Met Gala 2014 IN or OUT: Katie Holmes in Marchesa

Posted on May 06, 2014

One half of T Lo spent THE ENTIRE DAY in jury selection process, darlings! Civic duty and all that shit! This means two things:

1) We’re scrambling like crazy to get you as much Met Gala goodness today as you (and we) can handle.
2) The RuPaul’s Drag Race recap will be going up quite late today.

It also means one more thing:

3) We’re turning the judging of this one over to you.

Katie-Holmes-Marchesa-2014-Met-Gala-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Katie Holmes attends the 2014 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in a Marchesa gown.

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Our thoughts, in rapid succession: that’s a gorgeous gown; that’s a really tough color and we’re not sure she can handle it; that’s some atrocious hair.

There. That should be all you need to get you up and running darlings. Opine.

Bitter Kittens make the call:


IN! She’s a modern Cinderella, bitches!

OUT! Cinderella? Pfft.  Princess Ripe Banana’s more like it. 




To our great surprise, the kittens rallied to defend Keira Knightley’s “Tinkerbell on a diet” dress, but while the vote was close, it ultimately came down to OUT.


[Photo Credit: Getty Images, IMAXTree]

    • Eleanorjane

      Hmmm… it’s falling off the model, so I guess it’s supposed to look like that. I’d give it a qualified ‘In’ mostly for making her look like Belle who has always been my favourite Disney Princess. I’m with you on the hair, though.

      • Anna

        She sort of looks like a Southern Bell who’s just been chased off the plantation by a group of savage Yankees.

        • txngyrrl

          THIS comment made me bust out laughing at my office desk!

          • Vee

            I concur!

        • Introspective

          miss havisham in gone with the wind.

          im not here for it. and her diy face and hair. all the way the fuck out.

          • FayeMac

            she could be a stand-in for Marigold Sterling

        • mellorcr

          I was gonna say a hooker who got beat up and her dress half-ripped-off by a drug lord… but neither scenario explains her smug yet slightly crazed grin.

        • Chuck Barthelme

          And frankly, I don’t give a damn. :)

        • tereliz

          “You can murder my family, ravage my body, but with all that’s decent and holy, don’t destroy my plantation!”

      • MK03

        Belle does the walk of shame.

        • VicD

          Yeah, drunken Belle on the morning after. OUT

          • ovarB

            Drunken Belle after Cinco de Mayo celebrations OUT!!

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Belle after having waaaay too good a time with Lumiere.

        • slnelson98

          Out, totally agree with you! 😉

        • Julie Tilton

          Hilarious. Also voting out.

        • Lisa_Co

          I agree as well. And that color doesn’t work on her. OUT.

        • GeoDiva

          Perfect description……OUT

      • jenuwefa

        Post-Beast ravaging Belle, I’d say.

    • Martin Leon

      I’m going for “in” because I do like the color, hair, and I think she looks pretty good. Even if at first I was like “woman, that dress is about to fall off you”.

    • Clydette Wantland

      Ehh, I don’t care for it and would someone please, for the love of God buy that girl a hair brush?!?!

    • Noah

      It’s on theme, risky, and not a total disaster, so I’m giving it a “barely in”.

    • Michelle Amanda Cantave

      I’m going to go with a grudging in only because I’ve created a story in my head that Suri wanted to see her mom dressed like her favorite Disney princess, Belle.

      • Mrs. C

        You should check out Suri’s Burn Book entry for today.

      • Dany

        I agree. She looks “Gone with the wind fabulous!” as the resident shit stirrer in the Real Housewives of ATL would say

        • texashistorian

          Oh my gosh it IS the curtain dress!!! Just this time, the portieres are in yellow.

      • 3boysful

        Ok, I see that, but in *MY* story, either (1) she’s stoned (smug, goofily coy smiles), which is why she doesn’t care about her hair; or (2) she just had a great limo romp with someone and is verrrry pleased with herself.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Ah, the Naomi Watts quickie smirk!

    • Mazenderan

      Nope. She’s swamped by that dress, and it makes her look preggers in that bottom pic.

    • Gatto Nero

      Out, head to toe.

      • Paigealicious

        She looks like Sally Field in the far shots and she’s way too young for that!!!

        • The Gifted Collector

          I saw Sally on Jimmy Kimmel last night and it does look like Katie is wearing Sally’s messy wig.

          • Nappysue

            Does Sally really wear a wig? I’m so disappointed. I thought she had great hair for her age!

        • ktr33


      • Anplica Fiore

        Agreed. It looks like she hasn’t learned how to stand up straight and I’ve seen her with great posture. OUT. And an extra OUT for the hair.

    • PlethoraofBooks

      It’s a terrible color for her. But I like the gown. Um…. Out.

      • Carly Clement

        mmm right dress wrong girl….

        • Lizzyisi

          A thousand times this. *She* looks terrible–bad color for her, dreadful hairstyling, and a gorgeous capital-R Romantic gown which works against her deer-in-the-headlights charm. Out!

          • Carly Clement

            The next question is who should have worn this dress instead… I wonder… and feel free to yell at me for this, but I wonder if this would be a better choice for Lupita

            • Nathan

              Honestly, I think the color would be great on Lupita, but I think it might be too much fabric for her.

            • Carly Clement

              i tend to agree, it would be too kuch fabric but the colour would be amazing!!!

    • MilaXX

      OUT. She’s not selling it and the hair is a mess.

    • Sam Smith

      Out, Katie’s looks always look unfinished to me, and at the Met that cannot be.

    • madge

      i actually love this look on her — she looks a little disheveled and grand. diggin it. IN.

    • Erica Woods Tucker

      She’s Belle from Beauty and the Beast!! The dress is pretty, the hair is definitely Frankensteinish.

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      I think the atrocious hair in all it’s big messiness, balances out the big poofy dress. So I’m going with in.

    • Grumpy Girl

      Out: her hair looks dreadful, and she’s not standing up straight to sell this to me.

    • steveac10

      Having seen it on the model – this would have worked with an updo and a killer pair of garnet or citrine (or both) statement earrings.

      • zenobar

        Exactly – a slightly messy updo. Tendrils and all that. And some insanely baroque earrings. (Earbobs?)

    • dulcian

      OUT. Saloon hooker Barbie with beach hair.

