Amber Heard sparkles at the Art of Elysium gala: gorgeous or boring?

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You know what I enjoy? I enjoy the fact that Amber Heard has not gone into hiding following her divorce from Johnny Depp. Depp has thrown so much bulls—t her way, and it was obvious months ago that the divorce was quite a strain on Amber. But towards the end of 2016, she started going out more often, spending time with friends and walking a few red carpets. Good for her. Last night, she attended the Art of Elysium “Heaven” gala honoring Stevie Wonder. One year ago, she attended the gala with Depp, and he looked half in the bag (if not fully in the bag). I hated her red satin gown last year, but I’m enjoying this beaded look. I can’t find the ID on it but CB and I think it’s Elie Saab? It’s pretty and flattering.

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Camilla Belle in Schiaparelli. I like Camilla and I think she’s pretty, but she’s in desperate need of some volume around her face. This hair is too severe. The dress is okay (not my style but it’s cute). Camilla was honored along with Stevie Wonder for her volunteer work.

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Hailey Baldwin in Jonathan Simkhai. Um… it’s a little bit much for who she is and the event, right? I would expect to see this on, like, Mariah Carey at the Grammys.

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Meanwhile, I think Jaime King seems a bit underdressed. This Altuzarra dress seems like it would be more at home at a daytime fundraiser event rather than a gala.

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Ashlee Simpson got it right in this Grace Loves Lace dress. Appropriate for a gala, not too “LOOK AT ME!” and it’s actually flattering. Nice.

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Chrissy Teigen in Jonathan Simkhai. Um…no. Granted, I absolutely loathe ruffles and I don’t understand why grown women want to look like antebellum curtains, but even if this dress wasn’t so RUFFLED, I would still think this is a bad dress.

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  1. Rainbow says:

    Amber looks gorgeous here. Such a pretty woman.

    Hailey on the other hand looks ridiculous. The dress is tragic and her face is always so smug. You can tell that she loves herself.
    Chrissy`s dress is super fug too.

    • Emom says:

      Agree with your assessment. I’ll add that I love Camilla’s look, too, head to toe, and Ashlee and her husband seem to be trying very hard.

    • Aussie girl says:

      The only thing positive thing I can say about Hailey, is a least she hasn’t gone with bolt ons…yet.

    • Jess says:

      Ditto.

    • Shambles says:

      Agree with everything you said. You hit all the points that struck me, mainly Amber’s effervescent beauty and Hailey’s ridiculousness.

      I can see why JD became obsessed with Amber, not that that’s healthy or right. But good lord, she is an absolutely gorgeous woman. Her face is insane, and it seems to be natural. I’m developing a girl crush.

      Hailey is just gaudy and absurd. I could spot those fake lips from three time zones away.

    • Olga says:

      Agree. Amber seems to me the most sophisticated and appropriate-looking lady for the event. Simple an chic.

      • jinnie says:

        amber is nothing but white trash and a disgrace to this organization…

      • Shelly says:

        I find that “people” that call others white trash are generally describing themselves

      • Justjj says:

        Agreed. I hate the phrase “white trash”. It’s classist and offensive. It’s usually some rich or at least squarely middle class sod who uses it. Just proves that there’s a lot money can’t buy. So ignorant. Amber looks gorgeous! Wow. Say what you will about her motivation for getting involved with the scarfnado… she’s totally beautiful. I think her dress is the most appropriate for the event.

      • Jean two says:

        Amber has looked wores after johnny and she’s is like “white trash “.

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        Don’t mind her. Just another delusional abuser-cheerleading Depp groupie who regularly trolls the Amber Heard posts with MRA talking points.

    • MamaHoneyBadger says:

      Thankfully Amber doesn’t appear to have commemorated that trainwreck of a marriage with tattoos.

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      Amber has the best eyebrows in H’wood.

    • Good for Amber. She”s young n atttactivr so whyshud she hide? Lookslike alcohol played a major part in her split with Depp. Hopehe gets some helpn pays the alimonyhe owes!

