Nicole Kidman in Armani Privé at the ‘Grace of Monaco’ Cannes premiere

Posted on May 15, 2014

It’s been a while since we wrote a “Be Me or Do Me Bingo” post over on our book site. We simply must get back to that soon, darlings, because there’ve been about a dozen “Be Me or Do Me” celebrity moments in the last few weeks alone. Something about the weather getting warmer makes them all a little crazier than normal. We’re pretty sure James Franco is following our tips for celebrity male selfies to the letter.

Anyway, we bring this up now because there’s a whole bit in the chapter on flops about how stars dress to promote a project that isn’t getting great press. Authors? Take it away:

“Let’s say Gen’s latest rom-com about an uptight cupcake bakery owner who falls for a roguish country singer opens to lukewarm reviews. For the pole-dancing tour, she initially chooses chic, stylish dresses from the most recent collections: high-end versions of dresses most of her ticket buyers would like to wear but nothing too showy or obnoxious. When the initial reviews come out and everyone decides to be offended by the film’s obvious disdain for their intelligence, Gen might start turning to major couture pieces, especially for things like European premieres. Gone are the cute little cocktail dresses of her American press tour, to be replaced by massive ball gowns festooned with feathers and pearls: the full Marie Antoinette ploy.”

Since the reviews on this film are epically bad, we give you Princess Marie Grace Antoinette of Monaco:

 

Nicole-Kidman-Armani-Prive-Cannes-Opening-Ceremony-Grace-Monaco-Premiere-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Nicole Kidman attends the opening ceremony and the ‘Grace of Monaco’ premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France in an Armani Privé blue strapless gown accessorized with Harry Winston jewelry.

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Not that we fault her for her fashion choices here. The dress is stunning. But it’s also way showier than the normal minimalist-lite chic she tends to trade in. Miss Nicole’s feeling the pressure and ramping up her style game in response. Attagirl. Let us know if you need any more tips from our book, dear.

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: INFphoto.com, IMAXTRee]

    • jtabz

      I feel a twinge of selfish glee that the movie’s getting bad reviews if it means I get to drink my morning tea whilst being treated to pictures of dresses this gorgeous.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I’ve read that the early reviews for this flick are quite negative.

    • eowyn_of_rohan

      Gorgeous color. But I’m seriously distracted by the piece of grayish fabric (lining?) that’s peeking out from under the blue frippery. It’s like the dress has a tail. Or Nicole does.

      • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

        Somebody picked a lining in a color that’s more suited for the runway version.

    • MoHub

      I do like that she’s had the dress done with a sweetheart neckline instead of the straight-across cut of the runway version.

      • KES4K

        Hmm…not sure I agree, but I might be biased after my experiences consignment wedding dress shopping – EVERY neckline had been hacked/pinched/otherwise tortured into a sweetheart, whether it worked for the dress or not.

      • Rhonda Shore

        I prefer the runway version and especially the runway styling, the hair thingee really is chic. Uncanny how spot on this hews to T-Lo’s book!!!

    • charlotte

      Because a crotch mushroom never goes out of style.

      • eowyn_of_rohan

        I think it’s supposed to be a haute couture chastity belt.

      • Carly Clement

        I agree, it isn’t great beading placement… I just think this dress is made for Cate not Nicole, something is just off

      • SugarSnap108

        The next time someone pisses me off, I’m going to call him/her a crotch mushroom.

        • Valdri8

          Crotchshroom for short. Def going into my lexicon.

      • ecallaw1977

        Eek! You see crotch mushroom, I see a very large-headed, erect phallus.

    • alyce1213

      You’ve got to be tough as nails (and contractually obliged) to come out in an opulent dress, force a smile (more or less), and face the music.
      The dress really is stunning, amazing color.

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

      It’s a pair of sheer sleeves away from being Queen Elsa cosplay. Going Disney Princess adjacent is an underappreciated strategy for boosting a shit movie.

      • Alyssa

        She disguised it from the front, but she sneakily included a nod to Elsa’s braid.

      • FancyPhilly

        I was just going to post the same thing. I noticed the hair first, then the rest of the dress…

      • Gatto Nero

        Nailed it.

      • Sarah Winningham

        I was thinking that the only appropriate use for this dress would have been as Idina Menzel’s performance costume at the Oscars.

