WTF Was She Thinking? The Week That Was In Bad Celebrity Style.

June 5, 2009 • Celebrity Style

Bryce Dallas Howard at the 'Terminator Salvation' Japan Premiere in Tokyo

Comment: At first I thought those were socks peeping out of the top of Bryce's booties and for that she landed on this list. Though they do appear to be part of the shoe after all, I now have had time to take in the rest of the ensemble. Part gothrock, part marabou, Howard looks pretty lost overall. If you are already starkly pale, why wear a sloppy looking white-as-your-skin tee to a premier? You have a world of color opportunities to choose from—beyond the peek a boo socks that is. The skirt actually looks great but the other elements of the look just kinda ruin it.

She's Thinking: It takes a Village to put together an outfit this bad

Emma Watson at Harvey Nichols in London

Comment: Emma is all mixed up here in this mishmash of a disaster dress. This may be one of those looks that may seems very edgy and cool on the runway but in person, especially on an 18 year old kid who's casually shopping, it doesn't have that same kind of panache. Emma usually likes to play it safe when making public appearances and for that, she has been encouraged to branch out by a critic or two. If this look defines her taking risks then we changed our minds—stick to the robes and wands.

She's Thinking: Ridiculous!

Singer Alison Goldfrap at the Summer Exhibition Preview Party in London

Comment: Alright, this was worn at an art exhibition in London so granted, it was one of the more tame outfits of the evening. But that still doesn't give license or justification to strutting around in a glorified tuxedo tee. The top may as well include some horrid tagline at the bottom like, 'This IS dressed up for me'. Between the kitschy, fake tie and the sequins, I'm not sure what male persona she's channeling more: a teenage boy or a drag queen.

She's Thinking: Less to take off at the end of the night

Vanessa Williams at the listening party for her new album in New York City

Comment: The only image that comes to mind when I see this lame-esque, sparkly material is the cushion seat of a carnival ride like the Tilt-A-Whirl. That shiny  plastic would get so hot it would burn your bum in the summer—a reaction that Williams' ensemble doesn't quite achieve. The only thing worse than the one piece jumper itself is the blue, snakeskin buckle and the (one!) purple tassel earring. I understand she's trying to revamp herself yet again but unfortunately, the sparkly jumper is neither age appropriate, nor very flattering. Isn't Beauty Queen, Centerfold Model, Soft Rock Crooner, Soul Food Mean Sister enough to put on a resume without 80s Diva Trying Way Too Hard?

She's Thinking: If Madonna can do it, why can't I?

Adele at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in London

Comment: I just refuse to let this girl think she can get away with this drab, Wednesday Adams look for a party anywhere, much less a Glamour-based bash.
The energy that Adele radiates with her powerhouse vocals is put to shame with her resignation in this matronly look. If she dressed the way she sounded she would be a British Beyonce. Who cares if you're not a size two! You are more beautiful than most of those Twiggy lookalikes and more talented than all of them! We need Jennifer Hudson in here to stage an intervention quick.

She's Thinking: I'd rather be chasing pavements

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—Alia Rajput

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