Alice Eve in Richard Nicoll at the 2013 GQ Men of the Year Awards

Posted on September 04, 2013

Alice seems to have followed the style dictum “If my dress is really tight and my heels are really high, I’m good to go.”



Alice Eve attends the 2013 GQ Men of the Year Awards at The Royal Opera House in London in a Richard Nicoll dress paired with Christian Louboutin pumps.

Richard Nicoll Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Gracie Van Gastel

It’s not a bad dress, but in addition to being too small on her, it seems to us it’s not really her color. And while a belt doesn’t seem to be called for here and the sleeves don’t allow for showy arm jewelry, it looks like it needs something; some accessory or bit of styling to complete the look. Obviously, she missed a major opportunity with those shoes. The color is non-committal and we’re cringing at the idea of pairing textured shoes with a textured dress like that. Rookie mistake. Also, her makeup is weird and her ankle bracelet is distracting. There. She’s assessed.



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  • sagecreek

    I bet she’s hating Rosie whatsherface right about now.

    • Oh, I suspect most of them are muttering, “bitch” under their breath about her. lol

      • Tess Danesi

        I know I say that out loud at every photo of Rosie. But with the utmost respect, when you have that bod and that face, you werk it for all it’s worth and Rosie sure does that. I imagine myself shriveling up and blowing away in her actual presence.

  • Great. Now I’m craving an Orange Julius. Thanks, TLo.

  • I think the not-quite-her-colour effect would be toned down if she didn’t have orange blush and lipstick on. The ankle bracelet is tacky.

    • Lizzyisi

      Is it an ankle bracelet? I thought it was a piece of string!

      • It’s a “I’ve just been to Bali and bought a friendship bracelet” thing, I think.

        • decormaven

          And silly to wear with that look. Might as well have worn island braids.

          • Louise Bryan

            Actually, with the right shoes and a properly sized dress, island braids might just have been okay. At least she wouldn’t look like a generic starlet.

  • A wide miss by Miss Alice Eve at this evenings competition. Snakeskin shoes of just the wrong shade to pair with the snakeskin dress? Orange? Not her friend.

    • 3boysful

      Not to mention those snakeskin shoes look to be several sizes too large.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    I thought a starlet had finally resorted to some form of improvised twist tie to keep her too big shoes on…

    • Nancer

      I totally thought the same thing at first glance!

  • MilaXX

    Rosie looked at her and said, “Nope!”
    She missed the mark here.

  • NBG

    And the shoes are too big. She also needs red carpet posing lessons, STAT.,

  • nannypoo

    How do they all walk in those giant shoes? High heels are difficult enough, but when they’re two sizes too big how do they keep them on? Is there tape in there?

    • MilaXX

      I just asked the same thing. I could see if there was an ankle strap or something to help hold the shoe on, but in a pump I’m just confused.

    • kimmeister

      I think you’re on to something. With all the industrial strength tape out there to keep boobs from falling out of garments, I’ll bet some of it is deployed with too large shoes as well.

    • E2_Remote

      Don’t they make those little elastic bands that go inside the shoe heel? I could have sworn I wore something like that a few years ago in a pair of bridesmaid shoes that were too big. Might explain why there seems to be a large gap between her heel and the back of the shoe, but the things are still staying on.

  • Jacquelyn

    I thought the ankle bracelet was like some weird string that was part of the shoe. Weird.

    Not her color at all and the shoes are kinda matchy-matchy.

    But…she has a pretty smile?

  • SewingSiren

    Too tight and not exactly her color. Or maybe to put a finer point on it a little too close to her skin color.

  • marlie

    If she switched out the shoes that are trying to be an exact copy of the dress and instead wore some with some interesting contrast, that actually fit her feet, we might have something here. The dress is interesting (but too tight), but she missed on the styling.

    • Beardslee

      Yes, compare her shoes with Rosie’s shoes. Now THERE is a patterned shoe, beautifully deployed.

  • Julie Chase

    I don’t know, I thought the orange brought out her eyes really well. Those shoes are all wrong though.

  • Sara Brams-Miller

    She looks so uncomfortable!!!

    • Lilak

      Ooooh, yeah — that is one fancy sausage casing . . .

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    Huh… does Ms Eve have Heterochromia or is it just the effect of the flash photography?

    Oh, and Orange Orange is not her friend.

    • leahpapa

      I don’t remember noticing it in “Star Trek,” but maybe she was wearing contacts?

      Also, thanks for the new vocabulary word – now I can stop calling it “Jane Seymour eyes.”

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        I think I only know what it’s called because of a S1 episode of Luther…! Movies and TV taught me all I know.

        • Tatiana Luján

          Is Luther any good?

