Emma Stone Style Double Shot

Posted on August 28, 2014

Darlings, after all the Olympic-level attention-seeking of the last few days of red carpetry, we found the following look refreshing, although we expect vigorous disagreement on the matter.


Emma-Stone-Birdman-Photocall-Proenza-Schouler-2014-Venice-Film-Festival-Red-Carpet-Fashion-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Emma Stone attends the “Birdman” photocall during the 2014 Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy in Proenza Schouler look paired with Christian Louboutin ‘Door Knock’ pumps.

Emma-Stone-Birdman-Photocall-Proenza-Schouler-2014-Venice-Film-Festival-Red-Carpet-Fashion-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)Proenza Schouler Resort 2015 Collection

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You just have to look at those pants as if they were Mt. Everest. If you CAN make them work, then why not go for it? We think she’s doing it. We’re only so-so on the top, though. And the studded pumps are definitely a ticky-tacky bridge too far. But the pants? We dig them.

After that little style amuse-bouche, it’s back to the world of gowns for us all:



Emma-Stone-Birdman-Movie-Premiere-Valentino-Couture-2014-Venice-Film-Festival-Red-Carpet-Fashion-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Emma Stone attends the opening ceremony and the “Birdman” premiere during 2014 Venice Film Festival at Palazzo Del Cinema in Venice, Italy in a Valentino couture gown accessorized with Jimmy Choo ‘Xenia’ sandals and jewelry by EF Collection and Graziela Gems.

Emma-Stone-Birdman-Movie-Premiere-Valentino-Couture-2014-Venice-Film-Festival-Red-Carpet-Fashion-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)Valentino Fall 2014 Couture Collection

Emma-Stone-Birdman-Movie-Premiere-Valentino-Couture-2014-Venice-Film-Festival-Red-Carpet-Fashion-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (3)

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Lately it seems like a lot of lady stars are sporting necklines that are too wide for them and plunge too far. It’s officially  a red carpet micro-trend, as far as we’re concerned.

But other than that, we have no complaints. We’re surprised by how well she’s working this witchy-goth dress. We suppose it’s smart to have kept the hair and makeup simple. If she’d gone heavy or edgy with either, it would have tipped this over into cliche. And besides, gothy makeup would never suit her.

We don’t much like that hair cut for her.




[Photo Credit: SGP/FAMEFLYNET PICTURE, INFphoto.com, IMAXTree]

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  • PlethoraofBooks

    Adore red-heads in green- particularly her. But I want to yank that knot over to the middle. And if only that had been a bit more V-ed for the plunge, it would have been better I think.

  • lexilexi

    Yes, V is too wide and too deep, but the color is great for her, and I like her hair.

  • MaryMcClelland

    I love the pants. I think first look is young, fresh, and fun – and I like the simple top and slightly funky shoes with it. She definitely has the look and body type to pull the pants off, so why not! As for the gown, love the color on her, but agree the neckline looks like she’s preparing for open-heart surgery. Too much sternum!

    • Rhonda Shore

      I love the pants too, but not with those shoes . Am kind of meh on the dress, tho i love the color.

  • Lolo Andre

    Don’t think she is working this neckline

  • RussellH88

    If the pants were bigger, I’d wear them as PJ pants.

    For the second look, I kinda wish her hair were longer and fuller. It would have fit with the drama of the dress.

  • DuBey2

    Just wondering where the ” jewelry by EF Collection and Graziela Gems.” disappeared to, in the gown look. Her navel, perhaps?
    ETA: would’ve liked the 1st look better if the pants didn’t look cheap to me. Are they “paper-bag waist” pants? Not sure I’m seeing them properly on my monitor.

    • Must be earrings hidden by her hair…she must have disliked them.

  • Someone’s sequencing DNA on her trousers.

    • Anna

      Genome trousers!

    • SugarSnap108

      Great, now all I can see are nucleotides.

    • J.W.

      Even so, may I have them?

