WERQ: Angela Bassett in Robert Rodriguez at the America Horror Story: Coven Premiere

Posted on October 07, 2013

Okay, fine. There’s a lot of pulling and wrinkling here. But we’re still rolling our necks and giving her snaps of respect, because…


Angela Bassett attends the premiere of FX’s “American Horror Story: Coven” in West Hollywood, California in a Robert Rodriguez dress accessorized with earrings by L’Dezen Jewellery and Zeffiria by Vittoria Faccin bangles.

Robert Rodriguez Lace Detail Stretch Leather Dress.

L’Dezen Jewellery 18K White Gold Diamond Earrings

Zeffiria by Vittoria Faccin ‘Creta’ Natural Horn Bangle with Swarovski Crystals

Zeffiria by Vittoria Faccin ‘Bovo’ Horn Bangle Set with Swarovski Crystals


  1. She hasn’t looked this good in a long time, and
  2. It all comes off so effortless and unfussy.


Sometimes, some leather, lace, and a good hair and makeup queen are all a fierce lady needs. ATTAGIRL, Miss Angela. You WERQ that innate fierceness, Bi Witch. LOVING the bangles.




[Photo Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images, nordstrom.comldezen.com, zeffiria.com]

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  • gabbilevy

    *Wolf whistles.* Well played, miss lady.

  • RussellH88

    She looks awesome and those bangles are Bayou Witch Realness.

    • H2olovngrl

      I was struck by the bangles as well. Very cool and unexpected.

    • fursa_saida

      I need those bangles to an unhealthy degree.

  • ConnieBV

    Black don’t crack. For real. This woman won’t age!

    • editrixie

      She has been my “I would swap teams” person for a really long time. Love her to pieces.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    Lady is so. damn, fine. And those bangles made me gasp with delight!

  • marlie

    I think Ms. Bassett looks gorgeous. I barely notice the wrinkles on the dress because that FACE! That HAIR!

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I’m not worrying about the dress wrinkles-Ms. Bassett is really working the dress.

  • Diego!

    FIERCE WERQ!!! She looks STUNNING!!! I love her bangles too! They are amazing!

  • MilaXX

    LUv HUH!

  • KingCrazy


    • jjtxgrrl

      Meee too!! I’m getting skerred just thinking about what is to come!!

    • julnyes

      I am completely caught up as of Sunday night (My sister and I binge watched Murder House and Asylum) so I am ready to be terrified!

  • Rand Ortega

    Every inch of that is BANGIN’!

    Will she be in the cast this season? If she is, I might have to watch.

    • She is.
      I’m going to start watching. I did not for the first two season, but the promos and the cast look too good to miss.

      • Rand Ortega

        Oh, hellz yeah it’s on! I watched the 1st season & wasn’t that impressed. But between La Bassett, La Lange, Frances O’Connor, ZQ et al, I’m definitely in Year 3.

        • little_miss_strange

          ZQ ain’t gonna be in it, sorry to say.

          As much as I adore Mr. Quinto, still gonna be watching this, if only for Kathy Bates and this stunning creature of fierceness above us.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    She’d get a WERQ from me, based solely on the fierce hair and make-up. Those bangles are killer!!!

    • kimmeister

      The metallic blue eyeshadow is crazy gorgeous on her.

  • mjude

    I think I need to bow down


  • Good version of the “leather-and-lace” thing. Doesn’t look overdone in either direction.

  • Bow down, bitches. Bow the fuck down.

  • alyce1213

    I just love her madly, but that dress — really! I’m done with leather and lace, and IT DOES NOT FIT.

  • RL McGruder

    I REALLY want those bangles!

  • Donyelle

    55 years old, bitches!

    • Rand Ortega

      Nuh Uh!

    • formerlyAnon

      Same age as Madonna.

  • lobsterlen


    That is the first leather and lace dress that I actually liked.

    • NinaBoo

      Now I have that Stevie Nicks/Don Henley song stuck in my head.

  • GillianHolroyd

    okay WHAT are those bracelets? Where to buy?

    • decormaven

      Truly! They are stunning.

  • amanda siegelson

    my only complaint are the earrings – which considering the fabulousness of the bracelets are too proper. they are the one error on my screen.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Woman knows how to age. WERQ

  • SophiaPehawkins

    Hey hair, face, and body look gorgeous. That eye makeup is THE look for her.

