Rooney Mara in J.W. Anderson

Posted on June 17, 2013

The Audreybot comes in a summer version, you guys. Who knew?


Rooney Mara attends the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival screening of ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’ in a J. W. Anderson dress paired with Jimmy Choo platform sandals.

J.W. Anderson Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Erjona Ala

Jimmy Choo Greta Platform Sandal

Y’know… we can get behind this. It’s weird , but that’s her thing. We would expect no less. But it’s also that great combo of weird and pretty at the same time.  We don’t deny that there’s a little bit of awkwardness to the proportions here and we might have suggested pairing each of these pieces with something else, but we like the general effect. If Rooney Mara doesn’t wear this, then who will, darlings?

Totally can’t get behind that knot top, though. It looks fine from the side but terrible from the top.



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  • Sigh. No, Audreybot, just no.
    It’s a boob curtain and a really fugly skirt. And while I praise her for not wearing the 1985 Dallas Coyboys Cheerleader boots, this little ensemble is depressing me.

    • carlaaxtman

      Totally depressing. It’s a 9.73 on the Hiddy Scale, too.

    • Jessica Freeman

      I cringe that it appears on the model there are shorts under that skirt? Is this a ruffle skort? The world is ending, y’all.

      • Little_Olive

        I have been looking at it for quite a while with the same question. Skort or hight slit on the front of a short skirt? Neither answer is aesthetically pleasing, nor would it help the haphazardness of the ensemble.

        • Jessica Freeman

          I had to stop because I was feeling a little dirty quizzically staring at the model’s crotch area…

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    Is it just me, or is Rooney starting to come off just weird? I totally understood her thing when she was poledancing for the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (although I didn’t like her in that movie), but nowadays, she is looking a little fembot to me.

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      Was just going to say the same thing. If someone only knows how to function in public in this “character” they’re kinda nuts. But you know, I don’t see her in interviews – just posing on the RC and everyone’s got their thing. I need to see her smile or something.

    • Heather

      Yes, the blank stare is just strange to me. Lights are on but no one appears to be home.

      • ctvrtk

        I remember her saying in a few interviews that she’s a really shy person. Maybe that’s why she stares blankly a lot, she’s probably overwhelmed by the whole red carpet thing.

  • decormaven

    Wish she had embraced the complete runway look. That footwear gives it just the right vibe for me. The shoes she has chosen are a bit of a disconnect here.

    • Patricia Gillett

      The shoes were the only part I liked. The rest is meh.

  • What kills that hairstyle for me is the front bit that looks like someone slathered a brushload of paint on her head.

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      Reminds me of Sam Donaldson’s toupé.

      • l_c_ann

        Wicked. But true. Sam’s toupe would be so proud.

      • Coolekat

        First time Sam mentioned in TLo I bet.

      • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

        That is just amazing. I love you now. LOVE YOU! “Sam Donaldson’s toupe’.” You are the Princess Today for that one.

    • RebeccaKW

      I was thinking her hair looked like a cartoon, like a 2-dimensional drawing of bun and bangs.

  • bgrayduck

    Does she have a toe growing out of her toe???

    And excuse me… but is that a SKORT????????????????????????

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Ooh, her inner thighs have peep-show curtains.

    • YoungSally

      I was thinking cooch slit…but either way…so wrong…it’s like they ran out of fabric when they were fitting the ruffle to the hem.

  • Sara__B

    Her skin? Gorgeous! Her hairdo and outfit? Mystifying.

  • AmeliaEve

    Tinkerbell hair and a pair of lonely valances.

  • judybrowni

    WTF is that thing she’s wearing?

    WTF is that hairstyle?

    WTF is that expression on her fucking face?

    • Monzerrat Ontiveros

      Her expression is totally fake!!

    • TheAmericaness

      Her expression? Her hairstyle? That thing she’s wearing?

      1. She knows she’s a stunning woman + she has her own aesthetic
      2. She don’t give a damn
      3. She’s flaunting that fact in the cameras faces with a “I’m so bored with all of you, maybe I’ll give a hint of smile before I go spend all my money. F. off.

      I say Good For Her. 😀 No human, just because they are an actor, should have to live up to anyones standards.

      Though I will make fun of them at times. 😀

  • She looks better than the model version, but still don’t like it.

  • nannypoo

    She looks like a perfect idiot.

  • ashtangajunkie

    You know, we had that top hanging in the window of our kitchen when I was a kid. My mom made it. Actually, I could sort of get behind the top if she hadn’t worn the…skort(?) thing with it. Is it a skort? Windowed shorts? Are we doing that now – we can wear formal shorts but they must be curtained?

  • alyce1213

    That is one utterly ridiculous outfit.
    It looks like she just went swimming and covered up with the curtain and valance in the cabana.

  • MilaXX

    One of the few who could almost make this look work

  • Just Me

    Seriously?! I just can’t with this. No one should wear this if it can’t even be saved by Audrey-bot, the Walking Clothes Hanger. Designers: burn it and forget you ever thought to present to the world something so unfortunate. Start over after you say three Hail Marys and receive the sign of the cross from Father Michael, Friar Valentino and Mother Superior Carolina. Go in peace and sin no more.

  • GTrain

    i think the outfit looks better from the side

  • charlotte

    Nat King Cole has something to tell you, Rooney:
    Smile, though your outfit’s ugly. Smile, even though it’s cheesy….
    Smile, what’s the use of blank stares?
    You’ll find that life is still worthwhile If you…just…. smile…

    • TheAmericaness

      I thought she had a faint dusting of a smile in the first picture….

