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Out of the Box: Look of the Week

19 Feb

A mostly New York Fashion week edition of “Out of the Box” with plenty of famous faces flocking to runway shows to find out what they will be wearing come the next red carpet cycle/in their regular lives – they can probably afford the price tags.

This was going to be an all NYFW offering, but as I didn’t cover the BAFTAs (for other work/travel reasons) I wanted to include a couple of dresses from this event which wowed me.Diane Kruger, Jamie King, Jennifer HudsonIt’s New York in February and temperatures are on the chilly side so a coat casually slung over the shoulders is always a good choice and both Diane Kruger and Jennifer Hudson have opted for this at Jason Wu. If this was me I would definitely struggle with keeping it straight on my shoulders (you should see my oh so wonky gown graduation pictures). This is a fun blend of looks with Jennifer Hudson wearing the very on trend leather, Diane looking cool in cornflower blue and Jamie King rounding out the picture in a dress ideal for a weekend away in the country at Downton Abbey type venue.Claire DanesA beautiful and simple shot of Claire Danes watching the Narciso Rodriguez runway show on Tuesday. Kiernan Shipka, Amadla Stenberg, Marc JacobsThe Marc Jacobs presentation was packed last night and whenever I see a front row like this I just assume that this is the first time most of them are meeting each other. Not the case with our favorite teen BFFs Amandla Stenberg and Kiernan Shipka. Andra Day’s movie themed ensemble is super fun and that’s a whole lot of excellent bold lip colors from Day, Ashley Benson and Odeya Rush.  Amandla StenbergA clearer look at Amandla Stenberg’s fabulous Marc Jacobs ‘Scream Queens‘ skirt – Olivia Wilde wore the dress version recently – and pairing it with sneakers adds to the laid back vibe.Natasha Lyonne and Christina RicciWhile Stenberg’s gone for sneakers (a woman after my own flats loving heart) there are a lot of stacked platforms on display and I’m maybe coveting Christina Ricci’s ‘Edie Mary Jane‘ patent delights. There’s also something a little Wednesday Addams about her whole outfit and I’m so here for Natasha Lyonne’s bold red (pleather?) skirt.Juliet LewisJuliette Lewis looking like the coolest golfer that ever lived at Marc Jacobs. The pants maybe need a little hemming, but as someone who couldn’t see their shoes for the first half of the aughts I am also fine with this.Zosia Mamet - Marc JacobsSee the above comment about the pants and ribbons/ascots/scarves are really making a big swing for Fall 2016 with Zosia Mamet also working prints at Marc Jacobs. Ellie, Zosia, FriedaMore Zosia at the Kate Spade New York presentation – we picked out some outfits for Shoshanna in our Kate Spade Fantasy Costuming piece – and more excellent patterned attire. Posing with Ellie Kemper and Freida Pinto the trio stuck to the monochrome department rather than going for the bright Kate Spade color palette. Zoe Kazan Kate SpadeAdding a splash of color in a super pretty floral ensemble is Zoe Kazan proving that black tights can be worn with something this summer looking. It is still February after all.Zoe KazanMore Zoe Kazan and the Jill Stuart frock she gave a sneak peek look at on Instagram and I feel like I have very similar clothing taste to Kazan; this is right in my dress wheelhouse. And tights. I love tights.Naomie Harris - Michael KorsNaomie Harris was a knockout during the Spectre press tour last year and once again she is killing it at the Michael Kors Collection show in Michael Kors. Pink pumps add a touch of flair to this floral delight.Taraji P. Henson and Zoe KravitzWhile I still haven’t come up with a suitable term to describe something more than #SquadGoals here is the non-selfie version of Taraji P. Henson and Zoe Kravitz on the front row at Alexander Wang still looking super cool. Henson looked stunning in Alexander Wang at the recent Golden Globes and this is brand which suits her style well while avoiding any Cookie comparisons.Julia GarnerAlso at Alexander Wang – Julia Garner somehow looking cute and edgy all at once in leather. No word if she will be back for season 4 of The Americans but no doubt if she is then expect plenty of heartbreak.Alicia VikanderMore leather and Alicia Vikander’s BAFTA Louis Vuitton frock is a weighty 35 lbs. The last three big events has seen Vikander wearing a variety of looks from the brand she models for and I cannot wait to see what they have in store for her a week on Sunday. It’s weird to think award season is almost at an end.Cate BlanchettCate Blanchett also cranks it up a gear for the BAFTAs in a stunning Alexander McQueen dress of two halves and each one is just as spectacular as the other.

