Alicia Silverstone in Christian Siriano at Women in Film: lovely or weird?

9th Annual Women in Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party - Arrivals
These are more photos from the Women in Film event (Kaiser covered the other attendees here), which was held last night in LA. They were calling for diversity in film and wage equality for women, as they do annually at this event. It was hosted by the Women in Film president, producer Cathy Schulman (Crash.) I’ll just be covering some of the more questionably dressed women.

9th Annual Women in Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party - Arrivals
First off is Alicia Silverstone, who is 39 years old but somehow manages to look 20-something. This scoop neck spaghetti strap bronze metallic Christian Siriano dress is making her look much younger too. This is a very young-looking dress, I think it’s the simple empire cut, but her styling is perfection.

9th Annual Women in Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party - Arrivals

Here’s Kate Walsh in a simple v-neck black dress that somehow manages to look like a power suit. That dress is cool, I would wear that, and I like the skinny belt but she paired it with fishnet stockings and high boots. When you look at her makeup though – what was she thinking? She’s got like bright purple eyeshadow on both her lids and under her eyes with thick heavy eyeliner, too much mascara and pink lips. If a makeup artist did this to me I would wipe it off and redo it myself. She looked much better the day before at the Cadillac pre-Oscar party in a contemporary wrap dress.

9th Annual Women in Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party - Arrivals

9th Annual Women in Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party - Arrivals

Patricia Arquette was in a plain black and white combo with a white blouse under a half sleeve jacket with a tea length skirt. This look is just too boxy for my taste. She would look better with a fitted jacket and some tailoring.

9th Annual Women in Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party - Arrivals

9th Annual Women in Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party - Arrivals

Lake Bell was in a very bizarre fishnet shirt with a bandeau bra underneath for modesty. She has on skintight pinstripe pants with too long split cuffs. This entire outfit looks like a reject from Project Runway. (Credit: my mom.) She does get points for pairing it with shoes that mimic the pattern in her top and carrying a practical purse. I always carry a big purse for all the crap I need to have with me at all times.

9th Annual Women in Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party - Arrivals

9th Annual Women in Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party - Arrivals

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  1. SloaneY says:

    Everything on this page is just bizarre.

  2. ell says:

    alicia looks younger than 39, but she doesn’t look like a 20 something at all. i always find that people keep saying actual 20 somethings look like they’re 12, whereas they look like me and most of my friends. i think that because some actresses in their 20s look older some get confused as to how women actually look in their 20s, it’s weird.

    does alicia even act anymore?

    • Tanguerita says:

      I actually came to say that to me she looks considerably older than her 39 here.The styling is off, the dress might be all right, but not for this event and her hair is a complete no-go.

      • JustJen says:

        Agree totally about her hair!! Was she watching a Dynasty marathon? To me she looks just like a late 30’s/early 40’s woman. The dress is meh at best.

      • PinaColada says:

        I agree. My first thought before reading any text was “oh, no! She looks old! Am I getting old, too??” I was surprised at the looks 20 thing.

      • Polly says:

        Yep, she looks her age, possibly older. Her hairstyle is matronly and makeup could be better. She looks OK in the dress, it’s a shame the fabric looks so cheap.

      • Shannon says:

        I have to agree. I think Alicia Silverstone looks lovely, but I was shocked at how much older she looks than what I remember. I really wouldn’t say that she looks 20-something.

      • frantasticstar says:

        Yes, she looks in her 40ies!

    • Granger says:

      Totally agree. She looks very fresh and pretty, but I work with a bunch of women in their mid- to late-20s, and Alicia definitely looks late 30s to me.

  3. GingerCrunch says:

    Kate looks cartoonish here, but gorgeous the previous day! Bizarre.

  4. Minxx says:

    Alicia looks OK but everybody else on this page looks off. Kate Walsh is the worst in those ridiculous boots and even more ridiculous makeup. Patricia Arquette should wear longer jackets and 3/4 sleeves or just fitted dresses with sleeves. Lake Bell looks cheap.

  5. KBeth says:

    All of the above look terrible.

