Kristen Bell at the Gorilla Doctors of Africa Benefit

Posted on November 06, 2013

Okay, we’ll state upfront that, upon doing our due diligence, we discovered that this is a really important organization doing good work. Having said that, we burst out laughing at the name, because we immediately pictured gorillas standing around in lab coats, with stethoscopes around their necks, looking very serious, reading medical charts. Gorilla Doctors! On FOX!  Then we pictured spinoff shows Gorilla Cops and Gorilla Lawyers. We’ll stop now.


Kristen Bell attends a benefit for Gorilla Doctors of Africa hosted by Kristen Bell in Beverly Hills, California in a L’Agence top and Alexander McQueen skirt.


This is  cute, actually. She fudged it on the accessories – clutch is distracting, shoes are boring – but that top and skirt together look great on her.




[Photo Credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images]

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  • gracedarling

    Medecins plus singes.

  • charlotte

    How about an all-gorilla Project Runway? Their designs would probably be better than most of what is being designed by humans at the moment.

    • Imasewsure

      Let’s just use the regular designers and let the gorillas do the judging…

      • madscntst

        The penalty for having the lowest score is having your arms ripped off by the lead gorilla.

        • Imasewsure

          Yes but the winner gets to have the same gorilla wear his or her winning look at “an important industry event!”

        • Morning confessional: “The others seems so confident, but I’m really nervous about facing the gorillas today.”

      • KateShouldBeWorking

        Michael Kors will be livid that he wasn’t allowed to throw feces when he judged.

        • NYCGlamourpuss

          I fucking LOVE each and every one of you. Seriously.

    • Excellence_and_Elegance

      Look out! The gorillas are throwing Yoplait at the Belk accessory wall in a thoughtful manner.

  • RussellH88

    I’m glad Veronica did all right. I like it when my unconditional love doesn’t have to withstand bad outfits.

  • tallgirl1204

    Others may disagree, but I like how the skirt is very modern and Western, but the print is a little African, albeit also modern.

    • sagecreek

      Well said! I would have liked a belt, but your point stands.

  • sagecreek

    I love KB, but c’mon, honey, get your hair done. My hair looks better than that today, and I generally look like crap, so think about it.

    • Imasewsure

      That’s what I thought… I wouldn’t leave my house if my hair looked that stringy and dry and yet she paid a professional to make it look just so….

  • Lauren Dorsee Dillon

    Gorilla gorilla, the only animal for whom the genus, species, and popular name are the same. *the more you know *cue xylophone

    • tonibaloney

      What about the anhinga (Anhinga anhinga)?

      • Truthiness2U

        Or Igunas, Bison and hyenas?

        • Lauren Dorsee Dillon

          Well, that’s the last time I believe trivia without researching it myself! Thank you all.

  • hughman

    Doctors Without Bananas.

  • MK03

    The necklace is a little too on-the-nose.

    • conniemd

      Isn’t the necklace really built into the pleating of the blouse neck as studs?

      • kimmeister

        That’s what I’ve been trying to figure out. If it is a separate necklace, it’s wasted on that top. If it’s attached, then I’m cool with that.

        • I thought the top was particularly neat for that detail. I’m going with built in.

      • MK03

        …boy, I can’t tell.

      • zuzu

        It kind of looks like it’s a hoop threaded through the neckline.

  • housefulofboys

    Kristen is one of my favorite celebrities. Every time I see her I start to laugh, remembering her obsession with sloths, if you haven’t seen them, google for videos of her on Ellen and one of her husband surprising her on her birthday with a visit from a sloth. They are hysterical. Oh, and she is cute here, nothing remarkable, but cute.

    • sagecreek

      I will never forget the sloth thing. I love her muchly.

    • I love her sloth meltdown!

    • filmcricket

      I love her when she’s on Craig Ferguson. The two of them could go on the road together. She is ten kinds of adorable.

  • jw_ny

    oh oh, it’s the beginning of the rise of the planet of the apes…dun dun…dun dun…

    Kristen’s skirt and top are adorbs. hate her pink lipstick and a bit too much blue eye shadow.

