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Best of the 2016 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

2 May

A busy few days for the red carpet with President Obama’s last White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner on Saturday and the Met Gala tonight; I have a feeling we might see some repeat faces. We’ve got patterns, print, bold color, black frock delights and everyone’s favorite dog. Gugu Mbatha RawSimply stunning from Gugu Mbatha-Raw in this striking blue and purple floral Lela Rose gown. Even the sheer aspect is not enough to detract from how much I love this dress. Constance ZimmerA funky pattern that gives off 1960s hypnotic vibes and more sheer that in shocking news I don’t hate from Constance Zimmer. While you don’t get to see all the leather aspects; this angle does show off the fun mix of materials that make up Zimmer’s Gomez-Gracia frock.Michelle DockeryI am a sucker for all things yellow particularly on the mustard end and Michelle Dockery’s Cushnie Et Ochs hits all those sweet spots. Plus bonus lipstick points.Karlie KlossAnother style high from Karlie Kloss this week and it wouldn’t surprise me if we see Kloss gracing these pages tomorrow. Here she is in Derek Lam mixing things up in different white tones and fabric textures. Also red lipstick points are awarded. Tracee Ellis RossTracee Ellis Ross is serving up pure 1970s inspired black gown sexy in Jovani and the gold clutch/earrings are super strong accessories choices. Abbi Jacobson and Ilana GlazerAbbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer opt for a more recent decade with the 90s continuing to have its moment and while I have complicated/mostly negative feelings towards the choker resurgence it is working for me with Ilana’s overall look. Carrie Fisher and Tom HiddlestonGenerally if Tom Hiddleston is in anything approximating a suit then he will be the focus of the shot; this is not the case when posing with Carrie Fisher and a nonplussed by the cameras Gary Fisher. The perfect way to close out this red carpet post.

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Out of the Box: Look of the Week

15 Apr

This week sees a lot of regular “Out of the Box” faces and a whole host of events from daytime celebrations to premieres and panel discussions. Plus Teen Vogue continues to blow their adult counterpart out of the water in the cover stakes. Bold pattern continues to reign strong and there is a lot of awesome lady inspiration below. Lupita Nyong'oLast week Lupita Nyong’o’s Variety magazine cover for their annual Power of Women issue caused all the heart eye emoji reactions and here she is at the event honoring the work of this year’s recipients. Wearing a lime green daisy embroidered Dolce & Gabbana; Nyong’o is a springtime vision with a hint of 60s to her look. Excellent lipstick choice too.Danai GuriraDanai Gurira was also in attendance supporting Lupita who is currently starring in her Broadway play Eclipsed. This is the perfect day dress for this event and looks good without drawing too much focus from the person who is being honored. This is also Gurira’s second week in a row on Out of the Box and she is crushing it in a variety of styles this year from super cool jumpsuits to flowing frocks.Kerry WashingtonConfirmation airs on HBO tomorrow (Saturday 16) and Kerry Washington recently took part in a Times Talk with Anita Hill; the woman Washington is portraying in the movie. This Carolina Herrera dress reads serious with a hint of whimsy in the floral and pink sheer trim. SJP Collection shoes top it all off and Washington looks great. You can watch the whole fascinating and sometimes rage inducing discussion about the making and history behind Confirmation here.Emily VanCamp and Chris EvansOh, hello. Emily VanCamp in J Mendel at the Captain America: Civil War premiere with a ‘just the perfect amount of beardy’ Chris Evans. The fact they are posing together gives me some hope that Emily VanCamp’s Sharon Carter will get quite a lot/something to do in the new movie (even if she doesn’t really feature in the trailers at all).Emilia ClarkeGame of Thrones season 6 is almost here and Emilia Clarke has been hitting the promo train hard on magazine covers, at the premiere and the MTV Movie Awards. This might be my favorite of the three recent looks we’ve featured as this face emblazoned Miu Miu dress is unusual in the most mesmerizing way. Gugu Mbatha-RawGugu Mbatha-Raw’s “Fresh Faces” Marie Claire cover is striking and at the party celebrating this issue she stood out in a delightful star emblazoned – perhaps as a nod to the stars on cover – Coach 1941 dress; which I am now coveting hard. Willow SmithTeen Vogue’s cover game this year has been so strong and their Willow Smith May issue is another captivating image choice. As with other recent teen covers (including another one Smith appears on) there is something beautifully disarming in the direct look to camera and the accompanying interview/editorial is just as interesting.

Best of the 47th NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet

6 Feb

Award season continues with the 47th NAACP Image Awards and it was a very good night for Empire and Black-ish in the TV categories with American Crime and Scandal also getting some recognition. For a full list of the winners head here.

