Dakota Fanning in SoHo, NY

Posted on August 19, 2014

As an example of what a celebrity looks like when she’s walking down the street in a contractually obligated, head-to-toe, camera-ready getup, we refer you to the last time we featured Miss Dakota, looking adorable in Miu Miu.

As an example of what a celebrity looks like when she gets a free purse so long as she promises to carry it around, we offer the following:

Dakota-Fanning-GOTS-SoHoNYC-Givenchy-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Dakota Fanning out and about in SoHo, New York City carrying a Givenchy bag.

Dakota-Fanning-GOTS-SoHoNYC-Givenchy-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)

Dakota-Fanning-GOTS-SoHoNYC-Givenchy-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (3)Givenchy Pandora Box Mini Crossbody Bag

Dakota-Fanning-GOTS-SoHoNYC-Givenchy-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (4)

Not that there’s anything particularly wrong with the outfit, but it definitely doesn’t have that “styled to within an inch of its life” feel that the previous one did. It’s perfectly “late summer in the city,” but we wish it had the tiniest bit of color to it. She looks depressed.



[Photo CRedit: PacificCoastNews, barneys.com]

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  • Glam Dixie

    She looks like she’s wearing a dress made from old sweatshirts and the bag goes to some other outfit. Love that she is wearing flats.

  • kimmeister

    This girl hates bras, doesn’t she.

    • MartyBellerMask

      To be fair, I don’t wear a bra with my nightgown, either. 😉 Of course, I don’t wear my nightgown out of the house…

      • DebbieLovesShoes

        Ha! Good point (no pun intended, it just turned out that way)

  • Sobaika

    Oh look, it’s Helena! She is my favorite clone.

    • martha jones

      The girl next to her could defiantly be her seestra.

    • muzan-e

      Inside the purse, a little piggy tail.

    • Started catching up on the second season yesterday (day off). So happy Helena is there. Such a comic relief. Also, loved the Patrick Adams cameo. Now wishing for Tatiana to make an appearance on “Suits” next season.

  • Courtenay P

    really cute bag. I want, but don’t want to know the price.

    • homofascist

      It’s only $1,600! Why not buy 5? 😉

      • marlie

        One in every color!

  • hughman

    That purse carries the ashes of all the other young witches who wandered the country before her.

    • formerlyAnon

      Jesus. You MUST NOT quit commenting here until I quit reading. It is not allowed, you understand???

  • Sarah

    She and her friend look like refugees from a hammock-making compound come to the big city to argue their case for legal consumption of peyote on the grounds of “religious use” at the supreme court.

    • kimmeister

      Who both have their phones surgically implanted into their palms.

      • alyce1213

        That bugs me, maybe because I’m from a pre-cell generation.

        • Sarah

          They don’t have pockets in those shifts. And c’mon, if it’s in YOUR BAG of all places, then how will you KNOW what’s going ON???

      • Adrianna Grężak

        I’ve been shooting street photography in NYC for the past 7 years or so. It’s amazing how a large percentage of people are just looking at their phones

        • decormaven

          Yep, life is passing by and people have their eyes glued to tiny screens. I want to be in the moment, not scanning a flippin’ screen. (off to be outside, away from this flippin’ screen.)

        • mapmakerscolors

          as a millennial who is otherwise surgically attached to my own phone, i still can’t stand people who stare at them while they walk down the street. watch where you’re going!!!!

    • spirit52

      Wow, that’s deep! LMAO

    • formerlyAnon


      • Sarah


  • Evil Edie

    Now she looks like she just got done with the gym. Or, at least, how I look when I finish exercising.

    Is it wrong that I love her friend’s birkenstocks? They were my mom’s footwear of choice.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Someone is hungover…

    • J.W.

      Looks that way…or stoned.

    • Yup. That is the face of a woman looking for a sausage mcmuffin and all the hash browns she can eat.

  • imperfectlaura

    This kind of looks like an entry for the “Heidi Klum New Balance” Project Runway challenge.

    • alyce1213

      One that landed in the bottom 3.

    • demidaemon

      I can see that, considering the entire line read cheap and ugly.

  • Dany

    Damn this is haggard. Giving me bad grunge flashbacks…

  • TinyDynamo

    She looks like a regular person. Sure it’s not exciting or stylish, but I find this so much more appealing than the styled-within-an-inch-of-their-lives sidewalk adventures of Ms. Swift & Ms. Witherspoon. Live your life, young lady!

