Evangeline Lilly in Catherine Deane at “The Hobbit” Premiere

Posted on December 03, 2013

We suppose she and/or her stylist consider this a “fantasy movie premiere” kind of look – and we can’t say we disagree – but we’re pretty underwhelmed:



Evangeline Lily attends the premiere of “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” in Los Angeles, California in a Catherine Deane ‘Savannah’ dress with a silver beaded bib and floating silk chiffon train.

Catherine Deane Resort 2014 Collection

We wouldn’t expect her to show up in full Cate Blanchett-as-Galadriel finery. She’s not that kind of gal and she’s not that kind of elf.  But this gown, while very pretty, doesn’t do a thing for her figure or her coloring. The waist sits too high, for one. And the bust seems designed to hide her natural shape as much as possible. Then there’s the hair, which we can’t even …

We’re not huge fans of the “mega-braids paired with gowns” trend for the RC, but we suppose an elf actress at a Tolkien movie premiere should indulge a little, but that’s not some pretty elf hair; that’s full-on honky-tonk mess. And those booms (T Lo term for giant bangs) are out of control. We think some sort of Pinterest-style braid is definitely called for, but this thing just isn’t working for her at all.

Evie, go for dark green gowns and dresses for this poledance. It not only suits your character style, but it’ll make your coloring pop. You’re not a silver-white kind of elf.

And yes, we keep using “elf” just to drive the Tolkien purists nuts.





[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PRPhotos.com, catherinedeane.com]

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  • Get your fringe out of your eyes sweetie, so everyone can see your pretty face /channeling mother

  • jif

    End-of-season formal at the local Ren Faire.

    • I have been to those, she is not showing NEARLY enough cleavage. 😉

      • jif

        Only because she is not going for the “Lusty Scullery Wench” look. 🙂

  • Diego!

    She should have sticked to the green version. This looks like Laura Ingalls wedding dress AND hair. I can’t. It’s a big OUT to me.

    • JMWilder

      Even Laura Ingalls knew that once you’re a big girl, you put your braids up and you keep them neat and tight.

      • Plus Laura Ingalls wore a black wool dress when she got married, to stop her mother-in-law hijacking the wedding.

        • teensmom99

          Good catch, Alicia!

          • Diego!

            hahahah I didn’t remember that! Good catch indeed! 😀

          • I don’t know how many people actually got that far in the books!

          • Diego!

            What about the TV Series? Did she got married like that with her hubby Almanzo?

          • I doubt it! I can’t remember anything of the TV series other than the little kid with plaits and the irritating blonde.

          • Adriana_Paula

            Didn’t cotton to the TV series: I liked Michael Landon and all, but Pa had WHISKERS, dammit.

          • zenobar

            As a girl without a father figure, I wanted Michael Landon/Pa to be my dad. On the other hand, he was a little too fine to seem like a dad. So, I had confusing feels about TV Pa.

            (Now in a relationship with a strapping, dark-haired, manly man who knows his way around a workbench and has a habit of removing his shirt while doing backbreaking yard work…Is that weird?)

          • Sounds like a good deal to me.

          • Adriana_Paula

            If by weird you mean my one dream in life, then yes.

          • … the power of google tells me that she wore her sage green church-going dress. With a peplum.

          • Diego!

            Could you please be so kind to post the link so we can compare her dress to Evangeline’s? Thnx! XoXo

          • It’s in moderation limbo. Hope it gets approved – I’d no idea Nellie Oleson married a Jewish guy.

          • formerlyAnon

            Oh yeah. I would have told you I never watched the show, but I remember that story arc. For the first time Nellie Oleson was throwing her hissy fits in pursuit of something worthwhile (because of course, the interfaith didn’t go down well at first.) I vaguely remember that love had a very taming of the shrew effect on her, though. (No, no patriarchal messages there at all, boys and girls in the viewing audience . . .)

          • zenobar

            “I don’t want tall man! I want Percival!”

          • formerlyAnon

            My cohort read every last one.’

          • Carleenml

            are you kidding? I work in a curriculum library with children’s books – I still hide in the stacks and read the whole series occasionally.

          • Sarah

            Read them ALL. Many times. And watched the show, my whole childhood, in realtime and reruns. And, like Carleenml, I work in a library and both recommend and dip into them myself on a regular basis.

