Emma Watson in Narciso Rodriguez at the “Boulevard” Premiere

Posted on April 21, 2014

Years of unhealthy red carpet examinations have taught us that stars rarely ever dress season-appropriate for their public appearances. There are a lot of reasons as to why, like wanting to get your hands on the runway collections the minute they walk out,  but a big part of it comes down to deliberately setting yourself apart from others in order to look more interesting somehow. If you’re out somewhere in 20 degree weather and some girl’s parading around in a strapless mini-dress and naked shoes, you’re probably going to notice her above all others. If it’s the holidays and everyone’s dressing in jewel tones, the gal in the neon yellow plaid will stand out in the room. If it’s spring time, then the attention-seeking types will deliberately pick stark black or black-and-white dresses in order to not be confused with all those horribly unimaginative types with their pastels and florals.

Our point? It’s jarring sometimes to see one of them actually dress perfectly seasonally appropriate.

Emma-Watson-Bouleverad-Premiere-Narciso-Rodriguez-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Emma Watson attends the premiere of “Boulevard” Premiere during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City in Narciso Rodriguez.

Emma-Watson-Bouleverad-Premiere-Narciso-Rodriguez-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)Narciso Rodriguez Spring 2014 Collection

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We feel like we should congratulate her somehow.

Having said that, as much as we like the top and the skirt, we wish they were parts of different outfits. We’re not loving the competing, slightly clashy pinks.






[Photo Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images, IMAXTree]

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  • thecitysleeps

    I surprisingly have not issue with the clashing pinks, but I do with the clashing straight line cross over design details (I’m at a loss at what to call them). I would love that top to wear with skinny jeans, like. But I’m in love with her make up and hair and earrings, here.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Blush and bashful are not your colors girl.

    • Julie Chase

      Her colors are PINK and PINK.

      • Jessica Freeman

        She has been sprayed down with Pepto Bismol

      • “My colors are Blush and Bashful.”

        • Ginger

          “My colors are blush and bashful, I have chosen two shades of pink, one is much deeper than the other.”

    • ScarlettHarlot

      Couldn’t have said it better myself!

  • Glam Dixie

    As much as I appreciate the seasonal look, I don’t think dusty pink is her color.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I like this, but I would love it if she had worn skinny white pants instead of the skirt.

  • KinoEye

    Not a huge fan of the skirt, but her head looks spectacular as always. I want that cuff.

  • Turquoise or emerald toenails would have done a lot for this. I also suspect Marlie is not going to love the nude lips.

    • marlie

      HA. I don’t love this lip color (considering the color of the rest of the look), but it doesn’t send me into fits of rage for being the same color as her face.

  • gabbilevy

    The proportions of the top/skirt look much better on the model than they do on Emma. Also, she needs to wear more saturated shades: that dusty rose is making her all one color.

    • makeityourself

      Also, could she try to look less bored? It’s all so very artful that it hurts.

  • Kent Roby

    When in doubt, steal a cuff from Lynda Carter. The color of the top is a bit washed out for Emma’s coloring, but overall I think she looks good.

  • majorbedhead

    Her head looks fabulous. The rest, not so much.

    Totally not about this look at all, but I stayed with a friend this weekend whose daughter is obsessed with all things Harry Potter. I may have squealed a little when I saw she had a replica of Hermione’s wand. Smart child.. Must be why I’m her godmother.

  • jen_vasm

    Meh. I think the colors don’t really pop on her – too close to her complexion. This seems more in post-baby Kerry Washington’s wheelhouse. I like the silhouette on Emma, but in a color scheme that gives more contrast.

  • CT14

    I can’t see her lips.

    different lipstick, please.

  • LadyVimes

    Bored now.

    • Violentcello

      She looks bored, too.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    Total agreement on the pinks and I wish her nude heels had been black. But it’s a lovely look on a lovely and talented young woman.

  • CB

    I want to rip her eyebrows off of her face and put them on my face (cc: Kiernan Shipka).

    • ThaliaMenninger

      I still want the two of them to play sisters in something.

    • Guest

      I actually came here to say that I never noticed that Emma and Kiernan could safely be sisters. There is something there, possibly more than the eyebrows.

