Jessica Alba in Romona Keveza at the Magnum Golden Butterfly Awards

Posted on June 23, 2014

Jessica-Alba-Romona-Keveza-Magnum-Golden-Butterfly-Awards-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLOJessica Alba attends the Magnum Golden Butterfly Awards at the Zorlu Center in Istanbul, Turkey in a Romona Keveza strapless metallic gown from the Spring 2014 collection paired with a Jenny Packham ‘Belle’ clutch.






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  • Chris

    She’s like an Oscar statue- everything from head to toe is the same color.

    • Kitten Mittons

      I’ve always thought she has the most gorgeous skin, as it always has a healthy look and a golden glow. But a gold dress definitely turns her into a statue.

      Just like most of her looks, it’s not bad, it’s just…..meh.

    • Sam Smith

      Too true, but my initial impression was how lovely.

    • gabbilevy

      Or in this case, a golden butterfly.

    • kmk05

      Same shininess from head to toe too. Her MUA should ease up on the shimmer.

  • Noah

    Coulda used a stronger lip, but I think this is pretty good, all in all.

  • Sarah

    It seems crazy to admit that someone in a gold metallic dress would be as boring as Oatbeil in…everything, but there it is.

  • Danielle

    The curse of the Jessicas… she’s slowly morphing into OatBiel.

    • Sarah


    • Thomas

      Weren’t they both at the peak of their popularity around the same time period too? Siena Miller and Blake Lively as well? It’s like 2007 or whatever was the peak of pretty, but bland.

    • Jessi03

      Oh no! As a fellow Jessica, should I be concerned? Hope Jessica Rabbit is doing ok… :)

      • Alicia

        Maintain your fabulousness! Don’t slide into oatmeal.

      • Danielle

        I’ll give you and Jessica Rabbit a lifetime pass. Also Jessica Lange.

        • Jessi03

          I’ll extend that pass to the memory of Jessica Tandy, may she rest in peace, as well. What a fabulous woman.

          • SierraDelta

            I read once that Big Bill the Bard invented the name “Jessica” when he wrote The Merchant of Venice.

          • Jessi03

            It’s true! She was Shylock’s daughter, and the “good Jew,” since she converted. Womp womp.

  • Glam Dixie

    I wish she had kept the belt and I want to hoink it up an inch at the bust, hair kind of unflattering, otherwise, she looks pretty.

    • evave2

      Boy, I agree with everything you said. It is a-maz-ing! I also think her hair looks a little greasy? And I fear her wazoonkas will fall out while she is walking.

    • Gatto Nero

      Yes — it’s better with the belt.
      I’ve never liked the mermaid silhouette, though.

    • FibonacciSequins

      I prefer it with the belt.

  • Alicia

    Pretty and pretty boring. What about some teal nails or a stronger lip?

  • ccinnc

    She looks good. I just don’t like dresses with slits that vomit out fabric.

  • PinkyK

    Not my fave. She needs a deeper tan or fabric with more contrast to her skin tone. However, cut is really good on her.

  • Capt. Renault

    Gold all over? Careful for skin suffocation, Jessica. It’s all right as long as you leave a small bare patch at the base of the spine to allow the skin to breathe.

  • Julie Chase

    She sure loves her metallics, doesn’t she?

  • leahpapa

    She’s just mad no one’s given her a free ice cream bar yet.

    • Kitten Mittons

      Ooohhh…..THAT Magnum. Gotcha.

      • Sarah

        I was thinking large wangs or Dodge automobiles.

        • leahpapa

          Maybe she wants those, too?

          • Heather

            I’ll take the former, decline the latter.

        • Kitten Mittons

          I didn’t get as far as the automobile…

          • Sarah

            I like that station wagon, so I always think of it when Magnum comes up. About a half second after I think of large wangs.

          • Kitten Mittons

            My brain goes in this order:
            1. Large Wangs
            2. Magnum P.I.
            3. Large Wangs
            4. Oh yeah… cream.

