Emma Watson and her castmates shooting The Bling Ring.
Emma Watson makes an excellent ringleader. I don't know about in real life, but in the movies at least, our girl Emma excels at playing characters with that electric combination of gumption and sweetness that makes her both the best friend and the girl everyone falls in love with. This seems to be the case for her character in the Sofia Coppola-directed Hollywood heist movie The Bling Ring, which comes out June 14th, although we suspect she might be coming up a touch short with regards to the sweetness part. In the film, Emma plays the ringleader of a group of teenagers who are running around the more tony parts of Los Angeles ransacking celebrities homes, like adolescent cat burglars caught on high-end security cameras. This might sound a lot like another teens-turned-to-crime film that's been on our minds lately, but unlike that other movie, The Bling Ring is based on a true story, and one that happened not too long ago. In the teaser, which opens with one of the girls smilingly suggesting, "let's go shopping," shows the kids pillaging a fancy closet of its coats, jewels, and lacy underthings, and then going on to do all kinds of wreckless bad kid stuff, from dirty dancing in the club to wearing sunglasses inside. There's also the suggestion of some REALLY bad stuff, with guns and tears and police, but the trailer doesn't give much away. Don't take our word for it, though, watch after the jump!
It was the fashion mystery of the internet just mere days ago: WHO designed Katniss' wedding dress in these new The Hunger Games: Catching Fire character portraits? Well, the answer has emerged... and it's not who we (or anyone else, really) predicted! According to The Hollywood Reporter, the creation comes courtesy of Indonesian designer Tex Saverio. They got the scoop from the flick's costume designer herself, Trish Summerville, who revealed, "Katniss’ white gown is by a designer named Tex Saverio in Jakarta. He is amazing! I found his designs quite some time ago and saved his information for a perfectly fitting project, then came Catching Fire – perfect!" Inspired by a dress he had debuted earlier, which came adorned with a metal bodice, the wedding gown has a similar metal top. But THIS time, it's covered in Swarovski crystals, pieces rising up intended to represent fire, as well as Mockingjay-esque feathers.
Justin Bieber channels Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader with his second gas mask outfit.
Photo: 20th Century Fox/Splash News
I'm pretty sure I don't reeeeally need to write anything under this image, but it's Thursday and I'm in a good mood, so I'll do it anyway. Justin Bieber's casual gas mask is officially no longer a one-time thing. Biebsy brought the full-face respiration aid back out last night for another spin around London. His second gas mask outfit was generally pretty similar to the first — the standard drop-crotch, black leather to play off the black plastic, a surprise repeat for that one particular Nets cap — but there are some key updates that have totally transformed how we think about this look. To put it simply, J.Biebs in a brown hooded sweater AND black gas mask, feels totally like he's channeling Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader AT THE SAME TIME. *brain explodes into a rainbow of laser beams*
Effie Trinket wears a look inspired by the Alexander McQueen Fall 2012 runway show in her character portrait.
Photo: Getty Images/ via Capitol Couture
We're still admittedly giddy from Jennifer Lawrence's epic Oscars win last month, but you know what? It's officially time to put the past behind us (for now) and move on to J.Law's NEWEST project: a little film you might have heard of called The Hunger Games. The flick won't premiere until November, but this week we've been sneaking peeks via Capitol Couture of the characters decked out in, well, couture. Yes, literally. Whereas the first film's costume designer Judianna Makovsky stuck with pared-down Americana looks and retro clothes from the '30s, THIS movie's designer Trish Summerville gave Katniss, Effie Trinket, Haymitch and Caesar a makeover directly from the runways. Recognize the similarities between Effie's flame-red gown and this look from Alexander McQueen's Fall 2012 collection above? The flouncy organza ruffles, the strapless top, the exaggerated waist...talk about IDENTICAL! If Effie's dress is "Phresh Out The Runway" (sorry, Rihanna reference), then that means Katniss' white gown-slash-probable-wedding-dress most likely is, too...right?
If we've learned anything at all from the Golden Globes, the Critics' Choice, and the SAG Awards this season, it's that Silver Linings Playbook will be THE movie to beat at the Oscars come Sunday night. Oh, and if you still haven't seen it yet? Crawl out from whatever rock you're hiding under all winter and head to the movie theater STAT because this is one film that's truly too good to sleep on. But first, check out our interview with costume designer Mark Bridges, otherwise known as the creative mastermind behind all of the flick's amazing outfits. We're talking about Bradley Cooper's garbage bag workout uniform, Jennifer Lawrence's black-on-black ensembles, and even the pair's epic dance performance looks. Before the cast turns out on the red carpet this weekend, Mark was nice enough to chat with us about the secret to style authenticity, dressing J.Law, and how her off-duty workout clothes inspired the film's MOST important outfit.
