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Amazing Outfits Aplenty at the Variety Emmy Studio

31 Mar

Award season has only just wrapped up, but there is another coming in a few months time and the Emmy chatter hum is already starting. The red carpet is part of why I adore award season, the other is all the pre-gaming with endless roundtables and GoldDerby one-on-one interviews. The actual winners and ceremony is far down the list and this is reserved for mostly outrage at the omissions.

Variety host an annual Emmy studio and while they have favored panels in the past (and they might still go down this route) over the weekend a variety of comedy and drama stars from network, cable and streaming platforms interviewed each other. While these videos aren’t available to watch just yet – I will definitely be discussing/posting those when they do – we can see what everyone was wearing and it is safe to say they ladies are killing it.

Don, Claire, Lizzy, AllisonA Showtime foursome (although Allison Janney is there for Mom) with Don Cheadle, Claire Danes, Lizzy Caplan and Allison Janney. Claire Danes is wearing a fabulous check Erdem frock complete with the requisite pocketed goodness. Caplan’s lipstick game is strong with Janney’s glasses earn best accessory. And like most of the dudes at this thing Cheadle looks good, but in pretty standard attire.

Variety panel - Fred, Abbi, Ilana, CarrieThere is a lot of “Yas Kween!” about this photo from Abbi Jacobson’s floral and leather jacket combo, the crop top/necklace pairing Ilana Glazer has opted for and Carrie Brownstein’s pink lipstick and tuxedo jacket. You look fine too, Fred.

Maggie and LievReally excited to see Maggie Gyllenhaal taking part and talking The Honourable Woman as it was one of my favorite performances of last year. And Gyllenhaal is looking lovely in print with Liev Schreiber getting a whole lot of stripe sock points.

Jessica and TaylorI love how giddy Taylor Schilling looks next to Jessica Lange while her all black ensemble with leather pants is exudes cool.

Jane and ViolaMajor style and legend status at play here with Jane Fonda and Viola Davis; this is one chat I can’t wait to see.

Jeffrey Tambor and JLDAnd I really want to know what’s going on in this photo to make Jeffery Tambor look so concerned. Orange is a really great color on Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Director Variety chatThrilled there’s going to be an all women director’s discussion with Gail Mancuso, Jill Soloway, Lisa Cholodenko, Lesli Linka Glatter (director of Now and Then! Plus a whole lot of TV faves) and Michelle MacLaren. This will be another ‘soon as the video goes up I will post it on here’ situation. Ace floral and stripe top from Jill Soloway.

Uzo and Gina VarietyWell, this is just the best and there is so much joy to be had from Gina Rodriguez and Uzo Aduba taking a selfie together. Both women are in A+ dresses and that color on Aduba is everything.

Kerry Washington VarietyLove Kerry Washington in Giambattista Valli pattern clashing polka dot/floral frock and that she’s gone for a colorful pair of lace pumps.

Taraji and MindyAnother selfie and amazing outfit duo with Mindy Kaling and Taraji P. Henson. Vibrant yellow on Henson is stunning and Kaling’s matching skirt and top is super pretty.

Julianna MarguliesSticking to a designer favorite is Julianna Margulies in Narciso Rodriguez and this classic monochromatic take is really working for The Good Wife star.

Out of the Box: Look of the Week

22 Aug

Emmy weekend is here! Or rather Emmy Monday is a few days away in a slightly different month/day switch (blame football/VMA’s). “Out of the Box” is kicking things off early with an Emmy themed edition and the best looks on display at part one of the 2014 Creative Arts Emmys, which dished out a whole host of awards such as costuming and guest actors. The red carpet featured the Orange is the New Black nominated trio and I’m sure there will be more from this cast next week as the show is nominated along with Taylor Schilling and Kate Mulgrew.

Uzo AdubaUzo Aduba took home the award for Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on OITNB beating out co-stars Laverne Cox and Natasha Lyonne. Aduba opted for a simple and super chic white Costume National V-neck frock and later accessorized it with a gold statue.

Natasha LyonneMonochrome was big on the Emmy red carpet in 2013 and Natasha Lyonne continues this trend by draping a white blazer over a black Calvin Klein dress. Glitzing the whole look up with vintage Cartier bracelets and a pendant necklace; this is the perfect balance of red carpet nonchalance with sophistication.

Laverne CoxContinuing the OITNB role call and it is Laverne Cox looking stunning in a sparkly strapless midnight-blue Donna Karan gown. Adding extra shimmer with a Marchesa gem-encrusted clutch, plus Neil Lane and Paul Morelli jewelry completes Cox’s red carpet win (sadly all three OITNB ladies couldn’t share the actual award).

Carrie+Brownstein+Arrivals+Creative+Arts+Emmy+0DW1tl6Ie0RlDitching the more traditional longer gown for a short Valentino frock is Portlandia’s Carrie Brownstein (here with co-star Fred Armisen) and I love it. The intricate multicolored feathers and black beading detail elevate this from just being another LBD; pairing it with a Jimmy Choo hot pink ‘Candy’ clutch is the extra pop of color this look needs. This is the dress I would wear if money wasn’t a factor.

