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Category Archives: Pink Wednesday

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Today, Suri Cruise (the daughter of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise) turned six!  Her wardrobe is supposedly worth two million dollars (which makes sense, since she’s usually better-dressed than we are), she wears controversial heels, and the mystery that surrounded her “silent birth” has always made her one of the most interesting celebrity babies.  For “Pink Wednesday” we picked one of her more “ethnic” looks – that of a flamenco dancer while on a walk with her parents in Spain.  It was custom-made for her by El Taller de Lina.  Suri even topped off the dress with red and white ballroom dancing shoes for kids – great commitment to a look!  Happy Birthday little girl!

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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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Leave it to Sarah Jessica to still look sexy while pregnant!  With the spring season upon us, it makes sense to feature an elegant woman demonstrating rebirth.  (Although, we didn’t even realize this was a maternity dress, until further inspection!)  Here is Miss Parker at the world premiere of Season Five of Sex and the City in 2002.  She is sporting a soft baby pink empire-waist Narcisco Rodriguez dress accented by a simple black band.  Complemented by her strappy heels, sparkly clutch and flower-pin bracelet, SJP looks like a girl ready for a night out on the town (even if she’ll only be sipping virgin drinks!)


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In the 1995 film Circle of Friends, three childhood friends attend University College in Dublin during the 1950s.  Along the lengthy and bumpy road, the three girls manage to get their hearts broken, not just by the men they fall in love with, but also by each other.  During their happier times together, they attend a dance in the beginning of their first semester, pictured here.  Saffron Burrows plays Nan Mahon, the leader of the group.  Although she’s not older, she certainly acts and dresses the part to impress… older men.  Seen here, Nan looks divine in a charm pink, halter dress, with ruby lips, and her bright, beautiful auburn locks up in a french twist.  (Fun fact: Charm Pink is a medium roseish tone that was first coined in 1948.)  This same night that Nan wows everyone in her beautiful frock, is also where she gains the attention of an older man by the name of Simon Westward, played by a young Colin Firth, and later gets herself into a heap of trouble.  This charming, funny, smart, heartbreaking film is worth watching any day of the year, but it makes for a perfect “Pink Wednesday” addition to our “Irish week.”  Circle of Friends has a star-studded cast including Minnie Driver, Chris O’Donnell, and Alan Cumming, so be sure to pick it up this season if you haven’t already seen it!


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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!


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This editor has been known to state that pink is not her favorite color, however, when it comes to this Wednesday’s “Look-of-the-Day,” it is hard to deny that any woman who has ever watched The Sound of Music has wanted to dance in this iconic dress.  We’re talking about Liesl Von Trapp’s soft, powder pink chiffon frock she frolics around in with her secret boyfriend, Rolf, while singing “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” underneath the romantic gazebo lamps during a rainstorm.  This pink dress holds a very dear place in this editor’s heart, because this is the first onscreen dress that sparked an interest in fashion, and eventually, this blog.  At four-years-old, my mother sat me down to watch one of the greatest musicals of all time, and since then I have always wanted to add this beautiful piece to my closet.  (Note: All of the Disney princesses’ gowns don’t count because they had no real dimensions, since they’re cartoons!)  But watching Liesl run down those stairs and fly over benches will be forever embedded in my memory!  Three-time Oscar winning costume designer Dorothy Jeakins, outfitted the 1965 Best Picture winner and has an impressive resume.  She won her first Academy Award for her initial job on Joan of Arc in 1948, and went on to work on South Pacific, True Grit (the original), The Way We Were, and The Music Man.  Even though Jeakins was nominated for The Sound of Music, she did not win, but Dorothy’s work from The Sound of Music will always stand out as the best of her best.  (To me anyway!)


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Dirty Dancing may not be your everyday romance (considering it includes topics of controversy that we’ll fail to mention), but this editor has been in love with dance all of her life and cannot ignore the beautiful powder pink dress included in the final scene of this film.  Jennifer Grey plays Frances “Baby” Houseman, whose family spends a 1960s summer at a holiday camp in the Catskill Mountains.  She attends Kellerman’s closing celebration in this delicate dusty rose number that she pulls off effortlessly.  Costume designer Hilary Rosenfeld sure knew how to pick ‘em!  This dress has a stunning, tight bodice with a contrasting yet complementary flowing skirt.  When Baby is taken out of her corner and put center stage, where she belongs with her first love, Johnny Castle, she wows the crowd with what she learned that summer!  (It’s hilarious now to think the worst thing she was doing that summer was dancing provocatively… Oh yeah, and sleeping with Patrick Swayze!  But I’m sure that’s tame compared to what some parents have to worry about today!)  Dirty Dancing celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and this scene has become a famous entity all by itself.  It’s been recreated in other recent romances, including last summer’s Crazy, Stupid, Love, and the 2010 French comedy, HeartBreaker (L’arnacoeur).  Baby’s famous dress was certainly made for spinning and twirling, and Grey and Swayze knew how to work its magic into their mambo!  You have to see it in all its glory: Click Here!