IN or OUT: Emma Stone at “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” London Photocall

Posted on April 10, 2014

Darlings, we’re sitting in San Francisco International airport, mainlining coffee that we wouldn’t normally need since we’re on such a high from last night’s signing. Unfortunately, because this is our third flight in 4 days, and because this is an UNGODLY time of day to be in an airport, there isn’t enough coffee in the world to keep us from looking like slack-jawed zombies. Fabulously dressed ones, though.

This is our whiny way of letting you know that, while we’d never leave you guys completely without the gift of our daily opinions, our asses be dragging and updates will probably be slow and sporadic throughout the day.

Also: if we sound bitchier than normal, don’t hold it against us. In fact, we’re going to pretty much turn this one over to you because we don’t quite trust our reaction to this look:

Emma Stone attends “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” Cast and Filmmaker photocall at the Park Plaza Hotel in London in a Saint Laurent suit paired with Christian Louboutin pumps.

Saint Laurent Spring 2014 Collection

We like the idea of the suit more than the suit itself. The plaid’s great; the cut of the pants are great. But that jacket cut is SO ’80s. She looks like one of the bitchy execu-ladies in Working Girl. Maybe it needs to be buttoned up. And maybe she either needs to put on a tie or unbutton the shirt a little. It’s all coming off just a little too “This is not my beautiful wife” to us, which could be fabulous, but we can’t quite decide if she’s pulling it off or if she’s the right gal for that kind of look.


Bitter Kittens make the call:


IN! She’s the right gal for this look!

OUT! She’s about to tell Melanie Griffith to get that Dim Sum cart the hell out of her face.

In other news, the Minions with Opinions were mostly in agreement with us that Kristen Bell ruined a fairly pretty dress with fairly ugly shoes and voted the look OUT.


P.S.: If you didn’t get the Working Girl references, we won’t shame you, but we will tell you that it’s Lorenzo’s favorite movie of all time and after years of watching it alongside him, Tom finally figured out why he likes it so much. It’s because he LOVES stories about people who recreate themselves and come out on top and this is one of the best of that type. See it. If nothing else for the hair and for a reminder that Alec Baldwin was once a stone cold fox.

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  • MarissaLG

    OUT. She’s giving me way too much Pee Wee.

    • Tracy M

      Blerg. Now that’s all I see. But her hair and makeup are orders of magnitude better.

    • Got it in one, Marissa. All she needs is black oxfords to seal the deal.

      • MoHub

        No. White oxfords with red socks.

        • random_poster

          Don’t forget the bowtie! OUT for the oversized, shapeless jacket.

    • PinkyAndNoBrain

      Pee Wee’s Board Meeting. Now I can’t unsee it.

    • Alloy Jane

      I am so glad I’m not the only one who sees that. It’s definitely Pee Wee Herman meets toned-down Thom Brown.

  • Brittany

    I’ve got a head for business and bod for sin. But it’s not even leather! Some of my favorite quotables are from Working Girl. Love it. Also, OUT. Girlfriend needs to loosen up a little.

    • Kent Roby

      I love “The outfit’s fine….but you might want to re-think the accessories”. I need to watch that movie again soon!

    • ryenerman

      “Why do you need speech class? You talk fine.” One of Joan Cusak’s best lines ever.

    • jen_vasm

      ‘Let the River Run’ will always bring a little year to my eye. As I was hitting the workforce about the time the movie came out, I totally identified with it and my romanticized mental NYC is total late 80s based. My mind immediately went to ‘Working Girl’ when I saw the thumbnail picture-just plain OUT!

      • HomeOfficeGirl

        Yes! That’s on my “Suck it up/You Go Girl” playlist for sure!!

    • MichelleRafter

      Best line of the movie!

    • d_in_denver

      “I am not steak. You can’t just order me.”

    • Ginger

      Can I get you anything? Coffee? Tea? Me?
      I can watch that movie over and over again…much to my husband’s chagrin.

      • Brittany

        Parrr-tyyyyy Bob (Kevin Spacey)! It’s definitely one of those movies that I never get tired of watching.

  • Working Girl is one of my favourite films and I ALSO LOVE those stories. Best, best, this makes me grin!

    The top half does need work but she kinda still looks amazing so I’ll say IN.

  • Glam Dixie

    Out, but thank god she covered up the high-waisted, and super unflattering top of those pants with that ugly, boxy jacket.

    • I was thinking “Ooh, nice pants!” until I got to the picture of the model. It is definitely an OUT. And is it just me, or are her shoes on the wrong feet? There is something very odd about the way they fit.

      • Glam Dixie

        Omg, cannot unsee. Looks like two left shoes to me.

      • jilly_d

        I think it’s a combination of the fact that the shoes are hideous, and the model is walking a little pigeon-toed.

        • I meant Emma’s shoes – but yes, they are also hideous on the model.

  • Carleenml

    I love her lip color. And now I want to watch Working Girl again. Sigourney Shoulder-Padded Sexiness.

    • uprightcitizen

      My favorite thing in the movie (aside from Joan Cusack’s, well, everything), is when Melanie Griffith hacks the crap off of her own hair and it magically ends up looking Harrison Ford-ready fabulous.

      • Jackie4g

        Cusack was letter perfect. especially for a Chicagoan doing Staten Island.

        • DeniseSchipani

          Sometimes i dance around my bedroom in my underwear. Doesn’t make me Madonna.

  • SneakyKitty

    It definitely looks better in the photo where you can see her head-to-toe, but… not quite good enough for me to call it in. Needs a better fit on the jacket, and a tie would have helped immensely.

    • CT14

      Or, if we want to stay late 80s/early 90s, a jeweled pin over that buttoned top button.

      Man I wore that look to work a lot. I would have died before I let a pussy bow near my neck.