    • altalinda

      This is close, but I don’t think she has the assertiveness needed to pull it off. Also, please stand up straight and put your shoulders back, missy. Narrow out.

    • JLou

      Out. It looks like the dress was drenched in French’s mustard, dried, and then a few spots of Heinz ketchup were added as an accent.

      • Kitten Mittons

        That is exactly what I thought, and I need a snack, now.


        • myandyleigh

          I’m with you both. OUT!

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        That is such a difficult color for anyone, and throwing the ketchup on was ill-advised.

    • Trent

      OUT. The dress is a wrinkled Scarlett O’ Hara mess and the hair is completely wrong for this event. And Katie, stand up straight! (Yes, I’ve turned into my mother.)

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Comb your hair! Stand up straight! You’re not leaving the house like that!

    • latina fey

      OUT. hair and makeup are criminal. ditto on the “stand up straight” comments. for crying out loud…

    • Charlotte

      Less modern Cinderella and more dimestore Belle.

    • Aurora Leigh

      Out. The dress looks like a fungus that’s falling off of her.

    • altalinda

      P.S., if you’d been in my jury pool, Uncle, I’d have to strike you for sure since it would be too distracting — I’d constantly be wanting to lean over the bar to discuss the latest celebrity excesses instead of convincing you that the other side had broken its contract.

      • Alicia

        Can you imagine? “The jury has reached the decision that the accused is GUILTY of wearing terrible shoes”.

    • theblondette

      Out!! If she’s Belle, she’s a Belle who had a tumble in the haystack with Beast before the gala, that’s for sure. Urk.

    • muzan-e

      Love that colour. Want that colour .. for maybe a half-dozen summer-ready loose shirts and tank tops. It is amazing on very pale neutral-leaning-yellow complexions, and possibly it’s blinding me to the horror that is her hair, because I want to shout from the hilltops: “By Jove, she’s IN!”

      Disheveled works for me, with a dress so flamboyantly Disney.
      I want to know the name of every piece of cosmetics she’s wearing. Oh, those perfect eyes…

    • TheLaurenJean

      I’m officially considering opening my own course on red carpet posing. We will cover such foreign concepts as Standing up Straight, Chin Up and Tits Out, and Putting in Effort. Katie Holmes and Lena Dunham can get their first class free.

      • Sal

        I may need to take this class too!

    • semirose

      OUT. Sorry Katie, the role of Belle in a liveaction Beauty and Beast isn’t going to you. Belle would never with that hair.
      I do actually love the colour and the bronze details but the top is just way too much and it just looks wrinkled and sloppy.

    • Garcia Loca

      OUT. I actually quite like this aesthetic for Katie — this rustic sultriness suits her looks. But this is wrong for the theme and I’m a sucker for sticking to the theme if the host has taken the trouble of selecting one.

    • Janet B

      I want to love it, but the color on her (and her hair) makes it tough.


    • Carleenml

      Out Disney Belle.

    • lunchcoma

      OUT! How is this even a question? She looks like she went to a ball the night before, had far too much champagne, and woke up to a wrinkly mess, bedhead, and no prince on his way with a glass slipper.

      • Denise Alden

        Agreed! OUT.

    • Anna

      This whole look is so awful that I have no other words for it.

    • DominoEstella

      Droopy, Drippy Egg Yolk.

    • FibonacciSequins

      OUT due to poor dress choice. Why would anyone want to wear a dress that looks unbalanced and misshapen? The hair style echoes the crumpling at the top of the dress. Some kind of simple chignon would have been better. I think the neutral makeup palette was a mistake, too. I do like the color and fabric but it’s not enough for a save.

    • Gus Casals

      O U T
      It looks crumpled instead of distressed, the bustline is a nightmare and girl, get that hair done!

    • Carla_Charlton

      Geez. Out for sure. Did she style her hair to look like the top of the dress?? The whole thing just looks messy.

    • Tanya Wade

      Exploding marigold. OUT.

    • Michelle O’Brien

      In! I love it!!

    • KT

      Are you guys kidding??? They serve crack at jury duty now? OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Danielle

      OUT. Princess Belle is the only woman who can pull this off.

    • Kate4queen

      Out-purely because of her hair. I actually quite like the dress.

    • Daisy Walker

      OUT times infinity!

    • EveEve

      so OUT. Karolina Kurkova shut. it. down. in her Marchesa. Even Kylie Minogue , who you can see in profile in the fifth photo, looked good in her Marchesa. This? Really?

    • jonnyf8

      If only she’d had that dress for her wedding to Tom Cruise! I like the whole hot mess and judging by what we’ve seen today maybe that’s really what the Met Gala has become — a competition to see who can be the biggest hot mess.
      Oh and I love her hair. She looks completely crazy!

    • Charm City

      hate the gown, really hate it on her. OUT.

    • MinAgain

      Pull back your damn shoulders. **pulls shoulders back** Huh. Didn’t help. The dress still looks like the pile of paper towels that someone used to clean up a broken jar of French’s mustard.

      • Carol Kent

        And they cut their finger on the broken glass…

        Massive ‘out’ here. Droopy, droopy, sad, and droopy.

    • R.A.

      Beauty and the Beast look. She’s the Beauty, the dress, hair and makeup are the Beast.

    • Qdahling

      OUT unless she wanted to look like a disheveled Belle whose dress is peeling away from her

    • hughman

      “You can not fool us with your limp disguise, Colonel Mustard. It was you. In the drawing room. With the crimping iron.”

    • BarniClaw

      Ooh, and easy one! OUT!

    • shopgirl716

      Agree with every word you said.

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      Sweet Jeebus on a breadstick, there is not a single thing of value here.

    • Lilithcat

      Waistline down, fabulous. But I loathe that the bust looks as though she’s going to have a wardrobe malfunction any second. If that were a fitted bodice, I’d be 100% in favor.

      The hair sucks. It boggles my mind that women would put on a gorgeous gown (or one they consider gorgeous, or are being paid huge sums of money to wear), yet allow their hair to look as if they’ve just been tumbled. Combs, dearies! And look at the model! Updo and killer earrings. That’s what this dress demands.

    • Angel Ratliff

      I want to like it, but I also want to yell at her to stand up straight. Mostly “in,” with a side of “shoulders back, tits out, chin up.”

