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In the days leading up to January 13′s Golden Globes, L.A.-based celebrity superstylist Elizabeth Stewart is giving Style.com an exclusive behind-the-scenes account of what it takes to dress Hollywood’s hottest starlets. This season, she’s working with best actress nominee Jessica Chastain, Les Misérables star Amanda Seyfried, Julia Roberts (who’s presenting), and Cody Horn on their red-carpet looks. Below, Stewart gives us a glimpse at the day-to-day pre-Globes process.
Thursday, January 10
I had an early morning fitting with Linda Cardellini, who is nominated for an Indie Spirit Award. Then I met with Brit Marling, who showed up with a bunch of pressed juices.
Brit stars in—as well as co-wrote and co-produced— The East, which is premiering at Sundance. She has super cool, sophisticated taste, so we get very excited at our fittings—we share a love of fabulous fashion!
My seamstress Ana fit her right then and there. There’s so much going on that we just wanted to get it done! Now my assistant, Katie, and I will split up: She will get Amanda Seyfried ready for the Critics’ Choice Awards while I get Jessica Chastain ready.
Still Thursday! Jessica Chastain flew in to L.A. for the Critics’ Choice Awards tonight. Afterward, she has to fly right back to N.Y. for two performances of The Heiress before coming back on Sunday for the Globes. She does it all with a smile. Her family is really great. Here is her grandma Marilyn, who is her date for the Critics’ Choice! This is right before they are out the door. Continue Reading “Red Carpet Ready: Elizabeth Stewart’s Golden Globes Diary” »
In the days leading up to January 13′s Golden Globes, L.A.-based celebrity superstylist Elizabeth Stewart is giving Style.com an exclusive behind-the-scenes account of what it takes to dress Hollywood’s hottest starlets. This season, she’s working with best actress nominee Jessica Chastain, Les Misérables star Amanda Seyfried, Julia Roberts (who’s presenting), and Cody Horn on their red-carpet looks. Below, Stewart gives us a glimpse into the first few days of the process.
Thursday, January 3
On Thursday, I flew to New York for a day to fit Jessica Chastain for awards shows. I like to do one big fitting at the beginning of the season to get a plan in place. Which, of course, changes a million times, but at least there’s a plan!
Jessica’s schedule is so busy, but when I see her, we get a lot done. This time around, we received several awards-show options, met with a designer to look at sketches, and chose dresses for a few other upcoming events. We found her a dress for her Mama premiere (left), which was a few days later. We also found a Harry Winston collar for Jessica to wear with the dress, and it was brought by a guard! I headed straight to the airport after the fitting.
Tuesday, January 8
This is me and my bestie, Matthias Vriens-McGrath (above). We’re on a fashion editorial shoot that has nothing to do with awards-show season, but it illustrates perfectly how crazy this time of year is for me. My regular schedule stays the same, with awards-season craziness added in!
Wednesday, January 9
Today, I ran around pulling while waiting for Amanda Seyfried’s plane to land. Here is Carlos Souza from Valentino (above) showing me some dresses for Julia Roberts, who is presenting at the Globes. Afterwards, I ran to the fitting.
Here, I’m showing Amanda (above) sketches designers made for her on my laptop.
Still Wednesday! I could send you hundreds of pics of accessories, but this is the real nitty-gritty—my assistant Katie is holding a box of candy that Amanda grabbed as sustenance for our fitting!
And the boxes…my studio is my converted garage, but the boxes the dresses arrive in (from around the world!) spill out all over the house. By now, it’s 8:30 p.m., but we are still not done. I have to prep for fittings with Brit Marling (for Sundance) and Cody Horn (for Globes parties) tomorrow morning, before running off to help Amanda and Jessica get ready for the Critics’ Choice Awards.
Louboutin And YSL Bare Their Soles, Sasha Pivovarova Teams Up With Timberlake, Remembering Amy Winehouse, And More…
The Christian Louboutin and Yves Saint Laurent red shoe battle continues. After a long day of examining YSL’s all-red pump from the Resort ’11 collection and comparing it to Louboutin’s trademark red soles, Judge Victor Marrero decided he needs more sole-searching time in order to make the final decision as to whether YSL is allowed to continue selling the pump. [WWD]
Model Sasha Pivovarova is bringing sexy back to the big screen in her acting debut alongside Justin Timberlake. She will play JT’s mother-in-law in the sci-fi film In Time, which also stars Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy, and Olivia Wilde. [Vogue.U.K.]
Could another supermodel also be making a move to movies? Miranda Kerr was seen meeting with Harvey Weinstein in New York last week, but it turns out they were discussing her role as judge on the upcoming Project Runway All-Stars series, along with Weinstein’s wife, Georgina Chapman of Marchesa. [Page Six]
The world continues to react to the sad news that nouveau soul singer Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London home on Saturday. The singer, famous for her beehive ‘do, thick black cat-eye liquid liner, and innumerable tattoos, made her mark on fashion when she served as a muse to Karl Lagerfeld for his December 2007 Chanel show (Lagerfeld called her a “style icon”) and wowed the crowd at Paris fashion week when she performed at the opening of Fendi’s Avenue Montaigne store. [WWD]
On the cover of Vanity Fair‘s Young Hollywood issue, which hit the Web this week, Amanda Seyfried looks every bit the blushing naïf, right down to the schoolgirl’s saddle shoes. But at the premiere of Dear John in L.A. yesterday, she opted for sexier attire. Giorgio Armani’s backless silk cocktail dress is more naughty than nice, with its plunging neckline and mini-length skirt, and it’s playing against type for a girl known more for sugar than spice. Everyone’s entitled to stretch their boundaries, of course, but we’d prefer Seyfried in something a little less flashy. What do you think? Do you like Amanda’s metallic style, or is this a look that deserves a “Dear John” of its own?