Brandi Glanville wears a little black dress for a shopping photo-op: cute or try-hard?

Here are some new photos of Brandi Glanville out and about in Beverly Hills yesterday. She stopped by the Kyle By Alene Too boutique for some shopping and then went out to dinner at Villa Blanca with a friend. All of this was excessively documented by the paparazzi, to the point where I kind of think these were quick paid photo-ops for Brandi. Like, the boutique paid Brandi $10,000 to shop there or something? Or maybe it’s another kind of promotion. God knows.

Incidentally, Brandi did not delete that tweet that she made over the weekend about LeAnn Rimes’ reality show producers approaching Brandi’s agent for possibly casting Brandi in LeAnn’s show. I actually think it happened, even though LeAnn threw a hissy about it to Radar. All I can say is that I’m sure we’ll see LeAnn in this exact black dress/suit soon enough. She’ll probably wear it to go shopping at a Beverly Hills boutique within the week.

There are also some stories going around about Brandi and Lisa Vanderpump having some kind of fight. Do you care? I don’t care. You can read some details about the fight here.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

 

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  1. TheOriginalKitten says:

    She is looking way too thin and not good at all here. Sucks, but when you get around the 40-mark you can’t lose too much weight or you start to look a lot older than your age.

    Also, she looks rather stoned in the 3rd pic.

  2. Theskinny says:

    Week before she was having lunch with Kyle and now this? lol Looks like someone owes someone a favor or lost a bet. She doesn’t look all that happy to be carrying that bag, frankly.

  3. Audrey says:

    Wow, she is really skinny. Her legs aren’t even attractive anymore. And talk about obvious promotion for that store – way to make sure the bag gets top spot in the photos, Brandi.

  4. aims says:

    She’s holding on to that bag, like her paycheck depends on it. I’m starting to lump her into the same category as het ex and his wife.

  5. brin says:

    Love her outfit. DM had pics of her with Lisa at Lisa’s restaurant.

  6. Stubbylove says:

    She looks stoned as hell and friggin’ nasty skinny. Girl needs a sandwich.

  7. Jayna says:

    I never get why people think she has great legs. They look skeletal, to me. Heidi and, yes, even Gwynneth have great legs for tall girls, not Brandi. I remember her sitting on Andy Cohen’s show last year in a short dress and her legs looked like they would snap they were so thin above the knee where her dress had ridden up while sitting, showing up to her thighs, and they’ve always been skinny, shapeless below the knee. I will take shapely legs any day over hers.

    Brandi has a really great figure, but at her age a few pounds would make her legs look a little better, because they don’t have the benefit of youth anymore around the knees and skin texturewise.

    The dress looks nice on her, but an inch or two longer maybe would make her legs look not so skeletal and bony and be more flattering.

    I still think she was prettier before her work on her face and before she went so blonde. She says going blonde makes you look younger, but I really think she looked younger back when she had the low lights in her hair also and warmer blonde highlights mixed in compared to her bleached blonde look these days.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      I agree, she needs to gain a few pounds so that she doesn’t look so—scary, I guess. It doesn’t look good when your face is full of fillers and you have very little body fat–not in your forties.

      She needs to lay off the “liquid nose jobs”, gain a few, and then she’d look great. I don’t get how these women don’t see what botox and all that other crap does to you–especially once you do it young.

      I can’t remember what article it was, but a few years ago, we were discussing plastic surgery/botox and a poster said “I would rather look older than I am, than have someone look at me and say, damn, she paid to look like that?”–something like that.

      I always thought it was funny and quite true.

      • Jayna says:

        You’re so right. The overfilled fat faces these days on women and then the skinny body that doesn’t match is so odd. I see an actress from the neck up and think, oh, she’s gained weight. He face is much fatter, and then you see her body and it’s still thin, like Lara Flynn Boyle.

