An Open Letter To Paula Patton

Dear Paula,

Your stylist hates you.

I mean why else would she dress you in this cutesy dress which even teen stars Chloe Moretz, Elle Fanning and Hailee Steinfeld would reject, to a Vanity Fair party?!?!?!

FC x

P.S. adding a leather jacket doesn’t make it look cool.

P.S.S Call Miss J to help you work on more appropriate red carpet poses. The ‘I wanna go potty’ look is not very chic.

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52 Responses to An Open Letter To Paula Patton

  1. Carolina Roq February 23, 2012 at 14:00 #

    very funny

  2. allieh February 23, 2012 at 02:39 #

    karla welch does hailee stanfield, olivia wilde, and alexis bledel and zooey deschanel who all have awesome style!! so maybe its just paula…

    • Fashion Critic February 23, 2012 at 06:23 #

      that is shocking. Maybe it is just Paula. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink

  3. Rita February 22, 2012 at 17:20 #

    I don’t think the word hate describes what her stylist feels about her

  4. Alina February 22, 2012 at 13:49 #

    I think that all of us co-sign this letter, FC.

  5. Manolia February 22, 2012 at 10:22 #

    LOL truly funny … of all the lovely dresses out there she picked that look.come on change the stylist or change ur career dear 🙂

  6. shalone February 22, 2012 at 06:06 #

    i know right. uh and she should change her pose too

    • Fiona February 22, 2012 at 15:33 #

      I agree – I can’t stand her Shirley Temple posing on the red carpet. At the Golden Globe she was practically twirling down the red carpet, it was bordering on ridiculous.

  7. divi February 22, 2012 at 02:28 #

    Her lea michele-esque posing on the Golden Globes red carpet was too much to handle!!!

  8. Ita María February 22, 2012 at 00:59 #


  9. Shaina February 22, 2012 at 00:25 #

    FC, you should be her stylist, this girl needs to get it together and quick! Soon she’ll be in the Guinness world records for the “most worst dressed in a single year” award.

    • Fashion Critic February 22, 2012 at 00:43 #

      I would do it for free.

      Such a waste of a beautiful woman

  10. Carla February 22, 2012 at 00:04 #

    Given how incredibly positive and diplomatic FC is on this blog, it just demonstrates how very awful Paula’s RC style is. It’s mind-boggling, although the bad dressers make the overall process of red-carpet watching more fun. They can’t all be perfect.

  11. Jones19 February 21, 2012 at 23:51 #

    I LOVE these open letters lol. I’ve missed it since the Kate Middleton make up post. Paula needs a style intervention stat.

  12. Emi February 21, 2012 at 20:23 #

    LOL, so true, so many great opportunities to wear many beautiful dresses… all wasted wearing ugly, nonsense and age inappropriate clothes.

  13. Rebecca Z February 21, 2012 at 19:59 #

    I do like the shoes. :>

  14. Jess2 February 21, 2012 at 19:36 #

    hahaha FC you are so funny and just really brightened my night!! xox

  15. Hannah February 21, 2012 at 19:26 #

    I adre your pen letters, she really does need an intervention.
    I get that she is vibrant, and I don’t mind it, but she is 36 and frankly even Paris Hilton circa 2005 was more subtle.
    I don’t even hate the dress that much, I could picture it on certain other peopl, but the jacket is not good, with the dress, without the dress, not good.

  16. michelle February 21, 2012 at 19:22 #


  17. Zee February 21, 2012 at 19:19 #

    Aww. This hurts!

  18. kat February 21, 2012 at 19:16 #

    Paula is gorgeous in movies, but the way she poses and the faces she makes does not translate her beauty very well on photos! Plus, her style is so unnatural, she does not seem comfortable at all! I wish she realized she does not need to try so hard!

    • marina February 21, 2012 at 23:39 #


  19. Rebecca Raskind February 21, 2012 at 19:13 #

    Robin Thicke doesn’t seem to mind the cutsey dresses and posing so she is still winning IMO 🙂

    • marina February 21, 2012 at 21:31 #

      He is too high to notice probably… Have you read the news?
      And she looks good in photoshoots, weird when she has everything to look great, height, nice body, pretty, ok personality, but in the red carpet she just… Doesn’t

    • Ade February 21, 2012 at 22:19 #

      Well maybe she should quit doing public red carpets and save her dresses for when they have an event to go to, like the opening of their newly decorated guestroom.

