Braid Crowns at the Oscars

February 26, 2013 15:44:24 Posted at February 26, 2013 15:44:24
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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WENN

I am big into braiding. Every day at TIFF last year, I had my hair styled with some kind of braid. This year at the Oscars while shooting for etalk, I decided to go full medieval, inspired by Cersei Lannister: a braid crown! Not sure what Brad, the stylist, did to make it happen but it ended up being layer upon layer of lattice braiding across the top of my head, like a tiara, but using only hair – all mine! As you can see, Kate Bosworth and Chelsea Handler also wore braid crowns for the Oscars. Full Article

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Carpets & Candids: Rosamund’s plain on top, big on the bottom

February 26, 2013 15:31:57 Posted at February 26, 2013 15:31:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Wenn, Pascal Le Segretain/ Getty

You remember the year Sharon Stone wore a black short sleeve turtleneck from the GAP over a skirt to the Oscars? I will always love that look. And I remember I had 4 of those turtlenecks in rotation all the time afterwards. This Rosamund Pike look at the Vanity Fair party reminds me of that a little. Full Article

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Carpets & Candids: Elizabeth Banks’s best dress at Vanity Fair

February 26, 2013 15:22:55 Posted at February 26, 2013 15:22:55
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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This actually ended up being Duana’s favourite dress of the night. But since Elizabeth Banks was not at the Oscars, she wasn’t a contender. It’s orange, Duana’s favourite colour. It’s McQueen, and much more memorable than what the one Amanda Seyfried chose. She would have looked great in this too. Full Article

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Carpets & Candids: Spirits As IF

February 24, 2013 00:42:27 Posted at February 24, 2013 00:42:27
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jen Lowery/ Getty

Paula Patton, as IF. As IF she arrived last, after some major major stars, including Jennifer Lawrence. And preened at the photo wall forever. The dress looked good on her. But terrible colour.  Full Article

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Leslie & Sam: Spirits Best Couple

February 24, 2013 00:34:28 Posted at February 24, 2013 00:34:28
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jen Lowery/ Splash, Frazer Harrison/ Jason Merritt/ Getty

Seeing them together made the gig. It made it worth it the 5 hr shoot. As you know, I'm obsessed with Leslie Bibb and Sam Rockwell. They held hands. There was a lot of inside joke laughing. She's a lot taller than him in heels. I wanted to jump over the rope, follow them, and always be part of their circle. Full Article

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Carpets & Candids: Salma in Spirit white

February 24, 2013 00:20:17 Posted at February 24, 2013 00:20:17
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jason Merritt/ Frazer Harrison/ Getty

Apparently she told people she wasn't feeling well. You couldn't tell looking at her. In person she was breathtaking. Maybe a little pale, but still crazy beautiful. This dress actually photographs more flattering than in person. Ps Salma and her husband always have their arms around each other. Full Article

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Carpets & Candids: Amy Poehler's Spirit blue

February 24, 2013 00:10:14 Posted at February 24, 2013 00:10:14
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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It's too bad these photos dull how bright and lovely this dress looked on her. Because it really was bright and lovely. So much so that I thought she was accented in gold and now I see no gold, which tells you how lit up she was.  Full Article

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Carpets & Candids: Matthew's Spirit thinness

February 23, 2013 22:50:49 Posted at February 23, 2013 22:50:49
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Kevin Winter /Alberto E. Rodriguez /Kevork Djansezian /Frazer Harrison /Getty Images

Can you see how gaunt he is in pictures? Is it coming through? I was 5 ft away from Matthew McConaughey and, while I know he's slowly putting the weight back on from that movie he did, I'm not sure the effects from all that are reversible. His face is sunken in. And his skin sags. And his eyes droop. Full Article

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Carpets & Candids: Ellen's Spirit pyjamas

February 23, 2013 22:39:06 Posted at February 23, 2013 22:39:06
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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And this is not meant as an insult. The Spirit Awards are literally on the beach. Totally appropriate wardrobe choice, and perfectly suited to her personality. The pants fit her really well -- I wish mine would hang so well. Also she looks great in wedges.  Full Article

Carpets & Candids: Jennifer's black Spirit

February 23, 2013 22:31:04 Posted at February 23, 2013 22:31:04
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Up close and in person, the tailoring of her dress and jacket was exquisite. It's hard to explain but the weight of the material was obvious, you know? It looked ...rich. As I'm writing this on blackberry, I'm not sure if that's evident in photos. But that's the shine risk, non? Having said that, I feel like this may have been too formal for the Spirit Awards and the beach. Full Article

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