Courtney Love: Miley Cyrus ‘has a crap stylist,” Katy Perry is ‘damaged goods,’ ‘sad’

Courtney Love

Here’s a photo of Courtney Love at an NYC event for Elton John’s AIDS foundation last week. As you can see, she looks like a perfectly unkempt mess. That’s how she almost always looks. I can literally count on one hand how many times I’ve seen Courtney knock it out of the park, style wise. Of course that doesn’t stop her from smack talking other people’s style. It also didn’t stop Saint Laurent from hiring her as one of their new “faces” in a huge “wtf” move.

Courtney is currently promoting her new memoir that is due out early next year. Rolling Stone says Courtney will trash everyone, including ex-lovers Kurt Cobain, Ed Norton, and Billy Corgan, in this book. There will probably be a bunch of made-up stuff about Gavin Rossdale too. I can’t find a link on Amazon for the book yet, but I’m sure it will be a righteous disaster. I wonder if her ghostwriter added a bunch of typos to make the story seem more authentic. Gahh, memories of Courtney on Twitter. At the moment, Courtney has chosen to trash both Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry. Buckle up:

On her own style: “I look at simple chic as what works best for my age, but I also want the prettiest gown, not the most boring, and the sharpest. I love Marchesa for this and I love Calvin Klein classics and [Michael] Kors, and Chanel gowns. The latter mixes my love of Edwardian and Victorian and flapper with chic. I’m not Daphne Guinness and I don’t have much to prove in rock and roll=that I have down pat. But for my newly committed career, acting again, I’m going to have to really pull off a chic and great look and never get it wrong with too many youthful details such as the ones that inspire me for my line. I love boho, but there’s an appropriate way to wear it. I like Jason Wu, Altuzarra, Valentino and Westwood, as well as Saint Laurent.”

On her fashion regrets: “Obviously Lycra and Spandex and rubber were all bad ideas, but I’m very open; I always try. It doesn’t mean I’m Kate Moss and always nail it. Kate and I went to a store in Notting Hill and purchased the same exact almost Victorian capelet; I wore mine first and got slammed for it and she wore hers the following week in an identical boho outfit and it was heralded; it’s all about context. Weight plays heavily into it, too, and facial beauty. No one could have worn that Givenchy couture gown that I tried on a few times three years ago except Ciara to the VMAs–a black girl with curves in the right places. On me, it looked like a belly dancer.”

On Miley Cyrus’ style: “She has a crap stylist; at least Katy Perry lives out her insane fantasies and kids love it. I liked Katy when she was in a black shag and the shy girl on Glen Ballard’s arm at events. She was damaged goods by the time she got to Capitol [Records]. She really worked for it: ‘It’ being a career I find so boring it’s sort of sad, but what she wears is cute and in her own universe. Miley provided me with endless laughs at the VMAs. The Harajuku Japansese girl little bear suit was cute.”

[From Fashionista]

This certainly isn’t the first time Courtney has trashed Katy Perry. I agree that Miley’s style is a lost cause in the style department. Oh well — one can always count on Courtney to speak her mind and tell the truth about how she feels, but I seriously doubt she remembers what her “truth” is from day to day. She’s so cray.

Lest we forget that Courtney herself is a sartorial disaster, here’s a sampling of her looks over the past five years. These aren’t even “street clothes.” This is the stuff she wears to fashion shows and red-carpet events.

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Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet & WENN

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  1. Aud says:

    The pot calling the kettle black…

    • Nikollet says:

      +1 Was going to say the same thing!

      Not only does Courtney need to sack her stylist, she always looks like she’s applied her makeup in the dark, and doesn’t own a hairbrush.

    • DanaG says:

      My very first thought….LOL Why does this woman even get invited to things she is such a trainwreck.

      • Tapioca says:

        Are you referring to Courtney Love or Miley Cyrus?

        It almost feels like one is a glimpse into the other’s future!

    • brin says:

      She is inhaling more than pot.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      You took the words out of my mouth. I can’t believe she is giving advice on how to be chic. Delusional. Unless you find drunken, stumbling, unkempt, dirty looking, hideously dressed women chic, of course.

      • bettyrose says:

        I can believe it. Delusional is her middle name. Can’t wait to hear more of her advice for young women. Marry a man with a hotter career than your, make him miserable, and live off his legacy forever. Too mean??

      • Esmom says:

        @Bettyrose, not mean enough if you ask me. How about killing him? Even if she didn’t literally pull the trigger in Kurt’s death she sure as heck isn’t blameless.

  2. Anna says:

    Oh man, those pics of her almost made me throw up. That first pic is probably the best I’ve ever seen her look. I love it when she goes in on Katy Perry.