          • Bridget Smith

            These Happy Golden Years is my favorite Little House book, because I am a sap. Almanzo’s “proposal” still makes me swoon.

            “I was wondering if you would like an engagement ring.”
            “That would depend on who offered it to me.”
            “If I should?”
            “Then it would depend on the ring.”

            LAURA, you minx, that is THE BEST ANSWER I LOVE IT. She is way funnier than anyone gives her credit for.

          • SugarSnap108

            That was my fave, too. And LIW clearly wanted it to be. The title is just so blatant. And yes, best proposal/response ever.

          • fursa_saida

            My favorite too! I love “setting up house” stories.

          • Adriana_Paula

            Oh, I did. Several times. I love when Ma actually gets a sewing machine and they can prepare the trousseau items faster.

        • zenobar

          You get all the respect from me for knowing your Little House! (I re-read them every couple of years. I still want an attic stocked with hams and garlic.)

          • I did a re-read when I was home over the summer. Did a total reversion to childhood.

          • shirab

            Hie thee to a library and pick up Wendy McClure’s “The Wilder Life,” please. All about her personal lifelong feeling of connection to Laura and her journey to visit the sites in the book. And about more than that, too.

          • Yes, I read that over the summer too. Loved it!

          • Adriana_Paula

            Word. I also want to attend a sugaring-off dance and have the tinker come by in his wagon to mend my pots and pans. Big Woods and farmer Boy were my favorites, because they were both year-in-the-life and there was no moving from one place to another (I moved a lot as a little kid).

          • zenobar

            We were stuck in one lousy spot when I was a kid, so I LOVED all the moving, how simply they lived so they could just pack up and leave at a moment’s notice. I also loved all the food/cooking stuff, for the same reason I loved all the food-related bits in Clan Of The Cave Bear (which I read at the tender age of 10, yeesh) – I’ve always had a little survivalist streak I guess 🙂

          • Sarah

            Ha! Clan of the Sexy Bear. I liked those, but it got to where I had to skip the “velvety folds” and “manhood” parts and just page on to the real stuff because Auel likes to describe sexytimes in such, um, detail.

          • zenobar

            “Clan of the Sexy Bear” – Double Ha!!! The first book just had the Broud stuff, but when I got to The Valley Of Horses – well, that was a horse of a different color, indeed. You know it’s over-descriptive when a 12-year-old starts skimming over the sex scenes to get to the more interesting stuff.

            (The last book in that series was a travesty. If I had to skim over that Mother Song one more time – bloody hell, did she have to write out EVERY VERSE, EVERY TIME?)

            Finally, just this one last thing and then I promise to tamp my enthusiasm, but I need to say it because: OUTLANDER.

          • Sarah

            WORD. Gabaldon ftw.

          • zenobar

            *fist bump* Just wait till the series comes out next year. With any luck TLo will recap it (please please please)

          • And Farmer Boy has good food.

          • Adriana_Paula

            The Little House Cookbook is one of my favorite reads, sociologically.

          • zenobar

            Mine too! I don’t make my own cheese, but it’s good to know that I have clear instructions just in case I feel the need.

          • Ah – now I thought it was really weak and lazy. She makes some interesting observations but with some of the recipes I thought she totally missed the point.

          • Adriana_Paula

            Interesting! You’ve piqued my curiosity: examples?

          • I’ll have to dig out my copy and see which ones irritated. She definitely moaned about attempting to make things which I didn’t think were that tricky!

        • ballerinawithagun

          Love all of the Little House references. Back in those days actual wedding dresses were usually only worn by the wealthy, most women wore their traveling clothes. My family is from Walnut Grove, MN and our family farm was next to the Ingalls farm on the Banks of Plum Creek. My great-grandfather is mentioned coming over to help with the harvest. Walnut Grove has a cute museum and puts on a pageant in the summer.
          Now I live near Pioneertown where the TV show Little House On The Prairie was shot. Now I know where that mountain that was always inexplicably in the background came from. You can stay in the “Little House” which would be a great experience for any children reading the series.
          I’ll stop now, I could go on and on.

          • zenobar

            That is the bomb!!!!

