Gwen Stefani and Selma Blair in LA

Posted on May 16, 2013

Darlings, the stars were out in style in sunny Hollywood! But uh-oh! Looks like two of our stars went out in ALMOST THE SAME OUTFIT! Stylist heads will roll and we are forced once again to ask that age-old question:



Gwen Stefani drops off son Zuma at school in Los Angeles.


Selma Blair gives a quick wave after treating herself to a facial in Los Angeles.


Ripped jeans, kittens! They’re all the rage among the show biz set! Let’s zoom in on the details, shall we?

As you can see, Gwen doesn’t give a damn about her bad reputation and accessorized her ripped jeans with a rock-and-roll flair; adding boots, a black tee, and a healthy disdain for photographers.


On the other hand, Selma has that chic, devil-may-care, mom-on-the-go feel to her ripped jeans ensemble, making it the perfect look for a day of yoga and expensive facials. She chose a more layered look, with a hoodie, an artful tuck, and some sassy cuffing. Add some practical footwear and a fabulously showy bag and the look is complete, darlings!



So let the mommy battles commence! Is it Rocker Chick Mom or Me-Time Mom?


[Photo Credit: Anthony, Survivor/PacificCoastNews]

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    • Lesley

      GWEN, love the grunge look that she pulls off so effortlessly.

    • jamie2348

      “Almost the same” seems like a bit of stretch. More like relatively similar pants.

      But anyway, I’m going rocker mom!

    • annabelle archer

      Winner: Selma
      Gwen looks genuinely unhappy, and that bums me out.

    • MilaXX

      Rocker mom for the win.. Selma looks like she’s bag pimping or at least dressed for a “accidental” photo-op

    • marlie

      Rocker Chic all the way. I LOATHE ripped jeans, but ignoring the jeans, I like Gwen’s t-shirt better.

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      But I like them boooooooth – don’t make me choose!

    • hughman

      Selma FTW if for no other reason than she’s more age-appropriate. Gwen (who is 42!!) looks all angsty teen WHO CAN’T WAIT TILL SHE GETS HER OWN PLACE AND MOVES OUT CAUSE GAH! Also, hate the boots.

    • jetpackdino

      “Is it Rocker Chick Mom or Me-Time Mom?” Yes.

    • lexilexi

      Me Time Mom. (Is Rocker Mom looking very very thin?)

    • Janet B

      Rocker. No question.

    • Constanza Álvarez Espinoza

      Definitely Selma.
      On other note, is it my idea or she looks like Lea Michele on these photos?

      • Sobaika

        After Lea’s been put through a washer.

        • Anplica Fiore

          Agreed! I had to look and see who it was after paging down.

      • Vivi N

        I got a whiff of Jennifer Ainston w/ darker hair.

    • Danielle

      Gwen edges it out, mostly due to the boots and sunglasses.

    • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

      I aspire to the rocker mom look. Gwen takes it for me, though Selma does look great!

      • RebeccaKW

        Same here. Plus, I think Gwen looks good in something that most people would look homeless wearing. Anyone can pull off the Selma look.

    • Diego!

      Selma. She looks sophisticated. Gwen Stefani looks as if she were going to buy drugs.

      • marlie

        I don’t see the ratty grey hoodie that I just put into the Goodwill bag as “sophisticated.” She really looks like she just put on clothes so that she wasn’t naked. At least Gwen’s t-shirt has *some* visual interest.

    • Pennymac

      Rocker. No question.

    • spooki C

      Both are pretty bad but I gotta give it to Gwen. Tie a mens plaid shirt around her waist and you’d have middle school me (minus the glamorous platinum locks of course).

    • TAT93

      Rocker mom no doubt. How is it possible that she can look this Kick-Ass in a simple T shirt-Jean-boot combo?

      BTW is it just me or does Selma looks like Aniston in the first pic?

      • Rhonda Shore

        actually, i thought Selma looks a bit like Zooey D in these pictures. ROCKER MOM WINS!!! But may I say that, just once, i’d like to see Gwen with a different color hair?

    • Leslie Huang

      This entire post reads like a parody of almost every other celebrity entertainment gossip blog out there and I love you for that.

    • MajorBedhead

      Gwen. She rocks that look. Selma looks a bit like a poser – I think it’s the bag. If you’re going to go ripped-jeans-casual, no bag or something kind of ratty/thrifty.

