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Out of the Box: Look of the Week

4 Mar

The final hurrah of award season is here with a look at the best of the Vanity Fair party where quite a few dresses were better than the ones worn to the actual Oscar ceremony. Plus funky street style, Paris Fashion Week and talk show appearance outfit joy.Alicia VikanderNow this is what I am talking about and while I liked Alicia Vikander’s Oscar dress it just didn’t have the all heart eyes emoji factor. If she had worn this super sexy sequin Louis Vuitton dress first there might have been declarations of it not bringing the woah factor, but I think my jaw would have been on the floor. It has all the cool vibes that Vikander normally brings with the best Oscar after party accessory. Elizabeth BanksElizabeth Banks knows how to bring it and once again the reaction I had to this dress was what was missing from most of the overall red carpet. Maybe she should have been at the awards ceremony too. A caped jumpsuit isn’t the easiest of looks to pull off, but Banks does just that in Ralph and Russo. If I didn’t already have a strong idea of what I want to wear to my wedding this year then this would provide amazing inspiration.Mindy KalingThe next three looks are also upgrades from what was worn on the Oscar red carpet and Mindy Kaling stuck to her black dress with a twist theme switching Elizabeth Kennedy for custom Salvador Perez. Perez as we have mentioned on a number of occasions is the Mindy Project costume designer and his creations highlight everything amazing about Kaling’s figure. I did also love Mindy’s day after the Oscars outfit.Priyanka ChopraPriyanka Chopra’s crystal embellished Jenny Packham ensemble hits all the right sparkle spots and this looks like the kind of outfit which might be worn for a super dramatic late ’70s soap opera moment; I am so here for that.Sophie TurnerWearing Galvan for both the Oscars and the after party and Sophie Turner’s second outfit is the standout thanks its bold color. The very cool thing about both gowns is they are made from sustainable materials to promote socially responsible fashionPatricia ClarksonThere is something so soothing about Patricia Clarkson and she is always someone I am very happy to see both on screen and the red carpet. Plunging floral embroidered Alberta Ferretti and a strong red lip is an instant yes. Kirsten DunstSpring is here! And yes it did snow this week, but the sun is shining now and Kirsten Dunst’s yellow floral frock is making me forget that I am still wearing an outfit entirely made up of various chunky knits.Kate Mara H&M PFWOn the flip side I’m still aware of just how cold it still is and Kate Mara’s summer dress getting hidden by a fabulous coat at the H&M Paris Fashion Week show makes so much sense to me right now. And now for a dress that straddles the winter/summer divide and Keri Russell is crushing it with her maternity style in Valentino on Late Night with Seth Meyers this week. In the interview they discussed The Americans (which is back in just over a week!), going and buying coffee while in costume, slapping people and Felicity. Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer also appeared on this episode in what is probably my dream talk show booking (watch the whole episode here).

Thanks to makeup artist Tina Turnbow we have a closer look at not only the exquisite floral detail of the dress and those amazing earrings, but also the striking purple eyes which is giving me flashbacks to this and one of my own personal favorite eyeliners (also thanks to Turnbow).

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Behind the Insta-Scenes: Photos from the Set

2 Mar

A mix of Oscars getting ready/parties/day after action with the usual TV set action plus a dash of Broadway in this week’s Instagram highlights.

 

Nothing made happier about Oscar night than the Alias reunion that took place at the Vanity Fair party. So thank you Victor Garber’s husband Rainer Andreesen for taking this photo and releasing it to the world.

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Jack and Sidney. Together again

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One more because feelings.

 

What breakfast looks like on the morning of the Oscars. Always avocado on toast and some all important bacon.

 

And what dinner looks like after winning an Oscar. The Converse change makes Brie a girl after my own heart (I have a mystery huge bruise on my ankle which I’m putting down to wearing heels for the first time in 6 months).

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🏆 #RCGD2016

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In other pre-Oscars prep Sophie Turner opts for this simple tea with lemon and her invite shot.

 

Jacob Tremblay continues his adorable reign with these past and present shots with Sofia Vergara and super charming caption to boot. At the Oscars and after parties he got to hang out with several more Star Wars stars. Also adorable.

