Advertisements
Tag Archives: Jennifer Lawrence

Out of the Box: Look of the Week

8 Dec

This column has recently turned into more than just the ‘Look of the Week’ and is part rundown of my week in pop culture. There are of course still plenty of sartorial moments featured; this time of year is always a very fun and busy one. Award season continues, the Last Jedi press tour is in full swing and magazine covers continue to deliver.

This week I wrote about the shift in season between summer and winter on Broad City including where to get similar (and affordable) outfits.This was the first year I partook in the Fug Girls ‘Guess the Vogue cover star game’ and I got 2/12—Zendaya and Daisy Ridley—a pretty bad strike rate. I did not guess Lupita Nyong’o, but I do love this cover shot. And I am more than impressed with Lupita’s balancing act in that dress.

I cannot wait to see the Gina Rodriguez article and Rodriguez’s Instagram Stories are super inspiring on the fitness front. Yes I tried the walking up the wall/push ups thing. No it did not go well. Sarah Paulson in sequins is alwayswinning combination, this cover of The Edit featuring a dress by Ashish continues this trend. The all-red editorial is a stunner and I was particularly taken by this quote from Paulson

“I am a woman of a certain age who chose not to have children, and who has made my career my priority. I am the captain of my own ship, and I’ve never looked to anyone else to validate that, or tell me it’s okay.”

I am very much looking forward to seeing Paulson alongside other TV faves in The Post.Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now less than a week away. The promo tour continues and pretty much all of the core cast appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last Friday. Daisy Ridley has turned the backstage area into her own personal catwalk and looks stunning in Carolina Herrera and super sparkly Louboutins—giving me wedding shoe flashbacks.

The talk show preamble often features the outfit a guest is going to wear on the show. Something that Star Wars newbie Kelly Marie Tran wasn’t aware of.

This is a delightful post (and for the record I think her casual outfit is great).Also to be filed under delightful; at the Last Jedi press conference Oscar Isaac wore a cardigan that I now want to live in. And keeping it bright in a color block jacket is John Boyega.At the GQ ‘Men of the Year’ party the Call Me By Your Name team all scrub up well. Michael Stuhlbarg looks like the dad of the group—which makes sense— and director Luca Guadagnino has toned it down from the Gotham Awards, but still has a fun collar detail. What I love is that Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet are both going for plaid in very different ways. How very Oliver and Elio of them.

You can read my take on the portrayal of sexual fluidity in CMBYN here.This award season has been lacking the Ruth Negga factor, so it was wonderful to see her at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards looking a dream in red Valentino.Another TV Ate My Wardrobe fave, Cush Jumbo looks suitably festive in Michael Kors. I cannot wait for The Good Fight to come back.Showing how to do formal sweater is Winnie Harlow in Brandon Maxwell. Considering I am currently wrapped in knitwear, this is something I very much appreciate. Harlow is going full ‘Jolie Leg’ but so would I if my shoes were that sparkly.What better way to spend breakfast than the Hollywood Reporter’s 2017 Women In Entertainment. Kathryn Hahn ticks all the fabulous ladysuit boxes, even if she has gone for beige pumps.  This is more like it in the shoe department! And Gillian Jacobs has also gone for the ladysuit option with a pink Sandro ensemble.A fun game of ‘Is this Dior?’ on Jennifer Lawrence is usually determined by how much I like it. If it is a hit then the answer is usually no. And in this case that instinct is spot on, as this dreamy frock is Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini.Yara Shahidi is also wearing Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini in a dress that I would definitely spill my coffee and eggs down, but also looks lovely on the soon to be Grown-ish star.More striking white, This is Us fave Susan Kelechi Watson gives great peplum in Zeena Zaki.Gabrielle Union in a pair of pants that look a little like the French Connection pair I wore non-stop in 2000 (until they were ruined with an accidental cigarette burn of my own making) at the Refinery29 29Rooms Los Angeles: Turn It Into Art Opening Night.

This New York Times profile of Union, her book and doing a promotional tour of this raw, personal material over the last couple of months is a must read. It left me in tears and the last two months has been intense. But Union has been talking about this long before the #metoo movement and she discusses this in the profile. And now for the Time ‘Person of the Year’ issue. As I mentioned above the last couple of months have been rough. This reckoning has been coming for a long time, it is obviously a good thing that these horrific acts are coming to light and the women and men that have come forward are honored in this way. This cover is incredibly striking.

