Gwen Stefani, teased up in Stella McCartney: budget, overworked or classic?


This is a post devoted to some of the additional photos from last night’s Tree of Life premiere in Cannes – we already covered Angelina and Brad’s red carpet appearance here. Brangelina’s buddies Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale were also on hand for the premiere. Considering I have no idea what other purpose Gwen and Gavin would have for being in the South of France, I’m going to say that they probably came explicitly to party and hang out with Brangelina. Gwen wore this Stella McCartney jumpsuit thing that only a small-breasted woman could wear without being arrested. Also: I’m pretty sure McCartney jacked this entire design from vintage Halston, because I was pretty sure this look WAS vintage Halston. As for Gwen’s styling… the makeup is too heavy, but that’s Gwen. That’s her “thing”. But the hair… Jesus, the hair. It’s a wonder Gwen’s hair doesn’t fall out in clumps.



Wherever Jude Law goes, he hears the Ocean’s 11 theme in his head.


In nearly every photo I saw of Zoe Saldana, she had a major case of bitchface. Why so peeved, Zoe? You thought you were the next big thing and now when you show up at Cannes, none of the photographers even bother to point their lenses at you? That was mean. I apologize. Zoe is wearing Armani… I would never have guessed “Armani” for this candy-cane-sarong dress. It’s kind of interesting, and Zoe definitely works it better than most girls would.



Let’s end it with some additional Brangelina photos that came in after I published yesterday’s story. This one, below, might be one of my favorite Brange photos EVER. While Brad and Angelina are often affectionate on the red carpet (and off), Brad usually isn’t so grab-happy and clutchy. I like it. I like the way he’s holding her, pulling her closer to him. I love the look of his hands on her. Is this gross? Whatever. I think this is a lovely, sexy photo, and dear God, I love Angelina’s profile.


Angelina is simply shocked that Brad was man-handling her! SHOCKED.


Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. brin says:

    Gwen looks like she’s channeling Jean Harlow again. I don’t like Zoe’s barbershop pole dress at all.

  2. Hautie says:

    I feel this sparkley jumpsuit should be burned also. (like that Halston one) There is nothing flattering about a one piece pant suit. Ever.

    I tend to think that Gwen used medium size rollers to get those curls. It will cause your ends to frizz, if you crimp them when rolling the hair up.

    Even with her hair in a constant state of blown out blonde. It never looks brittle to me. So she has to have one incredible deep conditioner.

    And I still think Jude is the prettiest of them all. :)

  3. Dudette says:

    Not liking Gwen’s look at all. It might have worked if the trousers actually fit and the length was much shorter but this just looks ghastly. Sorry. Her hair is teased to death too but I like the electric pink lipstick. If only she hadn’t gone with a heavy eye. Zoe just looks boring. Miley Cyrus could have worn that dress. Love the Brangelina photo though, Brad is still so into her even after all this time.

  4. the original bellaluna says:

    Just. too. much. going on there.

  5. Blue says:

    Jude Law looks good, Gwen looks her usual self. I do think she’s pretty. But that jumpsuit is not the greatest thing I’ve seen her in. Poor Zoe that dress is not cute, it kind of works for, until you see it from the side, not flattering.

  6. mln76 says:

    I think it’s so cute that G & G still hang w/ the Brange since their kids are the same age as the biological kids. I live the pics from the red carpet Brad is so devoted to Angie and I know everyone hates his look but I still think in motion with that swagger Brad can get away with anything.

  7. kazoo says:

    gwen’s face and hair look really pretty.

    i wish mccartney would go away.

  8. Louise says:

    Gwen is there for I think Loreal or some cosmetics company. A lot of people with cosmetic contracts always attend. That’s why Eva Longoria was always there. I doubt she could go without Revlon. I’m sure whoever Gwen is representing is disgusted with the makeup job. She always goes heavy but she usually doesn’t look this horrible.