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Behind the Insta-Scenes: Photos from the Set

17 Feb

That very busy time of year when it is not only New York Fashion Week, but the awards keep on coming and shows are returning/are deep into their filming schedule. It is good for “Behind the Insta-Scenes” as there is plenty of variety this week.

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One week! We psyched!

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Happy Broad City Day! We are very excited to have Abbi and Ilana back on TV and this picture of a Polaroid is a delight (and means I am no longer questioning the times when I have posted a photo of a Polaroid).

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Repost by @sabongui. A little BTS of Earth2!

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On Earth-2, Iris has super wide legged pants and I am so here for this futuristic retro look.

 

Meanwhile Grant Gustin is also moonlighting over on Supergirl; Gustin and Melissa Benoist do look very good together. I really need to catch up on Supergirl before this episode happens.

 

This episode. Ultimate Valentine’s Day sobs.

 

Tyra might have a few pointers, but I give this picture a 10 with the added bonus of more Lucca Quinn patterned costuming treats.

 

Constance Zimmer’s very on point sweater this weekend gets extra points for the Galentine’s tag (and now I’m sad I forgot to include Rachel and Quinn in this post – next year).

 

There needs to be a word for something that is even more than just #SquadGoals when hangouts like this one take place.

 

NYFW is all over Instagram including many runway shots and this one from The Cut’s Stella Bugbee captures the fluidity and pretty from the Altuzarra show.

 

Jill Stuart dress delights – which you will be able to see in full as part of “Out of the Box” – courtesy of Zoe Kazan.

 

Cats and couture.

 

A very sweet BAFTA pre-party selfie with Emilia Clarke and Bel Powley.

 

Now this is an amazing Cookie look – fur, leather, pattern clashing, sunglasses – it has everything. Empire is back in just over a month.

 

Agent Carter hair secrets – it is all about the curlers.

 

Seeing double on Jessica Jones.

 

Thankfully there’s a lot more laughter and a lot less animosity behind the scenes on Scandal without all the romantic dramaz.

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HOT

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I’m just gonna go ahead and assume this is Michael Sheen and also very much agree with Sarah Silverman’s straight to the point caption.

 

Totally fulfilling the ‘cast mates who are friends when not at work’ sweet spot.

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Oh boy

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For anyone who has seen the excellent John Mulaney Netflix comedy special The Comeback Kid or if you just like dogs wearing coats – this one is for you.

Best of the Pre-Golden Globes Parties

10 Jan

A prelude to the main event tonight and two more daytime shindigs with the BAFTA awards season tea (with actual tea and for some reason a no selfie policy) and the 2016 Film Independent Filmmaker Grant and Spirit Award Nominees Brunch. Not quite living up to the sartorial offerings from the AFI Awards luncheon on Friday and this was a big case of scroll down nightmare when going through the photos; however there are still several outfits to love, some I am still not sure about and dudes in suits that are not black.

Alicia VikanderBy far my favorite look from the day and Alicia Vikander is high up on the most anticipated list for Golden Globes dresses tonight. This red striped Altuzarra is such a breath of fresh air much like most of her red carpet choices.

Caitriona BalfeAlso going for something simple and cool is Caitriona Balfe in a belted tuxedo inspired LBD (with pockets!). Also reminding me that yep, I still need to get back on the Outlander watch.

Nathalie EmmanuelNathalie Emmanuel edges towards maybe too casual, but also this is a really cute outfit so I’m gonna say it is more than fine. Still on the lookout for the perfect leather pleated skirt and this one combined with the white tee fits this description. The dash of pattern on her silk headband and bag also help make this outfit pop.

Also this is all kinds of lovely.

Mark RuffaloDigging the suit and grey sweater look on Mark Ruffalo.

Michael ShannonThe jacket is maybe a tad too short, but I really like what Michael Shannon is going for here.

