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Out of the Box: Look of the Week

21 Jul

Comic-Con kicked off yesterday and we have a few looks from panels and events. If Sundance is my favorite winter event when it comes to celeb casual fashion, then SDCC might be my fave summer event. I’ve said it before, but while I love a fancy gown, a more casual environment is what I really look forward to; these are the ones that actually influence what I might wear.

This is a bumper “Out of the Box” as Disney gave us a star-studded pattern extravaganza at D23 from the casts of A Wrinkle in TimeStar Wars and those who have voiced Disney princesses over the last 30 years.

Patterns continue at the Valerian premiere and magazines continue to crush the excellent cover/editorial game.One of the most exciting things to come out of D23 was the new trailer for A Wrinkle in Time and everyone looks fabulous. Coordinated without being matchy matchy and delivering on daytime looks to applaud. The trailer is also a costume design lovers dream.

Ava DuVernay gives both bold print dress in Prada and fabulous pumps, super summery Isabel Marant for Reese Witherspoon, Oprah is delivering on fancy office vibes/I want those glasses and the best outfit from the ladies comes courtesy of Storm Reid in a Chloe pinafore frock and striped blouse.

In the all-important matter of the Chris List, Pine has been top of mine since Wet Hot American Summer and the salt and pepper beard he’s working, cements that position. This Hokusaï wave print Sandro shirt is fabulous and I would very much like the sweatshirt version. And shopping the men’s section during the sales is how I end up with so many excellent striped t-shirts.The Force Awakens press tour is a major highlight from the recent slew of blockbuster franchises with a big cast; it was both fun and everyone looked great. It wasn’t about playing it safe and the fashion choices were never boring.

New cast additions include Queen Laura Dern – who along with Nicole Kidman is having A YEAR – and Kelly Marie Tran. Tran’s first Star Wars related appearance a couple of months ago had us hailing her as one to look out for and she does not disappoint once again. Laura Dern’s frock is giving me some ’70s feelings and it will not shock you when I say that I love it.

The new behind the scenes footage released at D23 is delightful and emotional; it is safe to say the room got a little dusty when I watched it.
Regular readers will know how I feel about ladysuits and Gwendoline Christie so this right in my wheelhouse. It looks great in motion and everything about this soothes me. I still miss Selfie and can’t help but think of this wonderful and underappreciated show whenever Karen Gillan appears on this site. What I love about this look is the Miu Miu frock is nearing the maybe too fancy for this event end, but is balanced with understated hair and makeup.

Eliza would probably have something to say about this. The shoes she would approve of. I am a fan of all of this.The new Wreck-It Ralph movie gave Disney a reason to celebrate the women who have voiced princesses over the last 30 plus years. Princess is not defined by who wears a crown.

So much color and pattern! Here is the full line-up from left to right:

Paige O’Hara (Belle – Beauty and the Beast), Irene Bedard (Pocahontas), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel – Tangled), Auli’i Cravalho (Moana), Sarah Silverman (Vanellope von Schweetz – Wreck-It Ralph), Kristen Bell (Anna – Frozen), Kelly Macdonald (Merida – Brave), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana – The Princess and the Frog), Linda Larkin (Jasmin – Aladdin), and Jodi Benson (Ariel – The Little Mermaid).
Kelly Macdonald’s simple blouse paired with a floral skirt is giving all the heart eyed emoji reactions. It is low-key and yet super stylish. Perfect for this event. Great lipstick too.
I’ve listened to the Moana soundtrack while writing on numerous occasions and Auli’i Cravalho’s voice is an instant pick me up. This is like the photo version of that.And I very much want to grab a cocktail with Anika Noni Rose.Timeless is alive – much to my delight – and Abigail Spencer pattern clashes in a floral frock with leopard print pumps. I wholeheartedly approve.Lots of short shorts and heels at SDCC and Daredevil’s Élodie Yung is giving me starry short sleeve sweater envy. The choppy bob looks great on her. One problem with panel fashion is not getting a full body shot. TV Ate My Wardrobe style queen, Aubrey Plaza is also opting for shorts and giving great two-toned levels of purple. This reminds me that half a season of Legion is still sitting on my DVR unwatched.At the Valerian premiere Natalie Morales – star of another gone to soon sitcom, oh hey Trophy Wife – is another vision, in a textured pattern Rivini. So many different purple shades this week and the berry sandals are perfect for this frock.Interview Magazine continues to be good to us and Tatiana Maslany chats with Uzo Aduba about playing multiple characters on Orphan Black including one of my favorite things this show does; when one clone plays another. About this Maslany explains:

“Those moments are the greatest joy. I get to play with all of the things that we do as people where we see somebody a certain way, we judge somebody, we empathize with something in someone—all of the judgments, good and bad, that we have of people and how that makes us behave. If Sarah is playing Alison, Sarah’s judgments about Alison, the impression that she gets and the impersonation that she does. I like playing with the artifice of it and letting the mistakes and the cracks seep through.”