    • Constant Reader

      My thoughts exactly. She looks like a real person having a real life (granted, an extremely pretty real person).

  • SugarSnap108

    I have a similar skin tone, and the LAST thing I would do is wrap myself in gray.

    On a more positive note, it’s refreshing to see a lady star carrying a normal-size bag, in a normal-person way.

    • kimmeister

      Well, it IS a mini bag. I don’t think my wallet would even fit in there.

  • J.W.

    Walking around with your mouth open is not attractive. She was doing it in the other post, too.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Close your mouth, Dakota. We are not a codfish.

      • NBG

        I am reading this out loud in a British accent. As it should be read.

      • J.W.


    • Bridget Smith

      Maybe she has trouble breathing through her nose.

    • DuBey2

      Perhaps chewing gum??

      • J.W.

        One should not chew gum with one’s mouth open like a cow chewing its cud… 🙂

  • RescueMe23

    I’m depressed looking at her…

  • alyce1213

    In the last pic, especially, it kinda looks like the dress is stuck in her panties on one side. In other words, the asymmetrical hem is doing nothing but evil.
    I understand wearing grey and black as camouflage, but this is just too dull — even the sweater is grey. I do love that little bag, though, and cute shoes.

  • knockknockknockpenny

    What on earth is up with the girl wearing the pillowcase next to her??? Dakota looks comfortable and that bag is adorable.

  • Grumpy Girl

    This is a side mullet? The other side appears to be much shorter. And is the hem unraveling in the long tail-end? That said, she would look ok, if she had brushed her hair (if hot, pull hair back into simple pony) and improved her posture. (i say that as a sloucher myself.)

  • BlairBear

    The heavy sweatshirt around the neck kills me it looks so heavy and hot. I would have added a colorful thin knit

  • That purse is way too cute for that look. Give it to me, I can style it better.

  • evave2

    Even if she is wearing “name” stuff she looks so casual. I was actually interested in what her friend was wearing because, you know, COLOR. Pale color, but pale color is interesting next to GREY grey.

  • Jennifer Schiller

    It’s like 8000 degrees with 110% humidity, as least on some parts of the East Coast. I’m depressed too.

    That being said, this outfit is a no and needs a bra.

  • Judy_J

    Attention Taylor Swift: This is what one REALLY looks like when leaving the gym.

  • Adrianna Grężak

    I previously mentioned in other posts that I used to work as a photographer for high-end consignment shops in NYC – I shot a larger version of that purse – super expensive! It kind of kills me that she wore a nightgown with it

  • Sonia Perez

    It looks comfy. I like it.

  • jorinde

    she looks like Dawn from the British “Office” in all these pictures here.

  • spirit52

    She looked at the girl in the hillbilly dress next to her, and was instantly depressed

  • Imasewsure

    That’s my go-to color palette (“it’s not black, at least”) so I kind of dig this outfit…

  • Mothra

    It is a cute purse but she looks like she’s having a not very fun day. Or a very fun outfit. Or a very fun friend who is clearly wearing a nightie in the street.

  • FibonacciSequins

    It would all be better if the sweater thrown around her shoulders was a different color than her gray dress (which I like).

  • SewingSiren

    She looks like she just got out of bed. The bag doesn’t go.

  • marlie

    What the eff is wrong with the hem of that dress?

    It’s a tank/t-shirt dress. I’m not mad at her, BUT I really hate the wonky hem.

  • HeisenbergHattie

    Compare this dress to Taylor Swift’s. Fun & spirited at 24 years of age… verses this sad 20 year old.

  • Janet B

    I don’t mind the casualness of it, but I do object to the grey. There are better drab colors for her to wear.

  • yllas

    Love the purse. It’s too small for me, I carry around coupons, makeup, ibuprofen, pens, note pad, money – like they did last century….. I like to guess, What’s In The Celebrity Bag? (They don’t need big purses, though they’re always hauling around a backpack sized pocketbook.) I would say a debit card or two, a lip gloss, maybe a couple of keys, and of course “medications”. I like the gray dress even though it looks stupid in the summer heat. The rest of her looks like hammered shit.

    • SoAnnaPropriate

      Upvoted for “hammered shit” alone, although the rest of the commentary is spot on.

  • amanda lynn

    I really like the shape of that bag.

  • Bad Idea Jeans

    She and her friend are wearing pajamas. Her friend is wearing Laura Ingalls’ pajamas. That bag can do nothing but elevate it.