  • FibonacciSequins

    The first look was fine except for the shoes, better on the model. Like everything about the second except that neckline, and I’m itching to run a comb through her hair.

    • Grumpy Girl

      Yes about the hair! I don’t mind the cut so much as the fact that it needs to be combed. Not straightened within an inch of it’s life, just less unkempt.

  • Kitten Mittons

    I love both these looks, and I agree with the criticisms of both. Standard pumps would have been better than the tricky shoes in the first look. The second look would benefit from a slightly narrower V-neck. Otherwise, I love that dress on her, and I loooove the color on her. And I really really really love the bob she’s sporting with the gown. She is so damn cute.

    • stonecoldcuddlewhore

      I just got that bob! wish I looked half as good as she does:)

      • Kitten Mittons

        I love that cut. I’m sure you look fabulous!

  • librarygrrl64

    I like the *idea* of the pants in that first one. I just don’t like *those* pants.

  • I love the first look! But her hair is too casual and plain for the second.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    The first look is cute — but can the crop top trend just die right now? Please?

  • Fee-fi-fo-fum

    Poor Jim Carey has got to be eating his heart out.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Jim Carey? Why?

      • alyce1213

        A couple of years ago (?), he did a YouTube professing his love for her. I didn’t see it, I remember reading about it.

        • stonecoldcuddlewhore

          beyond BEYOND creepy.

  • @Biting Panda

    If your sexy neckline is giving the appearance of a completely boobless chest, you’re going it wrong.

    • SugarSnap108

      Exactly. I don’t get the “Nope, no boobs here” neckline.

    • Sartorial_She

      See, I kinda like the deep neckline precisely because it doesn’t put her mammaries on full display. It feels like it’s less about being SEXY!, and more about adding drama to the gown.

      • @Biting Panda

        I agree with you, the deep v works best when you’re not Kardashian sized, but here, I feel the fabric is soooo far apart and there is not enough “hint” of boob. This could be the back of the dress, and we’d be none the wiser.

    • higgledypiggledy

      Generally I agree, but sometimes Kate Hudson showcases her very small bust successfully with a carefree, “nope, I don’t need a bra,” beach/hippie/rocker look. Which is pretty much her jam. Here, in a woodland fairy princess gown, I think it’s not working.

    • evave2

      Panda, you are right. She HAS a nice figure, or at least a NORMAL figure. I like everything else about the dress, it is ethereal.

  • I really love the pants on her. The color of the gown is killer too.

  • higgledypiggledy

    Hey, welcome back, pants I wore in college in 1990! I like your new, tapered shape! Unfortunately, my shape has changed since 1990, too, so I can’t wear you any more. Emma can, though. She looks great.

    • ryenerman

      I laughed for a solid two minutes. It’s funny because it’s true…

      • higgledypiggledy

        Glad to know I’m not the only one who remembers when Putumayo sold clothes, not just music CDs.

    • tallgirl1204

      Even then, they were not a good look for me– although I loved them! I had a pair that I wore all the time, despite my two best straight-guy friends telling me that they were ugly (in the kindest way of course, and with good humor, but pointedly and repeatedly. Made me wear them even more.)

  • jeaniemarie

    love love love both looks!

  • flamingoNW

    Agree on the neckline on that dress, but I love the hair. Like the first outfit except for the shoes.

  • Fitzperry

    I’d have tried to wear those pants at her age and not done so nearly as well . . . . Love the gown, although I’m in total agreement about the plunging necklines. Ready for that little trend to die. I also love the hair – it’s a flattering length for her.

  • I didn’t know Proenza Schouler was doing a capsule collection for Chico’s!

    • imspinningaround

      Oh the sickness of that burn.

    • boweryboy

      All she needs is an armful of crap bracelets and a ugly chunky necklace to complete the Chico’s signature look.

      • DuBey2

        And to be 40 years older than she is…

    • Raspberry2012

      Yes! I do love the style of those pants, but god, that tacky looking print. You nailed it.

    • Constant Reader

      Can’t un-see!

