Jena Malone in Nicholas Oakwell at the “Catching Fire” LA Premiere

Posted on November 19, 2013

Jena Malone attends the premiere of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” in Los Angeles in an Nicholas Oakwell couture dress paired with a Jimmy Choo clutch.

Nicholas Oakwell Spring 2012 Couture Collection





[Photo Credit: David Gabber/,]

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  • Girl, no more illusion netting for you. And get your damn roots dyed.

    • Stella Zawistowski

      Can we just have a blanket moratorium on illusion netting for the rest of the year?

  • Kate4queen

    It looks like the sort of dress my 11 yr old makes out of silver candy wrappers and glues onto her dolls.

  • Blair Sylvester

    The good news is we can’t see her belly button . Other than that I’m thinking we need a sequins or slutty sheers because unlike the commercial and isn’t better

  • ChaCha_70

    I’m all for a fuller brow but geez louise Jena. No.

    • MilaXX

      I don’t think the brows would look so bad if it wasn’t for the limp, flat hair.

    • jabes

      And they’re such a weird color, too.

  • Nika E

    Girl, no.

  • The worst pairing of illusion netting and sequins (or is that pasta?) ever.

    • zenobar

      Come for the old-pantyhose illusion netting, stay for the top that makes it look like she’s being hugged from behind by the Sparkle Yeti.

      • Ginny Ellsworth

        Ohhhhh, that’s my costume for next Halloween! The Sparkle Yeti!

    • CT14

      Bugle beads?

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      This is couture for porn stars, no?

  • Michele

    I can’t see anything but those eyebrows.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    looks like one of those “classy stripper” dresses from dresses dot com. NAWL.

    • zenobar

      *surreptitiously googles dresses dot com*

      Oh…oh dear. (I do enjoy their whimsical names though)

      • Jaeda Laurez

        “Afternoon Affair” and “Glisten Up.” Classic with a K.

    • cowper

      OMFG! Who wears this stuff? Horrors!

  • Glam Dixie

    Ok, I’m sorry girl, but there isn’t one single thing going on here that I can endorse. I hate it all, from stem to stern.

  • NBG

    Is this what Jaimie Alexander hath wrought? Are we doomed to see way too revealing illusion netting crapfests at ALL tentpole releases this year?

    • Garcia Loca

      Jaimie might be to blame for the latest spate, but don’t forget Goopie’s commando dress from the Iron Man 3/ Most Beautiful Woman in the World pole dance.

      • alyce1213

        Looking back, Goop’s white sexydress was downright modest compared to this new batch.

  • MsOlympia


    Is greasy hair “in” now? And obviously powdered-in caterpillar brows?

  • Shannon Beamer

    The poledance for this movie is going to send me into full-on One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest territory. NO. Awful.

  • RussellH88

    She’s really trying to be something, isn’t she?

    • Sobaika

      And failing.

    • LipstickForPigs

      Thank you for articulating exactly what I feel every time I see her pics.

  • Julia


    • Aerialgreen

      Seems the Hunger Gamer PR consultants are taking a sabbatical, basking in the know that their franchise will score big time even if they sent their actors in potato sacks and trashbags

  • Paigealicious

    Girl, fix yo hair!!

  • MilaXX

    NOPE and that hair is not helping any of these looks she’s trying to pull off.

  • MoHub

    Craft project. And a bad one.

  • Jessica O’Connell

    Jena Malone. I’ve liked you for years, ever since you just about killed me in Saved! Why are you doing this? Stop. Please, stop?

  • Garcia Loca

    It’s like she got naked, smeared herself with craft glue and rolled around on a pile of tinsel.

  • cooperalden

    Her and Jen are borderline NSFW postings….Was Miley their stylist?

  • Jessica Freeman

    I see this shittery and all I think is, God, her hair is damn ugly.

  • Nicholas

    Why are they dressing like the people in the Capitol?

    • Aidan B

      Maybe that’s the point?

  • lucyloo222

    No. Just no. She looks like a sparkly censor job.

  • skitzfiggitous

    I just want to run at her eyebrows with an industrial-sized bottle of makeup remover and a pillowcase full of cotton balls.

  • sugarkane105

    She looks like she took a Sharpie to her brows.

    • Little_Olive

      I was gonna say war paint, but yeah, a Shapie (or several) too.