    • boweryboy

      OUT. It’s a sloppy, droopy, hot wrinkled mess (why, Marchesa, why do you think this is ok?). Pretty color on her but from a distance it looks like Suri gave Katie a hug with chocolate covered fingers.

    • Laura Renee

      OUT. Why is she slouching?

      • Miss wks

        To keep the goods from spilling out…..

    • Laura Robinson

      She looks like Belle after she was trying to escape the Beast’s clutches. How apropos.

    • AutumnInNY

      Out. One good sneeze and it looks like the top would fall. The dress looks a little Renaissance Fair/Disney Princess to me and I’m not sure that’s her color.

    • B_C_J

      If she had only put her hair up, this would probably be amazing. As it is, she looks disheveled & it kills the look. OUT

    • Reneesance

      That color reminds me (sorry) of baby diarrhea and the bodice fabric is like a bustle on her boobs…a Boobstle? Sorry Katie I have to give this an out.

    • nannypoo

      Oh, come on Uncles, did you think we would think twice about this? It sucks! This is the first time I have considered the possibility that Tom Cruise may not be the crazy one.

    • CB

      Out. I don’t hate the dress, but I think it would have been a million times better with sleeker styling to balance it out.

    • Susan Carson

      Great Dress. However, it is not her color ( it is a very difficult color to wear for most folks), she has way too much makeup on to try to make it work. hair not so much either. Where was Ms. Yang her stylist / friend? This is the perfect example of borrowing a runway gown that is a great piece but should have been in a different color for the lovely Ms Holmes.

    • Miss wks

      “Beulah, peel me a grape…”

    • Nicole S.


    • txngyrrl

      That front bodice looks like it’s a good 4-6 inches away from her decolletage. I’m afraid that if a paparazzi camera got a shot from above, we’d see all the goods, whether or not we wanted to. I think she’s slumping because she’s trying to maintain her sense of decorum and not flash everyone.

    • RKCPhD

      Tragic, from top to bottom

    • Sara__B

      OUT! Hair, makeup, and posture combine to make her look crazy and drunken, and I’m sure she’s neither.

    • Kimberlini

      OUT. If anything, all that bronzer and fake tan just made the color look worse.

    • Injustice

      Eh, yawn. Next?

    • TwiddlyStun

      Outy out out. Just barely out-er than her boobs, and that’s still quite out. I declared it when I saw it on Twitter and I’m repeating it now. The girl knows how to stand up straight, so her slouch combined with the bodice shape makes it look like the damn thing is trying desparately to escape from her hair… whaddya call it? “Hair STYLE” doesn’t seem quite right. Anyway, it’s trying to reach escape velocity. The color might work in something sleeker but this dress definitely doesn’t work on her as a whole.

    • Kbear

      Looks like her souffle fell.

      • Tom and Lorenzo

        Oh, that’s good. Well done.

      • rainwood1

        A cheddar cheese souffle at that.

    • Guest

      OUT. “Belle gets caught in the walk of shame” is not an appropriate look for the Met Gala.

    • Judy_S

      I actually like the whole thing except for the color, which is all I can see, unfortunately. If it had been dimmed just a bit, I’d happily give her a pass, but I have to say out.

    • Pound of Salt

      The dress looks atrocious in the angle of the first shot, can’t see past it!

    • Julia

      She needs to work it. She does not look happy to be wearing it, at all. I don’t know if she’s afraid it will fall down if she moves her arms? I think this could be great on her if she looked like she liked it more.

    • Frank_821

      Barely an out. The bustline is too much for her. If needed to be toned down a little bit. He looks like the weight of the bust is too much for her

      and her hair is too damn lazy

    • NinjaCate

      Out. No other commentary necessary.

    • kipper

      Now remember Miss Katie : When you are over at 12 Oaks for the Wilkes BBQ, you eat like a bird. …….

      • kipper

        I dont think it is a horrible dress , she is just to small/slight to pull it off ….

    • Aidan B

      Nope, nope nope nope. While I like the color on her a LOT, I hate the overall shape of this thing. That bodice looks good on absolutely no one. Also, that is not Met Gala hair.

    • andi56

      Oh, lordy. This is so many kinds of wrong, starting with her hair, the terrible make-up, the lack of Touche Eclat under the eyes, and her freaking posture! For G-d’s sake, stand up straight! But the interesting thing I noticed after watching”The Good Wife” the other night is how much KH looks like a young Stockard Channing.
      I’m with Kipper. She’d better not go to the Wilkes’ barbecue and gobble like a hog! (Mammy’s words exactly.)

    • crash1212

      IN. I wish those shoulder thingies were a skosh higher on her arms and maybe that she’d one a little more with her hair, but all in all, I think she looks pretty and that’s a beautiful gown. I usually hate that color, but not this time.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      One of Scarlet O’Hara’s sisters wearing a different set of curtains after a three day bender.

    • majorbedhead

      Oooh, no. Agree with the French’s mustard/ketchup mishap comment.


    • Robin Murray

      Here’s why I’m giving it an IN: She looks happy. She usually looks miserable in pics, and in each of these she has a warm glow and a little bit of a smirk, as if she’s sharing a joke. Or she got laid in the limo, I don’t know. I normally loathe Marchessa, but this is remarkably toned down for them. I want to not like it, but (to me) she is selling the dress.

    • LeelaST

      Out. If it were pressed and the sleeves poofed it might nudge toward an “in” but the entire effect as is – Katie included – is blah.

    • anotherkate

      She looks a right mess. OUT for the hair alone, but the weirdness of the bust and the crinkliness-that-looks-like-wrinkliness is just adding to the dishevelled look. (Although re: hair, I think that would be a fantastic daytime casual ‘do. Love the loose curls but not at a damn white tie gala!)

    • artgirl9

      Yuck. Looks like frosting melting off of her. THAT’S what you choose to wear to this event???

    • Denise Rambo

      It looks like it’s falling off her … never a good look.

    • conniemd

      IN – surprisingly. It appears to be a Marchesa dress without too many design elements. While the over the boobage ruffle is a bit much, it keeps the dress from sinking into prom dress territory.

    • Miss Ruth

      Someone left Miss Kate out in the rain.

    • Mrs. C

      I want to give this an IN just because she looks happy and rested…but I can’t.

    • Alloy Jane

      That dress looks like it vomited out Katie Holmes.

    • elirt

      OUT. The dress is an odd, unflattering shape that looks like it’s sloughing off of her.

