Please enjoy these photos of Jessica Chastain, velvet, jewelry & a Christmas tree

Jessica Chastain launches Galeries Lafayette Christmas lights

This is my favorite time of year, honestly. Post-Halloween to Christmas is my favorite time of year. The air is crisp, everything smells like ginger and cinnamon and freshly baked goods. People put up sparkly lights and Christmas trees and light lots of candles. I know a lot of people feel stressed out at this time of year, and to those people, I’m sorry if this is a rough time for you. But I still love it.

Anyway, these photos of Jessica Chastain just reminded me of how much I love this time of year. They also reminded me of the fact that celebrities should really stop complaining about how rough their lives are. Jessica Chastain got paid to put on a pretty velvet dress and a gorgeous diamond-and-ruby necklace and then push a button to light up a Christmas tree in a French department store. Think of how much she got paid, and for what. She got to fly to Paris, stay in a nice hotel for a night or two, get her hair and makeup done and push a button.

Chastain got this gig because she’s an ambassador for Piaget, the watch company. Piaget was one of the sponsors for the Paris department store Galeries Lafayette’s Christmas window. Basically, this is all just… capitalism. Galeries Lafayette wants people to actually come into the store and shop instead of ordering all of their Christmas presents online. I would have asked to keep that amazing necklace. And good lord, I love it when people start wearing velvet!!

Meanwhile, you might have heard a rumor that Jessica recently adopted a child. I can’t find anything about this in any major outlet, and as far as I can see, it was just a random rumor that started on social media. Access Online has a video refuting the adoption story, so I don’t know what to tell you.

Jessica Chastain launches Galeries Lafayette Christmas lights

Jessica Chastain launches Galeries Lafayette Christmas lights

Jessica Chastain launches Galeries Lafayette Christmas lights

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. blinkers says:

    Love love Jessica, clicked for her but commenting for the velvet because I love that even more! Does anyone else wait until after November to start wearing velvet or just until it’s cold enough? …maybe it’s a holiday only fabric?

    • Lilly says:

      Just until it’s cold enough @Blinkers and then I tend to extend my favorite velvet jackets past the time I should in the spring. I love velvet and Jessica looks stunning.

    • Eden75 says:

      Just ’til it’s cold enough and I live in Northern British Columbia, so that is usually right before Hallowe’en. Yay!

      I am not a huge fan of this time of the year, it’s already starting to snow up here and I dislike Christmas but I do love seeing all the holiday fashions and the parties. If we could just have Hallowe’en and then skip right to May 1, I’d be a happy camper.

      • Nancy says:

        Amen. My husband and I lived in Florida at the beginning of our marriage. Everyone said oh you will miss the snow, it won’t feel like Xmas. They were wrong. I loved seeing Santa in Bermuda shorts! Before long, they all wanted to spend Christmas at the beach with us…haha. But alas, we are back North with the impossibly long winters. A little snow on Xmas makes a nice photograph, but after the 25th, I’m getting spring fever.

      • INeedANap says:


        I grew up in Florida, and I loved seeing all the creative ways people decorated for Christmas. Lights and ornaments on palm trees, pinecone shaped sand sculptures, it definitely felt like Christmas!

    • Moneypenny says:

      Just ’til it is cold enough for me too (unless there was a freakishly cold day in say, September). I’m wearing a blue velvet blazer today. It’s cozy and my little kids like touching it :) .

      Jessica looks lovely here.

  2. lucy2 says:

    She looks lovely and that necklace is insane. I love it.

    This is clearly one of the good aspects about being a famous actress. There’s a lot of downsides too, but the good ones are very good.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Yes, this looks like such fun!

      I adore jewel tones when it comes to clothes, so I love this time of year. She looks so good in that deep blue dress, the richly colored lipstick, the red jewel on the necklace. Gorgeous.

      (ETA: Is the dress blue? Or black? In one photo it looks very blue, but that could just be the lighting, as I see her hair also looks blue in that photo!)

  3. Other Renee says:

    Interesting that she isn’t actually wearing a watch. !??!

    She looks stunning.

  4. Mia4s says:

    Sigh….what a great side gig. Just want to let that department store know I’m available for next year. I’ll even hand out hot chocolate. No? Sigh…. 😁

  5. Lightpurple says:

    Just wonderful! And yes, it’s all commercialism and consumerism but yes, bring back some in—store shopping. Especially when the store itself is as stunning as Galleries Lafayette with its stained glass dome.

  6. Nancy says:

    When I was younger I loved this time of year. Now…hmm. The Halloween decorations aren’t in the box yet and HSN, etc. are having their Xmas specials. At least take a minute to celebrate Thanksgiving! It’s all about the $. My kids have been raised like I was. Christmas is in December. For those non-believers or people of different faiths, I’ve heard many proclaim December as the month they dreaded most. I must agree I love the smells of the season, the apples and cinnamon and eventually the pine. No comment on Jessica. 🍂 🎃🍗🥧 🎄

  7. megs283 says:

    Just another day at the office!!! Sigh…

  8. Susannah says:

    I don’t really like the bodice of the dress as it looks too much like Mickey Mouse ears but then I was distracted by that amazing necklace and how beautiful Jessica looked and everything was wonderful again.

  9. Winnie Cooper's Mom says:

    Wow she is really beautiful. I wonder if she feels like the truly glamorous movie star that she is. She should! Wonder what that feels like.

  10. BANANIE says:

    Unfortunately I live in Texas wear velvet season is very short. It’s too bad because I adore it, especially in a deep wintery green or burgundy!

  11. Venus says:

    Okay, I don’t need Oprah’s heated foot massager or a three-lasagna pan. I’ll take that necklace, please.

  12. NicoleinSavannah says:

    She is so beautiful. When I saw this, I thought the same thing. What a gig.

  13. Mandy Melons says:

    Her skin is so beautiful!

  14. Starkiller says:

    Galeries Lafayette is stupidly beautiful and beyond divine in Christmas decor, but I’m so confused. On her part, I guess she’s hard up for work? On their part, it makes little sense to fly in a US-based actress who’s not even that famous here and is a virtual unknown there…surely they’ve got plenty of Parisian ambassadors who could’ve pushed the button?