Nyle ANTMOh hey there Nyle! I really wanted you to win ANTM and yet I still haven’t watched the final episode (thanks Twitter spoiler for that). Glad to see him on the red carpet circuit and following on from Ryan Gosling wearing something from the brown palette. Priyanka ChopraThis is one of two dresses that I can’t quite work out if I like or not and there is so much going on with Priyanka Chopra’s Alex Perry frock (sounding a lot like Alex Parrish – her Quantico character). Maybe the top half should be stick to one black texture and that would make it seem less chaotic. Her face looks really great though.

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"The #BAFTAtea is always a great place for actresses to debut spring looks – despite the LA chill. It's clear orangey-peach will be having its moment soon: #SaoirseRonan, styled by Elizabeth Saltzman in London, dined a peach @LelaRose knit short sleeve and skating skirt over a Lela Rose floral shirt – while fellow Globes nominee #BrieLarson donned a cream pencil skirt with stripes of burgundy and peach, and a black top. The pair, both drama category front runners, spent about half an hour bonding at @BAFTA.” – @hollywoodreporter’s @merleginsberg at the annual BAFTA tea. #Getty For more from all the parties leading up to tomorrow’s #goldenglobes- visit pretareporter.com!

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Brie Larson and Saoirse Ronan are two more names on our most anticipated list for tonight and while I wasn’t enamored by either frock choice at this BAFTA event, this photo I adore.

Rooney MaraThe second of the ‘on the fence’ frocks and Rooney Mara wore this to both the Film Independent Spirit Award brunch and the BAFTA tea – wearing the same thing to two events when you are attending this many is beyond fine in my eyes – and it is definitely very Rooney Mara in both color scheme and style. Definitely edging closer to love than eh.

Rami MalekYesterday I hit the BIG REVEAL episode of Mr Robot and while I was already aware of part of the twist, the execution and Rami Malek’s performance delivered and it didn’t really matter that I had been spoiled. Malek continues to go for buttoned up sans tie and I am so into this style choice on him. It is also nice to see him out of Elliot’s trademark hoodie.

Best of the Pre-Emmy Parties – Tea and Nominees

20 Sep

All the parties this weekend for those who work in TV land and Emmy day is here! Before we get to the fancy dresses of the awards (check back in the morning) there are more fun frocks, ladysuits and generally fabulous outfits and accessories to scroll through.

Yesterday we covered the Entertainment Weekly and Variety shindigs; both offering some excellent sartorial moments and today we are taking a look at the BAFTA TV Tea and the TV Academy pre-game event. Quite a few of these actresses are on our most anticipated list for tonight.

Tatiana Maslany BAFTAAfter dipping her toe into the menswear trend in tailored perfection Tatiana Maslany has gone for something far dreamier in Preen by Thornton Bregazzi. The colorful stripe detail on the sleeves gives this dress a much needed pop of color.

Tatiana Maslany LegoNow for a closeup up of her Lego clutch from Les Petits Joueurs and a brand that is getting a lot of red carpet attention of late; including Taraji P. Henson accessorizing her Empire premiere look with this fantastic keyboard version.

Tatiana Maslany Emmy pre partyOne Tatiana Maslany is never enough as Orphan Black is so good at pointing out and here she is at the Emmy nominee event wearing one of my favorite designers; in a striking Roksanda Ilincic skirt from the S/S 15 collection. Paired with a simple black tee and another Les Petits Joueurs clutch (you can’t see it in this shot but this is it) to complete a winning ensemble.

Andre HollandHot dude in a suit break courtesy of The Knick’s Andre Holland. I am very excited to have this show back next month.Kiernan Shipka BAFTAThis could be standard cute dress fare from Kiernan Shipka, but the interesting color/texture choice makes her stand out.

Sophie TurnerSophie Turner can join the #ladysuitwatch2015 gang wearing Chloe even without a jacket and this is a fun take on this trend.

Uzo AdubaA floral treat from Uzo Aduba in an ideal dress for BAFTA TV tea.

Madeleine MantockAnother and somewhat abstract take on a floral print with a lovely watercolor effect from Madeleine Mantock. Not sure about the sliver wedges with this outfit and they’d be more suited for something a little bit more 70s. At least they’re not beige.

Yara ShahidiSo Yara Shahidi’s strappy sandals are a little on the beige meh side, but the rest of her outfit is so vibrant and fun that I’ll give her a pass.