  • … it-it- the f – it -flam – flames. Flames, on the side of my face, breathing-breath- heaving breaths. Heaving breaths… Heathing…

    • Jessica Freeman

      I figured you’d lose it the moment I saw they posted it.

      • I am inordinately tickled at the thought of you seeing this and thinking, “Oh shit, Annabelle is going lose her damn mind.” It’s nice to know my crazy has transcended the blogosphere.

        • Jessica Freeman

          =) We’re all friends here. I notice all the regular posters. BK world and all that.

    • sugarkane105

      Lol TLO, we need our Pretty of the Day, STAT!

    • SouthernGirlRena

      I’m sensing you don’t care for this particular look.

  • This is the biggest movie of the year and everyone in it is dressed in this fuckery? What on earth is happening? Do they just not care? Kristin Stewart does better than this shit!

    • sagecreek

      Given the red carpet, I’m starting to have grave doubts about the movie itself. Not that I matter, it’ll be Feb or March before I finally get it off Redbox some rainy Tuesday night.

      • sugarkane105

        The movie’s getting rave reviews! Most critics are calling it a huge step up from the last movie, so there’s no real explanation for the red carpet fuckery.

        • Sarah

          It’s a huge step from the first book, too, so it stands to reason. Best of the three, IMO.

          • demidaemon

            That’s the general consensus I’ve heard as well, especially from my librarian aunt whose job basically was to read YA novels for her job as a middle-school librarian. Wait, I’m sorry, “Media Specialist.”

            So better material = better movie. No great shakes there.

          • Sarah

            Oh, yeah, tell me about it. I’m a librarian – oh, wait, Library Assistant III. Or, Library Specialist II. Or Bookmobile Librarian. Depending on what point in my career we’re talking about. As for Hunger Games, Mockingjay was the least strong of the books, and has the distinct whiff of “wrap up your contract QUICK, missy, while the iron is HOT” so I hope they can fix it some for that movie.

  • This looks like someone took a few pieces of tape, stuck them on her, and told poor Jena to go roll around in some New Year’s Eve confetti. Girl, NO.

  • sagecreek

    Oh, c’mon, no chance to vote this OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT?

  • Lurk-a-lot

    Jena, your performance in Bastard Out of Carolina still gives me chills. Please, please, please leave the Trailer Trash Glam look to Lindsay Lohan. You are so much better than this.

  • Noah

    The whole “sheer dress with blocks of real fabric that barely cover your privates” trend can stop anytime now.

    • Tatiana Luján


    • charlotte

      Shouldn’t have started in the first place.

  • gabbilevy

    And Elizabeth Banks is winning this poledance by a long, long mile.

    • filmcricket

      She was the last time around, too. I’m beginning to suspect stylist sabotage or something.

  • imspinningaround

    More for me, then, because I think this is awesome.

  • Aidan B

    Holy crap, where to begin? She’s really favoring the illusion netting and cutouts on this tour, isn’t she? Also, the hair is awful. Also, I love me a strong brow, but those are out of the control. She looks like an alien.
    Whew. Okay, I think that’s everything.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    Was there a “who can wear the ugliest dress” contest at this premiere?

  • bellafigura1

    When the eyebrows overtake a dress of this … magnitude … you best have a sit-down with your aesthetician.

  • Garcia Loca

    Folks, can we stop hating on the eyebrows? Too close to body shaming.

    • Garcia Loca

      And I say that as someone wholly devoted to the virtues of a perfect arch.

    • Bexxx

      Those is not her eyebrows. Her hair and makeup gays have conspired against her. That is a terrible dye job, greasy hair, and poorly and obviously powdered eyebrows. If you google her they have never looked anything like this before.

      • Garcia Loca

        I haven’t seen her in anything since Donnie Darko, so I’ll take your word for it. For someone with a naturally perfect bushy unibrow like me (if left to its own devices), that is an admittedly touchy subject. 🙂

      • marlie

        They didn’t look like this in her last couple of appearances. It’s awful.

      • Yeah – it’s not her brows. It’s the shitty dark eyebrow powder and poorly applied eyeshadow that make her eyebrows look like they start at her lipline.

    • Trickytrisha

      How is this body shaming? She has control of those eyebrows, she chooses to present them this way. What if she refused to trim her bikini line and insisted on wearing skimpy swim suits? Certain grooming issues are purely optional, not the result of being blessed (or cursed) with a particular body type.