      • barbarienne

        It’s because Selma’s jeans are obviously machine-distressed. Gwen’s appear to be the genuine, worn-out article. Gwen’s may also be fake-distressed, but they look more like the real thing. Selma’s are much too fresh blue at the top, and you can see the brush strokes to make the faux fading on the front.

    • Mia Halliday

      Gwen of course! Pairing that awful washed out hoodie with this fabulous bag? Selma please!

    • Melanie K. Morgan

      I’m going for Selma, mostly because I wish I looked that cute when I was running around in jeans and sneaks.

    • MajorBedhead

      Yeah, she does look pretty thin. Hopefully it’s just the jeans are too big – she is a wee little thing, after all.

    • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      Me Time Mom Selma for the win. It’s at least slightly feminine.

    • Melanie Suzanne

      ROCKER MOM! ~throws devil horns~

    • jetpackdino

      Gwen does look unhappy. I wonder if she hates photographers following her to her son’s school as much as I would.

      • annabelle archer

        Excellent point. I love celebrity dirt, gossip and pics as much as the next pop culture junkie, but I see no reason to invade these people when their children are present, at schools, etc. It’s over the line and I wish that those types of pics didn’t sell so that the paps would back off during those times.

        • jetpackdino

          This, a million times.

        • marlie

          I don’t know when it happened, but I hate that at some point, celeb children (and thus children-related activities like school drop-off) were no longer off-limits.

    • Sara Leigh Merrey

      Selma wins hands down. Gwen just looks sloppy.

    • Fordzo

      I vote for Selma, because that’s how I look 50% of the time.

    • Rand Ortega

      The boots win it for Gwen.

      • Ginny Ellsworth

        New! Easy Spirit Rocker Mom Boots! Now with Killer Komfort Sole!!!

    • marlie

      I think it’s the baggy/baggier clothes effect. She looks like her normal self to me.

    • Sobaika

      I’ll be in the minority, I think but I’m going Blair on this one. Gwen’s awesome, it just seems a hair too contrived. It’s like she woke up and thought, “I can’t do edgy Marilyn again, let’s go Old School Courtney.”

      • In_Stitches

        Plus, the proportions of the cuffed jean with that short, stumpy boot just don’t work. I much prefer the flash of ankle and the small sneaker that Selma’s got going on.

    • Anniebet

      Gwen. She wore this shit on purpose. Selma just picked her’s up off the floor this morning.

    • JP

      If a T-shirt and ripped jeans are going to be put forth as “the same look” there should be a lot more entries here.

      That said, both look great, but Gwen takes it. She looks badass.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      Rocker Chick, of course! Gwen always pulls it off!

    • julnyes

      Gwen’s miserable expression is bring me down, so though I would normally vote Rocker I have to go with Chic Mom today.

    • max mustermann

      It’s so unfair. They look great even when they don’t give a damn, and I look questionable at best even when I’m trying.

    • Qitkat

      Selma looks like I would, well, she is skinnier. So Gwen wins this round because of the Tshirt and the shades.

    • annabelle archer


      • Ginny Ellsworth

        I brought you INTO this world and I can damn well take you OUT again, young woman!!!!

        • Sobaika

          Mom!! Who taught you how to use the internet?

          • Ginny Ellsworth

            I had to bribe your little brother and don’t you change the subject on me because we are still talking about you!!

    • Nariya

      Gwen FTW. In my mind she’s giving the finger to everyone who asked her to pimp a bag today.

    • Agatha Guilluame

      I give it to the ghost.

    • flamingoNW

      Rocker Chick Mom by a mile. I want that t-shirt. Wish I could look that good in crappy looking jeans

    • Kiltdntiltd

      I can’t really weigh in on this with regards to who did best. I have never understood the appeal of clothing that looks like it has repeatedly been run over by a backhoe. Particularly when such clothes are hellishly pricey.

      • marlie

        I sort of agree with you. This is the kind of outfit (minus the ripped jeans) that I might throw on to run to the drugstore and hope that I don’t run into any of my friends or neighbors on the way. But I’d do what Gwen did and throw on a “fun” t-shirt, just in case.

      • ryenerman

        Yes, my first though was that I can’t go back to the 90s artfully ripped jeans trend. I just can’t face it again.

        • Kiltdntiltd

          It wasn’t all that wonderful then, either. I get both the cultural, and the stylistic intention, but it is just not something I care for.

    • Judy_S

      I’d rather vote on who looked best in pink at Cannes. These gals both look to me as if they had been hoping not to be photographed.

