WERQ: Angela Bassett in La Petite Robe By Chiara Boni at the 2014 PaleyFest AHS Event

Posted on March 31, 2014

You guys, it’s no longer enough for Miss Angela to simply decide to stop aging.

Angela-Bassett-PaleyFest-2014-American-Horror-Story-Petite-Robe-Chiara-Boni-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Angela Bassett attends the 2014 PaleyFest – Closing Night Presentation – “American Horror Story” Event at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California in a La Petite Robe By Chiara Boni dress paired with a green clutch, black heels, an Edgy wrap bracelet, and rings by Misahara and Nanis Italian Jewels.

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Angela-Bassett-PaleyFest-2014-American-Horror-Story-Petite-Robe-Chiara-Boni-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (3)La Petite Robe By Chiara Boni Cap Sleeve Fan Print Dress

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We’re pretty sure she’s starting to get younger. We’re gonna need the name of your voodoo priestess and/or your surgeon, girl.  In the mean time, smooth out that dress for pictures and WERQ THAT FACE.



[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PRPhotos.com, Celebrity Monitor/PacificCoastNews, neimanmarcus.com]

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  • RussellH88

    She looks great, but I don’t know if I can handle those bangs.

    • Pennymac


    • E. D.

      Agreed. Not quite a WERQ with the bangs.

    • demidaemon

      I kind of love the bangs. It’s giving me Naomi Campbell realness with a touch of Angela’s natural elegance.

    • sojourneryouth

      I love her so much, and she is the height of fabulous, but that hair looks like a cheap wig. She needs to give that hair to Ashanti.

  • B_C_J

    She looks terrific. The dress is perfection on her. However, I can’t stop staring at her arms. They are amazing.
    My only quibble is with the length of her bangs

  • Patrick Cleary

    The bangs look like they’d be annoying about five seconds after you combed them.

    • Kate Andrews


    • Alyssa_T_Robot

      as the current owner of a set of big old bangs, i can attest to that. def takes getting used to. what’s more annoying is when you want to wear them that long, you’re cutting them every other day.

  • @Biting Panda

    I can’t WERQ a booms, y’all. Sorry. Also, not a fan of the shoes.
    But that face? Yes, honey. Yes!

    • Kitten Mittons

      The booms and the shoes were a needle scratch for me. But I really want that dress in my life, and the color in the accessories is perfect for this look.

      The arms are too fit for this world.

  • Kate Andrews

    Serving up Agent 99 realness~

  • 1/4″ shorter with the fringe would make me happy.

  • Lilithcat

    She needs to get her hair out of her eyes.

    • ritalinsmoothie

      But that’s how all the older stars who haven’t “enhanced” their faces hide their crow’s feet.

  • Janet B

    Can she blink without her eyelashes getting caught in her hair?

    I just can’t accept her hair, but the rest is pretty fantastic.

  • Judih1

    I just can’t with the wig. It practically obscures your face. Feels more like a hat than hair. I thought she was Naomi Campbell as first. Cute dress, but the wig and barely there make up spoils it for me

    • Stefanie Argudo Mackenzie

      I thought it was Naomi also….and I don’t know what kind of working out or weight training she’s doing, but she needs to stop. We love you, Miss Angela…I hope we don’t see you next in a woman’s bodybuilding competition.

      • Bexxx

        I think her arms look amazing. More of the weight training.

    • Little_Olive

      My exact reaction. Naomi barely works those booms… Miss Angela was not so lucky.

  • Jeremiah Capacillo

    She’s a goddess and beautiful, but I’m sorry this look is giving me Real Housewife.

  • Sophie

    Don’t like the fringe. The dress and earrings look great.

  • Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

    love the pops of green in her bag and earrings. love it. how can she be 20 years older than me and look younger than i do?

  • mmebam

    I will stand alone in my love for the bangs. She is giving me Naomi Campbell realness, and I am here for it!

    • merciblahblah

      You’re not alone – I love them. Maybe I shouldn’t mention it here, but I like em on Jessica Biel too. Shhhh…..

    • MilaXX

      Eons ago when I wore my hair straight I went through a bangs period. I liked it when they touched my eyelashes. No idea why.

    • Jacob Bowen

      I LOVE her bangs I just wish the color matched a bit better…or maybe it’s the sheen.

      • demidaemon

        I’m with you on the bangs!

    • Tanya Wade

      I thought it WAS Naomi. Damn.

  • Stella Zawistowski

    Her drag name is clearly Dorianne Gray.

  • tallgirl1204

    Oh, so many ladies need to pay attention to that dress– it is not low cut, short or shiny, it is simple as can be, but (1) fit and (2) a cleverly placed pattern make it sexy and youthful and flattering. Jen? Heidi? Even Lea? Check this out, and learn.

