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Out of the Box: Look of the Week

13 Apr

Pink, patterns and things that sparkle are all on the “Out of the Box” agenda this week. Despite the overcast view from my window, I am so ready for all things spring fashion.

Emmy nomination campaigning has begun; new shows are being promoted while other stars are celebrating the end of their long-running series. Plus, there is the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, checking in with Harry Styles on tour and some magazine covers.  My resolution to not buy a new issue until I have read the previous one has not panned out well. *looks at the unread stack and weeps*The women of American Horror Story give great pattern clashing while standing together at a recent FYC event—this is technically last week, but whatever. Sarah Paulson and Leslie Grossman both in animal print Carolina Herrera, while Adina Porter is in a fabulous geometric pattern frock from the Tracee Ellis Ross collection.

Panel attire is something I have discussed a lot of the years here on the blog and you can really go in a lot of different directions. What the AHS ladies have done is coordinate without being too matchy matchy. Killing Eve is very much on my To Watch list; created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and starring Sandra Oh and Jodi Comer. Here they are attending the 1st Cannes International Series Festival to promote the show.

All three looks are perfect for the French setting (I won’t be using the word chic, because Reynolds Woodcock); Waller-Bridge in wide-legged pants and caped sleeve double-breasted ladysuit, a floral jumpsuit for Comer and Oh wears a mix of black tulle and fur. There is a mix of romance and whimsy across the board.Also taking the pink suit to the next level is Busy Philipps in velvet Anaïs Jourden to match the Three Olives Rosé Vodka she is sipping, as part of an endorsement deal. And if you haven’t read Allie Jones’ excellent profile of Philipps from last week then what are you waiting for?The pink suit theme continues with Adam Rippon, looking incredibly sharp (even without socks) at the GLAAD Media Awards.Obsessed with everything Queer Eye and the Fab Five at the moment—including this wonderful collection of reactions from Reddit at The Cut. It is honestly so great to see something so positive on TV and all over my Instagram feed. Karamo Brown also did the black shirt/bow tie combo, which works really well with this jacquard three piece stunner.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine won best comedy—Rosa’s coming out as bisexual storyline has been a highlight of the season—and Stephanie Beatriz is deservedly holding the award. This B99 quote from Beatriz’s speech is worth repeating:

“Every time someone steps up and says who they are, the world becomes a better and more interesting place.”I am on a self-imposed stripe buying ban until June (which is also part of a bet) so instead I have been buying a lot of polka dots. Luckily for me, polka dots are big this spring in stores and on the red carpet; Chelsea Peretti’s frock looks perfect for cocktails, dancing and celebrating media that is inclusive in its representation of the LGBTQ+ community.

For the full list of winners head here.The Scandal farewell tour is in full swing (the series finale is next week) and while I have dipped in and out of these last few seasons, I am excited to see how it will all end for Olivia Pope.

Kerry Washington combines the pink and sparkly trends in a super romantic Erdem on The Tonight Show with a big dash of ’70s inspired disco hair courtesy of hairstylist Takisha Sturdivant-Drew.Let’s take a moment to see what Harry Styles is wearing on tour. You guessed it; another Gucci stunner. And it’s pink and sparkly! Very on trend.

At the London date fans Ksenia Kulikova and Luna Riedel organized a massive light up rainbow tribute during “Sweet Creature.” Kulikova and Riedel run the London Rainbow Project and you can read more about this amazing moment at Teen Vogue.Another pink jacket! And for Marie Claire’s fifth annual Fresh Faces issue they have picked five actresses who represent why we should be excited by what is going on in Hollywood right now.

Each look is super colorful, Issa Rae gets the purple treatment and is serving up some ’80s office to the bar outfit realness in Céline. All five covers are fabulous—for Sophie Turner, Yara Shahidi, Riley Keough and Katherine Langford head here—and I will definitely be picking up this issue. The magazine stack grows ever higher.

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Behind the Insta-Scenes: Photos from the Set

27 Oct

TV Instagram mourns those lost on The Walking Dead (spoilers ahead), celebrates a birthday on Game of Thrones, gets excited about A+ guest stars and has a whole lot of style on and off set.

 

The biggest TV event this week was the season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead and even though I quit watching last year the first thing I checked after the episode aired was the identity of the departed. The Walking Dead is a show I generally keep up with just in case I ever want to go back and this is mostly through the Richonne tag on Tumblr.

