Cover Craze: W’s Best Performances Portfolio, Including Ana de Armas, Margot Robbie, Zoë Kravitz, & More!


2022 was the year that film came back BIG post-COVID-19 & as this year’s awards season is underway, it’s clear that the most creative & talented players in Hollywood are here to stay & have something to say. W magazine has created a portfolio of the best performances of the year, including playful, dynamic, & mesmerizing photo shoots, articles, & videos of some of most buzzed about stars, including Ana de Armas, Margot Robbie, Jennifer Lawrence, Keke Palmer, Danielle Deadwyler, Michelle Yeoh, & more! Take a look below & see what all the fuss is about.

Wearing JW Anderson, Prada, & Pasqule Bruni:

Margot Robbie for W Magazine – Best Performances in Babylon
Margot Robbie for W Magazine – Best Performances in Babylon
Margot Robbie for for W Magazine – Best Performances in Babylon

Wearing Bottega Veneta & Prada:

Brad Pitt for W Magazine – Best Performances in Babylon
Brad Pitt for W Magazine – Best Performances in Babylon

Wearing Chanel, Maison Margiela Artisanal by John Galliano, Messika Paris, Bode, & The Row:

Michelle Williams for W Magazine – Best Performances in The Fabelmans
Michelle Williams for W Magazine – Best Performances in The Fabelmans

Wearing Louis Vuitton, Adidas, & Hermès:

Jonathan Majors for W Magazine – Best Performances in Devotion
Jonathan Majors for W Magazine – Best Performances in Devotion
Jonathan Majors for W Magazine – Best Performances in Devotion

Wearing Loewe & Falke:

Cate Blanchett for W Magazine – Best Performances in Tár
Cate Blanchett for W Magazine – Best Performances in Tár
Cate Blanchett for W Magazine – Best Performances in Tár

Wearing Louis Vuitton:

Ana de Armas for W Magazine – Best Performances in Blonde
Ana de Armas for W Magazine – Best Performances in Blonde

Wearing Balenciaga:

Michelle Yeoh for W Magazine – Best Performances in Everything Everywhere All At Once
Michelle Yeoh for W Magazine – Best Performances in Everything Everywhere All At Once
Michelle Yeoh for W Magazine – Best Performances in Everything Everywhere All At Once

Wearing Burberry, Hermès, R. Turbow:

Daniel Craig for W Magazine – Best Performances in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Story
Daniel Craig for W Magazine – Best Performances in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Story

Wearing Dior, Boucheron, Wolford, & Ellen Christine:

Jennifer Lawrence for W Magazine – Best Performances in Causeway
Jennifer Lawrence for W Magazine – Best Performances in Causeway
Jennifer Lawrence for W Magazine – Best Performances in Causeway

Wearing Gucci, Omega, & Charvet:

Eddie Redmayne for W Magazine – Best Performances in The Good Nurse
Eddie Redmayne for W Magazine – Best Performances in The Good Nurse

Wearing The Row, Fleur du Mal, Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello, Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co.,

Zoë Kravitz for W Magazine – Best Performances in The Batman
Zoë Kravitz for W Magazine – Best Performances
Zoë Kravitz for W Magazine – Best Performances in The Batman

Wearing Hermès, Messika Paris, & Prada:

Taylor Russell for W Magazine – Best Performances in Bones and All
Taylor Russell for W Magazine – Best Performances in Bones and All
Taylor Russell for W Magazine – Best Performances in Bones and All

Wearing Burberry, Giorgio Armani, & Dolce & Gabbana:

Brendan Fraser for W Magazine – Best Performances – The Whale
Brendan Fraser for W Magazine – Best Performances – The Whale

Wearing Celine Homme by Hedi Silmane, Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello, & Cartier,

Austin Butler for W Magazine – Best Performances in Elvis
Austin Butler for W Magazine – Best Performances in Elvis

Wearing Alaïa & Commando:

Aubrey Plaza for W Magazine – Best Performances – in Emily the Criminal

Wearing Christopher Kane & Cartier:

