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Best of 2017 – Out of the Box: Look of the Week (Part 2)

29 Dec

 

Welcome to the Best of 2017! Today we are celebrating the outfits that lit up “Out of the Box” on a weekly basis.

The one consistent column here at TV Ate My Wardrobe is “Out of the Box,” a weekly round-up of the outfits that make my jaw drop, inspire or just look really fucking cool. We have already celebrated magazine covers—which can be found here—so now it is time for other public appearances, with a few magazine editorials thrown in.

The only rule is that the outfits in question had to appear as part of an “Out of the Box” column, so a lot of awards, TCA and other major moments are missing as they had their own articles dedicated to them. But it was hard enough to narrow down a reasonable list so this post didn’t sprawl for days. In order of what month they appeared, here are my fave Look of Week entries.  Best Leopard Print

Every award season there are a handful of actors who light up the red carpet/talk shows/magazines at every single turn. One such person during the last awards cycle was Ruth Negga. Negga kicks off the rundown in a MOVIE STAR outfit that looks straight out of Carol, causing so many dreamy sighs. Leopard print and olive green leather never looked better. Best Stripes

Sundance always delivers on the knit front (and you can see more excellent winter lewks here). Armie Hammer is working two of my favorite things—no not an arm sling—stripes and sweaters. This also shows how long the promotional/awards life of a movie can be as Call Me By Your Name was a big hit at this festival in January and it has now only just been released wide across the U.S. I know I am not unique when I say it is my fave film of 2017. Best Oscar Outfit Change

As I mention above, the outfits that appear here all featured on “Out of the Box” so no Oscar dresses. But the Vanity Fair party is fair game. Viola Davis crushed it with her red Armani gown and then again in a white Brandon Maxwell ladysuit paired with Stella McCartney platforms. The Oscar statue makes a great accessory, but my eyes are on Davis. Best Casual Talk Show Arrival

The talk show exit/arrival will often feature the outfit that will be worn on the show as this acts as a great low-key runway. But not always (see also Tatiana Maslany) and here Yara Shahidi goes casual cool giving me so many strong mustard cardigan feelings. Shahidi has been a repeat “Out of the Box” fixture in 2017 and I imagine this will be the case next year too. Best Introduction 

Back in April, Kelly Marie Tran was introduced as a new Star Wars cast member and she did so in style. This ruffled shirt dress is the kind of spin on a classic outfit that I am here for (none of this deconstructed shirt business). Plus those sparkly shoes add a touch of fun glitz to proceedings. Tran continued to thrill on the red carpet, particularly very recently.Best Fancy Sequins

At the MTV Movie and now TV Awards nothing made me happier than this photo of Taraji P. Henson and Tracee Ellis Ross in a prom pose covered in sequins.Best Airport Style

When flying in for the Cannes Film Festival expect cameras at the airport. Kirsten Dunst has picked the perfect outfit leaning into ’70s casual, even if high-waisted jeans don’t make the most comfortable sitting.

Bonus Jesse Plemons kicks off this mini Best IRL Couples of TV Ate My Wardrobe section. Best Polo

Every year the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic delivers on the crisp collars, sunglasses and general chic summer attire. 2017 was no different with Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys switching out ’80s spy garb for stripes, ruffles and straw hats. Best Fancy Tiling Adjacent Patterns

The Big Sick is another film that makes my Top 10 from this year. At the premiere in June, Emily V. Gordon looked stunning in a dress that also doubles as a pattern for fancy tiling in the bathroom of my dream house. Great lipstick choice too. Kumail Nanjiani also scrubs up well. Best Putting A Bird On It

Also in the same week in June, Zendaya at one of the many Spider-Man events, continued to show what a strong sartorial presence she is in this Delpozo ensemble. Best Colorful Strips

At the BET Awards, Issa Rae went bold in a rainbow Balmain blazer and formal shorts. Insecure costume designer Ayanna James also doubles Rae’s stylist and she gives her great outfits both on and off screen. Best Ladysuit (Part 1)

The Cut has done some of my favorite profiles of the year including this one with Insecure’s Yvonne Orji. The fact that she is wearing this fabulous ladysuit is an editorial bonus.
Best Ladysuit (Part 2)

