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Out of the Box: Look of the Week

10 Nov

The trickle of film celebrations has turned into a stream and this is a bumper Look of the Week. Fabulous frocks, ladysuits and stunning December issues celebrating the good things about this year. Yes, there are some good things among the garbage.  At the 21st annual Hollywood Awards, Zoe Kazan’s Gucci botanical frock is a delight. I can see Kazan in a lot of the new Gucci pieces and this is right in my style wheelhouse. Also to file under outfits that I adore; the ladysuit! Noomi Rapace mixes a lace cami with menswear inspiration and not only picks a great color suit, but doubles down with her pumps.And for an entirely different take on the ladysuit. Kate Mara’s metallic Burberry number is giving futuristic retro vibes.I can’t see a slip dress and not think about the ’90s. Throw a white baby doll tee under it/cardigan over it with Cons for that season 1 Felicity vibe and then heat things up without one a la Felicity in the season 2 premiere.

Tatiana Maslany has opted for the latter at the Hollywood Film Awards in Diane von Furstenberg. Throwing all the flame emojis in Viola Davis’ direction because this iridescent Alberta Ferretti gown is smoking hot.Emily V. Gordon continues to impress with her range of floral frocks and this Saloni London number is another hit. As are her shoes. And as a fan of a suit outside of the usual black/grey/brown/navy spectrum, I am very much here for Kumail Nanjiani’s choice here.

Hopefully we will continue to see the Big Sick team getting fêted and it is one of my favorite films of 2017. Wearing vintage Balmain to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Patron of the Artists Awards is Tracee Ellis Ross and once again her love of fashion goes deep and far back. Love the pop of red on her bag and pumps.
The LACMA Art + Film Gala was presented by Gucci so it is ruffles and lace for Kerry Washington, in a distinctive look. I continue to be enamored with everything Gucci is doing right now.

Also a good time to mention that I spoke to Scandal costume designer Lyn Paolo last week and you can read that here.

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Karen O spits rainbows and this Yeah Yeah Yeahs reunion is giving me all those undergraduate feelings. *digs out “Pin” poster*Drawing hearts around this photo of Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan at a screening of Lady Bird and Ronan is driving my desire to get some velvet pants.

I mentioned on Twitter that when I saw this photo of Allison Janney, my jaw hit the floor. Two days later and it is still having the same effect. Everything I love about a women in a tuxedo is on display here. The Cut continues their run of excellent profiles of women I find very interesting and this Aidy Bryant one is now different. The shoot itself is also fabulous and just because Bryant is not a sample size; it doesn’t mean she shouldn’t look as high fashion as anyone else who appears in these editorials. Something she discusses in the interview and she recalls having to wear her own clothes when she did a shoot with her SNL co-stars:

“It was just humiliating. The other girls had racks of clothes to choose from and were wearing these thousand-dollar dresses, and I had two sacks or like one matronly mother-of-the-bride dress. Those were the first times where I was like, Something is different here and this isn’t fair. This is a fucked-up situation, and it’s purely because of my body. Not because I’m less funny — it’s my body. It’s the only reason that I’m treated differently right now. And it lit a fucking fire in me.”

The original reason behind starting this blog was to discuss costume influence on my own style and Bryant’s costuming in The Big Sick ticks all those boxes. Fuck having to compromise on what you wear just because you’re not a size 6. Teen Vogue will cease to have a print copy next year and while it is the digital platform that has made this magazine one to watch for, I am still sad to see this one depart the print landscape. Over the years there have been some stunning covers (this Amandla Stenberg made a huge impact on me) and this Hillary Clinton cover (HRC is also the guest-editor of this issue) is pure art.
Another case of my jaw hitting the floor this week and Edward Enniful’s first edition of UK Vogue as the new editor-in-chief, is making a huge impression with this stunning shot of Adwoa Aboah. I can’t stop staring and I cannot wait until I get my hands on a copy.

There is a scene in Call My By Your Name that takes place in front of a bunch of magazines and I ended up in a Google image hole of Vogue Italia covers from 1983 and it reminds me of that period. The Samira Wiley Out 100 cover from three years ago is still one I think about. Such a stunning image and again this annual issue delivers. Jonathan Groff has had another really strong year and he gives great casual sweater pose.Also having an incredible year is Emmy award winning Lena Waithe. This cover is fabulous and I love how confident her gaze is here.

