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Out of the Box: Look of the Week

24 Jul

A mixture of red carpet, editorial and candid in this week’s edition of “Out of the Box” with super cute summer frocks, an ideal festive party look and a fancy pants suit.

Amy PoehlerJust one week to go before Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp is unleashed on Netflix and Amy Poehler’s colorful graphic block ensemble coupled with pink pumps is a treat. And now I’m wondering if her clutch has “Please” on the other side as it matches the font of her book.

Cara DelevingneCara Delevingne model star power means that pretty everything she has worn on the Paper Town promo tour has looked great because she sells it, even if at the same time one of my not so famous eyebrows has been slightly raised. Sparkly long sleeve Saint Laurent may seem more like a dress to save for all those holiday parties come December, but Cara sure as hell looks like she could go dancing at Studio 54 no matter what the season or that it is now a Broadway venue.

Rachel McAdamsA really simple and elegant black Self-Portrait dress for Rachel McAdams at the Southpaw New York premiere and even though it isn’t quite #ladysuitwatch2015 wow, it is still a really great choice. It does resemble an off the shoulder version of the dress she is wearing in the next True Detective and the screen lights up whenever she is on. Basically I want this season to just be McAdams looking for clues with Tim Riggins with a side order of Colin Farrell.

Emmy RossumWearing what is pretty much the ideal summer in the city outfit (would also work for the countryside, maybe beach-adjacent) and Emmy Rossum’s floral frock is delightful.

Michael B Jordan VogueSticking with florals and switching it up as dude attire with Michael B. Jordan crushing it in the August issue of Vogue. Jordan’s red carpet style is never dull as he embraces color and pattern so this Dolce & Gabbana Alta Sartoria is perfect for his bold sartorial choices.

The 17th Costume Designers Guild Awards

18 Feb

An evening celebrating costume design sounds rather marvelous and the Costume Designers Guild hosted their annual ceremony last night with Shameless star Emmy Rossum as host. Mindy Kaling wore a beautiful custom made gown from Mindy Project costume designer* and president of the guild, Salvador Perez as she did the previous year.

*Several of Mindy’s coats from this season of The Mindy Project are custom Salvador Perez and I would love every single colorful houndstooth creation in my life. 

Mindy Kaling Salvador PerezBig winners include Michele Clapton for Game of Thrones and Jenny Eagan took home the contemporary TV costume design award for True Detective. Harrison Ford presented Aggie Guerard Rodgers with the career achievement accolade – the list of movies she has worked on is long and varied – and academic Dr. Deborah Nadoolman Landis received the inaugural Edith Head Award for the Advancement and Education of the Art of Costume Design. Naomi Watts was presented with the Lacoste Spotlight Award (Amy Adams was last year’s recipient) and Boyhood director Richard Linklater collected the Distinguished Collaborator honorary award.

Here is the full list of nominees with the winners highlighted:

OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY TELEVISION SERIES 
House of Cards – Johanna Argan
Ray Donovan – Christopher Lawrence
Saturday Night Live – Tom Broecker, Eric Justian
Scandal – Lyn Paolo
True Detective – Jenny Eagan (Winner)

OUTSTANDING PERIOD/FANTASY TELEVISION SERIES
Boardwalk Empire – John Dunn
Game of Thrones – Michele Clapton (Winner)
The Knick – Ellen Mirojnick
Mad Men – Janie Bryant
Masters of Sex – Ane Crabtree

OUTSTANDING MADE FOR TV MOVIE OR MINI SERIES 
American Horror Story: Freak Show – Lou Eyrich (Winner)
Houdini – Birgit Hutter
The Normal Heart – Daniel Orlandi
Olive Kitteridge – Jenny Eagan
Sherlock – Sarah Arthur

EXCELLENCE IN CONTEMPORARY FILM
Birdman – Albert Wolsky (Winner)
Boyhood – Kari Perkins
Gone Girl – Trish Summerville
Interstellar – Mary Zophres
Wild – Melissa Bruning

EXCELLENCE IN PERIOD FILM
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Milena Canonero (Winner)
The Imitation Game – Sammy Sheldon Differ
Inherent Vice – Mark Bridges
Selma – Ruth E. Carter
The Theory of Everything – Steven Noble

