Lucy Liu Style Double Shot

Posted on June 02, 2014

Miss Lady is ON POINT:

Luci-Liu-2014-Huading-Film-Awards-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Lucy Liu co-hosts the 2014 Huading Film Awards at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Los Angeles, California in a Carolina Herrera strapless gown.

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This is not edgy or trendy or fashion forward. But it’s elegant and beautiful and just really, really well done, from the hair to the earrings to the gorgeous gown. She knows how to put a classic look together and work the hell out of it.

And she knows the value of not messing with a good thing:


Luci-Liu-2014-Huading-Film-Awards-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (6)Lucy Liu attends the 2014 Huading Film Awards at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Los Angeles, California in a Carolina Herrera navy strapless gown paired with a Jimmy Choo clutch and Neil Lane jewelry.

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We could say that her style is somewhat narrow – and to be less charitable about it, it is – but like we said, she knows how to work a certain kind of look to perfection. It’s kind of how we wish Sarah Jessica Parker would dress, instead of resorting to increasingly pathetic Carrie Bradshaw drag.  Yeah, you could say it’s expected but we say in response that looking this put together and chic trumps any concerns about range or trendiness. You don’t mess with perfection.




[Photo Credit: Juan Rico/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES, Mark Davis/Getty Images]

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  • Lori

    Lucy looks great in both of these. I love that Carolina Herrera.

    • conniemd

      She was born to wear Carolina Herrera.

      • Lori

        ITA. Herrera should have her on contract. That would be infinitely more flattering to both actress and clothes than JLaw + Dior.

  • Ginmaru

    Oh thank you! She looks gorgeous. And age appropriate. And stylish. And just lovely.

  • Danielle

    Get her a contract with Carolina Herrera, ASAP. She’s flawless.

    • makeityourself

      And a wonderful palate-cleanser after Ms. Dunham.
      Also, the freckles. Love.

  • Emily Smith

    As a chemist, I need the 2nd dress.

    • Sarah

      Yeah, it’s neat-o that way.

    • I’m not an organic chemist nor do I have anywhere to wear this, but i want one too.

    • your face

      The desire to add some groups is overwhelming. Come here and let me brominate you!

      • Emily Smith

        It just looks like a sheet of graphene to me. Hey bro I put some carbon on your carbon with some more carbon.

    • Frank_821

      I was thinking to add phosphates and make them into DNA nucleotides. We can say she’s carrying the genetic code for chic and elegant

    • livesarah

      I was wondering if that was intentional. Love it.

    • Tracy_Flick

      Gorgeous dress + SCIENCE = clothes lust

    • paginatrix

      YES! Girls who STEM are gorgeous, too!

      • Emily Smith

        I WILL WEAR IT WHILE DOING SCIENCE! Not really that’d be extremely unpractical in the lab and look silly under my lab coat.

  • BlairBear

    LOVE HER!!! thats all

  • moppet

    Her freckles delight me.

  • MaggieMae

    Oh thank God. Monday morning at TLo Central was starting out on a very upsetting note (see: Lupita & Lena)

  • dashwoodstole

    I prefer the second one by a long way. That print just makes it that bit more interesting. But she looks fab in both, ofc.

  • RussellH88

    That second dress is amazing.

  • MarieLD

    I wonder what the seats are covered with in the Ricardo Montalban theater.

    • Karfest

      I’m guessing rich Corinthian leather.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Why, rich Corinthian leather, of course.

  • latina fey

    she is so stunning. i’ve always adored her.

  • Sweetvegan

    Beautiful! Although, I wonder what the story is with the embellishments on the navy gown. They look like carbon-based molecules. Does she have the Krebs citric acid cycle on her dress?

  • Aurumgirl

    She often defaults to Carolina Herrera, and always looks lovely when she does.

  • DuBey2

    Who did the 1st gown? I can’t seem to find that info. And I love the 2nd, and that its Navy

    • KinoEye

      I was wondering, too. My first guess would be Herrera, based on the gorgeous fabric, classic silhouette and the fact that Lucy tends to favor her designs. Beautiful gown.

      • demidaemon

        I think they are both marked as Herrera.