Ditching the jacket and striking a pose for Interview that makes me want to frame this photo of Tatiana Maslany. Giving me Cosima in a tux vibes while also wearing some serious eyeliner flicks, which even the best YouTube tutorial, would still be impossible for me to recreate. Best Matching

At the Ingrid Goes West premiere, Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen both wear almost matching Marc Jacobs in a spin on the plot of the movie they are promoting. A cute twist I am definitely on board. I loved Ingrid Goes West and other than some third act issues; it is the best look at Insta culture on film so far.Best Jester 

Harry Styles upped his style (sorry) game in 2017 leaning into some fun and decadent suits, often Gucci (such as the one above). One of the best deep dives into Styles’ style (sorry) story comes from Twitter pal Fiona and her ongoing thread noting the similarities between Styles and Cate Blanchett’s red carpet looks.Best Casual Sequins 

More Gucci treats with Lupita Nyong’o showing she is just as strong at casual red carpet style as she is with the fancy pants events.Best Botanics 

There has been a lot of florals on the red carpet this year. My favorite came late in the year from Zoe Kazan. It is a complete coincidence that there are three very different Gucci looks in a row, but it also shows just how strong (and leaning to my twee adjacent taste) this brand has been in 2017.Best Striking a Pose

Ending out of calendar sequence because this is the perfect shot to celebrate the style highs of 2017. Embracing the fanfare and decadence of Cannes are Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst. All wearing dresses that look just as fabulous from behind as they do from the front.

Here’s to more sartorial wonders in 2018!

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Out of the Box: Look of the Week

2 Jun

“Out of the Box” was on a break last week while I was away, which means I missed quite a lot of Cannes coverage – though not Top of the Lake – and so there is a little bit of overspill here.

Emmy campaign season has really kicked off now with more FYC events and The Hollywood Reporter’s roundtable series. So it is pretty much my favorite time of year. Plus various other events from the week, delivering sartorial delights.Kirsten Dunst in an outfit I would consider too good for a flight – hoodie all the way – but when you’re flying in for Cannes it makes sense to up the chic levels and this is doing that on a casual level. Leaning into a late ’70s angle (my fave style decade) and I pretty much want this whole ensemble. Also, hey Landry! At the Beguiled premiere there was a sense of gown coordination from Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst without being too matchy matchy. It has also come to my attention that other than the snuggling up daytime photocall posing, I am very much here for these arms raised shots from behind (more below).

Basically, Cannes is great for dramatic red carpet posing that would look a little ridiculous elsewhere.  And for the festival best besties I give you more coordination without appearing too coordinated and also at the Beguiled premiere.

Gwendoline Christie and Elisabeth Moss looked they were having the most fun together and I look forward to a lot more from this pair as they continue to promote Top of the Lake.In unsurprising news Isabelle Huppert looking cool as fuck in floaty florals and shades, at the Happy End daytime photocall. As you are probably more than aware, Twin Peaks is back and while she has yet to appear in the first four episodes, Laura Dern crushed it at the LA premiere in a slightly bonkers mixed texture/pattern Rodarte frock. As all Dale Cooper fans will know, Kyle MacLachlan can sure wear a suit.A glass of wine and a rooftop party in New York City sounds pretty perfect to me right now as I huddle over my computer in a very warm apartment.

At the People Book Expo 2017 celebration, Gabrielle Union and Janet Mock look fabulous in this setting serving up great daytime event style.

You know I love a hotel corridor pose (see 50% of Elisabeth Moss’ Insta posts) and the Mad Men cast give great hotel corridor pose. Alison Brie continues this trend while promoting her new Netflix show Glow – which I am super excited for – in this very ’70s looking Bella Freud frock.Keri Russell loves a leather pant and after getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Russell changed up her outfit to something slightly more edgy for her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! I’m just thrilled to see The Leftovers cast look this happy as they pose at an Emmy FYC event and I am so not ready for the finale this weekend. There will be weepingSpeaking of Emmys and it is time to sound the Hollywood Reporter roundtable klaxon! Kicking off with a whole lot of handsome dudes in suits; mostly looking at you Riz, Sterling, Ewan and Jeffrey. What I am of course really waiting for is the drama actress outing (sorry guys) as this always delivers.