    • marlie

      Her eybrows haven’t looked this overdone for any other part of this promotional tour. Whoever did her makeup for this event MADE them look that way.

    • alyce1213

      No, it’s not body shaming. They were put on that way and they can be fixed to look better.

  • Mori Rene

    did everyone just suddenly discover illusion netting??

  • Nancer

    That dress is hideous. Simply butt-ugly. And it looks highly flammable too!

  • Sarah

    Quick, dresstestants! Make a dress out of insulation, Christmas wrap, and mosquito netting! And none of you are allowed to style your models with ANY BODY in their hair, AT ALL.

  • marlie

    Is it crazy to say that critiquing the red carpet looks for “Catching Fire” has been exhausting? I don’t know how TLo and the FugGirls and others do it. Because how many ways can you say “girl, that’s not your dress”? Or “STOP with the illusion netting”? Or “put on some lipstick in an F-ing color”? Or “We don’t need to know what kind of bikini wax you have”?

    Also, that’s not her shade of blonde, AND her hair looks brittle.

    • I KNOW – I raise my glass to them (cheap-ass whisky this evening). It’s exhausting just trying to comment semi-amusingly on their posts, I don’t know how they actually write them all.

      • demidaemon

        There’s a reason some of these looks end up in Whiteboard. Sometimes, you have to throw up your hands and unleash the dogs (or kittens, in this case) at your victims.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          And the BK’s are here, ready to take care of RC misfires.

  • Lesley

    hell no. i’m so over the illusion nets but then again i never liked them to begin with. they do nothing but look awkward and make a thin girl look wide.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Little Kim Cattrall, you are not!! Please stop.

  • Trickytrisha

    Benedict Cumberbatch NEEDS those eyebrows.

  • S J

    Is she evil in this film? She looks like she would do evil well. Maybe it is the brows.

  • mcb

    She looks like she has the flu.

  • Tatiana Luján

    How can a dress that shows someone almost naked can be so dowdy?

  • Kelly

    Ugh. Less is more, ladies! Less skin = more interest, class, style. Less illusion netting = more sanity in the universe. And what’s with the eyebrows? Is she channeling Groucho Marx?

    • Imasewsure

      I was thinking Eddie Munster but Groucho works too. Bad bad role models

  • NDC_IPCentral

    These poor women are going to look back on these photos in years hence and wince as though they’d been Taser’d. Mortification multiples.

    I wish I had the persuasive powers of those stylists who are conning these stars into these laughably horrible garments. They’re giving Svengali a run for his mesmeric money.

  • tired_mommy

    FUG! To her credit, she’s owning it.

  • SewingSiren

    So, is Catching Fire a soft core porn movie, or what?

  • AndiMarie

    Oh, honey. Honey, no. Just no. Go home. And take everyone else with you. Try again.

    Should be ashamed. All of them.

  • KateMaryC

    I feel like she’s just trying too hard to make HER happen.

  • Sylvia

    She looks like the love child of Anna Sofia Robb and Chloë Sevigny.

  • flamingo1092

    Those eyebrows – she doesn’t even look like herself. I had to google images because I didn’t recognize her and no other pictures show her with these eyebrows.

    • llism

      Right? What’s with the Peter Gallagher eyebrows? Ack.

  • alyce1213

    It’s a joke, isn’t it? It just has to be.
    This is monumentally horrid.

  • In_Stitches

    I think the fashion industry is making a stand against the Hunger Games…either that, or the actresses are making a statement about opulence and excess not being objectively beautiful. I guess they decided not to rope in Lizzy B on their pow wow.

  • lunchcoma

    Why does she keep doing these bold, flashy looks? What’s with that terrible schoolgirl bob? It doesn’t seem like any of it suits her, when I suspect she’d look lovely with her hair pinned back and wearing a more subtle dress.

  • I can only conclude the entire style team at Catching Fire is officially fucking with us.

  • Tracy_Flick

    I have a plan, BKs. Let’s stage a raid. Depart from your current location, head to the nearest fabric store, and destroy the entire supply of illusion netting. You can save a yard or two for the ice dancers, if you must. We need to cut off the supply to everyone else – starve the beast.

  • Monabel

    Been rolling in the flaked coconut eh?

