Jennifer Lawrence, in Chloe at the Oscar luncheon: cute or a total mess?

Jennifer Lawrence

Here are some photos of Jennifer Lawrence at the Oscar nominees luncheon on Monday afternoon. She’s wearing a white Chloe dress that I believe is meant to look young and fresh, but the cut of the dress is so strange. After one look at these pictures, Kaiser declared that JLaw’s stylist “has such a problem with boobs.” There are mixed reports about who is actually styling her these days, so it’s anybody’s guess.

This dress didn’t have to be terrible, but there are a number of problems. First, it doesn’t work well with Jennifer’s body type. It may have been decent fit on a waif such as Nicole Richie but not someone with substantial rackage up top. Further, while up-close views of the dress reveal a rather interesting fabric texture (it’s almost crepe-papery), the ruffle at the bottom kills all manner of sophistication because it resembles something that would be found upon a “Canterbury-style” Victoria’s Secret nightgown. Strappy sandals also would have been a better choice than black pumps.

Jennifer Lawrence

Now for the hair and makeup disaster. Yesterday, some of you disagreed with me about Jennifer’s luminous makeup at the Santa Barbara festival, but I ask you, was that not better than this gawd-awful attempt at mod eyeliner and way-too-nude lips? Poor JLaw doesn’t look good here, and she knows it. The hair is too messy and limp; the makeup is simultaneously otherworldly and lifeless; and overall, this is not a good style day for her. Jennifer doesn’t deserve this.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

In between the endless stream of awards shows, Jennifer has managed to find time to sit down with Collider for an interview. Here are some excerpts:

On the crazy past year: “Well, it’s good and bad, just like any job. There’s an amazing side of it that feels incredible, and then there’s the side that’s the bad side and you just have to move on. But, it’s been amazing. A lot of things that I didn’t even think could ever be possible for me have happened, all in a year. It’s been really overwhelming, but in a wonderful way. This doesn’t happen very often. It’s very rare. So, I can definitely take a moment to think that it’s amazing.”

On fame: “I find that the more I stay in my house, the less I’m overwhelmed by it, so I’ve just been spending a lot of time at my house. It’s overwhelming, but it’s an honor. This is what I want to do. It makes me so happy. It’s like getting a promotion at your job, but when you get that promotion, you can’t leave the house. But, my dreams have come true. It’s always funny because I find that I can enjoy myself for the few hours that it takes to do a red carpet. It lasts for a few hours, and then I’m ready to go home. Then, it’s over and I go back to being normal.”

How she made it without acting lessons: “Because my parents weren’t going to pay for classes. They were like, ‘If you want to be an actor, we’re not going to pay for your lessons.’ That was the main reason that I didn’t have lessons. That was actually the only reason. I’m not against them. If you can afford them, go for it. I couldn’t write. I couldn’t take pictures. I’m a horrible photographer. There are people who are just so visual. My friend can write the most beautiful songs you’ve ever heard in your entire life, in 10 minutes. I could never do something like that. Everybody has their gifts. Fortunately, mine is very lucrative.”

On getting in DeNiro’s face for her SLP monologue: “That’s not how it felt that day. I never actually read my lines until I show up, and that was not a good day to do that, with a two-page monologue. I was just focused on memorizing it and trying to get through it, all morning. So, by the time it actually came time to do that scene, it was great. I didn’t realize until mid-way through the monologue, and then I thought, ‘You are Robert DeNiro, and I am shouting at you,’ because I was so busy trying to remember [my lines].”

On filming Catching Fire: “It was incredible because it was like going back to high school. We had a lot of the same crew, and obviously Josh [Hutcherson] and Liam [Hemsworth] were there. Normally, when I do a movie, I’m meeting people for the first time, so it was just amazing to be able to have the same group of people. It was so fun. And it’s a character that I love, and a story and message that I’m passionate about, so I haven’t managed to get bored. That’s a pretty hard character to get bored with, though.”