    • smith says:

      It’s hysterical that in almost every photo there is someone behind or to the side of her with the same “wtf for f’s sake is going on here?” expression.


      • Petee says:

        I noticed that too!!Lol.What a mess.She alway’s talks like she is the shit.Her book should be interesting though because she is a HUGE name dropper and wants you to know how many famous people she runs with.And I agree about the Gavin Rossdale comment.He bonked her back in the day and she wanted him BAD when Bush was huge.Just like Trent Reznor.Can’t stand this vile women.

      • Hakura says:

        I was going to say that! I really love the last one; with the horrid leather mini skirt & Hogwart’s style tie hanging from her neck… The woman in the background (looks like she may be on a phone) has this look like ‘What in the f!cking Hell?’ I can just see what happens next, as she says to whomever she’s on the phone with: ‘Guuuurrrl, let me tell you about this crazy b!tch…’

  3. Kit says:

    LOL @ the second and third pictures.

  4. Elisabeth says:

    this is like when I’m riding the subway and I hear that drunken meth head screaming about nothing in particular…poor Courtney..such a fucking mess

  5. Nikki info lknnjj.kfddddrdesqEß6 says:

    Old Court looked best around the time she made hole’s second album

    • Sile says:

      “Live Through This” is Hole’s second album, right?. Excellent album…Love is crazy as a loon but the woman is talented.

      • Nicolette says:


        She’s out there for sure, but I really like her music. I don’t think it’s a great idea for her to be bashing the dead however in her upcoming book. Kurt had his demons as well, and was also so talented. We know he had his issues and I don’t see what good could come from talking trash about someone that can’t defend themselves.

      • anon33 says:

        I’m sorry, but no.

        “Live Through This”=written by Kurt Cobain. Listen to any Nirvana album and this album back to back. Same chord progressions, harmonies, etc.

        “Celebrity Skin”=written by Billy Corgan. Same directions as above.

        She is not talented, unless talented means finding the right guy to bang/steal his musical style.

        Don’t get me wrong-I like both albums. But it seems pretty clear to me that she had signficant help from both of her lovers.

  6. MisJes says:

    A perfectly unkempt mess? Disagree. I was thinking that she actually looks quite put together, especially when you compare to the pictures below. This is easily the best I’ve ever seen her.

  7. Daaahling says:

    Miley, Katy, ignore the widow of the greatest rock star of our time. Thank you.

  8. blue marie says:

    She loves Marchesa, doesn’t that explain it all? She really is a f-cked up mess, but at times so entertaining.

  9. goldie says:

    yes Courtney cuz u’ve always been a maven of such impeccable style and class **side eyes to ur vag flash pic & oh not forgetting that random guy u let suckle ur booby** Still feel unclean even after all that time

  10. lenje says:

    She’s the least credible person to criticize other people’s fashion preference, but her comments above are hilarious nonetheless. Miley’s VMA a Harajuku girl little bear suit? She nailed it! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  11. Hubbahun says:


  12. ABOUN says:

    Wow look who’s talking and trashing other people!

  13. pao la says:

    Obviously her mirror doesn’t work.

  14. Original A says:

    Are you guys going to talk about the US Weekly 25 Facts From A Celeb thing where Katy herself claims to take 26 pills a day? Maybe she and Courtney have some things in common

    • danielle says:

      lol. pretty sure Katy is talking about vitamins. Not that that many vitamins is a good idea, but it’s hardly oxycodone.

  15. bns says:

    I love Courtney. She always gives a good interview and I can’t wait until her memoir comes out.

    • Bluebelle says:

      Me too! Always have, always will. She could trash talk about me and I would still love her. She’s brilliant.

    • Nono says:


      Yes. I like that she doesn’t give a —. It frees her up to be the most honest person in Celebrityville. For this reason alone, I worship at the demented altar of Love.

    • glaugh says:

      I enjoy her as well. I like watching her in interviews and documentaries. She’s so…raw.

    • Catriona says:

      Agree 100%! Give me a woman who is more of a feminist than the Katy Perrys, Taylor Swifts and Perrie Edwards ANY DAY. She may seem like a hot mess because she doesn’t really give that much of a shit what she looks like and isn’t as shallow as half of Hollywood and that’s what is part of her appeal to me, to be honest. You think Cobain would have fallen for her if she wasn’t awesome? 😛

  16. Hannah says:

    Hasn’t her schtick worn thin by now?

    Btw, she looks like a cross between Trudi Styler and Madonna these days.

  17. AlmondJoy says:

    Bwaha!!! Judging by these pics, she has no right to even breathe a single word about the fashion choices of others.

