AnnaSophia Robb in Rachel Zoe at the “Living In Style” Book Launch

Posted on March 26, 2014

To those of us over a certain age – meaning the people who watched Sex and the City but don’t pay much attention to L’il Sex in the City, aka The Carrie Diaries, it’s going to become amusing watching l’il Carrie age into someone who looks absolutely nothing like Sarah Jessica Parker.



AnnaSophia-Robb-Rachel-Zoe-Living-Style-Book-Launch-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)AnnaSophia Robb attends the “Living In Style: Inspiration and Advice for Everyday Glamour” book launch at Tiffany and Co. in New York City in a Rachel Zoe dress accessorized with an Edie Parker clutch, Schutz heels, and Tiffany &

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AnnaSophia-Robb-Rachel-Zoe-Living-Style-Book-Launch-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (3)Rachel Zoe Spring 2014 Collection

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AnnaSophia-Robb-Rachel-Zoe-Living-Style-Book-Launch-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (6)And yet, this kind of looks like something SJP would wear – except she’d do some goofy over-styled thing like deliberately clashing shoes or way too much jewelry. This is clean and simple. And boring as hell.  We realize this is a book launch and all, but unlike our book launch – and indeed almost all book launches everywhere – this book launch has photographers, press, and a step-and-repeat, which means the expectations are a little bit higher than just showing up at your local Barnes & Noble for a quick congratulations to the author. She just needs a little cap and fuck-me heels to turn this into a Sexy Nurse costume for Halloween. Not that the dress is bad; just that she didn’t do much to style it up.

Is it us or does her makeup look a little off? Are her brows a little too sculpted or something?



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  • Her hair/face/pose are 100% Young Samantha, not Young Carrie.

    • Jessica Freeman

      I’ve always thought that.

    • Danielle

      Nailed it.

    • tereliz

      The last pic in particular is pure Samantha.

    • That’s exactly what I thought.

    • Morales Mike

      Absolutely right on.

  • Jessica Freeman

    It’s standard enough but she could have elevated the look without going over board for a book launch.

  • butterflysunita

    I find her quite boring. That’s one thing about SJP–whether you love or hate her look, it’s usually interesting.

  • quiltrx

    AS is a beautiful girl and talented in what few movies I’ve seen her in…but she’s another that I don’t have a clear sense of her style.
    That clutch is awesome, though.

  • Vtg Fashion Library

    Serving up some Kim Cattrall real-ness.

  • kimmeister

    I think she’s going to end up looking more like Heather Locklear than anyone from SATC.

  • KendraMR

    My first thought: why is she wearing a hospital uniform to an event?

    • Boulderista

      why is she wearing a slutty nurse uniform to an event?

      • Nikko Viquiera

        WHY NOT? I would. haha.

      • 3boysful

        Sing it. Party CIty’s “Sexy Nurse” costume.

  • KinoEye

    It’s that light blue eyeshadow on the lash line, I think. Something about it takes me straight back to middle school in the late 90s — that was the look, and it looked good on virtually no one.

    The brows are wonky too, though.

    • zenobar

      Hopefully someone just went a little slap-happy with the brow gel, and this is not a semi-permanent Lady Remington Incident.

  • barbarienne

    I am always wigged out by the current trend for spider eyelashes. They make someone with large eyes (as Ms. Robb has) look cartoonish.

  • MarissaLG

    That’s a nice white smock, I guess?

    • MoHub

      Sexy nurse’s uniform.

  • decormaven

    This dress style is so silly- the fake pockets that are set at a place where no regular pocket woud be placed, standard sleeves, and a slit neck that I guess is supposed to create visual interest. Big yawn. Clutch is kinda cute. That’s all I got.

  • CT14

    Her brows are overly overly.

  • Before I even made it to the commentary I was, ‘why is this girl wearing a nurse costume?’

  • zenobar

    I thought “Naughty Nurse” before I even scrolled down to the Uncles’ commentary. Unless one is an actual nurse of the naughty variety, that’s probably not a good thing.

  • BLauD

    First thought was Halloween nurse costume. And not a particularly expensive one either…
    Her one brow looks a bit wonky, so maybe that’s what makes her make up/face look not quite right.

  • MilaXX

    I like the outfit and she’s certainly young enough for the dress. everything from the neck up is wrong. I don’t think the off centered part or the flat hair is doing her a favor. The brows are off and the makeup looks a little too pink.

  • Gatto Nero

    This is serviceable but bland. The clutch and shoes look too heavy for the dress.
    As for the brows, she looks … surprised, as though the arch is overdone.

  • I was just about to type that all she needs is a little hat with a red cross on it and it would be a nurse’s uniform. And yeah, something’s up with those eyebrows.

