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Out of the Box: Look of the Week

5 Jun

Despite how much print has been in decline in recent years magazine covers still possess the power to make a huge impact and the July issue of Vanity Fair demonstrates just how important old media still is (while being unveiled on social media). This has also been an awards show filled week with the Peabody and Glamour Women of the Year celebrations taking place. Plus all your polo watching sartorial needs are covered.

Caitlyn JennerHi Caitlyn, it is so good to meet you! This is a stunning cover for many reasons and while plenty has been said about how amazing Caitlyn Jenner looks all glammed up it is also important to remember this is about far more than just external beauty. Laverne Cox addresses this on her Tumblr and it is essential reading.

EssenceSpeaking of Laverne Cox here is she is with some of her Orange is the New Black co-stars (just one week until new episodes!) on the cover of Essence all dressed in the color of their show. What’s great about this cover is the number of women featured (Danielle Brooks, Samira Wiley, Adrienne C. Moore, Laverne Cox, Uzo Aduba, Vicky Jeudy) and that it is celebrating ‘sexy at every size’ styling each women in a dress for their figure. Body positive feelings happiness.

Amy Schumer and Tina FeyMoving on from magazines to awards with Amy Schumer receiving a Peabody for Inside Amy Schumer from Tina Fey (on stage there was smooching) with both ladies opting for black. Schumer’s LBD is tuxedo inspired which automatically gets all the points from me.

Kerry WashingtonThe UK Glamour Women of the Year Awards look like a whole lot of fun if the Instagram shots are anything to go by and this is reflected in the red carpet attire with Kerry Washington going for 70s disco infused tube top and glitzy David Koma skirt. Now I want to go out dancing.

Gillian AndersonI don’t know if I would love this on anyone but Gillian Anderson and a tulle cape is so playful and so dramatic that I can’t not smile. Extra giddiness comes from the return of Hannibal last night and all the incredible Bedelia costuming.

Emma WillisSimple chic from Emma Willis and she never disappoints on the red carpet. While it isn’t quite Roksanda levels of stunning as last year’s the blue neck detail and texture elevates it.

Diane Kruger and Joshua JacksonTV Ate My Wardrobe’s official Best Dressed Couple crown wearers continue to please in every single way with Diane Kruger’s magical fashion unicorn status remaining intact in vintage Roland Mouret at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. Joshua Jackson’s grey suit is impeccable and there are no words to describe how he is looking at her.

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ruth Wilson, Emma RobertsCulottes are a returning trend that has me invoking a loud WHY?! but Ruth Wilson is making me consider them as a fashion choice because she manages to look pretty damn cool while watching polo last weekend. Basically this event includes actresses wearing clothes I might normally be dismissive of that on this occasion look super cool. Maggie Gyllenhaal is working a pink suit with a white crop top with a pair of highly covetable sunglasses. And Emma Roberts’ yellow dress is something I would like in any sun soaked setting. Cute leopard print bag too.

Out of the Box: Look of the Week

23 Jan

The onslaught of award shows has slowed down and with TCA coming to a close this is a slightly quieter week. Fear not as there are still some awards to be given out before the SAGs/Oscars – the SAG Awards are this Sunday – and various promotional events too. Plus the return of a character look of the week.

Keri Russell and Matthew RhysStarting with one final TCA panel and I am thrilled The Americans is back for season 3 next week (January 28). I am also happy to see Keri Russell ditching her signature black/white choices and embracing some color and pattern in an olive-green Balenciaga leather skirt with a Saint Laurent leopard print shirt. This pairing particularly with the bow element sounds like it shouldn’t work, but it looks fantastic and Russell continues her style reign. Polka dot points for Matthew Rhys thanks to his tie which brightens up the grey.

Joanne FroggattThe British Consulate in LA hosted an afternoon tea to celebrate Wolf Hall this week – what better way to celebrate something concerning British royalty than with a very British sounding event – and Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt is doing the flirty summer dress thing in Issa. I hope the ground isn’t too soft as I’m picturing those gold Giuseppe Zanotti sandals sinking into the grass.

Emma WillisAt the National Television Awards presenter Emma Willis embraced her fondness for yellow Roksanda Ilincic in another incredible outfit. Pairing a crop top with a skirt this floaty adds an edginess to this look and ensures Willis stands out in the style stakes.

Maisie Williams NTAMaisie Williams embraces the menswear trend at the National Television Awards in a fantastic Diesel Gold suit and this is a fun play on the lady tux. The jacket chain and white top with black neckband are the kind of things it helps to be 17 to wear and Maisie Williams continues to have fun with her outfit choices at events like this. Bonus red lipstick points are awarded of course.

Sleepy HollowAs I mentioned in the intro this is the return of a character look of the week with Ichabod Crane on Sleepy Hollow going for a slightly dressier approach as it is date night, which turns into painting horrorshow. At least he didn’t get too much blood on his high stand collar; hopefully it will come out in the wash. Plus he also got to air his grievance about modern dress “How can one be both business and casual?” Abbie’s sticking to her standard all dark attire and I’m forever thrilled she gets to wear boots like these ones rather than running in heels.

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.

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