Tom Felton at the premiere of "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" in Los Angeles.
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A good day is a Tom Felton day. The dude emanates SUNSHINE. I know that seems weird considering his was a total mini-villain in the Harry Potter movies, but whether he's caught sporting a baby bun on the beach or just chillin' in a tan suit jacket on the cover of a magazine, we must indulge in his liquid vitamin D gaze any time his visage emanates from our screen. Case in point: The dude recently attended the premiere of the movie Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, and we were BLINDEDSIDED by not only the intensity of his baby blue peepers, but his ensemble, too—namely his mega scoopneck tee. You guys, did T-Felts just make the scoopneck the new deep V?
Tom Felton in Miami Beach.
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Ladies and gentlemen, one of our favorite Harry Potter stars Tom Felton has, apparently, been sporting a baby bun over the course of January, and no one is talking about it. We cannot figure out WHY people aren't in cahoots over his itty-bitty, cutest-baby-bun-we've-ever-seen ponytail, but we have something to say about it—we're in love. Funnily enough, this comes at a time when "man buns" are making their stylish debut amongst artsy neighborhoods of Brooklyn, and *gasp* are even becoming a trend, according to The New York Times. Typically when we spot a guy in a ponytail, we immediately think, "Whatta creep!" (Well, unless he's European. They have a free pass...on basically everything), but the new days of the man bun bring a whole new feeling to boys pulling their hair back—it's actually kind of cute.
Tom Felton for "FAULT" Magazine.
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YOWZA! Remember when Tom Felton was just a platinum-haired cherub of a man-child? He may have been playing one of Harry Potter's arch enemies and was kiiiind of a menace, but (and maybe this is just ME) there was always something so endearingly squishy cute about him despite his character. Perhaps it was those saucer-big baby blues or the striking contrast of his white hot locks and his penchant for black that carved out a soft spot in our hearts for Tom's portrayal of the little Potter nemesis. Whatever it was, Felton got older, and all that bad boy swag he developed as he grew up playing Draco suited him (though, a total gentleman IRL), and he got RULL good at wearing clothes (see his style evolution for further proof, or you know, an excuse to swoon over more pics of the dude). The natural progression from there was appearing in fashion campaigns and fronting magazines, of course, and this deliciously autumnal cover and spread for FAULT Magazine is Felton's well-dressed rake at its best. Just look at the smoldering stare behind that satin-finish, single-breasted MUSTARD Lanvin blazer and TRY not to agree. (Spoiler alert: You can't.)
Rupert Grint and Tom Felton for Band of Outsiders.
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BREAKING: The Houses of Gryffindor and Slytherin have buried their wand-hatchets and joined forces ALL IN THE NAME OF FASHION! That's right, Ron Weasley and Draco Malfoy—errrr, Rupert Grint and Tom Felton—are the new faces of the Band of Outsiders fall collection campaign. Shot in L.A.'s World Famous Magic Castle (HEH HEH), the two make-believe wizards (how DARE we even type that...they're WIZARD MASTERS!) wear all matters of preppy finery, from tailored suits to parkas and fisherman's caps, and sometimes do so while wielding wands and swords. We don't know what transpired post-Harry Potter, but these two sorcery superstars must have concocted some sort of potion or something because they have both matured RAPIDLY and are looking, shall we say, MAGICAL in these photos.
It’s not enough that Tom Felton is tall, witty, and comes with a cute British accent (which makes every word out of his mouth seem both clever and charming). No, the star of Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (in theaters today!) also happens to be a style savant with a penchant for deliciously skinny ties and polished blazers. When we can drag our eyes away from those piercing baby blues and lips that seem perpetually pressed into an adorable smirk (Emma Watson, aka GODDESS, had a crush on him, people), we’re focusing on his killer sartorial choices. After careful study, we’ve concluded that 23-year-old Tom is indeed Slyther-ing to the top of our style charts (hahaahaha... [SUCK IT, we’re going through Draco withdrawal]).
Like any pro, Tom sticks to a few signature trends and breezily repeats them (with elegant results) on the red carpet. We break them down for you here.
SNAZZY THREE-PIECE SUITS
Tom Felton making the three-piece look good.
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Rupert Grint showing his love for Tom Felton at the "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes" premiere in Los Angeles.
So everyone is all charmed by the cast of Harry Potter being such "great mates" and whatnot, but secretly we suspect it to be some sort of party line. We all know that they'll move on and get their new projects and shed their Harry Potter images (MUCH LIKE THE EPILOGUE IN THE BOOKS!) and Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson will merely be misty, water-colored memories. Except the FEELINGS right now are as heartfelt as ever. Um, Rupert Grint showed up to his buddy Tom Felton's premiere (they share, among many things, a dry, completely British sense of humor and willingness to "Talk American") with such a declaration of love that it makes our wee ice nugget hearts stir a little. There is no other way to so advertise your devotion to an ex-castmate than to arrive at their first post-Harry premiere wearing a shirt saying "I LOVE TOM FELTON." (If only Ron and Draco got along this well in fiction. If only.)
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.
Girls are fantastic and they smell lovely and whatnot, but when a supremely well-dressed, handsome dude takes the stage, there's nothing like a good long ogle. As soon as we see Blake Lively or Emma Stone hit the carpet we are sent fluttering about looking for dress names or designers or what shoes we would wear when we steal her style, but guys like Ryan Reynolds just freeze us, point blank, like our brains have been removed from our heads and set in jars on our bedside tables. Here are the seven dudes that kept us transfixed—with both their dead-on clothing choices and the amazing genetic eye candy with which they've blessed us.
Andrew Garfield at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in Universal City, California, on June 5, 2011.
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Andrew Garfield's buttons are really what we are here to talk about. The Social Network star has been charming us left and right with his sweet geeky looks and affable, self-deprecating charm, but then he steps out adorned with these perfectly tarnished little cherries on top of an already adorable maritime ensemble and kills us. Oh, AND yes, he wore navy blue and black and successfully because THIS is how your dress pants should fit.
Lady Gaga at the Lollapalooza music festival on Aug. 6.
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• There was a snowpocalypse in the northeast, but Angelina Jolie showed us how to dress warm on the red carpet. Thanks, Angie.
• Our hot hustlers were making moves this week. We spotted Kanye West, will.i.am, and Javier Bardem courtside at the Lakers vs. Heat game, Tom Felton rollercoaster hopping, Zachary Levi volunteering on Christmas Eve, Gossip Girlboys showing their chests, and Usher performing in Nashville.
• Baby, it's cold outside! But these style bloggers know how to stay cozy and cute in unique peacoats.
• It's New Year's Eve! Did we prep you enough with our style guides (how to wear glitter makeup, how to wear sequins, and how to wear a little shimmer for big impact)?
• There's a lot to look forward to in the new year, including seeing these "it girls" in chic red carpet ensembles.
It's been one heck of a year in style, and we're feeling a little nostalgic and sad to say goodbye to it all. But, as the saying goes: "Out with the old, and in with the new." Party hard tonight, and we'll see you next week...in 2011!
Tom Felton at The Wizards World Of Harry Potter At Universal Orlando Resort in Florida on Dec. 28.
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A vacationing Tom Felton, who plays the role of Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter film series, proved that there's power in a plaid shirt. While hanging out with the Beauxbatons at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and visiting the Hogwarts Castle at Universal Orlando yesterday, the British actor could have looked like he just rolled out of bed (check the gray sweatpants, blue undershirt, and messy hair). But thanks to his cool blue button-up (and the dressed-to-impress Beauxbatons posing behind him), Tom looks laid-back, comfortable...and ready to ride some roller coasters!
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