  • Daisy Walker

    Amazeballs! And what are those bangles? Metal? Wood? I NEED them!

  • SassieCassy


  • Adrianna Grężak

    This woman is 55 years old???? Holy crap!

    • Lattis

      oh crap that is depressing.

  • LaSylphide


  • merciblahblah

    Arms. Arms arms arms arms arms. They are SICK AND WRONG AND FABULOUS. I love her eye makeup and hair too. She is pretty much perfection.

    • cocohall

      So when will she and Shelley O do an arm DVD together? As a gal who has been fighting “auntie arms” since she was in her teens, I would so buy that. ARMS. ARMS. ARMS!!!!!

  • I love the little flashes of diamond on those bangles.

  • chylde

    meh. those bangles look like they came off a dirty construction site. her hair is awesome though.

  • bellafigura1

    That’s 55, bitches.

  • Garcia Loca

    That FACE!

  • HobbitGirl

    I’d like to add that she’s 55. FIFTY-FIVE and still looking fly as hell. Bitch. 🙂

  • Glam Dixie

    I suppose I’ll be the lone dissenter, I don’t care for the blue eyeshadow, and whatever she has had done to her face needs to settle because it’s pulling so tight when she smiles she appears to be in danger of splitting. From a distance she is a werq, but up close it fails a bit for me.

    • Adriana_Paula

      I think she just has great bone structure and not a lot of fat to soften her facial features, which has always been true; not everyone’s had work done.

  • Trickytrisha

    I was all bummed out that I didn’t agree with the WERQ (over the top eye makeup, wrinkled leather) until I saw the venue and did the whole 180 turn thing. Perfect outfit, makeup and those bangles for a horror show premiere. The only issue for me still is the wrinkled dress.

  • manina

    Everything looks great: make up, hair, dress, shoes, bangles, clutch, shoes. And she is from the South. The designers from PR should take a look at this the next time they have a “Southern Woman” challenge.

  • Synnae

    WERQ and then some. She looks great, love the dress and the bangles are amazing.

  • E2_Remote


  • kimmeister

    I’ll be the lone wolf and say that I don’t like the bangles. They look like leftover detritus from a quarry.

    • IamstillAnonymous

      Sorry, I did not see your post before submitting my own. At least, though, neither of us is alone.

    • fursa_saida

      But that’s the beauty of them! They look like they’ve been on fire! (Not trying to convince you, I’m just really enthusiastic)

  • IamstillAnonymous

    I stand alone apparently. She is a beautiful woman with an outrageously toned body, but the dress is too small, her ‘smokey’ eye looks like that Mom on the current commercial, and her bangles look like used plumbing parts.

  • LOVE the eye makeup here.

  • Lattis

    Her face! Always thought she is the best kind of beautiful: she is unusual and beautiful. Lots of people are symmetrical and pretty – she has that kind of “odd” quality that I love so much.

  • Nicole Little

    So freaking hot. Her arms are the best accessory money can’t buy.

  • SouthernGirlRena

    Please don’t ban me from TLo Central forever but I don’t like the my-heads-on-fire hair. I don’t like it on Halle Berry either. They are both beautiful women but I just can’t with that hair.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    Oh my god she’s in this too? This is going to be fabulous.

  • dschubba

    I feel like she wore something similar (and equally awesome) to the BET Awards this summer.

  • poggi

    At age 55, if the only wrinkles I have to worry about are on my dress, I will consider myself exceptionally lucky. I am convinced she will WERQing it for another 50 years.

  • MissAmynae

    Halle Berry wishes. Bowing down.

  • kikisayshi

    This is the one woman my husband would leave me for in a heartbeat. She looks fabulous!

  • Aaminah Khan

    That face. I just can’t even with how amazing her face is.

  • carnush

    Wow! That eye makeup would look scary on so many others, but on her it’s stunning. She looks sexy as hell.

  • pop_top

    Her face in the third photo is everything. She’s not even trying.

  • Trisha26

    So the bangles are made from animal horn…that puts them off limits for me.

  • NinjaCate

    WOW. So much face giving in those last shots. DAYUM.

  • Pie

    Love the banlges and earrings!!! Amazing Jewels!

  • murt

    Wow – love her makeup!!

  • Gatto Nero

    Horn bangles are genius with the leather. Great hair, makeup and bag. Scary fierce.