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Amy Adams attends the "Julie & Julia" premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City in Carolina Herrera.


We can't wait to see this movie!

Carolina Herrera Resort 2010 Collection
Model: Taylor Kraemer








Admittedly, the neckline on this one is kind of strange and unflattering, but it doesn't take away from the overall effect of the dress. Amy Adams is one of the few actresses in her age group who can really bring it, old school glamour-style (Anne Hathaway's another one). As distracting as that bib is, she still looks fantastic. Love it when an actress wears a print on the red carpet. The gold clutch seems like a strange choice for that dress, but again, we can't nitpick too much because when you take in the whole look from head to toe, it's impossible (for us, anyway) to say anything but... "IN."



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The fit on the tits is distracting

I'm excited about this movie too, Julie (Childs) went to my college :3


ROWRRRRRRR!!!!!!

Next Project: Amy Adams as Ann-Margaret!

Big IN!


I gotta admit, I keep getting her confused with Isla Fisher (aka Mrs. Bruno)


hmmm...on Amy the neckline looks like it's off-kilter somehow, like it fell a little too far off the shoulder. The model doesn't seem to be having this issue. But it's an IN 'cause Amy's wearing it - she's another one who could do Gwyneth a favor by sharing her peeps!

can't wait for this movie! after a long, awful summer of dreck (transformers, etc), finally a fun movie for adults!

srq


I have to disagree. That dress makes her look like she's breastfeeding or that she's got her boob in a sling of some sort... or that her neck may break from the sheer weight of her right boob. And I think the print amplifies this perception.

Just Can't get past it. She's awesome, no doubt, but I can't call her "in."


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She looks great, though it does look like the entire top part of the dress has shifted to the right.

I know posing for the cameras is harder than it looks, but she always does the same thing, and it never looks natural. I think somebody convinced her that's the only pose she should ever attempt.

"Hand on hip, Amy! Higher! Elbow out! Chin down! 3/4 turn!"


The dress is gorgeous! The bib is odd and I think it would look a lot nicer if either (a) the bib was a completely different print/fabric/color as the rest of the dress, or (b) the bib was the same exact fabric as the rest of the dress. For the bib to be made of a similar, but not the same fabric is not pretty - just distracting. But without the bib the dress would be very boring.

But overall, I agree - IN!


I like the dress, want to know why?

If you BOUGHT (which I doubt Amy did) this dress to wear to an event that required a long dress you would not be wasting your money as this dress could easily be shortened to cocktail length and not lose anything in the translaton. It would look just as great short as it does long.

TampaBay


Vegan- it is the same print as the dress, but studded with tiny gold...somethings.

TampaBay- agreed!

Love her, love the different yet old-school look, and cannot WAIT for this film! What's better than Streep, Adams, and food?!


Anonymous said...

I gotta admit, I keep getting her confused with Isla Fisher (aka Mrs. Bruno)

***

Amy Adams/Isla Fisher/Jenna Fisher are the new Kiera Knightley/Natalie Portman/Rachel Leigh Cook/Winona Ryder.


Love the hair and makeup - so soft and natural. Love the sweep of the dress, but agree with everyone else that the bodice is really distracting and not flattering. Otherwise, a big IN. I also can't wait to see the movie. The previews they showed on Next Food Network Star were fabulous. Meryl Streep has truly channeled Julia Child.

warmheartedgirl


I don't mind the bib on the model... Maybe she just has slightly too much boobage for it?

But overall I like it.


She does look nice here. I like her, but find she usually looks somewhat dreadful on the red carpet. I like the neckline and the print, while the beads/metal stud things are...ok, I guess. (Slightly fug, but I can live with them.) I believe they are gold, and that's why she has the gold clutch. Meh.


The right side shots and the pictures from the back are amazing, but the drapping on the left arm/boob is just off somehow. Still IN though b/c I love her.


BlackRaspberry
7/31/09 10:31 AM Anonymous said...

I gotta admit, I keep getting her confused with Isla Fisher (aka Mrs. Bruno)

***

Amy Adams/Isla Fisher/Jenna Fisher are the new Kiera Knightley/Natalie Portman/Rachel Leigh Cook/Winona Ryder.



Oh, I'll never confuse Jenna Fisher! I'm a HUGE fan of 'The Office'.

But when she was a redhead in "Dewey Cox" story she fit this mold perfectly.


IN IN IN. She looks great. And I cannot wait for that movie! I read the book a while back, and I have such fond memories of watching The French Chef with my mom on Saturday mornings. AND I adore La Streep.


