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WTF: Rosamund Pike in Givenchy Haute Couture

THANK GOD this one has a new movie coming out. Say what you will about Rosamund as an actor — I happen to think she’s very talented — she cannot be beat for leaving the house wearing something totally wacky 65% of the time.

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Well Played: Laura Carmichael and Rosamund Pike

I keep imagining that this is a snapshot of moment from a fanfic wherein Lady Edith somehow trips over a dog and falls into a wormhole out in an abandoned field at Downton and winds us traveling through space and time, only to land in another creative property, wherein she and Gone Girl‘s Amy Dunne strike up a friendship that’s based primarily on Amy enacting brutal revenge on anyone Edith feels has thwarted her.

'A United Kingdom' - Photocall - 60th BFI London Film Festival

The last act of said fanfic would focus — obviously — on the epic revenge duel between Amy and Lady Mary and I must confess that I feel like Mary comes out of that one ahead. But just barely. Obviously, everyone wears cute patterned dresses throughout, but that’s just a bonus.

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Fugs and Fabs: Celebs at Paris Fashion Week, Part 2

As regular readers know, I LOVE London. It’s one of my favorite cities in the world, if not my favorite. I could go there every month, happily. But Paris. Sigh. I almost think Paris is underrated — it’s that fabulous. Seeing all these people running around Paris Fashion Week in amazing coats is giving me a bitter case of FOMO. Not for the Fashion Week, as much as for the scenery, and whatever they’re doing on their off-hours.

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Unfug, Yet Mostly Well Played: Rosamund Pike in Azzedine Alaia

Any post featuring Rosamund here is fair game for a link back to that horrific custom Vera Wang, which I hope has been turned into one of those inspirational posters and given to every stylist in town with the word TAILORING under it.

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This is so much better and brighter. I obviously hate the thigh vents — it just spoils the line of it all so egregiously — but if I hold up my hand just-so, I can pretend it’s not there and revel in the rest of it. Or, if I move my hand, I can cut off the dress right after that bit and pretend it’s the hem, which also works. But even with that part, this is SUCH AN IMPROVEMENT. I mean. That maxi-pad of a bodice! #NeverForget.

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Fugs and Fabs: Celebs at Wimbledon

I made a note for myself on this slideshow, and it said, “DON’T FORGET HIDDLESTON.” (Don’t worry. As you can see, I didn’t.) Additionally: People make hilarious faces when watching a good tennis match. It’s a treat. Additionally additionally: This entire slideshow is an example of how Everyone Looks Hotter in Sunglasses.

PS: ICYMI, we already covered Wills and Kate’s outing, with a special appearance from David Beckham, here.

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Oscars Well Played, Rosamund Pike in Givenchy

This is VERY SATISFYING to me:

87th Annual Academy Awards - Red Carpet

I’m never going to love matchy-matchy shoes, but other than that, I think she looks utterly stellar in this. After an awards season that brought with it true horrors on her body, it’s nice to see her looking so glamorous and so much like a movie star. Round of applause for the Rosamund Pike team, because they nailed it last night.

Which is good, because earlier this weekend was a wee bit of a whiff:

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