“Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor!“ Who else would we feature on “Pink Wednesday” during our tribute (pun intended) to The Hunger Games, but Effie Trinket?! Played by the wonderful and underrated Elizabeth Banks, Effie comes to the Reaping wearing a completely over-the-top magenta skirted suit, black stiletto open-toe booties, and her famous pink hair adorned with a flower hat to match her other ridiculous accessories. While this is a darker shade of the purplish pink color, costume designer Judianna Makovsky told Vogue how she was heavily influenced by Elsa Schiaparelli, “The woman was a genius. I have to admit, I used a lot of color. Schiaparelli pink,” when creating the clothes for Capitol citizens. “We looked a lot at Italian fascist architecture that is very imposing.” Makovsky’s sly marriage of political themes and high-end fashion is present throughout the film. I must admit, before reading the book, catching a glimpse of Banks dressed as Effie in the movie trailer completely terrified me when she reads off the name, “Primrose Everdeen” to the crowd of District 12. Standing beside Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, Effie shows the sharp contrast between the lives of the citizens of Panem. While these two women may dress, think, act and live as total opposites, it turns out both of them are much stronger than anyone expected…
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This is the perfect outfit to feature for a February 29th that falls on “Pink Wednesday” – an outfit from the movie Leap Year! Normally, we save this film’s stylish looks for “Irish Week” prior to St. Patrick’s Day, but we have to celebrate a day that only comes around once every four years! In this film, Amy Adams plays an uptight American named Anna Brady who attempts to travel to the Emerald Isle so she can get engaged on Leap Day – the one day it’s okay for a woman to propose to a man in Ireland. Of course, a different Irish law comes into effect (one by the name of Murphy’s) and nothing goes as planned. Here, she’s getting particularly irritated in a lovely outfit, probably not meant for the back roads of the Irish countryside. Anna is sporting a floral blouse, a dark salmon pink cardigan adorned with flower buttons, and a high-waisted gray pencil skirt, all from Paul Smith. She accessorizes the look with tan Christian Louboutin pumps, Louis Vuitton luggage, and a Burberry trench coat with a green and white floral lining she wears throughout the whole film. Leap Day might throw Anna Brady’s love life out of whack, but at least it keeps her fashion choices and the calendar in sync!
We don’t know why Megan Fox got flack from some fashion critics for wearing this Armani Privé gown to the 2011 Golden Globe Awards… theSkinnyStiletto thinks she looks divine in this delicate rose gown. The bodice is adorned with crisscrossing satin ribbons and an interwoven strap of Swarovski crystals. Fox accessorized her look with Brian Atwood platform peep-toe pumps, jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz and a 1940s Veronica Lake hairdo. The gown definitely has a young feel, which is why it made sense the 24-year-old was able to pull it off.
For our Look-of-the-Day, we’re featuring one of our favorite Halloween costumes, that’s also pink! In her famous television role as Buffy, in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sarah Michelle Gellar dons an 18th century gown that she buys from the magic shop to strike her love interest’s fancy… little does she realize, Angel finds her much more appealing as a woman of the 21st century – kicking butt and killing vampires! Buffy’s dress takes on a whole new meaning in the episode when all of the characters turn into the roles of their costumes and Buffy becomes a defenseless damsel in distress! Thankfully all is set right in Sunnydale at the end and Buffy returns to her better, current, powerful self. Although we love the look, we prefer Buffy the way Angel sees her too.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Wednesday’s homage to the color pink, we’re featuring Eva Longoria’s beautiful, pastel hued outfit for both “Look-of-the-Day” and for “Wednesday’s Shoe!” Longoria is good friends with designer genius, Victoria Beckham, so naturally she has been seen wearing her friend’s fabulous frocks! Beckham personally styled her friend when Longoria promoted her cookbook back in April. The dress is from Beckham’s Spring/Summer 2011 Collection and is perfectly paired with a pair of Brian Atwood’s satin Maniac stilettos. Longoria’s look is nicely balanced between her dark, luscious locks and smokey eyes, against the soft, subtle palette of the simple, yet striking gam revealer! Move over Rachel Zoe, Beckham does it all, and apparently styling comes perfectly natural!
Breakfast at Tiffany’s may have made the little black dress internationally famous, but Holly Golightly’s little pink dress is also quite adorable! Designed by Hubert de Givenchy (like the rest of Audrey’s beautiful clothes in this film), this sleeveless cocktail dress is accented by its cute bow at the waist and highlighted by its matching coat and sparking tiara! This frock sold for a whopping $192,000 in 2007 when it went to auction at Christie’s! Although this outfit certainly looks like lots of fun, it’s unfortunately the dress Holly has on when she finds out that her brother has died. Man, if you take out the pretty clothes in this movie, it might be one of the most depressing films ever made! Fun Fact: When our editors were little girls, they received the limited edition Barbie dolls created to look like Ms. Audrey Hepburn in this particular costume (pictured, bottom left), but one of them just couldn’t keep her in the box… toys are meant to be played with! And although Holly immediately lost all monetary value when she was freed from her plastic cage, at least she’ll forever remain in this editor’s heart as the prettiest Barbie doll she’s ever had!
Brian Atwood is always innovative and daring, just like taking this old-fashioned oxford and turning it into something fresh and fabulous. The Matilda, a member of his Pre-Fall 2011 Collection, makes quite a sexy statement in black suede and pink patent leather. Something that was once so masculine now looks so fiercely feminine with the great mix of a chunky platform and delicate heel. The attention to detail and beautiful arch and lace-up front make this shoe a must-have of the fall season!
Although we just featured Camilla Belle in our new section of “Crazy Look We Love”, Camilla has certainly been the belle of the ball for some time as a fashion “It” Girl who makes very daring choices. Here she chose simply, but looked anything but, in her pale pink Ateen dress and well-coordinated Miu Miu Mary Janes at the premiere of Dry Land. Belle manages to look sexy, sophisticated, and subtle, while exuding confidence and maintaining her less-is-more outlook with natural tresses and a dewy, fresh face. Camilla continues to impress us as an icon-in-the-making and has proven herself as one to be watched closely. Belle is unafraid to try something new, which is what we love about her! In our generation, it’s hard to pick out individuals who fit the description of classic beauty, but this girl has it all and makes it look oh-so-effortless!
Grace Kelly’s wardrobe in To Catch a Thief may be one of the most stylish costume ensembles in the history of film. Or at least, according to us it is . We’ve mentioned the stunning white number Kelly wore as Frances Stevens in the 1955 caper hit, and here is another gem from the famous film about a jewel thief. Kelly wore this two-piece rose crepe top with white wool embroidery and full pleated-skirt during the famous drive scene with Cary Grant. (Eerily, it is apparently the same road that Kelly was killed on 27 years later…) A long pink silk scarf and delicate white gloves make this a terrific choice for a summer on the French Rivera. Costume designer Edith Head was Oscar-nominated for her glorious work on the movie, which eventually paid off – this outfit is currently being auctioned off between $30,000 and $50,000 by Paramount Pictures! (According to the fab site Penny Dreadful Vintage.) It’s sad to look at clothes like this, when we know the season is almost at an end…
What’s a pair of heels perfect for a summer picnic? These adorable pink gingham heels by Jessica Simpson with a crisscrossed open toe. They retail at $79.99 (which seems to be the go-to price of Simpson’s shoe line, which must be working, because she’s well on her way to being a billionaire…) This shoe is called the “Peers” and can be found on various online retailers.