    • onefifteen

      You know, I like the beading at the top. It’s gorgeous, but I really HATE the blue lace part on the bottom. Ick. I am biased against lace, but I think a solid color blue would have made this dress sing.

      • Anna

        My feelings exactly – colored lace can end up looking like cheap lingerie leftovers. The pattern on the lace seems to be competing with the intricate bead work. I absolutely love the color though – especially on Nicole. I just wish they had picked a different fabric.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Do you think chiffon would have been a better choice for the skirt, as it wouldn’t be competing for notice with that spectacularly jeweled bodice?

          • Anna

            I feel like chiffon would have worked better than the lace.

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              Chiffon would also have given the skirt a lighter feel and more movement.

      • flamingoNW

        The way the runway picture looks is great. Don’t know if it’s the lighting or what but it’s scroll down fugly/disappoint in the Kidman version

        • 3boysful

          I, too, am trying to figure out what’s different about the runway skirt. Which I prefer. The dress is gorge, but Nic’s royal blue lace is cheesy.

    • http://www.snoskred.org/ Snoskred

      I, as a fellow Australian, officially decline this.

    • DeniseSchipani

      Her face… what happened? She looks pretty from farther away, but those close in shots? Ergh.

      • misstressofsylar

        You should wtach the video. It looks like the only thing movingn that face are her lips.

    • Anna

      “My 104-minute Chanel ad does NOT suck!”

    • @Biting Panda

      That dress looks like Las Vegas.

      • deelup

        I am certain there are battery operate lights somewhere in there.

        • kimmeister

          This is totally Lily’s light-up flower girl dress (from Modern Family), the grownup version.

    • altalinda

      I wish the dress had straps or she wore a necklace. It feels unbalanced.

    • kmk05

      I wish the embellishments looked less stiff from the waist down. She looks stunning, but as you scroll down your nose wrinkles more and more, really. It’s a rich dress, but the placement on the skirt is not very tasteful and a bit too blocky.

      Her face, hair and jewellery are perfect, though. I just wish she was less puffy, but that’s what surgery does to you, I guess *sighs*.

      • BLauD

        Maybe she tried to wrinkle her nose at this, but found it impossible to do so…

        • kmk05

          It wouldn’t surprise me! She looks like a permanently surprised wax figure.

    • Clash D

      That is one fussy dress.

    • http://www.ellenciompi.com/ NurseEllen

      I think it’s telling that the entire Ranier family has decamped Monaco while the hoopla over this movie is taking center stage. They’ve disavowed any endorsement or support, the financier (Weinstein) has also declined to attend, and the press is having a field day. I read one review that said the movie was “so wooden it was a fire hazard”. Ahem. In fashion news, I bet that dress weighs a TON, it is plastered to her tiny frame with a mile of tape, and she must have to walk VERY carefully to avoid a wardrobe malfunction. I hate the mermaid braid hair, and her face—well, as we say in the South, “She looks a little strained, bless her heart.” The color is gorgeous, no quibbles about that. And of course the jewels are stunning although I don’t think the bracelet is adding anything, really. Just box it up and send it over to me, dearie.

      • Sarah

        I read that Weinstein and The Beautiful Georgina were already engaged to visit Syria before the premiere. (I’m not sure that’s TRUE mind you. Could be spin.) I also read a review that said something like “all the people in the theater will have to be taken to hospital to have their toes surgically uncurled” after viewing the movie. OUCH. I also dislike her hair, very much. We will have to battle it out for the bracelet :)

      • kimmeister

        “So wooden it was a fire hazard” – *snort*

    • imspinningaround

      NICOLE. PLEASE. STOP. WITH THE FILLERS.

      (’cause I’m sure she read this comment)

      • dalgirl

        Yes, PLEASE. Her cheeks look a bit lumpy. As someone who has marveled at her beauty in years past, it makes me sad.

    • Hetha Innis

      It’s way too heavy on her. I’m not sure who could wear this without that effect as the beading goes on for days….

    • Spicytomato1

      I love the dress, it’s a work of art. And her hair is pretty. But my first thought was that the dress was chosen not to divert attention from her flop movie but maybe to pull focus away from her face a little bit. Whatever she’s done, I’m finding it distressing and sad.

    • Sally

      Beautiful color. I just wish her forehead could move.