    • Julie Chase

      Out. God DAMN.

    • jenrsmall

      OUT! So wrinkly, such a sad shade of mustard. Please don’t sneeze Katie or your dress may run for the hills. Or run off the hills. Or whatever. Don’t get me started with the hair.

    • GKaller

      gorgeous dress but she can’t handle it. she looks like shes slouching and to full this off she would need to look way more confident. dress alone: IN, dress on her, styled like this: OUT

    • Crystal

      Frumpy instead of regal. Out.

    • Toni

      Queen of the Harvest Festival. That’s one fancy cornhusk dress.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Some chldren of the corn couture, methinks.

    • Cheryl

      Out, because the colour is making me hate it, not liking the wrinkles either. Feeling bad about the hair, because it looks very much like my hair.

    • kim bunchalastnames

      avast ye knaves! prepare for boarding!

    • Jeremiah Capacillo

      I…sort of love it? She looks like a rebellious runaway debutante. IN.

    • greymain

      so OUT! Hair is a MESS, as usual, smirk still doesn’t work for me…the dress is a wrinkled hot mess.

    • Linderella

      I think it’s lovely, and she’s got the coloring to pull it off. But then…the hair. Just that one detail makes it an Out. So…Out by a hair, I guess.

    • MarTeaNi

      Well. Belle finally got away from the Beast. All that running is hard on the couture.

    • DesertDweller79

      Hair is awful. But, the dress is pretty awesome for the Met Gala. So, I’ll say IN

    • KCF

      Out. I’m afraid if she makes any sudden moves, she’ll fall out of that thing. Don’t love the color on her and the hair is completely wrong.

    • Sarah

      OUT. Nonono to that hair, which makes her look like a lusty wench on the cover of a bodice-ripper. And no to the dress, for the same reason.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I half-expected the current version of Fabio to be sweeping Katie off her feet.

    • Nexli B

      Out. I can’t get past her atrocious head (hair and makeup are all screaming “Just got shagged in the limo”) and the odd gossip-inducing shape this gives her mid-section in side shots. It’s just not working for me at all.

    • Vivi N

      Simply an OUT.

    • Betsy

      Like many others, I see JBF Belle.

    • Meri

      With better hair, I’d let her have this one, but as it is, OUT.

    • Jacob Bowen

      IN? That’s as convincing as I can get. The hair is almost bad enough to push it towards an OUT but I actually LOVE the color and think there are some interesting moments with the dress.

      • marlie

        That was the way I felt about it too. The dress has grown on me since I saw it last night, but the styling kills it.

    • quiltrx

      OUT. If you’re going to go for Belle (my fave Disney princess too…our first dog as a couple was named for her), you have to do the hair too. Not bed head.

    • mitch45

      I was thinking more Belle than Cinderella. Either way, out.

    • lundibleu

      I’d vote OUT. I know it’s falling off the model too, but if it fitted a bit better round the bust it would look better. And the hair – too scruffy for such a gown.

    • IngerMereteH

      Bridesmaid’s walk of shame Sunday morning, complete with hair which has been rubbing furiously against the groom’s father’s pillow. OUT.

      • butterflysunita

        So risqué! You’ve made this look a whole lot more interesting.

    • AMurray

      Looking at this makes me feel unhealthy … cat urine …. nothing good to say about it

    • ChelseaNH

      The dress is wearing her. Out.

    • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

      It’s making me sad.

    • amanda siegelson

      when i saw this on the new york time’s rundown, i immediately fell in love with all of it, hair, dress, everything. definite IN!

    • ashtangajunkie

      Big, droopy OUT. Are all Hollywood hair stylists on strike or something?

    • dash1211

      Oh, honey. Stand up straight. Find a hair clip. Stop simpering. You look ridiculous. Out.

    • VFinn

      OUT!!!!!! Ugh. I loathe everything about this look.

    • bouionice

      OUT! Why can’t she comb her hair instead of looking like she’s got granny’s old mink stole on her head. I suppose they were going fro “romantic” but ended up just messy. Neater hair would balance out all of the movement in that dress.

    • numenah

      Imagine this gown on Jessica Chastain…Katie, this is not your dress or makeup.

    • Carrie

      OUT. I don’t think there are too many colors out there that would have been less flattering and it looks like a wrinkled mess.

    • Call me Bee

      I actually love this color on her, but that is way too much gown for her. She must feel like a kid playing dress-up, hence the day-off hairdo. This dress demands a much more sophisticated ladystar to handle it. OUT

    • kfizz

      Nope. Out.

    • marlie

      I hated this dress at first, but it’s starting to grow on me. I think it’s an interesting interpretation of the gala’s theme. It’s sort of a deconstructed version of the big, opulent ballgown that James is best known for.

      But from the neck up, Katie ruins this. For this look to have worked, her hair and makeup needed to be sleek and polished, and they are far from that. Messy hair and muddy makeup are NOT what this dress needed. So… sorry, Katie, but this is OUT from me.

    • GillianHolroyd

      The wench is stark mad or wonderful forward.

    • Crystal

      This looks dumb.

    • Bethany Roullett

      OUT. Unless the theme was “The next morning”

    • Anne

      I think if she had put a modicum of effort (or, you know, if her stylists had) into her face and hair, this would at least be an “attagirl.”

    • mdcoon127

      out doesn’t flatter in color or shape

    • 2ranma75

      This is absolutely hideous. I can’t se what she was going for honestly. Look at that ! She looks like one of those women in the pirates of the Caribbean movies. Ugh ! Awful

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    • JauntyJohn

      There is a palpable “This broad gives Zero F*cks. ZERO.” vibe going on here which makes the whole thing look kind of chic to me. The hair, the eye makeup, the gown… this is the woman I want to run into at the Gala’s bar.

    • SewingSiren

      Beauty and the Beast after a roll in the hay.

    • Belvane

      In. But hair up and fabulous earrings would improve it.

    • Dandesun

      She looks like a paper doll with the dress on all akimbo.

      I know she’s known for her lop-sided smile but I’ve never been a fan and to wear something that ostentatious with an expression ‘I know… right?’ like she’s in on a joke she’s worked very very very hard to craft… it’s all an OUT to me.

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    • jkatkins

      Head to toe horrific. Why does she look so sad and defeated all the time? OUT.

