Red Carpet Rundown: Comic-Con

Posted on July 22, 2011

Darlings, here are two things one should never do when Mr. Jesus decides that 110 degrees sounds just about right for your area of the world:

1) Do not follow through on the teeth-cleaning appointment
2) Do not pick today to replace a crappy old air conditioning unit.

So, yes! You’ve guessed it! Mouth pain AND soul-melting heat for T Lo today! Hence, a somewhat lackadaisical approach to posting today. Sorry for the delay, darlings. Let’s look at sweaty celebrities and be bitchy at them, mkay?

It’s been ten years since the T in T Lo made the nerd pilgrammage to nerd mecca, the San Diego Convention Center. Back then, the nerds were just starting to grumble about how “Hollywood” the proceedings were getting while the “comic” part of the whole thing seemed to be taking a back seat. We can’t imagine how the nerdcrowds must feel now that there are red freaking carpets at Comic-Con. That just seems wrong somehow. Still, it gives us more chances to be bitchy.

Bear in mind that we must temper our bitchiness, kittens. Maybe a stylist got a couple loaner dresses here, but it doesn’t look like anyone availed themselves of professional hair and makeup; nor is there any jewelry to be seen, and the shoes look like they were chosen for comfort more than for flash. We can dig that. As wrong as it is to have red carpets at Comic-Con, it’s even wronger-er to have celebrities show up looking like they’re at a film premiere.

Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried attend a press conference for “In Time” during Comic-Con 2011 in San Diego. Amanda Seyfried is wearing a Prabal Gurung resort 2012 dress and Prada shoes.

Prabal Gurung Resort 2012 Collection [modified version]
Model: Anabela Belikova

The more we look at him the more we think he needs a serious style re-assessment. The vests and newsboy caps are not for him. He looks terrible in both. Also, why is he so gloomy-looking for San Diego in July? It’s summer, Justin. Dress like it. And get your hands out of your pockets.

She looks cute enough. She also looks like she’s wilting a bit, so we’ll be kind. Great color on her. The shape is perfect for an event like this but the shininess of the fabric doesn’t hold up well. Something this shape with this swing in a matte fabric would have looked fresher. The shoes are serviceable.

Ashley Greene attends Summit Entertainment presents ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1’ Press Line during Comic-Con 2011 in San Diego in Cut 25 by Yigal Azrouël and Jimmy Choo pumps.

Cut 25 by Yigal Azrouël Resort 2012 Collection

Jimmy Choo ‘Cosmic’ Platform Pump

See, now that’s a decent cocktail dress that works as a day dress. Comfy and cool-looking, with some visual interest to make you look a bit more like a superhero. The problem is – wait for it – NUDE PUMPS. NUDE PUMPS?!? Who wears pumps to Comic-Con? You’re at an event where it’s not at all uncommon to see someone in a metal bikini or dressed like a Hobbit. Honey, leave the wedding shoes at home and just slap on some sandals.

Carey Mulligan attends Film District Photo Op Panel Press Line during Comic-Con 2011 in San Diego in a Roksanda Ilincic dress.

Roksanda Ilincic Resort 2012 Collection

See? Perfect shoe choice. All the credit in the world to her for choosing something that’s so … interesting… but we can’t look at that torsal ventilation system she’s got going on there and not think she’s constantly sweating out of it. Great colors and great shape on her; it looks like it would be very comfortable otherwise, but with those openings, all we can think is she’s sucking in her stomach and all her underboob sweat is trickling out the port holes. Interesting, but a lot of work for a convention center.

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