Nicole Kidman in a black Altuzarra suit at TIFF: beautiful or budget?

Here are some assorted photos from the premieres and photocalls at TIFF over the past few days. I kind of forgot that Nicole Kidman would be in Toronto! She wasn’t premiering her Grace Kelly movie, Grace of Monaco, though. She was premiering The Railway Man with Colin Firth. Colin came with his lovely wife (I’ll have that pic in a moment), but I think Nicole was flying solo in Canada. I guess Keith Urban was working on American Idol, right? Right. Anyway, Nicole wore this kind of meh Altuzarra Resort 2014 suit. I mean… it fits beautifully and it could have been “Nicole in a fantastic, simple, classic suit.” But those little sheer cut-out things are bugging me. Meh. Also: the brooch makes it very “grandma” right?

Here’s Kristen Wiig premiering Hateship Loveship in a Vena Cava blouse and shorts. You know how I was questioning whether a tuxedo is too dressy for TIFF? Well, I have to question if Kristen is WAY under-dressed. Sure, those are “dressy” shorts. But still, would it have killed her to find a cocktail dress?

Here’s Colin Firth and his beautiful wife Livia. They are such a handsome, elegant couple.

Dakota Fanning in Valentino Fall 2013. Girl, we need to talk. Your stylist is awful! This is the second film festival in as many weeks where you are wearing really bad clothes. Hire someone new!

Many asked to see more of Lupita Nyong’o – she’s a Kenyan actress who apparently gives an Oscar-worthy performance in 12 Years a Slave. She’s getting as much (if not more) buzz as Michael Fassbender. Lupita knows she’s a star on the rise too – look at this amazing white Prada silk jersey gown! You know who usually wears Prada gowns? Pale, wispy women. I have to think… THIS is the way Prada should be worn. She’s so beautiful it hurts a little.

Sarah Paulson is also in 12 Years a Slave – she plays Fassbender’s wife (on the plantation). She wore this Georges Hobeika Fall 2013 Couture gown. It reminds me of what Valentino is doing these days. I would have preferred to see this in another, darker color but that’s my only qualm.

Did you forget that Kate Winslet is pregnant? I forgot.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Josephine says:

    Lupita Nyong’o is flawless. All of the rest are a bit meh.

  2. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    God, I love Colin Firth. I just love everything about him. His wife is beautiful, too, darn it.

    Lupita Nyong’o takes my breath away in that Prada gown. She’s stunning.

    I love brooches worn a certain way – at the base of a thin strap on a dress, on a scarf at the shoulder, etc., but I agree Nicole’s adds nothing but a touch of granny to her confusing pantsuit.

  3. bns says:

    I love Nicole’s sense of style. Too bad she ruined her face.

    • Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

      And her hair – she pissed off her colorist to make it so bleached out and brassy – her and goop must go to the same person. It doesn’t need to be this way!

      • lenni says:

        It does need to be this way. Her hair is COMPLETELY GRAY and gray hair is notoriously difficult to color. Except for the times where she is wearing a wig, this is as good as it gets for Kidman now.

  4. lady mary. says:

    nicoles upper lip depresses me ,why did she do that to herself?,Lupita is indeed gorgeous ,she reminds me of supermodel Alex Wek

    • LAK says:

      I’m curious, what about her is reminiscent of Alek Wek?

      They have completely different features and skin tone, so I am genuinely curious as to what I am missing here.

      • emmie_a says:

        I saw a little Alek Wek in her as well… something about the shape of her face. And the cropped hair maybe?

      • lady mary. says:

        yeah like emmie says that cropped forehead and the lower portion of her face is very Alex wek ,but now after a second look i also see a a bit grace jones about her eyes ,anyways iam no specialst at these kind of stuff ,ust an impression i had of her as alex wek especially in that white dress ,if u ask me the truth she reminds me even of a friend :p

      • LAK says:

        Emmie_e/Lady Mary: in terms of style? Yes.

        In terms of physicality, their very different ethnic tribal features are what I see – kind of like comparing someone north European to south European which is as close a comparison analogy as I can make.

      • lrm says:

        I had not know about either alex wek or lupita until this post, so i looked wek up; right away, i knew she was sudanese and lupita-i think her last name is Luo tribe??? not 100% sure. But anyway, they do have a similar smile, IMO, and that is possible regardless of ethnic background. and in pics of each of them smiling, their eyes look similar. though non smiling pic of wek, looks nothing like lupita. so, i think it’s a valid comparison. Even though of course people would think east africa folks look similar; unless you lived there [which I did] or are otherewise intimately familiar with the cultures, you would not know.

