Kristen Stewart shows off her new blonde at a Chanel event: cute or meh?

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For much of the spring and summer, I was complaining endlessly about Kristen Stewart’s dumb hair. I understood why her hair was dumb, don’t get me wrong! I just thought she should have found a better solution to her hair issues. The problem was that Kristen’s hair was overprocessed after doing several films back-to-back, and I think she was just tired of dyeing and re-dyeing it and she just wanted to let it go natural for several months. That left her with the worst roots ever, combined with the fact that she didn’t seem to washing her hair at all. It just looked awful.

But a new K-Stew has emerged out of the Bad Hair Cocoon. And it’s a beautiful platinum-blonde butterfly! While I don’t necessarily think this shade of blonde is Kristen’s color, I’m just so relieved to see her do something different with her hair. So I sort of love this, actually. She got a shorter haircut too, and I like the sort of Bowie-styling she’s using. These photos are from a Chanel promotional dinner in LA, at the Sunset Tower, where Lily-Rose Depp was acting as hostess. Lily-Rose is one of the faces of Chanel, as is Kristen, and I’m including some photos of Lily-Rose too.

As for the fashion… Kristen makes her Chanel ensemble look comfortable and wearable. Lily-Rose makes her Chanel ensemble look… um, inappropriate? I don’t even know what word to use here. Lily-Rose is 17 years old going on 38.

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  1. LaraK says:

    Love it. She looks nothing like herself though…. maybe that’s why I love it.

    Still can’t stand her personality though.

  2. PunkyMomma says:

    Love Kristen’s top but the blonde just doesn’t work for me.

  3. jinni says:

    Lily Rose’s outfit makes her look like a back up dance in the early 90s.

  4. Astrid says:

    Not liking the new blond look and yes, Lilly-Rose is dressed inappropriately for a 17 year old

  5. Ellie says:

    Lily-Rose, if your eyes are making Kristen’s look full of life by comparison, you might want to reevaluate your “model face.” I actually think Kristen looks great here, though it’s making my girls hurt even thinking about chain mail on bare nipples.

  6. Lucy says:

    Is it new, though? I do love the outfit, that’s for sure.

  7. Mia4S says:

    I am about to say something unbelievably cruel: that has hints of Kaley Cuoco. 😳

    Lily-Rose? *sigh* Fine. Whatever. The usual nepotism. Pretty. Not interesting. Next.

    • Kitten says:

      It always amazes me how you can be as beautiful as Lily-Rose but have ZERO modeling ability.
      Lesson: you can’t buy charisma and beauty doesn’t always equal magnetism.

  8. AlleyCat says:

    It’s not even just that it’s inappropriate for a 17 year old, it’s that the outfit is so trashy looking. That does not look designer at all. She looks like a typical teen trying to look rich (like back in the Paris Hilton days).

    I hate the bleached hair with dark eyebrows. But Kristen looks comfortable with herself and that shows.

    • jess1632 says:

      I was gonna leave the same comment, you took the words out of my mouth. I know she’s 17 but like really that look is horrible and does her absolutely no favours

  9. Gina says:

    She looks rough and unkempt… I can’t believe some really like her look here… just bad.

  10. QQ says:

    Yo…. I don’t hate it!, not only do i NOT hate it , i Actively Love the Clothes?!

    • I Choose Me says:

      Loving her outfit as well. But that shade of blonde gets a big ole newp from me.

    • detritus says:

      I too love what Kristen is wearing. And her bold hair choice. And her makeup.
      She has totally found her style groove I think.

      Lily rose tho… Well, her shoe game is always excellent.

  11. Bitchy architect says:

    Love the hair color on K but it needs some serious toner to get that brass out. The photo from the back is a little terrifying… But not as terrifying as Lily Rose’s look. The outfit is not great but her pose and attitude are even worse. She looks like an escort/off duty stripper.

  12. tw says:

    The kids are not alright.

  13. amanda says:

    Kristen looks happy, happy looks good on her.

    Lily-Rose is making Chanel look cheap. Working a corner cheap.

  14. Carla says:

    Lily-Rose’s outfit is better than Kristen’s.