EXCELLENCE IN FANTASY FILM
Guardians of the Galaxy – Alexandra Byrne
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Bob Buck, Ann Maskrey, Richard Taylor
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 – Kurt and Bart
Into the Woods – Colleen Atwood (Winner)
Maleficent – Anna B. Sheppard, Jane Clive

EXCELLENCE IN COMMERCIAL COSTUME DESIGN 
Army ‘Defy Expectations, Villagers’ – Christopher Lawrence (Winner)
Direct TV ‘Less Attractive’, with Rob Lowe – Mindy Le Brock, Jessica Albertson
Dos Equis ‘Most Interesting Man in the World Walks on Fire’ – Julie Vogel
Kia Soul Hamster Commercial Featuring ‘Animals’ – Anette Cseri
Smirnoff ‘The Mixologist’ – Laura Jean Shannon

A few quick thoughts with regards to the some of the winners and while there might not be the same wealth of fantasy on television as with film, the number is still relatively high and some quality work is missing out on getting recognized by the doubling down of period and fantasy in the same category. Game of Thrones would be hard to beat regardless of what category it was in, regardless it might be tome to broaden the number of categories. That is the hardest category for me in terms of picking a winner as all the work on these shows is not only excellent, but we cover several of them in extensive detail here. This is my only real grumble with the TV half of the awards and even when I think American Horror Story is a mess you can always count on the costume design of Lou Eyrich. Jenny Eagan didn’t manage the double and I loved her Olive Kitteridge work, but one out of two is pretty good.

In the film categories it isn’t surprising to see Colleen Atwood win for Into the Woods, although Kurt and Bart’s Mockingjay designs and how they tweaked Effie’s look in every scene is where my love lies. The period category is particularly difficult as all five are incredible in terms of costume design (and you can read my thoughts on the costumes of The Imitation Game here) and Milena Canonero continues her Grand Budapest Hotel winning streak; is the Oscar next? The grungy costuming of Emma Stone in Birdman was one of my favorite aspects of this movie and Birdman continues its award season hot streak with Albert Wolsky taking home the contemporary prize.

And because it is hard to resist a TV mother/daughter reunion here is Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant with January Jones and Kiernan Shipka at the awards show.

 

HBO’s Best of 2014/What’s to Come in 2015 Video Includes New Game of Thrones Shots

23 Dec

HBO has said goodbye to two longstanding staples, welcomed back one from long ago, delivered top notch episodes from both new and old shows and they’re set to do it all again in 2015. This video celebrates the best of 2014 while also revealing what is coming in the new year.

These moments are brief and if you want to go straight to the “Coming in 2015” portion skip to 1.37 where you will see a variety of pensive looking Game of Thrones characters including Cersei and Tyrion. Also on the returning shows ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ new footage list are VeepLooking and GirlsTrue Detective gets a title card and The Leftovers is a shot of Justin Theroux in aviators, which is the best placeholder for a show with no new material as of yet. Queen Latifah is going down the biopic route playing iconic blues singer Bessie Smith in Bessie, Dwayne Johnson will star in the half-hour dramedy Ballers and the Duplass brothers are bringing Togetherness.

It has been a very good year for HBO with Boardwalk Empire going out on a creative high, True Detective delivering two of the performances of the year, producing one of my favorite episodes of the 2014 with Looking’s “Looking for the Future,” outrage and laughter in equal measure with a side order of shirt approval while watching Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, bringing back Valerie Cherish and introducing Carrie Coon to the non-theatre world.

Here is a look at all of that and more:

For more promos previewing HBO’s 2015 offerings head here and here.

 

HBO Promo Roundup: Girls, Looking and True Detective

26 Nov

2013 isn’t over yet, but we are already looking to the new and returning shows that will be hitting screens in January on HBO. Girls is back for its third season and after the GIF tease we now have a full length trailer that suggest Hannah won’t be so isolated this year. Airing the same night as Girls is new series Looking, which follows three gay best friends in the San Francisco area as they deal with dating, aging and everything in-between. There’s not a bongo in sight with the new Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson project True Detective and this looks like it’s going to be incredibly brutal and dark.

We will be talking a lot more about all three shows in the new year, but in the meantime check out the promos below and leave your reactions in the comments. The excitement for HBO’s newest offerings is pretty high for us here at TV Ate My Wardrobe and there will be plenty of costume chat among other things.

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