Jaime King in pale Valentino at the Art of Elysium gala: gorgeous or blah?


Even though I expected a much better, much more A-list turnout at the annual Art of Elysium gala last night, I can’t say I was disappointed by the fashion at all. There were a lot of Fashion Girls and girls-famous-for-walking-red-carpets, and as such, the dress p0rn was rather good. The name of this year’s pre-Globes Art of Elysium gala was “Marina Abramovic’s HEAVEN.” If you’re looking for a style theme, I think it’s “radically different hair.” Lots of ladies were trying out the new hairstyles and hair colors. Just FYI: I don’t have IDs on some of these dresses, and I’m sorry about that. I seriously can’t find them!

I think my favorite look of this group was Jaime King in Valentino, with Neil Lane jewels. This dress isn’t the most amazing dress ever or anything like that, but it’s a lovely, flattering dress with an interesting pattern. The colors are lovely, the fit is good and she looks great in it. Total win.


Here’s Camilla Belle in Carolina Herrera. She decided to change up her hair by going way lighter. I’m not sure it really suits her? I don’t think the Herrera dress suits her either. This is the kind of dress that we should see on Julianne Moore or something. It’s too matronly for Camilla.


Camila Alves changed up her hair too by lightening it. Again, I don’t think it suits her. I don’t have an ID on this dress – it looks like Dolce & Gabbana to me, and she wears a lot of D&G, but I don’t have a confirmation. The dress is okay. Boring but okay.


Paz Vega went radically different with this haircut. Like, I barely recognized her. I throw a lot of shade at short haircuts, but just know… I’m not ALWAYS opposed to short hair. I just think ladies should be honest with themselves about what kind of style suits their face. And can we say that a pixie cut suits Paz’s face? No. We cannot. She looked much better with the chin-length hair she was rocking just a few months ago. As for her Carolina Herrera dress… it’s okay. Blah.



Dita Von Teese looked fantastic, but I always think she looks fantastic. No ID on the dress, but her jewels are by Avakian. CB thinks Dita’s dress could be Zac Posen… usually Posen does more structural designs, but could be. Update by CB: Kaiser was right as usual, Dita was in Carolina Herrera.



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  1. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Love that Valentino dress.

  2. katren says:

    Dita boobs look really weird and the first dress is hideous!

    • SnarkySnarkers says:

      Yes! They are hoisted up and smooshed within an inch of their life! The one on the left looks dented and deformed. Not the right attire to wear a corset with Dita.

      Jamie’s dress is gorgeous and very ethereal. It does wash her out a little but I think it adds to the whole goddess vibe.

    • phlyfiremama says:


  3. G&T says:

    Dita’s right breast looks awfully uncomfortable.

    Love Jaime’s dress, but it washes her out completely.

  4. Lila says:

    Jamie’s Valentino dress is gorgeously elegant however, how come there are stain patches? (see just below where her hand is on the hip and on the left hand side down around her knees).

    Camilla Belle looks sooo old in that make up and hairstyle. I like her Carolina Herrera dress though.

    Camilla Alves is just ok.

    Paz Vega and Dita Von Teese Blah.

  5. L says:

    What does Camilla Belle even do anymore? Just shows up places to remind everyone she exists?

    • Renee says:

      Actually, she just made a film about the Falklands war, it came out a few months ago and she is a volunteer with the Art of Elysium.

      • Bridget says:

        For an actress that hits as many red carpets as she does ‘she was in a movie a few months ago’ isn’t really a ringing endorsement.

    • moodgirl says:

      I wonder the same about Jessica Alba – what does she do that justifies seeing her everywhere?

      • OTHER RENEE says:

        I’ve asked myself the same thing about Alba forever. Same with Hilary Duff. I think they pay paps to photograph them daily. Or Alexandra Ambrosio in a bikini every single day in the DM. Why????

      • FLORC says:

        Alba is at least a well known actress that heads a nearly billion dollar company.
        Camilla does very little and doesn’t have the best rep.

