Angelina Jolie’s stylist is horrible at her job

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - JULY 28: Actress Angelina Jolie attends the 'Salt' South Korea premiere at the Time Square on July 28, 2010 in Seoul, South Korea. The film will open on July 29 in South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

An open letter to Jennifer Rabe, Angelina Jolie’s stylist:

Dear Jennifer,

Are you the devil? Or are you just horrible at your job? I know that Angelina Jolie’s style is very simple, and that the two of you probably argue about getting her to wear colors. But here’s the thing: that’s your job. Your employment is all about making Angelina look good. If you can’t talk her into wearing something other than an endless parade of black, strapless gowns and cocktail dresses, then you need to hand over your resignation and encourage Angelina to hire a stylist who will actually be able to talk her into wearing something other than black columns, trash bags and muu-muus.

Now, I’m not saying you aren’t capable of occasionally giving Angelina a good fashion moment. The black strapless she wore to the 2009 Oscars was one of the best of her black columns. The red Versace Angelina wore for the Moscow premiere of Salt was stunning. But you allow Angelina to get into a comfort zone of glittery sacks and black columns, and that reflects poorly on you. Girl, pull it together.

I’m sorry if I’m being mean. It’s just that these photos of Angelina at the Salt premiere in Seoul, South Korea broke my spirit a little bit. This is the first time Angelina has ever done promotion in South Korea. You know the Korean Brangaloonies were probably really looking forward to seeing her, and there was probably significant disappointment that she didn’t bring it, fashion-wise, to the premiere. Can you even tell the difference between her dress at this premiere, and what you dressed her in for Changeling premiere, or The Curious Case of Benjamin Button premiere, or the LA Salt premiere, or the Inglourious Basterds premiere? All that changed was the material of the black strapless dress. That’s it. It’s sad that you are so terrible at your job, Ms. Rabe.


SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - JULY 28: Actress Angelina Jolie attends the 'Salt' South Korea premiere at the Time Square on July 28, 2010 in Seoul, South Korea. The film will open on July 29 in South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - JULY 28: Actress Angelina Jolie attends the 'Salt' South Korea premiere at the Time Square on July 28, 2010 in Seoul, South Korea. The film will open on July 29 in South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Angelina Jolie, a cast member in the motion picture thriller Salt , attends the premiere of the film at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on July 19, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen Photo via Newscom

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 04:  Actress Angelina Jolie attends the premiere of 'Changeling' at Ziegfeld Theater on October 4, 2008 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Angelina Jolie arriving at the LA Premiere of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button at the Mann's Village Theater in Westwood, CA .December 8, 2008.2008 Kathy Hutchins / Hutchins Photo.... . Photo via Newscom Photo via Newscom

10 August 2009 - Hollywood, California - Angelina Jolie. 'Inglourious Basterds' Los Angeles Premiere held at GraumanÕs Chinese Theatre. Photo Credit: T. Conrad/AdMedia

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  1. hapygoleslie says:


  2. Leek says:

    Excellent point, Kaiser. Not to mention, or maybe you did, but why on earth would you pay someone to pick out black dress after black dress? Jen Rabe has the easiest job ever and gets paid way more than she should “working” for AJ. That’s good charity money being pissed away on a long string of poor judgement.

    If Angelina is so inclined to help the needy then I could do as good a job picking out dresses and charge a lot less.

  3. Kazoo81 says:

    wow. that dress looks cheap. do you know who the designer is, kaiser?

    what’s up with her mall hair bangs? meh.

    angie should wear red much more often. she looked just gorgeous at the moscow premiere.

  4. bite me says:

    i really dont think angline jolie cares about fashion…yes she can sometimes have a fashion moment, like the 2004 oscars, ultimately its Jennifer job to make sure her client is happy an if aj like it, then i love it…if your are looking for a fashonista there plenty of other actors other there that gives a damn about such things

  5. denise says:

    Wow alot of black strapless dresses. I love the leather one.

