BAFTA Los Angeles 2013 Awards Season Tea Party Red Carpet Rundown

Posted on September 22, 2013

Hit it, attention whores! It’s Sunday and we’ve got a lot of work ahead of us!


Alfre Woodard

Another dress that doesn’t really suit her. We’re all for wearing flat sandals, but they don’t go with every kind of skirt type. If she wants to wear flats and skirts, she’d be better with something with a little more swing and shape.



Allison Williams in Oscar de la Renta

Pretty. The shoes take it straight to Barbie, though.


Anna Chlumsky in Christian Siriano

The shape’s nice but the color does nothing for her.



Ashley Madekwe in Christian Dior

Simple and chic. Maybe it would have been a bit too expected, but we think a metallic shoe would’ve dressed this up more.



Carrie Preston

Way to busy a print for her to handle and the matchy shoes are making us weep gently.



Cat Deeley in Safiyaa

That sloppy braid doesn’t seem to go with such a fitted, almost business-like look. Again with the bland accessories.



Crystal Reed in Carolina Herrera


You can tell she does, too.


Jason Isaacs

Grow the fuck up and put some shoes on. You’re middle-aged.


Jesse Tyler Ferguson

 Cute, but the pants look kinda balloony.



Kerry Washington in Giambattista Valli

 Pretty. Not sure about the bronze accents.


Kevin Spacey

No complaints.



Kiernan Shipka in Valentino

Perfect. Beautiful color.



Kit Harington

 Go home and start over. You can’t rest on that hair forever, y’know.


Michelle Dockery in Erdem

Gorgeous. An instance of matchy shoes actually working well.



Sarah Hyland in Robert Rodriguez

Pretty enough.



Stephen Moyer

We’ve HAD IT with these guys showing up looking like ditch diggers when all the ladies are dressed to the hilt. It’s bullshit. You look like an asshole, Stephen. You too, Kit Harrington and Jason Isaacs. ASSHOLES, the lot of you.

SOMEONE’S got to take these guys to task – and we’re just the bitches to do it. If ANY ladystar showed up in shitty jeans and sneakers to this event, EVERYONE would rake them over the coals for it. Ladystars get eviscerated for not having decent enough pedicures, but male stars get to show up like they just rolled off the couch and out the door. To hell with THAT.


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  • Abso-EFFING-lutely with the boy stars. Effort on your appearance involves more than tons of ab workouts and no carbs. Dressing appropriately for the venue you will be seen at can only help your career, and cause all of your adoring fans of any sex to swoon even harder over you.

    • decormaven

      Keep preaching! Men can dress well- we have evidence of it, time and time again. Get with the program, boy stars!

      • ConnieBV

        This always makes me think lovingly of my husband, who, while no fashion plate, at least knows to put himself together when walking out of the house when he so much as goes to get his oil changed. Once I was trying to convince him to go get some milk in his sweatpants and he quipped “What am I, homeless?”

        • decormaven

          Bless your hubby! Tell him to keep holding the banner high.

  • Chuck Barthelme

    Guys in these pictures, other than Jesse and Kevin, look like what I see in the real world. Half-assed and not very stylish even. Dudes need to step up their games.

  • MilaXX

    I totally missed that Alfre was wearing barely there flats in the previous post.( I blame the stupid allergies for making my eyes swell). Again, I don’t hate the dress, but a simple pump is needed in both instances. Those flat sandals are what you wear in the car.Even a kitten heel or wedge would be better than those.

    All the men in jeans/sneakers and raggedy shoes need to be turned away at the door. This is ridiculous!

    • Yup. Even if she’s having feet comfort issues, a pretty flat is preferable to a casual sandal.

      • alyce1213

        Just posted — a slight wedge (super comfortable) would work for me.

    • marlie

      So, disqus ate my original post…

      THIS is exactly what TLo are talking about: Alfre is being judged for her bland but perfectly fine flat sandals, while Jason Isaacs is wearing EFFING JEANS AND SNEAKERS. Maybe she CAN’T wear heels or wedges… But at least she looks like she made an effort with her appearance, and we can’t say the same for the guystars.

      • MilaXX

        Which is why those guys get zero passes from me.

    • veriance

      Is it me or a) can you see a peek of bra? and b) does her dress look like Dutch china?

