Emma Roberts in Kate Spade New York at the Hollywood Stands Up to Cancer Event

Posted on January 30, 2014

Gotta love a starlet who knows when to maximize her moment. American Horror Story: Coven has kind of put her back on the scene and she’s using the time to ensure she looks as good as possible for pictures.



“American Horror Story” star Emma Roberts attends Hollywood Stands Up To Cancer Event in Culver City, California in a Kate Spade New York sweater paired with a Cameo skirt, a Rebecca Minkoff clutch, Nicholas Kirkwood shoes, and Jacquie Aiche jewelry.

This is a MAJOR improvement for her. Really well done, too. The face is maybe a bit underplayed, but that’s a minor issue, considering she never used to come close to looking this polished on the red carpet. She’s a gal who loves metallics but rarely looks good in them. Keeping the effect restricted to the accessories was a great idea, even if it is all little too matchy.

Great look overall.





[Photo Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images]

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  • Sarah

    Killer shoes! Love the color.

  • Fred Vaughn

    Best I’ve seen her yet! The shoes helped.

  • marlie

    Miss Emma here MUST have a new stylist, because she’s been really doing well on the red carpet since the Golden Globes. Nothing mind-blowing, but still a cute look that’s tasteful, but still suits her personality. And if her lipstick were just a little bit pinker, her makeup would be perfect.

  • @Biting Panda

    There’s a definite clean her up, polish her off, plan of attack here. Good for her. I hope it goes beyond her outfits. It would be nice to see a young woman get control of her shit before going fully off the rails. I don’t love the outfit, but I do appreciate it.

  • Anna

    I can’t believe this is Emma Roberts. I hope she stood next to Gwyneth and Heidi as much as possible.

  • MilaXX

    She’s definitely been cleaning up her look. Not crazy about the gold shoes, but otherwise this is a good look.

    • Rhonda Shore

      i LOVE that sweater!

  • Kathy

    I like that the accessories match, but then I’m old as the hills. In my day… Nevermind, overall, yes, this is a vast improvement.

  • Lilithcat

    Oy, gevalt. Girl can’t decide whether to go casual or dress up. And those shoes! They are godawful. Not to mention the matchy, too-large bag.

    Go home and change, dear.

    • anneland

      Also, I think the hair is awful.

      • demidaemon

        You should have seen her hair on Chelsea Lately last night. It was CRAZY. As was she, although more the good kind of crazy.

  • siedhr

    Not a fan of the look. Metallic gold? I loathe it. I’m not a fan of that black and blue combo. They cancel each other out and make her look aged and dreary. But kudos for the effort. It’s not offensively ugly or anything.

    • Sarah

      See, on my monitor they’re reading as sort of bronzey-rose gold. I thought they weren’t matchy, which is why I said I liked them.

      • mjude

        same here. bronzy gold.

      • siedhr

        I generally loathe metallics, no matter what shade they are in (shiny = hate). Might be a cultural thing. I was taught that shiny metallics are the height of tackiness and bad taste.
        Some women can pull them off though. On my monitor, the shoes and the collar detail look gold and the clutch bronzy rose gold like you.

        • Sarah

          Sure, I feel you. I am like that about animal prints, but I am coming around. I have been looking at some leopard peep-toe kitten heels and I don’t know what’s come over me.

          • zenobar

            Same on the animal prints. And yet, and yet…shopping for a new pair of Nike Pegasus 30s, I found myself drawn to a pair that had solid dark mesh over a reflective leopard upper. So you can’t really see the leopard print unless someone flashes your shoes with bright lights. But – leopard print, y’know? But then again, if you can’t see the leopard print, does that count as leopard print?

            I have a headache.

          • Sarah

            When it comes to shoes, I tend to throw all caution to the wind. I might be dressed in all black, but the FEET will be exciting, at least. Shielded reflective leopard sounds pretty good to me.

