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Tatiana Maslany Gives Great Style and Couple Goals

26 Jun

Originally this post was titled “Tatiana Maslany Continues to be the Best” and I definitely stand by that sentiment. The most recent episode of Orphan Black was an emotional journey for Alison and Donnie Hendrix and it is worth repeating on a loop that Tatiana Maslany’s performance as all the clones on this show continues to leave me in awe. My recent Observer column talked about clones playing clones and how costuming plays its part.

Also now is a good time to give a big shout out to the supporting cast and Maslany’s double Kathryn Alexandre; who you can see here in Tatiana Maslany’s Insta post dressed as Rachel.

Last week Tatiana Maslany was on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and this is a few days late, but thank you YouTube for putting this on my homepage as a video I would want to watch. Because this is exactly how I want to kick off my Monday.

Maslany looks great and I would like to know what eye makeup she is wearing. So much sparkly dress and tuxedo jacket goodness.

This is Maslany leaving the show in a much more casual look. Also fabulous. Seriously look at her eye makeup. No one makes me want to wear sportswear more than Maslany.I digress. The interview is also super fun and she talks about moving to LA with boyfriend Tom Cullen (#CoupleGoals) and yep she is a delight.

Related to the moving story and also more #CoupleGoals

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There’s more chat including Maslany’s very visceral reaction to finishing Orphan Black and a reminder of how Kiefer Sutherland pronounced her name when she won the Emmy. He is way off.

And because I am invested in this relationship now. Serious #couplegoals

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Scott Speedman Was a Disaster of a Boyfriend and Other Important Felicity Things

31 May

Yesterday Keri Russell received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it was season 5 finale of The Americans and she appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! with former co-star and ex-boyfriend Scott Speedman. The two are still pretty tight, along with other Felicity co-star and former onscreen roommate Amanda Foreman aka Meghan and this pretty much ticks so many boxes. Not Meghan’s magical box, but those ones I talk about often on here (see the recent Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants reunion) about former co-stars still hanging out.

The back and forth banter between Russell and Speedman includes the fact that he was a disaster of a boyfriend with no real specifics, which considering how squirmy Speedman gets is probably a good thing for him.

Although he couldn’t have been too bad considering how tight they clearly still are. A Felicity reunion is quickly nixed and even though I’m a huge fan of the show I don’t need to see that unless Twilight Zone homages or time travel is at play.

The infamous haircut comes up (of course) and Russell also reveals that Speedman had no idea what ceremony he was actually attending.

The whole interview with both of them is delightful and earlier in the episode Keri Russell also reveals that she is going to appear on Running Wild with Bear Grylls and that IRL boyfriend (and on-screen husband) Matthew Rhys got an adorable gift for her that included some strong advice from her oldest son.

Rhys was also present at the Walk of Fame ceremony along with Americans co-stars Holly Taylor, Noah Emmerich and co-showrunner Joel Fields. Felicity co-creators JJ Abrams and Matt Reeves also spoke at the ceremony.
This might be the first time that I’ve really liked a deconstructed shirt and Keri Russell looks fabulous in this striped Johanna Ortiz number and pairing it with flared Chloe pants works like a charm. The Rag & Bone full suit is great on Matthew Rhys and for the occasion. Expect to see more from The Americans pair with Emmy FYC events in the works.

Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny Discuss Old Tensions and More on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

13 Jan

The X-Files will be back on screens very soon (Sunday, January 24) and last night the premiere took place at the California Science Center in LA. We’re very much in a 90s nostalgia period with both the pop culture and fashion of the time and like many this was not only a show I was obsessed with, but it was my first experience of actively shipping a couple on screen (and maybe a little off screen too).

Regardless of whether these six episodes are good (and I really want them to be, but don’t necessarily expect it after the last movie and tangled web of the mythology arc) it has tapped into some long dormant feelings and it is a lot of fun seeing how playful Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny are with each other.

Gillian Anderson and David DuchovnyCase in point their appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! where they discuss getting back into character, bad monsters and rumors of an unhappy relationship.

This is far from the case now and when Gillian Anderson tries to explain why they maybe didn’t get on it descends into the best kind of chaos and PDA.

The new(ish) rumors are that they are/have been dating and while this is very much not confirmed they certainly still have cracking chemistry and in a comedy sketch complete with wigs and oh so many 90s references – does anyone else find the sound of dial-up strangely comforting? – Mulder and Scully go way further than we have ever seen them go before on the TV series.