    • Betsy

      When I look at this, all I keep thinking about is my college theater professor saying “Less is more.” This could apply to both fashion and to plastic surgery. Mind you, I have no problem with exuberant style or artfully placed facial enhancement, but at some point, too much of either becomes a big old distraction.

    • http://thejoyfulfox.blogspot.com/ Laura

      What’s going on with her hair in the back? It’s very…sad looking.

    • MilaXX

      YES! She was shown at the press conference for this publicly apologizing to the family.

      • Gatto Nero

        Seriously? For the press invasion of their home or for the awful film? Either way, it sounds like the movie is doomed.

        • MilaXX

          The film. The blurb I saw had her apologizing if the family feels offended and that she hoped one day they would view it and see it was made with only the best intentions.

    • NMMagpie

      A long long long time ago on David Letterman, Diane Keaton was asked why she did not go in for having work done. Her answer was awesome: “Because you don’t look like you anymore.”

      As focus-pulling as this dress is in those incredible colors, all I can think of is that interview. Ms. Kidman is looking less like herself all the time and that is a bummer.

    • GillianHolroyd

      Quelle disastre. This is not her dress. Altering the neckline took it from chic to prom. The coy hair is a mistake. Her face, what everyone else said. This is the worst she’s ever looked. Sad.

      • Gatto Nero

        The original dress had a cool, sort of Elizabethan feel. She turned it into fairy princess cliche.

        • GillianHolroyd

          Elizabethan to fairy princess, much better description.

      • ktr33

        I had the same thought re the sweetheart neckline. And not sure if it’s my computer or is her version a different color from runway? Runway color much chicer. And forget the face permanently ruined. She’s unwatchable now. Sad indeed.

    • imspinningaround

      Oh, and to the point of the quote from the book: If they’re running you out of town, make it look like you’re leading a parade.

      • decormaven

        With sparkles. Tons of sparkles!

    • Nancer

      I absolutely love everything about this! I wish I had the money, body, and occasion to wear something this totally fabulous!

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

      She’s starting to look seriously Stepford…creepily so..

    • VioletFem

      “Gone are the cute little cocktail dresses of her American press tour, to be replaced by massive ball gowns festooned with feathers and pearls: the full Marie Antoinette ploy.”

      I don’t get it. Is this done to distract from the terrible reviews?

      • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

        Yep. Desperation rendered in couture.

        • Sarah

          You guys have opened up the world for me in a way that I never could have imagined. Everything rings so incredibly true that I feel like I was hopelessly oblivious! That’s why you’re the pros, of course.

    • ashtangajunkie

      Your book is like the celebrity almanac.

    • Wink

      Way too many things going on with this dress. Take away the lace curtains from the skirt and you’ll have a nicely bedazzled frock for Zena Warrior Princess to wear for an evening out with the girls.

    • Emily Giovanni

      She should play more villains. Just look at that second to last pic. She’s doing Maniacal Countess Cora pretty hard, and it’s terrifying.

    • Judy_S

      “uptight cupcake bakery owner who falls for a roguish country singer”–sounds like an upgrade in the plot.

    • Badriya Al-Badi’a

      This outfit really needs a sword in one hand and a hawk on the other. It’s all in the accessories.

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

      She looks better here than in yesterday’s post, though. Maybe better makeup — and color definitely looks good on her.

    • Teresa Wyatt

      Robotic

    • Coleslaw McGraw

      That thing must weight easily 40 lbs. She looks good–I think i like the original neckline from the runway better though. I’m getting kind of sick of sweetheart necklines on everything especially for women with a small bustline. I kind of like the tail. It is the first thing i noticed and though-oh that’s a rat tail right there!

    • numenah

      What drew her and Naomi to these frightful biopics? Much prefer the color and neckline of the runway version. This shade of blue in a gown always reads cheesy to me.

    • Melanie

      The dress is pretty amazing. The face, however….wow, she’s had a lot of work.

    • Scimommy

      That book of yours is so on point, it’s a little scary. Like Nicole’s face here.

    • B_C_J

      This dress is over-embellished & the placement of the embellishment below the waist is awkward at best. It looks like gladiator armor. I also prefer the more lavender color of the gown on the runway. The royal blue ms. Kidman is wearing is a bit too loud.
      As for her face, I understand a little what she is confronting. I turned 50 this year & it is not easy to accept the changes that come relentlessly with age. However the grace of getting older is also possessing the wisdom to know that despite a few more lines & flesh that is not as firm, we are still worthy & valid & indeed beautiful. I hope she grasps that truth some day as well.

