Nicole Kidman in black & white Collette Dinnigan: lovely or ‘Toxy trainwreck?

Here are some photos of Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards in LA Friday night. Nicole wore this black-and-white Collette Dinnigan dress which… I like? I think? You know how I feel about lace and stuff, but I think this black lace effect was done beautifully, and Nicole definitely does not look like she’s wearing a white tablecloth with a black lace overlay. Well… the belt helps. I’m a little disappointed that Nicole didn’t do a big bouffant, though. I was one of the few that loved her giant, Southern-style, teased-up look the other day, and seeing her on another red carpet with her hair down (save for one strand pulled back with a tiny clip!) is kind of boring.

I have a quick question – does anyone else think Nicole dresses too “girlie” for her age, or is that not a thing? Like, she’s not Zooey Deschanel, a 30-something woman who dresses like a 6-year-old on a sugar high. And it’s not like Nicole is dressing “too young” in the sense that her clothes are too revealing or too “young startlet”. But there’s something that I find too “precious” about Nicole’s red carpet style over the past year. Her style used to be so much more sophisticated and avant-garde, but now it’s just little lace dresses and frills and stuff. I’m guessing it only bugs me.

As for Keith – STOP FLAT-IRONING YOUR HAIR. Enough. You have the same hair as Cojo.

Shall we even discuss Nicole’s lips? There are a few photos where it seems like her bottom lip is a giant, immovable slug. I’m reminded of that photo Michael K just used the other day – go look at Nicole’s vintage, original lips, and then come back and look at her lips in these photos. Dear God.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Mia says:

    Her style seems like a modern Miss Havisham to me, lots of lace and silks and knits…but I kinda like that she isn’t like all the other stars, I guess she wears what she likes. If I had to pick though, wish she would go back to the red hair/face/dramatic well-structured gowns of the Moulin Rouge times, she was absolutely gorgeous in that film/award season.

  2. TheOriginalVictoria says:

    What did this woman do to herself? In ten short years she’s gone from the breathtakingly beautiful Aussie who looked gorg in Moulin Rouge to Botox Barbie Stepford Wife.

    • NM6804 says:

      ^ Jep this. You can say so much about her really but the pictures speak for themselves. Satine vs. Stepford Wife? Please…Still love her but her battle against aging (which she is losing) is really sad.

    • Caz says:

      yes – couldn’t have said it better

    • kristiner says:

      Yes! She was actually pretty sexy as Satine. I think it all started when she went blond.

      She was SO sophisticated as a red head and mature for her age and regal looking. Now as a blond she’s just a dime a dozen at award shows and she DOES dress too girly.

      It’s almost like a back to Marylin kind of thing. Trying to look womanly yet with a touch of innocence and girly and on some women it works. On Nicole it looks ridiculous.

      She looks no different from when she was in The Stepford Wives.

      Stop dying your hair! Go back to red and regal looking. There’s enough blonds in Hollywood and at the country shows. The Botox wouldn’t look so bad if she were red again. And not the watered down red she’s been over the past few years here and there but back to the Satine flame red that looks natural.

      Look at Marcia Cross. Gorgeous as a natural red head and she’s had some Botox but the hair distracts from that.

  3. AMANDA says:

    Ha ha he does have Cojos hair! I have never liked his hair cut. Also not liking that dress on Nicole.

  4. laura says:

    Ilove Nicole Kidman! But, I agree, her style has become too girlie; not sure why she changed but I don’t care for it. I used to look forward to seeing her red carpet looks, but not so much lately.

    She needed to do something with her lips- they were too thin (actually nonexistent!) before. Even tho they can look fake sometimes, they still look better than before!

  5. quinnie88 says:

    I can’t decide what’s funnier…..Nicoles rubber face or keith urbans “taking a sh@t face! Even cojo is hoping someone throws gum in his hair!!!

  6. says:

    That dress is horrible especially the “veil sleeves”. Plus, it’s doing nothing for her midsection.

  7. samira677 says:

    I like the dress but something is keeping me from loving it. Is Keith getting shorter or is Nicole wearing higher than usual heals? He looks tiny. Since she’s married to a country star and living in Nashville Nicole may feel she doesn’t have to be as glamorous as when she was married to Tom.

