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Celebrating Stylists with The Hollywood Reporter’s Annual Issue

16 Mar

After months of dressing clients for award season it is now time to shine a light on the stylists who make the sartorial magic happen on red carpet with Hollywood Reporters annual celebration issue. Social media like Instagram has already opened up the world of the celebrity stylist to a much wider audience and these are the accounts I turn to throughout the very busy award season. So I am thrilled to see this level of focus from The Hollywood Reporter and it is one of my favorite issues of the year.

Names like Karla Welch and Ilaria Urbinati have appeared numerous times on here and I was thrilled to see both of these women on the cover of THR alongside the actors they have been dressing. Actors who have featured on many TV Ate My Wardrobe ‘Best of’ lists. What I also find incredible (and this is also thanks to access via Instagram) is how many clients they dress for multiple events across a very short amount of time. Oscar weekend would’ve included the Spirit Awards, the Oscars main show and all the parties that followed with many changing dresses between the two.

As you will see from those stylists and actors featured from the list is how many of them have appeared multiple times on these pages over the last year; The Hollywood Reporter picked well. Karla Welch appears alongside Sarah Paulson and Ruth Negga in a shot that makes me think they’re going to solve some crimes in the most stylish way possible. Welch was named number 1 by THR and Negga’s gold dripped Golden Globes Louis Vuitton dress and the stunning green Prada Emmys gown Paulson wore and won her Emmy in are enough to get my vote.

But wait there are so many more amazing red carpet looks from both women and Welch’s other clients such as Busy Philipps, Lorde and America Ferrera.

On that green Prada, Sarah Paulson jokes that “I would like to be buried in it, walk to Gelson’s in it, go to the movies in it.” If there is amazing menswear featured on “Out of the Box” or any ‘Best of’ list then nine times out of ten Ilaria Urbinati will be the woman behind the look. Urbinati is why Rami Malek is always on my anticipated list and she’s also probably the reason he score the Dior Homme contract. Color, pattern and materials such as velvet (see Donald Glover at the Golden Globes) are all up for grabs and Urbinati really knows how to make the guys standout from the usual tux fare.

Looking great in Gucci with Tom Hiddleston (who is always styled impeccably) and I am so glad that Urbinati has made menswear something to get excited about on the red carpet. Regular readers will all know how I feel about Michelle Williams (‘strongly positive’ if there was a box to tick) and I love this shot with Kate Young; that jacket on Young is giving me full heart eyes. Young is also great at the brand campaigns for her clients as THR notes with Louis Vuitton for Williams, Dior for Natalie Portman (and she also delivered on stylish maternity wear) and Selena Gomez scoring Coach. A great stylist can do many things including getting a client a bigger paycheck. Serving up all the drama with Celine Dion and Zendaya as they pose with their stylist Law Roach on a private jet. Everyone looks fabulous and Zendaya is someone who has appeared on these pages a lot. Looking forward to the Spiderman promo tour.Now for a look which has already graced these pages; Naomie Harris with Nola Singer in the patchwork Chanel getting ready to go to the Spirit Awards. One of the great things about Harris is she’s never boring on the red carpet and even when it doesn’t hit the mark there is always a playful element.Viola Davis has been crushing it in color all award season from three-tone blue Jenny Packham at the BAFTAs to her stunning red Armani at the Oscars switching to a fabulous Brandon Maxwell ladysuit for the Vanity Fair party.

The woman behind these sartorial picks is Elizabeth Stewart and the reason for the yellow sequin Michael Kors at the Golden Globes was “to find a dress that represented lightness and strength in dark times. I loved that Viola looked sunny on the carpet.”Rounding things out with the number one and another fabulous shot of Karla Welch with Sarah Paulson and Ruth Negga. Three excellent ways to wear bold lipstick and Dior’s “We Should All Be Feminists” tees.*

*This is a magazine spread of course and I am all here for this A+ message, but I will still raise an eyebrow at how much this T-shirt costs. 

