Jessica Alba in Zuhair Murad

Posted on May 28, 2013

We admit, we’re terribly fascinated by Jessica Alba’s life. We sit around and think about it.


Jessica Alba attends the Social Star Awards 2013 in Singapore in a Zuhair Murad white beaded strapless dress with white lace paired with Christian Louboutin pumps.

Zuhair Murad Spring 2013 Collection

Christian Louboutin ‘June’ Pumps

She just travels the world, going to events with titles like “The Social Star Awards” in places like Singapore wearing dresses like this one. This is what she does all the time now.

Isn’t anyone else as INSANELY JEALOUS as we are, hearing that? Sure, it’s probably a little shallow and meaningless, and you’re essentially agreeing to become a very high-end version of a car show model or convention booth babe. But we don’t know…we’re not in a position to complain about what we do for a living, but if we were still back in our old cubicles, we’d think “Travel the world in expensive clothing and attend fabulous parties” would sound like a HELL of an improvement over color-coding monthly report covers or whatever.

Anyway, she looks pretty amazing here, but the white shoes take it to the “attention-seeking bride with possible daddy issues” area of things. A metallic would have been a better choice, we think.



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  • marlie

    Pretty, but I agree that she should have worn different shoes. And yes, amazing that someone who pretty much doesn’t DO anything anymore manages to make a living just showing up at events.

    • misstressofsylar

      she gets paid upward of at least 100k to attend events like this. see also Kate Bosworth.

      • EveEve

        Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
        Old Time is still a-flying:
        And this same flower that smiles today
        To-morrow will be dying.

        • formerlyAnon

          Bless you. Perfect.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Perfect hair, perfect fit. She looks really amazing. But, I wish this was a gown…

    • Meg0GayGuys6

      Me too. After seeing her picture, I scrolled down thinking, this HAD to be long in the model’s photo. Alas…

  • MilaXX

    I would do that job in a heartbeat

  • Chipster

    I don’t know…..the upper part of that dress looks like some weird cartoon face blowing kisses.

    • MoHub

      I was thinking African tribal mask. But yes, I too saw a face.

      • Carrieanno

        My immediate reaction was virgin tribal mask.

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      Yep, boob eyes, looking down.

  • gabbilevy

    I do enjoy the way the strap on the shoes plays off the stripes on the dress. Possible daddy issues notwithstanding.

  • thecitysleeps

    She looks so beautiful. That dress fits like a glove. I agree about the colour of the shoes, but I adore the shape. Coveting.

    • lrober03

      I like the shape of the shoes so much I would change the dress and keep the shoes.

  • Nicholas

    As long as she doesn’t Paltrow about it, she has my blessing.

    • Erica

      Nice use of a surname as a verb! I’m co-opting that one.

    • anotherkate

      I mean, she does have a line of organic baby stuff, and has just written a book called “The Honest Life,” or some such nonsense…it all has a kind of “Goop-lite” vibe about it. She should be very careful… (you know. Not to incur the wrath of someone as clearly influential and important as myself).

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    The boobs have eyes!

  • conniemd

    I loved her in Dark Angel. She’s a lot prettier than some other actresses. I guess I’d take that job, too, but I feel she deserves more. Can’t act I assume.

    • marlie

      Personally, I think she’s a mediocre actress at best, but that’s just me.

      • misstressofsylar

        not just you then. she was the worst part of Fantastic 4. and that’s saying a lot.

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    The eye of sauron is emanating from her torso!

    In addition to attending meaningless events, I think she also lends her name/owns? a company that sells organic baby stuff?

  • VeryClaire

    I can’t agree with the fit, the thing needs to be hiked up quite a few inches. Otherwise, she looks great.

  • I’ve been repulsed by the likes of Ms. Alba ever since y’all detailed how she and other “starlets” make their fortunes entirely by being paid to attend various functions. For heaven’s safe, Jessica, and least do a Playboy spread or a cameo in “Break Dancin’ 12” to justify your “celebrity” status.

    • marlie

      You had me up to the playboy spread part. She’s an actress. Maybe she should go back to acting, but certainly not playboy.

      • demidaemon

        Let’s mentally switch “playboy cover” with “dead body in a procedural” or “five minute cameo on a B-rated sitcom” and I think it will seem better. But I do get the idea here. I don’t think the downvotes were necessary.

        • formerlyAnon

          I love this site and its regulars. I have noticed that as a group we use the downvotes quite sparingly.

  • cmb123

    No matter what, i think white shoes are either juvenile or elderly looking. The scream church on a Sunday. Even Louboutins.

  • julnyes

    I just checked IMDb and it appears that she still makes films?!? I am honestly surprised by this development. so I place her in the same class as Kate Bosworth – Actors Who Appear In Films No One Sees.

    • marlie

      Mediocre Actors Who Appear in Films No One Sees.

    • Jessica Freeman

      She had that popular show in the 90’s didn’t she. I can’t be bothered to look it up. I feel like, at least she has done some work, unlike the Paris Hilton/Kardashians of the world.

      • julnyes

        yep it was called Dark Angel, and she was in the godawful Fantastic Four movies. I liked her on Dark Angel and in Sin City (well I liked the movie as a whole – she didn’t make it or break it for me)

        • BrooklynBomber

          Yah, Fantastic Four was on tv yesterday and Mr. B was watching (which means I ended up sorta watching). It was bad.

          • julnyes

            It was basically an episode of the Real World with super powers and a plot that barely hung together. I didn’t even bother with the sequel because the original annoyed me so much.

        • ballerinawithagun

          Loved Sin City!

  • I hate dresses that have a face, especially “tit eyes” (I can’t think of an elegant way to say it).

    • julnyes

      Optical Mammary Overlay ?