        • SugarSnap108

          I remember the black wool dress, but not the bit about the MIL. Must re-read.

      • Diego!

        Word. Evangeline’s look is a mess from head to toe.

    • Rhonda Shore

      Meh x 1000. A big part of the problem is the color…it doesn’t look silver in photos, it looks grey…the kind of grey you see in exercise clothes, which is what the bodice brings to mind. And the make-up is appalling, even worse than the hair.

  • Freckles, really? This is your long awaited red carpet return? DIY hair and hotel curtains?

    • Sobaika

      Who was really waiting for her though? Am I the only one who thought she was the worst actress from the Lost?

      • She gets a solid “Meh, she’s alright.” from me. Not a ringing endorsement, but surely SHE has been wanting to be back out there, working. Though, if I recall, she’s a rather private celeb and not much of a tooter of her own horn.

      • Sarah

        I have had a dislike for her ever since she did that interview during the Lost years where she said it was a trial in life to be so frikkin beautiful. Made me gag. And yeah, ITA about how she was loads less decent in the acting dept.

        • E2_Remote

          FWIW, two of my best girlfriends worked at a coffee shop in Hawaii that she and other Lost cast members used to frequent. They said she was pretty snotty most of the time when she came in.

          • Sarah

            Everything I’ve ever read about her supports this. I’m not surprised. What I’d like to know is if Sawyer was equally hot in person. Any information re: his real life persona? 🙂

          • E2_Remote

            Personally, I used to see Dom Monaghan (speaking of hobits!) casually strolling the beach. He was always pleasant to people. The only thing I remember hearing about Josh Holloway (Sawyer) is that yes, he was hot in person, and he and his wife were the victims of a terrifying home invasion in Hawaii during the Lost years.

          • Sarah

            Aw. That’s too bad! I hope they didn’t have a bad impression of Hawaii. I always thought that Dom seemed like a nice guy. I was really sorry when they killed his character off. Cool stories!

        • Sobaika

          Boo hoo. Did it not occur to her that the very reason she has any roles to begin with is because of her looks?

          • Sarah

            Obviously not much in the way of real world issues occur to someone who is blinded by her own beauty every time she looks in the mirror. (For the record, I always thought Emilie De Ravin was way prettier on that show, anyway.)

  • Whoever cut those bangs needs a stern talking to. And I hate messy hair with a polished dress. In the runway version she would have killed this.

  • SewingSiren

    The bodice is very pretty. The skirt looks like an afterthought. The bangs are booms.

    • ballerinawithagun

      The bodice is amazing until she turns and display the dreaded zipper!

      • I’m tired of liking a dress until the wearer turns around to reveal an exposed zipper. They are always too heavy for the dress and just ruin any look.

  • Lesley

    i’m too distracted by those bangs to even notice anything else (not in a good way)..

  • HeidiKnox

    Bangs are ridiculous, gown is very Aunt Hazel, Christmas 1966, but the worst part are the lips that are heading into “Housewives” territory.

  • AmeliaEve

    Major zipper fug.

  • Jessica Freeman

    The real fantasy is how good those bangs look in her mind.

  • misstressofsylar

    Is it just me or does she really look unkempt, dirty even? Either way, that’s not the impression you wanna give people when you’re in the premier night of a movie of this magnitude.

  • kmk05

    Keeping the dress in green would have gone a long way to make this more palatable. I don’t mind the braid so much, but those booms are insanity. What we can see of her makeup looks great, though.

    • RoseJB

      Agreed – on all points. The dress is so much prettier in green.

  • sagecreek

    I don’t mind the dress so much, but the Goldberry hair has to go.

  • flamingoNW

    The color of the dress on the model is much more interesting. Yeah, those bangs are tragic, and I”m a bang fan…

  • Tatiana Luján

    That is not the best dress for her coloring, but I understand why someone would want to wear it, the bead work is very pretty.
    The hair and makeup are really bad. It’s a shame, because a good braid with some jewelery tucked in it would be right on point.

    The bangs are the worse part of this look.

  • teensmom99

    The top looks to me like a gilded sports bra/tank top. Instead of ethereal, I’m getting “wow she works out a lot.” As for the hair–it’s beyond booms. I think TLo need a whole new term for this hot mess.