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#Oscars belly

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Chrissy Teigen was one of our Oscar best dressed and here is another view of her dress as she gets sewn into thing (and once again the bathroom question springs to mind).

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#NeutrogenaSisters #Oscars @Neutrogena

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A really good ad for Neutrogena as both Kerry Washington and Jennifer Garner look amazing (and are both on our best dressed list). Excellent on brand synergy here.

 

Just like us Oscars edition.

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#relatable #happyoscars #goLeo

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While January Jones continues to crush it with her hashtag usage.

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And back to glamour at #TheMindyProject

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What every post-Oscars outfit should look like.

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Feeling groovy cuz Rogelio's got my back

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Moving on from the Oscars and Yael Grobglas is serving up excellent OOTD in a 70s inspired look. Plus yes it always does help having Rogelio behind you.

 

A behind the scenes look at Gina Rodriguez hanging high up in the air filming one of this week’s fantasy sequences on Jane the Virgin.

 

A stunning photo from the recent Entertainment Weekly of Danai Gurira and Lupita Nyong’o celebrating Eclipsed’s move to Broadway. 

 

A blood covered Walking Dead cast looking a whole lot happier in this video than we are used to seeing them. It’s nice to see so many smiles.

 

Why it can be bad to nap on the job.

 

We’ve had Oscars getting dressed behind the scenes and now for a costuming one with Chloe Bennet getting help with her zip on Agents of SHIELD.

 

Max Greenfield’s hair is as high as it is wonderful. It might help that fellow passenger Bia Iftikhar is an award winning hair stylist.

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Belting our witch cackles #TheCrucible2016

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A super busy time for Saoirse Ronan with award season and Crucible rehearsals with previews starting Monday. So the day after the Oscars. That really is no break for Ronan. Tavi Gevinson captures the group recording and after reading Stacy Schiff’s The Witches last month I really want to check back in with The Crucible as I haven’t read it since high school.

 

Best of the 2016 Oscars Red Carpet: Black, White and Block Color

29 Feb

Welcome to more Oscar red carpet highlights and part 2 is all about classic black frocks with a twist and we’ve got leather, cute couples, Darth Vader socks and more.

For part 1 of our red carpet rundown head here.Jennifer GarnerA big weekend for Jennifer Garner and after that killer Vanity Fair profile (which I have definitely read more than once) she made a fabulous dress choice with Atelier Versace that reads “Don’t worry about me, I’m fine (and not in a way where I’m not actually fine).”

I have a lot of love for Garner and all I want is for a TV project to come along that is worthy of her talents and if she gets to use some of her Sydney Bristow skills then I am down for that.Julianne MooreJulianne Moore wears the ideal presenting gown in Chanel; simple and stunning. I think I might actually like it better than the Chanel she wore last year when she won.Mark RuffaloThe couple that wears Valentino together stays together. Mark Ruffalo’s custom tuxedo has him standing out in blue and wife Sunrise Coigney’s Valentino Couture gown is the magical sheer unicorn in that I actually really like.Michael Sheen and Sarah SilvermanI don’t have a whole lot to say about their outfits as they’ve both gone for solid classic looks, but I just really like them as a couple so here are Sarah Silverman and Michael Sheen in their fancy threads. Kerry WashingtonA dress that looks better in motion and I am so here for a bit of leather on the Oscar red carpet; the bodice of Kerry Washington’s Versace frock is giving off great edge. My one issue is the giant slit and the Jolie posing as it really detracts from the rest of the gown. Washington is someone you can count on to pull out the big guns at an event like this and I can’t fault her bold choices when the overall outlook of the general red carpet is a little on the underwhelming side.Mindy KalingAnother dress with a caveat as Mindy Kaling’s Elizabeth Kennedy served up all the drama from the back and fell a bit flat from the front. This bow train is everything as are Kaling’s super stacked heels. That is a lot of inches.Brie LarsonAs with Alicia Vikander, Brie Larson was on the highly anticipated list and while there is a lot to love about this Gucci gown it doesn’t quite have the impact of her Golden Globes gold Calvin Klein or the Chanel she wore to the Independent Spirit Awards.