Judy GreerEveryone’s favorite rom-com best friend Judy Greer in a Reed Krakoff cocktail dress with an enticing geometric bodice; it is both super flattering and a playful twist on the usual black red carpet attire.

Variety Comedy Writers Panel: Talking “The Comeback”

13 Aug

Pre-Emmy nominations saw multiple panels popping up as actors, writers and directors took time out of the hiatus to discuss their shows for a range of publications. Nominations have since been announced and the Emmys will be held next month. One panel that I missed in June comes from Variety and it’s rather timely in relation to the TV Ate My Wardrobe summer rewind.

The panel features Fred Armisen, Mindy Kaling, Mike Schur, Dan Goor and Michael Patrick King; Schur is the ultimate crossover as he has worked with the rest of the participants (on Parks and Recreation, The Office and The Comeback). As we have been watching The Comeback for the first time, I was delighted to hear Mike Schur bring up his experience of working on The Comeback with Michael Patrick King. The episode they mention is next up on our watching schedule (“Valerie Saves the Show) and they talk about the difference in tone between the writers’ room and on set. Mike Schur thinks it is much better to have actors and writers that interact in a positive way and as we have seen so far on The Comeback this isn’t the case for Valerie as the writers hate her.

It’s an engaging and lively discussion as you would expect from a group of comedy writers and it doesn’t just feel like they are just regurgitating the same old anecdotes that we have heard before.

They also discuss “The Poehler Doctrine” which is something all comedy shows should adhere to.

Out of the Box: Look of the Week

14 Jun

It’s been a week of several award shows and more Emmy related roundtable discussions and some of these have already been covered here at TV Ate My Wardrobe and feature fantastic looks. As always there are no real rules to this weekly column and it is a snapshot of what I have been watching (and looking at online) and each pick is for a variety of reasons including; what it adds to the storyline, what it tells us about the characters involved or simply because it looks good.

Winner: Dr. du Maurier on Hannibal “Releves” 

photoThe costuming and set design on Hannibal has been consistently brilliant with the use of red and pink tones being particularly noticeable. In this scene with Gillian Anderson’s Dr. du Maurier Jack attempts to get information regarding her discussions with Hannibal, du Maurier gives Jack very little showing that her loyalty is with her colleague and patient. We know that du Maurier was attacked by a patient, a former patient of Hannibal’s who she claims swallowed his tongue and that’s why he didn’t kill her. Later on she discusses both the visit from Jack and the attack with Hannibal and it would seem like Hannibal was involved in the attacker swallowing his tongue (the who/why/how is still very unclear).

With this latter meeting du Maurier is wearing neutral colors and almost blends in with her surroundings, it’s a very different statement from the fuchsia pink blouse in the above shot where she clearly controls the conversation with Jack and has all the power in the scene. This is not the case with Hannibal and he has some hold over her, as he does with most people as he manipulates the situation to his advantage. Why does Hannibal do this? As Hannibal tells Abigail he does things because he is “curious what would happen”, Hannibal is an observer, but he also interferes to make things happen. It looks like Abigail isn’t long for this world.

Runner Up: Sally Draper and Julie on Mad Men “Favors”

MM_611_JT_0315_0444Sally Draper didn’t have a great week on Mad Men and her friend Julie could be blamed for Sally’s despair; Julie took the note that they had written about Mitchell and posted it under the Rosen’s door, but what followed isn’t Julie’s fault but Don’s as he can’t seem to keep it in his pants. The above shot is at the very awkward dinner as Julie and Megan are both oblivious to the real reason behind Sally’s anger at her father. While both girls think that they can handle themselves in the city and with boys they are still very much children and their costumes reflect this. Together these dresses clash in both pattern and color and their hairstyles are both childlike but very different; bows and headbands/up and down.

Throughout the episode we see that Julie and Sally don’t have all that much in common besides an interest in Mitchell; Sally thinks that being smart matters, whereas Julie believes she has the art of flirting down. By the end Sally has had the more adult experience, an unfortunate one where she finds out that her father isn’t the hero she thought he was. Don attempts to spin a tale to Sally but she is old enough to know when a lie is just that. We’ve seen Sally adopt the ’60s mini skirt style as favored by Megan so will she start acting out further in teenage rebellion when it comes to her clothes as a result of this incident?

Runner Up: Comedy Actors Hollywood Reporter Emmy Roundtable 

THR comedy actorsRegular visitors to TV Ate My Wardrobe know how much we enjoy a pre-Emmys roundtable and the comedy ones this year have been particularly entertaining. Matthew Perry. Jake Johnson, Adam Scott, Fred Armisen, Eric Stonestreet and Jim Parsons are the participants in the comedy actors panel (you can watch it here) and they have been styled as if they are on vacation – in the video some of them mention how the no socks aspect is not something they usually go with. Variations of blue and an array of pastel colors have been chosen for the composition and Fred Armisen’s green jacket is something I’d quite like for myself. The conversation covers a variety of topics about their current shows and past experiences, though the highlight is when it takes a surreal turn about the word “penal.”

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