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Out of the Box: Look of the Week

10 Jul

Before the domination of Comic-Con panel and party pictures we’ve got a mix of magazine editorials, fashion week styling and a hair conspiracy that could eclipse Felicity.

Gillian Anderson WMesmerized by this stunning shot of Gillian Anderson from W Magazine’s Pop Issue and we are so lucky to have this much Anderson on TV right now. From her current role as Bedelia on Hannibal to the forthcoming final season of The Fall AND the all important/super exciting X-Files revival. The latter unleashed its first bit of new footage this week and even though it was only a couple of seconds long the sight of Mulder and Scully with their guns and flashlights drawn full on made me yelp with joy.


Mindy KalingMindy Kaling looking fierce as fuck also from the Pop Issue of W Magazine as she looks ready to steal your heart and a 1930s gangster’s mind. That or she is rivaling everything Blake Lively from the New Year’s scenes in Age of Adaline (a movie I somehow liked enough to see twice).  

Kate MaraCovering this month’s issue of Flare is Kate Mara and they have styled her in whole array of dreamy and romantic outfits including this stunning Preen by Thornton Bregazzi top. It’s all very delicate, lovely and on occasion over the top, which is delightful as is her choppy auburn bob.

LupitaShowing how to simple and effective chic at the Dior show during Paris Couture Fashion Week is Lupita Nyong’o wearing a summery short red frock. Excellent sunglasses choice adds an extra pop.

Carice Van Houten and Kees van Nieuwkerk at SchiaparelliSwitching out her signature Game of Thrones costume color is Carice van Houten at the Schiaparelli Show with director/partner Kees van Nieuwkerk. Somehow van Houten is getting away with wearing all that matching pink without it becoming sickly sweet or too matchy matchy; as far as I can tell she avoided all Jon Snow related questions at this Paris Couture Fashion Week show showing just how magical she truly is.

Kit HaringtonSpeaking of which and here is your SPOILER WARNING as when Kit Harington attended Wimbledon at the end of last week it set the internet on fire because he clearly has not had the haircut which was suggested after the Game of Thrones season 5 finale. Vanity Fair’s Jo Robinson has been on #KitHaringtonHairWatch pretty much straight out the gate and he’s clearly not got rid of his Jon Snow curls just yet.

Yes he could be holding onto them as a way of not letting go, but it is more likely due to his lack of wig clause in his contract (Natalie Dormer’s comment on this still makes me laugh). And rather than being a hiatus beard as you see a lot of actors growing this is a Jon Snow amount of facial hair. Regardless of the levels of hair chat that rivals Keri Russell in the fall of 1999, Harington does scrub up well for Wimbledon.


Out of the Box: Look of the Week

5 Sep

Fall is here and it has been a busy week with multiple film/show premieres, the start of New York Fashion Week and it’s already time for the next magazine cycle. “Out of the Box” is an eclectic mix of all of these things and while we’re light on NYFW today, expect this to be very different next week when we will be taking a look at individual shows (Fantasy Costuming ahoy) and those stars attending.

This is one of the longer “Look of the Week” entries thanks to the volume of events/editorials this week so let’s get to it.

Mindy Kaling flareStarting with the magazine editorial side and Mindy Kaling’s stunning cover for the October issue of Flare. The Dries Van Noten dress is hypnotic and I’m so glad to see Mindy’s own style reflected in this outfit choice; the whole shoot is fun and the interview covers a number of things including being a boss and the designers she is drawn to.

Keri RussellKeri Russell covers the new issue of Brooklyn Magazine and the accompanying editorial serves up steely faced Elizabeth Jennings like shots such as the one above, coupled with a more playful side of Russell that you might expect from the actress who once played Felicity. The bold red lip color (Urban Decay 24/7 lip liner “69” is the product in question, thanks Tina Turnbow!) is one I will be trying out this fall and it complements the deep blue of the Katie Emilio top and Camilla and Marc skirt.

Kathryn HahnMoving on to the red carpet and Kathryn Hahn at the Venice Film Festival premiere for She’s Funny that Way wearing a Marni ensemble. Hahn adds glitz to this super chic all-black outfit with an embellished jacket while keeping it simple with crepe wide-legged pants. I am always happy when Kathryn Hahn shows up on screen and the same can be said on the red carpet.

Claire Danes Homeland premiereAlso going for the black option is Claire Danes at a New York screening of the Homeland season 4 premiere and she adds a pop of color with her pumps and lipstick choice. This is stylish without going over the top and it’s ideal for an occasion like this. Totally into the pushed up sleeves detail (although I bet they’re a lumpy nightmare if a non-loose fitting jacket is worn over the top).

Lucy LiuA sparkly Carolina Herrera navy frock for Lucy Liu at a luncheon honoring Carolina Herrera at the Lincoln Center (standard fashiony hedge backdrop). It’s a really lovely look that works for this daytime event, plus it could easily transition into an evening outfit.

Uzo AdubaTime for some runway watching attire and first up is Uzo Aduba pulling off 1970s secretary chic at the Honor show. This is a really cute floaty dress with the bow/pattern detail complementing each other.

Morgan SaylorAlso at the Honor show is Homeland’s Morgan Saylor (don’t expect to see Dana in season 4) and this is a fun pattern clashing ensemble from the 19-year old. Bonus points for the red lip color (sense a theme?) and the side pony.

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