  18. Renee says:

    Love her “exotic” equates blackness/foreign other comment. In what universe is Ciara curvy??? Her body is sick yes, and she has fake boobs and an ass but she has no waist…I thought that was a prerequisite to curviness???

  19. Mandy says:

    I have a soft spot for Courtney. I blame it on being a teenager in the 90’s. And I was a huge fan of Hole. I just think she is a crazy and beautiful mess. I can’t help it.

    • NYC_girl says:

      I loved Hole. I had just finished college when Nirvana broke! She really shouldn’t talk about “damaged goods” though!! She makes me laugh.

      • Catriona says:

        I feel you girl, I have a soft spot for Courtney due to being in love with Hole as a kiddo in the 90’s. She’s just totally misunderstood and looks like a mess and a contradiction to the vapid, plastic dolls of this time, usually when people dont get it, they bash it.

    • Kiddo says:

      Yeah, I have a range of emotions regarding Courtney. She has talent. But at this point, she has destroyed her brain, or perhaps she had mental illness to begin with, that she then self-medicated. Her daughter is remarkably together considering both her parents.

      • Nono says:

        Those are the children that are usually the most together- the ones who didn’t have parents. It’s not remarkable that Courtney’s girl is as level-headed as she is.

      • Kiddo says:

        Nono, I realize that happens, but many times, the absolute disastrous reverse can can occur. I’m gathering she had some good outside sources of support, or was luckily born with characteristics of strength.

      • Nono says:

        That’s true, Kiddo. The ones who make it are amazingly stable. The ones who don’t … don’t. 😐

      • stellalovejoydiver says:

        I think Ed Norton was always a father figure for Frances.
        Liz Way from MSI is her mentor too I think.

    • Shiela says:

      “Doll Parts” was my feminist anthem before I even knew I was a feminist, so I agree that Courtney deserves some credit…and I love her Ms. Hannigan-esque attitude and style. On the other hand, her friendship with Sam Lutfi and choice to pose for Terry Richardson throw everything into question…

  20. babythestarsshinebrite says:

    Courtney Luv is Miley Cyrus class-ic style.

  21. prissa says:

    Her face looks good in the header pic. The rest is a frumpy mess. Her body looks good in the pink dress, but the purse & shoes are awful. She’s VERY hit or miss, with the greater percentage being misses. 🙁

  22. Esmom says:

    “I wore mine first and got slammed for it and [KATE MOSS] wore hers the following week in an identical boho outfit and it was heralded; it’s all about context.”

    Priceless. Yes, it’s about context, Court. She’s Kate Moss and you’re…not. Delusional and cray.

    And I cannot believe how much she’s altered her appearance over the years. And yet all she manages to pull off is looking like a complete train wreck. She reminds me of Charlie Sheen in that it seems almost miraculous that she’s still alive.

  23. Quinn says:

    Can’t help but love this crazy bitch…I have gotten a million laughs from her over the years. I think she and Sinead should write an etiquette book together.

  24. HK9 says:

    Courtney, Courtney Courtney….human hurricane of damage and human carnage~if there’s anyone who knows how to evaluate “damaged goods” I guess it’s her.

  25. Madpoe says:

    I kinda thought rockers were always in their own universe anyways, so whatever they wear is the gospel regardless if anyone things it’s fashionable. I remember wearing a $10-15 flannel shirt in HS only to see fashion designers are actually selling their version for $500. for serious?

  26. Ginger says:

    “Buckle up!” I love it! Courtney is always so well connected in Hollywood and the music business (and I guess fashion too?) and folks who know her say she’s extremely intelligent. So I find it hard to reconcile her obvious cray with the former. I wonder if Ed Norton ever regrets dating her? I know Courtney had said she regrets ruining their relationship. I’d read her book just to find that out.

    • paris hilton says:

      She always said Ed Norton was the love of her life,but she wouldn’t quit smoking for him.

  27. loveisthecoal says:

    That dress she’s wearing in the top photo…I swear I remember Nicole Kidman wearing that dress (or one very similar) to an awards show years ago?

  28. SBJ says:

    I hate this “woman”. Always had, always will. I am astonished she’s still alive with her more than trashy lifestyle.

    And I still think she had something to do with Cobain’s death and it’s unforgivable for me.

    • NYC_girl says:

      I always thought they were co-dependent and doing drugs together. That, along with his other physical issues and mental instability certainly led to his suicide. He had one attempt before he unfortunately shot himself at home. If you are in that mindset, I don’t know if anything can help if you don’t want to get help. He seemed to be suffering for a long time.