        And all the work with fillers and botox and fish lips, you’re so right, I look at them thinking why would you do this to yourself. Your face doesn’t even move naturally anymore and definitely NEVER makes them look younger. I always say movement in your face and the way your face, eyes, smile shows expression usually enhances someone’s looks, and when that is all frozen and overfilled and can’t show expression or even smile the same way just makes them look odd. A little botox can help with frowns, but too much just means nothing moves and you look odd when trying to show emotion. Give me a Cate Blanchett any day.

      • stinky says:

        my boss says “thats the new look of old Hollywood”

  8. qtpi says:

    From her twitter yesterday – “I’m feeling a little chubby right now, possible health kick coming on.”

  9. Bex says:

    Why all the hate. She looks fabulous, good for her.

  10. Arock says:

    Kind of on topc- dd anyone else see the “blind” about lele and the case of the wandering dong? Cancelled dates, cancelled checks etc. it’s so clearly them. I think just Jenn had it…

    • Cindy says:

      Yes, Justsayjenn had it on her blog. It was so funny and so obvious. Someone got pictures of Eddie and his latest waitress and Leann had to shell out big bucks to pay them off. Brandi said it would keep happening and she was right.

    • Macey says:

      Sure did and this one I totally believe, more so than any of the ones Ive seen on CDAN.

      I still cant believe a pap took a pay off considering they could make so much more actually selling the pic. I wonder how many times she has done this? I know she would spend a fortune to keep her facade alive.

      As far as BG, I doubt the tiff with Lisa is anything more than a ratings grab. These shows would be boring without the little tiffs and they all admitted they amp it up for the show.

      I dont think the dress looks bad but her legs are definitely NOT her best feature at this point. I cant say anything b/c once I hit 40 that was the 1st place I would lose weight if I was losing, even if unintentional and its also the last place weight goes when i try to gain it back. The body does some wacky and unwanted things once you pass that 40 range. Believe me, I wish we could choose where our weight gain goes but usually after a certain age it tends to go to the gut and chin.

    • brin says:

      Look at #1 on today’s BI (Desperation…lol)…Definitely LR too.

  11. betty says:

    Brandi looks good. She has a thin frame and have always been thin. Most women start getting fat at forty and start spreading especially after having kids Brandi looks like the type that doesn’t have to worry about getting fat. A lot of women envy that.

    • Alita says:

      @Betty, you’re bang on that most women – most *people* imo – would love to be naturally trim life-long. I just don’t think BG is in that camp – she looks like she makes a hell of an effort to be skinny (hopefully healthy too). If that’s her focus and makes her happy, then good luck to her. Just don’t think it comes easily for her though.

  12. Rita says:

    It’s cute. Don’t see how the dress could be a “try to hard”. Jennifer, her bff looks nice as well. Good job ladies.

  13. Mimilicious says:

    Obvious photo-op…. shopping in 7 inch heels is friggin ridiculous and screams of desperation. She looks terrible w her skeletor arms and legs which at her age, in my opinion, we should see less of. She has absolutely no muscle tone or definition and she’s looking pretty haggard….nothing good to say about her physically in these pics…and I’m on her side

  14. Nadeni says:

    She tweeted about having dinner with the person who won that Oscar dress auction that I think also included shopping at Kyle’s store and dinner at VB with Lisa so that’s probably why it’s all so documented. I like Brandi but girl needs to do some squats!

  15. Dawn says:

    She is trying to hard and she is too old to be playing this game. This is so obviously a photo op for her and nothing more.

  16. Sugarrbunny says:

    The dress is ill fitting & the material looks stiff

  17. Walt Jr says:

    Look, I know this woman is as tall as me PLUS a former model to boot, but that is nasty. Sorry, if you are that tall you need to up your caloric intake. Perhaps change your former “fashion model” mindset that calories are bad. She looks to have muscle atrophy. Her skin does not seem to have any elasticity. I’ve seen better on women older than her because they have a little muscle/fat.

    Ladies, big or thin- its all good as long as you look healthy and toned. Sorry, just my opinion.

  18. Anoneemouse says:

    I hate when women think that the shorter or tighter the dress (i.e., Mariah Carey) the better it looks. It doesn’t. Brandi needs to gain some weight – I agree with the other posters that her legs would look great with a little definition to them. Otherwise, she is looking older than she really is.

