Nicole Scherzinger in Emma Cook at “The X Factor” Auditions

Posted on July 16, 2013

This kind of looks like something Business Barbie would wear.


Nicole Scherzinger attends the London auditions of The X Factor at Wembley Arena in London, UK in an Emma Cook outfit paired with Kurt Geiger pumps.

But we can’t deny it’s working like gangbusters. We’re digging the relative simplicity of the look; letting all the impact come from the colors and print. The effect is low-level chic, when it could have gone tacky or boring.

Could’ve used jazzier shoes to make it look a little more modern, though.



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  • Nikko Viquiera

    This woman makes me question my homosexuality! haha

    • Mismarker

      Equal opportunity sexpot!

  • Diego!

    Kira (Barbie’s brunette friend) arrives to a red carpet event… You can play with her! Comb her hair, change her clothes and even design her own make up!

  • MilaXX

    Needs a better shoe and a different lip.

  • Sobaika

    The outfit itself isn’t bad, but I take issue with the styling. Match lipstick, faux hair, and the Claire’s jewelry.

    • MilaXX

      Takes it all down & makes everything look like mall clothes from Forever 21

    • Emily

      The makeup is so plastered on it’s just painful.

  • majorbedhead

    I was killing time at the drug store today, waiting for my daughter, and was standing there, staring at the fake eyelashes. For a brief, fleeting moment, I thought about buying some, just to see if I could get them on my lids. But then my common sense came up and slapped me upside the head. So I left with some nail hardener and a deodorant. *sigh* I’m so pedestrian, compared to this girl, whoever she may be.

    • Nancer

      I wonder how many hours it took for her to get this “effortless” look!

    • MilaXX

      Buy a pair and play. They are actually easy to get on once you get used to it. I’ve splurged on Makeup Forever and MAC lashes and honestly I prefer drug store Ardell brand the best with Duo lash glue.

      • majorbedhead

        But I’m as blind as the proverbial bat without my glasses, so I’d probably wind up with one of them on my forehead and one going down the side of my face. If they go on sale, I may try them, but for now, I’ll just envy.

        • MilaXX

          I feel you. I can only put them n when I wear my contacts. My secret? Get one of those mirrors that magnifies, the kind with a little stand. Then it just the usual, apply the glue. I use toothpicks. I put the clue on the toohpick, and then brush it on the lash. Wait a few seconds so the clue gets sticky. Pull you eyelid a little taunt, lay the lash down from the outer corner in. Adjust and it should be on. Ardell lashes cost maybe $3 so it’s pretty cheap to experiment until you get the hang of it.

    • Mismarker

      There are a ton of false eyelash application tutorials on YouTube. Buy an inexpensive pair and go for it! They really do change your look. Great for gals with hooded lids especially!

  • kimmeister

    Oh, so that’s what she’s been up to. I’m confused by the belt though. Is it attached to the skirt? Because it seems too perfectly matched up with the waistband of the skirt to be a separate piece.

  • prettybigkitty

    Slutty business Barbie, maybe.

  • largishbearishAtlish

    My first thought was “Slut Barbie” sorry…<> Does that car seat have to be treated for STD’s now?

  • barbarienne

    This might be a fantastic outfit, but I am completely distracted by all that is going wrong here. Her body language and the slightly-too-small, unbuttoned-to-the-bra shirt just say “hoochie” to me. The tossing-back-her-hair pose is awful, like she’s in a soap opera and is storming out of the room in a huff to go hire a hit man.

    Maybe it’s the fakiness of it all. I am unbothered by Rihanna’s visible nipples or whatever, because she looks so natural when she does it. Ms. Scherzinger just seems to be trying too hard, and for me it’s bringing down the look.

    • demidaemon

      It’s the Pussycat Doll effect. Once you are one, you can never not be one again. I hope that makes a modicum of sense.

      • barbarienne

        Ohhh. It makes plenty of sense! I didn’t know she’s a former Pussycat Doll, but now that you say it, I see what you’re talking about.