  • Mothra

    I am not feeling the love for the bag.

  • SugarSnap108

    I can’t with the bangs. But I wouldn’t say that to her face, because those biceps are insane. Everything between the bangs and the ankles is amazing.

  • kt

    The bangs need to come up a full inch. Don’t hide a face like that.

  • Glam Dixie

    She looks younger because she is wearing Heidi Klum’s hair just in a different color. Does not suit her at all. Love the dress.

  • MilaXX

    Da-Yum! She looks good! I was looking at these pictures over the weekend. I think the more mature gals in the cast put the young’uns to shame.

  • kipper

    One of the werqiest werqs ever!

  • Shawn EH

    Super cute dress! Love the teal accents, very chic way of evoking an Eastern vibe.

  • Fierce!

  • Alyssa_T_Robot

    i’m bucking the bitter kitten bang hate – i love the booms. servin up sexy russian spy, realness. just needs a dark trench coat!

  • ashtangajunkie

    I am so envious of her biceps. She’s just hot.

  • PastryGoddess

    I am not even looking at the dress. I stopped at the cheekbones and couldn’t get any lower

    • Glam Dixie

      My problem is that her bangs appear to be resting directly on top of her cheekbones with no room in between for things like eyes.

      • PastryGoddess

        Yes, but could we withstand the laser stare of FIERCENESS?

        • Glam Dixie

          You may have a point!

  • marlie

    Not quite a WERQ from me (the bangs, the shoes, and the lip color), but there’s no denying that she looks amazing!

  • NBG

    Not loving the booms but the rest of her is swoon-worthy. (Need to figure out when to fit in a trip to the gym today!)

  • JR Labrador

    Her Serene Highness is clearly feeling it. The only flaw is the GTNYW (Girl, That’s Not Your Wig) situation.

  • decormaven

    That ring and the earrings- perfect touch for this dress. She’s working it, HTT.

  • VicD

    Jada only THINKS she’s a fierce bitch. THIS is a fierce bitch.

  • jw_ny

    She looks…nice. werq tho? idts.

  • Le_Sigh

    Damn. For a hot second I almost thought it was Naomi Campbell in the thumbnails.

  • Danielle


  • suzq

    That clutch looks like a three-ring binder or from the side, a thermos. She looks like she could kill you with it if you get too close.

  • Jacob Bowen

    I LOVE the dress, am okay with the bangs (the cut is fine, the fact they don’t match the rest of her hair is not) but I DETEST that clutch. Fine, it goes with the earrings and KILLER ring, but it is ugly.

  • Imasewsure

    Not feeling it. Hate hate the wig and I don’t love the dress on her really… guess I need to sit in the corner and finish my coffee now

  • unbornfawn

    Trim those bangs a little and we might just have a WERQ.

  • KT

    That wig is very… wiggy. And it’s actually blocking her amazing face. Purse looks very cheap, but the rest of this is pretty good, and yes, she looks amazing. Not sure if it’s strong enough to deserve a WERQ though.

  • Alfred Cox

    Flawless. This woman is ridiculous. U go Miss Angie!

  • alyce1213

    Naomi Campbell’s wig is too big on Angela, she should give it back. She’s fierce, she’s gorgeous, the body’s amazing, but to me this isn’t a WERQ — wig, dress pulling, bag — a few problems.

  • mrspotts66

    she’s fab.

  • Hate the hair, hate the shoes, love the awesome.

  • Clash D

    I dunno guys, can it be deemed a WERQ if she’s barely recognisable? I had to do a double take to make sure that wasn’t Kimora Lee or something.
    And those shoes, they belong to Kelly Rowland. Just sayin.

  • TwiddlyStun

    Bangs are not meant to be eyebrows.

  • demidaemon


  • formerlyAnon

    Goldurnit! That dress is fabulous, riding-up wrinkles and all.

  • Fashcraze

    Yes…want to know who is injecting her fillers…just the right amount and perfectly placed.

  • nancymae

    Okay, so the bangs are a bit much but this is a clear WERQ. Ms. Bassett is 55 and, like Helen Mirren (when she stays away from the black lace and granny cardis), she looks better than women half her age and she is slaying in that dress. Now you’ll have to excuse me while I go resume my Whats Love Got to Do With It upper body workout/beatdown.

  • shelley514

    Her hair is too severe. Otherwise, every-tang’s perfect!

  • unbornfawn

    Not quite a WERQ, the bangs bug and the dress is pulling.

  • Fred Vaughn

    Even the bangs give FIERCE!