      • MilaXX

        Yes on both counts. I still like the dress, just not her overly casual footwear. I agree even a cute pair of flats would have looked better.

  • Agador Spartacus

    I was so hoping to see Richard Armitage’s face in this post.

  • clairellis

    The dudes need to step it up, SERIOSULY! Stephen Moyer, your wife probably took 3 hours to get ready, you look like you took less than 5 min. It’s shameful. You make enough money to show up looking good so DO IT DAMN IT!

  • valerie747

    Alfre W. probably had a pair of low heels, but switched to flat sandals at the last minute because her bunions were screaming. It’s hard to smile with screaming bunions.

  • clairellis

    Also, yay for Sunday posts! I know you all enjoy your Sundays off, but us BKs love Sunday posts!!

  • Donyelle

    I see what Kerry’s stylist was trying to accomplish. Playing up the shade of yellow in the dress. If it didn’t have the black obi/cummerbund, it’d work better.

  • Maggie

    Lady Mary is killing it! Fingers crossed that the streak continues, and she gets the evening gown right.

  • I’m confused. Kevin Spacey looks to be wearing the EXACT SAME pants as JTF. I don’t see where, at all, that they are balooney. Am I just not seeing things right?

    • MilaXX

      Spacey and JTF’s pants aren’t even in the same time zone.

  • TLo is fired up this morning! I think they’ve been slamming espresso while the Bitter Kittens nurse their coffee.

    Crystal Reed FTW.

  • I know I keep saying it but I am just SO happy that Michelle D. finally got her some good gays because she is just giving me life! The haircut, the dresses, just fantastic.

  • misstressofsylar

    I love Ms. Shipka’s dress. The world’s right again 😀

  • I agree. I don’t mind the bronze. Maybe not the best choice, but not a bad one.

  • NinjaCate

    “SOMEONE’S got to take these guys to task – and we’re just the bitches to do it. If ANY ladystar showed up in shitty jeans and sneakers to this event, EVERYONE would rake them over the coals for it. Ladystars get eviscerated for not having decent enough pedicures, but male stars get to show up like they just rolled off the couch and out the door. To hell with THAT.”


  • ‘Becca’lise Deveaux

    I’m so happy Kiernan’s back on track after her penis dress <3

  • When I worked in the technology field amongst highly educated lawyers and others who testified in court, I noticed something pretty quickly. If I came to a meeting with all the JDs and PhDs dressed in a suit (as they all did), I had a hard time being heard, even though the technology aspect of things was the backbone of what we were doing. One time, however, I ended up showing up at a meeting in a nice polo and jeans and, suddenly, I was being taken seriously. Over a couple of years, I tested this theory out and discovered the best way to add value to the ongoing projects in these planning meetings was to dress the part of a tech guy.

    Now, I know there is a huge difference between what I was doing then and what is at play here. I totally agree with TLo calling these guys out. But, in their defense, I think it’s possible that what makes them think that it’s OK is the cultural phenomenon that I like to call “Revenge of the Nerds,” where the Zuckerbergs are winning.

    Feel free to shoot down my theory, but I think it may be what is behind all this general schlubbiness.

    • MilaXX

      yeah, no. You being dressed as a tech guy worked because you fit the tech guy stereotype.
      Most of these actors play sexy leading men. Besides which as actors, the step and repeat is part of their job. A suit or at the very least decent pants and jacket are appropriate. Mr. Spacey got the memo. The rest of these jokers simply need to be slapped.

    • I think it has way more to do with western ideas about gender and beauty than it has to do with nerd chic. Women are expected to present themselves; men are expected to not care about how they present themselves.

  • alyce1213

    Lots of pretty in this one.

    The wide waistband with horizontal stripes are widening Alfre where she doesn’t want to be widened. I like the print and color on her, just wish that element were more flattering – continued pattern with the wrap going all the way to her waist, maybe. And the shoes — even a small, comfy wedge would work.
    Kiernan and Sarah Hyland both look perfect. Crystal Reed also, but I’d prefer a pewter shoe.

    The men look like slobs (with a couple of exceptions), but I am DYING over Stephen Moyer’s suede jacket — just not for the Emmy’s.

  • Janet B

    At least Kit is wearing nice shoes.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      But his hair looks like a rat’s nest.