Emily Robinson and Jill SolowayJill Soloway has moved away from 60s optical illusions to a trippy forest mural and once again I am so in love with her choice of buttoned up patterned shirt. Mini-Gaby Hoffmann (the Transparent flashback casting is so spot on it is eerie) Emily Robinson goes beige sandals, but her dress is adorable.

Weekend Hightlights – Lady Tuxes, Sparkly Dresses, Pockets and Bill Murray

9 Feb

The glitzy awards season extravaganza dominated the weekend with Friday’s NAACP Image awards, followed by pre-BAFTA parties on Saturday (we will have a separate BAFTA show post), the DGA awards and the Grammys. One big trend is a personal favorite and ultimate clothing wish list item; the lady tux.

Anna KendrickAnna Kendrick slays in a Band of Outsiders lady tux (sans shirt) and she keeps it simple pairing it with black stilettos. This is a super chic and sexy take on menswear and while my dream version looks more like Tina Fey at the Golden Globes (mostly because I fear the falling out) Kendrick is easily one of the best dressed stars over this red carpet heavy weekend.

HaimDanielle Haim is another suit wearing vision in Stella McCartney and making up for the crochet Chloé ensemble – I know I love 70s fashion but eh not feeling this – Este is wearing. Este does get the all important bonus red lipstick points and at least they aren’t all wearing very similar outfits. The monochromatic balance in this group shot is working like a charm.

January Jones and Bill MurrayShowing how a lady tux can cause a stir is January Jones in Sandro at the DGA Awards; it’s all in the plunge and I love this spin on menswear. Oh hey Bill Murray looking delightful and like he’s come straight from a Wes Anderson movie set.

Reese WitherspoonPre-BAFTA party sparkles for Reese Witherspoon and I’m definitely into the bell shaped sleeves which elevate this from being just another cute shimmery mini dress.

Felicity JonesPockets! Felicity Jones has done many of these events in the past few months and I think it is fine to say she is looking rather tired by now. Still amazing, but tired at the BAFTA nominee pre-party. And this is why this Christian Dior Couture dress is ideal because it is simple chic and it also plays on the tuxedo; by now you know how much I like this style.

Best of the Variety and BAFTA Pre-Emmy Red Carpets

24 Aug

August has been a relatively quiet month with most of the red carpet action coming from film projects filmed while on hiatus. Get ready for an influx of dresses as the Emmys are on Monday and the parties have already begun. Below are the best looks from the BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea 2014 and Variety and Women in Film Emmy Nomination Celebration. With several pulling double duty at both events a couple of faces pop up twice. On trend is a mixture of all-black ensembles and super colorful affairs (with some showcasing both thanks to the two events). There are a lot of bad shoe choices and somehow three jumpsuits make the list (insert Home Alone cat face here).

Kerry WashingtonKerry Washington has been hitting style highs recently and this is another to add to that list. Going short in Michael Kors and fresh faced before the fancy frock night is understandable. This is striking in its simplicity and there’s a slight hint of sparkle when the flash hits the embellishments.

Samira WileyAnother short take and the pre-Emmy parties are all about having fun before the big event and Orange is the New Black’s Samira Wiley is doing just this in a blurred effect number.

Julianna MarguliesJulianna Margulies is always one of my most anticipated on the red carpet come award season and while she is playing it pretty safe; it is also a classic J-Marg look. Digging the bold lipstick too.

Michelle Dockery VarietyMichelle Dockery’s peplum Elie Saab black jumpsuit is also in the simple chic category at the Variety party.

Michelle DockeryHowever, earlier in the day Dockery has done the color splurge in a Roland Mouret crop top and skirt. The Teen Choice Awards don’t have the monopoly on crop tops (there is another coming up) and even though the skirt looks like a fancy table cloth Dockery pulls this off. Despite the matchy matchy shoe/skirt of it all these Christian Louboutin pumps are a footwear highlight.

KS and ASIf Kiernan Shipka’s Instagram is anything to go by these teen stars are set to takeover the world while having brunch and here she is once again with Sleepy Hollow’s Amandla Stenberg. Both manage to look super cute and slightly edgy at the same time in their dark attire.

KsKiernan Shipka also attended the BAFTA Tea in a summery Giambattista Valli cocktail dress and she will be one to look out for tomorrow as she continues to hit all the right sartorial notes.