  • sienna elm

    On the whole I’m ambivalent about it, which is probably not a good sign on the fashion front. Out – it looks like she rifled through her dad’s closet for that jacket.

  • Kathy_Marlow

    Out, I would love it if the jacket was tailored.

  • Anna

    Or as Katharine Parker put it, “Dress shabbily, they notice the dress. Dress impeccably, they notice the woman – Coco Chanel!”

    Not that this is really all that shabby, but I’ve spent more time staring at the blazer that’s engulfed Emma Stone, than Emma Stone.

    So, Out. Needs Tilda.

    • Spicytomato1

      Yes, that blazer, the cut of which is identical to one I proudly purchased and wore in 1989, really has engulfed her. Shame.

  • I have to admit that my OUT has more to do with the Working Girl references than with the look itself.
    But I’m just going to say that I bet that looked from behind, Emma has a bony ass.

  • Kayceed

    Tess McGill would have nipped that waist in.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Tess McGill would have worn the jacket as a dressed and rocked it.

    • MichelleRafter

      And worn bigger shoulder pads

  • Ediths_Head

    Out! Definitely dressed the way she thinks a man would dress if he were a woman.

    Now she replies, “I’m sorry, Oren, I can’t allow you to speak to me that way.”

    I prolly quote Working Girl once a week. Maybe that’s why I still have only an imaginary secretary?

    • Kayceed

      I’m not steak. You can’t order me.

  • zenobar

    OUT with that jacket. Hit or Miss “Boyfriend Blazer” ca. 1991.

    The trousers, hair and makeup are impeccable though.

    ETA: I just noticed the runway photo of those pants. Uh-uh. Nope nope nope.

    Hair and makeup it is, then.

  • Latin Buddy

    I know you guys HATE when they recreate the runway look but I wish she should have. The bold black accents really give the relatively dated, boring suit a modern take.

    Also, will you guys be posting RuPaul Drag Race review today?

  • Out for the clothes.

    In for her head and hair which look great.

  • IN. I really like the look. Oversized 80s blazer and all.

    • DTLAFamilies

      Me too! I love her hair and makeup and the retro suit is working for me.

  • Kitten Mittons

    Hmmm. I think I’m going with IN, mostly because those pants are so fabulous. The jacket’s pretty boxy and large, but I think it could have been saved by a simple camisole, or something less severe/more feminine underneath. I don’t mind the sleek hair with the look, and her makeup is lovely.

  • Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

    I think leaving off the tie was the problem with the look. I love emma but OUT

  • StellaZafella

    Great business wear for a baby bump.

  • sweetlilvoice

    Out…that jacket makes me sad.

  • jw_ny


    Mom and dad snapped a shot of their daughter off to her 1st job interview. (They’re so proud, she’s nervous and kind of embarrassed.)

    • marlie

      Her first job interview, where she had to borrow a suit because she doesn’t yet have one of her own.

  • Tanya Wade

    Working Girl is a gem and I need to rewatch it now. Thanks. Before Harrison Ford was grumpy grampa, he was….

    DIGRESS. I kind of irrationally love this look? Yes, it skews David Byrne and totally 80s, but I find it endearing. If the pants didn’t fit so well, and the shoes didn’t look so good, and the hair wasn’t pin strait to offset the volume of the coat I’d say OUT. But instead, I say IN!

  • RussellH88

    The jacket is way too boxy. I like it in theory, though.

    Now I’m craving to see Robin Wright rock a suit. She’s done it before, right? If not, she should.

  • clatie

    I owned that jacket in 1985, except mine was purple. It was glorious – THEN. It’s hilarious now. Let’s not go back there.

    • another_laura

      That’s the first thought I had – if we’re going back to boxy jackets I’m retiring now because I can’t do it.

  • wisenhar

    In that last picture, I thought the spider was a chair back. How fabulous would that have been?

  • Capt. Renault

    Having never seen Working Girl, I would have said Diane Keaton in ‘Baby Boom’. OUT.

    • Aurora Leigh

      Yes! Emma is serving J.C. Wiatt realness!

      • Capt. Renault

        I do know what you mean. You either commit to the bit, or don’t. Doing an 80s look is fine, but then the pants are wrong. Or if you want the skinny pants, then the jacket is wrong. The two don’t work together, if she wants that 80s look, or if she wants a today look. You have to go all the way, either way you go.

    • Anne

      Country Baby!

  • Mightiadd

    IN…with reservations. Tailor the jacket, add sexy high heels, some bold jewelry (like the real YSL) and the feminine/masculine game scores big time.

  • marlie

    Emma’s face and hair look positively *gorgeous.* The jacket and the pants togethe are TOO “Working Girl.” Add some skinny black pants to the jacket, or keep the pants alone, and we could have had something.

  • Gatto Nero

    Out. That long, boxy ’80s-throwback jacket is not redeemable no matter what she pairs with it.

  • BrianaJC

    IN. I thought I was going to hate it, and I do hate the jacket, but altogether it really works for her. Side note, the model looks like a baby giraffe learning how to walk.

  • elemspbee

    she looks really long! i like that–uses of shoulder pads. hate what it looks like in the model. looks better on Emma.
    I’m saying in. Saw these in action shots yesterday and she pulls them off!

  • ccinnc

    Great from the neck up and from the thighs down. The rest, ugh. I’m glad she didn’t reveal the front/belly of those pants like the model did. Those are some ugly grandpa pants.

  • Granny panties

    In!!! Different and cool, looks expensive, with a touch of the old model off duty “my hotness cannot be hid by unflattering garments”. I think her head looks great too. Sexy without a hint if sluttiness.

  • Kristin

    Why is there not an option for “IN – She’s about to tell Melanie Griffith to get that dim sum cart the hell out of her face”?

    Because that’s my vote. Total Working Girl. Also IN.

