Orange Is The New Black London Photocall Red Carpet Rundown

Posted on May 30, 2014

Orange-Is-The-New-Black-Season-2-London-Photocall-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)The cast of “Orange Is The New Black” attend a Season 2 photocall in London.

 Considering just how hard this cast is working to promote their show, we feel duty and honor-bound to give them our attention. Which means judging them, of course.  Let’s get to it.


Danielle Brooks
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Girls, what do we all think of this? We like the shape, but the blocking is too plain on the front and probably a little too tricky in the back. The front would be bettered in a higher contrast black-and-white or even black-and-gray, we’re thinking. LOVE the shoes.


Jason Biggs
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Points for aggressively outposing his co-stars, but that shirt and tie really don’t go with the suit. And he looks like a sweaty, disheveled regional director at the end of happy hour. Close your jacket, straighten out your pants and stand still, Jason.



Taylor Schilling in Vionnet
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We can’t stand skirts like that, but this is easily the prettiest she’s looked for this entire poledance. Nicely done.



Laura Prepon in Alice + Olivia
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Pairing that jacket with that dress looks like something you’d do for an editorial or magazine cover. It kinda doesn’t make sense in the so-called “real” world of celebrity photocalls. They just don’t go together. But again, this is probably the best she’s looked in a while. Love everything she’s got on; just don’t think it necessarily all goes together. Her hair looks great.




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  • @Biting Panda

    Sigh. Laura, Laura, Laura. Why must you be so hot, yet so likely to be a Mrs. Cruse? I can’t make peace with it.

    Jason is cracking me up. Good on him.

    • amanda lynn

      I agree with everything you say, Biting Panda.

      • @Biting Panda

        Great Amandas think alike.

      • demidaemon

        Me too. Please, please let’s hope she gets a clue before the rings come out.

    • Fuchsiaforever

      Wait what do you mean Ms. Cruse?

      • martha

        Rumor is she’s dating Tom Cruise

  • Sobaika

    Jason Biggs reeks of douchefumes and he is the most unfunny thing about this fantastic show.

    They all look rather good, all quibbles considered.

    • MilaXX

      on my celebrity hate list.

      • Melissa Mendes

        Mine too.

    • Elizabetta1022

      Well said. I find myself trying to recast his role every time he has a scene.

  • Jessica Freeman

    They all look like they are at different events.

    • cowper

      Let’s see….Danielle Brooks is at the opening of a new Ross Dress for Less; Jason Biggs is at a casting call for the Zoolander sequel: Taylor Schilling is at a fashion show; Laura Prepon is a store mannequin that is getting an outfit change.

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    I was sure I saw Ms “Tastee” Brooks at Home Depot last week. I was neither cool nor smooth in following this poor woman around to – unfortunately – confirm it wasn’t her. Not my classiest moment.

    • Imasewsure

      I believe for true Bitter Kittens, celebrity stalking is kind of de rigeur…

      Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
      Next time it might be the real thing!!

      • Fuchsiaforever

        Yes! Agree 100%!

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      HAHAHA!!! This sounds like something I would do, so don’t feel bad. 🙂

  • Jen

    Laughing so hard at Jason Biggs’ posing. Also, Laura Prepon’s outfit pairing is the sort of thing I’d try and mix so I guess I’m guilty too.

    • AlisonS

      It’s easily my favorite of all the outfits. I think I want an 1 or 2 added onto the shirt but my thunderthighs tend to make me irrationally hate short skirts. Other than that she looks sensual and like someone who could kick your ass.

    • kirkyo

      Never change Jason.

  • The best thing I can say about Laura Prepon’s look is that it looks like a better-made version of Adore Delano’s wedding challenge dress.

  • Judy_J

    Jason looks like he went to the Sears Catalog School of Modeling.

    • sisterb67

      All I can think of is Chris Elliot’s old show “Get A Life” and the episode where he goes to Handsome Boy Modeling School, learning the “Gee, I wonder what time it is” pose, and the “What’s off in the distance while I’m being handsome” pose, and of course the ever-popular “Could I have a side order of bacon with that please?” pose.

  • Kitten Mittons

    If Laura had worn some different shoes, I’d love the look. Her shoes look too dainty to be paired with a sparkly dress and a kickass leather jacket. It needs shoes with more of an edge. Otherwise, she looks killer.

    I’m loving the other ladies’ outfit. Biggs gets a pass for the clothes, because the posing made me laugh.

    We just finished Season 1 of OINB, and we high-fived each other because of our awesome timing. Bring on Season 2!

    • demidaemon

      Me too! It was only a couple of weeks ago and I’m jonesing to find out what happened.