Claire Foy for W Magazine – Best Performances in Women Talking
Claire Foy for W Magazine – Best Performances in Women Talking

Wearing Valentino & Assael:

Danielle Deadwyler for W Magazine – Best Performances in Till
Danielle Deadwyler for W Magazine – Best Performances in Till

Wearing Dior, Charvet, Falke, Loewe, & JW Anderson:

Diego Calva for W Magazine – Best Performances in Babylon
Diego Calva for W Magazine – Best Performances in Babylon

Wearing Valentino & Rolex:

Jeremy Pope for W Magazine – Best Performances in The Inspection
Jeremy Pope for W Magazine – Best Performances in The Inspection

Wearing Anecho, Falke, & Commes des Garçons:

Jeremy Strong for W Magazine – Best Performances in Armageddon Time
Jeremy Strong for W Magazine – Best Performances in Armageddon Time

Wearing Tekla:

Judd Hirsch for W Magazine – Best Performances in The Fabelmans
Judd Hirsch for W Magazine – Best Performances in The Fabelmans

Wearing The Row, Patricia von Musulin, Assael, & Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello:

Kate Hudson for W Magazine – Best Performances in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Story
Kate Hudson for W Magazine – Best Performances in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Story

Wearing Wales Bonner, Tom Ford, & Oliver Peoples:

Ke Huy Quan for W Magazine – Best Performances in Everything Everywhere All At Once
Ke Huy Quan for W Magazine – Best Performances in Everything Everywhere All At Once

Wearing Proenza Schouler, Alexander McQueen, Max Mara, Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co., & Celine by Hedi Slimane:

Keke Palmer for W Magazine – Best Performances in Nope
Keke Palmer for W Magazine – Best Performances – Nope

Wearing Fendi, Charvet, New Balance, Bode, Toast, Thomas Pink, DSquared:

Paul Mescal for W Magazine – Best Performances in Aftersun
Paul Mescal for W Magazine – Best Performances in Aftersun
Paul Mescal for W Magazine – Best Performances in Aftersun

Wearing Chanel & Assael:

Rachel Sennott for W Magazine – Best Performances in Bodies Bodies Bodies

Wearing Ralph Lauren Collection, Cartier, Wolford, & Maison Margiela:

Stephanie Hsu for W Magazine – Best Performances in Everything Everywhere All At Once
Stephanie Hsu for W Magazine – Best Performances in Everything Everywhere All At Once

Wearing Richard Quinn, Lisa Eisner Jewelry, Broken English, Dolce & Gabbana, Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co., Sophie Buhai, Falke, & Jimmy Choo:

Janelle Monae for W Magazine – Best Performances in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Story
Janelle Monae for W Magazine – Best Performances in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Story

Wearing Bode, Falke, & Rolex:

Seth Rogen for W Magazine – Best Performances in The Fabelmans
Seth Rogen for W Magazine – Best Performances in The Fabelmans

Who’s your favorite movie star to watch? What was your must-see movie from this year’s awards season? Which photo shoot do you like the best? For more stylish posts, check out: the red carpet from this year’s Golden Globe Awards, bold statement necklaces, top Valentine’s Day picks, & stylish leopard pullover sweaters! Happy Styling!

Cover Craze: The Indomitable Keke Palmer Discusses Identity & Fame for The Hollywood Reporter!


Keke Palmer is a celebrity whom I love to watch during interviews. She’s vibrant, verbose, & aware of herself. The confidence & class the Nope star exudes continues with her latest interview & cover for The Hollywood Reporter.

Decked out in designers like Gucci, Balenciaga, Stuart Weitzman, Michael Kors, Simone Rocha, & Sophia Webster, the powerhouse performer speaks to journalist Mikey O’Connell about her relationship with fame, her dual identities as Lauren Palmer behind the scenes & Keke in the spotlight, as well as her career goals to create opportunities for marginalized individuals in Hollywood. Additionally, the shoot was photographed by Munachi Osegbu & styled impeccably by Wayman + Micah.