    • Ginny Ellsworth

      Ka Booms?!

    • SugarSnap108

      YES. It just looks like t-shirt material to me. Also, I think the words “beaded bib” should always be a red flag.

  • Patrick Cleary

    The darker version on the model would have worked a lot better for this, I think.

    • Darren Nesbitt

      But then we might have saw full on elf. I like that they chose the white instead of green.

      • Patrick Cleary

        If it was all white, I could see it (with a dark underlay to the top, maybe?), but the grey on white looks like sweats to me.

  • Anna_Cecilia

    On the lighter version, the bodice looks like sweatshirt material from a distance and also makes her midsection look really thick when I suspect that she actually is not. The skirt can only be described as dirty dishwater grey, especially the way the light is hitting it in the last photo. This look leaves me feeling pretty desolate.

    As for the bangs and that braid? 100% Pure…Ugly.

  • Emily Smith

    Meh so unnecessary to add a love interest for Legolas in the movies. I mean I get it, there were literally no females in the story, so they felt a need to add one. Maybe I’ll be otherwise convinced after seeing it but I’m skeptical.

    • Oh me too. I am sceptical about drawing the story out to 3 movies! There really is not that much to it! And since I didn’t really love how they drew out Arwen’s role in LOTR I don’t necessarily think I will love this. But yay for Offbeat Bride inspirations!

      • Emily Smith

        Yeah two movies I think would have covered both The Hobbit and the battle of the five armies sufficiently. Three movies was totally unnecessary.

        • But then, I was also really annoyed in the first movie that they were clearly setting up Thorin as a dickhead, in order to make Bilbo’s atrocious behaviour acceptable.

          • julnyes

            huh, I thought the main thrust of the first movie was the set up for the forbidden love story of Thorin and Azog The Defiler – all those long intense looks over the battlefield.

    • formerlyAnon

      If she gets to save several lives, and gets credit for it, I’m down with it. Otherwise, not.

      • Emily Smith

        In the trailers it looks like she mostly only spouts random lines of wisdom at Legolas while he looks at her all moon-eyed. Although maybe the point is that she is where Legolas got the random lines of wisdom habit from, because he did a lot of that in LOTR.

        • Sarah

          He gets that from being an ELF. That’s how they roll.

    • Sarah

      I could not agree with you more. And I am not convinced, still. No need to mess with the Master, and if a story holds up, you don’t have to put chicks in it for chicks’ sake. Dammit.

    • StelledelMare

      What makes me kinda of upset about it was that I remember reading somewhere (can’t remember where now) that Peter Jackson said her character wasn’t going to be a romantic interest and I liked that. Guess that went out the window.

  • thecitysleeps

    Unpopular opinion, but I love the dress. The hair is just NO tho and I usually love braids. Those bangs are really out of control.

  • Laura Renee

    You guys are spot on. This boom trend is weird — I couldn’t stand to have my hair curl over my eyebrows, into my eyes like that.

    …What’s the proper Tolkein equivalent for “elf” again? I used to think I was a pretty big LOTR fan, but I have no idea.

  • Funkykatt

    1968 chiffony Sears catalog nightgown.

  • zenobar

    If the bangs had been smoothed out and swept to the side, and the braid cleaned up a little, this might have been ok. I like the idea of hair jewelry here too. Unfortunately it looks like she walked seven or eight blocks through a windy drizzle and didn’t have a chance to smooth it all out before the cameras started clicking.

  • PeggyOC

    I know it’s not, but from a distance, the grey material looks like very fancy sweatshirt fabric. And that’s not a good look.

  • pookiesmom

    I can’t fathom why she would forgo the deep green color for this dirty gym shorts mess.

  • Glam Dixie

    I much prefer that dress in the color the model is wearing and that hair, my kids do fishtail braids that look better than that. The bangs overwhelm her face, just over all not good.

  • Introspective

    hate the hair. abhor the dress in this color!! i hope to god that dirty dishwater colors don’t come back to the RC. didn’t we go thru a full year of that shit recently?

    now that we have swung back to actual color, pretty please santa don’t take it away…

  • Jangle57

    Not impressed with entire look even though on paper, the dress should have been quite pretty but agree with PeggyOC: the silver does look like sweatshirt material.