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Erdem x H&M Party Highlights aka Give Me All the Florals

19 Oct

The first fast fashion collaboration I remember was when Roland Mouret teamed up with Gap back in 2006 and the designer/high street retailer team-up has been going strong for over a decade now. In fact Karl Lagerfeld did one with H&M in 2004—for some reason I don’t remember this—and H&M has produced collabs with a number of designer brands including Balmain, Stella McCartney,  Comme des Garçons and Versace. Now is the turn of Erdem.

Uniqlo is my to go to brand for indulging in the high/low collaborations and the only reason why I didn’t end up with about 10 things from the recent J.W. Anderson team-up was because they had sold out of the items I wanted before payday. But I don’t need any more sweaters (I always need more sweaters).

Bringing me back to H&M x Erdem and there are a number of items I am already eyeing up from the collection—namely leopard print coats, ladysuits, sweaters. And at the runway show party there are various celebs on hand sporting new looks that I am very tempted to add to my wardrobe.Pajama adjacent clothing is always going to win me over as is Kirsten Dunst; the two combined is fashion heaven and Erdem’s signature florals is a repeated motif.Perfect for winter botanics and I am coveting Kate Mara’s dress hard. And I can almost afford it. Perfect for one of the weddings I am going to next year. Throw a white tee underneath and hey it’s the ’90s again. I would also like to know what red lipstick Alexa Chung is wearing.On the runway there was plenty of menswear inspired pieces AND menswear; here is Taylor Kitsch sporting some grey pants that look great on him (and can look great on you too).Zendaya shows off one of the super feminine ensembles and leans hard into the retro vibe with her ’50s looking ‘do. I love everything about this and this whole collab is very wearable and pretty timeless. This is exactly what you want from fast fashion.

And here is that beautiful teaser ad. Let’s rewatch.

Erdem x H&M will be available in selected stores Thursday, November 2. And you can view the collection here.

Out of the Box: Look of the Week

9 Mar

In the first “Out of the Box” that comes after award season it isn’t surprising that it is a quieter and more eclectic week; there’s street style, ladysuits, Paris Fashion Week, magazine covers and other public appearances. The Timeless cast got together in Washington D.C. at the Smithsonian and NEH’s History Film Forum Event. I love this show and the chemistry between the three leads is what makes it a joy to watch; as I’ve already said I really hope it gets renewed and not just so I get new book recommendations and have plenty to write about costume wise.

Matt Lanter and Malcolm Barrett are doing standard panel attire and they look fine, but it is Abigail Spencer’s matching Creatures of The Wind ’60s inspired pattern ensemble that is mesmerizing me. Also please renew this show, NBC.

Ladysuit alert and a fabulous one from Jenny Slate as she goes shirtless and makes me want to use the flame emoji. The tequila confession feels very accurate and I had a friend who broke half her front tooth because of tequila. It is fun and also cannot be trusted.No one does street style while also being a walking advert for their brand quite like Reese Witherspoon. And unlike other celeb lifestyle products (not naming names) this is both wearable and semi-affordable. The Americans returned this week – click here for my review – and Keri Russell has been doing the press rounds including a very fun interview on Live with Kelly and on the same day wearing the same fabulous outfit Russell took part in the AOL Build series (which you can watch below).

Mixing casual cool in an oversized Céline turtleneck sweater – which we have talked about on here before and is definitely the kind of thing I would want to wear every day – with a retro looking houndstooth Prada skirt, sheer pink pop socks and hot pink Manolo Blahniks.