There has been much debate about Taylor Swift’s placement and I think she should definitely have been included in the piece, but someone like Kesha (if they wanted a pop person in that place) would have been a better choice for the front cover. But also I get that Time wants to sell magazines.Summing up 2017 in one expression from Nicole Kidman; the Great Performers issue of New York Times Magazine is always amazing. This year is no exception.

Advertisements

Out of the Box: Look of the Week

17 Nov

Award season is truly here and both the Oscars and the Golden Globes hosted pre-nominations fancy shindigs in the last week. The latter was awash with color and pattern; if you want to see Armie Hammer in florals head here.

Botanics also make an appearance here and if these red carpets are anything to go by then we’re in for a treat come January. The second week in a row where I have kicked things off with Zoe Kazan and another stunning ensemble. At the Governors Awards, Kazan wore an ethereal Prada gown. This is something I have noted on a number of occasions, but one thing I love about Zoe Kazan is that she always mentions and credits her stylist Leith Clark when posting about these events on social media. The team effort that goes into the red carpet part of this business has really been made visible thanks to platforms like Instagram and Twitter.

Also I appreciate Kazan answering my lipstick related query and putting me in touch with her makeup artist Kirin Bhatty on Twitter. Because I am still preoccupied with a question from the early days of this blog.Ditching Dior for Alexander McQueen and this is my favorite Jennifer Lawrence look in an age. This is telling with regards to that Dior deal. Although I do find myself drawn to the print ads Lawrence does for the brand. It just doesn’t translate on the red carpet.Sarah Paulson is serving up witchy glam in Miu Miu and a berry lip. Reader, I am here for it.Tessa Thompson’s rainbow pleated dream from the Emmys is definitely one of 2017’s best gowns and while this Altuzarra doesn’t hit that mark, it is a beautiful gown and looks like a tapestry that would normally hang in a fancy manor house/castle/palace.

Guys. She keeps asking and I keep telling her, I'm ALREADY MARRIED! ❤️

A post shared by Busy Philipps (@busyphilipps) on

Michelle Williams was at the Governors Awards while Busy Philipps attended the Baby2Baby fundraiser on Saturday night. Later they found each other and news that will not shock you, I yelped with delight when this photo popped up on my Insta feed. See also when Michelle made an appearance in Busy’s Saturday night Stories. Serena Williams has had a very busy week; she attended Glamour’s 2017 Women of The Year Awards and looked stunning in a Versace mini-dress. Then she got married yesterday to Alexis Ohanian in New Orleans. And I cannot wait to see the photos. The party favors alone are incredible. Congratulations! Zazie Beetz puts a really fun spin on the ladysuit trend. I now want to see her starring in a 1920s-set vehicle. Mr. Robot has got really good again and while season 2 was hit and miss, the women were super compelling. Portia Doubleday’s ability to switch from super steely to eyeliner smudged shakiness has been a pleasure to watch. On the show I am enamored with her high-neck white blouses, but it good to see an injection of color IRL. And I am a sucker for all things pleated skirts.This Dolce & Gabbana dress feels like the embodiment of the design aesthetic from Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet and Anne Hathaway looks great in it.Dior sponsored the Guggenheim International Gala Pre-Party and Rebecca Hall escapes all things sheer that this brand has been indulging in recently. I do appreciate a tuxedo inspired frock and the star ankle boots are a strong contender for the covet list.

I saw Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman at the weekend and Hall gave a blistering performance (as she always does) in a film that I thoroughly enjoyed. There was a high level of drooling over Donna Maloney’s costume design—especially the jackets—and that both Wonder Woman featuring movies (not including Justice League in this) were directed by women, warms my soul.  

The Get Out cast is working the pre-nominations circuit and it would please me no end if this movie was to get recognized. Allison Williams notes that there was some accidental outfit coordinating with co-star Daniel Kaluuya. Both are crushing it on the stripes front. GRETA! This Bust cover is every heart emoji.

❤ ❤ ❤

Feeling all the things.
It does look like the #OscarsSoWhite tag will sadly not be retired if this Hollywood Reporter cover is anything to go by and Mary J. Blige gets put to the side of all the group shots. Optics wise it is hard not to notice.

