Author Archives: Heather

Well Played: Gugu Mbatha-Raw in Burberry

This is a really wonderful snap by the Getty photographer.

BFI London Film Festival Awards - 60th BFI London Film Festival

I love that she is so DELIGHTED by the rainstorm. As much as I love a good shower, I can’t tell whether — behind the scenes — I’d have had the good grace to seem so amused by the prospect of doing publicity in my gorgeous dress during a deluge. I’d probably have looked totally panicked.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Fortunately, the umbrella was massive, and it protected that marvel of a dress. I LOVE this. The pattern, the tiny pleats, the cut, the lipstick… it’s perfect, and it’s perfect on her. This might be one of my favorite dresses of 2016, truthfully, and Lord knows we all need an extra memory to smile upon these days.

Also: Informative Caption tells me this was held at Banqueting House, the only surviving bit of the Palace at Whitehall. The name tells you basically all you need to know about the building’s intended function. Apparently it has a ceiling by Peter Paul Rubens — the only Rubens ceiling that’s still in its original location – which they say may have been one of the last things Charles I saw before he was executed on-site. I’ve never been there and now I’ve got one more to add to my sight-seeing list the next time I’m in London. Which… I’d better invent a reason, hadn’t I? Okay, I’m off to ponder…

[Photos: Getty]


What the Fug(s): Kristen Stewart in Rodarte (and more)

If your Celebrity Fashion Bingo card had “Kristen Stewart Attends Premiere Looking Like She Just Popped Out Of A Kleenex Box And Then Hastily Fixed Her Torn Pants,” then congratulations! She really came through for you.

[Photos: Getty, Fame/Flynet]


Mostly Well Played: Amy Adams and Ellie Bamber in Tom Ford

I suspect Amy Adams will wear Tom Ford for ALL the Nocturnal Animals events, as the movie was directed by Tom Ford. Here’s a poser: What if she get an awards nomination for that AND Arrival? Does that mean she gets to expand her options? Not that he’s doing badly by her here. I just wonder if she’ll get bored.

[Photos: Getty]


Fugs and Fabs: The American Pastoral Premiere

I had earmarked this for Alicia Vikander, mostly because not much of the OTHER Louis Vuitton stuff screamed her; however, she isn’t on the promotional trail right now, so Jennifer Connelly got there first. Whether that’s a WIN or not, we can discuss.

[Photos: Fame/Flynet]


Royally Played: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (in Erdem) Visit Manchester

A fairly sassy new coat for Kate today, and with navy shoes, to boot. Quite tolerable, madam.

The trip to Manchester involved what must have been a touching stop at Francis House, which provides end-of-life care and grief counseling — and which Diana herself opened 25 years ago.

Twitter has noted that Kate’s earrings seem to echo the ones Diana chose. It could be a coincidence, but given how often these two like to dip into the archives, I’m guessing it was no accident. And it’s a nice touch

I love how this photo makes it look like William is unveiling a plaque of his own face (it’s just his reflection).

Fairly sure he called Harry afterward.

[Photos: Getty]


What the Fug: Emma Roberts

Most of this shirt looks like an extremely snug breastplate, which isn’t ideal.

Emma Roberts

But what trips me up are the shoulder windows, which look like she’s being delicately flayed, piece by piece. Call it American Horror Story: My Ruffleoke Nightmare. (And then call this a slow Friday.)

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]