The interview itself is fun covering a range of things about the new season including digging that hole in the S5 finale, how she feels about Elizabeth, the recent political climate, the relationships on the show and what it is like to work with your IRL boyfriend. Entering the portion of this week’s column that is dedicated to black attire and this is the kind of outfit that few can pull off; Kristen Stewart is just the person to make corset pants look effortless. At the Personal Shopper LA premiere Kristen Stewart debuted a killer looking bleach blonde crop, which I have instantly fallen in love with.Also crushing it on the cool levels (as always) is Isabelle Huppert and I’m gonna go all Tyra as she’s doing this from H to T. Those silver tip pumps are a joy and as this is at the Louis Vuitton show at Paris Fashion Week, Huppert is wearing LV. Huppert is also reigniting my desire to own a leather jacket.Also at Louis Vuitton is Michelle Williams (as one of the faces of the brand this makes sense) and this is a far edgier look than we are used to seeing her in. I am all for a style switch up even if she looks a little stiff, but that might be the March chill rather than the outfit. Love the boots and as always I would suggest a bold red lip.Switching things up entirely at Valentino with all the delicate feminine frills. A trend that could go either way and much like KStew in all things edgy, Kate Mara is the perfect person to wear something that is drape adjacent. Also that is one fabulous collar and we all know how I feel about a detailed neckline. A striking and stripped down Chrissy Teigen cover and her piece on postpartum depression is so important. Chrissy is someone I have very strong good feelings about and it is not just because her cookbook has taught me how to make incredible bacon hash browns.

Out of the Box: Look of the Week

2 Dec

Happy December! And as it is this busy end of year awards period we once again have a fun mix of “Out of the Box” entries this week.

We have already covered the Gotham Awards and got a taste of TV roundtable so this week’s column is kicking off with magazine covers, editorials and Variety’s Actors on Actors series. Plus there are some red carpet moments and an array of sartorial treats.michelle-williamsMichelle Williams covers Porter magazine and this shot is reminiscent of the 2013 Louis Vuitton campaign thanks to the choice of dark lip color and because Williams has gone with her classic signature haircut after a few years of growing it out. This cut is a classic for a reason and I’m not just saying that because she is my hair icon.  Normally when Williams covers a magazine she’s in Louis Vuitton, but Porter mixes things up with sequin Michael Kors and it is feeling all kinds of festive party outfit.

In the interview Williams talks about bestie Busy Philipps – which ticks so many boxes – and the all too real dating situation she is currently in

“My friend Busy and her husband Marc [Silverstein] said, ‘Michelle, you’re in like a blackout zone, everybody is now partnered up and you have to wait for people to start getting divorced.’ Oh my f*cking God. Are you kidding me? I’m just sitting around and waiting for marriages to crumble? Oh wow! No!”

The issue hits newsstands today and I’m sure you won’t be shocked to hear I will be picking up a copy.tom-hanks-and-viola-davisAward season brings the joy of roundtables and the Variety Actors on Actors” series, in which actors interview each other and once again the choice of pairings is a dream dinner situation.

You can watch these interviews on Variety’s YouTube channel and this one between Viola Davis and Tom Hanks is incredibly charming and informative.

This red dress looks incredible on Davis and as Alanna Bennett said on Twitter “rom com it, please, I beg of you.” I fully concur.adam-driver-and-michael-shannon

Also from this round of Actors on Actors and this conversation is as fun as the above photo implies. First up Michael Shannon gets Adam Driver to discuss his non-profit Arts in the Armed Forces – which is just a really lovely move – before they get down to the awards chat and everything else that follows is just as wonderful and unfiltered.

They discuss theater, blockbusters, how their TV work has helped and whether Kylo Ren will make an appearance on Girls.

I’d also recommend Taraji P. Henson/Ryan Reynolds, Annette Bening/Naomie Harris and Michelle Williams/Natalie Portman.alia-shawkatInterview Magazine continues its domination on the editorial and interview subject front and at the moment I am obsessed with Alia Shawkat’s Search Party (and she was also fantastic in Drunk History this week as Alexander Hamilton). This shot of Shawkat in profile wearing a Sportmax coat against a black backdrop is incredibly striking and her gaze to camera is disarming in the best way.

In the piece Shawkat talks about Search Party including what it was like to produce as well as act and how certain people were cast:

“I wasn’t necessarily, but when the Ron Livingston part was getting cast, there were a lot of names that were up and, I don’t want to take full credit for it, but I think I suggested Ron Livingston. I always had a crush on him and I just thought he was perfect for Keith. He’s such a great comedic actor without being hammy. He’s very realistic.”

