Up first is this totally fresh Adam outfit, ideal for the girlie girl with tomboy tendencies. Baggy khaki shorts and a loose cardi lend relaxed flair — just wear it off one shoulder per the model — while tan platforms and a fringe necklace add pizzazz.
Gorgeous American model Hilary Rhoda did her part to support Haiti by attending a disaster relief fundraiser in NYC. Smart girl. Her outfit is totally unique but still in line with of-the-moment trends. The sequined Adam blazer is the main attraction, while ripped jeans, leopard peep-toe Loubs, and a macho watch serve as cool accompaniments.
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I wasn't going to leave you hanging after my first New York Fashion Week roundup. A lot happens in two days here. Adam Lippes, Thakoon, Zac Posen, Tracy Reese, Rebecca Taylor, DKNY, Christian Siriano, Carlos Miele — a lot. Trends are starting to surface: neutrals are ruling the runways, but luckily orange and blues are brightening things up; cutouts and draping are fabric treatments of choice; and sunglasses are soon to be the next hot accessory. Take a gander, start your wish list . . .
Ashlee Simpson was spotted on the streets of New York looking perfectly in style. She rocked a pair of distressed black skinny jeans and paired them with a simple white tee, a fitted black blazer, and a pair of open-toe boots. She braided her hair to the side to make way for her long silver chain, and finished off the look with a studded clutch. Shop her exact ensemble now!
Emma Roberts hit the red carpet for the Inglourious Bastards screening at the SVA Theater looking youthful in a pair of broken in jeans and a gray ruffle tank. For the occasion, she dressed up her look with a cropped black blazer and a pair of patent leather pumps. Shop an easy-going look like this one now!
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There's a sense throughout Adam that writer/director Max Mayer has crafted his film very carefully. There are few, if any, moments that seem like they could offend or turn heads or overstep bounds. And that's probably not surprising, considering that it's not every day a film features a character with Asperger's syndrome as a romantic lead. The downside of Mayer's restrained approach is that Adam doesn't build a ton of momentum. The upside is that the central romance is so well-written and well-performed that it's worth seeing through to the end.
The lead character, of course, is Adam (Hugh Dancy), an engineer with a love for outer space. He also has Aspberger's, a kind of high-functioning autism that causes him to have trouble navigating social situations. That's especially problematic when he meets Beth (Rose Byrne), who's new to his apartment building and attempts to befriend him. Beth isn't the most social of creatures herself — in one early scene, she laments to her father that being an only child has made her permanently socially inept — and she seems to understand Adam even before he tells her about his Aspberger's. The two of them become friends, and then more, leading to a fairly unusual big-screen romance. Want to know what makes this film work? Just read more
The movie Adam is a sweetly unconventional romance, and a huge part of what makes it work is Hugh Dancy in the leading role. Playing a character with Asperger's syndrome who embarks on a relationship with a "neurotypical" woman named Beth (Rose Byrne), Dancy gives his character a memorable physical presence and a personality that can't be defined by his condition. During press interviews in San Francisco, director Max Mayer told me he once worried Dancy could be too "personable and social and self-confident and . . . charming" to take the role, but in the end, his intelligence and "active listening" won Mayer over. Here's how Dancy talked about the film:What kind of research did you do to figure out how to play Adam?
The bare bones of what you do are the same as what anybody would do. I go on the Internet a lot, trying to follow the right leads, work out what isn't going to be useful and what is going to be useful, reading books and trying to find people's first-hand accounts of having Asperger's, and then talking to people that really knew a lot about it and ultimately meeting people with Asperger's. Then there's the other part of what you're doing, which is trying to process that and bring it back to the script and work towards whatever you're going to do on day one of the shoot. How that works, I almost don't care to examine.
How did you create Adam's physical presence? Even when he's not doing anything in particular, he's always so engaged in the scenes around him.
Although on the surface he can appear almost disengaged or detached, Adam is always present, and he's listening very hard because everything depends on it. Although he's clearly very honest and straightforward and literal, there's another part of him that's engaged in a constant act of translation and even acting. Because he's having to make that adjustment and almost try and pass for a neurotypical. That's the deal. He's got to try to work on the terms that have been set by the rest of us. So there's this ongoing and constant flicker of "What the hell is going on here, and what do they mean, and what do they want from me?" To amplify that too much would be ridiculous, but to miss it would have missed that part of who he is.
To hear what it was like to work with Rose Byrne and whether Dancy thought this movie would succeed, just read more