Lena Dunham in Narciso Rodriguez at the Howard Stern Birthday Bash

Posted on February 03, 2014

We’re surprised. The last time she wore a dress like this, she looked so desperately unhappy that we feared we’d never see her try such a simple style again.

“Girls” star Lena Dunham attends SiriusXM’s “Howard Stern Birthday Bash” at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.


We’re not even going to pretend this is a stylish look, but we do want to reiterate that a simple shape like this – if it was properly fitted, mind you, and not shapelessly oversized – works like gangbusters for her. Take this in a little, render it in a brilliant blue, slap some jewelry on her, give her a pair of shoes with personality, and have a styling assistant stand just outside of camera range with a long, thin, flexible stick that she can use to poke her every time she forgets to stand up straight. You do all that, and she’d have a Personal Best look.



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    • kt

      maybe slap a little makeup on that hickey?

      • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

        Or a scarf!

        • Melanie

          lol sometimes one enjoys proclaiming to the world, “i just got some.” or maybe that’s just me 😉 i’m mostly joking, that is indeed a VERY obvious hickey, i wonder if she didn’t notice, didn’t care, or didn’t realize how much it would show under the lights.

      • MaryMcClelland

        She probably did the hickey on purpose to prove just how little she cares. Blah

        • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

          With a vacuum!

      • xmixiex

        seriously, that was my about to post comment. how juvenile.

        • leahpapa

          Willful immaturity and fetishized arrested development are hallmarks of her brand.

          • sagecreek

            Seriously, getting tired of our down-voter.

      • schadenfreudelicious

        Without wanting to sound like a pearl clutcher …I haven’t seen a hickey on display since 9th Grade

      • Danielle

        I. AM. DYING.

      • tereliz

        The rest of her face looks so DIY she probably applied it herself with a compact mirror. So she obviously couldn’t have seen her neck.

      • songstarliner

        Um, does she also have hickeys on her knees?

        • Melissa Bumbs Grant

          Sigh, vivid memories of my twenties just came rushing back. I want hickeys on my knees!

        • Elizabeth Davis-Simpson

          Someone needs to tell her to put those knees away. All the time.

      • Stefanie Mackenziews

        Really. A hickey? No shit. A hickey. Did she just come from a slumber party? Just my own silly opinion, but good night girl, with those legs, I’d be wearing some Las Vegas showgirl stockings and my hems a shade lower…as in cover up those knees!

        • melisaurus

          No need to body shame. All knees are weird anyway.

      • fursa_saida

        I have never been able to successfully cover up a hickey completely. I have tried, but all I ever managed was making it stand out less. If she’s got a makeup artist, obviously that would be another story, but it seems pretty clear she doesn’t.

    • moppet

      She has such great skin. Does she have great skin on Girls, too, or is this all an illusion?

      • Rhonda Shore

        i was thinking the same thing. Also like those earrings a lot.

    • sagecreek

      I’m so tired of saying “STAND UP STRAIGHT!” I think I’ll just dub that 23, and when I say 23!, you’ll all get it.


      • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

        … Skidoo?

      • fursa_saida

        Annnnd you’ve got 23 upvotes. Perfect.

    • Abby

      And girl needs a cold spoon or some powder for that hickey

      • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

        The girls I went to school with swore by toothpaste.

    • MoHub

      A lovely big, colorful brooch at the neckline would have pepped this up tremendously!

      • Joanna

        She has one of those on already (note the hickey).

        • MoHub

          But I don’t think she can move it to the front of the dress.

          • demidaemon

            That would be quite a feat.

      • Isabel

        Something to match the earrings, which are cute

    • @Biting Panda

      Making out in the coat closet at the funeral home again? Tisk tisk.

      • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

        We all mourn in our own way.

    • Sabin

      Long, thin, flexible stick. I desperately needed that chortle today.

      • housefulofboys

        That was a laugh-out-loud for me, too!

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      *continues shoving in this direction* C’mon kittens, we can do it!

    • Diego!

      You guys may be right but she looks like a porcelain’s doll

    • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

      I used to rub a comb over hickeys to try to make them go away. My mom always screamed that she knew someone who DIED FROM A HICKEY!!! IT’S A BLOOD CLOT!! INCHES FROM YOUR BRAIN!!!