The interview itself gets to the heart of the topic that has dominated entertainment news for the last six weeks and they don’t back away from the conversation. It is important and a topic that will surely be the first question on any of these roundtables going forward.

As a headline, this one is striking and the extract below gets to the heart of the ‘difficult actress’ label:

LAWRENCE Sometimes — I’ve had this happen: I finally made the decision to stand up for myself, and then I went to go to the bathroom at work and one of the producers stopped me and was like, “You know, we can hear you on the microphone, you’ve been really unruly.” Which was not true, but basically my job was threatened because the director said something fucked up to me and I said, “That’s sick, you can’t talk to me like that,” and then I was punished, and I got afraid that I wasn’t going to be hired again.

STONE Yeah, you were “difficult.”

LAWRENCE Yeah, I was called difficult and a nightmare. I think a lot of people aren’t coming forward because they’re afraid they’re not going to work again. You need to be able to say, “This is wrong” and have somebody do something about it instead of saying, “Oh, it’s wrong? Well, you’re fired.”

Read the whole thing at The Hollywood Reporter.

Behind the Insta-Scenes: Photos from the Set

14 Jan

This week’s Golden Globes coverage extends beyond the many red carpet posts with a whole lot of selfies from the ballroom and the after parties. Plus a whole slew of other events and reminders of when certain shows are back.

Hands down one of my absolute favorite actors. 🙌🏽 #MagicalNight

A post shared by Gina Rodriguez (@hereisgina) on

 

Kicking things off with all the pretty from Gina Rodriguez and Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac. Plus Gina Rodriguez gives an all important beard smell related tweet.

Hey girl, hey.

A post shared by Cheyenne Jackson (@mrcheyennejackson) on

 

From the American Horror Story: Hotel table where it looks like shenanigans are being had.

 

Backstage selfies with varying opinions about the lighting.

 

A quick change from Taraji P. Henson makes a whole lot of sense because dancing with a train that long is just impractical. Serayah opts for one of the bold color looks that was on trend this weekend.

 

Serious smolder and pout face from The Flash’s Grant Gustin and Shantel VanSanten and also a really good opportunity to remind you The Flash is back next week.

Oh hi! Me and @rachaelmaytaylor parking lot party #JessicaJones

A post shared by Krysten Ritter (@therealkrystenritter) on

 

A shuttle shortage caused major parking lot hanging out, but our new favorite on (and off) screen besties took the opportunity to snap a shot.

 

A before photo from Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Will need coffee tomorrow. #DayBeforeTheGlobes

A post shared by Pedro Pascal (@pascalispunk) on

 

It helps to be in with both HBO and Netflix as Pedro Pascal’s invites show.

 

The Netflix love is strong at a pre-Globes party with OITNB’s Elizabeth Rodriguez, Pedro Pascal and Netflix newbie Gillian Jacobs.

 

A busy weekend full of events for many and Gillian Jacobs attended the Vivienne Westwood ‘Art of Elysium’ celebration on Saturday in this stunning floral number. Getting pet approval points too.

Like a little fan girl, I had to. #afiluncheon

A post shared by Carly Chaikin (@carlychaikin) on

 

Carly Chaikin’s AFI luncheon dress is one of our ultimate faves from the sea of recent outfits we have discussed and we also highly approve of her selfie subject from this event.

 

A very good week for Taraji with awards and magazine covers, plus finally getting Jussie Smollet back at his own game.

 

Mindy Kaling has worn a lot of amazing things and her Instagram acts as an outfit archive, but I can definitely see why she is calling this one of her favorites. All the heart eye emojis.

PILLOW BITING IS NOW AN X-FILE

A post shared by @ bryanfullergram on

 

More X-Files treats this time courtesy of Bryan Fuller and a whole lot of pillow biting. Future Hannibal storyline in the works?

#HTGAWM returns in just one month! #TGIT

A post shared by Viola Davis (@violadavis) on

 

And if you were wondering when How to Get Away with Murder is back here is a delightful cast selfie from Viola Davis with that information.

It's #flashback day for Petra and Rafael. #janethevirgin #playboyrafael #chapter33

A post shared by Justin Baldoni (@justinbaldoni) on

 

A very intriguing Jane the Virgin behind the scenes sneak peek.

 

Just wondering how many synthetic beauties there are among this collection of Keri Russell Americans costumes and my eyes are instantly drawn to the green (p)leather number.

