Be Me or Do Me: Heidi Klum at LAX

Posted on February 04, 2014

This is the very HEIGHT of “Be Me” Chic, darlings:

Heidi Klum seen arriving at LAX airport.


Damn, we so want to be her right now. She should consider looking bitchy more often. It’s ever so much chicer than that big grin and obvious need to be loved. Own your bitchface, Heidi. It’s fabulous.

We would be remiss, however, if we didn’t point out that, while the outfit’s pretty awesome, the booties are ENTIRELY wrong with the hem of those pants. Tsk. Knee-hi boots, girl. That was a no-brainer.




[Photo Credit: Icono/PacificCoastNews]

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  • Frank_821

    wow who knew heidi had the bitchface in her?

    • Seal.

      • kt

        I think you’re my new favorite

    • serenab44

      Since I’m not a twittering kitten, I thought I’d post here…Tim Gunn is going to be on NPR’s Fresh Air tonight! I’ve been waiting for this…2 of my favorite people talking…

  • She must have comfy pants in her carry-on, right? Flying in skin-tight leather pants seem grim to me.

  • kat89

    She’s holding her phone. Must have been talking to Seal. That would explain the bitchface…

    • Sue Shea


  • Evan

    Usually she’s the queen of “do me.” Her and Paula Patton.

    • marlie

      But they’re usually begging, as in “you want to do me, right?!” This is totally an “I know you want to do me.”

      • Evan

        Yeah I agree with TLo that this is more of “Be Me” look and one of the first one’s I’ve seen on Heidi, at least in a long time. Your description is apt to though lol

    • Aidan B

      I don’t think she’s nearly as bad as Paula Patton on that front.

      • Evan

        That’s true. Paula Patton recently stole her weave and went running with it.

  • Chuck Barthelme

    I think with Heidi, there’s always a fight between the Be Me and Do Me. Have to think she’s more often going for Do Me, though.

    • Constant Reader

      If only she knew that half of us want to be her and half of us want to do her (and there is probably some overlap there), she wouldn’t try so hard. She’s Heidi Freaking Klum! Genetically blessed by the Gods! She really can relax and looks better when she does.

  • HM3

    This is the least amount of Klum’s exposed skin that I have ever seen. :-O

  • Janet B

    Fabulous coat.
    Seriously, those pants are too short for those boots.

  • Heidi has the supermodel ability to look casually comfortable in clothes where, if you break it down logically, would be extremely uncomfortable to be “casual”.

  • Noah

    My respect for her just skyrocketed.

  • Sarah

    I want to BE astonishingly lint free like Heidi. Regardless of whether I was on the other side of the planet from my four cats, I guarantee that if I was in black from H to T, I would have lint on my coat somewhere, as God is my witness.

    • Evan

      It must have been vacuum sealed and then she put it on in the bathroom for her photo op. That’s the only explanation I can come up with.

    • kimmeister

      Unless it was black leather from H to T!

      • Sarah

        Oh, silly lady. I guarantee that I could make black leather sticky and linty, one way or another.

  • Danielle

    This is the epitome of “be me”. I covet her entire look.

    • Sue Shea

      me too, pants, boots, & all.

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    Ah Heidi, there but for the grace of several years, inches of height, and pounds of weight go I.

  • Spicytomato1

    Definitely more chic and sophisticated than I typically associate with her. I’m not sure about that hairstyle, though, it’s bordering on shag-like to me. Not super flattering, although I can’t think of a style right now that might work better.

  • keldy

    Does Heidi have to take off her shoes at the airport like us regular people? Because if so, that could excuse the booties.

    • CT14

      First Class sometimes gets a pass. There are also a couple of pilot programs that get you through prescreening, but you also have to be at an airport that is part of the system. If she flew in from a smaller airport, she might have had to take off her shoes.

      • conniemd

        When they look at your driver’s license and boarding pass at the first screening and you are over 60 they don’t make you take off your boots. They give you a “free pass” to give to the TSA people at the screening thingamabubby.

        • SierraDelta

          Which airport does that?

          • Lilithcat

            O’Hare. Miami International.

            At least they both did for me on my last flights. I got my boarding passes, and they were stamped “TSA Pre-Check”, allowing me to zip through a separate security line without removing my shoes, or taking my baggie of liquids out of my carry-on.

