First of all, in case you think, “she looks awfully cheery considering the recent death of one of her castmates,” this is one of the cheeriest-looking pictures of her available from our photo service (and the best shot of her dress, which is why I used it). In most of the shots, she looks totally professional, and like she’s putting on a happy face to do her job, but also tired and shell-shocked. I feel really bad for all the Glee cast (not to mention Cory Monteith’s family and other loved ones, obviously). I cannot imagine what they’re going through; it’s all tremendously sad. But there is something to be said for the restorative power of work, and I hope that’s helping them get through what has to be a terrible, terrible time. Monteith always seemed so extraordinarily amiable, and I’m sure his loss casts a very long shadow. Addiction is an awful thing.

ANYWAY. Not to be all Debbie Downer on you, it just seemed inappropriate to launch into a convo about her outfit right off the bat. But let’s make that right turn now:

I’m not wild about the shoes in this instance, but I have to say, I think this is one of my favorites of her looks. (Are we grading on a curve? Perhaps. But still.) What say you?

[Photo: WENN]

Tags: Naya Rivera