Girl, That’s Not Your Dress: Pink at the Thanks for Sharing Premiere

Posted on September 18, 2013

Man, this is so not the direction we would have gone with her.

 

Pink attends the premiere of “Thanks for Sharing” in Los Angeles.

She’s basically Pink, in a somewhat standard, personality-free red carpet gown. Sure, she cleans up well, but there’s no statement being made here. And if you’re Pink, standing in front of a movie poster where you’re listed as “Alecia Moore,” instead of by your much more well-known stage name, now is the time to be making a statement, dammit. Let’s break this down.

Obviously, any kind of Rocker Chick chic is off the menu, because if you’re going to make a statement at a time like this, then it shouldn’t be “I’m EXACTLY who you think I am.” To us, looking at her, that leaves two options: High-Drag Glamour or Fashion Bitch. In other words, either J Lo-lite or Gaga-lite (but not the current, messy, janky-wig-wearing Gaga; more like circa 2011 Gaga). Girl Next Door is never really gonna work with her, and any sort of standard Princess or Pretty Girl looks are as lacking in personality as the dress she’s wearing. Sex Symbol would be similarly boring, coming from her.

The best thing any pop star has in her arsenal when she’s transitioning into capital-A Actress-hood is her ability to absolutely own any premiere red carpet she deigns to walk on, even if Gwyneth Paltrow is walking it with her. We expect to see our pop stars in highly memorable if not downright eye-popping ensembles. Give a gal like that a shot at wearing some real fashion and she should always run with it every time.

Girl, pack that shit up and send it off to Sofia Vergara. Also: NEVER with the DIY hair and makeup on the red carpet. Tsk. You just don’t have the skills, girl.

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PRPhotos.com]

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  • leahpapa

    I’ve seen her look better, but she did sing upside down with an applique – THAT DID NOT FALL OFF – on her boob, so in my book she’s pretty much beyond reproach.

    • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

      Seriously. What she does live is mind blowing.

      • kimmeister

        I remember her saying in an interview that she purposely breathed hard while singing certain notes on the VMAs (or some awards show) just so everyone would know she wasn’t lip syncing, which is an easy accusation to make considering how perfect her pitch is.

    • veronicafish

      But Beyonce couldn’t sing for the president’s inauguration because it was too cold…

    • fursa_saida

      Same. I just love her in general and I can’t find it in me to criticize too much. Plus, if nothing else, the dress is doing great things for her ass.

      • demidaemon

        Agreed. That is one fine behind. The weird mini-peplums I could do without, though.

  • valerie747

    Transitions are difficult. I applaud her efforts here. No one elevates to the next level without some false steps.

    • marlie

      This might be a misstep, but I appreciate her going “too classy” than the opposite.

  • Annarosa

    well, I met her that night and she wasn’t that bad in real person. I think hair and make-up really suit her. The dress is a little empty on top, if you know what I mean, but the ensemble was really cute.
    I mean, ok, she’s a rocker, but let her try!

    • valerie747

      I’ve met her as well. She has a sweetness that her ‘rocker girl’ stage persona does not allow.

      • Annarosa

        I agree. I have to admit she surprised me.

      • Rhonda Shore

        i felt that way when i saw her on a talk show several years ago. Still, I’d like to see her rock a new hairdo.

    • valerie747

      Alecia! Do not pose with your chin resting on your shoulder! You neck disappears when you do that.

  • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

    I could not disagree more.

    I think she is such an athletic build, that featuring her shoulders and putting her in a dress that gives her curves was brilliant. I also love it for being simple, being the anti rock star and more of an introduction to Alecia, The Actress while staying true to P!nk, The Badass. I don’t know what a stylist would have done differently with her signature hair. I guess, more dramatic make up would have been fine, but it might have made her appear insecure in her position there.

    • http://r4chael.tumblr.com Rachael C Hodder

      Right on. I can’t tell if the dress is closer to navy than eggplant, but I feel like if it were more decidedly eggplant then it would be on the money.

    • formerlyAnon

      Totally agree on this dress being a good choice for her body. Nothing beats a gown that highlights a good pair of shoulders (& the associated neck & collarbone), as far as I’m concerned. The bodice needed better fitting, though (or she needed to wear an enhanced bra.)

