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Out of the Box: Look of the Week

1 May

Fancy frocks aplenty at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. Plus various other red carpet looks on this edition of Look of the Week including bold prints and the 70s influence I can’t get enough of reigns once again.

Gillian JacobsGillian Jacobs is killing it in Peter Pilotto showing why she is a resident Out of the Box member as she often leans towards daring, patterned choices like this one. Pairing this dress with black strappy platforms and super soft curls mixes retro glamour with Old Hollywood chic; Jacobs looks stunning.

Lucy LiuA beaded Naeem Khan dress for Lucy Liu and this is simple chic at its best. Red lipstick adds an extra pop and the hair down approach adds a softness to the whole ensemble.

Darby StanchfieldAs the White House Press Secretary on Scandal we’re used to seeing Darby Stanchfield standing behind a podium in various forms of business wear so it is good to see her in something a little more fancy (and with a whole lot less drama going on) and this ivory Ludmila Corlateanu gown is just that.

Troian BellisarioAlso taking a break from TV drama is Troian Bellisario from Pretty Little Liars and even though I stopped watching some time ago I still really want to know who A is. The gold belt detail enlivens this white dress and there is a dash of 70s summer cocktail party to the whole cut of it.

Juno TempleSpeaking of my favorite style decade here is Juno Temple at the Far from the Madding Crowd premiere embracing 70s print in Saint Laurent and I am reminded by both Temple and Gillian Jacobs that platform heels are the only ones that don’t break my feet. Well those and the gaudy metallic silver wedges I wore when I was 16. I probably won’t be digging those out again.

Sophie TurnerTaking a break from capes is Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner decked out in Louis Vuitton Resort 2015 at the annual Garden Brunch in Washington DC over the weekend and as with Michelle Williams in everything Louis Vuitton I am definitely feeling the mixture of textures, patterns, buttons and zips.

Mae Whitman and Mamie GummerLady suit alert! Mae Whitman wears the appropriately titled “Boob Suit” from Rachel Antonoff at Refinery29’s digital content presentation (so much exciting stuff on their roster) looking equal parts edgy and adorable. Of course there are bonus red lipstick points and I am forever drawing hearts around her name.

Mamie Gummer does the whole effortless chic thing in skinny jeans, white tee suede boots and a coat that skirts near bathrobe territory, but manages to look super cool at the same time. Yes I would spill something down both outfits in an instant and be super sad about it.

Elisabeth MossAs with my complicated feelings about jumpsuits/rompers, the crop top is another one that falls into this category. Elisabeth Moss at the Chaplin Award Gala in Nha Khanh is the perfect amount of crop to the top with that slight sliver of torso on display (don’t get me wrong I am all for other people wearing this garment, but it terrifies me personally). This is a really pretty outfit and the graphic print/length of the skirt gives it a retro feel and still manages to avoid all Mad Men influence comparisons.

Mad Men 7.11 Peggy dressI wrote a whole thing about Peggy in the most recent episode of Mad Men but one thing I didn’t cover was how much I love this dress. Peggy’s style has been so much sharper this season and this is partly down to her growing confidence and because the new decade is hitting all her sartorial points. I would 100% wear this today.

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Out of the Box: Look of the Week

7 Feb

New York Fashion Week started yesterday and we will be covering that in all its glory next week, especially as most shows are taking a couple of weeks off for Winter Olympics. For this edition of “Out of the Box” we’re going to be taking a look at a couple of the red carpet events from this week before we cover both the runway shows (fantasy costuming ahoy!) and those attending.

Anna FarisThis is easily the sunniest red carpet I have seen for sometime and it makes sense that it’s for The Lego MovieIt helps that both Anna Faris and Chris Pratt have opted for darker attire otherwise we might get blinded and Faris’ gingham Tanya Taylor black strap crop top and skirt is perfect for this afternoon event. It might veer towards office wear if it was missing the crystal embellishments and you know if your office is cool with crop tops. It avoids that and it’s a super cute outfit for this premiere.

Natalie Dormer InStyle Roksanda IlincicNatalie Dormer covers up the recently shaved part of her head with a simple sweep of her hair – a more sophisticated comb over and while I would have loved to have seen a repeat of her SAG Awards hair styling, this is also pretty fantastic. The Roksanda Ilincic short sleeved dress is inspired by Josef Albers bold color-block artwork which is very much on point with art and fashion sharing a stage at the moment. It’s a really great look and the midi-length is appropriate for the InStyle pre-BAFTA “The Best of British Talent” party.

Brie Larson capeIt’s been a good week for Brie Larson as she not only features on the Vanity Fair Hollywood issue cover, but she was also honored at the 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival. I really like Larson’s slightly different approach to the red carpet and this Louis Vuitton Resort 2014 ensemble is an instant winner thanks to the cape factor and I love the combination of yellow, green and blue tweed on the dress. While I think towering heels do add something to an outfit, I also understand the pain factor so I’m very much into the brogues that Larson is wearing. It’s relaxed, but still super stylish.

Diane Kruger Peter PilottoSo we’ve got one event/look from NYFW sneaking in and that’s Diane Kruger at the Peter Pilotto for Target launch party wearing one of the outfits from the collection and showing off the trademark color and pattern fusion. Getting Kruger to showcase this design with contrasting flowers in bold color and the black and white sleeves is good move, though I’m not entirely sure if I could pull this off. I’d definitely be willing to give it a go, but as I mentioned above I’d probably not do so well in the towering strappy pumps.

Out of the Box: Look of the Week

20 Dec

‘Tis the season to wear sparkly frocks and after the LBD heavy edition a couple of weeks ago we’re injecting a bit of color and bold patterns into this column.

Kate MaraAfter seeing the new Hobbit movie this week Kate Mara’s J. Mendel dress is giving off elf vibes thanks to two tiered metallic green and ivory leaf detail. Festive feelings are enhanced by the beautiful gold clutch and yet it doesn’t come across as attempting to be all that Christmassy. I still haven’t seen House of Cards (or OITNB, or Arrested Development even though I have Netflix *sigh*) and considering how divisive it has been it’s on my long list of catch-up projects.

Premiere Of Open Road Films' "Justin Bieber's Believe" - ArrivalsKiernan Shipka’s red carpet style has been consistent in its excellence this year (and yes I’m fine that a 14 year-old has way better clothes than me) and this week she looks delightful in RED Valentino. The floral/polka dot crossover is something I raved about with Oscar de la Renta’s Spring 2014 collection and this take on it is super cute. One reason why Shipka’s red carpet style is so good is because she dresses for her age and I hope this continues in 2014.

Amy Poehler Alice and OliviaMaybe it’s the time of year and if Amy Poehler wore this in April it would look like a regular dress, as it’s December I’m seeing ‘an angel at the top of the tree’ frock. Now that I’ve written this it sounds bad, far from it and the puff sleeves/A-line design is what’s reading angel to me. It’s icy looking and the black pattern adds to the winter wonderland feel of this Alice + Oliva dress. The bold lipstick is the pop of color this outfit needs.

Cristin MiliotiThe series finale date has been set for How I Met Your Mother (March 31) and I soured on this show long before Cristin Milioti was revealed to be the mother. That doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate this Peter Pilotto creation and I might have to include it in the superhero couture that began with Olivia Pope’s Rubin Singer gown on Scandal earlier this season. This might have something to do with Milioti’s red carpet pose and it’s definitely one of the most visually arresting dresses I have seen this year. As a very tenuous link and because we said goodbye to 30 Rock this year here is Milioti in one of my favorite episodes (“TGS Hates Women”).

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