Laura Prepon at the “Lovelace” Premiere

Posted on August 07, 2013

Tsk, Laura Prepon. Tsk.

We’re tsking at you. You have failed to seize the red carpet moment. You did not Carpe Red Carpet.


“Orange Is the New Black” star Laura Prepon attends the premiere of “Lovelace” Premiere in Hollywood, California.

Except for the things on her feet, which are AN ABOMINATION UNTO THE LORD (and which we refuse to call shoes, boots or even footwear), this is all perfectly fine for a Friday night at your favorite dive bar with your best buds. But this is the premiere of a very buzz-heavy movie and Laura’s just now riding a buzz-heavy career high because of Orange is the New Black. This is not the time to … to… well, to do THIS, goddammit. She had to have known she’d be photographed and that the pictures would appear somewhere. What’s wrong with a little polish? You can do this sort of … whatever this is. Boho? L.A. hipster? Whatever it is, you can do it in a more stylish way.

In fact, let that be today’s T Lo Life & Style lesson: ANY style can be UP-styled.

Seriously, what are those things on her feet? They’re like cowboy boots for cowboys who ride those little pygmy horses.


[Photo Credit: Jennifer Graylock/]

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  • Paigealicious

    Looks like she’s in costume as “Sandra Bullock in the movie Speed.”

    • dalgirl


    • JosephLamour

      Who are you? I love you.

      • Paigealicious


    • NYCGlamourpuss

      I love that!!!

    • marlie

      I wrote the same thing before I read the rest of the posts. Spot on!

  • blogless

    Even the necklace looks cheap. The whole outfit looks like something I wore to the mall back in the 80’s. (Except for the ghastly shoes/slippers that I am pretty sure I never wore.)

    • Lizzyisi

      I was thinking “rolling into an afternoon class having just woken up in college in 1992” but basically, yes.

      • Heather

        After a night that involved a lot of cheap beer and ditch weed.

      • Darva Sutra

        I was thinking Lollapalooza ’92!!

        • Rhonda Shore

          It’s funny that you say that because this is exactly how i used to dress in the early nineties…a version of this was my everyday look except i did my hair in Sevillan styles.

        • NYCGlamourpuss

          Yeah, I already made a Pearl Jam joke before I saw this, but I agree totally!

        • Christiane Truelove

          Lollapalooza ’92 …sigh… that was a great show. I still remember that show at Montage Mountain in PA. Ministry refused to go on the stage until it was full dark. When the first chords of “New World Order” sounded out, the enormous mosh pit at the bottom of the mountain slope just exploded. I stayed well above the fray.

          And I too would have worn this outfit back in the day ,,,

          • Darva Sutra

            Hell yeah, it was great! Saw it in Phoenix, God I was young back then. Wore this exact look except with Docs, of course, we had TASTE! …sigh. Good times.

        • marlie

          I think this is what I wore to Lollapalooza ca. ’92!!

  • Christiane Truelove

    What the hell did she have done with her nose?

    • Guest

      I was thinking the same thing. I was about to go back and look at pictures cause that’s not the Laura I remembered.

      • Christiane Truelove

        I know, right???? Also, she should lay off the Botox. Her forehead frightens me.

      • majorbedhead

        I did go back and look at pictures because I didn’t think she was who I thought she was, but she is. I don’t really like it.

        Also, her outfit is awful. Head to toe awful.

    • ? I don’t see it ? I mean I *see* her nose, but it doesn’t look new or different. She does need to step away from the Botox though, no one needs to be devoid of life lines.

      • Christiane Truelove

        It looks like it was narrowed at the sides and tip and shortened. Her nose definitely used to be wider; a normal, pretty nose.

        • Griffinqueen

          I’m so sad–I always thought she was a pure, natural beauty (on the 70’s show).

          Why? Why do they fuck with their faces? Especially the face that made them famous?

          • KiwiFanGirl

            This is the girl from the 70’s show??? Unrecognizable.

      • Beth513

        I agree completely, I just googled me up some images of her from that 70s show and her nose looks exactly the same, but I do believe she did a little unnecessary botoxing.

        • RebeccaKW

          I agree, same nose. The eye area seems exceptionally puffy. Almost like she just woke up 15 minutes ago.

      • alyce1213

        To me it looks ever so slightly tapered (and maybe straightened on the bridge), but it could be makeup or the fact that the rest of her face is bloated with Botox and it just appears that way. Hard to tell.

    • patticake1601

      She had a bad nose job! She was perfect already. Sigh.

      • UsedtobeEP

        She did have a nose job. I know we aren’t allowed to post links here but I found a publicity photo of her from That 70s Show taken at the same angle and she definitely had the outer edges of her nose taken off.

