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SAG Awards Well Played: Tatiana Maslany in Oscar de la Renta


This is one of those dresses that, I suspect, looks better on TV than it did in still photos:

21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

BUT FIRST: We need to talk about the fact that Orphan Black is dating Downton’s Tony Gillingham, who I find nearly unrecognizable when he’s not in a tweedy three-piece trying to talk Mary into marrying him! (NO DOWNTON SPOILERS although you can read this week’s recap here!) Did anyone notice if he went onstage when they won? He MUST have done. (I was distracted by how cute Branson was when he noted that they made him sit at another table.)

And back to the dress: I mean, don’t get me wrong: it still looks pretty good. It just vaguely, down near the bottom, might be starting to give me a TINY ocular migraine. But I’ll never be mad at you, stripes! I love you, and want more people to wear you. And because this is OdlR, it fits her so nicely:

21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

We can have a sidebar about whether this is technically gym hair, or it works, later.

[Photo: INF]

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SAG Awards Well Played: Viola Davis in Max Mara


I enjoy the woman standing behind Viola there, snapping a photo. And who wouldn’t? She looks fab:

The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Arrivals in LA

Great dress, great hair, great earrings, great bracelet, GREAT clutch. That woman is right to take a picture, as it WILL last longer, and she might want to refer to this more than once.

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Fug the Show: Downton Abbey recap, season 5, episode 4


A proposal! An outburst! A break-up! A snit fit! Sobbing! Another outburst! Me, losing my mind over the unconscionable rudeness of Sarah Bunting, who MUST STOP BEING INVITED TO DOWNTON MY GOD YOU GUYS CUT IT OUT. Violet, implying that perhaps Prince Kuraguin’s missing princess has taken to prostitution! Indeed, this episode had nearly everything. Let’s dig right in.

As always, we thank thee kindly for keeping season five spoilers tucked neatly under thy vest and close to thy heart until we sad Americans who don’t somehow stream it catch up.

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SAG Awards Fug Carpet: Laura Carmichael in Vionnet


The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals

OH EDITH. When Mary told you it was a great idea to pair the drawing room curtains with one of the napkins you stole from downstairs because you thought maybe Michael Gregson had once touched it to his lips, SHE WAS JUST F’ING WITH YOU.

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SAG Awards Well Played: Claire Danes in Marc Jacobs


I actually like like this on Claire and I cannot remember the last time I said the words, “I actually really like this” about something from Marc Jacobs that wasn’t a shoe or a bag. (That man can make a fine, fine accessory.)

The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals

It feels sort of casual, in a good way, and while I don’t know if any of us are going to wake up in the middle of the night ten years hence murmuring, “Claire Danes at the 2015 SAGs, I’ll never forget your Marc Jacobs dress,” nor are we going to scream when we see it flash by in a Claire Danes retrospective one day. That reads like fainter praise than I actually intend — I really do think this dress is great on her — but at least I’m not damning her with it.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]

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SAG Awards Fug or Fab Carpet: Rosamund Pike in Dior


I feel like this is one of those dresses that ends up on the Vogue best dressed list, while the rest of us go, “oh COME ON.” And possibly even while some Vogue staffers hiss, “oh, come on” about it under their breaths in the elevator.

The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Arrivals in LA

That said: I sort of also enjoy things about it? It looks FUN to wear, although she doesn’t look like she’s having much fun in this particular shot. (She didn’t do any interviews, and I wonder if maybe she didn’t want to get into the dog and pony show for the SAGs and is saving her interview mojo for the Oscars. Remember that weird article about Gone Girl in EW last summer, wherein they basically came out and said she was impossible to wrangle for press? We may be seeing a natural reticence about speaking to the media coming out again. Regardless: Cheer up, Ro! Your lipstick is fabulous.) It looks like something you could twirl around in very satisfactorily, everyone will probably want to come up and gently touch you (this is good or bad depending on said Toucher, of course) and then they’ll probably say something complimentary even if they don’t mean it, and you can TOTALLY eat in it, which is basically the most important thing.  So. I find myself weirdly torn by this insane piece of clothes/art. What do you think?

 

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