      • sagecreek

        LOL! I never heard that one. Of course, I wasn’t exactly setting the boys’ locker room on fire at that age, either :)

      • http://urban-gypsy.com/ Tess Danesi

        I never heard that one either but I can still hear it in my mom’s voice. I’m still paranoid about splinters, which if not promptly removed, will travel through your blood stream straight to your heart and kill you dead.

        • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

          My mother said they would travel to your brain. And the death would NOT be instant, but you would suffer for a long, long time because wood does not show up on X-rays, so there is no way for doctors to FIND the splinter in your brain to remove it. Eventually, you would die from infection, she said.

          • snarkykitten

            that sounds a lot like an episode of House

            • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

              I’m so glad I had moved out of my mother’s house looooong before House came on TV. I can only imagine the horror stories she would have shared with me.

              “…and then she got a TICK BITE in her VAGINA and got LYME DISEASE and DIIIIIIIEEEEEDDDDDD! And that is why you must NEVER EVER walk outside in a thong! PROMISE ME!!!!”

            • isapaiva

              Thought the same thing! The gipsy boy episode, if I’m not mistaken.

            • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

              No, the gypsy boy swallowed a toothpick and it pierced his intestine.

              My mom always hauled out the story of Sherwood Anderson, who swallowed a toothpick and died. And there was another one – an actor from Gunsmoke, maybe? He liked to walk around with a toothpick in his mouth and one day he tripped and gasped and inhaled the toothpick into his larynx, damaging it for all eternity and thereafter he talked funny.

              ETA: Sherwood Anderson is the reason I was never allowed to order club sandwiches, because it would have probably had one of those long, fancy toothpicks holding the layers together.

            • formerlyAnon

              I LOVE that you remembered the gypsy boy diagnosis!

            • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

              It’s hard to forget when one’s mother has spent so many years trying to instill a fear of club sandwiches in her child just because some drunk guy didn’t know enough not to eat a toothpick. That one hit close to home – not because I’m afraid of club sandwiches or even toothpicks, but because I was so afraid my mom would see the episode and call me and say, “SEE?!?!?! I saved your life by not letting you order that club sandwich at Applebee’s! I. SAVED. YOUR. LIFE!!!” Just imagine all the other things she’d think she was right about.

            • formerlyAnon

              I. SAVED. YOUR. LIFE!!!

              If we hung out together, this would now become a catchphrase. I’m sure of it.

            • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

              This will be a fun topic for the lounge this week: among your circle of friends, what is the phrase or word that will make everyone fall out/cringe/gag/pee their pants?

              ETA: I also plan to bring up Bruce Jenner.

            • isapaiva

              I meant in terms of splinters not showing up on the MRI. Because splinters going to your brain instead of the intestines is too crazy even for House lol.

            • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

              “MRI’s will pull the fillings right out of your teeth. And remember how you girls (meaning my sister and myself) used to go down to Daddy’s shop and play with the metal shavings from the grinder thingy, even though I told you NEVER TO TOUCH THEM – I know you touched them. I know you used to put them in your hair and pretend to be Nellie Olsen! Anyway – you probably have some of those metal shavings IN YOUR EYES and don’t even know it! And if you ever go get an MRI, it will suck those metal shavings out of your eyes and then you’ll be blind. It might even suck out your whole eyeball if the metal bit is large enough! X-rays are much safer. Why, when I was a girl, there was an X-ray machine in the shoe store and you’d try on shoes and then stand with your feet in the X-ray machine to see how they fit. If X-rays were dangerous, they’d have NEVER allowed them in shoe stores.”

              When asked why she thinks X-ray machines are no longer allowed in shoe stores, she says it’s because the doctors all ganged up and insisted that they be removed because anyone could just go into a shoe store for a free X-ray to see if a bone was broken, and save a trip to the ER, and that made all the hospitals and doctors mad.

          • cocohall

            Have you ever considered writing a book “Warnings from my Mother” along the lines of Shit my Dad Says? You could make a mint.

            • formerlyAnon

              YES YES YES

            • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

              I think there at least needs to be a section of the T.Lo Lounge dedicated to Fancy Mukluks’ mother.

