Anna Paquin in David Koma

Posted on June 12, 2013

Anna, honey. We try to stay away from this kind of style advice, but…


Anna Paquin attends HBO’s ‘True Blood’ Season 6 Premiere in Hollywood, California in a David Koma dress paired with Yves Saint Laurent shoes, a Jacob & Co. jewelry necklace and Melinda Maria earrings.

David Koma Spring 2013 Collection

You really should have just gone with the runway version, dear.

Okay, maybe not the sheer shirt part, but definitely the jacket part. Also, can we just say? Pick a skirt and stick to it. Does that irrationally irritate anyone else as much as it does us? Everyone has their little style psychoses and ours is the whole “wearing more than one skirt at a  time” thing.

Also: a makeup gay and a hair gay need to be tossed over a waterfall, darling. Your head isn’t looking so hot.


[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PR Photos,]

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    • Diego!

      hahaha I agree with everythin you said! Her head looks gigantic and her make up and hair are dreadful!

      • Terry

        It looks like she’s way overdue for a shampooing.

      • Rhonda Shore

        Make-up is particularly egregious. That effing nude lip!!!

    • annabelle archer

      Ouch. This is painful, on every level.

    • charlotte

      Whoa, the makeup is way too harsh and the skirt looks like a car mat.

      • Chipster

        I was thinking the skirt looked like a melted vinyl record.

    • Sara Hottman

      The hair is horrific. Her arms, however, look great.

      • mhleta

        Am I the only one who sees the self-tanner stains in her pits?

        • Carol

          Now that I’ve seen it, I can’t un-see it.

    • l_c_ann

      Oh my goodness.

    • TropiCarla

      Umm … the makeup is very vampiric. Is this a spoiler?

    • crash1212

      Wow. That hairstyle is not her friend.

      • MoHub

        Nor is the color.

    • Coolekat

      The runway model seems to have an under slip also.

    • steeg of their own

      Her skirt looks like she melted a vinyl record then secured it to her waist.

      • StellaZafella

        That’s the designer’s fault…but you’re right…it’s like a 78RPM peplum.

        • MoHub

          Oh, it’s at least a 33-1/3 LP.

      • hillmad

        Thank you! My very first (and really only) thought!

    • NOLA_gal

      This is a whole world of NO. Not one thing looks good, head to toe. Ouch.

    • Sara__B

      When one of my teenaged sisters left a 45 record in the sun and it warped and ruffled, it became a skirt for my Barbie doll. The resulting outfit looked just like this, except the shoes were peep toes. Who could have guessed I was so fashion forward in 1960 at the age of 8?

    • schadenfreudelicious

      Are greasy looking roots a thing now? God help us

    • jaayfonde

      “a makeup gay and a hair gay” lol

      • ConnieBV

        I don’t think she had either. I think this was a self-inflicted grooming.

    • Sara Leigh Merrey

      She looks a bit like a train wreck.

    • Little_Olive

      Judy Jetson called, etc.

    • Jessi03

      Ms. Anna. We are about the same age. How do you look like a hard 40? Is being with Stephen Moyer that rough on you?

    • Anniebet

      I don’t get (or like) the slicked down, greasy hair look that falls into waves or curls. Too many celebs are falling into that trap lately. Anyway, she needs to erase this whole get up and start over. We’ll pretend it didn’t happen.

    • Vera

      I love you, Anna, but that is not your dress. Pack it up, and send it to Stefani or Swinton.

    • VeryClaire

      Wow – there’s the very picture of “rode hard and put away wet”. What happened to her? How old is she? I’m guessing she’s probably much younger than she looks here.

    • Nicola Anna Molly Page

      Sometimes I think she picks these looks as an anti-Sookeh style – RC Anna does look like the same person who plays Sookeh.

      I can’t not spell it like that.

    • Kathryn Tewson

      That makeup makes her look like Ann Coulter with Sandra Bernhardt’s mouth.

    • snarkykitten

      She looks like a lamp

    • mhleta

      She’s channeling Iggy Pop, and not at all in a good way. Also, the self-tanner gathering in the armpit adds to the harsh meth-addict vibe. Please flog the gays prior to tossing them over the waterfall.

    • Tatiana Luján

      That yellow mermaid hair is all kinds of wrong.

    • berkeleygirl

      She was never meant to be a blonde. I understand doing it for the show but, when not filming, she should really scale it back to her natural brown. Anyone who’s seen Margaret knows what I’m talking about… (Speaking of that film, in which Pacquin is splendid, she also looks better packing a few more pounds.)

    • GenieinTX

      Oh honey, there is no way AP has gays. She wouldn’t look like such crap all the time if she did. I actually kind of like that skirt, but maybe on someone younger.

      • Nelliebelle1197

        Younger? She is 30.

    • MzzPants

      I kinda dig the outfit. From looking at the runway version, it seems that it’s one skirt with a big-ass peplum. Shoes, hair & makeup…meh…not so hot.

    • Joanna Schuth

      That’s a hard face. That’s a face that challenges you.

    • Shannon Long

      She seems like a perfectly lovely person, but she almost ruins True Blood for me. I find her acting style unbelievably irritating (so much blinking and gulping, good lord).

