Emmy Rossum at Stella McCartney Resort 2015 Presentation

Posted on June 10, 2014

We’re as urban as two queens can get, so when we see a gal in sandals walking through a grassy area in the city, we just want to run up to her and say, “Every single blade of this grass has been baptized in dog pee and poo.” But because we’re life-long urbanites, we know such actions will likely result in us getting pepper-sprayed.



Emmy Rossum-Stella-McCartney-Resort-2015-Presentation-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Emmy Rossum attends the Stella McCartney Resort 2015 Presentation at Elizabeth Street Gardens in New York City in a white and blue dress with fringe from the Pre-Fall 2014 collection paired with Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudist’ sandals.

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Emmy Rossum-Stella-McCartney-Resort-2015-Presentation-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (3)Stella McCartney Pre-Fall 2014 Collection

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But really: you’ve got dog-pee toes right now, Ems. And thus, we have set off a rash of chair-squirming in germaphobes across the land. Relax, germ-frightened. That garden’s right down the street from where we got married and we doubt it’s seen many dogs.

As for the dress, it’s the typical McCartney joint of taking a simple dress and adding weird stuff to it. Granted, without the interest at the hem, this would be pretty boring, but that’s a lot of fringe for us to accept in one garment.




[Photo Credit: JP Yim/Getty Images, style.com]

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  • RussellH88

    She looks like a lampshade in a whorehouse.

    I don’t think she looks that bad, the fringe does add some interest, but if the fringe were red/purple/etc she could stand on a table next to Don Draper’s deflowering and not seem out of place.

    • Anna

      “Urban Saloon”

    • FuhUgh

      A Tommy Hilfiger whorehouse

    • Karen Belgrad

      We can place her on an end table across from Kate Hudson’s 2001 Oscar dress.

    • KES4K

      I also came here to say ‘lampshade’! And I don’t think royal blue is the right Pop of Color (TM) for a dress that already has black and navy.

      • marlie

        I was thinking that too. I love the shade of blue in the shoes, but it’s not the right color for the rest of the outfit. Technically that color “goes,” but it doesn’t really work.

      • evave2

        And we have a winner! Lampshade it is. I think T/L saying Stella McCartney adding strange stuff to a simple dress (just weird stuff, like when she makes a one-sleeved dress with a REALLY LONG sleeve) is her style. I know she is a major designer but I find her work off- putting for that reason.

        Anybody think Emmy’s lipstick is off too?

        • Kayceed

          She has a major name. I wouldn’t call her a major designer.

        • smallgirlsaretrouble

          Do NOT like the lipstick at all.

        • DeTrop

          That lipstick is garish. I noticed it more than the dress.

  • joancarol

    Horrible color lipstick. Her eyebrows are wonky too. She looks like a doll head in a flea market.

    • kimmeister

      What does one even call that shade of pink? Radioactive pink?

      • RidgewayGirl

        My thirteen year old daughter has that shade of lipstick. It looks equally odd on her, but at least she’s the right age for neon make-up.

  • I like the fringe, but I fear that patterned bit is sheer. Is it supposed to be homage to old-school circus costumes?

    • schadenfreudelicious

      It goes with her scary clown lipstick…

    • kimmeister

      Holy smokes, I didn’t even realize that the patterned bit was mesh. Gah!

    • misstressofsylar

      And the world is right again. Thank you Stella. You never fail us.

  • Danielle

    A major award!!

    • @Biting Panda

      shit. you beat me. : )

      Maybe she’s Italian.

      • Cyprienne Zed

        And all we can say is: BUTTERFINGERS!

      • Danielle

        Electric sex, gleaming in the window.

    • Carleenml

      I knew everyone would beat me. fra-geeeee-laaaayyyyy

  • Capt. Renault

    I would prefer this dress be boring than have that fringe.

    • demidaemon

      Me too. Me too.

  • gotgreyhound

    Argh! I can’t see anything but the world’s worst lipstick color!

    • Capt. Renault

      With that lipstick and that white, she must be headed for the black lights of the Rock ‘n’ Bowl.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Now I have a mental image of a white torso and those screaming pink lips floating in the dark.

  • MoHub

    I’m totally caught up the pulling and creasing across her hips. I never got as far down as the fringe.

  • Kristin

    That is aggressively ugly fringe. It does not belong on that dress. It does not belong anywhere.

