Jada Pinkett Smith in Beverly Hills

Posted on December 12, 2013

Hold us, kittens. We’re frightened.

Jada Pinkett Smith out shopping at Gucci in Beverly Hills, California.

Y’know, we’re all for women dressing in really fierce, kickass, outta-my-way-bitches looks if that’s their thing; really we are.  And we think Jada embodies that kind of style fairly well a lot of the time. But as with everything in life, there’s a point at which you can start overdoing it. There’s just way too much attitude going on with this outfit. There’s “don’t fuck with me” fierce and then there’s “I WILL MOTHERFUCKING MURDER YOUR ASS IF YOU COME ONE STEP CLOSER.”

Dial it back a little, sweetie. This has gone beyond fierce; beyond kickass; beyond Thunderdome, even. You don’t need to dress soft, but it might be a good idea to stop dressing so angry.





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  • kimmeister

    What. The. Heck. That is the 2nd time that someone has reminded me of Jane Child on this site.

    • bxbourgie

      I remember her! All Jada needs is a nose ring with a chain up to the earring and she’ll be good to go.

      • GorgeousThings

        OMG, I had completely forgotten about Jane Child! Thanks for the flashback.

        • Ginny Ellsworth

          Scary!! I was just thinking about her the other day (but I forget why) and could not remember her name. And Bam!, the BK’s deliver.

  • Not applicable

    I wish she would just come out already. sheesh.

    • Nonmercisansfacon

      What has her sexual orientation/preferences to do with her outfit or her style?

      • GorgeousThings

        Nothing, except for the fact that she’s married to Will Smith and has several kids with him.

        • Nonmercisansfacon

          I didn’t know being married to Will Smith and having kids with him was a sure clue that a woman (who happen to be in a rock/metal band and like to dress like an alien emo dominatrix) is a closeted lesbian. Are Katie Holmes and Kelly Preston also lesbians since they are/were also women married to rumoured closeted gays stars?

          • GorgeousThings

            It’s not. You asked what her sexual orientation has to do with her outfit or her style, and I merely pointed out that she’s married to Will Smith. Hence one would suspect that elucidates her sexual orientation.

      • fiddlecub

        Presumably, the commenter meant that she looks like a lesbian, because, you know. Stereotypes.

  • Ginger


    • NYCGlamourpuss

      Girl looks cray-cray.

  • annabelle archer

    It’s been nice knowing you, TLo. Rest in peace. Because your asses are grasses.

    • DebbieLovesShoes

      Hahaha. *snort*

    • TropiCarla

      Thank you for this iteration of one of my pet phrases. You win today.

    • H2olovngrl

      Girl, you have been ONFIRE lately!

  • On the other hand, her face is looking much more relaxed than I’ve seen it in ages.

  • annabelle archer

    Also, is there a Thunder Dome in Beverly Hills?

    • decormaven

      “We don’t need aaaanother hero…”

  • marlie

    Head to toe, this outfit is SCARY. maybe it wouldn’t be so bad if there was one element about this look that didn’t seem… dangerous.

    • Sobaika

      I think her outfit and her hair is amazing… Just not together. You’re correct, one element too much.

      • barbarienne

        My reaction precisely. Either the spiked jacket, or the hardass hairdo, but not both.

        Though I also hate those booties. “Oops, I seem to have burst through the toes of my fishnet stockings.”

        • 3boysful

          What struck me was she is so hard-core from top of the head all the way down, then, boom! This incongruous little bit of vulnerability in the exposed little piggies.

      • marlie

        Even switching out the mesh top with, say, a plain white t-shirt. Already a little less frightening. 😛

  • Latin Buddy

    I don’t know guys. I’m a big proponent of dressing your age. As a gay latin man in his late 20s, I’m fighting an uphill battle but if I saw a man doing the same dressing half his age, I would “look at him a certain way [pursing my lips]”

    She looks like she raided Willow’s closet.

    • MilaXX

      Honey, I hate to break it to you, but you can’t say “In my 20’s” & age in the same sentence. It makes us old folks laugh hysterically.
      Love you, mean it.

