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Liv Tyler attends Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World Gala at the Frederick P. Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City in Stella McCartney.


Stella McCartney Fall 2009 Collection
Model: Magdalena Frackowiak






We believe it was the great Coco Chanel who said "Before you leave your house, check your dress. If it looks like a skin disease, then for god's sake, don't leave your house, you moron."

And that's why she's a legend, kittens.

Big, ugly OUT.


[Photos: Getty Images/WireImage/Style.com]



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77 comments:

That dress made me physically recoil. *cringes* What was she THINKING?


Would someone please just come right out and say it: "Stella McCartney has no taste."

Everything she designs looks ill-fitting (even if it fits), is unflattering, clumsy, overworked, trying too hard, and just WRONG. I have never seen a garment of hers that actually flattered the woman wearing it.

Everything she does looks like it was a struggle to make and a struggle to wear; you wince looking at her clothes.

And her SHOES? Sheesh. I am a vegetarian and want to buy cruelty-free shoes, but not if I have to look hideous to do it.

Someone needs to tell her to go to design school. Having a famous last name is not enough. -victoria


Looks better on the model.

I'm straight, I judge, that's what I do! NEXT!

TampaBay


I would bet money that liv has a big 'ol banana clip in her hair?


Apparently, even with the most expensive high quality materials and exquisite needle work, you can still make a cheap looking dress.


She will be better off wearing a LBD. Looks like crepe paper left over from Cinco De Mayo pasted all over.


It's ill-fitted, no?


Oh, Jesus.

Stella had a hit with her well cut trousers from several seasons ago, but other than that, everything else has been vomit inducing.


Why is Stella McCartney so popular? She has a crappy attitude and her clothes are just not pretty.


The way her arms look in that thing is actually making me a bit nauseous. Definitely looks like a skin disease - not leprosy, but almost as bad: lace-rosy.


It looks like a bad figure skating dress with all that "illusion" crap on it. Yuck. OUT!


"Carolette said...

Why is Stella McCartney so popular? She has a crappy attitude and her clothes are just not pretty."


Her father is a very famous man : )


Not one single detail on this dress is pretty or flattering.

It's just horrible.

What was she thinking?


In the first full length photos it looks like she has these really strange full-arm tattoos. And full-breast tattoos. Not a good look.


Ugh. I can't stand Stella McCartney. She's a no talent assclown that got to the top purely by her daddy's name. I'm sorry, but I've seen better crap from some of the lesser contestants on Project Runway. Her stuff is overworked (see Kate Hudson's Oscar Dress) ill-fitting, and cheap looking. I just don't get it. Can someone explain it to me? It can't be just the vegan thing, can it?


Overall, I give this dress an "OUT"... but only because of the haphazard deployment of lace on the body of the dress. Without all the torso foofaraw, the lace on the arms would have been interesting intead of overkill.

And, while I do enjoy the lace, I think that Joe J.'s "lace-rosy" comment is hilarious. Well played.


LaFemmeFataleNY

It looks like she has no waist, which she clearly does, just look at what she was wearing at the Costume Gala.


OUT.

Laura Bennett gone bad.


The zipper in the back of that dress makes it look so cheap, it could've been bought at KMart.


I love her so much and think she's so beautiful, but I have to agree with you guys. That dress be UGLY.


Liv looks happy and healthy and I'm happy to see her back on the red carpet (it seems like she has been MIA a while), but this dress is horrible and doesn't suit her at all. It seems like something Paris Hilton would wear, and that is not territory where anyone wants to go. Well, except maybe Amanda Bines.

And I agree about Stella. I haven't seen anything of hers that I have liked in a long time.


"Lisa said...

The zipper in the back of that dress makes it look so cheap, it could've been bought at KMart."


First thing I noticed.


is that a lace cutout detail on the ass? tacky.


To be fair, it does look better on the model. Marginally, at least.

Oh, Liv. She looks so pretty from the neck up! And it's nice to see her out and about, really - she's one of those celebrities who always looks like she's enjoying herself, which is such a nice thing to see. It's a shame she chose something that looks like a skin disease.

Lace-rosy is right. Yikes.


Well, at least her makeup is lovely.

LOL at the skin disease comment...


I didn't think it was that bad until I saw the butt cutouts. Please!! Stop!! Stella!!


Yeeeaaahhhhh......creepy.