  15. Nancy says:

    Kristen is a natural blonde. This shade is a bit too light, but she looks so much better el natural. Her makeup and smile make her pretty too. She looks happy for a change. Good job..

  16. Lilacflowers says:

    OMG! She’s smiling!

  17. Brittney B. says:

    Oh god, not the skinny belt!! Lily-Rose is rocking the worst of the fashions from my childhood, and it makes me uncomfortable. The proportions are all wrong too.

    But Kristen looks so happy and comfortable. It’s refreshing.

  18. TotallyOld says:

    I actually think Kristen’s yellow hair is pinned up in back, don’t think she’s cut it. It’s pinned up and glued down with gel….not sure how anyone could say her hair looks good. It’s like a building facade, the front looks fine but sides and back look atrocious. Just Kristen trying to look her usual edgy/dirty self I guess.

  19. Div says:

    Yikes, Lily Rose’s outfit looks so inappropriate. I usually don’t get judgy but there is something way too mature about the outfit for a 17 year old to be wearing. This is not the first time she has been decked out in an overly mature look either.

    Kstew’s outfit is surprisingly fantastic and suits her style, and you can tell that she is definitely comfortable because she looks confident. She often is decked out in Karl’s oddest/worst looks, so whoever picked this out for her seemed to be actually styling her rather than randomly picking a new outfit. I actually dig the hairstyle too but the color…no bueno.

  20. Shady says:

    Is there something a little different about Kristen’s face? Teeth? You know how people often do a drastic hair change when they’ve had something done facially as a tricksy little distraction? I could be wrong.

    • Div says:

      She looks like she’s gained some weight (which is a good thing). Her face looked gaunt for a while and now she looks healthier/refreshed.

      I know Vanessa Paradis is naturally thin but Lily Rose’s seems way too thin and overly mature :(

    • Babs says:

      Same for me. I can’t put my finger on it but I see some changes here and there.

  21. serena says:

    I don’t like that shade on Kristen, I think she looks better as a brunette.

    Anyway.. about Lily Rose.. for some reason her look, though not great but not scandalous either, seems really inappropriate. Maybe it’s because of her blank/trying sexy expression or maybe because she’s so thin, but I feel uncomfortable watching her. And I’m not trying to bodyshame or anything, I think the problem is her expression, she’s seems over it or really annoyed and it wouldn’t hurt if she showed a little bit of appreciation since we know how she got all her jobs.

    • Nibbi says:

      i agree about lily rose, i feel uncomfortable looking at such a stiff- well, overly-thin/emaciated, overly-sexualized, over-posing, under-dressed 17 yr old. not a good look for her at all and her modelling doesn’t seem up to the level, especially not for chanel. nepotism, much? there must be something else these celebrity children can do with themselves, go to college or something, before they start renting themselves out for brands.

    • AbrarAk says:

      I don’t understand how not having a fake smile on all the time means she doesn’t appreciate.. being photographed? She’s always lively and giggling in interviews.

    • C'est la Vie says:

      Kristen looks good, healthy, and smiling!? Nice to see. But I’d like her hair a little better, if it were a lighter or darker blond. What’s she’s wearing looks good on her. Nice change. Well done!

      I don’t want to slam Lily Rose, but God, poor girl. She’s got dead eyes (even before the scandal) and a really uncomfortable stance. I would too if I was wearing those pants. But she chose them, she should be able to wear them. Also, she always looks like Christina Ricci to me. But not so oddly beautiful or nearly charismatic enough. How did Depp get Ricci’s twin as a daughter? That’s an unusual twist of fate.

      Like Ricci, you either have it or you don’t, even by the age of 17. And yes, the outfit doesn’t work and makes her look top heavy, with the shoulder pads, like a linebacker. I just think the whole ensemble doesn’t work at all and she’s not model material. Stewart above, has got it, she’s working it. That might have saved her movie career, Saunders or not. It’s too late now. I’ve seen other pictures of Lily Rose too, and if the camera doesn’t love you, then you probably shouldn’t be in the business. Harsh, but then so is the fashion world.

