Costume designer Mona May's sketch of Cher and Dionne's outfits in 'Clueless.'
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The 1990s may be known as the grunge era, but in 1995, something cataclysmic happened in the world of cinema to change all that. Um, hello? We're totally talking about Clueless, aka one of the best teen movies of ALL TIME. It became a fashion phenomenon and catapulted star Alicia Silverstone, who plays Beverly Hills high schooler Cher, into superstar status. She singlehandedly stomped all over bland flannel and baggy jeans with super feminine, thigh-high, plaid mini-skirted abandon along with her best friend Dionne. Together, they wore matching outfits that were fresh off the runways and tailored to fit their personalities—such as Cher's to-DIE white Calvin Klein dress that is still relevant today—and spread their sartorial prowess to Tai (played by the forever-missed Brittany Murphy, RIP), the grunge-y new girl who gets a hilariously killer makeover.
We've been drooling over The Hunger Games: Catching Fire portraits since last spring, but we were seriously itching to see some new ensembles from the film and—GASP—our prayers have been answered! Yahoo released a photo of Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), Effie (Elizabeth Banks) and Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) doing the District 11 salute onstage, and—while we love Peeta and Katniss' simply chic ensembles—we CANNOT tear our eyes away from Effie's frock. The oh-so-fashionable Capitol lady is know for her stylish ensembles, and this one happens to be a GORGEOUS Alexander McQueen spring/summer 2011 number straight from the runway.
Kristen Bell on set of the 'Veronica Mars Movie'.
Marshmallows, we hope you're sitting down because we've got some serious Veronica Mars fashion info up our sleeves. In case you missed it (LOL, you didn't), we peeped the first-ever images straight from the set a couple weeks ago and obsessed over Veronica's style evolution from a baby-tee wearin' teen to edgy college student to a casual-cool lawyer (let’s not go down the wormhole of why she’s holding hands with Piz, OK?) in what we assume is New York with her Mackage trench coat and sensible workwear get-up. But thanks to photos that debuted on EW last week from a shoot day at the Santa Monica Pier (as pictured above), we got a peek at scenes with Ken Marino and Kristen Bell. Seeing Vinnie automatically made us channel his version of Hall and Oates' "Private Eyes", but we couldn't keep our eyes off--GASP--the return of her signature studded bag?!
Kristen Bell on the set of the upcoming 'Veronica Mars' movie.
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I had to write like seven intros to this piece because I was so overcome with emotion that this thing is finally happening. Like, I knew that the Veronica Mars movie had been successfully kickstarted, surpassing their $2 million goal by $3.7 million, and that filming began for an early 2014 release, but now that I have to organize my thoughts to write a post about K. Bell's outfit I'm just...
I basically feel like Kristen Bell when she found out that sloth was coming to her birthday party.
So during the show's run first on UPN and then on the CW, we watched V Mars evolve from outcast high schooler to super sleuth in college and now we have the extraordinary privilege of watching her work as an adult. While the plot details of the feature-length are still under wraps, what we can gauge from these shots on-set is that Veronica is all about her business.
This is it! The moment that LEGIONS of Directioners (ourselves included) have been waiting for. The full One Direction movie trailer for 1D: This Is Us is out now and ready for our repeated playback, screenshotting, and general ogling pleasure. The teaser clocks in at just over three minutes of rowdy boy action, a sneak peek at the dudes' new track "Best Song Ever," and ACCENTS. The guys' goofy antics are way reminiscent of *NSYNC in their prime and fully remind us why the whole "boy band" thing has been begging to come back, but rather than following in the carbon-copy clothes and well-choreographed footsteps of their boy band predecessors, 1D is the cheekier, slightly less regimented, INFINITELY better dressed iteration for present day. Their This Is Us trailer reflects all of the above accordingly, SO we're breaking down our top ten style moments from it for you. (And yes, that does mean we captured still images of Harry and Liam with their pants down.) Enjoy!