  • Arjay Gallo

    I swear i thought this was chloe sevigny

  • Susan Crawford

    I’m just so OVER asymmetrical hemlines . . . nothing wrong with them at ALL . . . just so ubiquitous in the last few seasons that my eyes need a little rest. But if she had to wear this dress, it would have been SO much nicer in a color instead of grey. She always looks better with a little color against her ivory skin-tone.

  • kmk05

    I just don’t understand celebrities’ hatred of bras. Or blush.

    • Lola

      I for one HATE bras, they’re hideously uncomfortable.

      • kmk05

        I mean, I guess it depends on one’s breasts? I have a D cup: there’s no way I can exercise/run for the bus/comfortably walk out of the door without my boobs jiggling (painfully) all over. I guess some women are blessed with firm breast tissue, but not me, and I’m always really conscious when I (or anyone else) have the goods moving away in the breeze.

        What I hate, though, are those bras with any sort of padding in them. That’s definitely uncomfortable.

        • Lola

          That’s definitely a fair point! Being at the opposite end of the spectrum (I have the chest of a small teenage boy) bras are not something I need, or enjoy. But I certainly see that sans bra for a more generous chest would be pretty uncomfortable. I guess because I don’t require the support I don’t wear them all that often, so when I do I find it super, super uncomfortable!

          • kmk05

            That just means you get to wear all those amazing backless strapless tops/dresses which the rest of us can only look at longingly! I get you about the breast spectrum: a cousin of mine is an A/B cup, and she’s all about those bralettes with no underwire or padding at all because she says regular bras are just a no-go.

      • livesarah

        I’ve changed on that issue thanks to age and saggage, but I remember wistfully the days when I could get away with wearing no bra in public!

  • demidaemon

    These are some not so great pictures.

  • kerryev

    They look like sunburned, justifiably cranky tourists from northern Europe.

  • snarkykitten

    Is she sick?

  • cocohall

    I assume even celebrities get their periods, as inconvenient as that may be. My first thought when I looked at her was this poor girl is feeling bloated, has bad cramps and could give two fucks about anything. Such as color, hemlines, bras, shoes, or make-up. The only mystery is why she decided to deploy the bag with this otherwise “Don’t look at me, I’m hiddy today” ensemble. Go ahead, honey. Get yourself a bucket of KFC and some chocolate ice cream and this too shall pass.

  • quiltrx

    Her look makes me sad…but that is one gorgeous little bag! Sorta looks like an old-fashioned camera or binoculars case.
    Of course, it wouldn’t hold a fourth of the shit I drag around.

  • Martha Anderson

    she looks depressed because her feet are in agony walking on cement in those little thin flats
    the dress is fine the sweater is useless all around

  • formerlyAnon

    I like the idea of flats, but those are just . . . dispiriting. Something cute was needed to uplift all that grey cotton jersey.

  • Innuendo

    Those flats look like the type that come in a little zipper pouch to carry around for when your feet can’t handle wearing uncomfortable heels any more.

  • SistaT

    My first reaction upon seeing these pictures was: “Put on some lipstick!” I am turning into my grandmother.

    • conlakappa

      “… and run a comb through your hair!”

    • enchanted216

      I am my grandmother, too! She would not look so sad if she was wearing lipstick. I’m just saying 🙂

  • holla

    She should ask Amy Adams on how to do sweats

  • mom2ajs5

    God, I love that bag! Too bad it’s not big enough to live in which is what I’d have to do if I bought it since it’s more expensive than my house note.

    • livesarah

      I love it too, and I can take a pass on most of the fancy bags featured around… Personally I prefer a big bag as well… If it’s not big enough for a drink bottle and a jumper I rarely would take a second look.

  • conlakappa

    She looks like a stretched-out-yet-equally-unclean Olson.

  • heartbot

    This looks like me every day, and that just makes me love her more.

  • V No Privacy

    Would be improved if she had her hair up in a top knot and cute colorful sunglasses.

  • Stacy C

    DId anyone else think this was Lohan in the thumbnail?!?

  • DuBey2

    There is no way in any location that those shoes look attractive. Or even supportive enough to be comfortable.

    • livesarah

      I’m biased because I think they do look comfortable… But I think they look nice enough, and in keeping with the rest of the (unfortunately drab) outfit.

  • JynxTheCat

    She looks like she’s going to cop