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Screen Queens of The Edit: Tracee Ellis Ross, Cynthia Nixon, Kristen Bell and Michelle Monaghan Talk TV

29 Nov

TV issues of magazines are up there with roundtable discussions in how much I enjoy them (which is to say a lot) and Net-A-Porter’s weekly online magazine The Edit has produced a ‘Screen Queens’ issue featuring Tracee Ellis Ross, Cynthia Nixon, Kristen Bell and Michelle Monaghan to talk all things TV and wear some of the latest fashions.

The thing with The Edit is that it is linked directly to the Net-A-Porter site so you can shop the issue with ease (if your bank balance permits and you are in the mood for a splurge) and there are a whole lot of ladysuit and sequin delights in this editorial. net-a-porterAs well as the Q&A’s with each actress there are also videos on the Net-A-Porter YouTube channel (and below) amounting to about an episode of a network drama and this is exactly the kind of thing I am after as they discuss the topics that typically come up on these things; diversity, ageism, sexism and equality.

This is also a good cross section of TV actresses covering a variety of shows – that they are currently on/have previously starred in – to the platforms they air on with network, cable and streaming all represented.

We are very much in the throes of movie award season, but this doesn’t mean there isn’t space to talk all things TV and you can watch the discussion below.

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Out of the Box: Look of the Week

12 Nov

For once on “Out of the Box” we’ve got more pants than frocks and it’s not just ladysuits hitting those sartorial highs. It is fun to mix things up especially as there has already been a fancy shindig this week that featured plenty of fabulous looks.

Keri RussellKeri Russell loves a leather pant and this all black ensemble that she wore to the Sierra Club’s “Act in Paris, A Night of Comedy and Climate Action” is very much her signature fuss free style. That doesn’t mean to say it’s a boring outfit and the variety of textures elevate the look. A slightly darker red lipstick is very welcome especially paired with this up do. For a bolder Keri Russell color palette take a gander at these Americans season 4 filming photos. Actual screaming at those boots.

Olivia WildeThis is Olivia Wilde’s third appearance on “Out of the Box” in almost as many weeks and while each one has been distinctive in its own way; the choice of shoe color has remained the same. Red pumps have given each look an extra pop and I am in love with this 70s inspired spin on tailored menswear that Wilde chose to wear for the Hollywood Reporter’s Indie Contenders roundtable. Yes I am thrilled that another roundtable season is upon us. The windowpane check high waisted Houghton pants are pure Annie Hall and the Kate Spade New York blouse adds a feminine twist.

Brit MarlingOh hey there Brit Marling! You can join #LadySuitWatch2015 with this flamboyant Gucci Resort pink affair at the LACMA 2015 Art+Film Gala. The pants are perhaps a little on the baggy side, which is giving me nostalgic flashbacks to everything 90s, but it’s still working like a charm. And one thing all the ladies in pants have in common this week is interesting collar/tie/scarf details.

Charlotte RamplingQueen Charlotte Rampling looking chic as hell at the AFI Fest event honoring Tom Courtney and her.

Kirsten DunstTaking a break from swooning over Kirsten Dunst’s Fargo costuming to bask in the delight which is this very pretty Rodarte dress.

Kirsten Dunst Net a PorterAnd now for swooning over Kirsten Dunst’s Net-a-Porter magazine editorial featuring a whole array of ladysuits; making it so on point with the overall theme of this week’s “Out of the Box.” Total kismet.

Taraji P. HensonTaraji P. Henson is on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter as part of the annual Beauty Issue making it her third time this year (the other covers are here and here) appearing with her makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff. They talk about avoiding Cookie like makeup on the red carpet so don’t expect to see any purple lipsticks and Taraji’s favorite red carpet look (the last Emmys). That is one killer brow arch that Henson is giving and the different shades of blue outfits add to this striking image.

Out of the Box: Look of the Week

31 Oct

“Out of the Box” is a smorgasbord of fancy pants attire, amazing winter coats (thankfully it has finally turned to outerwear requiring climates), new album artwork and an A-list movie star talking gender politics and Borgen.

Amy Poehler Yes Please hit stores this week and Amy Poehler has been doing the talk show rounds to promote her new book. This is a very cool and perfect look for New York in the fall. This is both excellent coat and ankle boot porn.

Zendaya ColemanContinuing the excellent coat trend is Zendaya Coleman before her Good Morning America appearance on Monday wearing a green tweed Karolyn Pho coat with a super funky Cheng-Huai Chuang drop-waist dress. Both are striking and the black tights/Prada Mary Janes are the spot on choice for this ’60s inspired daytime look.

Hannah SimoneSometimes a simple black dress is all you need and Hannah Simone looks statuesque at a party in LA celebrating the opening of Dsquared2’s first boutique in the US.

She and HimMeanwhile, one of Hannah Simone’s New Girl cast mates has been busy over the summer hiatus recording a new album covering classic tracks including Dusty Springfield’s “Stay Awhile.” This week the new She & Him artwork has been unveiled and the ’60s is infused in both the song material and imagery; Zooey Deschanel and M Ward look like they should be in a black and white French movie. In not shocking news I am very much coveting Deschanel’s striped tee/skirt look and her less blocky bangs suit this not so twee styling.

Keira PorterKeira Knightley appears in Net-a-Porter’s The Edit this week promoting upcoming films The Imitation Game and Laggies (or Say When if you are in the UK). In the interview Knightley discusses feminism, inequality and ingrained ideas of how things are meant to be and it is her comments about Borgen that caught my attention, the rule is if someone talks about this show I will get excited:

“There’s a storyline in Borgen [the TV drama about the first female prime minister of Denmark] where her husband is freaking out because he’s not seeing his wife anymore and the wife isn’t seeing the kids because she doesn’t have enough time, so he’s going to leave her. And as a viewer, I went, ‘Oh my God, she has to give up her job! She needs to spend more time with her family.’ Then I realized, ‘Wait, if it was a guy playing the prime minister and his wife was freaking out, you’d go, ‘Shut up, woman! He’s the fucking prime minister, give him a fucking break!’ I’m a feminist, somebody who is saying there’s a fucking problem, and I’m thinking that.”

The interview also covers why Knightley doesn’t want to play the fairy tale roles any more – “Why should you be told to wait for some fucking dude to rescue you?” – getting older and what kind of projects she is drawn to now she is approaching 30. The clothes accompanying this profile are stunning including Delpozo dress in the shot above.

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