Gabourey Sidibe at the American Horror Story: Coven Premiere

Posted on October 07, 2013

Bow down to Gabby’s accessorizing skills (or ability to pay someone with good ones):


Gabourey Sidibe attends the premiere of FX’s “American Horror Story: Coven” in West Hollywood, California.

We’re only so-so on the shoes, but man, that bag and jewelry paired with that dress is just about perfect. The dress is fine. The color’s great on her and it’s shaped well for her. It could’ve used a little something in the design to give it some oomph, but we suppose that’s what the accessories were for.




[Photo Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images]

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  • Paigealicious

    Those shoes look so uncomfortable.

  • boweryboy

    The shoes are terribly, terribly wrong for the look. Plus they look too small.

    • Mudskipper

      It’s not shoes, it’s her feet, they are swollen. She has problems with her feet due to her weight. Practically any shoes that have the tiniest bit of design in them would look bad and too small on her feet. I think she went for these shoes because those were the most comfortable she could find.

      • boweryboy

        Then I would have suggested she go for a simple flat. There some stylish flats out there that would have looked a 100x better than her current shoe choice.

        • Mudskipper

          Well, I don’t blame young girl for her desire to have stylish shoes.
          What she needs most of all is to lose weight. Her weight is killing her, I mean literally, physiologically, medically. The rest is experience and education, aquired skills and it looks to me that given her age she can do it.

          • melisaurus

            I just think she looks really uncomfortable all the time. Or atleast I imagine I would feel uncomfortable

          • Are you her doctor?

  • Barb Ray

    give me that bag now, and no one gets hurt.

    • MilaXX

      There’s an esty seller who make bags like this and matching jewelry sets. It’s rockthespheres(dot)com

  • Bobbi

    Those shoes look painful!

  • NinjaCate

    The shoes are a MESS. But the colour of the dress is really nice and I love her makeup!

  • Alice

    You can tell she LOVES that bag.

  • Nails, darlings, nails! Beautiful color and it matches her handbag! (Not looking at the shoes…denying their existence…)

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      The nails are a beautiful contrast to the dress, and they match the bag without being too matchy-match. AND they’re not Pinterest nails! Well done, Gabby, well done.

      • I have to confess, I have been doing nail art, but not cookie cutter art – been applying a fauvist technique. Can’t wait for a spring impressionist take…

  • Frank_821

    Yes she looks great above the ankles

    I am curious with her appearances on the next PR All-Stars

    • mmebam

      *gasp* OMG When???

      • Frank_821

        They featured her in a montage of guess judges

        • demidaemon

          Korto should win that challenge without a doubt then. At least, I hope so.

        • Trickytrisha

          I like the way you use the word “guess”, ’cause that’s exactly what a lot of the celebrity guest judges do when giving an opinion. Since they usually haven’t much of a clue about the ins and outs of fashion design they go try to sound profound and end up being boring and uninformed. But…they know what *they* like and that’s usually what gets their praise.

          • MaryMitch

            That’s what Heidi does.

        • MoHub

          Promis me you won’t correct the typo. It’s so much more appropriate as it stands.

  • hughman

    Adverse as I usually am to sheer, I can totally get behind the sheer half sleeves here. They really keep the dress from being too boxy.

  • Glam Dixie

    Those shoes are giving her Miss Piggy feet, not a good look, but that color is gorgeous on her and I love the purse and bracelet.

  • mmebam

    Bag is GIVING ME LIFE. For real.

  • Emily Smith

    I love the “look at my adorable bag, bitches” posing.

    • Pennymac

      My thought, exactly.

  • chylde

    Don’t want to be mean, but at what point do you suppose someone’s going to perform a little lap band on her?

    • rag254

      Not relevant to a fashion blog.

  • susan6

    Love the bag and the snake bracelet.

    • pocketcopter

      That snake bracelet is enviable. Also, I’m betting it’s a cheeky reference to the ad campaign for this season of AHS which makes it even cooler.

      • THAT AD!! It creeps me out sooooo much. They all do, really, but the snake is the worst.

        • MilaXX

          True, but this looks to be the best season ever. There’s even talk of a spin off series.

          • fursa_saida

            This is the first season I’m going to actually watch and I’m pretty excited. (I’d like to catch up on the other two someday, but not yet.)

  • GillianHolroyd

    The jewellery choices seem sorta random but I love that shade of lipstick.

  • alyce1213

    I love the dress on her and the clutch, but she really needs to attend to the glow of perspiration on her face and neck, as do all celebrities when they’re being photographed. Keep a hanky in that lovely bag, gurl.