  19. LisaD says:

    That women she is with , or I guess it’s a women looks like Big Ang .

  20. claire says:

    Good for her. It’s sweet that she would do so much for the cancer charity fundraiser. I saw some of the pics elsewhere that included the winner and it looked like she was having a great time.

  21. Mandy says:

    I hope that’s not true! I enjoy her and Lisa together! Ooooh, this is a little off topic, but I just noticed that picture of her friend Jennifer. Did anyone realize that she was in the movie Blow? I just noticed that last night when skipping through the channels. She had a very small part as the wife of one of the drug dealers.

  22. LAK says:

    They are currently shooting RHOBH.

    If you look at the pics on DM, that shopping opportunity at Vyle’s store included other cast members all dolled up.

    Brandi and LV and some other people then go to Villa Blanca for a meal. Or was it before?!

    Either way, all will probably be revealed when RHOBH airs.

  23. Elizabeth says:

    What is this blind item on just jenn? Someone link me please!!

  24. JudyK says:

    Dress too short, heels too high…and, uh, Brandi, platforms are OUT.

    And, yeah, she looks stoned.

    • Ok says:

      I thought Jennifer was also one of the counselors on Dr Drew Celebrity Rehab as well.

    • Snowpea says:

      Blind Item #1 – Ego sickness?

      This C-list celebrity recently canceled some tour dates due to ‘illness’ but it was really to put out a ton of fires at home. First, they received a phone call from a paparazzo who basically blackmailed them into buying a bunch of shots of their significant other screwing around on them, so the celebrity had to stay home and write a big check while keeping tabs on their philanderer.

      Second, there was a PR nightmare with their new project that stemmed from the celebrity’s undermining the bosses of the show constantly, and finally…the bender continues. When the caught philanderer tried to make the celebrity’s using the issue, the celebrity shouted to everyone in the room that as long as they like cashing checks, they’ll keep doing what they want.

  25. NANALU says:

    SHE IS GROSS NASTY UGLY FUGLY and why is she a celebrity agin?

  26. Lisa says:

    Everything she does is try-hard.

  27. Frida_K says:

    Nasty, skinny, bruised legs.

    Ew.

  28. neelyo says:

    I just want to slap that smirk off of her face in the header pic.

    What did people like her do before reality television?

  29. Ok says:

    Wow. What the heck is with all the ugly venom on this Brandi entry today ??

    Lots of criticism on her looks that ironically is stated in an extraordinarily ugly manner.

  30. jessica says:

    why why why on earth would you want to be that skinny? I just can’t imagine how hungry you would feel all the time. my stomach would be eating itself. there definitely has to be a daily intake of adderall or some type of massive appetite suppressant for this to be possible. whatever way, it cannot be healthy. then to stick all those fillers in your face to compensate…just twisted as all get out!

    • LAK says:

      She’s naturally very skinny and very tall. It happens. not always due to drugs. Granted she’s perhaps a smidge thinner than usual, but googling old pics of her show someone who is more or less the same size.

      • Relli says:

        LOL you noticed that too? I always click early on and then stay away because frankly I was severely slut-shamed throughout high school and it had a really negative impact on my self worth. I refuse to do it anyone else, no matter who they are.

      • Walt Jr says:

        @ Relli :

        Did the “slut shaming” have a negative impact on your self worth, or was it the fact that you were promiscuous? (If that is indeed the case).

        I don’t believe you can “shame” someone into feeling a way that they themselves don’t think is wrong. (However, bullying is real). I sleep with whomever I want, when I want. Nothing anyone can say can MAKE me feel shameful unless I know deep down inside that they are right. Will never get this concept among women. If it is not shameful behavior, then you won’t feel ashamed morally. Period.

        For instance, I just donated blood. You don’t hear me saying “Don’t judge me!”- or “Stop shaming me”.

