Actress Lily Collins arrives at the premiere of Screen Gems & Constantin Films' "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones" at the Cinerama Dome Theatre on August 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Lily Collins, haver of a pristine face and good connections, stopped by the premiere of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones last night. We were going to Google “mortal instruments” and do two minutes of rote research so we could tell you what it’s about, but the first thing we saw was “high warlock of Brooklyn” and then we couldn’t read anymore because our eyes were spraying blood.

So, we’ll have to wing it: based on the title, we guess YA paranormal romance. With, um… well, vampires and werewolves are pretty overexposed so… angels? Shape shifters? Cat people*? Anyway, people love slight, sensitive, artistic teenagers fucking not fucking vampires/angels/cat people. So that’s probably what the movie’s about.

As for her premiere look, Collins wore Cushnie et Ochs:

 Actress Lily Collins arrives at the premiere of Screen Gems & Constantin Films' "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones" at the Cinerama Dome Theatre on August 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Look, every once in a while you have to draw a line in the sand: cutouts are dumb. That’s where we’re at.

Which is not to say they can’t work–they can, occasionally, to pretty great effect–but for the most part, they are the dominion of the tasteless, the slavishly devoted to trends and the deeply desperate for attention. They are, after all, a clever way of reminding people that you have a body underneath your clothes and it is, indeed, very naked.

Ugh. So, yes, Lily Collins, we see that you are naked under there. Alas, we also see pointy white pumps.

And while we are crazy about her eyebrows, the makeup is a little less “updated grunge” and a little more “fullblown The Craft.”

*PLEASE BE CAT PEOPLE

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