I maybe yelped when Ron Livingston showed up.kate-maraNot quite hitting the heights of the space themed Valentino from last year, but Kate Mara is still crushing it in dresses with whimsical embellishments; this time opting for Dior at a screening of Man Down. The bold lip color is definitely the right direction and those shoes are also fabulous. felicity-jones-and-diego-lunaThe Rogue One press tour is here; at SiriusXM Felicity Jones and Diego Luna are serving up ‘couple hosting a dinner party’ vibes and I love Jones’ seventies adjacent Valentino floor length frock and metallic pumps combination.naomie-harris#LadySuitWatch2016 is going to end strong if this week’s last two entries are anything to go by; first up Naomie Harris in Dolce & Gabbana at a Moonlight Times Talks event. This is stunning and the houndstooth clutch is the perfect finishing touch.

I would be very scared to go anywhere near this with a glass of red wine though (as I am with all white clothing). emma-stoneAnd for something in tweed here’s Emma Stone on The Tonight Show and this is a great late night look/can I please get one? Thanks.

Out of the Box: Look of the Week

3 Jun

A relatively quiet week on the style front what with the holiday weekend reducing the number of events, but never fear as we’ve still got plenty of sartorial treats on offer from the Resort 2017 fashion shows and Hollywood Reporter award season showcase. Kether DonohueThe Hollywood Reporter continues my favorite series of the year with their pre-Emmy nominations roundtables including the monster Supporting Actor class photo, which this year features actors from TV Ate My Wardrobe faves such as You’re the Worst, The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, The LeftoversTogetherness and Girls.

The 30-strong actor photo can be seen here and it was this individual shot of Kether Donohue that gives me full heart eyes; the caped Bariano jacket, Stella & Jamie top, Adrianna Papell skirt, the red lipstick and the mischievous glint in Donohue’s eyes make this a standout. I’m on record plenty of times not loving shoes in the beige/nude zone, but these Carmen Steffens pumps work like a charm with this look.

Tony Actress roundtable

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It’s not just TV that is getting the roundtable treatment and both the Tony actresses and actors are featured this week. There is so much to love about this group of women and the styling of the shoot is far less fussy and far less pastel infused than the drama TV actress edition. The vibe here is pretty chill and the whole conversation which you can watch below is super charming and really interesting.

I am pretty new to all things Broadway – my first show was two years ago this week when Michelle Williams was in Cabaret – so there is plenty I didn’t realize before I watched this. Namely how dangerous performing on Broadway can be.Michelle WilliamsI couldn’t find the fashion credits, but I’m just gonna go ahead and assume that Michelle Williams is wearing Louis Vuitton and while I can’t see her feet I’m also gonna assume that she is wearing some form of the chunky boots (see Alicia Vikander below). This photo in the midst of getting a makeup touch up is ultimate Michelle Williams and therefore I heart it hard.Alicia VikanderI know I should probably hate these boots and yet the 90s teen in me loves everything about them and knows they would have been my dream shoe in 1999. In fact this whole Alicia Vikander look is peek teen Emma and I love everything about it. Vikander is one of the Louis Vuitton campaign stars who attended the Resort 2017 Rio de Janeiro show at the weekend and the location is a stunner. You can view the collection here.Kiernan Shipka and Kate MaraFrom Rio to the UK and the Lady Dior Pub as part of the Dior Express which ended with the Resort collection getting showcased at Blenheim Palace. Kiernan Shipka looks every level of joyful in a red turtleneck and the photos of her from this event give the impression that she is having the best time. Which I adore. Kate Mara’s white frock is also pretty great (which I would personally avoid for spilling reasons) and maybe there will be a lot more Dior in the yes red carpet column over this award season. Maybe. Also where is JLaw? Rose ByrneOkay so the next two outfits are from last week, but somehow I missed them and much like polka dots I am here for all the star print ensembles; Rose Byrne in Fall 2016 Valentino ticks all these boxes. Diane KrugerDiane Kruger’s mini Marc Jacobs dress is giving me Etsy disco ball vibes and she is crushing her red carpet choices as per at the Sky premiere in Berlin.