Is she enjoying her second Oscar run? “I think I am, yeah. The first time, it was just terrifying. I was so new to the industry that it was my introduction into this business, which was terrifying. I felt like I didn’t really get a chance to enjoy it because I was so scared. Now, I’m still scared, but I know more people. And I know that I made it through the first time, so if I did it once, I can do it again. It’s an incredible honor. The first nomination hasn’t really set in. I’m afraid I’m going to go my whole life, just being scared like a Chihuahua. It’s not my comfort zone. Making movies is where I belong. I don’t belong on a stage. I shouldn’t be heard, just talking. So, when I’m doing movies, I’m really happy. That’s where I’m comfortable. That’s my home. When you put me on a red carpet or on a stage, I turn into Chihuahua Jennifer, so awards season is always terrifying for me.”

[From Collider]

Chihuahua Jennifer. LOL. Somehow, I can see why she’s drawing that metaphor, but at least she’s not a grumpy Bulldog like Kristen Stewart (no offense to bulldogs) on the red carpet. I know that it’s not entirely fair to compare these two young actresses, but it’s always so obvious that Kristen doesn’t want to promote her projects. Can you imagine what an Oscar run would be like if the Academy actually decided that KStew was worthy of a nomination?

Besides the fact that Jennifer (intentionally or not) projects the image of a relatively normal yet very talented girl who’s quickly climbed to the status of A-lister in Hollywood, she’s just so damn talented. The girl inherently knows how to act her ass off, and she’s going to be around for a very long time. Do I think she’s a big young to win a Best Actress Oscar? Yep, but she’ll probably still win it in a few weeks anyway. Hopefully, she’ll hire better hair and makeup people for the Oscars too!

Jennifer Lawrence

Photos courtesy of WENN

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  1. pinkheart says:

    that dress resembles my wallpaper ,eh ! nvm ,wish she would just be happy with one hairstyle and one look instead of constantly experimenting and messing her hair and face , just an eyeliner and lipstick ,iam sure she would look pretty

  2. Beth says:

    She told Kelly Ripa a few weeks ago that Rachel Zoe is her stylist, which I think explains a lot.

  3. Birdie says:

    The make up is flawless, she finally has a new make up artist, thank god. I like the hair, not so crazy about the dress, but white is her colour.

  4. Caity says:

    Can’t Harvey hire someone (not his wife!) for her???

    • RocketMerry says:

      Seriously! In all of HW, can they not find a decent stylist?
      What the heck is happening to good stylists/make-up-artists as of late? Are they misteriously disappearing or something? Shouldn’t that be investigated by the LAPD? Or are they too busy with Lohan back in town? Man, this is maddening.

  5. Riana says:

    I’m going to need Jennifer Lawrence to put some real effort to finding a better stylist and makeup person in 2013, you just can’t have millions to spend and get such shoddy work.

    The eyeliner isn’t what’s bad with this look. It’s those awful nude frosted lips, the hair, and that terrible dress.

    She may not be a stunner but she’s too pretty to consistently look so bad.

  6. Hannah says:

    Total mess. You show up to a Oscar luncheon in the middle of the day like this? She shouldn’t have gone strapless and that hair and makeup is an absolute disaster! And what’s up with that pout?

    I do hope she’s feeling better, healthwise.

  7. Megalicious says:

    That dress is so unflattering and hate the length. She’s so pretty but the makeup is off and her hair looks so limp and almost greasy. Rachel Zoe should be ashamed!

  8. Sirsnarksalot says:

    No on the nude lip. And buy a hairbrush!

  9. CTgirl says:

    Rachel Zoe’s style, thou art a heartless bitch.

  10. M says:

    She’s so much different than Kristen. I know her people have made a conscious effort for her not to be like Kristen. Kristen has a horrible attitude.

    • kingkayski says:

      Kristen might not be as good actress as Jen ,but atleast she grumpily work it on the red carpet most of the time,make up,hair, dress and shoes are always on point.Jen ,the last time i saw her work it on the red carpet was when she was wearing some bathing suit or something at her first oscar catwalk ,it went downhill from there.

    • manta says:

      “I never actually read my lines until I show up…. trying to get through it, all morning.”

      Imagine for one second if Stewart had answered this if being asked about some scenes with De Niro.(They shared some scenes in What just happened?).
      I can only imagine the massive eye rolling, remarks like yours about her attitude, lack of professionalism etc…
      But here, it’s the media darling of the moment, so it’s just so coool. Why people insist on comparing them?
      And I know, I just did. I won’t anymore, I’ll try.

      • flor says:

        Well said, manta! I like JLaw and I like KStew but JLaw is barely smiling on these pictures. If Kristen did that, she would have been trashed to hell and back.
        We have to start accepting their personalities.