      • tetisheri

        Truer words were never writ.

      • boweryboy


      • Lanus

        Isn’t he precious? OK, ladies, who want to quell some hot flashes with cocktails?

        • Just Me

          Honey, I have been sipping quell hot flashes cocktails for the last 5 years. Had one IN MY DOCTOR’S OFFICE and she laughed at me when she told me I wasn’t pre-menopausal, but just subject to random hot flashes and that this shit was gonna get worse the closer I got to actual menopause. Man, I almost went Jada on her ass.

          • tetisheri

            At least it wasn’t some male doctor who told you that you should look at menopause as a gift.

          • Just Me

            That would have made me catch a case. Some of the BKs might need to keep a little bail money to the side.

          • tetisheri

            Luckily my husband was in the room with me, which saved me needing to find bail money.

          • Two words – Black Cohosh. The best remedy there is for hot flashes. Give it three weeks to start working.

          • ballerinawithagun

            It works for me! Black Cohosh that is.
            In the 80s I had my hair shaved close on one side, big hair on the other. I always tempted but at this age I know it would look too scary! Need softness around the face now. Do you hear me Jada?

          • Constant Reader

            I had that haircut, too!

          • Just Me


    • Sobaika

      OH, this make me feel old. I am also in my late twenties. Do I have to start watching it already?

      The other day someone on here commented that they were ‘only 23’ and didn’t get the same pop culture references… ughhhhhh. I am an Olde.

      • Evan

        LOL. That was me. Sorry, I didn’t mean to make you feel old! It’s just that I was only 9 when Britney Spears debuted and I didn’t watch MTV at that age (I don’t think anything I’m saying is helping).

        • formerlyAnon

          Upvoted for “I don’t think anything I’m saying is helping” because it made my old-enough-to-be-either-of-y’all’s-mom-self chuckle out loud.

        • Die, fetus. Die.

          • Peeve

            Thanks for my biggest laugh of the day! Gotta remember that.

          • NYCGlamourpuss


        • Sobaika

          Harumph. It’s okay. I’ll just have to age gracefully and fully embrace being a ripe old 27 year old.

          • Evan

            Don’t worry. I’m still an undergrad because I changed majors and now I have some classes with 18 yr olds who make me feel old. It’s all relevant!

      • PostsYouCanDanceTo

        Maybe i’m just a big stupid manchild (or rather, maybe its because I’m a big stupid manchild), but I think there’s more leeway to dressing age-appropriately than most people think. For me it’s about polish. I think the jacket is great and the shoes are fine, but a mesh top over a bra always looks desperate. And the ripped jeans ain’t helping. A simple black T and an even, dark wash jean would make the outfit much more chic without looking any less youthful.

        I make no apologies for being a big stupid manchild. That’s my secret.

        • mixedupfiles

          Gwen Stefani is such a pro at this – she’s in her 40s now, right?

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          I’m with you about the mesh top over the bra. If Jada had paired the jacket with a turtleneck or tank I wouldn’t be wincing. As it is, I’m thinking, Jada, you look fierce, but the world doesn’t need to see your abs today, and then I’m ducking because I just know she’s coming after me through my computer monitor.

    • formerlyAnon

      I, too feel there are style changes that should come with age, though being ancient myself, I may not be so strict about them.
      And I have to remark: the 55-year-old you is going to be VERY cross if you waste the relative youthful juiciness of the 30 & 40 -some you on feeling like your looks don’t measure up. Whatever looks you’ve got go farther if you feel good about it all, just enjoy.

      • Constant Reader

        Yes! This! Also: while it’s good to exercise and eat right and be healthy (blah, blah, blah), a few pounds either way won’t add or subtract one iota from your attractiveness or happiness. Don’t waste your life stressing about them!

      • I saw Mary Berry (TV baking goddess, aged 78) on the Graham Norton show the other day wearing the same Zara necklace that Cathy Cambridge wore recently. And it looked perfectly appropriate on both of them. There are style changes that should come with age, but as you say, they should be based on feeling good about it all.

