Lily Collins Double Shot

Posted on August 08, 2013

Hey, remember when we told you we’d lay off praising Lily for a while and only feature her again when she gets something wrong?

Guess what?


Lily Collins attends signing for her Seventeen Magazine cover in New York City in a Céline black crop top and pleated leather skirt paired with Christian Louboutin ‘So Kate’ camo pumps.

She got it wrong.

Are we psychic? Brilliantly prescient? No, kittens. It’s just that we know the way these press tours play out and no one, not even the very best fashionista, can hit the ground running at least twice a day, every day in a fabulous outfit and not stumble eventually. This was bound to happen. She and her stylist are cross-eyed from looking at outfits and probably thought this one looked just fine on the way out the door.

(Hint: It doesn’t.)

But the good news is…

Lily Collins makes an appearance on “Good Morning America” in New York City in a Valentino lace wool dress paired with Jimmy Choo ‘Amika’ pumps, and Dana Rebecca Designs earrings.

… she bounced back from her moment of fatigue FABULOUSLY.

Lily, we hope you’ve learned a valuable lesson here. Pleather skirts and jogging bras are not really your thing, dear. Adorable twee little dresses are what God intended you to wear. Go and sin no more.




[Photo Credit:, ACE, RogerWong/]

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  • Karen Belgrad

    First look: “I’m doing all this to save your ass, what I really want to do is drop you on it!”
    She is totally channeling her inner Baby Houseman!!!!!

    • I loved this comment so much, I almost changed my mind about the outfit.

    • mshesterp

      Oh my God, a Dirty Dancing quote this early in the morning? I love you so much.

  • itsnotoveryet11

    aside from that one disaster, who ever is styling her has a fantastic eye for outfits that look good standing up and sitting down, something so many women get wrong. She always seems the right mix for glamour and casual. Very interested to see what some of her full red carpet looks come out like

  • sugarkane105

    She looks a lot like Audreybot in the first outfit.

    • Imasewsure

      Where is the Audreybot? We need her back

    • Kristin McNamara

      So glad I skimmed the comments before leaving one of my own. Was going to write this verbatim.

    • Lucía Gavello

      You’re right! And I am ashamed to say I don’t hate that outfit as much as I KNOW I should.

  • marlie

    Love, love, love, love the second look. LOVE.

    Let’s pretend the first look didn’t happen.

    • decormaven

      Truly. The less said about it, the better.

    • mshesterp

      It’s just so WEIRD. The styling, the colors (or lack thereof), the length of the skirt, the non-length of the top. I’m erasing it from my memory.

      …Oh look! What a lovely summer white dress!

  • 3boysful

    What is with all the summer (p)leather?

    • Not applicable

      yea- paired with a top you wear to the gym…

      • MrsProudie

        Sticky, sticky, sticky.

    • ErmengardeGreen

      No damn idea, but based on Bill Cunningham’s most recent shots at the NYT, it’s everywhere. Pre-fall? Or some weird status-y thing demonstrating that (a) you’re too cool to sweat and/or (b) that wherever you’re going, there’s AC?

  • Imasewsure

    What a perfect look for GMA… the first look might be perfect for the UFC but that’s not a good thing

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    Somebody tried to turn her into Rooney Mara with that first look. Lily’s über-fabulous, but she still can’t rock the Audreybot thing.

    • Aurumgirl

      And why the heck would she want to? The last thing she ought to do is go around copying someone else.

  • Sarah Thomas

    The first look is definitely what Aeryn Sun wore to Sebacean prom.

    • NBG

      Geekiest thing I have seen all day. Well done.

    • Celandine1

      I frelling love you right now!

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    I am LOVING her posts – the right, the wrong….they are all definitely interesting! She’s got such a great face – really can do a lot of different looks well. The brows, the hair, the smile, the confidence. Yeah, the outfit in the first pic is a total miss. But it’s another totally different hair and makeup look – and generally I like it too!

  • gabbilevy

    The white dress is gorgeous and I want it. The black skirt was probably salvageable, but not with that top (does that even count as a top?). Do love those Louboutins though.

  • Jen

    Her ‘wrong’ is still much better than most. Or maybe I just have a girl crush on her…

    • TerryMH

      Totally agree. I love her from the neck up and ankles down in the first look. Yes, the sports bra and demure skirt is silly but I forgive because of those shoes!!!

  • Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes. Spectacular turn about.

