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Posts for April 5th 2012
Hart of Dixie, returning with more episodes on April 9, is one of the most fashionable shows on TV right now. Between Rachel Bilson's character's fab designer duds and Jaime King's prim and proper frocks, it's one to draw major inspiration from. So who's behind all of those insanely adorable onscreen clothes? Costume designer Meredith Markworth Pollack, who's also worked on Gossip Girl. We got a chance to chat with the talented stylist all about her start, how she got involved with the show, what she does on set, and the characters' styles.
CelebStyle: When did you start styling and what inspired you about the profession?
Meredith Markworth Pollack: I was introduced to the world of costume design when I moved to New York in 2003. The first film I worked on was in the wardrobe department of The Notorious Bettie Page. I knew right away that I wanted to pursue a career in designing for film and TV. I loved the history, the research, and the character study that went into each look. It was a great combination of my love and intrigue for both film and fashion. I then went on to assist Eric Daman and ended up working on Gossip Girl with him, which then led me to Hart of Dixie.
CS: How did you get involved with Hart of Dixie?
MMP: I designed a couple pilots for Fake Empire, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage's production company, that didn't get picked up. When Hart of Dixie got the green light, they asked me to design it. I was thrilled. I loved the premise, and of course, was a fan of Rachel.
CS: Is there a funny anecdote you can share about your styling experience on the show?
MMP: I'd say the look on Rachel's face when she came in to the fitting room and saw the red Southern Belle dress that she had to wear for Hell's Belle's was pretty priceless. She hadn't read the script yet and there was a definite WTF? moment. I got a good laugh out of that one.
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If you loved Titanic as much as we did the first time around, you're probably lining up at the box office as we speak. But, if you didn't know — James Cameron's film is making its debut today in 3D to mark the 100th anniversary of Titanic's ill-fated voyage in April 1912. It's a film (and onscreen couple) we'll always have a soft spot for — Jack and Rose's (aka Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet's) romance was, well, epic to say the least. In honor of the film's reopening back on the big screen, we're taking a trip down memory lane and channeling a little of the film's romance — in our wardrobes. From Rose's decadent jewels (remember the Heart of the Ocean?!) to her prettiest ball gowns, we've outfitted the 1910s with a modern-day twist. Click on for the film's inspiration, then shop our picks if you're feeling nostalgic.
It seems Lauren Conrad is always busy adding to her résumé — she has her website, LaurenConrad.com, her Paper Crown clothing line, and now she's launched her second book series, The Fame Game. We've spotted the designer and author out and about promoting her new venture, looking sweet and stylish at her East Coast book signings. She even made time to pose for the May issue of Glamour. See her book-signing style in today's Fab Flash! On Allison McNamara: Jason Wu for Target dress, Topshop blazer.
Rachel Roy brought a major dose of bright to an event she attended in NYC when she wore a loud yellow blazer from her namesake collection. The designer completed her menswear-inspired ensemble with black Rachel Roy shorts, Balenciaga heels, and a handful of delicate jewels: a cross necklace with a rock necklace, multiple gold rings, and a bracelet ring. While it would seem that such an in-your-face jacket wouldn't be a good investment, allow us to prove otherwise. Besides the way Rachel is wearing it, you can also top it over light jeans for a casual feel, dark wide-leg jeans for a polished '70s vibe, denim cutoffs for festival cool, a little black dress at night, a white dress for a breezy look, and even hot-pink shorts for stylish colorblocking. Convinced? Get Rachel's yellow blazer now and start incorporating it into your Spring mix!
Olivia Palermo confirmed that light denim, usually reserved for more casual looks, can also work on the red carpet when she styled hers with a sparkling sequin blazer at the HBO premiere of Girls. The fashion-forward beauty layered her gray sequin French Connection topper over a white silk blouse and cuffed denim skinnies, then slid on a pair of colorful cap-toe Giambattista Valli pumps for instant glam. Glistening diamond stud earrings, a gold caged bracelet, and a blue ostrich Dior bag rounded out her polished look perfectly. To dress up your light denim, style it with a sequin jacket like Olivia did, or work your blazer with dark denim for a less casual approach to this fabulous look.
Banana Republic took us on a luxurious spin for its Fall Holiday 2012 collection, showcasing its signature classic Americana style with an elegant twist. Equestrian-inspired details via gray flannel, horse bit embellishments, and thoughtful elbow batches emoted a refined English feel, while the brand's iconic tailored trenches were brought up a notch with sleek leather trim. An array of capes and leather pencil skirts also added a refined touch to the city-meets-country collection. For accessories, Banana Republic offered up a covetable array of chic leather satchels, metal-tipped pumps, lace-up ankle boots, and gorgeous snake-print clutches. Click the slideshow to see over 45 photos of the new collection, including up close accessory shots, now.
This isn't the first time we've seen pajamas go from bedtime staple to red-carpet wear, but it may just be the best few takes on the trend. Fashion pros and celebs alike are embracing the easy separates — and while our first thought was this: if someone's giving us the opportunity to wear our comfiest sleep-time staples right out on the street, why wouldn't we?! That impulse was also checked with visions of the not-so-well-executed take on the trend that makes them look, well, more like pajamas and less like eveningwear. Fortunately, Caroline Sieber in Louis Vuitton, Rihanna in Pucci, and Elisa Sednaoui in Salvatore Ferragamo have all zeroed in on the key to pulling off these pieces perfectly (read: not so literally). Check out our styling tips below, then shop the trend to find your own pair of dress-worthy pjs.
- Take a cue from this styled crew and avoid flat footwear — anything like a ballet flat or flat sandal is going to look like a house slipper. Elevate the style with a pair of sexy heels to contrast the easy silhouettes and give them a dressier spin.
- Don't be afraid to add interest with a jacket à la Elisa Sednaoui. Her sparkly blazer finishes the whole look with a touch of glamour to offset the more casual feel of her top and trousers.
- If you're too timid to try both the pajama top and bottom, channel the look by opting for one piece at a time. You can add your pajama bottoms to a fitted tank and wedges for an elegant day look or throw on the pajama jacket with skinny jeans and heels at night.
Some of us may be wary of rocking red, white, and blue on days other than Fourth of July, but Katie Holmes proved that wearing the patriotic hues can be stylish any time of the year. While shopping at a fabric store in LA, Katie donned a red-and-navy striped Madewell top with white skinny jeans, then completed her classic look with Rag & Bone booties, black shades, and a simple gold pendant. Channel Katie's All-American look with a striped blouse, white denim, and neutral booties, or switch things up with a nautical dress and matching sandals for the warmer months.
Brooklyn Decker stepped onto the South Korean red carpet of her new flick Battleship in a black lace gown by Femme d'armes that is the perfect balance between sexy and fashiony. The thigh-high slit and exposed midriff make it risque, while the high neckline and long sleeves lend ladylike class. Black lace dresses have been a fashion staple forever, so we set out to find the perfectly unique versions for all your upcoming nighttime soirees. Step inside to see our picks and to get a closer look at Brooklyn's red-carpet stunner.