Fugs and Fabs of The Independent Spirit Awards, Part II


Jon Hamm’s skeptical look says it all about a lot of these outfits.

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  1. Gine
    0

    Seems like all your commentary got eaten.

    • Jessica
      +1

      Fixed! It didn’t get eaten as much as I totally forgot to do half of it because I have Oscars brain fog.

      • Laurie
        +3

        thank goodness. such a tease to see that picture of the Hamm and have it taken away.

  2.  KLeewrite
    +23

    Yeah, maybe McConaghey looks a little kooky, but I love that he takes chances with his attire. No boring black or gray for him! And for some bizarre reason, I love his blue suede shoes.

    • Big Noise
      +2

      I have a similar pair (probably not as expensive as his) and I LURVE them.

  3. Tiffany
    +36

    I love Shailene’s look. It wouldn’t look great on me, but she looks so effortlessly amazing.

    I also love Aubrey’s dress, and Angela Bassett looks AMAZING! Wow, she is a beautiful woman!

    With Elizabeth Romm’s dress…the illusion netting takes something that was unflattering and makes it absolutely dreadful. What is it doing to her armpit? Yikes!

    • E'sMom
      +1

      Dear J. Lawr: For a perfect reference picture of what armpit vagina looks like, see Elisabeth Rohm.

  4. Kate
    +27

    What Elisabeth Moss is missing is her neck. This outfit stole it from her.

    • glee
      +2

      She has a really short one – and very rarely wears something to compensate for that (V-neck or plunge neckline).

      • Samantha
        +5

        The shoulders of the jacket are big, too, plus those …extensions? I bet it would’ve looked better with the bob.

      • Kate
        0

        I’ve never noticed, but I think it’s a combination of hunching and the jacket shoulders and her hair being down. I actually think she looks pretty good otherwise.

    • Fanny_Trollope
      +12

      What E. Moss needs is to stand up straight and stop hunching her shoulders, which appear to be up around her ears for some reason. Plus a necklace.

    • KHS
      +1

      Ha! I was coming to comment the exact same thing. What she’s missing is her neck. I have a short one too, and I would never wear shoulder pads that big. (Or any kind of shoulder pads?)

      • Simone
        +1

        Elisabeth Moss is missing eyebrows. You can’t have hair that dark and not match the eyebrows, she looks washed out.

  5. Jenz
    +3

    Camilla looked great. The rest.. eh. Snooze. Paula.. sigh. I was so hoping that in leaving Robin, she would also leave behind her tacktastical sense of style. I really don’t like Brie’s dress. It’s giving me the willies with just how… wrong the cut and style are.

    With Elisabeth’s dress, I don’t like how the fabric suddenly kinks in below her boobs, with no explanation or visible reason for looking like she suddenly has static cling RIGHT THERE.

    • Kate
      +4

      I think her self-tanner is rubbing of onto the fabric so you can see it right there better than anywhere else.

    • Mrs. Helpful
      +5

      Possibly double-sided tape in a desperate attempt to keep that thing attached to her body. Honestly, I don’t know how these ladies have the guts to leave the house wearing clothing that is the stuff of your classic omg-I-left-the-house-without-my-shirt-on nightmares. I would wake up in a sweat for months after this. It just seems so scary.

    •  jeanette
      +5

      Yay. Tackastical is the perfect word to describe her! Thanks for the new addition to my vocabulary :)

    • Gypsy Danger
      +3

      Give Paula a chance. The split is pretty recent. Maybe she needs to call Lupita’s stylist. Have you heard that Robin is trying to get her back (sending flowers, dedicating songs to her in concert, still wearing his ring)?

      • Jenz
        +3

        You know…I saw her in a white dress at some point after this yellow one and it was actually kind of cute on her so maybe this yellow one is just residual. I mean, Robin’s level of skeaze is like Sharpie marker stain. It takes a while to wear off.

        • Bitsy
          +3

          Nah, she’s never had any taste. I doubt it will get better.