  • MoHub

    The first pair of shoes is at least 2 sizes too large.

  • MilaXX

    If only she had chosen a better top for that first look. How she & the stylist didn’t see “sports bra” is beyond me. Second look is one of the better variations of this summer’s black/white look.

  • StellaZafella

    1.: Is there a biography of Leslie Caron that would make a good basis for a film … something Audrey Tatou hasn’t already done yet ala: ‘Coco, Before Chanel’?

    2.: Does Lilly Collins dance?

    3.: Have Lilly Collins and her people put 2 and 2 together yet?

  • crash1212

    I don’t hate the first look – it’s venue appropriate and she doesn’t look bad…I don’t think she could ever look bad…BUT…that last look is perfection, in every possible way.

  • Lizzy

    Is Céline a line at Wal-Mart?

  • sagecreek

    OMG, are those first shoes camo print? I just…can’t.

  • Tracy_Flick

    The length of that leather skirt is horrible with the crop top, she looks cut off at the knees. Also, the skirt looks sweaty and the top looks chilly. Just a poor choice all around. The second one is gorgeous, though. It’s a perfect illustration of the difference proportions make in the appearance of your body.

  • Adriana_Paula

    I’m enjoying that the gentleman in the last picture is like, “Meh, she’s no Salma Hayek.”

  • nannypoo

    That first look is hideous and she looks like she agrees.

  • stu844

    I actually liked the first outfit… very ballsy.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I enjoy wearing my sports bra with a leather skirt. It’s helpful in the event that you’re at party and feel a sudden desire to do 20 burpees. Glad that’s not just me.

  • By all rights the shoes on that second look should be too matchy, but she looks cute as hell. Let’s never speak of the first look again.

  • formerlyAnon

    It might not ever be a good look, but the top combo could be improved if the proportions were better.

  • conniemd

    The first look made me wonder why she was running a marathon race in a skirt. The second look is totally adorbs, though I wonder about white wool in August.

  • lilyvonschtupp

    Those Jimmy Choos look fabulous, but painful.

  • teensmom99

    She is so great that she can pull off the matchy black lace.

  • Anniebet

    That white dress is to die for. THAT’S the way to use a lace overlay and not bore the hell out of BKs and uncles. She’s got the perfect shape for it and is just luminous in it. The black leather skirt isn’t awful, but that crop top is. She’s trying for edgy apparently, which isn’t her forte – at least not yet.

  • JauntyJohn

    That first outfit is like “I Dream of Jeannie” by way of Batgirl. I think with some interesting accessories and more dramatic makeup it’s just right for a different event (a very different event) but it’s a no go here.
    Second outfit is unbelievably fabulous. The more I look at this girl the prettier she gets.
    So nice to see a full volume skirty look on a girl who seems to like and know how to wear it.
    Also: Shoes!

  • ‘Becca’lise Deveaux

    It makes me mad how pretty she is.

  • Jacob Bowen

    Did she SERIOUSLY wear camouflage Christian Louboutins with a black pleather skirt and sports bra??? Wow. Everyone IS human. But camouflage??? WHY??? If ANY girl from my little redneck town saw those they would try and make the claim that their all camouflage outfits are “fashionable”. BARF.

  • DominoEstella

    I’ve had 2 children. My mid section will never look like that again.. PLEASE refrain from posting these things. I just had to pick myself up off the floor.

  • paultoes

    She’s just doing her best impression of Rooney Mara.

  • MzzPants

    Sometimes a girl has to wander into Audrey-bot land, just to see if it’ll work. Glad she found her way out.

  • quiltrx

    Somewhere, Rooney Mara is looking for her shit that Lily stole for that first shot.
    LOVE the second look!

  • MannahattaMamma

    The security guard standing behind her as she gets into the car in that last shot seems singularly unimpressed by the entire thing.

  • LauraAgain

    OOOH! The neckline on the white dress is amazing! Love love love!

  • HM3

    Where are the earrings??

  • Danielle


  • marigi

    I like the first look much more than that preppy majorette second…

  • Julie S.

    In her defense, I will say that I have read the book that her movie is based on, and the characters in it wear a lot of leather. I think her first outfit (and the one from the other day with the boots) is a nod to that and a wink to the fans.

  • Peeve

    Love the second dress, but my question is: wool? In August?

  • kathrineb

    First outfit: No likey! (but when you have abs like that…) Second outfit: pretty fab! The neckline is lovely! 🙂