You can count on the Tribeca Film Festival and the events during it to provide a very eclectic crowd and, with that crowd, plenty of fashion fodder. Tuesday night’s turnout for the Chanel Artist Dinner at the glamorous Odeon was distinctly fashion-based, attracting designers, socialites, and — my absolute favorite — some of the modeling industry’s most illustrious names (and Kimye, but let’s forget about that). As one might anticipate, this gathering was almost unprecedentedly well-dressed, so it takes an opinionated eye to separate the best from the rest. Fortunately, I’ve never exactly been known for my neutrality. Here’s my selection of the good, the bad, and the just meh from last night’s event.
Of all the aspects of “Sex and the City” that were unrealistic — the fashion, the endless brunches, the 20-puns-per-minute banter, etc. — Carrie Bradshaw’s luxurious Manhattan apartment was always the most perplexing. I mean, she was a newspaper columnist with a shoe closet as big as my entire apartment. Right. And now all of our suspicions have been confirmed: the 4,100-square-foot Manhattan townhouse used as Carrie’s apartment building (one level of which was supposed to “hers”) in the show has been purchased for $9.8 million. The buyer hasn’t been identified, but I think we can be fairly sure it isn’t a struggling writer. Cosmo, anyone? [People]
I am generally involved in a passionate love affair with Mila Kunis’s wardrobe, both her decadent red carpet dresses (the lavender Elie Saab she wore for the 2011 Academy Awards was one of the most gorgeous things I have ever laid eyes on) and her low-key but chic off-duty ensembles. She has an amazing body and knows how to dress it in a way that manages to be simultaneously jaw-droppingly sexy and totally relatable, like Monica Bellucci with a copious dash of Meg Griffin — I wonder why? But when it comes to this look (all Phillip Lim with the exception of her Dior pumps) from yesterday’s CinemaCon, I’m ambivalent. For the record, I am firmly pro-formal shorts, even metallic ones, so that is not the issue here. I like almost everything about it: the boxy jacket and peachy nude blouse are spot-on, as are the shoes, but the waist of the shorts and the way the light catches the sheen of the fabric leave Mila looking lumpy in the midsection. I’m not saying she looks fat or anything like that at all, but literally lumpy and just unflattering. What do you think: am I being nitpicky? Do you love this look, or would you leave the shiny shorts at home? On Ashton Kutcher’s bedroom floor, perhaps?
Earlier this week, Lauren Conrad arrived at a book signing — for her fourth novel, The Fame Game (the first book in a new trilogy) – with a decidedly noticeable new ‘do. Her hair was pulled back in a lady-like high ponytail … the ends of which were dyed a florescent hot pink. Conrad has dip-dyed her hair before, but this is her brightest go at it yet and I love it! I’ve been thinking of doing something similar, maybe even just for a couple weeks before my next big hair cut. Winona has pink streaks in her blonde hair, while our girl Kate Torgovnick has been rocking a single blue streak for years — and both look fab. What do you think of the look? [TooFab]
Wait, before you answer, let’s look at more examples of this punky trend in action. I was sort of surprised to discover just how many celeb ladies had either dip-dyed their hair or added colorful streaks to their locks — and I’m not just talking about the Nicki Minaj’s of the world. Click on to see what I mean and then tell me whether this is a look you’d try!