    • Wink

      “Aggressively ugly” is my new phrase. Thank you!

  • Wink

    She has permanent ‘sad face’… even when she’s smiling.

    • DuBey2

      That always bugs me.

      • Wink

        It bugs me, too. Her sad smile is a little like Mona Lisa… if Mona Lisa wore neon lipstick.

    • what not

      I’ve always thought of it as permanent “smug face,” which has put her on my irrational hate list, though at least I know it’s irrational.

      • Wink

        LOL. It’s difficult to tell if she is ‘sad’ or ‘smug.’ Regardless, it’s not a good look.

    • 25or6to4

      It’s her eyes (well, and the closed-mouth smile). Maybe it’s just me, but she and Rose Byrne — both gorgeous ladies — always sort of look like they’re about to cry, as their eyes just look permanently sad.

  • FibonacciSequins

    The styling is as bad as the dress.

  • I like the idea of the dress, but that fringe swoosh at her crotch is just a little too on-point.

  • Anna

    Add a cowboy hat and boots and you have “Rodeo Queen.”

  • @Biting Panda

    So she’s A Major Award now?

    • The Versatile Chef

      ::slow clap::

  • mjude

    I cant get beyond the lipstick. wtf?

  • MilaXX

    If it was some fabric in a different texture or pattern this might work for me, but that is curtain trim. It bugs.

    • The Versatile Chef

      Curtain trim! Yes, it made me think of that old Carol Burnett “Gone with the Wind” sketch. 😀

      • doodley

        “I saw it in the window and I just had to have it.”

  • Carrie

    I don’t mind the dress, but just no to that lipstick. Shame too, the right shade could have lifted the whole look.

  • DuBey2

    Majorette wannabe, anyone?

  • Michael_Jones

    What a terrible dress. And I hate that shade of lipstick. (There. I feel so much more rested and prepared for my day now. Bitching is such an affirming action.)

  • laura

    Even she looks like she’s having a hard time accepting that much fringe. It looks like she’s trying to cover up some of it in two of those pics.

  • DuBey2

    Uncles, I guess the model is sporting the proper shoes for “walking through a grassy area in the city”.

  • Frank_821

    That’s way too much fringe!. The white fringe would have been enough and more subtle

  • ktr33

    Looks like she has to pee in last pic. As the semi-neurotic, semi-neglectful mother of 2 NYC kids, they and I have spent a, um, piss-load of barefoot time in Prospect Park. So, that’s the least thing that bugs about this get-up for me. Mostly it’s the fringe and the sort of mock turtleneck. Eesh!

    • AnaRoW

      Seriously! I used to run barefoot through the grass too. Germaphobes are going to ruin fun for everyone. Unless there’s a cut on your foot where germs can enter, you can wash your feet later and it’s no big deal. Same goes for the reportedly gross action of walking on a NYC street in sandals or flipflops.

      • boweryboy

        Serious question: Have you actually walked in NYC streets in flipflops? The last time I was in NYC I was pretty grossed out by the stuff I saw on the sidewalks, and I was wearing boots. Admittedly I am a slight germophobe but still…

        • ktr33

          all the time. Or more substantial flip-flop sandals like birkenstock gizehs. A teeny bit farther from the ground. But around my Brooklyn neighborhood, running to the corner, etc., yep, all the time.

          • boweryboy

            I can get behind the Birkenstocks, flimsy flip flops not so much.

      • Constant Reader

        I agree. What ever happened to the idea that coming into contact with germs is good for your immune system? Did that go out of fashion, like carbs?

        • Alloy Jane

          George Carlin had things to say about this. Many hilarious things.

          I’m just a little bit of a germophobe but I think germs are good for kids. It’s why when my third nephew was a toddler, we played fetch with shoes. He gets injured a fair bit because he’s an athlete and a twitch, but his immune system is solid, lol.

          • demidaemon

            He did. And I totally agree with him for it. There has been research done that proves that less exposure to germs and other assorted things actually increases your chances for allergies and other autoimmune disorders.

  • Wendi126

    Little Miss Firecracker

  • Latin Buddy

    Don’t know TLo, that grass looks too kept and polished. I think she might be gone a little too far on staging this photo op. Bring in a couple squares of imported grass.

  • ballerinawithagun

    Etsy, Stella bought a tennis dress at the Salvy, found some stripper fringe in the trim barrel. Voila, an outrageously expensive DIY.