      • MilaXX

        The MUA could have knocked that out with a dab of concelor

        • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

          But why? She’s obviously proud of it, as she gave the cameras a profile to show it off. I’m surprised that there is only one, and not an entire string of hickeys dotting her neck.

          • sagecreek

            Oh, definitely proud of it. Your issues are showing, Lena.

            • Barb Rayhttp://www.google.com/

              The fine line between ‘bravery’ and exhibitionism. Oh wait, it’s not that fine at all.

      • alyce1213

        I used the back of a spoon.

      • Heather

        That’s hilarious. My mom used to warn me about the mythical Pixie Sticks filled with LSD.

        • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

          Postage stamps laced with acid! She used to lecture me that if a “high schooler” ever gave me a postage stamp, NOT TO LICK IT! LOL, the things she worried about. Funny, she never told me not to inhale if someone passed me a funny looking cigarette, though.

          • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

            Was it your mother who was handing out the dubious advice on oral sex too?

            I can swear, hand on heart, that no “high schooler” or indeed college student has EVER given me a postage stamp.

            • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

              Oral sex (which included hickeys), yeast infections and mind-altering chemicals. The holy trinity of Mother’s advice.

              And, just for your future reference, college students (college boys, to be more specific) will give you VD and then never call you for a second date.

            • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

              I think I’d probably get arrested for having sex with college boys.

            • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

              Well, then, we know you’ll remain VD-free. 😉

            • formerlyAnon

              Or, die of boredom. One or the other.

            • KinoEye

              Can’t tell you how much I love this thread. Oh, parents and their well-meaning advice. My dad was more of the worrywart though. Of course all sex-related advice was left to mom, but I do remember him telling me to never turn the kitchen lights on with a specific light switch. When asked why, he replied that the wiring was faulty and might cause the room to blow up. He passed seven years ago, and somewhere in that time I related that cautionary tale to mom. She looked at me like I was crazy when I wouldn’t use the light switch, and then laughed her ass off after I explained why. He also refused to let me go to bed with necklaces on, because “It might choke you or pierce your trachea and then you’ll have to breathe through a hole in your neck!” Bless him for being so protective, but a lot of his worries are just laughable now.

            • mlle

              I’m also adoring it. My mother was the complete opposite. When I started high school, she told me never to do anything I didn’t want to, and a few years later, when I got my first boyfriend (and before I told her we were dating), she came into my room to say she hoped we would be happy together and to let her know if I wanted to go on the pill.

            • SierraDelta

              I had to wear full slips all of the time because a random male pervert loitering around the train station might use his x-ray vision to see through my Catholic school wool pleated skirt, becoming so aroused that he’d act out his libidinous fantasies on my innocent person — knee socks and saddle shoes notwithstanding — thereby bringing untold shame to my nuclear family, my extended family, my high school, my parish, my archdiocese, and the Pope.

              And pristine white Carter’s Spanky Pants added their considerable power to the might of the full slip.

            • http://howtofaint.tumblr.com/ How to Faint

              One of my favorite stories about my mom when she was growing up was how she’d watch her much older sister and her friends get ready to go out to dances and other social activities. One of my aunt’s friends would always squeeze herself into a few layers of those crazy early sixties foundation garments to prevent being raped or otherwise molested by a date (or stranger, I suppose). Apparently the logic was that by the time the would-be attacker got to the third set of vulcanized panties, he’d give up in favor of finding easier prey.

              I guess what I’m trying to say is that as terrible as slips and wool skirts must’ve been, at least you didn’t have to wear weaponized girdles in triplicate. 😀

            • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

              Weaponised Girdles is my feminist punk band name.

            • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

              Can I play tambourine in your band?

            • SierraDelta

              *choking on distinctly unfeminine guffaws*

          • Heather

            My mom was also terrified of those postage stamps. Right, because when handed a stamp I IMMEDIATELY lick it. And because people give me stamps all the time. Even as a 6-year-old, I recognized the faulty logic/improbability/BS of the situation.

            @ Alicia: no, no bad advice on oral from my mom, because then she would have had to admit that oral sex was a thing that existed in the world.

            • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

              Heather, I lick everything that is handed to me. That’s the way I claim it as “mine”.

            • Sue Shea

              that was awesome! i seriously lol’d. also, really good advice.

