Thandie Newton in Monse at the BAFTA tea party: quirky cute or just weird?

Quite a few big names attended the BAFTA pre-Globes party last night and we’ll have some coverage of the fashion for you this morning. Here’s the woman who should win supporting actress tonight for her sublime performance in Westworld, Thandie Newton. She looks like she’s having fun, I’ll give her that, in this loose off-the-shoulder polka dot Monse dress. That’s the kind of dress where you don’t have to worry about being able to maneuver in it or wearing any kind of foundation garments. It’s comfortable-looking although it’s like a pajama dress with some extra features to make it “dressy.” Let’s hope she brings it for the Globes tonight.



Here’s Thandie’s costar, Angela Sarafyan, in a spaghetti strap Giorgio Armani with a raised red sequin dot pattern. The added jacket and matching shoes and clutch are incredible and I love how minimal she went with her makeup. She looks so otherworldly. Not much of a rind on her.



Tracee Ellis Ross also looks weather-appropriate in a longsleeve blue Polite gown with an multicolor floral pattern and mock turtleneck. Tracee is her own stylist and she likes to take risks which don’t always pay off for her. The empire waist and half pleated skirt on this dress make it look fussy, I think. I like her double french braids.


Hailee Steinfeld, 20, was in a light blue babydoll Elie Saab with gathered sleeves. This is very 70s and young-looking. She is quite young so there’s that. Her hair looks like an afterthought though.


photos credit: FameFlynet

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  1. SM says:

    Ugh. I looked though all the fashion post for today here at celebitchy…. I was so excited for all this weekend’s fashion and now I am depressed. I hope some of these people do bring out some A game outfits to the actual show today. Yet, nothing to get exciting about based on these pics.

  2. lightpurple says:

    Hailee looks like one of the bridesmaids from my aunt’s hastily thrown together late-1960s shotgun wedding. They wore that dress in blue and bright green.

    Thandie, win it all!

  3. Emom says:

    Thandie’s dress reminds me of when I was a kid and we created different looks with our beach towels. The texture of Angela’s dress gives me the willies for some reason. I like the other two looks, offbeat but in a good way, imo.

  4. Shell says:

    Definitely experimental.. Ross also needs some support for the girls.

    • lightpurple says:

      Maybe she is paying tribute to Princess Leia?

    • Imqrious2 says:

      My first thought too! That is NOT an empire waisted dress lol. If you look, her hand is resting on her waist, along with her “girls”. The belt also needed to be tacked on, as it’s rising above the waist seam. I think if the dress was V-necked, or even a drapey cowl, it would’ve looked better.

  5. ichsi says:

    Angela’s dress is something I’d absolutely hate on paper but the combo with the blazer and the clutch make it work so well. Love it!

  6. pix says:

    These pics are a parade of fug. Gorgeous women in hideous clothes.

  7. Kelly says:

    Thandie looks like the Keebler elf.

  8. kri says:

    I hate all of these rags. What were they thinking? “Get me a giant swath of picnic tablecloth material for the party”? EEK.

  9. dotdotdot says:

    Am I the only one who can’t get over Angela Sarafyan’s Face. It is weird and amazing. Can’t stop starring at her eyes.

    Thandie, my heart <3 <3 <3 She is adorable and I just love her, no matter what. Plus, I am never not in favor of pajamas being accepted as outside of home wear! Because PJs are amazing like that!

    • lucy2 says:

      She has very unusual features. I kept doing the same thing during Westworld, just staring at her.

      I don’t like any of these dresses, but Tracee always seems like she’s having a blast. I really like her.

  10. QQ says:

    High and Low Key Im here for everything

  11. Seraphina says:

    I was thinking what a disappointment the fashion has been thus far. But if Hollywood stars can’t bring their A game, maybe Dichess Kate isn’t so bad with what she chooses.

    • LoveIsBlynde says:

      The high neck trend is refreshing with one vital accessory. A good bra for the love of Goddess. Braids and low beasts are more doula than red carpet.

  12. Angel says:

    Thandie’s look is good, but I think it’s a bad moment/picture, anyway I dig it.
    I love hailee’s dress, not the hair.
    Tracee I not feeling the dress with that hairstyle, maybe with her usual more volume hair.

  13. Etienne says:

    Thandie is a drop dead fox.