    Fire your stylist Ang.

    She looks waaaay better without the bangs.

  6. lena says:

    LOL, but at the end of the day AJ has to agree to wear it, so technically this letter shoud be addressed to AJ not her stylist.

  7. Toe says:

    I think she feels comfortable in black. I did too. I think we all did at some point.

  8. Kelly says:

    I think the dresses are fine – she sticks with what works! In this, she and Jennifer Aniston are truly sisters under the skin.

    I’d rather see a series of black strapless dresses than some of the other monstrosities that starlets’ and wannabee’s stylists stick them in. For real! I spend 5 min. on GoFugYourself and I cannot believe what beautiful girls let themselves get talked into – fuchsia poufs, aqua monstrosities, gowns with trails longer than the Pope’s… and then the “makeup artists” slap some eyeshadow on there that looks like the 3-color eyeshadow charts I used to study in Mademoiselle Magazine back in the 70s, and some neon lipstick… Ugh. As Andy Warhol used to say, “A good plain look is my favorite look.”

  9. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    OMG. Ok Like Jen Rade has nothing to do with what Angelina decides to wear. There is nothing wrong with these looks at all. Angelina likes what she likes. Its kinda like deal with it…The Korean Brad and Angelina fans look very happy to see Angie and they don’t seem to care one way or another about the dress. This is Angelina’s style and thats that. She has done some conventional looks once and while but there is nothing wrong with her fashion choices. Jeez Jessica Biel needs an open f*cking letter about her stupid fashion looks, thats one bitch who can’t dress but Angelina is fabulous through and through. LOL As if Angelina’s stylist has any say about what Angelina chooses to wear.

  10. Samantha says:

    I like the bangs on her. It covers up her veiny forehead.

  11. meme says:

    i LOVE wearing black but this is too much. it ain’t edgy, hip or above the fray, it’s fucking BORING.

  12. OhCamille! says:

    All I see is skin and bones with a pretty face.
    The strapless coctail dress reminds me of a Loehmanns’ special circa 1987.
    Oh well, she’s a great actress, nevertheless!

  13. nona says:

    What are you talking about? She looks amazing!

  14. truthSF says:

    Kaiser, the dress is not strapless, it has spaghetti straps. You can see one of the straps on her left shoulder in the 1st and 2nd pics.

  15. K-MAC says:

    maybe she and Jennifer Aniston are more alike than we think…..Aniston does the same thing with her wardrobe only it consists of the same cream color garments.

  16. sassenach says:

    I love Angie and I know that she is probably a little tired due to the promotion schedule but this dress is bad and it fits bad on her. Her hair is bad as well. Even though It is ultimately up to her to decide what she wears, Jen should think outside the box and show her different dresses from other designers. There are more designers out there besides Versace and Armani.

  17. Obvious says:

    i’m sick of her in black. that red was gorgeous. and she’s amazing in jeweltones. simply stunning.

    Most of those dresses she’s wearing would be fab in jewel tones. Angelina, we are begging our here. One awards season without black. take a chance, i guarantee your fans will adore it!

  18. snowball says:

    All that would make it easier is if she didn’t have to iron it, say if it was made out of some cheap polyester-looking fabric, or leather or hefty-ish material – oh wait.

    Okay, if she wore basically the same shoes all the time – oh wait.

    Crap, if she didn’t do anything with her hair – double drat!

    Okay, let’s make this easier. If she gave a NEW interview where she said NEW and intriguing things that gave the world NEW and intriguing perspectives on her life and special insights into her relationship with Brad and special, cute little tidbits about the kids – aw, hell, I quit.

    *I don’t know if everyone gets the same ad at the top of the screen as I do or if it’s specific to the IP location – but anyway, the American Players Theater in Spring Green, Wisconsin is freaking AWESOME if anyone’s in the area.