  2. Ruth says:

    I always thought Amber looked quite boring and empty.She lacks something. She’s beautiful for sure but kinda dull. Her make up and dress are pretty nice though.

    • Rainbow says:

      I agree that she looks beautiful but empty, but maybe is it because johny depp has sucked the life out of her? I would look dead faced in her position too.

      • Ruth says:

        I could go as far as saying that sometimes she has looked better when she was with him. But I don’t think it has anything to do with him at this point. As far as I remember I always found her pretty dull, even before she and Depp became involved with each other. And I don’t want to sound bitter but abuse allegations aside I always thought she was a so-so actress at best. She might improve but she’s already 30.Alicia Vikander and Margot Robbie are younger and have already proven themselves both in blockbusters and Oscar material movies. In the coming years Amber will at best have success as a supporting actress in DCEU. After that, well future doesn’t seem so bright and I don’t believe Depp has anything to do with it cause his power is not the same and it will be unfair to blame her failure on him. But all these are assumptions. Time will tell.

      • Rainbow says:

        I think she was more “alive” before Johnny Depp. Maybe i am wrong because i dont follow her.. When they were together, both of them looked dead, but i always assumed that they were high.

        You are not bitter, it is true that she sucks as an actress. She had a small part in Danish Girl and still managed to be awful.

      • Ruth says:

        I actually believe that they were both high many times we saw them but anyway I agree about Danish Girl. I’ve seen 4 or 5 movies with her and let alone that they were terrible she just lacks charisma at a point that I don’t think she’s improvable. Twitter and tumblr want to hype her up badly only cause of the DV case but for me she just doesn’t have “it”.I’m so not ecstatic to see her playing the wife of the perfection called Jason Momoa and it bothers me cause I think he deserved a better actress as his wife.

      • dotdotdot says:

        Why is are you people so black-and-white? Acting is not a zero sum game and not everyone can be a Maryl Streep. There are still plenty of opportunities to make a living as an actress for an Amber Heard. Pretty sure she is and will be fine.

        Also… love that dress and make up on her. Good for her to be out and about!

    • Felicia says:

      The dress is ok. Something with a more vivid colour would have been better. Agree about the dull thing. There is something very “flat” about her.

      Her dress from earlier in the day was atrocious and I suspect probably only chosen because there was some sort of Australia pattern on it, so people would talk.

      The whole Depp thing was crappy, but she still comes off as very “try hard” and stilted to me.

    • rocio-gt says:

      I think she suffers from Hollywood’s super-pretty-but-super-generic thing. She’s very pretty but not distinctive and certainly not memorable. I think she looks a lot like Nicola Peltz here (yet another not at all memorable but very pretty actress).

      • tracking says:

        Mainly not memorable because she lacks charisma.

      • lucy2 says:

        Very much so – I’ve seen her in several things but she was not very memorable.

      • Flora says:

        I agree completely! She reminds me of Kate Bosworth, I find her look extremely dull, despite her obvious beauty and her pretty dress. In terms of acting, I only liked her in Magic Mike 2 and that film was horrible. Let’s see how well she does in The Justice League.

  3. Shell says:

    The bodice seems a little tight. Pretty dress but should have gone for darker red to compliment her coloring more.

  4. Lucy2 says:

    I like Amber’s gown, I would guess that it is Elie Saab also, I generally like their sparkly designs.
    The rest, no thank you

  5. Meow says:

    Sick of Chrissy “my face is pure plastic” Teigen…

  6. Crowdhood says:

    I always found Amber to be irritating but I couldn’t explain why. It takes a special kind of dbag to make me root for her the way I have this past year (ahem, Johnny).

    • Shelly says:

      I never cared for her much either, she is beautiful but I always felt meh about her.
      But how strong she was during all the johnny b.s made me really like her and now I am totally team Amber.
      And I now can’t stand Johnny, and I used to be a fan girl

  7. Monic says:

    Go Amber, go!
    She’s receiving so much s#it from Depp’s camp these days, but she’s a strong woman. She fights back

  8. Jenny says:

    I thought she and Johnny seemed to suit each other, both unappealing characters, one oozing ugliness from the inside, the other from the outside. I never liked Amber and I can’t root for her even now.