    • Evan

      Sorry, I love Madonna, but I find it just a little bit ironic that the woman in your avatar is one of the worst at dressing their age!

    • oohsparkley!

      This outfit looks like a costume no matter what age you are. Those shoes are hideous! Black Tee and sweet boots and it could be great. Her hair is costume-y too

  • MoHub

    It’s official. I’m going to have nightmares about this.

  • Thundar99

    i think she just looks like a hot Lesbian. She’s totally Xenappropriate in that case. And with a body like that…why not.

    • altalinda

      This lesbian also thinks Jada looks scary. I’m giving her a wide berth at the bar.

      • sweetestsith

        I…did not have the same reaction. To each their own. 😉

        • fursa_saida

          I’m with you.

  • Sarah

    When I go out, I like to look like I’d kill, dismember, and eat anyone who looked at me funny, too. And dress my feet in little fishnet bags with my toes peeping out, just so people know I likes to keep it fun.

    • kimmeister

      I think those booties originally were closed-toe, but they made her toes made so her toes shivved them.

      • Sarah

        Just the first two toes are aggressive. The others, they lie in wait…

        • kimmeister

          The idea of attacking someone with one’s pinky toes is filling me with an inordinate amount of glee.

          • Amelia

            My mom can pinch HARD with her toes. If she really wanted to, I’m pretty sure she could leave bruises.

    • fursa_saida

      “When I go out, I like to look like I’d kill, dismember, and eat anyone who looked at me funny, too.” The thing is, this is honestly 100% true on some days. I just don’t have the budget to externalize it to quite the degree she has here.

  • tetisheri

    I like the hair, it’s pretty great, but the rest? Oh, girl, no. Just… No.

  • Her body is INSANE!

    • Constant Reader

      Agreed. I kind of secretly think that if my body were that gorgeous I’d be walking around in my underclothes all the time.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    Me thinks the lady doth protest too much….

  • schadenfreudelicious

    The lady doth protest too much, methinks…

  • Jessica Freeman

    Look, we know what a gorgeous woman she is, but when she dresses like this, it really works against her structured face.

  • MilaXX

    I don’t mind the shaved sides, but the box braids look all kinds of cheap and weave-y.It look like she bought the cheap 3 pack for $7 hair from the clearance bin in the back of the hair store and did them herself. She also could use some softer makeup to help tone this down a bit.A soft blush and pinky-brown lip might counteract some of her naturally sharp features.

    • formerlyAnon

      Is that what’s off about her hair? I couldn’t say, I just felt it was kind of anti-climactic.

      • Munchkn

        In the first shot, I thought her hair looked a bit like mine when it’s still wet and I have all these clips in. It’s not a look I wear outside the house.

  • another_laura

    Hey, she could have also worn motorcycle boots, so let’s just be grateful, ‘kay?

    • giddypony

      I’d prefer her going all in with the doc martens or motorcycle boots.

    • formerlyAnon

      This would have looked 100% better, if perhaps not quite so Beverly Hills, in motorcycle boots.

  • crash1212

    I just want to know where she got a body stalking with shoes attached.

  • In_Stitches

    She’ll clearly look beautiful with a fully shaved head; she needs to get rid of the rest of it and start fresh. Oddly though, by far I find the mesh heel the most objectionable item, followed closely by the mesh top.

  • Glam Dixie

    She just needs Wesley Snipes in his black leather trench to complete the look.

  • Is that the official Scientology coiffure? I remember Travolta’s voluminous version. I would hold you but I am currently sprinting away at full speed while screaming at the top of my lungs. I’m a multi-tasker.

  • Nika E

    I love that jacket though, everything else is bat shit crazy.

  • ‘beyond thunderdome’


  • boweryboy


    I’m not sure if it’s a good damn or a bad damn, but damn.

  • Kimberly Page

    yea, it just feels — desperate. Trying to stay relevant by way of edgy-what-the-kids-are-wearing.

  • Tom Markiewicz

    She’s on the set for the Mad Max remake, right? No? Oh.

