Jaimie Alexander at “The Normal Heart” Los Angeles Premiere

Posted on May 22, 2014

This all starts off great but we found ourselves shout-whispering “No…no….NO….NO!…NO!!!” as we scrolled down.


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That skirt is impossible to pull off. It’s a great print and under different circumstances, we might’ve appreciated the pink pumps, but her whole lower half is really focus-pulling and weirdly shaped. Is there someone hiding under there?



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  • The levels of wrong cannot be described in our human terms. 🙂

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    The sadder the dress, the prouder they always look. Bless.

  • barbarienne

    It’s like she’s dropping into a dimensional vortex that’s slowly tearing her apart across the multiverse. Grab a branch above you, Jaimie! We’ll pull you back out!

    • Lucía Gavello

      Her dress is deconstructing, It’s a Picasso.

  • Jessica Freeman

    What happens to that dress is unfortunate. Barbie pink heels didn’t help matters.

  • Ms. Schmidt

    Those shoes are an affront to humanity.

  • Kathy

    Who designed that mess? Never mind. Pay no attention to the man (or woman) behind that skirt.

  • Emily Giovanni

    She looks so good from the waist up. Tragic below.

  • MmmmmmmmK

    All she needed was a full skirt on the bottom and a simple cinched waist. The pattern is amazing.

    • I completely agree. Also, her hair and makeup are gorgeous. I appreciate that she wanted contrasting shoes but Pepto Pink was not the way to go. Maybe an icy pastel green or blue might have worked better?

  • A clear case of the designer going mad halfway through and just recklessly thrashing around with fabric.

    • ktr33

      Right: like a project runway piece, where the designer ran out of time and just started pinning fabric to the model.

      • ballerinawithagun

        Project Runway: Required to use picnic tablecloths….and then ran out of time.

  • SewingSiren

    Very odd use of fabric with a large pattern and boarder.

    • Janet B

      A lesson of what not to do with a bold print.

  • decormaven

    Those pink pumps just put the punctuation mark on A Look Gone Wrong.

  • gloriana232

    Damn, Lady Sif is gorg. I could stare into those eyes all day. Is her hair just up or is it short? Because she KILLS with the short hair look.

    • kimmeister

      That face! She’s as cute as a button. She’s like a hybrid of all the cutest parts of Liv Tyler and Kimberley Williams.

    • WendyD

      It’s short. She cut it for a role on a HBO show.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    I would normally love a black and white dot print…I would however prefer that the designer not have appeared to have been drunk during the process, the shoes are a pink too far….

  • ktr33

    Gorgeous till the waist, hate the “handkerchief” hemline, then Minnie Mouse shoes.

  • boweryboy

    I like this – even the pink shoes. Weird, I know. My only quibble is the sash should have been solid black or gray to break up the print, then it wouldn’t look all weird at the waist.

    • Dorothy_on_the_yellow_brick_rd

      I agree. but I would have chosen black shoes.

  • StillGary

    If she can stand in profile all night — there’s no problem.

  • Danielle

    Wow, this started off so promising.

  • One of the axioms I learned many years ago is that when working with a strong pattern you should keep the structural shape as simple as possible. Otherwise it looks overwrought and confusing. This is a case in point.

    • Jackie4g

      I think there should be no obligation to use all of a border print, and in this case, the horizontal stripes don’t work that well. I liked the top where the seaming interrupts the giant polka dots, and if the idea had carried through to a skirt seamed so as to create a structured shape while again breaking up the polka dots, it could have been an interesting dress. As you point out, this way it’s overwrought. Bottom heavy, too.

      • And if you ARE going to use a border print that make interesting use of it. Bring the borders together to create a mirrored effect, or miter the print so it arcs across a part of the body. There are so many ways to play with a textile like this that could all have worked far better.

  • Roz

    A gorgeous schmatta.

  • I don’t understand the American fascination with turning Jaime into a girl’s name (Jaimie? Really). Next- Joaquin, I imagine. But they’ll pronounce it Jo-Quinn.

    It’s a pity it goes all funky below the hips. Lovely fabric otherwise.

    • MilaXX

      lol it’s always been both a boy or girl’s name as long as I can remember.

      • I feel like it’s something that started in the 90sish. It’d be more interesting to me if people were actually naming their daughters James.

        • kimmeister

          I feel like the 90’s name trend was to use last names as first names for either sex (Taylor, Madison, etc.).