      • Janet B

        So true.

  • Introspective

    Kiernan won this round. far and away.

  • RoseJB

    Agree with you about the male stars. Dressing up/appropriately shows respect for your hosts, fellow guests, and the occasion. Make an effort.

  • Yes, so glad to read fresh posts from TLo on a Sunday while I knit and watch football pre game shows.

    • demidaemon

      I love the disparate things you enjoy on a Sunday!

  • TigerLaverada

    Kiernan, yeah! Back on track. Agree about Kit’s look, but actually he CAN rest on that hair for the nonce — with me, anyway.

    Allison Williams looks like she’s headed to A&P to get the makings for tonight’s tuna fish casserole, topped with crushed potato chips (50s reference for you youngsters. This was a typical grocery-shopping uniform at that time).

    • decormaven

      Don’t forget the Jello!

  • Janet B

    Cat looks like an example of an outfit that one should wear to go from the office to dinner.

  • Why does Carrie Preston have a bulls-eye on her chest?

    Also, I rather like Cat Deely’s hair, but maybe that’s because I had such a bad hair day myself yesterday. This morning is set aside for damage control at Chez Ellen.

    YOU GO, T LO, and call out those guys, every one of them. It’s not that hard: comb your hair, shave, put on a suit and tie and some decent shoes. Doesn’t have to be black. Doesn’t have to be a solid color. It’s better if it’s properly fitted. Save the Home Depot look for places other than premieres, awards ceremonies, promotional appearances, and interviews. We’ll love you much more if you do!

    BTW, I think Kevin Spacey is wonderful.

    • Kristin McNamara

      I thought Carrie’s chest was more like the gaping hole left after Iron Man takes the energy source out of his chest. (Sorry to anybody out there who knows the actual words for what I just said. I’m not nerd enough to know, and am too lazy to Google…)

    • conniemd

      My eyes zoomed right to that black hole on her chest. It literally looked like a black hole in the universe that I was afraid was going to start swallowing up the rest of her dress and her as well. That was so freaky weird looking.

      • decormaven

        That’s truly one bizarre print. She should have stepped away from this choice.

  • Lori

    Cat Deeley’s dress is doing very strange things to her boobs.

  • Pudgy Possum

    Want shipka’s shoes!

  • Lilak

    Miss Kiernan looks just fine — her dress was a go-to of mine waaay back in a previous century, however (as were her shoes, in black) — nevertheless, she knows not to dress too fashion-y for this kind of event (sense of occasion is one of her strengths, isn’t it?).

    Crystal Reed doing FLOTUS!

    Don’t mind Miss Kerry’s use of bronze–it’s echoed in the dress fabric after all–maybe it’s the black cummerbund that bothers me.

    • Kristin McNamara

      OOOOOH FLOTUS in Crystal Reed’s dress would be so perfect!

    • conniemd

      Yeah, the band of black looked just awkward in an otherwise very pretty dress.

  • marlie

    Crystal Reed, Kerry Washington, and Kiernan Shipka are some of my favorites, but Michelle Dockery wins this round for me!

  • lizajane1776

    I absolutely agree about lazy boys, but at least Steven Moyers hair looks better. He must have taken the Clairol down a shade or three.

    • demidaemon

      Or, scandal alert, he maybe had his wife do it or a professional! The world is ending!

  • quiltrx

    Allison and Crystal deployed two of my favorite dresses I’ve seen recently! Love them both. I hadn’t seen that Erdem that Michelle is wearing, but it’s absolutely gorgeous and really flatters her.
    And boystars, ENOUGH. You don’t have to wear a tux or anything, but put on a damned nice outfit that shows you made an effort. Looking like (to borrow a favorite phrase from my father-in-law) Joe Shit the Rag-Man does NOTHING for your image. It just makes you look like someone who doesn’t even give enough of a fuck about your career to bother with anything.

  • SuzBald

    Preach, T.Lo. I’ll say it again – you two are wonderful advocates for women and we ladies are grateful!


    Carrie Preston is wearing her “Death Becomes Her” tribute costume

  • filmcricket

    MUCH better dresses for this round – I guess the BAFTAs rate higher than whatever that other function was. Still not really feeling the Dockery love – I think Shipka wins this one. WORD on that entire rant on the boystars. Step it up, guys.

