Watch This Style: 5 Must-See Movie Trailers Coming This Fall!

This is the time of year when big things start happening. Fashion Week is just around the corner, followed by a stellar awards season for film & television. There are already some major contenders in the awards race, but there are plenty of great films on the autumn horizon with trailers that recently hit the web. 

The Intern

The Intern opens September 25th, starring Anne Hathaway, who’s running her own online business & gets a few life lessons from her senior-aged intern, played by Robert DeNiro.


Suffragette is a period drama about women fighting for their right to vote, starring Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, & Helena Bonham Carter, opening October 23rd.

By the Sea

By The Sea might just be one of Angelina Jolie Pitt’s final on screen films, about a married couple in the 70’s who take a vacation to Malta to save their marriage. The actress not only stars in the movie (with husband Brad Pitt), but she also wrote & directed the drama, which hits theaters on November 13th.

Sisters movie still

Sisters stars Tina Fey & Amy Poehler, following the hapless misadventures of clueless sisters who throw one last party before their parents sell their childhood home, just in time for the holidays on December 25th.


Joy marks the reunited unstoppable quartet of director David O’Russell, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, & Robert DeNiro in a film that follows a family of four generations, building a family dynasty, opening on December 25th.

Which movies are you dying to see this fall? Who do you think is up for some serious awards this season? For more stylish posts, check out the latest red carpet & street style looks from Gigi Hadid & Zendaya Coleman, how to wear a chambray shirt in 4 ways for summer, Kate Mara’s pixie cut & fashionable frocks, & affordable maxi skirts inspired by Miranda Kerr & Jennifer Lopez. Happy Styling!

Red Carpet Review: Jennifer Lopez’s Stylish ‘The Boy Next Door’ Press Tour!

Jennifer Lopez's 'The Boy Next Door' Press TourJennifer Lopez is one of the most beautiful women on the planet & it’s no surprise that she’s taking every opportunity to show her best style during her latest press tour for her latest thriller film, The Boy Next Door, which opens tomorrow in theaters. The 45-year-old mother of two is hitting every talk show possible in the most fashionable runway looks, combined with the ultra-chic, effortless glam that we love about her. However, not only is her style getting lots of attention, but it’s also the suspenseful movie that’s creating tons of buzz.

The Boy Next Door movie poster

Jennifer is promoting the movie wearing top designers, including Christian Dior, Andrew Gn, David Koma, Georges Hobeika, Christian Siriano, SisSae, Sachin & Babi, & a slew of amazing coats while on the chilly east coast. Also, I love her classic choice of footwear from Christian Louboutin.

Because there’s no such thing as too much JLo, I’ve also included some video clips of her latest press appearances, which are not only stunning to watch, but entertaining & will have you laughing your big-big-booty off!

Are you going to see the movie this weekend? What do you think of Jennifer’s gorgeous press tour? Are you currently watching the current season for American Idol? Which look is your favorite? For more stylish posts, check out Natalie Portman’s Dior look for less, complete red carpet galleries from the Critics Choice Awards & Golden Globes, Runway Rundown lookbooks from Jenny Packham & Tory Burch, affordable style inspiration from HBO’s Girls, & stylish scarves from Forever 21 for under $10! Happy Styling!

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Watch This Style: The Trailer To ‘Diana,’ Starring Naomi Watts!

Diana movie poster

September is just around the corner, which means that it’s time to start thinking about awards season in Hollywood. One of the films at the top of my must-see list is Diana, starring Naomi Watts at the People’s Princess, Diana of Wales. The movies follows the last two years of her life, surrounded by the paparazzi, trying to keep her romance a secret, & make a difference with her human rights activism.

Naomi Watts in Diana

A second, fuller trailer recently hit the web, featuring a more in-depth look at the biopic, sure to add another slew of accolade to the film’s star. I’ve loved reading about & seeing early released images of the royal style icon who met an early, untimely end.

The film is due out in the U.K. on September 20th, directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, also starring Naveen Andrews & Douglas Hodge. Check out the trailer below to see Diana brought back to life on the big screen! For more posts from Watch This Style, check out Chloe Grace Moretz for Glamour‘s September issue, a behind-the-scenes look at Claire Danes for Vogue, my top music video moments from Glee, & Rooney Mara’s short film for Calvin Klein! Happy Styling!

Silver Screen Style: A Visionary, New Trailer For Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby,’ Starring Leonardo DiCaprio & Carey Mulligan!

Some of you may already know that I lend my writing skills to a movie news & reviews website, Movie Buzzers, as a freelance film critic & news reporter. This has its benefits since I love to examine fashion in films & one of the most anticipated movies of 2013 is certainly Baz Luhrmann‘s The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, & Elizabeth Debicki.

Leonard DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, & Joel Edgerton in The Great Gatsby. Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher, & Elizabeth Debicki in The Great Gatsby.