  • Nonmercisansfacon

    Take off the see-through shirt and the shoes, get rid of those box braids and I’m on board with sexy angry rock star sociopath Jada. I’ll take Thunderdome over Twee and Manic pixie anytime!

  • Natalie

    Am I the only one imagining that the mesh top is connected to the mesh shoes in some sort of terrifying mesh full-body onesie?

    • Amelia

      Well, I am now….

    • DebbieLovesShoes

      Haha. Cannot UNsee, now . . .

  • decormaven

    Missing a flamethrower to complete the ensemble.

  • Jana33

    This is what I think a hot lesbian avenger would adopt for her comic book look. Way too kick ass for daily wear.

  • Stacy C

    Battleship Earth. Travolta. Just sayin.

  • ojosazules

    The black mesh shirt isn’t doing her any favors in these photographs.

  • River

    She looks like the singer of a metal band…which she is. She can be as fierce as she wants…and I like her shoes.

  • R. L.

    Whoa, scary!

  • Synnae

    I usually really dig her style – probably because it is very similar to mine – but this would have worked better with all black closed booties, a simple black belt and a non-see through top so that they wouldn’t have been competing with the studded jacket.

    All the individual items are awesome though!

  • Rand Ortega

    Is that new Mad Max movie still filming? She looks like 1 of the villains.

  • jonnyf8

    Thanksgiving weekend and my brother is channel surfing and he lands on some sort of mixed martial arts/ultimate fighting sports event. First it’s guys and it vaguely resembles Gay porn and I feel really uncomfortable watching it with my brother because I’m kinda digging it. Then some ladies come out and they’ve all got the braids like Jada — the Caucasian girls too — like that one character on “Orange is the New Black” and that really sucked the fun out of everything because there was nothing attractive about that at all.

    • demidaemon

      It’s true. UFC is like gay porn with trunks on, when the men have their legs around the other guys head.

  • teensmom99

    This reminds if when Ms. Teen was little & we would tell her she’s pretty & she would do her ugly pirate face. In other words, she was saying: “who you calling pretty bitches”

    • fursa_saida

      Ahaha, I remember literally stomping my feet because somebody told me I was cute. That probably just made it worse.

  • Viviennne

    shopping in Beverly Hills in black mesh, leather and studs … not a classic holiday look…

    • conniemd

      I’m picturing the kids when she comes back from her trip with arms laden with bags. Um mom, you went out shopping in that? Not daytime outfit.

  • Zaftiguana

    Replace mesh heels with those chunky black mary janes with cat faces on the toes. Fixed. You’re welcome.

  • Sarah V.


  • Ashleigh

    I am SO tempted to use the “D” word…rhymes with MIKE

  • Vickiefantastico

    I have to say, this outfit worked from a celebrity standpoint. It literally stopped me in my tracks. I’ve looked at these images multiple times. I can’t say that I love it, but I enjoy it, if that makes sense. And isn’t that every celebrity’s job? To entertain us?

    • marlie

      I stopped in my tracks only to take a look around and find the closest escape route. 😉 But yes, this is certainly a fun look, as a spectator.

  • Trickytrisha

    Meh. Looks like she’s trying out for an job as an extra for a biker movie. Too stereotyped, trying too hard.

  • cmb92191

    She raided Grace Jones’ closet!

  • LeelaST

    Her bone structure is to die – especially in that 3rd shot. I can almost get on board *ignore* the see-through top – but those SHOES – YIKES!

  • formerlyAnon

    Too much pretty much covers it. But it’s such a frustrating miss in my mind that I have to bloviate. The miracle, for me, is that this comes so close to being an awesome look on her.

    1. The shoes are wrong. I’d prefer Doc Marten-style boots, but if she wanted lady shoes they needed to be seriously simple, elegant, and menacing lady shoes. Not mesh booties with peep toes.

    2. Tight black jeans, yes. Artfully factory-distressed, no. That much high dollar rippage (French accent, dahling) reads rich and Housewife-franchise-adjacent at her age (yes, call me age-ist. It’s my opinion.)