  • msdamselfly

    Go girl

  • Imasewsure

    Wow this girl has really bad advice from every direction… she looks awful and even though I don’t know anything about her, I really don’t want to know more and that is probably the exact opposite of everything they are searching for with this pole dance. UGH-to-the-LY for hair, makeup, “dress” etc.

  • ashtangajunkie

    That dress isn’t even For Models Only. It’s for absolutely no one.

  • KinoEye

    That hair makes me angry. She’s one of those gals who usually looks better as a brunette, and on top of that, it’s limp and oily and weirdly styled. And WTF is with those eyebrows? Go home, Hunger Games stylists. You are officially unfit to clothe and paint some of the most beautiful women in the business, which honestly shouldn’t be as hard as you’re making it out to be.

  • JoDo11

    Playing Joanna (who likes to be naked to mess with people) has messed her up!

  • BrooklynBomber

    Oh, jeez. Go put some clothes on.

  • AlisonS

    Is she a figure skating Barbie? 2nd dress with illusion netting & her arms plastered to her side because of it. I get that she’s trying to pull attention off of JLaw, but this ain’t the way to do it.

  • Nicole Little

    This is a dress made to wow up some va-va-voom curves. Girl, that is not your appeal.

  • frannyprof

    I predict that she will look at these photos and cry.

    • Ginny Ellsworth

      I’M looking at these pictures and crying! Never mind about her!

  • Kirstin McAulay

    No red carpet dress (or outfit for any woman) should require genital topiary. Can we just agree on that as a basic rule?

  • MarieLD

    Look what Gwyneth wrought. Goop, indeed.

  • Ginny Ellsworth

    They way these sheer designs are heading, I’m reminded of Cher’s comment about two band-aids and a cork!

  • decormaven

    Is netting now the illusion of fashion? Grief, these are some loathsome looks today.

  • TwiddlyStun

    It looks to me like Tyra Banks and the ANTM crew styled the whole crew for this red carpet.

    • demidaemon

      I hate to say this, but Tyra probably would have done a better job. At worst, it would have been amusing or bland and not horrifically offensive to our poor eyes.

  • Therese Bohn

    Sparkly chest hair?

  • Little_Olive

    I think Uncles TLo threw this one at us BKs to chew and tear apart because they didn’t know where to begin, as I don’t know.

    It’s a really bad concoction of things that are very “in” right now -not good on their own either.

  • Jacqueline Wessel


  • PastryGoddess

    Aren’t you a cute little attention whore.

    Thank you for trying, please come again

  • appliquer

    Horrible – just horrible all the way around. Dress, hair, makeup. Who is she, anyway?!

  • poggi

    I love this dress. It completely levels the playing field by taking the generically gifted down to a regular human level.

    • formerlyAnon


    • kmk05

      This is gold! (badly glued on gold like that dress, too).

  • formerlyAnon

    Her head says “bisexual trust fund baby, probably from Connecticut, possibly Sarah Lawrence grad.” Her dress says “neither I nor my first sugar daddy boyfriend with money have ANY taste.”

  • amanda lynn

    …who did that to her? do they hate her?

  • ThaliaMenninger

    That is no one’s dress. Not even one of Chloe Sevigny’s alters. It brings to mind astroturf swatches displayed for sale purposes.

  • Eovaai


  • susan6

    I don’t want to know that you’re not wearing underwear. TMI.

  • TigerLaverada

    Some seriously fugly clothes going on with the Catching Fire poledances. Not to mention an eyebrow explosion… a little darker with the brow pencil and she’d be referening Groucho Marx. Are we morphing from the hideous shoe trends of the aughties into hideous makeup trends and riduculous overuse of illusion netting? God, I hope not.

  • boldprint

    honey, those are NOT your eyebrows.

  • kmk05

    Is she trying to channel Cara Delevigne? Because it isn’t working.

  • GoAwayKardash

    She is freaking me out.

  • Christine

    Ugh. This is really awkward.

  • EEKstl

    Hiddy and the Margaux Hemmingway eyebrows are not working for you, dear.

  • allisankelly

    Recently I feel like she’s trying to be a long lost Fanning. This dress is laughable. Weird make-up and, I just. I just don’t know. Yuck.

  • crash1212

    I would laugh if this wasn’t so tragic. Jena, honey, step away from all illusion netting and dresses with cut outs; rethink your “blue steel” posing and for the love of god, do something with that hideous hair.

