Mustard – Moments after Patrick McDonald mentioned mustard, I spotted Kelly Osbourne after Chris Benz’s show and found these two fully committed to the not-so-mellow yellow. I got to interview Kelly on Teen Vogue’s past red carpet and she’s extremely gracious and very on top of her fashion.
You can keep your Birkin bags and give me the Constance Mini bag instead, available in so many colorful varieties. More bold color commitments from NYFW to come.
Textured – I spotted actor Justin Chatwin on his way to a coffee shop and our conversation surprised me a bit. He’s refreshingly grounded and incredibly intuitive. He plays Steve on Showtime’s Shameless, the only drama series (besides LOST) that I’ve raced home to watch in real time. It’s a genius show with seemingly farcical plot lines that actually pass as plausible – and can make me laugh and cry in the same moment. Not only is Justin’s character one of the best reasons to watch, but we’ll get the dirt behind his double life when the show is back in January. Beyond Shameless, I think Justin is one to watch and hope he lands some feature roles that’ll match his mettle.
Electric Youth – I spotted Stephanie Pratt (The Hills alum), at a Kiehl’s event Thursday in Santa Monica and of all celebs attending, she was undoubtedly the most eye-popping. And she eats! She embraced the turquoise trend I’m spotting all over LA with her Boulee romper — and had swag down to a science. (Bloggers were abuzz about her reunion with Kristin Cavallari at this event). I also have pix coming on this Kiehl’s launch that was hosted by Chloë Sevigny and Michael C. Hall. Catch my story on LA website mondette! CLICK here for more about Kiehl’s
From Bollywood to Hollywood – Bollywood star Udita Goswami is mobbed whenever she walks outside in her country and has to cover her face. She enjoys a life of luxury and privilege and even had two maids before moving to Los Angeles. It’s a different picture as the actress starts over in Hollywood and she told me, with wide eyes, that she is ”just learning to do this” and had just experienced LA public transport for the first time. She added, “I just get to be me and it’s so much fun.” Designer Kevan Hall is dressing Udita exclusively (8 looks to be exact) for her first Academy Awards week. I’ll explain how below, but I was fortunate to get an Exclusive Look + Video as Kevan fitted her for various parties – and the Oscars! Get a sneak peek at what Udita will be wearing in just a few hours. Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes? It takes an army and you’ll see it’s much more involved than simply borrowing a dress.
Diamonds are (not) forever. Sometimes they’re simply borrowed - I shot the video above as a simple lens test that I hadn’t planned to use – but ended up captivated by what felt like a private moment. Here, they’re negotiating which diamond bracelets and earrings, loaned from Forevermark, are the best look for her modern dress, before moving on to her hair. The designer is involved in every facet of what’s paired with his dresses. DETAILS: She’s wearing a crimson cocktail dress and a staffer mentioned the belt was added to accentuate her waist. In the background, they’re talking about this dress and diamonds from the previous night’s Art of Elysium event. The ‘after’ shot of the red dress seen in the video is here. [Full story after the jump.] CLICK for the full story
StyleSpotting @ Sundance – So I never told you about my new obsession: Superdry jackets! Even before I caught Adrian Grenier wearing their classic peacoat. I was at a Creative Coalition panel at Sundance where Adrian (among others) was to speak about filmmaking and Superdry was the sponsor. They had a faux store display set up in the back corner, which was literally mobbed as everyone entered the event. I’m talking professional adults mobbing the Superdry section so massively that they had to shut down during the panel. So while the panelists were probably sharing intimate stories, all I could hear was the sound of my own feet shuffling to the back of the room so I could try to score a jacket when it was over.
Yale PhD Candidate Mobbed at Sundance and Lives to Tell - YES, James Franco is currently at Yale working on his PhD and was literally the ‘Where’s Waldo’ of Sundance, turning up to promote the installation piece Three’s Company: The Drama and even donned a wig or two at the event. The wig incident sparked an urban legend of sorts and all the Sundancers (who weren’t there) had a different hyperbolic take on it. Oh, please tell me you caught his clip with Jon Stewart dispensing Oscar hosting advice to the Oscar nominee. Fortunately, I was at Sundance to bring you the heavy-hitting docu-pictorial on this ironic celebrity.
Snoop that I am, I got my ass wedged into this crowd and it took me a few minutes of being molested to get to this side. I mean, that’s a crazy crowd and it’s the ONLY mob scene there I witnessed. For the star of Pineapple Express!
See, I’m not lying. People stood on *ledges* to get a glimpse. Here’s the rub, he’s eventually going to need to come out – so hang in the direction he’ll be walking – and you’ll probably get the shot.
Like I said. (PS – I love the FAN-atic’s sharpie fingers).
A couple hours later, I spotted him – yet again – as I was heading to some swag suites and we pass in front of the Sundance Channel lodge. I’m pretty sure we shared a moment here.
Here he comes again! Considering his book of short stories, Oscar nomination and co-hosting this year’s Academy Awards, get ready for the guy to be everywhere – and with a sense of humor about it. (Bye James, our time together was too short). Ok, you can click here for the Sundance Flickr set in progress, much more coming over the weekend. Damn, I took a lot of photos. I’m doing it a bit backward by doing themes first, then an overview of Sundance toward the end. Still coming: yet another style obssession, Best of Bags, His & Hers, Sundance-at-a-glance (turns out everyone is somebody here), Piano/Bike – and you’ll meet two humble ingenues who are clearlythe next big thing. [Sundance Flickr set | Twitter | Facebook]