    On side note, I had to look up who she was supposed to play in the movie as I didn’t remember any strong female characters in the book only to find she’s a figment of Peter Jackson’s imagination. After watching The Hobbit Part 1, I had to go back and reread the book as it had been a lot of years and I didn’t remember some of the scenes taking place. Was shocked at how much was in the movie that was not in the book; guess I shouldn’t have been surprised but it turned me off on seeing Part 2.

    • filmcricket

      Legolas isn’t even in the Hobbit, just his father. The whole thing is ridiculous. Jackson’s padding it with a lot of the Appendices to LOTR, and even some of the Silmarillion, from what I’ve heard. I have no plans to see any of it, since I hated the Fellowship film and didn’t bother to catch any of the rest of that trilogy. [/end nerd rant]

      Re: this outfit, it’s all bad. The colours on the model would have worked better, but the dress’s shape would still be negating hers.

      • formerlyAnon

        I up vote for your entirely appropriate opinions on padding of the Hobbit. There’s PLENTY in the book with which to work. I don’t think the bodice of this dress is a success, but I’m not quite as unhappy with it as to say the dress is a total loss.

      • conniemd

        You’re the first person I’ve seen who hated the Fellowship (which was the best of the three). Why is hating the Fellowship a nerd rant? (friendly question) I was a total LOTR book nerd, having read it at least 10 times. My daughter bought the VHS tapes of the Fellowship and The Two Towers for me for Christmas right before ROTK came out. I had refused to see either, knowing that the movies are almost always worse than the books. I was entranced, though I disagreed with some of Jackson’s choices, to me they are just two different things , each with their own strengths.

        • filmcricket

          Well the whole paragraph was a nerd rant, as opposed to a comment on the dress/styling, which is what we’re here to do.

          I’m not alone in my hatred of the films, but we are a minuscule portion of the audience that saw them, that’s for sure. I disliked most of the casting, I loathed what they did with Arwen, I was baffled that they said Aragorn’s not interested in being King since that’s what he’s been working towards his entire adult life, and I was peeved that they took the 60s hippie route of suggesting pipe-weed is a hallucinogen, just for starters. As I said, I didn’t see the other two, but Elves in Helm’s Deep and Frodo and Sam going to Minas Tirith would have had me frothing at the mouth.

          • Which is all very sane compared to my friend’s frothing-mouthed rant at the use of Celtic-inspired music when the music of Middle Earth isn’t even written in the same *scale*.

          • filmcricket


          • Sarah

            Argh! Aragorn, Son of Arathorn, was fostered in Rivendell by the elves after his father was killed fighting orcs when he was two. They renamed him “Estel” and hid his heritage from him until age 20, when Elrond revealed to him his ENTIRE REASON FOR EXISTENCE. That is, that he is the Heir of Isildur and the Rightful King of Gondor. For CHRISSAKE. That pissed me the fuck off. Can you tell?!!?

          • filmcricket

            You’re not secretly Stephen Colbert are you?

          • Sarah

            No, but he is one of my idols, and I would pay good money to have coffee with him 😉

          • formerlyAnon

            Um, yeah, Sarah. You are correct and even restrained, IMO. I’ve never actually discussed this with anyone, but, yeah. Why mess with a pivotal character and fairly major plot points in a story that’s been a bestseller [eta: term used loosely without reference to actual sales figures] for decades, and doesn’t go out of print, despite the fact that it’s quite lengthy, has no explicit sex and only mildly explicit violence by today’s standards? And a bunch of odd names to keep sorted. [And it’s not like Aragorn wasn’t the FAVORITE of most young-ish readers of the man-lusting persuasion, either.]

          • Sarah

            Well, I will have to go on record that I’m a fan of the movies, actually, for the pageantry and the beauty of the cinematography, and the fact that it got a whole generation of kids (my five nephews included) hooked on the books again. But, of course, as a die-hard fan since childhood, I cannot help but notice the inconsistencies and therefore be bedeviled by them. My number one: Hobbitses don’t look like little regular (even handsome?!) guys with big hairy feet, for God’s sake. And as a person who studiously and painstakingly applied the historical timeline set forth in the Unfinished Tales and the Silmarillion to the LOTR trilogy and the Hobbit itself at the tender age of 12 (even though Mom said it would be hard for me to understand), I can say that if you’re gonna make the Hobbit into three goddamn movies, you are a dick if you leave Mr. Tom Bombadil out.