And for more fun X-Files related things check out the new episode of The X Files Files and a conversation Kumail Nanjiani recorded at 3 a.m. with Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny discussing old plots and monsters of the week. Anderson’s lack of memories of these moments is hilarious.

The X-Files returns Sunday, January 24 followed by another episode Monday, January 25 and for a 21-minute preview head here.

Out of the Box: Look of the Week

24 Sep

The Emmys are over for another year – for a plethora of awards dress and ladysuits coverage head here – and this “Out of the Box” is all about everything else that has been going on this week with chat show appearances, movie premieres and London Fashion Week. September continues to be the busiest of fashion months and we still can’t get enough.

Lupita Nyong'o ColbertLupita Nyong’o looks super cool in a pinstripe Alessandra Rich jumpsuit on her way into The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last Friday. The Paul Andrews gold pumps, sunglasses and Zac Posen bag enhance the chic factor even further and Lupita proves once again that she can work both magazine editorials and IRL fashion moments.

Kerry WashingtonGoing for something effortless after a striking Emmy gown is Kerry Washington at Jimmy Kimmel Live! (she wore something different on the show) wearing Mother Denim jeans, Everlane shoes and a Joie top. Choosing Olivia Pope’s favorite bag brand with Prada, but completely separating herself from this character with Miu Miu tortoiseshell sunglasses and neon pink lip color (my personal favorite is Hourglass).

Emily BluntFall is here but that doesn’t mean all things colorful should be packed away, especially when attending the San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain where it isn’t quite sweater weather. Emily Blunt is a TV Ate My Wardrobe favorite for so many reasons and one of those is her penchant for bold sartorial choices. At this Sicario photocall she wears bright pink Jimmy Choo sandals with an even more colorful Jonathan Saunders matching striped top and skirt.

Michelle WilliamsThe Louis Vuitton Series 3 exhibition launched as part of London Fashion Week with many stars attending the event. Michelle Williams is one of the faces of this brand – her print ads are always a highlight – and unlike some other celeb/designer pairings this one is a perfect fit; building on Williams’ twee sensibilities and giving her an edge. Just look at those boots.

Alicia VikanderAlicia Vikander is a more recent addition to the Louis Vuitton brand and she is already killing it; from custom gowns to more casual affairs. This is another glam, but relaxed take and I have a feeling we are going to see Vikander in Louis Vuitton a lot come awards season.

Clemence PoesyA sequin block color sweater for Clémence Poésy and this Louis Vuitton event is giving me such a hankering for a new pair of boots.
Claire DanesFor all we make of Claire Danes and her amazing cry face, she also has a really great laugh face. Basically she is adept at showing emotion and the one she typically has to do with the characters she portrays is anguish. Yesterday Danes got to show the other side when she was honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Oscar de la Renta frock she wore is ideal for a daytime dress-up event; super pretty and relaxed.

Claire Danes starP.S. Yes I yelped when I saw Bess Armstrong standing proud next to her one-time onscreen daughter. I knew Patty and Angela would be fine in the end. See also My So-Called Life creator Winnie Holzman standing on the other side of Danes. Oh hey Homeland’s Alex Gansa, you are fine too (but part of me really wishes it was another MSCL star like Devon Odessa, A.J. Langer or Wilson Cruz).

Late Night Talk Show Round Up: A Return of “Really!?!” and Lizzy Caplan Talks Nudity on Masters of Sex

25 Jun

Just because Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler are no longer on Saturday Night Live it doesn’t mean the end for this pairing and when Poehler appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers they took this opportunity to both get behind his desk and fire off a much needed edition of “Really!?! with Seth and Amy.”

Amazing and much needed. Please make this a regular thing.

Also on Late Night with Seth Meyers this week Channing Tatum discussed some of his answers from his Reddit AMA and it is as glorious as the original thing (though no mention of Gilbert).

Not only did Lizzy Caplan explain why she is better than Jon Hamm on Jimmy Kimmel Live! which led to a whole WB discussion, but she also answered the nudity questions (thanks again to Caplan and Ruth Wilson for bringing the word ‘Showtits’ into my life) by pointing out all the real life connections as Jimmy’s ex Sarah Silverman is on the show. Silverman’s boyfriend Michael Sheen is Caplan’s co-lead and love interest on Masters of Sex. Oh, Hollywood you do delight me.

Now Lizzy Caplan might be better than Jon Hamm at keeping her job on the WB, but he sure can throw a gummy bear and look super handsome while doing so.


