, too.

      Emmy looks pretty. And I’d cut a bitch for those shoes. 

    • guest2visits

      Doesn’t Starbucks keep bluebery scones on hand? (ducks as everyone throws their homemade scones at me).
      I think this dress is so perfect for her, I even go for the shoes; but I can’t believe she lost the belt.

      • BrooklynBomber

        The thing about scones is that they’re easy enough even for those of us who are note especially gifted at baking. In other words, if I can make them, so can you!  :)

        • l_c_ann

          I made cream biscuits the other night and am out of heavy cream, darn it (and me with fresh blueberries.)

          • LocMama

            You can substitute 1 cup of heavy cream with 2/3 cup of whole milk plus 1/3 cup of melted unsalted butter.  I had a desperate scone situation last weekend. Lemon Blueberry, so tasty & gone too soon.

        • guest2visits

          Well… possibly! I just might have to try now. I looked them up at Foodwishes on YouTube; 
          it took less than 4 minutes to show how it’s done. This might be one I can conquer for Saturday morning.

          • BrooklynBomber

            You can do it!

    • kimmeister

      I don’t like the shoes at all – those two colors just don’t look good together.

    • greymain

      adore the dress, shoes meh…HAIR ????? OMG fix it now! And I’ll have a cream tea scone please.

    • MsMajestyk

      That’s a gorgeous dress.  Her head looks a tad underdone.  Don’t like the shoes with it.

      Mmmmmm.  Scones.  I’m due for a baking session.

    • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

      It’s too gray to make scones. Oh, whom I kidding, make the scones. 

    • warnerave

      she’s very pretty..and that outfit is awesome too!

    • kategs

      Well, Oscar liked the shoes so there’s that…

    • marilyn

      In general, it is beautiful, and a nice change from the winter wear.  But, it does need the belt.  This dress is very interesting because it would be great for daytime or more informal wear if it were not beaded.  The beading definitely puts it into evening wear, or wedding wear.  (I still think shiny beading is tacky for daytime.  If you don’t believe me, go to any mall and look at the ladies walking around in their beadazzled t-shirts.)  My only concern is whether it is comfortable to sit in this dress, since some of those beads are pretty big.  Poor girl might get bruised up her backside! 

    • DTLAFamilies

      I like the hair. It softens the look. More done hair would be too uptight with that style and the beading. The shoes would work better if they actually fit her.

    • Aly Light

      *raises hand*

    • Imasewsure

      Shoes were an awful choice (for the model too, weird…)… dress is adorbs

    • A.

      ballsy… going to Gucci wearing Oscar :-)

    • librarygrrl64

      LOVE the shoes, but the clashing greens are…clashing. 

    • barbarienne

      The model is wearing the same shoes. Two demerits for not adapting the look to your own style, Emmy!

      It’s longer on her than the model, which I think actually improves the proportioning.

    • snarkykitten

      That dress is very pretty. I’m enjoying the snow, but I can’t wait for the crocuses :)

    • http://twitter.com/ThisMersLife ThisMeredithianLife

      Is it just me or does the bust look too tight? Or something else, like the neckline is awkward. These are my favorite dress colors and elements (flowers, sequins), but somehow it’s not looking effortless. 

    • pookiesmom

      SO adorable, and I don’t mind the shoes.

    • lrober03

      Definitely noted the shoes during the Oscar show, glad to see them start being worn.  

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Love the dress, but agree about the shoes and belt.

    • Trisha26

      Scones, please. Hate the shoes. Despite all the embellishments the dress has a sort of home-made look, kind of frumpy to me.

    • Anniebet

      Make mine maple nut please, while I ponder why the shoes didn’t look that glaring on the runway model. Probably the length of leg gave more separation from the skirt. 

      Anyhoo, that dress is a lovely garden party all by itself, albeit a sparkly one – I, for one, don’t mind a bit of froo froo in the afternoon. Gotta have tea with those scones.  

    • Louise Bryan

      Actually, I don’t care for scones.  I do like that dress, though.

    • subwaycars

      Oh man, I really want scones. And some tea. Only one of which can be achieved here at my own manor. Alas.

      Anywho, shit I want that dress. And she looks so much better going fresh-faced instead of some of the more uber-drama looks I’ve seen her in lately.

    • conniemd

      I wonder why actesses so often leave off the runway belts. Seems that way to me, and most times, like this the dress is better with the belt.

    • quiltrx

      Such a cute, happy dress!  LUV HUH.  And I’m SO happy she put away that dark lipstick–this shade is great for her.

    • lrhoff

      My hand is raised high….

    • kathrineb

      Pretty look! She can pull off a super girly look. Agreed on the belt, it would complete the look. I don’t mind the shoes too much.

    • libraangel

      April showers bring Emmy flowers

    • LuxuryLime

      I love the shoes! And the dress! I think her hair could have looked better, but I’m really just coveting her clothes. No scones for me!

    • ccm800

      she always looks dosed on ecstasy to me