    • Mel

      It looks like a bad toenail fungus.

    • Richard Harper

      No. No, no, no.

    • BlairBear

      This looks like the beauty in the beat gown if Belle was stabbed in it. Looks cheap, poorly made, wrinkled, and sad. If you hadn’t guessed at this point out

    • texashistorian

      Out! Lemon Pledge Princess with Cruise-Controlled Hair. Hey, I try.

    • Vera

      The gown is gorgeous on the model. Katie looks like she slept in it.

    • tallgirl1204

      There’s something “Gone with the Wind” about it, but it’s… tattered. As if Scarlet O’Hara had decided to go with the leftover Mother’s Day gift wrap instead of curtains. Also, her hair isn’t helping. A sleek bun might have elevated this.

    • Rachael Fraser

      out, the back is kind of pretty but the front makes her look chunky and like she has bad posture. overall not a good look.

    • lizajane1776

      Again, good posture would have made this work. Shoulders back, tits out!
      And she’s out, too, like this. But it was close.

    • Adina Miller Holmes

      Out. That baby poop yellow is not the color for her, and she looks like my laundry when I’ve left it in the dryer to avoid folding.

    • Malia C.

      I want to like it but I feel like it’s an “after” shot of someone making a very hungover walk home, down to the spit-up down the front of the dress. OUT.

    • frannyprof

      Out. My daughter has a Disney Princess Color-Change Belle doll, where the dress changes from yellow to red when dipped in icy water, and that dress is much prettier than this mess.

    • NJBK

      This one’s easy – OUT
      That color is just too much for her and the hair-ugh!

    • decormaven

      Not selling it, and the hair is beyond bad. Out.

    • AndieJay

      I just hope she doesn’t have to eat soup while she’s wearing that.

    • halleygee

      I can’t see past Winnie the Pooh yellow, I don’t see this looking good on anyone.

    • butterflysunita

      So OUT. Worse than Lupita’s because Lupita is somehow managing to look beautiful and fabulous in her ridiculous dress, while Katie Holmes just looks sad. Like a wilted tulip.

    • dashwoodstole

      Out. Ugly dress, terrible hair and make up. Nothing to like.

    • Eovaai

      OUT. It looks like it’s falling off her and the hair is unforgivable.

    • jw_ny

      OUT…she is not pulling it off, it’s falling off. That hair….oh please…

    • rkdgal

      Horrible. The bustling is incredibly unflattering, and the hot dog condiments color scheme is not working for me. A wrinkled, rumpled, bunchy mess. OOOOUUUUUT.

      • AnneElliot

        YES. Mustard yellow, with splashes of ketchup. Awful.

    • amanda lynn

      Beauty and the Beast….

    • LesYeuxHiboux

      I think the tousled hair kinda works with the deconstructed, romantic vibe of the gown. I wish it was partially pulled back or something, though. That gown is a tough color but she looks neither ruddy nor sallow. I’ve argued myself into an IN.

    • Sunraya

      Out. Truly tragic.

    • teensmom99

      Jury selection must be crazy in Philly because . . . OUT OUT OUT.

    • Buffy

      Out. She should give this dress to…. anyone else?

    • SophieCollier

      I thought it was great in the thumbnail preview, but that strange beading just isn’t working like it should. Also, she’s drowning in her dress, and that’s never a good look. Gonna say OUT for Katie, but maybe someone else could make this work.

    • Jeremy Thomas Porta

      She’s serving us a tale as old as time realness.

    • IMNAngryLiberal

      In when she is standing up relatively straight. Out she is slouching. Crimanitly, Katie, you aren’t married to Tom Cruise any more — you can wear heels and stand up straight and everything now.

    • Deb

      Out – she looks like she wandered off the cover of an old school romance novel.

    • MzzPants

      Add Harvey Coreman and a curtain rod shoulder, and she’d be all set. OUT.

    • Pumps

      Is she allergic to a brush or comb? Does Obamacare cover this condition? I don’t understand.

    • BLauD

      That is not her dress. It is really perfect for the event, but it belongs on somebody else. Somebody who owns a hairbrush.

      • Dagney

        Meow! love it.

      • AnneElliot

        That is NOBODY”S dress.

    • Sharon

      Out! I hate to say it – the embroidery looks like dried blood from being stabbed.

    • Miss_Led

      Out. Barmaid in “Tom Jones.”

    • Lisalady161

      Out. She can’t make this work.

    • LaSylphide

      Out. Not her dress.

    • Dagney

      Well, in. but the hair! It’s beach hair! This dress needs HAIR, like no fuckin around, aqua net super hold, get me a bobby pin right now, HAIR.

    • kimmeister

      OUT because I can’t tell if she’s sticking her stomach out, or if the dress is designed to be weirdly voluminous in the abdomen.

    • wontons

      Terrible color on her (and on the gown). Terrible posture. Calculatedly messy hair–not a good look with the rest of this or for this occasion. Out out out.

    • Deya

      It’s a IN….if Katie Holmes were Helena Bonham Carter…

    • Heather Johnson

      out – hideous

    • Scimommy

      Out. Blergh.

    • trisker

      IN. I think she looks kind of “modern” with her hair like that on that OTT antebellum gown. Gutsy.

    • JP

      OUT. It’s a crumpled mess. Had it been more tailored and her hair was less dragged-through-shrubbery-backwards, maybe, but as it stands, no.

    • Lorena T. Gardner

      OUT! Gorgeous gown but terrible fit and it has wrinkles! And don’t even get me started in that hair! And why did she ditch accessories?!

    • strangebride

      OUT OUT OUT. She looks like she rolled out of bed and grabbed one of her ugly step-sisters dresses. Also, can she PLEASE stop slouching?

    • RedRaven617


    • AnneElliot

      OUT. So very, very, OUT!!!

      I would say it was the ugliest dress of the night . . . but I just read your Met Gala Rundown part I, and I already gave that dishonor to Kristin Stewart and Shailene Woodley. This is definitely in the bottom 3, however. It’s a hideous color, her hair is awful, and the dress is just — well, fugly. Even if were in another color, I’d still hate it.

    • kingderella

      IN. This gown is crazy gorgeous. Even on Katie Holmes.

    • Emily Roach

      SO OUT! I’m surprised you’re even polling us, uncles.

