Jennifer Lawrence and Sarah Jessica Parker share a moment on the red carpet.
It can be tough to find the right outfit for the Met Gala. There’s so much pressure to be dressed the best and the competition is steep! Like I said in Part 1, this year’s punk theme might have been a bit too high concept for some people to wrap their heads around. So while some celebrities made some honest but failed attempts at going punk, some celebrities completely ignored the theme all together. So here are our choices for the ones who did not quite make the best dressed list and the ones who completely missed the mark all together.
There’s a lot of the classic Taylor Swift elements going on in the dress, but I find the black so jarring on Swift. Perhaps if this was in Swift’s go to white colour it would work better.
Blake Lively looks like she is channeling her inner Black Swan, but there’s nothing very punk about this.
I love Jennifer Lawrence but this just seems like a case where a celebrity was contractually obligated to wear this design. J. Law is the face of Miss Dior so it makes sense why this happened. It’s pretty but not amazing.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé
What they’re wearing: Jay-Z and Beyoncé were spotted courtside at the New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets game. Hova repping the Nets in a grey snapback and grey crewneck sweatshirt, camp pants, and Air Jordan sneakers. Queen Bey wore a Stella McCartney embroidered top, black leather leggings, with blue suede shoes.
Why we love it: Let’s take a second to come to terms with the fact that neither one of us are Jay-Z or Beyoncé.
OK now that we’ve moved on let’s just appreciate the couple’s courtside style. Jay-Z is on trend in his camo pants and subtly yet stylishly shows support to the Brooklyn Nets in his sweater and cap. Beyoncé subtly pops with colours with the multicoloured monogrammed appliqués on her top and her blue pumps. The couple both sport chunky chain necklaces.
Takeaway: Showing off logos is a lazy way to try to be stylish, so do it subtly so as to not take all the attention away from your outfit. Yeah you might have paid tons of money for that designer item, but you don’t have to be a showoff about it. Just because you dropped a tons of bill on your outfit doesn’t mean you still can’t look cheap.
What she’s wearing: The lead in the upcoming The Mortal Instrument series stepped out in a black Mulberry column dress at the 2012 British Fashion Awards.
Why we love it: Collins vamps it up this dark and moody look. The column dress elongates the petite actress and has subtle striped details adding a cool design detail to the gown. Collins is on trend with her dark lipstick and adds a cool accessory with her gold chain earring.
Takeaway: Dark lips are on trend but it can be tricky to find the right colour for you. Stay away from black unless you’re going for that emo look, opt for a dark colour that’s near black so as to still have that hint of colour.
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I know these photos are getting ragged on by a lot of people for being a cheap gimmick, but I think it highlights the fact that magazine editorials are often over-photoshopped and create unreasonable expectations around beauty. The photographs are for People Magazine’s “World’s Most Beautiful” feature.
Zooey Deschanel told People: ”I’ve gotten more comfortable with my looks as the years have gone on. All the things I like about myself go along with my flaws. I just have to accept those things.”
The “New Girl” star (sans falsies) was photographed with Mad Men’s Jessica Paré and starlet Lily Collins (below), as well as Julie Bowen, Paris Jackson, Paula Patton and Sandra Lee.
Although the spread drew criticism, I appreciated that it promoted discussion. Jezbel’s Dodai Stewart wrote: ”It feels like a set-up, in a way: If you think she looks bad, aren’t you just thinking as a member of the oppressively rigid society that keeps women feeling that they have to be flawless? And if you think she looks good, which, by the way, I do, then what is the point?”
I also believe these ladies all look fab without makeup and that the photos humanize them. No, celebrities weren’t born with perfectly contoured cheekbones and full eyelashes. The unfortunate part is that we have to be reminded by photos like these that natural can be beautiful too.
Looks like Lily Collins is officially more famous than her father singer Phil Collins.
The actress, who plays Snow White in the new film Mirror Mirror, was told by a friend that a DJ referred to the Genesis legend as “Lily Collins’ dad” after he played a track. Upon hearing that, the 23 year old insists it was “the weirdest thing” she has ever heard.
