Fugs and Fabs: The G’Day USA Event

I need to confess something. Remember that time Rose Byrne wore a jumpsuit to the SAGs? And I called her one of the Flying Elvises and basically thought it was ridiculous? I have totally softened on that stance. I’m still not sold on it, and I still think the jumpsuit as a concept is the enemy of a lady’s groin, but there’s something really brassy about her doing that — back then, no one had yet for such a formal occasion. And she has this innate coolness that makes me think she pulled it off as well as anybody could, so… listen, I just needed to get that off my chest before we talk about what is currently on her chest.

[Photos: Getty, Fame/Flynet]

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Comments (44):

  1. Lynne

    Heather, I’m also digging Rose Byrne’s fancy flypaper suit too. I can list several reasons I shouldn’t like it but it’s just so damn cute, even if it is too summery.

    • Emma

      Uncharacteristically for me, I love it. It’s just pretty and pretty and it fits her. It looks like something Solange Knowles would wear.

    • Kristan


      Also, Toni’s pink lipstick is a nice shade.

    • S

      It’s adorable! And technically, it is summer in Australia, so she gets a pass.

  2. Mary

    Nicole Kidman – monochromatic from head to toe… bleah.

    • Kat

      Right?! Her skin is peachy-pink, her hair is peachy-orange, and her dress is pinky-peach. TOO MUCH.

  3. Ruth

    I loved Muriel’s Wedding (my first exposure to Toni Collette), so I’m always surprised when I see how thin she is in real life, even though it’s been almost 20 years since that movie came out.

    • Bebe

      I totally agree! She is so svelte, and I’m picturing her in LIttle Miss Sunshine, which was in 2006. Possibly she was svelte then as well, but just had to wear ugly clothes.

  4. Donna

    Why does Toni Collette now have Lisa Kudrow’s head?

  5. Stefanie

    I love Rose. She is shockingly beautiful in that picture. The fly paper? not so much.

    I love Nic’s dress. So pretty. I think she looks great. (Although, I do agree that it may be young for her.)

  6. steen

    My main thought about this was that maybe there was some weird filter on the photog’s camera. I’ve never seen Toni’s hair that color before and the lipsticks hues on a fair number of women were weirdly harsh.

  7. marie

    Nicole Kidman is on a Grace Kelly moment, maybe because she’s doing that biopic. Which still doesn’t excuse the age-inappropriate dress. I love Rose Byrne since Troy, and especially after Bridesmaids, so she’ll always be awesome.

  8. Emma

    Nicole Kidman just looks too weird. I can’t critique her outfit with a clear head, because I can’t get past how her Botox and fillers make her look like one of those second-rate waxworks that doesn’t actually resemble its subject.

  9. Kristina

    I am not a fan of jumpsuits at all, but GOSH Rose Byrne is making me want hers. Seriously, I never would have said “Oh, that jumpsuit is pretty!” before today. She pulls it off.

  10. Megan

    Lindsay Price was so cute before she started with the face injections!

  11. Carol

    Sorry … can’t sign off on any clothing with anything bug-like on it … gives me the heebie-jeebies.

  12. jean

    Oh, I love Toni Collette’s dress! Sometimes a girl wants to be modest, but the lines of the dress are very flattering. And I love her real smile. That’s almost a grin! She doesn’t give a damn that her eyes might squinch and her skin wrinkle. Love her.

  13. witjunkie

    Is Rose Byrne’s thing a jumpsuit though? Or a top and pants? Either way I think it’s very cute and she’s styled it perfectly. Maybe they were pretending it was summer because, Australia.

    Nicole Kidman looks exactly like my friend’s 7 year old daughter. I mean, tone down the eyebrows, but that is the do. I’m pretty sure even she would think that dress was too boring.

    • Annie S.

      It looks like a top and pants to me. An adorably quirky top and pants. She looks great.

  14. Jamie

    I am more in love with Rose’s jumpsuit/separates thing than I would have ever expected. I want it.

  15. Astraea

    Nicole Kidman looks just like one of those porcelain dolls I had as a child. The ones that always chipped on the nose and fingertips.

  16. Rayna

    Rose B’s outfit is not a jumpsuit. And the flies are not flies, but “jewels” of some sort arranged in that pattern. It looks uncomfortable to sit down in, but kinda cute. And THAT, my friends, is the ONLY keyhole I’ve seen lately that I would approve.

    I unabashedly love Kidman’s dress while admitting that a) It looks a bit young for her and b) it’s almost the same color as her skin, and y’alls know I normally can’t abide that. Note: my affection is for the DRESS.

    Toni C. I totally adore, and her dress does fit will, but somehow I’m not feeling it.

    • Vandalfan

      Yes, a zoom-in on Rose shows that the bugs (I thought dragonflies) are really large faux jewels, and they now remind me of “any other part belonging to a man”, as Juliet would say.

  17. Akit

    I don’t even know who that Rose bird is but she looks great. The outfit is quite unusual and she’s working it, fly paper or not, she looks fly….. Oh dear.. Taxi!

  18. Alicia

    Curtis Stone is straight? Gosh, I would have put good money against that.

  19. Tanya

    The color of Rose Byrne’s outfit with her dark hair is sheer perfection to me. She looks so confident and serene.

    Nicole Kidman is trying too hard.

  20. Sara Raju

    Bella Heathcoate looks EXACTLY like a younger Rory Gilmore. Amirite?

  21. Esme

    Ugh –just no to the Rose Byrne monstrosity. The only winner here is Curtis ‘ frigging apron.

  22. Kristin

    Rose’s hair and makeup are just gorgeous, the best I’ve ever seen her look. I’m not sure anyone else could pull off that jumpsuit, but she looks great.
    I LOVE the color of Erika’s dress.

  23. Val

    Attention Please Ladies: Look at Toni Collette’s dress! This is how a dress is supposed to fit: skimming the figure, not squishing it.

  24. Miranda

    I’m pretty sure Nicole Kidman is dressing like this to remind everybody that her Grace Kelly movie is coming out soon. I hate it on her–she’s always gone for more streamlined looks, and I think that aesthetic suits her–but, sadly, I expect to see more of this old-school girly frippery for a while. Sigh.

  25. jenny

    Rose is totally pulling this off. It looks beautifully made and super comfy, and I want it. Especially if it comes with the shoes and that hairstyle.

  26. Hima

    No Heather! Do NOT soften on that jumpsuit, or any jumpsuit! I have noticed this recently – several posts where you say, “I know it’s a jumpsuit, but it’s not that bad…” It IS that bad! I was going to make this comment a few posts ago, but I thought I’d see where this was going. Well, it’s going someplace bad. I think you have jumpsuit Stockholm Syndrome, and I am worried for you.

    (Yes, I know Rose’s outfit is a pantsuit and not a jumpsuit, but I am still worried for Heather).

  27. TonyG

    Love, love, love Elle Macpherson’s dress.

  28. Eirwen

    OMG! When did Toni Colette morph into Lisa Kudrow as previous posters have noted. Apart from the frou frou dress, NK’s eyebrows are very odd in that photo- botox issues?!