      • Ann says:

        You’re right about that. If Kristen Stewart showed up on an RC looking like this, people here would be going on and on about her greasy hair and why doesn’t she ever shower. And why doesn’t she smile, yada yada yada.

        I like Jen very much. But she really needs a new stylist and hair/makeup people ASAP. She has a beautiful figure, and they keep putting her in tragic, ill fitting, dull outfits.

  11. La Calabaza says:

    The tan is her problem right now. Her skintone is the same shade of her hair. Not good! I love the dress on her. I don’t see the boob problem. It suits her nicely.

    • Michele says:

      It was a spray tan. The pictures of her the same night at another Oscar party show her without the fake, orange spray tan. She’s her normal, pale self, which looks much better on her.

      For those complaining about her make up, she’s been using Jillian Dempsey, Kristen Stewart’s regular make up artist, during her Oscar campaign. There’s even a pic of Jennifer and her “team” which included Rachel Zoe and Jillian Dempsey, getting her ready before the Golden Globe awards. Jillian has also tweeted about working with Jennifer for important Hollywood appearances and magazine photo shoots.

      That dress is horrendous! Don’t these celeb stylists know how to dress their clients for a Hollywood luncheon? She looks like she’s headed for a beach party.

  12. katie says:

    The lipstick is horrendous. The hair looks like it hasn’t been washed in several days. The dress is odd, and the shoes are all wrong.
    I love Jennifer’s personality and who she seems to be as a person off camera. She’s a pretty girl, but she has got to find a stylist that doesn’t hate her!

  13. Jenny says:

    I wonder if the designers for this current awards season want to make women look like they have saggy breasts. This is not the first dress to make women look bad up top, when they are not. Strange. She looks ill and her smile is forced. She must be getting tired, I know I would be.

    • flor says:

      I think Rachel Zoe wants to make her the new Nicole Richie or something. Like Kaiser said, this is a dress for her. You can see thousands of candids of Nicole circa 04′ 05′ wearing this kind of dress that Rachel put her in. I thought JLaw would have never let anyone do this to her.

    • Izzy says:

      I thought the same thing, she looks ill. She recently had the flu, then pneumonia. Either way, she’s probably not 100% yet, pneumonia can take a few weeks or more to recover completely from, and that’s if you’ve been resting.

      I’m guessing awards season for a nominee is not exactly restful.

  14. emmie_a says:

    I actually like the entire look – makeup, hair & dress look great. She took a risk & wore something other than a boring black dress like AnnE wore.

  15. GoodCapon says:

    It seems like she’s giving a “This is how I roll, now **** off!” vibe in the first photo!

  16. bea says:

    Since I agree 100% on your assessment of her “look”, I will say that I love her blue ring! Really stands out against the white.

  17. PrettyTarheelFan says:

    She looks like my cousin’s trashy wife who hangs all over other men, complete with ratty hair and nude lips. [This is not a compliment.]
    I adore Jennifer, she’s pretty, talented, and grounded, but this look is a F-A-I-L. I usually like her style, which puts me in the minority, but this is just awful.

  18. chloe says:

    Sorry I love JLaw, but that nude lip color makes it look like she had her lips done and her hair is so limp, maybe it’s time to get 5-6 inches cut off and lighten it up. I do think she’s building up a nice career, but after seeing all of the films nominated this year I thought Chastain and Watts did a better acting job in their respected movies.

  19. allons-y alonso says:

    In the immortal words of Karen Walker from Will and Grace:

    *waves hand up and down*
    ‘Honey, what’s this? What’s going on? What’s happening?’

  20. Melanie says:

    It’s not perfect but it’s not terrible.

  21. Shira says:

    Love JLaw more than anyone else at the moment, but that was not a good look.
    That fake tan was so in your face… and that dress did not flatter her gorgeous body. Rachel Zoe, you’re fired!!!!

  22. flor says:

    My God, this is terrible. Her face looks bloated and the make up doesn’t help her to elongate it. The dress looks like a towel and the lipstick… My GOD, why does Rachel Zoe hate her so much? She has all the money in the world, every designer wants to dress her… Why, Jenn? WHYYYY????

