Lindsay Lohan in velvet Balmain at Shanghai style awards: cracked-out or cute?


I’m actually really pleased we got these photos in. I didn’t think we would. Lindsay Lohan was in Shanghai on Monday to receive an award at the “2nd Sohu Fashion Achievement Awards.” Does this sound like the kind of award show that really matters in the grand scheme of things? No. Not at all. But I bet Lindsay got a free first-class ticket to Shanghai, plus a first-class suite at a fancy hotel, plus an “appearance fee” for showing up. Plus, she got an “award”. There are even photos of her making an acceptance speech, looking like she just won an Oscar. Ha.

For the Sohu Fashion Achievement Awards, Lindsay chose this two-year-old Balmain dress in green velvet (it just photographs as a weird black). This Balmain has already been worn a few times (in 2012!), which is pretty typical. Designers aren’t sending Lindsay freebies anymore, so she either borrowed this two year old dress, or she bought it. Or she heisted it, I suppose. Her booties are Louboutins, obviously.

I’ve seen some other photos of Lindsay from this event where she looked like ten kinds of hell, but I think she looks pretty good in these photos. Not “fresh as a daisy” but not as cracked-out as usual. She looks like she washed her face and brushed her hair, which is always a notable improvement. I can’t say I really like this turtleneck look in general, but it’s better than seeing her bits and pieces flopping around.

Incidentally, what are the drug laws like in Shanghai? No reason, I was just wondering.




Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Inconceivable! says:

    Has she lost a lot of weight or is that the net effect of the pointed shoulder pads?

    • Audrey says:

      She’s not as bloated as before.

      I think she’s soberish. Like I no longer think I’ll be hearing she overdosed any day now. She scaled back enough to be a functional mess

      Her body issue is that she’s never healthy. She can be thin but never has any muscle tone so she always looks flabby and gross. She obviously starves or liquid diets to be thin instead of working out and it shows

    • Decloo says:

      Cute, except for the hooves.

    • BobbieFisher says:

      There was a photo of her huge double chin on the DM at this award thing. Whenever she gets the double chin while being skinny means only one thing – it’s consistent and never fails to be true – she’s on the booze and Adderall again. Of course, we all knew this way back. But there is not one iota of doubt in my mind that Lindsay Lohan is back on Adderall and drinking. There’s even photos of her partying in China with a bunch of dudes and a ton of alcohol bottles all around her. She’s been smoking three packs a day and there’s no way she’s going to a gym. She’s high on Adderall and she’s counteracting it with vodka in water bottles.

  2. mimz says:

    Award for what? Miss Party?

    I think she looks cute and put together. And healthier.
    I can’t believe she’s 27. I’m 27 and people think I am 21. She looks like she’s 35. Shame.

    • Anthea says:

      That’s not fair to 35 year olds ;)

    • Vanderhootchie says:

      And the knees of a 50 year-old woman. Some stockings would have looked nice and done some justice to the Louboutins. But at least her legs aren’t covered with scabs and bruises here :)

    • kibbles says:

      She’s still young. Her looks will continue to go downhill. A combination of natural ageing with hard partying, drug use, and alcoholism and she’s going to look horrible in her 30s. Rather than stopping this destructive lifestyle, she will likely end up getting more fillers and surgery which will make her look even worse in the long run. A few years back I had hoped she would get her life together. Now I think this is just the person she has become and will remain for the rest of her life. Maybe she has learned to hide her addictions better but she is still abusing alcohol and drugs, there is no doubt about that. It’s sad how her parents destroyed this girl at a young age and that she wasn’t strong willed or intelligent enough to get herself together.

      • 28blue says:

        How do you figure that she is still using? Still speculating into the New Year. She looks fine and upbeat. If she was using her behavior would be an indication. She was put together during a press interview and was engaging with a Chinese correspondent.

        No signs of a downfall. Just more spew from the blogs.

