Gillian Jacobs Style Double Shot

Posted on June 11, 2014

Couple of really cute and discussable dresses coming from Miss Gillian, but as per usual with us, we question the styling.


Gillian-Jacobs-Style-Double-Shot-Community-Novis-Monte-Carlo-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Gillian Jacobs attends photocall for “Community” during the 54th Monte Carlo TV Festival in Monte-Carlo, Monaco in a Novis geometric printed shift dress from the Spring 2014 collection paired with Bionda Castana shoes and jewelry by Dana Rebecca Designs and Melinda Maria.

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That print caused an audible “Oh!” to escape our lips upon first view. As in, “Oh! Someone turned a Frank Lloyd Wright stained glass panel into a cute, girlie dress!” It’s such an unexpected design and one so interesting to look at that you can’t help but notice the dress. And we really dig the yellow and pink color scheme with the black accents, although we’re not sure she’s the best person to show it off.

What we really can’t get behind are the yellow shoes, which draw the eye straight down. Black sandals would’ve been the way to set this dress off to best effect.

The hair could use a minor zhuzh, but she’s seaside, so that’s probably an issue.



Gillian-Jacobs-Style-Double-Shot-Community-Novis-Monte-Carlo-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (4)Gillian Jacobs attends a cocktail reception at the Ministère d’État in Monte-Carlo, Monaco in a red strapless dress paired with Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudist’ sandals.

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MAJOR hair-zhuzh needed here. If it’s the climate, then maybe a ponytail would’ve been the way to go. And that eye makeup just looks too heavy to us. But here endeth the complaints, because we love everything going on from the neck down. That is a really cute dress and she’s perfectly on point with the accessories, which give the look a night-time feel to it; perfect for a cocktail party in Monaco, wouldn’t you say?

Honey, maybe pack some Aquanet next time.



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  • RussellH88

    She didn’t Britta it, so good for her.

    • misstressofsylar

      Streets ahead of everyone else.

    • Rottenwood

      She’s the opposite of the opposite of Batman.

  • Thomas

    LOVE the first dress.

    • SuzyQuzey

      Me, too. I would add a skinny black belt, though. And some dry shampoo.

  • shirab

    Be careful on those marble steps with those sky-high heels, please! Yikes, and facing backward too. Celeb life is fraught with danger.

  • melanie0866

    I like the second one, except it seems to be squishing her bust.

  • hughman

    The first dress I want a big black patent leather belt.

    The second dress, you’re on your own. All I see is a walk of shame from a sad, drunk office Christmas party.

    • Imasewsure

      Ah I miss the 90’s!!

  • Sarah

    I think those yellow shoes are so frikkin’ cute, but I agree they are too distracting with the dress. The red dress is okay, but I’m not sure it’s really doing anything for her figure.

    • KinoEye

      It’s kind of making her chest two-dimensional, isn’t it?

    • demidaemon

      Agreed. The low bustline is not her friend.

    • Betsy

      The trim on the red dress makes it look like her boobs are low and wide. And it looks like they’re squished.

  • KinoEye

    Coveting that first dress like mad. Interestingly, I was on a site earlier where you could customize shirts, dresses, and pretty much anything for a price, and was playing around with FLW’s designs for a shirt or dress. The good people at Novis seem to have beat me to the punch!

    • Thomas

      What’s the name of the site?

      • majorbedhead

        Was it Spoonflower? I was doing that, too, until I discovered they wanted $17 a yard for cotton fabric. That’s out of my budget.

  • matildarf

    I had that hair in high school. Before blow dryers and mousse. Oy.

  • That first dress is a real head-turner. I kind of like the shoes, myself, although I’d have liked them better as simple pumps without the whole shoelace around the ankle thing.

  • Cyprienne Zed

    High ponytail needed for the second dress. I love them both.

    p.s. Monaco = I want to go to there.

    • kimmeister

      That backdrop is stunning!

  • Grumpy Girl

    I actually love the first one and the shoes–although they look too big. I dislike the nail polish intensely there though–I saw “red dots” more than my eyes traveled to the shoes.

    The second serving–that makeup makes her look like Hilary Duff. Which is not a good thing (in that she looks cute as herself).

  • Kent Roby

    These looks are so close to being terrific, but come across as a little to “precious” here due to the styling. I agree that the first look needs black shoes and black belt; the second look….I think it needs something to shake it up, like maybe a gold jeweled turban. I’ll reassess these thoughts after a couple of cocktails!

    • Sarah

      Dude. Everything needs a gold jeweled turban.

      • Kent Roby

        I know, right? It’s such an obvious “duh” that I felt silly even suggesting it! I might as well have said “Water is wet”!

  • Danielle

    The second one is adorable, but probably could have been sized up a half size.

  • Scimommy

    Cute dresses! I want to see them both on Lupita.

    • Kent Roby

      I don’t think these dresses would look good worn together. (Yes, I’m in a silly mood, needing more coffee!)

      • kimmeister

        If you folded the second one into a turban, it might work.

        • Kent Roby

          I can not even prepare myself for the awesomeness of Lupita in a turban; it would be the fashion equivalent of staring into the sun…..while riding a unicorn!

  • Griffinqueen

    Interesting and attractive. I’m impressed.

  • I lke the yellow shoes. I just don’t like the way she’s standing in them. I think it’s her weirdly twisted stance, as much as the shoes, that draw the eye down.