      • Kitten Mittons

        That’s a hell of season ending. I’m grateful I only have to wait a week. Otherwise we’d be picking up *another* new show in the meantime.

        I like the show quite a bit, and I probably would have missed out on it if not for this blog and the kittens. Ear scratches for everyone.

  • Danielle

    I love a lot of things about this, but my hatred for Larry Bloom’s character is overwhelming any positive feelings I had about Jason Biggs. Laura Prepon is slammin’.

    • butterflysunita

      His character is really insufferable. I read the book and the book-Larry is much more likable.

      • charlotte

        The book-Larry is practically god-like!

    • demidaemon

      Yes. UGH. Hate him. I like Cal, Bennett (not sure if the name is right? the guard with Dya), and I kind of feel for the boss of the guards, but every other male character makes me want to punch them in the face. Repeatedly.

  • Nancer

    Is the aggressive tweezing of Laura Prepon’s eyebrows part of her role? I don’t quit get that. I know the really dark hair is for the show, but it isn’t very flattering. But I kind of like the dress and jacket together. After all, how “real world” is a photo call? Danielle Brooks is to pretty to be in a dress that doesn’t have any style. Or fit. Or flare. But I agree, love the shoes!

  • rkdgal

    I had no idea Jason Biggs was so un-Bigg. His douchiness I’m well aware of, but I assumed he was taller.

  • barbarienne

    I’m sorry, but a dress styled as a long shirt will never not make me think a woman has forgotten to put on a pair of pants.

    On the positive side, Ms. Brooks, I love the mani-pedi.

  • MilaXX

    Pretty sure that Danielle is wearing a piece from the Isabel Toledo for Lane Bryant collection. I mostly like it but I see other pieces in the collection I wish she had chosen.

    • Denise Alden

      I don’t see that piece in the collection: do you have a link? I think I’m in the minority here, but if she’d just belted that thing, I think I’d love it.

      • MilaXX

        I think it’s sold out. If you search google images for Isabel Toledo for Lane Bryant shirt dress it pops up

        • Denise Alden


    • LJCdoc

      Yeah, I didn’t like it when it came out & I don’t like it on her. Looks too much “shirt” and not enough “dress”. Agree that other choices would have been better if she wanted to go with that collection.

  • RussellH88

    Laura, wear some color!

    White people, you’re doing it wrong.

  • colleenjanel

    I wish Laura would go red again (or at least not so dark), stop with the razor thin brows and rimming her eyes 360° with black liner. She’s not doing her pretty eyes any favors.

    • FibonacciSequins

      She looked so good as a redhead.

    • demidaemon

      I think, though, she has to keep this hair for this particular role, no?

      • colleenjanel

        Hmmm … I wonder if Sophia has access to hair dye?

        • Leah Elzinga

          sticking with her character, IF she were to go red, I don’t think it would be the natural ginger you’ve got in mind. More like fire engine red to go with her whole psycho-billy shtick.

  • deelup

    Laura Prepon is so beautiful, I feel as if she should be stunning in the right clothes. And yet she’s always off. Not only is it a weird outfit, that jacket looks about ten sizes too small for her.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      May she borrowed it from Tom Cruise.

  • lexilexi

    Looking @ Taylor’s hair, it must have been pretty humid in London. Sad.

  • Anna

    Points for making me laugh, but what the hell are you doing, Jason Biggs?!

    I like shirt-dresses but what Danielle is wearing just looks like a shirt. To me, that is easily a personal best for Taylor and I am intrigued by the shoes. Laura these days always seems to look as if she’s about to go clubbing/or just came from clubbing.

    • Constant Reader

      I got a kick out of his posing like lady stars do, especially the Look Over The Shoulder and Simper Seductively shot. Although he needed to hold onto a railing, which shows you he’s new at this.

      • Anna

        Lol, I’m getting more of a guy about to attempt a striptease vibe. Specifically, that scene from 13 Going on 30 when Jennifer Garner’s hockey player boyfriend I think it was does a cheesy striptease to Ice, Ice Baby.

  • Imasewsure

    A random collection of nice looking actors in their actual clothes… sorry it’s too random and “regular”

  • FibonacciSequins

    Danielle’s dress reminds me of the 90’s, and not in a good way. It looks like the ladies tried to coordinate via color, but that may be coincidental because they all look like they’re dressed for different events.

  • amanda lynn

    Laura’s hair is incredible.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I had a good laugh at Jason Biggs so I’ll ignore his mis-matched at happy hour outfit.

