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Prints, Jumpsuits and Red Dancing Lady Dresses at Summer TCA

3 Aug

The Television Critics’ Association 2017 Summer press tour is currently in its second week and to stop “Out of the Box” from being super long, I’ve decided to do a separate post dedicated to the panel attire that has caught my attention.

One key thing when picking out an outfit for TCA is how it will look sitting down because that’s what you’re gonna be doing and most of the pictures will be from this angle. Occasionally there will be the entrance, arrival or party shots, but the only guarantee is that sitting down one.

Also you don’t want to be going too formal; think perfect daytime attire such as fancy office or even something that would be wedding guest appropriate. There aren’t strict rules for these kinds of events and there is plenty of scope for getting it right. As you will see from looks below.Outlander is back next month (!) with Jamie and Claire separated by time and at the panel they revealed when you can expect to see them reunited. Caitriona Balfe chose my favorite kind of look for TCA – see also here – in a fabulous print. This Marni frock looks great sitting down and a bold pattern is always a winner.Balfe’s onscreen Outlander daughter Sophie Skelton also went the print route and one issue with the whole sitting down panel wear is that it can be the ultimate tease; sometimes we only get a glimpse. But this is where Instagram comes in.

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Because we get behind the scenes swishy shots like this one and it turns out what I thought was a blouse and skirt is actually this dress by Maje. Instagram really has made hunting down pieces of clothing/make-up that much easier.
Confession; I have never seen Everwood so the big reunion panel didn’t have the same emotional effect on me, but I do appreciate a cast that likes each other this much. And Emily VanCamp’s pajama-adjacent floral jacket paired with skinny jeans and heels gets two enthusiastic thumbs up from me.Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Vella Lovell gives great jumpsuit in this bold green number and yet I still haven’t acquired my first jumpsuit. Still a 2017 style goal.

I fell down a Crazy Ex-Girlfriend song hole on YouTube a couple of weeks ago and it was wonderful and after reading the panel highlights I am now even more excited for season 3. It feels like Sonequa Martin-Green is giving me that look because she knows I’m gonna moan about the color of her shoes, which I was going to. But also red Louboutin soles are great for sitting down shots because generally you will see that flash of color.

Also that floral dress is delightful and I would love to know what shade/brand of lipstick she is wearing.
Speaking of red soles and Hayley Atwell demonstrates my point perfectly at the Starz panel for the Howard’s End miniseries. A co-production with the BBC and this cast is fabulous; I will follow Atwell wherever she goes and Matthew Macfadyen and Tracey Ullman definitely make this an enticing project.

There is of course another very famous version of Howard’s End and while I’m not a huge Merchant Ivory fan it will be interesting to see if the mini-series can step out of shadow of the 1992 Oscar winning film. Girlfriend Experience co-creator Amy Seimetz shows how a bold color pump can brighten up any outfit and I’m very into the whole shirt buttoned all the way up thing at the moment. And of course ladysuits.First of all I think this shot is pretty funny in that it looks like Ioan Gruffudd and Joanne Froggatt are being proclaimed as liars.

This is of course the name of their new Sundance show and I also love that Froggatt’s red Johanna Ortiz frock is giving off serious dancing lady emoji vibes. Gruffudd scrubs up very well and his beard game is strong. Also I miss his show where he couldn’t die. That was fun.The women of Top of the Lake: China Girl did not coordinate as well Nicole Kidman’s other co-stars from The Beguiled and this covers the spectrum of panel attire with Elisabeth Moss leaning into pattern delights in Camilla and Marc, Gwendoline Christie wearing menswear inspired cool, Nicole Kidman doing her usual ruffled frock thing and Alice Englert leaning maybe a little too casual.

For more summer TCA style head here and come back tomorrow for another bumper “Out of the Box.”

