Emma Roberts in Balenciaga at the “Palo Alto” Premiere

Posted on April 25, 2014

Emma, you may consider this a major ATTAGIRL from us.

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Now Emma, as you alternate between jubilantly high-fiving everyone around you at the news of this honor, and weeping huge racking sobs of relief, you might look up and ask “Hey, why no WERQ, you whores?”

The answer is simple. And don’t call us whores, bitch.

It’s like this: we think this is all coming together really nicely. There’s nothing particularly awkward or ill-chosen and you look impeccable.These are not things we normally get to say about you, hence the “Attagirl.” But to be perfectly honest, it’s not exactly tough to put on an LBD and a pair of black strappies and come out looking good. Difficulty setting: 0 on the style meter. And besides, we just can’t shake the persistent idea that you still haven’t quite figured out your hair and makeup. None of the colors decided upon for your head look quite right to us, from the lips to the hair to the distracting orange-y blush.




[Photo Credit: MJ Photos/PRPhotos.com, Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images]

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  • RussellH88

    I don’t know if I like this.

    It looks like it’s from the Quasimodo line from JC Penny’s.

    • Gatto Nero


  • Gatto Nero

    Tough crowd.
    But you’re right.

  • @Biting Panda

    Attagirl, indeed.
    Are the shoes black? I’m getting Oxblood. Either way, they are sexy and working like gangbusters.
    I don’t mind the makeup, but it is Merle Norman adjacent, so we’ll call this a solid move in the right direction.

    • marlie

      The shoes do look oxblood. I liked them when I thought they were black, I LOVE them now. Must. Have.

    • Yeah – I think oxblood patent.

    • AmyLeigh

      “..Merle Norman adjacent..” just made me smirk ear to ear…. kudos

    • littlething

      I think they are black patent and are shiny enough to pick up colors from the carpet. In the top photo they definitely look black and in the closeup you can actually see the reflection of the rug fibers.

  • alyce1213

    I love the dress from the front, and I’m angry that the interesting design element — the back — makes her look like a beetle.
    Attagirl from the front, but too tricky.

    • TrixieConQueso

      Are Beetle-Backs the New Black?

  • MilaXX

    She also loses points for shoes a size too big.

    • Gatto Nero

      Why do the shoes never fit? Why???

      • The Versatile Chef

        Right? If designers are going to have celebs do a shoe promo, why give them a shoe that fits awkwardly?

    • aly

      I don’t know if they’re too big, or if the heels are just really high and her feet are a little sweaty so they’re sort of sliding down into the toebox. Speaking from experience.

      • MilaXX

        The gap is too big. When it’s just a foot slide because of the height you don’t get that much of a gap.

        • makeityourself

          Plus the T-strap is bunching up because it’s too long, which means the shoes are a size too big.

  • TrixieConQueso

    Sassy shoes that say – “I Might Enjoy Light Bondage.” Also, seeing man-feet next to them. Where is his picture?

    • Gatto Nero

      It’s James Franco getting ready to remove her from the premises.

      • AmyLeigh

        Looking at that pant’s hem, i 100% belive you…

  • Sarah Winningham

    Any last words?

    • notterriblybitter


    • Kent Roby

      Wednesday night in New Orleans for the Drag Race tour Jinx Monsoon wore a red crimped wig at one point….after killing it with her routine, she screamed “Balenciaga!” as she was exiting the stage….such a perfect moment!

  • Aidan B

    Huh. Color me impressed.

  • marlie

    I think this dress is pretty outstanding on her. A simple silhouette, a bit edgy, and voila! Her hair and makeup are fine, though that dark lipstick reads a little wintery to me. Lighten it up a couple of shades and we might have a WERQ.

  • Julie

    She gets no WERQ cuz she’s a jerk. There, I said it. 😛

    • DTLAFamilies

      She’s as bad as her asshole aunt.

    • sugarkane105

      Haha I’m not up to date on my Emma Roberts scandals – why is she a jerk?

      • FibonacciSequins

        I’m not sure if this is what Julie’s referencing, but she beat up her then boyfriend/now fiance Evan Peters last summer. She was arrested, but he didn’t press charges.

      • Julie

        Because of cronuts, boyfriend beating, entitled attitude, and general irrational hate coming from this one here.

  • DTLAFamilies

    This one needs to hook up with James Franco. They deserve each other.

    • Gatto Nero

      I think the man-foot in one of the photos is his.

  • LeelaST

    Like the top from the front but parachute pack in the back.

  • ktr33

    Bc of the black on black, I can’t really see what’s going on with the dress. Bat wings? a capelet? Superb shoes, 1/2 size too big. Need a more significant earring.

  • Danielle

    The shoes have got to be torturing her feet. Yeowtch,

  • SophieCollier

    The shoes look like a really dark red in that closeup, but it’s probably a trick of the light. That red carpet is filthy! Gross. Her dress is interesting but she isn’t selling it.

    • FibonacciSequins

      Ha, I ended my post with literally the same sentence you did. I hadn’t noticed the red carpet, that is disgusting.