    3.The style and shape of her hair is good (well, her head is effing GORGEOUS so any style showing it off is good), but the hair itself looks off, to me. Darker color? I don’t know.

    4. Jacket would have been fine with a little less competition from the rest of the assembled garments. As is, I could do with a little less studding. It’s bordering on a very, very fine version ’80s mall rat’s prized jacket.

    5. The assembled-from-expensive-shops feel of this ensemble makes the sheer top remind me of last-century movies featuring over-groomed Frenchmen on vacation on the Riviera. This is not badass. Of course, it is possibly something entirely personal to me, so you need not agree.

    • MilaXX

      Agree on the Docs being a better shoe choice. I have never like the two tone braid look. It will never not look cheap to me. Completely agree on the need for some color in her makeup.

  • deathandthestrawberry

    You know, I think she’s almost pulling off this look except for the visible bra. GIRL, THAT’S NOT YOUR MESH TOP. Pack that up and send it to Miley Cyrus.

  • cocohall

    Miss Jada. Madonna has called. She is not pleased you are entering into her carefully patrolled territory, Kick-Ass Cougerville. Come any closer and she will release her hounds. You have been warned.

  • Let’s start with the positives: Her skin is glowing as usual, and love her hair on her. She looks absolutely comfortable and confident.

    I was feeling grumpy earlier and have been trying to talk myself out of it, so let’s make the negative a positive too: The spikes and sheer top are the great beginnings of some kind of superhero cosplay costume! What year of ComicCon is she going to, BKs?

  • shopgirl716

    Maybe she is angry. I’d love to see my husband and kiddos if I showed up in this outfit. From soccer mom to ass kicking something or other, I wouldn’t have to put up with any nonsense for hours.

  • GorgeousThings

    There’s “Fierce”, then there’s “Harsh”. This tips into Harshland.

  • Ruth Preston

    It’s just all so…pointy.

  • Imasewsure

    I have never really liked her style at all but this is pretty great. Definitely need to back up a step in to Stefani-land if she can, but at least she will never be a dull old broad!

  • mdcoon127

    good grief!

  • YoungSally

    She used to be so cute and approachable — is there a terminator flick that she is auditioning for? ’cause this is doing nothing to quell rumors about the marriage.

  • that hair is damn strange on her; looks better from the side though. i dig the jacket. the shoes are just one sheer thing too many. actually. the blouse may be too many all by itself.

  • KT

    I’m sorry, but she does not look like a very convincing beard here.

    Also, we get that you’ve gone down the Scientology rabbit hole, but that doesn’t mean that you have to start borrowing Tom Cruise’s bondage gear for power bottoms.

    • Pennymac

      Or John Travoltas’ hair from Battlefield Earth…

      • KT

        Haha good call.

  • DTLAFamilies

    This post = Best. Comments. Ever.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    Wow. That’s all I got.

  • Milos Mom

    Her personal style has always bordered on questionable, but this is her worse look in a while. There is nothing sexy about this. There is nothing new and edgy about it. It is just plain old tacky. Perfect example that $$$ can’t buy style.

  • Kristina Sadowski

    Girl, that is not your outfit. Hand it over to Miley to wear on those chilly days when kitten knickers just won’t cut it.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    Jada vs. Reese. Now that would be fun to watch.

    • formerlyAnon

      The longer I think about that, the more frightening it becomes.

  • webslice33

    she’s a lezzie fosho

  • elemspbee

    Beyond Thunderdome–luv that

  • Leah Elzinga

    the absolute worst brand of tacky: desperation. Katy Perry is tacky, but at least she’s fun…

    • Nonmercisansfacon

      The absolute worst brand of tacky is cultural (mis) appropriation in my opinion. And Perry and Cyrus have been guilty of that.

  • CarrieBaby

    The outfit is too young and tacky for her (maybe something Miley would wear?) And the hair is somehow making her look older than she really is

  • iheartnarwhals

    She looks like she’s about to go Full Madonna.

  • NOLA_gal

    Nope. Nope, nope, nope, nope. But she sure does have pretty eyes!

  • Peeve

    Oh, honey! That is not your hairstyle. In the first picture, she looks like a little old man.

