Mireille Enos in Etro at the “If I Stay” Los Angeles Premiere

Posted on August 21, 2014

God, she always looks so happy on the red carpet. It makes us feel like crap because we aways want to shuffle her quietly into a waiting limo and send her home. And that’s terrible, we know. We’re awful. Especially since she’s looking pretty put together for someone who gave birth less than a month ago.



Mireille-Enos-Etro-If-I-Stay-MOvie-Premiere-Etro-Red-Carpet-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Mireille Enos attends the premiere of ‘If I Stay’ at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California in an Etro paisley suit paired with a black top, Brian Atwood pumps, and Loree Rodkin jewelry.

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She’s a conehead in ’90s club wear! How is that not a horrible mistake?!?

We don’t know much about this lady’s life (although we loved her in Big Love, The Killing and even, surprisingly, World War Z), but having seen her navigate the red carpet several times now, we think we can surmise what her personal style is actually like out in the real world and how she’s doing a bad job of interpreting it for the red carpet. We look at the long hair, the flashy cocktail rings, the (it has to be said) lack of facility with or understanding of makeup, and the tendency to try out really wild prints or do really odd things with accessories, and we see a gal who’s day-to-day style is probably really low-key with a little bit of roughness to it; country girl with a tiny bit of rocker chick. And if that’s not her casual style, it should be because it suits her. The downside: if there’s a typical mistake for that style archetype, it’s that she sometimes doesn’t know how to dress up without going really flashy or awkward somehow. It always feels like Mireille tries to “fancy” herself up for the red carpet rather than finding a way to dress for the red carpet that suits her best and reflects who she is.

We could get behind either the jacket or the pants, but not both at the same time. We tend to prefer the pants because the jacket makes her look wide. Our take would be: keep the pants, lose the jacket, add a lightweight sweater or blouse up top, pull the hair back (PLEASE. You can tell she’s not hiring a hairstylist because they’d have that shit all pinterest-braided up), and hire someone to do your makeup; someone who actually knows how to do it. Also: you just popped out a human, woman. There’s no need to be torturing your feet like that. Cute flats, please.




[Photo Credit: KM/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES, neimanmarcus, Loree Rodkin, Brian Atwood]

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  • I just can’t with the Snooki hair. Why, Mireille, why?

    • MoHub

      The hair bump brings back nightmares from 40-plus years ago that I hoped would never resurface.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        The hair bump is not flattering to Mireille-or any woman. I would love to see as TLo suggested-lose the jacket, a solid top with the pants(because, if you can wear paisley pants so soon after giving birth, and look good in them, well, why not?), a cardigan or simple tailored jacket in black or a color pulled from the paisley, better styled hair.

        • judybrowni

          Sister-wife hair from Big Love.

      • Imasewsure

        Raquel Welch and Brigitte Bardot were about the only women who could make it work… agreed that it has seen its day since only a goddess could werq it

        • jen_vasm

          Interesting you bring up Bardot – she favors her. I think a simple 60s silhouette would work will for Mireille’s wee frame, but it might not he her thing. I think she tries to over compensate for being petite with big hair, um, strong makeup and attention-seeking prints and accessories. The rub is she needs none of that – mostly anything could make her shine (maybe except for those fugly Killing sweaters she had to wear.

  • I empathize with her awkwardness 100%. It is not every woman’s job to know exactly how to dress themselves up to best effect. That is why a stylist and, more crucially, a makeup artist would be entirely justified expenses.

    • annla

      The older you get, the less you can go heavy on the black eye liner. I first noticed this on Real Housewives of Orange County. Almost every one of them would be improved by cooling it on the black. Soft grey or brown as you age, ladies. It just looks so much nicer.

      • Not just older women. I’m in my mid-twenties, and unless you’re going for a very specific dramatic look, full-circle eyeliner is highly inadvisable.

  • Chuck Barthelme

    When will people ever learn not to put the pants and the jacket together. TOO MUCH CRAZY PATTERN!

    • kimmeister

      Even the full look pictured in the Etro picture would have worked better than this. Although the shirt matches, the larger scale of the print makes it less busy.

