Malin Akerman in a Monique Lhuillier pantsuit at the Art of Elysium gala: lovely?


Here is Malin Akerman, also at the Art of Elysium gala honoring Vivenne Westwood last night. Malin is wearing a Monique Lhuillier pantsuit. I love it. I love the simplicity of all the pieces, reserving the drama for the relaxed side train. The soft salmon color looks lovely on her and although I don’t always like matchy-matchy make-up, I think picking up the pant color on her lips really ties this together. Her hair is darling.


Amy Smart and her husband Carter Oosterhouse were there. Amy’s dress is cute, the pattern and the sparkle work together. The scalloping of the neckline and hem give it enough detail but doesnt overpower. I am a sucker for a well done gold/silver dress. The side bun is just messy enough to not compete with the dress. It’s bizarre for me to see Carter in a suit on a red carpet, I still see him in rolled up sleeves and jeans whenever I think of him. He looks fantastic in this grey three piece, though. I am not crazy about the beard but I love the milk in it.


Here is Kelly Rowland in a patterned deep V sweetheart neckline. The plunge is nice on her but lost a little in the busy pattern. The colors of the embroidered lace pattern are beautiful on her but there is a lot going on between the bodice and the skirt. I love the jewelry picking up the gunmetal grey in her dress and her makeup and hair are great.


Amber Valetta wore a head-to-toe sheer dress with basic black undergarments showcased. I am just tired of sheer dresses. However, other than that, the dress shape is complimentary. I like the subtle shimmer and striped patterning of the fabric; it would have made a great overlay. Not sure about the sleek back hair and subtle make-up, her head gets lost on top of the Look At Me dress.


Christina Milian wore Vivienne in a off-the-shoulder cocktail dress with a bustle. What is going on with that bust? I want to love the dress but I can’t get past that drooped-boob effect. I adore dramatic back detail and this one is really working.The purple shoes are great from the front but I am not so sure about the heel detail, it reminds me too much of barnacles.



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  1. GingerCrunch says:

    Sorry, but Malin is channeling Phyllis Diller with that hair.

    • gwen says:

      Yeah, that hair is pretty awful but I do like her outfit. She’s a really pretty girl.

    • Alexi says:

      please……so many horrible dresses. Malin looks terrible and right out of Boogie Nights meets H & M! Stop paying your stylist. Right now. It kills me to look at all these train wrecks when there are plenty of us Celeb fans who would kill the red carpet and truly look glam! Money doesn’t buy style, taste or class – clearly !

    • Denise says:

      THANK YOU. For saving me a restless night trying to figure out whose hair hers reminds me of.

    • ISO says:

      I don’t agree. I think it’s bold styling, and very avant. I’m so over mermaid extensions and revealing low cut tops. This is my favorite of the week.

    • missmerry says:

      yeah a hard NO to that hair. My jaw dropped when the word ‘darling’ was used to describe it…


    • AntiSocialButterfly says:

      Omgoodness, that is exactly what I came here to say. LOL.

    • holly hobby says:

      That hair is not “darling.” It reminds me of Shirley Temple. She should also fire her hair stylist with her stylist.

  2. MysticBadger says:

    I like the positivity with each critique. Thanks. Malin looks AMAZING. Her hair is quirky and weird and totally refreshing. I LOVE her outfit!

  3. antipodean says:

    I bet those “barnacle” shoes would be horrors/torture devices to wear! My tootsies are wincing in sympathy. This is why I could never aspire to being fashionable, my feet would just never agree, and would be screaming for their comfy slippers within minutes! Kudos to the ladies who can wear them, and actually SMILE into the bargain, that is true acting.

  4. vauvert says:

    Maybe my expectations are too high. Sigh. I don’t like any of these outfits. Most tops seem to have run out of fabric, or the pants are too long, the sheer dress look has always been horrible, and what kind if a cheap cocktail dress has no lining so it clings to your legs? Everyone could use a good tailor, and better accessories.

  5. claire says:

    Malin looks awesome! I love her hair. It’s so different for her but it works. It looks so healthy and light. Amber Valletta looks ridiculous. I’m so over the see through with undergarments look. Keep the granny panties covered.

  6. LilyT says:

    Malin looks Golden Girl chic. Ready to sit down to a nice bridge game.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Hey! I play bridge and I am the essence of chic. Ok, the part about the essence of chic is an exaggeration. Ok it’s a lie. But it is a fun game that requires intelligence and skill. Trails off…

      Anyway, I sort of agree with your assessment. It’s not that I think the outfit is old necessarily, just sort of silly. Why put a train on there? And speaking of sitting down, what do you do with a train when you sit down, as I assume she does sometimes? Flip it out of the way? Sit on it? It’s just dumb.

  7. kri says:

    I thought Malin was..I don’t know. She looks like she is in Grandma drag of the worst kind. What in the name of Fancifull rinse has she done? Dreadful. Where is Tim Gunn?

  8. MB says:

    There is something about Malin’s outfit that I just love. A certain unexpectedness that I tend to be really drawn to. If it were in monocrome I would try to buy it. The hair, however, is a disaster. I didnt even recognise her.

    I actually love Amber Valetta’s whole look. I probably would have gone for more dramatic eye makeup, but im crazy about the dress, hair and shoes. In person, the dress probably doesnt look quite as sheer.

    Kelly Rowland’s hair and makeup looks great but the rest is a major miss for me. The proportions of the skirt look funny against the bodice, and amount of cleavage seems to not really work with the style of the skirt – there is just something off about it.

    Christina Milian normally looks amazing, she has such a great figure she can pull off a lot of things – this is a total fail for me. She is definitely trying to pull off the Vivian Westwood look (VW wears that kind of lipstick etc) but it is a big mess.

  9. Josefina says:

    I like the jumpsuit, but I think the hair ages her a lot in a bad way.

  10. JFresh says:

    Malin clearly is having fun with this look.

    Christina Milan…did not recognize her.

    Amber Valletta has been making the rounds after being out of sight for so long…glad she’s working again. (I assume she has some project in the works, hence feeling the need to be seen out and about)

    Kelly Rowland looks beautiful as all women with brown skin do in evening gowns.

  11. JenniferJustice says:

    Horrendous! Every single dress is horrendous!

    Yes, to Malin’s hair looking like Phyllis Diller.

    And, Please women of all ages, for the love of God, stop with the plunging neck to waiste line. I am beyond sick of seeing all of your boobs save for your nipples. Besides the fact that it’s been played for about 15 years now, it’s so try hard and desperate. I’m embarrassed for you. Geesh!