Out of the Box: Look of the Week

15 Apr

This week sees a lot of regular “Out of the Box” faces and a whole host of events from daytime celebrations to premieres and panel discussions. Plus Teen Vogue continues to blow their adult counterpart out of the water in the cover stakes. Bold pattern continues to reign strong and there is a lot of awesome lady inspiration below. Lupita Nyong'oLast week Lupita Nyong’o’s Variety magazine cover for their annual Power of Women issue caused all the heart eye emoji reactions and here she is at the event honoring the work of this year’s recipients. Wearing a lime green daisy embroidered Dolce & Gabbana; Nyong’o is a springtime vision with a hint of 60s to her look. Excellent lipstick choice too.Danai GuriraDanai Gurira was also in attendance supporting Lupita who is currently starring in her Broadway play Eclipsed. This is the perfect day dress for this event and looks good without drawing too much focus from the person who is being honored. This is also Gurira’s second week in a row on Out of the Box and she is crushing it in a variety of styles this year from super cool jumpsuits to flowing frocks.Kerry WashingtonConfirmation airs on HBO tomorrow (Saturday 16) and Kerry Washington recently took part in a Times Talk with Anita Hill; the woman Washington is portraying in the movie. This Carolina Herrera dress reads serious with a hint of whimsy in the floral and pink sheer trim. SJP Collection shoes top it all off and Washington looks great. You can watch the whole fascinating and sometimes rage inducing discussion about the making and history behind Confirmation here.Emily VanCamp and Chris EvansOh, hello. Emily VanCamp in J Mendel at the Captain America: Civil War premiere with a ‘just the perfect amount of beardy’ Chris Evans. The fact they are posing together gives me some hope that Emily VanCamp’s Sharon Carter will get quite a lot/something to do in the new movie (even if she doesn’t really feature in the trailers at all).Emilia ClarkeGame of Thrones season 6 is almost here and Emilia Clarke has been hitting the promo train hard on magazine covers, at the premiere and the MTV Movie Awards. This might be my favorite of the three recent looks we’ve featured as this face emblazoned Miu Miu dress is unusual in the most mesmerizing way. Gugu Mbatha-RawGugu Mbatha-Raw’s “Fresh Faces” Marie Claire cover is striking and at the party celebrating this issue she stood out in a delightful star emblazoned – perhaps as a nod to the stars on cover – Coach 1941 dress; which I am now coveting hard. Willow SmithTeen Vogue’s cover game this year has been so strong and their Willow Smith May issue is another captivating image choice. As with other recent teen covers (including another one Smith appears on) there is something beautifully disarming in the direct look to camera and the accompanying interview/editorial is just as interesting.

Best of the 2014 UK Glamour Magazine Women of the Year Awards

4 Jun

Right on the heels of the CFDA Fashion Awards are the UK Glamour magazine Women of the Year Awards celebrating those who are making an impact in film, television, fashion and music. Color, print and metallics dominate our style highlights.

Emily VanCampEmily VanCamp picked up International TV Actress and this Monique Lhuillier fuchsia tweed print mid-length dress could almost double as fancy business wear if it wasn’t for those fantastic bell-sleeves. This is sophisticated, yet playful and the slightly longer length sets it apart from a lot of the shorter hemlines on display.

Natalie DormerGoing even longer is Natalie Dormer in this starry ’70s inspired Matthew Williamson halter gown and it’s the perfect partner to Brie Larson’s DVF from the CFDA Awards. This maybe needs a bolder lip color, but the Game of Thrones star shines on this red carpet.

Sophie TurnerAs does Dormer’s co-star Sophie Turner and she has gone for a slightly more edgy look in McQ Alexander McQueen. Mixing plaid with leather is a fun choice, particularly when the leather aspect goes beyond a belt into a built-in corset. Pairing this with maroon booties might seem like a misstep considering it is summer, but I’m totally into them.