Love Liv Tyler but that dress / condition looks serious....=(


Ugh. Love the Coco Chanel quote. You two are a mine of information!

I, too, have been mystified by the Stella love, ever since I saw Kate Hudson in that jacket with the pool table corner pocket epaulets.


It looks like a doily on acid.

--GothamTomato


The front of the dress is actually interesting, but the "butt cutouts" and badly sewn zipper killed it for me. Can't anybody manage to put these sippers under down the side(s) like they did in the 1950's?

Also, the pull in the chiffon on her right shoulder - not a good look.


Ew! Everything about it is wrong. And I love your Coco quote!


Ted said...

'"Carolette said...

Why is Stella McCartney so popular? She has a crappy attitude and her clothes are just not pretty."


Her father is a very famous man : )'

More than that, her father is a very rich man, so she can afford to not give a f*ck what people think of her designs.

And yet real, talented designers struggle to survive.


Illusion netting is NEVER acceptable. Unless you're in a Lifetime Movie about an ice skater who markets herself as America's Sweetheart who gets bashed in the knee with a crowbar by some meth heads hired by her arch nemesis, White Trash Skater, but then it turns out that America's Sweetheart Skater is actually kinda crazy, and White Trash Skater finds her calling in semi-professional wrestling.


You know, you can tell a lot about a celeb's life by the way they appear on the Red Carpet: You can tell who has real friends, and who is surrounded by hangers on who are afraid to tell them the truth.

Friends don't let friends leave the house dressed in Scarlett O'Hara's old underwear. And friends don't let friends put said underwear in a 'collection' and send it down a runway.

--GothamTomato


Each picture is worse than the last...good lord, that's cringingly ugly!

OUT


"Gorgeous Things said: More than that, her father is a very rich man, so she can afford to not give a f*ck what people think of her designs.

And yet real, talented designers struggle to survive."



And the same thing can be said of artists (& nepotism) in every medium. And in business in general, come to think of it. Just think of how much better off the world would be if Bush 41, had subsidized drunken son's fashion design business instead of installing him in the White House.

At least fashion is harmless.

--GothamTomato


My Barbie had a dress like that when I was about 8. I made her wear it when she was going to pick up Ken at the bar.


Friends don't let friends leave the house dressed in Scarlett O'Hara's old underwear. And friends don't let friends put said underwear in a 'collection' and send it down a runway.

--GothamTomato


So well said, Gotham. After Liv looked so smashing at the Met Gala, this lace thing looks even more wrong.


Yikes! Just yesterday I was pondering exactly how Stella McCartney had convinced herself that she looked good in her black lace jumpsuit/glamour hostess concoction at the Met gala.

It looked like something Carolyne Roehm would have designed and worn 15 years ago when her husband was supporting her (short) design career. But Carolyne was a stick and could sort-of pull off that haughty '60s housewife vibe. Stella looked like a stuffed sausage. Don't get it.

Now along comes poor Liv, whom Stella has worked her black lace magic on as well. Where is Laura Bennett when we need her? Laura's a black lace lover . . . let's hear her thoughts on both of these "designs."


Ah. It is a Stella McCartney. That explains it.

Now, I am off to go shower after having to look at that.


Remember this from the distant past?

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_FW86_jO7k_A/Ree4WY0nFSI/AAAAAAAAE2w/QNN__8s6eSU/s1600-h/S2E4TDaniel11.gif


The lace runners down the side of the skirt scream slutwear, so out of place with the high neckline. And what on earth happened to Liv's breasts? She may not be large, but it looks like she strapped a board to her chest before she put the dress on. Stella McCartney is just beyond ugly.


If the only lace were the sleeves and the top bodice edging, it would be lovely. But somebody went nuts in the lace factory!


That frock makes Liv look like she has man shoulders.


formerlyAnon

If somehow no-one realized the dress was cheap-looking and veering towards ugly - how could they have missed that Liv Tyler looks like an awkward cow in it? (Albeit one with a radiant face, despite possibly slipshod hair dressing?)

Really, the body and face almost look mismatched, one is so awkward, the other so lovely.

You don't manage to cull through fashions designed for the willowy, not to say stick-like, and look as well as she usually does, without an eye for what works. Where was that eye?

Or are these photos just really unfortunate?


formerlyAnon

Anonymous (at 2:19) said...