            This was a surprise because I always thought you had to apply or be invited to be part of the program. But apparently not:

          • SierraDelta

            My husband and I travel together, and the newest TSA trick for us is that one of us gets the pre-check but the other one doesn’t. On Kaua’i we got the pre-check stamp, and we got to keep our shoes on, but we had to take our baggies of liquids out.

        • My grandmother has been strip-searched a couple of times travelling through LAX – although I don’t know if she had to take off her shoes as well.

    • EveEve

      I am sure she has TSA Precheck and GlobalEntry. The former generally allows her to get thru TSA without removing her shoes.

      • decormaven

        Most definitely Precheck.

  • 3boysful

    Love the coat.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Heidi is a Be Me today. Her old fall back Do Me will return when the weather is warmer.

    • alyce1213

      It won’t be that long — next red carpet. It’s Heidi.

  • Stella Zawistowski

    When I saw the post title, I thought, “With Heidi it’s ALWAYS ‘do me,’ isn’t it?” But you’re right, uncles!

    • SRQkitten

      LOL! that was exactly my thought too, like when is Frau Klum not a “do me?” Guess it is possible!

  • Glam Dixie

    As a tall girl who has to try extra hard to find pants long enough, I simply hate the high water pants look. Hate it. Everything else is very chic.

  • rissa42210

    I couldn’t agree more that this is a 100% Be Me, but the fatal flaw in this getup is that I would never want to be anyone wearing leather pants on a flight. Bloatron.

    • sagecreek

      No kidding. And those boots…do her feet not swell on airplanes, as those of us mere mortals do?

      • Katie Wolf

        Wha?? (To both) are these things, or are my flights not long enough to discover them?

        • sagecreek

          I dunno…what do the other BK’s say?

          • Danielle

            I don’t know about swollen feet but I wouldn’t wear leather pants on a flight purely for the swamp-ass factor.

          • Tatiana Luján

            My feet don’t swell (thought I’ve never been on a flight for more than 7 hours)

        • You may be genetically gifted, or your flights are too short. It was only on my last flight to Australia that I really discovered the feet swelling – they looked like someone blew up a rubber glove.

          • Katie Wolf

            Glasses & the devil’s curly hair let me know I’m not genetically gifted, so I guess I need to travel more. How many times have you been to Australia? That trip is the sitting still equivalent of running a marathon, no?

          • I am Australian… I’ve done the Australia/UK flight maybe 20 times?

        • kimmeister

          My feet only swell on really long flights, especially if I haven’t gotten up and walked around enough. But I also get mysterious huge purple bruises on the backs of my knees after long flights, I think it’s a circulation thing.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    She had me until the hem. Almost, Heidi. Almost.

  • CT14

    She looks awesome!

    But I hate her hair. Yuck. I hate it more than her booties.

  • butterflysunita

    Heidi looks so much better in pants or jeans than in those ridiculous skin-baring dresses she insists on wearing.

  • MilaXX

    Either longer pants or higher boots. Minor quibble cause this look is awesome.

  • I would totally wear that outfit but…everything Heidi wears is Do Me, yes?

    • Imasewsure

      Yes but I think that is what makes this outfit a Be Me for sure (the Do Me is implied)

  • SayWTH

    Why even buy/borrow pants of that length if you are going to wear them with matching tights and booties? I could see it if they were being worn with a cute flat sans tights, but it is February.

  • marlie

    Heidi looks pretty great, but can we talk about that coat? GORGE.

  • hughman

    Would it have killed her to get an iPhone cover that matched her outfit? Someone is slipping or maybe silver wasn’t available on the “Walmart Wall” for the designers to use.

  • Aidan B

    Not a boob in sight! Hurrah!

  • ballerinawithagun

    Fabulous, possibly the best she has ever looked, except, of course for the boot and pant length flaw that you pointed out. Not a Fatal Flaw, however.

    I would love to see that black and white sweater underneath!

  • Trickytrisha

    Absolutely top notch Heidi.

  • veriance

    I was hoping she’d have your book peeking out of her bag 😉

  • Betsy

    I love this. She looks like a secret agent.

  • Viviennne

    Heidi looks fantastic…. the booties are great!