      As for age appropriate, I’ve seen pics of Kate Moss and others when they were far younger or the same age, but rocked the runway. And elsewhere. Wearing next to nothing. I love it when Dita Von Teese does it for Gaultier, or shows up in her custom made Louboutins. Age has nothing to do with modeling, but charisma and confidence certainly do.

  22. ShinyGrenade says:

    It seems like a very bad home-bleach job. It’s too yellow, and different colors of yellow. She needs a good toner in that.

  23. Heather says:

    It’s a very brassy color and, blonde or brunette, I think Kristen looks better with a more natural vibe. That’s how she seems the most comfortable, anyway.

  24. Nibbi says:

    kristen stewart looks amazing actually. she seems to be more at ease in her skin and owning it more than ever before here. the haircut is sleek, it shows how long her neck is. her pose seems sexy and natural. moment of recognition for how far she’s come from the lip-biting, passive-aggressive uncomfortably-slouchy thing she did on the red carpet for years.

  25. NΞΞNΔ ΖΞΞ says:

    Lily-Rose is 17 years old going on RHONJ…

  26. NeoCleo says:

    Stewart’s hair is just plain awful. Especially the last photo. Color is wrong and her hair looks fried. I hope she will let it return to it natural, beautiful color.

  27. geekychick says:

    Lily Rose is in serious need of parental guidance. Or living her teenage life away from the camera. because-everything is bad: her outfit, her look, her pose. She does not look healthy, she looks like someone who’ll discuss this period of her life for years with different therapists in the future.*
    * this is the nicest way to say what bothers me about her

    • detritus says:

      I’m having a real hard time with this.
      I don’t want to concern troll. I don’t want to pick at someone so young. But something is not healthy or right here. Gut feeling. Maybe it’s stress over the recent bad publicity. It would be really hard having your dad, who is probably one of your role models and still ‘perfect dad’ to you, get his nasty side exposed. I doubt she is doing well with that, I doubt any kids her age would deal well with it. So I’m trying to give her a break.

  28. I'm With The Band says:

    Billy Idol called – he wants his hair back.

  29. Tiny Martian says:

    I remember when I used to have Kristen Stewart hair envy, back when it was shiny and glossy and thick and a gorgeous rich brown. Not anymore! I think both her hair and makeup are awful here. The clothes are just “meh” for me, but I’m not a Chanel fan to begin with.

    As for Lily Rose? She worries me, and that’s all I have to say!

    • Another Anne says:

      Same here. I think Kristen looks unhealthy. Probably because the hair and makeup colors are all wrong for her, but still.

  30. Zuzus Girl says:

    Some people don’t do blonde well, doesn’t suit her complexion.

  31. Lorena says:

    Lily-Rose’s outfit looks like something Robert Plant would have worn on stage in the 70s. I actually love looking at pictures of him of that time, always puts a smile on my face.
    But today, on a red carpet, at 17? Does look kind of inappropriate and frankly strange, IMHO.

  32. moon says:

    Say what you will, I think KStew has great bone structure/clothes hanger figure and can pull off whatever style she likes. I think she looks great here.

  33. Syd's bike says:

    Can anyone ID Kstew’s shoes please?

  34. amilu says:

    Kristen is forever meh to me, but it is nicer to see her smiling and looking generally not-miserable/angry.

  35. Babs says:

    Lily-Rose was concerning even before the DV scandal broke. When she was public with Ash, smoking… She comes accross way better in interview though. Goofy, pleasant and classicly teen-y.

  36. LaDiabla says:

    While I’m not loving the platinum blonde on Kristen, it looks waay better than it did before. And this is the most relaxed and happy I’ve ever seen her look in public, so good for her. Lili-Rose is a no. The shoulders on that jacket are making her lower body look even teeny-er; the proportions are just all off (although I’m sure Karl approves). She does look stressed and unhappy, poor thing. I also hope she doesn’t continue with the smoking habit she undoubtedly picked up from her parents. People who are born beautiful always seem to want to wreck their looks. I don’t get it.

  37. Keaton says:

    WOW Kristen is smiling! It’s so nice to see her happy :) Her happiness almost makes that blonde hair work…*almost* lol