      • littlestar says:

        Kibbles – “Now I think this is just the person she has become and will remain for the rest of her life.” THIS! That’s why she’ll never work in another block buster movie ever again. She might get lucky and get a few Liz & Dick type movies, but she will never star in a Mean Girls again. Such a sad sad sad waste of talent and youth.

      • 28blue says:

        Never say never in this type of industry. There are producers who would want to make Lindsay a comeback story, and directors with the sense of gravitas for star resurrections to heighten their influence (i.e. Tarantino). She is still young and the media/public still has interest in her redemption/success and Hollywood knows it,. Only a matter of a good situation of script, director, and right people to bring out her talent and charm.

        Only people who only see dour and ruin are usually gossip blogs who jump on every narrative that can get the most clicks.

      • atorontogal says:

        She was never a great talent. She had great ensembles around her, that is all. Her acting seems to be getting worse, therefore, I cannot see anyone wanting to work with her. Except Vivid entertainment of course.

      • 28blue says:

        How can you make that assessment. I saw awhile ago her performance in Prairie Home Companion and Bobby, and both films showed that there is a level of maturity and spark in her. Even her low-budget work has shown signs of this. I feel people, particularly gossip blogs, like to jump on this Lindsay has no talent bandwagon because its en vogue to have a sense of irreverence for her based on past mistakes, or you would be seen as enabler.

      • atorontogal says:

        I can make that assessment because I have eyes and ears and an opinion I’m entitled to. Enabler? What is your trip? I prefer spending my time being entertained and she simply doesn’t do it for me. That is all.

      • littlestar says:

        She was in a Prairie Home Companion before her huge drug and alcohol issues started to really surface. Have you not seen what came after all that? As in, Liz & Dick – her acting was HORRENDOUS! I doubt her acting will improve now. She’s lazy and entitled, so why would someone like her feel the need to work hard at something? And no, no one cares anymore about her having a comeback. She’s been given dozens of “second chances” and she blew them all away. There are many actresses out there who have already replaced Lindsay in the Hollywood hierarchy. I actually used to be a huge fan of hers and hoped several years ago she would get her sh*t together, but she didn’t, and she lost me as a fan and I will not be a fan again because she is just a terrible person in general.

      • 28blue says:

        Sorry if she rubs you the wrong way or harm your well being to the point of vile. But equating her efforts to redeem herself as being pointless goes really far. And very cute that you see no talent in her but you believe that Adult Entertainment is the best avenue for her, how would you figure?

  3. Kelly says:

    I actually think she looks the best she has in a while

  4. You can see that the cray cray has come back to her eyes…she’s definitely back on dem pills

  5. Neelyo says:

    Everytime her face looks full I think ‘fillers’. I wish there was footage of her acceptance speech. I would love to hear that nonsense.

  6. ALJsMom says:

    only escorts wear louboutins now

  7. Jude says:

    She has lost weight since rehab but there’s still the unmistakeable hangover/drug bloat in her face. The dress does suit her though.

  8. Nicolette says:

    Dare I say it, but she doesn’t look that bad. It’s actually much better than she has looked.

  9. Not says:

    (flying )Under the radar, but she still looks HIGH!!

  10. dorothy says:

    China must be desperate for celebrities to come over to choose Lohan.

  11. Jessica says:

    “Fashion Achievement Awards”… What achievement in fashion has Lohan accomplished?

  12. Rosalie says:

    Wow she looks very lucid, that’s kind of amazing. Shades of the actress she could have been if she hadn’t made 734,837,836,026 mistakes in the past 10 years. But she’s so crafty, she could be drinking and drugging and somehow cleaning it up to stand up straight for a few hours, then back to drinking and drugging. I think she can get away with that for several months before it really starts to show. And as we all know once it starts to show its reallllly obvious.

  13. Dani says:

    I want that dress. She looks better than normal but still has a looong way to go. Glad to see she’s back to red though, that blonde was sickening.

  14. GeeMoney says:

    She hasn’t looked that good in awhile… keep it up, Lindsay!