          • Sarah

            I am TRULY ashamed that I forgot Tom Selleck. Especially because I was just in the last ten minutes looking at pics of him and some large sandwiches photoshopped into waterfall scenes. Delightful.

          • Kitten Mittons

            I…..I really don’t know how to respond to this. I think you just short-circuited my brain.

          • Sarah

            Sad & Useless Humor Blog. “Tom Selleck Photoshopped into Waterfall Scenes With a Sandwich”

          • Kitten Mittons

            Speechless and Side-tracked.

          • Sarah

            So. Good.

          • Kitten Mittons

            I’m almost sad that these have been on the internetz for nearly 4 years, and I’m just now getting to enjoy them.

            And for no reason at all, I’m craving a French Dip.

          • Guest

            Have you seen Bea ArthurMountains Pizza? Same concept, and perhaps even more epic.

          • Sadezilla

            Have you seen Bea Arthur Mountains Pizza? Same concept, made perhaps more epic by Bea Arthur.

          • Sarah

            No, but I’m not interested in Bea Arthur, sexually, so while I’m sure I’d find it entertaining, I might not like it quite as much 😉

          • demidaemon

            I thought everyone was sexually interested in Bea Arthur. 😉

        • Alicia

          I was going with photographic collectives. Now I am feeling uncommonly classy and cultured!

          • Sarah

            That you are, Foodycat, that you are.

          • Kitten Mittons

            Clearly, your feelings are totally founded!

        • Kent Roby

          Not to be confused with Vera Wang. Which makes me think of “Members Only” jackets; I used to call them “Penises Only” (I was really immature then, and I’ve only gotten worse!). “Vera Penis”: yeah, that works!

          • Sarah

            You are a singularly charming weirdo.

          • conniemd

            I was reading a trial transcript from the 80’s where the Defendant wore a “Members Only” jacket, as described by an eyewitness and I had no idea what a “Members Only” jacket was. This is the only place that keeps me culturally current at all.

          • decormaven

            Laughing so hard. Members Only jackets- I remember our best friends had his and hers Members Only leather jackets. So jealous then; so thankful now we never got ones of our own.

          • Kent Roby

            I was “too cool” to wear Members Only, yet I was so tragically uncool that I had the black nylon parachute pants with the zippers at the bottom to expose the royal blue insets!

        • Kent Roby

          The irony with your statement is that few people seem to dodge large wangs!

      • leahpapa

        I’m guessing – the font looks similar? Or maybe I just have ice cream on the brain…

        • Kitten Mittons

          That’s better than what was on my brain, I think. You are a lovely, clean-minded soul.

          • leahpapa

            Confession: 96% of my paradigms are food-based, food-related, or food-adjacent.

          • Kitten Mittons

            Ain’t no shame in that.

          • Skippymom1

            You’re singing the song of my people. I need a shirt that says this.

      • kimmeister

        What exactly are they awarding here, does anybody know? You get a golden butterfly for doing . . . ?

        • Kitten Mittons

          I had to look that up. They are annual awards given out in 26 categories that seem to be mostly TV and Music related, chosen by readers of some daily Turkish publication.

          Alba was the Guest of Honor this year.

          • demidaemon

            So random. Thanks for googling, though. It’s about the only thing that grabbed my interest in this post, other than the multifaceted ways we BKs can say “BLAH.” I mean, most of this conversation has been about Magnum condoms, after all.

          • Kitten Mittons

            Hee, I’m partly to blame for that. I would blush, but it led to Magnum P.I. so…

          • demidaemon

            You shouldn’t be blamed; you should take credit for it. Otherwise, we’d be stuck with a whole bunch more “enh.”

  • ashtangajunkie

    It’s pretty because she’s pretty, but so are a lot of boring things.

  • Gatto Nero

    Pretty fabric, fits her like a glove, etc. etc.
    I’m bored.

  • NBG

    I feel like every ladystar has worn some version of this. It’s fairly standard and too close to her skin tone.

  • Anna

    The “Magnum Golden Butterfly Awards” sounds like the Lifetime Achievement Awards ceremony for Mariah Carey.