My other favorite character is/was Glenn and this photo by Steven Yeun’s TV wife, Lauren Cohan is a heartbreaker. I am very excited to see what Yeun will be doing next.

 

Steven Yeun paid tribute to the other Negan victim from the TWD season premiere in a very cool atmospheric shot of Michael Cudlitz.

 

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend returned last week with a fantastic episode (and songs) and everything about this photo fills me with joy.

 

And in excellent Crazy Ex-Girlfriend casting news I offer you the above.

 

If I *had* to pick a favorite clone it would be Helena and I cannot wait to see more of her adventures in the woods with Donnie and Alison.

 

Paparazzi got some BIG photos this week while Game of Thrones was shooting (don’t click this link if you want to remain spoiler free – I have SO many costuming thoughts). This is not these photos and there is something very unnerving about Dora and SpongeBob hanging in Westeros.

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🐈🐀🧀 #girlshalloween

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Get ready for an onslaught of Halloween celeb photos after this weekend, but meanwhile enjoy the SNL ladies and this fabulous sketch. While I’m on the subject of this holiday; check out my piece on teen TV classics, costumes and growing up.

 

Everything about this is stunning.

 

I’m enjoying this season of The Last Man on Earth as much as I’m enjoying Will Forte’s drawn on eyebrows and Carol’s fabulous top. So that is a lot and it will be fun to see what the new location will bring.

 

Also high on the fun list is Timeless and it continues to capture the same feelings that early Sleepy Hollow gave me; the core cast is just as delightful.

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3 die-hard Cub fans. Let's get 'em tonight. #flythew

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‘Tis the season for baseball and shooting Christmas episodes.

 

Brooklyn Nine-Nine blast from the past.

 

I still need to watch the I Love Dick pilot on Amazon, but knowing Phoebe Robinson is going to be in it when the full season lands makes me even more eager to do so.

 

Abbi Jacobson and Jon Glaser serving up very different interpretations of talk show style with Glaser opting for something from Jon Glaser Loves Gear. In non-shocking news, I am very excited about Abbi’s new book.

 

Lupita not only stuns on the red carpet, but she also gifts us with a closer look at her Elle “Women in Hollywood” celebration ensemble.

 

Also from the Elle “Women in Hollywood” event is this perfectly understandable reaction to Lupita Nyong’o from Yara Shahidi.

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Autumn

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Perfect fall style from Game of Thrones’ Carice van Houten.

 

Americans costume designer Katie Irish gives another sneak peek into her fabulous research materials.

 

The fact that this card was found by Elisabeth Moss makes it even better.

Behind the Insta-Scenes: Photos from the Set

31 Aug

Fall TV premiere dates inch closer – and You’re the Worst is back tonight! – and so plenty of behind the scenes promo is occurring. Plus fabulous guest stars, guest directors and one show is almost forever finished shooting.

 

A lot of beard to kick off this week’s Insta highlights with Kristofer Hivju and Michael Fassbender. Future Fassy in Game of Thrones possibilities are probably low, but this wouldn’t be his first HBO venture as he was in a couple of Band of Brothers episodes.

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Sea punks. #portlandia #season7

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Abbi Jacobson on Portlandia alert.

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😋😋😋

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Looking forward to September 20 and the return of these guys (and their new captain). Stephanie Beatriz related glasses envy is still high.

 

New Girl also returns September 20 and Hannah Simone’s got the co-stars in sunglasses shots on hand. First up Max Greenfield and bathrobes.

 

And then Zooey Deschanel under an umbrella wearing a headband and check shirt look that I will no doubt be after when this episode airs.

 

Also back the same week on Fox is Empire and Taraji P. Henson gives a little costume sneak peek featuring some very large hooped earrings.

 

Welcome back my fave screechy teen on a prestige drama and it looks like Whitney’s going all domestic goddess in a cat covered apron in season 3 of The Affair.

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Squad.

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From the summer TCA and the Mr Robot ladies continue to crush it.

 

To be filed under “this is kind of cool, but also creepy as fuck.”

 

Eva Longoria is directing an episode of Jane the Virgin this season and everyone is very pleased with this. Also the amount of Brett Dier popping up in these shots would suggest Michael is not going to be dearly departed.

