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Runway to Red Carpet: Elegant Award Shows and a Dressed-Down Film Fest


Brit MarlingBetween the continued Awards Season craze and the laid-back glam of the Sundance Film Festival, the celebrity set had plenty of red-carpet moments this week. America’s new darling (fashion and otherwise) Lupita Nyong’o and Helen Mirren, who both picked up trophies at Saturday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, strutted their stuff at the Producers Guild Awards the following evening. Nyong’o chose a figure-hugging Stella McCartney dress with an asymmetrical shoulder, while Mirren opted for a long-sleeved silver Fall ’13 Elie Saab gown embroidered with crystals. The ladies were joined on Sunday’s red carpet by Nyong’o's 12 Years a Slave castmate Sarah Paulson, who donned a sequined Marc Jacobs frock with floral embellishments from the designer’s memorable Spring ’14 runway.

While many celebrities opt for the casual sweater-and-jeans look during the chilly Sundance Film Festival, actresses Elizabeth Banks and Brit Marling’s red-carpet appearances struck the perfect balance between comfort and glamour. Banks paired a black-and-white grid-patterned Spring ’14 Ralph Lauren dress with black knee-high boots for an event on Tuesday, and Marling chose a black Proenza Schouler pantsuit with chalk-white details from the brand’s Spring ’14 lineup at the premiere of I Origins on Saturday. Marling continued to be a red-carpet highlight throughout the week, stepping out in Christopher Kane and Mulberry at another pair of events. No doubt, this duo is upping the festival’s sartorial game.

Here, more of this week’s red-carpet highlights.

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Mulberry’s English Garden Sprouts in L.A.


Taking the dense florals and dizzying gardens from her Fall collection on the road, Mulberry’s Emma Hill and gang made their requisite trip to the Chateau Marmont last night to celebrate with the left-coast set. In addition to bona fide L.A. girls like Mena Suvari, Marisa Tomei, and Liz Goldwyn, there were plenty of Brits in attendance, including Alice Eve and Revenge‘s Ashley Madekwe. And the table talk revolved around all things Anglo. “Aren’t Americans secretly really kind of Anglophiles a little bit?” Brit Marling asked. “We’re all just longing for the mother country,” mused the star of The East before discussing directors with Emily Mortimer, who’s in the middle of filming the second season of The Newsroom. Looking demure in the label’s emerald School shirt, Mortimer offered that she likes to do her shopping on the fly—literally. “I can’t really walk past the Mulberry shop at terminal three at Heathrow without going crazy.”

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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 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” »

Introducing Brit Marling, Earth Angel


Why go for a hot summer blockbuster when you can go opt for a cool summer indie? That was at least part of the reasoning, on a steamy Wednesday night, behind the crowd that turned out for the NYC premiere of Another Earth. “My method for staying cool is to stay indoors,” veteran actor Kyle MacLachlan said with a smile—and true enough, the air-conditioning inside was movie theater-strong. With temperatures in New York expected to hit 100 degrees on Friday, the film’s release date, good A/C is a smart gambit, but so is the less conventional storyline that dabbles in astrophysics and music composition.

The film’s breakout star and leading lady, Brit Marling (pictured, in Preen), co-wrote the script with director Mike Cahill. “I grew up close to Cape Canaveral,” she explained of the film’s astrophysics tie-in. “For me, it’s romantic in a way, the idea of penetrating the Earth’s atmosphere to explore the beyond. It’s funny, because in cities, people don’t look up anymore. You have high buildings and the lights, so you can’t see stars. I’m in L.A. now and it’s just smog.”

Marling will have her own star power soon enough. She’s already onto bigger productions and recently wrapped filming for Arbitrage, in which she plays Susan Sarandon and Richard Gere’s daughter. At the after-party at the Top of the Standard, just about every boldfaced name was clamoring for an intro. It was a science of sorts, but the social kind. The hoopla was enough to have one guest thinking about a vacation. “We’re filming right now, period clothes and in the heat,” said Boardwalk Empire‘s Aleksa Palladino. “But I would love to take a little bit of time after we wrap. Maybe a week upstate. I’d just sit by a lake.”

Photo: Chance Yeh / Patrick McMullan