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Out of the Box: Look of the Week

2 Mar

Oscars weekend is here! But before this blog becomes awash with super fancy gowns there are a number of other events including the star-studded premiere for A Wrinkle in Time, the Essence Women in Hollywood luncheon, more fashion week and some stunning magazine covers to enjoy.Janelle Monáe sartorially dominated awards season last year. Now she is back with new music to dance to and this stunning hot pink Wolk ladysuit. The black and white touches are still present, but Monáe is very good at changing things up. A beautiful Vionnet gown for Gugu Mbatha-Raw that is part Grecian, part rainbow dream. Angela Bassett looks like a disco queen in sequin Greta Constantine. Take me to Studio 54.The cast of A Wrinke in Time went to Disneyland as part of the promotional train. And Mindy Kaling wore polka dots without looking too Minnie Mouse. In excellent TV casting news; Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira are reuniting for the mini-series adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah.  The pair attended the 2018 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Oscars Luncheon yesterday (it was also Lupita’s birthday) where Gurira was honored.

There’s a fun ’80s twist to Lupita’s Ronald van der Kemp floral and snakeskin print mini. And Danai Gurira’s gone for an ethereal Loewe frock, but it is her stacked heels that I am coveting hard.Two very different ’70s style inspiration points, two outfits that look fabulous. Rainbow tassels for Tiffany Haddish, all the sequins for Yvonne Orji.

Also this video is from last week, but it is worth watching again.So many amazing ladies at this event and so many TV Ate My Wardrobe faves. The pattern and bold color of these outfits makes me so happy. At Paris Fashion Week, Isabelle Huppert leans into a classic look at Dior. This is an outfit I would wear, but I would not exude this level of cool.

I also stopped myself from using chic because now all I can hear is Reynolds Woodcock’s disdain for this word.It has been over a year since Westworld graced our screens, but the season two April 22 return date has snuck up on me. Well, there is still over a month to go and yet Entertainment Weekly is getting the hype machine going early with this new cover. Perhaps there is a need for a longer promo window to match the time it has been off screens.

Dolores and Maeve were the standout characters from season one so I am thrilled they are the chosen cover stars. And that Maeve has ditched her gowns for pants. The Teen Vogue print edition is no more, but that doesn’t mean the end of the Teen Vogue cover; the first digital only cover takes the big group shot that magazines like Vanity Fair and The Hollywood Reporter often deliver and makes it awesome.

So who is on the cover? Bria Vinaiti (The Florida Project), Sasha Lane (Hellboy), Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers), Ellie Bamber (The Nutcracker), Letitia Wright (Black Panther), Laura Harrier (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Storm Reid (A Wrinkle in Time) and Awkwafina (Ocean’s 8).

One thing I always end up talking about with the THR drama actress cover is what color scheme they go for with pastels being a go to palette choice. There are pastels here, but it isn’t bridesmaid leaning (thanks Kirsten Dunst for that comment). A mix of bold color, pretty dresses, ladysuits, flats, heels; there is a through line even if there are many different styles at play. I would love to see THR take a page out of Teen Vogue’s style book for the next roundtable season. I want to frame this cover. And for all things Lady Bird, I was joined by long time Teen TV collaborator Julie Hammerle to discuss the movie, how it relates to the Teen TV we have previously discussed and our own experiences. It is really fun.

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Kirsten Dunst, Rashida Jones and Lauren Hutton Star in this Dreamy Calvin Klein Underwear Ad

20 Apr

Calvin Klein is bringing it with another strong underwear campaign; first the Moonlight cast and now an ad directed by Sofia Coppola starring Kirsten Dunst, Lauren Hutton, Rashida Jones, Nathalie Love and newcomers Laura Harrier, Maya Thurman-Hawke and Chase Sui Wonders.

Celebrating women from the ages of 18-73 is a good look even if some of these models fall into the nepotism camp that we have come to expect from this industry of late. And really it is often more the who you know that springboards a career. Not everyone can be a Kate Moss discovered on an airplane.

The grainy black and white style is a mix of Coppola’s dreamy aesthetic and the imagery we most associate with CK campaigns of the past. I can also pick out at least four different sets that I will be adding to my underwear wishlist. I’ve never owned any Calvin underwear – the nearest I have is men’s pajama pants – as I was never that bothered about waistbands with brands emblazoned on them, but it looks like this will be changing soon.

Watch the ad below.

And because I’m in the mood for more Dunst and Coppola here is the new The Beguiled trailer, which also looks great.

And because Kirsten Dunst is very good at Instagram and all three of these looks are great.

#churchella

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Her hashtag game is always strong.

2016 Comic-Con Fashion Round-Up: Panels, Parties and Photocalls

25 Jul

Comic-Con is always a style favorite because there is such a variety of looks across the various appearances from onstage to parties and this year is no different.

Out of the Box” covered the start of the 2016 convention and now we have the best looks from the rest of the weekend.Marvel ladiesThe Marvel casting department continue to crush it and this group shot from Saturday after the Brie Larson is Captain Marvel reveal is giving me so many feelings. This is a whole lot of talented women and I suddenly no longer have superhero movie fatigue (the new Wonder Woman trailer also helped).

Plus there is a lot of different style choices going on here and this means the focus is spread throughout; green in various shades is a the dominant color choice and there is a good mix of pants and frocks in varying lengths. Basically, the list of things I love about this photo is long.Lupita Nyong'oLet’s break down some of the individual looks from the group shot above.

First up Lupita Nyong’o wearing Givenchy Resort 2017 (instant Beyoncé playing in my head) striking the balance between casual and fancy in a frock which could do day or evening in equal measure. Tilda and BrieA green crushed velvet suit is not an easy ensemble to pull off, but for Tilda Swinton this is very much in her sartorial wheelhouse and once again she is adding even more color with a pop of pink lipstick. Also going for the pants/green approach or rather pants adjacent is Brie Larson in a Gabriela Hearst Resort 2017 jumpsuit; giving of a 1970s superhero vibe, which I am more than here for.Danai Gurira Comic ConCaptain Marvel wasn’t the only Marvel casting news and Danai Gurira joining Black Panther as Okoye got me all in a fluster and not just because of how incredible the promo tour for this movie will be. Gurira’s gone for a knockout dress for this announcement and I wouldn’t expect any less from a TV Ate My Wardrobe fave.Danai GuriraDouble Danai Gurira and opting for simple chic at the Walking Dead panel (#Richonne4EVA) with a dreamy dress choice (except for those of us with a tendency to spill).Michael B JordanT-Rex sweater is an instant hit – still coveting this Coach one – and Michael B. Jordan doesn’t change out of his Black Panther panel ensemble for the Entertainment Weekly panel because he is already looking pretty damn good. Jamie AlexanderOn the dressier end at this party is Jamie Alexander and I cannot resist something this sparkly. Bonus lipstick points too.Nathalie EmmanuelMore cute outfit with a leather skirt edge delights (as previously seen on Tatiana Maslany and various other attendees) and Nathalie Emmanuel ticks all the casual cool Comic-Con boxes while on SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly radio broadcast. Tatiana MaslanyTatiana Maslany’s got sparkly shoes and a plaid playsuit on while hanging out on the IMDb yacht (she also wore this at the EW “Women Who Kick Ass” panel) and she continues her every day style reignTatiana Maslany Comic ConDouble Maslany because clones and also I really like this second outfit (plus I have those sneakers!). Going the Michael B. Jordan chilled approach at the EW bash in skinny jeans, a varsity jacket and a funky blouse. A vibe I always get from Maslany at these events is she looks like she is there to have a good time and outfit restriction never factors in.

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