    • BrooklynBomber

      I’m too distracted by the knowledge that those jeans probably cost upwards of $200.

    • VioletFem

      GWEN. It looks more natural on her and she gives the look just enough edge.

    • Jessi03

      Always Gwen. Altho I appreciate Selma looking identical to my sister-in-law circa 1991. Thanks, Sel! Still giving my vote to Gwennie, though.

    • maggiemaybe

      Gwen takes it for matching her manicure to her lipstick.

    • Mrs. Julien

      I had a friend who was THRILLED when the knees of her jeans naturally ripped in exactly the way she wanted.

      • marlie

        I cried when the knee of my favorite jeans ripped. I just can’t do ripped jeans.

        • Gaby

          Yeah, I have trouble thinking I can pull off ripped jeans. I put too much care into how I dress for it to look anything but fake and calculatedly silly to me. I appreciate it when other people pull it off though.

      • Gaby

        I was sort of thrilled when these old high-waisted jeans I had ripped during a particularly vigorous rehearsal of my monologue in the Vagina Monologues. Because… badassery. But they ripped right under the butt-cheek, so I can never wear them again. Mixed blessings.

    • Lilithcat

      So that’s where my rag bag went!

    • mshesterp

      With you–and also, her jeans don’t fit. not that Selma’s are a 100x better, but at least her clothes fit better.

      • NoGovernmentName

        They both look like they are wearing their husband’s pants. I didn’t know it was possible to have denim polterwang, but they both managed it.

    • nannypoo

      I would never wear those shitty jeans, but Gwen wins it all the way. She doesn’t even care if they fit. She also doesn’t seem to care if she goes bald by the time she’s 40. I wonder what color her hair really is. Anyway, she has great style and is totally cool. Selma, on the other hand, has put together an outfit I might wear, except, as I mentioned, for the shitty jeans. Oh, and I would wear a bra.

      • marlie

        I thought to myself, that if you can tell that someone’s not wearing a bra through TWO layers of clothes, maybe it a bra is in fact needed.

      • sekushinonyanko

        Gwen’s natural hair color is a medium brown.

    • Kate

      Rocker Chic Momma. Selma needs a bra, please.

    • decormaven

      Rocker Mom, but only because of the sunnies.

    • Tamara Hogan

      The black T-shirt and boots make me give it to Gwennie Gwen Gwen.

    • Elisha Kari

      Selma just because she doesn’t have weird crotch going on like Gwen does. Gwen is a beautiful, in shape woman in her 40’s who has pouchy crotch and angst driven teen clothes on.

    • conniemd

      Me-time mom by a hair. Seems more effortlessly casual. Moms have to carry big purses and Gwen doesn’t even have one.

    • Sara Hottman

      Rocker chic win.

    • 3boysful


      I’m still recovering from my initial view of the post’s title, where I was scratching my head, wondering how Selma and Gwen were together at an event.

    • Tatiana Luján


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    • filmcricket

      There’s “boyfriend jeans” and then there’s wearing your boyfriend’s jeans. In this case, Gwen looks like she’s been stepping out on Gavin with, I dunno, Eddie Vedder circa 1992. Selma FTW on this one, because the jeans look like they fit and she’s not wearing those clunky boots with them.

      • mmc2315

        Funny! I just came to the opposite conclusion!

      • annabelle archer

        oh my shit! now i need to mentally explore this entire eddie scenario in my head. in detail. hot.

    • mmc2315

      Gwen, Rocker Mom, FTW! Not everyone looks good in a ripped boyfriend style jean.

    • crash1212

      Rocker Chick all the way – Gwen hands down if for no other reason that her shades…which are epic.

    • Bernadette Ulsamer

      Gwen all the way! And when did Selma Blair have a baby?

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    • Shawn EH

      Selma looks more comfortable. I sorta like it.

    • Colleen


    • zelavie

      Gwen – ALWAYS Gwen.

    • Lori


    • j_anson

      Gwen was made for this look.

    • OrigamiRose

      Gwen. I love that, no matter what she wears, she has those red red lips. Classic.

    • MartyBellerMask

      SELMA. Gwen is awful costumey for dropping the kid off at school.

    • Elaine Lang

      Gwen and I are 43 now. (shes a month older and I use this as permanent proof that I’m not a fogey yet.) Also, I vote for Selma’s jeans, and Gwen’s tee. Gwen’s are TOO ripped…if they are so torn that they get stuck on your knees when you walk, they are too far gone.