Out of the Box: Look of the Week

4 Mar

The final hurrah of award season is here with a look at the best of the Vanity Fair party where quite a few dresses were better than the ones worn to the actual Oscar ceremony. Plus funky street style, Paris Fashion Week and talk show appearance outfit joy.Alicia VikanderNow this is what I am talking about and while I liked Alicia Vikander’s Oscar dress it just didn’t have the all heart eyes emoji factor. If she had worn this super sexy sequin Louis Vuitton dress first there might have been declarations of it not bringing the woah factor, but I think my jaw would have been on the floor. It has all the cool vibes that Vikander normally brings with the best Oscar after party accessory. Elizabeth BanksElizabeth Banks knows how to bring it and once again the reaction I had to this dress was what was missing from most of the overall red carpet. Maybe she should have been at the awards ceremony too. A caped jumpsuit isn’t the easiest of looks to pull off, but Banks does just that in Ralph and Russo. If I didn’t already have a strong idea of what I want to wear to my wedding this year then this would provide amazing inspiration.Mindy KalingThe next three looks are also upgrades from what was worn on the Oscar red carpet and Mindy Kaling stuck to her black dress with a twist theme switching Elizabeth Kennedy for custom Salvador Perez. Perez as we have mentioned on a number of occasions is the Mindy Project costume designer and his creations highlight everything amazing about Kaling’s figure. I did also love Mindy’s day after the Oscars outfit.Priyanka ChopraPriyanka Chopra’s crystal embellished Jenny Packham ensemble hits all the right sparkle spots and this looks like the kind of outfit which might be worn for a super dramatic late ’70s soap opera moment; I am so here for that.Sophie TurnerWearing Galvan for both the Oscars and the after party and Sophie Turner’s second outfit is the standout thanks its bold color. The very cool thing about both gowns is they are made from sustainable materials to promote socially responsible fashionPatricia ClarksonThere is something so soothing about Patricia Clarkson and she is always someone I am very happy to see both on screen and the red carpet. Plunging floral embroidered Alberta Ferretti and a strong red lip is an instant yes. Kirsten DunstSpring is here! And yes it did snow this week, but the sun is shining now and Kirsten Dunst’s yellow floral frock is making me forget that I am still wearing an outfit entirely made up of various chunky knits.Kate Mara H&M PFWOn the flip side I’m still aware of just how cold it still is and Kate Mara’s summer dress getting hidden by a fabulous coat at the H&M Paris Fashion Week show makes so much sense to me right now. And now for a dress that straddles the winter/summer divide and Keri Russell is crushing it with her maternity style in Valentino on Late Night with Seth Meyers this week. In the interview they discussed The Americans (which is back in just over a week!), going and buying coffee while in costume, slapping people and Felicity. Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer also appeared on this episode in what is probably my dream talk show booking (watch the whole episode here).

Thanks to makeup artist Tina Turnbow we have a closer look at not only the exquisite floral detail of the dress and those amazing earrings, but also the striking purple eyes which is giving me flashbacks to this and one of my own personal favorite eyeliners (also thanks to Turnbow).

Best of the 2016 SAG Awards Red Carpet Part 1

31 Jan

Another weekend, another awards red carpet. The SAGs are always a fun one because there is just as much glam, but as with the Critics’ Choice it seems like people are able to relax and mix it up a little. Especially those who have been part of this process for what feels like half a year now.

Plenty of winning looks to scroll through and for part 2 check head here.

Alicia VikanderEverything about this Louis Vuitton geometric gown is a sequin dream and this might be the best Alicia Vikander has looked all awards season (and she has looked pretty damn good). Rachel McAdamsThis red carpet cycle has also been very good to Rachel McAdams both sartorially and professionally with Spotlight continuing its winning streak (finally seeing it this afternoon). Beaded floral Elie Saab Haute Couture serves up so much drama that I’m willing to drop my usual “this needs a red lipstick” sentiment.Kiernan ShipkaFor Mad Men’s finale hurrah – shakes fist at Downton Abby for winning – Kiernan Shipka continues to show that she isn’t just one of the best dressed teens, but one of the best dressed in a beautiful Erdem gown. Marisa TomeiMarisa Tomei is the picture of cool elegance in a green beaded long sleeve – hitting two trends of this red carpet – in Zuhair Murad. Queen LatifahA sparkly long sleeve delight for 2016 SAG winner Queen Latifah in a killer Michael Costello gown.Maisie WilliamsThe Game of Thrones cast brought it big to the SAGs with Maisie Williams showing once again that she makes some very interesting choices. This time ditching Mexican wrestlers and 90s chokers for a bold blue textured tea length Ermanno Scervino frock. I bet it has pockets.

