Uma Thurman at the “Nymphomaniac: Volume I” New York Screening

Posted on March 14, 2014

Miss Uma can go and get it. This might be a little goofy in spots, but we’re kind of loving every bit of it.


Uma Thurman attends “Nymphomaniac: Volume I” screening at the Museum Of Modern Art in New York City in a Givenchy blazer paired with Helmut Lang leather pants and Prada shoes.

We will stipulate up front that the Lovey Howell hair and makeup is pretty bad. Let’s ignore the head and move down. Would we have paired this with a big ruffley poet shirt? No, but there’s something very Uma about it. She’s always been just a hair off in her style. We’re used to it by now. LOVING the jacket and the leather pants, though. Fierceness. We love the idea of flat booties with those, but those boats look huge on her. She looks like she’s wearing galoshes or gardening boots. Uma, we’ll make a deal with you: you get to keep the big girl’s blouse but you have to come with us to do some shoe-shopping.

Uma? Why are you walking away from us?




[Photo Credit: GG/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES, Dara Kushner/]

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  • RussellH88

    She kinda looks like an instructor at the Dominatrix version of Hogwarts (Flogwarts?)

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      I love you.

    • Danielle

      FLOGWARTS. Everyone can go home now, Russell has won the internet.

  • Executive Nymphomaniac realness.

  • But I don’t wanna be a pirate!

    • barbarienne

      ::whisper mumble mumble mumble mumble::

  • Carla_Charlton

    Is it so terrible to have some wrinkles when you smile?

    • suzq

      Only if you’re covering them with that weird shade of blush.

  • msdamselfly

    I think the contrast between the feminine romantic blouse and the masculine jacket and pants is what makes this look work for her because it seems true to her personality. Also, love the hair and makeup.

    • Kayceed

      Give me a poet’s shirt and leather pants and all I can think about is Jim Morrison.

    • barbarienne

      Yes, my exact reaction was, “You have to be Uma Thurman to pull this off. Fortunately, she is!”

  • Jacob Bowen

    Untuck your napkin from your shirt deary, you’re not eating crab anymore!

  • another_laura

    I like the dominatrix-y vibe with the very soft face and blouse. A win, in my book.

  • Valdri8

    Lovey Howell! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I just made a comment the other day that one of my most humiliating revelations is that I know all the words to every song from Gilligan’s Island.

    In total agreement on the boots – she has huge feet, and this makes them look even larger.

    • norseofcourse

      Something about the boots makes them look like she’s wearing them on the wrong feet. I think it’s the shape plus the zippers being on the outer leg.

    • barbarienne

      “Neither a borrower nor a lender be
      Do not forget
      Stay out of debt.”

      • Imasewsure

        I was an English Major at Cal and every time we cracked open Shakespeare, I ran the entire musical version of Hamlet through my head (and chuckled).

        “Think twice and take this good advice from me,
        Guard that wide open see…
        And there’s another thing,
        You ought to do,
        To thine own self be true!”


    • CT14

      That first shot and the thumbnail!

      The hair and makeup make her look ancient! It’s a bit better in some of the other pics, but really, I just have to cover the top of her head and pretend that isn’t happening.

      Otherwise I think she’s pulling it off as very few others could.

  • lunchcoma

    This just doesn’t match. The jacket and the leather pants, awesome. The jacket and the blouse, fine, if you want to look like someone’s boss. The jacket and the blouse and the pants and those ugly boots? There’s just too much going on there. I think either prettier shoes or a funkier shirt would have made it more cohesive.

  • MilaXX

    It’s a cute look but I think only 1 dorky item at a time. So either goofy shirt or goofy boots. I like the boots and think they would be awesome with jeans though.

  • SewingSiren

    Love the Lord Byron blouse.

  • Shawn EH

    She’s a New York City girl.

  • clatie

    That poor guy in picture number 4 is just trying to go see the Water Lilies. He’s like “Please. I have a ticket right here.”

    • kittenwithaquip

      You think so? See, in my mind that’s just the kinda guy going to see “Nymphomaniac (pt.1!)”. He has every Serge Gainsbourg record EVER and became obsessed with seeing this flick after watching all of the trembling female thighs in the red banner preview. The art film world is all kinds of freaky diverse.

      • Aaaaaaannnnd this is why we ask people not to comment on civilians, please. There’s nothing to stop this from turning into a dozen people making fun of some poor guy who didn’t ask for the attention.

        • kittenwithaquip

          Oops! Sorry! I was more commenting on art film movie-goers, but I see your point and have no problem deleting my comment.

          • It’s okay. Just needed to nip this in the bud before it went any further.

        • clatie

          I certainly did not mean any disrespect. Apologies.