    • MilaXX

      I’m getting an oxblood red here as well.

  • teensmom99

    I hate this dress. I think it’s her same old problem of too tricky.

  • Denise Rambo

    God I hate those deep side parts (in her hair).

  • steveac10

    This looks like something a Kardashian would wear out grocery shopping in her third trimester.

  • Shawn EH

    Still working that Coven Gothic vibe.

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from the Sacino and Sons after 5

  • I wish she was my “hot girl” friend where I enable her to eat ice cream and we talk about how stupid all her friends are and I ask her all the time about her dad.

    • Julie

      Lol! That’s a weirdly specific wish.

  • Sif

    What happened to her makeup? I thought her face looked great in yesterday’s post.

  • sienna elm

    I want a proper profile; I don’t understand that top. How exactly is she getting a cape-y thing going on?

  • FibonacciSequins

    Is it possible she’s already dipping into the Botox? There’s so little mobility in her face, it’s disturbing. The dress is interesting but she’s not selling it. Blah.

  • Jacob Bowen

    I appreciate more that the shoes are that red color, and I do LOVE that dress! I’m not sure if I love her face though, I dig the lip, but something about the rest of it doesn’t work for me.

  • KT

    Disagree with you guys on this one. Though the overall look is pretty good, and I think this is the right kind of vibe for her, that dress is kind of ugly and awkward. I actually like her hair and makeup – though I hate that she matched her lipstick to her shoes.

    Eat some food, girl.

    • Imasewsure

      OOH don’t body snark… but come over here and be bitchy with us about everything else!!

      • KT

        Haha I know, I’m legitimately concerned that she might faint or something, but you’re right.

  • LadyVimes

    I liked it until I saw the bib on front. Then I hated it.

  • melanie0866

    It gives off a Jane Jetson vibe for me.

    Those shoes look CRUEL.

  • crash1212

    I think she should get a WERQ just for being the only human alive who can wear ankle straps and NOT look stumpy or cankle-fied.

  • kerryev

    I’m just happy to know that a spring-appropriate black velvet capelet dress exists.

  • sagecreek

    Agreed. I’d call it a B- in general, an A- for her, but definitely not a WERQ.

    WERQs got to be earned, even for the Robertses.

  • Imasewsure

    I actually like the hair and makeup and love the shoes…. the dress not so much – and I still don’t buy her as a fashionista at all… she just doesn’t have “it”
    Cute and an Attagirl but not rocking my boat

  • Judih1

    Another dress that coulda been, but her persona doesn’t add anything so the result is YAWN. Nothing special. I’ve seen better a fund raiser galas.

    She certainly isn’t going to get away from the shadow of being “Julia Robert’s niece is my only claim to fame” looking like this.

  • Akemi

    Those shoes are doing really weird things to her foot/ankle. Basically, they look really painful.

  • BobStPaul

    I think she looks stunning.

  • frannyprof

    She needs to figure out how to give face on the RC. She always looks like she’s on the defensive. Definitely not werq-worthy.

  • Boulderista

    That velvet drape across the front reminds me of a choir robe or something a member of the clergy might wear … Though only from the waist up as most choirs and clergy tend to go for full length gowns.

    (as near as I can tell from google the correct term is a ‘pennant stole’)

  • CPK1

    Love the shoes although hate i have to look at James Franco’s douche-y foot while admiring them

  • AzSportsGirl


  • MannahattaMamma

    That dress gives her a sort of turtle-back from the side. Is that really a look we want her to cultivate? And my feet refuse to give any snaps to shoes that were so clearly designed as expensive torture items. So that’s not an attagirl, that’s a “meh.”

  • MyFavoriteColorIsGlitter

    She really needs to not be blonde. Almost any other color would look do much better on her.

    • Lilak

      Yep … She has yet to figure out the hair color that complements her complexion, Can’t even seem to find something that doesn’t actively fight with her skin, which is a pretty low bar. What, no skilled & reliable colorists in LA?

  • demidaemon

    It’s very upscale goth. Which I guess is good, because she looks pretty great, but I really wonder what her style exactly is.

  • Vtg Fashion Library

    Irrational hate list rules mean I cannot comment.

  • This looks like a pretty tough silhouette to me, tho.

  • Pablo

    I’m extremely disappointed that those shoes and that lipstick get an attagirl

  • conniemd

    Hate the dark shade of the lipstick with her hair and complexion.

  • andi56

    This outfit should be called The Hunchback of Balenciaga. And the shoes don’t fit.

  • merciblahblah

    She’s on my irrational dislike list (as opposed to the irrational hate list topped by T Swift). I can’t put my finger on what it is, other than her general bad behavior, the accusations of abuse to her bf. I think something that has to do with it is the fact that she looks like she is SMIRKING in every photo I ever see of her. I can’t recall ever seeing a genuine smile on her face. It bugs.

  • Mothra

    I think it is the best looking little black maternity dress, for sure.