A still from 'Snow White and the Huntsman.'
Photo: Movie Web
If you've watched a movie, you've probably seen a costume by Colleen Atwood. Unless, that is, you've never seen Alice in Wonderland, Edward Scissorhands (pretty much any movie by Tim Burton) or the film she's been nominated for both a Costume Designers Guild Award and an Oscar this year—Snow White and the Huntsman. But, really, you've seen her costumes. Remember those super-gothy, high-collared ensembles in Sweeney Todd (aka Scary Johnny Depp) or the covetable mini dresses Amanda Seyfried wore running alongside Timberlake in In Time? Yep, Atwood. She's been nominated for ten Academy Awards throughout her career and already has three gold statuettes hanging out on a shelf or mantel space somewhere. It's virtually impossible not to experience finger cramping while scrolling through her impressive resume, but, suffice it to say, from gloves made of scissors to an entire dress festooned with beetles, she's pretty much the top of the tops in the world of costume design. Annnnd she's an incredibly busy woman. So much so, we only got about five minutes with her in anticipation of all of the awards being given out this week. But, to our delight, she willingly opened up about Snow White, what it's like working with Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, and Charlize Theron, as well as what goes into becoming a costume designer yourself. Get the scoop below!
Ashley Benson, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, and Rachel Korine at the "Spring Breakers" Paris premiere.
Photo: Getty Images
Despite the familiar Disney faces in Spring Breakers (Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, and even Ashley Benson, by way of ABC Family, all have history with The Mouse), we're not expecting the movie to be anything like the shiny, sparkly happy endings we're used to watching these ladies act out. On the contrary, we're expecting something much closer to director Harmony Korine's first forays into film-making: Kids and Gummo. The reality of just how gritty some of our favorite on-screen good girls become for this film has been a slow reveal. Between Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle tees and motorized scooters on-set and cheeky swimsuit snaps in magazine promo shots, the film's leading ladies have generally kept their Spring Break steez off the red carpet (Exhibit A: the cast's glamorous and ladylike Venice togs). That is, until now. Judging from Ashley, Selena, Vanessa, and Rachel Korine's Paris premiere ensembles, it looks like the girls are starting to rep Spring Break skin on the step-and-repeats, as well!
A still from 'The Hunger Games.'
Photo: Murray Close/ 'The Hunger Games' official website
The road to Oscar weekend has been a long one— we've already made pit stops at The Screen Actors' Guild Awards, The Golden Globes, and others along the way— but there's still one more celebration that needs to happen before all the movie madness goes down on February 24. We're talking about the Costume Designers Guild Awards, where the creative geniuses behind the coolest clothes in film and TV get honored for their work. Obviously this is a HUGE DEAL, so to get psyched up for the event, we'll be chatting with nominees about the stories, inspiration, and challenges behind some of our absolute favorite outfits. Kicking off the series is Judianna Makovsky, who crafted all of the outfits in The Hunger Games, from Katniss' hunting look, to Effie Trinket's candy-colored frocks, to that iconic fire dress. Get the scoop below!
Quvenzhané Wallis says puppy purses are "her signature."
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This year's littlest Oscars Best Actress nominee, Quvenzhané Wallis, initially captured our hearts in the riveting indie Beasts of the Southern Wild, and as we've soldiered on through awards season, she's caught our eye as a rising style star. Her red carpet steez strays infrequently from her go-to cocktail frock + shiny flats + curls, but one style element that's definitely a constant in her public appearance outfits is: a plushy puppy purse! During a recent stint on The Ellen Show, Quvenzhané revealed to DeGeneres that she has "about 20" different puppy purses, and confirmed that she will be toting one at this month's Academy Awards. "Yes, of course," she told Ellen, "That's my signature! I've had this since Utah." Utah! She's referring, of course, to last year's Sundance Film Festival when and where Beasts premiered.
When we first saw James Franco in character for Spring Breakers (via Selena Gomez's long-lost Instagram account), truthfully, we thought it was loosely based on Kevin Federline. Leave it to our buddies at Fuse and their direct line to Riff Raff to set us straight: the most notorious From G's To Gents alum claims to be the muse of this Harmony Korine flick's leading dude. As much as we'd wanted a resurrection of Popozao, this revelation was much, much better. Now that the trailer's out and there's a much more concrete release date (Spring Breakers opens March 22 in New York and Los Angeles and nationwide on March 29), Fuse caught Riff Raff for another quick touchbase. Spoiler alert: it's golden.