          • teensmom99

            And I thought it was Kevin Klein. Honestly.

  • marlie

    The pants are the only thing about this look that I like. I HATE the boots. I could get behind the jacket and even the blouse if there was something more interesting about one/both of them. And we won’t speak of her hair and makeup.

  • EveEve

    OK, I’ll go there: it is nice to see her face has settled in well. She was kind of unrecognizable for awhile. And yeah, those boots are just bad.

  • Bexxx

    She’s looking at the camera like, “and what do you dare say to me about my Prince blouse?”

  • @Biting Panda

    I love it more for the aura and attitude she brings and less for the actual items on her body.

  • Pennymac

    Picture #4 is giving me life. Dat face! (I really dislike the Wellington looking boots, though)

  • teensmom99

    Funny you should mention Lovey H, because I saw the top as being a nod to getting on in years (at least in Hollywood terms, being in your 40s makes you “ladies-who-lunch” age) and I see the ruffly blouse and jacket as ladies who lunch. Then the pants are for cool girl street cred–and it helps if your legs go from here to tomorrow. I like the boots which carry on that cool girl vibe. As their making her feet big–when you are a Nordic goddess like Uma, you’re just big and I love that she’s owning it.

  • Betsy

    Giving some serious face. I will give her this–she throws down!

  • Caroline

    In Uma’s defense, we 6 foot tall women generally have large feet and NOT all shoes look good once they reach a size 11. My experience tells me that those boots fit her fine, but look like galoshes anyway.

  • lynnlee

    I think it looks like she’s wearing two different outfits and the top part belonged to a lady executive in the 80’s.

    • mellbell

      Exactly. It’s the mullet of outfits: business on the top, party on the bottom.

  • Badriya Al-Badi’a

    Give her big fluffy teased hair, roll up her sleeves and put her right in Duran Duran!

  • kimmeister

    1. That jacket is waaay boxy.
    2. Boots of that height look stupid with any kind of pants tucked into them, IMO.

  • William

    Can we just pause the fashion talk for ONE second and address the Einstein photobomb?

    • DTLAFamilies

      I had to go back and look but now HA!!!

  • formerlyAnon

    God, she’s gorgeous here.

  • tallgirl1204

    I love that kind of boots, but gals with skinny calves have a heck of a time getting boots that don’t do that. I even looked around (my small) town for a shoe person who could take in the calves of some boots– not happening.

  • Patrick Cleary

    Lovely outfit, but the eye makeup makes her look tired.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    I think she looks exhausted.

  • decormaven

    I like the contrast of frilly/leather. Only quibble I have is I’d like to see a bit of hardware/metal on the bag to give it some oomph.

  • Paula Pertile


  • A Shiny O’Connor

    Christ on a bike, NO.

  • webslice33

    she’s the older chloe sevigny

    • teensmom99

      You’ll have to explain this one to me. I don’t see Uma as having alters; she’s pretty consistent. She does sometimes go full-on glamor but otherwise it’s slightly hip with legs don’t quit. So what did I miss with your Chloe reference?

  • Imasewsure

    She’s fabulous (and so is your Mrs. Howell reference!)

  • Clash D

    She looks great except that ugly coat.

  • Mightiadd

    Pants too tight. Boots too ugly. The obvious contrast between soft/tough is a cliche that has been overworked. She’s a stunning woman, she should leave that stuff to young amateurs.

  • Sunraya

    I love poet shirts! More poet shirts for everyone!

    Uma Thurman seems to get better and better looking as she gets older. I think she has a very interesting, but not classically pretty, face and age adds even more interest. Love this – thinks she looks stunning.

  • Ma. Gabriella Dutari

    I like the boots and I think the look of them it’s ok because she’s got large feet. I like everything except that makeup of hell.

  • d4divine

    I’ve seen this woman in person…she will take your breath away….but, yeah, that blouse is whack. Lol

  • kinda LOVING the boots with the leather pants! Wish she had a bolder lip and hair down though…

  • Reality TV Casting

    am i crazy for loving this makeup??

  • Gatto Nero

    I like the individual elements, but not together.
    Who makes those boots?

  • they look like they might be on the wrong feet

  • Maybe she looks “tired” because she’s 44 and hasn’t done anything technical or medical to her lovely face. She’s getting older for sure, and if you do it naturally it’s going to make you look a little tired.

  • RuthGo

    It looks like she’s going to the reading of a will on top and a biker bar on the bottom. No to both halves.

  • Fuchaforever

    Hahaha! Love it Uncles!

  • amaranth16

    From the waist up, Golden Girls. From the waist down, she’s a Chloe Sevigny alter ego: Naomi, the dominatrix with terrible bunions who loves gardening.