Jayma Mays in Paper London at the “Smurfs 2” Premiere

Posted on July 29, 2013

Jayma Mays attends the premiere of  “Smurfs 2” at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, California in a Paper London top and skirt paired with B Brian Atwood “Linford” floral booties and a Diane von Furstenberg by H.Stern Power ring.

Paper London Fall 2013 Collection

B Brian Atwood “Linford” Floral Booties




[Photo Credit: David Gabber, Emiley Schweich, Izumi Hasegawa/PRPhotos.com, paperlondon.com, brianatwood.com]

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  • Karen Belgrad

    Wow… a strawberry banana smoothie dress… and I guess Jenna didn’t catch the bouquet (see previous post), as Jayma is wearing the bouquet on her feet. Ack!

  • Chuck Barthelme

    Shoes look a bit much for the outfit, but otherwise, not too bad. Glad she lengthened the top so it didn’t leave a bare middriff.

    • barbarienne

      I would agree except the waistband of that skirt will not play nicely with any tucked shirt (and doubleplusungood with this shiny thing). Maybe a leotard would work, but otherwise I think it has to be a cropped top.

      Her face and hair are cute, though.

      • melisaurus

        It could work with a tucked in shirt but not one like this that is super thick and stiff.

    • drdarke

      Is Jayma Mays like, tiny? Because the top that comes with the dress is so long she had to stuff it into her skirt, and the effect is not a happy one. Normally I’m not a fan of bare midriffs unless you’re a Bollywood ladystar (in which case you’re so stunningly beautiful it doesn’t matter WTF you wear!) – but this outfit demands it.

      Yeah – those shoes are…ugh. I think my late Grandma had that patten on a bathrobe, and the open toes are just a mistake.

  • thecitysleeps

    Terrible. The top looks scrunched up into the skirt and not smooth at all. The colours I would like if the shoes weren’t so hoorendous.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Looks like it wants to be in a cartoon, but the drawing got a little off-perspective.

  • Lauren Dorsee Dillon

    I like it, fits the occasion.

  • flamingoNW

    Wow, that’s one problematic skirt. It really doesn’t work without that band to even out the tucking nightmare. And the shoes they are hideous

  • I actually like the floral booties, but both the top and skirt look like student sewing projects.

    The student got a C+.

  • hughman

    I think it’s perfect for the *cough* Smurfs 2 *cough* premiere. But I can only imagine how embarrassed she was to confront Meryl Streep wearing the same thing.

    • largishbearishAtlish

      Meryl was there? oh, please tell us why…at the Smurfs 2?

  • I want to like that she chose something to pop on the red carpet, but I just can’t get behind a skirt with a priest collar.

  • appliquer

    Oh, my! I love color, but that is toooo much!

  • Perfect outfit for this premier. Its cartoon referency, playful and bright. The shoes, which under normal circumstances I would disapprove of work fine in this instance. Brava, Jayma!

    • ballerinawithagun

      I agree, perfect for the venue. I LOVE the booties. I would have fine tuned the skirt, hate the weird opening CF and CB, the top should be more fitted but for a cartoon event everything is great!

  • marlie

    Those shoes should be set on fire. I like the colors of her skirt/top, and I appreciate that she didn’t go with the midriff-baring top, but this one doesn’t work very well with the skirt.

  • MilaXX

    That skirt only works with a crop top. There’s no room in that waist band for a shirt. The shoes work because they are venue appropriate. Earring wouldn’t have hurt. This could have been cute, but it’s not.

    • H2olovngrl

      Maybe a belt would have helped…?

      • MilaXX

        I can’t imagine a belt playing well with that waist line. I think a cropped top was the only way to go. It didn’t need to be hoochie, it could stop just where the waistline began, but that waistline does not play well with others.

        • sweetestsith

          I think a skinny black bet on the waist seam would have helped a lot. Just a little accent, and it would tie in the shoes a bit more.

          • melisaurus

            There’s already way too much going on around the waist band, it doesn’t need more.

  • Jessica Freeman

    All she needed was a scrunchie in her hair to top off all the shittery I’m looking at.

    • largishbearishAtlish

      oooh, lets pick what random color that scrunchie would have been? Teal? Fuscha? Pomegranite?

  • mmebam

    I think this is an outfit that works for the venue and the occasion.

  • formerlyAnon

    Ohh, those shoes are brilliant. Genius. For this event, and many others where there’s desperate need for a “young” accessory and for bright colors. I almost love the ensemble, but those are not the two colors I’d have pulled out of the shoes. But then, cartoon dressing and color choices are two of my many weak spots.

    • Qitkat

      I had to LOL that cartoon dressing is one of your weak spots. Even in the first grade I probably wouldn’t have *coordinated* a paper doll in these choices.

    • demidaemon

      I could get behind them if they were paired with something else, like Katy’s dress at this event, but with something already bright and cartoonish (the dress), it becomes a bit epileptic and focus-pulling.

  • Diego!

    Very… cartoony!

  • clairellis

    Christ on a cracker that is FUGLY!

  • abish

    those colors are a good choice for the premiere (although the combo looks like two pieces of laffy taffy fused together), but the fit is terrible and the skirt does NOT work with the shirt tucked in like that. and those shoes have unleashed my inner pyro.