Behind the Insta-Scenes: Photos from the Set

2 Dec

Lots of behind the scenes love included in this week’s TV Insta selection. Plus big hair, knitwear, grocery tips and some leftover Thanksgiving fun. Enjoy!

 

The Leftovers continues to be one of the best things on TV this year and the Meg-centric penultimate episode gave this character depth that was maybe missing last season. Here is Liv Tyler taking in the wonderful sites of Jarden, Texas (or probably Austin) in a super cute outfit.

 

Happy You’re the Worst Day! And while we’re on the subject of penultimate episodes here is another and I just remembered what Jimmy did at the end of the last one. Oh, Jimmy.

 

Confession – I am still at the same point with Jessica Jones as I was when I wrote this column last week (episode 5) and it is not because I don’t want to watch more, but more like time has got away from me. Regardless, I am still all in on this pairing and photos like this only make me want to marathon the rest of those episodes.

Litchfield

A post shared by Samira Wiley (@whododatlikedat) on

 

Much love on the set of Orange is the New Black.

Happy Thanksgiving ! #theamericans #theamericanshairandmakeup #poormartha

A post shared by Alison Wright (@therealalisonwright) on

 

A lot has been written about the amazing collection of wigs on The Americans, but the hair department also needs a shout out for this major volume and waves magic on Poor Martha herself. I love that Alison Wright has also adopted this name for her character.

 

While we’re on the subject of The Americans and hair; here is Holly Taylor showing off her own impressive wavy locks (it runs in this spy family) and like Gretchen Wieners she keeps her secrets in her hair. From the look on her face in this shot it doesn’t look like things are getting any easier for Paige Jennings in season 4.

 

Getting a different perspective on Jane the Virgin and it can’t be long before Petra is ready to give birth to her twins if this is any indicator. The way this season has dealt with the passage of time has been beneficial so far and avoids the repetition of some story points (there are some that can’t be avoided it would seem when it comes to the central love triangle).

Happy Friday!! #thegoodwife

A post shared by Cush Jumbo (@cushjumbohere) on

 

Good Wife group shot from this week’s episode and I am still very much all about Lucca Quinn’s styling. Now to find more out about her character and whether there will be more than dancing with Cary.

Cozy working girls @lenadunham ❤️

A post shared by Allison Williams (@aw) on

 

Knitwear and the ladies from Girls. I would love to see more from them as a group this season instead of their own separate adventures; however I’m not so sure it would make that much sense for them to be hanging out by now.

 

For anyone wondering where Robyn is.

 

Definitely ready for awards circuit domination from this pair.

Cat sunglasses. Need I say more? @thejoshualeonard

A post shared by Alison Pill (@msalisonpill) on

 

Alison Pill’s fantastic kitty cat sunglasses would not look out of place on GirlsBroad City or Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Gina would look great in a pair).

 

Grocery shopping tips from Jenny Slate and not only does this all sound delicious, but the notebook and handwriting make it extra appealing (you should see my scrawled mess of a lists – my stationary is always top notch though).

A wild animal in my bed

A post shared by Diane Kruger (@dianekruger) on

 

This cat.

Thanksgiving dreams

A post shared by @ amyschumer on

 

Booze, beach, excellent outerwear and three celebrities that are going to feature on many Best of 2015 lists.

 

Rounding things off with a like mother, like daughter onscreen edition and the images chosen by January Jones and Kiernan Shipka to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving

A post shared by Kiernan Shipka (@kiernanshipka) on

 

Made even more perfect by them picking slightly different moments, split seconds apart from the same scene.

Behind the Insta-Scenes: Photos from the Set

19 Nov

Welcome to another “Behind the Insta-Scenes” and this week we have Looking treats, amazing set decorations, some early holiday cheer and an Americans plot suggestion.

CATE BLANCHETT JUST CAME INTO MY DRESSING ROOM IN A JUMPSUIT😱😱

A post shared by Brie (@brielarson) on

 

This reaction is why I feel comfortable saying – Brie Larson, just like us.

 

Pushing Daisies is in my permanent rotation of bedtime watching and so I can’t even deal with this photo that Anna Friel posted yesterday tbh.

Taking a break for a little photo shoot. #Looking

A post shared by Looking (@lookinghbo) on

 

The boys, the boys. Does this mean no Dom mustache?