  • Sanglots longs

    That’s a lot of tulle encircling her midriff–it adds about 8 inches to her waist. Considering her waist is probably about 20 inches, that brings it up to a relatively normal size, but I do wish it were more streamlined around the middle.

  • myandyleigh

    I like both these looks. I don’t mind the shoes or the top in the first one, she’s lithe enough to pull it all off, and I really like those pants on her. The gown is beautiful and while I dislike the microtrend of all that solar plexis acreage, this is the girl that can pull that off. Shes got the small perky breasts and smooth torso to make that work. Woman with any breasts at all, or small breasts that sag, should never wear a bodice like that. Emma’s one of the very few who can.

  • Lindsey Romain

    That gown looks lovely on her, but wouldn’t it be ASTOUNDING on Keira Knightley?

    • @Biting Panda

      Just curious, what’s the difference? They have nearly identical bodies?

      • Lindsey Romain

        I don’t mean body-wise – Keira just has that fierce, stormy presence that would make a dress like this sing. Emma is cute and looks very pretty, I don’t mean it as a diss. I just prefer her in stuff that’s slightly more “fun nerd” (probably the wrong wording – I like when she does the sort of updated Annie Hall thing or her short Met Gala dress from a few years back).

    • ShaoLinKitten

      I think I’d fine Keira’s bony chest plate distracting, as I always do when she bares her sternum to the world. I like it on Emma.

  • ktr33

    I kind of like all of the ballgown look, even the hair, somehow. She’s giving quite the Jodie Foster in those pix.
    re the pants, the shoes absolutely ruin it. black sandals.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I’m down with both looks. She’s quirky but not too cloying about it, sort of a “not-that-manic pixie dreamgirl with a brain” thing happening, which I like. And both of these looks both fit that brand. She’s A-ok with me.

  • enchanted216

    Love the pants. Love the gown. Double cute!

  • KendraMR

    Those pants are awesome, but no on those tacky, white pumps. I’m really like that dress on her even though her sternum is completely shown.

  • Imma Mäder

    I wish I could rock (or afford) those pants. they are ovely indeed.

  • LilyVanessi

    I like the first look, including the shoes. Hate the shoes on the model. The second look is screaming for some jewelry – a cuff, necklace, chandelier earrings, just something. It looks too plain.

  • LadyVimes

    I love the roughness of the short cut with such a floating dress. It pulls it away from gothy and puts it firmly in “sprite-like”.

  • Kelly

    I do like the witchy dress, though I agree about the too-wide plunge. I could have done without seeing what appear to be the model’s hairless pubes, however. Why do so many designers seem to believe that it’s killer-edgy to show naked bodies under the runway clothes?

  • boweryboy

    I had those pants back in the late ’80s! Seriously. I think I got them from Chess King.

    They were cut like jeans and it was more obvious that the print is skyscrapers. I rocked the hell out of them, but then again I was 30 years younger, 25 pounds lighter and 4 inches slimmer in the waist. I could never pull them off now.

  • marlie

    I like both looks, even though they could both use some tweaks. I’m not sold on the top with the pants, but I don’t hate the one she’s wearing. And I don’t have a problem with the shoes. I like the second dress, but the neckline could have been a little narrower. And I think the straps are a little too bulky. Her hairstyle is cute, but it’s not quite right for the dress.

  • Watts

    I like the length of the hair but not the styling.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Emma’s got that IT factor that lets her get away with some otherwise questionable outfits, for sure. She’s the pretty hipster girl – not trying to be sexy sexy. But not trying to look like a clueless ass (lena dunham) either.

  • Candigirl1968

    I like the first look as an “it’s still summer, and darn it, I’m going to dress like it” outfit. However, the shoes would be so much better if they were plain, rather than bedazzled.

    I feel like there is some form of the too wide neckline nearly every season. Maybe this creates runway drama, but it just doesn’t work in the real world, even on celebrities.

  • MarissaLG

    I like both of these looks a lot. I love the green color of the gown. I think so many redheads go nuts with the greens, and a lot of them don’t actually look good. This one is subtle and chic and great.

