I haven’t posted in Haute Headlines for a while, but I recently came across so many awesome news stories that I had to feature. Of course, there’s plenty going on this spring, & even more to look forward to this coming summer. What stories are you following this week? Who is your favorite celebrity to talk about? Happy Styling!
As we begin our very stylish 2013 (I know I’ve been lacquered up with sparkling nails, new eyeshadow shades, & my favorite heels), it’s time to pay attention to what’s going on around us in the worlds of fashion, entertainment, & pop culture. I’m happy to share the stories that have raised an eye brow & keep me clicking away to stay in the know. What stories are you following this week? Which movies have you seen or sales have you shopped? Happy Styling!
Excuse me if I’m repeating myself.. As some of you may know I am the sole proprietor of Style Darling, but also write full-time for Ladies Outfitters & also dabble in some entertainment writing for Movie Buzzers. I recently wrote about the trailer for Woody Allen’s latest European romp, To Rome with Love, for Movie Buzzers. I’m featuring it here b/c not only does it look like a fantastic movie, but the Italian setting brings on a whole new level of stylish inspiration!
The film stars Woody Allen, Judy Davis, Penelope Cruz, Ellen Paige, Alec Baldwin, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, Roberto Benigni, & Alison Pill. I’m most excited about seeing Ms. Cruz back on the big screen under Allen’s direction, especially after her Oscar win for Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
For more on stylish movies, check out my Movie Buzzers article on The Most Stylish Films of 2011, the trailer & images for The Rum Diary, & in-depth coverage of Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn. Check out the trailer for To Rome with Love below & leave some comments. The film is due out in theaters on April 22nd! Happy Styling!
I’ve been covering the very exciting details for the new movie, My Week with Marilyn, for quite a while over on Movie Buzzers (a movie news site for which I also write). There are so many images out right now, showing the staggering similarity between Marilyn’s long lost features and the two-time Academy Award nominee, Michelle Williams who is starring as the legendary sex symbol.
The movie follows a 1957 Monroe for one week during her London filming of The Prince & The Showgirl alongside & under the direction of Sir Laurence Olivier (played by Kenneth Branaugh). Also starring in the film is Tony-winner Eddie Redmayne as Colin Clark, the assistant who is documenting the entire week. The cast could not be complete without Dougray Scott as Marilyn’s third husband, Arthur Miller, Julia Ormond as Olivier’s wife-at-the-time Vivien Leigh, Dame Judi Dench as actress Dame Sybil Thorndike, Derek Jacobi as Sir Owen Morshead, Emma Watson as Colin’s love interest Lucy, and Dominic Cooper as Milton Greene.
I wanted to share these images b/c I love seeing Marilyn’s style during her very short & underestimated career. Looking at these also help pass the time for the My Week with Marilyn finally premieres on November 4th. When a trailer comes out, I’ll definitely be posting it.
Look at the striking similarities between the black & picture of Marilyn Monroe & Arthur Miller vs. a movie still of Michelle Williams & Dougray Scott!
For more on Marilyn Monroe’s timeless style, check out the Fashion Flashback category to see how you can bring these vintage looks into the 21st century! Happy Styling!
This month’s issue of Harper’s Bazaar features none other than Lady Gaga, the pop powerhouse & unlikely fashion icon of the century. The singer / songwriter / performance artist discusses plastic surgery, her fitness regiment, & the late-Alexander McQueen. If you’re a subscriber to the mag, you’ll see the cover with LG in an all-black Thierry Mugler ensemble. The on-stand copies show off the pink-tressed Gaga in a Versace top & skirt. However, both looks are furnished with cosmetics by M.A.C, which the singer is the spokesmodel for in the Viva Glam ads.
If you noticed on the subscriber’s issue, the magazine devotes the month of May to summer fashion. Even though I’ve been waiting for spring fashions, I’m loving the selection of summer picks that can be incorporated this season too! A far cry from Lady Gaga, the magazine has selected some of these easy-to-find preppy items that can help build up a fresh look for these warmer months.
Take these yellow thick-strapped espadrilles sold @Gap (which are a little pricey compared to some of the similarly looking summer wedges @Payless) & pair them with a neutral-toned look of a ruffled blouse & assymetrical shorts. For a nautical look, try a striped tee like this one from Michael Stars with cuffed capris & peep toe espadrille flats. The foundation for any layered spring look or breezy summer outfit is a reliable & crisp white tee to go with an abstract printed skirt & ruffled platform heels. Go with a denim shirt if you’re looking to don a country look with an embroidered belt mini skirt & some short distressed cowboy boots. Last but not least, top off your outdoors look in a cute straw fedora, which would be perfect for a belted romper, cropped denim jacket, & braided t-strap sandals.
Something else worth checking out in this issue is a fashion spread of the very funny cast of the new movie, Bridesmaids, realizing the consequence of their Hangover-like shopping spree. I recently wrote two articles for another site where I contribute, featuring a poster & the first trailer for the film, as well as two raunchier trailers for the highly-anticipated comedy (all @Movie Buzzers). The movie stars Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live), Maya Rudolph (Away We Go), Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly), Rose Byrne (Insidious), Elie Kemper (The Office), Wendi McLendon-Covy (Rules of Engagement), John Hamm (Mad Men), and the late Jill Calyburgh (Love & Other Drugs). Don’t these funny ladies of comedy look super chic? The movie is due out May 13th! Happy Styling!