          • greatwhitenorthchick
            +6

            I think Paula looks kinda cute here. She’s following the either-leg-or-cleavage-but-not-both rule here, and the colour suits her. The dress isn’t all that, but I think it’s OK. She’s such a gorgeous woman, imho. In future, I hope she makes better choices, in movie roles and in men!

  6. Chicklet
    +18

    I’m going to start using SISTER GIRL LADY FRIEND as an everyday phrase.

    Also, Aubrey’s dress is so cute, Angela Bassett looks amazing, and how in blazes is Brie Larson’s dress staying up? It is both strapless and boxy.

  7. Big Noise
    +3

    Why is Brie Larson standing so awkwardly? Are her pit sweating? Is there paint still drying on the dress? I’m soooo confused.

    • Big Noise
      0

      *pits*

      •  JillB
        +3

        Maybe she’s not sure how that dress is staying up. I know I have _no idea_ how it attaches to her body. It is a truly odd outfit.

        • jerkygirl
          0

          It looks like a giant hot dog bun. Sorry Brie, wishing you were an Oscar Meyer weiner is one thing, but dressing like one is maybe a bit much? ;)

  8. Donna J
    +6

    Jessica, I’m concerned about you today. You’ve been liking the oddest things: Shailene Woodley is NOT pulling that outfit off, in any way.

    No full-body shot of the Hamm? Just curious about…stuff.

    • Jessica
      +37

      I stand by liking Shailene, but I didn’t even LOOK for Jon Hamm’s hammbone and therefore you probably are correct that something is seriously wrong with me.

      • greatwhitenorthchick
        +2

        LOL. It has been noticeably absent recently. Must be the cold….

    •  KLeewrite
      +26

      I would hate that outfit on anyone else. But Shailene has the long, lean, athletic-looking body that you need to wear something like that, and the breezy attitude that just pulls the whole thing together. Something about her and it says “dining al fresco at the beach.”

      • fiatluxury
        +1

        I always feel that way about Jennifer Carpenter, too.

      •  Evangeline
        0

        Yes! I normally hate these crop top outfits, but dang if she doesn’t look good.

  9.  Looly
    +18

    At least Elisabeth Rohm matched her face to the dress…

  10. Heather S
    +6

    Elisabeth Moss: lose the jacket, it makes the whole thing look like she was going to a meeting in an inappropriate dress and just had the jacket around and threw it on. Also needs make up!

    Elisabeth Rohm. She doesn’t just have side boob, she has an extra armpit boob. Maybe she should have worn the jacket.

  11. fiatluxury
    +8

    Elisabeth Rohm’s dress is the unholy, unneeded mash-up of Reese’s overlarge too-much-fabric-and-yet-not-enough-fabric deep V top, and the excessively twirlable amount of fabric of Lupita’s oscar princess dress without her awesomeness to make it awesome. And so I say to you Elisabeth – ew. Take that off and wipe the tanner from your face.

    • LT1
      +2

      It looks like Rohm put the dress on and realized the illusion netting didn’t match her skin so she slapped self-tanner on and now it’s all gloopy. Check out that weird bit on her upper arm.

  12.  Orange Clouds
    +19

    If I had Paula Patton’s legs l might wear far too short dresses as well.

    Also good on her for breaking up from her skeevy husband, makes her intensely more likable.

    • greatwhitenorthchick
      +1

      What you said. I could never understand what she was doing with him; it’s like she was slumming. On top of the general skeeviness, like father, like son, he appears to be a real dog.

      If it weren’t for Idris and his baby-mama, can you imagine a Paula-Idris hook-up? (lord, I sound like something out of the National Enquirer or TMZ, today!)

  13. Sandra
    0

    So, all the good dresses decided to go to the Oscars instead, didn’t they?

  14. Samantha
    +17

    I think maybe we should cut Stana Katic some slack. That is definitely the best she’s looked on the red carpet, like, ever. Right? Stunningly beautiful woman, really needs a new stylist. Or a stylist. Either way.

    • fiatluxury
      +1

      …and maybe she was just stopping in on her way to a black tie affair! that electric blue….rawr. Divine.

    •  martinipie
      +3

      I was just going to say, this is SO much better than how she normally looks, holy cats! Especially her hair. Maybe she finally did get a stylist, but they played it a bit too safe & formal.

