11 posts tagged "Reese Witherspoon"
“I didn’t do much reading growing up, or movie watching,” confessed the southern-born Matthew McConaughey at yesterday evening’s Cinema Society screening of Mud. “We were not a media culture family. We were storytellers.” That’s something he has in common with his latest character: Mud, the star of Jeff Nichols’ new film of the same name. “He learned how the world works through nature—from the land, the water, the stars,” McConaughey told Style.com. “He’s not someone who got book-learned or schooled, so he’s remained incredibly innocent in his heart,” added the actor, who said that he went camping alone for a few days to prepare for the role.Mud is a gritty Southern yarn that, in addition to McConaughey, features the recently headline-making Reese Witherspoon as the love that got away, and Tye Sheridan and Jacob Lofland as young boys on a Twain-esque coming-of-age journey up the Mississippi. During the after-screening party at Harlow, Sarah Paulson, who plays a desperate houseboat-wife, divulged that she signed on to the film for one simple reason: “I didn’t have to wear makeup. Not a drop. And I thought, ‘It doesn’t matter how tired I look, because I’m playing such a tired mom!’” Maybe so, but Paulson, who starts shooting her next project—American Horror Story: Coven—in July, was definitely not in character last night. The actress admitted that getting to wear a girly RED Valentino dress to Mud‘s fête was a treat.
The Florence-born jeweler Ippolita—one-name only, please—has had the likes of Kate Hudson, Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon, and more wearing her elegant 18-karat gold and sterling jewelry for 12 years now. Soon, the red-carpet set will see the designer’s new handbags (prices start at $1,495), too. Made of python and suede and topped with brass and wood detailing, the new accessories will launch at the same time as her new Madison Avenue store, her first-ever retail location. The full collection consists of six different color combinations; my favorite is above.
Leslie Fremar is routinely voted one of the most powerful stylists in Hollywood—powerful enough, it seems, to get even star clients like Reese Witherspoon and Charlize Theron to wear Fruit of the Loom. The trick: She designed it herself. The new collection of Fremar’s line of French-seamed tees, sinuous tanks, long cardigans, and more launched yesterday at New York’s Beauty & Essex. The rationale for the line is simple: “There were cheap T-shirts, and then there were really expensive T-shirts, $200 T-shirts, $300 T-shirts,” she says. “I wanted to have the luxury of really soft cotton with a perfect fit that’s affordable”—but the possibilities are many. “I always like some casual element in whatever I’m wearing,” Fremar explains, “because I like to be comfortable.” Even at the most rarified of events? “Fruit of the Loom on the red carpet?” She pauses. “That’s great. If you want to wear a T-shirt with a ball skirt, I won’t say no.”
Leslie Fremar for Fruit of the Loom is now available at Bloomingdales, www.bloomingdales.com.
Maybe the much talked-about new White House social secretary, Jeremy Bernard, had something to do with it, or perhaps it’s because it’s an election year, but this weekend’s 98th annual Correspondents’ Association Dinner was its most star-studded ever. Everyone from Reese Witherspoon and Charlize Theron to Kim Kardashian and Lindsay Lohan made appearances, mingling with the President and the First Lady, as well as the usual array of politicians and journalists. At the top of our best-dressed list stand Kate Hudson in a dazzling purple Jenny Packham gown, Dakota Fanning (pictured) in an embellished, sky blue Prada number, and Elizabeth Banks, who sported a bright red Antonio Berardi column with a peplum waist.
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Britain’s National Treasures, Marc Jacobs The Movie Star, PETA Doesn’t Like Reese’s Pieces, And More…
21 British figures and institutions, including Paul Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, and Stella McCartney, have teamed up with Liberty as part of the department store’s National Treasures project. Each contributor was asked to “create a product they have always wanted,” with all proceeds going to different charities. [WWD]
Marc Jacobs is making a move to the big screen. Although the details on his new role have yet to be revealed, he’s reportedly set to start filming next week. [Vogue U.K.]
Tomorrow, legendary photos of famous faces like Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot, by Herb Ritts and Horst P. Horst, will go on the chopping block. The auction will take place at Christie’s South Kensington. [Telegraph]
PETA, the organization that named Reese Witherspoon Sexiest Vegetarian in 2006, is not too happy with the actress. Witherspoon has been toting around the Chloé Paraty bag, made of python skin—a skin that is reportedly illegal to sell in California. [HuffPo]