 

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Out of the Box: Look of the Week

11 Nov

Oh this week and I don’t even know where to begin. It is hard to turn back to the frivolity of picking the best outfits, but here I am with distractions from Gilmore Girls, lots of ladysuits, award show sparkle and magazine cover wonders. In two weeks time the new episodes of Gilmore Girls will hit Netflix and with that Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel are going to be doing a whole lot of fan events in a variety of countries. Last night they were in Berlin and Bledel’s super sparkly pleated number is the Christmas party outfit I am coveting hard. Graham meanwhile goes classic in a fabulous LBD.

The Gilmore Girls catch up for me is going well and I only have another 12 episodes to watch; even if both season 6 and 7 are a big step down I cannot wait for these new episodes. The last few days have pretty much been a blur of me binging this final season and I’m looking forward to being able to read all those revival articles I have been saving.julianne-mooreThe Hollywood Film Awards is not one to mark on your calendar, but Julianne Moore made sure we paid attention by wearing this stunning Tom Ford sequin dream.naomie-harrisFirst of the ladysuits this week and at the Hollywood Film Awards, Naomie Harris goes glitz in Gucci. Harris is a TV Ate My Wardrobe favorite as she tends to try a whole lot of different styles on the red carpet and the cropped pants/slightly longer jacket is just that.ruth-wilsonInterview Magazine is crushing it on the fantastic TV profiles and photo shoot front this year and there’s a couple more this week.

First up Ruth Wilson discussing The Affair, which returns later this month for more mashed-up memory misery and for all its stumbles, I’m looking forward to it coming back. Also Wilson is doing the whole menswear inspired look in Calvin Klein Collection and I am here for it.birgitte-hjort-sorensenI’ve been thinking about Borgen a lot this week; part of this is to do with current events and the other is because of the work the three leads have been getting since this show ended. Sidse Babett Knudsen is currently starring in Westworld, Pilou Asbæk will be back as Euron Greyjoy on Game of Thrones and Birgitte Hjort Sørensen had a brief, but memorable part on GoT and was in the one season and done Vinyl. Basically, HBO loves Borgen and I need to do a rewatch.

In Interview, Sørensen talks about the big breaks she has had with Pitch Perfect 2Game of Thrones and Vinyl as well as returning to the stage as she takes on Les Liaisons Dangereuses co-starring Liev Schreiber and Janet McTeer. thrThis cover was released on Wednesday and was pretty much the bright spark in a dismal day; Zendaya is someone I am looking forward to seeing so much more of and while I was pretty unenthusiastic about another Spiderman movie, the cast is something to get excited about.

This is a really dreamy looking cover shot and the accompanying “Next Gen” profiles includes recent faves like The Get Down’s Justice Smith and Shameik Moore, Glenn Powell aka the reason I carried on watching Scream Queens and singer/actress Kiersey Clemons (Transparent season 1).beyonceI almost didn’t include this because it was making me feel so sad, but fuck it; I love this photo of Beyoncé in a polka dot ladysuit and her pantsuit wearing dancers from the Get Out the Vote concert in support of Hillary Clinton in Cleveland last weekend.

2016 Comic-Con Fashion Round-Up: Panels, Parties and Photocalls

25 Jul

Comic-Con is always a style favorite because there is such a variety of looks across the various appearances from onstage to parties and this year is no different.

Out of the Box” covered the start of the 2016 convention and now we have the best looks from the rest of the weekend.Marvel ladiesThe Marvel casting department continue to crush it and this group shot from Saturday after the Brie Larson is Captain Marvel reveal is giving me so many feelings. This is a whole lot of talented women and I suddenly no longer have superhero movie fatigue (the new Wonder Woman trailer also helped).

Plus there is a lot of different style choices going on here and this means the focus is spread throughout; green in various shades is a the dominant color choice and there is a good mix of pants and frocks in varying lengths. Basically, the list of things I love about this photo is long.Lupita Nyong'oLet’s break down some of the individual looks from the group shot above.

