I think I speak for all of us when I say this is…
This is so very cute:
I might have done a red lip, but whatever — I think we all know it’s highly likely I will eventually pop out of my own casket to tell my mourning assembled that they all needed a little more lipstick. It’s just…a thing I need to say in order to move forward to the next level of being, in peace. Leaving that aside, her face is still adorable, and this dress is charming as hell. HIGH FIVE, RACHEL BLOOM.
Additionally, if you did not watch Crazy Ex-Girlfriend this past TV season, I very much recommend catching up over the summer. It is SO funny and smart. For example, there is one scene wherein our heroine accidentally texts something about her beloved TO her beloved, prompting the following, which I seriously find myself singing under my breath once a week:
(All those people were in a work meeting with her when the event occurred, so their morphing into a hair band was even more entertaining. Anyway: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend! It’s the best.)
There is a lot of pensiveness in this photo.
Seeing “Diane Kruger Staring Profoundly Into Middle Distance” right next to “Diane Kruger Walks To Her Mark, Presumably While Focusing On Not Turning Her Ankle,” is not a festival of energy. Luckily, her outfit is bringing plenty of that to compensate. Somehow when Balmain tries this shape, it comes out looking like puffy armor. Here, it’s just sort of futuristic and cool, and those shoes are super sexy tough. Also, forget #squadgoals. Those are #quadgoals.
I know it gets old for some people, but I NEVER get tired of remembering that Anika Noni Rose was in From Justin To Kelly. I assume she and Kelly Clarkson call each other every month and say, “HOW did we dodge that career-killing bullet?!?” I mean, Justin was last spied playing a tiny pink-haired funk singer in a Diet Dr. Pepper ad. Anika is in the remake of Roots. That is a serious victory.
As is this dress. She, in fact, looks generally fantastic, and if she isn’t too busy, I’d like to suggest she audition for Angelica Schuyler when Renee Elise Goldsberry takes her leave. The woman has some pipes, and that character needs someone with both compassion and charisma. Consider it handled, Lin-Manuel.
This dress is about 95 percent great on Mindy.
I’m docking five percent because of the way it cuts along her right boob. I know that is a small nit to pick, but it’s just distractingly janky right there, and it’s hard to look away. When I do, though, I note that the color is once again beautiful on her, and the rest of the tailoring is super flattering. And, hey, if this were high school, a 95 percent would still be a damn solid A.
This is like a very well constructed and highly complicated doily, but I still love it:
It’s like what would happen if someone wrote a sequel to Dangerous Liasions wherein the Marquise de Merteuil decides to regroup post-Valmont by focusing on lace-making at a secluded convent, and accidentally ends up making herself the perfect frock with which to shock society upon her re-entrance.
In case you found yourself wondering recently, “self, I wonder if Janelle Monae has left the house looking amazing in a hybrid cape/dress recently,” I am happy to tell you…
…that the answer is yes.