Zoe Saldana In Balmain – “Colombiana” Miami Screening

Zoe Saldana finally kick started her promotional tour for her new movie, “Colombiana” last night by attending a screening at Regal South Beach in Miami, Florida.

She wore a Balmain Resort 2012 dress.

You guys know how much I love Zoe, but I’m shocked to say that I don’t like this look.

This gold embroidered dress is so much better without the white train.

The train takes the dress from Paris to Las Vegas in a nano second.

I’m also not loving the black shoes with a gold and white dress. That’s almost harder to take than the dress itself.

I love you Zoe, but say this ain’t so.

On the plus side her hair and make-up are flawless and the embroidered details on the dress are exquisite.

Credit: Style.com & Getty

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37 Responses to Zoe Saldana In Balmain – “Colombiana” Miami Screening

  1. bec August 23, 2011 at 06:21 #

    Arrrrrgh take away the train and add strappy gold sandals and this would have been BDOTW for sure!!!!

    • manja August 23, 2011 at 09:40 #

      +1,what possesed her to add that train is beyond me,and usually she is spot on in shoe dep,so what happend here ?!

    • dee August 23, 2011 at 14:54 #


  2. Jackie August 23, 2011 at 06:24 #

    Agreed! I prefer the dress without the train but I don’t mind her shoes being black sandals (I just wish they were different ones!). I think a belt is also needed but probably not the one on the model. I really want to like this but nope… poo.

    • Fashion Critic August 23, 2011 at 06:31 #

      I feel the same. I really wanted to like it too

    • noo August 23, 2011 at 12:04 #

      i agree with you on everything 😀 it took me a while to decide that i really hate this look!

  3. Valeria August 23, 2011 at 06:26 #

    Somehow she pulls the train off for mr! The shoes are bad, but it’s more about the shape, I hate cage straps in every possible color

  4. mm August 23, 2011 at 06:36 #

    i hate to see breast plate on women. Zoe nor the model are working this dress. She looks very show girl or as if she is dressed for carnival. I am sure she will do better at the next screening.

  5. Alina August 23, 2011 at 06:41 #

    I prefer the dress on the model.

  6. Naomi August 23, 2011 at 06:43 #

    Nooooooo Zoe, not a mullet dress!!!
    Oh, this is so sad, because the gold pattern looks amazing on her.
    Evil mullet dresses.

  7. mol August 23, 2011 at 06:44 #

    Zoe could have totally nailed this if she had appeared same as the model…..bah, too bad!

    • CreoleLady August 23, 2011 at 08:48 #

      Agree. Perhaps different shoes from the model (not black!) if she wanted to change up. Such an unnecessary miss.

  8. Cara August 23, 2011 at 07:24 #

    oh that train is just tragic! makes me think of a drag queen show!

  9. Rebecca August 23, 2011 at 08:05 #

    I don’t know, I kind of like the train. Probably more suitable to a music awards night but she is still totally pulling it off.

    • maria August 23, 2011 at 15:40 #

      i agree. For me the shoes are the worst offenders. I think it would have pulled the look together if she would have worn some gold/white/beige sandals.

  10. MARIO August 23, 2011 at 08:09 #

    I kinda get the idea of the train, and what Balmain and her was expecting, but it wasn’t ejecuted well… She still looks great though! But nothing ZOExtraordinary.

  11. elle August 23, 2011 at 08:12 #

    what with the train!!!!???? what was she thinking??

  12. Emma August 23, 2011 at 08:24 #

    That train is horrible she should have worn the look the way it was presented. Love the hair and makeup

  13. Katey August 23, 2011 at 09:08 #

    I love this look so much except the shoes.

  14. Emma August 23, 2011 at 09:17 #

    I hate mullet dresses and I’m not generally a Balmain fan, so I have no idea what it is but this look is knocking me out. I think she looks absolutely incredible.

  15. olivia August 23, 2011 at 10:03 #

    the train is horrible, but the shoes bother me even more! What did she think adding black cage sandals to a gold dress like this?

  16. Emi August 23, 2011 at 10:03 #

    A bit OTT, and wrong shoes, definitely.

  17. http://whatisthenewblack.blogspot.com/ August 23, 2011 at 10:27 #

    Really? I have to admit I love it! It would probably be better without the white train, yes, but I just love the dress SO MUCH that I love it even with the train. The shoes are not good though.

  18. Carolina August 23, 2011 at 10:49 #

    That dress is a work of art, and I’m fine with the shoes – on her, and with her slimness, they work. However, I agree about the train. My dad would call that ‘gilding the lily’ – completely unneeded addition.

  19. Paddy M August 23, 2011 at 10:53 #

    I feel like I should be ashamed for thinking this, but I prefer the dress with the train. I’d totally put this up for BDOTW…

    Looks like I have Zoe Saldana on my side though, so perhaps I’m in good company after all 😉

  20. meimei August 23, 2011 at 11:08 #

    At first glance, I really liked it because her confidence just shines through. But now that I analyze it, the train should’ve been off and the shoe choice had to be better.

  21. Kaz August 23, 2011 at 11:30 #

    May the gods of fashion strike me down, but I actually really like the dress – train and all. Different shoes needed, though. A really delicate gold sandal would have worked so well!

  22. Zarina August 23, 2011 at 11:52 #

    Yep, I couldn’t agree more about the white train. I can only imagine how glorious it would have been without it and a different pair of shoes!

  23. ash August 23, 2011 at 12:26 #

    how did she think that the one with the train looked better than the runway version?

  24. Jones19 August 23, 2011 at 12:54 #

    Oh Zoe no no no…the train is terrible and the shoes too. Ruined a perfectly good look here.

  25. Eric August 23, 2011 at 13:42 #

    I love this. Zoe looks fab!!!!!!!!!! BDOTW

  26. Giuseppi Giraffe August 23, 2011 at 14:39 #

    Maybe she tore a seam in the back of her dress… and broke a heel off of her perfect gold sandals…

    I dunno- this would have been really nice without those two things.

  27. DivaMom August 23, 2011 at 19:35 #


  28. Rahel August 23, 2011 at 22:05 #

    With the train she looks kind of overdressed.

  29. PamG August 23, 2011 at 23:15 #

    It’s really too bad – she’s perfection from the waist up with gorgeous hair and make-up. I even love the cute star-shaped ear studs! Waist down, thumbs down!

  30. tanya August 24, 2011 at 15:51 #

    i loved that she was bold enough to add the train and that totally takes the look to the next level. for me, it wouldve been boring without the train. tho im not a fan of the shoes…

  31. Katie August 26, 2011 at 16:21 #

    He he it looks like her sheet got caught stuck on her dress..bar the white trail and sandals as you said, its fab

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