Emma WillisEmma Willis picked up Presenter of the year and as yellow is my clothing catnip I am practically drooling over this canary Roksanda Ilincic skirt (that is very similar to this one). The color blocking is on point and Willis adds even more pop with her pink lipstick without becoming a walking crayon set.

Cat DeeleyPresenter Cat Deeley’s Matthew Williamson star print shift dress shows off her amazing legs and the red belt detail with her silver snakeskin strappy heels complement the simplicity of this style. Deeley looks fantastic.

Daisy LoweDaisy Lowe opts for a retro silhouette in a 1954 Dior couture (from William Vintage) and the nipped in waist, full skirt and open neckline is a classic shape for a reason; Lowe pulls this off without looking like she is playing 1950s dress up.

Gemma ChanActress Gemma Chan does the metallic shift/strappy shoe look with aplomb.

Sarah HylandModern Family’s Sarah Hyland wears a super shimmer Gucci T-shirt style frock and while the oversized nature does almost drown her, it’s a funky take on what could look like either mermaid scales or chainmail. Take your pick with what fantasy crossover you want, just be sure to ditch the nude pumps on the way out.

Hayley AtwellHayley Atwell dons one of the few floor-length gowns at this event in Ermanno Scervino and the floral embroidery, braid and pink lip gives this a 70s boho feel.

For a full list of the winners head here.

Out of the Box: Look of the Week

14 Mar

Mad Men has some competition on the magazine cover front from Game of Thrones this month and while Elisabeth Moss and Jessica Paré have scored one each, GoT’s Emilia Clarke has three solo covers and a group one. There are several other magazines with TV stars on the front this month – which is why this “Out of the Box” is all cover stars – featuring both current and returning faces. The covers are brighter in tone as the season is changing, even if it’s not quite warm enough to wear some of these outfits yet. There’s another show returning in April that we’re really excited for here at TV Ate My Wardrobe that isn’t Mad Men or Game of Thrones and it features on this week’s Entertainment Weekly.

Emilia ClarkeThe first of the Emilia Clarke covers and she looks stunning in a purple Giles dress with Swarovski encrusted lips on UK InStyle.

Emilia Clarke FlareNicely played with adapting the GoT phrase for the new season and Flare has been dipped in pastel pink.

Emilia Clarke French GlamourFrench Glamour has ditched the super feminine look preferred by both InStyle and Flare, opting for an edgier editorial choice. All three covers show just how versatile Clarke look is.

GOT Vanity FairClarke joins fellow GoT cast members in full costume for the April issue Vanity Fair and I’ve got until April 6 to catch up (I know). I’ll be buying this issue regardless and I love this photo taken by VF staple Annie Leibovitz. I’ll just have to save this article and go ahead and read all about Alan Cumming return to Cabaret instead. 

Orphan Black EW coverEveryone’s favorite clones are gracing the cover of Entertainment Weekly as they celebrate the return of Orphan Black. Our anticipation levels are pretty darn high thanks to this feature and the first full length teaser which debuted this week. April is going to be a very good/busy month for TV.

Lena DunhamLena Dunham covered Vogue last month and now she’s getting the Glamour treatment. The dramatic dark makeup works really well and let’s hope no one starts crowing about Photoshop with this issue.

Lena Dunham D&GExtra Lena Dunham from this issue of Glamour as I really like the dramatic nature of this Dolce & Gabbana polka dot frock. I would definitely twirl around in this if I got the chance.

Elle Katie HolmesKatie Holmes is returning to TV nearly 10 years after Dawson’s Creek finished as she will be starring in a yet untitled ABC pilot. In the meantime she’s killing it on the cover of UK Elle in this stunning Prada embellished coat.

Emily VanCampEmily VanCamp is in the new Captain America and while it’s unlikely that I will go back to watching Revenge, I am looking forward to seeing VanCamp in a film of this size – even though she hasn’t appeared in any of the promotional material. The styling on the cover of Elle Canada evokes a hint of a pilot (it’s mostly the patches) and I’m always a sucker for stripes.