The whole interview is wonderful and Aduba is clearly a member of the Clone Club. It is also another great photo shoot from this publication and it is a picture worthy of an art gallery. The above portrait reminds me of a recent Orphan Black costume highlight.Also worthy of a gallery; this whole Ruth Negga velvet themed editorial for The Edit. In the piece she talks about award season campaigns and how she’s taking a break from work. The question of family arises because she’s an actress in her mid-thirties, but it doesn’t come across in the whole grating “can a woman have it all?” kind of way.Ruth Negga is always a red carpet highlight and she gives major props to her stylist, Karla Welch saying “She’s a huge feminist, and that was important. I don’t have time to go to the gym, and she dresses my body in a way that’s going to give me confidence. I like a sleeve, I like a high neck, that’s my style.”

 

As with all shoots from The Edit they produce a handy link to shop all the pieces. Sadly they do not provide the bank balance to pay for them.Gifting us with a fun and super stylish cover is Bust and yes I have strong coat and floral summer dress envy. Fall and summer fashion coming together and Gina Rodriguez is making my heart sing here. Bonus appearance by her pooch, Casper.

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Out of the Box: Look of the Week

9 Mar

In the first “Out of the Box” that comes after award season it isn’t surprising that it is a quieter and more eclectic week; there’s street style, ladysuits, Paris Fashion Week, magazine covers and other public appearances. The Timeless cast got together in Washington D.C. at the Smithsonian and NEH’s History Film Forum Event. I love this show and the chemistry between the three leads is what makes it a joy to watch; as I’ve already said I really hope it gets renewed and not just so I get new book recommendations and have plenty to write about costume wise.

Matt Lanter and Malcolm Barrett are doing standard panel attire and they look fine, but it is Abigail Spencer’s matching Creatures of The Wind ’60s inspired pattern ensemble that is mesmerizing me. Also please renew this show, NBC.

Ladysuit alert and a fabulous one from Jenny Slate as she goes shirtless and makes me want to use the flame emoji. The tequila confession feels very accurate and I had a friend who broke half her front tooth because of tequila. It is fun and also cannot be trusted.No one does street style while also being a walking advert for their brand quite like Reese Witherspoon. And unlike other celeb lifestyle products (not naming names) this is both wearable and semi-affordable. The Americans returned this week – click here for my review – and Keri Russell has been doing the press rounds including a very fun interview on Live with Kelly and on the same day wearing the same fabulous outfit Russell took part in the AOL Build series (which you can watch below).

Mixing casual cool in an oversized Céline turtleneck sweater – which we have talked about on here before and is definitely the kind of thing I would want to wear every day – with a retro looking houndstooth Prada skirt, sheer pink pop socks and hot pink Manolo Blahniks.

The interview itself is fun covering a range of things about the new season including digging that hole in the S5 finale, how she feels about Elizabeth, the recent political climate, the relationships on the show and what it is like to work with your IRL boyfriend. Entering the portion of this week’s column that is dedicated to black attire and this is the kind of outfit that few can pull off; Kristen Stewart is just the person to make corset pants look effortless. At the Personal Shopper LA premiere Kristen Stewart debuted a killer looking bleach blonde crop, which I have instantly fallen in love with.Also crushing it on the cool levels (as always) is Isabelle Huppert and I’m gonna go all Tyra as she’s doing this from H to T. Those silver tip pumps are a joy and as this is at the Louis Vuitton show at Paris Fashion Week, Huppert is wearing LV. Huppert is also reigniting my desire to own a leather jacket.Also at Louis Vuitton is Michelle Williams (as one of the faces of the brand this makes sense) and this is a far edgier look than we are used to seeing her in. I am all for a style switch up even if she looks a little stiff, but that might be the March chill rather than the outfit. Love the boots and as always I would suggest a bold red lip.Switching things up entirely at Valentino with all the delicate feminine frills. A trend that could go either way and much like KStew in all things edgy, Kate Mara is the perfect person to wear something that is drape adjacent. Also that is one fabulous collar and we all know how I feel about a detailed neckline. A striking and stripped down Chrissy Teigen cover and her piece on postpartum depression is so important. Chrissy is someone I have very strong good feelings about and it is not just because her cookbook has taught me how to make incredible bacon hash browns.