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    “… And you’ll knock’em dead at dinner if your gown just drips with fringe…”

    • I think we could all use a daily dose of quotes from Singin’ In The Rain. I can watch that film all day.

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        Okay – challenge accepted! I’ll be back tomorrow to add a suitable SitR quote to one of TLo’s posts. *rubs hands together with glee*

        And yes, as a young’un I’d watch it, rewind the videotape and watch it again, rewind the videotape, watch it again…repeat to fade.

        • Constant Reader

          Excellent! I can’t wait! It’s one of my favorite movies, too.

        • I look forward to that!

          “And yes, as a young’un I’d watch it, rewind the videotape and watch it again, rewind the videotape, watch it again…repeat to fade.”

          I still do that. No shame. I also did that to Gone With The Wind. Again, no shame.

  • Alyssa

    After a brief showing of potential with yesterdays gown on Vera, Stella has returned to her normal place of me wondering why anyone wears her “designs”.

    • BlairBear

      I’m convinced that whatever isn’t terrible is conceived by one of her design assistants

      • Alyssa

        Must be. After all the evidence she’s presented over the years, it’s the only logical explanation.

        • demidaemon

          Or maybe the design assistant convinces her to make a major change or, more likely, just leave shit alone. Possibly using duct tape.

  • boweryboy

    For fuck’s sake Stella, just stop it already!

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  • BlairBear

    It surprises me that Stella can so consistently torture fabric and make women look awful. Also can we stop with the are they nipples or are they darts shit ? It’s not a game I care to play

  • sherrietee

    What’s with the dream catcher chain mail?

  • GillianHolroyd

    I’ve got it! Majorette Uniform!

  • rebeemoon

    I think the dress is really interesting. It looks good on her. But the lipstick ruins everything.

  • Jecca2244

    ugh i always want to embrace the colored lipstick because I have a drawer full of them, but this looks a little too garish.

  • Joanna

    All I have to say is WTF??? with respect to the lipstick. Something about this chick bugs me.

  • Crystal

    Why does it have saloon-boudoir fringe on it??? why???? It was such a cute dress.

  • suzq

    Stella strikes again!
    I’ve been known to walk BAREFOOT on that kind of grass! I’m more worried about the lawn chemicals than the dog pee.

    • Kent Roby

      I’m very amused that she’s wearing “Nudist” sandals…in blue. I suppose it’s referring to Naturist Smurfs?

  • PastryGoddess

    Stella’s other joint is making ugly dresses that don’t fit. Her other other joint is making nightgowns and calling them dresses, then selling them for 5 figures

  • random_poster

    Bad lipstick color. I like the idea of a sine-wave-like embellishment at the bottom of a simple garment, but not the execution on this one.

  • msdamselfly

    Does this woman ever act? She’s a figure at every fashion event yet I’ve never seen her onscreen.

  • Christine Hart

    Guilty as charged as to sandals in the city, can’t take the californian out of the girl.

    OTOH, I usually wear closed-toe toms when I walk my dog in Washington Square, so perhaps I’m subconsciously protecting myself

  • BKagainwiththesweatpants

    You can see that lipstick from the space station. And I want to spray Lysol/Purell on her feet.

  • Bad Idea Jeans

    I like it, even if it does contain a patch of chain mail. Wait, no, ESPECIALLY if it does contain a patch of chain mail. I do not usually like her designs, but I think it helps that Emmy is really good at wearing clothes.
    Lipstick shade, however, is godawful. And a young lady in naked heels should not be forced to walk on the grass, let alone pose on it.

  • VioletFem

    I like the dress, the real misstep here is that lipstick.

  • marlie

    This isn’t quite so bad. It’s not a Stella McCartney that makes me recoil in horror, so that’s a positive. I’m more annoyed that they a) couldn’t mow the lawn before the event, and b) had her out on the grass in shoes that were most certainly sinking into the soil.

  • Froggae

    The two layers of fringe would have been fine, cute even. But typical of Stella McCartney she goes to far and adds that pointless and ugly black and white netting strip.

    And while I understand the instinct to recoil at the thought of pee-baptized grass, I just have to throw out that occasional mild exposure to germs is good for you! A better immunity-booster than any bullshit alternative medicine on the market.

  • Excellent call on the sandals, Sirs T&Lo. I don’t even wear sandals in my neighborhood – the rivers of dog and hobo urine that make up downtown LA…you could paddle upstream to work in them.

