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April 21 2014

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18 posts tagged "Nicole Kidman"

Stoker‘s Clothes Tell The Story

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Although director Park Chan-wook insists that his latest movie, Stoker, is a fairy tale, the psycho-thriller is as unsettling as they come. The film follows India Stoker (played by Mia Wasikowska), who is coping with her father’s death. Things get weird when her creepy uncle (Matthew Goode) moves in with India and her widowed mother (played by Nicole Kidman) and bodies start piling up.

At last night’s Film Society of Lincoln Center screening, costume designers Bart Mueller and Kurt Swanson provided a glimpse into the particulars of the director’s vision. “Park was very specific with everything,” said Mueller. “Right down to what jewelry Nicole Kidman wore. He really has a keen eye.” The cut of a dress becomes a key storytelling element as characters come of age and come undone. “The clothes do almost as much talking as we do,” said Goode. “But my character is a bit more waspish than me, a bit more sepia. I don’t wear as many mustard-colored jumpers.” Wasikowska says her personal style differs from her character’s look, too. The actress explained that she’s less buttoned-up and less prudish. She also has a blonde bob and wore a wig to achieve India’s gothic long brown tresses.

While Kidman was not in attendance, her colleagues, particularly the costume designers, sang her praises. Said Swanson, “Nicole is a dream to dress. She is literally a mannequin!”

Photos: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

Kim Kardashian: Star Du Jour

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The Spring 2013 issue of Du Jour, the online and print magazine that caters to Gilt Groupe‘s top spenders, has an unlikely cover girl. Out today online and the first week of March in print, the new issue features Kim Kardashian, who, shot by Bruce Weber, appears in her first pregnancy photo shoot. Weber lensed two covers: The first, which debuts above, shows Kardashian dressed up like a Tahitian princess (although, with a floral Du Jour crown hovering about her head, she looks uncannily like a Madonna), while the second depicts her, sans makeup, emerging from a pool. The pared-down photographs were taken at Weber’s Miami home. “We had come off this moment where we launched with Christy Turlington and were lucky enough to have Nicole Kidman on the second cover, with Patrick Demarchelier shooting, and we wanted to try something a little bit different,” says Nicole Vecchiarelli, who serves as the magazine’s co-editor in chief, along with Keith Pollock.

Now one might not think a reality-TV star would appeal to the magazine’s high-net-worth readers, but Vecchiarelli believes Kardashian will capture their interest. “We realized that everyone has an opinion about her. Our idea was that any audience would be able to appreciate seeing someone who they may view in a certain way reshape her image. It was an artistic endeavor, and I think there’s a lot for our audience to really delve in to, whether they’re personally into her or not.” Vecchiarelli adds that the interview with Kardashian, written by Du Jour‘s editor at large Alyssa Giacobbe, reveals that as she approaches motherhood, the reality queen is rethinking her approach to privacy and how she connects with her fans. What’s more is that Weber chose do draw visual comparisons to Kardashian and Elizabeth Taylor (there are even a few images of Kardashian leafing through books about the actress). “Could she ever be an Elizabeth Taylor or Marilyn Monroe personality of her generation? If she [were to become that] it would be because she’s continued down the road that she did with Bruce—opening herself up to different ideas and pairing herself with different kinds of people.”

Photo: Bruce Weber

The Secret To Winning a Golden Statuette? Dress Like One

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association determines who walks away with a statuette at the Golden Globes on Sunday night. But wearing a gold gown will ensure that even those who don’t get their moment in the spotlight still look like winners. There was plenty of bullion on the Spring runways (Donna Karan, Vera Wang) and at the recent pre-fall collections (Jason Wu, Monique Lhuillier). We think a shimmery champagne color would be particularly stunning on the redheaded nominees Jessica Chastain, Nicole Kidman, and Amy Adams.

CLICK FOR A SLIDESHOW of gold gowns for the Golden Globes.

 

Roger Vivier And Uniqlo Are California-Bound, Tommy’s Tips, Nicole Kidman To Take On Princess Grace Role, And More…

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French brand Roger Vivier has announced plans to open its third shop in the States. The latest space, which will house the label’s footwear and accessories as well as the limited-edition Rendez-Vous line, will be in Costa Mesa (the other two U.S. stores are in New York City and Miami).[WWD]

Uniqlo is also set to head west—this morning the retailer revealed that San Francisco is the site of its newest location. The flagship shop is the brands’ first U.S. location outside of New York and is set to open in the fall of 2012. [Uniqlo]

Tommy Ton shares his favorite e-tail picks with Shop Ghost, a new curated shopping site from Oyster contributing editor Stevie Dance. He also sounds off on a few wishes for the future of street style: more eyeglasses, more designers, more older-season items, and more babies. JakAndJil hopefuls, take note. [Shop Ghost]

Nicole Kidman is rumored to have won the role of Princess Grace for the new Olivier Dahan-directed film Grace of Monaco. Negotiations for the film, which will cost a projected $30 million to produce, are reportedly still being finalized. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Stevie Dance / Shop Ghost

On Our Radar: Zoraide Shoes

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Buy a shoe, plant a tree? They aren’t two activities that typically go hand in hand, but Paola Bay, the designer behind Italian footwear label Zoraide, has managed to blend them rather seamlessly.

“I am delighted to be able to plant a new tree for every shoe sold,” she tells Style.com. And the environmental-friendliness of her line, launched in 2008, does not stop there: “It is currently impossible to make eco shoes, due to a lack of eco materials—I call them ethic shoes. I started by doing some evening vegan styles by using eco-reptiles, [like] stamped and embossed calfskin, as crocodiles, lizards, anacondas, etc. are all going down in numbers.” All of those materials went into her latest Carnivorous Plants Fall ’12 collection (around $680), which caught our eyes during Milan fashion week, and the results are truly luxe (the likes of Madonna and Nicole Kidman, two of her celebrity clients, seem to think so, too). The collection is made up of vibrantly colored heels (pictured), each inspired by their namesake plant.

Zoraide, stocked at retailers like Thecorner.com and Gente in Rome, has also teamed up with Global Goods Partners, a nonprofit organization that facilitates the sale of fair-trade products made by local artisans worldwide, on a Red Carpet Goes Green capsule collection, targeted at celebrities interested in furthering the eco-conscious dialogue with their footwear choices. The shoes, like the Greta or the Marilyn, are named after “the most celebrated movie stars of the past who, if still with us, would be the most passionate about preserving our planet.” We are fairly certainly these iconic screen sirens might be as passionate about Zoraide shoes, too.

Photo: Courtesy of Zoraide