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Out of the Box: Look of the Week

3 Apr

It’s my favorite time of month – new magazines! This isn’t a once a month event (see our recent “Out of the Box” magazine cover roundup) but because of the time of year there is a heavier slant towards TV related photo shoots and cover stories. Especially as new Mad Men and Game of Thrones are nearly here. If you can’t tell, we are very excited for both of these things.

Lupita Nyong'o Harper's BazaarFirst up is not a current TV related star, but Lupita Nyong’o on the cover of UK Harper’s Bazaar is too good not to feature as it is such a joyful shot. I can’t wait to get already have a copy.


Ellie Kemper shines in The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and this is the third Bust cover in a row to feature a TV lady we love (the others being Gillian Jacobs and a Broad City affair). It is a cheery image and the coat over the head is perfectly accurate for this time of year because a downpour could happen at any moment. At least it is better than the perpetual winter.

Maisie Williams and Sophie TurnerIt’s no secret how much I adore real life BFFs Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams with the pair talking about their friendship in The New York Times and how their current storylines are both about asserting power/control in the cruel and unforgiving world of Westeros. There is only a year between the pair and despite filming in very different locations they have remained very close with Turner explaining that “No one else gets it like you [Williams] get it.” Turner jokes about how they should be on the cover of Vogue together and if Karlie and Taylor can well then I want to see a Sophie and Maisie version. And I’m digging the slightly 60s styling.

Kiernan Shipka InterviewTalking of teen girl acting sensations; Kiernan Shipka is in Interview this month talking the final season of Mad Men. Shipka talks about growing up on Mad Men, Sally’s coat game being very strong (I concur) and why it is hard to cook vegan donuts. This shot is incredible and throw in The Americans‘ Holly Taylor and Shipka bestie Amandla Stenberg and soon teen girls will start to run things on television drama.

January Jones Marie ClaireThere’s something a little David Bowie about the styling choice for January Jones for Marie Claire even if they don’t quite hit Ziggy Stardust lightning bolt heights.

Rebel WilsonSubscriber covers tend to go for something a little different and I am so in love with UK Elle’s alternate take of their Rebel Wilson cover. The newsstand version is a classic beauty shot (and a slight variation on the Australian issue), but this is just a bit more playful and I like that it is a full body shot. Nice hashtag suggestion too.

Amy SchumerSwitching out rose petals for miniatures is Entertainment Weekly’s Amy Schumer cover and with early glowing reviews for Trianwreck it looks like things are about to get huge for Schumer. Let’s not forget the third season of Inside Amy Schumer, which if it’s anything like the last one then we have a very good thing about to happen (I still can’t get the computer therapy sketch out of my head). Schumer thanked EW “for not airbrushing me. For real very cool. Thank you. Proud size 6 yo!” and it’s depressing a 6 (UK size 10) is considered as a size that might need airbrushing. Are we all meant to be a 4?

Elle Style Awards 2015

25 Feb

Okay so award season isn’t quite over as UK Elle held their annual Style Awards in London last night. You might think we have red carpet fatigue but thankfully there are plenty of spectacular and eyebrow raising outfits on display with pink tones ruling the night.

Diane Kruger ElleStarting with Diane Kruger in Chanel and this is another ensemble that falls into ‘magical fashion unicorn‘ territory as I’m not sure there is anyone else who could pull of this amount of multi-textured soft pink without looking like a bathroom accessory. Kruger won Best Actress and new co-star Bryan Cranston presented her with the award. I am still sad The Bridge got cancelled.

Rebel Wilson

Another winner on the night in both the awards and dress stakes; Rebel Wilson picked up the Rising Star accolade and this Eloquii frock is incredible in color and shape.

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Gwendoline ChristieThis is where things get a little more bonkers and Gwendoline Christie’s Giles ensemble is batshit but brilliant. Maggie Gyllenhaal looks delightful in salmon custom Roland Mouret while receiving the award for Best TV Actress and her portrayal of Nessa Stein on The Honourable Woman.

Laura JAcksonPresenter Laura Jackson is also pretty in pink (yeah I went there) and this is a beautiful dress.