Out of the Box: Look of the Week

27 Mar

April is fast approaching and this means a bunch of hotly anticipated shows will be back on our screens very soon. Mad Men is one and yesterday we discussed their sartorial highs. They are not alone in being on a whirlwind promotional tour as the Game of Thrones cast has gone from a premiere at the Tower of London last week to an extravaganza in San Francisco on Monday. This is a GoT “Out of the Box” special is an all lady affair including the San Francisco premiere, talk show outfits and magazine editorials.

Maisie WilliamsMaisie Williams does super cute and funky in a summery Markus Lupfer dress passing the pockets test. The disco ball Lulu Guinness bag is everything and very much something for the Williams late teen set. Alas those days are long gone so I won’t be adding it to my wish list.

Maisie and SophieIt has been forever since Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams shared a scene on screen and while I so badly want to see a Sansa/Arya team-up I think this is the best I can expect for now. And it is pretty great.

Nathalie EmmanuelA stunning color combination from Nathalie Emmanuel in Mugler working the awkward shoulder detail with aplomb. It would also appear that silver strappy heels are the shoe du jour.

Carice van HoutenProbably looking the least like her character is Carice van Houten and this isn’t just down to the lack of Melisandre’s red cloak as there is a softness to her styling. Another vibrant dress ideal for spring and complete with those all important pockets.

Gwendoline ChristieGwendoline Christie continues her fierce as fuck reign on the red carpet wearing Jean Paul Gaultier Couture and I’m swooning pretty hard over this color on her.

Maisie Williams KimmelAlso going for the green and white winning combination is Maisie Williams for her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel in Kate Spade two piece. Adding another novelty bag to her collection with this Kate Spade wicker frog – the lining matches her outfit – and Williams documented the getting ready process for Entertainment Weekly on Instagram.

Emilia ClarkeOn the cover of The Hollywood Reporter is Emilia Clarke and she is being touted as part of ‘The New A List.’ Part of this is down to the global sensation that is Game of Thrones, the other being her starring role in the forthcoming Terminator: Genisys as the all important and iconic “Sarah fucking Connor.” While we will have to see how well that movie does and what Clarke does next to see if this new status sticks, the shoot itself includes this stunning Valentino dress which has been on featured in pretty much every fashion magazine as part of Valentino’s ad current ad campaign.

Abbi and Ilana’s Delightful Outfits on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

20 Jan

Talk show outfits can be many things; some go for full on fancy frock whereas others take the more relaxed route (see Sienna Miller’s amazing Celine sweater dress from Fallon last week). Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer have gone full on SHOW outfits with the tuxedo works and a very interesting color scheme (a nod to the original Dumb & Dumber). They do talk about their chosen attire so I won’t ruin it and it sounds like their original outfits are “Fattest Asses” levels of amazing.

In the second clip they discuss the confusion even their loved ones have between real and fictional Abbi and Ilana while also discussing this week’s episode.

Out of the Box: Look of the Week

19 Dec

Welcome to one of 2014’s last editions of “Out of the Box” with another collection of the week’s best looks from talk show appearances, the red carpet and magazine cover shoots. Taking a break from pre-holiday super glitzy awards attire with a somewhat more casual week.

Wired Jessica WilliamsFirst up is my favorite Daily Show correspondent and Jessica Williams covers the super colorful January issue of Wired magazine. The shoot itself is also an array of bold block color and here is one of my favorite shots:

Jessica Williams WiredThe issue focuses on new media and in it Williams proposes a different kind of gossip site; one that uses clickbait headlines to discuss the wider issues at play. I’ll let Williams do the explaining:

“But there’s something missing in all this new new media craziness, and that is something that uses celebrity news as a way to get into a really serious analysis of our culture. The Kardashians are walking clickbait—but let’s look closer. Do Kim and Kanye affect how society feels about interracial relationships and blended families? What does our obsession with Jennifer Lawrence say about third-wave feminism? Start with a headline that’s superjuicy; a flashy, sexy picture. And then, after the first couple of lines, hit them with some really severe analysis. When they think they’re getting dirt, we give them vegetables. Which is kind of what The Daily Show does already.”

Krysten RitterKrysten Ritter appeared on Good Morning America this week and this all black ensemble manages to a fun twist on classic chic with the various textures on the coat and skirt. Bonus red lip color points on this pavement talk show appearance runway.

Emily BluntEmily Blunt’s styling on her way into Jimmy Kimmel Live is of the super casual variety and I am so into the oversized knitwear and floral pants (perhaps because I am currently wearing a variation of this).