Personally, I like the bib. That first pic is gorgeous.

Definately salivating over this movie. I was lucky to work with Ms. Child at a book signing before she passed. She was completely gracious, humourous and could still knock back two bottles of champagne while signing every single thing brought in from of her. The cookbook she signed for me is still one of my prized posessions.

A total class act!


TampaBay said...

I like the dress, want to know why?

If you BOUGHT (which I doubt Amy did) this dress to wear to an event that required a long dress you would not be wasting your money as this dress could easily be shortened to cocktail length and not lose anything in the translaton. It would look just as great short as it does long
.

This dress would look terrible short.


I agree she's an IN... but the fit seems off. The strap on her left shoulder seems to be riding up a lot higher than it is on the model. Pair that with the bib effect, and it makes me feel like the whole dress is drifting to her right side. Beautiful hair and makeup... love the print and the skirt


I'm surprised that I love it. In the first pic I thought oh ugh a Wilma but then I saw this interesting (yes, off-kilter, but interesting) neckline, lovely print, lovely girl, lovely hair, lovely makeup, lovely, lovely, lovely.

Love Julia, love Meryl, love Amy. It's a real lovefest (love feast?).

IN


I'm torn. In some of the pics, I think the fit on the bust is weird, but in some photos, it looks fine. In any case, I love the dress overall and think she looks stunning.

A BIG IN!


I like it a lot and I like seeing her on the red carpet. There is something vaguely TMI-ish about the look - I think if she had more va-va-va-voom styling it would not seem so incongruous. Still it's a big IN.


As a small breasted woman, I like the bodice. Everything doesn't have to 'fit' to be flattering.

I am in love with the dress and with her in it.


"The dress would look terrible short"

I disagree. It may depend on what you mean by "short", of course.

Knee length it would be loverly. I think the proportion would work.

Oh, and by the way, she's IN. I forgot to sign my name to an earlier post where I discussed how I love her in this dress, off-kilter neckline and all.


I love Amy's entire look except perhaps the fit on the bodice. The print is beautiful and looks great on the red carpet. In.
I am SO excited about this movie. I have all of Julia Child's cookbooks and loved watching her show along with my Mom and Grandmother. We never missed it.
Meryl Streep: That woman can do anything and IMHO is one of the great actresses of all time.


What I want to see, TLo, is what la Streep wore!

warmheartedgirl


Love the dress, hate the beaded bib. OUT.


I want to see this movie but I think Meryl looks kinda bad in it, actually. There's something very hack-comedian about it, like she's doing an impression as a parlor instead of seriously playing a role. Anyway, Amy looks fabulous here. Love her red hair, I hope she never goes blonde again! There aren't enough redheads in Hollywood. I think the palette of the outfit as a whole is a little off for her coloring, though.


The bib sits much better on the model. I guess if you don't move much...


bitchybitchybitchy

beautifulmonday said:

Love her, love the different yet old-school look, and cannot WAIT for this film! What's better than Streep, Adams, and food?!

Yes, yes, and yes! I am so looking forward to this film. Love Streep and Amy Adams.

the neckline on this gown is odd, but I'd still give Amy Adams an "In". She's marvelous.


That last shot with Amy on the Poster licking her finger and staring at Amy on the Carpet's butt...well, nevermind, I have a sick mind.

Also cannot wait for this movie. Loved one of the books that it's based on (My Life in France), adore Streep, Tucci is eye candy for me, Jane Lynch plays Julia Child's sister, it's about food, food and food - what's not to love?


Bill said, "That last shot with Amy on the Poster licking her finger and staring at Amy on the Carpet's butt...well, nevermind, I have a sick mind."

Oh, good catch, Bill. Only Poster-Amy is not looking at Red-Carpet-Amy's butt. She's looking at the neckline/bib, worrying about a possible wardrobe malfunction.


I don't see a clutch at all, gold or otherwise?


The gold clutch purse is visible in the very last picture.

TampaBay


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The movie and the dress are juuust short of an IN.


If there was just less bib, it would be a lot more attractive. Somehow, on the model, the bib seems less prominent, and thus more flattering. She still looks great. She's working what she's got.


I don't know why, but Amy Adams bugs the crap out of me. I can't stand her! That being said, I'm actually interested in her new movie, but mostly for Meryl, not Amy.

The dress is ok. I'd probably like it more on someone else, because I just can't get past the irritation factor with this woman.