          • zenobar

            I think you’re right. And anyway, running shoes are pretty hiddy under the best of circumstances. Might as well embrace the crazy (along with the seared feeling my lungs get after the first mile, and that weird popping sensation in my left knee).

          • Sarah

            My black-on-black leopard, fur, and glitter Velcro sneakers agree with you about embracing the crazy.

          • You can take my mother’s approach and say “What leopard? It’s abstract” when I called her out on wearing leopard print 3 days running whilst claiming not to like animal prints…

          • zenobar

            Love that response! In fact, I may be able to work with it in other situations too:

            “Mom, what are these green things in the pasta?” “What green things? It’s abstract!”

            “Honey, I’m not crazy about doing that entire room in American Beauty Pink.” “What’s crazy about a pink room? You’re the one who’s crazy! It’s abstract!”

          • CelandineM

            You should get the shoes! That is an excellent way to wear animal print and be chic. Now I need to remember where I put my peep-toe leopard wedges.

          • siedhr

            Heh. Some clothes just call out for us. It reminds me of when I started to love pink (on me). There was this dusty pink sweater that simply belonged on my body.
            I share the loathing of animal prints, btw.

          • marlie

            I’m starting to realize that animal prints (much like metallics) in teensy doses are ok. So, JUST the shoe, or JUST a clutch. But nothing bigger than that, and certainly not both.

          • SierraDelta

            I don’t know what’s happening to me either! I violently dislike animal prints, and yet they keep popping into my head unbidden when I’m not paying sufficient attention. It’s like an accessory earworm. Gah.

            I bought a narrow leopard print belt, and for now I seem happy with it stashed in a drawer. I don’t know if we’ll ever be seen in public together, though.

          • Sarah

            It’s your down-low belt love affair. Nobody has to know but you, for now…

  • Jessica Freeman

    Not loving this black and blue together, but it could also be the lighting. Really love the top.

  • mlle

    I wish her shoes were a touch less reflective. I want that sweater.

  • Those shoes have been out and about a lot recently and I do not like them at all. The rest of her looks fine though.

    • kimmeister

      This would have been a perfect outfit with which to deploy those diagonal-strap shoes she wore recently that appear to look good only on her particular feet/ankles.

  • allcapsERINN

    Her ears look cool.

  • RussellH88

    She looks great. Very Michelle Dockery.

  • JauntyJohn

    Yes to everything but the purse.

    And I see we’re still in the trenches for the War On Lip Color. (though in this case I think her makeup looks really, classically pretty.)

    • Monica

      I was going to say, I guess this whole nude lip is going to be a thing…

  • nannypoo

    I don’t like the little skater’s skirt.

    • kimmeister

      The proportions look off, but part of that is probably the angle of the photographer.

  • Lilak

    How can an outfit have all that gold stuff going on and still manage to be insipid?
    (Maybe it’s the effect of that hair color with her skin tone — a combo I’ve never thought flattered her — so her starting place with me is always in the negative numbers.)

  • I’m okay with everything but the skirt. It looks like a leftover home ec project, complete with wonky hem with some visible seaming at the bottom.

  • Malibufire

    Dammit! MUST we go back to those roach-killer shoes?!

  • decormaven

    Nice low-key look. The hairstyle suits her.

  • Betsy

    Before I praise her, I need to get a few things off my chest. This season of AHS was a complete mess. Emma’s Madison was a huge part of that. Bad writing aside, her acting was high school drama club. Good high school drama club, but amateur nonetheless. Being Julia Robert’s niece has its perks, I suppose. That said, I LOVE this outfit. It’s young and fresh. It almost made me forget about the time I invested in Coven. Almost.

    • marlie

      Have you been over to the AHS thread? You’re not alone!

    • demidaemon

      I saw a clip of her from her new movie “Adultworld,” and I thought she looked pretty good in that. Having seen a clip of Gabourey Sidibe (I probably hacked her name to bits here) from AHS and knowing her capabilities, I am going to say that it is possibly the writing and/or the directing’s fault.

