Stefani and Rossdale at ‘The Bling Ring’ Premiere

Posted on June 07, 2013

Long-time Bitter Kittens (i.e., loudmouthed and opinionated members of the T Lo Loving Community) understand that our approach to celebrity fashion sometimes veers into fiction writing because it’s just so much more fun to make up a story about why a celebrity wore a dress than to write (or read) another “look at this pretty dress/look at this hideous dress” post.

So please don’t be offended when we say…


Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale attend the premiere of ‘The Bling Ring’ in Los Angeles.

Balmain Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Juliana Schurig (ELITE)

Giuseppe Zanotti Fall 2012 Gold Wave Sandal

WOW. These two had a MAJOR fight. If that’s not angry dressing, we don’t know what is. “FINE! I AM PUTTING ON ALL THE THINGS AND THEN WE’RE FUCKING LEAVING, OKAY?”

Yes, yes. It’s probably just over-aggressive styling on her part and just plain old poor choices on his, but it’s so much more fun to picture them yelling at each other from corresponding walk-in closets the size of a dining hall, angrily grabbing at random things and putting them on.



[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans,Izumi Hasegawa/PR Photos,,]

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  • Emily Giovanni

    Gwen’s outfit must break some kind of scroll-down fug record. She looks gorgeous from the rib cage up. I can’t even with the bottom.

    • jenno1013

      I thought those were snakes on her sandals.

      But to me the crown of scroll-down fuggery will always belong to Carrie Underwood in August 2012. Orange shirt. Go check and tell me if I’m wrong.

      • Emily Giovanni

        I don’t know. I don’t think Carrie looked as beautiful up top as Gwen does here, which makes the scroll-down effect more jarring. Carrie’s was definitely bad but I didn’t scroll down expecting anything good.

        • demidaemon

          For me it wasn’t the scroll down effect, it was the close up effect. When I saw the close up of the belt, I started having sympathy pains. OUCH.

  • WendyD

    It is quickly becoming my fashion pet peeve when men wear tight pants and have their iPhones in their front pockets.

    Gwen, please send those pants back to the Beebs. But you can keep the shoes.

    • Chuck Barthelme

      And he’s wearing a jacket! There must be a breast pocket on that weirdness. Why not use it, and avoid the brick emerging from leg syndrome of the iphone crowd?

    • StellaZafella

      I think it’s the current equivalent of the “sock in the crotch”, only – with the cellphone – it’s saying “I have an expensive phone, people want to talk to me AND I have bigger calling plan than you!”

      • Chuck Barthelme

        “I have a bigger calling plan than you” HA!!!

    • YoungSally

      And the Beebs can send them back to MC Hammer…who can send them back to…..and so on and so on.

  • iheartbuffy

    Gwen’s hair and make-up are spectacular but everything else is w.t.f.

    • sojourneryouth

      You know, I keep thinking that the day is coming in which the vintage/punky, ultra-blonde, ultra-glam hair and makeup will be too harsh and begin to age her, but she sure isn’t there yet. It’s kind of amazing that this aesthetic still suits her so perfectly. He, on the other hand, is hovering near Defcon Pitt levels of ‘baggery.

    • Rhonda Shore

      Just once I’d like to see her do something DIFFERENT with her hair and makeup. I get that it’s a signature look but has she ever heard of lowlights?

      • iheartbuffy


  • The belt stunned me, and not in a good way.

    • MoHub

      That’s because it can be used as a weapon.

  • Mismarker

    I love them both but Gwen’s pants are straight up Hefty Cinch Sak.

  • Oh Hahahahahahahahaha!!!
    Gwen’s pants recall some of the more egregious efforts at trash bag clothing from the 80s.
    And who did he borrow that interesting but sad looking jacket from? Clearly someone at least 6 inches taller than him.

    • iheartbuffy

      I think she robbed the pants from the Met’s “Punk” Fashion Exhibit. I think I saw them there last week paired with a white garbage bag tank on top

  • RuthGo

    What’s amazing to me is that she actually bought those pants. Or agreed to borrow those pants as the case may be.