😘 #Looking

A post shared by Looking (@lookinghbo) on

 

I heart Lauren Weedman so much. Now I have a hankering to rewatch “Looking for a Plot.”

 

Working on a Sunday feelings.

From our family to yours….. @thegoodwife_cbs

A post shared by Alan Cumming (@alancummingsnaps) on

 

Sarah Steele gives excellent skeptical face and I am always thrilled when she comes to play on The Good Wife. Will Marissa be happy with her father’s mental state of mind this time?

 

Now all I want is for Paige to pull a Taylor Swift and spill all her secrets in the form of catchy pop songs. Working album title “They’re Russians.” Clues includes in the liner notes. Might spell out ‘Maple Latte’

just spying #nobigdeal

A post shared by Annet Mahendru (@annetmahendru) on

 

Annet Mahendru goes on her own top secret mission scouting out Dupont Circle Travel and all their personal touches. The set dressing detail on The Americans is fantastic as is their collection of family photos.

 

What every Thanksgiving dinner prep needs.

HOW CRAZY GOOD IS OUR SET DEC CREW? #HappyHolidays 🍾#Scandal

A post shared by Darby Stanchfield (@darbysofficial) on

 

Moving on to the next holiday and a very different location. Scandal is killing it with the set decoration.

 

And it is Christmas on Jane the Virgin with a double serving of Mateo in a super cute festive outfit.

 

Meanwhile, also on Jane these guys are trying out another fashion idea.

 

On New Girl they’re bringing back parka chic. And it is working.

Oh hi Netflix HOME PAGE!!! ahhhh!!! One week!!! #jessicajones #netflix

A post shared by Krysten Ritter (@therealkrystenritter) on

 

Soon!

 

Closing things out this week with a mostly smile filled Hunger Games selfie. Amazing lipstick game from JLaw.

Behind the Insta-Scenes: Photos from the Set

4 Nov

A bumper “Behind the Insta-Scenes” this week including Halloween both on and off set, cast hangouts, reminiscing and dancing. There is always time for dancing.

Nick taking his shirt off later that evening. #tbt #35mm #400tx

A post shared by @ azizansari on

 

Everything about this photo brings me so much joy. I miss Parks and Rec.

 

More Parks behind the scenes delights from Retta and a good reminder that Aziz’s new show Master of None lands on Netflix in two days!

 

Continuing the Parks and Rec theme and combining it with the musical that like many people I can’t stop listening to at the moment. The fact that Ben Schwartz has Jean Ralphio’s faked death headstone is also aces.

night shoot got us like 😐😑 #Brooklyn99 😉

A post shared by Stephanie Beatriz (@iamstephbeatz) on

 

There’s a whole lot of late shoot not so happy face from the B99 team.

 

And then these face parts expressions.

 

Entering the Halloween portion and You’re the Worst doubled down on Sunday Funday this season with a fantastic tapestry of scares, amazing costumes, hilarity and relationship drama.

 

Which Aya Cash then used as an IRL dress-up solution because why not? These wings give me so many teen flashbacks and I still have a pair stuffed in the back of my wardrobe.

 

Bowling shoes plus Halloween equals this fun set-up on Sleepy Hollow. Abbie’s Beyonce is one of the best costumes I have seen on TV.

"Welcome to Jurassic World" #gonnaruninbadheelsallnight

A post shared by January Jones (@januaryjones) on

 

January Jones continues her excellent Insta hashtag game and a spot on look for Halloween.

I'm afraid I blue myself #nevernude

A post shared by Tat Maslany (@tatianamaslany) on

 

Best costume from Tatiana Maslany.

#mophie

A post shared by Sophie Turner (@sophiet) on

 

Stark sister feels.

Brooooooos @sophiet @isaachwright

A post shared by Maisie Williams (@maisie_williams) on

 

Throwing a Stark brother into the blurry mix – will they ever be reunited on Game of Thrones?

My trick and treat. Season four Peter Prentice wears minimum nine sweaters.

A post shared by Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) on

 

Look who came back to The Mindy Project! Although I still want a talk show with Adam Pally and Ben Schwartz to be more than a onetime thing.

We are all very excited for the next episode of The Flash! Are you?

A post shared by Danielle Panabaker (@dpanabaker) on

 

The Flash set looks like a lot of fun…

 

Even with the slightly questionable snack preferences.

