3 posts tagged "Django Unchained"
The past twenty-four hours have been a red-carpet watcher’s dream come true. Last night, Emma Stone hit the Gangster Squad premiere in L.A. in a fresh-off-the-runway—we’re talking not even a day old—Lanvin pre-fall dress, while Jessica Chastain sported an Oscar de la Renta lace confection at the Mama opening in New York. But their combined star power didn’t even come close to besting Kerry Washington, who continues to turn it out on the European leg of the Django Unchained world tour. At a photo call in Berlin this afternoon, the actress sported one of the checkered sheath dresses from the Louis Vuitton Spring collection—and brought the hair look along for the ride; if the side-slung bangs and that perfectly askew bow look familiar, it’s because Guido Palau constructed the same style backstage in Paris, albeit with a swept-up bouffant rather than a back-combed half-up, half-down. Kerry, still killing it. Don’t you agree?
Kerry Washington is flat-out gorgeous. (That skin! Those eyes!) How do we know? Well, there are the obvious reasons (see parenthetical note above), and then there’s that sartorial skill that is often possessed by the truly stunning, which the Django Unchained star has in spades; it’s not every girl that can wear designers like Peter Pilotto, Mary Katrantzou, and Carven so convincingly. Another testament to Washington’s appeal is that she’s been sporting heavy bangs of late with similar aplomb—no easy feat. She first adopted Spring’s popular accoutrement last month, at the beginning of the press junket for Quentin Tarantino’s new film, and as it gets thicker and thicker, Washington seems more and more bent on staying the fringed course—a decision that we’re totally on board with. You too?
Blue—not black—eye makeup was one of the big beauty stories at the Spring shows, with liners and shadows in shades of navy, aqua, and turquoise turning up en masse from Michael Kors in New York and Mary Katrantzou in London to Versus in Milan. But our favorite blues project came at Altuzarra, where Tom Pecheux used a midnight blue pencil to accent models’ upper lash lines (more on that when our Backstage Confidential feature goes live on Friday). Olivia Wilde employed a similar technique at the Django Unchained premiere last night in New York, where the Revlon brand ambassador used a marine pigment to rim a smudged black outline. Needless to say, we were into it. You too?