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Out of the Box: Look of the Week

19 Feb

A mostly New York Fashion week edition of “Out of the Box” with plenty of famous faces flocking to runway shows to find out what they will be wearing come the next red carpet cycle/in their regular lives – they can probably afford the price tags.

This was going to be an all NYFW offering, but as I didn’t cover the BAFTAs (for other work/travel reasons) I wanted to include a couple of dresses from this event which wowed me.Diane Kruger, Jamie King, Jennifer HudsonIt’s New York in February and temperatures are on the chilly side so a coat casually slung over the shoulders is always a good choice and both Diane Kruger and Jennifer Hudson have opted for this at Jason Wu. If this was me I would definitely struggle with keeping it straight on my shoulders (you should see my oh so wonky gown graduation pictures). This is a fun blend of looks with Jennifer Hudson wearing the very on trend leather, Diane looking cool in cornflower blue and Jamie King rounding out the picture in a dress ideal for a weekend away in the country at Downton Abbey type venue.Claire DanesA beautiful and simple shot of Claire Danes watching the Narciso Rodriguez runway show on Tuesday. Kiernan Shipka, Amadla Stenberg, Marc JacobsThe Marc Jacobs presentation was packed last night and whenever I see a front row like this I just assume that this is the first time most of them are meeting each other. Not the case with our favorite teen BFFs Amandla Stenberg and Kiernan Shipka. Andra Day’s movie themed ensemble is super fun and that’s a whole lot of excellent bold lip colors from Day, Ashley Benson and Odeya Rush.  Amandla StenbergA clearer look at Amandla Stenberg’s fabulous Marc Jacobs ‘Scream Queens‘ skirt – Olivia Wilde wore the dress version recently – and pairing it with sneakers adds to the laid back vibe.Natasha Lyonne and Christina RicciWhile Stenberg’s gone for sneakers (a woman after my own flats loving heart) there are a lot of stacked platforms on display and I’m maybe coveting Christina Ricci’s ‘Edie Mary Jane‘ patent delights. There’s also something a little Wednesday Addams about her whole outfit and I’m so here for Natasha Lyonne’s bold red (pleather?) skirt.Juliet LewisJuliette Lewis looking like the coolest golfer that ever lived at Marc Jacobs. The pants maybe need a little hemming, but as someone who couldn’t see their shoes for the first half of the aughts I am also fine with this.Zosia Mamet - Marc JacobsSee the above comment about the pants and ribbons/ascots/scarves are really making a big swing for Fall 2016 with Zosia Mamet also working prints at Marc Jacobs. Ellie, Zosia, FriedaMore Zosia at the Kate Spade New York presentation – we picked out some outfits for Shoshanna in our Kate Spade Fantasy Costuming piece – and more excellent patterned attire. Posing with Ellie Kemper and Freida Pinto the trio stuck to the monochrome department rather than going for the bright Kate Spade color palette. Zoe Kazan Kate SpadeAdding a splash of color in a super pretty floral ensemble is Zoe Kazan proving that black tights can be worn with something this summer looking. It is still February after all.Zoe KazanMore Zoe Kazan and the Jill Stuart frock she gave a sneak peek look at on Instagram and I feel like I have very similar clothing taste to Kazan; this is right in my dress wheelhouse. And tights. I love tights.Naomie Harris - Michael KorsNaomie Harris was a knockout during the Spectre press tour last year and once again she is killing it at the Michael Kors Collection show in Michael Kors. Pink pumps add a touch of flair to this floral delight.Taraji P. Henson and Zoe KravitzWhile I still haven’t come up with a suitable term to describe something more than #SquadGoals here is the non-selfie version of Taraji P. Henson and Zoe Kravitz on the front row at Alexander Wang still looking super cool. Henson looked stunning in Alexander Wang at the recent Golden Globes and this is brand which suits her style well while avoiding any Cookie comparisons.Julia GarnerAlso at Alexander Wang – Julia Garner somehow looking cute and edgy all at once in leather. No word if she will be back for season 4 of The Americans but no doubt if she is then expect plenty of heartbreak.Alicia VikanderMore leather and Alicia Vikander’s BAFTA Louis Vuitton frock is a weighty 35 lbs. The last three big events has seen Vikander wearing a variety of looks from the brand she models for and I cannot wait to see what they have in store for her a week on Sunday. It’s weird to think award season is almost at an end.Cate BlanchettCate Blanchett also cranks it up a gear for the BAFTAs in a stunning Alexander McQueen dress of two halves and each one is just as spectacular as the other.

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Out of the Box: Look of the Week

3 Jul

Another relatively quiet week on the “Out of the Box” front, but fear not as there are still plenty of great looks from premieres, fashion campaigns and editorials to marvel over (plus red carpet action from the BET Awards here if you missed that).

Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke’s wearing a whole lot of dress in Rosie Assoulin doubling as an optical illusion and showing as Lizzy Caplan did last week how to serve up black and white as a summer look. The dash of pink lipstick adds to the fresh warm weather styling. Clarke shares a behind the scenes look at the perils of wearing a big dress.

Jada Pinkett SmithAt the European premiere of Magic Mike XXL in London, Jada Pinkett Smith is showing how to work a smoking hot LBD in shimmery Balmain. Paired with killer Giuseppe Zanotti sandals and this is how to make an impact on the red carpet.

Jenna Dewan TatumGoing in a completely different direction at the same premiere is Jenna Dewan-Tatum in a white Zuhair Murad jumpsuit. The black belting and embellishments make it pop and there are some all important pockets going on. Love the bold red lip color and this is one super chic ensemble.

Parker PoseyI adore Parker Posey and so I pretty much clapped my hands with glee at this profile in the Style section of The New York Times. Coveting this outfit and hoping this venture gets off the ground – “For starters, she and the choreographer Jack Ferver are working on a project based on “Slow TV,” the Norwegian phenomenon in which viewers watch, say, 12 hours of knitting. “I talked to Mary-Louise Parker, and she knits,” Ms. Posey said. Another idea is “working in an Urban Outfitters and having a séance and getting the Blair Witch Project guy to film it.” So here for all this.

The strong 90s influence continues and Winona Ryder has been named as one of the faces of star packed Marc Jacobs’ Fall 2015 campaign (others include Sofia Coppola, Anthony Kiedis, Cher, Willow Smith and Debi Mazar). Such a striking image and not the first time Ryder has appeared for Marc Jacobs. Messy hair borders on cat ears and that expression is everything. To be filed under ads I am excited to see in fashion magazines for months to come.

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