  20. Emalie February 21, 2012 at 19:13 #

    Could not agree more!

  21. robbie February 21, 2012 at 18:56 #

    she looks ridiculous.

  22. fromchi-town February 21, 2012 at 18:56 #

    LOL – FC, you are right on point !!

  23. love February 21, 2012 at 18:54 #

    She has spoken to her stylist VIA twitter so I’d you want to see who this horrid stylist is check her past tweets out. I personally love paulas personality very humble and down to earth but this fashion just no!! According to the Rachel zoe comment above this let’s me know why I use to think she dressed better. The dress is not for someone in their mid 30’s and the jacket is just plain ugly!!! This stylist proabably has zero pull with designers and can’t get her hot dresses idk maybe I’m just making excuses for them lol.

    • love February 21, 2012 at 18:57 #

      I believe her stylist name is karla welch

      • Christine February 21, 2012 at 21:26 #

        After further researching, that is her stylist.

        She partners with Kermal Harris
        And they were recently named “Game-Changing Stylists” by

        According to them, they also style Olivia Wilde, Hailee Steinfield and Anna Paquin which is even more mind boggling.

        • Christine February 21, 2012 at 21:28 #

 The blog have not been updated since June 27th, 2011.

          I just don’t understand how a beautiful girl can be styled so awful.

          Paula can really do better.

  24. dee February 21, 2012 at 18:41 #

    Maybe she hasn’t gotten rid of her stylist because she likes what she picks for her. Just a thought.

  25. Errun February 21, 2012 at 18:33 #

    this is so hilarious!! FC

  26. Iris February 21, 2012 at 18:29 #


  27. Christine February 21, 2012 at 18:28 #

    Who is styling her???

    Is she an amateur or really a stylist? The mind is boggle. Maybe, just maybe…no one is styling Paula. Just maybe she is styling herself?

    Paula can do better!!!!

    • Fashion Critic February 21, 2012 at 18:40 #

      I wish I knew the answers to all your questions

      • Christine February 21, 2012 at 21:30 #

        Me too but Thanks FC.

        I hope her stylist reads your letter!

        • JJ February 21, 2012 at 23:55 #

          I believe its Karla Welch (i.e. Hailee Steinfeld and Olivia Wilde). But I wouldn’t give her a bad wrap, she’s amazing. Maybe Paula is another Paula Abdul and just does her own thing.

  28. Chloe February 21, 2012 at 18:24 #

    Didn’t Rachel Zoe used to style her at some point?

    • Fashion Critic February 21, 2012 at 18:40 #

      A while ago. Not any more

      • Chloe February 21, 2012 at 19:24 #

        Well, she should 🙂

  29. ml February 21, 2012 at 18:22 #

    Thank you!!!
    Someone says it, finally! x)

  30. nathalie February 21, 2012 at 18:21 #

    Sorry, but i don’t like Paula at all! I watched the red carpet from Golden Globes this year, and i saw her posing for fotos….OMG! It was horrible! so pretentious…

    • Mariana February 21, 2012 at 18:52 #

      I agree. I saw that too. No dress in the world would make that posing look chic, or even tolerable. I wanted to poke my eyes out when I saw that. I was ashamed for her.

  31. Nat39 February 21, 2012 at 18:21 #

    It’s been quite frustrating with Paula – a mature woman consistently (for the most part) dressing wrong both for her age and her body. Her absolute lack of poise/presence has been equally frustrating.

  32. Christy February 21, 2012 at 18:19 #

    Seriously! Why hasn’t Paula fired her stylist yet? Clearly no one has pointed out all the fashion misses she has had on the red carpet. Is she delusional? Does she really think she is making the style grade.

    So disappointing!
    Xo – Christy

  33. Hermoine February 21, 2012 at 18:18 #

    Oops dear…. Darn ipad

  34. Hermoine February 21, 2012 at 18:17 #

    Hermoine adds her signature to this letter- thank you FC for taking on an issue near and deaf to our hearts, you are a brave soul

    • EmmaWoodhouse February 22, 2012 at 14:43 #

      I add my signature too!! I lol’d, FC! 😀

  35. Marty February 21, 2012 at 18:17 #

    Haha you made me laugh. I couldn’t agree more with you!

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