Joanne FroggattDownton Abbey’s Joanne Froggat does color blocking in Altuzarra mixing bold red and orange with grey. Black sandals are a popular choice on both red carpets (not in the bad shoe category) and it is still summer after all.

Ashley MadekweAt first I thought this was a dress, instead it is a Christian Dior jumpsuit with one leg much wider than the other and Ashley Madekwe pulls off Dior’s latest attempt to wrinkle our brains (remember JLaw’s half skirt/pants number?!). One reason this works is because it’s all one color and a striking shade of blue at that. Plus the pockets, always the pockets.

Anna ChlumskyKeeping in the jumpsuit/pocket territory and Anna Chlumsky’s Veronica Beard outfit reminds me of the Hannibal bathroom location from season one (they’re not even that similar, but that’s where my brain jumped to). This is not a bad thing as those tiles are gorgeous as is this pattern.

Lizzy Caplan BAFTAAnother BAFTA/Variety double! Lizzy Caplan is wearing a bold chartreuse Cushnie et Ochs frock and works this difficult shade by pairing it with scarlet pumps. Sheer tends to cause a wrinkled nose effect and part of me would love to see this as a strapless gown.

Lizzy Caplan VarietySwitching things up and the Wes Gordon houndstooth pencil skirt and long sleeve crop top makes me think of a Virginia Johnson outfit shifted from 1956 to 2014. Paired with burgundy Christian Louboutin ‘Bootypump’ ankle boots – which I am now coveting – makes this a sophisticated and fun take on office to party chic.

Allison TolmanEmmy weekend also reminds me which shows I need to catch up on and Fargo is top of this list. I’ve heard so much about Allison Tolman’s performance and she looks lovely on the BAFTA Tea red carpet in a lace blue frock. A more colorful shoe choice (basically anything but beige) would have been preferable.

Rachelle LefevreMore beige shoe sadness with Rachelle Lefevre, however her dress is enough to distract and looks like the clothing version of sediment layers. This also doesn’t sound that great I realize, but trust me it is. So much hair envy.

Michelle MonaghanColor blocking with a dotty twist and Michelle Monaghan’s red and orange J. Mendel frock is another striking take on this trend.

BAFTA Television Awards 2013

13 May

Last night at London’s Southbank Centre the 2013 BAFTA television awards took place and the best of British television (and Made in Chelsea) was celebrated.

Olivia Colman with two TV Baftas

The incredible Olivia Colman took home two awards for very different roles; Best Supporting Actress for Jimmy McGovern’s Accused and Best Female in a Comedy Programme for the Olympic satire Twenty Twelve. Colman is an incredibly versatile actress showing that she can excel in both comedy and drama and I’m glad to see her honored for both of these roles. Colman dedicated one of these awards to co-star Anne Marie Duff coming up with a wonderful hybrid name for them “Annmoliviacolmuff.” Coleman looked stunning in an aubergine Vivienne Westwood gown as she collected both awards.

In the other drama categories Shakespeare was a big hit with The Hour’s Ben Whishaw winning for his portrayal of Richard II and Simon Russell Beale won in the supporting category for playing Falstaff in Henry IV Part 2. Whishaw spoke backstage to the BBC about the positive reception to this venture and why Shakespeare is still important to a wide audience “Of course he didn’t write plays for a few people – he was writing for mass audience, so I think it’s very important that television touches on all the great literature in the world.”

Sienna Miller

A couple of surprises include both of the HBO/BBC joint ventures Parade’s End and The Girl going home with nothing. Sienna Miller showed once again that she can work a red carpet (after being one of the only actresses to truly get the punk theme at last week’s Met Gala) in a Matthew Williamson mint green dress that reflects the era and her role as Tippi Hedren in The Girl. Miller might not have won the big prize but she did win in the fashion stakes.

The Best International category has been dominated by Danish shows over the past few years with both the excellent Borgen and Forbrydelsen taking home the big prize. The Bridge couldn’t recapture the Scandinavian magic and this year saw Girls beat out Homeland and Game of ThronesGame of Thrones still managed to scoop a prize as it won the public voted Radio Times Audience Award.

Clare Balding

The Special Award of the night went to Clare Balding; Olympic and Paralympic presenter and all round amazing woman. Balding’s speech touched upon everything that made 2012 such a special year and I can’t think of anyone else more deserving.

For a full list of winners head here.

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