The stunning Illinois native entertains within the article, just like she has & continues to do on the big & small screens, with spotlight-stealing performances in Hustlers, Alice, Scream Queens, & Akeelah and the Bee. Keke can wear anything & say anything—audiences & readers alike are charmed & continue to want more from this multitalented actress, singer, & producer.

Check out the video below from The Hollywood Reporter as Keke discusses some of her major career firsts:

Are you a fan of Keke’s? What’s your favorite role of hers? What would you like to see her in next? For more stylish posts, check out: the most festive evening shoes of the season, a cheerful & discounted sweater from J. Crew Factory, Jennifer Aniston’s Allure cover shoot, & an affordable blazer from the unlikeliest of stores! Happy Styling!

Cover Craze: Serena Williams Announces Tennis Retirement / Evolution for Vogue’s September 2022 Issue!


For the highly anticipated September issue of Vogue magazine, tennis star, style icon, & entrepreneur Serena Williams announces her “evolution” to other interests than tennis, which is what she calls it since the word “retirement” gives her pause. For the article she wrote, as told to Rob Haskill, Serena reflects on her career, women’s equality in sports, being her sister Venus’ shadow growing up, the challenges & joys of motherhood, future professional endeavors, & all of her fears as she moves forward into the next chapter of her life.

Photographed by Luis Alberto Rodriguez & styled by Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, Vogue captures Serena’s strength, style, & spirit with images that includes pieces from Balenciaga, Bulgari, Sergio Hudson, Fernando Jorge, Ralph Lauren Collection, Danielle Frankel, Wales Bonner, Lagos, Dezso by Sara Beltran, Completedworks, & Gucci. Not to mention, her five-year-old daughter Olympia is included in more than just Serena’s words, as you can see based on the cover insert image below.

While sharing her athletic journey to winning championships as a young girl, Serena states, “I want to be great. I want to be perfect. I know perfect doesn’t exist, but whatever my perfect was, I never wanted to stop until I got it right…I learned the lessons from Venus’s losses instead of the hard way, from my own. It was as if I were playing her matches, too. I’m a good mimic. Growing up I tried to copy Pete Sampras. I loved Monica Seles, and then I studied Monica Seles. I watched, I listened, then I attacked. But if I hadn’t been in Venus’s shadow, I would never be who I am. When someone said I was just the little sister, that’s when I got really fired up.

In addition to Serena’s intimate revelations about her personal goals & family confessions, the article includes a “Life in Looks” video, flashing back to the star athlete’s photographs with Vogue, style on the court, red carpet history, & more thoughts on her fashion choices, all of which are such an integral part of Serena expressing who she is.

What do you think of Serena’s shoot for Vogue? Have you followed her career or ever attended a match? Which celebrity athletes do you admire the most? For more celebrity posts, check out: a fashion flashback with model / actress Cara Delevingne for her 30th birthday, Stranger Things actress Sadie Sink on the cover of FASHION magazine, a look back at Olivia Newton-John’s style through the decades, & Anne Hathaway’s breezy street style in NYC! Happy Styling!

06/19/2019 Darling of the Day: Victoria Beckham’s Modern Neon Inspiration!


Victoria Beckham is always flawless. This isn’t news, but I just had to start there. The Spice Girl-turned-designer recently stepped out in what starts to look like a minimalist summer look with a white tee & black cuffed jeans, accessorized with classic pieces like a sleek black envelope clutch, pendant necklace, a chain link gold watch, & Celine sunglasses (shop here)… until you see the heels! They’re Balenciaga Square Knife neon pumps (shop here) that make a wild style statement, but it all works seamlessly, especially on Victoria!

Of course, this look would’ve worked with pink, orange, red, or really, any color heel. She could’ve surprised us all with neon ballet flats, which would have been equally successful & exciting to post about. I’m always finding new ways to mix up my favorite wardrobe items in my collection, playing with different colors & patterns to pop, which is why I love Victoria’s inspiration so much.

However, we all don’t have the kind of budget needed to recreate this high-end, luxury look… but have no fear! Because so many of the pieces are staples, they’re not hard to find without breaking the bank! Even imitation-inspired heels are available to peruse (in several other colors too) to bring Victoria’s posh style back to life!