  19. Sarah says:

    Kaiser. I don’t get it. Why complain about all the black strapless? I’d way rather see her in those *all the time* than the many weird long sleeved or shapeless mu mu type things she often wears. I call most of them “mumsy” dresses, even though occasionally one of them has a thigh-high slit or is see-through, which is hardly mumsy. At least classic black dresses are not horrific, granny-like ensembles, even if extremely boring. I’d rather she wear simple black or white every time than wear some of the ugly baggy crap she puts on much of the time. But I do agree her stylist is truly terrible. I mean… bleeech. How hard could it be to get Angie a bunch of beautiful, classic starlet dresses in different colors?

  20. mslewis says:

    Dear Kaiser,

    Honey, calm down. Methinks you are the one with the problem.

    Angelina Jolie has her own style; a style that works for her; a style she likes. She always looks amazing. She always looks comfortable and she always, always looks like a MOVIE STAR!! She is not trendy nor does she indulge in the latest “hot.” She leaves that to the C List starlets and B List TV stars. She dresses to please herself, not the public. And her fans enjoy seeing her no matter what she is wearing.

    As for her stylist Jen Rabe . . . she WORKS FOR ANGELINA and she shows Angelina the clothes that Angelina wants to see. That is the job of a stylist. She is merely a glorified personal shopper. Jen’s job is not to change Angelina’s style but to bring to her the kinds of clothing Angelina loves.

    So, no, Angelina is not going to “fire” Jen Rabe. In fact, she will probably give her a bonus for finding these fabulous designer clothes she is wearing on this trip. They are beautiful, stylish, well made and look amazing on Angelina. If you don’t like them, fair enough, but I don’t see where an “open letter” to Jen is necessary.

    Now, if you do an open letter to Lady Gaga, I’m on your side.

    Yours truly,

    Ms. Lewis

  21. Lisa Turtle says:

    Angelina’s style is best when she is pregnant. That beautiful green gown she wore for the Kung-Foo Panda premeire in Cannes. That flowy brown and blue printed number she wore to some award show when she was pregnant with the twins.

    I think she’s just more comfortable taking fashion risks when she is pregnant. Otherwise she sticks to the basics.

  22. meme says:

    is it me or are her boobs growing? they don’t look that big in the leather dress.

  23. Lady Jane says:

    Her boobs have definitely gotten bigger while the rest of her has shrunk. Why or why doesn’t this happen to me? Why are celebs so blessed with bodies that GROW boobs the skinnier they get? I know it has absolutely NOTHING do with with plastic surgery. Right?

  24. RHONYC says:

    it’s weird, cause if it’s the same stylist she’s had for years, (jane or jennifer…something) she usually hits it out of the park.

    remember, her ‘kung-fu panda’ junket when she was preggers with the twins?

    her outfits were the most stunning ever on a pregnant woman.

    i dunno? :-(

  25. serena says:

    And maybe some hair stylists too.

  26. Jess says:

    Jennifer Rabe was a mega-witch on Project Runway so I’m happy to see her get any grief. But I agree with the comment above – Angelina’s clothes when pregnant were incredible, but most of her dresses when not pregnant are so boring. I didn’t even think her black Oscar dress was worthy of all the attention it got (the emerald earrings, on the other hand…) Of course, she’s so gorgeous she doesn’t need to wear amazing clothes to look amazing.

  27. locagirl says:

    She looks really great! I love black! Simple and classic.

  28. aenflex says:

    Hey Kaiser – how about another letter, this time to her nutrionist?

  29. Anna says:

    I wouldn’t blame her stylist. Angelina has her own (arguably boring) style but you know what? At least she dresses herself. And she dresses herself in outfits she’s comfortable in. That’s most commendable. I like that she isn’t trying so hard. I think her stylist probably does her hair and makeup for premieres and otherwise is more of a buyer. She gets dresses that are along the lines of what Angelina requests. Angelina’s style might be boring to some, to others it might be classic. Personally, I’m not in love with it but I don’t think she dresses badly either. I think she’s just way past wanting to worry about her outfit all night and I understand that 100%. I also only dress in things I’m comfortable in and that make me feel pretty.