  23. pfeiffer87 says:

    urgh, she looks like she’s wearing bedsheets and the sheet ruffle bit that goes around the bottom of the bed. Can’t remember what it’s called… my mum would know. Plus I hate her in Silver Linings Playbook.

  24. pretty says:

    I like her. she is so hilarious and real and goofy.
    I laughed my ass off at this 2013 SAG awards interview of hers.
    She is so fun. watch from 1:25. they talk about her ring and at the minicam…

  25. marie says:

    she looks swathed in a bath towel. while I’m not a fan of the lipstick I don’t have a problem with anything else.

  26. Jayna says:

    I just love her hair color with blue eyes.

    Don’t tell me she blew up her lips, or is it just the light lipstick and the way they applied it? I hope so.

  27. Tig says:

    She is a pretty girl, but this does her no favors. I agree- way too casual for the event. If this is the best a paid stylist can do, someone hand the girl a J Crew catalogue! If it works for Michelle Obama, it can work for her!

    I also agree she’s a good actress, but if she beats out Watts and esp Chastain, Harvey does own the voters. Those two portrayals were head and shoulders above JL’s, and JL’s was good.

    I am curious to see what she brings to “Serena”- don’t she her being able to pull off relentless maliciousness, plus thought she was way too young for that role.

  28. mia girl says:

    Love Jennifer BUT… this has got to be one of the worst dresses yet of this award season.

    At best, this is a fancy beach cover-up you’d sport for afternoon drinks at the resort bar in Bermuda… at worst, it’s a bad concept dress made of once melted, but now coagulated marshmallows.

  29. bns says:

    She looks a mess, but I think I’m starting to like her. I would like to see another blonde bombshell that can act since Scarlett Johansson dropped the ball.

  30. Tessa says:

    A white dress, tacky tan, and a nude lip? What is she fron New Jersey? Eww.

  31. MisJes says:

    Eh, I don’t think this was her best look, but it honestly isn’t too bad.

    The bust line of the gown doesn’t bother me, nor does the material – the ruffle hem is what is off for me. It really needed a tapered waist.

    I actually find her make up pretty, and my goodness, her skin! So flawless! Her hair is lacking though.

  32. Shira says:

    Hmm, just saw her other look last night and her tan wasn’t nearly as bad there. Guess it was the white dress and partially the lighting that made this seem very Jersey-shorey.

  33. Michele says:

    Jennifer used to remind me of a young Renee Zellweger but now she reminds me of a young, slender Jennifer Coolidge in these pics.

  34. bopit says:

    leave JLaw alone :-( yeah she may not always get styled brilliantly, but she’s so gorgeous she still looks hot. plus her personality seems genuine (cough cough KStew take note cough cough)

  35. Barhey says:

    I’m starting to wonder if Jennifer’s bad hair and makeup aren’t part of an image cultivated by her PR people. Her team has one of the strongest, most consistent message I’ve seen for a celebrity – she comes across as grateful for her fame (unlike Kristin Stewart) but overall indifferent towards the Hollywood system.

    Her hair and makeup kind of reflect this message. She doesn’t dress horribly fug, but her slightly sloppy style is meant to reflect her indifference towards fame, the red carpet, etc. Just a theory.

  36. Reece says:

    It’s ok. It’s lacking the skill that makes it truly look effort-less.
    Again put the hair loosely up, not this half and half BS. Put a jacket of some sort on it’s Feb and back to “LA cold” again. The dress is cute but too relaxed beachy alone which is why her hair should be up, all down would be a disaster.
    And b*tch slap her makeup person. NO! Just NO!
    *sips coffee* I’m in a mood today. ;)

  37. MG says:

    Looks like a beach cover up. But I still kind of like it. I just love her, it’s hard to fault her.

  38. Ida says:

    What the hell is going on with her lips?!!!!!!!!!!

  39. Scavenger says:

    She looks like hell. The shape of the eyeshadow is particularly horrible on her face and that lip color does not work for her. I think she has a good body but frequently chooses dresses that do not show it off to its best advantage or are ill-fitted and this is an example. The dresses she has worn in the past made of shiny or metallic materials are not her friend either.

  40. judyjudy says:

    I think she looks really good here, and I typically don’t like her style.
    I suppose I must be fashion blind considering my assessment of “win” seems opposite of everyone here. That’s okay though I’m still a really great dancer.