 

Frankie J. Alvarez shows off some sweet moves in his super tight jeans in this throwback to season 2 of Looking.

It's Tuesday night. Yes, I'm the killer. @screamqueensfox

A post shared by Gwyneth Paltrow (@gwynethpaltrow) on

 

Woah! Scream Queen spoilers alert! Not really, but now I really want Gwyneth Paltrow to be the killer.

 

I haven’t watched this week’s Scream Queens yet and while I keep fluctuating between enjoyment and eye roll toward this show (standard reaction to a Ryan Murphy project) this pairing does raise my interest levels. Now to make the Gwyneth thing actually happen.

 

Speaking of horror show and Maya Kazan’s got the most terrifying addition to her look on The Knick.

Silicon Valley. Season 3. Day 1.

A post shared by @ kumailn on

 

Part 14 of the real life series entitled ‘A show I need to catch up on before it returns.’

Wake up internets. @amyschumer @lenadunham #rosebyrne @leesaevansstyle

A post shared by Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@officialjld) on

 

#Latenighthangoutgoals

#mockingjayberlinworldpremiere @thehungergames #boomerang

A post shared by Elizabeth Banks (@elizabethbanks) on

 

Ending things this week with this very hypnotic video. And even though I can only see a tiny portion of Elizabeth Banks’ outfit, it already looks like she is killing it on the Mockingjay press tour.

Behind the Insta-Scenes: Photos from the Set

5 Aug

If there was a “Behind the Insta-Scenes” theme this week it would probably be #SquadGoals. A lot of shows are now back to work and getting their promo on as fall season looms, but there are also plenty of vacation shots occurring.

 

Brie Larson joined Instagram last week and this human pyramid of lady greatness is one of her first photo offerings. The only time I’ve been involved in one of these was at Reading Festival about 10 years ago and surprisingly no one was hurt (I am ultimate clumsy). I did see a far messier one at the wedding I attended this weekend, which is what happens at 1 am. Larson also shared this excellent shot from the Jenny Lewis “One of the Guys” video.

Human pyramid

A post shared by @ amyschumer on

 

And the inspiration! Oh to be on vacation in the Hamptons with Amy Schumer and JLaw.

Life imitating art. Happily. Cheers. X sj

A post shared by SJP (@sarahjessicaparker) on

 

Sarah Jessica Parker isn’t bored of Carrie Bradshaw’s signature drink.

#nystateofmind #bside @dianekrugerperso

A post shared by Joshua Jackson (@vancityjax) on

 

#RelationshipGoals

With JoGo on #TheMindyProject only on @hulu

A post shared by Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) on

 

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is guest starring on the forthcoming season premiere of The Mindy Project as (spoiler alert) Mindy’s husband. Say what?! Well, Mindy is very not pregnant in this party shot (super hot dress BTW) and Sliding Doors is the inspiration for this alt-reality setting. If you read our Felicity discussion posts you will know I love a ‘road not traveled’ exploration. Although interestingly enough I have never seen Sliding Doors the whole way through.

 

Because Mindy Lahiri is most definitely pregnant and wearing a very fetching Salvador Perez orange ensemble while shooting a subway scene. This is only adding to my current craving for orange clothes. Kaling is really great at showing sneak peeks of the amazing costuming and hopefully the premiere date will be announced soon.

 

This image of Taraji P. Henson is everything and needs to be printed on t-shirts/mugs/fridge magnets.

#Cookie is coming September 23 only on #FOX #empireseason2 💋💋💋

A post shared by taraji p henson (@tarajiphenson) on

 

Double Cookie for your pleasure this week and Empire is another highly anticipated returning show.

Eli is opening up a can of whoop ass in season 7 of The Good Wife. Just you wait and see!

A post shared by Alan Cumming (@alancummingsnaps) on

 

Alan Cumming is back in full Eli Gold garb and hopefully this caption means big things will be happening for this character in season 7.

Only 3 more days of filming Season 2 with these nerds. #YTWFXX

A post shared by Stephen Falk (@stephenfalk) on

 

The first full length You’re the Worst promo was released this week just as shooting the second season comes to a close. I heart this cast so hard.

 

Break out the dance party as Playing House is back. Here is a stunning photo of Lennon Parham laughing it up backstage at Late Night with Seth Meyers.