  • seelebrennt

    oh god, her left brow is KILLING me. also, the white shadow is WAY too white. she looks much older than i think she is.

    • KinoEye

      My eyes see the shadow as very light blue, which reminds me of how all the girls did their makeup in middle school — white was pretty popular, too. Either way, the effect is aging and weird.

    • Jacob Bowen

      Yeah, it is DEFINITELY not the same shape as her right brow. And, if you’re going to sculpt them, at least make them look similar.

  • Valdri8

    This book launch may have photogs and a step and repeat, but YOUR book launch had #bitterkittensmileyhearts and #adorationlollypops.

  • willworktomorrow

    She looks like a young Samantha–how funny would it be if she was a dead ringer in a couple of years?

  • marlie

    Rather than “Baby SJP,” AnnaSophia is totally “Baby Jane Krakowski” here. They should play sisters (mother/daughter??) or something.

  • Jacob Bowen

    That clutch is TO DIE. It is somehow demure AND glitzy at the same time.

  • luludexter

    in her defense, there was zero styling in the runway look as well…

  • nycfan

    I caught the last half of Presumed Innocent last night and the lead actress (decedent lawyer) in that movie looks strikingly like this young lady — wonder if they are related?

    Anyway, the clutch is great and I think this is a look NOT to be overstyled — breezy, simple, I like it.

    • Mismarker

      Greta Scacchi. She was beautiful in that movie. I don’t think they are related but I see the resemblance, too!

  • Mothra

    It has a kind of Young Nurse look to it that i find woeful.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      This is skirting perilously close to Naughty Nurse costume.

  • Mismarker

    This may be fussy fault finding but dammit if my gaze isn’t immediately drawn to her one wonky brow. Eyebrow gel is a friend, ASR.

  • Clash D

    This is a Nurse outfit.

  • conniemd

    She looks like she dressed in a nurse’s outfit for a porno film about playing doctor.

    edited to add, apparently others had the same idea, should have read down first.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Rachel Zoe wrote a book? Has anyone read it?

  • crash1212

    I have an irrational hatred for shoes that expose ALL the damn toes. It’s just so unflattering and these are particularly ugly. If ever there was a time for some dramatic shoes, this dress is it. I love the lariat necklace though…perfect for that neckline, which isn’t too plungy. And something is amiss with her eyebrows – at least her left one – like they forgot to connect the dots or something.

  • Synnae

    Talkin’ about wearing the sponsors…

    to be honest I don’t hate it, it is just not terribly exciting.

  • Town

    Dang, she DOES look like Young Samantha in the face!

  • Anne

    A pre-cursor to the episode when Big has heart surgery and she dresses up as a sexy nurse?

  • BlairBear

    I think the shoulders / sleeves are kind of unflattering. I mean she has a tiny frame but it is giving her linebacker shoulders

  • Clean and simple…leave the gimmicks and trendy accessories to someone else!

  • Sally Spannagle

    This dress = one step away from a Sexy Nurse costume

  • Age into? She’s never looked a bit like SJP. I know I’m not the audience for the show, but her casting has always baffled me.

    • somebody blonde

      To be fair, there aren’t too many girls walking around who do look like SJP.

  • teensmom99

    I think the make up is an attempt to make her look more like SJP.

  • Akemi

    Are we sure that isn’t a nurse’s costume?

  • Lilithcat

    She looks like a nurse in a porn movie.

  • demidaemon

    I am going to say that this dress is bad. It’s basically a sewn up version of a men’s white dress shirt. In other words, lame. Sorry, Anna, you were done when you chose this dress.

  • R. L.

    She has that weird botox or plasticsurgery surprised look but girl is way too young for that. Right?

    • somebody blonde

      I think that it’s the eyeshadow color in combination with oversculpting her brows. I think green-eyed people should probably stay away from ice blue shadow, it tends to look a little creepy.

  • maggiemaybe

    Okay, clearly I’ve been reading this blog for way too many years because the minute I saw this dress I thought “sexy nurse costume”. Sigh.

  • She looks more like a young Kim Cattrall here, except it’s like she’s on speed because her eyes are so big and wide.

  • Annistella

    Eyebrows way overdone. Kind of like when I first did my own and kept on trying to balance them up. I looked permanently surprised. Given the access to skilled beauticians available to such actors, and the apparent result here, I find myself with the same face.

  • littlevase

    She looks so botoxed. Those brows. My gosh. How old is she again?? The outfit is cute on her.

  • I seriously love this blog! the way you guys express everything is hilarious! Whenever Im reading the posts Im just waiting for the little “boom” of words as –> “She just needs a little cap and fuck-me heels to turn this into a Sexy Nurse costume for Halloween.”

  • NBG

    A color, ANY color, would have avoided the sexy nurse problem. That said, it is 10 times better than anything SJP has worn lately.