    • Tigerfly

      I wonder if she’s wearing her stank boots under it? Also, OUT for that hair and the horrid posture. If you’re going to wear a dress like that, you should stand up straight and own it.

    • Violina23

      She looks like a Disney Princess paper doll. Out!

    • Elizabeth Phillips

      Out. The hair is awful. The color doesn’t suit her. The dress is gorgeous, but it does nothing for her.

    • Bonnie Blue

      I vote Out, Princess Ripe Banana. Do not care for it.

    • Nathan

      I mostly love this dress, but I can’t stand the mustard yellow. It should have been a softer, brighter yellow/gold to really get the Belle vibe. I’m going to say just barely, lower-case in.

    • Coco Cornejo

      OUT! Adding layers and layers of folded fabric at the chest do not a flattering bust line make.

    • Liz

      Oh no, it looks like she hasn’t pulled it up all the way. She looks pleased with herself but this is a no.

    • Trickytrisha

      Out. That bodice looks like one someone went a little overboard with crepe paper. Also there’s something about her makeup lately that really bugs me. It’s so…brown?

    • Punkinsmom69

      Huge out, but in her defense, I don’t like the dress at all. The hair is pathetic, but the sideways smirk is totally channeling Drew Barrymore for me.

    • ampg

      OUT. It’s a great dress, but it’s not her dress.

    • LadyVimes

      Cinderella?! Pfffft. Belle more like. Iconic golden ball gown? Come now.

      I love that she went for it, but that bust isn’t flattering on anyone. Beautiful on a mannequin though, I’m sure. It looks like a piece of art.

    • barbarienne


      The color is very, very wrong on her.

      Whoever did her hair and makeup made her look like a 50-year-old who’s been chain-smoking cigarettes since she was a teenager.

    • Lori

      OUT. Given my general dislike of Marchesa’s overwrought tendencies I’m surprised by how much I like the weirdness of this gown, although I agree with Lady Vimes that it’s Belle, not Cinderella. The problem is that it’s not right for Katie. For one thing, it requires perfect posture or it looks like it’s falling off by accident instead of draped in an artsy/crazy way on purpose. That forward shrug thing Katie is doing with her shoulders is creating some real problems. Also, that hair is bad.

    • snarkykitten

      More like Princess Roll in Ze Hay. Out!

    • ktr33

      OUT: bed head, next-day eye make-up, whipped cream puff dress made of paper mache and mustard. I don’t understand how this is even in question. One good has come of this: I am now sure that I hate Marchesa.

    • rainwood1

      OUT. It looks like she still needs to zip it up. And that color is unfortunate as is the hair.

    • andreawey

      I actually like the color on her, but everything else…..OUT!

    • OffToSeeHim

      If she’s pregnant, in. That’s better than I could have done when I was pregnant. If not, it gets an out, as should any dress that makes me wonder if you’re pregnant when you’re not.

    • ktr33

      I think maybe only possibly Charlize could work this thing, with the short hair, and the imposing regal stance and stare.

    • what not

      OUT. Her schlumpy posture can’t carry it off, and she looks like she’s wearing age makeup.

    • Jecca2244

      i think it was tuned by the hair.

    • Jangle57

      Dear god NO – OUT

    • housefulofboys

      Seriously? So out. Also, I would be so annoyed if I couldn’t move my arms for an entire evening. I think her hair and face actually look very pretty, and I like the over the shoulder look, but still. No.

    • Reality TV Casting

      out but not for the color, for the hair and her posing which is slouchy when this dress (as proven by the model) has some tricky low fit and needs someone with killer posture and lovely shoulders. katie OUT

    • Persiaa

      Out, but mostly for the execrable hair and her slouching.

      • holla

        I second that

    • MitchellGilburne

      She may look a bit like Sally Field, but I dig it.

    • Haley Buchanan

      NO. Droopy boobs, lazy hair, sleepy make up. Out, out, out.

    • msjin

      OUT! She looks like a hot mess and disheveled. The dress looks sloppy and doesn’t look like it fits her properly.


      On the plus side she looks like she’s having more fun than she’s had in years!

    • sleepycat

      I like it, but she needs to do something with the hair. IN


      So IN because it’s the cosball and she’s havinf fun.

    • dulcinea86

      I feel like style bloggers should be able to cite “day after the Met Gala” as a reason to be exempted from jury duty.

    • beebee10

      OUT sad to say

    • flamingoNW

      Hmm. I’m going to go with a barely IN.

    • Pterodactyl111

      She’s like a weird Belle. In.

    • NurseEllen

      OUT. I don’t care for the gown, the color, the sprinkling of autumn berries across the bodice, the precarious way it’s hung on her frame; don’t like her hair, her makeup, or her smirk. Yucks all around.

    • Anathema_Device

      Out. That is a horrible color on her. I don’t really like the dress all that much. I might like it better on someone with more presence. Her hair and makeup don’t work for me at all.

    • Kelly

      This is SO out. Messy hair, slouchy posture, and sleeves (or whatever they are) that make her look perpetually as if she’s in the midst of taking her dress off. Belle looked much better.

    • Yvette Florio Lane

      the outest

    • Jessi03

      Looks like the Beast left Belle out in the rain and her dress melted. Poor thing.

    • Gaby

      She really is a bougie girl, that Belle. (Sorry, all I got for this is a Todrick Hall reference.)

    • Renaissance_Man_ATL

      Dreadful, just dreadful. So that’s an OUT!

    • hillmad

      It looks like she fell in a vat of French’s yellow mustard while wearing Miss Ellen’s portieres.

    • livesarah

      Yellow Miss Havisham. It might pass with better hair, which seems a too-literal reflection of the gown. Out.

    • katiessh

      OUT. is that a joke, she looks a mess.

    • jif

      Out. She looks like she’s auditioning for a particularly cheerful interpretation of Mrs. Rochester.

    • mila_8

      I didn’t get it till I saw it on the model. Beautiful dress, but wowza… I actually thought it was Drew Barrymore, fresh out of the maternity ward.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      Oh, my, my, Miss Claribelle, I swan you were out in the boathouse past midnight again with that dreadful Captain Rake and now your hair is like to a hurricane and your dress is like to just fall off because you’ve done it up backwards and really not done it up at all. Oh, my, my. Darlin’, you are O-U-T.

    • FridaStaire

      Is that a serious question? She looks ridiculous! Out!

