Zooey Deschanel was all sorts of awesome on the red carpet this weekend, and we’ve stopped drooling long enough to gush about it. She hit up the BAFTAs Brits to Watch event on Saturday night with husband and Death Cab for Cutie front man Ben Gibbard, looking all sorts of hipster glam in a gold Oscar de la Renta dress accentuated by sparkly heels and clutch. Sunday found Zooey posing at the Winnie the Pooh premiere in a bold flower print with a pair of neutral peep toes. She sported luscious Disney princess curls at both events — the stuff our hair-do dreams are made of.
We’re also loving the actress’ response to the LA Times columnist who called her a “cow” (uh, seriously?) and claimed she “worried aloud that the neighborhood around the fabulously restored Belasco Theatre might look shabby to the regal couple.” Zooey spoke out on HelloGiggles, the entertainment site she co-founded, writing to Patt Morrison:
“Let me be clear: the quote from USA TODAY that you used as the foundation of your piece was taken completely out of context. I NEVER said that Downtown LA was “the worst of LA”…In your piece, the character you’ve created of “me” is actually pretty funny. I don’t know who this person is, but it seems as if you’ve borrowed her from the Susan Lucci repertoire. You make so many far-fetched conclusions; for one thing, you state, “go back to your house on the Westside.” Well, I can’t do that because I do not live on the Westside. You also open your piece by calling me a “cow”, which might be your opinion, but I wish a journalist for the Los Angeles Times and KPCC had found a more sophisticated way of sharing a difference in perceived opinion.”
To quote FABlife writer Halle Kiefer via IM, “The day Zooey Deschanel qualifies as a cow is the day I literally put a bell around my neck and live in a field.” Word. Deschanel for the win-win!