    • sandra
      +1

      i was thinking that too! definitely the best i’ve ever seen stana look.

      • AnnieC
        +1

        I saw a picture of her at this event with a leather jacket and it looked great, added just the edge that the outfit needed. I cut Stana all kinds of slack. If I got to work with Nathan Fillion every day I’d have a hard time focusing on anything else too!

  15.  Wendy
    +5

    Jon Hamm may look doubtful, but he is also beautiful.

    I like the color of Greta Gerwig’s dress, but something about her rubs me the wrong way.

    • Wildviolette
      +3

      Her dress is terrible. You could fit four Greta’s in that sack.

  16. Lynne
    +3

    Cristin Milotti is wearing a repurposed bridesmaid’s dress. That needs a steam.

    Angela Bassett is still fierce as hell.

  17. witjunkie
    +6

    I’m just so glad to see Jon Hamm’s face and not hair.

    • Jessica
      +13

      I love when they’re filming Mad Men and he is forced to show up places with his head looking like Don Draper. Oh, Jon Hamm. I love you.

  18. Abby
    +2

    Aubrey Plaza’s shoes!

    Ahh, even just thinking about them makes me happy. Imagine how ecstatic I’d be if they showed up on my doorstep in a 8.5, UNIVERSE.

  19. Jill
    +1

    Stana Katic is so gorgeous, and frequently looks so cracked-out at these events, that I`m just happy she`s wearing something relatively normal.

    Aubrey Plaza`s shoes belong in my closet.

  20. Wildviolette
    +10

    Aubrey wins hands down. Lipstick! Cute dress! AWESOME shoes! Pretty hair! YAY!

  21. Bambi Anne Dear
    +4

    The Independent Spirit Awards makes me think they should all be wearing kaftans and suede vests in wide open fields dotted with daisies.

  22. MaryAnne
    +3

    I would totally wear Rosario Dawson’s dress … to my actual day job, not to an awards ceremony, no matter how “casual.” And I really crave Aubrey Plaza’s whole outfit, whether or not I have anywhere appropriate to wear it!

  23. annabel
    +2

    Shailene FTW!! and I don’t even really like her that much.

  24. ^_^
    +1

    Rosario Dawson looks amazing!! I love that outfit!

  25. ali
    0

    Elizabeth Moss looks like she borrowed Larry King’s shoulders for the day and is wondering if anyone noticed.

    And I like Rosario’s shirt, but she phoned-in that hair. I’m sitting at my computer in what I euphemistically call “my sweatshirt dress” and we could be hair twins. That is not a good thing for me. I should really wear some real clothes.

  26. ali
    +1

    Elizabeth Moss looks like she borrowed Larry King’s shoulders for the day and is wondering if anyone noticed.

    And I like Rosario’s shirt, but she phoned-in that hair. I’m sitting at my computer in what I euphemistically call “my sweatshirt dress” and we could be hair twins. That is not a good thing for me. I should really wear some real clothes…

    •  HelenBackAgain
      0

      You probably look better than I do. Yoga pants, oversized sweatshirt, fleece slippers! And here I am talking about fashion… I found a really pretty dress in my closet yesterday that I’ve never even worn, too, forgot I owned it. OMG I NEED TO TRY HARDER.

      • stacey
        +1

        Helen, you are my spirit animal. I keep buying dresses. I live where it rains 360 days a year. I never wear dresses. What’s wrong with me?

        •  HelenBackAgain
          0

          I guess we both like dresses more than they make sense for us! Maybe you can take them on vacation somewhere?

  27. Lori
    +3

    The second I saw Shailene, my brain screamed “Melrose Place.”

  28.  HelenBackAgain
    +5

    Bassett wins, handily. Beautiful fit, gorgeous color, occasion- and age-appropriate without trying too hard at either… it’s made of win. She looks fabulous.

  29. Rachael
    +1

    We need to take a moment to talk about what happened to Elizabeth Rohm’s spray tan.

  30. Jenandtonic
    0

    Aubrey Plaza’s whole look is fantastic. Dress, shoes and – yes- lipstick!