      • FibonacciSequins

        I can’t be too critical of any actress’s plastic surgery efforts. Their livelihood depends in great part on looking youthful and the pressure must be immense. Sadly, too often they become an object lesson in how easy it is to take facial refreshers and tweaks too far.

        • B_C_J

          However there are actresses like Judi dench, Maggie smith, Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton, Helen mirren that are a testament to the fact that careers can flourish way beyond the bloom of youth. The choice is an individual one & you can be succumb to societal expectations of eternal youth (which one can NEVER meet because 50 will never look like 25) or you can accept and embrace the changes.

          • FibonacciSequins

            Of course, and I admire all of those women for showing their age. At the same time, I won’t judge other actresses too harshly for going under the knife. And the older I get, the less I judge. Getting old ain’t for sissies!

            • B_C_J

              Lol
              Indeed it isn’t !

          • numenah

            Nicole has shown that she can play character roles brilliantly. Her career does not depend on her getting romantic leads. I just feel sad when I see what she’s done and continues to do to her face.

            • alliekat9090

              Yes. She is a marvelous actress and could have ony gotten better with age. With this face it cant happen.

          • Carolyn

            Diane Keaton has every frame of her films photoshopped to tone down her wrinkles. It is included in the budget. Nancy Meyers told my husband this after just meeting him so I don’t think it’s a big Hollywood secret.

        • Dora Kishinevsky

          I agree completely re: less judging, but also, if you’re 46 and trying very hard not to look it, it seems like a bad idea to play a 32-year-old icon of perfect youthful beauty. There was no way this wasn’t going to bug a lot of viewers and lead to bad press even if the movie did well otherwise.

          Then again, it seems this movie was a clusterfuck of bad decisions from EVERYONE.

          • FibonacciSequins

            I agree, both that she was miscast in this and that the whole project has been a clusterfuck of bad decisions!

      • Erica

        Yes, but she’s having to view these changes on enormous screens, not just in her mirror at home. And they affect her career. I don’t believe very many celebrities that claim they don’t do anything. It comes with the job. (Well, Robert Redford. That one I believe.) They either do injectable and fillers or they get face lifts. Heck, even Paul Newman eventually got a (not very good) facelift. It seems like Nicole is trying to “make do” with fillers and injectables. If she just went full out and got the face lift, people would give her less of a hard time, here and elsewhere. Michelle Pfieffer? Lauded as one of the best facelifts in the business, and people talk about how she is aging so gracefully.

        I think Nic looks nice here.

    • alliekat9090

      It’s a beautiful dress but she should have kept the original neckline. As another poster said, it makes it look too prom dress.

    • FibonacciSequins

      Oh my. That really is an amazing dress, although the lace looks an awful lot like the lace on a bridesmaid’s dress I once wore. Whatever gets Nicole through this pole dance.

    • boweryboy

      I’m in awe of the gem and bead work – it’s breathtaking. However, the dress itself is butt ugly.

    • cocohall

      Keith Urban had a photo of Nicole wearing this sitting on the judges table last night on American Idol. I couldn’t believe that THIS was the look he chose to feature for 2 hours – it really isn’t working. It looks somehow too big – or maybe the bottom heavy design is just visually pulling the look down. And yes, after seeing her this weekend in The Railway Man, one does have to wonder what happened to her face – she looked natural and lovely in the film, even with her mousy brown bobbed hair. My cheeks hurt just looking at this.

      • FibonacciSequins

        Maybe he chose this look specifically because Nicole’s facing a steep uphill battle doing promo for this particular movie, and he wants to show support.

        • Imasewsure

          Definitely… it’s also a stunning dress and even though we hate what she is doing to her face and hair, her darling hubby may actually love it. I’m betting she does (although we are right and they are wrong).

        • cocohall

          I think you are right – he seems like a sweetheart and he did seem to genuinely wish he was with her, but this look in particular isn’t going to help save her movie, which apparently the royal family of Monaco has been pretty vocal about in a negative way. That must be very demoralizing – to have to promote a movie against that kind of criticism.

          • FibonacciSequins

            The royal family’s disapproval, the bad reviews, the public feud between the director and Harvey Weinstein – it all must be demoralizing indeed.

