“What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction.” It seems the color of the sun will forever play an interesting role in Katniss Everdeen’s life… Here she is with fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) in The Hunger Games. The two make quite an attractive pair in a bright blue suit, and a soft, non-threatening yellow dress – nothing like what Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) has worn prior to this moment in her young life. Without revealing too much about the series or the film, this seemingly happy moment will only be short-lived… Let the countdown to Catching Fire begin!
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This may seem like an odd look to start off the New Year with, but today would have been the 100th birthday of author Charles Addams. Above is his creation, Morticia, come to life as Anjelica Huston in the 1991 film version of The Addams Family. This twisted comedy is both hilarious and gothic – an odd combination, which makes it unique. One of this editor’s oldest friends watched this movie everyday for a year when we were younger, so it always reminds me of her – we loved Morticia’s daughter, Wednesday. The fantastic Ruth Myers was the costume designer of this movie, who made Huston look extremely glamorous and sexy, while being completely covered in head-to-toe black! The above dress is corseted in beautiful beading and dark lace, with a tight skirt that gathers on the floor, giving Huston an almost spidery look when she walks. Myers was nominated for an Academy Award for her creative contribution to the film. Huston looks like she’s about to cast a spell with her lovely long red nails, and she must have cast one over us, because it’s still one of our favorite film wardrobes 20 years later!
It’s a family tradition to watch It’s A Wonderful Life every Christmas, and a personal favorite of both our editors. (Fun Fact: We love it so much that it was worked into the maid of honor speech this editor gave at the other’s wedding!) Here is the gorgeous Donna Reed as Mary Bailey in a beautiful, long-sleeved black dress with a white lace collar, a strand of white pearls and a pair of black heels. All dressed up for Christmas dinner, Mary doesn’t realize that her husband, George, may be going to prison if he doesn’t sort out his uncle’s financial mess… but she figures out something is wrong pretty quickly! Thankfully a pretty slick angel and the townspeople of Bedford Falls come to George’s rescue, after Mary gathers friends, family and neighbors to aid the man that’s worked hard for them all their lives. It’s one of the most touching films of all-time, and Reed saves the day as one adorable heroine in this Christmas classic.
Searching for an updated holiday look? Well look no further than our First Family’s sophisticated 2011 Christmas portrait! First Lady Michelle Obama looks glamorous, as always, in a textured Byron Lars capped-sleeved, black cocktail dress from his Beauty Mark line. Many writers were impressed Mrs. Obama wore this dress a second time, as she sported the look earlier this year at the 9/11 Memorial, sparking many to commend her for reusing pieces of her own wardrobe! Elder daughter Malia looks quite grown-up in her blue and black “Unconditional Osier dress” from Anthropologie (which is already sold out!). Younger daughter Sasha looks just adorable in her silver and eggplant “Clarissa dress” by BB Dakota. And the President looks handsome as always in a navy suit and silk tie. The Obama girls all sported beautiful frocks with lines that look like they’re straight out of the 1950s, but the materials make them completely modern! Whoever said Washington is Hollywood for ugly people hasn’t been to the White House in a while!
We’ve talked about several of our favorite Christmas movies this past week, but It’s A Wonderful Life still remains our all-time favorite holiday flick. There’s no other film on Earth that can make this editor choke up not once, but usually four times in one sitting – and that’s after seeing it dozens of times. Originally panned by critics, the 1946 Frank Capra movie was completely insulted and ignored when it was released following the end of World War II. James Stewart and Donna Reed play George Bailey and Mary Hatch, a pair of friends who have known each other since childhood. All George wants to do is flee his one-horse town, but Mary actually misses Bedford Falls when she goes away to university and interns in New York City. The above scene is when the two are reunited after Mary’s college graduation, and George is frustrated after finding out some news that may cause him to never escape their hometown. Mary dons on a lovely full-skirted dress with an embroidered collar, princess sleeves and a ribbon tied around her waist. She looks adorable waiting for her crush to admit his feelings, but he’s certainly in a different kind of mood… After arguing and yelling, the two answer a phone call from a mutual friend that leads to one of the most romantic scenes in cinematic history, and causes the future Mr. & Mrs. Bailey to realize they’re meant for one another.
Before theSkinnyStiletto starts its “12 Days of Christmas Countdown” of our favorite looks from holiday movies, this mother-daughter duo seemed perfect for a December “Tuesday Twosome!” The two cuties pictured are, of course, Katie Holmes and her daughter, Suri Cruise at a 2008 attendance of the Nutcracker. Suri has on one darling little Christmas outfit – a red satin dress with matching ballet flats, and a mini winter white princess coat by Best & Co. (with tights and a baby blanket to match!) Her dress is called the “Duchess Dress” by Ralph Lauren Baby. Katie is laid-back chic in an belted oversized cardigan, wide-leg trousers, a white cable-knit cap and a glossy pair of red stiletto pumps (that coordinate with Suri’s!) We have to admit, one of our favorite blogs is the fictional account of Miss Cruise’s life, called Suri’s Burn Book. Looking at her adorable little mug when she’s all dolled up is just so much fun!
“I have no dress except the one I wear every day. If you are going to be kind enough to give me one, please let it be practical and dark so that I can put it on afterwards to go to the laboratory.” – Marie Curie, discussing the gift of her wedding gown. Today would have been her 144th birthday.