    • mshesterp

      Agreed–the fit is a bit wonky in the bust (pancake boobs) and waist, but the dress is feminine, a gorgeous color, awesome from the back, and you can tell she feels good in it. Any thing Gaga-like would be the epitome of trying too hard, especially when she’s already PINK and doesn’t need to switch to a different, more out-there version of badass herself. I think she looks lovely, all things considered, which seems fitting if she’s trying to transition to Alecia Moore in the spotlight. Frankly, I’ve been super impressed with her evolution (persona, style, and music) over the years.

    • Tanya Wade

      I agree completely. I think she looks fantastic, and this is an instance of matching your nail polish (deep navy) to the dress that I think really works, and gives her that bit of badass.

    • SugarSnap108

      Yep. I think the fit is a little off, but I really like this look for her, at this kind of venue.

      Also, I never knew her real name. I love the knowledge I gain here.

  • Latin Buddy

    Yea, you know how you guys say some dresses are torturing boobs? This dress makes them look…sad, deflated. Needs a better fit. I think she went down this “generic” route because she must think “serious actress” instead of uber glam mitigates her music persona.

  • Jenna Marie

    I don’t think it was that bad. This looks like fairly standard boring Pink attire in the last few years (not that she’s always dressed boring… just sometimes). I’ve felt like she lost her relevant edge a while ago and went into standard Pink chic edge. I guess I just have low expectations these days.

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    This is a woman who needs Versace, stat.

    • formerlyAnon

      With the caveat that she needs a very good stylist whom she’ll listen to before looking at Versace. I know I’m biased against Versace gowns, but bad (o.k, “wrong dress for wearer”) Versace is horrid. And there seems to be almost as much mistaken Versace out there as Versace worn well.

  • formerlyAnon

    If they fixed the fit of the bodice, all it would take is some kick ass hair and makeup to make me perfectly happy with this. Perfect, slightly understated elegance in the dress and then a pop of fabulous. (And by kick ass, I’m thinking a very impressive bejeweled hair ornament?)

    But, as always, no one looks to me for fashion advice so I’m not saying I’m right.

  • MilaXX

    I disagree. I think she looks lovely here. I also think that there is a part of her that’s not always rock and role and edgy. Love the hair, but I do wish she had stepped the makeup up a bit. In certain shots it doesn’t look blended as well as it should be. Otherwise I think that dress color looks great on her and she looks comfortable, but still girly.

    • ecallaw1977

      Every single thought I had. Pays to scroll down before you comments sometimes.:)

    • willworktomorrow

      Agreed. She looks stunning.

  • H3ff

    This looks more Helen Mirren than Sofia Vergara. I can’t believe that I just put those two in the same sentence.

    Love Pink, but girl really needs to look to Gwen Stefani for inspiration. I wouldn’t even mind this so much if it wasn’t just so LONG.

  • Jacquelyn

    She boobs look rather odd here.

  • clatie

    I must respectfully disagree – i think she looks GREAT!

  • cocohall

    I just love this girl. Perhaps better styling could have been deployed, but she seems like a gal that would rather be at the gym doing her crunches or whatever she must do by the thousands to have that body and that gymnastic skill set, than spending hours on getting hair and makeup done for the red carpet. She’s the real deal in terms of talent and I have a girl crush, I do.

  • decormaven

    While this is perfectly acceptable, I’d love to have seen her wear something that announces her presence with authority. Like Kiltd said, maybe Versace, definitely something shorter. I wish her all the best as she steps onto the screen, though. This is a woman with many gifts.

  • Aaminah Khan

    The deflated boobs are making me sad, but otherwise, I think this looks fine on her. It’s not earth-shattering, but it’s pretty.

  • marlie

    I love the color of the dress on her, but it’s ALL wrong in the fit.

  • RussellH88

    I think she looks great, but the things on the hips are just kind of weird.

    But other than that, it’s a good look. She’s never really been that out there in her style (I think, someone could easily prove me wrong) and I think this was a decent showing for her debut as an actress.

  • alyce1213

    I disagree as well. She looks smashing. I love the dress, the earrings, the smiles. I applaud her for the attempt and the result. It may not be perfect, but this is a great step for her. “High-Drag Glamour or Fashion Bitch” is, to my mind, very predictable. I’m glad she skipped that step and went straight to classy. I think she is making a statement here — I’m a gorgeous, well built, grown-ass woman and movie star and I can damn well wear fashion. Her makeup’s simple, but I wouldn’t call it DIY. The hair, maybe.