Sophie TurnerOnscreen sister and IRL BFF Sophie Turner going a little Scarlett O’Hara in Caroline Herrera and it’s really working for her. Maybe needs a dramatic lip color to go with the high drama of the gown.

Emilia ClarkePretty in pink for Emilia Clarke getting the bold color memo in Dior Haute Couture. A dress which JLaw is probably looking at and wondering why she hasn’t been offered it.

Sarah Paulson and Pedro PascalOh Pedro Pacal, I do miss you and your fun flamboyance on Game of Thrones. I’m on the fence with Sarah Paulson’s Armani Privé dress and I’m wondering how many Koosh balls were sacrificed to make it.

Michiel HuismanYou’re welcome.

Rooney and Kate MaraRooney and Kate Mara (neither sure of how to pronounce their surname if their chat on E! is anything to go by) both in Valentino, with Rooney very much leaning into her usual style. And it’s fine because it totally works.

For more from the SAG Awards red carpet head here.

Out of the Box: Look of the Week – Best of 2015 Part 1

24 Dec

We have written about a lot of outfits both on and off screen this year and the 2015 Best Of series turns its attention toward our Look of the Week column, which has featured a whole host of red carpet appearances, magazine covers/editorial styling and many other sartorially infused events. Here is the first part of our “Out of the Box” rundown showcasing our favorites from a very stylish year.

Best Magazine Cover

Taraji P Henson WTaraji P. Henson has appeared on a lot of covers this year and this Diana Ross inspired shoot for W had my jaw on the floor and it is why this issue is still sat on my coffee table. What I love about this image is that it is so simple and yet so incredibly sexy in a way that is so far from Cookie (who is also incredibly sexy).

Best Cape

Ruth WilsonAt the summer TCA CBS, CW and Showtime party Ruth Wilson wore a stunning caped flamingo Valentino frock and had me dreaming of sunshine and sipping on a margarita.

Best Gingham 

Lizzy CaplanFor her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Lizzy Caplan not only looked super summer cool in a black and white gingham Lela Rose dress, but she also brought up the WB with fellow guest Jon Hamm. Switching out Birkenstocks for black pumps from the backstage walk to the show also showcases how to dress up/down this outfit.

Most on Point Dress 

Kate MaraWhen the movie you are promoting is set in space it might be a tad on the nose to wear a dress this intergalactic, but I say go with it and Kate Mara did just that in this stunning Valentino number.

Best Leather Jacket 

Olivia WildeOlivia Wilde has been a regular in these parts for the last few months rocking a variety of styles and this leather jacket over floral Valentino (a brand doing very well in this end of year listicle) gives this an edge over the other outfit faves. Trusty red pumps have been worn on multiple occasions by Wilde and work with everything from 70s inspired to color blocking.

Best Leather Pants

Keri Russell Seth MeyersKeri Russell favors leather in all forms whether skirts, jumpsuits or pants and as her Late Night with Seth Meyers ensemble demonstrates she looks cool as fuck mixing a show tee with heels, black blazer and these leather pants. The pop of lip color gives an extra kick and I am always thankful that makeup artist Tina Turnbow shares what brands she uses (and I was very lucky to be gifted this lipstick earlier this year).

Best Playsuit 

Kristen StewartPlaysuits can be hard to pull off, but Kristen Stewart is effortless chic in sequinned Zuhair Murad with legs going for miles. At the time I mentioned how much I enjoyed the fact that she lost the heels and walked most the red carpet barefoot and I still do. A lady after my own heart.

Best Jumpsuit

Rebecca FergusonRebecca Ferguson was a revelation in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and she also stood out at the London Premiere in this stunning DVF Jumpsuit. This was just before I wore my very own DVF dress at my soon to be brother-in-law’s wedding and I was very excited about all of this (as you can tell).

