Hilary Swank in Emilio Pucci at Bulgari Boutique Opening

Posted on July 17, 2013

So, she’s like this high-end booth babe now, isn’t she? She just travels the world hosting events and posing for pictures like a trade show model.


Hilary Swank at the Grand Opening of the Bulgari Boutique in Saint-Tropez, France in an Emilio Pucci dress paired with Elie Saab sandals and Bulgari jewelry.

Elie Saab Sprig 2013 Collection

There are worse things to do with your life. And hey, two Oscars. Who else can say that?

Love the jewels, love the shoes, hate the dress, darling. Also your hair looks terrible. Said with love!

[Photo Credit: CHP/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES, eliesaab.com]

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  • Rand Ortega

    She needs a very chic, sharp edged bob. Dark blond w/ highlights. This color is way too mousy. Shoes are cool, though.

    • So true!!! Gurl needs to switch it up again.

      • Rand Ortega

        I don’t get it. Her face is soo interesting. I have a gal pal who looks so much like her & she’s always doing something new w/ her hair & style. She’s been a model for nearly 30 years. To this day even though she’s nearly 50, she’s on countless mystery novels, ads & comic books because of the long sexy androgyny of her face (the bodacious taa taa also help, but still). If I had a face like that I’d have more looks than Mr. PotatoHead.

        • Maybe she doesn’t care to try all that hard since all she’s doing of late is being paid very well to get photographed at all kinds of pointless events.

          • Rand Ortega

            To quote the inimitable Hughman: “I HAVE OSCARS, BITCH!”

        • Rhonda Shore

          She could pull off a pixie cut or modified pixie…her hair looks like she’s swimming a lot…

    • E. D.

      I agree. Like everything but the hair.

    • Lanus

      Totally needs a trim. Those ends are giving me The Fits.

  • blogless

    Can’t get beyond the hair. She looks like all the girls in my junior high yearbook.

    And she should’ve waited until the dress was done before she wore it.

  • sweetlilvoice

    It looks like she forgot to do her hair before she went out. For the cost of the items she’s wearing, the hair deserves some effort.

  • plinkiedoodle

    Oscars aside, she’s not much of an actress so she might as well host events and pose for pictures. This look is crying for a bit of style and umph.

  • hughman

    “Cut my hair like this.”
    “This is a picture of Axl Rose.”
    “And why are you wearing a dental smock?”

    • quiltrx

      Hughman you are too much! Mountain Dew through the nose is painful!

      • Rand Ortega

        Try hot coffee. I feel your pain.

    • Rand Ortega

      You, sir, are so stinkin’ HILAR!
      I’d suggest you write professionally (if you don’t already), but I couldn’t stand the competition.

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      I bow down.

    • Lucía Gavello

      I’d join my two Oscars with a chain and use them as nunchakus.

  • sugarkane105

    Oh, the things I would do for that necklace.

  • another_laura

    Perhaps she is a little embarrassed about the dress so decided to let her hair down all over it? Not a good look for her.

    Dying for that necklace, though.

  • Ashley Alvarez

    That hair is awful.

  • quiltrx

    Kudos for choosing a neckline that is actually correct for that gorgeous necklace!
    But I has a sad from the hair, and the dress overall looks a bit “PR ran out of time” to me.

  • Nancer

    Those shoes are amazing! I wants them…. my precious….

  • kimmeister

    The shoes are awesome if you have the skinny ankles for them, which she totally does. *jealous*

  • ashtangajunkie

    Way to accessorize, Hilary Swank. But we all still noticed your weird dress.

  • lexilexi

    Ditto everything TLO said!

  • This looks like a dress somebody–with a nice body–might slip on to go to the store or to a barbecue on a hot day sans the jewelry. I’ve seen her look amazing in the right clothes.

    • 3boysful

      I was like, “what’s wrong with the dress; it’s simple and the point is to show off the jewelry?” Then I realized it had only one sleeve. A short one. Dumb.

      • For some reason, I thought the dress looked a little inexpensive. To tell you the truth, I didn’t notice the sleeve. But while we’re on the subject, I think the one-sleeve dress is the worst idea ever with very few exceptions. The worst one-sleeve dress is one that looks like an after-thought, like this one. I’m frequently surprised when someone creative or artistic doesn’t look at a dress like this and think it really off-balance. Symmetry isn’t necessary, but tacking on a last-minute sleeve is just silly.

  • zenobar

    Pull the hair back so we can ogle that gorgeous necklace, hunty! And as my mother likes to say, a little lipstick never hurt anyone.

  • Joanne Abrams

    Yikes, she is looking rather horse faced. Not aging so well, maybe a shorter hair style would help.

  • MilaXX

    Hair needs to be up or at least back

  • conniemd

    Paging a new hair stylist, hopefully one who will give her a shorter cut and something a bit over her forehead to keep her face from looking so long and narrow.

  • decormaven

    The hair is full stop bad. I can’t appreciate what must be a very expensive necklace because it’s framed with that sad, lank hair. Come on, girl. If you’re going to sell stuff, then sell it well.