    • lilyvonschtupp

      What the hell happened around the eyes? Nah, don’t tell me. I know.

  • bristlesage

    If we needed further proof that the ’90s are back in a big way, it’s those godforsaken foot coverings, which I remember from last time around. They were just as dumb then.

    • Lucía Gavello

      They look like the evil love children of cowboy boots and clown shoes. She looks like she’s wearing platypus beaks.

  • anotherkate

    “Any style can be UP-styled.” Add it to the list of T-shirt phrases!

  • suzanne77

    She looks like the “cool” manager… at the Gap… in the 90’s. Is it me? We are ALL SEEING THIS RIGHT?!

    • mlle

      She looks like she should have been Janeane Garofalo’s coworker in Reality Bites.

      • suzanne77

        Later she’s going to Lilith Fair with some people and she might get a piercing.

        • mlle

          But right now, it’s most important that she be excused from class so she can grab her Cranberries cd before someone snags it from the quad.

          • suzanne77

            Gawd! I love the Cranberries, but No Doubt is my JAM, MAN! “Puts Walkman Headphones On” “Takes sip of Orange Julius”

          • Sobaika

            Bless you. Bless all of the Clueless references.

          • mlle

            I’m reading Emma right now, and I keep visualizing all the characters as their Clueless counterparts, and it’s HILARIOUS.

          • HM3

            Wait–“Clueless” is a spoof off an Austen novel? OH. MY. GOD. Why did I never realize this?!

          • NYCGlamourpuss

            Yes – two enthusiastic thumbs up! Fine holiday fun.

          • NYCGlamourpuss

            I love you. Please be my new best friend.

          • mlle

            I’m blushing! Thank you so much.

      • MemHey

        Customer at Empire Records?

        • suzanne77

          Is it Rex Manning day already?

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      I was gonna go with Contempo but yeah, this is practically a 90s costume.

      • suzanne77

        I hadn’t even thought of Contempo in a zillion years, but yeah. YEAH. You are spot on.

      • Rand Ortega

        I worked there for a summer. Horrible.

    • SylviaFowler

      Yes, I was going to say “Going the The Mall in 1993”.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      Absolutely, we are TOTALLY all seeing this! I made the joke, too – we all have made the joke! Which means that we’re all correct in what we’re seeing!

  • Sue_Asponte

    She is saying, “fuck you, red carpet.”

    • Imasewsure

      Nah she’s saying “Look how unconventional and cool I am… please look… please think I’m cool… PPPPLLLEEEAAASSSEEE????”

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        Not just that, but “I was cool back in the 90s, and I’m still cool now! Right? Right??”

  • Plin

    That looks more like a Walk of Shame outfit than one for walking the red carpet.

  • I blame Scientology. Always.

    • pookiesmom

      Another Scientologist? Aw, hell.

      • Mostly, I don’t give a shit. Mostly. But there are a few people who when I find out it that is their cult of choice, my disappointment in them is swift and strong. She is one of those folks.

        • pookiesmom

          I think Elisabeth Moss was my biggest surprise/disappointment. Laura is a close second.

          • charlotte

            I was just about to post something along the lines of “Save our Lizzie!”.

          • omg_dora

            Aw, Elizabeth Moss? I’m disappointed too, silly as it may be.

          • bellafigura1


          • marlie

            Elisabeth Moss?!? Nooooooo!!!

          • alyce1213

            Oh yes, a lifer. The suspected reason for the end to her very short-lived marriage to Fred Armisen — he couldn’t take the cray.

          • marlie

            That makes me so sad for some reason.

        • Plin

          Add me to the list of the disappointed. Man. She always plays such smart characters!

          • Heather

            She seems smart in interviews, too, as does Lizzie Moss. I agree, disappointing.

          • alyce1213

            It’s good to keep in mind that they don’t write the lines. The rest is acting.

        • gubblebumm

          Bet she joined so she could make connections and get jobs? Then it wouldn’t be as ick

  • Dear Ms. Laura: You look better in prison khakis. That should really tell you something.

    • She’s so, so hot on Orange is the New Black. I am halfway through the season (loving it as everyone said I would) and I would be her wife any damn day.

    • charlotte

      I actually came to this page straight from watching OITNB on Netflix. What a surprise!

    • bellafigura1

      And glasses! She looks gorgeous in glasses!

    • Sobaika



  • hughman

    As an L.A. denizen, I’ll add two things (that are in no way a defense of this outfit or her Sheriff Woody footwear) :

    1. The top half is just SO Echo Park, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, [insert hipster hunting ground here]. SO. It does not surprise me in the least.
    2. L.A. women have a notoriously uncomfortable relationship with their shoes. Perhaps it’s due to driving or something but I’ve always noticed this since I moved here (from NYC). Eh, at least she’s not wearing Uggs which is a “look” I’m still occasionally subjected to.

