How does this grab you?
Ok, I’ll say it… I like mullet dresses. I completely understand everyone’s disdain for the mullet dress, but I can’t help it. When a mullet dress is done well, I REALLY like it. (but I’m a child of the 80s, and my prom dress was a mullet dress – don’t judge me too harshly).
I also must add this to the commentary on the last pic: ScarJo, you are no Cate Blanchet.
Thank you. Comparing herself to Cate Blanchett says it all for me.
Would it kill RooMa to smile?
I now want RooMa to come clean my carpets!
Man, is her hair shiny. I wish she’d knock off with the cut-outs and sports bra looks, it seems juvenile and far too casual. Her shoes in the third photo are divine.
I’d go carefully with RooMa. It is too close to my favorite acronym for statistical figures, PROOMA, or Pulled Right Out Of My …
Im usually not a fan of the mullet dress but it works for me this time. But I’d be pleased if this was the last one I ever see. Go out with a bang I always say.
The second is formal gym wear.
I’m German and I absolutely LOVE when you have German words in your posts.
I wonder why she always dresses so dark because i think that makes her look sort of sad and zombie-ish. She could really use some great color.
But I envy her shiny hair!
Can you tell us what Verblendung means?
As per Google Translate, “blindness” seems to be the way to go.
it means blindness, but also can also mean facing although i think that would be sort of weird
i think it could probably be translated as not being able to see the truth of a matter
I would translate it as “blindness” or “infatuation”
“Coffee table with interesting legs”, right? (Wait, is that Swedish?)
I love all. She can pull off anything. I of course would never wear the last one, but I do like the shape of each piece and the lipstick she paired with the outfit.
I vote for RoonMar over RooMa, because it makes her sound like some kind of legendary Viking hero. Failing that, I’ll take RoonMa; I dunno, there’s something really phonetically unsatisfying about RooMa, for me. It’s like somebody from Boston (my hometown/where I live) saying “rumor.”
Also, I am not a fan of the second look. Aside from the silliness of the concept, this outfit needs someone with more meat on her bones to fill it out. There! Finally she wore something I didn’t like.
Finally, I would like to observe that the cut of the black dress around the shoulders is divine.
Hate is a little bit strong a term to describe my feelings towards Ms. Mara’s attire. Regarding the first, Catwoman is gonna be hella angry when she finds out Rooney swiped her ballgown, but it almost works. Regarding the second: Look into shirts. I like the skirt but that top thing is a grey gungy failure.
so i would love the mullet dress if it were short or long. and i have no problem with the second outfit. maybe i’m just jealous that i can’t wear one of those headbands without it sliding off my head and hitting someone in the eye.
MaRoon ? Girl needs a little color in her life.
You are hereby declared my Official Hero of the Day!
The first dress looks like what Trinity would wear to the prom if Neo asked her.
This is just great. IT IS AND I WANT TO SEE THAT PROM.
Her headband looks exactly like the one I use to keep my bangs back when I wash my face. It is Goody, came in a 3-pack and was purchased at CVS. She should have gone with something more formal.
I feel like she is so close to having a really unique and interesting personal style, but something is always off. I love the cut of the mullet dress, but hate the generic shoes. I don’t mind the idea of the crop top/skirt, but the top looks like it’s made out of Ann Taylor’s tropical wool and the combo is just off.
I would love to see her in something like a minimal, modern shift dress is a shocking color like chartreuse. She could really pull off super modern cuts and colors with her angular face and crazy hair. I don’t love the goth-romantic vibe she veers towards sometimes. She should review some Swinton photos for research.
I saw Vanderblung last night — you know, for all her try and she should win the Golden Globe of try, Rooney Mara is not edgy. She should poach Kristen Stewart’s stylist — classic shapes, different details and try and be the pretty girl who wants to be more than just pretty. Leave edgy up to the Chloe Sevigny’s and the Tilda Swintons who can bring it.
She’s really growing on me. Aloofness aside, she is really working a distinctive look that generally doesn’t involve the too tight, too short, too plunging garments some starlets (I’m looking at you Lea Michelle) are deploying these days. And that hair color/sheen! Can it possibly be natural?
ScarJo is right. It’s lazy and annoying. It’s also not her name.
I agree. It’s like my all-time least favorite unnecessary abbreviation: “cardi.”
Can I add “lippy” to that list?
Shrug. I call her that all the time. Heather calls me J Mo and I like it, though, so YMMV. But I also use “cardi,” “lippy” AND “bestie,” so there you go!
Im Australian & we shorten the names of everything. Seriously! If in any way we can shorten a name of a store, person food we will do it! Means you have to be careful choosing your kids names lol
It’s a distinctive look, all right: Sad Alfalfa, right down to the pigeon toed stance.
I just want someone to fix her hair, do her make-up properly, and tell her something to make her smile (like, hey, lady, you’ve earned a lot of money basically just standing around in front of a camera, playing make-believe). Also: choose some good clothing for her. Work out wear is not good clothing and it shouldn’t be let out of the gym.