  • rkdgal

    OUT — David Byrne would feel comfortable in those shoulders.

    • ballerinawithagun

      I’m glad somebody else saw that there was also a Talking Heads reference in there.
      OUT, because it definitely needs accessorizing. She looks better in it than the model, those shoes on the model are really horrible and I’m afraid she will trip on her own feet.

      • VictoriaDiNardo

        Now if the whole thing was done in a brick pattern……perfect!

        • MartyBellerMask

          I love you!!

          • VictoriaDiNardo


  • MilaXX

    OUT the jacket is too boxy to work without the tie.

  • OUT. What you guys said. Also the model is frighteningly skinny and I fear she may break an ankle.

    • colleenjanel

      OMG! I just scrolled back up … you’re right! That’s kind of disturbing. It looks like the photo was snapped a half second before her left foot rolled and her ankle was snapped. And what the hell is her right ankle doing?

  • LadyCelia

    Even in the thumbnail it screamed 80’s. It doesn’t look awful, but it doesn’t look fresh, either.

  • cocohall

    Working Girl may also be the last time Harrison Ford smiled on camera. The whole movie is well cast down to Joan Cusak as the best friend “I dance around my living room in my bra and panties, but that doesn’t make me Madonna!” As for Miss Emma here, welcome to Law Offices of Plaid, Grey and Boxy. All new summer interns meet in Conference Room C for orientation and fingerprinting.

  • decormaven

    I just want to give TLo snaps for a Stop Making Sense reference. And who doesn’t love Working Girls? As for this look, it needed some better accessories to kick it up to the next level. [Trots off humming “Let the Rivers Run”….]

    • marlie

      I love that song. *runs to iTunes*

    • MikeW_Vegas

      LOL you beat me to the Song reference!! One of my all time favorite songs!

  • PeaceBang

    She’s wearing a terrible outfit impeccably, so I myself am torn. Now I need spiritual direction to help me cope with this existential crisis.

    • Kayceed

      Perhaps a fabulous 1980s-era wine spritzer will help you ease your angst?

      • Kitten Mittons

        How about a little Bartles & Jaymes?

        • Kayceed

          Please come sit next to me. 🙂

          • Kitten Mittons

            Do you have rocking chairs?

        • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

          LOL. I used to love that crap!!! 🙂

          • Kitten Mittons

            It always reminded me of New York seltzer with booze. I loooooooved that stuff.

  • MM4321

    Haha, love the Talking Heads ref, too. OUT.

  • CB

    IN because Emma has the chops to pull it off…with the caveat that I think she should unbutton the top two buttons of her shirt.

  • conniemd

    In, it’s a beautifully tailored suit and it changes up her vibe. However, I do agree it would look so much better with the blouse buttoned down to cleavage level, just to show that she’s got some fun in here and isn’t a stone faced bitch like Sigourney Weaver.

  • VicD

    This is an out from the neck down. “Working Girl” was my first thought when I saw those shoulders…. Hair, makeup, face are an “Easy A” plus (see what I did there”) The trousers look fine with the jacket buttoned over them, but the high waist and pleats are horrifying in the model picture. And that’s the only good thing I can say about that jacket – is that it covers the bad parts of the trousers. The shape and the blouse really take me back to my 1980’s entry level officer worker days. And I don’t want to go back.

  • Vaniljekjeks

    In. It’s Working Girl realness, and her head looks flawless.

  • SuzyQuzey


    Her face and hair look good, though. And “Working Girl” is a fab movie.

  • Pennymac

    I had a suit like this circa 1982. And I wore a HUGE sparkly brooch at the neck of the white blouse just like Ducky in Pretty in Pink. (Ah, good times)
    Unfortunately, its 2014. OUT

    • ryenerman

      Oh God the sparkly brooch! I’d forgotten. Oh 80s, you provide humor for days.

      • Kayceed

        I still love sparkly brooches! If I remember correctly, the Maltese cross was particularly bitchin at the time.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Bonus points for referencing Ducky in Pretty In Pink. Loved that movie and had a major crush on Jon Cryer AND James Spader.

      • decormaven

        “Try A Little Tenderness” – loved his homage.

  • ojosazules

    Out. The cut of the jacket ruins it. Too bad, because the pants are so good and she’s lovely.

  • colleenjanel

    Out – The whole look would have been spot on with a drastically different cut on the jacket. If it were fitted and shorter, I’d be in love. It’s a relatively simple and polished look.

  • B_C_J

    OUT! The jacket is ridiculously oversized. It is completely swallowing her. However her hair & makeup are flawless.

  • Mary Lauer

    LOVE the pants, cut of the jacket swallows her. Send it back to David Byrne. 😎 I guess I will say IN tho due to the addition of her beautiful hair (even if flat ironed to within an inch of its life) and makeup.

  • ashtangajunkie

    The jacket forces it out. Too bad – that’s some flawless hair and makeup.

  • RedRaven617

    I never understood why the theme song from that movie (Carly Simon – Let the Rivers Run) wasn’t a bigger hit? In any case, as much as I would love to re-do my 30s, this is a little too literal.

    • decormaven

      If you like the film version of that song, the acoustic version on Carly Simon’s later album, “Never Been Gone,” is even better, IMO.

  • prisma


  • Danielle

    Out, but I love the hair and makeup.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    Hmmmm…positive i wore that jacket to my first real job interview….in 1985….so out for the top half, in for the bottom…

    • Janet B

      With a long matching skirt?
      That’s what I would have worn.

      • schadenfreudelicious

        yup, fully pleated with an elastic waist..

        • Janet B

          I miss my black pleated skirt with the buttons down the front.

  • Joanna

    Her head looks spectacular. The pants and shoes are also spectacular. I’m eh on the jacket, but I’m getting a slight David Bowie vibe, which is ALWAYS an IN for me. So that tips the overall look to IN for me.