  • Sophie

    Nice overall impression with the first look, but I dislike the waistband and the shoes. As to the second look, it is rather standard except for the big knot, but she looks good and I like her hair. Wish the dress had been just a bit greener.

  • Daisy Walker

    Her expression always reads smug to me. Is that because she never shows her teeth when she smiles? I prolly need to just get over that.

    Agree with Uncles on all points, especially the haircut.

    • DuBey2

      I thought that too, about her expression, but then I realized I’d rather have that than the ubiquitous open-mouthed look favored by 90% of lady stars!

      • Daisy Walker

        Good point–it is much better than gaping maws.

  • Raspberry2012

    The pants are a beautiful fit and style, but I hate that print. She’s rocking the hell out of them, and I like the top on her better than the one on the model.

    As for the gown, it’s way, way too wide and plunging for her. It just needs to be brought up and in by the teensiest bit. Other than that, it’s fabulous.

    Hair – love it in the first pic, not loving it in the gown pic. I AM very pleased to see she’s sporting red hair again, it’s a gorgeous color on her.

  • Alyssa

    I like both these looks. I love the pants in the first, but I’m a sucker for patterned pants. And I completely agree about the neckline on the gown, but that color is so good one her. I like the cut, looking forward to see what else she does with it!

  • Chuck Barthelme

    I agree on the shoes in the first look. Plain white with red soles would have been perfect. As it is, too busy when combined with the pants. And I kind of love her second look, plunging neckline and hair included. A rare disagreement with the uncles. Please don’t excommunicate me.

  • That is her dress. Agreed on the neckline, but damn. That looks fantastic on her. The color is so perfect for her and that material just works. It’s also one of the first times I’ve felt like it looked better on the celeb than the model.

  • frannyprof

    I love her hair!!!

  • J’adore the first look, even the pumps. For once she looks like the sassy young woman she is! The second look, all I can say is, I hate the hair, and would a pair of earrings kill her?

  • CheriCPat

    I wish she had kept the forest green color. I generally hate that color, but for this gown, it worked. And it certainly would have worked on her!

    • alyce1213

      You may need to adjust your monitor. It is green.

      • Hmmm. I’m seeing that gown as blue too and was also wishing she’d stayed with the green. Off to tilt my monitor. 🙂

        • alyce1213

          There’s so much tulle, it’s very possible there’s a layer or two of blue under there, now that I look at it. Or maybe it’s just the light.

  • Janet B

    I don’t like the dress, but I can admit Emma looks pretty fantastic in it.

  • Sam Smith

    I like the bob hair cut, like the dress, don’t like the wide set neckline.

  • mmebam

    That first look is adorable, but what is that top doing?

    ETA: I have yet to find a person for whom the neckline of that dress works. It’s just bad news.

  • Badriya Al-Badi’a

    These necklines are strange, they seem more about the sternum than about the cleavage. I suppose because there’s no support to them.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    I have a slightly irrational liking for her, so the flaws of these looks are forgivable to me. As for her hair, I am noting that these dated 80s hairstyles are coming back. Witness Anna Gunn’s and Natalie Dormer’s hair at the Emmys, Taylor Swift’s, and now this. Am I imagining things here?

    • conniemd

      My daughter has her hair cut with that short bob, too and she has so much hair she could wear it cocker spaniel without the extensions. Her hair dresser talked her into the jaw line length as opposed to shoulder. I’m thrilled to see all the lady stars without the long, fake tresses for a change.

      • ShaoLinKitten

        Well, Anna Gunn’s hair seemed like obvious extensions to me, and bad ones at that. I think some people look great with a bob, but on Taylor and Emma, it’s kind of aging.

        • MilaXX

          I thought Anna’s was grown out for her Gracepoint role. I’ll have to look at it again.

          • ShaoLinKitten

            I remember cringing when I saw a close up of her getting the Emmy. They did a good job of matching the color, but the difference between what I assume is her real hair on top and the fake cocker spaniel-length stuff underneath seemed rather obvious. Take a look and let me know what you think.