      • Bridget says:

        Jessica Alba for quite a while was a ‘fashion girl’ and a working actress. Consider how widely her photos were distributed – having her at your event guaranteed greater publicity and visibility. Plus, she looked great in the clothes.

        FLORC: The Honest Company’s ‘billion dollar company’ label is a bit of a misnomer. The billion dollar valuation came in for their IPO, and was also based on projected future earnings, and Honest Co’s projections could have been considered a bit on the aggressive side. However, it is incredibly successful – the had an incredible year last year and Alba is one of the few celebrities that legitimately is a leader in her own company (unlike a Jessica Simpson or a J Lo who licensed their names)

  6. mia girl says:

    Hmmm, Dita’s dress looks like a dress a Palm Beach local would wear to a gala. I think it is a rare fashion miss on her part.

    I’m not hating Paz Vega’s short hair. Maybe I am biased because I like her. I’m likely one of only a handful of people who have watched Spanglish a few times.

    • mimif says:

      I think her hair looks great, but I am totally biased because I love pixie cuts.

    • Antonym says:

      Add me to the list. I think the pixie is flattering on her, she has beautiful bone structure. I’d love to se it a little mussed in the front, the styling here looks a bit shellacked.

    • StormsMama says:

      Me too!
      I loved her in Spanglish! (“Mom give me some space” “there’s NO space between us!”)
      Didn’t recognize her with this cut. But I really like it.

  7. CC says:

    LOVE Jamie’s dress; she looks absolutely stunning. Camilla Belle just always strikes me as basic and boring. Camila is beautiful, but her fashion choice leaves much to be desired. I think Paz’s pixie totally works! She looks lovely. Dita is a goddess.

  8. bns says:

    Dita is overrated. Not at all attractive imo.

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      She found a niche and she made it sell or work for her, but I don’t find her to be a beauty either. She’s sort of meh…but she works that niche market for herself.

    • mimif says:

      I’m not a fan either. I know she’s hustled hard to get where she is, but everything about her is so affected. I look at her and just see smoke & mirrors.

    • FLORC says:

      It’s not about modelesque beauty. She’s more of a stylist and mentor to how to bring out your sexappeal. How to apply makeup for a natural look. How to play up a certain role of women. How to be powerful and confident. I adore her line of clothes. 50’sish, but with modern flare that can make any size and shape look eye catching. There’s an art to burlesque that she’s helping make mainstream. I can appreciate that.

      Though I think she looks better as a natural blonde I like her darker hair.

      • mimif says:

        Yes and no. The woman doesn’t eat carrots ffs because they might turn her skin orange. True story. I guess (for me), I don’t see sexy, powerful or confident when I look at her. I see pinched, bound, caked, dyed & styled to the nth degree, which (again for me) is the antitheses of all things appealing. I would love to see a Dita makeunder, in a PINK VS hoodie suit with UGGS. Lolz, just joking on the last bit.

  9. Lucy2 says:

    I like the Valentino except for the sleeves and neckline, which make it look like a 1970s nightgown. I’m surprised Angelina Jolie didn’t wrestle this away from her for some event.
    Just when I was starting to like Herrera again…giant decoupaged looking flowers?
    Agree about the later hair on the two ladies and the pixie cut not being flattering.

  10. Wren says:

    I’d like Paz Vega’s dress if the flower print wasn’t smeared in that weird block of color. Wtf? Like the printer screwed up partway through and everyone thought, “eh, looks fine let’s just leave it”.

  11. QQ says:

    Everyone looks Like West Palm Beach retirees-socialites….. plus one wearing a Little spiffy helmet

  12. OTHER RENEE says:

    Jamie’s dress would be lovely on someone else with a different skin tone. It washes her out.

  13. Mar says:

    Jamie was a beauty until she stopped eating

  14. Ricci says:

    The only half decent dress is the black lace one the rest are straight up yuk

  15. Vjr says:

    Jamie King looks too thin, esp. her face. Camilla is glowing. Dita’s updo is not her best look.

  16. Anotherdirtymartini says:

    Holy migrating right boob, Dita!

  17. Nonny says:

    DVT needs to have a word with her breasts.