First up Lupita Nyong’o wearing Givenchy Resort 2017 (instant Beyoncé playing in my head) striking the balance between casual and fancy in a frock which could do day or evening in equal measure. Tilda and BrieA green crushed velvet suit is not an easy ensemble to pull off, but for Tilda Swinton this is very much in her sartorial wheelhouse and once again she is adding even more color with a pop of pink lipstick. Also going for the pants/green approach or rather pants adjacent is Brie Larson in a Gabriela Hearst Resort 2017 jumpsuit; giving of a 1970s superhero vibe, which I am more than here for.Danai Gurira Comic ConCaptain Marvel wasn’t the only Marvel casting news and Danai Gurira joining Black Panther as Okoye got me all in a fluster and not just because of how incredible the promo tour for this movie will be. Gurira’s gone for a knockout dress for this announcement and I wouldn’t expect any less from a TV Ate My Wardrobe fave.Danai GuriraDouble Danai Gurira and opting for simple chic at the Walking Dead panel (#Richonne4EVA) with a dreamy dress choice (except for those of us with a tendency to spill).Michael B JordanT-Rex sweater is an instant hit – still coveting this Coach one – and Michael B. Jordan doesn’t change out of his Black Panther panel ensemble for the Entertainment Weekly panel because he is already looking pretty damn good. Jamie AlexanderOn the dressier end at this party is Jamie Alexander and I cannot resist something this sparkly. Bonus lipstick points too.Nathalie EmmanuelMore cute outfit with a leather skirt edge delights (as previously seen on Tatiana Maslany and various other attendees) and Nathalie Emmanuel ticks all the casual cool Comic-Con boxes while on SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly radio broadcast. Tatiana MaslanyTatiana Maslany’s got sparkly shoes and a plaid playsuit on while hanging out on the IMDb yacht (she also wore this at the EW “Women Who Kick Ass” panel) and she continues her every day style reignTatiana Maslany Comic ConDouble Maslany because clones and also I really like this second outfit (plus I have those sneakers!). Going the Michael B. Jordan chilled approach at the EW bash in skinny jeans, a varsity jacket and a funky blouse. A vibe I always get from Maslany at these events is she looks like she is there to have a good time and outfit restriction never factors in.

Best of the 2016 Met Gala: Everything That Shines

3 May

This year’s Met Gala theme is ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology’ exploring the conflict and marriage between handcrafted pieces and how technology has enhanced/changed the way garments are made. So pretty much putting tech under the spotlight and as with previous Met Galas there are those that get the theme spot on, those who just wear whatever is pretty and those who go all in.

We’ve got a couple of posts with our favorite looks from the night and kicking things off with so much sparkle, shine and a very special dress.Claire DanesClaire Danes does dramatic ball gown in Zac Posen and from a glance it appears to be an iridescent Cinderella inspired take with not a whole lot of tech. Beautiful, but it would be understandable why Hugh Dancy is raising an eyebrow (and looking super handsome). But nope this is the perfect embodiment of the theme as Zac Posen’s Instagram photos and video show.

Magic moments!! Zacposen #metgala #clairedanes

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Along with seeing how spectacular this gown looks, I also love that you can hear Claire Danes discussing with Dancy what booze she is gonna be drinking.

Jourdan DunnEntering the metallic zone of which there were many and Jourdan Dunn’s Balenciaga is one of the standouts. It looks like she has been dipped in liquid metal.