  8. LAK says:

    saints alive, her face looks ‘human’ in that close up!

    i think if she hadn’t started with her face, and especially that slug in her lips, she’d look like her doppleganger sister who is so pretty, wrinkles, thin lips and all.

  9. Marjalane says:

    1- Kieth Urban looks high as a kite


    2-I think Nicole Kidman has a real age issue and thinks that ruffles and lace are more youthful. At least her eyes aren’t all bloodshot in these pics.

  10. Nessa says:

    Her face is so distracting. I just keep trying to figure out what she has done to it… Or rather, what she hasn’t done to it.

  11. Lucy says:

    Nicole just looks boring all the time lately..from head to toe boring, and I used to think she was gorgeous (please go back to the red hair,nicole) she is totally washed out all the time. Am I the only one that thinks Keith Urban is fugly! Not only that, the above picture, just makes me want to slap the shit out of him and I don’t even know why!

  12. tmbg says:

    The eyebrows are what need fixing. They’re so dark and thick that they look slightly mannish. If she got some bangs and thinned the brows out, she’d look great. I loved her hair when she had bangs a few years back.

    I also have a wide forehead and if I have no bangs, it’s just not flattering.

  13. Bellabumbum says:

    I think Nicole is going for a Kate Spade meets Mad Men Look, but it’s an epic fail. She can wear color and more dramatic pieces. I wish she would go back to her natural red. Her face doesn’t look so bad here. Remember that green embroidered kimono thing she work back in the day? I miss her taking chances like that.

  14. Annie says:

    I don’t know why it’s Nicole who always gets picked on for looking botoxy. Sure she has it, but there are celebs 15 years younger than Nic out there who look more pumped full of botox and fillers than her. They pretty much all do it. I do prefer her with thin lips though and I wish she’d go back to them. At least she resists the urge to go Katie Price-esque sized.

  15. Jackie says:

    it’s hard to be critical of her style when she is standing next to that awful haircut of a husband.

    him and billy ray need to step away from the flat iron.

  16. Angelique says:

    She looks great, love the dress, love Nicole :)

  17. lisa says:

    I think Nicole looks lovely. The close up pics look good and like she has eased up on whatever she was doing to her lips.

  18. Kimlee says:

    I think she looks good the best she look in a long time.

  19. Cathy says:

    Why would they have Australian awards in LA?

    I don’t really care for that dress, but she looks a hell of alot better than he does.

  20. Has anyone seen the movie “Dead Calm” starring Nicole Kidman. I think it may have been her 1st movie. Anyway…she is literally unrecognizable in it. What has she done over the years to look like a COMPLETELY different person?

    • taxi says:

      She was so-o-o pretty in that. Would not know this is the same woman. The newly fat lower lip emphasizes the upper exposed gum line she’s always had.

      Her forehead looks unnaturally broad in these pics. Just a bad hairdo? Is her hairline receding from many years of chemical straightening & coloring?

  21. dee says:

    She looks good and her husband looks great. I’d hit it in a hot minute.

  22. Meg says:

    She looks like the mummy. She should let it go and be more natural. Her face looks overdone.

  23. Luise says:

    When she smiles she shows a lot of gum. Maybe that is why she plumps up her lips so much. She’s tryng to hide the excessive gum area. She is so processed. It is not a good look. Major filler and tox. She grosses me out.

  24. Coco says:

    I’ve always thought Keith was the type to run screaming from spiders. Also, what would you call the color of her hair? Frosted mango? Silvery peach? Powdered orange sherbet? Whatever it is, it aint good. Why do readheads try to deny their roots (pun intended)?

  25. Khalesi says:

    she’s beginning to resemble daryl hannah, which is not a good thing. a hard face and too much facial work

  26. Meanchick says:

    Urban looks like he threw on that suit at the last minute cuz she MADE him get his ass up and accompany her! He also looks uncomfortable and high. Tired of the boy band hair.

  27. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    Nicole looks a little like Amy Adams, and her sister Antonia is pretty. Also Tom called, he wants his shoes back!

  28. spinner says:

    I used to be such a fan of Nicole but she looks pretty bad here to me. Keith looks like such a girly man & yeah, he looks really stoned…or something else.

  29. Medusa says:

    Where did that massive forehead come from?

    Was it always there?