            • cocohall

              Oh geez, that’s worse than I thought. We all have our failures, but to have to have them so publicly has got to hurt. And to be forced to show up in a fancy dress and smile. Ouch.

    • Melanie

      I keep coming back to this post. She is scaring the shit out of me.

    • rissa42210

      She looks like the alien opera singer in The Fifth Element. She is a full head-and-shoulders taller than absolutely everyone there. I’m not sure she’s pulling it off. The color is a little eh, and when we get to the lace on the skirt, it goes straight to the dollar store. Desperation.

    • marlie

      This dress is really outstanding. She look lovely.

    • KinoEye

      Absolutely gorgeous gown. So much more interesting than that white thing from yesterday. Attagirl indeed!

    • moppet

      The color is amazing, the workmanship divine…I just don’t like how the beading seems to culminate in a round flappy part right above her knees. A little loincloth-like.

    • Shawn EH

      I’m afraid the model wins this one, and makes me wish Eva Green had found it first! Though the color would probably kill her.

      • Imasewsure

        I think you also have to be a fairly statuesque starlet to pull this off too… that’s a whole lot of dress for the lovely Ms. Eva Green. Probably a Blanchett moment that went to Nicole instead

    • clatie

      her face is such a fright I can’t even pay attention to anything else.

    • Qitkat

      I far prefer the runway version, with its more subtle coloring, and even the see-through skirt and especially the head-net. It reads more delicate and elegant, while Nic’s version is too much in your face shouting, I AM COUTURE!

    • bouionice

      Wow, that a lot of look. Glad that she decided to skip the hat!

    • Jessie Melcher Brown

      I like the blue color on her but I so wish she would let her hair and face go back to what they were originally. A more vivid red hair color would warm up her skin tone, and the botox has to stop. How can you act when you can’t express emotion with your face?

    • Imasewsure

      The dress is gorgeous but looks so heavy on her (and light and airy on the model). Do not love the look on her overall but I do appreciate the ramped up pole dance efforts. She’s a pro

    • Bakerlooline

      It’s Carol Channing’s Dolly dress done in blue instead of red. All she needs is the feather headpiece.

    • Yoshio

      Sorry, looks like a closet Puritan deploying Shield Maiden of Rohan armour across her nethers – front and rear. The hairdo seals the look.

    • webslice33

      a lil heavy but very appropriate for she is portraying a royalty..

    • http://www.bertkeeter.com Bert Keeter

      Please no one take this the wrong way…but I see that beading, especially in that color, a top an elephant in an elaborate and Indian wedding celebration! GK would never have worn all that hoo ha!

    • somebody blonde

      I think it was much more elegant in the color the model’s wearing, personally. This is a little too reminiscent of a Ren Faire costume for me.

    • Judih1

      Love the dress but think it is inappropriate for this venue. What’s up with her hairstyle which is inappropriate for the gown. And every time I see her I think of the TLO comment “elizabeth montgomery mask” and cringe

    • LadyVimes

      I miss her non-Botox face. The Botox Grimace™ is horrible.
      The dress is lovely, but I’d like to see Her Majesty Queen Cate Blanchett wear it.

      • Tarquin

        It the top lip, isn’t it? It RUINED Stoker for me. Why Nicole, WHY??

      • P M

        She hasn’t looked like herself for years, though. The strawberry blonde hair was the first thing to go, and that makes me sad.

    • MM4321

      It’s not the dress that’s the problem.

    • quiltrx

      It all feels very ‘Satine’ to me. Except the hair, which feels very Frozen (and I haven’t even seen that movie).
      The colors are AWESOME on the runway version…something about the blue, especially the lace, comes off very ‘cheap peacock’ to me.

      • P M

        The RC version looks like a Russian ice dancer costume, including in shade.

    • gitchygitchymama

      Once you’re a Mrs Cruise, you will always appear to be alien.

    • Darva Sutra

      The only surprise here is that Harvey Weinstein didn’t force a Marchesa onto her back. Maybe tomorrow? Or is he trying to dissociate his/Georgina’s brand with this flop? I heard he didn’t bother to go to Cannes, so, guessing it’s the latter.

    • Fuchsiaforever

      All that Botox or shit she’s done to her face is making her look so ugly. I can’t even concentrate on the dress.