 

It is Jon Stewart’s last week on The Daily Show and I’m feeling pretty emotional about it to be honest. Going to watch it being filmed back in 2010 was an experience I never imagined I would have and it was even more wonderful than expected. Here is the always incredible Jessica Williams with her boss in the background. Enjoy this truly excellent segment from last night’s episode.

I am on the motherfucking Daily Show at 11 tonight!!

A post shared by @ amyschumer on

 

There are going to be plenty of these kinds of shots this week (I expect Instagram to be awash with Daily Show photos tomorrow) and Amy Schumer is doing the waiting in the wings thing before she goes on. Schumer also explained just how the JLaw boat hangout went down.

A post shared by Danielle Brooks (@daniebb3) on

 

Selfie love from the Orange is the New Black ladies all in costume.

Family reunion on the set of @oitnb Love my girls #OITNB #cuddlesession #Season4

A post shared by Jackie Cruz (@jackiecruz) on

 

And another OITNB delight to round off this week’s “Behind the Insta-Scenes.”

 

Out of the Box: Look of the Week Oscar Special

7 Mar

Award season has come to a close and we’ve got one final post to look at the best looks from the annual post-Oscars Vanity Fair party. We’ve already covered the Oscar red carpet, but the real fun and japes come afterwards as everyone can finally relax and know there are no more tight fitting gowns to wear for months. Plus there’s a whole host of faces who didn’t appear at the awards and who are also letting loose, just because.

2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - ArrivalsEvan Rachel Wood’s emerald green Elie Saab Couture gown is simply stunning and this is my favorite look from the entire night. It’s elegant and striking and this dress paired with red lips and the short curly bob makes her look like a 1940s star.

US-ENTERTAINMENT-FILM-OSCARSThere is a lot more color on show at the VF party (the less nude metallics the better) and Leslie Mann’s gorgeous yellow Jenny Packham frock is on point. It’s got an ethereal quality that comes with this designer and the detail is in the delicate beading along the neckline. It’s really very pretty and the kind of dress I’d want to run through a meadow in, if there was a meadow nearby and it wasn’t muddy.

2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - ArrivalsHere is Zooey Deschanel in an Oscar de la Renta dress that comes from the same Spring 2014 collection that I suggested would be perfect for Jess in a New Girl fantasy costuming piece last year. This is the more formal version and unsurprisingly I think Deschanel is killing it and I’m a big fan of the curly hair approach; it adds a romantic quality to the look.

Amy Poehler VFHere’s another sunny floral appearance with Amy Poehler in Peter Som. The halter neck gives it a relaxed feeling without detracting from the fancy pants event and she looks fantastic.

Amy PoehlerBonus Poehler being held later at the party by an all star comedy line up including Bill Murray, Paul Rudd, Bill Hader, Adam Scott, Nick Offerman and Andy Samberg. Megan Mullally is also rocking an amazing floral gown (and grabbing a handful of Poehler at the same time).

Olivia Munn and Jane Fonda

While I’m not overly enamored by Olivia Munn’s Alexander McQueen boob harness (the rest of the dress is beautiful), I do love this shot of Munn with her Newsroom co-star Jane Fonda. Munn’s expression says all it needs to as Fonda is showing just how it’s done in Nicholas Oakwell.

2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - InsideKaren O and Amy Adams both feature on the best of the red carpet and this shot of them celebrating with Spike Jonze with his Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Her shows off their change of clothes for this party. Still coveting Karen O’s amazing red lipstick.

2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - InsideIt’s Jennifer Lawrence and Larry David (JLaw and LD if you will) and if they do any more Curb Your Enthusiasm, then this is one guest star I want to see. Lawrence also changed for this party into this super shiny mirror ball like Tom Ford, proving once again that this Dior contract is good for no-one (well maybe her bank account).

Best of the 2014 SAG Awards Red Carpet

19 Jan

The SAG red carpet is a fun one, even if Giuliana Rancic was trying to make “radiant orchid” happen, no G that’s just dark purple. Bold color and so many sparkles feature in our best dressed list of movie and TV stars; with only one person making both of our best dressed rundowns from the Golden Globes and SAG Awards.

