11 April 2007

I bet she gave up Creme Eggs, too


Every time I see a picture of Christina Ricci not looking like the girl your parents wouldn't let you have over after school because she was "a bad influence" - watch The Opposite of Sex and you'll know what I mean - I always try to figure out exactly when it was she underwent the transformation from bad girl to sophisticated woman.

Here in photos from the upcoming issue of Elle, the delectable Ms. Ricci shows off her tight little frame and what Reese Witherspoon refers to as her "haunting beauty" in a collection of clingy haute couture gowns, minis and more minis.

While it's a close race between the first picture and the second for the ensemble I dig the most - though I must admit it's more the arched position of Christina's back than the hotness of the those high-waisted hotpants to which I'm drawn - I have to say my favorite look of the spread is this black flutter-sleeve chiffon and velvet Chanel column gown with celestial-inspired beading and ruched bodice shown below. The dress has an unusual blend of cute schoolgirl accents with a Victorian silhouette and an overall nymph-like lightness to it that looks so stunning on her it makes you forget just how much of her nubile shape the ultra-petite star unfortunately shed for her box-office bomb, Black Snake Moan.

But while her movie may not have struck gold, this new sharp look she keeps flaunting certainly places her in good stead to one day stand among Hollywood's platinum style crowd (i.e. Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Penelope Cruz and on most days, Anne Hathaway as well).

So instead of eating the last of your office's Thin Mints and Trefoils for your 10:30am snack, feast your eyes on the sweet treat that is Christina Ricci's most recent incarnation of adorable-but-entirely-'effable, courtesy of Elle:

6 comments:

Golden Silence said...

Christina used to look so odd when she was younger...she's has grown up nicely and looks more fresh-faced now than ever!

(Funny, talking about her "growing up," because she's actually a year older than me.)

brown rowergirl said...

that yellow lace mini is white-hot. and her makeup and hair look great. Let's hope those awful bangs she was sporting around NYC last week weren't permanent...

Brooke said...

I will eat those cream eggs you are giving up. She's not my favorite. I put her in the category of ordinary looking people who are celebrities. Without the hair and make-up (and personal trainer) I don't think she would turn any heads. Also in this category? Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon.

london girl said...

I'd love to eat that Creme Egg McFlurry off her...um, kitchen table.

Like, whoah, wow, yum, HOT.

tom h said...

she is extremely hot......but Brooke is right Jennifer Aniston is hotter for sure...what a body.....

west coast devotee said...

She's growing on me.

Mermaids is still her best film though. That sounded really gay, didn't it? Okay fine, she was one hot bitch in Sleepy Hollow. Wanted to tap that, fo sho.