Out of the Box: Look of the Week

11 Jul

Reactions to Emmy nominations, magazine editorials and cover stories are all part of this week’s edition of “Out of the Box” as the summer months continue to bring an eclectic mix to this column.

OITNBFor all the Emmy omissions that gave me rage face (The Americans, Tatiana Maslany, The Good Wife in the drama series category), I couldn’t stay mad for long thanks to the Orange is the New Black recognition with 12 nominations (and 5 of those across acting categories). The OITNB Twitter account posted this fun picture of the cast celebrating and while it is somewhat jarring to see actors in their working environment in regular attire, it is also a pleasure to see them like this.

Mindy KalingSadly not an Emmy nominee, instead Mindy Kaling looked incredible at 5.30 in the morning as one of the Emmy nomination announcers. Despite the early call time, Kaling doesn’t shy away from bold color and this red Escada dress is extra striking when paired with aqua blue pumps. I don’t think I’ve ever looked this good at this time in the morning.

Liv Tyler Violet GreyEmpire Records is the movie I watched on repeat in the summer of 1999 and I’m surprised this VHS didn’t end up an unplayable mess. Like a toddler with their favorite animated movie I couldn’t get enough and from that moment Liv Tyler earned super cool status points even if she fancied Rex Manning and couldn’t see the super hot cardigan wearing A.J. right in front of her. Anyway, I digress and what I’m trying to say is I’m so happy to see Liv Tyler on The Leftovers even if she is giving me all the hair envy. Tyler is also featured in the July issue of The Violet Files  on the beauty website Violet Grey and she is interviewed by fellow actress Eva Mendes. The outdoor shoot is really fun and has a somewhat 90s quality to it. I blame the blanket.

Lizzy CaplanLizzy Caplan looks very cool (even if she has the air of someone waiting to get picked up to go for lunch somewhere fancy) in a Victoria Beckham dress in the July issue of Vogue and this gives me the opportunity to a) cheer Caplan’s Emmy nomination and b) give another signal boost that Masters of Sex is back on Sunday.

Chris PrattChris Pratt’s Entertainment Weekly front cover is adorable and slightly silly, which is just the way I like to think of Pratt. This year has been pretty epic for Pratt what with The Lego MovieGuardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World, which he is currently shooting. Not to mention Parks and Recreation and even though I know there’s a (CGI) raccoon in Guardians in my mind this is one of the many Pawnee raccoons that torment the residents of this town.

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