Anna Gunn SAGBreaking Bad took home Best Ensemble in a Drama and Anna Gunn has the perfect accessory with this Breaking Bad logo emblazoned Edie Parker clutch. The midnight blue shimmery Monique Lhuillier Resort 2014 gown is stunning and fits Gunn perfectly. Dramatic earrings and tousled hair are the perfect way to finish off this look.

Lupita SAGLupita Nyong’o has been the breakout star of this awards season and she deservedly won for her performance in 12 Years a Slave last night. As we saw with the Ralph Lauren caped dress, Nyong’o can pull off single block color with a twist and this turquoise Gucci affair has incredible floral embroidered straps with a hint of gold. This is a spectacular and I can’t wait to see what she wears to the Oscars.

20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - ArrivalsMaking a dramatic impact in blue was the big trend on the SAG Awards red carpet and Amy Adams does just this in an Antonio Berardi frock. Old Hollywood glamour is subverted thanks to the unusual bodice/asymmetric shapes and I love the embroidered crystals around the waist. Sparkles and blue ruled this event.

Sofía VergaraThis is some serious shimmer from Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara (winners of Best Ensemble in a Comedy) in beaded Donna Karan Atelier. While the necklace is a statement too much for a gown like this, Vergara does look incredible and she totally knows how to work the red carpet.

Jennnifer Lawrence SAGJennifer Lawrence was worried about her “armpit vagina” and we can categorically say this isn’t a problem as Dior finally got it right after months of missteps for the American Hustle star. The many different color sequins that make up this dress create a visual treat and it’s one of the most interesting looks from this red carpet.

Emilia ClarkeOn the other end of the shimmer scale is Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke in a custom Calvin Klein Collection liquid rose gold and she is radiant. Clarke also got to share a flirty and super awkward encounter on E! with Jared Leto; it was hard to look away from the Giuliana induced cringe even if they would look really good together (even if I kinda want the Leto/Taylor Swift thing to happen thanks to all the references to Red in My So-Called Life, readers of my This Was TV recaps with Julie Hammerle will know what I’m talking about).

Jared Leto SAG 2014Speaking of Jared Leto, he’s been working it this awards season (he won again last night, could Jordan Catalano win an Oscar?) and he ditched the man bun and let his locks run free. While my love for Jordan Catalano is no more (see the This Was TV discussions for why), I’m suddenly remembering why at 15 he was my number one crush (well joint with Pacey), see the ’90s really have made a comeback. The white bow tie is a nice twist on the standard black tux.

Jennifer Garner SAGLeto’s Dallas Buyers Club co-star Jennifer Garner opted for a simple navy blue Max Mara dress and it’s a classic look. Now if only someone could lure Garner back to TV with an excellent project as I’d quite like some more Sydney Bristow in my life (and no it doesn’t have to be spy related, even if a guest spot on The Americans would be perfection).

Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy SAGI’ve yet to see a photo with the MSCL reunion this event should bring (I will be keeping my eyes peeled), so in the meantime here is Claire Danes (with Hugh Dancy) in a Vionnet VIP collection dress made up of several intricate components. It could have been a mess, especially when sheer is one of the factors and yet Claire Danes looks fantastic. The slightly darker hair and makeup add to the dramatic effect.

20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - ArrivalsNew Girl’s Hannah Simone has stuck to a more classic approach in a pale lavender Marchesa frock and she looks beautiful. A simple ’60s-esque updo and a fresh faced approach add to this ethereal look.

Who was your best dressed?

Ex-aspirational

Depression, creativity and the pressures of growing up, as told by a twenty-something not living her best life

Julie Hammerle

Nerds Need Love Too

Sofa and Remote

I love talking about TV as much as I love watching it

Ellie Writes Stuff

About this and that

Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan

Authors, Bloggers, Fashion Assassins

Twitter Music Club

A rotation curation music club, based on Twitter, mainly for Kiwis

INTO ROW Z

If you enjoy a challenge, like Claude Makélélé, read my blog. Its about sport.

lost somewhere in new york city

We rock a lot of polka dots

sankles

We rock a lot of polka dots

frocktalk.com/

Just another WordPress.com site

Cultural Learnings

Television Reviews and Analysis

judgmental observer

film, tv, popular culture, higher ed, unicorns

Rookie

We rock a lot of polka dots

ScreenFad

TV show news, reviews, recaps, spoilers, and photos

The Frisky

We rock a lot of polka dots

irkyle.wordpress.com/

I review this shit so you don't have to.