I hate it when they change the title of a film in a different language completely (unless it’s untranslatable to the specific language and doesn’t make sense). Especially when it’s based on a quality work. It changes the intent of the author! The original Swedish title? ‘Men who hate women’… Deemed to unpalatable/ confrontational/ feminist/ controversial/ etc for Americans. Supposedly.
Also, I like Mara’s sense of style. She’s probably enjoying the hell out of being so skinny post playing this role.
It looked like in the French and Spanish versions the title was kept (as with the book):
Millennium: Men Who Hate Women
I guess they played up the “Millennium Trilogy” in Europe, but not here. I don’t know why they’d change the name to something so random in German, except that SPOILER-ISH, Nazi-fetishism is an element of the book.
I think the style she has established during promoting “Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” is just consequent. It wouldn’t seem right if she’d be wearing colorful ball gowns. Nobody would take her and the role seriously. She kind of keeps on playing her role and I think it’s very authentic and suits her great.
She is CHIC- heads and shoulders above everyone else her age. Her face looks 19th century in a way and then it looks so au courant. . Lovely.
I just wanted to say how glad I am that Jessica called out ScarJo for being kind of a brat about her nickname – I mean how many of us would love to be rich/famous enough to even HAVE a nickname? Get over yourself Scarlett, it’s not like ScarJo is rude or anything. She just seems like someone I would not ever want to go for a drink with – (as the fug girls have often noted -there are plenty of celebs who would be super fun to hang out with but she is def not one of them – way too into her own image for my taste).
Judging by some of RooMa’s interviews, I think she would indeed complain about the nickmame, ala ScarJo. But I digress. I think she is making some really interesting fashion choices and pulling it off. In an era when there seems to be little middle ground between Jen Aniston-like-safe and Gaga-like-crazy, this is refreshing.
I agree RooMa needs a nap.
Love the jacket with the leather collar in the first photo
Didn’t J.Lo nickname herself?
I thought Sean “Puff Daddy” “Puffy” “P.Diddy” “Diddy” “I have no idea what nickname he’s on now or what order they’re in” Combs gave it to her when they were dating. I also thought she never cared for it but it caught on and then went viral. Thanks, Puffy!
Her shiny hair makes me stabby with envy. Reminds me of the time I read an article in the teen girl’s gospel of truth, “Seventeen”. Said for drop dead shiny hair, massage a glob of mayonnaise through your tresses, turban up your head, and leave on overnight.
Living in a household of Miracle Whip devotees, we had no mayonnaise, but it’s mostly the same thing, right? WRONG! I smelled like Thousand Island minus the pickle bits for a week. Thirty plus years on, I can still feel the pain. Learn from my mistakes, dear ones. Word.
In my house we had plenty of mayo, but I HATE HATE HATE it, and when I tried to hair trick, I kept gagging. My hair did not turn out any shinier, but I don’t think I got enough in there to do the trick.
And I was told to rinse with ice water.
That Michael Kors dress is AMAZING on her. AMAZING!
In Scarlet’s weak defense, I hate it when people shorten my name. Now, it’s not because I think people are lazy or that not having a nickname would make me an a-list…I have nothing to be a-list of. Anyway, I just hate the sound of my name shortened. It sounds cheap and mean, while my full name has a lovely lilt and has a cool meaning.
I’m totally with you. Why do people think they have a right to nickname others?
Her skin is gorgeous.
RooMa wouldn’t complain about name squishes, in fact, she’d rather shit talk all over her previous projects instead
I just feel like no one gave her any advice on that front. She doesn’t NEED to discuss Nightmare on Elm Street 17 or whatever it was.
I hate “ScarJo” because who wants to be called “scar” and then “Joe”? Yuck, not me. I bet she wouldn’t mind if it was a nicer-sounding abbreviation.
Anyhoo, RoonMa’s legs look cold in the first dress, or too naked or something, so I vote fug. Love her skirt in the other pic, but not the loose sports bra. Close, RoonMa, close!
RooMa reminds me of Roomba, the robot vacuum that cleans floors BY ITSELF. So yeah, basically the same as RooMa.
Shiny hair!! I sense the style she’s going for just not to convinced its all her yet
I think that for a mullet dress, the 1st one is quite successful and she looks beautiful in it! FAB!!! The 2nd outfit is nice… I like that she wore grey and broke the all black all the time pattern! Plus, her hair & skin look gorgeous!
By the way, I like calling her Andy Rooney (R.I.P.)! And, I don’t think Scarlett Johansson is annoying for not wanting people to call her a nickname they imposed on her; I just call her Scarlett… no big deal!
This chick’s publicist is working overtime. Sick of her already!
“Verblendung” means something along the lines of being being blinded into not being able to see something/someone clearly.
Having read the Swedish original and seen the Swedish movie, I have to say I much prefer the German title to “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” , which to me sounds like any old Hollywood action movie as well as the original Swedish title “Män som hatar Kvinnor” (Men who hate Women), which bloody well gives away way too much.