  30. Stephie says:

    I’m with mslewis. She looks great and if she wants to wear mostly black (or anything else) that’s her prerogative. I’d rather see her in a simple (elegant even) same color item than some of the less flattering or outrageous styles you see on celebs. Plenty of actual crass styles and behavior to criticize out there. This is reaching.

  31. buckley says:

    Seriously, I just think she doesn’t have really good style.
    or doesn’t care…

  32. sosorrry says:

    don’t know where I read it but Jennifer stated that AJ is difficult and no matter what she does it’s ultimately left up to AJ. And it is. So I’m going to say ANGELINA, get it together because lately I’m starting to wane.

  33. Ron says:

    The dresses are all similar but fine. Where the mark is missed is in the styling. hair and especailly accessories. they make all the difference.

  34. Lisa S. says:

    I don’t think I am going to read this site anymore. I can’t believe the way this site and some of the commenters continue with the on and on praise that this woman is some sort of timeless beauty. Ok, I say that with the exception of her face as I always have. Her face is stunning. And she HAS done a lot for the UN, do not get me wrong. But I am not speaking about those things. As a Mother that has a daughter, it is frightening to see someone with this kind of obvious eating disorder praised. What does this say to young girls? That it is perfectly fine to be this thin?? NO it is NOT. Unbelievable.

  35. Cheyenne says:

    I think she wears whatever she wants to wear. I don’t see a stylist making her decisions for her. If she likes it, she wears it. If not, not. And she’s said she likes black because it’s practical.

  36. Tredd says:

    I love that she cut bangs into her perfect, one-length hair. She finally has a flaw! Her bangs look like CRAP on her!

  37. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    @Jess- What season of Project Runway was she on? I have seen them all, except for last season, and I do not reemember her. Who won the season she was on? Did she make it far?

  38. Missfit says:

    Like some other people said in here…black is her thang. And I think she looks HOT….And NO, I don’t think her THIN is what makes her hot, cause I don’t like skinny crap. It’s about who Angelina is and how she carries herself. Even if she was fat, I’d still think she’s hot…then there would be the people who would make fun of her for being fat, so ya. She was HOT even back in Hackers and ya, she’s too skinny now, she could sure use some more pounds on her and I’d still love her for who she is. She still looked beautiful being pg and with her belly all out there. I think the black is her color, like who she is and it looks good on her. I don’t think these are all the dresses she’s worn all her life, she HAS worn other colors, geeze. Very bottom pic, with the non bangs and leather is my favorite too.

  39. TG says:

    I kind of like some of her dresses esp. the one with the thigh-high slit (even though she has absolutely no leg shape), I still liked it. I think it is more glamorous to not wear skin tight Herve Leger ugly bandage dresses, but the real problem is her horrible 80′s hair. What is up with that. I am afraid that style is making a comeback. god help us because many people are still stuck in the 80′s, that’s all we need is for them to get confirmation about their hair.

  40. Cinderella says:

    She looks as tired as she probably is. That’s a lot of promotion in 7 days.

    I love to see her in a burst of color. She does not radiate in black.

  41. lucy2 says:

    I tend to like simple, elegant gowns better than a lot of the overblown, structured, ruffly stuff that shows up on a lot of red carpets, but when doing a press tour like this, a little more variety is needed. Especially in the summer, why black all the time?

  42. Lee says:

    @ Tredd, was skimming down to make a crack about the ghastly bangs, when I saw your comment. Enuff said, lol.

  43. Juice in LA says:

    @K-Mac- excellent point. I have been noticing this myself, only I attributed it to the Brad Influence. When he and Jen were together, his influence seemed to affect her fashion- plain, simple neutrals- to the extreme. Similar to his interest in modern, sparse architecture.

