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Out of the Box: Look of the Week

8 Aug

The second season of Orange is the New Black was released on Netflix two months ago and it is still dominating discourse; this week’s “Out of the Box” includes creator Jenji Kohan as a cover star and the cast at a panel event- also check out this conversation with Laverne Cox. Plus we have other magazine covers to discuss, a Mad Men pair working on another project and effortless street style. All in all this is a very colorful edition of “Out of the Box” from H to T (head to toe for those non-America’s Next Top Model viewers).

Jenji KohanThe Hollywood Reporter produced two covers for their “New Disrupters” feature and while one provided jokes aplenty on Twitter thanks to Nic Pizzolatto’s critic ire and self-serious posing (Emily Yoshida’s Preserve model comment is spot on), it is Jenji Kohan’s stunning head shot and super colorful hair that really stands out. The studio shot photos are equally delightful as the leather jacket isn’t trying to portray ‘bad boy realness’ like this one and the print wrap dress paired with polka dot strappy heels are as fun as this shoot is. This isn’t to say that Kohan’s interview is fluff, far from it and it is one of the most honest I’ve read from someone in her position as she discusses gender inequality, how hard she has worked to get to where she is, issues on the set of Weeds and her current show Orange is the New Black.

Taylor SchillingThis outfit is so perfect and simple; the violet Roland Mouret ‘Timarcha’ dress paired with red pumps is a straight up style victory for Taylor Schilling at a panel discussion for Orange is the New Black this week.

Uzo AdubaAlso going for bold pumps and a purple hue is co-star Uzo Aduba. Instead of going for two block colors for footwear and frock the woven material includes an array of pinks, oranges and greens. It is a super adorable summery frock and while Schilling is killing it, I know which one I would rather wear for a sit down discussion panel.

Chris Pratt EsquireThe man of the hour and while the internet might be reaching peak Chris Pratt due to the success of Guardians of the Galaxy (which I loved) and how everything he does is treated with J-Law levels of adoration (pre-backlash) I am still here for all of this including the September issue of Esquire.

Christina Hendricks and John SlatteryMad Men co-stars Christina Hendricks and John Slattery were in London this week promoting the Slattery directed/Hendricks starring God’s Pocket and it’s always fun to catch up on the Mad Men cast in non-1960s threads. John Slattery has relaxed handsome silver fox dude down and I love Hendricks in this bold striped Vivienne Westwood dress (slightly related – there is a boutique I visit often just to peruse their Vivienne Westwood collection and look longingly at the fantastic necklines/colors). Hendricks gets extra points for the pop of lip color and Joan-esque updo.

Diane Kruger and Joshua JacksonSwapping the red carpet for a pair who is the epitome of cool summer in the city chic with Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger. Kruger is a sartorial queen both in couture and regular day wear like this floral strapless dress and sandals. Jackson’s rocking a not too deep-V, the perfect amount of beardy goodness and classic red Ray-Ban wayfarers.


Out of the Box: Look of the Week

1 Aug

A week of movie premieres, one last Comic-Con shout out and the first in the Fall preview magazine covers in this edition of “Out of the Box.”

Karen GillanThe big movie opening this weekend is of course Guardians of the Galaxy and I adore Karen Gillan’s striking fuchsia Gucci dress at the London photocall. The leather Peter Pan collar spices the look up and I am forever in love with her pixie cut – I think I more bummed out by her long hair in the forthcoming Selfie than the terrible name of this show.

Aubrey Plaza Life After BethThe Parks and Recreation cast is killing it this season with anticipated movie projects during the hiatus; Life After Beth is on a much smaller scale and yet it is also taking up the same amount of “aaaaargh I really want to see it” space. Aubrey Plaza is getting not one, but two mentions today proving that it is not just April Ludgate that rates highly on the TV Ate My Wardrobe sartorial list. At the New York screening Plaza wears a beautiful Honor ivory frock with a gold accented tree design. It is both elegant and funky.

Aubrey PlazaEarlier that day Aubrey Plaza wore a cute Tanya Taylor gingham/floral print top pairing it with an edgier pleated leather skirt and flipping back to sweeter baby blue (super high) pumps. It’s a very cool daytime look and one I would like to try (probably switching out the heels for something not so stacked).

Tatiana MaslanyComic-Con has dominated the style posts and panel discussions this week and Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany took part in the Entertainment Weekly Women who Kick Ass” session in this delightful ensemble. It’s summer, but as Aubrey Plaza, Keri Russell and now Tatiana Maslany show you can still wear this fabric even in the warmest of climates. Maslany’s even gone for tights which might be a step too far into hot legs territory. The black and white stripe blouse narrowly escapes looking like a referee shirt and this is the epitome of cool casual for Comic-Con. And just look how smiley she is.

photo1 (1)Portlandia’s Carrie Brownstein covers the new issue of Bust and it makes me so glad that fall is coming if this is what it is going to be like. It is a bold, colorful cover and reminds me I need to catch up with Portlandia still (I’ve seen season 1). The interview covers the dissolution of her band Sleater-Kinney as well as the genesis of her current show and friendship with Fred Armisen. Brownstein is working on a memoir that is slated for release in 2015 and a cookbook inspired by Portlandia will be released in October (I love TV themed cookbooks, even if I buy them and never use them). It even tempts me to wear dungarees with a white tank, which is jumpsuit avoidance territory normally.

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