  • Cathy S

    Both of their lower halves need to be cropped out of all the pictures. Then they would look fine.

  • PeaceBang

    It’s like a Halloween costume for a rock star. But she looks smashingly fab.

  • What in the fuck are those pants of? Garbage bag? Tarp? Pleather? I has confusion. But I am not confused on my feelings of how very silly and somehow dated she looks. She deeply needs a style update. He just seems like a smarmy, greasy, douche. Always. So, essentially, no love for the Stefani-Rossdales from me.

  • Everything from the waist up on Gwen is absolute perfection. Then you get to those pants…..

  • MilaXX

    Gwen gurl, what’s with the crazy shoes and giant belt?

  • MissMariRose

    Why is Gavin wearing a black armband? Who died?

  • He looks like he’s taking style tips from Brad Pitt. She… I love her hair and makeup.

    • SassieCassy

      thought the same! he is wearing brads hair

      • iheartbuffy

        Did someone scalp Brad and we don’t know about it !??!!!???

  • MoHub

    That’s a lot of metal.

  • BlueBell42

    So over GR’s greasy grimy gopher guts hair. Dude. It’s not the 90’s anymore, ok? Clean it up.

  • Diego!

    She looks amazing!!! I love this look on her. He… meh… did he went back to college? His hair looks dirty. Ugh…

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    The hideous, unsexy balloon-shaped crotch on her pants certainly do send the message “you’re not getting any tonight, dear.”

  • capybara_cafe

    Oh. My.

  • Puckndc

    Poster Children for Douchebag Inc.

  • Adrianna Grężak

    Hair and make up looks great at least?

  • formerlyAnon

    “. . . yelling at each other from corresponding walk-in closets the size of a
    dining hall, angrily grabbing at random things and putting them on.”

    Entertainment like THIS is exactly why I’m a “loudmouthed and opinionated member of the T Lo Loving Community.” Bless you guys.

  • MarissaLG

    They are my Favorite Celebrity Couple, but boy do they look awful.

    Fun story, I once walked past him on the street in NYC and he looked amazing- way better than he does in these pics. I looked at him without recognizing him right away just because I saw a really attractive man, and then he looked at me with this look of “Yeah, it’s me.” and then smiled at me and I melted.

    It was pretty great.

    • formerlyAnon

      To be fair, they both look good from the shoulders, even the midriff, up to me. (Yes, that’s not holding him to a very high standard. Nonetheless, my opinion stands.)

  • MaggieMae

    I love that neckline on her.

  • In_Stitches

    He looks like the villain in a lifetime movie and she looks like Tori Spelling. Work it out you two; you’re better than this.

    • Not applicable

      she DOES channel a little Spelling here… yiiiikes.

  • marlie

    She needs different pants, and this would be awesome. He… Looks like he’s running errands.

  • l_c_ann

    Her outfit is the first of a line of Fashion Transformers which, when endangered, transform into awesome superhero costumes.

  • snarkykitten

    Garbage bag pants.

  • Janet B

    Did he want his wallet/phone to be the first thing I noticed about him?

  • ashtangajunkie

    Those pants require the seven foot model who wore them on the runway. Yikes. I like the top on Gwen though, and her hair looks shiny and luscious and amazing. He looks…I don’t know. What the hell, Gavin Rossdale?

  • She looks beautiful. She is beautiful. I love her dark lipstick, and she still rocks it. But that belt requires a six-foot woman.

    • demidaemon

      Or drag queen.;)

  • shopgirl716

    I LOVE her shoes. Haven’t paid much attention to anything else because I want the shoes. Is her husband with her?

  • What did she DO to those trousers??

    • Donna Tabor

      They are clearly a couple sizes too big. Hideous.

  • Richard

    The pants are really crazy, but they work for her and this look. I just don’t like how the pants are shoved into her fierce little sandals.

  • decormaven

    That belt is bizarre- very Plan 9 from Outer Space.