Not only does the movie celebrate the Jazz Age classic tale, originally written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald, but it’s Luhrmann’s imagination that brings new life to the 3-D film. Also, costume designer Catherine Martin (Moulin Rouge, Australia) collaborated with Miuccia Prada, whose accomplishments include Prada & Miu Miu, for an impeccable vision for men’s & women’s fashion for the era. You can be certain that luxurious lace details, flapper-inspired hemlines, & art deco accessories will make a comeback once the film premieres on May 10th.

Take a look at the latest trailer, which features an in-depth look at Gatsby’s romance with Daisy, & the love triangle that ensues when Daisy’s husband Tom sees his wife swept away by the millionaire. Are you excited about the premiere of this film? Do you like the casting decisions? What do you think about the fashions? For more posts from Watch This Style, check out a behind-the-scenes look at Zöe Salanda’s cover shoot for InStyle, the Lena Dunham-directed video for designer Rachel Antonoff, the story behind J.Crew’s shoe collection, & Katie Holmes’ beauty talk with Allure. Happy Styling!

Show Me The Shoes: One Stop Shoe Shop For Day, Work, & Cocktail @Payless!

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the styles @Payless, which is why I continue to share the best finds from the store for all seasons. Not to mention, while celebrating the holidays, you can hone your style a little better without breaking any budget with a special 20% off coupon code (82028) to ease any shopping stress & it expires on 12/19. 

I’ve selected styles that vary for occasions, including day, work, & evening. I believe in a versatile shoe, while getting the most for your money, which is why I’m starting off with the dexflex by Dexter Kappy toe pump ($16.49) in bronze, the most inexpensive of my quintet here.  I’ve been getting into the less popular metallics like copper, rose gold, & bronze, loving the way they offset some of this season’s trendiest colors.  Not only are they perfect for a pencil skirt & blouse for work, but will also contrast any powersuit. 

For some menswear inspiration, I love the Dexter Kylie wedge pump ($22.99) in grey-black plaid, which changes up a traditional wedge to a work-ready investment. Of course the pattern is specific, but you won’t do wrong with a lace-detail sweater with jeans for day or an embellished top & trumpet skirt for the office. 

Payless shoes

For the vintage lover out there, I love the latest from Project Runway winner Christian Siriano‘s Hadley t-strap pump ($34.99) in burgundy, which is the go-to color for fall & winter! This screams for some corduroy, tweed, or textured tights- always cute for a sophisticated night out with the girls or if you’re headed to the board room. 

We can’t talk about the holidays without bringing up any upcoming parties. If you’re not afraid of heights, I recommend the Silvia Tcherassi Lyon platform pump ($29.99) in tan, but it’s also sold in a very regal navy with the same luxe gold details.  Lastly, for the party girl & flirt, the Fioni Kipsie stitch peep toe heel ($29.99) is the perfect touch for a polka dot frock on a date.  There’s a special bow detail right at the toe, which is always a favorite of mine!

Which shoes are your favorite? Have you set aside a spending budget for footwear this season? Do you like bargain shopping when it comes to shoes? Happy Styling!

Silver Screen Style: Remember Clueless? Rihanna Does- In Calvin Klein!

As if.. haha… As if Clueless wasn’t a classic 90s movie for its humor, memorable characters, & darling storyline, Cher, played by Alicia Silverstone, had one killer wardrobe! In the iconic scene where she’s going out on a date with her new-guy-at-school crush, Christian, her dad barks at her that she’s dressed inappropriately in a little white slip dress mini by the one & only Calvin Klein.  Last week on the red carpet, the always risk-taking Rihanna wore a custom Calvin Klein Collection red slip dress that immediately sent the fashion world into a Clueless-driven frenzy, & here’s my part.

Rihanna accessorizes her ravishing version with red strappy sandals & gorgeous Neil Lane jewelry. If you’re looking to get that sexy slip dress look, you can find the Free People swiss dot slip dress ($29.99) from 6PM & double-ring bra top dress ($39.50) from Victoria’s Secret. Check out the video clip below for a refresher on why this movie has stood the test of chick-flick time! Happy Styling!

Runway Rundown: Banana Republic’s Anna Karenina-Inspired Collection Arrives October 30th!

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My anticipation for Anna Karenina has extended beyond Style Darling in that I’ve been writing about it for Movie Buzzers, tweeting (@MissAlissaL) as many spoilers as possible, & even sharing images from magazines on Instagram. We’re one step closer to the film, which premieres on November 16th, with the inspired collection for Banana Republic. I started talking about this back in July, which is when the trailer first hit the internet & earlier this month, I featured 8 new movie posters for the romantic drama. Stars Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Alicia Vikander, & Kelly Macdonald were lucky enough to be dripping in luxury with the film’s costumes, but now, Banana Republic’s upcoming collection offers a modern take on the Russian decadence.  The gallery, courtesy of In Style, includes both women’s & men’s look, ranging in price from $29.50 – $250.00, & will be available in stores for purchase on October 30th! Happy Styling!