  15. vv says:

    She looks a lot better. A lot. I wish she’d hoist her boobs up a bit more. Does she ever wear a bra?

  16. We Are All Made of Stars says:

    She looks good! Great dress, love the hair color. Hopefully she is cycling toward recovery.

  17. shellybean says:

    I actually like her dress a lot. What I hate is her hair. I just want to take some scissors to it and chop off about a foot of it. She would look so much fresher and younger without this tired hairstyle of extensions she’s been sporting for what seems like forever.

  18. msw says:

    she does look better here. Recently, I’ve been thinking she looks like Pennsatuckey from Orange Is The New Black.

  19. Stubbylove says:

    She looks pretty good here but girl NEEDS TO GET RID OF THE HAIR EXTENSIONS AND GET A GREAT CUT. Think it would do wonders for her image and give her a fresh change.

  20. Grant says:

    I love that skirt. That’s all I got.

  21. Dani2 says:

    She looks somewhat healthy which is a big improvement for her. Don’t really like the dress but overall she looks pretty good.

    • Kate says:

      I think she looks quite good, considering she’s Lindsay Lohan. Her eyes still have that “alive” look that they had when she was fresh out of rehab, unlike before, when she looked lifeless behind the eyes. I don’t live her outfit but it’s reasonably modest (no side boob) and she looks clean. Her face is a little bloats but not as jacked up as before rehab. I swear I see just a hint of the beautiful girl she once was. I agree that this is a nice haircolor for her and she could use a new style. All in all, I think she looks pretty good here.

      I wish she could get herself together.

  22. mollie says:

    Lindsay please, please keep that hair color. THAT is the color that suits you.

  23. Mia4S says:

    What are the drug laws like in Shanghai?! Well…let’s just say it’s frowned upon…really really really frowned upon . ;-)

    Now Adderall with a “prescription” could be another story.

    This kind if D list stuff is her bread and butter now. She’s done as a serious actress so imagine there will be lots of these overseas events.

  24. JuJuJen says:

    Wow, she looks really good. Here’s hoping to lasting sobriety!

  25. Whoop says:

    Cannot see beyond the cheek implants.

    • Jmo says:

      There is something distinctly different about her face; fillers, Botox, implants, even a different slant to her eyes. So much so that she looks like a sister or relation than the actual Lindsay. What kind of career can she honestly have (any actor/actress even) when she becomes unrecognizable due to cosmetic procedures?

  26. lassie says:

    I’m disappointed that there is no kiss blowing pictures. I always look forward to the airblown kiss from Blohan.

  27. The Original G says:

    This is part of the problem. If she stands up straight and show up she gets attention.

    Get a job, or an education and get back to us if you really do something newsworthy.

    • Neelyo says:

      Word. The bar is set so low for her that if she makes it down a red carpet, she’s ‘sober’ and ‘back!’.

      • 28blue says:

        So you belittle her for rebuilding her brand with small steps? She is trying to get herself out there and shows that she wants to get back being a performer and a positive influence in the media stage. Is more than being sober, its her being confident and happy being able to meet new people and experiences she will learn from.

      • The Original G says:

        I’m all for her “being sober……. being confident and happy being able to meet new people and experiences she will learn from. ” I don’t think it’s it newsworthy. Tabloid praise is a hollow acheivement and she needs some new private yardsticks to mark her progress?

    • littlestar says:

      I agree, G. Lindsay should find something else to do with her life now, instead of desperately trying to hold onto the tenuous grasp she still has on fame. And I really do hope she is finally sober.

      • atorontogal says:

        It would appear 28blue is Lindsay’s #1 fan.

      • The Original G says:

        But 28Blue, she’s famous for being a fuck-up? What’s to reclaim?

        How is real private accomplishment appeasing people who scorn her? How is that making her vanish?

      • 28blue says:

        Gossip sites who claim from their “sources” that she off the wagon or selling herself as an escort, because they somehow now every detail where she moves like NSA operation. No need to name the sites since most of the commentors here refrences them occasionally and cite them being truthful.