  • alyce1213

    It is tacky, mostly in the styling. And she looks a little oily.

    • NC_Meg

      I also thought she looked oily/shiny. I don’t even know how you get that shiny without literally rubbing oil all over yourself.

  • “Maybe if I show up looking just a wee bit slutty to my office temp job, they will hire me full time. Only then will I button my blouse.” Unemployment is a bitch, y’all; a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.

  • Blair Sylvester

    shouldn’t she button a button or two? you can see her bra

  • NOLA_gal

    The fakeness of the posing is absurd. Unless it’s a satire on celebrity fakery. I’m so confused. The whole package kind of makes my skin crawl, pretty as she is.

  • Poeta Paz

    Why are all the stars wearing pumps in the summer?

  • toastedink

    Lordy… she is tiny!

  • imspinningaround

    I love it, and her. The print on the skirt is totally the textile version of Pinterest nails, but it works.

  • MoHub

    Ooh! The placement of the print on that skirt!

  • hughman

    I, for one, thinks Snookie looks fabulous.

    • OH the giggles!! The Diet Dr Pepper out of my nose kind of giggles….

  • Tatiana Luján

    I think it went tacky.

  • CPK1

    her outfit is cute enough but some of her poses are ridic

  • I have no idea who this is, but I just wanted to say I think I actually *had* that Barbie in 1991! Or one that looked a heck of a lot like this.

    • Business Barbie around that time had a pink jacket and matching pencil skirt in this exact colour (but in a sort of velvet-y finish) and you could reverse the skirt and it had netting on the other side to turn into a tutu! She came with a white briefcase and a flat white wide brimmed hat that seems strange now I think about it.

  • marlie

    Not gonna lie, I sort of love this. Nothing new about it, but it looks good on her. And I love the shades.

  • Ashley Alvarez

    Oh TLO, no, it does look tacky and cheap. Find this outfit in Santee Alley in LA everywhere.

    I wonder what she looks like without makeup (not being snippy, genuinely curious).

    • Synnae

      Just google it, she looks younger, very cute and has great skin.

      • Ashley Alvarez

        That makes me so sad! I know every woman has a right to apply as much or as little make up as she wants, just as well as I know that more-make up is definitely part of her look, but I can’t help but wish she’d do the red carpet with a little less sometimes. She’s just so gorgeous.

  • Synnae

    I would have signed off on this, had it been a pencil skirt. Now it is too much boobs and legs and barbie.

  • ushoda

    leave the Victoria Beckamism to Victoria Beckam girl

  • Anniebet

    Too much va va voom going on. She’s got so much natural beauty that she could go in a much classier direction and still be stunning. But.. this is for The X Factor – classy doesn’t enter into the picture.

  • NoveltyRocker

    Mail-order catalogue.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I like a pair of big sunglasses, but these just look too big for her face. I like the outfit, but the styling took it in a tacky direction. Although, what the heck else do you wear to The X Factor auditions?

  • elemspbee

    that’s a lot of stuff on the face.

  • TropiCarla

    I would VAULT a fence for her in a heartbeat. YEESH!

    • drdarke


      Undoubtedly, she would eat me alive – and I wouldn’t care…..

  • unbornfawn

    She’s really working that “I’m too sexy for my shirt” thing isn’t she?

  • kolokOlchik

    business barbie, snort

  • H2olovngrl

    She looks salty. Yuck.

  • jmorino08

    She has perfected her schtick to such a degree that she’s practically a cartoon character, and I mean that in the nicest possible way. For realz..

  • Miss WKS

    Plastic fantastic lover!….

  • Imasewsure

    I don’t know.. lady looks like a dude to me most of the time…

  • I must be cranky today because I think it’s tacky and boring.

  • Aaminah Khan

    Dat matching lip colour. Nope nope nope nope nope.

  • Lesley

    I think she is absolutely stunning but i hate the way she dresses. IMO it always appears borderline tacky/cheap.

  • d4divine

    She sizzles…till you get to her feet…and I’m sorry, it matters