Keri Russell at 2014 Coach Summer Party

Posted on June 18, 2014

It’s kind of hilarious how incongruous the Coach bags all look at the Coach party. It’s like there was a box of purses at the end of the step-and-repeat, with a harried publicist randomly handing them out to passing celebrities.

Keri-Russell-2014-Coach-Summer-Party-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Keri Russell attends the 2014 Summer Party presented by Coach and Friends Of The Highline in New York City.

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This outfit’s kind of “summer in the city” hot, even though we question the wisdom of wearing a leather skirt in the city in summertime. On the other hand, it’s been an uncharacteristically cool June so far, and she’s definitely a gal who can rock a leather mini and simple black pumps. We like the look. We just wish the hair and makeup didn’t look so DIY. We realize this is a low-key event, but she looked like she applied her lipstick while walking up a flight of stairs.

That last line was some primo bitchery. Come on. Give it up.




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  • Kate Andrews

    Nice one. And yeah — they may have been handing out those bags randomly. Wouldn’t surprise me!

  • Veronica Mers

    What is with all the fringe on that bag? But wow, is Keri Russel ever pretty.

    • lexilexi

      She is so pretty… have you seen her in The Americans… she’s the mother of almost-teenagers on the show … maybe one is… and she just barely looks old enough to pull it off. But a fun show – and she’s a great actress.

      • Veronica Mers

        I agree-she is outstanding on The Americans!

      • Kent Roby

        Now that I’m almost caught up on Mad Men and Orange I’ll probably check that show out; I think there have only been 2 seasons so far, so it’ll be fairly easy to catch up.

        • mixedupfiles

          It’s a great show.

    • karonf

      I love a cross body bag but I just picture the fringe getting caught in the elevator door and me not noticing. Then when the elevator descends into the metro I get all caught up in the strap and get my fool neck broken.

  • Rhonda Shore

    She looks better at this event then most of the attendees…don’t care for fringes on bags, however. It’s a bit too hippie-ish.

  • lecoffeeaddict

    Love how simple it is. And her eyes are really striking.

  • deelup

    I love her. She looks great.

    • imspinningaround

      Yup, this is an outfit I would try to replicate for myself. Chic.

      • merciblahblah

        I could not agree more with you. In a heartbeat.

  • Jennifer Bober

    This fits better than the last one. If the bags weren’t in black they’d be more appropriate for a summer event.

  • Sarah

    Not only is that lippy DIY looking, it is a gross color. I hate that neon pink in almost every instance.

  • That purse looks cheap. Drop the mic.

  • ashtangajunkie

    Love the outfit, but yeah, that lipstick is harsh.

  • alyce1213

    Fashion Victim Lips, the rest is cool and chic.

  • “That last line was some primo bitchery. Come on. Give it up.”

    Crow, Sirs. Crow proudly.

  • KinoEye

    She is gorgeous, as always. But am I the only one who’s bugged by the half tuck? Looks like A) the top got stuck in the skirt as she hurried out of the bathroom to grab the bag from a publicist, or B) She was rolling around in the limo beforehand and it came untucked. Other than that and the lipstick, loving everything going on here.

    • Sarah

      I really hate that half-tuck. It is purposeful, in some kind of combination of the desire to look informal and yet still show how slim one is by highlighting (half of) the waistline. So contrived.

  • shopgirl716

    Applied lipstick while driving down a dirt road? My grandmother did it all the time. You can imagine the results. Keri Russell looks amazing.

    • MoHub

      The makeup lady in Airplane! is where my mind went.

  • dustinrhodes

    Her face looks stunning. Make-up, to my eyes, is perfection.

    • Yup, the kind of “natural” look I always strive for.

  • nicky

    You misspelled her name in the headline.

  • MilaXX

    I like this look. The messy hair and low key makeup work. She’s the first celeb at this event who managed to get a Coach bag that works with the outfit.

  • Shawn EH

    So pretty it hardly matters, but ugly bag. She needed one more chic and frenchy.

  • hughman

    The skirt and pumps vs. that bag and top. It’s like one of Robert Palmer’s dancers joined the Peace Corp.

  • Kent Roby

    All these casual looks have me jonesing for a tall cup of couture. I think I shall peruse the creations of Guo Pei to help readjust my fashion equilibrium.

  • mjude

    I’m starting not to “get” the coach bags. do not look summer to me.

    • Introspective

      that’s a huge problem for me too. this is a summer purse event with bags that are screaming for a windy day, a tweed coat and a tall boot.

  • Introspective

    love this look. wonky lip and all.

    I was one that *looooved* keri as felicity. stuck with her thru the hair change and all. have not seen the americans because i literally am too busy to take on new shows but am hoping to soon, simply because of my felicity love.

    • kimmeister

      And she’s barely aged since then!

    • another_laura

      Introspective, just IMO but it might be worth dropping one of your shows to make time for The Americans. It’s really really really good.

  • Raspberry2012

    The hair looks just like, “I’ve had it with this heat and it’s not even quite summer yet!” Makeup isn’t too bad. The outfit is cute – the bag doesn’t go with this either, but it’s a little better due to it being a bit less fringey and the fact that she has on a leather mini.

    • marlie

      You mean how my hair looks today? Yeah. My ‘do gave up before I even got to the office.