  • TheLaurenJean

    She’s one of the few celebrities who isn’t afraid of prints and does them well. She looks fantastic.

  • I love that LA has a Ricardo Montalban Theatre! And Lucy Liu is a goddess.

  • ktr33

    For a sec I thought it was all the same dress, but that she’d undone her hair (which of course she wouldn’t do), so to me that’s one minor point against, that the 2 dresses are SO alike. And pattern on 2nd dress reminds me of chicken coop wire. So not in love with #2.

  • gabbilevy

    Take notes, all other ladies of Hollywood. Absolute perfection.

  • Fuchsiaforever

    LOVE the hair in the first shot and LOVE the organic chemistry dress!!!!!

  • Fuchsiaforever

    I needed this after Lena & Lupita this morning! Thank you Uncles!

  • littlevase


  • thecitysleeps

    Gorgeous! She is the epitome of bad-ass elegance.

  • AnguaVonUberwald

    Ugh, she is just SO beautiful. I love both of these, could not pick if you held a gun to my head. Perfection.

  • Anna

    My God, her hair in the second photo is just luscious (as is the rest of her, always). She’s gone beyond ageing gracefully, she’s kicking ageing’s ass and taking names.

    Both looks are flawless.

  • Jessica Freeman

    I do agree, if classic is something you do well, no need to try and push the fashion envelope (though I think she could do a good job of it) Loves it all.

  • V No Privacy

    She is perfection. I hope I age half as well as she has. Both physically and in terms of her amazing style.

  • @Biting Panda


  • Sirs T&Lo understand what David E. Kelley never did on Ally McBeal – more Lucy Liu is always a good thing.

  • Kent Roby

    After seeing the post with the wacky cartoony Oriental handbags, it’s kind of funny now seeing Miss Asian Perfection, totally classy and polished.

  • Virginia Lee

    Love her freckles! I actually love how her character dresses on Elementary, not the most flashy stuff, but I always find myself coveting all her outfits.

  • kimmeister

    I’m delighted that she was asked to co-host something.

  • LadyVimes

    Wow. Gorgeous gowns. And her hair on the first one! Beautiful. Love the necklace on the second, it works so well with the geometric patterning of the fabric.

  • EEKstl

    She gets it and understands what works well with her body. That 2nd dress especially is stunning.

  • KinoEye

    Girl was made to wear Carolina Herrera. Granted, they’re not necessarily difficult gowns to wear, but she makes them sing in a way most other stars don’t every time she puts one on. Gorgeous and classic.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour


  • ScarlettHarlot

    Two home runs! Go Lucy!

  • Snailstsichr

    She makes it look so easy. Can I add that I have a bit of a crush on er freckles?

  • ashtangajunkie

    She’s gorgeous enough to pull a Jolie, but I appreciate that she never does. That face!

  • Beardslee

    I’m okay with someone having a narrow style. Lots of amazing looking people do – Chanel, Katharine Hepburn, Irene Apfel – and you know such a person is always going to look great because she knows who she is and she knows how to choose clothes which complement her, body and soul.

  • Shawn EH

    Love how the second look has a more modern print and matching more modern hair and jewelry; the 1st look is all lacey class and her look matches it perfectly. I would have picked the first one as the Caroline Herrera without knowing.

  • FibonacciSequins

    The lesson here is, if you’ve got it, don’t mess with it.

  • unbornfawn

    She looks beautiful.

  • ChaquitaPhilly

    She looks so wonderful! Thanks, Guys! If I ever got dressed up I’d like to look just like that.

  • The Carolina Herrera is perfect. Kinda wish that Lucy had worn her hair down with the first dress and up with the 2nd, since she wore a necklace with the 2nd and not the first, if that makes any sense. I think an updo with an unadorned neck looks a little bare, and long locks should not cover up such a pretty necklace.

  • sk8tfan

    Her hair stylist deserves his or her own shoutout. The updo is particularly lovely. So few lady stars do that right, and she makes it her own.

    • Gatto Nero

      The hair for the first look complements the pattern in the fabric beautifully.
      The gown and styling are perfect in each case.
      Really well done.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    I’m fine with Lucy Liu knowing what works for her and working that to perfection, or near perfection. Lovely and elegant, both looks.