  • MilaXX

    If she wants to go rocker chick, why not do full on rocker chick? I think the pants look pretty good on her give her a big white blouse and black leather jacket. Most importantly fix that hair! Lose the bumpit and give her a side part. Face wise, pull back on the makeup. The black mascara isn’t for her. Keep it California girl fresh and maybe bump up the lip color a hair.

    • SugarSnap108

      I just want to say Amen to all of this.

    • marlie

      I like the idea of a leather jacket. Good call!

    • decormaven

      I sincerely hope you are a MUA in real life; if you’re not, you’re missing your true calling.

  • Sanglots longs

    I don’t know. I fully understand a potential need or at least desire to keep things a little loose and unrevealing around the midsection (it doesn’t always spring back as fast as most starlets’ publicists would have you believe), but the solid, uninterrupted black makes her look kind of wide. How about a black jacket and something light-colored and non-clingy underneath?

  • Anna

    Cool rings. No to the General Manager of The Roxbury get-up.

    Her poor, aching back and feet.

  • suzq

    The hair is the worst sin. Her body is fine. Better make-up would improve things, but better hair would have elevated the whole look.

  • Kitten Mittons

    Pretty much anything would be an improvement over the last time we saw her. For that alone, she gets a pass on this from me. Just this once.

  • Wink

    Get Locks of Love on the phone now. We have a hair emergency.

  • elemspbee

    chop off that hair; it looks dead

  • Lioness Tess

    Her mother is my high school French teacher who loves photography and is constantly posting pictures of her family on Facebook (yes, I’m FB friends with my high school French teacher). For the hair, she is following in her mother’s footsteps with keeping it long and rarely pulling it back. And her off the carpet style is fairly low key and laidback.

  • JynxTheCat

    her poor feet look like they are about to rupture in those heels.

  • My feet are screaming in sympathy.

  • Imma Mäder

    if she even just lost the jacket and had pulled her hair back this look would be a million times better. shame, the pants look incredibly good on her!

  • SewingSiren

    Time warp.

  • Chattygal

    “County girl” nails it. I thought she was Wynonna Judd in the thumbnail.

    • Imasewsure

      Definitely… I thought Wynonna was looking pretty good (for her). As “Not-Wynonna” though, this is pretty bad!

  • lexilexi

    Confession – I have an irrational dislike for her from The Killing. I could only bear to watch the show because of “HIM” – Holder.
    I don’t know what it is… that smile and her one-dimensional acting… but here.. the hair. No. It is just horrific.

  • hughman

    In other news, this movie looks hideous. I abhor cheap sentiment.

  • marlie

    Keep the pants and go with a simple black or navy jacket. And her hair… that ‘do with the bump in the front is straight out of 2005.

  • Kent Roby

    When the original outfit looks like something that a 90-yr-old lady would wear to walk laps around the mall (albeit a cute and sassy 90-yr-old), just say “no”!

    • Imasewsure

      I liked the model’s outfit but I did kind of envision it on my grandma…. “cute and sassy” for sure… 70plus also for sure!! 🙂

      • Kent Roby

        The woman who wears this is absolutely the Mall Walker that you want to hang out with!

    • decormaven

      It’s definitely got that Alfred Dunner vibe.

  • Janet B

    She needs a gentle but strong willed team of experts.

  • BrianaJC

    I really like the suit! I would lighten up the makeup, put the hair in something more summery (a light bun, pony tail, braid?), and put on some strappy silver sandals.

  • H2olovngrl

    Putting jacket and pants together took this straight to Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

  • Kerry McCombs

    She broke my heart on Big Love.

  • Well…bonus points for being bold, I suppose.

  • frannyprof

    I actually love everything below the neck. Hair and make-up are tragic, though.

  • Qitkat

    I am not one for putting down clothing that looks like it came from one of those ‘mature women’s’ shops, as lord knows I’ve frequented them a time or two, but damn girl, you are a young woman, and this matchy loud print pantsuit looks exactly like it came from one of those stores. Don’t do this to yourself honey!

  • ashtangajunkie

    I love the pants – they would have been hot with a simple black top. The hair kills me. I think she would look amazing with it at shoulder length. It’s dragging her down at this length.

