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.
The cast of "The Bling Ring" at the film's L.A. premiere.
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From the moment we set eyes on the very first production still released to the media, we've been holding our breath for the official stateside release of Sofia Coppola's newest film The Bling Ring. We've been following along from teaser to trailer, poster to interview, and all of Emma Watson's editorial spreads, and now, with last night's Los Angeles premiere, we're that much closer to being able to watch the movie whenever and as many times as we want! Emma and her co-stars Taissa Farminga, Israel Broussard, Katie Chang, and Claire Julien, all turned up their style game for the event, each cast member's red carpet ensemble more high fashion that then next.
There are so many things to look forward to about The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, but of course we're most focused on the COSTUMES, and in particular, the rich, eccentric fashion of the Capitol. We're not alone in that, and to quench our desperate thirst for more peeks at the opulent amazingness that are the Capitol costumes, the filmmakers have relaunched their Capitol Couture Tumblr—this time with more info than ever! The site, which will post a new collection of content, or issue, every season, features character profiles, guides to Capitol fashion, and designer profiles—just to name a few things on this rich site. (Be warned: You really can just explore for hours.) We showed you the site's Capitol portraits, but at the time we had no idea how much more Capitol fashion we would be getting! As you know, costume designer Trish Summerville is pulling the looks for the Capitol straight from the runway, and so there's A LOT for us to look forward to. So far we know that the designer has pulled everyone from Alexander McQueen to Tex Saverio and, in the inaugural issue of Capitol Couture Issue One: Chroma Nouveau, there's even an interview with Nicholas K.
A still from HBO Films' trailer for "Behind The Candelabra."
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While it doesn't fit neatly into the "typical" Memorial Day activities, you better BUH-LIEVE I'm wedging HBO Films' Behind The Candelabra into my weekend of burgers, barbecues, and being outside. Just in case you didn't already know, Candelabra is an HBO Original biopic, directed by Steven Soderbergh and based on the memoir of the same name penned by Scott Thorson about his life with pianist/vocalist Liberace. Scott and the notoriously extravagant Liberace are played by Matt Damon and Michael Douglas, and if that alone isn't enough to get you to tune in Sunday night 9 p.m. EST, just watch the trailer and prepare to be floored by the record 30+ outfits crammed into the just-under-2-minutes-long preview.
A sneak peek of COVERGIRL's new 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' campaign!
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The countdown to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is ON, you guys! You already know how we've been keeping close tabs on all the amazing fashion stuff surrounding book number two in the trilogy, from dishing on the character poster outfits to discovering the mastermind behind Katniss's epic wedding dress. But now, here's some seriously exciting beauty news for you: COVERGIRL has inked a deal with the film, marking the makeup giant's very first movie partnership ever! Huge, right? This means we'll be seeing a print and TV ad campaign inspired by the fantasy flick, as well as an entire line of Capitol Collection beauty products. It all makes total sense, considering Hunger Games on-set makeup artists used the brand's products on Jennifer Lawrence and the rest of the cast to create what COVERGIRL calls "luxurious, high couture looks."
Rachel True, Fairuza Balk, Robin Tunney and Neve Campbell in 'The Craft.'
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Just about every supernatural genre has been made into a movie or TV show in recent years. We've had vampires (Twilight, Vampire Diaries), werewolves (Hemlock Grove and Teen Wolf, obvs), ghosts (Paranormal Activity), and aliens (The Host and, arguably, Spring Breakers). But it's been awhile since the spotlight was solely focused on witches frolicking in our movie magic midst, that is unless you include the now defunct TV series The Secret Circle (RIP), which went poof in the night practically overnight. Sure, we're huge Bonnie Bennett fans, so all due props to Kat Graham's role on Vampire Diaries, but I want to turn your attention to the campy, beloved, choker-laden, creepy coven flick, The Craft. Not only does it defy all other cinematic witchery (Hocus Pocus, anyone?) and TV show copycats like Charmed, it takes your average teens-with-powers story and twists it into a riot-grrrl-infused parable of good vs evil. Did I mention it's also full of style sorcery? I'm assuming you're conjuring images of black lipstick, mesh gloves, and the entire contents of Hot Topic pooling around your ankles in a Manic Panic-infused slurry of striped purple angst. Fear not, there's a humble dose of 1990s mini skirt and thigh-high power in these parts, but just the right sprinkle of weirdo fairy dust, too.
Florence Welch, Nina Dobrev, and Andre Leon Talley at The Great Gatsby Premiere.
A sparkling collar here, all over baroque shimmer there, iridescent separates—opulent outfits were de rigueur at last night's premiere of The Great Gatsby, with attendees taking a thematic approach and dressing as though they could be attending one of the title character's infamous parties. Interestingly enough, the film's stars kept things a little more subdued, albeit classic, but more on that later. The most obvious trend of the night was embellishment, with jewels, embroidery, and metallic fabrics causing some serious oohs and aahs. Florence Welch took to the red carpet in a dramatic navy Miu Miu gown with a jeweled collar, matching tie and a slit up to there. She let the dress do most of the talking by keeping her bright red hair back in a loose bun, and wearing minimal makeup. Nina Dobrev took the baroque approach, wearing a body-con Versace sheath, gold Rupert Sanderson heels, Susan Foster drop earrings and her hair in loose, modern waves. And finally, our king of the night Andre Leon Talley took to the carpet in an iridescent gold tunic top, purple pants in the same shiny fabric and, of course, a pair of black Uggs with a red monogram. While it wasn't a traditional premiere look, ALT's flashy getup was certainly in keeping with Gatsby's themes of excess and luxury. Not to mention his arm candy: Andre had none other than Anna Wintour, resplendent in all-white, by his side.