Your Afternoon Man: Kit Harrington

In full Jon Snow hair:

UK Premiere of "Testament of Youth" **USA ONLY**

But with bonus three-piece suit (and even more quizzical than usual expression).

[Photo: AKM/GSI]


You’re Not Fug: Hilary Swank in Delpozo

I am on record as really loving this Delpozo line, but I NEVER would have put this on Hilary Swank, not ever, not in a million years.

The 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival - Day 4

That said, I’m very proud of myself for calling the fact that someone was going to wear this without the white shirt that they placed underneath it on the runway. I just would have thought that someone would have been, say, Taylor Swift or Katy Perry. I just…this is all wrong on her. For one thing, she needs a red lipstick with it — or something, at least, to acknowledge that this is a LOOK and she is committing to said look, and that she didn’t just randomly toss it on and run out. This is a Lot of Outfit and I think you need to have a whimsical (or at least eclectic) persona in order to have a chance of pulling it off. Hilary Swank serves neither whimsy nor eclecticism, but she could inch into the latter if she were very careful about how she did it, I think. If I were styling Hilary Swank, though, I’d dress her like an uptight 1930s WASPsy heiress all the time: evening gowns with sleeves, shirtdresses, lots of impeccably cut suits. All her casual wear would make her look as if she’d just walked into the drawing room from the stables or the tennis court. Crisp, elegant, clean, THE END.

So, you know. Not this. Ship this over to Katy and let’s see what happens.

[Photo: Getty]


Fug or Fab: Laura Carmichael and Mia Wasikowska


It’s possible you will WHOLLY disagree on me on one of both of these, but that’s just something I’m going to have to live with, isn’t it?

[Photos: Getty]


Fugs and Fabs: The Variety Power of Women Luncheon

There are a LOT of pleasant surprises in here, TBH.

[Photos: Fame/Flynet]


Well Played, Reese Witherspoon

I am pleased to note that whoever’s in charge of getting Reese dressed for these red carpets is continuing the hot streak.

[Photos: Getty, AKM/GSI, Fame/Flynet]



Carefully Played: Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior

Remember when Kristen Stewart returned to the red carpet post-Rupert Saunders with a dress that screamed, “I CARE NOTHING FOR YOUR JUDGMENTS”? There is a part of me that wishes Jennifer Lawrence had come out swinging after the nude-photo incident, and worn something that flipped the bird to both the gross perpetrators of that crime AND the people who acted like the real crime was her being naked (I mean, yeah, not taking nude photos is probably the most prudent choice for a celebrity, but nobody else has a right to them, and people need to leave others’ private stuff the hell alone).

Having said that:

Jennifer Lawrence at premiere of Serena

I think this is pretty good — it’s got a sliver of sex appeal, but it’s also streamlined and chic, and avoids being stodgy. Dior has done SO MUCH WORSE by her that I’m relieved to see they all got this one right. Even the shoes work. Could they be saucier? Yes. But as black pumps go, those are beautifully shaped, and are such a welcome break from the whole platform/round toe/hoof aesthetic that I’m almost misty-eyed.

So, I’m torn. I would hate it if this staid outing is because anyone made J.Lawr think she needed to play it safe. But maybe she just FELT like playing it safe because she’s tired of everyone wailing about how the marriage between her and Dior is an unholy union of atrocious taste. And THEN I started wondering if she’s paranoid that Gwyneth Paltrow and the GOOP Army is out to get her for hooking up with Chris Martin — I read a Blind Item the other day that implied she’s getting detailed instructions from Gwyneth all about how to handle their children, right down to how much and what kinds of food they are allowed to eat – and thus might be going out of her way to look super respectable for THAT. And THEN THEN I got mad at GOOP for that even though I’m partially inventing it, because it has The Ring of Truth, and that made me come back around to wishing she were wearing something that tried to out-Paltrow La Paltrow. And then my tiny brain lost half its cells to an explosion and now I sort of wish she were in a sparkly minidress like the way it looked in the ORIGINAL Star Wars when the first Death Star blew to smithereens.

All of which is to say that I both like this and wish she were in something fresher. I can feel both those things at the same time, right?


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