Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Sam Taylor-Wood at the “Godzilla” Los Angeles Premiere

Posted on May 09, 2014

It’s funny how one little element can not only ruin a whole look, it becomes so distracting that it winds up affecting two looks.

Let’s play the at-home game version of T Lo and see if you can figure out which element we’re talking about. Remember to use your buzzers.


Aaron-Taylor-Johnson-Sam-Taylor-Wood-Godzilla-LA-Premiere-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Sam Taylor-Wood attend the premiere of “Godzilla” at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.

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If you shouted at “BELLY BRA!” then you’re exactly right, darlings.

Way to ruin a perfectly cute dress. His suit’s nice and while the grooming comes off uber-douchey, at least it’s impeccable for the most part. Our one real quibble with him is the knit tie, which comes off too casual with that suit and collar. She looks great from head to toe, except for an almost literal parenthetical; that supper-hiddy lace patch. Just awful.



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  • duckgirlie

    there is something about him that just sets off my ‘ugh, god’ reflex, but I’ve no idea what it is.

    • http://twitter.com/janedonuts Jane Donuts

      Yeah, he is a strange and unlikely movie star.

    • Chuck Barthelme

      He looks like a real life version of a guy from the original 90210.

      • Ginger

        I was just scrolling down here to say the exact same thing. Are you referring to Jason Priestly or Luke Perry though? THAT, my friend, is the question.

    • Mrs. C

      Could it be the distracting crotch seam pulling going on in these photos?

    • http://armchairauthor.wordpress.com/ LesYeuxHiboux

      He is the sole occupant of my irrational hate list. I hate him in everything, just because it’s him.

      • t bell

        I love that you have an irrational hate list; I thought that I was the only one. Sarah Jessica Parker is my No. 1 on my list.

  • Glam Dixie

    That dress gave me an image of that doctor game where you pulled body parts out with tweezers of an open mid-section. Cannot remember what it’s called. Could’ve been a cute dress. He looks like a tool but the suit is nice I guess, hate the tie.

    • @Biting Panda


      PS, been wondering about your horses… Everyone ok?

      • Glam Dixie

        Yes! Thank you.

      • Glam Dixie

        Everything the state lab tested for came back negative, so the really bad stuff like East/West Nile and EE, Rabies, etc were all ruled out, but the one thing that he thought it might have been, (EPM) he didn’t have enough brain tissue to test for. Ok, you had the entire horse, why didn’t you save enough brain tissue to have for any test you might possibly need? Seems logical, right? But that’s our government at work I guess. Anyway, EPM isn’t contagious so if that’s what it was we are in the clear and all of the contagious stuff was negative. Thanks for asking. It’s still strange looking out there and seeing one of the babies missing in the field.

        • @Biting Panda


        • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

          Pleased to hear the others have the all-clear though!

    • Kbear

      It was called “Operation”. Fun game.

      • Synnae

        I loved that as a kid, especially cos my mum worked in medicine and she’d tell about her most gross surgeries while we were playing it.

      • Sarah

        Until you got to the daggone rubber band.

        • demidaemon

          I was so horrible at that game. Fine motor skills have never been my friend.

          • Sarah

            I was good at it, until the rubber band, and then I’d psych myself out and get nervous, thus causing shaky hands, and, well, you get the idea. I’d always jump a foot when that buzzer went off, too.

          • demidaemon

            Me too! I’m a hilariously jumpy person.

  • @Biting Panda

    “BELLY BRA” genius.

  • Cathy S

    Why did they do that to her pretty dress? That’s really awful.

  • barbarienne

    I was all, “Lace panel or tie? Are we now sufficiently inured to awful lace panels that it’s not the worst thing?…Oh, who am I kidding. It has to be that lace panel.”

    That panel slides right past all the psychological shielding I’ve erected against bad lace. It is unstoppable kaiju lace paneling, and I have no jaegers.

  • Jecca2244

    Is it ok if I’m weirded out that her daughter and him are almost the same age?

    • Imasewsure

      As long as you would be weirded out if their ages were reversed, it’s perfectly fine. We can dislike anything as long as it’s universally bitchy

  • Anna

    Oooh, windowpane check! …and then I scrolled down to the gaping lace wound. Needle scratch on top of nails on a chalkboard on top of every other irritating noise.