    • demidaemon

      I don’t know. These shoes look like the bastard cousins of Uggs who came from Hicksville, WV. I can’t really imagine Uggs even reaching the abomination level of these shoes, though their staying power and continued “popularity” does also boggle the mind.

    • FrigidDiva

      You know, I don’t mind Uggs. I actually own a pair. BUT I do live in ND and wear them in the winter time when we have six feet of snow outside and we have sub-Arctic temps. I’ve never understood how they became so popular in LA. All I can think of is sweaty feet when I see celebs like Britney Spears or Pamela Anderson wearing themin summer with their denim cut-offs.

      • marlie

        Yes, my Uggs are reserved for only those few weeks and months when I (logically) want to have fur wrapped around my feet to keep them warm.

      • housefulofboys

        I see your point completely, but I will state this in defense of those of us in warmer locales. My feet are always cold, and I like having warm feet, so I have a tendency to wear shearling footwear all year as the occasion warrants. Not when I’m dressing up, or when it’s hot, but it just feels so good on my tootsies!

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      You have my undying love forever for the “Sheriff Woody footwear” remark!

  • Chuck Barthelme

    She should look so much better. Hipster cowboy can be done much better than this attempt.

  • lonepear

    I think I wore that outfit for picture day in 6th grade, 1994.

    • marlie

      Or picture day in 9th through 12th grade in 1994.

  • JauntyJohn

    serious strategic blunder given her personal buzz coming out of “Orange is the New Black.”

    • Denise Alden

      I know, right? She should show up looking like it’s *her* movie premiere, IMO.

    • decormaven

      Color me disappointed. Girl, you got the power of some serious buzz going right now. This is not a good way to capitalize on it. And trust me, serious buzz is hard to come by.

  • Ann VerWiebe

    I think I wore this outfit when about 15 years ago (only my jean jacket was red). Even I could put something better together out of my closet.

  • Amy909

    What is up with her eyebrows (see OITNB)? over plucked, over shaped eyesbrows of the 90’s!

  • Anniebet

    Talk about a missed opportunity. She’s not exactly been the queen of the red carpet lately…make that *ever*… so you’d think this would be her time to shine, not her time to go batshit nuts and choose footwear that makes BKs everywhere wanna barf. And I need not mention the rest of the look. Do I?

  • drdarke

    She needs to stop letting Stana Katic style her.

    “No, just because you pretended to be her once, doesn’t mean you have to adopt her own too-Canadian clothing style!”

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Well at least her hair if red.

  • Miss wks

    Yeah, all true. But I can’t help liking the unpretentiousness of it. It’s not that she said “I don’t care”. She just dressed herself in her own clothes. It’s better than borrowing a dress and looking a fool because you don’t know how to wear it. And yes, the boots.

    • MilaXX

      It’s pretension in the other way. It’s trying to hard to be every day people. It’s also extremely under dressed for the event. You mean to tell me she doesn’t have something better in her own closet? I’m not even close to a celeb and I could pull from my closet and look better than this.

    • Laylalola

      If she can’t be bothered to clean up for the red carpet at the premiere of a movie that will probably wind up with Oscar nominations in a couple of categories, then when the hell would she ever? (And it is that she said, “I don’t care.”)

    • Miss wks

      I stand by my comment and Miss Laura. Individuality, no matter how “unfashionable” ranks higher in my book than showing up in a borrowed dress, jewels and shoes. It takes guts to go against the grain and wear your own clothes to an opening. She’s a beautiful woman and a really good actress. I’m just glad she showed up.

      • demidaemon

        Would you say that to a teacher who shows up wearing a miniskirt and backless blouse to work? Because it is basically the same thing.

  • Fordzo

    Her nose…

  • Why is she wearing what I used to wear to the farmers market in the 90s?

  • ashtangajunkie

    I like the colour of her hair. The good ends just above her eyebrows, where the sad begins.

    • largishbearishAtlish

      I like the ‘quiet’ lipstick color, anything else would class with her coloring.

      • sekushinonyanko

        Joan Holloway successfully works lipsticks in several different shades in spite of having very red hair. It’s possible to wear strong lipcolor with red hair, just a bit more thought has to go into it.

  • MilaXX

    did she wander in on her way to the mall in 1987?

  • bertkeeter

    She couldn’t be bothered…..I can’t either!!

  • Imasewsure

    In her defense, her publicist told her she was going to a Bon Jovi concert

  • AnnPopovic

    Ugh. Mulletboots. Cowboy on the busines end, slippers at the rear. In short: NO. Something you’d dream up while severely stoned, laugh about for the rest of the night…and then never ever mention again.