  44. Kitten says:

    “I am afraid that style is making a comeback. god help us because many people are still stuck in the 80’s, that’s all we need is for them to get confirmation about their hair.”

    @ TG-This has been a huge fear of mine ever since the 80s style has slowly been infiltrating the fashion world over the past 3-4 years. As someone who grew up in the 80s and had probably the WORST hair ever (like a dead animal on my head) I have nightmares about Aqua Net and asymmetrical bangs making a comeback. Ugh. Peeps just don’t know how bad the 80s can get..

  45. Solveig says:

    The only dress of hers I really liked was the yellow one she wore Idontknowwhen. It was lovely, and I’m not into bright colours at all.

  46. lucy2 says:

    Actually, Juice, Brad has a reputation for tailoring HIS look to match his girl’s. A long time ago I saw a photo compilation of him and all the women he’d dated, and it was pretty funny. The most ridiculous was when he and Gwenyth had the same hair cut and color.

  47. excuse me says:

    I agree about the dresses, but Angelina is so beautiful she’d make a trash bag look good! What bothers me the most is the red hair in the top photo. It looks better brown.

  48. Maritza says:

    Angelina gets so many compliments when she wears colored dresses, she should take peoples advice and wear color more often. Always wearing black is just playing it safe and very boring. It would really be nice to see her wear a printed dress for a change.

  49. Cruisin Through says:

    Sad how the first post has to do with Aniston. How stupid.

  50. Catherine says:

    Like Angelina or her stylist give a crap about what any of us think.

  51. BethL says:

    I think this letter is ridiculous. A lot of other celebrities deserve this letter a lot more than Angelina. She has said she doesn’t care about fashion and just wears what’s comfortable. I can’t remember what she said about wearing black. I don’t see anything wrong with this dress or any other for that matter. They’re nice and simple but boring. Bottomline Angelina’s stylist just picks out a bunch of choices. Angelina makes the final selection. Since she’s not into color it would be nice if she mixes it up with other neutrals like white o beige.

  52. Staci says:

    Agreed, her stylist sucks and since she doesn’t have good hair it’s always an issue. In regards to Aniston by the first poster, I highly doubt she gives a rat’s ass what Angie is wearing…

  53. Majosha says:

    Wow, her hair looks terrible in those top photos.

  54. Trace says:

    I remember reading something that Jen Rade said, that she tries to get Angelina to try different colors or styles, but Angelina always goes back to what she is comfortable with. I agree that the strapless, black dresses are boring. She’s beautiful in anything, but it would be nice to see more color.

  55. Camille says:

    Well just like a certain other actress that people like to compare AJ to (why I don’t know as they are in completely different leagues), AJ wears what she feels comfortable in and what looks good on her. Sure its another LBD, but I think AJ looks great in this style of dress, her shoulders and face are lovely and this style of dress show that off.
    I would love to see her in more colours though too of course, red and blue look great on her.

  56. Anti-icon says:

    Style cannot be learned; nor can it be borrowed from a stylist. Angelina Jolie has never been stylish. (Even though I do think she’s quite beautiful.)

  57. mary says:

    Have never liked any of of anglina’s gowns – that shapeless garbage bag thing is hideous.

    She is so beautiful and slender; it’s such a shame that she wears such mediocre clothes. The little black dress thing is great, but if you wear too many of them – your look gets boring.

    Her shoes are boring, too – there are so many great styles out there, now, that would look great on her long legs, yet she wears the same open toed pump style, usually in dull, fleshy colors, over and over. C’mon Angie! mix it up a little!

  58. Annabelle says:

    god u r audacious
    tellin ppl how 2 do their jobs !!
    DO URS!!

  59. Shay says:

    I don’t understand the flesh coloured heels at all. Whoever created the trend for flesh coloured heels, which are really BEIGE, should have their butt hauled out of the realm of fashion altogether.
    I don’t care about the spiel that they make legs look longer. That’s BS to sell the shoe.