SHOP: Prologue short sleeve crew neck tee @Target (available in XS-XXL), black straight jeans @Old Navy (available in 0-20), neon green high heels @Stylentol, ASOS DESIGN clutch @ASOS, tinted sunglasses @Forever 21, hammered pendant necklace @Forever 21, & gold pave square link watch @New York & Company.

What celebrity inspires your summer style the most? Who are you always watching for the latest trends? Where are you shopping to recreate street style looks? For more posts about Victoria Beckham, click here, here, here, & here! For more stylish posts, check out classic maxi dresses from New York & Company, fabulous flip flops from Old Navy, & fashionable resin earrings!

Michelle Obama Literally Sparkles!


Former First Lady Michelle Obama is a style icon & has been from the second she entered the spotlight during her husband’s presidential campaign. However, now she’s promoting her book, Becoming, & is doing it with more flair, sass, & style than we’ve ever seen before. During this week’s appearance at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, she shimmered & sparkled in a silky yellow dress by Demna Gvasalia. If that gorgeousness wasn’t enough, she styled the frock with stunning gold holographic Balenciaga over-the-knee boots (shop here) that ring upwards of $4,000, while being interviewed by Sarah Jessica Parker. Sparkles sparkled aplenty during the interview, wise words were shared, but mostly #styleinspiration was felt by all.

What do you think of Michelle’s striking boots? Would you wear over-the-knee hologram boots like that? How do you like to incorporate sparkle into your look? For more celebrity-inspired posts, click here, here, here, & here. Happy Styling!

Cover Craze: Selena Gomez for Vogue’s April Issue!


Selena Gomez is a force to be reckoned with & her latest appearance on American Vogue (the first time she’s appeared on the revered fashion magazine’s cover) is just another example of how the multitalented star is truly herself & a superstar at the same time. During her interview, she discusses everything from mental health & therapy, growing up in the spotlight, why she’s ghosting on Instagram, how she’s keeping mum on her new relationship with The Weeknd, & what’s next for her both personally & professionally. 

Not only does the 24-year-old stun on stage & the big screen, but the Vogue shoot is fraught with sexy spring & summer style, as she wears designers like Balenciaga, Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana, to name a few.

Which magazines are your favorite for all the latest celebrity & fashion news? Which stars do you love to see on covers? Happy Styling!

#RedCarpet Review: Every Look From The 2015 #MetGala, Featuring Beyoncé, Jennifer Lawrence, Sarah Jessica Parker, & More!


Rihanna, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, & Kerry Washington, & Anne Hathaway at the 2015 Met Gala.

Last night’s #MetGala at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art honored Asian-inspired fashion with Anna Wintours latest exhibition, China: Through the Looking Glass. In attendance were top A-listers from the realms of fashion, music, Hollywood, & more, wowing on the red carpet & showing support for the art of fashion. Some of the greatest risk takers of the night included Rihanna in a stunning  over-the-top gold design by Guo Pei, Beyoncé‘s barely there shimmering gown by Givenchy, Jennifer Lopez who showed off her best assets in a Versace design, Sarah Jessica Parker‘s collaboration with H&M & a masterfully crafted Philip Treacy headpiece, the always elegant Kerry Washington in a pink Prada confection, & Anne Hathaway‘s futuristic & sleek hooded gold gown by Ralph Lauren.

Of course, there are plenty of glamour & daring fashion feats in the slideshow below to feed your celebrity red carpet style obsession. Who wore your favorite look? Will you be headed to NYC to check out the exhibit? Who missed the mark on the red carpet? Happy Styling!

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#RedCarpet Review: #2015SAGAwards #BestDressed Gallery, Featuring Sofia Vergara, Jennifer Aniston, Emmy Rossum, & More!


Reese Witherspoon, Claire Danes, Keira Knightley, & Sarah Hyland.