  • Victoria

    I think she looks great – love the color of her dress, with the black nail polish. Love her hair.

  • Terri Terri

    Wow, I think she looks beautiful!

  • Erica_Vuitton

    I sort of like how instead of giving us P!nk the singer she’s serving up Alicia Moore the actress. Love the color but I’m not sure about the hip gills.

    • Alloy Jane

      Hip gills! Brilliant! Hip gills are not recommended for even the most narrow-hipped gal.

  • mjude

    i think pink is so bad ass but maybe she just felt the need to tone it all the way down?

  • par3182

    Alecia Moore is to Pink as Dwayne Johnson is to The Rock (way too late for your real names now)

  • jmorino08

    I think she looks great!

  • Fannie Wolston

    Beautiful dress, show us your shoes girl!

    Did she retire the nose ring, let’s hope

  • merciblahblah

    I think her ass looks SPECTACULAR in that dress.

  • Poeta Paz

    I like it and think she looks great.

  • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

    One thing we don’t always see is her rock hard hot body, and that shows in this dress. I’d love to, for once, see her with a different hairstyle. I say this because with body/teasing on the top ONLY, her face looks long. I’d love to see either less on the top or more on the sides. Just a subtle change.

    I’d also like to see less thick eyeliner and more of a smudgy eyeshadow with dark, separated lashes. She has good lips to accentuate more, if she wanted to.

    My points are minor. I think she lots great.

    • formerlyAnon

      I’d like to see her in a more voluminous version of ’30s finger waves. You’d need a great hair stylist that could make sure the shape/volume of the hair would set off the shape of her face.

      • alyce1213

        That would suit her perfectly. I’d love to see.

      • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

        That would be perfect. :-)

      • shorty j

        yes yes yes! I have a very similar haircut to hers, and when I’m not doing the quiff, I side-part it, and because my hair is naturally wavy, it’s very Josephine Baker meets Jimmy Olsen and I always get tons of compliments. It’s a surprisingly versatile haircut, all things considered.

        • formerlyAnon

          Lucky you! (Yes, we all pine after the exact hair we don’t have, while others pine after ours. At least for a little while, now and then.)

  • kimmeister

    In that dress, her butt looks as amazing as her boobs look sad. I never noticed until now that she kind of looks like Ali Larter when she smiles.

  • RebeccaKW

    I wouldn’t say this is not her dress, as I think she looks good. Just that she needed to step it up a little more with the styling. She’s a Cover Girl, it’s not like we haven’t seen her rocking a lot of makeup.

  • Lilak

    The color is divine — and very becoming on her. Not to mention how good that fit little body of hers seems to enjoy the gown itself (and vice versa?!).

    As for the rest of your critique, TLo: Ms. Moore is a woman of many parts, and she’s never seemed to need to shape them all for public consumption (as the other names you mentioned have). It’s a big reason so many of us like her so much.

  • filmcricket

    The fit on this is terrible, but the colour is gorge and she sure does have nice shoulders. I am not a fan, so I come at this completely dispassionately: I’d be fine with the dress if it fit properly and she spiked the make-up a tad.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I think she looks fabulous here, but upon reading your comments, T & Lo, I see what you’re saying. I think I would vote for “high drag glamour bitch” and I would like to see that.

  • KTBSN

    Huh? She looks fabulous here. A surprising look for her yeah but it’s stunning nonetheless. Can’t get behind you on this one Katz.

  • http://kingderella.tumblr.com/ kingderella

    i think the message here is supposed to be “serious actress, not pop-star trying to act!”
    i think any kind of crazy or attention-getting dress may have put her in the latter cathegory.

  • snarkykitten

    Whatevs, she looks gorgeous.

  • Molly

    I dunno… I think she looks great!

  • Katesymae

    I think you guys are smoking the crack on this one. She looks Capital-F Fine!

    Sure, the bust/torso is a touch funny, but it’s such a classy look, the hair, makeup, and earrings give it enough Pink personality, and never have I wanted to sink my teeth into an ass more (or ever, before these photos, frankly). Near perfection.

  • Imasewsure

    I agree that it’s underwhelming and a bit of a let down but I think some kick ass accessories is really all that’s lacking here. Missed opportunity for RC accolades for sure though…

  • Alloy Jane

    Huh. Hair and makeup are fine, I think. She’s keeping it simple to go with a simple dress, that is mostly boring, but pretty ok considering she’s trying on her Serious Actress legs. The hip flaps are definitely unfortunate though.