  9. mln76 says:

    oh and by the way according to Lainey they were calling Zoe S. ‘Rosario’ on the red carpet so maybe that’s why she looks pissed :)

  10. Reality says:

    I like this look, mostly because it suits her personality. I think Gwen knows her own style and has fun with fashion. I was unaware the they were friends with the Jolie-Pitts.

  11. Vickyb says:

    Oh, I’ll always love Gwen’s style and I love this look on her – Jean Harlow goes to Studio 54. Gorgeous!

    And maybe Zoe had bitchface all night because she was pissed off that her date, the Cat in the Hat, had left her to walk the red carpet solo.

  12. TXCinderella says:

    Zoe Saldana’s dress looks like it should be in a cartoon. Don’t like Gwen’s dress, but her hair looks pretty. Jude Law, yummy. Angelina looks fab, but those veins in her hands are very unattractive.

  13. Crash2GO2 says:

    That is a great pic of Brad and Ang. That dress looks perfect on her there. Hmmm. The fru fru on the hip might be OK after all.

    I don’t like Gwen with puffy hair and pink lips. Plus her posture is very odd.

  14. Wif says:

    Whoa! Did Gwen have her implants taken out? I’m so glad because I love her physique like this, you can dress more daring with it. (For those who don’t remember, when she launched her solo career, she was suddenly sporting either a little C or a big B cup.)

  15. S says:

    I love her hair!!!! My own hair is only about a shade darker, and my God…the state it’s in the majority of the time is shameful when compared to Gwen’s. But I really love the style here, and I agree with @Hautie, it does look really healthy considering the amount of stuff she’d be having put through it on a constant basis…

    The outfit I think could stand to be a good few inches shorter (I didn’t realise that feet had gone out of fashion?) and would probably, I think, work infinitely better if it were a dress. But I think she pulls it off because, well, she’s Gwen Stefani.

  16. ladybert62 says:

    Stefani: Ugly dress, ugly hair.

    That red lollipop dress is also horrible.

    I will keep my comments about brangelina to myself.

  17. Hollowdoll says:

    She does her make up like Christina Aguillara. To me she usually looks harsh and mannish, but damn she is beautiful!

  18. Maritza says:

    Gwen Stefanie looks like a drag queen. Zoe’s barbershop pole dress is hideous! Jude Law looks so handsome!

  19. k says:

    If she had just gone with a pale lip. I would forgive the smoky eye hell. Nice zing on Stella.

  20. NayNay says:

    I am not a big fan of Stella’s designs.

  21. Solveig says:

    I like the jumpsuit but it’s too long. Hate the big hair and the make up. I know it’s her etc, but it’s the same make-up/hair colour for almost 15 years now, it’s pretty boring and she’s starting to look ridiculous.
    Saldana’s gown is, well, horrible.

  22. RHONYC says:

    Gwen is overworked.

    Gavin has lost his looks.

    Zoë is ever the darling.

    Angelina is pregnant again!

    i am convinced.

    check the archives, the only time Bradley is ever, EVER this touchy-feely is when she is knocked up with yet another of his seed.

    his body language is EXTREMELY protective of her, almost in a scary Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes way.

    hence, that smug, proud look of his on yesterday’s post.
    like, he’s thinkin’, “Yep…my powerful swimmers have done it again, dagnamit!” lol :lol:

  23. Jilliterate says:

    Whoa, I’m not even looking at Gwen’s dress — I’m too busy looking at her face. I’m really not crazy about the eye look (It’s too severe of a dark smokey eye; they should have kept the kept the darker colours in the outer corners of her eyes and softened it up), but I feel like I’ve seen Gwen wearing the same face for years: pale, some eyeliner, and the super-red lip. I’m just impressed she changed her look up a bit.

  24. Sue says:

    I think Gwen looks so much better with her makeup kept natural, like she what she has on in one of the Loreal commercials.

    Now her outfit is ok she look better in the outfit she wore for her fashion show earlier this year. Iman wore a jumpsuit like Gwen’s in gold at the Met Gala and she look fantastic her makeup was kept natural and light.

  25. vickie says:

    i usually like gwen’s makeup, but this makes her look too masculine and harsh. the hair is questionable too…. maybe with better makeup it wouldn’t look so clown-like.