  • Imasewsure

    Can’t even get to the loud print because of the awful Judd hair…. I do like the print though – just not both together (although I like the model’s outfit print on print…. go figure)

  • deech_sea

    I wonder if her red carpet styles reflect a backlash to Sarah Linden’s drab, chunky sweaters, thin eye lashes, and chapped lips.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      The chapped lips!! Those season 4 lips were painful to look at

  • Lily

    Ignoring the outfit, I’m trying to determine if it’s the hair color or harsh lighting that makes her so washed out. No matter, hair needs a condition an trim STAT!

  • FibonacciSequins

    Agree 100% with your re-styling. The clothes and shoes are less egregious to me than the hair and makeup. NOBODY looks good with that hair style.

  • Boulderista

    Surprisingly I don’t hate this look, but I think it’s calling out for a somewhat giant sapphire and diamond necklace (the sort you’d see on the Oscars red carpet), a bright blue cocktail ring instead of the antique-y/pewter-looking/biker chick rings, a pair of silver metallic sandals or ballet flats and a high, tight ponytail. (The model looks like she is wearing sweats or pajamas).

  • jilly_d

    That hair is an atrocity.

  • LibKat

    Have AMC and Netflix been too cheap to hire her a stylist? Anybody else think she and Connie Britten could do a movie as tacky-ass sisters.

  • Leah Elzinga

    re: the heels: to be fair, if you’ve spent 9+ months super swollen, and huge, then spent the last month with very little sleep, alternating between different styles of yoga pants, sometimes you can’t WAIT to strap on your big girl shoes again!

  • Jackie4g

    This commentary prompts me to ask – Is there ever a time when a pantsuit is OK anymore? I’m short, and I always liked the uninterrupted line of a matching jacket and trouser ensemble. Not in a wall paper print, obviously, but a nice worsted or silk twill. Is it strictly a thing of the pat?

    • Melanie

      i think its place these days is strictly office-wear. unless you are, like, Dame Judi Dench & wearing impeccably tailored Chanel made out of some extremely luxurious fabric.

  • Denise Rambo

    Holder wouldn’t even recognize Linden in that getup.

  • MaryMcClelland

    I bet she was dying to get into heels. Well, if she’s anything like I was – I had heels withdrawal the last few months of my pregnancy. As soon as that baby was out, it was like FREEDOM and I hit the Nordstrom shoe department. On to the rest of her look, yeah – NO. The worst part is the unprofessional hair and makeup. It’s so sad.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    I could forgive this if she was standing next to Joel Kinnaman…

  • Melanie

    this is all horrible but i just wanted to say i’ve always loved that name (mireille). though i have no idea how to pronounce it – mer-RYE?

  • evave2

    I saw World War Z, I liked her in World War Z; I did not recognize her here. Is it the HUGE smile (not much smiling in World War Z?

    I think the jacket/pants are overwhelming; Uncles are right, one or the other.

    Question about the shoes: they look like regular shoes in their thumbnail but when they are on her feet they look like the first joint of her great toe is totally unsupported. Is this something about the angle or are shoes coming out now without any forefoot support? The model shot looks cute, but on her feet it looks wrong (to me).

  • PinkyK

    Bless her heart, she’s working that Snookie bump hair like its 2009.

  • somebody blonde

    If she freaking buttoned the jacket it wouldn’t be so bad. The hair is definitely bad.

  • Oh God.

  • KT

    It’s Trainwreck Thursday! AKA Bitches’ Paradise!

  • jonnyf8

    She sure is a great actress though. This feels like she’s channeling Karen Black though.

  • yllas

    Is all that hair hers, or fake? I give her props for showing up in public while still bleeding post-childbirth. I don’t like spike heels with pantsuits, even tacky formal pantsuits like this. I do love HER, though!

  • formerlyAnon

    Yeah. She needs to find room in the budget for professionals.

  • Zombiepeep

    I can’t help it, I LOVE her. Lindon/Holder forever!

  • quiltrx

    Perfect example of “one or the other, not both” separates.
    The hairstyle makes me weep…not flattering AND ages her.