"Just yesterday I was pondering exactly how Stella McCartney had convinced herself that she looked good in her black lace jumpsuit/glamour hostess concoction at the Met gala."
*********************

I spent some time on that ponder myself. I mean, she's not 20, she works in fashion, from whence comes the optimistic delusional self-evaluation?

The very words "form-fitting" and "jumpsuit" have grown yellow flashing caution lights in most women's minds long before they reach her age.


It's a little too goth ice capades for me. OUT


You know, everyone keeps mentioning that Stella has a famous and wealthy daddy. Well, so does Liv. But I've never felt that Liv is coasting on that - she is a beautiful woman with decent acting chops who manages to be both graceful and fun. As for Liv's dress choice - well, maybe she feels that rock star progeny need to stick together?


I have a comment that is not about the dress. I really do not like the style of bare legs with dresses unless you are at a garden party or the beach. The dress is none-too-flattering but it would have looked better with tinted black hose or even opaque hose.


I lurve you, Gotham Tomato!


Anyone who wants to see how to do black illusion dressing need look no further than Claudette Colbert's gown in the nightclub scene in The Palm Beach Story. Tried to find a picture for you, but no luck.


Dear Liv Tyler,

You were gorgeous the other day for the MET Gala in that blue dress with your hair styled so glamorously, and now it appears you have leprosy. So sorry for you! Can anything be done? In the meantime, please return to what you do well. Which is....not that. Please avoid Stella McCartney in the future at all costs, even if it means jumping into a burning building.

Love,
Me


If instead of thinking of it as a dress, you think of it as a saucy nighty combined with temporary tattoos, it's only half as bad. It's all a matter of perspective.


Drat, now I'm crabby after seeing another of "McCartney's Daughter's Disasterous Designs".
I'm going back to the Shelly O page so I can shake the crabbiness, and revel in REAL gorgeousness.


I don't like the back or the lace on the side, but it doesn't look that bad from the front.


Horrible and she's such a pretty girl.


Mariana (The Unoriginal)

If you ever doubt what the wrong dress can do to your figure, take a good look at these pictures and then look at her pictures at the MET. Huge difference!


OUT. Call Stella and tell her you're no longer her friend.


"Anonymous said...
Illusion netting is NEVER acceptable."


I second that.


Before Megan beat me to the punch, I was going to say that Liv must have paid a fortune for those full sleeve arm tats.


Once again, why do the celebs think this bitch is so great?



Is Macca that much of a saint?


Mmm you really miss it here honey...

I'm sorry you're OUT.

Auf wiedersehen!


she's "lacy in the thigh with diamonds!"

i think the sleeves/shoulders are pretty cool, actually. but that's it.

a.c.


She looks like she has a rare arm-hair disease.


love the dress, she looks amazing!


Well, shoot me and throw me overboard, because I like this dress. I would wear it in a heartbeat. Guess my taste is all in my mouth !!


The main illusion to this dress is looking at it so long to figure out all the ways in which it could have been done better. What's with the off kilter back? So much of this is a boo-boo. It looks slaped together, like a lace illusion challenge dress on PR with a non-winning entry. Liv would've if she couldv'e. Liv, find another famous man's child to dress you.


Liv is stunning, but this look is very unfortunate.


UGH, that dress needs to be taken out back, burned and buried. Then bury the shovel.
FUG LEE!


I actually like the dress on the model. But not on Liv, and no w/o any acoutrements around her neck.

And I know I'm in the minority, but I love Stella McCarthy for the most part.


Looks like the lace is made of Austin Powers' chest hair.

Stella McCartney designs do look ill fitting. Can we please discuss her HORRID LACE JUMPSUIT she herself wore? IT'S ABSOLUTLY HIDEOUS. FITS LIKE A CRAP PAPER BAG.

Sigh. Why haven't people realized this? If she wants to design, sweetie, design scarves, you might have a chance. Even then, I’ll hold my breath.


Clear minority opinion: I like it, a lot. Thinks she looks interesting and lovely and the neckline is totally suitable for her. I think she looks curvy.


Aren't both of their fathers, rich famous men?


"If it looks like a skin disease, then for god's sake, don't leave your house..."

My first reaction the moment I saw this dress. Like something was crawling up all over her. Not a pretty site.


It would have ben very pretty without those horrible "sleeves"


She's just celebrating the release of the new Star Trek movie by dressing like Jadzia Dax. O.K., I've just let on how big of a geek I am.





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