Celebrating the TV Issue of Nylon Magazine

22 Aug

The fall TV season is upon us and Nylon magazine has released the image for their annual TV issue; Revenge star Emily VanCamp graces the cover. The September issue is the fashion magazine pinnacle, but it is the TV issue that I really look forward to and luckily these don’t all arrive in the same month (New York magazine comes out in May and Elle’s February issue tends to be TV-centric). My not so secret admission is that I am a bit of a magazine junkie in both print and digital form – while I prefer print the bonus content included with the digital edition is really appealing – and so the combination of TV, fashion and magazines is my ideal.

So here is the 2013 cover and a love letter to TV issue of Nylon magazine.

Emily VanCamp TV Issue

The first issue of Nylon that I bought was the 2008 TV issue, which also happens to be the inaugural TV issue. While the 90210 cover stars failed to appeal (I really wasn’t that interested in this reboot), the many other TV shows listed on the front (ok it was probably Lost and the forthcoming Fringe) caught my eye. I did the standard flicking through the pages in the shop to make sure it was worth buying and the article that really jumped out at me was the “Gone too Soon” fashion editorial which featured clothes inspired by My So-Called Life.

Considering the influx of ’90s nostalgia it wouldn’t surprise me if we see something similar from Nylon this year – they could take a different route of course and pick other less discussed/revered shows from the ’90s or pick another era all together. In fact grunge has been circulating for a while as the photo shoot with Nina Dobrev cites Angela Chase and has Dobrev in chunky cardigans, plaid flannel shirts and DMs from the 2011’s Christina Ricci covered issue (Pan Am we hardly knew you).

It isn’t just the recent-ish shows that Nylon covers and the 2008 issue looks to older characters like Peg Bundy from Married… with Children, The Cosby Show’s Clair Huxtable and Samantha Stephens from Bewitched for makeup and hair inspiration. Iconic female characters aren’t the only source of inspiration and who would have thought that Lt. Columbo would have a highly covetable look? Well thanks to his trench coat he is. TV Ate My Wardrobe was primarily set up to give me a place to talk about costuming and fashion on TV shows and probably somewhere along the line this magazine issue helped plant the seed of this site.

Other features include interviews with a variety of behind the scenes talent including writers, producers, composers, editors and costume designers. A big chunk is dedicated to the hottest new faces some from shows that will go on to six or seven seasons and others like Rubicon (*sob*) and Kings that didn’t make it beyond one season. This probably sounds super nerdy but it’s quite fun to have flick through and see who is now a star (even if their show tanked) and who has faded into obscurity. It also is a good reminder that shows like The Beautiful Life and the Melrose Place reboot existed for a tiny amount of time, I’m not sure how many people want to be reminded of that though.

This isn’t Emily VanCamp’s first appearance in the TV issue as she has previously represented both Brothers & Sisters and Revenge. Britt Robertson has also featured twice before for the short lived Life Unexpected and The Secret Circle and it wouldn’t be a surprise if she’s in it again for Under the Dome. Jessica Szohr not only got the 2010 cover but she’s been in two other issues showing that at least one person out there liked Vanessa on Gossip Girl. It’s not all just CW shows as Mad MenBreaking Bad and countless other cable shows feature. The other networks are represented too and one of my favorite random pairings is Zach Gilford and Minka Kelly (random because they barely shared a scene on FNL).

The debates that rage online about series finales and what constitutes a great show also feature in these pages – I’m so happy to see Six Feet Under at the table for both of these conversations. Though in the last couple of years these types of discussions haven’t been so prominent, hopefully this issue will make a return to these kinds of debates.

For a look at the past TV issues of Nylon magazine click on the images below. As you can see from the styling of the cover short shorts are common as are clashing patterns. I think Emily VanCamp’s crop top has hypnotic powers as it’s hard to stop staring even if it kind of hurts.

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