Last night’s Screen Actor’s Guild Awards were full of red carpet surprises from veteran A-listers like Cake nominee Jennifer Aniston (in vintage Galliano), Birdman‘s Emma Stone (in Dior Couture), America’s sweetheart Julia Roberts (in Givenchy), Homeland‘s Claire Danes (in Marc Jacobs), & last year’s it-girl, Lupita Nyong’o (in Elie Saab). Also, there were plenty of newcomers who made an impact, including many Orange is the New Black winners like Uzo Aduba (in Angel Sanchez) & Danielle Brooks (in Christian Siriano), as well as Game of ThronesMaisie Williams (in Self-Portrait).

Some of my favorites of the night included The Imitation Game nominee Keira Knightley (in Erdem), Wild‘s Reese Witherspoon (in Atelier Versace), model & wife, Camila Alves McConauhey (in Donna Karan), designer darling Emmy Rossum (in Armani Prive), Modern Family‘s rising star Sarah Hyland (in Vera Wang), St. Vincent nominee Naomi Watts (in Balenciaga), How to Get Away with Murder winner Viola Davis (in Max Mara), & this season’s golden girl, Still Alice winner, Julianne Moore (in Givenchy).

Now the official countdown to the Academy Awards can begin, which takes place on Sunday February 22nd, sure to wow & inspire more amazing style. Who wore your favorite look? What trends are you still talking about? For all the latest on this awards season, check out previous Red Carpet Review posts with complete galleries from the Golden Globe Awards & Critic’s Choice Awards. If that isn’t enough, get more celebrity inspiration from Style Darling‘s spring dress predictions featuring Kerry Washington & Allison Williams, how to style a statement necklace like Katy Perry or Emma Roberts, & Jennifer Lopez’s stylish press tour for her new movie, The Boy Next Door! Happy Styling!

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Red Carpet Review: The Top 10 Style Darlings To Watch For 2015!


2014 was full of fantastic fashion moment from regular A-listers who made headlines by risking skin, donning matching separates, & keeping it classic with timeless elegance. However, it’s time to talk about the Style Darlings to watch out for in 2015, those who are sure to keep the fashion headlines buzzings, setting trends, & making a stylish name for themselves.

Nicola Peltz, Felicity Jones, Bella Thorne, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Emily Ratajkowski, Kiernan Shipka, Brie Larson, Suki Waterhouse, Ariel Winter, & Kendall Jenner.This includes, Transformers: Age of Extinction actress Nicola Peltz (in Prada), Golden Globe nominee for The Theory of Everything Felicity Jones (in Dior), teen star Bella Thorne (in LOFT), Beyond the Lights actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw (in Lanvin), “Blurred Lines” model-turned-Gone-Girl-actress Emily Ratajkowski (in Diane von Furstenberg), Mad Men ingénue Kiernan Shipka (at the Zac Posen Spring-Summer 2015 show), familiar face & Mark Wahlberg’s co-star in The Gambler Brie Larson (in Alexander McQueen), model & girlfriend of Bradley Cooper: Suki Waterhouse (in Burberry Prorsum), Modern Family actress Ariel Winter (in Mikael D.), & reality star-turned-catwalk pro Kendall Jenner (in Balmain).  

So let’s start….

Nicola Peltz in Balenciaga, Dolces & Gabbana & Stella McCartney, Dior, & Miu Miu.Nicola Peltz made waves on the red carpet while promoting the fourth installment of the Transformers series, but she’s an actress on the rise with roles in TV’s Bates Motel & the film, The Last Airbender, under her belt. When it comes to style, she experiments with classic, Old Hollywood looks, as well as youthful frocks that recall a vintage appreciation. The beautiful blonde can really wear anything, which is why designers like Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabbana, Stella McCartney, Dior, & Miu Miu will be banging on her door since she wears clothes so well.

Felicity Jones in Burberry Prorsum, Moschino, Chloe, & Dolce & Gabbana.Felicity Jones is no stranger to the red carpet, but she’s made a name for herself in this year’s The Theory of Everything, opposite fellow trophy contender Eddie Redmayne. The British actress recalls a mix of girl-next-door meets bombshell, keeping her classic style nothing short of sophisticated & effortless. She’s kind of like the English version of USA’s Zooey Deschanel, with dramatic, dark hair & porcelain skin that radiates against everything she wears, like the above looks by Burberry Prorsum, Moschino, Chloé, & Dolce & Gabbana.

