Jena Malone in Ulyana Sergeenko at the Spirit Awards: funky or flaky?

Jena Malone

Jena Malone aimed to capture the spirit of the Independent Spirit Awards last night. Jena’s always adventurous with her fashion choices, and this Ulyana Sergeenko couture dress is no exception. It reminds me of an upside down, sparkly chandelier. All eyes went to the silk waffle skirt with a reflectve mint, white, and black pattern. The sweetheart neckline is a bit too precious, and the belly cutout functions as the “too much” detail. Jena got matchy with a turquoise clutch. This look is SO busy and very try hard. Tell me I’m wrong, and it’ll be okay.

One of the more interesting things about the Spirit awards is how stars get papped in the parking lot. So we got some photos of Jenna smoking alongside Paul Thomas Anderson. Not too classy.

Jena Malone

Jena Malone

Olivia Munn wore a Prabal Gurung gown. She was escorted by hot Aaron Rodgers. From the neck up, Olivia looks lovely, but this look was full-on cruise ship glamour with a halter neck, sequins, chiffon skirt, and backless detail. Olivia’s very good at being noticed, but this dress belongs on The Love Boat.

Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn

Kristen Wiig often evokes Jennifer Aniston on the red carpet, and this LBD does nothing to discourage that comparison. Kristen wore this black Yigal Azrouel dress with a peekaboo cutout. The white Bionda Castana shoes with mint-colored bows stop the look from being boring. Oh, and Aniston would never chop her hair into shag-inspired pixie cut, which is very cute on Kristen.

Kristen Wiig

Jessica Chastain went for an LBD as well in this Saint Laurent number. I’d like to chop the crocheted sleeves off, and then it would be a nice, beachy dress. Chastain played it safe with black pumps and diamond earrings. Classic but dull.

Jessica Chastain

Rinko Kikuchi wore a Chanel resort dress. This is my favorite dress of the night. The runway version was more garish. Rinko pared the look down to essentials. The eastern-inspired print pops alongside her matchy eyeshadow. This would have been all wrong for a different awards show, but the Spirit awards are supposed to be fun.

Rinko Kikuchi

Here’s Grumpy Cat herself, Aubrey Plaza in a Suno dress that took patterns way too far. This dress hurts my eyes, so it wouldn’t surprise me if Audrey couldn’t look in the mirror to do something with her hair.

Aubrey Plaza

Jared Leto thought it was Grammys night. Rock on, man!

Jared Leto

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet & WENN

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  1. vauvert says:

    I love Rinko’s dress! Still think Emmy was best dressed but this a close second.
    I officially ask that cut ours be ganged, they ruin every single dress. WTF? Whoever started this fashion deserves to be locked up. Jenna, poor thing. The skirt could have been great and edgy with a nice black or mint v-neck top. Done. The way it is… Really hurts the eyes.

    • charlie says:

      I think Emma Stone was the best dressed, but Rinko looks great too.
      Jenna would look better if it wasn’t for the scarf or whatever that is around her neck. And so what if she was smoking in the parking lot, that doesn’t make her any less “classy”.

      • JB says:

        It does make her slightly more stinky, though.

      • Mmhmm says:

        I LOVE every bit of her outfit. Anyone else would have looked ugly, but I think she pulls it off. I’m trying not to get on a smoking rant, but I hate it when people smoke around me. It makes my clothes stink. I think people should stick to smoking in their own private places.

      • tortitude! says:

        Smoking is never classy, sexy, or a good look. It’s trashy, nasty, and it kills. Jenna does have every right to suck on her coffin nails all day long, but she should do it in a car with the windows rolled up so nobody else is exposed to her gross secondhand smoke.

  2. Audrey says:

    Rodgers and Munn have lasted longer than expected

  3. Kiddo says:

    Jena Malone’s dress reminds me of a deck of cards, black diamond suit, joker, or the back cover design. Also her expression, in the lead, lol.

  4. JH says:

    Jenna: I don’t get her AT ALL.
    Olivia: I love her dress, styling and Love Boat flair!
    Aubrey: her legs are amazing! Loving the dress, too.

  5. lucy2 says:

    Cut outs right at the stomach always look odd to me.
    I could never pull it off, but Kristin does the short, choppy haircuts well.

  6. Lori says:

    Jena Malone reminds me of Sean Young. The crazy is there, non?

  7. Bridget says:

    I don’t love Jena’s dress, but I love that she went for something interesting and different and risky. I far prefer this than if she went with Chastain’s dress (and no shade there to Chastain – she’s now a regular on the circuit so on the years that she’s not nominated she doesn’t need to blow her fashion load).