But there are some interesting conversations to be had here, particularly from Riz Ahmed, Sterling K. Brown and Jeffrey Wright as they discuss the importance of representation and being seen beyond stereotypes. Another pre-Emmy annual highlight from The Hollywood Reporter is the supporting actor class photo which features a mix of performers from comedy and drama. Notable style highlights here include the women in various shades of red – Samira Wiley, Aisha Hinds, Alison Wright, Ali Wong, Aubrey Plaza – patterned dress delights from Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Rose Byrne, and Insecure’s Jay Ellis being the number one dapper gentleman.

Best of the 2017 Oscars Red Carpet: The Gowns

27 Feb

Staying up late was worth it for the drama and I am so pleased Moonlight won Best Picture even if it went down that way. This is also why these posts are going up much later because – confession time – my phone was plugged in to charge, but the charger was not and so my alarm didn’t go off. I am much more rested than I would’ve been so hopefully this will be all the better for it.

In terms of Academy Award red carpets this one wasn’t as good in terms of quantity of amazing gowns, but in terms of quality there are some big hitters and here are my favorites.

Head here for the best of the guys in suits.viola-davisViola Davis not only gave one of the most powerful speeches of the night when she picked up Best Supporting Actress for Fences, but she is also crushing it in red Armani. This is how you do a nominee (and winner) dress and the overall styling is incredible.

ruth-neggaRuth Negga was a very early arrival and she kicked off the best dressed in a stunning red Valentino. The ACLU ribbon was worn by many at the Oscars and because of the ACLU’s role in the Supreme Court case that features in Loving it makes this more than just a gesture about today’s political climate.

As I mentioned yesterday Negga was on my highly anticipated list as she has crushed award season and this look by stylist Karla Welch is another winner. Love the hairpiece detail and dark lipstick.taraji-p-hensonVelvet has been bang on trend and Taraji P. Henson makes me want to sing a song as this midnight blue Alberta Ferretti is both super sexy and glamorous. brie-larsonBlack doesn’t have to be boring and Brie Larson’s Oscar De La Renta shows how you can serve up classic drama with a twist. Great red lipstick too.kirsten-dunstGreat black dresses part two; Kirsten Dunst in Dior and the fact that it has pockets means this dress earns even more points.kirsten-dunst-and-jesse-plemonsBonus Dunst from the Spirit Awards because I didn’t see this yesterday and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity of this adorable newly engaged couple photo.isabelle-huppertMore Armani and Isabelle Huppert is an ethereal delight in another very cool (still trying not to say chic) and this time sparkly choice. Dark red lipstick is one makeup trend I was more than pleased to see on many last night. janelle-monaeJanelle Monáe sticks with her signature palette and goes big in an embroidered Elie Saab Couture gown. And she put a bird on it. On Twitter I mentioned that this would not have looked out of place in some of the Paris scenes in Outlander last season and I stick with that.cynthia-erSome dresses were made for moments like these and standing out against this impressive backdrop is Cynthia Erivo in floral Paolo Sebastian.michelle-and-busyRounding things up on the gowns front with the best besties and while I was a little underwhelmed by Michelle Williams’ Louis Vuitton number it was different to see her in a plunging gown. Also her hair/face look fantastic. Busy Philipps goes dark green velvet in Elizabeth Kennedy (another Karla Welch choice) and they look great together as always.

Busy Philipps also continues to be the gift that keeps on giving on Instagram with bathroom selfies:

Obligatory bathroom selfie.

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And also real time reactions to the envelope mix up on her Instagram stories. Forever faves.