            • Danielle

              I remember when people were thinking HIV was being put in hypodermic needles attached to gas pumps. Sheesh.

            • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

              In the coin return of pay phones.

          • Sue Shea

            i was afraid of high schoolers AND junior high schoolers.

      • mlle

        I used quarters.

        Though I also went through a phase, toward the end of my adolescence, when I wore them like badges of honour.

      • 1carmelita

        At my all-girls Catholic high school (back in the ’70s) it became quite the thing to wear cute little scarves tied around the neck…until the nuns figured out why they were so popular. Then they became an instant out-of-uniform violation. Sadly, this late bloomer never had to worry about getting a detention for that particular violation.

      • Danielle

        I always stuck a spoon in the freezer and pressed it to the hickey. Never worked.

        • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

          Neither did combing it. In fact, combing it would make it look like you had rug burn on your neck – and that’s not suspicious.

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        I did the comb thing, too! LOL!!!

      • formerlyAnon

        Sweet frickin’ Jesus, you HAVE to write down all the little warnings your mom gave. They are pretty unique, in my experience.

      • Columbinia

        Blood clot,…brain. Priceless.

        • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

          Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

    • Anna

      Well, she’s certainly looked worse. From what I can see of the earrings, they look pretty cute and I love the colour.

    • Synnae

      Oh deary, girl needs an intervention. I did one on a friend of mine with Lena’s exact body shape. The fear of tailoring and big bums. It took a while and a lot of wine but we got there.

    • boweryboy

      Even without all the suggested improvements, I think this is a personal best for her. The MiuMiu, although fantastic, was obviously foisted on her but she looks happier here because she probably picked it out herself.

      • Dagney

        Right? I thought, oh, she actually looks like, well….her…if that makes sense. THIS is Lena Dunham. Not the gal who purposely wears couture for the purpose of saying “fuck you all I don’t care about fashion!!” But this. She looks happy.

    • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

      Why are her eyebrows two different colors?

      • MilaXX

        The filler wasn’t blended well.

        • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

          You, with your reason and logic! I was imagining that she WANTED to look like she had two calico kittens perched on her forehead.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOctocornNetwork International Model

      I want to Peter Pan that neckline with such macho fervor…

    • MilaXX

      She’s getting there. Glad to see she has figured out that giant A lines are not her friend. If this look had a better shoe, I’d be okay with it. It beats the hiddy dress she wore on Graham Norton

      • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

        That dress was so awful. Hilarious the way she kept pawing Idris though. And who can blame her?

        • MilaXX

          She looked liked a turtle. I was happier to see Olivia Colman who seemed truly chuffed to be there with big name celebs.

          • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

            Olivia was hilarious. I want to go drinking with her.

    • Tatiana Luján

      The shape of this dress is excellent for her.

      • kimmeister

        Yes, and I don’t find it to be oversized at all. Her shoulders are filling it out exactly they way they’re supposed to, it’s just not skin tight.

    • Imasewsure

      Cute enough but better shoes would have lifted this quite a bit. Still in the right direction!!!

    • Maleficent

      God damn! I love that hickey.

    • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

      You know what excites me the most about this outfit? It’s that I know it’s a dress and not a longish shirt that she’s trying to make us believe is a dress.

      • Gatto Nero

        Adam: “Put on some pants.”

    • alyce1213

      Better. Could use some accessorizing and her legs look cold, but almost really good.

    • Cheryl

      Better! What makes me happiest, is that it looks like she gives a damn, and isn’t doing her too cool for school shtick. Was she on the Howard Stern show? If so, I have to say she’s a good sport after what Howard said about her.

      • Sue Shea

        what did he say?!

        • Cheryl

          Here’s the quote: “It’s a little fat girl who kind of looks like Jonah Hill and she keeps
          taking her clothes off and it kind of feels like a rape. She seems—it’s
          like—I don’t want to see that.” Later he apologized, not for saying she looks like Jonah Hill, I guess he stands by that, but that it gave the impression that he doesn’t like ‘Girls’, when he does. Dunham reacted quite graciously saying that she wants to get the ‘Good for her. It’s so
          hard for little fat chicks to get anything going these days.’ on her gravestone.

          • Sue Shea

            thanks cheryl!