    Grooming is coming across as A.J. MacLean from the Backstreet Boys. LOVE the pocket square though.

    • marlie

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who saw “Backstreet Boys.”

    • smayper

      LACE WOUND! Perfect. Shot in the belly with an armor-piercing lace gun. Tragic.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I have never seen these people before so I’m very excited to judge them harshly. He shows a lot of promise to make my Irrational Hate List and her dress is already on it.

    • Anna

      She’s directing that upcoming BDSM movie that I love to hate: FSOG.

      • greyhoundgirl

        Fake BDSM?? Will not watch it, but can’t wait for the reviews once it’s here.

        • Anna

          BDSM unintentional comedy. I look forward to the reviews too, and promotional poledance.

          • @Biting Panda

            Topping the list of shit I don’t get about FSOG, what in cinematic fuckery, could take until 2015 to complete?

          • julnyes

            Filming delays as everyone on the set ruptures their spleens from trying to hold in the hysterical laughter at this ridiculous project?

          • demidaemon

            Laziness? Masturbation? Your guess is as good as mine.

          • Anna

            Reshoots? The female lead is under ENORMOUS pressure to deliver her lines: sighing, moaning and biting her bottom lip.

          • L’Anne

            The inner goddess is conspiring to shut that shit down.

    • Imasewsure

      It’s a refreshing start, isn’t it… so look forward to bitching about these two for years to come!

  • sojourneryouth

    I just can’t with these two. She reminds me faaaar to much of a constantly inappropriate Waldorf teacher I used to know–a frozen-in-time middle-aged child-woman who still somehow thought she was ingenue-hot. That belly cozy is just wrong on so many levels, the least of which is that it belongs on Donna Martin in 1996.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    There are quite a few handsome men in this Godzilla movie … and fighting monsters, too! (At least that’s the impression I got from Elizabeth Olsen on David Letterman.)

  • TM

    I remember that he was super charming when he was younger, not as much anymore. But I’ll have to force myself to like him again, since Hollywood is forcing him in every franchise. (But the tie is making it hardddd, but his arms make it bit better…)

    I won’t comment on the age difference, because it’ll just come across as jealousy/lameness on my part that I can’t get a 23-year-old guy–despite being 23 myself. Oh well.

    • BluesD

      I’ll judge them for it! In my opinion big age gaps are fine as long as the younger person is an adult with some life experience, but these two got engaged when he was 19.

      • lunchcoma

        They also met when he was not-quite-18. I’m considerably younger than Sam was at the time, and I don’t think I’ve ever met a 17-year-old who I’d consider to be my emotional peer.

        • demidaemon

          That is because they only exist when you are seventeen, and that is still about one in every hundred thousand.

        • TM

          No, I completely agree. Even as a college senior, I only ever felt borderline maternal about the freshmen boys. Those are prime development years, and it still boggles my mind that he had 2 children (and 2 step children) by like 20. That’s a lot of adult-ness very suddenly, and not with another age peer but with another actual adult.

          (It’s also hard for me to imagine because I’m barely competent enough to take care of myself. Like feeding just MYSELF is still difficult.)

        • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

          I tend to think that the superpower of teenage girls is being attracted to teenage boys. Because really… they are pretty gross.

  • William Swoope

    I was going to say the problem is all the hyphenated names….

    • sugarkane105

      I’m intrigued by the names here. Are they married? If so, did they choose one name to share? Also, nice grab on her part.

      • IMNAngryLiberal

        They are married..Sam is listed on IMDB as Samantha Taylor-Johnson now.

      • Julia

        His name was Aaron Johnson, her name Sam Taylor. Legally both their names are Taylor-Johnson but I think she was known professionally as Taylor-Wood before they married (from her first marriage) so she still uses that. It’s all very confusing.

        • demidaemon

          My brain just exploded. Does not compute.

  • FibonacciSequins

    I think the doily midriff has blinded you to that mop on her head.

  • Karen Belgrad

    I shouted “LACE, FOR THE LOVE OF FASHION… WHY LACE??????????????????????????”

    You’ve trained me well.