  • pookiesmom

    Well, it’s a look…

  • KayEmWhy

    Not age appropriate plain and simple.

  • Jacob Bowen

    Was she part of “Room Raiders” and decided to take clothes from Miley’s closet?

  • Nicole Little

    I bow to t&l in all things style except this one… hot butch trolling. Hi Jada. Call me. Er… was that not the look you were going for? Oh.

  • demidaemon


  • jw_ny

    time for an intervention…

  • ThesisMonkey

    Oh! There’s a ponytail. Thank god.

  • quiltrx

    At least whatever that bizarreness with her face was seems to have settled down! And that jacket is killa…if it were with another completely different outfit.

  • Stop channeling your thoughts into my brain, TLo! I’m a kitten of the corn, because I seriously looked a this, gasped, and thought, “Oh no, Jada, that’s too far beyond Thunderdome.”
    STOP IT.

    • formerlyAnon

      “a kitten of the corn”

      Good. Very, very good. 😀

  • lifeisastory

    Her eyes used to be brown.

  • Colin

    Minus the hair and makeup, this outfit would be killer if the mesh netting in the heels and top was the same. Her top’s netting is giving her a hairy chest

  • E2_Remote

    Yikes! “I just finished a stretch at the state pen” is not a great look on anyone.

  • SummerSquash

    Did she just pass initiation into Dauntless?

  • E. D.

    Too much Thunderdome.

  • Diego!

    I’m scared too… she looks angry and about to kick everybody’s asses in that room!

  • Badriya Al-Badi’a

    …I kind of love it. She just needs to up the fierceness of her makeup to match the rest of it, and then it would all look more polished and less scary.

  • RedRaven617

    Someone hold me. I’m afraid.

  • NBG

    Beyond Thunderdome is the most apt comment because she is seriously jonesing to be cast in the remake in this outfit, with that hair.

  • Ginny Ellsworth

    She has such gorgeous bone structure that I wish she would just shave her head and wear the blue crown that was on the iconic Nefertiti bust.

  • MaggieMae

    Love her. But yes, lol, that studded jacket is too much.

  • Jumpingjacks

    This is Madonna level desperation

  • traceyishere

    Not age appropriate.

  • Cathy S

    The woman needs her own “Beyond Thunderdome” movie. I would watch the heck out of that.

  • TerryMH

    Sweet Jesus on a breadstick!

  • melanie0866


  • ThaliaMenninger

    Oh my heavens NOOOOOOO. This is Escape From the New Black Beyond Mad Thunderdome.

  • omg_dora

    I think her style perfectly reflects the fact that she’s a huge femdouche.

  • Julie Parr

    She’s channeling Grace Jones.

  • Patrick Cleary

    Jane Child at 60 hits the Beverly Center.

  • SlackerQueen3

    I love it all, but that “purse” is abominable. What the hell is that thing? Those long, flat and formless “purses” are dreadful. What is she carrying in that thing anyway? Formless AND functionless. The only thing that is realistically in that “purse” as one exits a Gucci store is a black American Express card. (Style points because a black American Express card would PERFECTLY match this outfit.) Also this fierce outfit works well because her face is soft and relaxed. Also, love, love, love what is going on with her top half.

  • Lily-Rygh

    She’s so scary!

  • AnniNoone

    Angry? Desperate, more like. Which she doesn’t need to be, so honey, PUT YOUR SHIRT BACK ON.

  • GTrain

    She is trying soooooooooooo hard and it’s still not working.

  • MyBigKitty


  • sagecreek

    Oh, no. Apparently those break-up rumors are true, I can’t see any other explanation for this look.

  • H2olovngrl

    This is a classic case of more money than sense. Time to ease up on the accessorizing and tone that shit down.

  • Shawn EH

    Maybe she wants a part on Sons of Anarchy?

  • willworktomorrow

    If I saw her on a Saturday night in a local gay leather bar, I’d be buying her a drink in a heartbeat. For all other occasions, this is too much.

  • Why is this 80 year old woman playing dress-up?