BAFTA etc Well Played, Christina Ricci


Now that Pan Am is dead — although popping up on DVRs at random times all over America lately — Christina Ricci is right to get out there and pound the pavement for a new gig:

Double smart of her to pound said pavement looking pretty dishy, too.  She looked decent at the Elle Style Awards, too.

I mean, the gold is better — if we learned any thing from the wisdom of the Cheesy Skillets dude, it’s awesome to be smited by liquid gold, after all — but this is not BAD. It’s kind of slinky? It might be a little old for her? Am I slowly talking myself out of this? Shit, I’m just going to stop typing now. TALK AMONGST YOURSELVES.

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Comments (48):

  1. Khalesi

    this dress, while ok on christina, would have been fabulous on someone like cate blanchett or uma thurman. also, serious bangs trauma.

  2. val.

    Are we sure that’s Christina Ricci in that second picture? She just doesn’t look like herself at all!

    I think both dresses are super flattering, even if the black one is a bit Morticia Adams.

  3. Lynne

    Morticia Adams? Nice one. Now we really know what Wednesday looks like as a grown up.

    The gold one is better but I’m okay with the black. It’s not groundbreaking but it’s alright. Oddly, I like the bangs on her much better when her hair is up. When it’s down, it looks a bit droopy? Or something? I’m not sure.

  4. hillary l.

    I was thinking Angelica Huston over Morticia, but I suppose it’s potayto, potahto.

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  6. DanerKebab

    The gold one is just smashing. The black would have been, too, if it didn’t have the sleeves.

    • thunderthighs

      Anything that could have been worn on Dynasty is good with me.

  7. Kellyn

    She manages to make her 5’2 self look like she’s 6’2. And she’s working her bangs.

    • Claire L

      I was just thinking that! She looks TALLLLLL…. good for her! Either that or the photog for picture two needs to be on retainer at all times.

  8. Eliza Bennett

    I hate the gold dress.

  9. Willow

    The gold dress kind of looks like a test version of Prabal Gurung’s gold dress from his Fall 2012 collection:–/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTMxMA–/

    Which I totally want Charlize Theron to wear at some point.

  10. Squirrel!

    Bangs NO. I’m actually getting kind of a Joyce DeWitt vibe in the second picture….

  11. Lari

    what’s going on with her hip?

  12. crystal

    The second one looks a little cougary to me, but not so much that I hate it. It fits her well, anyway.

    But seriously, what is going on with her hip? I hope it’s just a misguided new pose she’s trying out.

  13. Jasmine

    I love both of these. She is working the shit out of the gold one, and the black one makes her look 8 gazillion feet tall. I totally agree with the bangs… while she certainly looks awesome with them, the look kind of droopy when the rest of her hair is down. Mine do too though, so that’s probably just the Curse of the Bang.

  14. C-No

    Not commenting on her body, lalalalala. That aside, I like her with bangs, and she looks bangin’!

  15. G

    I wouldn’t say she looks ‘pretty dishy’ in the gold. She looks knock-em-dead dishy in the gold and almost that good in the black. Who would have thought little Wednesday would grow up to look so gorgeous?

  16. Art Eclectic

    Love them both – she looks great!

  17. neiges

    She looks so good, I love the second dress and want it for me! I know we shouldn’t be saying anything about the body, but I am pretty sure even she is looking at her pictures and saying “my hip! how odd, but I look fit and pretty!”.

  18. Lizzie

    She’s gorgeous in the gold dress! Totally grown-up Wednesday Adams in the black (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing). What a bummer about “Pan Am”–am I the only person who really liked that show?

    • Sajorina

      I liked it too & Christina was my favorite part of it! I guess I’ll watch the remaning episodes until they run out of them! Sad!

  19. Bella

    She looks great, especially in the gold dress.

  20. Jenn

    I love how the black one makes her look eleventy feet tall, when we all know she’s teeny.

  21. Laura

    Thank god someone finally gave her bangs. They look great on her and let’s face it, her forehead is GIANT and her face is small. You could fit another face on her forehead. The bangs are cute.

  22. Minnah

    The gold dress= gigantic gilded labia from which she is being birthed.
    Sorry. can’t unsee it.

  23. Caroleena Stantonova

    It’s never too late to re-image yourself, eh Christina? No really, she’s doing a fine job–better now than when you’re on 40s doorstep.

  24. Mahastee

    Fab and fab. The copper really suits her and it’s nice to see an alternative to beige/gold/blah. But are we sure the second picture is really her? She looks different. But still fab.

  25. Sajorina

    I LOVE & WANT BOTH! She looks GORGEOUS and her body is banging! FAB!!!

  26. amys

    Super dishy. She’s definitely working it.

  27. vandalfan

    Oh, no no no no to those heavy solid bangs. Indeed Joyce DeWitt.

  28. guerra

    love the gold & I really like the black – she looks tall & elegant, which is hard when your teeny tiny. Looking fab all round!!

  29. Emma

    I HATE the gold! It’s awful. The fabric looks cheap, and the cut makes her shoulders look really broad.

  30. NYCGirl

    The first dress looks oddly jumpsuit-y and just…messy to me. And I’m with those squinting to determine if that second picture really is of her.

  31. The Other Molly

    Wow! I have never seen her look this good. Wow again.

  32. witjunkie

    I LOVE that gold dress. It’s a really warm almost coppery color that works well with her skin, as does the lip color. The black also looks pretty chichi. And you know – I like the bangs. They are different and they suit her and style is about figuring out what makes you as an individual look and feel great. She obviously is feeling pretty fabulous right now.

  33. merciblahblah

    That gold dress may be in my top five awards show dresses of all time. I love it that much. She looks ahhhh-mazing. I think she also looks pretty bangin in the black one, but reminds me of Mila from Project Runway All Stars.

  34. Sandra

    She may need SOME bangs, but not THOSE bangs. Nobody needs Cleopatra bangs.

  35. lesli

    I think they’re both great. I’m so tired of fashion=ugly that’s been going on for a while now. But yeah, the bangs need to go.

  36. maryse

    i like her bangs with her hair up. also i may be the only one who is sad about pan am’s demise. i loved the costumes/decors.

  37. KT

    Looks like we have a love-hate relationship with the gold dress. I’m going to have to side with the people who hate it. To me she looks like the madam at a Cleopatra themed brothel. Also, could the hip thing be a caused by wearing a corset? The black one is alright. I think I’m not a fan of the blunt, heavy bangs.

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