      • Kat

        It’s easier if you learn to laugh at the whole thing. Especially the horrible accents. All of a sudden the show becomes a comedy!

      • Jessica Freeman

        This is the exact reason I could not make it past season one. Glad it wan’t just me.

      • Paigealicious

        That whole show is horrible now.

        • Shannon Long

          It really is, but my mammoth sized crush on Eric Northman keeps me coming back for more.

    • MilaXX

      I don’t mind it, but everything needs to be kicked up a notch. You can’t wear a generic Minnie mouse pump with a skirt like that & you really have to step up your war paint a bit more. Better yet give this dress to Rooney Mara. She’ll give this dress the edge it needs.

    • quiltrx

      YIKES…it looks like someone rubbed Cheetos all over her pits, right leg, and left foot!
      She has a pretty natural skin tone. Not sure what the ‘stain yourself’ was about. And man, you guys are right–hair and face are looking ROUGH.

    • Haley Buchanan

      She looks old. The makeup and the weird, bleach-blonde, mermaid hair are NOT her friends.

    • CommentsByKatie

      Aw Lawdy. She really screwed up the proportions. I think it would have been lovely if she had used the skirt portion and paired it with a chic white blouse. Turning it into a dress gives the illusion of stretched out creepy torso. Like Slenderman. It’s Slenderdress.

    • formerlyAnon

      The sins of makeup and hair are SO grievous that I had no energy to really examine the rest. I volunteer to cheer as the guilty parties go over the edge.

    • Terrie_S

      Just because you can use all the hair spray in the can, doesn’t mean you should.

    • River

      Lord, what a hot mess.

    • eandh99

      leave the blonde waterfall hair to Kristin Bauer, the delightful Pam, who does it so much better.

    • MK03

      That hair and that dress do not go together. She looks like Paris Hilton on Halloween.

    • demidaemon

      That is one fucked-up looking outfit.

    • DamH

      god she looks craycray here.

    • Mimi

      Her arms and legs look amazing, shoes not so bad.. yet the runway jacket, high sleek ponytail, smokey eye and pail lips would have made this more beautiful

      • MaggieMae

        It looks like they were going to go with a high sleek ponytail, then changed their mind. Her hair looks like it was plan B. Agreed about the jacket and everything else you said!

    • ankali

      Ohhh, that jacket is amazing! She should have gone with that half of the look instead!

    • Eovaai

      This is painfully awful. How did they make such a beautiful woman look horrific?

    • Gaby

      She looks like Lindsay Bluth in another competition for “Best Hair.”

      (Note: I am not making this reference to say that her hair looks good.)

      • Citagaze

        They’re having a fire sale?!

        • Gaby

          IT’S NOT A FEVER

    • Tanya Wade

      She looks so….harsh. Talk about aging. And she used too much Stiff Stuff on the front of the hair. At least she hasn’t messed with her gap. I still give her props for that.

    • Mary229

      Yeah…I’m not loving this. It’s a shame because I loved the thumbnail but didn’t like it when I saw the bottom.

    • Janet B

      Is it a peplum or a skirt?

    • carnush

      Wonky and weird! She looks Paris Hilton on a bad hair day.

    • Jessica Freeman

      Is it just me or is this entire look too severe for her? She has such a beautiful face, but it’s so harsh with that hair and crazy dress. No girl, just, no. Although, banging bod after carrying twins, so there’s that.

    • NurseEllen

      As “Fat Pete” Clemenza says, “Leave the dress. Take the necklace.”

    • Tuneful54

      She’s barely 30, but made up and styled so hard here she looks like she eats nails for breakfast.

    • Sarah

      I know the 80’s are back, but all of us who were alive then need to agree that the hairstyles should stay there.

      Seriously, I styled my bangs like that every day from 1987-1992. It wasn’t cute then and it’s not cute now. I’m guessing a combination of LA Looks gel and White Rain hairspray.

    • elemspbee

      bad look all around-h2t. ugh. must. unsee.

    • Lindsey Romain

      I’m mostly shocked and saddened by how goddamn skinny she looks :( I used to have major body envy of her because she was always really fit, but not in anorexic/unhealthy looking way. She looked like she could kick some serious ass! Now… honey your sad little twig legs :( :(

    • rhaazz

      The Country Music Awards hair looks awful on everyone but it’s unbearable with the science fiction female sidekick costume. It’s clashing cliches.

    • Kristobel

      This looks like a sad Etsy dress, where someone melted a record to make a skirt. No no no.

    • marlie

      Everything about this look is too (unflatteringly) harsh and severe. It’s way beyond “edgy.”

    • AngelaGreen

      Hair and makeup both make her look like she’s getting over the flu. Getting over as in “hasn’t yet showered, but is no longer yakking on the furniture.”

    • Tracy_Flick

      The goal is not to look *more* like Kei$ha.

    • PrunellaV

      I think her face is fascinating. Ignoring the outfit.

    • Kent Roby

      I could do a much better job on her hair and makeup, and I know little-to-nothing about hair and makeup. With her strong features (sharp cheekbones, gap between teeth) I understand the desire to play up “edgy” over “pretty”, but this look doesn’t work. Perhaps going for looks that would work for Mara Rooney would be a good starting point?