The biggest thing to happen to cinema OF ALL TIME (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2, natch) is TONIGHT (midnight, y'all!), so to keep up to snuff with the Wizarding World, MTV Style counts down which Harry Potter characters' closets we'd most like to raid.
So far, we got psyched on Fleur Delacour, the green goodness of Rita Skeeter, and then allowed ourselves to practice the dark arts with Bellatrix Lestrange. And then there were two, so Hermione Granger lent some inspiration. But our most covetable wizarding closet belongs to the mistress of the eclectic and lighthearted—the quirky and cool Luna Lovegood (and her human counterpart, Evanna Lynch).
Evanna Lynch as Luna Lovegood.
Photo: Warner Bros., 2009 and 2011
Alexa Chung at the Chanel Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2011/2012 show in Paris, France, on July 5, 2011, Eliza Doolittle at the world premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" after party in London, England, on July 7, 2011, and Evanna Lynch at the world premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" in London, England, on July 7, 2011.
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A couple shoe things of note happened this week. A lot of which took place in Europe. OK, so there were more than a couple things—the world is a vast and giant place full of millions of people living out their simultaneous existences, blahblahblah something something, Disney theme park. But, listen. We don't have access to photographs of those amazing shoes and killer outfit you wore to dinner last night (unless you sent it to us for our Top Style Blogger feature *wink wink, nudge nudge*), so for the purposes of storytelling, bear with me and just, y'know, nod along.
So this week, a few of our favorite ladies across the pond did something really interesting: pairing girly, frilly frocks with kick-arse (That's how they say it over there, right?? Oh wait, no, that's PIRATES... *head retracts into body like a turtle*), edgy-femme footwear. Our girls Alexa Chung, Eliza Doolittle, and Evanna Lynch show us how to execute this refreshing take on outfit assemblage.
Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, and Daniel Radcliffe at the world premiere of "Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2" in London, England, on July 7, 2011, in London, England.
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Ssh, listen for it. If you are quiet enough, you can hear the collective sound of millions (billions?) of squealing fans, huffing in excitement, getting ready for their final journey into their favorite place. Forgive me for getting a little emotional, but the end of Harry Potter marks the end of an era; an era where I was filled with wonder and enchantment at the imaginative prospect of OH MY GOD, DO YOU SEE EMMA WATSON'S DRESS? What is that Oscar De La Renta DELIGHT she is wearing? At first one thinks of the über-femme Marchesa like she rocked at the MTV Movie Awards, but no, that is ODLR all the way, with the sheer excessiveness and glamour of the garment. Sure, it might be a little much for a daytime Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 red carpet, but the entire world is looking at her, and that isn’t even a little hyperbole. The tiers (and for me, tears!) falling down, the dreamy gray color, the bejeweled bodice...Harry shmarry, let’s see Emma and Co. making (fashion!) magic for the VERY LAST PREMIERE OF ALL TIME.