    Kevin Spacey looks wonderfully refreshed without looking “refreshed.” New love in his life, maybe? Or a new skin care regimen?

  • Dagney

    Once again, thank you to whoever is watching over Kiernan Shipka. What a fine looking young lady.

  • Hello to Jason Isaacs!

  • Jacquelyn

    Kirernan looks amazing!!!
    I am coveting Lady Mary’s shoes.

  • Trickytrisha

    Wow, I’m having a Dockery moment. That is fricking DIVINE.

  • Imasewsure

    And a slow clap for Kevin Spacey… his suit is boring but at least doesn’t look like a lazy d-bag!!

  • Meg0GayGuys6

    I have taken this theory to the streets. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone out to a bar or whatever and see these girls who look like they spent hours getting ready (granted, many end up looking like $2 hookers but that’s besides the point…) and guys who looks like they just rolled out of bed. I was actually out at this dive bar in downtown Orlando wearing shorts, a gray top, appropriately toned down jewelry and makeup and this guy I’ve never met said to me, “You know, you should really wear more promiscuous clothing.” Yea, that didn’t go over well.

    • kimmeister

      Did you punch him in the face? Who says something like that to a complete stranger? (Or, ever?)

    • DuBey2

      He probably loves Miley.

  • HVM

    Crystal FTW! Her dress is amazing.

  • Zizi_N

    Agreed. The guys definitely need to put some kind of effort into the way they present themselves. I’m enraged by their laziness! Aside from that, Crystal Reed slayed every single girl in this post- wearing the hell out of that Carolina Herrera dress!

  • Donna Tabor

    You tell ’em, T-Lo! It’s not just celebrities, either. Regular people are the same–the guys dress like they’re going to lie around and watch the game with the guys while their ladies gussy up. I’m also fed up with it, on every level. Geez, put in a little effort, dudes.

  • In_Stitches

    Props to Sarah Hyland for getting back on track. Lately she’s been turned out either really slutty or fairly ancient (or a terrible combo of both).

  • Kristin McNamara

    Sarah Hyland remind anybody else of Mila Kunis during the Black Swan poledance in this?

  • kim bunchalastnames

    you GO with the putting the boys in their places or through their paces or whatever you just did. i want to license some TLo action figures to sic on them.

    • TLo action figures! collect them all! fashion week TLo! at home with the cats TLo! sunday brunch TLo! and the most sought-after of all WEDDING PARTY TLo!!!

  • cowper

    Crystal Reed is the right age to wear that super-girly Carolina Herrera….it didn’t look right on FLOTUS, but on Reed it looks perfect!

  • Big Bear

    Either they were handing out jaundice at the door or the lighting is way yellow!

  • bellafigura1

    I don’t like Michelle Dockery’s dress color with her skin. She’s so pale and it washes her out.

  • Erica Woods Tucker

    Didn’t Michelle Obama wear Crystal Reed’s dress? I’m sure someone else said that already, but right?

    • GillianHolroyd

      The shoulder-strap bows look familiar…. yup, in Berlin in June.

  • Renaissance_Man_ATL

    He needs to find a good colorist too. His hair looks like he does it himself in the kitchen sink.

    • clairellis

      Agreed. He needs help.

  • Laura Renee

    YES THANK YOU (to the last paragraph).

  • sagecreek

    Sorry, all — I know I am dated as hell, but all these Alfre Woodard photos (and some others) just remind me of why women of a certain age look better with stockings.

  • Danielle

    If I ever get rich and famous, I’m hiring Kiernan’s gays.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    Go get those boy stars, Gay Uncles!! I completely agree that men stars should put the work into their looks, too!

    • Monabel


  • alfre: came as the teapot.
    anna: christian siriano must have been sleeping on the job.
    carrie: came as the tablecloth.
    jason: gets worse as you go down.
    jessie: having a problem with crotch sweat?
    kerry: planning on doing some heavy lifting?
    kiernan: cute little leprechaun.
    kit: bad-ass attitude. is someone forcing you to attend?
    sarah: off to junior high
    stephen: i want your jacket. then you can go.

  • Fred Vaughn

    Kit Harington can do what he wants IMHO; he’s that sexy!!