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Out of the Box: Look of the Week

30 Mar

A quieter week for “Out of the Box,” but a very good one for magazine content including gasp worthy covers and a reunion that warmed my soul. It was exactly what I needed to see on Wednesday when I was knee deep in work. So, thank you for that.

There are also ladysuits, animal print, kitties and some very good costume design. This is from last week at a FYC event (Emmy season is coming!), but I missed it and I can’t not include Cody Fern demonstrating that leopard print makes for a perfect button-down shirt choice. This is how you add sartorial flair to a black suit.

Fern plays David Madson on American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace and was a revelation. Here he looks nothing like his ACS character; the hair wave he is serving up is fantastic. Sound the ladysuit klaxon! At the A Series of Unfortunate Events season two premiere, Allison Williams gives great menswear in Gabriela Hearst.

Timeless continues to be the most fun and delightful show that also has me wanting to know more about the historical events they cover. This cast also continues to be the most fun and delightful as evidenced on Abigail Spencer’s Instagram.

The most recent episode, “Hollywoodland” paid homage to Queen Hedy Lamarr and also featured some stunning ’40s costumes. And the Timeless lipstick game is so strong right now. This Gucci jumpsuit has recently graced these pages, but it is definitely worth a second look on Holly Taylor. This is from Anna Silman’s profile of Taylor for The Cut and Silman is one of my favorite interviewers at the moment . In the piece they talk about Taylor’s background growing up in this industry and what she plans on doing next.

And for all things Americans season six as Paige falls further into the spy biz here is my review of the amazing premiere and my interview with costume designer Katie IrishGrown-ish star and TV Ate My Wardrobe fave gives great cover on Essence. And for Grown-ish style tips, here is where you find a lot of the costumes; this is a show that mixes aspirational and affordable. This made me gasp in the best way. It has been a very good week for Christina Aguilera including this Drag Race moment.

Paper continues to do very interesting things and this is beautiful (song title ref intended). But this isn’t an indictment on makeup because as Aguilera mentions in the interview “I mean, I’m a girl that likes a beat face, let’s not get it twisted.” We can do both.
Entertainment Weekly excels when it comes to WB reunions—first Felicity, then Buffy—and this Dawson’s Creek issue hits all those sweet nostalgia spots. It is always heartening when a cast comes back to celebrate the show that made them famous and they do this in spades.

There is a 55-minute reunion show which delivers on the feeeeeeelings and fun including Michelle Williams seeing the Crying Dawson meme for the first timeI yelled with joy about this on Twitter because there is nothing better than Michelle Williams opting for a cover with Busy Philipps over a solo shot. As Joanna Robinson put it “Let’s all enjoy the fact that Michelle Williams clearly has a Busy rider.” Yes this is now my lock screen image. Yes I am extra when it comes to this friendship.

Out of the Box: Look of the Week

14 Mar

Mad Men has some competition on the magazine cover front from Game of Thrones this month and while Elisabeth Moss and Jessica Paré have scored one each, GoT’s Emilia Clarke has three solo covers and a group one. There are several other magazines with TV stars on the front this month – which is why this “Out of the Box” is all cover stars – featuring both current and returning faces. The covers are brighter in tone as the season is changing, even if it’s not quite warm enough to wear some of these outfits yet. There’s another show returning in April that we’re really excited for here at TV Ate My Wardrobe that isn’t Mad Men or Game of Thrones and it features on this week’s Entertainment Weekly.

Emilia ClarkeThe first of the Emilia Clarke covers and she looks stunning in a purple Giles dress with Swarovski encrusted lips on UK InStyle.

Emilia Clarke FlareNicely played with adapting the GoT phrase for the new season and Flare has been dipped in pastel pink.

Emilia Clarke French GlamourFrench Glamour has ditched the super feminine look preferred by both InStyle and Flare, opting for an edgier editorial choice. All three covers show just how versatile Clarke look is.

GOT Vanity FairClarke joins fellow GoT cast members in full costume for the April issue Vanity Fair and I’ve got until April 6 to catch up (I know). I’ll be buying this issue regardless and I love this photo taken by VF staple Annie Leibovitz. I’ll just have to save this article and go ahead and read all about Alan Cumming return to Cabaret instead. 

Orphan Black EW coverEveryone’s favorite clones are gracing the cover of Entertainment Weekly as they celebrate the return of Orphan Black. Our anticipation levels are pretty darn high thanks to this feature and the first full length teaser which debuted this week. April is going to be a very good/busy month for TV.

Lena DunhamLena Dunham covered Vogue last month and now she’s getting the Glamour treatment. The dramatic dark makeup works really well and let’s hope no one starts crowing about Photoshop with this issue.

Lena Dunham D&GExtra Lena Dunham from this issue of Glamour as I really like the dramatic nature of this Dolce & Gabbana polka dot frock. I would definitely twirl around in this if I got the chance.

Elle Katie HolmesKatie Holmes is returning to TV nearly 10 years after Dawson’s Creek finished as she will be starring in a yet untitled ABC pilot. In the meantime she’s killing it on the cover of UK Elle in this stunning Prada embellished coat.

Emily VanCampEmily VanCamp is in the new Captain America and while it’s unlikely that I will go back to watching Revenge, I am looking forward to seeing VanCamp in a film of this size – even though she hasn’t appeared in any of the promotional material. The styling on the cover of Elle Canada evokes a hint of a pilot (it’s mostly the patches) and I’m always a sucker for stripes.

Things That Should Stay in the ’90s: Joey Potter’s Hat

17 Oct

The ’90s revival is in full swing and if this decade was just about wearing plaid and looking like Angela Chase then there would be no complaints here. This isn’t the case and things that were terrible then are still terrible now. One of the reasons for starting TV Ate My Wardrobe was so I had an outlet for discussing costuming that I’d like to see in my own wardrobe, this new feature is the opposite and it’s a reminder of the awful items I did own and to stop this from happening all over again.

Things like Joey Potter’s hat from the Dawson’s Creek episode “Escape from Witch Island.”

joey's hat dawson's creek

It’s getting colder and so you might think that a wool hat like this is super cute, it’s not and it should stay in 1999.

Joey hat

Even if Joey has this endearing look in her eye, don’t buy a hat like this. Just don’t.

If you have any of your own suggestions then send them in and I’ll be putting my ’90s TV watching to good use as a way to prevent those fashion mistakes from the past from happening all over again. This is why I’m happy that things like Instagram and Facebook didn’t exist back then as all of my personal clothing horrors are relegated to shoe boxes full of photos.

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