  30. Jayna says:

    Wow, i love love that dress. Her lips are fine now. Her forehead is too high for that style. Her hair should have had long bangs swept over to the side. Ilike her hair a liitle deeper red, though. I adore Keith Urban. I even bought his Get Closer album he put out last year about his love for Nicole. I own very little country, but made an exception for him. That album makes me love him more. Adorable couple who deserved to find love.

  31. Franny says:

    I think the girl pin back hair isn’t helping either. I’m 24 and don’t do that hairstyle anymore because it makes me look like a 13 year old

  32. study-er says:

    When stars keep doing the same treatments as one another, they end up looking like each other. It’s like the features that made her look like “nicole kidman” are gone or blurred, and now I can barely tell her face from Brandi Glanville, seriously.

    • Ducky LaRue says:

      Agree – they all end up with this generically pretty look, but lose the unique pieces that made them notable in the first place. Also, never ever a good idea to mess with your lips – always looks fake. Too bad, because she was really quite stunning in her prime.

  33. Jules says:

    Too much botox on the forehead.

  34. jen7waters says:

    I like Keith as a singer, but oh boy…HIS HAIR. Awful. I seriously can’t tell which one of them spends more time in front of the mirror before getting out of the house. *-*

  35. Nan209 says:

    She’s put on a little weight…she looks healthy.

  36. Reece says:

    I think I liked it better on Rachel McAdams. It’s ok though.

  37. Suze says:

    They look odd…he looks high and she looks slightly demented – like she’s going to snap.

    She’s a beautiful woman, but so tightly locked down that she always has that almost crazed look about her eyes.

  38. Boots says:

    Her face is morphing into that of Joan Rivers. What a trainwreck.

  39. JulieJ says:

    in the third pictures nicole looks like darryl hannahs sister. and thats not a good thing…

  40. Kimbob says:

    It’s pathetic how certain celebrities feel they have to look in order to allegedly shave years off their appearance. I’m convinced Keith thinks he looks so “hot” w/that flat-ironed hair, & he’s worn it that way so long I think he’s “unconvinced” his look would be acceptable any other way….sad.

    As far as Nicole….yes…as @Boots above says…”a trainwreck.” It’s downright pititful what she’s done to her face these past years. Every time she comes out for a photo-call, I call it “Tox Evolution.” Color me convinced that she’s addicted to botox.

  41. Snowflake says:

    I think she looks great! So what if she ‘toxes? if she didn’t, people would be snarking on how old she looks. you can’t look old, but you can’t botox? c’mon people, make up your mind. do you want your celebrities naturally aging or do you want them to look forever hot? seems like they’re damned if they do, damned if they don’t. glad i’m not a star. if it was cam on here, people’d be saying how old she looked, that was until she started tweaking it’s all she got this done, she got that done. whadda ya expect? they’re being ragged on all the time by people posting how old they look. like i said, can’t win for losing.

  42. lucy2 says:

    I kind of like the dress itself, but it is a bit ruffly for her. I too liked when she had a more modern, sophisticated look.

    OMG Keith does look like Cojo, that’s all I’ll ever see now. I have always hated his hair!

  43. Petunia says:

    Wow, these are NOT good shots of Nicole. Don’t know if this is a one-off photo shoot or not but it’s not a good look for her.

  44. HA! says:

    It makes her look like she has a tummy…can’t wait for the womb speculations to begin… “it’s a baby brotha for Sundae and Banana Split Rose!” or something to that nature…

  45. truthful says:

    looks like so much plastic surgery has changed her face shape or its mishapened?

    it just looks weird

  46. Esmom says:

    I think she’s actually a little less ‘toxy because her eyebrows are low. When she’s super-toxed here eyebrows get high and oddly stretched. In any case, I think it’s sad that she messed with her natural beauty so much.

    As for the dress, I love it. But Rachel McAdams wore it recently, and wore it much better than Nic. What’s with the Aniston shoes?! Rachel was much more sophisticated:

  47. Lauren says:

    Nicole looks so stiff and waxy. Her hair is like straw, and it only looks decent when a professional styles it. Keith is so pretty & sexy. I do not get them at all. Nic looks like his Nana.

  48. Deven says:

    I think she wears things like this tablecloth with lace because she’s been influenced by having two little girls. When she was sophisticated and very well-dressed, she wasn’t “as married” as she is now and tried harder to look smashing. Nashville sophistication doesn’t go nearly so far as that of Hollywood. I know…I live there.