Silver Screen Style: 8 New Posters For Anna Karenina Starring Keira Knightley!

Back in July, I posted the trailer for one of the most anticipated movies of the year, Anna Karenina, starring Keira Knightley as the lead, in a decadent reimagining of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel.  It’s one of my favorite books & I can’t wait to see it on the big screen- not to mention all the circulating buzz behind the fashion in the film.  Banana Republic has created a line inspired by the film’s ornate, luxury costumes & now, we have 8 new posters (see below) which show off director ‘s various ways that love exists in the period piece.

Also, if you happen to be in London at the end of the month, you will be able to get a first-hand look at the gorgeous costumes, designed by Jacqueline Durran, from the film at the Victoria & Albert Museum, as a part of the Hollywood Costume exhibit.

The film, which also stars Jude Law, premieres November 16th, perfect timing for the upcoming awards season.  Are you going to see this movie? Do you have any interest in seeing Keira play another dramatic period role? Happy Styling!

Watch This Style: James Franco Directs Petra Nemcova For Stuart Weitzman (Episode 1: The Backflip)!

Like all fashionable Style Darlings, more often than not, a pair of shoes will do the trick.  I don’t care how shallow that sounds, if you’re nodding or grinning, then you know what I mean & I don’t need to expand on that any further.  Apparently, footwear designer Stuart Weitzman wants to share the shoe love with a series of short films, directed by Oscar-nominated actor James Franco. According to an article on In Style, the brand hopes to spread the message that “no matter how high the heel, Stuart Weitzman stilettos can take you from day to night.”

Model, Dancing with the Stars dancer, & activist Petra Nemcova walks to Patsy Cline’s “Walking After Midnight” in this less-than-a-minute vignette, entitled “The Backflip.”  This is the first of four episodes that have been posted to the Stuart Weitzman Facebook page, which will also premiere the subsequent videos every Wednesday for the rest of October.  What do you think of the multi-talented Franco’s work here? Do you buy & wear Stuart Weitzman shoes? What footwear trends are you following this season?

For more fabulous videos from Watch This Style, be sure to check out previous posts including Tom Ford’s Spring-Summer 2013 Collection, Solange Knowles’ latest single “Losing You,” & Natalie Portman starring in Dior’s Miss Dior Le Parfum commercial! Happy Styling!

The Stylish Five: Last Day Of Summer Sale Items ($15.00 & Under)!

Today is officially the last day of summer & tomorrow starts the fall. I’ve probably never been so sad to see the summer end (even though I’m crazy for suede & booties right now). It was an especially lovely season, partly b/c I was a free bird all over Long Island & had a great time with my boyfriend & friends.  Of course, now that my birthday is over & I’m back to school (working for one & no longer a student!), I still can’t get those last-minute summer deals out of my mind.  I didn’t have to look very hard to find these five very stylish pieces to include for a special post, all for $15.00 or under!

First, the racerback rugby stripes tank ($1.99) from Forever 21 is perfect to wear still, but for fall, you have to keep in mind that fall is all about layering.  This bright pop of color can be worn under a button-down shirt & sweater vest or cardigan.  Of course, yellow isn’t necessarily the color of the season, but it’s still fun to add against something red or cobalt!  Also, even though here on the east cost, it’s getting too chilly even during the day for shorts, but if you’re headed on vacation soon or traveling south where the summer sun is still beaming, check out the patterned shorts ($15.00) from Old Navy that are available in dark tone chambray (pictured above), as well as navy stripe & green stripe.

I love checking out what’s going on @J.Crew, which is where I found the perfect-fit tee ($14.99) in light blade & deep turquoise, however you’ll also be able to score this tee is spice for $9.99.  These colors are fun to mix up by colorblocking with a pencil skirt, trousers, or leggings & some chunky, oversized accessories or printed scarves.  For those who love daring prints, check out the floral/houndstooth printed mirror t-shirt dress ($12.00) from Windsor Store, which is a mini that calls for opaque tights & a boyfriend blazer.  I’m not saying you have to hide your shape in this flattering frock, but another way to keep it seasonal & fresh is by adding a belt & a knit cardigan.

Lastly, I’m crazy for the American Eagle sparkling flip-flop ($6.00 – $9.99) from Payless.  This pewter hue is higher in price, but they’re available in eleven other colors to help fulfill all of your flip-flop needs, especially if you’re headed for a hot tub or looking to something with some sheen for next season! What are you shopping for on this last day of summer? Do you have a favorite store where you love to shop clearance? Happy Styling!