Bella Thorne in Alberta Ferretti, Zac Posen, Gucci, & Zara.Disney star Bella Thorne has emerged as a teen-to-watch & young-woman-on-the-verge when it comes to style. The former Shake It Up! actress experiments with feminine gowns, layers of chiffon, as well as chic jumpsuits & mini skirts galore! Her big screen résumé includes the Drew Barrymore-Adam Sandler family comedy Blended & Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day with Steve Carrell & Jennifer Garner. Bella is true to her name, gorgeous in anything she wears, including top designers & brands like Alberta Ferretti, Zac Posen, Gucci, & separates from Zara.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw in Delpozo, Calvin Klein Collection, Jenny Packham, & Michael Kors.Gugu Mbatha-Raw earned her place in the spotlight with 2014’s Beyond the Lights as a reckless singer & daughter to Minnie Driver. The British import is a classic beauty who wears top designers like a pro. She can mix up lace details, bold prints, minimalist cuts, & bright colors. She’s a must-see for the upcoming awards season, especially having succeeded in Delpozo, Calvin Klein Collection, Jenny Packham, & Michael Kors. Up next for the actress is Jupiter Ascending with Mila Kunis & Channing Tatum, & the drama The Whole Truth with Keanu Reeves & Renee Zellweger.

Emily Ratajkowski in Amanda Wakely, David Koma, Safiyaa, & ZAC Zac Posen.Emily Ratajkowski is a familiar face for showing her best assets in Robin Thicke’s hit “Blurred Lines” music video, but 2014 was her year for her role in Gone Girl. the model-turned-actress has a curvaceous figure that looks fantastic in virtually anything. Some of her most memorable red carpet appearances include looks featuring Amanda Wakely, David Koma, Safiyaa, & ZAC Zac Posen. 2015 means not only hitting the awards season circuit, but also promoting her new films, such as We Are Your Friends with Zac Efron, & the highly anticipated big screen premiere of the Entourage movie. Kiernan Shipka in Valentino, Marni, Tanya Taylor, & Tory Burch.Mad Men‘s Kiernan Shipka is possibly my favorite new addition to the red carpet circuit for keeping her style age appropriate, but also enviable for being elegant & playful at the same time. Not only is there tons of hype surrounding the finale of the AMC drama, but Kiernan also drew well-deserved attention for her controversial role in Lifetime’s Flowers in the Attic alongside Heather Graham & Ellen Burstyn. The young actress is perfect red carpet fixture in Valentino, Marni, Tanya Taylor, & Tory Burch. I can’t want to see what else she will wear as she grows into one of the most stylish young women in Hollywood.

Brie Larson in Rodarte, DVF, Prada, & Prada.Brie Larson can currently be seen in The Gambler as Mark Wahlberg’s love interest, but the real drama occurs when the actress hits the red carpet. She can pull off anything from gothic-inspired, chic Old Hollywood, girl next door, & take fashion risks with bold prints & patterns. She’s perfection in Rodarte, Diane von Furstenberg, & Prada. Brie will be making more red carpet rounds when promoting her upcoming films Digging for Fire with Anna Kendrick & Trainwreck also starring Daniel Radcliffe.

Suki Waterhouse in Christian Dior, Burberry Prorsum, Emilia Wickstead, & Peter Pilotto.Suki Waterhouse might not be a household name, but the British model & actress will likely be seen on the arm of awards show darling & her boyfriend, Bradley Cooper. As a model, it’s no surprise that she can wear dresses so well, but it’s the variety that’s caught my attention. She’s ethereal in pastels, plays with volume, takes risks with sheer fabrics, & mixes up patterns & classic silhouettes, as seen in designs by Christian Dior, Burberry Prorsum, Emilia Wickstead, & Peter Pilotto. She’s got a big year coming up with a major role in the next installment in the Divergent series, Insurgent, as well as Pride & Prejudice & Zombies.