  • Akemi

    She looks cute, but she is like…all one color. Maybe a different color lip or something?

  • LilyVanessi

    Something about her always makes me think she checked herself in the mirror before leaving and took too many things off. She always comes across as unfinished.

  • Sarah

    She sort of reminds me of a human embodiment of a tube of salmon-y pink lipstick. I’m not even mad at that, but still – she’s quite monochrome.

    • demidaemon

      Such a gross yet apt description. I don’t know why it’s gross. It may the image of this pink emerging from a lipstick tube.

      • Alloy Jane

        Maybe you’re imagining a tube of salmon-flavored lipstick? Or a tube of squeezable salmon? That was the image in my head when I read Sarah’s statement. Salmon coming from a tube like it was toothpaste. Yuck and yuck.

        • demidaemon

          You are probably right. It makes me think of canned salmon, which I have had and have disliked.

  • Anna

    It’s…interesting. But I’m getting a tablecloth and napkin vibe. I take it upon myself to put the Reductor curse on the nude, Jennifer Aniston strappy sandal once and for all.

    I like the cuff and her face is gorgeous as always, nude lips aside.

  • Claire

    I miss her short hair so much. Besides being so good on her, the longer hair makes her look about 14.

  • MannahattaMamma

    I love it. It’s like a whisper in a room full of shouting people. I even like the shoes. Plus that cuff is to die for.

    • TerryMH

      I covet that cuff as well. Anyone know who makes it?

  • marlie

    It’s a cute outfit, though a bit monochromatic. There needs to be some contrast *somewhere.*

    ETA: But I love the cuff.

    • Kitten Mittons

      Just a little of another color would have made this much better. She still looks pretty good, though.

  • LaSylphide

    Like the outfit. I do think the appropriately low-key makeup could use a little more lip color: not too much, just a little.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    They are lovely pieces, but I think I”d like them better if they were not paired with each other. I can see the top working with any number of skirts-navy, brown, black, some kind of print.

  • sagecreek

    Oh, dear. All I can think of now is the “flesh” crayon.

  • Janet B

    Nude naked shoes?

  • what not

    I don’t like the way it rumples around her waist–it looks like the cheap stuff I get from ASOS that fits well enough but not quite right.

  • siriuslover

    All of these faults seem to be part of the design, from the crumply left waist to the clashing colors. Yes, that is my way of defending my gal, Emma. The choice of shoes, however, ugh.

  • GillianHolroyd

    I do love the black shoes the model is wearing.

  • Morales Mike

    How did she pull off the “pixie grow out” without a minute of hair angst?!

  • boweryboy

    Bland colors. Also, I like how the skirt sits on the model versus Emma’s version.

  • Violentcello

    I would have liked this better if the top were longer and covered more of the skirt, like on the model. As it is here, the proportions look off.

    Although I have to agree that the color is nothing to write home about.

  • Emily Smith

    Her feet are MADE for the naked shoe. Damn.

  • Jacob Bowen

    I’m not slayed, but it’s fine. I don’t LOVE the combination of fabrics because the sheen of the skirt doesn’t go with the fabric of the top. I also don’t like the hemline…so apparently I don’t really like it.

  • CPK1

    chic as ever but looking a little washed out. And I think I hate naked shoes even more when they are that gross beige color

  • Eric – Flagstaff, AZ

    The reflection of the very bright lights off the skirt is making the it lose the more appealing darker contrast with the top. In normal lighting the outfit would probably be more attractive.

  • Imasewsure

    I usually don’t love what she’s wearing but for some reason I’m loving all of us, clashing pinks and nude shoes and all… hmmm alchemy I guess

  • Qitkat

    It’s almost too much peachy, peachy nudeness, but the cut of the blouse saves it for me.

  • decormaven

    It’s a very safe choice. I do approve of the cuff, though.

  • Lilithcat

    They really screwed with the proportions here.

  • MilaXX

    I don’t mind the look colors or the almost skin tone-ess of it because 1)that cuff is fabulous, 2)She doesn’t wear bland colors all the time, and 3)It’s season appropriate.