  • Adrianna Grężak

    This kind of reminds me of how our Polish mother dressed us up when we flew to Poland in 2000 to see relatives for the first time in years (9 hour flight). Part of the immigrant story is putting on a show for the family in the Old Country – that show consisted of careful styling of the most expensive clothes we owned – including leather pants and jackets.

  • makeityourself

    Not loving the hair. Don’t like the shape of the glasses on her face, plus they’re brownish instead of black. They are jarring with her all-black ensemble. Her pants look like she’s got tall boots on underneath them from the knee down, then SURPRISE! — short ankle booties. It’s about as close as Heidi will ever get, but it’s not totally working for me.

  • kimmeister

    I LOVE that bag. I want to be her just to own it.

  • Imasewsure

    I hate leather pants… but she looks great

  • Fabulous at the airport. This is so hot. Perfect.

  • SugarSnap108

    Love that coat. Want that coat. Will never have that coat.

    I like Heidi’s casual looks infinitely more than her ‘dressy’ get-ups.

  • rebeemoon

    That is the coat of my dreams. Those leather sleeves . . . that funnel neck . . . *gasp*

  • aahlife

    Wishing that Heidi will realize she can look gorge totally covered up.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      She really does look great in these photos

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    Funny how the Empress of the “Do Me” looks nailed the “Be Me” look as well, now I hate her.

    Nah, I can’t hate her.

  • In_Stitches

    Not loving that the sleeves and pants patch. Wish she was wearing either slacks or jeans.

  • Rand Ortega


    • formerlyAnon


  • hmb

    Is it narcissistic to say that I would be her, and then do her? Me?

  • Dagney

    Does she realize how great she looks with clothes? On her body? Sans the ultra-orange-fake-tan-slit-up-to-here look?

    • formerlyAnon


      • Dagney

        Right? She looks so good here, sexy, chic, just wonderful…but guaranteed next week she will be overly tanned, underclothed, and sporting that gangly weird pose.

  • formerlyAnon

    Every word you say is correct. She should listen to you.

  • mewesley

    No way should an air traveller wear knee high boots…hassle going through security and hard to take off for long flights.

    • Lilithcat

      Heidi is unlikely to be required to remove her boots. She’s probably TSA pre-checked.

  • Jeannie Shmina Greenwald

    Yeah, but it’s much more comfortable to just slip off the ankle boots on the flight. I mean, there’s that.

  • veleri

    She is so better at doing the “success woman” / “businesswoman thing (like here) and the “modern mum”, but she fails so hard on the red carpet.
    Somebody please help me understand.

  • VicD

    She looks so much better with the funbags safely stowed away. She normally looks desperate, but she just looks beautiful here. Definitely “be me”!

  • stubbornthoughts

    Forget the booties, can we please melt over this high quality coat porn before our eyes? GOD DAMN.

  • tereliz

    The booties would have been fine if she wasn’t wearing hose. A flash of skin would have changed the proportions in a good way, but then, chilly ankles.

    Love that she can do “Be me” with more élan than her “Do me” looks usually possess.

  • kt

    Those pants require chic flats, and I am cringing at the thought of leather pants + knee boots on a flight.

  • Lilithcat

    I adore that coat.

  • alyce1213

    Heidi Klum, Very Important Woman. This is a classic BE ME. The coat’s to die for.
    I think flats would’ve fit the bill, especially for flying. High leather boots would be way too much leather and awfully uncomfortable for flying (even in first class).

  • CatherineRhodes

    Imagine if Heidi Klum and Taylor Swift accidentally swapped suitcases at the airport and had to wear each other’s wardrobe. Who’s head would explode first?

    • demidaemon

      Taylor’s definitely. Heidi would say, “Watch me work the shit out of this.”

  • Maybe because it’s all so very not my life, but the idea of leather pants on an airplane sounds like the worst circle of hell.

  • demidaemon

    This is the Heidi I love. BE ME, indeed.

  • girliecue

    The pants and booties combination embody postmodern German design elements of both stark AND awkward. So as THE Teutonic supermodel Heidi may actually be the only person in the world who can pull this look off.

  • anotherkate

    Anybody know who makes that coat? Because I REQUIRE IT. (So yeah, I guess that is the epitome of a “be me.” I want to be you, Heidi, it’s true).

  • GM

    I have a very similar coat. And yes, I LOVE it!