    • susan6

      OUT. Everything about this is wrong. She looks like she just woke up and wrapped herself in a horse blanket and walked there in a hurricane.

    • Joey Melliza

      she badly needs a steamer intervension!

    • BuffaloBarbara

      I’m kind of with IN here, given the venue and the theme (which I had to look up). I’d like to see her stand up and do something awesome with her hair, but I can get behind the Belle-at-the-castle-ness of it all.

    • israel8491

      Melting birthday cake. OUT.

    • travelingcat

      Out – not her color or shape plus bad hair.

    • Ashley Ellen Wilson

      nope nope nope. idea is nice, execution is abysmal

    • Slanted & Enchanted

      I…like it? And I also like the hair. Not sure why, but there it is. IN.

    • Judih1

      Princess Ripe Banana with fuzz on top

    • bailey

      IN. ravishing & NOT back or white

    • Levedi

      Frida Kahlo could have pulled this off because she had enough presence. Katie Holmes doesn’t look like she’s wearing the dress, so much as bashfully following it into the room.

    • Mia Moreno

      Out. Little Bo Peep on crack.

    • Imasewsure

      It’s not working enough for me to vote in but it’s also not so terrible that it is out… Ugly bodice, wrong wrong hair and too much dress for her but I applaud the effort…Plus the waist line looks like bacon bits so I am going to have to say IN (I love bacon)

    • Fuchsiaforever

      OUT. Too Halloweeny!

    • uneasyjd

      OUT. Way, way, way out. Perhaps a Personal Worst.

    • unbornfawn

      OUT. Bad hair. Not her color, the dress is eating her alive. A very tough dress to wear and she’s not pulling it off.

    • pepita

      The dress maybe nice, but with such a bold color and her coloring I would not have chosen that makeup. I am no expert and I only do 40’s inspired makeup on me anyway, but I think a cleaner face and an actual hairdo would’ve worked better. As is, it is a big OUT from me.

    • MannahattaMamma

      OUT: she looks like Belle from Beauty and the Beast — after a swift tumble in the back of the Beast’s car. A hot mess, that’s what.

      • LambeeBaby

        That was my exact reaction followed by “antebellum zombie”

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        There is one thing that might redeem this look for me, and that would be a hologram of Jean Marais as Le Bete from “La Belle et Le Bete” by Jean Cocteau.

    • Alicia

      IN – it’s embiggening and I don’t particularly like the colour on her but I love the JBF in a gown look on her. She deserves a cheeky orgasm or two.

    • DollyMadisonWI

      OUT. I think it’s her posture that’s killing the bodice.

    • lilazander

      Definitely IN. I think she looks gorgeous.

      • BayTampaBay


    • Vicky

      She looks like a depressed muffin.

    • greenwich_matron

      She looks like an eight year old playing dress up

    • MissusBee

      It’s a Lupita color. You need a fashion doctorate and some serious radiance to work ‘egg yolk’ and not look ill.

      Also the dishevelledness of the dress calls for groomed hair otherwise it is Belle: The Tequila Years.

      • Amel

        Yes, it’s definitely a Drunk Belle costume. I’m not totally against this color for her, but because of that hair it’s going to be an OUT.

    • sienna elm

      I love it!

    • DeniseSchipani

      I hate the dress and she looks awkward in it. OUT.

    • Alyssa

      Out. This color, while beautiful, does not look very good on her. The dress called for an updo, not the mess she’s sporting. I get wanting to go all Disney princess, but I think she should have chosen a different inspiration other than Belle.

    • StarburstLady

      I like it! I like the way it looks like a withering flower, and her hair kind of goes with that. So it’s a costume-y thing, but then this is the Met Ball. So IN.

    • CT14


      Hair and makeup are atrocious. She’s rarely looked worse.

    • carnush

      OUT. It’s the color, and the, um, embellishment.

    • Alyssa_T_Robot

      i effing hate this dress. the color is PUTRID and it doesn’t flatter her figure! who wants that?! also the crumpling of the silk or whatever. no. no. nope.

    • Danielle West


    • Mrs. Pelto-Magilto

      I have no good excuse for this, other than identifying with Belle when I was 7, but IN. So in. I love everything about this, despite it being a mustard mess.

    • MoHub

      I can only hope there were goody bags, and each contained a comb and brush.

    • MissFern

      If she had better hair then maybe? But as it stands, no way Jose.

    • Frostypup


    • Mary Lauer

      Out. Horrible color, and she wants to make the dress do all the work. Does she spend so much time combing Suri’s hair so she can’t be bothered to do her own?!

    • Candigirl1968

      Was she on her way to a Once Upon a Time in Wonderland tryout and needed to pop by the Ball?

    • wisdomy

      Scarlett, is that you?

      • Vtg Fashion Library

        I thought the exact same thing.

    • Mothra

      Out. She’s no Belle.

    • MarissaLG

      OUT. It looks like it’s falling right off her, the color looks gross against her skin, and her hair is a hot mess.

    • queeniethebold

      Out. Outoutoutoutoutoutout. She looks Penny Dreadful.

    • mjude


    • Bernadette

      Out! Awful color and she can’t seem to pull off the volume.

    • Victoria Anzalone

      Have to disagree completely on this one. Lovely hair, atrocious gown.

    • merciblahblah

      Out out out. The first time I saw it from the thumbnail, I literally thought – it looks like someone smeared feces on that dress. Or blood. In either case, GROSS.

    • MaryAlice Finley Davis

      Out. My mother would have been screaming “Stand up straight, girl! Stop slumping those shoulders”.

    • Pepper Collins

      Looks like Belle actually did escape the beast! I’m somewhat surprised there aren’t twigs in her hair!

    • Sophia Finfer

      out out out out out. I can’t believe Suri let her leave the house like that. She looks like Belle, but after being caught in a storm. HATE.

    • Andrea Lentz

      i dont like the top, even if it’s meants to look like that she looks hunched over and scared it gonna fall off. thumbs down

    • kategs

      It should have worked, it’s a gorgeous gown but it didn’t. out.

    • jackie

      Gone with the Wind

    • GhostOfMisterPamuk

      Y’all are nuts. This is a complete, unmitigated mess.When you look like Belle on a walk of shame home after a torrid night with the beast, it should not even up for debate.

    • JenniferA

      Out, out, a thousand times out. She looks like a rumpled mess from the hair on down.