Best of the Pre-Emmy Parties: Vanity Fair and BAFTA

18 Sep

More pre-Emmy gaming at the Vanity Fair and FX party with a whole host of TV Ate My Wardrobe faves and this party also showcases just how good FX is at the moment. Plus the annual BAFTA LA Tea Party, which always delivers on the daytime shindig attire.keri-russell-and-matthew-rhysGot to kick off with the show that dominates a lot of costume chat in these parts; Keri Russell always brings the casual glam to events like this and for this occasion Matthew Rhys has dialed back on the hiatus beard grizzle with a trim. Nice color suit too and I am looking forward to seeing more of this IRL couple tonight.keirdrich-sellatiAnd this is several shades of adorable from the Americans kids and Keidrich Sellati’s turtleneck/blazer combo is levels of spy and casual attire that his TV dad would wear. schwimmer-paulson-brownDelightful is the word I would use to describe this photo with the cast of American Crime Story giving off all the good vibes. Excellent lipstick choice from Sarah Paulson too.
connie-britton-and-jesse-plemonsThis Vanity Fair/FX party is just a long list of feelings pretty much; including this Friday Night Lights reunion. Tami and Lance feeeeeeelings. donald-gloverDonald Glover keeps the same shirt and changes the suit and still looks just as good as the day before.angela-bassettAngela Bassett always looks incredible and this is no exception. tatiana-maslany-and-maisie-williamsNow to the BAFTA LA Tea Party and there are a lot of super cute patterned dresses to scroll through including Maisie Williams in a very fun House of Holland number, which pairs really well with Tatiana Maslany’s also starry patchwork Coach frock. yara-shahidiGoing slightly more pattern delicate is Yara Shahidi in an ethereal Tommy Hilfiger dress and another stunner from the Black-ish star.millie-bobby-brownA few days ago I mentioned some red carpet similarities between Millie Bobby Brown and Kiernan Shipka; this look continues this notion and while I’m not a fan of the term ‘age appropriate’ (as it can sound quite stuffy) this is exactly that. Good choice of flats too.melora-hardinTransparent’s Melora Hardin also has the right idea for a frock that bridges the summer/fall gap especially when it is still this warm.alison-wrightA different spin on print and Alison Wright’s Stella McCartney jumpsuit (the top version has been worn by Cookie on Empire) is a fun take on daytime party attire.rupaulPolka dots and pink at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, zebra print and yellow at the BAFTA Tea Party; RuPaul crushes it in color and print every single time.

Behind the Insta-Scenes: Photos from the Set

10 Feb

Another busy weekend with the Super Bowl and the NAACP Image Awards and we’ve got some behind the scenes action from both. Plus the usual array of set photos including Jane the VirginInside Amy Schumer and The Good Wife.

 

Friday Night Lights reunion at the Super Bowl on Sunday gave me plenty to cheer about. There’s also a much bigger version of this meet-up taking place at this year’s ATX Television Festival and if I didn’t have a wedding to pay for I would be there in a flash.

 

A shot of these three fabulous women came up on TV and I maybe full on yelled in delight (the only things to get a strong reaction like this on Sunday were Beyoncé and the big Good Wife news – this was a mix of sadness/about time).

Serious #SquadGoals

My Super Bowl girls!! ❤️ @tarajiphenson #amyadams so much fun!!

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And here’s another. Just because.

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Beyoncé slayed both during the halftime show with her new song “Formation” and when she unleashed the song/video on the world the day before. There are so many incredible photos (mostly from the dress rehearsal) on Beyoncé’s Instagram and I really love this close up shot of her backup dancers and their fishnets, leather skirts and Doc Marten ankle boots (you need a good solid heel to perform those kind of routines on grass). For more on the coordinated costumes head here.

BIG WINNER TONIGHT! So deserved. Love you Michael.

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Not only did Kerry Washington get to hang out with Viola Davis on the red carpet at the NAACP Image Awards, but she also had an excellent seating neighbor.

#Scandal fam. ❤️ @naacpimageawards #naacpimageawards2016

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Kerry Washington is also keeping it in the TV family with some of the Scandal cast.

Serving the only FACE! #naacpawards

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Backstage NAACP Image Awards shenanigans from Gina Rodriguez and Keegan-Michael Key. Now all I want is for Key to guest star on Jane the Virgin.

 

Speaking of which – here is a current Jane the Virgin guest star heating things up on the show. I totally get Gina Rodriguez’s face in this picture.

Always SO underdressed nexto Mr. @jaimecamil ! ALWAYS!!

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Jane the Virgin is on fire right now and I love what they are doing with Petra this season. Hopefully this is an indication that we will get to see some Petra/Rogelio action in the not too distant future.

 

OITNB hangouts and Danielle Brooks’ scarf got me feeling all the warm and fuzzy things.

 

Everything about this from the mustache to the sweater makes me so happy. This one is also excellent.

ridin dirty at the clüb with kwiigz #berlin

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Kristen Wiig and Justin Theroux are killing it on the Zoolander 2 press tour and even if I am not really bothered about the movie I am very much enjoying their involvement.