    It’s pretty-dull.

    • Glam Dixie

      Can you imagine the hoochie crap Mariah would have worn to an awards ceremony named that? We’d be laughing all day long at the ‘look at me I’m hot I’m relevant and young and plus – butterflies!’

      • Anna

        I know! I’m really hoping she was invited!

      • Thomas

        I saw somewhere that she has a “butterfly” named drink now. It’s like she’s stuck with a 7 year old’s mentality.

        • Imasewsure

          My guess is that the Hello Kitty brand wanted too much for the copyright so she had to go with butterflies for her “adult” beverage … Bet it tastes like cotton candy

        • MilaXX

          Mariah Carey has the Butterfly drink. I saw it in Walgreen’s this weekend. It looks like pink sugar water.

          • decormaven

            That is classic. Never change, Mariah. Never change.

  • mjude

    I don’t get her & I think she looks like an Oscar statue.

    • Sarah

      Agreed on both points.

  • Thomas

    What does she do these days other than show up to events?

    • Glam Dixie

      I think she still stars in C list movies.

      • Sarah

        She has a holier-than-thou online eco-friendly baby products company.

        • Glam Dixie

          Ug, thanks Sarah I had managed to completely block that from my memory. I bet she and Goop get along great.

          • Thomas

            Maybe not because they probably look at each other as competition lol

        • Jacob Bowen

          Yes, when I see her I think “Honest”

      • Alicia

        There’s another Sin City coming out soon – so we’ll probably be seeing a lot of her for a while!

        • Kent Roby

          Oh, speaking of which, did you catch Rosario Dawson on Jimmy Fallon last week? She looked awesome!

          • Alicia

            I didn’t (I have to make a special effort to find American TV!) but I will look out for her. I loved her since 25th Hour.

          • Kent Roby

            I never ever watch any of the late-night shows, but I somehow accidentally caught her that night. The hair on one side of head was buzzed really short for Sin City; the slightly-radically ‘do works really well with her natural beauty. She was a terrific guest, very at ease, kept a baby white alligator in her lap for a while when the animal guy was on. She said that when she cut her hair she expected a reaction from her mom, but her mom (who once had a full true mohawk) was unimpressed! I lerve me some Rosario!

          • Alicia

            I will definitely look for it! She always seems so warm.

          • marlie

            I did – it was great! I loved the part with the alligator. Especially Fallon’s reaction…

    • FibonacciSequins

      I was just wondering if she gets paid to attend an event like this.

      • Alicia

        I’d imagine so. They get paid for all the store openings and other events they turn up at – I can’t believe she’d go to Turkey on her own dime for this.

      • Heather

        Wondering the same. This girl’s career seems to be focused around attending events for awards of dubious significance.

  • FibonacciSequins

    I think my Barbie had that dress.

    • boweryboy

      It reminds me of the Solo Under the Spotlight Barbie evening gown. And even Barbie had the good sense to wear a statement necklace.

      • Sarah

        That is a great Barbie!

  • Kathy

    She’s pretty, but it’s a little Goldfinger.

  • LadyVimes

    Pretty enough. I wish she had gone with a belt to make it more interesting.

  • Nancer

    Beautiful. No complaints here.

  • boweryboy

    It’s a basic and somewhat boring dress, even with the dramatic train? mermaid hem? Definitely needs the belt.

    Also, I would swap out the dangly earrings for some studs and play up her décolletage with a dramatic necklace. Make-up is too shiny and the hair looks like it belongs on a 10 year old boy. Overall it’s safe and serviceable.

  • formerlyAnon

    Except for wishing she had more color on her face, I was loving this till I got to the . . . inset mermaid train?, gored side train? ??? Not sure what to call that. Don’t love.

  • Janet B

    Pretty silhouette, but a failure on her.

  • Audrey Lee

    I think she looks like an underwater basketweaver’s final project. The face is gorgeous, the hair is meh, but that dress lol.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Boring, but perfect for the “Golden Butterfly Awards”. That backdrop is awfully short, and it is out in the parking a lot?