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Even better is this shot looking out over the city of New York pre-Gala.Brie LarsonA close runner-up in the best of the silver looks is Brie Larson wearing Proenza Schouler serving up a whole lot of fierce in dark lipstick and a tiered sequin silhouette. For more on the design process check out this in-depth look and behind the scenes photos at Vogue.Lupita Nyong'oTime to break up the silvers with Lupita Nyong’o doing dramatic with an incredible updo and green Calvin Klein; this is how you do the Met Gala.  Naomi WattsBurberry does floral infused metallic and Naomi Watts’ all the silver accessories work like a charm here with another tech interpretation that points to all things shiny.Lady GagaYou can always trust Lady Gaga to run with a theme and here she mixes in a healthy dose of an 80s music video and her love of all things crazy platform in Atelier Versace.Alexa ChungWe get our first #LadySuitWatch2016 alert for the Met Gala and Alexa Chung is a sparkly vision in Thakoon.Nicole KidmanThe theme is tech related but it could easily have been something magic based on a lot of the looks (which I guess technology feels like at times) and Nicole Kidman is very much giving witchy beauty in Alexander McQueen.
Kristen StewartGoing in close on Kristen Stewart because her edgy silver makeup is the perfect look for her Chanel sparkles and knotted/braided bleach blonde locks. Roots and all.
Emily BluntThe light is shining on Emily Blunt and she’s giving us bold color sequins in Michael Kors; this is every level of beautiful.ZendayaOnly Zendaya could make a bowl haircut a high fashion moment and she is another one slaying in Michael Kors.

Out of the Box: Look of the Week

1 Apr

Spring is here and the red carpet is awash with florals and bold patterns at the premieres for The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Confirmation. Don’t ditch the coats just yet though as the weather has a habit of turning in an instant and there is also fabulous outerwear among the pretty dresses this week. Plus more magazine cover sensations, talk show entrance attire and the FX Upfronts.Ellie KemperKimmy Schmidt has one of television’s brightest wardrobes and star Ellie Kemper doesn’t disappoint in a very cute Tanya Taylor floral mini-dress, which works wonders against the pink backdrop and purple carpet.Tituss BurgessSpeaking of bold turns and Tituss Burgess lights up the purple carpet in a look that makes me want to crack open a bottle of Pinot by Tituss to celebrate. Kimmy Schmidt returns in 2 weeks (April 15) for season 2. Now to see if I can finish Daredevil before then.Kerry WashingtonAnother floral sensation with Kerry Washington in romantic Dolce & Gabbana at the Confirmation premiere (airing Saturday, April 16). My only quibble is it could do with being slightly shorter as it is a tad overwhelming, but on the whole this is a style which we have seen Washington nail on multiple occasions; embracing print sets her apart from the character we see on a weekly basis.Regina KingHypnotic black and white flower power from Regina King and the only thing this really needs is perhaps a bolder lip color, but that tends to be my answer to enhance any outfit.ZendayaHow to take a feature from a paint program and turn it into an excellent outfit; Zendaya’s color palette mosaic bodice and matching skirt lining is a welcome addition to this week’s bold looks and the Confirmation red carpet delivers on an array of striking ensembles.Sarah PaulsonDouble Sarah Paulson this week and first up wearing Philosophy at the FX Upfront The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story screening. Her hair looks really great here (Marcia Clark hair essay plug!) and upfronts fall into the TCA/PaleyFest dress code where there isn’t really one, but you don’t want to go too fancy or shabby. Paulson straddles this middle ground here. The blue heart pendant is a nice touch with this plunging neckline; a subtle nod to her favorite emoji?Holly TaylorBorrowing a coat from her onscreen mom’s wardrobe is Holly Taylor also at the FX Upfront screening and this Coach tan trench is going to be making an appearance this season on The Americans (we have already seen the black version). Adding a touch of sophistication over her black crop top and jeans casual cool ensemble. Tatiana Maslany ColbertTatiana Maslany is a woman after my own heart and as she makes her way into The Late Show with Stephen Colbert heels in hand and yellow sneakers on her feet. Sarah Paulson ColbertSarah Paulson Part II – also appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and while I’m not totally on board with whatever is going on at the bottom of this dress, the plaid coat with leather lapels is more than making up it. Kirsten DunstGet on my coffee table The Gentlewoman, because woah is this cover shot and yellow/black and white pairing so goddamn good.

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