  • Garcia Loca

    I don’t know what it is about Miss Emma, but she makes every piece she wears look cheap. Given her beauty, youth, and access, that shouldn’t be happening.

  • Imasewsure

    Kate Spade makes great little sweaters…. I think I love the shoes but maybe I don’t (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing)

  • Diego!

    Attagirl! I love this a lot! Those shoes are to die for. Bravo!

  • KinoEye

    Very nice. Especially love the earring(s).

  • jw_ny

    I think her hair and makeup are perfect. The sweater paired with that big honkin’ gold necklace is really nice, and skirt is cute. I don’t care for that shoe in this case, nor the bare leg, but overall she looks good.

    • alyce1213

      I thought the gold was part of the sweater, not a necklace. I was mistook. (Also failed to read well)

  • acevedob

    I don’t love metallics but they look good here.

  • lunchcoma

    Very cute, and she’s normally one whose dresses make me cringe. Looks like she decided to brush up her style game.

  • AceOn6

    Proportions, folks, proportions. Unless they ran out of fabric, this would look 100x better if the skirt was 2″ longer.

  • Lauren

    What I wouldn’t give for those heels. I’d find a way to work them into every outfit.

  • MM4321

    Sorry, I really don’t get the praise for this outfit!

    • Kent Roby

      This being a cancer event, I give a lot more leeway on a celeb’s looks than for the typical red carpet appearance; here it seems to be more about looking cute/comfortable, appropriate, and not too flashy.

    • Have you seen the stuff she usually goes out in? The praise for this is mostly encouragement for improvement.

  • Kent Roby

    Cute, appropriate…and yet another celeb who must’ve made Heidi feel like a whore in church.

    • demidaemon

      I think that must be quite a large club.

      • SierraDelta

        In my head, I hear you saying this with perfect understatement and Cumberbatch-ian aplomb.

        • demidaemon

          I like what is going on inside your head.

  • alyce1213

    Meh, the outfit’s awright.
    The skirt’s too short ‘n’ flirty to stand up to cancer, much like some of the other lady stars’ choices were too sexy for same.
    The shoes and bag are also inappropriate for this particular event, it’s not a bar mitzvah.

  • LeelaST

    The sweater is cute but overall it’s an ice-skating outfit with horrifying shoes. Just can’t.

  • I think it’s a great little look for her, but I wish she’d change up the hair.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      It used to be long and she cut it, so she kinda did change it recently, right?

      • I’ll have to look – it’s just I find that whole hairstyle so ubiquitous I honestly don’t know.

        • ShaoLinKitten

          She used to have that long, curling iron-ed blonde hair. Her hair is naturally lank and straight, so this seems like a decent choice for her. She might look good with a pixie cut, but to me this is an improvement over the high school girl hairstyle.

          • Holy cats, you’re right! Much improved. I don’t watch AHS so I didn’t realize this was the same person. My bad!

  • Shawn EH

    Love the shoes. The butter wouldn’t melt smile is the best acting she’s ever done!

  • altalinda

    You’re too kind. From the waist up, I like this fine. Everything from the waist down looks bad. A slightly lower waist or narrower waistband; the skirt is too flared and too mini — from the kindergarten collection. And those shoes look awful.

  • Meg0GayGuys6

    Is it just me or does the skirt belong with another outfit?

  • Jacob Bowen

    In the first photo her skin and pose combined read very Madame Tussauds wax figure.

  • somebody blonde

    LOVE those shoes. Solid gold, bitches!

  • alliekat9090

    I used to frequent A&W back in the 70’s and the carhops wore that exact skirt.


  • AnnaleighBelle

    I love copper. Copper and blue is lovely.

  • MannahattaMamma

    ICE CAPADES (altho I love those shoes)

  • tereliz

    Kate Spade is a good look for her. Toss Bryce Dallas Howard’s trailer off a cliff with your telekenesis, girl, and make a play for that gig! 😉