        I just hate how people are so PC with the subliminal atittude of ‘oh, white people think all asians, africans, etc look the same’.
        well, i will tell you, when I did live in Kenya, the same was thought of whites. in fact, friends and faculty used to think another woman and I looked the same-and she was short, with olive tone skin and short brown hair, and i am taller, with very fair skin, freckles, blue eyes and auburn hair. seriously, we look NOTHING alike. Our facial features were completely different too. lol.

        And even here in the US, I live in an ethnically diverse community and at school, my child says his asian and indian friends get ‘all the blonde kids confused’. lol.

        so it is not a one way street in this area of dicussion.

        anyway, both of these women mentioned are beyond beautiful. wow. yeah kenya and sudan!

      • LAK says:

        lrm – Lupita is a Kikuyu not a Luo. Her last name is a giveaway because it’s a common Kikuyu name.

        Alek Wek is a Dinka. On a tribal level, you absolutely can not mistake a Dinka for any other tribe because their features are uniquely their own.,_Red_Dress_Collection_2007.jpg

        BTW: i agree that it’s a 2 way street because i have relatives living in Africa who always say white people look the same and i have to point out the very obvious [to me] differences to them in the same way.

        Oddly, the very same relatives can pick out the nuances between white Africans such that they will school me on the differences in White Zimbabweans, South Africans, Kenyans and Afrikaans.

    • emmie_a says:

      lady mary: Yes!! Nicole’s upper lip is downright ugly. And it looks painful. All I can see is that implant and it really detracts from the rest of her face.

      • lady mary. says:

        yeah @emmie_a , i dont even have the heart to mock Nicole ,but glad she has stopped wrecking her face anymore

  5. Spooks says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Dakota’s dress. It’s beautiful. And her style usually leaves me cold. The rest are quite meh.

    • LAK says:

      Me too vis a vis Dakota’s dress. It’s fun and in a strong colour which her colouring needs.

    • CC says:

      Her make up is always off. So shiny in the face.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      I think if it had been fitted more to her, instead of flaring out under her armpits, then it would’ve been better.

      I do like the off shoulder, and the color though.

  6. Eleonor says:

    Kate Winslet feets looks painful.

  7. MrsBPitt says:

    I think Nicole looks beautiful! Kristen never seems to get it right. I’m not loving Lupita’s dress for some reason…

  8. Shauna says:

    Lupita Nyong’o is stunning! She is wearing the heck out of that dress and looks phenomenal.

  9. freya says:

    I kind of like the cut outs on Nicole Kidman’s suit, makes it less blah. Don’t like the brooch though. Her hair looks a lot better this color than that awful blond shade she dyes it.
    Dakota Fanning looks great in that vibrant blue, nice contrast to her pale skin (which I love BTW, always nice to see a celebrity that doesn’t look orange)
    I like the contrast of the dresscolor and skintone with Lupita as well.
    Yes, Kristen Wiig is a bit underdressed, but whoa, how about the guy with Kate Winslet??? He didn’t even change out of his streetclothes?

    • Jayna says:

      I know. Isn’t it nice to see a red carpet and no orange celebrity on it. Where did it become the norm for all these people these last few years to think it makes them look better?

    • Liza Jane says:

      Nicole is a natural blonde, the red is the dye job! Plus, she looks gorgeous and she is funny and sweet, save the bitchieness for actresses who are bitches! No-one who knows her has a bad thing to say about her!
      I am not a friend or relative before the bitchiness turns on me, but I saw her close up at TIFF and she was gorgeous!

  10. homegrrl says:

    whoa, kate w and that man look so saturday night in the suburbs. shocking

  11. j.eyre says:

    When I went through TIFF photos, I first thought Nicole’s suit had embroidery on it and thought it was pretty. Up close, seeing the cut outs, it is not quite right. The cut is lovely though.

  12. NM9005 says:

    Lupita is very beautiful but that dress is just a longer iceskating outfit so no. Thank god she’s pretty enough to pull it off unlike Dakota with her dress. Unfortunate.