Some of TV Ate My Wardrobe’s best dressed regulars made an appearance and below are our looks of the night.Viola Davis and Kerry WashingtonWhile neither Kerry Washington nor Viola Davis won Best Actress in a Drama (Taraji P. Henson took home the prize), they both look terrific in white gowns with a sparkly twist. For Kerry Washington it’s a draped neck Victoria Beckham with a sliver of silver and Viola Davis is a vision in a St. John. Excellent purple lipstick to boot.Tracee Ellis RossTracee Ellis Ross is serving up Morticia Addams excellence in Rubin Singer and now that is something I really need to see happen. Ross won Best Actress in a Comedy for Black-ish (yeah I still need to catch up).Chrissy Teigen and John LegendHigh leg slits was a big trend of the night and Chrissy Teigen dishes up sexy and demure in Haney. Lipstick points ahoy. John Legend also scrubs up well and he received the Presidential Award for distinguished public service.SerayahSerayah hits the leg slit, long sleeve and cut out trend trifecta and this all works because this black Philipp Plein gown isn’t fussy in any other way. And there is not a whiff of sheer in sight.Gugu Mbatha-RawCanary yellow is my weakness when it comes to frocks (and most clothing) and Gugu Mbatha-Raw looks fabulous in this one. Yara ShahidiYara Shahidi’s teen sartorial reign continues in this stunning patterned gown and she also got to have a young Liv/adult Liv Scandal reunion. Plus a win for Black-ish as Best Comedy. Michael B. JordanEnding things on a very good and handsome note; while we love it when Michael B. Jordan goes for something a little bolder he also slays in the classics. Jordan not only won Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, but he also received the Entertainer of the Year accolade. Here’s to another really great year for Michael B. Jordan.

Out of the Box: Look of the Week

18 Dec

This is essentially an extended version of all the Star Wars: The Force Awakens posts from earlier this week with a couple of other red carpet moments thrown in for good measure. Yes there are other movies out (but not a whole lot of TV stuff going on this week).

Daisy RidleyWhat better way to celebrate your hometown premiere (which for some reason makes this sound super quaint) of the biggest movie of the year than in a galaxy inspired Roland Mouret gown and Daisy Ridley looks stunning once again. And having now seen the movie I can say (without spoiling anything) that Ridley delivers on every level; Rey is everything I hoped she would be fitting in with the likes of Sydney Bristow and Felicity from the JJ archive.

Gwendoline ChristieDitching tulle for feathers and everyone opted for dresses on the darker side for the European premiere with Gwendoline Christie looking stunning in Giles.

Lupita Nyong'oI love everything about this Lupita Nyong’o Proenza Schouler look from the peplum up, the mesh skirt is just a combination of sheer and fringe too far. Makeup and hairstyling choices are both futuristic fun and blue lipstick is a hard thing to pull off in such an effortless cool manner; Lupita is doing just that.Oscar Isaac and John BoyegaDudes in suits looking damn good.

Oscar IsaacAlso looking damn good – this Oscar Isaac GQ cover and editorial. The Oscar Isaac crush continues to be strong (just check out my Twitter and Tumblr TL from the last week/month/year for more).

Natalie Dormer#LadySuitWatch2015 is almost at an end but here is another fantastic red entry with Natalie Dormer adding her name to the list at the Joy New York premiere.

Gugu Mbatha RawEnding this week and our regular “Out of the Box” coverage for the year (the next two weeks will be “Best ofs”) with a super pretty Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini floral number from the always sartorially great Gugu Mbatha-Raw at the Concussion photocall.

Out of the Box: Look of the Week

13 Feb

New York Fashion Week has just kicked off and will dominate TV Ate My Wardrobe over the next few days; this edition of “Out of the Box” includes a couple of NYFW moments, magazine covers/editorials and other red carpet events.

Elizabeth BanksElizabeth Banks made our Best of 2014 “Out of the Box” list and here she is at the Berlin Film Festival for Love & Mercy in another stunning Elie Saab Couture gown. I cannot wait for the Pitch Perfect 2 promo train.

Tracee Ellis Ross EssenceTracee Ellis Ross looks like she is about to play a killer and super stylish game of tennis on the cover of Essence and I love it.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw Town & CountryTown & Country delivers another beautiful editorial this time for the US edition and featuring Gugu Mbatha-Raw. In addition to these amazing shots Mbatha-Raw gives a good style message to live by “It’s important to know that it’s okay to be your natural self. It’s also okay to dress up and wear makeup and hair extensions if you want, so long as you don’t feel like you need that or will be worthless without it. The point is, it should be a choice.”

Laverne CoxA celeb filled runway at the Go Red for Women event and Laverne Cox works her Donna Karan gown by turning the sheer cape into a twirling sensation.