  • R. L.

    IN. I think she looks great in a “real woman” kind of way.

  • Kathy

    In, if just for the homage to Working Girl.

  • Ginmaru

    Anyone want to play “What If”?

    What if she replaced the boring pants with some killer black leather trousers and a sinfully beautiful pump?

    I forgot to add. Buttoned the jacket and lost the shirt.

    • Fuchsiaforever

      No. What if she burned the jacket?

      • Ginmaru

        Then you go out of bounds and you lose a turn.

  • Nancer

    It had potential – but out.

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    Hair and face are GORGEOUS and the trousers look great. Not too sure about the boxy cut of the jacket I’m afraid. On balance, still IN.

    Love Working Girl but I think my personal favourite in the reinventing/transformation film stakes would have to be that shot of Bette Davis, that starts from her immaculately shod feet and pans up to the best hat ever, from Now, Voyager.

    “Oh, Jerry, don’t let’s as for the moon. We have the stars.”

  • ovarB

    In. If the jacket was just nipped in a smidge with a more tailored fit, then perhaps it would appease the Uncles.

    I LOVE “Working Girl” because I learned to never under estimate the power of finding useful information in the society pages and the trans-formative powers of a good cut and style. 😉

  • JMB_edits

    The head shot is good, I like it from the boobs up basically. Once that jacket keeps going out it loses me. Nice hair and lip color. But the rest looks like the newest associate at the law firm covering up a pregnancy. So, Out.

  • rissa42210

    Out. She looses me at the jacket. It could have been good, but something about the jacket is just a little off. Should it have been taken in just a little bit? I like it styled more on the model – more devil-may-care.

  • Fuchsiaforever

    OUT! Totally got the Working Girl references. Yes! That IS a great film! I love you Uncles!

  • tallgirl1204

    the fit of the jacket is very poor. Too big and the sleeves are too short. If the jacket were shaped more I could like it more.

  • Julie Chase

    Out, WHYYYYYY with that jacket?

  • Rhonda Shore

    She looks like a wax figure in the top shot. The jacket just doesn’t fit right, so out..but CLOSE.

  • Fuchsiaforever

    On a good note, I’m glad she has the “Gremlin eyes” under control (by not squinting)

  • coco ebert

    In. Imagine how cute it would look if she unbuttoned it and had a hand in her pocket like the runway model.

  • V No Privacy

    Did she steal that blazer from Heather Chandler? How very.

    • omg_dora

      Heh, I thought Heathers too.

  • Jackie4g

    IN – I always liked St. Laurent’s suits better than Armani suits for this kind of menswear look. Emma looks good!

  • annachronizm

    INNNNN LOVE IT. I do wish she kept the skinny tie and didn’t have the jacket buttoned down tho.

  • omg_dora

    I was absolutely hypnotized by Working Girl as a kid — I was convinced I was going to be an important businesswoman in Manhattan some day, changing from sneakers to pumps when I come into the office and all! Didn’t happen. I still love the movie though, with all of its 80s ridiculousness. A lot of it rings true.

  • Jessica Freeman

    OUT for the cut of the jacket, it absolutely kills the look.

    Safe travels home Uncles!

  • FancyPhilly

    Out. The jacket… it pains… I swear just looking at it makes me feel crunchy hair. Though those pants are awesome.

  • Kristobel

    Ugh, I want to love it, because I LOVE a good genderfuck outfit, but I hate that the jacket is so big. Like comically big. I wish she had kept the tie, and posed like the model, with her hands in her pockets so you could see her waist. But she looks super polished and sassy, so she gets an IN, but not an enthusiastic one.

  • Eva_baby

    In from the neck up. Her make up and hair are very pretty.

    OUT from the neck down. And since that is like 7/8 of her body, then an overall OUT.

  • prisma

    Back for another comment. Why does it look like she’s wearing two left shoes?

  • Jessie Melcher Brown

    The jacket is too boxy. It needs to be fitted better, being open on the model the waist is more defined. Out.
    And I lived through the eighties. Graduated college in 86 and have pictures of big hair and big shoulders to prove it (lol)

  • Janet B

    OUT – love the pants, but that jacket!
    “This is not my beautiful wife”

  • boweryboy


  • Frank_821

    I love Working Girl. Back when Melanie Griffith had a real film career. Harrison Ford was at his peak of attractiveness. Ms Weaver and Ms Cusack were on fire!

    sadly the outfit is an out

  • AnotherG

    Welcome to town, TLo.

    I’m not kidding when I say that my girlfriend wore this to Seniors’ Night at Walt Disney World in 1988. She wore Bono boots, though. The park is a bitch on heels. I wore a much cheaper jacket with even larger shoulder pads, a bolo tie, and a spikey mullet. We could barely fit in the commemorative picture, between the hair and shoulders. We also looked like we were covered in a fine mist, because Orlando can be nasty, even at night, even in April/May.

    I wish I could say I’m making that up, but I am not. None of it. If Emma’d done full 80s drag, I’d have given nostalgia props for Simple Minds realness. Her (lovely, fresh) face, though doesn’t belong on that peg doll body in that outfit. As it is, it looks like she decided to pull her shot off and pray. But this re-election day, I’d have to vote no.

  • lalahartma

    Out, nice pants, though. Damn 80s.

  • kimmeister

    I’ve only seen Working Girl once, and it was a long time ago. I have no memory of Alec Baldwin even being in it. Must look for it again . . .

    Oh, and OUT.

    • Shawn EH

      How could you forget that furry chest? Before it went gray?

      • kimmeister

        Oh, I remember his furry chest from other movies (e.g., Prelude to a Kiss), just not Working Girl.

