Lily Collins in Christian Siriano at a “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” Event

Posted on August 01, 2013

We usually weed out pictures of celeb outfits if we can’t find a couple good head-to-toe shots, and we barely even glance at photosets with no standing shots, but we love this outfit so much we had to feature it, despite the fact that she’s seated the whole time.


Lily Collins attends a Q&A and autograph session for fans in anticipation of Screen Gems’ action-fantasy “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” in Chicago Ridge, Illinois in a Christian Siriano jacket and shorts paired with a ASOS cropped tee and Brian Atwood pumps.

Christian Siriano Resort 2014 Collection

Or maybe… because of the fact that she’s seated the whole time? Because we have to admit, we’re impressed she wore very wide-legged pair of shorts and a half top while seated. On a stage. Facing an audience. That takes some ladyballs.

Granted, she’s fetal and she’s tiny, so it’s not like she was risking a public stoning or anything. But one unflattering picture of her in this getup could have been ridiculously embarrassing if people bitchier than we ever got hold of it and decided to run with it. Any stylist worth their salt would’ve stopped her and asked “Are you sure you want to wear this?” But kudos are owed to whoever made the decision, because we think this is chic-as-hell, eye-catching, and slightly unusual. She looks utterly adorable, we love that print, and this would be an example of exactly the right time to deploy the standard black pump. Attagirl.



[Photo Credit: Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images, Brad Walsh/Christian Siriano]

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  • Glam Dixie

    I just love those shoes the models are wearing SO much, I kinda wish she had gone for it and worn them too.

    • Beardslee

      you and me both!

    • VioletFem

      The shoes that the model is wearing are cute, but they would have clashed with the outfit Lily wore. Too many competing patterns.

      • mlle

        Maybe she means the shoes from the first model shot?

        • VioletFem

          Oh that makes more sense.

  • Judy_S

    She does look cute. I don’t think it’s kind to invite an audience to wonder if they’ll get to see your ladyballs, though.

  • crash1212

    Very cute. I love Christian’s entire line this time around…I so want that dress on the right 3 panels down that it’s making me weep. And the model shoes are TO DIE…as they say. Are they his also?

    • Rhonda Shore

      I do too…i want the suit w/the pedal pushers! And Lily does look fabulous!

    • StellaZafella

      Christian designs his own shoe lines, too. He brought us an early iteration of the curved hoof heel…If these shoes are his, I’ll forgive him that earlier faux pas.

    • DuBey2

      I preferred how the prints were coordinated on the model look with the shorts. (3rd panel down, jacket was in contrasting print) It kept it from looking too matchy-matchy. I’m going to have to check out the rest of that collection based on these examples.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I love this outfit. I am in awe of anyone with enough confidence to wear a crop top while seated. She is head-to-toe adorable here.

  • Spicytomato1

    I would have loved to see her rock the skinny pants. That said, she looks pretty darn near perfect…fresh and lovely with a bit of an edge. Big thumbs up.

  • Yeahhhhhh…I’m just glad we did not see her lady balls.

  • nannypoo

    Very cute. Now she should take off most of those tacky rings and she’ll look perfect.

  • Anne At Large

    I like the shoes, they look like there is some texture to them and I think it enough for them to not be boring, they don’t need to be another focal point.

  • StellaZafella

    Cobra patterning on the shoes makes them just that bit edgy…If I’d been in the audience seeing her wearing the fabulous shoes on the models I fear I would have been too busy mopping the shoes to hear what she had to say.

    • NOLA_gal

      Nothing against the movie, but I’m betting nobody there was there to hear what she had to SAY.

  • MilaXX

    She looks adorable. No complaint here.

  • marlie

    A really cute outfit. And her hair and makeup look great – I even like the lip color. Plus, if she’s going to wear Minnie Mouse shoes, at least they have an interesting textural pattern.

  • Just Me

    I wish the shirt wasn’t midriff. I would like the outfit a lot better if I wan’t wondering where the rest of her shirt went.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Yes, I wish she would stand up so I could see the entire look.

  • Qitkat

    LOVE. This is a very sophisticated print, and she is rocking the outfit.

  • Danielle L

    Love the interesting cut on the jacket. Brave for wearing a crop top to a seated event, but that’s a perk of being so thin.

  • alyce1213

    I like this print, it’s like a men’s foulard, but I think Thom Browne did it much better a couple of seasons ago (see Michelle Obama at inauguration). I like the cut of the jacket Lily is wearing, the skirt’s great only for little girls, but the jacket can work for lots of women. The rest of the clothing is fine, nothing really new.

  • kimmeister

    Her flat stomach and cellulitelessness are mocking me.

    • Cz

      Ah youth.

    • RebeccaKW

      I read someplace that like 98% of women have cellulite, and the few that don’t (if I remember correctly) were of African descent. Then I see some celebrity, young or old, in a mini skirt on Letterman or at Comic Con, where there is NO photo shopping and I think ‘what the hell?’

  • formerlyAnon

    Like that jacket, it’s a really nice print, I’d probably have chosen the cigarette pants, and god bless you girl, if you can wear a midriff baring crop top for a seated interview! Work it while you’ve got it!

  • Lilithcat

    people bitchier than we

    Are there such people?

    I bought that black dress two years ago, though without the extra spaghetti straps.

  • pop_top

    I love this look. That pattern is fabulous!

  • Diego!

    I love this outfit on her! She looks radiant!

  • carnush

    Gorgeous makeup and hair, cute outfit. She looks fantastic.

  • Kikishua

    Love the outfit but completely love the hair. Perfect summer length.

  • She can wear whatever she wants — I just love her eyebrows to pieces.

  • DuBey2

    “despite the fact that she’s seated the whole time” Well, it may be a coincidence, but the Prada Fall ’13 add campaign just happens to show nothing but models who are SEATED the whole time. I just looked through it here on TLo’s blog. And I got all sorts of ideas about how to sit, slouch, and drape myself in interesting ways over every piece of furniture in my house. Gee, I hope my husband notices…

  • what an adorable little suit! you go, princess puffysleeves. also, Tlo: you mean, there ARE people bitchier than we? i shudder to think…