I have no interest whatsoever in seeing this movie. Miss Powell's book revealed her to be a whinging incompetent with no self-respect.

If they'd cut all of her out, and made the film entirely about Mrs. Child, whom I adore, admire and respect (and who, by the way, viewed Miss Powell's project as a stunt and Miss Powell herself as "not serious"), then I'd see it.

To suggest that there is any relevant connection between these two women is an insult to Mrs. Child's memory.

Maybe I'll wait for the DVD and spend a lot of time with my finger on "fast forward".

Oh, the clothes! Love the gown. Very old-school Hollywood. Where's Photoplay when you need it?


IN.

The head-to-toe look is quite flattering.

It does seem, though, that some double-stick tape would have been helpful here to anchor the bodice firmly onto her left front shoulder and boob.


The very top pic (neckline only) had me thinking Wilma Flinstone--but the dress as a whole looks great on her. I think its perfect for her color-wise--I don't like it much on the model with the pale blond hair.


Not loving the neckline, but it's a gorgeous dress, especially the print. IN. And yes, I can't wait to see the movie.


Starlite 7/31/09 11:01 AM said: "I want to see this movie but I think Meryl looks kinda bad in it, actually. There's something very hack-comedian about it, like she's doing an impression as a parlor instead of seriously playing a role"

Starlite,

oh, that's too funny - thinking of Dan Ackroyd's impersonation of Julia Child on Saturday Night Live.

srq


I think it looks great on her from every angle. My only minor nit-pick ( and it's dumb) is I wish the neck drape didn't end in a point, it kind of gives a it a neckerchief feel that I don't care for. It's hardly noticable, I know. She's IN.


Amy Adams could wear a plastic bag and I would still love her.

So talented and beautiful. Plus, anyone that keeps their private life private and doesn't turn into tabloid fodder always gets an A+ in my book.


I'm not impressed. TLo, please show us what Meryl wore.

momica in ca


bitchybitchybitchy

oh, that's too funny - thinking of Dan Ackroyd's impersonation of Julia Child on Saturday Night Live.

Save the liver!


she's lovely inside and out, and channels Rita Hayworth. That's a difficult dress to pull off, and I'm not completely crazy about it.


too many cats

First impression:simply stunning in a good way.
Add a T. of envy
and a hope that Mr. too many cats will want to take out the MTAofFC I & II and join me in the kitchen

only negative: imagining the odd feel of the outline of the bodice of that dress on a normal body (and falling out the right side of same


No. I just can't get over how it makes her look like a Neckless Wonder. -victoria


I think she looks lovely, even if the dress is a bit wacky.

I'm afraid from the commercials that the Julie charactor is not going to be nearly as biting, bitter, inspiring, and fun as Julie was on her blog (or in her book). Her blog was the first blog that made me actually consider reading other blogs because it was fun and real . . . and not written by a nutcase — I looked forward to reading it every day just as I look forward to this blog. If it wasn't for her, my life would be less because I never would have even considered starting reading TLo.

- Donna in Seattle


IN

She looks lovely and as others have said it has the feel of glamour without being cheap or over the top as too many stars and particularly starlets seem to do nowadays. I think the neckline is a little to far to the one side and would look a touch better if the right side wasn't hugging her neck so closely. Love the print, love the length and slight train. The overall look is very red carpet worthy and not so predictably cookie cutter. I can't wait to see the movie.


I think she is fabulous on screen, and she looks fantastic here. I find the way the top of the dress drapes interesting.

TLo needs to show us some real fashion don'ts to remember how high these ladies set the bar.


I like the side with the dress falling off of her shoulder, but it makes the other side look odd. It's not a great dress, but I appreciate Herrera trying to do something a little different with the Wilma. It's too bad the fabric doesn't drape more softly at the neck; maybe it's the beads or studs.

Amy is a lovely young woman and the hair and makeup is beautiful.

I don't know about the film because I didn't read the book or blog, but I loved Julia Child and remember watching her with my mother. She had a very interesting life, even without the cooking. I trust Meryl Streep not to caricature her, but she is so easy to caricature, being such a unique and extreme sort of person.


Love the dress on the model; on Amy, not so much. I agree that a print on the red carpet is a nice change. As someone else noted upthread, Amy Adams just bugs the hell out of me for some reason. She gets on my last nerve.

I saw the trailer for this movie the other night and it looks like a lot of fun. I read the book and enjoyed it a lot even though I agree that it's sacrilege to put Julia and Julie on an equal footing. Reviews of the movie that I've read say that's a problem. Julia/Meryl is just so fascinating that the story apparently lags when it shifts to Julie/Amy. I'll see it anyway but I'd rather see Julia Child's story minus the annoying blogger subplot.