    • http://www.snoskred.org/ Snoskred

      What I love most about this look for her is the long sleeves. No distracting odd tattoos for once!

      The makeup is a little terrifying and slightly garish, the dress is misshapen, even so I actually like this on her.

      I want to see her in a gorgeous DVF wrap dress. She would rock that like there is no tomorrow. This I know for we are similarly shaped. :)

      • alyce1213

        DVF wrap dresses rule. They solve everything.

      • MilaXX

        I don’t care about her tats, but a DVF wrap dress would look cute on her.

        • http://www.snoskred.org/ Snoskred

          I fear I have been taken as anti-tattoo which I am not, in general. :)

          I wouldn’t care about her tats at all if they were something more recognisable, something in a darker ink, something that did not look like random people grabbed the pen she was using to autograph things and started doodling on her arm.. then I would be all Girl, show off your ink. But these are tats which really need to be seen up close and personal to be seen properly, from a distance it is difficult to tell what they are at all.

          For me, sometimes her tats distract from the outfit. Sometimes they distract from her overall presence. Sometimes people say they look like bruises and if you had never seen them before and were not aware of them, I can see how they could appear that way.

          Just my opinion. :)

          • formerlyAnon

            With you on the tats. Though the ones I like (bold, often geometric, predominantly flame colors if you want color) would look odd with the semi- sort of- style she’s been stumbling through.

    • Filmjen

      That profile shot is so cute I can barely deal.

    • Sophie

      She could have one of those little wooden planks installed in the back of her dress, Regency-style, to keep straight without having to be poked.
      I don’t even mind the hickey, I think it’s the reason she looks so happy in her black sack-dress. I mean, it doesn’t even have a leather coat or obvious jewellery to make it more interesting!

    • Sam Erin

      a hickey!! hilarious!! the perfect red carpet accessory for lena.

    • Betsy

      I love the “poke her every time she forgets to stand up straight” comment! That’s what I think *every* time I see her. Shoulders back-and-down, ribcage high, and (as my chorus teacher used to say) “TF”. [The only way to stand, if you want to produce a good singing tone!] That last admonishment can be a hard one for a well-endowed young woman to adhere to. But she’s not so well-endowed that it would hurt her AT ALL to stand up straight and quit slouching. OR find an assistant with a very long stick.

      • demidaemon

        I would so apply to be that assistant.

    • altalinda

      100% off topic, but Amazon just notified me that they’ve shipped my copy of THE BOOK!

      • MikeW_Vegas

        I just noticed mine was shipping too!!! YAY!!!

      • Carrps

        Me, too!

      • formerlyAnon

        MINE CAME TODAY!!!

        Not that I was excited or anything.

    • BayTampaBay

      It is not that I like or do not like Lena Dunham, I have no opinion as I simply do not get this girl.

      It must be a generational gap thing.

    • The Versatile Chef

      “You got a love bite on your neck” – Rose Castorini

      • MRC210

        “Your life is going down the toilet!”

        • The Versatile Chef

          Goddam, I love that movie.

    • ashtangajunkie

      Her hair looks cute like this. I don’t know if “cute” is something a 27 year old woman wants to hear, but there it is.

    • http://victoriapavlova.com Victoria Pavlova

      Her hair is so much NOT her hair…

      • MilaXX

        I’m giving the growing out hair a break because it’s better than 10 inches of weave that doesn’t match.

    • http://tvblogster.blogspot.com Boop

      I can’t see anything but the hickey on her neck.

    • insertclevername_ici

      classic and elegant dress. step in the right direction. but is that a visible hickey?

    • marlie

      This just looks like Howard’s Cousin Lena showed up to the party. From her posture, you’d never think that she’d done the step-and-repeat dozens of times at this point.

    • lobsterlen

      A hickey? A friggin hickey. What is she 27 going on 13.

    • save_the_hobbit

      A hickey. A hickey on the red carpet. Well, this is new…

      • Jessica Freeman

        …and now we know why she’s so happy….

    • Mars Tokyo

      Nice hickey on her neck.

      • Shawn EH

        It really makes the look!

    • Lilak

      Forgive me, but … Has she been to the dentist or is it the lighting?

      Too bad about everything else (esp. her neck – ye gods), because her happy, easy smile here is such a nice accessory.