  • Soozables

    Her toes look halfway normal in the naked shoes! Not hanging on for dear life! It’s sort of a miracle!

    • Gatto Nero

      That’s because the shoes are too big. Note the gap at the back of her right heel.

      • boweryboy

        So, the choices are either too big or too small? Does anyone on the red carpet actually wear the right size shoe?

        • Gatto Nero

          It does seem to be a rare occurrence.

  • Sophie

    She seems strangely unenthusiastic. I don’t much like the colours, but the rest is alright. I appreciate her wearing shoes that fit – no gripping toe in sight.

  • ballerinawithagun

    Love the ensemble, hate the shoes. I love the way the top picks up that bit of pale pink in the cloud formations on the skirt.

  • Nice…. I agree, the two pinks not expected together… but I see the point!

  • Lori

    I agree that the top and bottom would each be better paired with something else. I do appreciate that she’s not wearing it as ridiculously short as the model did. I like that Emma is too classy to make the world her gynecologist.

  • Gatto Nero

    I don’t like the silhouette, the proportions, the clashing pinks, or the (too-big) naked shoe, but I give Emma points for always doing something unexpected and aiming for sophistication.

  • formerlyAnon

    I accept all criticisms as true, but I still think she’s created (well, is wearing) a “Look” that stops just short of being too 60s. If I thought her team was going to replicate its not-quite-monochrome, not quite no-makeup, not-quite elegant-mod jewelry, not-quite starry eyes feel, I’d be way on board.

    But I imagine it’s a one-shot. And it’s a nice one, with quibbles.

  • venusvelvet

    The pinks are clashing in her pictures, but the skirt looks more bronze in the runway shot, with a possibly blush pink pattern to go with the top; it might be better IRL. The shoes were a dull choice.

  • Constant Reader

    I have a personal, irrational dislike of the particular shade of pink she’s wearing on top. I also think it doesn’t do anything for her complexion. That said, I like the colors together (maybe I just like any combination that tones down the dusty pink) and I think she looks quite good.

  • 3boysful

    Love the skirt fabric and the makeup. My only quibble is (are) the shoes. Something sandal-y but more substantial is called for here.

  • demidaemon

    I find this rather boxy and unflattering on her. I also think the colors really wash her out. the nude sandals are not helping. NO.

  • vesperholly

    The pinks don’t clash to me. The top is a straight warm pink and the skirt is a golden brocade/salmon with hints of the warm pink. Gorgeous tonal colors. LOVE IT.

    I also really like that she lengthened the skirt – gives better balance to the look. The naked shoes are boring but the cuff is great.

  • Jen

    her makeup is always right

  • joything

    IMHO, the red carpet is emphasizing the clashy pinks — they are “interesting” rather than clashy in the runway pic, where the background is blue. (Side note: the model’s thighs frighten me.)

  • akg

    I think it’s cute! I feel like the metallic-y-ness of the skirt keeps it from reading as pink in the same way as the shirt, so for me it’s not a problem.

  • FibonacciSequins

    I don’t like the top and pants together at all. I think the top would look much better paired with some cigarette pants.

  • Alloy Jane

    Wow I hate this outfit. Even paired with something else, I doubt I could get behind that skirt. I miss her pixie and I do not understand the point of nude makeup. Her face looks powdery, not natural. Ah well. Slightly unrelated, I’m really happy that she was a much better actress in Perks of Being a Wallflower than she was in all the HP movies combined.

  • So, when are Emma and Kieran Shipka going to play sisters in some movie? Even in its clashiness I like this outfit. And the shoes, surprisingly.

  • Danielle

    Love love love her brow game.

  • TLJezebel

    Not her color at all.

  • kmk05

    Man, I feel like I’m in a minority of one for loving everything about this: spring! Pink! Brocade (which is apparently all the rage right now)!

    Her head is perfection, and so are her accessories (barring the shoes, but that nude shoe trend will just have to die on its own at some point). I actually quite like the top and skirt (although I wouldn’t mind if the skirt was a mite shorter or the top a bit longer, so the brocade was only peeking through), but overall she’s beautifully relaxed and pleasant to look at.

  • alliekat9090

    My God the model! She looks like she is knocking at death’s door.