  • Kent Roby

    She seems overdressed for what I assume is the launch of a new style of Magnum condoms. I’m bored with this.

  • colleenjanel

    Some ladystars are having a hellaciously hard time letting go of their nude lips!

    Whack off the train, add the belt back, discover a real lip color, and this might have been spot on.

  • The Dose of Reality

    She is on my irrational hate list, but I have to say she looks GORGEOUS here. I do wish she’d kept the belt.

  • MilaXX

    Can we ban the nude/pink/taupe/greige/old-bra colored dresses for a minute? I am so over seeing lady celebs in gowns that match their skin tone.

  • Joanna

    She and that dress are the exact same color. It needed a belt, at least.

  • Amila99

    beautiful as always

  • IAmJ

    When in doubt, keep the belt.

  • NurseEllen

    Belt: yes. Hair: no. Makeup: no. Color: no. Silhouette: no. Fit in the bustline: no. Earrings: yes.
    I give her a 6.5/10.

    • marlie

      That’s generous. Then again, there’s nothing really *offensive* about what she’s wearing. It’s all just so snoozeworthy.

  • Aidan B

    Too monotone and shiny for my tastes. She could do better.

  • Maluca

    She really needed the belt.

  • MissMariRose

    She looks gorgeous. A small quibble though, with her hairstyle. It seems too severe, especially since the drop earrings don’t really add anything to the overall look.

  • Andrea Lentz

    she is so boring. Not even turning herself into a golden statue interests me. Does anyone really consider her a fashion icon?

  • cwade1211

    She is SO pretty and the dress is lovely, but somehow the train of the dress looks heavy and droopy, more so than in the picture of the model.

  • JP

    I wish she had kept the belt from the runway look.

  • Bert Keeter

    It would have been beyond amazing without that tired train effect. Hem should just hit the floor…modern, clean and a damn more wearable!

    • Tess Danesi

      Yup, I was thinking that that train drags the whole thing down. The fabric doesn’t look heavy until it hits that train and then it all goes to hell.

  • AndieJay

    She’s all the same color. She looks like a statuette. “And now, presenting the Alba Awards!”

  • Crystal

    Has she had a project out in the past 5 years?? Is she literally just getting paid to be pretty and show up to events?

  • MinAgain

    I like it, but she needs a bolder lipstick color and a bracelet with colored stones to offset all the gold.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    It’s pretty, but so very bland wearing the bland.

  • macaroni

    It needs the belt.

    • Edie Rose

      I loved that she didn’t wear it :)
      I can never really understand the obsession with belts sans a purpose.

  • marlie

    So I guess the dress code for the “Golden Butterfly Awards” was to dip yourself in gold? It’s a pretty dress (even if it is a little on the boring side), but this look is BEGGING for some color somewhere. And the body shimmer doesn’t help.

  • nannypoo

    In the last picture, at first I thought she was holding an award she had won, and I wondered why on earth anyone would give her an award. Then I realized it’s her clutch. So that makes a lot more sense.

  • FridaStaire

    Um, isn’t a magnum an ice cream? Is she at an ice-cream award ceremony???

    • dschubba

      Good question. All Google’s telling me about the Magnum Golden Butterfly Awards is that Jessica Alba showed up to them.

  • demidaemon

    She looks fine, I guess. I’m bored and weirdly distracted by the bronziness of her skin.

  • quiltrx

    It’s quite impressive to be so shiny and so invisible at the same time.

  • Joey Melliza

    should have worn the belt

  • livesarah

    She looks kind of waxy, and the colour is not helping.

  • Victoria Pavlova

    I love this on her. It may be considered boring, but I love it.

  • GillianHolroyd

    Yep, she looks amazing. It may be a cliched look but the fit is immaculate and we don’t see that enough on the RC these days.

  • frannyprof

    “Magnum Golden Butterfly” sounds like the name of a fancy sex toy.

  • JynxTheCat

    a study in taupe.