Best LadySuit

Amandla Stenberg#LadySuitWatch2015 has been TV Ate My Wardrobe’s most used hashtag this year and when I saw Amandla Stenberg’s Dazed photoshoot in which she rocks this look I pretty much screamed in delight. Stenberg has been killing it all over social media with her super smart and observant takes on everything from cultural appropriation to how teenagers get discredited for their opinions just because of their age. I can’t wait to see what she does in 2016.

Best Floral Suit

Michael B Jordan VogueThis year has cemented the notion that Michael B. Jordan can wear suits in any color or pattern from Vivienne Westwood plaid to textured D&G at the Met Gala. And he graced the pages of Vogue in another D&G floral suit; this time showing he could work something even bolder.

Best Polka Dots and Stripes

Emma StoneThis is pretty much my platonic ideal of any outfit.

Best Co-Star Pockets, Patterns and Giggles 

Maisie and SophieThey haven’t spent any time on screen together since season 1 and photos like this of Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams have me longing for the day the Stark sisters will be reunited and then burn the place to the fucking ground. Thankfully due to all the Game of Thrones press commitments we get plenty of delightful off screen moments like this. Clothing wise Maisie Williams has pledged allegiance to dresses with pockets and Sophie Turner is doing strong patterned work here at the GoT premiere.

Best Sweater – Part 1

Matt BomerThere is nothing not adorable about this Matt Bomer look.

Best Sweater – Part 2

Cobie SmuldersIf there is one sweater I coveted more than any other in 2015 it is this Coach space themed knitwear as worn by many including Cobie Smulders at Sundance.

Best Front Row Watching at NYFW

Natasha Lyonne and Nicki MinajTwo Nickis – one real, one fictional – at the Alexander Wang NYFW runway show back in February and I am always fond of the random groupings at fashion events.

Best Fashion Campaign

Samira WileyA campaign which still makes me gasp all these months later and Samira Wiley is crushing it for Christian Siriano.

Best Lady Hangout 

Broad City premiereSquad Goals is one phrase which has been used to an exhausting degree in 2015 (by myself included), but yeah I’m going to have to use it here because this is an ultimate lady hangout situation.

Stay tuned for Part 2 next week and Happy Holidays!

Out of the Box: Look of the Week

2 Oct

A Shondaland celebration, thematic dresses, patterns for fall and more magazine cover/interview delights from Bust in this week’s “Out of the Box.”

Viola DavisKeeping it classic at the Entertainment Weekly party celebrating #TGIT is Viola Davis fresh off that Emmy win. Great lipstick, bracelets and metallic sandals elevate the LBD look. After quitting How to Get Away with Murder mid first season I have returned to the fold and the season 2 premiere did a good job of sucking me back in to all the drama, even if I still can’t remember the names of over half the characters.

Jerrika Hinton, Caterina Scorsone, and Kelly McCrearyGrey’s Anatomy trio all sporting fun looks ticking #ladysuitwatch2015 and cute Peter Pan collar dress boxes. Jerrika Hinton’s high neck lace blouse, t-bar shoes and bold lip color gives her the edge over co-stars Caterina Scorsone and Kelly McCreary, but all three are very welcome additions.

Camilla LuddingtonA precarious #ladysuitwatch2015 from Camilla Luddington and one that probably requires quite a lot of tape, but hey if you can do the suit no shirt thing then go for it as Luddington has.

Kate MaraThere are some projects where it is much easier to work the theme into a red carpet outfit and Kate Mara has done just this at the New York Film Festival premiere for The Martian. This Valentino frock is on the nose of course for this particular film, but the whimsy wins out.

Kristen WiigAlso from the NYFF Martian premiere is Kristen Wiig in Oscar de la Renta. The floral bodice is a slightly awkward design and yet the romantic nature of this gown/non-fussy styling – yes even those beige strappy sandals – makes this a style triumph for Wiig.

Diane KrugerDiane Kruger’s showing how to do in bloom patterns for fall in Preen at the Fashion 4 Development’s 5th annual Official First Ladies luncheon. As this is a daytime event the ankle boots are ideal for giving off a more casual edge and the Mark Cross box bag (which I really want) sells ‘I have some important shit to say’ as Kruger was a guest speaker at this event. Perfect for keeping those flash cards safe.