  • alyce1213

    I love her haircut! It frames her face perfectly. Her type of hair gets saggy and flat when it’s too long, and needs to be brought “up.” This is fresh and very flattering.
    I had outfit #1 in the early ’90s, but I wore it with sandals. It was cute then and it’s still cute on her.
    The Valentino. I like it, with reservations — the neckline is too wide and tulle is not my favorite thing, but the color looks great on her and it looks fun to wear.
    For both outfits, nay to the shoes.

  • MilaXX

    First look – I like. I would switch the pumps for a simple blue or red, but thats because I’m not a fan of white pumps in general. I think the studs on the shoe don’t quite work.
    Second look- I like as well. Agree on the plunge necklineucro trend. It needs to die. I like the hair cut and I think she could have handled a brown Miley eye with this look.

  • MM4321

    Love both looks (although agreed, not the heels with those pants). The shorter hair is perfect for her cute face.

  • Gatto Nero

    I’d rate both looks a success. You’d have to be rail thin to carry those patterned pants, but as you say, Why not?
    Although the neckline is a bit too wide and deep, the gown is a gorgeous color and has a beautiful ease to it. She was smart to keep the styling simple.

  • BayTampaBay

    The pants need a pink or red thin leather belt instead of that “neck tie” belt.

    Like but not love everything else.

  • HeisenbergHattie

    Same comment for both looks: Emma works both outfits far better than the runway model. Now that’s pretty incredible, wouldn’t you say?

  • IAmJ

    The neckline is admittedly no bueno, but I think the color of the gown is spectacular on her.
    And I kinda like the crazy pants. Not so hot about the top though.

  • Little_Olive

    Oh I LOVE the second look! Except for the too-wide plunge, that dress is stunning and it suits her so well. The crop ginger mane is the perfect complement for it.

  • tallgirl1204

    I love EVERYTHING about this look on the model, head to toe– I’m afraid she middle-classed it down by only wearing one piece. Even the shoes would have taken it to a different (and cooler, funkier) place.

  • BrianaJC

    LOVE both of these looks. Although, dare I say it, the first one would have been better with a yellow pump?

  • lbl

    I prefer the top look, though I agree that the shoes are a bit much. Strongly dislike the dress. It’s too much black for her. She can’t pull it off.

    • conniemd

      It’s also kind of an off-color black with some blue and greens in the tulle. The material looks cheap in the first shot, better from the side where you can see the shimmers.

  • somebody blonde

    I like the pants, but I wish she’d worn a regular-length top rather than a crop top. With a classic black button down, I would’ve loved it. I also don’t mind the neckline on the gown.

  • pamplemousse

    I like the hair 🙁

  • LibKat

    Love the first look. She looks perfect for summer on the continent, cool and adorable at the same time. Even the bad shoes can’t wreck it.

    Look #2 – Oy! Them is some really frazzled ends on the new haircut. Has the conditioner shortage reached Italy?

    That wide V plunge is from the devil. There are only two outcomes. “Look, I have tiny boobs that are heading for my armpits!” or “Look, I have way too much boobs and they are drooping and sagging all over the place!”

  • SophieCollier

    Did she chip a tooth? That smirk is okay in one photo, but why all of them? Other than that, she looks fine. Those pants are straight out of 1991, but fine.

  • anotherkate

    I don’t love that bright pink lip with a forest green dress, but otherwise I think this is fine. It was much more “enchanted forest” on the runway, though.

  • decormaven

    Love the lippy in the second shot. Oh, for some jewelry to complement that look- it would be a WERQ for me.

  • Shawn EH

    Love the color of the dress!

  • E. D.

    I’m fine with both looks. I especially like that the white pumps have some embellishment.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Well, that gown might be a Valentino, but it looks to me as if it had been thrown together in a panic by a frazzled PR designer. Aside from the color,which works well for Emma Stone, it’s a mess in my book. And please, whatever fashion/style people are out there, spare us from the expanses of bosom that are plaguing red carpets.