Behind the Insta-Scenes: Photos from the Set

27 Oct

TV Instagram mourns those lost on The Walking Dead (spoilers ahead), celebrates a birthday on Game of Thrones, gets excited about A+ guest stars and has a whole lot of style on and off set.

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The biggest TV event this week was the season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead and even though I quit watching last year the first thing I checked after the episode aired was the identity of the departed. The Walking Dead is a show I generally keep up with just in case I ever want to go back and this is mostly through the Richonne tag on Tumblr.

My other favorite character is/was Glenn and this photo by Steven Yeun’s TV wife, Lauren Cohan is a heartbreaker. I am very excited to see what Yeun will be doing next.

@cudlitz

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Steven Yeun paid tribute to the other Negan victim from the TWD season premiere in a very cool atmospheric shot of Michael Cudlitz.

 

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend returned last week with a fantastic episode (and songs) and everything about this photo fills me with joy.

 

And in excellent Crazy Ex-Girlfriend casting news I offer you the above.

From Graeme Manson on Twitter: “If you go out in the woods today… #CloneClub #OrphanBlack”

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If I *had* to pick a favorite clone it would be Helena and I cannot wait to see more of her adventures in the woods with Donnie and Alison.

 

Paparazzi got some BIG photos this week while Game of Thrones was shooting (don’t click this link if you want to remain spoiler free – I have SO many costuming thoughts). This is not these photos and there is something very unnerving about Dora and SpongeBob hanging in Westeros.

🐈🐀🧀 #girlshalloween

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Get ready for an onslaught of Halloween celeb photos after this weekend, but meanwhile enjoy the SNL ladies and this fabulous sketch. While I’m on the subject of this holiday; check out my piece on teen TV classics, costumes and growing up.

My first solo billboard in New York and it's in the middle of Times Square!! Leaping with joy! #voiceofthecurves

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Everything about this is stunning.

 

I’m enjoying this season of The Last Man on Earth as much as I’m enjoying Will Forte’s drawn on eyebrows and Carol’s fabulous top. So that is a lot and it will be fun to see what the new location will bring.

 

Also high on the fun list is Timeless and it continues to capture the same feelings that early Sleepy Hollow gave me; the core cast is just as delightful.

3 die-hard Cub fans. Let's get 'em tonight. #flythew

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‘Tis the season for baseball and shooting Christmas episodes.

On set and Found this in my coat pocket….Season 1. The Bet. #Brooklyn99

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine blast from the past.

 

I still need to watch the I Love Dick pilot on Amazon, but knowing Phoebe Robinson is going to be in it when the full season lands makes me even more eager to do so.

 

Abbi Jacobson and Jon Glaser serving up very different interpretations of talk show style with Glaser opting for something from Jon Glaser Loves Gear. In non-shocking news, I am very excited about Abbi’s new book.

That was golden! @Elleusa Women In Hollywood #GlamShed #ELLEWIH

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Lupita not only stuns on the red carpet, but she also gifts us with a closer look at her Elle “Women in Hollywood” celebration ensemble.

 

Also from the Elle “Women in Hollywood” event is this perfectly understandable reaction to Lupita Nyong’o from Yara Shahidi.

Autumn

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Perfect fall style from Game of Thrones’ Carice van Houten.

A great example of the #soviet fashion of the early 1980s. Love the obvious 1940s influence!

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Americans costume designer Katie Irish gives another sneak peek into her fabulous research materials.

Found by @elisabethmossofficial and @goldiegoldberg in Toronto. That's some big love right there. #greetingcards

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The fact that this card was found by Elisabeth Moss makes it even better.

Behind the Insta-Scenes: Photos from the Set

19 Oct

Jane the Virgin returned this week much to my teary eyed joy and this cast continues to deliver on the social media behind the scenes front. Plus we have a week of super stylish moments including Insta postcards from Cannes, costume secrets and more.

 

Kicking off again with Gil and George because I really want to see Oh, Hello again and because the guest stars keep on coming. Care Delevingne (just know I’m doing the Reese voice) is essentially wearing lounge wear including boob slippers, which actually feels entirely appropriate for this show.

Family. #janethevirgin #season3

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The cast that watches their season premiere together, stays together.

 

From the Jane the Virgin season 3 premiere and what the cast looks like all aged up. Just let it be known that this was the part of the episode where I went from welling up, to single tear and quickly followed by double eye sobbing. This show.

Grace Kelly and Cary Grant back on the lot. #JaneTheVirgin #YouThoughtYouKnewYouHaveNoIdea

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While I am strongly Team Michael this is very flame emoji and I cannot wait for whatever fantasy sequence will deliver this costuming delight.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh!!! So proud of her!!! #SNL

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Adorable husband alert.