        I feel the whole “she is a f-up” is tiresome and exaggerated because she not at any level on the edge and speculation about her impending implosion (i.e Miami Hilton fisasco), was just bunk to feed the 24/7 gossip pit. She shows up overseas for modeling/fashion event, takes in the sightseeing and modeling opportunities, while having a good time and people still speculate the relapse is coming. No incident during the holidays as well but that “implosion” is coming as you suggest.

        As far as vanishing comment, it along the lines of gossip commentors who think she should go away for long period of time, if some case forever, in order to gain forgiveness or at some case become a nostalgic piece and no other value or contribution. Just saying.

      • 28blue says:

        atron-Not much a fan as just someone who does not just belittle or shaming someoone rebuilding their life in the public eye while still young and with some hope or spark in ingenuity. It weird saying this on this type of blog, with it catering to snark or spite, but there is a point where it goes overboard just to be in the “common thinking” of pop culture digest. Maybe I watch little to much of Kroll Show on that point. Its very funny though.

  28. Bread and Circuses says:

    She does look really good here. It’s a cute dress and a great pair of shoes/booties. (Shoeties? Er–no, that sounds like something Lohan does once the cameras are off.)

  29. lenje says:

    LOL, I remember seeing the picture in the Asian entertainment blogs/sites a while ago. They have millions kind of such “awards” in mainland China/Hong Kong/Taiwan. I’ve just been re-acquainted with the Asian entertainment, and have been amused with news on “Elle Style Award”, “Marie Claire Style Award”, etc. Literally every fashion magazine will hold their own style award and spread out awards for “best looking” or “best dressed” to any popular (mostly Chinese/ HK/ Taiwanese/ Korean) actors and actresses. Lindsay Lohan was not the main attraction, I didn’t see a lot of news on her, they just mentioned her and spent most of the column (and discussion) on other Chinese actors :D

  30. Barbara says:

    I don’t understand why they even gave her an award….what for??

  31. Ruyana says:

    The hem of her dress looks lumpy. It looks to me as if she had someone turn up the original hem about three inches and then tack it in place. For non-seamstresses tack as in quick large stitches, not sharp metal things.

  32. teri says:

    She looks really healthy, good to see her doing so well. I’d take Lindsay over Paris H. anyday.

  33. elo says:

    Meh, she needs to lose those hideous extensions. She is a terrible actress, even in Mean Girls, it was certainly not her that carried the film.

  34. Anne says:

    So she’s basically receiving a Pacific Rim Emmy, right? The Cracken strikes again.

  35. MinnFinn says:

    I like the dress and it’s appropriate for her age. The extensions don’t bother me either again given her age. But her face looks flash frozen. My first reaction was ouch that must hurt to smile. Waaaaaay too much botox.

  36. jwoolman says:

    She does look very nice in these photos. She always looks much better after rehab or jail, and I think Oprah dangling cash in front of her did help prolong the effect. Her lifestyle does still seem same old same old, though, so it’s unlikely that she’s sober 24/7 and if she’s back on Adderall, that would explain the weight loss and certainly isn’t a good idea. But if she has the illusion that she can drink and drug in moderation- she’ll start sliding over the cliff again. She still seems to be extremely difficult for anybody unfortunate enough to hire her, which means her problems run deeper than just being sloshed and high all the time. She’s still a nightmare when sober.

    Has she done her community service sentence yet? Isn’t the deadline coming up fast?

  37. homegrrrral says:

    She would look so cute with a bob and less boob or just a better bra. Those extensions are so freaky last Friday. Didn’t someone say she needs an “Anna wintour” haircut? So true, that style association might sober up the most bottomless addict.

  38. prissa says:

    She looks really good here. Her lips aren’t fish pouty, her cheeks look normal, her skin looks clear and healthy. The only drawback is the weave – it should have been blended better. Love the color though. Good Job Lindsay!!

  39. Meggin says:

    I actually really like this dress!! I wish she would ditch the hair extensions though.. Ick.