OLBLIGATORY GROUP SHOT
A still from One Direction's "1D: This Is Us" movie trailer.
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THIS is what sets One Direction apart as a next generation boy band. Gone are the days of matching shapeless jumpsuits. 1D reps experimenting with textures, color-coordinated layering, and pants that actually fit.
To say we're excited about the release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire movie is definitely an understatement. We are SO. PUMPED. to see the entire gang (Katniss! Peeta! Effie!) back on the big screen decked out in their finest duds, and thanks to the relaunch of the Capitol Couture Tumblr, they have been satiating our need for all-things Hunger Games until then. So far, we've gotten a peek at the official character portraits and even spotted an interview with costume designer Trish Summerville, but if there's one person we're DYING to hear from, it's the Capitol's most sought-after stylist, Cinna--the man who set the girl on fire.
All the goods from'The Bling Ring' x VFiles capsule collection.
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Happy Monday, everyone! And no, we're not even being sarcastic. In fact, we're still coasting off our Bling Ring high from over the weekend, and hopefully you are, too, since Sofia Coppola's Hollywood heist flick finally saw its New York/Los Angeles release on Friday! We've been ALL over this movie (much like Emma Watson & co. were all over Paris Hilton's shoe closet, heh) ever since we first got wind of the early production stills about a year ago. Now, the promo has officially come full circle, thanks to VFiles and its new Bling Ring capsule. The e-tailer/video company/all-around creative hub has just debuted a collection of products inspired by the movie. Stocked with jersey short shorts, patterned nail wraps, and Ring Pops, this set (which is packaged like a police evidence bag) pretty much covers all the bases.
We hope you're sitting down because we're about to share some news that'll make you feel really, REALLY old, y'all—tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of Jurassic Park being released in theaters. Whew! On June 11, 1993 the Steven Spielberg-directed dino flick hit audiences nationwide and is (still!) one of the highest-grossing films of all time in the U.S. Earlier this spring, the film was re-released in 3D, and there's STILL talk that a Jurassic Park 4 will eventually come to fruition in 2014. Either way, there's a whole lotta reasons to celebrate the prehistoric reptiles as of late, so we rounded up some killer (heh) Jurassic Park-themed manis to (stylishly) commemorate this iconic moment in movie history. First up, we have a nail set inspired by the black, red, and yellow film poster with the signature T-Rex skeleton silhouette, white outlined typeface and infamous water ripple.
Greta Gerwig at the 2013 CFDA Awards.
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Greta Gerwig's onscreen alter-ego in the new indie movie Frances Ha might be a little bit bumbling and slightly (OK, really) awkward, but that doesn't make her struggling Brooklyn dancer protagonist any less lovable. In fact, it's these imperfections, along with her off-kilter clothing collection, that keep Frances true to life and SO freaking lovable. Her character's uniform consists mainly of thrifted ill-fitting bomber jackets and leggings over sundresses, but in real life, Greta Gerwig's wardrobe is far from schleppy. The actress, writer, and director has earned rising style star status over the past couple of years, fronting Band of Outsiders' ad campaign, going punk for the Met Gala, and just this week, was a total breath of fresh air dressed in a white pantsuit at the CFDA Awards. Before she takes off to promote Frances Ha overseas, Greta called to chat about the story behind the movie's costumes and her trick to staying sane on the red carpet.
Selena Gomez in the "Getaway" movie trailer.
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What happens with you combine Drive and Saw? I don't know for sure, but I bet it looks something like this new Ethan Hawke / Selena Gomez film, Getaway. Warner Bros. Pictures just released the movie's trailer, and in it, Ethan Hawke plays a guy who appears to have been taken hostage by an unseen voice broadcasting within his fancy schmancy Shelby Mustang. There's a lot of speeding, swerving, and panicked steering wheeling gripping and then halfway through, Selena appears, clad in a baseball cap, hoodie, and suuuuper dark, stick-straight hair.