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Out of the Box: Look of the Week

7 Apr

Award season is never truly over and the GLAAD Media Awards delivers on some fantastic black and white ensembles. Plus a whole lot of stripes, IRL friendships and some heartbreak in this edition of “Out of the Box.”Judith Light serving up her usual red carpet domination thanks to the drama of the shoulders/abs and that fabulous ring at the GLAAD Media Awards.White gowns were on trend for the Transparent cast and Trace Lysette looks fabulous posing with Moonlight writer Tarell Alvin McCraney as he switches out his white Oscar tux for this dashing number. Moonlight won Outstanding Film and Transparent was awarded Outstanding Comedy Series. While we’re on the subject of dashing and Moonlight here is Trevante Rhodes giving great floral and patterned tie at the GLAAD Media Awards.Tatiana Maslany has done the post-show ending hair chop and I love this length on her. Going for a fun spin on the ladysuit with a tee and fancy shoes; plus some pins supporting great causes.

The ‘&’ pin is from GLAAD and was worn by many in attendance. The other is for Planned Parenthood and can be purchased here; there’s a lot of great pins at the moment and ones which raise awareness and funds are even better.

Conqueror. @tatianamaslany

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In keeping with the Planned Parenthood theme as this tank by Otherwild also includes a donation. This photo was taken by Tatiana Maslany’s Orphan Black co-star Kristian Bruun and is classic casual Maslany. Also her hair continues to look great.More in the co-stars hanging out department with the Mr Robot siblings at the Montblanc and UNICEF gala dinner at the New York Public Library (what a location to have a dinner). Rami Malek takes his shirt game to the next level and once again Ilaria Urbinati gives him a great suit to wear.

I also sometimes forget that Malek and Carly Chaikin aren’t really brother and sister because look at them. Good work Mr Robot casting team.

Big Little Lies is all I can think about (for my deep dive into the Audrey Hepburn costumes head here) and the IRL friendship between Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern is everything. Reese gifted us with four different shots of them on the beach and yes this is my current phone lock screen photo.Sarah Steele makes everything better and I’m so glad they brought Marissa Gold back for the The Good Fight. At the Speech & Debate premiere Steele does the whole casual cool vibe and this is a fun take on stripes that I now definitely want in my closet.

You can think clearly only with your clothes on.-Margaret Atwood #handmaidstale

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I am very excited about The Handmaid’s Tale adaptation and all the Elisabeth Moss this is going to give us on the promo tour. Not to mention that we’ve got a second Top of the Lake season to look forward to. This Michael Kors ensemble gives great stripes and also showcases how great stylist Karla Welch’s eye is.At Kimmel (not in the outfit she wore on the show) and Jenny Slate is clearly loving her Rachel Comey shoes (the TV Ate My Wardrobe jury is still out). The rest of Slate’s outfit makes me want to drink cocktails somewhere in Cape Cod and I’m also thrilled to see a regular looking shirt after reading this recent Racked piece. And as the Fug Girls like to say; everyone looks hotter in sunglasses.The end of this week’s “Out of the Box” is sponsored by all the feelings and great outfits. Both in Dolce & Gabbana (they are both clients of other stylist fave Ilaria Urbinati) and both fantastic. Anyway, I’m gonna go reread Jada Yuan’s Vulture profile of Slate because it really is the best.

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Watch Kerry Washington’s Powerful Speech at the GLAAD Media Awards

22 Mar

Kerry Washington received the Vanguard Award for supporting the LGBT community at the GLAAD Media Awards in LA last night with Ellen DeGeneres presenting her with this accolade; Washington was quick to note that she is part of the Scandal family through her wife Portia de Rossi. Wearing a purple and wine color-block Hellessy gown Washington was one of several Shondaland cast members who picked up an award with How to Get Away with Murder taking home Outstanding Drama.

Kerry Washington GLAADWashington gave a rousing acceptance speech – which you can watch below – showing how aware she is of her position starting off by saying “on Monday morning people are going to click a link* to hear what that woman from Scandal said at that award show and so I think some stuff needs to be said.” Kicking things off by getting to the heart of the matter with this idea that there are “limited seats at the table” for those categorized as ‘other’ and how they have been pitted against each other.

*waves* 

The power of storytelling and how “we need more LGBT representation in the media” with lots of different kinds of LGBT people being shown on screen. She also makes sure she mentions jobs both in front of and behind the camera. This last point gets a standing ovation and at just over halfway through her speech it isn’t the only time this happens.

Marriage equality is something Washington feels passionately about and I can’t imagine she would be receiving this award if this wasn’t the case. Linking this idea of not being able to marry the one you love with laws, which in the past prevented marriage pertaining to race she states “We must be allies and we must be allies in this business as to be represented is to be humanized.”

Rounding off this incredible and inspiring speech because she knows how powerful her position is, she spoke of the idea that in the real world ‘Other’ is the norm and “In the real world the only norm is uniqueness and our media must reflect that.” Cue another standing O.

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