      • Relli says:

        @ Walt what a kind and lovely response! I mean to assume that I and therefore any woman or man who is slandered by rumors or gossip that cannot be verified or even proven, MUST be worthy of gossip IF in fact is true. I mean people NEVER make things up or assume things based on the fact that they just don’t like someone and aren’t brave enough to say it out loud; so they find ways to destroy what is difficult to rebuild confidence and reputation. Yes, I can see the light now, IT WAS ALL MY FAULT.

        You must be very popular! Now, excuse me while I go find more ways to spread your light and love around the world.

      • Jennifer12 says:

        Relli, you kick serious ass.

      • gg says:

        Walt, you are a complete moron. Shut up.

    • briargal says:

      So are you suggesting that LR got super-skinny taking adderall?? Or Ex-lax? Brandi is naturally thin–even though I would like to see her gain a few pounds. But don’t forget–TV adds pounds. Maybe LR should think about that! Since she has gained weight back, we’ll see what she looks like on her “scripted reality show”.

  31. TheTruthHurts says:

    She looks gorgeous. Yeah, her legs are a bit too skinny, but she can’t help it, she is naturally tall & skinny unlike LeAnn as we are all seeing her beef up now to her natural weight.

  32. Cindy says:

    She’s very pretty but I would love to see her with shoulder length hair, more golden brown, or honey colored, not the dark roots with bright blonde ends. I think her best personal style is her casual style, jeans or pants, but I rarely agree with her choice of dresses. I would love to see someone style her in a more classic tailored, Tory Burch look. Brandi has a great body for really high fashion classic clothes, like a Ralph Lauren or Tommy Hilfiger model. She should go that way and look like a million dollars.

  33. Chinadoll13 says:

    She looks like she needs to eat a little more….she’s looking sick.

  34. It'sJustBlanche says:

    Well I do like the outfit. She could gain a few pounds but he looks good.

  35. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks!!! Yeah blind item definitely L & E. Brandi would look so much better if she would dress appropriately. She has a great figure but most of the time her clothing screams hooker to me.

  36. Leslie says:

    I think she looks way too skinny, but isn’t this shopping trip part of her show? Other cast members were there. Or are they all buddy buddy off set?

  37. shelley says:

    Brandi looks great. Not every skinny person is hungry. And it’s shameful to say hurtful things about anyone’s weight. Period.

  38. someone says:

    You guys are going on and on about how skinny she looks…Yes her legs and arms are scary skinny but her stomach isn’t crazy small. As skinny as she is she has a little pooch in that dress. It’s not so much skinny as lack of muscles.

  39. Funcakes says:

    Brandy need a good ten pound weight gain. Other than that she looks great!

  40. Elizabeth says:

    I will always be on Brandi’s side no matter how crazy she is. Remember she only got famous because Leann stole her husband so she’s really just making the best of her 15 minutes of fame. Plus I wish I looked that good in a an lbd!

  41. Aras says:

    I’m not even going to mention her weight, but I do think she’s doing way too many procedures or injectables or whatever the hell with her face. She’s looking pulled and tucked and is about to rival Jocelyn Wildenstein in the face department.

  42. UsedToBeLulu says:

    She looks wasted. As in malnourished.

  43. Teresa__Maria says:

    She used to be so beautiful, what has happened? These legs and arms scare the hell out of me ….

  44. Sara says:

    She looks great! Not too try hard if shopping at a fancy store.

  45. claire says:

    I’m on the side of thinking she’s quite pretty, but man, what a different haircut/color would do for her! She is really shortchanging herself with this current hairstyle. It makes her look older and doesn’t compliment her skin at all. I also agree she is looking too skinny. Stress will do that to ya, sometimes. But the dress is cute, not sure why that’s an issue.

  46. Jayci says:

    You can clearly see where her real hair ends and her extensions begin

    …doesn’t she have a stylist to take care of that situation??

  47. Snowpea says:

    I’m always gonna be a Brandi apologist cos she has behaved with dignity and finesse most would not be capable of under extremely trying circumstances.

    But the short dress and the spike heels just looks soooooooooo trashy for daywear.

    She is such a gorgeous woman with those ridiculously long legs that she could totally wear cute skinny leg jeans and ballet flats and still look outrageously hot.