  • She looks deeply depressed.

  • nannypoo

    I hate dresses with one sleeve. I don’t hate the dress, but I hate that sleeve. And, of course, the hair is just awful.

  • elemspbee

    all that and yet, the hair the face.

  • crash1212

    Love the jewels. Love the shoes. Face needs more ooomph. HATE the hair. Hate the dress. This is a 50/50.

  • Anniebet

    Obviously she needed a simple dress to show off the jewelry, but this one is a tad strange. The hair is teenage girl after gym class. If she’s wearing makeup, it’s undetectable. Great shoes, though.

  • Imasewsure

    Hate to be crass but I only love the necklace if those are real jewels (hello Bulgari). She’s no dummy being flown to St Tropez for a jewelry party though (hate the dress, hate the hair, love the shoes)

  • Jennifer Bober

    She makes me want to dump a bottle of conditioner on that hair. LOVE the jewels though. I prefer colored stones to diamonds so that is right up my alley.

  • ringthing

    She should make a movie where she and Matt Damon are brother and sister. I never noticed the resemblance before but now that’s all I see, it’s uncanny.

    • veriance

      With Alanis Morissette as the quirky younger sister.

  • Nonmercisansfacon

    The woman has 2 Oscars and she is now reduced to the same role that someone like Jessica Alba fulfills. Something is wrong in Hollywood. Even Johnny Cage finds a way to get 2-3 movie offers a year (granted they’re crap but the offers are there).

    • OrigamiRose

      I don’t know, when she did “Celebrity Charades” after her second Oscar, she left me with the distinct impression she wasn’t into acting on any sort of long-term basis.

  • stephbellard

    She’s an odd Oscar stat in that she’s won TWICE (and deservingly both times) but a glance at her entire career doesn’t seem to warrant a “Two time Academy Award winner” label. She pretty much got two good roles, won Oscars for them, and then did a bunch of other godawful movies.

    • fuflans

      so do. not. think. she deserved those wins. annette bening is so ridiculously much better and lost to her both times. still boggles my mind.

      yes, she got two good roles and yes, her career is not at all ‘two time academy award winner’.

      and ‘being julia’ is one of the more extraordinary performances i’ve ever seen.

  • Sandra Oh

    What happened to her career?

  • pookiesmom

    She needs to crack open the indie film scene, stat. Fuck Hollywood if they’re not really willing to embrace her & her unusual looks. Unless she is really passionate about doing crappy romcoms, it seems like her best bet at nurturing her career is taking some fantastic, layered, art-house roles & then occasionally venturing back into romcom/bigger budget territory when she needs to upgrade her Mercedes, or Prius, or whatever.

  • PeaceBang

    Someone write a good part for this woman already!

  • frannyprof

    I’m depressed.

  • kolokOlchik

    Those are fabulous shoes!

  • ItsDicey

    I’m with you guys. Jewels and shoes are fab. End of story.

  • jorinde

    hate the shoes, hate the jewels, love the dress! there, I said it.
    But you’re right, the hair looks desperate.

  • queen b*tch

    If you’re going to wear your hair down, at least do a deep conditioning treatment on the ends first, dear

    Loving what you’re doing with the other end, those shoes are marvelous!

  • Claudia

    Love the jewels, love the shoes, hate the dress, darling. Also your hair looks terrible. Said with love! —- Tlo, truth telling.

  • MartyBellerMask

    You can not do that hairdo when your hair looks like that. If you are going to commit to that persona, get extensions. Or better yet, just flip it to the back and wear it like a normal person.

  • She needs another great role, i love her as a serious actress.

  • Diego!

    I love everything here except the hair. I really like the dress on her, it suits her very well!

  • formerlyAnon

    I think she looks good except for the hair. It’s waay too “just us real people who don’t have stylists & are stretching out the time between haircuts to save a little cash.”

  • AmeliaEve

    The one sleeve thing is really dumb, but that dress is perfectly suited to its job, which is to frame those big honkin’ Bulgari jewels.

  • marlie

    I like the dress, (and I get that the necklace is really the “star” here) but I hate how it’s just… hanging there. And the hair was the wrong way to go with the asymmetrical sleeves of the dress. Why hide the only interesting visual element?? I’d kill for those shoes, though.

  • mrspotts66

    she needs bangs.

  • Danielle L

    That hair! I haz a sad.

  • Tuneful54

    I would imagine that it is hard for her to look boring, but here she has pulled it off.
    I have a dome for a forehead like she does, and I prescribe bangs, STAT, and to take the cocker spaniel for a clip ‘n do asap.

  • librarygrrl64

    I can’t with this one. She’s at the top of my Irrational Celebrity Dislike List with Gwyneth and Helen Hunt.

    • Stacy Feng

      I dislike her even more than I dislike Gwyneth (Gwyneth was charming in a few movies, pre-GOOP).

      • librarygrrl64

        Yes, I loved Sliding Doors, and I also own Emma and Possession, but those are for the Jeremy Northam factor. 😉