    • rkdgal

      Because the t-shirt is Psychedelic Furs, Gwen FTW.

    • JasmineAM

      GWEN. I love her style and I wear something like this regularly.

    • CeeQ

      Gotta go with Gwen, Rocker Mum.
      Selma’s Me Time Mum is basically my entire weekend running around doing errands ensemble, minus the artful tuck and sassy cuff. That’s just too close to home….

    • ErmengardeGreen

      There’s nothing specifically maternal about Selma Blair’s style here, and nothing unusually “mommy me-time” about a celebrity getting a facial. You guys are alert enough to sexism in other areas of celebrity commentary that I’m bummed out when you winkingly bring the mom angle in. If they’re pictured with their kids (or are doing the school run, as Gwen Stefani is here), then fine. But we never hear any “daddy just needed a little time away” in your posts on Matthew McC., Liam Hemsworth, Robert Downey, Jr. or Brad Pitt. Anyway I think they both look good here but I give Gwen the edge on the basis of grunge nostalgia.

      • Tom and Lorenzo

        You’ve apparently missed the many times we’ve said a male star looked like a suburban dad at Home Depot.

        • ErmengardeGreen

          Oh, you’re right. That feels tonally pretty different to me, but I had forgotten about that.

    • Heather

      This is how I dressed in college, in 1992. And I was the world’s poorest college student.

    • RedRaven617

      Selma – it’s the youngest I’ve ever seen her.

    • JauntyJohn

      Split decision. Too close to call.
      This time, everybody lives.
      Errr, I mean, everyone’s a winner.

    • Call me Bee

      Nobody rocks ripped jeans like Gwen.

    • Gaby

      Rocker Chick. Selma’s is too close to looking homeless for my taste. Gwen’s got more fabulous sunglasses and her trademark red lips glam it up.

    • Sophia Vaccaro

      GWEN. Augh. what a queen.

    • macwell

      Gwen – hands down. I don’t think every public outing necessarily needs to be photo ready. Gwen looks cool regardless of whether she gives a damn or not.

    • TheAmericaness

      Selma wins in my book. Gwen, especially from the side shots, looks like every other grungy boy who hates living with his grandmother who won’t give up her 3-pack a day habit.

      edit: grammar

    • bellafigura1

      Gwen, without question. Her baggy pants are mad sexy!

    • jmorino08

      I say Selma because she looks more “natural” in her look. Gwen’s, to me, just looks like one trend on top of another.

    • MandyM

      I pick Me-Time-Mom Selma simply because the fit is better. Gwen looks like she’s swimming in her hubby’s clothes.

    • elemspbee

      Rocker Chic–Gwen rulez on this one.

    • unbornfawn

      Gwen. Selma’s rolling up of the jeans and white flat tennis shoes loose it.

    • demidaemon

      I’m going with Gwen. It’s all about the attitude.

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    • marshmallowjane

      I think you guys have a great imagination to spectate on faction. They threw on some clothes to take their kids to school. Their fashion sense isn’t showing. They’re both beautiful girls. Add a soda and a bag of chips to Gwen’s outfit, and she’ll be wearing Britney unchic.

    • krystinamarie

      I love me some Gwen, but I’ll have to go with Selma on this one based on the bag alone… where is that FROM?! It’s gorgeous.

    • Sara Brams-Miller

      Selma Blair. Surprisingly enough.

    • Badriya Al-Badi’a

      Gwen, she’s wearing it like she means it.

    • Jennifer Ford

      Gwen. Her look is much more authentic.

    • Coleen

      It’s Selma, if only for the fact that she is wearing a pair of white Keds and rocking the pant legroll.

    • PeaceBang

      They both look uber cool but for me, it’s always Gwen. Because, Gwen.

    • NurseEllen

      Gwen, definitely.

    • lalahartma

      Gwen, of course.

    • ItsDicey

      Rocker Chick Mom wins every freaking time.

    • barbarienne

      Gwen, first because she just looks better in her outfit than Selma, but mostly because her jeans appear to be genuinely aged, whereas Selma’s are obviously machine-distressed.

    • Heather Waddell

      Gwen hands down wins this round. Her outfit says, “Personal style, bitches!” while Selma’s says, “Laundry day”

      And I don’t know if it’s the giant bag or the sloppy layers, but Selma just looks weighed down there.