  • FibonacciSequins

    The only thing I don’t love about this outfit is the color of her lipstick. By the way, you may have been kidding about a publicist handing out bags to celebs, but it looks to me like that’s exactly what happened.

    • another_laura

      I’m seriously imagining that there must have been a line of Coach publicists, grabbing the bags from the stars and starlets at the end of the stop-and-repeat, and running behind the photographer line to get them back in the box at the beginning of the line. They could do the event with as few as ten bags and just recycle them. How efficient!

  • elemspbee

    she looks quite cute; not overdone. love that top.

  • KT

    I love the idea of this look, but it’s not quite there. She should either ditch the dressy pumps and go for some kind of chunky heel/bootie/wedge, or ditch the bag and go for a more minimalist/chic over-the-shoulder bag. I don’t even mind the slightly undone hair and makeup. She’s almost killing it, but still looking quite cute.

  • Imasewsure

    I think they played volleyball at the beginning of the event and the losing team had to give up their own purses and pose with these giant messenger bags as punishment (or their real clothes and hair brushes may be stuffed inside.. not sure). That being said, Keri wins the day (and that is not saying much)

  • marlie

    That last line lad me laughing out loud.

    Her outfit is all sorts of adorable, but I hate the bag.

  • PinkyK

    She has fan-FREAKIN-tastic legs!

  • Cute, lovely, but those heels are way too high, taking the bottom half into the streetwalker zone.

  • suzq

    Take off your shoes, Kerri. I need to see if you have the official Coach grey-toe manicure.

    • Dollhead

      Yes. I think they had a pedicure station right next to the purse bin.

  • cat772

    Chloe’s bag makes this one look pretty sedate! I like everything except for the pink lipstick and the shoes. They are too high and too low cut, like her feet are about to pop out of them.

  • Danielle

    She looks killer. Age has been extremely kind to her. I actually like??? the bag.

  • Lily

    I know this is a purse party, but really. None of these gals so far looks at all comfortable posing with a big sack of fringe.

  • MissusBee

    As someone who almost always applies my lipstick while walking up some stairs (this being London, those stairs are generally on a bus), I can agree that, yes, this is how it looks.

  • ktr33

    Before I scrolled down I thought, ah! Felicity is wearing a cute stripey sundressy thing, but then, Oh. No, not at all. The leather mini and those pointy black pumps her feet are half falling out of? It doesn’t add up to an outfit. What day was this? Right now, at almost 7pm in Brooklyn, it’s 90.

  • nannypoo

    She looks sloppy but cute. That bag is unattractive, as have been all the bags displayed at this event.

  • MagicMermaid

    I saw this and immediately thought, “wow, I love that lipstick; I wonder what she is wearing!”

  • traceyishere

    Not her pink.

  • demidaemon

    This looks awfully casual. I mean, not that the other looks were gowns and drama, but even so, this looks too casual, like she was walking by, andthe event coordinators said, “Look at that pretty modelesque girl walking buy. Grab her and give her a bag.”

  • LadyVimes

    Cute look. Too bad about the bag.

  • quiltrx

    LOL, I made almost this exact “handing them a bag” comment on the Kate Mara post before seeing this one!
    Keri’s a pretty lady, but this does look pretty half-assed style-wise.

  • Someone please educate me, and this is a serious request: how is it possible to tell the difference between lipstick that is self-applied and lipstick that is professionally applied? Feeling inadequate that this subtlety is escaping me……

    • Kristi Mitchell

      My guess is, there is no real definition or sharp defining line to them here, and they looked slightly smeared on the bottom lip, akin to when you are putting it on in a hurry and forgo the lip liner. There also isn’t a lot of sheen to them either, although it could be a matte lip color. And the lip stick is all one flat color as opposed to slight variation in shade to allow the light to hit and amplify the lip. (Make up geniuses – did I get it right?) Of course, the ‘I just came from handing out oranges at my kid’s soccer game and am now on my way to the grocery store for milk’ hair doesn’t help the situation either.

  • lamamu

    Oh, come on, uncles, her lipstick doesn’t look that bad. And I crave that outfit neck to toe.

  • Jeannie Shmina Greenwald

    I think she looks rather edgy/cool in with the leather skirt and stilettos. The bag adds a bit of roughness to her pretty and I like it. I love the bag for sure. And she’s so pretty here, and fabulous in The Americans. That series is a must watch!

  • crash1212

    Best outfit ever. She looks edgy and cool and I love the lipstick pop of color. Pretty perfect to my eye.

  • DeniseSchipani

    I love the bag! But if I carried it, I’d at least put some shit IN it. Empty purses just look stupid, like empty takeout coffee cups in TV shows.

  • RescueMe23

    I just can’t with the shoes. For the past few weeks the shoe selection seems to ruin every look. And boy does she look exhausted!

  • SugarSnap108

    She is so pretty. But that hair and makeup are aggressively trying to deny that.

  • Engred Chai


  • I love good bitchiness in the morning, so thank you for that. I hate her shoes, however. My eyes are watering when I imagine the lack of feeling in her toes. Gladiator sandals (a paired down version) would have been better, I think.

  • Lex

    Love love love the top but I’m one of those girls who thinks dark blues look best with brown leather accents over black. Just a preference, so therefore the pumps and skirt detract from the look. The bag is hideous- an outfit ruiner for sure.

  • smh4748

    This all works for me, except the bag. She looks great.

  • maggiemaybe

    Cute as hell. Just love her.