        • MilaXX

          I have a cousin Jaime. She’s in her 40’s. Maybe it saw a rise in popularity in the 90’s? I dunno, its just never been unusual for me to meet a female Jaime. I don’t know if it’s cultural or not, but I know 3 different females names Semaj because their fathers’ were named James.

          • Skippymom1

            How do you even pronounce Semaj? Phonetically? I understand and love the sentiment, but Semaj sounds like a bodily fluid. I’m sorry, as I am sure they are lovely women.

          • MilaXX

            mmm I’ll give it a shot. “Sa – modge” second half rhymes with mod podge.

    • demidaemon

      Hmmm…I have a female cousin named Jamie who was born in the 90s. I don’t know if that adds or detracts from your argument.

      • Grumpy Girl

        I loved the name Jamie for BOTH genders since I met my first girl-Jamie in pre-school . . . in the 60s.

  • Grace Hutton

    snacks. she’s hiding snacks….

  • Wink

    Her face is lovely. (That’s all I can say about this!)

  • flamingoNW

    It looks great from the side. Oh well…

  • CakesOnAPlane

    The tie-belt and the way the skirt is falling open make it a bit bathrobe-adjacent, no?

  • MilaXX

    Unnecessary split and Barbie shoes.

  • Gatto Nero

    A nice crisp graphic print, which deserved a clean silhouette. That voluminous skirt and slit — and the obi tie — are all wrong.
    Not a fan of the shoes, either.
    Makeup and hair (and the little Italian earrings) are great, though.

  • CommenterFormerlyKnownAsR

    What a missed opportunity–the thumbnail had me all excited by the creative use of the print, and then…well, it just gets rather horrifying.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Looks good in the side view, except for the shoes.

  • BayTampaBay

    It’s not that bad.

  • teensmom99

    I love an unusual hem even though my uncles don’t but this just doesn’t work.

  • Mr. J.


  • Lori

    So close. I really liked it until the hem went wrong right at the bottom. Those shoes aren’t working with this at all.

  • Michelle Gennari


  • Lisalady161

    Fab from the hips up. Oh, sweetie.

  • Amel

    It’s too bad because her head is gorgeous

  • EEKstl

    Waist up = Fabulous
    Waist down = WTF???

  • VicD

    The side shots are great. The front shots are WTF.

  • Eddie Verdonk

    Wait… The Normal Heart… Larry Kramer’s terrible (though historically important) play about AIDS is coming to celluloid?


    That play should have stayed in the 80s. It’s hardly anything but Kramer’s narcissism and spite manifested on stage.

    She looks… odd.

  • Tracy_Flick

    She looks like Polly Pocket, with that weird bell-shaped skirt and plastic-y pink shoes.

  • Dany

    I just hate the hair. It screams CVS box dye.

  • Agree…print great…dress too complicated. And the pink shoes?

  • marlie

    GREAT head. The top of the dress is already a little too tricky, and then te bottom half goes completely off the rails.

  • ellatheingenue

    that is such a scrolldown fug

  • FibonacciSequins

    It would have been so pretty with a plain, full skirt, all one length. Also, that particular shade of pink nauseates me.

  • judybrowni

    Whut the bloody fuck?

  • Qitkat

    Let’s all chant now: OCD OCD OCD!
    While we try to get our eyeballs to line up normally again.

  • Anna

    I feel like exceptionally beautiful women often don’t have a clue how to dress – they’re either bland like Jolie or they get all hopped up on polka dots and taffeta like Jaimie. The face can’t save the dress. Good lord.

  • Pterodactyl111

    The shots from the side are really pretty, because it looks like a normal skirt.

  • I’m gonna get slaughtered here but: I LOVE IT. I think she’s fabulous and the shoes pop and she’s werq-ing the 70’s retro without being literal. snaps I say.

  • OMG, your face is beautifu…ck me, what ARE you wearing????

  • While I do find the skirt part confusing, I think she looks beautiful.

  • demidaemon

    I can’t even with that skirt. It looks like a sewing machine and two blind seamstresses attacked it. The pink shoes are just totally focus-pulling and off-tone.

  • d4divine

    Not only does it look like something is under her skirt, it appears to be moving around. Lol

  • yethica

    Head: very nice. Top of bodice above waist: very nice. WHAT IS THAT SASH? Did someone forget to finish the skirt?? And STEP AWAY FROM THE BARBIE SHOES!!!!