  • marlie

    I *can’t* get behind this outfit. It’s unflattering, and frankly, rather ugly. I do like her shoes, though. And surprisingly, I really like her hair, though she could have used more color on her lips.

  • sededed

    Usually the phrase “she looks better than the model” is a high bar to pass…

  • snarkykitten

    She looks like a lamp.

  • Lori

    I don’t like the outfit (child-size tennis skirt sewn to a strapless bra + skort does not say fashion to me), but it’s the hair that’s really killing me. What was the thought process behind that?

  • the topknot is not the problem, it’s the forehead area of the hair that’s scary. almost looks like a fascinator. the outfit, no. the only person who looks worse than her is the runway model. maybe she could do the top with a matching fitted little skirt, but even then. love me some audreybot, but the clothes have got to go. cute shoes, and adorable feet, though.

  • dickylarue

    I just wonder what will she do if they don’t make anymore Lisbeth Salander movies with her here in the states? She kind of tailored her entire look/persona to Lisbeth and it doesn’t seem like WB or David Fincher are in any rush to make the next 2 books. Having had met her before she did Dragon Tattoo I don’t recall her being this girl although I’m sure she’s become that girl since then. As an actress though, it puts her in a weird category. There’s not much work for odd/detached/I’ll cut your balls off actresses in everyday Hollywood. She could’ve been a phenomenal Danerys Stormborn though.

    • Gloriana Reginata

      She was perfectly cast in Side Effects (Soderbergh) as the neurotic type always about to whisper and constantly wandering around in a daze. There’s a whole class of indie movies based on characters like that, so I don’t think she’ll have much difficulty finding roles to suit.

    • pookiesmom

      If the book Room is ever made into a movie, she would be PERFECT as the kidnapped mother. I read the book with her in mind the whole time. I actually think “artsy, beautiful with an edge” is a great type that is tailor-made for a number of interesting roles.

      • DuBey2

        I Loved that book and, though I didn’t know who R Mara was when I read it, I agree wholeheartedly. Now, if we can just hurry up this movie!

  • Monzerrat Ontiveros

    I don’t believe in her attitude, I mean, why she’s not smiling??? but she stands like a pro model?

  • She looks contrived. The garment is over thought, her hair is over thought, she looks unhappy. It’s just not working for me.

  • Anniebet

    So, that’s a skort? And a braffle? (bra+ruffle) Whatever it is, I like it. The clothes, that is. Cannot abide what’s going on above her eyebrows and on top of her head.

  • Garcia Loca

    I can’t deny that she made the thing (I don’t know what else to call it — crop-top-skort-culotte combo?) look quite a bit more palatable than the runway version. A rare sight indeed.

  • Oh no. No no no. This is not a dress for anyone. Just makes her look even more awkward and pale. Awful.

  • Annarosa

    that thing she’s wearing is ugly. full point.

  • MannahattaMamma

    The runway model channeled Rooney, who channeled the runway model….

  • Patrick Cleary

    Cafe curtains up top, pinch-pleat curtains down below.

    Ugly, stupid, and furthers the idea that actresses have to get closer and closer to naked to appear on the red carpet. No.

  • Elleachaudaucul

    Sorry, this is too close to the Home Furnishings department for me.

  • MoHub

    Did I see 1966 Courrèges boots on the runway model?

  • Liza Ortiz

    Why is she wearing a skirt around her boobs?

  • girliecue

    Maybe we only have ourselves to blame, guys. Maybe she hates the nickname Audreybot, even if it hilariously apt and descriptive, and thought, ” So you think I’m a robot?!? I’ll GIVE you robot, you big jerks!” Sorry if we’ve upset you, Rooney. Blame T Lo – they thought it up! 😉

  • MK03

    Oh, for God’s sake. ENOUGH. Grow your hair out and put some jeans on. You don’t have to look like the Svedka fembot all the time.

    • dalgirl

      I agree-SO tired of this look.

  • bertkeeter

    I like top…but needs a clean minimal bottom!

  • KayEmWhy



  • unbornfawn

    Everything about this look is awkward.

  • VicD

    That’s a scary robot. Good thing it’s not especially life-like – the dead eyes and plastic “hair” give it away.

  • quiltrx

    The skirt looks kind of cute from the side view–if it had been *just* a skirt, without all that foofaraw going on in the cooch area.
    The top, I just can’t.

  • Erin Hines

    Oh please tell me bellies are not back in. Of all the fads over the years, that’s the worst in my opinion. This looks like a depressed cheerleader from 1988.

  • BrooklynBomber

    I dunno, fellas. To me, it’s a combination of weirdness and more weirdness.

  • demidaemon

    This is just a stupid outfit with stupid styling. Apparently, that’s the only word I can think of to describe something that should never have existed in a designer’s mind but now exists on someone’s body when that someone is apparently blind (can’t see the outfit) and deaf (can’t here her entourage screaming “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!”).

  • LaSylphide

    That hair has a distinct Ed Grimley vibe.

  • Shawn EH

    She’s a little buddha doll!

  • PeaceBang

    Nay to the boob valance and Olive Oyl hair.

  • DuBey2

    Love the Jimmy Choos and her pedi looks perfect. And Thats all.

  • ankali

    I am trying SO HARD not to like this, just to prove that I can in fact dislike her in something, but I CAN’T STOP LOVING HER IN IT. I give up. The Audreybot owns me.

  • Qitkat

    WHAT is that weird hair in the front? I swear it looks like a TWA stewardess hat from 1965.
    I am getting tired of The AudreyBot Look.

    • bellafigura1

      Yeah, I think it is a hat! Bizarre.