Lizzy Caplan, she of Mean Girls and Bachelorette and MY DREAMS, stars in a hilarious parody of a stereotypical Fashion Film called…. Fashion Film. Well, what did you expect? It’s a stereotype. The Matthew Frost-directed video has her prancing through fields while wearing a magical flower crown and showing off all her cool vintage/antique finds. She practically whispers in her poetic voiceover that’s basically written by the people at Pinterest.
While hilarious, they make an excellent point about how stereotypical “deep” fashion films can be and how people aspire to this aesthetic lifestyle just because we’re told to.
By Sophall Duch
Carly Rae Jepsen
What she’s wearing: The Canadian popstar performed on The Today Show wearing a coral Kelly Wearstler dress paired with printed Alice + Olivia “Juliet” wedges, an ASOS necklace, and a white studded belt.
Why we love it: Coral is on trend as the summer colour for lips, so Jepsen took it a step further by wearing it in a bright summer dress. The watercolour-type pattern creates a cool graphic design and is accented well with her silver accessories.
Takeaway: Monochromatic looks are on trend but make sure to use a different colour for your accessories so things aren’t too matchy matchy.
What they’re wearing: The UK boy band performed at the John F. Kennedy airport in NYC for the JetBlue Live From T5 Concert series, wearing graphic tees, jeans, a sport coat, chambray, and more.
Why we love it: Well it’s more that we like four out of five of the looks and excluding Jay would just seem too cruel. Siva, in the grey sport coat, looks the most put-together with his slightly monochromatic look. His T-shirt has a hint of navy, which gives a subtle pop of colour. Tom and Nathan rock the cool graphic tees, but I give the edge to Nathan since his mustached monocle print is more fun and his khakis set him apart from the rest of the group. Max wears a light blue short-sleeve button-down in chambray (a light woven fabric resembling denim) — a fabric that has made a major comeback. And Jay, well he’s wearing a novelty tee that can be either seen as vulgar or hilarious, nothing fashionable about it. However since Jay is known for his sense of humor he can get away with it, but he does bring down the group’s fashion average. Sorry!
Takeway: When choosing graphic tees try choosing a graphic that suits your personality because they’ll send a message to others about you. Try staying away from novelty tees because they may seem funny at first sight but the joke usually is over by the second glance, then you’ll be the joke instead of your shirt.
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By Sophall Duch
What she’s wearing: The Twilight star wore a Yigal Azrouel Resort 2013 dress to the Carbon Audio’s Zooka Launch Party in West Hollywood, California.
Why we love it: The dress mixes the perfect balance of laciness and sheerness. Sheer lace can go vulgar pretty quickly and easily but luckily for Greene the dress has a nude lining to protect her from a serious wardrobe malfunction. Tangerine is one of the hottest colours for Spring 2012, which takes this dress to the next level. The playful colour is fun and youthful, but sexy enough that your grandmother probably wouldn’t wear it! (Unless your grandma is totally hip and fashionable, but I can’t foresee any grannies pulling this look off. No offense to your grandma!)
Takeaway: Tangerine!! Seeing how this dress is designed for the 2013 Resort Season, this colour will be classic enough to have in your arsenal for a while.
What she’s wearing: The New Girl star was spotted at the premiere of The Campaign wearing a white peasant-cropped top from Dolce & Gabbana and a marigold skirt from The Rachel Zoe 2013 Resort Collection.
Why we love it: This screams easy, breezy, bohemian summer! Crop tops have made a comeback and have been seen in a lot of the Spring/Summer 2012 runways. While tops are getting shorter, skirts are going longer. The knee-length A-line skirt offers the right balance to counteract the crop top, and it’s in a rich shade of yellow that makes her blue nails and clutch pop!
Takeaway: Crop tops can be tricky and a parent’s nightmare. But what’s important about this look is to pair it with a high-waisted skirt that falls on or just above your navel. Showing your navel would be trashy and might get you grounded, but hiding it will make you look chic and classy.
What she’s wearing: Seventeen Magazine cover model (along with sister Kylie) wore a sleeveless blue and white dress at a Seventeen Magazine poolside party in honour of the younger “Kardashians.”
Why we love it: The architectural details of the skirt and top give the dress a cool modern shape and silhouette. The band of the skirt gives Kendall a waist, otherwise the dress would be too boxy. Colour blocking has been a major trend over the last couple of seasons which helps give this look high marks. The chunky gold necklace provides a nice accent colour and makes a bold statement.
Takeaway: Try colour blocking with multiple bold and bright colours, a hot trend for Spring/Summer 2012. If you’re wary of bold colours, stick to one and pair it with a neutral colour. And remember colour blocking only works when you have clean lines, otherwise it would be called colour blobbing instead of blocking.
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While Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo won’t be writing a ‘Bridesmaids 2′ , perhaps the upcoming film ‘Bachelorette’ may provide us with the same raunchy humour as ‘Bridesmaids’ did last year.
Based on writer/director Leslye Headland’s Off-Broadway play, ‘Bachelorette’ is about three mean girls (played by Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher and Lizzy Caplan) invited to the wedding of the overweight friend (Rebel Wilson) they tormented in high school. Following a night of drugs and alcohol, the three ladies tear the bride’s wedding gown while making fun of her. And in a rush, the trio try to get the gown fixed before anyone finds out.
Making its debut at the Sundance Film Festival in January, ‘Bachelorette’ also stars James Marsden, Kyle Bornheimer and Adam Scott. While the film has been met with some negative criticism, we’ll have to judge for ourselves when it comes out on September 7.
But, I just have one question. How did that wedding gown rip so easily? It sounded like it was made out of paper!