The color is fantastic and the combination of ruffles/pleats is definitely working for me, but it is lacking something. Regardless I am very happy Brie won and she delivered another fantastic speech.Cate BlanchettMy favorite thing about Cate Blanchett on the red carpet is you never know what you’re going to get, but you know it will be amazing. Amazing it is with Blanchett going fairy tale this year in floral Armani Privé.Tina FeyIn the battle of the strapless purple gowns Tina Fey is triumphant in Atelier Versace over Reese Witherspoon’s Oscar de la Renta similar choice. I guess it’s kinda awkward when something like this happens, but I also think this is a Tina Fey Top 5 red carpet moment.Rachel McAdamsAnother in the category of dresses that look better from a different angle and Rachel McAdams suffered in the crease department. However I love this shot which captures the drama of the emerald green August Getty Atelier dress.Jacob TremblayEnding things with the little dude of the hour and the suit is custom Armani, but it is the Darth Vader socks that are the most important accessory here.

For part 1 of our Oscar red carpet highlights head here.

Best of the 2016 Oscars Red Carpet: Sparkle and Pattern

29 Feb

Welcome to the final hurrah of awards season (well there are also still Vanity Fair after party photos to deal with) and after months of campaigning and many other red carpets the Oscars are here. Now I’m not going to say I was totally disappointed, underwhelmed perhaps as overall the Golden Globes and maybe even the SAGs had more standout dress moments. There was a lot to love this year, but not a whole lot that had that Oscar WOAH. No contenders to the Michelle Williams in yellow Vera Wang from 10 years ago.

There are still plenty of dresses to peruse and welcome to part 1 of our highlights – kicking off with all the sparkly delights.Saoirse RonanSaoirse Ronan delivered the first WOW reaction of the night in emerald Calvin Klein Collection and it is giving me Keira Knightley Atonement dress feelings with a 1970s sequin twist. That is a very good thing.Naomi Watts and Liev SchreiberMore sequins and a gown that looks just as stunning in motion as it does in these posed photos; Naomi Watts is onto a winner in Armani Privé and Liev Schreiber is doing the classic tux thing (for dudes in exciting suits check out the style highlights from the Independent Spirit Awards).Margot RobbiePlunging gold snakeskin for Margot Robbie and this is another dress that is giving off so many 1970s vibes and in not so shocking news I am very much here for this decade’s strong influence.Sandy PowellSound the #LadySuitWatch2016 klaxon and costume designer Sandy Powell (no E! this is not Tilda) does not disappoint in a year when she has been nominated not once, but twice (for Carol and Cinderella – see photos from a Cinderella exhibit here). Amy PoehlerWhen I first saw Amy Poehler in Andrew Gn I snap judgement declared this my favorite ever red carpet look for her and the morning after I still feel the same. Love the embroidery and the drama. Plus a caped sleeve is always going to hit my sweet spot.Alicia VikanderIt has been a season of big hitters for the always fashion forward and adventurous Alicia Vikander so I was a little disappointed with what Louis Vuitton made for her very big night. Don’t get me wrong it is a lovely gown (bubble hem aside), but it’s not the triumphant levels we saw at the SAGs. I feel greedy for wanting more.

I am glad she won (even if it should have been for Ex-Machina) and I’m really looking forward to seeing what she does both on screen and on the red carpet in the not too distant future. Shout-out to the woman in silver sequins in the background as she looks fabulous.Daisy RidleyAnother recent red carpet big hitter and Daisy Ridley crushed the Star Wars press tour on every level. Chanel Couture is a great step although I am not in love with the sheer trim, but Ridley is certainly working the awkward length and gets those all important lipstick points. John Legend and Chrissy TeiganChrissy Teigen posted a photo on Instagram of final Oscar prep which included getting sewn into her dress – standard fancy gown procedure which always has me wondering about trips to the bathroom – and she looks incredible in rose embroidered Marchesa. John Legend as always scrubs up very well.Juliet RylanceAnother incredible embroidered creation and Juliet Rylance’s Temperley London frock gives off a very fresh vibe. Rylance was there with her father Mark Rylance and his Best Supporting Actor speech was one of my favorites from the night. Such grace and humility. Plus that wonderful accent. Now I am also wondering whether we will get any more of The Knick as I have so many hopes for Cornelia.

Stay tuned for part 2 of our Oscar coverage.

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