 

Another fantastic book tour outfit from Mindy Kaling wearing a TV Ate My Wardrobe designer fave in Roksanda. I devoured Why Not Me? in a couple of sittings and there are some great chapters on personal style, but it is Mindy’s White House dating story that is my personal standout chapter as it encapsulates everything from work, confidence and the rom-com tone which is at the heart of The Mindy Project. 

Aidy BryantBust continues to kill it with their choice of cover star with SNL’s Aidy Bryant following on from Jenny Slate and it is a profile which covers a lot of the standard ground – career, love life, school – but in way which feels like we are learning more than surface level BS. When discussing the shows she has been on (SNLBroad CityGirls) she mentions her positive experiences “It’s very cool that their costume departments have been totally accommodating. And guess what? They should be.”

This isn’t always the case when it comes to big magazine shoots with the rest of the cast as “They’ll have two dress options for me and they’ll have 20 for Kate, Vanessa, Cecily and Sasheer. Those are the only times where I’m like, ‘This is wrong. I manage to dress myself in a cool way. A professional stylist could have figured it out.'” Get better at this other magazines; I love the Peter Pan collar ASOS Curve dress from this cover shot.

Comic-Con Fashion Round-Up Part 2: Panels, Parties and Photocalls

14 Jul

More Comic-Con fashion from the panels, parties and photocalls with an array of style choices from casual cool to high end chic. Yesterday we covered the annual Entertainment Weekly party and the Hannibal panel; now we’re rounding up the best of the rest from the over weekend.

Tatiana MaslanyPairing Tanya Taylor with Adidas is such a fantastic move from Tatiana Maslany and the three stripes classic jacket is giving me a strong hint of 90s Britpop nostalgia. This might be why this is my absolute favorite outfit from this year’s Comic-Con. So simple and yet so effective.

Maisie Williams Comic ConA really good style weekend for Maisie Williams and at the TV Guide Fan Favorites panel she wore a super cute white blouse paired with green shorts. Now to find out where the blouse is from as the lipstick and bunny motif is adorable.

Natalie Dormer and Sophie TurnerSo much color, print and texture coming from the Game of Thrones cast. Time to play fake photo assumption and it looks like Natalie Dormer is being super awkward around Sophie Turner as she musters up the courage to talk to her…

Sophie Turner and Natalie DormerQuickly followed by longingly gazing into each other’s eyes.

Natalie DormerThe GoT cast were hot on double panel duty (Maisie Williams for Fan Favorites, Sophie Turner with X-Men and Gwendoline Christie at Star Wars) and Natalie Dormer switched out patterned pants for a stunning Mary Katrantzou dress, which looks really great as she strides across the stage at the Screen Gems panel.

Keke Palmer and Skyler SamuelsThe Scream Queens cast were out in full effect and it only just occurred to me that I have only ever made it to the end of one season of a Ryan Murphy show – American Horror Story: Coven for some reason got me to stick it out and I can’t figure out why – and from the preview this *could* be one that sticks. Or it could be like all the others where I quit a few episodes from the end. At the panel Keke Palmer cozied up to Skyler Samuels and the orange lace and navy blazer perfectly complement each other.

Skyler SamuelsAt the photocall Samuels wore a patterned (covered with florals, lightning bolts and hearts) wrap dress for a perfect summer frock vibe.

Gwendoline ChristieWhile this doesn’t have the same sartorial flare as some of her previous outfits I still really love this shot of Gwendoline Christie posing with her Star Wars co-stars Domhnall Gleeson (excellent belt and beard combo) and Adam Driver.

Kate Mara comic conA battle armor mini for Kate Mara in Valentino.

Willow ShieldsWhat looks like an excellent homage to the 20th anniversary of Clueless with multicolor plaid for Willow Shields at the panel for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.  

January JonesA fun spin on the LBD from January Jones at the Fox party in a CG frock with red lipstick and curls to make the outfit pop. Plus all important pocket posing utilizing.

Ashley Madekwe FoxI’m pretty sure only Ashley Madekwe and Diane Kruger could really pull off this Self-Portrait asymmetrical crop top with matching culottes; such a fun graphic print and Madekwe has an excellent sartorial eye.

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