 

And a ladies only version. I am thrilled to see Bridget Regan kicking it on set.

 

While we won’t get to see the final season of Girls until early next year, the show is currently wrapping up and these final days are getting the Instagram treatment.

 

And polaroids to mark Zosia Mamet and Jemima Kirke’s last day shooting.

 

BrainDead continues to be my favorite show of the summer, but the last two weeks have been lacking any Gustav so hopefully the next episode will rectify this.

 

Happy You’re the Worst Day! I am so ready.

Behind the Insta-Scenes: Photos from the Set

21 Oct

Plenty of singing and dancing from this week’s TV Instagram highlights. Plus costuming sneak peeks and more shows going back into production while others are coming to an end. Ah the cycle of TV (and especially cable shows).

 

Kicking things off this week with a Pony related treat from Ryan Hansen. Yes please.

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The last thing you see before you die. @hoblygall

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Now for something a little scarier from Team Hannibal.

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Mads.

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And Mads just being very Mads. Not wearing the mask this time.

 

Queen of Dubsmash Hayley Atwell with co-star Enver Gjokaj doing the impossible and making “Uptown Funk” feel fresh again. She isn’t wrong about those hips.

 

Another pair of cuties.

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We're on our way #PaleyFest! #OrphanBlack #CloneClub

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This cast is everything. To watch their PaleyFest panel head here.

 

Tatiana Maslany switched out her fantastic ruffled Roksanda ruffled jumpsuit (stay tuned for Look of the Week) for something a little more comfy post panel and Donnie himself, Kristian Bruun captured the look.

 

Jussie Smollett continues his quest to capture Taraji P. Henson in various states of sleeping, singing and dancing.

 

Alison Bennett wrote last week’s episode of You’re the Worst and the end of “Side Bitch” was just as emotionally devastating as the Gretchen’s trip in the middle of night a couple of weeks ago. Luckily for us Paul himself Allan McLeod has a bunch of sweet photos to soften the blow.

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#thegoodslide @thegoodwife_cbs #thegoodwife

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Of course the ChumHum office has a slide. Cush Jumbo’s video also indicates that Lucca Quinn will be sticking around, much to our delight and one of The Good Wife’s most challenging clients will be making an appearance.

 

Family photo time.

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She's back #TheAmericans

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The Americans won’t be back until the start of 2016, but in the meantime the Russian contingent are sharing some set photos and once again Nina has some fantastic knitwear.

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#OlegBurov

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Their characters might be on different continents; however Oleg shares his one-time girlfriend’s love for wool with his choice of tie.

 

It may not be a Mindy Project behind the scenes picture and yet it still makes the TV Insta cut as this scene made me laugh a whole bunch. And I continue to have Mindy pajama envy.

 

More amazing costumes from Salvador Perez and I am so here for this yellow Risto skirt.

 

Even superheroes need to take a break sometimes.

 

I am very excited about the Looking movie and Richie baseball cap sneak peeks. If only this wasn’t the end.

 

Joshua Jackson has a pretty wonderful view from his ‘office.’

Behind the Insta-Scenes: Photos from the Set

30 Sep

A whole lot returning shows and soon to be returning shows as the new fall season is here. Which means plenty of social media engagement and this is one bumper “Behind the Insta-Scenes.”

 

Breaking theme early and let’s start with the photo I can’t even deal with; dudes from Friday Night Lights and an adorable baby.

 

Empire returned last week and cast viewing parties for the premiere were all the rage.

 

Taraji P Henson caught the more chaotic side.

 

And new cast member Marisa Tomei was joined by a few famous friends (and Empire co-creator Lee Daniels).

 

The HUGE Empire viewing numbers are a good indicator of hype matching the amount of people watching and Jane the Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez posted this selfie from the Emmys to celebrate its return.

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Up at the crack like 😖😒

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One more Empire post and this super fierce Cookie in sweats look.

 

Brooklyn Nine-Nine also returned this week much to our delight (Gina’s sweater game was the human equivalent of the 100 emoji) and this photo from a night shoot is old horror movie reaction fantastic. Stephanie Beatriz is giving glasses frames inspiration.

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WORK SNUGGIE #brooklyn99

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And she is also killing it on the work snuggie front.

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Who's got instagram now?! @therealvictorgarber

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Victor Garber is now on Instagram! So hopefully this means Alias Throwback Thursday posts are coming our way.

