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Paula Patton In Marchesa – 5th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

Paula Patton’s long and winding road to red carpet redemption kick started at the 5th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon, held in Beverly Hills yesterday evening.

The hit-or-miss actress stumbled onto a rare hit wearing a white Marchesa cap-sleeve frock with silver embroidery along the bustline – I guess her stylist loves her again.

The glam look was accessorized with silver metallic Giuseppe Zanotti pointed toe pumps and a bright red lippie.

Paula really needed this hit because I had all but given up on her.

I’m also happy to report that she’s finaly dropped the standing on one leg pose.

Do you think she read my letter?

Credit: Getty

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38 Responses to Paula Patton In Marchesa – 5th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

  1. MEME February 24, 2012 at 16:45 #

    She makes the most stupid faces on the red carpet… but at least she’s smiling… considering what happened to her husband… lol…

  2. robbie February 24, 2012 at 16:46 #

    tacky, she managed to ruin a beautiful dress.

    • Raquel February 25, 2012 at 15:37 #


  3. Taylor February 24, 2012 at 16:53 #

    She looks great…definitely read ur letter.

  4. AW February 24, 2012 at 17:00 #

    Beautiful, finally

  5. love February 24, 2012 at 17:06 #

    Love her but even her “hit” is boring.

    • Alina February 24, 2012 at 17:56 #

      “even her “hit” is boring.” +1

    • bm February 24, 2012 at 18:41 #

      So true.

  6. Cátia Santos Reis February 24, 2012 at 17:13 #

    I hope so, FC! But she needs to learn how to pose on the red carpet, she looks awkward!

  7. Anna February 24, 2012 at 17:22 #

    FC – you’ve tagged her as Paula Abdul

    • Fashion Critic February 24, 2012 at 17:24 #


  8. Hannah February 24, 2012 at 17:31 #

    I feel like this is a definite improvement, but I’m still not in love with it.
    For starters, this pose isn’t too much better, it isn’t at all flattering and feels wooden yet juvenile at the same time.
    The knuckleduster ring is jsut bad, and the dress is definitely way too tight, as is clear from her poor armpit in the picture on the right.

  9. Melrose February 24, 2012 at 17:41 #

    omg, haha, your letter was HILARR!!!

    she & her style team totally read it

  10. Dhppy February 24, 2012 at 17:55 #

    The very tight fit, the gym teacher stance, and the ring across multiple fingers are all a bit distracting.

  11. Nat39 February 24, 2012 at 18:00 #

    Her eyebrows are a tad overdone and her stance leaves a lot to be desired but she is def. on the right path with this look – it suits her maturity and quite an acceptable choice for her figure (she is not a petite girl with a small waist and this dress is doing its best for her non-petite figure).

    • Nat39 February 24, 2012 at 19:35 #

      Looked at her other photoes from the event. Nope, she looks way too wide and boxy in the non-slimming white, not a good cut for her although it’s a suitable length for her.

  12. Ade February 24, 2012 at 18:04 #

    Her Hit is still a generally considered a Miss, but at this point, we should just take what we can get.

  13. Luisa February 24, 2012 at 18:44 #

    I do hope she did read your letter FC! And got a new stylist PLEASE! She actually is very pretty here but I’m not getting my hopes up…

  14. EmmaWoodhouse February 24, 2012 at 19:00 #

    Fake expression, overdone hair and makeup, beautiful dress that is too small and makes it look like she’s wearing a pushup bra. Sad. :(

  15. mattison February 24, 2012 at 19:08 #

    I really want to like this, but…no. Her pose is still awkward, the fit around the bust looks like she’s permanently deeply inhaling, her hair looks better suited for jeans and a tshirt, and her waist-to-hip ratio in this style of dress makes her look wider than what she really is. Can you just email her and offer your styling services already, FC? :)

    • Fashion Critic February 24, 2012 at 19:42 #

      Lol..I wish I was that skilled. :)

  16. Caro February 24, 2012 at 19:26 #

    Too much boobage ruins the beautiful dress

    • mari February 25, 2012 at 03:22 #

      I know that yours is a red carpet blog, FC, but it would be great if, like those make up tips India gives us sometimes, you could give us some small advices on how to dress some of our bodytypes 😀

  17. Carla February 24, 2012 at 19:31 #

    Not quite…that hair and makeup are awful. You would think that, at times, someone so beautiful would be able to transcend the bad clothes and styling, but I guess not.

  18. Giuseppi Giraffe February 24, 2012 at 19:43 #

    Much better (although the boobage is a bit heavy)

  19. Tiffany Nicole February 24, 2012 at 20:15 #

    Here’s what I think is not being admitted. I don’t get the impression she’s a girlie-girl, but keeps getting dressed up like on. She’s athletic. Her frame is athletic, her look, while gorgeous, is very angular in the face and boxy in the body. She would actually look so much better in pant suits with deep V, draped neck-lines. Play up the more angular, even muscular features by going in a more typically masculine direction.

    • Mol February 24, 2012 at 22:35 #

      I think you are on to something….hopefully her stylist reads your comments and is influenced in the direction you are suggesting – fingers crossed!

  20. justme February 24, 2012 at 20:29 #

    That Wonder Woman ready to fight crime pose is killing me one event at a time. And why are her boobs always so pushed together?

    -sigh- She’s so pretty. She just needs friends like us in her life to sort her out.

  21. Lori February 24, 2012 at 20:43 #

    It’s definitely an improvement, but she still looks a bit smushed in.

  22. Kin February 24, 2012 at 23:31 #

    She looks too childish and tacky in all her pictures. There’s never a sense of maturity or poise

  23. Shaina February 24, 2012 at 23:50 #

    She looks beautiful, her cleavage is a little distracting but I’ll try my best to ignore it.

  24. firien February 25, 2012 at 00:17 #

    I don’t see any improvement here. No waist, too mush bust, ridiculous pose, fake smile, overdone hair and makeup.
    She just doesn’t get it.

  25. Jess2 February 25, 2012 at 02:24 #

    Not too bad at all

  26. Laura Brice February 25, 2012 at 04:15 #

    She is a beautiful woman but takes out the award for this season’s WORST poser. Hands on hips is the biggest no-no.

  27. virginia from amsterdam February 25, 2012 at 21:33 #

    This is not a improvement!

  28. Juno March 18, 2012 at 14:32 #

    Ohh….she’s like Estela Giménez! Purty.

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