Gotta love the PPP: Peter Pilotto Print! 💃

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Cush Jumbo has been one of the consistently brilliant things about this (final) Good Wife season and costume designer Daniel Lawson continues to deliver on the fantastic prints. Looking forward to seeing this in one of the final nine episodes.

 

This is all kinds of adorable. Plus bonus grizzly beard points for Mark Duplass AND I just remembered that Togetherness is back very soon (Katie Aselton will also be recurring!).

 

Set life can be very dangerous even when hanging out in your trailer, as Billy Eichner found out this week. Super scary stuff.

 

Inside Amy Schumer excellent repeat guest stars ahoy.

 

My ‘To Read’ pile is already at a ridiculous height, but I can’t resist a good book rec. Plus Mindy’s sweater (another thing I don’t really need more of) is calling out to me.

 

Kroll Show might be over (*sob*), but thankfully there are still plenty of reminders everywhere.

Fargo Season 2 Trailer: “This Thing’s Only Getting Bigger”

22 Jul

The year is 1979, the place is Luverne, Minnesota and mustacheless Nick Offerman warns that things are about to spiral for everyone featuring in the Fargo season 2 preview. The new trailer shows off some of the major players and there are plenty of familiar faces; so while I am sad there will be no Allison Tolman, there’s a whole lot of Jesse Plemons to enjoy and it looks like he will be taking the role of accidental and hapless criminal.

Let’s take a moment to take delve into the costuming and the 1970s is a style decade favorite of mine so when I heard this season would be set in 1979 I was thrilled; this trailer does not disappoint and had me clapping with glee throughout at the excellent array of knitwear, synthetic fur lined coats and garish designs. Oh hey Cristin Milioti!

IMG_1434 (1)The real costuming star is Kirsten Dunst and I have a deep affinity with Dunst thanks to a teen repeat watching diet of The Virgin SuicidesBring it On and Drop Dead Gorgeous. I am pleased to see her return to TV after a long time away (she previously had an arc on ER as a homeless teen Doug Ross tried to help as well as various other early roles).

More outwear and layered excellence; even though it is really warm right now this has me yearning for knee high brown boots and a not so incognito attempt at incognito attire.

IMG_1439And a closer look at the beret, sunglasses and this big bow floral number.

IMG_1441Plus stripy ribbed sweaters!

IMG_1436Also Landry maybe kills another guy and Jesse Plemons looks even more like Matt Damon now.

IMG_1435And just how did this shoe get up there?

IMG_1442Fargo returns in October and I am so ready. Watch the trailer below and expect plenty more costume chat when it is back.

Behind the Insta-Scenes: Photos from the Set

1 Jul

A whole lot of celebrating going on this week with both Pride and the Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality across all 50 states. Plus reunions, returning to work, lipstick inspiration and a dream holiday location.

 

The Orange is the New Black cast partied at New York Pride on the Netflix float and there is some excellent cross show promotion from Danielle Brooks; I really need this vest top in my life.

 

A perfectly timed leap for joy.

 

More OITNB lovely ladies at Pride.

 

And then back to work.

 

Landry grew a moustache and if only Allison Tolman could be in the late 70s set Fargo season 2.

 

All the Looking and Patrick/Kevin related feelings from this photo. I know Kevin is ultimately bad for Patrick, but I can’t help but ship them a teeny tiny bit.

 

Tracee Ellis Ross looked stunning at the BET Awards including this excellent lip color and now we know what shade/brand it is – Nars ‘Damned’ lip pencil. Also giving a much closer look at all the amazing jewelry she accessorized her first outfit of the night with.

 

Everything Jessica Williams, always.

Allison is not afraid of babies at all!!

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Ellen Page has been shooting her new movie Tallulah in New York and she has been documenting this on Instagram including many photos of her co-star Allison Janney. I cannot wait to see them together again on screen.

Dry lips up in heeeere…. #Glastonbury15 #TentLife

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Braids aplenty for Maisie Williams at Glastonbury last weekend. Lip balm is as much as must as wellies are at this festival.

 

Yesterday we posted the new teaser for The Affair and Julia Goldani Telles gives us a glimpse of this idyllic location. A vacation in a place like this (but with far less drama and anguish) would be wonderful.

Love wins #fallenangelsareangelstoo

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Rounding things off with patchwork style jeans which Diane Kruger is pulling off (she is a magical fashion unicorn) and the all important Love Wins message.

 

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