          • Eclectic Mayhem

            Oh Dear God yes! It’s very bloody and dark – way bloodier that I can usually deal with but I could. not. look. away. It is extraordinary. Plus, Idris Elba… obviously.

            Though I’m kind of scared to watch the first episode of S3 that I DVRd last night…

          • Tatiana Luján

            Oh, thanks.
            (Yes, Idris Elba…)

          • formerlyAnon

            Luther is dark enough that I always put off watching an episode to be in the right mood (but I’m an emotional wimp, so YMMV) but once I sit down with it I’m usually riveted. And, as mentioned, Idris Elba. OR, rather, Idris Elba’s voice.

          • Tatiana Luján

            I’m an emotional wimp myself too. I’ll watch the show on a saturday morning.

          • Eclectic Mayhem

            In bright sunshine with birds singing in the background – if you can manage it. As much contrast as possible with what’s happening on screen!

          • MoHub

            It is fabulous. We have nothing like it in the US.

        • leahpapa

          I officially love you.

        • kimmeister

          I learned the difference between champagne and sparkling white wine from the movie Wayne’s World, no joke. Many years later, I read about it in a magazine and said, “what do you know, they weren’t kidding!”

          • Eclectic Mayhem

            Does that mean that “mill-e-wah-que” really is Algonquin for “the good land.”!

          • kimmeister

            Wikipedia says yes! That Alice Cooper sure knows his stuff. Now, do you remember how to say “you look pretty” in Cantonese?

    • BrooklynBomber

      Ooh, good catch. It does look like it.

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        Hey BB, how the devil are you?!

        Yes, your message prompted me to actually go off and check in the IMDB and sure ’nuff – heterochromia.

        What I hadn’t realised was that she’s part of a UK acting dynasty; Daddy is Trevor Eve (Shoestring! A Sense of Guilt!) and Mum is Sharon Maughan (Fellow Brits – remember the coffee adverts with pre-Buffy Anthony Stewart Head?!). Huh!

        • BrooklynBomber

          Hi, darling EM. Climbing out of a big ol’ pile of life-with-a-capital-L. And you?

          I’d never heard of Alice Eve before this post (at least not that I recall), but I do remember those coffee adverts! They showed them in the U.S. Funny, because the other night I was watching Woody Allen’s “Scoop,” and ASH shows up in one small scene; I recognized him from Buffy, but had completely forgotten about the Taster Choice ads till just now. God, he’s dreamy.

          • Eclectic Mayhem

            All good here – insanely busy but good. This Life business better be treating you well or I’ll have a word with it – don’t mess with BB!

            Ninja Edit – ASH is still dreamy!

          • BrooklynBomber

            xo 🙂

    • MoHub

      Pretty sure her right eye is green, and the left is blue. Unless she lost a colored contact lens.

  • leahpapa

    Uniboob (n.): the result of a too-tight dress constricting the upper ventral region of the torso of a primate.

  • HVM

    Her dress seems a tad too tight and the shoes are comically big. What exactly is around her ankle? It can’t be an actual anklet can it? I’m so confused.

    • BrooklynBomber

      I think it’s a plastic bag twistie thing.

    • kimmeister

      Stupid anklet is stupid.

  • mjude

    the shoes not fitting drives me crazy

  • MilaXX

    I have to ask, how do lady stars keep their feet in 6 inch heels that are too big? Does double sided tape work on the feet?

    • crash1212

      I figured that’s why she had the ankle keeper thingy on…like surfers…in case she threw a shoe, it would stay close.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Plus, her fingernails are the color of a filing cabinet.

  • Little_Olive

    Remake of “Alien, the 8th passenger” with custom design by Rachel Zoe.

    Oh, and uni-pancake-boob.

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    I for some reason think this would look better if her shoes were a shade of indigo. A lot more interesting than this flesh color. And this dress calls for something more interesting.

  • cocohall

    Does anyone else have a burning desire to chop off those sleeves? One, they seem to be limiting her arm movement to awkward bend-at-the-elbow waves, and two, wouldn’t the dress be a whole lot sexier (and that is pretty much the point at this event, no?) as a sleeveless number? And a little more skin would balance out the orange. Well, that’s a stretch. Really, orange? Go home dear. RHW schooled you and you should just find your robe and a pint of Ben and Jerry’s and call it a night.

    • demidaemon

      I would actually make this into a halter or something similar. Some more shoulder skin would help to balance out all that orange.

  • Miss_Led

    Is the dress reflecting onto her face? She is looking mighty orange, herself.

  • Tatiana Luján

    I don’t like the dress or the shoes (which are like 2 sizes too big), but her head looks lovely, she nailed the hair and makeup.