SJPSuper floaty pink dress, sleeveless check wraparound coat; this is SJP NYFW perfection when unveiling her new shoe collection with Tome this week.

Best of the 2015 BAFTA Red Carpet

9 Feb

Award season stretches for months and we’ve covered a lot of red carpet events here at TV Ate My Wardrobe; with the Oscars so near it means certain dresses are being saved for the last and biggest hurrah so the BAFTAs tends to suffer. This is not to say the red carpet is awash with blah as there are plenty of style highs from last night’s awards, but you can tell some are saving the wow entrance for two weeks time.

Reese Witherspoon BAFTAReese Witherspoon switches things up from cute and sparkly at the pre-party to this plunging purple sexy Stella McCartney gown.

Monica Bellucci and Lea SeydouxWe’re going to see a lot more of Monica Bellucci and Léa Seydoux on the red carpet when Spectre comes out at the end of the year and if it is anything like this then we are in for a treat.

Amy AdamsWhile I might be slightly distracted by the mustard coat in the background, Amy Adams is striking in custom white Lanvin. What really makes this look is the beaded detail and tassel belt (which I would not be able to stop twirling).

Julianne MooreI’ve been going back on forth on Julianne Moore’s Tom Ford gown as I love the color and velvet, but my aversion to chokers thanks to 90s flashback horrors is making the collar detail not so appealing. But Moore does look fantastic particularly while clutching her BAFTA so I couldn’t leave her off this list.

Keira KnightleyI love a tea length frock and Keira Knightley’s floral Giambattista Valli is delightful.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw BAFTAAnother sumptuous pastel gown for Gugu Mbatha-Raw this time in Prada and despite the Hathaway boob dart issue this is a beautiful look.

Rosamund PikeRosamund Pike’s award season style has been a bit hit and miss and at the BAFTAs she plays it safe in black Roland Mouret; it’s nothing to go crazy for but she does look good.

Felicity Jones BAFTAA Christian Dior Couture double for Felicity Jones this weekend and while it doesn’t hit the heights of her Golden Globes Dior it captures Jones’ classic and romantic style.

Hayley AtwellThe sheer trend is one I am not too fond of, but when polka dots are featured it makes me more inclined to like it and as presenter attire this is ideal. Continuing to adore all things Hayley Atwell.

Eddie RedmayneEddie Redmayne continues his winning streak in another fantastic velvet suit. This time it is a midnight blue Armani and wife Hannah Bagshawe wears an incredible Valentino gown; only a slight hint of the lean.

James McAvoy and Anne Marie DuffWhile Anne-Marie Duff’s gown is a tad bridal (and I need some inspiration in this area so thank you) I just couldn’t resist this super adorable shot of Duff with husband James McAvoy.

Best of the NAACP Image Awards 2015 Red Carpet

8 Feb

A bumper awards show weekend and we’re going to kick off our red carpet coverage with Friday’s NAACP Image Awards which saw Black-ish sweep the TV comedy categories and it was a good night for Shondaland with wins for both How to Get Away with Murder and Scandal. One of the big Golden Globes trends continues with plenty of red gowns on display and below are TV Ate My Wardrobe’s best looks of the night.

Kerry WashingtonStarting with the ladies in red and Kerry Washington’s Zuhair Murad crimson frock is giving off summer cocktail vibes; this is relaxed fancy.

Taraji P. HensonPicking up Best Actress in a Motion Picture for her performance in No Good Deed is Taraji P Henson wearing Edition by Georges Chakra. This is a smoking scarlet gown and the streak of sequins perfectly shows off her figure.

Hannah SimoneAnother red to add to the collection and New Girl’s Hannah Simone does the whole off the shoulder/mermaid style in Lorena Sarbu with ruffled aplomb.

Yara ShahidiMy favorite look from the NAACP Image Awards comes courtesy of Supporting Actress in a Comedy winner Yara Shahidi; it is the kind of outfit only a teen can get away with at an event like this. Shahidi is having fun with her style by playing with the current menswear trend with the bow tie and blazer pairing it with a Black Fleece dress.

Gugu Mbatha-RawPale yellow Burberry for Gugu Mbatha-Raw works like a charm and the floral embossed detail elevates this pastel creation; it is striking without extra accessories.

Angela BassettAngela Bassett is forever stunning in black and gold art deco print from Xcite Xtreme and this is how you work Wonder Woman-esque bracelets. Digging the sleek bang-less Cleopatra bob.

Selma castThe cast of Selma celebrating their multiple wins and style highlights aplenty including David Oyelowo’s blue three piece suit, Tessa Thompson’s Kenzo pastel pink plunge, off the shoulder Solace London for Carmen Ejogo and an amazing custom Ashi Studio for director Ava DuVernay which makes me reconsider my usual mullet dress feelings.

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