  26. sandy says:

    call me crazy but, i like gwen’s look, it is a little out dated, but she pulls it off, not fond of the candy stripped, i posted on the other post about how brad makes me feel with his affection for his lover, he is sexy when he shows how he feels about her, swoon worthy.

  27. original kate says:

    gwen is a savvy business woman who has managed to build a career around her mediocre talent, so i give her props for that. she seems like an ok person despite being a living, breathing hello kitty. those harajuku girls she had following her around were really lame, though; it was like she was their white goddess or something.

  28. me says:

    God…Brad Pitt is looking SOOOOO old…ewww

  29. Amanda G says:

    I hate Gwen’s makeup there, but the rest is fab. I wish Gavin would do something with his hair. And BTW, they are vacationing on a yacht in France and that’s why they are there.

  30. Nibbi says:

    can’t believe no one’s ranting about the shoulder pads. MY GOD THE SHOULDER PADS. i think gwen’s look would be fine- interesting, pretty even, without those icky things peeking thru the mesh on the sides man wow

  31. Kelly says:

    Gwen is gorgeous in the hair colour commercial – the nude lip looks so much better than her usual.

  32. luls says:

    Looking at pictures of Brad and Angie together on the red carpet is like witnessing a real-life fairytale!! Swoooon… <3

  33. vanessa says:

    I don’t like her makeup! I think she is so pretty and has a cool vibe about her. the jumpsuit is nice on her but it would have looked better if she had pulled her back or just kept it straight and off her face.

  34. Camille says:

    This post has too much gorgeousness hehe.

    It is nice that the Branges friends the Rossdales showed up to support them.

    Jude- yum.

    Zoe is beautiful but that dress is fug.

    As for the Brange, well they are beauty and glamour personified IMO. Very much channelling old school HW those 2.

  35. truthzbetta says:

    Gwen looks like the Boy George-esque guy
    her husband used to date as a London club teen in the 80′s (aka “Marilyn”). LOL

    I LOVE me some Gwen Stefani though. Rock that dragalicious man-in-a-wig look, girlfriend. You still got it :) .

  36. ZenB says:

    For Gwen that is LIGHT make up. She usually wears that hideous red lipstick. I’ve come full-circle with Gwen. When she first came on the scene she scared the crap out of me with the chola inspired looks and chola writing on her wife-beater t-shirt.

    A chola is a hispanic ganggirl for those who don’t know the term.

    Then I heard her interviewed and she seemed harmless enough and she grew on me. It’s not like *I* was looking tame, just never chola.

    The she comes out with her solo stuff and that pedo looking Harajuku(sp) stuff that looks like something out of a perverted QTarantino fantasy without the ball and chain weapons.

    Now I think she is looking like a man, baby. That is not a good thing. NEXT!

  37. Becky says:

    I would like to see Gwen Stefani tone down the make-up and try a different hair color. I know it’s her look, but I’m not a fan of platinum blonde (particularly as you get older). She’s a pretty lady-I’d like to see her get a “make-under.” I think it would be to her benefit to mix it up a little. I like the jumpsuit on her, though. As a fellow small chested girl, it’s nice to see someone who rocks the look. I didn’t know she had implants before-if she did, I’m glad she had them taken out.

  38. jemshoes says:

    I know pretty much next-to-nothing about fashion but I do know what I like and don’t like, and I don’t like Stella McCartney. Her designs always seem so … overrated and sometimes even sloppy / lazy. I guess ‘overworked’ is another way of describing high glamour! Gwen has looked better, but she does pull the hair and pink lips off, but only because we’re used to seeing her overworked.

  39. Newbie says:

    I actually love her hair and make-up. It’s her thing and I think it’s stunning on her. But I hate the jumpsuit. And what the hell is Zoe Saldana thinking? That’s the fugliest dress I’ve seen in a long time. I rest my opinions by stating that I still like Jolie’s dress color, and the dress from the waist down. The top is folded over and too big. And the hair is a total disaster.