We’ve been counting down the days until The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hits theatres on November 22, but with every new trailer or commercial we see, we’re starting to lose our patience. Thankfully, we’ve had the film’s premieres around the world and the cast’s red carpet appearances to keep us occupied until the big day.
Jennifer Lawrence has been rocking Dior after Dior during this premiere tour, and her choice for this past weekend’s showing in Paris was no different. JLaw donned a decidedly darker design from Dior’s Fall 2013 haute couture collection, complete with deep red lip, edgy new ‘do, and even some side boob action. Fierce.
But, seriously, is it November 22 yet?
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H&M launched its collaboration with French designer Isabel Marant with a well-attended Paris street party last night. For those of us whose Isabel Marant pour H&M wish lists get longer every time we take another peek at the lookbook, or spy another campaign image, pics from yesterday’s shindig will be some dangerous eye candy for you this morning.
H&M enlisted A-listers like January Jones, Freida Pinto, Audrey Tantou and Alice Dellal to celebrate their highly-anticipated collection with Isabel Marant. Check out the images below for an even closer look at some of the pieces in the line-up, and then triple check that the November 14 launch date is marked in your calendar!
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Claire Danes in Armani Privé Fall 2013
The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were held in Los Angeles last night, and though we sadly missed all 18 hours of televised red carpet and awards show coverage due to some poor travel planning on our part, we wouldn’t dare shirk our duties when it comes to critiquing the myriad of fabulous (and not so fabulous) looks of our favourite small screen actresses.
From the ethereal, like Outstanding Actress in a Drama winner Claire Danes (woohoo Homeland!) in Armani Privé and Kerry Washington in Marchesa, to the va-va-voom, including Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang and Rose Byrne in Calvin Klein Collection, the Emmys red carpet certainly delivered.
The ladies of Mad Men in particular definitely brought their A games, with January Jones, Jessica Pare and Elisabeth Moss all landing in our top 10. Alyson Hannigan in purple Marchesa, Kate Mara in a white J. Mendel and Michelle Dockery in two-toned Prada rounded out our best dressed list.
Did they make yours too?
Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang
Kerry Washington in Marchesa Spring 2014
Jessica Pare in Oscar de la Renta Spring 2014
January Jones in custom Givenchy
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Julia Roberts in Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013 at ‘August: Osage County’ premiere (Image credit: Getty)
The Toronto International Film Festival officially wrapped up yesterday; the red carpets have been rolled up and the celebrities have returned to Hollywood, but we’re still riding that high that only the film festival can bring. We’re going to miss our favourite actresses walking the streets of Toronto in haute couture frocks, but awards season will be here before we know it.
In the meantime, we’ve rounded up our 10 favourite red carpet looks of TIFF 2013 to help with the withdrawal. From Julia Roberts in a gorgeous red Dolce & Gabbana number to Dakota Fanning in a jaw-dropping Atelier Versace gown, this year’s crop of stars brought their sartorial A games, making for the most fabulous Festival to date.
Keira Knightley in Mary Katrantzou Fall 2013 at ‘Can A Song Save Your Life’ premiere (Image credit: Getty)
Lupita Nyong’o in Prada at ’12 Years A Slave’ premiere (Image credit: Getty)
Olivia Wilde in Valentino Resort 2014 at ‘Third Person’ premiere (Image credit: Getty)
Carice van Houten in Christian Dior Spring 2013 Couture at ‘The Fifth Estate’ premiere (Image credit: Getty)
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Carey Mulligan in Christopher Kane Resort 2011 at TIFF 2010 (Image credit: Jason Merritt/Getty)
Our fair city is all abuzz this week with Toronto International Film Festival preparations: the red carpets have been steam cleaned, the celeb gifting lounges stocked up, and the film reels set to play. The TIFF circus officially starts tomorrow, and we couldn’t be more excited. Ryan Gosling may not be making an appearance at the festival this year, but if there’s one thing that gets us even more into a tizzy than The Gos, it’s red carpet fashion.
Over the next 11 days, couture pieces flown in from Europe will be spotlighted alongside the very best Canadian designers have to offer, and we can’t wait to take it all in. In the meantime, we’ve rounded up 10 of our absolute favourite looks from TIFFs gone by for your viewing pleasure.
Epic past red carpet moments like Carey Mulligan in whimsical, galaxy-print Christopher Kane, Eva Mendes in an ultra-glam black Andrew Gn gown and Blake Lively in red-hot, floral-embellished Chanel Haute Couture are going to be a challenge for this year’s crop of stars to top.
Eva Mendes in Andrew Gn Fall 2010 at TIFF 2010 (Image via ModeWalk)
Blake Lively in Chanel Fall 2010 Couture at TIFF 2010 (Image credit: Jason Merritt/Getty)
Jennifer Connelly in YSL Resort 2011 at TIFF 2010 (Image credit: Getty)
Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior Fall 2012 Couture at TIFF 2012 (Image credit: Getty)
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Cate Blanchett, one of our style icons, has been on a publicity tour for her latest film, Blue Jasmine, of late, and we’ve been enjoying every sartorial moment of it.
This past weekend, the actress walked the red carpet at the opening ceremony of the Deauville American Film Festival in Deauville, France, donning an ivory lace dress from the Armani Privé Fall 2013 collection. Cate was styled perfectly from her simple up-do to her metallic pumps, also by Armani Privé.
The elegant ensemble reminds us of her turn as Galadriel in The Lord of the Rings. She looked ethereal. No one does it quite like Queen Cate.
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In the same week that Diane Kruger was snubbed by Vanity Fair and left off their 2013 best dressed list, she stepped out in a drop-dead gorgeous look and showed just how wrong the magazine was.
The actress attended FOX’s Summer TCA All Star Party on August 1 in a to-die-for design from Mary Katrantzou‘s Resort 2014 collection. The rose and trellis printed dress, styled with simple black sandals by Stuart Weitzman and a white box clutch by Edie Parker, made for one of our favourite looks of the year to date.
If we were editors over at Vanity Fair, we’d be kicking ourselves right about now for such a glaring omission.
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We at The Backseat Stylers love our tweed. While everyone else has been donning denim cut-offs this summer, we’ve still kept our favourite tweed pieces in the wardrobe rotation. And we’re not the only ones.
Amanda Seyfried appeared on Late Night With David Letterman this week in a lightweight herringbone tweed dress from Balmain‘s Resort 2014 collection, and we’re obsessed with it. It has a very flattering silhouette, is just the right amount of girly, and is a perfect piece to transition from summer to fall.
Now to find a more pocketbook-friendly version…
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Confession time: we are obsessed with jumpsuits. Wear one on a red carpet anywhere in the world, and you’re pretty much guaranteed a post from us (see the evidence here, here and here). We also happen to feel the same way about Zoe Saldana and her inimitable style, so put the actress in a jumpsuit, and we can’t possibly not post about it.
Zoe sported an ultra chic jumpsuit from Balmain‘s Resort 2014 collection for her Comic Con appearance this past weekend. It was figure flattering, the perfect shade of blue, and possibly one of our favourite jumpsuits ever. But how could the pairing of Zoe and Balmain possible go wrong, really?
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We’ve never paid much attention to Vanessa Hudgens or her style before, but she sure caught our attention this week with an incredibly chic getup. The actress stepped out in head-to-toe red brocade and, needless to say, we’re in lurve. She sported the straight-off-the-runway Moschino Fall 2013 look to a Meet the Actor event at an Apple store in London.
With the scorching hot temperatures outside, Vanessa’s ensemble has us daydreaming of cooler weather and fall fashion. But only for a short minute.
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