Matthew McConaughey Is Winning on the Red Carpet

This awards season, Matthew McConaughey has been on a roll – and I’m not just talking about his countless nominations for Dallas Buyers Club. He’s received standing ovations for his red-carpet looks, too.

Matthew McConaughey's Red-Carpet Success

Image via British GQ

British GQ rounded up eleven of the actor’s impressive looks, and from the checked three-piece suit at the London premiere of Dallas Buyers Club to the smoking jacket at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, McConaughey’s wardrobe has been anything but predictable. One common thread, however, seems to be a Dolce & Gabbana label, which is only natural considering he’s the spokesman for its The One cologne

Personally, I think McConaughey will stick with Dolce & Gabbana for the Academy Awards on Sunday – but who knows? Maybe he’ll surprise everyone with another Vivienne Westwood number. Either way, my bet is on him looking good.

Read the full article at British GQ.

By Christine Mitchell, Staff Writer

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February 28, 2014

Dress Disaster: Oscar Gowns Go Missing at the Airport

Imagine this: You’ve sifted through hundreds of dresses for an oh-so-special occasion and finally found the perfect one. And then… it gets lost at the airport. Pretty rough, right? Now imagine you’re the one responsible for losing said dress, and it’s for – wait for it – an actress attending the Academy Awards. Well, this horror movie–like plotline actually happened to Donna Karan PR rep Aliza Licht yesterday. And get ready to grab some popcorn, because she chronicled the whole ordeal live on Twitter.

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Lucky for her (warning: spoiler alert ahead), the dresses were found. I have to admit, though, as I read each of her tweets, I became less and less nervous for Aliza. And no, it wasn’t because I thought the dresses would soon be found. It was because the girl is straight-up hilarious in the face of a job-threatening situation. Worst-case scenario, the dresses were lost forever, and she would have been fired. But on the bright side? She would have wound up with a pretty good screenplay on her hands and a great Candy Crush score. Sounds like a solid ending to me.

Read the full saga on ELLE.com.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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February 25, 2014

House of Cards Twist #401: Stylist Doesn’t Return for Season 2

House of Cards season 2 is officially upon us, and already, this installment of the Netflix series has left me with a lot of questions. The first of which being, what’s going on in the wardrobe department?

House of Cards

You see, I tune in as much for Claire Underwood’s high-powered political style (which is usually as crisp as the character’s bone-chilling personality) as I do for the plot twists and backstabbing. But lately, something’s been different about the cast’s look – not bad, per se, but definitely different.

As it turns out, Tom Broecker, the show’s original costume designer (who was nominated for a Costume Designers Guild Award), has moved on from the hit series. Talk about shocking. Now, while we may never know exactly why he left, we do know this: the show must go on – and I, for one, am excited to see just how well the incoming designer fills his shoes.

Check out Fashionista.com for a closer look at the headlining House of Cards style.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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February 20, 2014

It’s Good to Be Barbie: Meet Sports Illustrated’s Newest Swimsuit Model

Sports Illustrated‘s 50th-annual Swimsuit Issue is due out soon, and I admit, I’m excited (though probably not for the same reason most readers are). The Swimsuit Issue has evolved over the years to include photos of stunning places around the world, plus some pretty amazing body art. This time, though, the magazine made an altogether different move by casting a certain controversial model to appear in its pages. Who, you ask? Barbie.

Barbie & Sports Illustrated

Image via huffingtonpost.com

You read that right. Mattel’s most famous doll gets her own 22-page spread as part of the issue’s “Unapologetic” theme. What exactly does that mean? Both the Swimsuit Issue and Barbie herself have been criticized over the years for giving women unrealistic body-image expectations, so featuring the plastic blonde bombshell in its pages could be seen as a sort of thumbing-of-the-nose at those critics. Love it or hate it, one thing’s for sure: Nobody puts Barbie (or Sports Illustrated) in a corner.

Read the full story on the Huffington Post.

By Lindsay Lambert, Editor

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February 12, 2014

Say What? Bradley Cooper Speaks Fluent French in Paris

Parlez-vous français? Bradley Cooper sure does… fluently. And, lucky for us, it was all caught on camera during an interview at the Paris premiere of American Hustle. The clip – aptly named “American Bluff” by the French press – has since resulted in a social media firestorm with knees going weak at each click of the play button.

Bradley Cooper Speaks French

That’s right. Just when I thought I’d heard it all, B. Coop started speaking another language. So well, in fact, that for a second I questioned – ahem, Googled – his American upbringing. It was legit.