  • vahtel

    You took the David Byrne reference right out of my mouth. OUT

  • Judy_S

    In. She looks good even if as you say the buttoned-up shirt w/o tie is awkward. Also in because of the Working Girl revelations…!

  • Sam Smith

    I thought this look was stunning, in the head and shoulders shot. But, the jacket is way too big and boxy. Love the plaid, love the pants, love her hair and makeup, wish the jacket was more fitted and modern.

  • PastryGoddess

    I like her hair. I like her makeup


  • IN – but I would have swapped out that shirt for a black t-shirt and Carly Simon right behind me.

  • shirab

    Also, see the movie to her Let the River Run. Love it!

    True story: My friend owns the lunchbox that Harrison Ford packs with Melanie’s lunch.

    • decormaven

      Oh my goodness. I’m not a film collectible buff, but that is a most prized possession. I loved that closing touch in the movie. Watching Melanie Griffith look out the window from her new office- it gave a lot of us women who were still in the trenches (so to speak) a lot of hope.

      • shirab

        She’s actually a lunchbox buff, as it happens, but her husband was in showbiz so he got it through a connection.

      • …she made it…

  • SophieCollier

    Hmmmm…. it’s not terrible, or even bad, which would be a criteria for an OUT. But it is boxy and kind of boring without the runway styling with tie and belt. Can there be a third option, which is “If you MUST?”

  • Bradio311

    Oh jeez, now I can only think of how hot Alec Baldwin used to be back in the day…

  • Tricia Rose

    Out- ONLY because of the jacket. Pants, Shirt, Hair, Face: LOVE. And you’re right, the jacket was made for David Byrne circa ’84. A better fitted jacket and I would have swooned!

  • luludexter

    out – jacket’s way too large and the 80s wants it back

  • MikeW_Vegas

    Working Girl also has a KICK-ASS theme song from Carly Simon. *Let the River Run*

  • another_laura

    Out. The boxy jacket, it wounds me.

  • mjude

    I so love a good man suit but its the jacket that is killing me, so OUT

  • Sophie

    I don’t much like the jacket, and I doubt it would be improved by being buttoned up, but I really like the fabric and pants. Small in for me.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Out. The suit is wearing her. Hair and makeup are great, though.

  • Tracy Walker

    OUT. Would be so much better if that jacket were cut smaller. Wearing it as is without a lick of irony or sass just doesn’t work.

    • Shawn EH

      It’s such a weird move when I literally saw a man in a jacket so tightly fitted yesterday it looked like a sweater (until I noticed the buttons and lapels). YSL needed to come up with something more chic if they wanted an oversized lady jacket.

  • Rebekah B

    OUT. Could’ve been great if not for that jacket.

  • Shawn EH

    Alec Baldwin is still a fox (he aged the best of all the Baldwins!). But this is not Emma Stone’s beautiful life! OUT.

    • Imasewsure

      “Best of the Baldwins” is not saying much… like saying Lindsey is the best of the Lohans!

      Still I applaud your commitment…

      • Shawn EH

        I remember when it meant something!

  • ChiKat67

    Give the jacket to RiRi and let her wear it and nothing else. Out!

  • Cheryl

    I love the idea, but not the actual practice. I’m kind of glad she hid the top of the pants though. If you’re going to go with pleats, then have a wider, flowier (not a word), leg, something Hepburnish (also not a word). And that jacket, if you’re going to channel David Bryne, then commit all the way, and be completely ridiculous, not just kind of ridiculous.

  • OUT! Pee-Wee Herman Frankenstein’s Monster.

  • Austen Jane

    Face and hair are fab, but liking all of the Working Girl quotes and thinking this blazer is OUT.

  • SayWhaaatNow

    Out, but this could have totally worked if only that jacket was cut better and fit her frame.

  • Soozables

    Her makeup (her head, in general) is giving me LIFE! So soft and beautiful…

  • Mary_Shelley

    Out. But her hair and makeup are beautiful.

  • Sarah

    Shoot, I knew I loved you guys, but Working Girl? Shiiit. Top Ten of ALL TIME. As for Emma, she should remember what Jack Trainer said: “You’re the first woman I’ve seen at one of these things that dresses like a woman, not like a woman thinks a man would dress if he was a woman.” Out.

  • ChaCha_70

    Out – can’t with the jacket.

    Note to YSL – in the future, please hire models that have at least hit puberty. K, thanks bye.

  • coiled73

    It’s an IN…sort of. She needs to bring more swagger and attitude to it, throw a leg out to the side or something, not look like she’s posing for her grade school class photo.

    • Kitten Mittons

      She seems to do that a lot. Sometimes it works. This needs some attitude, though.

  • Jecca2244

    love the pattern. it is way too baggy though. even to be ironic.

  • Lily

    Sorry. My first reaction was 1980’s Working Girl. Those shoulder pads are a deal-breaker.

  • IN. Loves me some 80s references when done right, and this is done right.

  • Jan Crews

    Too funny – before I read down to your “We like the idea …” paragraph, I was thinking, “Hey, I bought that jacket at Alcott & Andrews in about 1987.”

  • Lisa_Co

    Out. That jacket is too boxy.

  • Betsy

    Once in a lifetime…sorry, I got distracted. Out!

    • decormaven

      Love there are so many Talking Heads fans represented here. I squeed when watching “Twenty Feet from Stardom” to see Lynn Mabry and Edna Holt singing with David Byrne in a clip from Stop Making Sense. Those two could bring it!

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  • formerlyAnon

    OUT. The why has been covered.

  • aly

    IN. I know we rail against boystars posing with their hands in their pockets, but I think if Emma would have put one hand in her pocket, so that one side of the jacket opened a little and we could see the cut of the pants, it would look much better. As it is now, it just hangs on her. She needs to “pose” a little – not in a weird, Lea Michelle way, just to look more casual and chill.