  49. skuddles says:

    Her face looks strange and distorted. And the dress is a big no – it makes her look pot bellied.

  50. TP says:

    that dress is too tight

    she’s thin – wear a dress that fits

  51. ZenB!tch says:

    1. prim makes one look older
    2. she needs a brighter hair color. she’s a red head not a blond (Satine had very bright red hair)
    3. She is out of shape – thin but no muscle tone. (Satine had muscle tone.
    4. As a curly girl her hair fascinates me. I want to hire her hair dresser and have him or her move in with me.

  52. Dee Cee says:

    It just looks like random decoration of lace on satin and not meant to be pretty.. more like a under slip.. even then, dowdy.. She should have went for color.. she so needs jewel tones as she is so very pretty..

  53. Luise says:

    OMG! I just realized she looks like Matt Damon in drag. The tremendous forehead! This is so hilarious!!!! Does any one else see this??????? LMAO.

  54. Bellabumbum says:

    This is one of the dresses I loved. She used to take risks and wear color. I would look forward to seeing her appear on the Red Carpet. She’s still beautiful, but she’s hiding it. Never understood why she went so pale blonde. Please get your man a make over!,,20459085_20344401_20740062,00.html

  55. mel says:

    I think she looks pretty…and I feel sorry for her about her hair…I have super curly hair and unless you have had to deal with it – its a nightmare. 40 year olds do not wear barrettes…the dress doesn’t fit and I just use to love her and now find her boring.

  56. hatsumomo says:

    I just CAN NOT get over how freakish Nicole’s face looks. How can she look in the mirror and like what she sees?!?! I feel like if she just skipped one maintenance session of botox and heard wonderful compliments of how beautiful her face could be without it, she’d stop. Instead she prolly hears all the negative things about her face and assumes she needs more ‘tox in her forehead. Its a viscous cycle!

  57. ViloDeMenus says:

    I know I’m in the minority, but I think she’s one of the most beautiful actresses, especially for her age group. She always chooses really beautiful and interesting dresses. I think has far fewer fashion missteps that most of her peers. I get the feeling they really do love each other and she’s finally happy in her life. I hope so anyway, she deserves it after the GMD and that freak show.

  58. Lauren says:

    Nana has her tablecloth dress on for Sunday Brunch at the Bridge Club.

  59. Bej says:

    Just looked up her Dolly magazine cover from 1983. Back when she was curly, red-headed & covered in freckles. Looks like a totally different person now.

  60. Vera says:

    I like the dress for the most part. Really the only thing I don’t like is that the lace on the skirt has a darker in-between fabric, the there is just this line where it goes light all of a sudden for the top. It just doesn’t look good there.

    Her lips…honestly since they’ve settled, to me, they don’t look that different. She is wearing lipstick and her bottom lip looks a bit fuller, but overall they are not that different to me. Her forehead, though. Now that is different. But for her age, I still think she looks great, injections aside.

  61. Samantha says:

    Everyone always gets so stuck on Satine and the red hair with her. But that was more than ten years ago. Even if she dyed her hair back and stopped with the botox, she would not look the way she did then.

    Aging sucks, especially for beautiful women. (Not that I would know about the last part.) There’s no win–if they don’t get botox and fillers, people talk about how haggard and rough they look. If they do get them, people slam them for that too.

  62. for real? says:

    i love nicole, and i think she looks fine and is happy, as wendy williams says, the fact that she and keith are having hot wild “pull my hair ” sex makes up for everything else! and she is really happy!

  63. Stubbylove says:

    I think Nicole is a cool woman – I always liked her – it seems like she has a good sense of humor and she’s got acting chops. Beyond the botox and fillers, the wierdest part of Nicole’s red carpet look is her husband – cuz he looks like a chick.

  64. Lisa says:

    Nicole stans will say lovely, but they’ve been saying that for years.

  65. Kim says:

    Botox train wreck!! she looks awful!

  66. Ravensdaughter says:

    Ouch-her face is so tight it makes my face hurt….

  67. Dee says:

    Who writes these awful comments, I hope it’s just one person using different names because there cannot be this many sick people in the world. They are either jealous or Scientologist. Please think about what you write, how can you get so involved in someone elses life, I just don’t get it.