    • amaranth16

      Haha, easy one, uncles. OUT. It looks like Belle got dragged behind a horse.

    • MartyBellerMask

      Come ON. You’re joking, right? This look is every inch an OUT.

    • elemspbee

      OUT. She has bad posture and this disney princess dress in mustard gown does not a fashion make. That vomiting bosom is a mess.

    • mickiemonkey

      “I just ROLLED out of bed and wrapped the comforter around me and I’m NEKKED under here” face.

    • MaggieMae

      She needed to glam it up with the hair and jewelry. And, if she wants to wear that color, she needs to change herself into a gorgeous dark skinned black woman. OUT

    • Sunshine16

      I don’t care about any of the back story, that shit is a mess. Wipe that smirk off your face, pull up your hair & chin up/shoulders back/tits out! OUT!

    • Sara Leigh Merrey

      Either it’s falling off, and not in an attractive way, or it’s swallowing her up, again not in an attractive way. Bad hair, bad dress. Out.

    • lalahartma

      Ugh, no. I like the color and fabric, but that “neckline” is just wrong.

    • suzq

      From head to toe….off on the model, off on Katie. It should be in a pile on the floor. She can’t even stand up straight in it, for fear it will simply end up in that pile on the floor where is should be. Not even Lupita could salvage this wrinkled monstrosity. It’s a shame someone had to spend all that time beading it.

    • alyce1213

      I had to think about this one for awhile. Came back to say IN to the dress, OUT to Katie. Much to my surprise, this is a Marchesa I don’t hate. It’s really extreme and it’s Decadent, which appeals to me. The color is problematic — it’s not ugly on its own, it just doesn’t work on a lot of women. I’d prefer it in a deep jewel color. Her presentation of the dress is all wrong — hair, makeup, posture, coy posing. She should have been more formally coiffed and made up, or better — let someone else wear it.

    • LJCdoc

      Out. Brush your hair. Get a dress that fits. And that color doesn’t work, either.

    • stagmania

      This is the most clear cut OUT I’ve seen in awhile.

    • Melanie

      Frumpy, dowdy, horrible color. Not even the model can work it. Just hideous.

    • melanie0866

      OUT. She looks like Belle ran away and spent the night in the woods before waking up and coming to the ball.

    • A Shiny O’Connor

      Did she eat an easter egg in a hot car on the way over? OUT

    • PeggyOC

      You even have to ask? Hideous. Out, out, out.

    • judybrowni

      OUT: Princess Bruised Banana, at that.

    • formerlyAnon

      Dear god. SO on the fence. Different opinions from different angles.

      In? (with irritating teen girl upward inflection)

    • Shawn EH

      Out! Not even the model can figure that mess out! But at least she has the wherewithal to look grumpy about it trying!

    • Columbinia

      I can’t judge this dress on Katie Holmes until she gets her messy hair out of her face and off her shoulders. Who is responsible for this hair? The dress is “messy” in a beautiful way. But to show it off well the other elements have to be sleek. Also, too much brown tint in all the makeup. This could work, but the styling errors make it hard to tell.

    • Verascity

      Hideous. OUT in every way. Only a goddess like Tilda could make this work.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      (Said in high dudgeon) Miss Scarlett! You put those curtains down this minute! Do you hear? Your mother would never want to you to leave the windows naked like that!

    • Louise Bryan

      1) She needs to get the hair out of her face. 2) I don’t think that color suits her especially well. 3) It’s an impressive antebellum kinda thing going on. Ergo, 2 con and 1 pro, so OUT.

    • KTI4000

      What’s going on with the waist? It’s making my eyes think “hiding baby belly” except I’m sure not. And how can a dress make a person standing up straight look like they’re slouching? The only thing missing is some raccoon eyeliner and a sullen scowl. Something bad is happening here. Out!

    • cheekypinky

      Give it to Lupita.


    • L.O.V.E.

      Belle from Beauty and The Beast just did a “Bitch Stole My Look” segment for Fashion Police on this one.

    • demidaemon

      Well, here are my thoughts in random order:

      1) Hideous color.
      2) Hideous texture on the gown.
      3) One good yank and it will fall off, revealing all for the world to see.
      4) Awful hair.

      For those reasons, OUT.

    • somebody blonde

      Out. What a terrible color.

    • Zeee

      This hurts my eyes. My rods and cones are not OK with this dress. Nope.

    • Kaytee

      Out, the Fug Girls called it right with the “drunken extra from Kiss Me Kate” look – the dress looks wrinkled and the hair is a mess. It is a color not found in nature that very few can wear and she is in the can’t wear category.

    • Tuneful54

      They are doing wonderful things with medications and talk therapy these days. Gurl, take some time off and get yourself (including your hair) together–you aren’t doing yourself any favors on the circuit right now.

    • brown-eyed girl

      What is that on the front of the dress? Insects? What?

    • BrooklynBomber

      Well, if you want to look like you just took a tumble (yes, that kind of tumble in the hayloft, then this works. Otherwise, OUT.

    • Clash D

      I love that she looks like a dopey drunk, shit-eating grin and all.

    • Ann VerWiebe

      It’s like she’s hunching down to keep her boobs in the boob compartment.

    • Mousentrude

      Hideous colour, looks like it’s falling off, horrid hair. Out.

    • Sara McDarby

      Out!!! That dress is way ugly!!!! the color is hideous, the weird wrinkles look awful and it’s got a really unpleasant shape to the bodice. So very out!

    • NBG

      OUT. And she is morphing into a way less talented Stockard Channing before our eyes.

    • VicksieDo

      Late to the party, but gotta say: That is the most hideous look I’ve seen in years, and that’s saying something. AWFUL.

    • C W

      First saw it & was so excited to see such a bold color choice, especially from Marchesa, which I always associate with pastel princess gowns. I think she could have rocked it, but the messy hair makes her makeup look sweaty & consumptive, rather than glowing. A side note, your term ‘consumptive’ is the perfect description of the current makeup trend – pink/red eye shadow looks bad on 99.9% of the population, even in Hollywood. And it’s everywhere, plus the makeup companies are carrying a lot of the same. If you don’t look consumptive, all that pink around the eyes lends itself to a stoner look, not exactly work ready.

    • Danae

      Scrambling’s a good word. Hair is wonderful.