  • Beardslee

    Too bad the waistline has problems because overall this looks just right for a cartoon event. Those shoes are perfect – not my cup of tea at all, but just right for what she’s going for. I like patterned shoes and wish we saw more of them. They can really punctuate a look.

    • largishbearishAtlish

      did she spend the whole time holding in the waistline I wonder?

    • Kikishua

      Wrong toe nail polish colour, though. Brings all that sassy colour/pattern on the shoes, to a screetching halt for me.

  • kimmeister

    Problem #1: a skirt with missing notches in the waistline should never have anything tucked into it.
    Problem #2: those shoes, while sort of cool on their own (although I’ve never liked open toed boots), are totally the wrong feel for the rest of the outfit.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    This is a cracked out sugar rush of crazy. LOVE.

  • Wow, she REALLY wanted to wear those shoes. Talk about making excuses to make it happen.

  • chylde

    Freak! This is a vile ensemble.

  • GoryDetails

    That strikes me as a perfect “magical girl” outfit for “Jayma Mays: the Anime”. And it is a relief to see clothes that aren’t blue, given the Smurf connection. It’s not an ensemble I’d care for myself, but I think she looks pretty cute in it.

  • Rand Ortega

    She certainly went for the whole kit & caboodle. Like Walt Disney threw up & the Imagineers made an outfit out of it.

  • poggi

    I like parts of this even though they don’t work and dislike others but appreciate how they work for this event. I am ambivalent, so I will simply say she smurfed the hell out of this.

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  • NOLA_gal

    LOVE the colors – like an Indian bridal lengha! Too bad the blouse has too much fabric, though. Seems like a longer version of the cropped top would have worked better/been less billowy. The booties are fab, but maybe not with this outfit, though I’ll be damned if I know what shoes you could wear with it.

  • prettybigkitty

    why not?

  • That’s not a shirt you tuck in, sweetie. And your rolled-up sleeves look extra sloppy.
    I love the skirt though. If she’d picked a more form fitting top that didn’t show every wrinkle, it couldabin a contenda. The skirt’s shape is interesting. Also, the shoes don’t go with that hem length/skirt shape.
    All the pieces seem individually cute, but they don’t go together.

  • majorbedhead

    WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON WITH THE FASHION TODAY? It’s making me weep, it’s so bizarre.

    Maybe I should have spiked my coffee this morning.

  • JauntyJohn

    This whole thing would have been improved by 200% if the shirt fit into the skirt. She has a rockin’ figure — she’s that lean-but-not-unhealthy-skinny thing. A form fitting shirt )in a slightly elastic material maybe?) would have given the skirt’s statement waistline a chance to… make the statement.

    If you don’t want to go bare midriff I certainly get it… but this top is too poofy for the look.
    LOVE the colors on her.

  • crash1212

    Those shoes are a crime against foot wear. For once a crop top WAS the way to go with this skirt…..oh, it’s too much. This is a lose all the way around.

  • msdamselfly

    Worse than Project Runway disasters

  • largishbearishAtlish

    the second pic caption “HAHAHAHAHHAAHHA!!! I CASHED THE CHECK! I CASHED THE CHECK”…. voice acting is a gig….good for her.

    • demidaemon

      Isn’t she one of the live actors in this movie, along with NPH? I believe Katy Perry is voicing the only female Smurf.

  • Imasewsure

    Random and ugly. Hair is cute… the rest not so much

  • Cameron Turner

    There is a reason why Paper London did not do a tucked in shirt with that skirt….. take the hint…

  • Just Me

    Seriously? Leave this drag to Katy Perry. You don’t have it in you. Not yesterday, today or tomorrow. It’s wearing you. Go home and change.

  • d4divine

    WHAT A MESS! I understand her not wanting to show her midriff, but come on, the top is too big, sloppy, AND stuffed into her skirt like an eight year-old child. This outfit is my nominee for today’s worst celeb outfit!

    • d4divine

      FIT IS KING!!!!!

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I love her attempt here. If the fit of that pink top were better I’d like it even more.

  • TigerLaverada

    Looks like a home ec sewing project to me. Really fugly.

  • LaSylphide

    Love the bright colors, but the skirt is not meant to be worn with the top tucked in. Even though I don’t usually like crop tops, in this case it’s a design element to showcase the waist band and she should have worn it. Awful shoes, but at least a case can be made for them with this outfit. I like the sandals the model is wearing much better.

  • AnneElliot

    Those shoes hurt my eyes. And who decided that peep-toe booties were a good idea? Seriously?

  • boweryboy

    Words escape me…

  • ankali

    Those shoes are awful, and the outfit looks too big on her. If she wanted to go with a longer top, she should have worn a belt to make the waist look smoother.

  • bertkeeter

    Smurf’s is right! HIDIEOUS!

  • demidaemon

    I would like this more if it were a) shorter b)didn’t have that weird tuck-in action at the waist and c) those cracktastic shoes were dead in a blaze.

  • ChaquitaPhilly

    She looks great, and soooo NOT Blue!
    Good choice.

  • jangma

    Why is that top so big? I know she probably didn’t want to flash any stomach, but tucking that top in was a bad move.The sleeves don’t help. I love the colors though!

  • NoveltyRocker

    This looks like it comes prepackaged on Halloween and she opted out of the princess wig. Nice cartooney conceit but why this fabric, cut, colors, Stylist?? She’s so cute, she really could pull off a sophisticated play on cartooney.