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July 29 2014

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4 posts tagged "Elizabeth Olsen"

Red Lip-Off: Beyoncé vs. Elizabeth Olsen

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In the latest installment of our oft-occurring feature that showcases lipstick’s most popular shade in all its variations, we pit Beyoncé against Elizabeth Olsen for one of our best face-offs yet. On the left, Beyoncé sports a deep matte-blue-tinged crimson while celebrating her fifth anniversary with Jay-Z in Cuba (and some incredible towering braids to beat the heat and humidity); and on the right, Lizzie Olsen chooses a glossy, bright tomato with orange undercurrents for Chanel’s The Little Black Jacket exhibit in Milan. We know this is a particularly difficult decision, but we feel compelled to put it to you, dear readers: Who did red better?

Photo: AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa; Stefania D’Alessandro/Getty Images

Wigging Out

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As Elizabeth Olsen’s new spread for Bullett magazine continues to blow up the blogosphere, making the starlet’s bubble-gum pink, bluntly-trimmed wig today’s topic of conversation, we’re going to skip the “what do you think of the color” questions and cut right to the chase: Does anyone else see a little Chanel Cruise beauty in Olsen’s look? Sure, her precise pink is not quite as saturated as the dye Sam McKnight used to tint models’ pageboy bobs shades of green, lilac, and rose at Versailles in May, but the homage is definitely there, no?

Photo: Jeff Bark for Bullett Magazine, Fall 2012; Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com

Gothams’ City

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When the flashbulbs started to pop at Cipriani Wall Street last night, the Hollywood awards season officially got under way. The Oscars might be three months in the future, but the euphoria Calvin Klein sponsored IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards can often be an indicator of what’s to come on much bigger stages. The evening’s roster of nominees have already started generating their fair share of Academy Award buzz, to be sure. “My first movie was recognized well and to be recognized for it is very unreal,” a Valentino-clad Elizabeth Olsen said of her Best Breakthrough Actor mention for Martha Marcy May Marlene. Olsen had some stiff competition in the category from The Descendants‘ Shailene Woodley and newly named Dolce & Gabbana The Makeup face Felicity Jones, who ultimately took home the statuette for her film Like Crazy wearing Proenza Schouler. “It’s completely abstract to my existence,” Jones said when the thought that she could be on her way to Oscar gold crossed her mind. “We’ll see what happens.”

The night’s main event was the euphoria Calvin Klein female Career Tribute Award, which was presented to Charlize Theron by her Young Adult co-star Patton Oswalt. “She is an advanced actor,” Oswalt said of the statuesque South African who he swears is as normal as they come. “I’ve seen her eat pizza and drink beer,” Oswalt joked in front of a crowd that included fellow screen stealers like Tilda Swinton and Vera Farmiga. After Theron made her way to the stage in a plunging-neck Spring Gucci frock, she spoke of how lucky she has been in her career and the amazing opportunities she has been given along the way. But mostly, she seemed to be sending a message to the Olsens, Woodleys, and Joneses of the world. “Make sure that this is really what you love to do, because there’s nothing better than finding something that makes you feel good and creatively stirs you up. It’s the greatest gift in life.”

Photo: D Dipasupil/FilmMagic

Elizabeth Olsen Comes Out On Top

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We love a good topknot—even more so now that our chin-grazing angled bob has grown out well past our shoulders—which is why we fell hard for Elizabeth Olsen’s latest red-carpet turn. In support of her Cannes hit Martha Marcy May Marlene, Olsen took the New York Film Festival by storm last night with her embrace of the high-and-tight updo. Elizabeth is considerably taller than her sisters, designers Ashley and Mary-Kate, which makes working this statuesque style somewhat easier; the halterneck of her black Alexander McQueen dress also helps, as its collar is begging for something simple and swept up. (If you’re going to divert from wearing The Row for one night, McQueen is a more than suitable alternative.) Thoughts on the look?

Photo: Stephen Lovekin/ Getty Images