  • Jecca2244

    You can tell she likes both looks.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I love that first outfit, largely because that’s pretty close to how I dress regularly. Narcissistic bias. Not a fan of the haircut.

  • OwnsHairlessCats

    I think her hair looks like it was cut with a weed eater and the tulle on her gown looks dusty…like she’s been walking through the desert. I think the pants are cute.

  • demidaemon

    Actually, the only part of the first look that I like is the shoes. the rest is ICK, especially that weirdass waistband on the pants. Like the second look, but I’m not in love with it.

  • Michele M.

    Adore both these shots!! Her makeup in the first set of pictures is fantastic.

  • mickiemonkey

    The bottle-green is gorgeous but without jewelry, she looks like she is going to a four year-old’s birthday party but in Fredrick’s Of Hollywood.

  • crash1212

    I love both looks and especially love her new haircut. The color on that gown is gorgeous on her and I love the waist detail. She’s totally rockin’ the first look.

  • fringebenefit

    Love the pants, the dress, and the haircut. She’s working all three.

  • bingo

    Don’t care for the pants. Makes her look like some sort of odd offspring of a zebra and a eland. the top and dress are gorgeous though.

  • AlisonHendryx

    I’m just putting this out there, but I blame Lupita for the neckline trend. she just barely pulled it off at the Oscar’s and now its everywhere.

  • KinoEye

    The haircut looks like it was done with a pair of blunt hedge clippers. She can work a short cut, but this one’s just poorly executed.

  • EEKstl

    I think the top in the first look is working. With those pants and shoes she needed to go super-simple up top, and silhouette keeps it from snores-ville. LOVE the color of the gown and she is working it.

  • Imasewsure

    I like the haircut for the dress and love the dress overall. Dig the pants too but prefer the edgy top…. still kudos for both after so much RC ass this week

  • Jacob Bowen

    LOVE the solid black shirt if it wasn’t a crop top…I do like the texture of it. The dress is pretty (and luckily lined) but the neckline is a wee bit too wide.

  • what not

    It’s not my thing, but her style team is doing great by her image.

  • Sherilyne Cox

    That gorgeous gown is a mammographer’s dream. Girl’s got a set of stones, though, from the teal tulle confection to those sassy pants.

  • kim bunchalastnames

    i LOVE the hair. and that face. and her style, although i like the waist of the pants that the model’s wearing better than the pair emma has on.

  • GillianHolroyd

    If those pants are in rayon, I have them! and I’m ashamed to say that I used to wear them.

    But that dress! Enchantment! Everything is perfect, hair, makeup, dress, pose. *sigh*

  • SoAnnaPropriate

    Those pants. Only two words, and two words only, come to mind: Joey Buttafuoco.
    Yes, I googled to get the correct spelling.

  • LeelaST

    Love the first look minues the shoes. Love every bit of the second look.

  • quiltrx

    Her whole head looks great in the gown.
    And I totally dig those pants.

  • ailujailuj

    the pants aren’t the prollem. it’s the dishrag top thingy and the shoes she stole from 1986. Normally, I like 1986 but not with them pants. And the witchygothfairygodmother gowning is quite wonderful on this redhead. Question for the crowd or the Mms. Unkles— the model has a much broader gap on the bodice —hers looks quite nice in comparison so I’m confused how the bodice should be fitting across the chest… Does cleavage impact the breadth of the fit? or no matter, still to wide?

    • Ali2044

      I feel like the models belt is higher and thicker than Emma’s and the model is much narrower through the shoulders and chest.

  • altermyego

    I absolutely adore the pose in the first picture of the green gown. Beautiful dress, beautiful girl, but it’s all about the pose!

  • Mona_Visa

    If the dress was a bit gossamer like the model’s, it would work. The extra layers make it heavy and big.

  • guest2visits

    Pretty and pretty but I don’t much like either pair of shoes chosen. Although the pants are ok I miss the scroll down long skirt I imagined there.