    Sometimes I think styling is as much about the way you arrange your body as the way you arrange your clothes & accessories.

  • KinoEye

    Love you guys for the Once in a Lifetime reference. As to the look… I want to like it, but it’s an OUT based on that jacket. A more modern cut might’ve made this OK, but as is… just, no.

  • BlairBear

    In. I think the off note for me is the white button down shirt. I would like a blue or black tshirt or shell so that it doesn’t look quite as serious / 9-5 office, also fun shoes. Love the pants / don’t mind the jacket

  • DeniseSchipani

    Yikes. Pants are great. I HAD that jacket in the 80s, part of my post college interview suit. And I know models are skinny, but that model? I seriously want to drag her off the runway and buy her a burger and a shake.

  • CT14

    That jacket is hiddy. Not the pattern, not the suit idea, it’s all the crap fit making her look like a rectangle.

    The hair is not helpful with the rectangular jacket.

    I like the pants on her a lot. Why can’t the jacket also fit?

  • ChelseaNH

    I like it. The jacket did remind me of David Byrnes, but it works for me.

  • Clydette Wantland

    OUT. Can we say goodbye to the 80’s?

  • Jangle57

    If the blazer was fitted better, I might feel differently but as it is OUT

  • Kerry McCombs

    In. And I LOVE her hair here! I love Working Girl too because….JOAN CUSACK!!!!!!

  • littlevase

    I like the suit! I think it would be adorable with a sexier top. Not full-on bustier, but something super fem and tight. Sex it up a little bit.

  • frannyprof

    In. I agree it needs more…something, but I really do like the suit. And, see “Working Girl” for a young and sexy Harrison Ford!!!!! The scene when he and Ms. Griffith get drunk and he takes her back to his place is truly adorable.

  • alyce1213

    You may be tired and cranky, Uncles, but you’re instincts are still sharp. It’s a great suit, but he jacket needs some tapering to not look boxy on her.
    Thanks for the clip of David Byrne. Have you seen him lately? Silver fox.
    So it’s a mild out from me, but not really, I can live with it.

  • Patricia Hoffman

    Also because…Harrison Ford. And Joan Cusack. And…just…deliciousness.

  • demidaemon

    Well, that jacket is MASSIVE. But I love everything else about the look, so I’m going to give her the benefit of the doubt and vote her IN.

  • MichelleRafter

    Love Working Girl for pre-boob job Melanie Griffith, Joan Cusak and all that big hair, Harrison Ford being actually funny in a rom-com, a great storyline about Wall Street that didn’t involve boiler rooms or men behaving badly (Signorney Weaver got to do that), and last but definitely not least Carly Simon’s awesome, Oscar-winning anthem “Let the River Run (The New Jerusalem)” sung over the closing shot. A lot of 80s movies didn’t age well, but that one’s a keeper.

    • Sarah

      Hell Yes it is.

    • I always want to shout, “SHE MADE IT!” when I hear that song.

  • AmeliaEve

    I wore that blazer in 1988, except it was houndstooth check linen. Retro is no fun if you can’t bring some camp to it. Wearing it straight like this just doesn’t cut it. And for heaven’s sake, accessorize. Even a handbag could wake this up a little. OUT

  • Imasewsure

    I’ll give you Working Girl but to me the best thing about Working Girl is the scene where Melanie Griffiths vacuums in stilettos and sexy undies (for no apparent reason). I remember her saying it was her idea (duh)… And Sigourney Weaver is awesome in that one too.
    That being said… I’ll go with an IN here although I really don’t like the jacket at all (very Byrne-ish for sure)

    • Sarah

      It was because Sigourney weaver was coming back soon and Tess had to vacuum in the middle of changing out of her clothes. Ostensibly. And also for gratuitous undie shots.

  • Rafiq Mohamad

    IN! Serving David Byrne realness.

  • JauntyJohn

    IN. It flirts perilously close to “Daddy, can I try your jacket on?” but I think the hair saves the look. It is quietly chic and spot on for this.
    (Plus, I must confess, any outfit where someone with a million cameras pointed at them all the time doesn’t have to hold their stomach in gets a slight bonus point of two from me just on those grounds alone.)

  • JP

    OUT for that hot mess of a jacket — if it had been fitted, it would have been an in. Though I will observe she looks a lot happier to be wearing that outfit than the runway model — my god that model looks like she wants to kill someone.

  • deliadee

    Pants, face and hair are great, but the jacket is too boxy and big. And she might want to rethink the jewelry.

  • Jess Collett

    I’m so glad that extra from the first season of Friends has finally achieved their big break.

    Seriously, OUT. I will vigorously defend women wearing more suits, but the jacket on this is awful.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    Out. She’s lovely but this is way too severe for her. Where’s TIlda when you need her?

  • Linderella

    Out. The only good thing about this post is that it made me start my morning by thinking about Working Girl. Favorite line: “Who died and made you fucking Grace Kelly?”

  • allj

    I actually don’t hate this nearly as much as I want to; I think the pants are saving it. But yeah… the top half. No. I love the effort, but no. Out.

  • Joyce VG

    Neck up IN – Neck down OUT. It’s two sizes too large – she looks like David Byrne in the Talking Heads which would be cool if that was look she was going for.

  • trisker

    IN. I love the suit!

  • unbornfawn

    She looks pretty in an 80’s kind of way. The outfit is really dated and that should be an out. But, damn she does looks pretty good. I’ll give her a pass this time. IN.

  • DTLAFamilies

    Thanks for the “I got a girlfriend that’s better than that” earworm, boys.

  • MannahattaMamma

    I like the pants, hate the jacket, hate the hair, and REALLY REALLY REALLY hate the big red spiders crawling up behind her. i mean, I get it, but UGH.