Maisie WilliamsArya Stark is getting a new look on the next season of Game of Thrones and here is Maisie Williams at the Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb premiere this week wearing a cute peplum/mini skirt all-black ensemble. Adding a pop of pattern with leopard print shoes and giving me so many flashbacks to the festival bracelets I refused to take off for months after the summer was over.


Rounding things off with one more talk show appearance and another lady TV Ate My Wardrobe hearts with Jenny Slate on Conan in this very sexy dress with a plunging neckline. Bonus Marcel the Shell singing video. I adore her:

Out of the Box: Look of the Week

12 Jul

Last week was a summer dresses special and “Out of the Box” returns to its normal format with this edition. This week we will be looking at a mixture of red carpet appearances, magazine shoots and talk shows; patterns are a huge theme and the more they clash the better.

Winner: Diane Kruger on Jimmy Kimmel Live! 


The Bridge premiered on FX this week and so Diane Kruger has been doing the red carpet/talk show circuit much to my delight. It’s not a secret that Diane Kruger is someone who I admire as both an actress and with her bold fashion choices and the above look definitely falls into the latter category. This isn’t the first time that Kruger has opted for two very different patterns and this polka dot t-shirt with a floral print skirt from Emanuel Ungaro’s Resort 2014 will probably be quite divisive, but here at TV Ate My Wardrobe we think it looks amazing. The slit in the skirt is probably a tad too high but the high waisted belt effect and demure neckline of the t-shirt distracts from this and it’s the clashing patterns that are in focus. It’s an outfit that would be too much on most (Solange could definitely wear it) and Kruger manages to work the different patterns so it doesn’t look too out there, this is helped by minimal makeup and her simple hair down approach.

Runner Up: Michelle Dockery for Harper’s Bazaar 

Michelle Dockery Harpers Bazaar

It’s the second week in a row that Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery makes an appearance on this list and while the sun might still be shining magazine editorials are looking to the fall season. This striped affair is from Miu Miu’s Fall 2013 collection and with the dash of polka dots on the neck scarf it’s another patterned success. The tights/coat combo might be a much if Dockery was walking down the street but it’s perfect for a striking magazine cover.

Runner Up: Michael B. Jordan at the Fruitvale Station Premiere

Michael B Jordan New York premiere Fruitvale Station

Michael B. Jordan is currently promoting Fruitvale Station, a film which has already picked up awards at Cannes and Sundance and is getting early Oscar buzz. Jordan is known for his roles in The WireFriday Night Lights, Parenthood and Chronicle and I’m so excited to see this much attention being given to this very special actor (Andrew Garfield is also a big fan). Jordan has also been delivering style wise on the red carpet and while I’m not normally a fan of the shiny suit, Jordan looks dapper and well put together in this attire.

Who is your look of the week?


Bitchy Resting Face, Hostile Listening Face and How to Make it in America

4 Jul

Bitchy resting face has gone from hilarious fake PSA to a segment on The Today Show with Taylor Orci, the creator of the original video appearing to discuss the huge response to this video. I’m pretty sure that we have all at one point or another been told to smile or cheer up when the situation hasn’t required such helpful advice and this is probably why so many people can relate to this video. The Today Show goes so far as consult a plastic surgeon to discuss what you can do to rectify this problem (because of course it does) and there is a procedure called a “grin lift” which is “used to turn a permanent frown upside down.” Yep, that is indeed a real thing that you can have done.

This instantly reminded me of a scene in season 2 of How to Make it in America – which I have just watched for the first time – when Rachel is told by her boss that she has a hostile listening face. This was something that I hadn’t heard of before but my boyfriend immediately turned and looked at me with a knowing look on his face suggesting that this is something that I do. Here is Lake Bell in How to Make it in America demonstrating the twin of bitchy resting face with her hostile listening face. 

how to make it in America hostile listening faceTabloid journalism has been playing photo assumption with people’s faces for a long time (just click on The Daily Mail’s sidebar of shame to see countless examples – “Michelle Williams looks sad walking her dog alone! Is she still heartbroken?”). As discussed on The Today Show video Anna Paquin talks about her own bitchy resting face on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and that she tends to look angry in paparazzi photos (though I wouldn’t blame her if she did look mad at them trying to take pictures of her twin babies).

It’s hard to talk about any kind of bitchface without mentioning the undisputed champion of every type of bitchface and that is Mad Men’s Pete Campbell (who goes way beyond the corresponding asshole face, resting or otherwise) and this supercut of Pete’s biggest outbursts shows why he deserves this particular honor.

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