In an interview with The Sun, she says: “Someone told me they were listening to the radio and they were playing classic hits. At the end the DJ came on and said, ‘For all of you who don’t know, that was Phil Collins – Lily Collins’ dad’. I thought that was the weirdest thing, just so bizarre. Even my dad has said to me, ‘You know, I am known as your dad now’. But he is extremely proud and couldn’t be happier.”
Well isn’t this a shift? It must be her eyebrows that are making people talk.
Chloe Moretz beat everyone from Dakota Fanning to Lily Collins for the part of Carrie White, a shy high school student who takes revenge upon her bullies with her lethal powers.
I usually don’t approve of remakes, especially for movies that are so classic. I mean, think of something fresh! That said, I think the 1976 movie based off Stephen King’s book could stand to be remade, especially if Moretz, who was in Hugo, is attached to the project.
The 1974 novel is about a young and tormented high schooler who uses her telekinetic powers to take revenge on the bullies at her school. It has some of the most classic scene in horror history.
The 15-year-old might be happy now, but imagine how she’ll feel once she’s draped in pig blood, a la Sissy Spacek below.
Taylor Lautner is back on the market! Us Weekly is reporting he has broken up with Lily Collins.
“It was a clean break that Taylor initiated,” the source told Us.
The couple met on the set of Abduction. However, the pair never officially confirmed their relationship.
For such a youngster, Hailee Steinfeld is definitely picking complex roles!
The oscar-nominee is now in negotiations to play Juliet in Italian director Carlo Carlei’s adaptation of the classic play ‘Romeo and Juliet,” reports upandcomers.net. The role was originally meant for Lily Collins, who will be playing the new Snow White, but she passed it up. Same with Addison Timlin, who also passed it up after a year of being attached to the project. It’s all yours, Steinfeld!
The film will begin shooting later this spring in Italy, with age-appropriate 14-year-old Steinfeld playing Juliet, one half of a young couple whose forbidden romance leads to tragedy for both their warring families in William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy. Carlei has said the film will be set in classic Shakespearan era and will bring the iconic characters to life for a new generation that doesn’t have its own version yet. Julian Fellowes wrote the script.
“Romeo and Juliet” will also officially be Steinfeld’s first film since landing an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for the Coen Brothers’ ‘True Grit.’ She is attached to a spec script of ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ which is currently out to buyers, and also ‘Forgotten,’ an adaptation of the novel by Cat Patrick. Both projects are in the development stage and not close to production any time soon.
She’s only 14 and landing these major roles, so props to her. I’m glad she’s doing these kind of roles instead of, like, High School Musical part 48 or something. It’s good to experiment and test your limits when you’re first starting out, so I’m excited to see what kind of depth she can bring to the role. It’s definitely not an easy part to act, so I’m sure she’ll have to train hard and steady to receive the acclaim she did for ‘True Grit.’
Lily Collins, daughter of hitmaker Phil Collins, has been cast as the princess in Snow White – Relativity Media’s upcoming update of the Grimm fairytale turned Disney classic, reports E Online.
The role of Prince Andrew Alcott, who traditionally awakens the princess from her poison-apple-induced sleep, went to Armie Hammer last week, and Julia Roberts is on board to play the evil Queen as well. Just days ago, The Lovely Bones star Saoirse Ronan had been rumoured to the role of Snow White, but Lily must have worked her fairytale magic, because here she is in the lead role.
The film is due in theaters June 29, 2012 and is directed by Tarsem Singh.
A competing, action-packed take on the fairy tale, Snow White and the Huntsman, will also be released on December 21, 2012 – starring Kristin Stewart as Snow White and Charlize Theron as the queen. Both films have big-named casts, so I wonder who will win the battle at the box office? I may be wrong here, but I’m assuming Stewart will be the poison apple to the ticket sales.
I’m really excited to see Julia Roberts in an evil role – she always plays the pretty girl-next-door, so it will be interesting to see her take on a different persona. Collins is a good choice as well, she’s so angelic and pure looking… well, at least compared to Stewart, she is.