Charlize Theron in NYC

Posted on April 03, 2013

Here’s how you can tell a celeb isn’t pretending that they don’t want their picture taken.


Charlize Theron hurries out of her hotel to run some errands around New York City.

She doesn’t even try to show you the label on her bag.

But Miss Charlize, you look so pretty, dear. Love your coat and shades. And attitude. Okay, we’re going now.


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  • Nicole Chubb

    This is a WERQ for me. Anyone strolling around looking that fabulous on a regular day would cause me to applaud. I want to live in that outfit.

    • DebbieLovesShoes

      The coat alone is making me crazy!

  • I LOVE THIS WOMAN!!! Love the bag and also her dark roots…everything WERQs on her!

  • flamingoNW

    Love the coat, love the scarf, love the bag, love the boots. She is a knockout.

    • RL McGruder

      Yes, I want it ALL!

  • Yes, Ms. Theron, I am bowing the fuck down.

  • And *gasp*, it looks like there might actually be something IN that bag.

    • Sarah

      Yes, but WHAT? I just can’t get over the size of some of these bags. I mean, I carry an actual book around with me sometimes, but I work in a library and I’m a student. As far as I can tell, she’s not a mother with diapers in there, so besides maybe bottled water, makeup, and what – a tablet? You just don’t need a bag that big. It must be a change of clothes in case she needs to do superhero-stuff.

      • Dunno. Maybe a half dozen scripts for consideration. And a few candy bars to munch on the sly.

      • In_Stitches

        …she is a mother so there could be hypothetical diapers in there along with the ever-present giant water bottle most celebrities always seem to have on hand.

        • Sarah

          Ah, didn’t know she was a mom. So baby stuff, which multiplies exponentially, can fill any bag.

      • RebeccaKW

        I love a big bag. And I can see her being in NYC and not wanting the hassle of having to return to the hotel to change clothes, etc. She probably does have a lot of stuff in there. Tooth brush, makeup, clothes, water bottles, etc. And I agree with Kiltd, probably scripts to read.

        • MarissaLG

          A big bag is basically a requirement in NYC. (Aside from Charlize who I’m sure has a driver, and has other reasons for using one bag over another than I do), you can’t keep anything in your car, and you’re typically out all day so you need to have everything for work, gym, going out, etc. Personally, I bring my laptop to & from work everyday as well. For a while I used a smaller purse for my regular stuff and a tote bag for my computer, but I’ve recently consolidated into one large bag and I really prefer it.

      • MilaXX

        I’m a big bag carrier myself. Today’s bag has my wallet, car keys, house keys (kept on separate rings because I don’t want to get locked out of more than one place), keys to a friend’s house whose cat I’m taking care of while they are away, makeup bag, smart phone, tablet, script for blood test, mini pack of kleenex, a pink highlighter, an ink pen, a menu for the new Indian take place that just opened near me, an apple, a water bill & my epi pen.

        • Sarah

          Heh, thanks for the object lesson. My bag is more of a satchel, and contains various scripts, a novel I should not be reading b/c it’s the end of my semester, two MP3 players, my phone, my work keys, my house/car keys, makeup, cigarettes I am hiding from my boyfriend because I shouldn’t smoke them, and several bills I’m ignoring. Plus some random pens/pencils/hair thingies. But it STILL isn’t that big.

          • MilaXX

            Believe it or not today was a light day so no book or water bottle and almonds to snack on.

          • Sarah

            I guess it’s a comfort to know that A: Women Do Carry A Lot of Stuff, and I’m Not Alone, and B: You can look FAB doing it. (If you’re Charlize Theron, anyway…)

      • alyce1213

        I carry a larger bag or tote around sometimes, even though I may leave the house with just a few necessities in it. That way, I can throw stuff that I buy in the bag without having to carry several ugly little Duane Reade, etc. plastic bags and possibly drop them. Why is that so hard to understand?

        • Sarah

          Whoa – it’s not. I just think a lot of times the celebs are carrying bags that were gifted to them but not actually using them to their size potential. That’s my innocent thought on the subject, and plenty of folks here have explained why they DO carry big bags, so I now have a better idea of why people might want to have one. It’s just a conversation. I’m not mad at anyone’s huge tote.

          • alyce1213

            I feel the same about the gifted bags, obviously “on display.” Sorry for being overly sensitive about my big bag or two (or three), but I do often fill them by the end of the day. To me, that’s what Charlize looks like she’s up to in that outfit, not product placement.

          • Sarah

            Yeah, she doesn’t look like she isn’t using it. I just think it looks like my overnight bag (sizewise, not quality!), so I guess I should apologize for being insensitive about bag size. I am a try-to-keep-it-to-the-minimum type, but as you can read above, I have a ton of shit in my “little” bag, so to each their own, right?

      • conniemd

        I always carry big bags which hold my wallet, usually a couple of important bills or letters, my Nook for reading, some Motrin and other prescription pills, plus my husband is always handing me things to shove into my bag, pens and a note pad, I-Phone. I don’t even carry a make-up bag most of the time.

      • Maybe she has an iPad in there, too. Other BKs have listed much of what most of us carry so I won’t repeat.