    • julnyes

      Is that glow? I thought she over deployed the shimmer, but either way it detracts from the look. The dress color and accessories are fantastic however.

  • mjude

    love that pose girl!

  • stubbornthoughts

    That ring is EVERYTHING. I’m digging this dress on her, too!

  • E2_Remote

    She looks great, loving the color of the dress and the accessories. But yeah, the shoes are a bit unfortunate. Ankle straps again. Why?

  • MilaXX

    This is one of her better looks, I’d actually wear this look. Even the hair and makeup is a vast improvement, but Imma need someone to look into wide width shoes for her.

    • Lea Setegn

      There are some gorgeous wide-width shoes out there, too!

      • MilaXX

        I know, all the more the shame because there are alternatives that would work better.

  • Garcia Loca

    Beautiful color. Accessories are indeed drool-worthy.

  • kimmeister

    If I saw that bag by itself, I’d probably think it was tacky. Paired with this dress, however, it is incredible.

  • Kent Roby

    I think she looks precious. (too soon?)

  • Brittany Schwaigert

    That dress is giving her a huge third boob. If it was anyone else, who wasn’t obese, you would have slammed them for it.

    • Lea Setegn

      I liked the dress but thought that she could use an excellent bra to go with it. Someone needs to hook her up with a Le Mysterie bra to make cuts like this work best for her.

    • Thank goodness Brittany is here to make sure no plus-sized girls get preferential treatment in the fashion world! You call that shit out, Brittany! It’s been going on WAY too long.

  • marlie

    The dress is in a great color, and the accessories are perfect. I have some serious bag envy going on here. However, Gaby, honey, those are not your shoes.

  • nannypoo

    She definitely wants us to notice the bag. I hate her shoes, but otherwise she looks great. And her lipstick is absolutely the perfect color for this outfit.

  • Love the jewelry, hate the shoes.

  • KayEmWhy

    Bless her heart. She looks good.

  • Patrick Cleary

    That bag is wonderful, but I find it so funny that she’s holding it out like that on the red carpet.

  • Random Compliments

    My only quibble is she’s wearing a ton of shimmer/glitter. Bag is gorgeous.

  • LaSylphide

    A+ for everything except the shoes. Love the earrings.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    Miss Girl is rubbing that bag right in everyone’s face.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    I love Gabi, but I kinda hate that color just on general principle. It looks too much like grape juice to me.

  • e jerry powell

    Something about this look reminds me of Chris Rock’s Bigger and Blacker.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    The shoes look like they hurt. The rest of the look is fab!

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Love the color of the dress, and that clutch is such a great accent-ditto for the jewelry.

  • dschubba

    The dress and bag are great, but I’m not feeling the shoes or the makeup.

    I wish someone would hook her up. She seems so cool, and she deserves better.

  • bertkeeter

    She seems way cooler than that dress! Needs a more fluid look! But a super actor!

  • tmchale

    Her makeup seems to dominate her face too much. I don’t like it.

  • lrhg

    That bag is life.

  • Bag is beautiful, nails are gorgeous, jewelry is spot on. But I’d also like to take a minute to appreciate her makeup. As a woman of color, I’ve gotten way too many suggestions to “wear something bright!” Like this JUNGLE ORANGE lipstick! Or this BURN-OUT-YOUR-EYES PINK! This is a lovely shade of plum on her lips — way to wear it well, Gabourey.

  • bellafigura1

    Bucking the tide, hating the bag, and the way she’s holding it. She looks like a rookie and she’s an accomplished actress. That color is delicious on her.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    LOVE the accessories and the color on her! My only bitch is that the sleeves are sheer (are they, or is it my eyesight?), which makes it look the teensiest bit matronly. If the sleeves were solid, it would be better. But really, she looks great.

  • MaggieMae

    Girl, that is your color! LOVE the clutch.

  • Sweetvegan

    She needs to practice her “I have to show off this bag, without looking like I’m a Price is Right model” pose. But she looks awesome!

  • lets ignore the shoes and maybe add necklace. I love the bracelet! the color is amazing on her

  • oohsparkley!


  • allcapsERINN

    That bag! Yes!

  • R. L.

    If yo like that bag you would adore Sherry Serafini’s beaded body adornment. She made a belt for Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler that was out of this world. And of course, for those of us who care, each piece is one-of-a-kind,

  • Cindy Bartlett Zigler

    Love the dress, love the bag, lover her nails – she is working it! But the shoes are looking painful and almost orthopedic, imho.

  • HazelStone

    Not a jewelry person but OMFG that ring