    Nicole GODman is everything. She knows fashion and this might not be great but it’s not boring either and it fits her well. She has proven herself enough in the fashion department anyway, slip-ups are allowed. At least it’s not try-hard like Blanchett who’s style is equally fresh and daring but OTT sometimes.

  13. Dana says:

    Man,Lupita is beyond gorgeous…

  14. Tasha says:

    I like Nicole outfit and I’m hating her hair but the red lipstick is just bad, It only emphasizesing her bad lip work.

  15. Jayna says:

    Nicole looks so beautiful and I love her hair in this photo, very flattering. Her face is looking so like Nicole again, not odd. Her lips look much better again, just a little plumper like the old days, not the fish lips look that was out of control. The red should be a little more muted in that color, maybe a little gloss over it. Colin’s wife looks so pretty. She looks like Penelope Cruz in the photo a little.

    Lupita’s dress looks stunning on her and the white against her skin looks beautiful.

    Sarah’s dress, I hate the length. I never like that length on someone who isn’t tall. It just cuts them off and never gives them great lines visually when looking at them.

  16. Apsutter says:

    Lupita is gorgeous!!! And I can’t wait to see more of Sarah Paulson on this season of American Horror Story. She was really good last year and this season is so jam packed full of awesome women!

  17. Jayna says:

    I actually think Dakota pulls it off. She looks adorable.

    • Shannon1972 says:

      I do too. I think the dress is young and fresh (love the neckline), and it is extremely flattering on her pale skin. The color is gorgeous!

  18. taxi says:

    Lupita looks great. Livia’s dress is too tight in the torso. Nic’s cutouts are yuck.

    Who is with Kate? Looks like a cleaned-up Brolin, without the alcohol bloat.

    Paulson’s hair accentuates her long face long even longer & that color should never be allowed on pale people. Is she still Jessica’s squeeze or is that over?

  19. Lucy2 says:

    Lupita is gorgeous.
    Nicole looks good, I like the suit except for the cutouts. There’s something Alice in Wonderland about Dakota’s.

  20. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    Lupita is so gorgeous, it hurts. I can’t wait until this movie comes out—I may have to drive two hours to see it, but I’m going to.

    I kind of like Nicole’s suit-cutouts….she makes it work.

  21. Claudia says:

    1.) Agree about Kidman. I don’t like the mesh cut-outs and brooch on the jacket. Too grandmotherly.

    2.) I think Kristen Wiig looks fine. Not underdressed. I’ve gone to TIFF in past years and this isn’t out of the norm. TIFF isn’t very formal. I love the prints.

    3.) Love Livia’s shoes and clutch, but I don’t like her hair color (too pale) or the way the dress lays against her body.

    4.) Aw. Dakota has the goofiest smile :)

    5.) Lupita (what a cool name!!) looks great here, but I wish the dress had some kind of black cinch around the waist.

    6. & skipping 7.) Paulson– is she the chick from American Horror Story?

  22. IceQueen says:

    Lupita in Dakota are beautiful. I too like the name Lupita :)

  23. CatJ says:

    Cleaned up Brolin needs to clean his shoes.
    C’mon, you are on the RC at a film famous event.
    The least you could do is make an effort. See Colin Firth for some inspiration.

  24. Claire says:

    Lupita is amazing – never seen her before but wow!

    Dakota Fanning – I just don’t like her. Seen her in a few things. Not that I am a huge Twilight fan, but she was pretty badly cast – I know its hardly oscar material. Anyway waiting to one day get the hype around her.

  25. snappyfish says:

    Nicole’s outfit is very mother-of-the-bride to me, but her face looks less iceberg-like than normal, so that’s a good thing.

    I like sarah’s dress but I agree the color is meh.

    lupita is perfect. the dress, the styling, everything. lovely.

    WTF is Kristin wearing?

  26. thisgirl says:

    Lupita Nyong’o literally gave me goosebumps. That dress. That face. Oh man. So beautiful.

  27. I Choose Me says:

    I actually like the cut outs on Nicole’s outfit but I’m not in love with the fit of the jacket or the pants. Love the detailing on Sarah Paulson’s gown but it’s the wrong colour for her and the length looks off. And here’s my new fave celeb Lupita leaving them all in the dust once again.

  28. yuko says:

    That white dress on Lupita is the mic drop of dresses. BLA-DOW!

    This is the first time I’ve seen her and now I’m never forgetting her.