  41. Shi-gatsu says:

    I could give a flying hoot-n-nannie about her fashion. Her talent and clear perspective about the business are what others should aspire to attain

    lookin’ at you kstew

  42. stellalovejoydiver says:

    JLaw has such a gorgeous figure, but her stylist keeps dressing her in these ill-fitting matronly dresses.
    She needs something more figure hugging and va-va-voom.

  43. StaCat1 says:

    She is such a lovely girl..the dress is cute..but the make-up is a little heavy for a lunch? And no idea what is going on with the hair. Is it the sexy bed-head thing?
    Whoever her stylist is- Rachel Zoe- or whoever DEFITNEILY called this one in…it seems very haphazard.

  44. KellyinSeattle says:

    In my book, almost anyone beats Anne Hathaway for anything, even if it’s not great, it’s still not Anne in a black dress..

  45. Emma says:

    She looks dead in the eyes, that’s not a good look.

  46. blonde on the dock says:

    Other than the lipstick I think she looks great. Love the dress!

  47. tabasco says:

    odd. just looks totally disjointed. Elle Fanning’s dress, random shoes and ring, JLo’s lipstick, Kate Moss’s eye makeup and prom hair??

  48. CC says:

    I file this under “what the hell was she wearing!????” Ill fitting mess. It just is, what kind of top is that? seems like she wrapped a towel around her boobs.

    Oh and she abused the fake tan, or tanning bed or whatever. The coloring looks weird and her face is really rigid.

  49. Franklymydear1 says:

    I’m starting to think Zoe is just spending all of her time on Anne, cause she has been well put together at all of these events. That and Zoe must have some issue with people who aren’t flat chested.

  50. erika says:

    aargghhhh….total mess. she is so cute but man….she just doesn’t ever look good on the carpet…if she has a stylist time for bye bye..

    trim your bants, cut about 5′ Mascara anddddddd,.

  51. Shaz says:

    Love the dress, the shoes, the hair, the makeup – she looks gorge!

  52. Tania says:

    Hate the look and the lipstick. Her face looks puffy and so do her lips. I mean, she wouldn’t be stupid enough to go and get injections before the Oscars, would she???

  53. Samantha says:

    In the thumbnail-sized pictures, she looks like Lohan, something I never thought to type about Jennifer Lawrence. The orangey skin, dark eye and pale lip–ugh. Too Lohanesque.

  54. kiyoshigirl says:

    Ugh….women of a younger generation, please listen to your mothers! That lip color is horrible…lol. If you have been blessed with luscious, full lips, do not color them to mimick your labia. Sorry…had to say it.

    The dress had a chance until they added that country ruffle to the bottom.

  55. Ann says:

    I don’t get the love for this girl.. Her dead eyes creep me out and she always look grumpy. Great boobs and a gift to play depressed characters – herself? – but that’s it.

  56. mimi says:

    What happened to her lips?

    Why do so many women in L.A. inflate their lips to look so ridiculous.

    What works for Angelina Jolie doesn’t necessarily works for other people.

  57. megs says:

    Oh no, It looks like she is getting thinner. I know what she has said about her weight and I think she has an amazing body, but it appears the chatter is getting to her.

  58. El says:

    She’s bound to go thinner at some point, almost all of them do.
    I think they should keep her in natural looking makeup and simple stylish dresses for the most part because she’s got more of an outdoorsy natural look about her, she doesn’t suit too many frills imo.
    She does look good here to me except for the terrible greasy flat hair.

  59. d says:

    It’s mystifying, it really is. The eye makeup and the colour of the dress are nice. Seriously, Hollywood stylists, breast are nice! Stop trying to hide them with floopy styling. Sheesh. I’m on the fence about the hair.

  60. Caroline says:

    WTF makeup?
    Too much bronzer w/ frosted lipstick omg
    poor girl

  61. Mila says:

    Make up ages her. Again it seems that her stylist doesnt know how to work with girls who have breasts larger than b cup.

  62. Nina says:

    In the pics of her over the last few week she looks tired… and like she’s recovering from (or coming down with) a head cold. Not excited, not focused, not even mentally present… too much Nyquil?

  63. serena says:

    Yay finally a look I like! Love the dress and shoes, so different and chic from her usual.. anyway, yeah, she absolutely needs to hire a new makeup and hair person. Now!