  • Erin Hines

    I dress like that to go to PTA meetings.

  • flamingoNW

    Srsly. This is what the PR assistant behind you wears, MAYBE. Disappoint.

  • Adriana_Paula

    Suddenly she looks a lot like a young Agnes Moorehead…

    • alyce1213


  • acevedob

    She looks like she’s going to a rodeo. This aint Texas, yall!

  • MzzPants

    She’s running to Target for tampons.

  • jmorino08

    Maybe she’s going Method. Maybe next season of OITNB she breaks out of prison and has to go in cognito as a a Britney Spears/Lindsay Lohan mashup circa 2003. Cuz if that’s the case, she nailed it!

  • Elena

    Just here to say that I started watching Orange is the New Black yesterday, and I love it. On episode 11 now!

  • Poeta Paz

    The best thing about this outfit is that TLo’s comments made me laugh so hard that everyone is looking at me like I want what she’s having. Thank you Lord for sending us ugly outfits. The world needs laughter.

  • giddypony

    She looks better in an orange jumpsuit

  • HVM

    I wish Chloe Sevigny was wearing this – it would make for a great alters post.

    • demidaemon

      You know, this outfit looks vaguely like something Miss Sevigny HAS worn in the past.

  • leilah

    Those are “cowboy bunkhouse-shoes” ….

  • e jerry powell

    I don’t mind that she went back to red, even (actually, I’ve always preferred her as a redhead), but THOSE FEET THINGS MUST GO.

  • putacorkinit

    That’s not Laura Prepon. She looks nothing like Laura Prepon.

  • Heather

    I’ve always really liked her, but I agree that this is horrifying. Laura, I had that dress IN COLLEGE. In 1992. From like, the Ross clearance rack. I know you can do better. Come over and I can lend you something and we can have a cocktail and gossip.

    • marlie

      OMG, mine was in high school circa 1994. My shop of choice was TJ Maxx.

  • Ronica Skarphol Brownson

    Reality bites. (*Note, Laura, that is in the PAST tense. Welcome to the two thousand teens!)

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    OMG, do you have a spare ticket to the Pearl Jam concert? You do? Awesome, bud! Let’s go crowd surfing together!

  • MoHub

    Sad. Just sad.

  • Andrea Lentz

    i love her hair though.

  • Louise Bryan

    Those things on her feet: they are called “ugglies”. Newest thing, and, hopefully, shortest lived.

  • Dagney

    Though, it’s honest. She does not look like she is trying hard to look like she is NOT trying hard. She really looks like she is not trying at all.

  • gubblebumm

    That is a dress from forever21 circa 1993. I had almost the same one, but it was a romper (you know with the “shorts”) had a couple for after my baby’s birth…I feel shame now

    • Not applicable

      I had this shorts/dress in mustard yellow and in white- both with corresponding matching flowers. Loved them- comfy 90s jumpers! Great to wear to family picnics so I could pig out. 😉

  • Judy_J

    I live in Texas, and those things on her feet are an insult to all things Texan.

  • jen

    1994 called and wants its outfit back.

  • marlie

    My first thought: Sandra Bullock’s character from “Speed” wore exactly this outfit. I think.

    ETA: I should read some other posts before I write my own. 😛

  • Deedles

    This is NOT how you show up to the premier of a movie that is about “the pr0n.”

  • LipstickForPigs

    Horrible as her outfit is, my first thought when scrolling was “Thank GOD she ditched that sad blonde..”

  • housefulofboys

    “cowboy boots for cowboys who ride those little pygmy horses” – this literally made my day, you guys really know how to turn a phrase, and I cannot, really cannot, wait to get my hands on your upcoming book.

    Has anyone mentioned why in the world she chose a french manicure with her boho/hipster look? (yeah, I’m one of those people who always notice the mani pedi.) It’s incongruous at best. I think they are a bit passe and more suited to southern belles or ladies of a certain age. Like Reese Witherspoon, or I think I’ve seen them on Jane Fonda and they looked fine. But. Not here.

  • lilyvonschtupp

    What happened to her? She dosen’t even look like herself.

  • Kathryn Tewson

    Carpe Carpet? Carpet Diem? Help me out here y’all.

  • She looks hot in prison attire…this? She looks NOT.

  • PeaceBang

    This is a Worst Of 2013.

  • Nexli B

    I had this exact outfit in 1993

  • librarygrrl64

    What is this mess?!?

  • unclesamonmars

    Wake up people! She’s a Scientologist cuckoo bird and she’s shagging Tom Cruise or what ever dueling Scientologist deniers of their orientation do to one another.