  • Guest

    Bridal tiki statue.

  • Jessica Freeman

    All bad from the neck down. Acutally, as far as white shoes go, those are accpetable. But that dress is three layers of ugly.

  • Heather

    I read an interesting commentary on her once, that claimed she has parlayed a C-list acting career into being a spokemodel for the Cute Mommy set … ie, quickly lost pregnancy weight, keeps her fashionista status, adorable kids. Interesting perspective. It’s hard to know if it’s a conscious choice or not. But Tlo are absolutely right, I’d much rather be traveling the world and having lots of free clothes thrown at me.

  • steeg of their own

    I really, REALLY don’t like the dress. It’s a credit to Jessica that she wears it as well as she does. The entire dress is constructed in unflattering ways. It plays up parts that look wider, it looks stiff when it should flow with the wearer’s curves, and it ends at an incredibly awkward place on her knees.

    Boo dress, YAY Jess. She looks awesome, she just needs to find something different to wear next time.

  • AnnaleighBelle

    I know she wasn’t liked in high school and was a tag-along, but that’s all I’ve got on her life.

    RE: the dress – eye boobs and belly mouth. It looks perpetually delightfully shocked – “OooooOOOOH, look what she did!”

  • BrooklynBomber

    This “attention-seeking bride” would have been good enough, but: “with possible daddy issues” takes is to a whole other level. Bravo.

  • Donna Tabor

    That dress is clearly only for standing. No walking allowed. Tut.

  • majorbedhead

    Oooh, all I can see are the eyes on the boobs and the mouth on her tummy.

  • GillianHolroyd

    “…but if we were still back in our old cubicles, we’d think…”

    I was curious so I googled it. It’s on YouTube.

    Her co-host is the Piven. So you might want to rethink the whole “insanely jealous” thing.

  • Kelli Oglesby

    She founded The Honest Company which makes eco-friendly baby stuff like diapers, soap, lotion, etc. So she actually does DO something.

    • anotherkate

      Definitely. But not perhaps something so photographable.

  • tweety

    she wore a double corset for three months straight just to get her bod back in shape after pregnancy and that’s all i can see. GET THAT FORM MS. ALBA GIRL!

  • gurl boy

    Not loving this…a bit too much “Say Yes To the Dress” for me!

    • Adriana_Paula

      Yeah, this looks like something Pnina came up with. I just thank the Lord that the “mouth” isn’t over her ladyparts as in so many recent dresses.

  • frannyprof

    Well, she did write a lifestyle book, which, presumably is about how to live her lifestyle?

  • Adriana_Paula

    I think, no I know, that if I had to live that life I would commit seppuku.

  • Warrior89

    I can’t unsee the face in this dress.

  • nannypoo

    She’s become one of those people who are famous for being famous. A professional partygoer. I worked my ass off at a difficult but rewarding job for 35 years and I wouldn’t change places with her for anything.

  • quiltrx

    Yikes. Looks like there was big sale on bias tape, and someone couldn’t resist.

  • akprincess72

    Sorry, the dress has a tiki face, so… No.

  • Impossibly jealous. Also I would have without a doubt chosen a metallic shoe, and therefore I’m more worthy to attend. 😉

  • JauntyJohn

    In a wacky new comedy with the working title of “Poof!” Jessica Alba plays a magician’s assistant who marries her gay, Scottish, magician-slash-business-partner (Alan Cumming in his return to cable), allowing him to remain in the country and finish his contract playing Vegas, so he can pay her back the money he owes her from gambling losses at roulette. Hilarity ensues when a suspicious US immigration official (George Lopez) falls for Ms. Alba’s character while investigating their sham marriage.

    Promotional stills here show Ms. Alba arriving to the wedding in the Series Premier.

    • formerlyAnon

      Not an original comment but: I’d watch that.
      To be honest, I find the idea of a comedy in which Alan Cumming and George Lopez play off of each other highly intriguing. (ETA: It’d either be genius or fall completely flat, I suspect.)

      • JauntyJohn

        And here I tried so hard too add to the fun! Ah well.

        • formerlyAnon

          But you did! I meant that “I’d watch that” isn’t an original comment – sorry for confusion. Mental images of Cumming & Lopez in a comedy are definitely entertaining.

          • JauntyJohn


  • Heather Rushworth

    I just saw her buying loads of organic vegetables at the hippy grocery store in Santa Monica. Her hair was greasy, her silver Audi was five inches thick with dust but she looked fresh to death – I gasped at the glory of her (dumb ass) beauty!

  • formerlyAnon

    I could do it for a couple of months at a time. Two months on, one month off, maybe, for a max of 2 years if I were making really big (to me) money, and didn’t have to spend most of it on maintenance and the team who put me together. But honestly, I love watching the seasons unfold in one place, and I don’t know if I have a big enough backlog of reading and handcrafts for that much airplane time.

  • formerlyAnon

    Um, back to the ensemble: she’s so lovely that it’s hard to criticize, but if I did, I’d like the top edge of the cups on her tribal mask bodice to cover just 1/2 inch more of her so it’d lose the ever-so-faint air of “fancy slip” it has to me now. And yes, the shoes are a tad bridal.

  • oohsparkley!

    Right on about the metallic shoes, that would be a huge improvement. I’m jealous of her for multiple reasons: her job, her face, her body and her hair.

  • Diego!

    She is rocking that dress, but why, why, why those shoes!!!??? 🙁

  • Beverly Kozma

    That dress is U-G … L-Y. Come on, designers. You can do better than this.

  • Judih1

    She reminds me of an imitation JLO. She gets the leftover red carpet gigs that are beneath JLO. Love your comments about the “attention seeking bride with possible daddy issues” – where do you come up with such witty, insightful comments?