Allison Janney in Pamella Roland at the SAGs: weird or kind of cool?

Presenter Allison Janney’s dress was so unique I wanted to talk about it. She had on a black mermaid gown with a white structured pearl tassel top that looked like a valance. This is Pamella Roland and it’s different. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a dress that so resembles a lampshade. That’s not to say it’s the worst. The rest of the dress is streamlined enough that the top works. I also like how the neckline is both angular and curved and wonder how that was achieved.


Lili Reinhart was also in black and white with pearl embellishments. This is Miu Miu, and is doing nothing for her. The pearls aren’t evenly spaced and look like an afterthought and the ruffles on the skirt are quite bad too.



Nominee Joey King was in a black Jason Wu with a structured corset and tiny sequins. This is very goth but glamorous and I like how well her styling goes with this look.



Finally Alexis Bledel had one of my favorite looks in Temperley London. I love the rich color and how the lines of sequins come together on the bodice. This dress has so much going on but it’s not busy at all.



photos credit: WENN

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  1. Jessica Belcher says:

    Woah.. that first photo of Allison, I had to double take!! At first glance I thought it was Nicole Richie!!

  2. tiredTreaded says:

    Imagine if Alexis styled her hair in a messy updo/ half bob. We want to “see” the dress, but the hair is such a mismatch. Sigh.

    • Kk2 says:

      I actually like the styling of Alexis’s hair. If she had a messy bob, that would look really good, but short of cutting her hair, I like this. I think an updo would be too much with this dress. The hair dresses it down a little. I love her dress.

      Janney’s is cool. Definitely a little different spin on classic black and white so I appreciate that. Reinhardt’s dress is awful. I have no thoughts on the other girl- dress is fine but I feel like I’ve seen it 10 times before and I never love the sheer corset look.

  3. AnneliseR says:

    I had a Jessica McClintock dress that I wore to a school event in 9th or 10th grade (circa 1994) that was the cocktail-length version of Allison Janney’s dress. Jessica McClintock 4-ever!!! 😂

    • damejudi says:

      It reminds me of the infamous Brenda Walsh/Kelly Taylor who-wore-it-best dance dress.

    • HufflepuffLizLemon says:

      I am dying at the mention of Jessica McClintock. My Christmas and winter formal dresses (usually velvet) were all from her. I haven’t thought of her clothes in years-you just took me back to 8th grade.

    • Noodle says:

      Mine was green velvet, and – hand to God – it had the same lace overlay as Allison’s dress here. Not at the angle because that would be far too whorish for my conservative mother, but it’s otherwise the same.

      • anneliser says:

        I believe it since my dress was also so similar! Mine was black velvet too though. I think my mom only let me get an off-the-shoulder dress because we found it on clearance for a crazy good price and were not wealthy people. (I was a stick in high school, so it would have been a size zero or something hard to unload.)

  4. lobstah says:

    I’m kind of surprised that so many celebs wear Pamella Roland – who is actually Pamella DeVos, Betsy DeVos’ sister-in-law and an equally staunch supporter of things like Donald Trump, Focus on the Family and other anti-LGBTQ groups.

    • EM says:

      Wow, I did not know this. They all appear to be zealots and Eric is beyond shady.

    • Joanna says:

      Omg, idk this! Can’t stand betsey DeVos.

    • lucy2 says:

      Everything I see is her saying she wants to be apolitical (easy only for a rich white woman) so I may not say she’s a “staunch supporter”, but I definitely side eye her for sure, and would probably avoid wearing her stuff.

      • lobstah says:

        She might say that, but she and her immediate family attended Trump’s inauguration, one of his inauguration balls, and several events during that week in DC, donated millions to his campaign, and they are constantly throwing fundraisers for major GOP candidates throughout MI.

      • lucy2 says:

        Ah thanks, none of that came up when I looked. Gross. That whole family is terrible.

      • lobstah says:

        They’re from my hometown so I sadly know way too much :)

  5. Spicecake38 says:

    Love Allison Janey’s hair this way!

    And Alexis’s dress is beautiful -she looks stunning ,beautiful color,especially with her hair and eyes.

  6. Jack says:

    Alison looks awesome! Love the dress and her hair short!

  7. julia says:

    Allison’s hair and makeup look amazing! The dress is pretty great too. Her stylists did her right. As they usually do.

  8. Charfromdarock says:

    I have no idea who this Joey King person is but her outfits are my favourite this season.

    • Renee says:

      She played in The Act with Patricia Arquette which is a limited series on Hulu. It was excellent as was Joey’s performance. I wasn’t familiar with her until I watched it either.

  9. Seraphina says:

    I like all the dresses expect the black see through. Time to move on from see throughs. Fashion isn’t about showing your body as if you were nude, it’s how you carry the clothing (the styling and cut).

  10. SJR says:

    Love the simple, elegant drop ear rings on Joey King.
    Hate all the see thru dresses from the last few years, done.
    Like all the make up, subtle but lovely.
    AJ has her team doing a great job for styling her, she always look good, and she has correct posture to pull off almost every outfit.

    Phoebe from Fleabag and AJ would be great together! Writing, comedy talent, great looking…Take my money!

  11. BANANIE says:

    I don’t love Joey’s dress here- I think it looks kind of tacky- but her styling is A+. She’s not what I’d call classically beautiful but her face and eyes are so striking I think she’s lovely.

    What’s up with those weird translucent ruffles on Bedel’s sleeves?

  12. KBeth says:

    I adore Allison Janney, that is all.

  13. lucy2 says:

    I think I’d like Allison’s more as a strapless, and Alexis’ more without the sleeve ruffles. LOL, I always want to take stuff off and simplify gowns.

  14. sammiches says:

    Alexis is SO. PRETTY.