      • Little_Olive

        Many times I a big bad because 1) I’ll be taking things (scarf, sweater, gloves, shades) off, especially considering the heating on full blast everywhere and 2) I may want to buy something (like pharmacy stuff) and not carry the ugly plastic bag also.

      • MissAmynae

        I carry a vintage bowling bag almost every day. But I also take my camera with me everywhere I go. Water bottle, notebook to write thoughts/photo notes in, altoids tins- 1 with mints, 1 with my cards and cash, lip balm, keys, pencil bag with pens, mascara and lip gloss, extra hair thingys. Phone goes in my back pocket.

  • aeb1986

    First she looks great at the gym, now she looks great running errands. Damn you Charlize!

    • Number12LooksJustLikeMe

      On the fictional days that she cleans grout it likely would look like a Dior ad. The woman is just otherworldly.

      • l_c_ann

        Well said. Not that her grout would ever dare grow a speck of mold.

        • Or that she would have to clean it her very self.

  • WERQ!! Also I want that bag

  • Note to self: never, ever accidentally get photographed standing anywhere near Charlize Theron, for you will be both eclipsed, and made to look like a disgruntled Munchkin in comparison.

  • EEKstl

    She’s the female Matt Bomer in a way: Ridiculously perfect and almost always flawless in her presentation. From another planet, I’d say.

  • WERQ, Miss Theron!

  • Perfection. This woman gets better with age.

  • ChaCha_70

    I love everything but wonder if it’s all so fabulous because it’s on Miss Charlize? Anyone know what brand and name of her shades? Want.

    • Lori

      I’m thinking that it’s at least partially the Charlize magic. There aren’t very many people who could pull off those jeans. Ombre pants with the lightest wash on the thighs is not a look normal humans are going to rock.

    • formerlyAnon

      In the early ’80s, I wore [probably FAR] downmarket versions of that coat and those boots, usually with jeans. The effect was nothing like this, let me assure you. Even though I was thin and pretty fit.

  • TLo, this was a scroll-down LOL: She doesn’t even try to show you the label on her bag.
    Thanks for my 1st laugh of the day!

  • Le_Sigh

    I’d cut a bitch for that entire outfit. And also to be able to pull off that haircut!!!

  • kmk05

    I yearn for her coat. And her shades. And the way she fits in these jeans. WERQ!

  • i mei siu

    Love her coat! Just out of curiosity, how does one find out the identity of the designer of that coat (or any item in a photo, really)?

    • VictoriaDiNardo

      Several weeks ago another very brilliant Bitter Kitten suggested a “Shazaam” iPhone app for fashion – wave your phone at the outfit and it tells you who designed it. We need this!

  • So simple and perfect. That wench.

  • God I love her. More of her please.

  • jilly_d

    Errands WERQ. Grocery snaps!

  • Why isn’t this a Werq?

  • I hate her in this haircut, not because it looks bad on her, but because it makes people like me think maybe they can carry off ultra short hair when I know damned well I cannot. Her and her damned incredible bone structure!

    • Nicole Chubb

      Me too! I almost cut my hair with Anne Hathaway’s pixie cut being so cute, and I had to pull out a picture of me in high school following Charlize’s short hairstyle then. Thank God I have that as a reminder of why I grew my hair out. And I’m glad someone else can relate 😛

  • I want the coat AND the bag.

  • MilaXX

    Love the entire look. I hope she keeps her hair short for a while, it suits her.

  • Spicytomato1

    Love this look. I was never a big fan of hers but lately I think she’s looking more beautiful than ever, and I think it’s the hair. It draws attention to her exquisite face, while when her hair was long it was sort of lackluster and therefore a distraction.

  • I don’t think I’ve ever truly felt real envy but looking at Charlize just now, I felt something very close. I would give anything to look so effortlessly cool and chic. She’s such a Boss bitch. She’s the anti-Lea Michelle. Damn.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Button your coat…it’s really windy out there. She does look fab though.

  • disqus_sZRDWtvvVD

    I’m all about the hair today, I guess. LOVE her hair. The outfit is street fab, with one point off for the too short jeans.

  • E. D.

    Looks great!

  • Crystal

    Her hair is FIERCE AS FUCK.

  • H2olovngrl

    That woman is chic as hell.

  • NoGovernmentName

    Is she the most beautiful woman currently on the planet? Top five for sure.

  • Folk Devil

    Sigh. Perfect look. I wish I had the face for that hair and those shades.

  • decormaven

    Thank you, Miss Charlize, for so many things: for carrying a purse because you WANT to (and not worrying about promo placement for the $$), keeping it real with simple, yet chic, clothing selections, and just for being beautiful you. Happy sigh!

  • Zippypie

    She’s freaking awesome.

  • Peeve

    Actually, she’s the female version of Matt Bomer. Ridiculously perfect.


    (She seems like such a cool woman, though, can’t hate her!)

  • guest2visits

    She looks great. Finally some booties in the world that I don’t absolutely hate.

  • SpillinTea

    Charlize and Halle: Showing women how to wear short fierce as fuck hair. WERQ!!

  • padma sallah

    AHA. I have finally learnt. Cause my answer was, ” she’s not showing off her bag!”. WOOT. And yes, Miss Charlize. Stop looking so perfect. It burns me.