  • altermyego

    Since she’s at the Ricardo Montalban Theater I must put it this way…she looks maahhvalous!

  • Truthiness2U

    Both looks are wonderful to me. And I like classic elegance just fine. There’s a reason it’s called “classic.”

  • I like the second look much better, but both gowns need hemming.

  • quiltrx

    I love both gowns, but the first one in particular is giving me life. I see nothing wrong with looking ‘expectedly’ beautiful!

  • Ashleigh

    she is amazing. Love her hair in the first look.

  • crash1212

    Perfection times two.

  • James

    She is so gorgeous, I love both of those looks.

  • nannypoo

    If I were a celebrity I would wear Carolina Herrera for absolutely every public appearance. These two gowns are gorgeous.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    These looks are cleansing the palette of my eyes. Love them both.

  • Qitkat

    Is this woman born to wear black and white, or not! She is eternally classy. My husband has the hugest crush on her.

  • Sarah Rivas

    I was about ten feet away from her at Comic Con last year. I can confirm she looks this put together even when being swarmed by crazy fans.

  • decormaven

    Gorgeous. Love the jewelry in look no. 2.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    She’s lovely. She does the princess thing to perfection. Good actress, too, which is not something she necessarily gets credit for.

  • Trickytrisha

    Holy cow, both these dresses are glorious on her. And she’s glorious in them.

  • If I had that second gown, I would never take it off. So beauty. I thought it was my lucky day when I opened up TLo and saw a Lucy Liu double shot, she always brings something gorgeous to the table.

  • GeoDiva

    You always go with what works….. Beautiful!

  • Imasewsure

    Love the first look from head to toe but the second one just looks underdone. I don’t like the pattern of that dress either but of course in both she looks beautiful

  • SugarSnap108

    She *is* narrow in her style — gorgeous-only, no room for crap. I love her.

  • random_poster

    Her hair in that first picture is amazing.

  • greymain

    Carolina Herrera is sublime….

  • formerlyAnon

    If she’d done the first hair with the second Herrera gown I’d have called it WERQ. Or at least, WERQ-adjacent.

    edited for clarity

  • E. D.

    Looks great!

  • Denise Rambo

    I LOVE that first dress! And I love that she doesn’t allow her foundation to cover up her freckles.

  • Malibufire

    She is fiercely fierce.

  • Man Dala

    I love both looks for her, very sophisticated. Her expression is happy and relaxed, she’s obviously comfortable in herself.

  • Sophie

    Love the second look, especially that dress and the necklace. She looks great.

  • understateddiva

    I think she and her team are savvy as hell – she tends to get typecast into harder-edged roles, so a softer look on the red carpet is a good contrast. Also, she recognizes that when you are wearing a classic shape, you need a print or bright color to give the dress a “look-at-me” factor. Smart!

  • marlie

    I think she looks stunning in both looks. She definitely has a silhouette – and a designer – that she sticks to, but each and every dress is interesting and beautifully detailed enough that it doesn’t LOOK like she’s wearing the same thing all the time.

    That’s all to say that Carolina Herrera needs to make Lucy Liu the face of her line STAT.

  • e jerry powell

    She’s seriously working the Herrera this year.

  • LeelaST

    Gorgeous. Black & White. Classic.

  • Jessica Goldstein

    Lucy Liu may have a specific look, but (1) she takes risks with color and pattern that many other actresses don’t and (2) she almost always executes her looks to perfection. She’s got a beautiful face, great but slight figure, and lustrous hair. I feel like she knows what will work for her and what won’t, finds ways to make classic looks interesting, and usually ends up one of the best dressed in the room.

  • Perfect.

  • Amel

    Lucy Liu knows how to rock a bold print, for sure. And in the second one she looks like she could walk right onto the set of a shampoo commercial and be good to go. Beautiful!

  • Joe Schmartin

    Eeeeeexcept that the jewelry for the (gorgeous) second dress is terrible. Look again.

  • Lilyana_F

    She has it figured out, this one. Love.

  • MilaXX

    Double werq. Luv huh!

  • gloriana232

    I love the Herrera. So modern. Her hair is always so freaking gorgeous.