  • OldPandaDayz

    On upside this is makes JLawr’s dress look like less of a disaster for her. Elizabeth Banks seems to be the only one so far who’s survived the “Catching Fire” pole dance without too many serious flops- “May the odds be ever in your favor!”

  • suzq

    I know how much Jena wishes to show the daring illusion side (because it truly is a triumph of a daily Pilates regime, low carb diet, and two-sided fashion tape, but in reality, the color and lack of color do nothing more than make her look as if she had no waist. In one shot, she must have breathed because it looks like she has a muffin top. The visual of that is sure to haunt her for the rest of her life. She clearly fell in love with the runawy look and some dillusional stylist told her she could wear model sizes. Models need only walk a runway and back. They can do that without breathing because they’re trained professionals.

    I have yet to see an actress wear a Nick Oakwell dress and look good.

  • Wow, it really IS “Illusion Netting Tuesday”, and yes, this IS another epic fail. Also, her eyebrows are out of control. I know the trend is not to over pluck but it looks like she has fuzzy caterpillars crawling on her forehead.

  • another_laura

    Her stylist is just messing with her, right?

  • Persiaa

    Enough with the illusion netting.

  • KT


  • LaSylphide

    I have a vision of all these designers who make these gawd-awful, peekaboo dresses sitting around having a good laugh at the women who are idiotic enough to wear them.

  • tinyredlocks


  • jilly_d

    What in the blue fuck. What…? Are we being trolled by the CF cast?

  • CT14

    I don’t think illusion netting is her friend.

    I’m not thinking it’s much of anyone’s friend, but it’s definitely not in her wheelhouse.

  • demidaemon

    Girl, you are too late to the party. Sif did it better, and I didn’t even like that dress. Hell to the NO.

  • it’s a topless teletubby turning into a mermaid. or have i been hanging with the grandkids too long?

  • SportifLateBoomer

    It’s like she’s trying to give fashion-bitch diva face like Chloe Sevigny. But it isn’t working.

  • PeaceBang

    I love this!! I stand entirely and completely alone! I think it’s crazy and fun and she looks like she’s literally CATCHING FIRE, get it? Also: Ingrid Bergman eyebrows! Winning!

    • Badriya Al-Badi’a

      You are not alone, I love it too!

      • PeaceBang

        Quick! Let’s run and hide from the screaming, disapproving masses! Our saga will be made into a movie starring Jennifer Lawrence!

  • quiltrx

    This looks like a nightmare…but, I have to applaud her (a tiny little golf clap) for trying some adventurous looks during this poledance. In a way, it’s smart, even if the outfits are fails…it’s a huge cast, and maybe it’s better to be remembered for weirdness than not remembered at all?

  • imakeart

    I wish someone would at least make her left brow match the right one.

  • cowper

    This makes me want to see a dress where all the naughty bits are revealed and the stripes are covering up everything else. It could be some sort of anatomy exhibit at a museum. Can someone make this happen?

  • judybrowni

    Groucho Marks eyebrows — why?

  • Mona_Visa

    This is what happens to me when my bath towel is too small. I try to wrap it around myself, but it’s a struggle because I’ve gained some weight and have to leave that big gap on the side…

  • Kent Roby

    The ombre effect of the bugle beads is fairly interesting. That’s the only nice thing I can come up with.

  • MightyMarshal

    I like it. And her. She looks like one of those “fashion bitch” types. I hope she rides it out. Like an older version of Kiernan Shipka with slightly less taste.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    Wow, she is really knocking herself out to make us think she’s edgy and bad. It’s not working.

  • knockknockknockpenny

    Kudos on the killer bod. Now fix your roots and tone down your eyebrows. The severe hairstyle is fighting for attention with the dress, maybe some soft waves would have been better?

  • AuntHo

    Eyebrows what the fuck?

  • andreawey

    hair and face are scary….

  • Erica_Vuitton

    Stop with the sheer naked dresses just STOP HOLLYWOOD please you all look ridiculous!!

  • LeelaST

    The Adult Video Awards aren’t until January. js

  • Crystal

    Why does she keep wearing such tricksy outfits?

  • guest2visits

    Not a great dress. I’d like to see it all gold bead except maybe that one strip under the bust.
    I like how pretty her face has developed but the brows are a tiny bit too bold in this pic.