Don’t ask me how, but Vanity Fair and Juicy Couture came together last night to present the 20th anniversary of their Vanities bash, co-hosted by Shailene Woodley. The fête, intended as a pre-Oscars celebration, brought out a pretty random assortment of celebs, and some even more random outfits. Seriously, things were weird. Here’s the (very few) truly good, the bad, and the plentifulwhat the hell was she thinking.
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 »
Shailene Woodley, one of my best dressed picks from last night’s Golden Globes. decided to dress down for the after parties. Well, she dressed down her feet anyway. Woodley — who stars in Best Picture winner, “The Descendants” — changed from her Marchesa frock into a black gown … and then put on a pair of those awful, but apparently comfortable, five-toed running shoe things before heading to an InStyle party. Fashion types are appalled; seriously, I can see the steam coming out of Anna Wintour’s ears from my window! [via NYMag.com]