    As for people commenting on the boobage, when you’re flat-chested, there’s only so much you can do without padding. And some of us don’t hate ourselves enough to go the padded strapless bra route. At that cup size, unpadded strapless bras are unheard of. It’s like lingerie companies think we need strap-on boobs. Anywho, she needs a runway fabulous dress that doesn’t require boob manipulation.

    • formerlyAnon

      I agree. She (and anyone on the red carpet) deserves a dress that fits. I wish the system of dress borrowing/promotion allowed that, or accepted wearing some items repeatedly, so that it would be worth their while to buy the damn clothes and get them altered.

      If it were I (and at her age, pre-kids, I was flat-chested) I’d have worn the padded bra to fill out the dress if I had to wear it as is, but she’s entitled to make her own decision on that. It does affect the look of the dress, and that’s what I was commenting on.

  • Shawn EH

    She’s looks fine, but she needs to raid Katy Perry’s closet maybe.

  • Rand Ortega

    It’s Pink. She’s perfect. I take 1 look at her & see her performance at the VMA’s on the tightrope & I cry giant wet baby tears. She could wear the quintessential Hefty bag & I have to wonder if it would bother me.

  • River

    She has a terrific figure and a striking face, so I agree–give her the Fashion Bitch makeover and she could hold her own on the red carpet. Where are her gays??

  • Danielle

    I’ve been a fan of Pink for YEARS, and this is downright demure.

  • LaSylphide

    She looks terrific, although agree it’s very ‘take me seriously’. And I’m glad she avoided black and went with dark blue: much more flattering to a blonde.

    However, when I saw this, the first thought that came to mind was: Marc Jacobs. Even though I didn’t like the collection, some of the less oddball, floor-length gowns would have been perfect for her.

  • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

    I wonder if people would pronounce my name right if I spelt it like that? Anyway, I think there are fit issues in the bodice and it is an unexpected look, but it is still good on her.

    • alyce1213

      Same problem, always mispronounced Alice. And when I say it to people, they always misspell it (Elyse).

      • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

        I get Alishya, Eleesha, Ilisha. Even after I say ALEECyah.

  • Joyce VG

    I think she looks beautiful.

  • Sara Brams-Miller

    I love her.

  • Beth513

    Her ass looks amazing. I like her hair and think she looks real real pretty. But I find the uncles’ assessment very interesting and informative.

  • http://armchairauthor.wordpress.com/ LesYeuxHiboux

    Aw, I can’t hate. She looks like she feels pretty.

  • NoveltyRocker

    Anytime I see the previews for this movie, I just wish hers and Josh Gad’s (imdb’d that) character’s B storyline was the main plot. Their scenes look fun and seem to have a point, the rest of it looks pretty boring.

  • Hoffa_w_HerHead

    I actually couldn’t disagree more, which is surprising. I think the dress is flattering from every angle and highlights all of her assets. Plus, the color works. It’s feminine without being “girly,” but doesn’t seem like she’s trying too hard.

  • Darren Nesbitt

    We analyze the person themselves so much. Pink seems like the type of lady to just say “Hey stylist show me what you have. . . Ok That’s cute” and then she keeps it pushing. I wouldn’t be surprised if Pink was barefoot under there lol.

  • quiltrx

    That’s really a fabulous dress, and it’s pretty on her, but I guess I can go along with it not quite making a pitch-perfect statement.
    In looks (and to a smaller degree, attitude) I kind of think of her as an American Annie Lennox…she should take a cue from Annie, who knows just when to deploy the high drama.
    P.S. I had NO idea what Pink’s real name was!

  • melanie0866

    She needs a better bra with that dress.

  • Lilyana_F

    Yep, I agree with you guys, the dress is very red carpet basic, she can do better.

  • Constant Reader

    There may be minor fit problems, but she is rocking the hell out of this dress and that counts for a lot.

  • http://victoriapavlova.com Victoria Pavlova

    I like this. She’s Pink, it’s hard to miss it. Of course, she can do better, but I think, she looks good.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    Miley’s ruined that hair for awhile. Time to change it up.

  • GTrain

    I love the color

  • Sweetvegan

    And it’s ill-fitting. The sleeves are too long and the bodice is too long.

  • mhleta

    I get what you’re saying, but I can’t help it–She looks fantastic and I support this look wholly.