    • Town

      I don’t think her makeup artist likes her very much.

      • livesarah

        Is it the makeup that makes her look old? Not age-wise, per se, but her colouring reminds me of hand-coloured sepia-toned portraits of my great-aunts and grandma from about 75 years ago!

    • queeniethebold

      Boy howdy, that’s a long list of “just do this …” Maybe if she had done any one of them some credit would be due her, but as far as i can see, she’s still sloppy, and STILL SLOUCHING and STILL STANDING AS IF SHE HAS TO PEE.

    • allcapsERINN

      POSTURE! Now I understand why my mother was always yanking my shoulders back whenever she could. My spine hurts just looking at her.

    • Edwina3

      Baby steps. Lena looks best when she tones down the cray and goes with simpler lines. More of this, please.

    • kimmeister

      Cute little earrings.

    • Trickytrisha

      “a styling assistant stand just outside of camera range with a long, thin, flexible stick that she can use to poke her every time she forgets to stand up straight ” … so perfect, Uncles. Reading your brilliant quips makes my day.

    • ewes_urn_aim

      I’ll take Broad City over Girls anytime. I actually laugh!

      • sagecreek

        Yep, we are enjoying BC as well.

    • PastryGoddess

      That’s what it is! Lena slouches ALL.THE.TIME. How hard is “back straight, tits out”? Posing lessons can come later.

    • bellafigura1

      It really is a hickey. How wonderful and happy-making that is!

    • demidaemon

      It’s no great shakes, I agree, but this such a huge step forward for her. We can move onto color and more difficult style expression later.

    • Dagney

      I actually kind of like this….I mean, it’s not some design masterpiece, but if she really “does not care about fashion,” then THIS is a solid look for her. A simple cut, comfortable, and it could be bitched up with a variety of accessories. She looks happy and confident in her own skin here.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Baby steps. I like the earrings.

    • BobAKABuffy

      I’m sure the hickey is there ironically.

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      I almost missed the hickey because I was distracted by the visible bobby pins.

    • formerlyAnon

      This is great, for her. I wish she’d decide to get someone in who knows what to do to make her hair look good. You can tell someone (though quite possibly not a pro) put some effort into hers, but it’s not paying off like it should.

      I want an assistant to prod me with a stick when I slump. Is there a catalog?

      • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

        I want Liev Schrieber to prod me with his stick when I slump.

        • formerlyAnon

          I don’t know if I’m getting the right mental image, but if so that’s going to do more for your flexibility than your posture.

          • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

            I’d have terrible posture, but a big smile.

        • housefulofboys

          You are on a roll today, I have been laughing at everything you say!

    • quiltrx

      She’s getting there.

    • Ruby

      why does she always look so awkward in red carpet pictures??

    • MannahattaMamma

      sweet jeezus a hickey? please tell me that’s not a hickey. what is she, 15?

    • OhSheila

      I could be wrong, but my Instagram has led me to believe Lupita’s expert makeup artist also did Lena’s makeup for this event. If so, I’m going to assume the hickey happened after he finished her face.

    • greenwich_matron

      At first I was wondering about the strange grimace (with upturned lip corners and exposed teeth), and then I realized that she was smiling!

    • omg_dora

      “The last time she wore a dress like this, she looked so desperately unhappy”

      She looks happy because the dress doesn’t fit well and her hair is messy and she’s slouching with knock knees. So even though she’s wearing nothing weird per se, she still looks like a stupid motherfracking hipster. Yay!

    • Columbinia

      Hosiery. Her legs and knees would look better with some nude hose. The dress would also lie smoother, even with non-control top pantyhose.

      • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

        I have at the same very pale, kind of blotchy legs, and I HAVE to wear sheer hose. Except, possibly, in the dead middle of summer when I have a bit of color.

    • gefeylich

      Yep, it’s true – these days she looks like a chunkier but similarly glowing Lady Edith. I’m just glad I don’t have to see that heinous shoulder tattoo again, and for that I’m on board with this dress.

    • Clash D

      This is such a non-dress. I don’t even know what to say.

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      why lena, is that a hickey? you naughty girl… no wonder she looks happy.

    • http://toongrrl.deviantart.com/ Toongrrl

      Simple, simple is good : )