          • julnyes

            I am also a lover of the books who deeply enjoyed the movies while being annoyed with some of the changes.

            I also saw no point to the extending of The Hobbit to three movies, but I will see them anyway (and enjoy them) because I love being immersed in that world so much.

          • Sarah

            Heck yeah. That’s what’s up 😉

          • filmcricket

            Just coming back to this now, and YES on Tom Bombadil. I mean, I get why he was left out to a degree, but then where does Merry get his Numenorean blade that does such damage to the Witch King?

          • Sarah

            And thank you very much. It’s not as if JRRT just put stuff in these books for NO REASON. Sigh.

    • Nicholas

      She also just seems to be there as a love interest, which makes the creation of the character utterly self-defeating. I wonder whether she’ll even pass the Legolas version of the Bechdel Test.

  • Heather

    My stylist gives me free bang trims between cuts. Stars, this is a thing that you can do too! (Like getting your pants hemmed, and doing your roots…)

  • carnush


    • chrissybee

      We have to go baaaaack! To the hairstylist!

  • snevhead

    And if ever a dress did NOT need an exposed zipper…

  • 8daysaweek

    My three-year-old got a hold of a pair of scissors at Grandma’s last week. Her bangs look better.

  • formerlyAnon

    I think the problem is that the silver/grey beads read as sweatshirt grey in the photo and the cut of the bodice is too close to that of a leotard to avoid the vague air of too-casual gym wear.

  • crash1212

    The hair kills this look – it would kill any look. Having said that, it’s a pretty dress, but she would’ve been better served choosing the runway version as that color rocks.

  • Kelly

    The original color was *so* much better. And that hideous zipper just says “home ec project gone wrong.”

  • MilaXX

    I prefer the darker color gown the model is wearing. I think it would look better on her coloring. Them bangs however are just straight tore up from the floor up. Somebody need to be fired for those things. Also? Earrings. Look into them.

  • Nancer

    Honestly, guys, I am just glad to see Evangeline Lilly on the red carpet! I loved her in Lost and it’s been a while…

    • TwiddlyStun

      I also love three things about her having a baby post-Lost: 1) She looked like she gained real-woman baby weight and 2) I did NOT see any photos of her 9 months + in stiletto heels like some celebs 3) She looks amazing now, post-baby. I’m 22 years post-baby so I think in a few more years I’ll look as good as she does.

  • conniemd

    I guess I’m a minority but I like the dress in the white version (sans the exposed zipper). I like it in the green two, but I’m bugged by the darker gray on the bodice, it should all have been the same color. The hair is hideous and having booms that fall into your eyes is just ridiculous and the hair stylist should have been fired immediately.

  • marlie

    Although the waist of this dress sits too high on her, even the green version that the model is wearing would be a vast improvement. And I hate the booms, along with the braid. And for the love of god, LIPSTICK.

  • cocohall

    About those bangs – it’s a given that they LOOK awful, but how can she keep herself from brushing them off her face? Having to look through that sheepdog fringe would drive me to distraction.

  • CarrieBaby

    Looks like she got it from Forever 21

  • RussellH88


    The original color actually fit with her character (Who looks like Female Link cosplay) in the movie and would be have been more appropriate. So instead of elf Prom we get dishwater dress.

  • boweryboy

    For several moments I thought she was Hillary Swank.

    Too bad her hair is a hot mess, otherwise I could almost kind of get behind the rest.

    • kimmeister

      In the commercials, I keep thinking she is Jessica Biel.

  • Sonia Perez

    The whole thing would not look so bad if that stuff hanging over her eyes were not there.

  • eandh99

    but where is Cumberbatch in oxbood velvet and black brocade D&G?

  • bertkeeter

    Dreary dress…end of story! Regarding the braids. Lead singer, Ewan, in the “Sheepdogs” episode on PR Season 9′ braids were better looking!

  • ThaliaMenninger

    The dress is much better in the runway colors. Eh. It’s pretty. I don’t hate it. Especially since she has been such a mess on red carpets and RL past.