  • MoHub

    Maybe someone told her to go up a size on the dress and down a size on the shoes, and she got the instructions mixed up.

    • Supernumerary

      Seriously. How is she walking with any level of success in shoes which slide right off the back of her heels?

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        I think all these starlets in too big shoes are heading for arthritic toes from all the scrunching they’ve had to do!

        • MoHub

          I have a theory that some Hollywood podiatrist is providing a huge kickback to the shoe designers and will use the medical fees he collects in future to set up his retirement fund.

          • formerlyAnon

            Instead of “retirement fund” I think you mean “privately owned retirement country.” Or maybe two.

          • MoHub

            Maybe one of those private islands they show on Wealth TV.

  • Austen Jane

    Her eyes are two different colors, yes? Or is it just these pictures?

  • Lilithcat

    Is that an ankle bracelet, or is it a string holding the oversized shoe onto her foot?

  • bertkeeter

    Wear shoes that fit! Is that asking too much?

    • MoHub

      Yes. Yes it is.

  • Poeta Paz

    What is that ankle bracelet? Kabala string for the leg?

  • GorgeousThings

    That’s an ankle bracelet? I thought the price tag from the loaned (and too big) shoes just got wrapped around her leg.

  • Rand Ortega

    She skinned a Gorn & dyed it orange. Interesting that she apparently had enough for the shoes but not the dress.

    • Just Me

      I luv you…

      • Rand Ortega

        LOL! Back at ‘cha!

        • demidaemon

          To me it reads more Goron, but that’s only because I am a Zelda nerd.

  • Tanzina Ahmed

    Why does she look so damn jaundiced here? She literally looks like she bathed in carrot puree before this event.

    • Lori

      Because that’s what orange does to people who shouldn’t wear orange. I look exactly like this if I wear it, so I don’t.

      • Constant Reader

        Me too. In high school, I had an orange T-shirt that someone had brought me as a souvenir from someplace (Curacao, I think) and I’d put it on in the mornings before school on those days I wanted to convince my mother I was sick when i wasn’t. Worked every time.

        • demidaemon

          That’s so awesome.

  • Joan Wilder

    Star Trek extra.

  • Kent Roby

    I actually love this color, even on her. But I do agree that it’s a bit to tight, unless she intentionally wanted the skirt to pucker up as a subliminal message for targeted males to pucker up their lips in anticipation of her kiss.

  • Imasewsure

    The GQ Ladies Division, Most Tortured Feet Award goes to… this chick… not loving the dress either

  • Diego!

    Girl… you look like a porn actress but a cheap one! That dress should be worn by a 12 year old girl, it’s too small for you and those shoes, on the other hand, are way too big! Get yourself together and fire your stylist! I believe is a she stylist! She is jealous of you!

  • elemspbee

    and her shoes are distractingly too big for her feet.

  • NMMagpie

    This is just painful. Tragic much too big shoes trying to hard to match. RosieFTW!

  • YoungSally

    RC shoes that don’t fit should be right up there with the A.M. Walk of Shame….also appropriate for the GQ RC.

  • Getoverit

    I think I am the only one, but I think I like it. With the caveat that the dress needs to be bigger and the shoes need to be smaller.

  • Dagney

    agree agree agree. Except I forgive all because she is clearly a fit looking woman with real, honest-to-goodness muscle in those rockin legs.

  • HM3

    In response to the prior post on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at the same event, I tipped my hat to Rosie and scoffed, “Most ladystars would’ve hacked several inches off the hem, worn nude pumps, and painfully heavy makeup.” Psychic? –or, a well-trained Bitter Kitten?

  • Just Me

    Alice, my dear, you are better than this (or at least I hope so…I am giving you the benefit of the doubt). In my BK opinion, this is not your dress. It it wearing you and not in a good way. Take it off, pack it up and send it to Kerry Washington. While I can reasonably say she would never actually wear it, the color would look so much better on her that we can at least try to tempt her. Again, sweetie, I know you tried and it was a good effort, but this dress makes you look like a neon, ice cream Barbie, complete with the toy plastic shoes.

    • demidaemon

      I love your analysis of Kerry Washington. Never wear it, indeed!

  • amanda lynn

    orange blush.

  • Trickytrisha

    Uh, no.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    I will never associate her with anything other than the disgustingly gratuitous panty shot in last Star Trek film. Her bursting-at-the-seams outfit isn’t giving me reason to, either.

  • Jitka Pavlíková

    Dress too small + shoes too big = not in love

  • Tarquin


  • demidaemon

    Yeah, I don’t love this color on a pale-skinned blond. And that texture is too obviously reptilian, which I think doesn’t work in such a large expanse of fabric.