  • clatie

    I think she looks fresh and young, no small thing for someone who has a little baby at home. You’d certainly never know looking at her little waist!

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Now if only her hair wasn’t limp and blah and she didn’t have that smug look on her face.

  • MilaXX

    I like the look. The clutch looks a little like a tablet sleeve, but I’m okay with it.

  • Well since I love her, unreservedly, I’ll forgive her carrying her snazzy lil iPad cover to this event. She probably just wanted to show off baby pictures.

  • willworktomorrow

    Real Gorilla Housewives of Congo.

  • is that a necklace, or is it part of the blouse? either way, it’s fabulous. and i adore that skirt as well. i just can’t used to this stringy straggly hair trend.

    • MoHub

      That and deliberately uneven cuts that look as if they were done with a machete.

  • Adrianna Grężak

    Awesome dress, don’t like how she accessorized it

  • Silly TLo. We all know that gorillas are the cops, chimps are the doctors and orangutangs are the politicians.

    • Does that leave gibbons for private investigators?

      • Magatha

        As long as the bonobos are the spiritual advisers.

        • Apes: covering all your professional and spiritual needs.

          • Magatha

            My bumper sticker will say: “I Brachiate For Primates”.

          • Well, that is delightful. Hands down, the best vocab word of the day. I have to admit, I didn’t know it (I’m ashamed) so I looked it up, and the example sentence was “The gibbons brachiate energetically across their enclosure.” Which is both pleasing imagery and incredibly apt to our conversation, of course. Which leads me to believe you are a genius. Hats off, my friend.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      At least that’s the way it was in all the “Planet of the Apes” movies!

  • marlie

    I’m not in love with the neckline, but overall, this is a cute look. I really love the skirt.

  • pookiesmom

    This is the best I’ve seen her look on the RC, ever. She looks amazing. That aside, I am SO READY for this charming, talented lady to be in something GOOD for a change. Maybe the new Veronica Mars movie will help kickstart her career again?

  • Reality TV Casting

    gotta say i think those pumps are actually a deep burgundy which for me makes them okay
    that purse is rough though

  • nannypoo

    God, that hair.

  • Yet another one with stupidly unkempt hair that passes for “styled”. I am so over this. Her skirt and top are really cute and have a nice African heritage without being too much. The clutch is a big mistake, though.

  • elemspbee

    she looks really cute! love her.

  • Alloy Jane

    I kinda like the clutch. I think it offsets the boring shoes. Super cute outfit but the hair needs something done to it.

  • Tashina Savage

    I love the necklace with this dress. I think its a nice touch. This is one of those looks I want to own so badly it hurts. Now, off to recreate a cheaper, inspired version.

  • Can’t hate. Adorable.

  • Julie

    Love this look. Love her.

  • ActuallyAsian

    With all these fashion reblogs I wish TLo would go back to what they did best – recapping Project Runway.

  • jay

    Is she on anyone else’s Irrational Hate List besides mine? I legitimately feel bad for disliking her because there’s no reason for it but she just makes my teeth ache.

    • Michelle Wilson

      I didn’t like her much until Ellen surprised her with a sloth and she cried. I can’t hate on anyone who loves sloths as much as she does.

    • ecallaw1977

      Her real-life personality just seems so down-to-earth I can’t hate. Sorry!

  • Kent Roby

    I, too, giggled at the images conjured by the name of this organization, then my mind jumped to Guerilla Doctors, imagining health providers who both injure and heal people! Anyhoo, Kristen looks cute as can be here.

  • ashtangajunkie

    Great skirt. The hair “style” needs help.

  • ItAin’tMe

    Is that an IPad clutch?

  • Jecca2244

    she recently said before giving birth she was worried about loving her baby as much as her dogs. and i love her for that

  • prettybigkitty

    So close, yet so far.

  • jspark

    She always looks a little cross eyed… maybe she shouldn’t be parting her hair down the middle.

    • Bethany Mishler Barkley-Hanson

      She has a lazy eye; love her!

  • LeelaST

    Anyone else see Gorilla skulls/brain scans in the skirt print? Just me?

  • rondele

    Cute outfit, but that hair. Hate it.