  • GorgeousThings

    Liv Tyler lite

  • LuluBI

    Those booms are so out of control, they need a new word. Bongs??

  • Daenyx

    The dress is… yeah, it needs to be a real color. I like the skirt, though. The hair ruins everything. Good grief.

  • SugarSnap108

    That hair could so easily have been avoided with a mirror and/or common sense.

  • As a bang girl myself, I have to say no to the fringe. Seriously, it’s like someone drew the shades down on the window of a beautiful room. Love the dress. I can deal with the braid (just barely), but those bangs? Nuh uh…

  • MiriamMc75


  • KT

    “She’s not that kind of elf” haha I’m going to go ahead and guess that Tom said that one. 🙂

    As for the look, the beading actually looks quite nice up close, but from far away it looks like sweatshirt material. Agree that she should go for green and not silver. Also, THAT HAIR, and the shitty application of blush is making her look drunk. Actually maybe she is.

  • Qitkat

    I know it is challenging to grow out one’s bangs dear, but there is a point when one looks critically in the mirror, and says to oneself, Holy S***!’ If I drew a lateral line across my head and grew my bangs down to there, I would only have half a face. This is that moment.

  • jen

    Those bangs should be outlawed. She has such a gorgeous face and it’s totally obscured by the bangs!

  • LaSylphide

    For heaven’s sake, woman: What is with the hair?

  • somebody blonde

    God, why didn’t she go with the dark version? That one is so much prettier. And you’re right about the braid looking way too messy.

  • J. Preposterice

    the dress is 32409283409328% prettier in the dark teal. In white it ends up looking like a craft project. (A nice craft project, like a carved DIY headboard done by someone with laser-cutting skill, but still.)

  • quiltrx

    That’s a beautiful gown—but SOOOOOOO much prettier (and more seasonal) in the darker version.
    I can’t even talk about her hair and face….

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    Well, the bangs are just ridiculous. It’s okay to have SOME fringe, but they look like they’re actually skimming her cornea.

    As for the dress – it just goes to show what a difference a different color can make. I much, much prefer the black version on the model. It’s lovely, but the color EL has on just washes her out.

  • melanie0866

    I thought the grey parts were sweatshirt material. Very relieved to learn it was sparkly.

  • Therese Bohn

    I think we all like the dark version better. The white is too doily gone wrong.

  • amber.

    I will never understand the trend of not wearing jewelry. I can’t even go for a jog without earrings.

  • Danielle

    I would cut someone for the green version.

  • Aaminah Khan

    She would have looked better in the version the model’s wearing.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    The bodice has a “sports bra” look to it, but I like the flowy skirt.

  • How did the stylist/her/whomever miss the opportunity to put her in the green dress that the model is wearing? Yes, Evangeline’s hair is a true mess but it wouldn’t have mattered if she had worn the green dress.

  • Jacob Bowen

    The “sports bra top” on dresses is SO in right now, and I can’t quite understand why… I think the dark green would have KILLED for this event. It is SO much prettier than this version.

  • AuntHo

    Gorgeous Lululemon cashier wears Anthropologie to the Hobbit premiere.

  • snarkykitten

    The original on the model looks so much better!
    *bites tongue about made-up elves in movies*

  • I hope the dress is more impressive in person. I’m not holding out any such hope for the hair and makeup.

  • LeelaST

    Love the dress! That hair is horrendous – haven’t read comments below – has anyone mentioned that she has “elf ears” w/o the points? Why, why, why did Jackson add characters to this film while omitting Tolkien-penned ones from his LOTR triology?! Fie!

  • Nopinkertons

    This is that patented Jessica Biel look of huge booms + nude lips makes it All About the Nose. No eyes, no mouth: just a huge nose floating in space. Completely freaks me out.

  • anotherkate

    God, she would’ve looked GREAT in the green version the model is wearing! MISSED OPPORTUNITY, Stylists! As for the booms…ugh. WHY. She has the prettiest green eyes and such a beautiful smile, and they pull a hair curtain over half her face? Unacceptable. It’s just rude to receive such a fine blank canvas and ruin her with weird proportions (in the dress and the hair) and the wrong colors.