    • thebutcher says:

      She did kill him. The m.e. said he had WAY too much heroin in his system to pull the trigger. Plus there was no way possible he could of concentrated enough to pull the trigger.She claimed to search everywhere for him, yet she “forgot” to look in his favorite alone spot in his greenhouse. In the book kurt and Courtney, one guy from Seattle said she offered him $10, 000 to kill kurt. She got away with murder

    • Bianca says:


  29. Zigggy says:

    Oh Courtney. She really does give the best, most interesting interviews in the biz.

  30. dragonlady sakura says:

    That crazy old lady character with the cats on the Simpsons dresses better than Courtney.

  31. shellybean says:

    I freakin’ love Courtney. She just doesn’t give a fuck and says whatever she wants about whatever and whomever. I love that. I saw her a few months ago at HOB and she was pretty fab and looked good. Some asshole threw a full beer bottle at the stage at her because he thought it’d be funny and that she is ROCK so she’d like that. Um, no. She was pissed, and had that jerk removed from the floor. It was awesome. Her rant about it was even more awesome.

    • Nono says:

      shellybean, I’m jealous! Will probably never get to see her in person.

      • shellybean says:

        Nono, it was great! I think she just did a small-venue tour through the summer. I never got to see her back in the day, so I was pumped. She looked a lot better than I expected her to look, and she sounded great. It was a piece of 90s heaven! She even did a Fleetwood Mac cover that was the bomb and then a new song or two. But she mostly played the songs we all know from back when. Doll Parts was of course the encore. She threatened to end the concert immediately when that dude threw the beer bottle at her, but she calmed down when everyone booed the guy and took her side and she played the full show. Anyway, she was coherent and on her game, although still Courtney.

    • Zigggy says:

      Oh sweet- I so wish I went to see a show of the Hole/Marilyn Manson tour back in the day. None of my friends were into Hole and I didn’t want to travel to the big city alone 🙁

  32. mzizkrizten says:

    She is…doll parts

  33. mzizkrizten says:

    She is … doll parts

  34. Looola says:

    Lol speaking of delusional ……… Say what you will about miley but Courtney ain’t got shit on katy

  35. Tiffany :) says:

    Mixing the bits from Katy’s interview yesterday and Courtney’s today….I get the feeling Katy lived with Glen Ballard while they were working together and possibly boning.

    • Nono says:

      Ohhh … OMG, was Glen the subject of Alanis’s songs? I’d never have guessed … Never even considered him until you dropped this.

      It all fits!

      Tiffany- super sleuth!

  36. Tania says:

    Is it just me or does anyone else think she’s had a bunch of nose jobs? I feel like her nose is never the same?

    • Zigggy says:

      Yes, she had one way back in the day- had a very bulbous original nose. Then had another one to fix her “too nose-jobby” nose. And I think probably even another one- should have stopped after the first one.

      • paris hilton says:

        Yeah,I’m pretty sure the 1st thing she did after filming that spaghetti western was get a nosejob. Then she did Sid & Nancy and got her tits done,I believe.

  37. Meanchick says:

    There’s a pic of CL on a street at night flashing her boob and a random guying has his mouth wrapped around her nipple. That is all.

  38. Cirque28 says:

    She takes a lot of fashion risks. When she gets it wrong, she looks insane. But in her heyday, she (and Kat Bjelland) changed the way young women dressed. That’s just a fact.

    “You’ve got to be prepared for the names they are going to call you compared to your male peers. You will be a floozy and a slattern. He will be virile and a ladies’ man. You will be a freakshow, a retching wretch, a sloppy drunk. He will be charismatic, vainglorious, a ferocious drunk and Dionysian. You will be indiscriminate and desperate. He will be generous, tortured and driven.” –Courtney Love in 1993-ish

  39. Monkey Towz says:

    She is a very entertaining mess but seems like she would be exhausting to be around. I wonder if she’s still close with Drew Barrymore. I remember she’s the godmother of CL’s daughter.

    • Bridget says:

      I always forget about the Drew Barrymore – Erik Erlandson years! That was Drew at her wildest, too.

  40. boo says:

    I’ve always liked Courtney, I like that she has no edit button, she just spills it, and it’s always entertaining. Although I agree with someone else that said she would be exhausting to be around!

  41. Bridget says:

    I hate to admit it, but I kind of love Courtney Love. She’s utterly crazy for sure, but something about her is still so compelling.

  42. dcypher1 says:

    I hope no one buys her book. It will be filled with lies that feed her ego.

  43. Denise says:

    I can’t wait for the day she goes away permanently. I’m not wishing bad things, I just mean to go silent. I’m not entertained by her, she makes me feel sick. Nothing good has come from this woman.

  44. Lifelike Barbie says:

    Courtney may be a hot mess who’s already had her 15 minutes of fame, but she’s right. Katy Perry needs to stop talking about Russell Brand, it’s making her look like a bigger fool than he is.