  • Synnae

    She looks great head to toe? That looks like f-in messy beach hair to me. Outfit – apart from that BB- cute otherwise. He looks like a chav in a way too expensive – nicely tailored- suit.

  • LeelaST

    Knit ties need to die. As for the lace “mouth” – YIKES! I will never be able to un-see this.

  • Danielle

    It’s the pocket square, isn’t it? It bugs me too.

  • imspinningaround

    Is it his hair? It’s his hair, right? Gotta be the Vanilla Ice hair.

    • Snailstsichr

      Or her hair – starring in the Mystery of the Missing Hairbrush.

  • marlie

    I picked the weird section around the waist of her dress. It almost gives off the optical illusion that she’s pregnant. He’s SUCH a hottie, but I hate the Backstreet Boys hair.

  • http://redheadedwolf.wordpress.com/ Laura Renee


    • Mr. J.

      Exactly. It’s not “one little thing,” it’s “one BIG little thing.” So to speak.

    • demidaemon

      Sounds like a good monster for Godzilla to fight. Now I am having fantasies of sicking Godzilla on every lace-enured designer in the world, and it is glorious.

  • https://www.facebook.com/pages/Words-in-Design/158664667624412 Tejana

    Big middle filled with WHITE lace is all that I can see.

  • Sarah

    Don’t you furrow your brow at ME, A.J.Maclean. I didn’t like ANY of your albums.

  • lrober03

    I was torn between the lace panel and the unibrow

    • Glam Dixie

      The unibrow is strong in this one.

  • boweryboy

    He has dreamy eyes. That’s the only nice thing I can say.

  • smayer

    I’m back and forth on whether it’s the belly bra or the terrible facial hair.

  • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

    Poor man’s Tom Hardy.

  • MilaXX

    I guessed the lace cut out and tie, where’s my prize?

  • Constant Reader

    I’m crying tiny, bitter tears over what could have been a really cute dress ruined by a random lace midriff. It looks like it was mauled in a vicious attack by my grandmother Agnes’ favorite openwork tablecloth.

  • jonnyf8

    Which one is Aaron and which one is Sam?

  • http://www.chifleschips.com Stefanie Argudo Mackenzie

    Looks like what your granny would have done if you brought home a 2 piece belly baring outfit…I know my granny from Ecuador would have. Heck, she hid a Life magazine from me because it had a picture of Boticelli’s “Birth of Venus.” Too salacious.

  • BlairBear

    He looks much better with dark hair. He was so cringeworthy in Anna Karenina especially when he was supposed to be poaching from Jude Law

    • Denise Alden

      I know I will never forgive him for what he did to Vronsky. And I promise this will be the last post about it!

      • BlairBear

        I am not sure it is totally his fault. It was terrible casting. I think they needed somebody more virile and sexy and not a pretty boy

        • Denise Alden

          I get that. I couldn’t stop thinking that if you’re going to go blond (again, for reasons that will never make sense to me), you need to bring the Gosling. Who would you have preferred to see as Vronsky?

          • BlairBear

            Hmm I think Alex Pettyfer would have been good I’m blanking on other names.

  • Alyssa

    I was debating between belly lace and tie…that dress would be so cute without that doggone lace!

  • cmb92191

    in 1983 my favorite teacher (Mr. Bratty- young, smart, good looking) would wear knit ties in EVERY color. So Mr. Dbag is wearing what I default as a “Mr. Bratty tie”.

    • Courtney

      I have a nostalgic soft spot for knitted ties as Dad wore one to work every day when I was little.

  • cmb92191

    I honestly couldn’t tell what the awful element was.. it was a close call between the belly bra, the 1983 knit tie, OR the pocket square that does not go with the 1983 tie.

  • julnyes

    So Wikipedia is telling me they became a couple when he was a teenager? Urk.

    Lady – The hair is a hot mess and that dress would be cute without the weird lace middle

    Man – I have never seen anything he has ever been in (though I guess I will since he will be in the next Avengers movie). He has nice features, but
    throws off douchey vibes and is barely out of short pants. He clearly put in the work for his appearance however so that is a positive.

  • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com cheekypinky

    I mean, did they both find it necessary to texturize the center of their bodies?