RoksandaDesigner Roksanda Ilincic is a TV Ate My Wardrobe favorite – you should have seen my super uncool reaction when I walked past her store at the weekend – and here she is showing off one of her many stunning color block designs.

Taylor SwiftMoving on from the pink beauties to a dress I’m still not sure about; the color is stunning and this Julian Macdonald dress is certainly a departure from the usual super girly frocks Taylor Swift favors. It might be the hair style or that this looks like something her BFF Karlie Kloss would wear that’s keeping me on the fence. Part of me hopes Swift had a conversation with Maggie Gyllenhaal about the scarf she may or may not have left at her house.

CaraCara Delevingne is letting the vampy black Morticia Addams elegant look work for her.

Sai BennettA smidge saloon for Sai Bennett however the Mr Selfridge star is pulling it off and shows how a fantastic haircut and red lip color can really boost an outfit up a few notches.


Girls and Downton Abbey Win at the Glamour Awards

5 Jun

The UK Glamour Magazine Awards were held at Berkeley Square Gardens in Mayfair, London last night. A host of stars attended the event that honored women in TV, film, fashion and music. So who were the big winners?

Chris O'Dowd Rashida Jones

Chris O’Dowd was on hand to present Parks and Recreation star Rashida Jones with the Film Maker of the Year award for Celeste and Jesse Forever (which was one of my favorite films from last year and is currently in my DVD player). In her acceptance speech Jones explains her outfit saying “I wore these pajamas through the entire year since I made my movie.” Jones then followed this up with “I would like to thank Jo Elvin and GLAMOUR for recognising my filmmaking… It’s very fitting for me to be winning an award that is so glamorous, because as everyone knows, it’s very glamorous making an independent movie.” As with Sofia Coppola’s pajama choice at the Met Gala I salute this look; the silk floral Erdem two-piece suits the relaxed atmosphere of these awards. Also Chris O’Dowd is super tall.

Joanne Frogatt Zosia Mamet











The TV Actress category is split into International and UK meaning that two of the most talked about shows received these accolades. Zosia Mamet took home the International prize for her role as Shoshanna on GirlsGirls has received a lot of accolades in the past year but this is the first individual award for Mamet.

Matthew Rhys presented this award and Mamet thanked the UK “for embracing Girls as much as the US has.” Wearing a black Preen dress with floral embroidery Mamet looked very happy posing with her Glamour statue, which isn’t always the case for Mamet on the red carpet. Mamet has been popular with Glamour magazine as she also recently took part in their “These Girls” event in New York.

One show that is just as popular on both sides of the Atlantic is Downton Abbey and so it isn’t surprising that an actress from this show scooped the UK prize. Joanne Froggatt who plays Anna, the head housemaid received this award from fellow Downton Abbey co-star Allen Leech. Froggatt thanked the magazine readers for voting for her adding that is has “made me very, very happy”

Rebel Wilson

It’s been a good year for Rebel Wilson as she has taken the film world by storm with roles in Pitch Perfect and Pain & Gain, as well as hosting the MTV Movie Awards. Wilson will be making the transition to TV in the fall with her ABC show Super Fun Night. Wilson is also the cover star of the new issue of Glamour and she tweeted a photo of it; Wilson is wearing a whole lot of jewels and bubbles and not much else in the shot. Wilson gave fellow Aussie Kylie Minogue a shout out in her speech “Thank you so much Kylie, I just feel so lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky.”

Clare Balding Joan Collins

Presenter of the Year could only really go to one woman and that is the extraordinary Clare Balding after collecting a special award from BAFTA last month. Balding was the highlight of the presenting team at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and in her speech she mentioned an important current political moment “While here at dinner tonight …the House of Lords voted 2-1 in favour of supporting the equal marriage bill… Joan Collins, who was sitting on my table, asked me when me and Alice (Arnold) are going to get married. Alice said in three years, which I didn’t know but apparently that’s right.” Congratulations Clare!

For the full list of winners head to Glamour magazine.

All photos courtesy of Glamour.

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