Not a fan of the fact that there is sideboob showing, but other than that she is gorge.


I think the "bib" was fitted to the model, and Amy just needed it to be fitted specifically too her--

I don't think it's that bad. At least she didn't pair it with bunny ears!

IN


I don't think the dress looks good on her at all. That bib thing is weird. What was Carolina Herrera thinking? It ruined a perfect dress.


OT - I don't know if I will ever get over John Belushi doing Julia Child and cutting her arm off. Just unbelievably hilarious!! But I did love Julia for her own sake, and the move looks great! I will actually go see a movie for the first time in 2 years!


In. Even with the weird bib thingy.


really? This is in? The look's a mess.


"Starlite 7/31/09 11:01 AM said: 'I want to see this movie but I think Meryl looks kinda bad in it, actually. There's something very hack-comedian about it, like she's doing an impression as a parlor instead of seriously playing a role'"

Amen...sounds as awful as I think she was in the Bridges of Madison County, and Postcards from the Edge...Meryl is a phenomenal actress, but she has been miscast
seriously in the past...I will pass on this.

Amy looks stunning, though.


WHAAAAAA? Take a perfectly gorgeously wonderful, beautiful dress and stick a MOFOING BIB ON IT?!?!?! WTF?!?!


crumbcatcher...


i really like the print and the way the fabric drapes. but along with many others, not really getting the bib/crumb catcher thing. she looks pretty cute though. her skin looks very dewy and flawless.

Daxx said "Definately salivating over this movie. I was lucky to work with Ms. Child at a book signing before she passed. She was completely gracious, humourous and could still knock back two bottles of champagne while signing every single thing brought in from of her. The cookbook she signed for me is still one of my prized posessions.

A total class act!"

hi daxx! there is not much that makes me feel envious of another- but, i have to admit to feeling just a twinge of envy of you while reading that post. you are a lucky one! julia child has been a hero of mine for eons. she was such a cutie. so endearing with her adorable body language, humorous demeanor and how she bounced on the heels when she was explaining stuff. i really miss her as well as her shows. she was still great in her baking with julia and later shows with jaques peppin. her delicious chocolate mousse recipe is still regularly made in this house. (as well as many of her other recipes)

i remember reading years ago, how she thought that dan akroyd's spoof of her on the old snl was hysterical, and how she and her husband laughed. what a sport! :) i recently watched one of the old french chef shows on vhs. the roast a chicken episode, with those 5 or 6 chickens lined up in a row on the counter, and the cutting the elbow knobs. thought of that skit instantly. couldn't help wondering if akroyd had watched that episode as inspiration. lol.

read the book that she collaborated with her nephew ,(alex?) prud'homme. what an interesting lady and wonderful story.

looking forward to seeing this movie too. but curious to know why they didn't do a straight bio movie of JC. her life was certainly exciting enough, what with being in the oss during ww2 and her sweet love story with her husband paul, her story of learning to cook...just all of it. i wonder of they didn't believe that julia's story could pull in an audience without a gimmick or hook? (not to imply that julie the blogger is simply a gimmick).



okay. enough fan girl blubberings.

p.s. daxx, if you feel like elaborating on your day with julia, i would love to read about it.

love,
diz


woah. i'm sorry everyone. that last post was so long.


A cute/beautiful woman with a curvy figure and a megawatt smile. Gotta love her.


"oh, that's too funny - thinking of Dan Ayckroyd's impersonation of Julia Child on Saturday Night Live. "

Julia and her husband, Paul, kept a tape of Dan Ayckroyd's sketch and played it frequently, laughing uncontrollably every time. Her favorite bit was his remembering to reference "the Pope's nose."

As to Streep's performance, I just read an article interviewing a number of chefs who were close to Julia, and they were generally unhappy with the portrayal, seeing it as a caricature lacking the depth and complexity of the real thing. They were also unhappy that the young Julia was played as if she had already attained her later, middle-aged persona.


Been away on vacation this week, but I'm dying to see that movie! But here's the big question - what did La Streep wear????


Why does this bish looks like she's 50?

NEXT!!!!


i would have understood it as a cocktail dress but not a full on evening gown. the pattern with the beading and the beading as the pattern is a little too much on a full length.


Absolutely gorgeous.


In it something is. Now all is clear, many thanks for the information.





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