  6. Nancy says:

    Patricia Arquette seems to go out of her way to look non-glamorous. If you watch True Romance when she was young, she was hot…..she has a different agenda now. Alicia’s dress is okay, but she will always be Cher to me. Lake looks like she’s meeting the guys at the docks for a beer and perhaps she’s carrying one in that purse of hers…..haven’t seen one like that since my grandmothers when she dolls up for church. Mighty big. Forgot Kate Walsh, the eyeshadow…..really Kate.

    • Hadleyb says:

      She has since she put on weight — maybe she is self conscience? I know I am when put on weight.

  7. huncamunca says:

    Good to see Alicia. I think she looks great and she looks she has left her (naturally lovely) face alone.

  8. paolanqar says:

    Are all the stylists lowering their standards to Kanye’s level this year?
    Everything on this page is incredibly old and fugly looking.

  9. themummy says:

    I’m Alicia’s age and I think she looks exactly her age. She looks great, but definitely looks around 39. And there’s nothing wrong with that, of course!

    All of the outfits look off to me. This has been a strange season fashion-wise.

    • Morgan says:

      I agree, she looks real 39, not Hollywood 39. (Being 39 myself, I have a lot of experience with what 39 looks like!) Those saying she looks older than that are used to the nipped and tucked faces usually seen on actresses that age.

      • Magnoliarose says:

        Agree totally. She looks like healthy late 30s women usually look if they are fit and pretty without loads of tweaks. Because she has not been around much people compare her to her Clueless days without much to go on for the between years.

  10. Evie says:

    Omg Alicia looks awful. She def looks her age – and nothing wrong with that – but her strange posture, odd skinniness and off gaze makes her look a bit druggie to me 🙁

    • KBeth says:

      She looks like Alice from The Brady Bunch in these photo’s. Maybe it’s just the awful hair plus a bad photo??
      I always thought she was really attractive.

    • Lirko says:

      I think it’s just a really harsh look, but yea, she looks kind of rough. Also, her posture makes it seems as if she feels aqward and/or uncomfortable.

  11. Tania says:

    I have serious envy for Lake’s purse. I wants it.

  12. caitlinK says:

    I would *never* have recognized Alicia Silverstone! Not only does she look slightly older than her actual age (I’d have guessed early 40s) she really isn’t pretty anymore. It’s odd: her top lip seems to have almost completely vanished, and she looks extremely wan & washed out. She certainly used to be absolutely lovely; I have no idea what happened, but time hasn’t been tender to her.

  13. RN says:

    Back when I was a kid in NYC in the 70’s and early ’80s, so-called “ladies of the night” would wear outfits just like Kate Walsh’s, paired with that same heavy makeup. My, how times have changed when that look is now considered respectable and professional attire.

  14. KiddVicious says:

    Did Kate Walsh have eyelid surgery? There seems to be more surface lid area, or maybe the eye shadow is like a big neon sign forcing me to see more.

    I like all of the outfits except Patricia’s, she does look comfortable though. I loved her in True Romance, she’s a good actress with bad fashion sense.

  15. Ryan says:

    I think Alicia looks gorgeous. If I didn’t know who she was, I’d guess she were 32. I would guess that, because of her lifestyle, she probably doesn’t use countless crazy chemicals to counter the aging process. We’ll notice years down the line when everyone else looks like melting putty & Alicia still looks like Alicia.

  16. Goodnight says:

    Despite her weird as fuck parenting thing I can’t help but like her after growing up with her in the 90s.

    Her boobs look sad though, she needs to cheer them up with some support.

  17. katie says:

    I didn’t even recognize Kate Walsh. All these looks are terrible, but Kate Walsh and Lake Bell should fire their people.

  18. Debutante says:

    Every one of these women look beat

  19. Tonka says:

    Whoa. The styling for these is completely off.

  20. Moo says:

    Gorgeous ladies but these outfits are all pretty grim and ageing!

  21. lucy2 says:

    Kate Walsh’s might be the worst makeup I’ve ever seen. WHY!!!???

  22. JP says:

    I think she looks her real age in this photo, however, I think this photo doesn’t do her justice. I saw her recently on tv and she looked great.