  • I love her. However, everything between her stunning face and those amazing shoes needs to be burned. Gwen can usually rock these looks but something about those cray-cray pants and that diaperish top (if that’s even possible) is so aggressively bad that even her magical powers of transformation have failed. Has Gavin always looked douchey?

  • stubbornthoughts

    I wish she’d worn the runway version of those pants. But regardless, I think this is actually kinda perfect based on the fact that it’s the Bling Ring premiere. It’s young, trashy (literally, those are trash bag trousers, no?), and rebellious.

    I’m down.

  • Glam Dixie

    Man her outfit looks uncomfortable. Can you imagine sitting down and having that belt digging into your ribcage? Go home and start over, Gwen. I don’t like this at all.

  • BrooklynBomber

    What’s really surprising me is that I kind of love these looks. Except that her glamour girl hair and makeup don’t go at all. But, honestly, it’s all very Blade Runner and, much as I hate movies like that, and would think I’d hate these outfits, they made me smile. I just wish she’d styled herself to go with the outfit. But I’ll bet she couldn’t wait to get that belt off.

  • berkeleygirl

    Forget the clothes – these two always look like they’re about to jump into the nearest closet for a quickie…

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Garbage bag pants need to be changed.

  • Damien W

    If you’re Gavin Rossdale, clothes are a mere distraction, a temporary state between covered and uncovered.

    OK maybe this is more if you are a drooling fan looking at Gavin Rossdale. It’s definitely one of those two…

  • prettybigkitty

    How does he look younger now than 20 years ago?!

  • PastryGoddess

    He’s still hot, but I’m horrified by those highlights in his hair

  • Wow, glad you found a name for them but I had no idea WHAT to call those angry trousers she’s sporting.

  • Lori

    Is it just me, or does Gavin look like Eddie Munster grew up to be a pimp*? I think it may be time for him to seriously rethink his look. As for Gwen, those pants were really weird to begin with and she found a way to make them significantly weirder. WTH? Also, she’s overdue for a new hairdo as well.

    *Not that Eddie would ever do that to Herman & Lily.

  • JP

    My gut reaction to this? “Dafuq is that?!”

  • j_anson

    Those pants are just ill-considered. I get the concept they were going for, but in practice they make her look like she’s doing bow-legged squats when she’s not.

  • Is his sweater in permanent mourning? For its own former constructed version?

  • ErmengardeGreen

    What is with his hair. And CHOKER.

    This is some kind of fashion coup, though. I would disagree with garbage bag pants on anyone but Gwen. Even her red thumbnail caught the light perfectly.

  • MemHey

    Put on… ALL THE THINGS! Thank you for meme-referencing.

  • far be it from me to critique gwen, who is THE fashion icon of all life, but that belt is swallowing up your beautiful midriff. gorgeous belt, but your midriff is way cuter. and gavin, i generally love long hair on men, but can we talk about the blond streak and the curls behind the ears? no. just no. loving your widow’s peak, though.

  • You know, I have a pair of high waisted leather trousers. They’re ridiculous (bright red, possibly from a marching band uniform); I bought them off my flamenco teacher for $20, and yet even still, mine look more expensive than Gwen’s do – she looks like she swaddled her crotch and legs in garbage bags.

  • kimiakay

    O.K., I wasn’t gonna say, but I just can’t keep help it ….that belt looks like one of those coin holders that skater waiters have around their waists to make change with when they take money for fast food at Sonic. I mean, come on! These two are just too old for this crap. Talk about trying too hard.

  • quiltrx

    He’s still just so gorgeous to me, even with the sad hairdo. (I just imagine it looking like it did in Constantine and I feel SO much better.)
    And seriously, there are portraits of BOTH of them rotting in an attic somewhere, unbearably hideous. 🙂

  • Suzepie

    I can’t get past the dusty smudge on Gavin’s shirt. Jesus, dust yourself off before you get your photo taken.

  • altissima

    Yes it looks as though Gwen is wearing a garbage bag, but somehow she still looks fabulous!

  • lilyvonschtupp

    Now WHY didn’t she wear THIS to the NYC Gala?