Can’t get enough? Hit the refresh button on this candid clip on vanityfair.com.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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February 6, 2014

About Face: Johnny Depp’s Latest Award Is in the (Makeup) Bag

In the world of acting awards, Johnny Depp is, in my opinion, one of Tinseltown’s most under-recognized artists (in terms of trophies won, anyway). Which might explain why I was so excited to learn that Depp has, in fact, won an award that I didn’t even know he was up for. The best part? It’s for his makeup.

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Okay, I’m not talking about that kind of makeup. Although Depp is known for his guyliner both on and off set, this time his passion for movie makeup is what’s generating buzz. The actor has been named the first-ever recipient of the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild’s Distinguished Artisan Award. Translation? The Guild’s members are honoring Depp’s use of their crafts in transforming himself – both physically and emotionally – into the characters he plays on screen. Exhibit A: Captain Jack Sparrow.

Here’s hoping he dishes on some application tips in his acceptance speech.

Read more about Depp’s big beauty achievement at The Guardian.

By Lindsay Lambert, Editor

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January 29, 2014

Envelope, Please: Oscar Snubs & Surprises

The Oscar race officially commenced this morning, with Chris Hemsworth (swoon) and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announcing the nominations. And, like every year, there were plenty of snubs and surprises. Let’s discuss.

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January 16, 2014

45-Minute Man: Michael Fassbender’s Golden Globes Prep

If you’re going to win a Golden Globe, you better look flawless when you’re spouting out thank-yous (to every person you’ve ever met in your entire life) on stage – regardless of your gender. Just ask the beautiful Robin Wright and her flash of double-sided boob tape.

Fassbender

Image via belfasttelegraph.co.uk

So how long does it take a guy to look award-acceptance good? If you’re the talented, ruggedly slick Michael Fassbender, the answer is: 45 minutes. First, the blow-dry. Then, the facial serums. And don’t forget the beard control. It’s all a little more exhausting than the swipe-of-deodorant-and-go routine. But, alas, sometimes we must make sacrifices.

Read up on his full Golden Globes prep routine on GQ.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

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January 13, 2014

Cue the Movie Marathon: Netflix Rolls Out 7 New Fashionable Flicks

When it comes to Friday nights, I like to keep things pretty low-key. Give me a rom com and a bottle of wine and I’m happy girl. So, Netflix and me? We’re pretty tight. But then, Netflix did something terrible. Something that put all my future Friday nights in jeopardy. It retired a slew of my favorite movies.

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I’m talking greats like Roman Holiday, As Good as It Gets, and Titanic. But just as I was about to put on my heels and brave the weekend bar scene (goodbye, cozy nights by the TV), Netflix earned back its spot in my heart by rolling out several newly available, fashion-heavy flicks. Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Thelma & Louise. Amélie. With Holly Golightly’s iconic LBD and Thelma’s covetable high-waisted jeans at my fingertips, it’s a good thing I didn’t do anything drastic like throw out my microwave popcorn. Oh, Netflix, you tease.

Check out all of Netflix’s new fashionable flicks on Racked.com.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor 

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January 2, 2014

American Hair Story: Tales from the Makeup Chair of American Hustle

Sometimes, the magnetic power of a movie extends beyond a good story line. Maybe it’s the gripping soundtrack, stunning costumes (have you seen Gatsby?), or special effects that draw you in. For me, in the case of American Hustle, it’s all about the hair.

American Hustle

In director David O. Russell’s film that pits cons against Feds, the stars – Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Jeremy Renner, and Amy Adams – collectively sport nearly every iconic style of the 70s, sometimes to a point that renders the actors nearly unrecognizable (I’m looking at you, Bruce Wayne). Even if you don’t like the aesthetics, you’re bound to appreciate the effort it took to get the cast ready for their close-ups. And I’m not alone in my fascination with the film’s follicular magic, which was masterminded by Makeup Department Head Evelyne Noraz. The folks at New York Magazine: The Cut snagged an interview with Noraz, who details every last wave, comb-over, pin curl, and perm, and reveals that, in the case of Hustle, the guys logged many more hours in the makeup chair than their female costars. Bradley Cooper with a spray tan and Jheri curls? Bring it.

And, as it turns out, the movie itself is apparently pretty good, too. It scooped up seven Golden Globe nominations this morning, including Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy.

Read the interview at NYmag.com.

By Lindsay Lambert, Editor

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December 12, 2013