When Jessica Chastain isn’t a playing stone cold awesome terrorist hunter (like in “Zero Dark Thirty”) she enjoys ye olde theater. On Thursday, she was spotted on her way to the Walter Kerr Theater, where she’s starring on Broadway (ever heard of it?) in “The Heiress.” Jess was looking chic and polished as ever. As much guff as I give her for her formal, fancy party looks, she really nails casual. Check out our version of her seriously great outfit after the jump!
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The ever-classy and compelling Jessica Chastain is one of the last Hollywood actresses I would ever expect to get scantily clad for a lad mag, yet here she is on the cover of British GQ! And hey, she could teach some of our more indiscriminate starlets a thing or two, because girlfriend looks smokin’. I had no idea she had such great boobs! (Still no word on why her mouth is hanging dumbly ajar in every shot, but you know photographers are always pulling that shit.) I’m not one for war movies, but I have to admit I can’t wait to see “Zero Dark Thirty,” especially with Jessica as the leading lady. Check out more photos from inside the magazine, after the jump! [GQ UK via Celebitchy] Keep reading »
Depressingly enough, I often find Jessica Chastain to be the walking manifestation of When Bad Clothes Happen To Fabulous People (see Exhibits A, B, and C), but this is one look that I can definitely get behind. The actress showed up to Hedi Slimane’s first show for the newly-coined Saint Laurent in her YSL best, wearing the brand’s legendary Le Smoking jacket over a pretty polka-dot frock with a nipped-in waist. An updo and a deep crimson lip, along with the classic jacket, could nudge this look into too-old territory, but Jessica looks pretty damn fresh to me.
So who was it that said redheads couldn’t wear pink? Sure, one of Jessica Chastain‘s false lashes may be trying to make a run for it, but the rest of her looks freakin’ fabulous. With that said, I am neon pink lipstick’s fiercest, most loyal advocate; I will testify to the death that a seriously hot semi-matte pink like this one looks good on anyone, anywhere, all the time, and that means redheads, too. It brightens up fair complexions, provides killer contrast to a tan, and makes your teeth look whiter and your eyes sharper and clearer. Such a bold shade plays best with a fresh, natural complexion and little color elsewhere, like Jessica’s glowy skin and light-handed blush in a similar shade. I’m just a touch disappointed that Jessica went the extensions route this time rather than sport her new bob, but hey, she looks gorgeous either way.
I hate short hair on myself, and out of my own bob-induced fear I usually feel pretty meh about it on others, but there are definitely some ladies who can wear the hell out of the big chop. Take Michelle Williams, for instance — her pixie cut not only channels the influential Vidal Sassoon style worn by Mia Farrow in “Rosemary’s Baby,” but it also perfectly offsets Michelle’s girlish features to lend her a more mature vibe. It’s a big deal when a long-locked starlet goes short, so it’s only natural that Jessica Chastain made gossip-world waves this week when she debuted her fresh asymmetrical cut in New York City.
For my part, I think she’s absolutely killing this look. It’s infinitely more adventurous than the “Tree of Life” star’s standard pretty-but-conventional mermaid waves, and it frames her face beautifully while still giving her the touch of edge she was overdue for. The blunt style actually reminds me of another actress’s haircut — January Jones (who has since gone back the way of extensions) rocked a similar severe side-part earlier this summer, and while hers was choppier and closer to the shoulders, it’s bound to draw comparisons nonetheless. Who do you think wears the look better? (And more importantly, in light of Jessica’s major cut and January’s long red extensions, do you think there could be a case of identity thievery at hand?)
I absolutely love Jessica Chastain as an actress (have you seen “Take Shelter”?), but I am not always stoked on her style. Often I find that the clothes she picks for red carpet affairs wear her rather than the other way around. She’s so beautiful, less is more! That’s why I adore this nude and gold, ombre beaded dress that she wore to the Cannes Film Festival premiere of “Lawless.” Pair with her lustrous red hair (ugh, jealous) and simple makeup, she looks flawless. Bravo!
I’m usually not a big fan of white formal dresses, mostly because they can easily make you look like you missed a turn on the way to your wedding, but I must say Jessica Chastain strikes just the right tone in this beautifully streamlined white gown she wore on the Cannes red carpet. The cut is modern and flattering, the scooped neckline adds sexiness, and I’m obsessed with the pockets. What do you think of this look?
Vanity Fair releases its Hollywood issue annually, but this year’s cover is unique in that it is the first of its kind to be shot by famed photog Mario Testino. His technique translates beautifully to the cover, though it’s not immediately apparent that it’s his work. The 11 young actresses featured are dressed impeccably, draped in silky pastels and exuding a sensuous, past-century boudoir air. Ever concerning, though, is the fact that hardly any of the starlets are recognizable. Aside from Rooney Mara, whose angular 1920s bob and sullen features make her easily identifiable, the rest of the girls bear little resemblance to, well, themselves. Keep reading »
Last night, Angelina Jolie, Jessica Chastain and Viola Davis turned out for the 2011 New York Film Critics Circle Awards, the start of this year’s official “self-congratulatory awards season.” While Angie looked typically gothic gorgeous in black and white, and Chastain, who co-starred with Brad Pitt in “Tree of Life” missed the mark in a strange, shimmery opalescent dress that did nothing for her fair skin and red hair. The real sartorial star of the evening was Viola Davis, whose choppy bangs and one-shoulder pink cocktail dress really shone. [Getty Images]