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      Love the dress.

      The Marie Antoinette ref/book excerpt reminded me of a book I read called Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution which went into how Antoinette used her fashion for political image reasons. TLo are so spot on – she was one of the original “Be Me or Do Me” strategizers. Unfortunately it backfired on her (also repercussions of the Sun King’s image machinations in court) but it’s such a good read, especially as a precursor to TLo’s book.

      (Speaking of books, I hope you boys are in talks to get Mad Style turned into something tangible – would totally buy.)

    • frannyprof

      I do wish she would stop messing with her face.

    • kej841

      My only problem with Kidman’s role (having not seen the movie) is that I never found NK to be the kind of breathtakingly beautiful woman that Grace Kelly was. Just seems miscast to me. Charlize Theron perhaps….

      • Glammie

        Well, that and being more than a decade too old for the role. I’m for some flexibility, but it’s just not credible casting when that sort of thing happens. And Grace was incredibly beautiful even among movie stars. Kidman just doesn’t have same quality. Might have worked better for Naomi Watts and Kidman to have switched the Diana and Grace roles–though both needed to them five years back or so. Watts isn’t the beauty Grace was, but her face and coloring are closer. Meanwhile Kidman has the height for Diana.

        • kej841

          agreed….

    • CatherineRhodes

      The film might be better if the lead actress didn’t look like a waxed mannequin.

    • MilaXX

      Speaking of Be Me or Do Me I’m pretty sure the Carter/Knowles fiasco and the ensuing silent battle on IG has got to cover at least 3 chapters. The Full Chernobyl springs to mind, with equal part social media and attention whoring all rolled into one glorious celebrity moment.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Wow-that is a lot of look. I do love the color on her. Nicole is really working to keep this movie afloat.

    • Carolyn

      This is a professional.

    • bluefish

      What has this child done to herself? Beyond the fact that no one needs a movie about Grace Kelly, much as we love her, what the hell has NK been up to that she shows up looking like this? It seems to be a sad mash-up of increasingly not so great roles and tweaking her face into something that looks that an EpiPen might be needed. Very very sad. Who can often focus on the dress?

    • antonialee

      Nick has some serious crazy eyes in the second to last photo.

    • http://weirdinedgewise.blogspot.com ONEWEIRDWORD

      Wow! Spot on!

    • Columbinia

      As a famous actor observed on Johnny Carson’s show many years ago, you never set out to make a bad movie. You sign on to a project hoping to make a good film.

      That blue gown is gorgeous. I’d guess that it’s a form of armor to wear as you face the press when your latest film is in a death spiral. It must be hard to do a PR tour for a panned movie. But a pro gets out there and smiles for the cameras as required by her contract. I’d want all the gorgeous glamour dresses that I could get if I had to do that. It’s a nice distraction and self affirming. She gets a very sincere attagirl from me. Again, fabulous dress.

    • Milos Mom

      I really love the idea of this dress but this design in the hip region is a bit off and unflattering. It gives her this box shape and since she is so slender and straight it is not working for me as much as I want it to.

    • FridaStaire

      Brunhilda!

    • Man Dala

      Her face looks like it has been invaded from within.

    • Mary Lauer

      I am so confused. How does a dress that looks ethereal and light on the runway look like a 2500 lb encrusted D&G piece in real life? On Nicole? I got nothing.

    • paginatrix

      I do enjoy how she unapologetically towers over her handlers.

    • GorgeousThings

      She has GOT to lay off the filler and botox. She looks like a caricature of herself.

    • Cassidy Olsen

      I don’t dig the lace portion of the skirt but the jeweled parts are DELIGHTFUL. The color!

    • JynxTheCat

      I love the look on the Streisand impersonator in pic two. Also, if NK ever stopped pealed off her skin to reveal a giant human devouring Mantis Alien…I would not be surprised. Pretty color though

    • m3grrl

      For once, I much prefer the unlined version to the lined one.

    • Prudence Conner

      I love Nicole in this blue feathery dress. She looks young, timeless, elegant, and at the same time very mature look. The fashion queens say she looked hideous and needed to be escorted off the runway. On the contrary, she looks fashion forward and I’ve never seen a 50+ woman look more graceful and ageless in my life. Had I the money, I would buy this dress for myself and hope it makes me look just as young and elegant.