Stupid shots 🎱

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It is going to be a while until Game of Thrones comes back so this will have to do for now.

 

Abigail Spencer has a whole lot of Timeless behind the scenes photos on her Insta including this incredible look at the costume detail from the Lincoln episode.

Malcolm & I. Promo shoot. #Timeless #bts

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Also this is delightful and giving every lipstick yes.

 

Carol’s got all the best clothes on The Last Man on Earth.

@vulture has a sneak peek at our new theme song in advance of the #crazyexgirlfriend premiere this Friday!

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There’s a new Crazy Ex-Girlfriend theme and while I’m definitely going to miss singing along to “she’s so broken inside” I really love the aesthetic and vibe of this new one.

Aww. Many hrs of prosthetics and silly outfit stuff. @janiebryant

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More Mad Men costume flashbacks from January Jones and the time Jones was pregnant meaning Betty had to put on weight.

you know what they say about girls who wear glasses WE DOPE AF.

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Regular readers will know that I have major Stephanie Beatriz glasses envy and this collection really is everything. Saving this picture for when I get a new prescription.

Ruth x Rochas #Loving

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Now entering the amazing outfits portion of the week and first up Ruth Negga in a very cute Rochas skirt and short sleeved sweater. Lipstick points too.

💋

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Yara Shahidi continues to deliver with her style choices and her makeup here also looks incredible.

#Cannes you believe how much my outfit matches the colors here 🇫🇷#Cannes #MIPCOM #unrealtv

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Constance Zimmer and Shiri Appleby have been in Cannes for a television industry event and it was hard to narrow down my picture choice to just two as they have been crushing it.

merci #mipcom see you next year #unrealtv @shiriappleby we out!

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I am so happy it is fall for knitwear reasons and this is very chic example. When in France.

Fancy's had a lot of different looks since we started dating

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Sarah Silverman making photo collages of Michael Sheen is relationship goals.

Out of the Box: Look of the Week

6 Nov

Oh hey there November! How is it this time of year already? This is the month that gives us one last Hunger Games press tour to play with plenty of fabulous dresses (and some not so wonderful ones – come on Dior you can do it), end of year awards (yes there is still another month of the year) and other fancy pants events.

Samira WileyFirst up Samira Wiley wearing Milly at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards and Wiley continues to crush it on the red carpet; it is easy to see why she is fronting the latest Christian Siriano campaign. This is a simple, but super effective look and this color is great on her.

Karlie KlossAt the same event supermodel Karlie Kloss wears a fun Proenza Schouler Resort 2016 dress and this might sound kinda crazy, but I’m getting Peppermint Patty vibes from this color scheme and it is working.

Elizabeth BanksElizabeth Banks isn’t shy when it comes to embracing fashion and she didn’t disappoint at the Berlin premiere for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 in this stunning Elie Saab Couture gown (for the first Mockingjay premiere last year she also opted for Elie Saab with amazing results). I wouldn’t expect anything less from the woman who plays Effie Trinket and Effie would definitely be into the idea of wearing a gold crown. Pocket plus points awarded.

Natalie Dormer LondonAt the London Mockingjay premiere the following day it was the Game of Thrones ladies who reigned with Natalie Dormer standing out in a custom Ong-Oaj Pairam graphic print dress. Even if it is giving me flashbacks to never being able to see the image in magic eye pictures; my eyes are sadly lacking the magic skill.

Gwendoline ChristieGwendoline Christie is serving up major sparkles in sequin Vivienne Westwood Couture and this is the start of end of year red carpet domination for Christie as there is still the small matter of Star Wars: The Force Awakens to contend with. I cannot wait as she always has so much fun with fashion.

Ruth WilsonHitting LBD territory with a pleated skirt twist at the 2015 Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards is Ruth Wilson in Brandon Maxwell and I am so here for this take on a classic look.

Abigail SpencerI couldn’t choose between what constitutes an ideal outfit from Abigail Spencer and tuxedo delight Abigail Spencer and as this is my column I get to say ‘fuck it’ and pick both. Especially when coats and cute booties are all I am looking at online at the moment. This is at the unveiling of the RH Modern Gallery in LA and everything about this ensemble is perfect casual cool.

Abigail Spencer ladysuitAnd now for something fancier and Abigail Spencer gets added to the growing list of #LadySuitWatch2015 members at the SAG Foundation’s 30th Anniversary Celebration. Adding decadence to this play on menswear with a jacquard jacket and striking crimson red lip color tops this look off.

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