    Olivia Minn: she is so overdressed. Who wears a gown to the Independent Spirit Awards?

    • ArtHistorian says:

      I generally love Ulyana Sergeenko’s designs, they elegantly retro. However, this one is not among the best of her new collection.

    • Stef Leppard says:

      I fell asleep looking at Chastain’s dress.

    • Jessica says:

      Munn is completely overdressed. And how the hell did she score a presenting gig for the Spirit Awards? They really scraped the bottom of the barrel. But I’m sure she was thrilled that she got to show off the MVP and their “very serious” relationship. And I’m having a bit of a laugh trying to picture Aaron Rodgers mingling with this crowd. A little out of his element I’d guess.

  8. Sugar says:

    How can Jared Leto wear that outfit with a straight face? Also, he is wee!

  9. **sighs** says:

    Aww, I like Olivia’s.

  10. Reece says:

    Jena- I like the dress. I just don’t get her though. *shrug*
    Olivia- Forever skeeves me.
    Kristen- Boring dress. Don’t get her either.
    Jessica- Looks like a Middleton.
    RInko- I like it!
    Aubrey- Love it! Dead face though.
    Jared- LEGS! Yes! Oh and Jared too.

  11. M.J. says:

    SO MANY belly cutouts in this post! Why?! They trash up any design. I would’ve really liked Jenna’s dress if not for that.

  12. PinaColada says:

    I like Aubrys dress. I dont think I could pull it off, but she did!

  13. MrsBPitt says:

    Jared Leto is five scarves away from being Johnny Depp….and that is not the complement it once would have been!!!!

    Jena Malone’s facial expression looks like she just stepped off the Sunset Boulevard set “Alright, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up”

  14. FurballFriend says:

    I wish she would change her hair color–the red is not flattering and it clashes with her brows. There are some actresses who not only pull this color off, they look like they were born with it–she is not one of them.

  15. bettyrose says:

    Scrolling through this was like looking at abstract art. I didn’t really get the point with most of these looks, but I respect the effort and at least I wasn’t looking at anyone’s undies.

  16. Esmerelda says:

    Jenna’s dress is terrible, but kudos to her party training: I could never be able to hold my bag and a glass in the same hand.

  17. KatyD says:

    While I don’t love Jessica’s dress, I still love to see her. I would kill for her natural red hair color. Every time I see her, I get such red hair envy.

  18. LAK says:

    Since you mentioned Aniston, i’m surprised sh didn’t come to this award show. Afterall, her film was an indie, no matter how terrible.

    If she truly wanted to change direction, her awards campaign should have included this show.

  19. LaurieH says:

    From top to bottom:
    Jena Malone’s dress looks like a harlequin outfit.
    Olivia Munn’s dress – don’t like it. Don’t hate it, but don’t like it.
    Kristen Wiig: Fab dress, fab shoes, fab hair. Love it.
    Jessica Chastain – meh. Looks like a dress from TJ Maxx.
    Rinko Kikuchi – love the dress…on HER. Not a fan of the shoes.
    Aubrey Plaza – no to the dress. No to the shoes. No to the hair. Just no.
    Jared Leto – WTF?

  20. Nimbolicious says:

    Jena’s getup doesn’t do it for me. And is the bottom half a slit skirt or a palazzo pant? Either way it looks too short. If she has good legs maybe a shorter version of this would work. Though I’m not a big fan of the midriff cutout look. It’s really hard to pull that off unless you’re Kate Hudson, and even then it’s elliott the dice…..

  21. Grace says:

    I don’t even understand the inspiration behind Jared Leto’s look. He’s got some sort of Rabbi/Johnny Cash/skaterboy thing going on

  22. Valerie says:

    Wow, I’d flip the comments about Aubrey Plaza’s dress and Rinko Kikuchi’s dress. Love Aubrey’s dress and Rinko’s dress hurts my eyes. I couldn’t scroll down fast enough.

    • moo says:

      oddly enough, though i like Rinko’s dress, I LOVE Aubrey’s. It’s loud and busy but somehow works, just toeing but not crossing the line of too much.

  23. sills says:

    I’ve never seen Kristen Wiig look so good. Loving these short ‘dos these last few days–her, JHud, Scarlett are rocking it.

    I can never focus on Olivia Munn’s clothes because she always looks like she’s smelling a fart.

  24. Patty says:

    LEGS!! The woman in Jared Leto’s picture has some nice gams.

  25. serena says:

    I really liked Jena’s dress, it’s fun and different!
    Olivia Munn’s dress was ‘too much’ on the red carpet, but in motion photos I really loved the skirt!