I love Emma Watson in every single way, whether she’s Hermione Granger or, well, Emma Watson. (I apologize, but I will never let go of her, or my, Potter past.) She’s beautiful, British, smart, stylish, and rocks a daring pixie crop like a pro while flipping the proverbial finger to the suggestion that “men don’t like it” — what’s not to love? “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” was practically the bible of my Troubled Outcast youth, and there is a good chance I am going to see the movie in theaters multiple times. You know, for nostalgia’s sake. Keep reading »
Last night, the 2nd annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards were held. The big winners were … well, there were a lot of winners. But Christina Hendricks and Jon Hamm were honored for their work on “Mad Men,” Tina Fey won for “30 Rock,” and even Danny Devito took home a prize (the “Television Icon Award,” natch).
But what were they wearing? Click through to find out.
Alexa Chung usually nails it sartorially — after all, she’s known for her quirky style — but even our finest dressers cop to a miss from time to time. The combination of hot-off-the-runway Christopher Kane dress, buttoned-up white shirt with metallic embellishments, and tasseled loafer-esque pumps is certainly true to her eccentric, English boy-meets-Gallic girl aesthetic, and I really like each individual piece, but this incohesive look just isn’t doing it for me. Are you into the kooky mix of elements, or have you seen better on Alexa?
The Met Ball is, in many ways, bigger and brighter than all of the awards shows combined. While the Academy honors excellence in film, the gala honors glamour in its purest form. Each year there’s a “topic” of celebration — last night extolled the parallels of Miuccia Prada to the late great Elsa Schiaparelli; last year’s subject was the inimitable Lee Alexander McQueen — and each year it’s up to the young and the beautiful to bring it. Good sense and humility takes a night off, and the most illustrious names in both the silver screen and the backstage dust off their boldest, most eye-catching, sometimes straight up cray looks. It is the Met Gala, after all, and if you’re not planning on blowing the roof off of the fashion stratosphere, then why bother going at all? Keep reading »
Katy Perry is an unexpected addition to our Well Played list with a serious departure from her trademark candy-coated-crack styling. I’m kind of feeling the dark purple hair, and this Temperley London dress is just stunning on Katy, so much so that I’m even willing to forgive her inch-thick pancake makeup. A nude lip with this look would have pulled it together seamlessly. But I have to ask: what’s with the strap hanging off her shoulder? Girlfriend is practically begging for a wardrobe malfunction.
Germans, God bless ‘em, they always go that extra mile in the fashion department. Take Teuton Helene Fischer, spotted here at Germany’s Echo Awards show, in this white and sparkemotion ensemble. She is out to get noticed. And she’s helpfully provided viewers and guests with guidelines for where exactly to direct their attention and affection.