  9. Katherine says:

    People on ig are saying it’s J Mendel, liked her better in Peter Pilotto that she wore to some other event a day or two ago, that dress was 👌 and she wore amazing shoes with it

  10. Seraphina says:

    Amber looks great. Just wished she would have done something with her hair.

  11. CItyHeat says:

    Not a fan of this dress on her, The bodice looks too tight making the line of the hips look awkward. I lie the beaded pattern on the bodice picture …but stepping back and looking at the whole silhouette it looks too much of same thing.

    Guess I’m in minority on this one. Just doesn’t seem to be a winner to me.

  12. pix says:

    Amber looks simply gorgeous. Her make-up is stunning.

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      She’s beautiful- to me she looks sort of like a blend between a blonde Kristen Stewart and Scarlett Johanssen. Don’t care for the dress she’s wearing, but she looks lively and better than usual here.

  13. kri says:

    Amber looks beautiful. Looks were never her problem,tho. That human winebox was the issue. I hope they have saline bags for Hailey Baldwin’s obvious more-than-thirst situation. Chrissy Teigen looks like a tissue that came out of an old lady’s sleeve.

  14. Cupcake says:

    I’ve always thought Amber is stunning. However, I’m getting sick of seeing that hairstyle on her. Mix it up girlfriend!

  15. smee says:

    Amber Heard’s dress looks way better in close-up photographs. From a distance, it looks sort of dull and clunky in the fit department.

    Camilla Belle’s Schiaparelli dress blows my mind. I wonder if it’s vintage. I’d love to see close-ups of the skirt. And yes, her hair is too severe.

    Hailey Baldwin looks like she’s has a shift as a casino show girl right after this event and Jaime King looks like she’s dressed-up a hippy dress she got on vacation in Bali……

  16. Jayna says:

    Amber’s gown is beautiful and so is she.

  17. HeyThere! says:

    I have looked at all the dress posts and am shocked by how unimpressed I am!! I bet they look a lot better in person. So far, Kristen Bell is my winner, but even I’m not crazy about her styling with it.

  18. Chaine says:

    So tired of untalented celeb-spawn invading industry events. I don’t even know which branch of the Baldwins this woman is from? Wish the Baldwin girls would go away and take with them the equally blah children of Bruce Willis, Clint Eastwood, Cindy Crawford, David Beckham, etc.

  19. Miss E says:

    I think Hailey raided Heidi Klum’s closet and stole one of her spastic gowns.

  20. Donna says:

    Amber is pretty, but not memorable. She’s also a lousy actress.

  21. LolaCanola says:

    Interesting that no one is mentioning that Jaime King looks next to death. Is this out of respect for naturally emaciated people?

    • sunnydaze says:

      Was wondering the same thing, but worried about people throwing the “concerned-trolling” label at me. I’ll say it – her thinness made me do a double take. Yes, I get people can be both very thin and healthy just as people can be heavier and healthy. No, I’m not her doctor. No, I’m not thin shaming her. But if we can talk about this one or that one being pretty/generic/vanilla etc. then I’d like to say Jamie King makes me uncomfortable. Whatever the right way to put it is, her thinness is really distracting and not in a good way. Here let me try this:

      Jamie’s dress coupled with her posture is REALLY unflattering. Did I fix it?

  22. Debutante says:

    Ha, I would love to be a paparazzo. I would go right up to the Baldwin chick and say, hi, who are you and what do you do?
    The old stuttering John trick..LOL
    Way too self-important.

  23. OTHER RENEE says:

    Amber’s dress is gorgeous but just doesn’t work with her blonde hair. Washes her out. Maybe with a bolder lipstick 💄.

    Hailee doing an Angelina leg pose: hilarious. Someone cool down that thirsty girl with some lemonade! Oh and a big no to the matching orange shoes. Silver would have been a bit less fug.