    And get rid of that godawful brassy blonde hair and ratty hair extensions!

    Brandi we think you are a total legend. We just want you to dress like one too ;)

  48. Jane says:

    How will it take before Leann gets a dress just like that but in a different color?

  49. msw says:

    “Go eat a sandwich” is so much less offensive than “put down the cheeseburger,” apparently. Good to know.

    People are SO effing rude about other people’s bodies. Why is it ok to hate on Brandi’s body, because she’s skinny? If someone made those comments about a fat body, the backlash would be swift and deserved.

    • Ming says:

      THIS! telling someone to eat a sandwich IS just as rude as saying, you’re fat.
      I am on the skinnier side of things, wishing I could be curvy but its just not meant to be.(I eat and exercise like a champion)
      there is not much I find ruder than people outright commenting on my shape, especially in front of others, under the guise that they are caring–sorry to say but more often than not these are people who are having a hard time managing their own weight, so how easy is it to tell someone to stuff their face while you wish you could do the same.

  50. TherapyCranes says:

    The dress is cute. I don’t think it’s too try-hard. I usually wear a dress when I’m going out shopping with the SO.

    Her legs look too skeletal though. Older women need a little weight on their legs.

  51. Mika302 says:

    Everyone talking about she’s 40….i’m 39….and I look like my 20′s.she looks a mess!!! Never thought she ws attractive with all tht plastic surgery!!!

  52. Jennifer12 says:

    She IS too thin. But the dress is an improvement over other choices, and the shoes are cute. Brandi, PLEASE stop making your hair so blond. It doesn’t make you look younger. You’re such a pretty woman, and you’re not helping yourself with attempting to look 25. Accept 40, know how pretty you are, and update your look.

    • Christin says:

      A slight change in hair color and length would make a huge difference. She is naturally pretty and really does just need a make-under. Less is more.

      • Jennifer12 says:

        I completely agree. There’s a time to know when to give up a look, and it’s way past. She would look SO pretty with hair length right around the collarbone, and a honey brown color. Put on some weight- just even ten pounds, or maybe 15- and stop with the ridiculously high heeled shoes and tight dresses and cleavage showing nonstop. Pencil skirts that go to the knee, a cute and closefitting top, wide legged sailor type pants, jeans and boots….. there’s so much she could wear and look sexy without looking like she’s falling out of her clothing.

  53. LAK says:

    It’s extremely disappointing to see the comments left by many CB regulars body shaming Brandi because she’s skinny.

    The very same people would be outraged if similar comments were left for Someone on the other end of the scale eg Melissa McCarthy.

    Snark on Brandi for anything else, but body shaming for her natural frame and size, give or take a few pounds, is beyond the pale and you should ALL be very ashamed of yourselves.

  54. Shelley says:

    I think the point of some of the posts commenting on her weight relate to her just posting her own opinion that she needs to diet. She does not and it’s disturbing that she sees herself that way. I think she’s naturally very pretty, and would love to see her without those woolen-looking extensions (cannot stand those on anyone, they completely freak me out) and with 10 healthy pounds on her. I think she’d be stunning, and would look and feel so much better. And not drinking behind moderation, too – which tears apart anyone’s appearance, not to mention health. By the way, there are two different Shelley’s here on Celebitchy…didn’t think the site would allow that but it does.

  55. gg says:

    Brandi really needs to put on a few. Too emaciated.

  56. nikko says:

    Brandi is too too thin. Look at her friend next to her and tell me which one looks better overall. The friend!

  57. Cindy says:

    Justsayjenn has a new blind about Brandi and Leann and Eddie. Brandi told the truth about Leann trying to get her to do the scripted reality show with them and then lying about asking her and then implying Brandi was a liar. (Sounds like the Smiley’s story all over again: Leann called Kim and cussed her out and bitched about Brandi and then lied to Eddie and Brandi about it until Kim produced the tape of the call. Leann had a tantrum and sued Kim)
    Well, the producers found out the truth too and pulled control of the show from Leann and she had a tantrum on set, typical narcissistic rage.