Carpets & Candids: Thandie’s incredible VF dress

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 1, 2017 14:33:18 March 1, 2017 14:33:18
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Many of the dresses that were at the Vanity Fair Oscar party were better than the dresses at the Oscars. If Thandie Newton wore this to the Oscars? She’d  have been one of the contenders for best dressed. When Duana and I saw these photos we started making sounds, primitive sounds of desire from deep within our bodies. Full Article

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Carpets & Candids: Riley Keough’s Spirit pockets

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 26, 2017 01:50:22 February 26, 2017 01:50:22
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When I first saw her on the carpet, I wasn’t all that excited. It’s a white shift dress with pockets – serviceable but not remarkable. The boots pull it all together though. Patent leather white, 60s vibe…without looking tacky or costumey. Oh MY GOD and that Louis Vuitton bag. Full Article

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Carpets & Candids: Amanda’s Spirit sweater

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 26, 2017 01:35:24 February 26, 2017 01:35:24
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You know what hasn’t happened lately? Amanda Peet hasn’t made any weird fashion choices. In fact, she’s consistently made really great fashion choices. To me, this is the perfect Spirit Awards outfit when you’re not really one of the major names in contention. It’s an interesting black top, with little bows or balls on the sleeves, almost casually layered on top of a flowing, elegant skirt that falls to exactly the right length. Full Article

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Carpets & Candids: Janelle’s Spirit coat-cape

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 26, 2017 01:03:26 February 26, 2017 01:03:26
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Duana, Kathleen, and I will likely all be fighting over who gets to write the Janelle Monae post after the Oscars. We adore her. Janelle’s wearing her coat as a cape on the carpet. And what makes this more than just a black and white look (because it’s always more than just black and white when it comes to Janelle) is that the black and white pieces are all print-clashing: vertical stripes on the outside, checks on the top, and a sort of staggered chevron print on the skirt. Full Article

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Carpets & Candids: Emma's pre-Oscar genie suit

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 26, 2017 00:27:22 February 26, 2017 00:27:22
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Is it because it's green and sparkly that my mind went to genie? Not that I'm complaining. Emma Stone is the favourite to win Oscar tomorrow night. And I think she'll play if safe styles. This is her way of having some fun with fashion before the big night.    Full Article

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Carpets & Candids: Jenny's Spirit curls

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 26, 2017 00:06:18 February 26, 2017 00:06:18
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To me the dress is not the conversation here. It's her hair. A mop of curls on top of her head. And I'm not mad at it. But...I do wish she'd pulled it tight, climbed all the hair flat off her forehead into the curls. To me it's a fresher look. The relaxed puffiness of the way it's styled here feels dated. Full Article

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Carpets & Candids: Ruth's Spirit shoulders

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 25, 2017 23:30:59 February 25, 2017 23:30:59
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Major fashion porn is expected from Ruth Negga on Sunday at the Oscars. And you can see why. Because she's not going to be boring. This dress is not boring. Wearing a bow across the shoulders, playing with shapes, is not boring. It's a willingness to try, to experiment with style, and, therefore, stand out. Full Article

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Carpets & Candids: Kate's Spirit feathers

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 25, 2017 23:11:41 February 25, 2017 23:11:41
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The feathered skirt on a gown has been done to death. What about putting the feathers across the top? And shaped like a leaf. You like? I think I like. I feel like I'd like it more with a skirt of a different colour though?  Full Article

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