Halle Berry in a Roland Mouret LBD at Variety event: beautiful or budget?

These are some photos from an event in LA on Friday night. The event was “Variety’s 4th Annual Power of Women presented by Lifetime” in which many actresses and entertainers were honored for their “impact on the philanthropic and charitable causes closest to their hearts.” The event actually scored some A-listers and some interesting fashion moments, so I’ll be splitting up the photos into two posts. First up, Halle Berry and her man Olivier Martinez. It feels like we haven’t seen Olivier in a while, or maybe it just FEELS like that for Olivier, since I tend to think Halle keeps him locked in some kind of dungeon in between happy-family photo ops. Halle’s dress is Roland Mouret – which goes a long way to explaining why I was immediately like, “Damn, is Halle wearing Victoria Beckham?” Because VB looks a lot like Mouret, etc. Anyway, I really like Halle’s dress. Occasion-appropriate, flattering and simply a great LBD.

Poor Jennifer Love Hewitt. Bless her heart. For real. J.Love has a habit of telegraphing to the world whenever she thinks she’s gained weight. Whenever she thinks she looks good, she pours herself into a Herve Leger dress. Whenever she thinks she’s gained weight, she has an endless supply of muumuus. I don’t even think she looks heavy at all, from what I can see of her figure. But this muumuu is not good. It ADDS weight. And the color isn’t great on her either, but you know me – I hate most bright yellows and oranges on most people.

Queen Latifah is a Queen. I think this dress looks great on her. She’s so beautiful. One complaint: the shoes are a little too matchy-matchy.

At first I was going to applaud Katherine Heigl for at least going with an inoffensive outfit and hairstyle, which… that’s about all I can say. The dress isn’t actively bad, and the hair is actually slightly improved (slightly!). But then I saw the mess below the waist. Heigl is wearing shiny white-beige stockings, like, what I nurse would wear. And she’s wearing them with open-toe BROWN shoes. OH HONEY. WTF?!?! Sidenote: She looks hella Botoxy, right?

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Cleveland Girl says:

    Poor Jennifer. She looks exhausted and like she has just given up completely. She should get a stylist and a NEW HAIRCUT. nuff said.

  2. LadidahBaby says:

    Olivier is looking squintier than ever. Maybe he’s trying to imagine himself free again, on his way back to the dungeon.

  3. Mara says:

    Halle have a very nice body and she knows how to dress always looking so elegant and beautiful .

  4. lisa2 says:

    ITA regarding Latifah she really is beautiful to me. She is always dressed so well and appropriate for all occasions. I like the dress too. Different. She has a great stylist.

    Katherine’s face looks puffy. Halle looks great, but that dress is like all the dresses she wears all the time. Same style and fit. I guess she sticks to what works for her.

    JLH.. I don’t get her or her appeal. I find her very sad most of the time.

    • Leaf says:

      Love Latifah’s dress. The fact that it’s different is probably what makes it lovely.

    • MW says:

      I have never understood the appeal of JLH either. I was actually embarrassed for her when she propositioned Adam Levine. At least in this pic she isn’t wearing her hair with the really low side part and the “side-swept bangs” glued-across-her-forehead look she is so fond of. Geez, I can’t stand that.

  5. Hautie says:

    A few thoughts:

    JLH – I am not offended by the yellow dress. But I like yellow. It is October and maybe a little cool a night, so she dressed for it.

    What does offend me is that gawd awful @1977 clutch purse. Burn it immediately. Along with those beige hooker platform shoes.

    Heigl:

    I like her LBD. Fits well. Hair has started to finally get some length on it. It’s a good color.

    But holy cow.

    I am all for women wearing sheer hose. Needs to happen more often. Believe me. I am tired of seeing ugly beat up legs, in 500.00 shoes on the red carpet.

    But those do look like support hose. With reddish brown pumps. With a really nice black dress!?

    I get the current fad of wearing shoes that don’t remotely match your outfit. But dang. Those are just a tragic choice.

    Queen Latifah:

    I much rather see a girl wearing shoes that look in sync with her dress… so I have nothing but positive thoughts for our girl Dana… (aka: Queen Latifah) She looks nice and dress to flatter.

  6. Jacq says:

    For as much as Halle bitches about photogs, it sure would be awesome if they quit taking her pictures altogether. Like, if they’d just put their cameras down while she walks the carpet. She looks perfectly happy to have her picture taken at this event – it bothers me that she plays both sides of the fence.

    • Seagulls says:

      You really don’t see a difference between a scheduled, expected red carpet walk and paparazzi shots all the time, even at very intimate moments? Kate Middleton, for example?

      I don’t think half of Hollywood even likes the red carpet walks, but I bet they’re contractually obligated to do them, and look happy while doing so.

  7. Boo says:

    Halle sucked all the hotness out of Olivier, and not in a sexy way.

    He looks like he’s been sprayed in the eyes with mace and is just starting to recover.

  8. Jackie O says:

    halle still has great taste in clothes. fab dress.

    heigl is wearing pantyhose??? with open toe shoes??? my god, she has the style of an 70 year old grandmother.

    • The Original Genevieve says:

      Not a Halle fan, but LOVE the dress in every possible way. JLH? Maybe she’d just gotten back from vacay in Hawaii and only had an emergency semi-formal mumu in her luggage.