  • @Biting Panda

    He looks like Color Me Badd.
    She looks like she went to Color Me Badd concerts.

    • kimmeister

      That is a very diplomatic way of referring to their 23-year age difference.

  • http://www.tweevalleyhigh.com/ Kristina, TweeValleyHigh

    Her hair looks super messy..that’s almost worse for me.

  • Aunty_Stephy

    It’s trying to eat him.

  • demidaemon

    What is with all the hyphens in their names? Weird. Also, belly bra. Just wrong. And I hate her shoes too. He’s cute, in a douchey way, but that tie just throws my eye off.

  • JauntyJohn

    They are such a cool couple, I am a fan of them as them.
    With that said… “When Doilies attack!”

  • nannypoo

    Which one is she? Is she a celebrity? Well, actually I don’t know who he is either so which one is he? Is he a celebrity?

    • icm

      No clue who they are either.

  • decormaven

    Lace Tellytubby?

  • icm

    oh ! are unibrows back in style ?

  • icm

    Are they mother and son?

  • Kate

    If Ms. Pac Man did a shabby chic look and lace fell out when she gobbled up the dots……

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    It’s like the scene from Alien, but with lace.

  • http://www.readbarbara.com/ ReadBarbara

    Not sure who she is but she sure looks happy to have won that Boxing Championship Belt.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    She looks ridiculous but he is very, very pretty (though yeah, that head suit is douchey).

  • ‘Becca’lise Deveaux

    Ugh he’s at the very top of my Irrational Hate list.

  • sleepycat

    the guy is gay I tell you. #hollygay

  • TwiddlyStun

    I had no idea who they were but the unusual name-hyphenating led me to Wikipedia them. They are married with two daughters.

  • Boulderista

    This look is haunting me …. It looks like she has an ill fitting and scratch lace cami under a crop top and skirt.

  • Man Dala

    He is absolutely gorgeous. Sigh.

  • http://armchairauthor.wordpress.com/ LesYeuxHiboux

    Her dress is trying to eat him! Did I win?

  • SewingSiren

    Lace power panel. Tie cut out with pinking sheers.

  • Beto

    She looks… pregnant.

  • Nancer

    Sorry, guys, but did you not notice how awful her hair looks? Other than that, I agree with your assessment.

  • FridaStaire

    Oh come on – nothing subtle about that belly bra! How?What? Why?

  • MannahattaMamma

    that…that….thing on her mid-section. In Elizabethan England, women wore something called, literally, a stomacher: a big sashy thing, sometimes bejeweled (bedazzling is NOT a new concept, folks), which helped unify where the bodice and skirt of a dress joined. But a stomacher belongs in the SIXTEENTH CENTURY and with a woman wearing a huge effing skirt and a ruff. NOT THIS.

  • CT14

    Well, before the scroll down, I was going for douche pompadour.

    But Belly Bra almost makes douche-canoe grooming irrelevant. Knit tie is an 80s don’t.

  • SophieCollier

    That is definitely a WTF design choice. I honestly don’t understand this.

  • Vicki

    This makes me a bit sad. I loved him in Anna Karenina, but he does look sort of douchey here. I miss his old hair.

  • mewesley

    He’s cuter scruffier, like in “Savages.”

  • P M

    His whole look is best characterized as ‘death by a thousand mismatches’. Between the douche hair (yuck), the knit tie (wrong) and the puddle-trouser-hem (come on), the whole thing is a mess. I could be bitchy about the daisy hanky, but why be mean to daisies?

  • Michelle Gennari

    I have no idea who these people are. Is that his Mom?

  • Jean Beaton Leavitt

    Middle Taylor-Panel

  • cpjones79

    I didn’t look at her at all. I thought the flaw was the weird uni-brow thing.

  • KT

    Maybe this is a callback to the movie she directed, 50 Shades of Grey — a not-so-subtle way to draw comparisons to lacy underwear/sex? Well, that movie looks awful and so does her outfit, so — consistency accomplished?

  • mmebam

    I’m reminded of that Austin Powers movie where he got so distracted by a huge mole on his informant’s face. “MOLEYMOLEYMOLEYMOLEYMOLE!”