  • decormaven

    Do resorts now include saloons? Then this fringe-draped monstrosity will fit right in.

  • elleg929

    It looks like the longer version of my high school’s drill team uniform. Yikes.

  • kimmeister

    The open-toes in grass doesn’t bother me much, because feet are washable. What’s worse is to me is a stiletto in the grass. Besides the fact the grass stains aren’t likely to come off of shoes, she was perforating and aerating that lawn with every footstep. It’s never a cute look when you’re walking, and suddenly your heel sinks into the dirt, and you nearly twist your ankle.

  • Tracy_Flick

    Fringe like that always reads “JC Penney bedding” to me.

  • ashtangajunkie

    My mom’s 80 year old husband wears mock turtlenecks too! Samesies, Em.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Stella, a word of advice: Taking fringe from a majorette costume and sewing it to the bottom of a dress is not a fashion breakthrough. And please, why is a lovely woman wearing fluorescent dayglo pink lipstick?

  • Gatto Nero

    Hate the dress. It’s a bore except for the tacked on fringe and netting, which are hideous.
    Wash your feet, Em.

  • NBG

    Nice of her to completely botch the lipstick. It saved me from having any expectations about scrolling down to see the rest of the look.

  • CommentsByKatie

    I actually really like this one; I’ve never seem trim applied like that and it feels unique/quirky to me instead of lampshade/saloon/literal 20’s, which that kind of trim usually evokes from me. Instead she looks chic and beautiful, albeit a little uncomfortable – she looks like she’s thinking about the dog pee, lol.

  • Bernadette

    That frock looks like a lampshade.

  • Lex

    The lipstick is tragic

  • appliquer

    It looks like a flag banner made in to a dress. Sorry, Em, but the makeup is awful.

  • Dress looks cheap…

    • Gatto Nero

      Well. It’s Stella.

  • Shalhevet

    Somthing about the white/navy mini summer dress just feels so fresh and cool.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I didn’t mind this with the white fringe, but the navy fringe is just too much. Neon lipstick must die.

  • judybrowni

    Really, who needs all eyes to go to the fucking hem of your dress?

    Chain mail plus two rows of Victorian lampshade fringe? Really?

  • Myra Amler

    Dress is OK, I don’t like how it pulls. The lip color is a crime against humanity.

  • crash1212

    Seems like the same hem attention getting device could’ve been attained by using patterned fabric rather than that awful fringe. Poor Stella…never knows when enough is too much.

  • Kristi Mitchell

    Must give a big fat THANK YOU to Tom and Lorenzo for putting that idea in my head about the grass. Not once, in all my 5,000+ picnics I’ve ever had in my life time did I EVER stop to think about all the dog/animal piss the grass is coated with. I don’t know that I’ll ever be able to frolic barefoot through another patch of grass again. (Runs out of the room sobbing. . . . )

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Who notices the pee toes or the crazy hem when HER LIPS ARE GLO PINK? Sorry. I hate that shade. And it makes her look like she got a bad sting and needs some benedryl.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    Between Gwynnie’s hair and Emmy’s lip color, it’s Halloween in June here at TLo.

  • Caitlin Rain

    She’s the chicest drill team captain in all of Dallas county!

  • Shawn EH

    She’s prettier than the model, but the only thing I like about the look is the model’s shoes. This is like a toned down version of that plastic horror paisley dress she was forcing on everyone two years ago.

  • Lisalady161

    I would like to see her moving in it. Fringe on a dress is there to move independent of the wearer. That’s the only reason (IMO) it’s charming.

  • Alloy Jane

    Conjunctivitis eye makeup and lips styled by play dough. The chain mail bit is interesting but the fringe, well… It’s fringe.

  • Mothra

    Someone wipe that lip color OFF HER FACE RIGHT NOW. And she looks like the lampshade leg from A Christmas Story.

  • Dan_In_NYC

    That dress is fug, and I can’t with the Robert Palmer-esque styling.

  • livesarah

    Ugly dress. Of course.

  • demidaemon

    Well, Stella strikes again, showing us how to ruin an inoffensive dress. Yay.

    Fringe is never the answer.

  • That hair is waaaay to severe.

  • Columbinia

    I just want to click a Like button for T+LO. My favorite line: “typical McCartney joint of taking a simple dress and adding weird stuff to it.” That explains so much.