  • Denise Rambo

    Laura Prepon is one impressive looking woman! And those SHOES! OMG. And Jason Biggs needs to pull his pants up … the way they’re slouching around the waist makes him look like he’s a got a beer belly. He also looks kind of … sweaty.

  • jilly_d

    I happen to love that little shirt dress. You go on, Danielle. Taylor, girl, give a raise to you MUA – that is *your face*.

  • Tanya Wade

    I think Danielle is one of the most stunning lady stars around, but not in that dress. It obscures her BAM! shape, and that’s a shame. Oprah wore a dress in a similar color combo earlier this year, but it was fitted. That’s what Miss Taystee needs.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    When did Laura Prepon turn into JWow? This is very upsetting.

    • Shawn EH

      She clearly has taste level issues. But, she’d probably be great on Sons of Anarchy.

  • Snaps to Biggs…who looks like the International Model’s twin brother…may have to photoshop a pink bow on that man.

    • Shawn EH

      He’s a silly boy. That’s why he’s so good in comedies.

  • Alyssa

    Jason Biggs – stop posing like that. You look ridiculous.

  • gloriana232

    Ok, Biggs’ posing is kind of endearing. Points. But the shirt is SO SHINY and the pants are SO BIG. It’s aging and unflattering.

    I really love Taylor Schlling’s get-up! The shoes could be more baller, but the dress is so pretty and sophisticated. Win!

  • stagmania

    Clearly their stylists didn’t coordinate with each other. These outfits don’t go together at all.

  • PinkyK

    Laura Prepon has fab legs! Who knew!?!

  • kimmeister

    I like the idea of Danielle’s dress very much, if not the execution, but the boob gap gives me a sad.

    Jason looks like a used car salesman from a few decades ago.

  • mmebam

    Danielle is in Isabelle Toledo for Lane Bryant.

    I should not know this. I should not know what a “plus size” actress is wearing because I almost bought the same garment. But, hey! She might’ve even bought it full price…

    Baby girl, there are lots of indie designers who make clothes in the $250+ price range. Those clothes are luxe and fabulous and appropriate for a photo call. And they would love to make you an outfit.

    /End Rant

  • LeelaST

    Are they dressing as their characters? That’s the only way these looks work with the exception of Taylor – and only if that lace panel is removed and the solid black extended.

  • Darcy H

    Literally burst out laughing at his ridiculosity.

    And honestly I’m loving everything about Laura’s look except maybe the eye makeup.

  • Shawn EH

    Don’t know anything about Taylor’s character on the show, but she’s found her RC look: Hitchcock blonde. Work the Tippy, Taylor!

  • BobStPaul

    The ladies all look good. That really is the prettiest Taylor’s looked. Jason looks like a dork but I have to say that I was surprised by how good an actor he is in OITHNB.

  • NMMagpie

    Prepon FTW.

  • CatherineRhodes

    I thought Laura Prepon wasn’t going to make it past the first episode?

  • JP

    First time I’ve seen Laura with her black dye job that she hasn’t been looking like Elvira’s younger sister.

  • a_liking

    when did Laura get so hot? I would kill for that face and that hair.

  • Haley Buchanan

    I’m kinda biased cause I think Danielle is adorable in everything, but yes to the grey and black.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    Laura Prepon looks hot, but Taylor Schilling’s dress just does not work for me. It makes her boobs look squashed. Maybe it’s a little too tight? And anyway, not a fan of the high fashion widow’s weeds.

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    Jason Biggs is the male Lena Dunham when it comes to posing.

  • MannahattaMamma

    Isn’t that the same dress that Emily Blunt wore the other day? It’s hideous, regardless.

  • MarissaLG

    Not loving the look on Danielle Brooks. It look like an old man’s night shirt. Hair is bad and I (eek!) disagree with TLo. The shoes are looking VERY payless.

  • Pterodactyl111

    I think a skinny belt would really improve the first look.

  • Laura’s got that Tina Turner vibe going. (Circa “You Better Be Good To Me” video).

  • SistaT

    Why the hell is Laura wearing a cocktail dress? She looks like she was coming home from last night’s festivities on the back of a motorcycle driven by the dude she picked up at said festivities and realized she had to be at this photocall. She borrowed his jacket to make this outfit into a “day look”. I don’t understand.
    I love Taylor’s dress but those are the wrong shoes. Danielle looks adorable, although I agree that a belt would’ve helped and hon … get your wig tightened next time. Don’t show up to a photocall looking beat about the head.

  • Martha Anderson

    In the first ( group) picture I thought Danielles dress was a block print “jacket” overlay on a simple black shift dress. That would have been quite smashing

  • HobbitGirl

    I wish Laverne Cox had been there! She would have brought some serious style to the proceedings.