 

Getting a good look at Willa Holland in Thea’s crime fighting costume on Arrow. I have questions relating to the treadmill.

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Bad ass bitches @emilybett @willaaaahh #arrow

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Willa Holland still in her new getup with the Arrow ladies/bad ass bitches.

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Style. @dpanabaker

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Rounding out the CW superhero Instas with The Flash’s Danielle Panabaker showing off some heavier bangs for Caitlin and a pair of boots that will probably never be seen on screen.

 

Moving onto another CW show and Jane the Virgin returns in just under two weeks! That is a very interesting looking table/assortment of drinks and snacks.

 

More Jane and this time goofing around with snacks. Or recreating that iconic John Locke Lost moment.

 

Emilia Clarke finally her hands on a Game of Thrones Emmy. Or rather someone’s hand. And that’s what holds her hair in under all of Daenerys’ locks.

 

While we’re on the subject of Emmy winners.

 

There’s the posing hard version…

 

And the ‘they’re just like us’ version.

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No new friends. #themindyproject episode #413

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Bookending this week’s post with another adorable photo.

Behind the Insta-Scenes: Photos from the Set

13 May

Season finales, upfronts and all kinds of other on and offset shenanigans in this week’s TV Instagram roundup.

 

Ah, Finn Polmar. All the sighs at Matthew Goode posing it up a storm in court. Please come back next season as there is far too much unresolved tension left to be explored.

 

Super flexible Alan Cumming also on the set of The Good Wife shooting the finale and woah that’s a lot of bagels for the amount of people in this scene.

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UPFRONTS.

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This is just a very cool low key shot from the Fox upfronts featuring New Girl’s Hannah Simone.

 

And this is a very fun dance party shot from the Fox upfronts; I’m two episodes into Empire and I am already hooked.

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💕

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine ladies serving up a great mix of ‘huh?, ”what?’ and “eh?” face and like Chelsea Peretti I am drawing hearts around this photo.

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Were we experimenting with levels @opheliabits ?

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The BAFTA TV awards took place last weekend and here are some post ceremony level hijinks from Ophelia Lovibond, Dawn O’Porter and Chris O’Dowd. Excellent pattern attire too.

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Got #OrphanBlack on the brain. #CloneClub

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The last episode of Orphan Black came with a whole lot of wincing at things being poked into other things they probably shouldn’t. Here is Ari Millen modeling with another version of himself.

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When in doubt, drink Vermouth:) #MadMen #AMC #endofanera

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Well this is just adorable. Peggy Olson skating forever burned into my mind. Helpful drinking tip from Elisabeth Moss too.

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Day 9. Season 2. Full Squad…Finally!! #YoureTheWorst

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The You’re the Worst cast continue to be excellent at Instagram while also making the wait for season 2 seem forever away (still no date). A season 1 rewatch might be the only thing to solve this issue. Already coveting costumes.

 

And also this.

 

Taylor Schilling looks exactly how I would in this situation.

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Up and away Mighty Mouse !

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Amazing swimsuit alert courtesy of Diane Kruger.

 

The Wish List: Tigers and Butterflies on Brooklyn Nine-Nine

30 Apr

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is back and so is the TV Ate My Wardrobe all things Gina love. This week’s Wish List is animal themed and Gina is joined by her drinking bestie Amy – Gina might try and deny this in front of other people but it is true – in costumes to covet.

First up and skipping to the end of “AC/DC” is Gina’s hangover outfit starting with the Torn by Ronny Kobo ‘Amira’ crop top featuring tigers. Spring is here so it is time to dig out playful prints like these. For the added morning after look add a sweater slung over your shoulders and large sunglasses that may or may not have been bought for $200 from a bodega (this cost covers two pairs and a Scarface hoodie).

B99 2.20 GinaHere is a clearer look at the top and matching skirt (the skirt does not appear to be listed anywhere for some reason, which is a shame as it is very cute):

Amira crop top and skirtEarlier in the episode, Amy also turns to a nature theme in this pajama style Equipment ‘Adalyn’ butterfly blouse.

B99 2.20 amy butterfly blouseAlthough I think I prefer the sleeves rolled up styling the model is sporting.