  • FuhUgh

    Switch the shoes for the two dresses and we are good to go (from the neck down).

  • Bridget Smith

    I just love how much she loves patterns and color.

  • marlie

    I like both looks, but the first is my favorite. I LOVE that dress, and I disagree with TLo – the shoes are perfect with it! The second is pretty, but seems a little too stiff. Still, not a bad showing.

  • Qitkat

    I just wanna trade places with her. And her clothes. That fabulous Monaco seaside in the perfect LRD 🙂
    I’m surprised someone hasn’t done a FLW dress long ago, it’s super cute, and I adore the yellow shoes.

  • Lisalady161

    I LURVE that first dress. But playing imaginary stylist, I would have pony-tailed her for that one, and done a softer up do with less hair around her face for the second, cute as hell dress. You can see she’s sweating up a storm and no amount of hairspray can help that.

    • Bridget Smith

      Yes, it seems like this is really a “get your hair the hell off your neck” situation that no one was willing to accommodate. And SEE? Look what happens!

  • majorbedhead

    I love that first dress unreservedly. And I love the shoes, but yeah, they do pull focus a little. Still. It’s such a great dress that I can forgive the shoes.

    • CelandineM

      I will take a cute focus pulling pair of shoes anyday over a boring silly putty pump or ugly hoof shoe (shudders).

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Except for the hair, I am on board with both looks.I am in love with Dress no. 1 and the yellow shoes. Their piquant freshness matches. And amuses.

    • DuBey2


  • Digging both dresses, and wondering why she looks so much like Anne Hathaway in the second getup? I’ve got fine hair, too. The struggle is real.

    • kimmeister

      It’s crazy what a difference the eye makeup makes, right? It doesn’t even look like the same person.

      • Kathy

        She looks about 10 years older with the makeup in the second look.

  • kimmeister

    The print of the first dress is so busy, it definitely needed a simpler shoe.

  • BLauD

    I unreservedly love both dresses, but would probably commit unspeakable acts to have that first one. As a girl with fine, thin hair, I feels ya, Gillian. Pulling it back is my saving grace. (Or my short pixie-ish cut in summer months)

  • nannypoo

    But isn’t that second dress doing something bad to her boobs? Or does she just have flat, low boobs?

  • MilaXX

    First look is cute, but I’m not liking the center parted hair. This would have been the time for a pale pink shoe or sandal.

    Second look again the hair is blah. I agree the makeup is too heavy for the locale.

    • decormaven

      She scored with two cute dresses; pity the hair stylist went MIA.

  • Lex

    First dress would look great with a thin black belt and black shoes. Even with a few tweaks, I’m still not convinced she has the coloring to pull that funky dress off. That dress is rad!

  • ktr33

    Two cute dresses! In the 2nd shot, she needs to scrub off that make up that’s 2 shades darker than the skin on her chest, and start over.

  • What a beautiful resort! I want to fly there right now!

  • Imasewsure

    Don’t DIY in Monaco Darling… it’s just so… American….

    Interesting dresses but not loving the first on on her at all

  • FibonacciSequins

    The first dress just doesn’t have enough contrast to her skin tone.

  • Trickytrisha

    Adore both dresses. She at least could have washed her hair.

  • quiltrx

    LOVE the first dress!

  • DuBey2

    Don’t know who she is, but I LOVE her smile in the 1st 2 photos. I would totally wear that 1st dress with the shoes (if I had a tan). The red dress, not so much — NOT flattering to the figure, although I like the fabric and detail.

  • Red is a miss… Looks heavy, lumpy and sort of low end…. may not be…but looks it.

  • alyce1213

    I really like #1. #2 not so much — it’s a bit heavy-looking and makes her chest look bound, almost concave

  • OldPandaDayz

    Love the first look; and as someone with similarly colored thick, straight hair I’ll forgive the styling there. I love nothing about the second look, especially the excessive eye makeup.

    • Gatto Nero

      Agree about look #2. The fabric looks heavy and stiff — though I like the color on her. And I don’t like those “nudist” sandals on anyone.

  • Lily Min

    On first glance, I was convinced that she was Dreama Walker… Thrown off by the hair completely.

  • livesarah

    Wow that second look is a great example of how bad makeup can overwhelm natural beauty. She doesn’t even look like the same person!

    LOVE the fabric on the first dress. It reminds me a bit of kente cloth, but sort of futuristic. Only quibble is that the shape of the dress seems a bit off. Lazy design, banking on the gorgeous fabric to sell it. I would still buy it in a heartbeat.

  • deb

    It is so ridiculously hot and humid over here at the moment, there is no way she could have done anything with her hair except pin it up, or tie it back.

  • MissusBee

    She’s on my (ir)rational love list so it’s hard to be as strict with her as I am with all my other celebrity children.

    Gillian Henrietta Ampleforth Jacobs! Zhush that hair! Change those shoes! Tidy your room!

    Nope, can’t stay mad. She gets $50 for pizza and a cheery exhortation to avail herself of all opportunities for amusement.

  • gloriana232

    Needs a sassy high ponytail in both looks.

  • First dress would be perfected by the right belt.

  • lobsterlen

    What I find so perfect about both looks … both are season appropriate! Which seems difficult concept to pull off these days.

  • MarissaLG

    Ah so THAT’s how you spell zhuzh!

  • Akemi

    Her hair is terrible, and I would love those yellow shoes with another outfit and I really want that red dress.