  • Sammis

    OUT, but I love her anyway. She looks awesome, the outfit, no. Am I the only one who watches her movies and sees her in print and think she has all the roles that Lindsay Lohen might have had, if only…..?

  • LJCdoc

    Can I “in” it from the waist down and “out” it from the waist up? I thought I would hate it from the thumbnail, but I love the pants. Not helpful, I know.

  • MzzPants

    It IS Working Girls and that’s why I love it. IN.

  • altalinda

    Love! that movie.

  • Lilithcat

    Out. It’s awful. It reminds me of how female prosecutors dress when they’re trying to fit in and be one of the boys.

  • Brian G. Cox

    “If we sound bitchier than normal” it’s because we haven’t been able to snag a pair of the cool chairs at the only airport that has ever offered them to passengers.

  • MartyBellerMask

    Thank you for the Talking Heads reference!! That was my initial thought upon seeing this outfit. And while I love that band, this is not a good look. Big. Ol’. OUT.

  • E.Nelson

    She would’ve looked leaner and lither if she’d kept the tie.

  • Nariya

    Out. As much as I love Talking Heads, she looks like a nonplussed rectangle.

  • BarniClaw

    OUT for the jacket alone. And Alec Baldwin is still a stone-cold fox.

  • SEPA_Q

    AND [young] Harrison Ford

  • Nathan

    “We like the idea of the suit more than the suit itself.” You took the words right out of my mouth. That was exactly my first thought when I saw the photos.

  • Whatever, Emma, but points for TLo’s spot-on Talking Heads reference. Let’s see her chop-chop-chop her forearm just to complete the look!

  • Gloriana Reginata

    I am torn – the (lack of) colour works surprisingly well with her hair and skin, and the outfit makes her look like she’s seven foot tall, which counts as a good thing. If I wore that jacket it would be down to my knees, with nothing like the long line of leg she has going there. But the jacket itself is like someone plopped a box over her head: she’s a little girl in her daddy’s suit. So in, I suppose, but barely.

  • madge

    i’m gonna say in. her head looks fabulous!

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I am laughing so hard at the Talking Heads lyric! Spot on! As to the outfit, well, I like the pants, but I think it really needs the tie to make that jacket not so objectionable. I’m afraid it’s edging over into OUT for me.

  • saintebeuve

    I like it. I wish it were more Blade Runner. But I like it.

  • Bernadette

    I want to say in for the concept and the head, bu it has to be out b/c the jacket is just all sorts of not working.

  • andi56

    It could work, but that jacket is so poorly tailored, that it refuses to work. And that shoulder is HUGE! Gaaaaah! I’m having an 80s flashback!

  • andi56

    By the work LOVED the “Working Girl” reference!

  • Violentcello

    Ooh, so close. If only she hadn’t mixed up her dad’s coat with hers.

  • I LOVE it! IN

  • Jacob Bowen

    Even though I agree that the jacket is ridiculously over-sized, I still LOVE it and had it been buttoned it would be one of my favorites from the week!

  • LaSylphide

    In. Great look, although it does need either a tie or cleavage. But overall, A-.

  • Anne

    “Can I get you anything, Mr. Trainer? Coffee? Tea? Me?”

  • Jacob Bowen

    I give you a pass for this CRAZY week you guys are having, but I’m sure it has been a BLAST! I can’t wait to see you guys tonight! I do LOVE the SF airport though.

  • teensmom99

    OUT–and the Working Girl reference is really all that needs to be said. I had that jacket, I swear.

  • gsk241

    Way too literal, but I like it anyway. IN.

  • BLauD

    Out. Love the pants, but she’s wearing daddy’s jacket.

  • CatherineRhodes

    WTF? This her promoting her new movie or has she done a lateral move to the accounting dept? Needed the funky tie and some super fab shoes to pull it off. OUT

  • Jeannie Shmina Greenwald

    But her hair looks perfect. I don’t like it when she gets all blonde because her red-toned hair color works SO MUCH BETTER for her coloring.

    That jacket’s just not right.

  • judybrowni

    Working Girl is one of my favorite movies, too!

    However, I’m sad that I’ve lived long enough that those huge, boxy, big shoulder, double breasted jacket shave returned like zombies from the grave.

  • Juan S. Esteves

    IN serving face fabness

  • surfergirl70

    The jacket is awful. Tailor it, give her an open shirt and some cool neck jewels, and do something less severe with her hair, and it could work.

  • ellatheingenue

    I really like it on the model, but it would be better sans shoulder pads. I also like the talking heads reference.

  • sleepycat

    I like it, however, this would be better on KStew, but emma is not quite working this OUT

  • IN. It’s fabulous.
    Although, admittedly, she looks more “in character” as somebody kick-ass than a star at a photocall.

  • Hetha Innis

    Love her, but OUT. Would love to see Swinton rock this look.

  • melanie0866

    OUT. What you said.

  • I’m pretty sure I wore exactly this same outfit in law school, only with a narrow skirt and a fabric bow under the shirt collar.

  • SouthernGirlRena

    I cannot sign off on a boxy pleated pants (!!) suit. If you stare at the first picture hard, the plaid moves. But I will forgive her all that because I so covet her hair. I just love red hair and hers is so shiny. So outfit – OUT. Hair – IN.

  • Love this! IN!

  • Slanted & Enchanted

    IN! I love this on her, although I kinda hate the hair.

  • Trickytrisha

    Nope, this is her version of the Big Suit worn by David Byrne of the Talking Heads. In her case Girlfriend Is (Not) Better. Love her hair though.

    In case this reference is a tad obscure, you might check out a video. I adored Talking Heads, but I’m shocked to realize that their song Girlfriend Is Better is thirty years old now. OMG, time flits away, doesn’t it?