      All hail to the Queen…she ALWAYS rocks it…but would a simple pair of black pumps or sling-backs have been too much to ask?

      Heigl, ugh. Girl…you get a fail. There is nothing even close to OK about pantyhose and peep toe pumps :(

  9. Lachica says:

    Heigl looks like she was dressed by her mother. Lol

    • JoeBanana says:

      and forgot to hand her some blotting paper on the way out…

    • Sugar says:

      by her mother in a dark room with a 40 watt bulb hanging from the ceiling & a tarnished mirror “looking good huh?”
      JLH can be heard from the background ” you look amazballs let’s go”

  10. dorothy says:

    Halle is a pretty woman, too bad she has zero inner beauty. Such a bitter and petty woman.

  11. DanaG says:

    Halle looks pretty nice is her court case still going on?

    Katherine Heigle looks awful what is with those stockings and shoes?

  12. Mrs. Ari Gold says:

    There HAS to be some good excuse as to why Heigl is wearing those hose – right? Like she had some accident on the way to the event, had to wear hose to cover it up, and was stuck going to a Thrifty drugstore or something! I don’t know – how the hell else do you explain it? OMG!

    • MW says:

      Her car broke down in the Everglades and she had to blaze a trail straight thru the palmetto and foliage (in shorts) to get to the highway?

  13. Christina says:

    ‘Because VB looks a lot like Mouret, etc.’

    I suppose that’s one way of putting it…

  14. hairball says:

    I know Halle is pretty and everyone says how drop dead gorgeous she is, but she looks so boring to me. She always looks the same and so bored with the same short hair.

    • Pamspam says:

      Exactly! She’s a very pretty woman but so zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…

    • Fudge you, I'm going to Guam! says:

      She has tried several different hairstyles, most recently that awful curly bob that made her look like a clown.
      This short haircut suits her so well. I think once you find what works for you – Stay there and don’t move!
      This is her signature look and no one looks as good as her with short hair, she’s one of the few who can actually pull it off!
      I’ve seen her in straight medium length and long curly hair but she never looked as good as she does in this short haircut. She really stands out with this hair.

    • MW says:

      I loved how she looked in that short-ish, shag-looking hairdo, with bangs, she had in X-Men. It was gray in the movie, but if it was her regular color — I think it would really suit her! So kill me!!!!

  15. I.want.shoes says:

    Olivier hasn’t seen the light of day in a long time. That must be the explanation for the squinting and cadaver colouring of his face.

    Halle’s dress is perfection.

    Heigl’s hair is a major improvement from the grandmother puffy hair she was sporting for such a long time.

  16. Aurelia says:

    OMG halle looks incredible in the vintage galaxy dress. She could probably hold her own next to the original model who debuted it on the catwalk. Think it was Carmen Cass. Now, that’s no mean feat for a 5 ft 5 actress.

    Anyhoo, I’m no fan of halle. She be cray cray.

  17. Jordan says:

    Halle’s dress is nice and so is Queen Latifah’s. Katherine’s dress isn’t bad but she ruined the outfit with the cream (?) colored support hose and ugly shoes. Jennifer, no, just no. BTW Olivier, Renee Zellweger called and she wants her squint back.

  18. Feebee says:

    Oh no no no no, no to stockings with open toed shoes. Pick one or the other.

  19. Madison says:

    Halle and Heigl dreses are the best one, agree about that what is below the waist is a total mess the shoes and stockings are awful. Oh JLH what are you wearing, go out and buy a mirror that is just awful. Queen Latifa looks good here.

  20. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Yikes! And I thought that the gals in the last set of photos looked bad. I can’t find anything good to say about this lot either.

  21. Snowpea says:

    Halle has the most amazing body I have EVER seen. PLUS, despite the fact she is a total nut job, she just gets hotter with age.

    That figure! Those knockers! Perfection…

  22. savedbykittylitter says:

    Agree she is stunning, beautiful face perfect body she has a good red carpet style and she is not ageing she looks incredible for her age, but I feel sad looking at Olivier, damn it he was so gorgeous when he was young :/ , J. Love looks pretty rough :O

  23. MrsBPitt says:

    Halle must have made a deal with the devil, cause that girl does not age…she looks gorgeous…the rest of the ladies, not so much…

  24. lucy2 says:

    Olivier looks like he’s mid sneeze in all those photos.
    Halle and Katherine look fine but nothing exciting. Jennifer’s dress is horrible.
    I love Queen Latifah and think she’s so pretty, but I’m not crazy about that dress.

  25. DeeVine says:

    Roland Mouret and the word “budget” doesn’t belong in the same sentence.

  26. jamie says:

    Oliver is definetly a downgrade from the hotty she had!

  27. Tania says:

    Are her boobs real? Where is that lovely poster who can tell whether they’re real or fake?

    • Fudge you, I'm going to Guam! says:

      I think they’re real. In beach photos you can tell they look very natural and have a natural “sag” to them.
      You’d be amazed at what a good bra and tight dress can do to your babies!

  28. serena says:

    Oh my god those stocking are killing me.. for the first time in a while she dressed up quite nicely and then bam, she ruins it all like always.