These are the lovely outfits of the year that we didn’t already cover for our Cosmo wrap-up. (If you feel like something is missing, it’s probably in that post; pop over there and take a look!) As you can see, we had much to discuss this year, and it was real tough to whittle down the list. And I will be honest: I don’t like the McQueen that Rachel Weisz wearing. This photo is SOLELY in here because of the way he’s grabbing her face. I MEAN. Talk about kissing 2015 goodbye.
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One Informative Caption tells me that this is Carey Mulligan at “the War Child Winter Wassail,” which is in aid of a charity she works with, War Child, which protects and helps children affected by war. The other Informative Caption told me she was attending the launch of a luxury shoe brand owned by Will.i.am, and his brother Gilliam, who surely has heard the “Gill.i.am???” joke every day of his life. Go home, Informative Caption #2, you are drunk.
I, however, am totally sober, and therefore feel completely justified in noting that, wherever she is, she looks GREAT.
Well. I think this is GREAT on her:
Streamlined, classic, elegant, unfussy. IT FITS. (Is the bar that low? Hmm. Yeah. The bar might be that low.)
I know that some of you may disagree with me, but I love this on her. This dress, for this event, feels really smart. And looks it, too.
First of all, I spent a very enjoyable evening the other night watching Gugu here in Beyond the Lights, in which she plays a sort of Rihanna-esque (but not as famous) Pop Star With Problems, who becomes involved with A Policeman With Political Aspirations Who Is Also Really Good-Looking (he’s played by Nate Parker, and one of the things you need to know about him is that when you Google Image Search him, Google wonders if what you really want to be searching for is “Nate Parker Body,” which, YES FINE I DO). Anyway, she’s excellent in it and I think you also might enjoy Netflixing it over the holidays. She’s also in Concussion, which comes out shortly, so we’ll get to enjoy her a bit more soon, which is a good thing:
I LONG for this dress in wallpaper form, which, as you know, is one of the nicest things I personally can say about or to a person (along with, “You are wearing the exact right amount of bracelets,” or “Prince Harry told me he’s never been able to shake the sexual hold you have over him”). I long, just as strongly, to pair this with a totally different pair of shoes, OBVIOUSLY, but is anyone really looking at her shoes? Let’s be real.
Leaving aside my general notion that this dress might be better suited for a party in, say, June than one in December, I think she looks smashing in this:
Is it the combo of metallics, pleats, and a good red lip — three things I cannot resist? — or have my eyes just gotten weary from all the CRAAAAZY end of the year slides we’re prepping? Good question, but I think she gets at least HALF credit for this all on her own.
This has to be one of the most exciting nights of her life.