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    I too like the idea of this suit more than the suit itself. I think if the jacket were more fitted it would work better.
    I get the Working Girl reference, but for me that movie just irritates me-it’s such a backlash movie with Sigourney Weaver playing an unsympathetic witch, while Melanie Griffith’s character gets to do what the male Hollywood types love, which is seduce her way into the front office.

    Yes, Melanie Griifith gets to reinvent herself, but like Julia Roberts’ character in Pretty Woman, it’s in a way that is acceptable to, and non-threatening to heterosexual males.

    OK, back to the suit.I’m also getting a Jodie Foster vibe from Emma in this suit.

  • Lindsey Romain

    I think it’s cute but I think it would have been way better if it was styled like the model with an open coat and little black tie. Also the hair’s all wrong, although I don’t know how to fix it with her current length. Maybe if the jacket was smaller it’d be better proportioned, head included?

  • LeelaST

    OUT. It is really cute but style it like the model and it would be a total IN.

  • Morales Mike

    If she were wearing a short pleated plaid mini she’d look like a Heather.

  • If the jacket had any shape whatsoever other than GIANT RECTANGLE then maybe I’d give her this one, but as it is? SO OUT.

  • megalomanic

    IN. I live for boxy 80s plaid, what can I say.

  • snarkykitten

    ennnthhhhh. Send it over to Ellen Page

  • Coolekat

    I wore this in 1971 only it was made of polyester

  • FeminineLipstique

    IN. I love a boxy, androgynous suit on a woman. The jacket could’ve been a wee shorter, but it just seems fresh to me (and I was alive in the 80’s!).

  • SophieB210

    Of course Uncle Lorenzo loves “Working Girl,” there’s so much formative material for a future fashion blogger!
    “You want to be taken seriously, you’ve got to have serious hair.”
    “So how do I look?” “Great. You might want to rethink the jewelry.”
    “Six THOUSAND dollars? It’s not even leath-uh!”

    Absolutely one of my favorite movies of all time. (Oh, also, OUT.)

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    For some reason I’m getting a Jodie Foster vibe from this look. The jacket is so boxy, I’m not feeling it.

  • Bethany Roullett

    Out. I feel like it should be sent to Kristen Stewart.

  • throwaneyeonthis

    Emma is IN just for inspiring a reference to Working Girl. Harrison Ford whistling the scarecrow song, “If I only had a brain” the morning after getting laid was perfection.

  • Danielle West

    Out. That suit is ruining her gorgeous hair and makeup.

  • Linzenberg

    It’s not my cup of tea, and I’d like the waist nipped a bit, but I think she is as perfectly styled as she can be in this outfit. The whole team did a good job on what could be a questionable outfit. For that and the fact that, by a slim margin, SHE is the one wearing the clothes and not the other way round, it’s an IN.

    (Apparently, I double-minored in Backhanded Compliments and Vascillation in college.)

  • a_liking

    IN. love the play with proportions. only a beautiful and skinny woman could pull this off.

  • Haley Buchanan

    I have a feeling I’m in the minority on this one, but I love it. “This is not my beautiful wife” was the first thought that came to mind when I saw the first pic, and, for whatever nostalgic reason, that really worked for me. I also love that it’s a little different from the looks we typically see on our lady stars. IN.

  • quiltrx

    IN. Serving up Sloane Peterson realness!
    (though, admittedly, I would have preferred the jacket with a skirt. Short skirt/long jacket isn’t just a Cake song.)

  • I kind of wish it were pastel, so I could ask her “What’s your damage, Heather?”

  • PumpkintheCat

    IN! I loved Working Girl and I could imagine Emma as Tess if the movie was ever remade today. But who would play Jack? Maybe The Gos. We know they play well together. But as for the other characters…hmmm…

  • amaranth16

    I love the pants, but that jacket is a sin. It pains me, because I adore her, but Out.

  • Mies van der Meow

    IN. I covet this look.

  • GeoDiva

    Out out out…..that jacket is 5 sizes too big! Love Working Girl!! One of my all time favorite movies. Harrison Ford at his most gorgeous!

  • In, but with reservations. The jacket is far too boxy – I don’t think it’s too big, because the sleeves are the right length, but it’s doing nother for her shape. Nipping it in a little at the waist would take it right to fabulous territory; as it is, it’s just on the right side of interesting.

    • Mousentrude

      Totally agreed. In. Just.

  • FridaStaire

    out, no question

  • Vee

    As I first looked at the picture, I heard the chorus “let the river run…” and then I burst out laughing as I read your “Working Girl” statement at the close.

  • PeggyOC

    Out. Go back to the 80s from whence you came, evil jacket!

  • mcbishop

    Dunno, I kind of like it. But then, I’m a HUGE Working Girl fan! Hope they never remake it…..I’m sure they’d take it some stupid direction that the great Mike Nichols never intended. Alec Baldwin was great, in a smarmy, too pretty way, but Harrison Ford was ADORABLE!! Need to queue that up on the dvr.

  • Labeachnative

    Can’t believe nobody quoted the very best line of the movie, “I should’ve checked the dosage. Live and learn.”

  • Hristina Doesntlikeyou

    VERY in! It’s supposed to be SO 80’s!

  • sagecreek

    Ugh, no. She looks like she’s going to the state debate tournament.

  • OffToSeeHim

    Alec Baldwin was in Working Girls???

  • RutGot

    OUT. That suit is screaming, “I wasn’t alive in the 80s but I hear they were really cool.” No, it’s just too much of a period piece, especially that jacket, as opposed to just being inspired by the time.

  • kerryev

    I hate it less on her than I do on the model, but the jacket is so literal it looks like plagiarism.

  • LadyLuck777

    This looks like a Claire Huxtable “I’m hiding a pregnancy” outfit.

  • TLJezebel

    Alec Baldwin YUMMMMM!