Equipment blouseAn episode that follows Amy and Gina on a night out when things get this messy is definitely something I need in my life. Make it happen, Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Behind the Insta-Scenes: Photos from the Set

26 Feb

A very busy Behind the Insta-Scenes this week with Oscars action, Mindy Project guest star heaven, the end of Parks and Rec (*sob*) and other set shenanigans.

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Gloriously Awesome. #TheOscars #GovernorsBall

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Winners and losers hanging out together all smiles at the Governors Ball. Yes I yelped with happiness when Questlove appeared on stage during “Everything is Awesome.”

 

The only caption this needs is swoooooooooooooooooon.

 

Gossip Girl reunion we didn’t know we wanted at Elton John’s annual AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party.

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Post Elton, pre Vanity Fair burger…

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What to do between parties? Grabbing a burger with Jonathan Groff in a tuxedo sure sounds like a great idea. Just don’t spill any sauce on that white shirt.

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About last night… #Looking #Halloween

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Halloween in February for Looking with an excellent and high on the cringe factor episode. Bonus points for costumes which actually looked homemade rather than the TV version of homemade.

 

The Mindy Project excels in the guest department and what could be better than a very beardy Stephen Colbert as a priest?! Not much.

 

Parks and Recreation finale sadness combined with how much I heart this cast equals all the feelings.

 

Ben Schwartz has been posting Parks and Rec behind the scenes photos for the duration of season 7 and this is definitely one of my all time fave Jean-Ralphio moments.

 

Splendid dresses and posing skills from the ladies on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

 

Even spies still want to grab a quick cup of coffee.

 

Best of the 2015 SAG Awards – Color and Print

26 Jan

The SAG Awards is a slightly more relaxed affair; it is still fancy frock aplenty but you can tell that some are holding back for the Oscars. Well not everyone as the TV nominees are done until the Emmys and not every SAG nominee is going to the Oscars. There was plenty of color on the red carpet continuing the Golden Globes trend and here is Part 1 of TV Ate My Wardrobes favorite SAG looks.

Lupita SAGWhen Lupita Nyong’o arrived in this stunning Elie Saab gown she pretty much shut the whole thing down and this is by far the crowning moment of the red carpet. The color, the stripes, makeup and hair are all incredible; Lupita remains the style queen even when she isn’t nominated. I cannot wait for the Star Wars press tour at the end of this year.

Julianne MooreRed hair and emerald is always a winning combination and Julianne Moore has gone for another Givenchy Couture beauty with this beaded delight.

Kiera KnightleyDeep purple really suits Keira Knightley as does this somewhat boho Erdem dress.

Julianna MarguliesOpinion was split regarding Julianna Margulies’ cobalt-blue Giambattista Valli super draped skirt and I am very much on the love it side. It didn’t photograph well from certain angles, but I adore the color and how dramatic it looks.

Jennifer Aniston and Justin TherouxJennifer Aniston has relaxed a lot since she didn’t get an Oscar nomination – the hair is down, the cleave is on show – and this vintage John Galliano goes full plunge while avoiding her usual black gown favoring. Justin scrubs up rather well too.

Claire DanesHere’s another dress that had a mixed reception and it might be my well documented Claire Danes blindness as I think she is totally working this khaki green Marc Jacobs dress; barnacle side beading and all.

Rashida JonesThe blue piping/belting combined with the bold print make this a style win for Rashida Jones in Emanuel Ungaro.

Lorraine ToussaintPockets! And an amazing printed skirt from Lorraine Toussaint.

Maisie Williams and Sophie TurnerSpeaking of pockets; Maisie Williams is a lady after my own heart as she tweeted “DRESS POCKETS ARE IMPORTANT & DONT LET ANYONE TELL YOU OTHERWISE” (all caps are her own but I support the emphasis). This super cute red dress does have pockets and Williams’ on screen sibling Sophie Turner has a fantastic pair of heart heels to go with her chic black gown.

Danielle BrooksThis is beautiful from Danielle Brooks in a navy custom Christian Siriano working old Hollywood glamour with aplomb.

Melissa FumeroOff the shoulder blue frocks were on trend and here is another excellent take with Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Melissa Fumero in Maxime Simoens.

Lauren LapkusRounding off the blues with Orange is the New Black’s Lauren Lapkus. Also passing the now patented Maisie Williams pocket test.

OITNBAnd speaking of Orange is the New Black – how great is this shot of the cast on stage taking home Ensemble in a Comedy Series?!

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