  60. birdgherl says:

    I was trying to imagine how much luggage she has on this latest junket…for her clothes alone, it must be obsene. With all the kids, the nannies, security, staff, it must be equal to all of the fucking first class luggage on the Titanic!

  61. Sally says:

    It’s ok Kaiser, I agree with you. While the leather and the sparkly numbers have points of difference to make them a bit more interesting, the dress from the Seoul premiere is deathly boring. The fabric looks cheap, the cut isn’t that flattering and well, it’s just a dull dress. A.J. needs to either change it up a bit (like the red in Russia) or go with black column dresses with interesting details.

    Edit: putting on a little weight and getting rid of the ‘mall bangs’ (and a poster above put it) certainly wouldn’t hurt, either.

  62. teri says:

    Wow Lisa S you don’t even know Angelina personally but still make such an accusation like you did. WOW, just wow. Angelina is perfect and beautiful nothing needs to change.

  63. Crash2GO2 says:

    @Sally: Haha!

  64. balck color is very becoming on she.
    she’s fully attractive! so, it doesn’t matter

  65. Kelly says:

    I think she dresses like that to wisely keep the focus on her face, because they body isn’t really her strong point. Though why she insists on baring those bony extremities is beyond moi.

    How about some sleeves sometime? I miss sleeves on the red carpet etc. Sleeves are almost everyone’s friend, because there aren’t too many people out there with the arms and shoulders to really rock strapless. My flabby arms are always where they belong- in hiding, and the same should go for bonebags.

    I also think she’s a difficult person to dress. Colours tend to look ‘stagey’ on her because of her bland colouring; long looks matronly for some reason, short looks ho-bag… whats a girl to do? I see a lot of insecurity in her when she ventures out of the black comfort zone, and thus ends up looking whacky. I wouldn’t want to be her stylist.

  66. NicoleAM says:

    Looks like the same dress in most of the pics. Hate the top one, cheap looking dress and hair. I did really like the short sparkly mini, even if it was black. :)

  67. Abbs says:

    I’ve noticed AJ dresses like I do for the office (except in much more expensive versions). Black pants, black wrap top, heels? Check. Silk blouse, pencil skirt? Been there, done that. Black cocktail dress for dressy work affairs? All the time. For some reason this disappoints me rather than excites me. If, with minimal effort on my part, I had access to well made, interesting clothes, and had a job where I could change up my style more often or without standing out like a sore thumb, I would be all over that.

    BTW Shay-Beige heels are perfect for work travel because they match everything and you can go away for a week and take one pair of shoes. Of course, I carry my own carry one size bag when I travel for work…

  68. meadowmuffin says:

    Kaiser ignore the haters!

  69. bloobloo says:

    Kaiser I agree…no-one knocks her blacj sheath dress fixation when she gets it right ie the leather version…but the Seoul one was yuck and what is the point? A good stylist could give Ang what she wants but alos make it interesting ie the leather version which is perfect for her.Say what you like about Jen Anniston but she manges to mainly have teh same look and yet keep it interesting ie her dress she wore to Harrods for Lovalie or whatever that looked amazing on her. 9PS NOT a Jen or Ang fan, just my opinion).

  70. sweetzy says:

    i bet that was the easiest job for her, less job with big pay! i think, the stylist is a wise person hehehe.

  71. TaylorB says:


    I personally disagree, the leather one would have been awesome without the pockets. It just looked kinda bulky/funky, and it was otherwise so fitted and pretty.

    I do agree with others that she tends to stick to the black strapless, but it sure looks nice on her. Those flesh/earth toned tents she wore in the past didn’t quite fit her style; no one wants to see Lara Croft dressed like Bea Arthur on a bad day (I mean no offense to the Queen Bea, I love her and may she RIP.)