TV & Film
Lupita Nyong'o: Most Beautiful

Lupita Nyong’o: Most Beautiful

She awed us with her performance in “12 Years a Slave,” wowed us with her consistently on-point red carpet looks, and made us envious of her ability to wear literally any color of lipstick. The talent! The radiant skin! That incredible hair! There is no question that Lupita Nyong’o is a beauty. The Mexican-born Kenyan actress was...
Mad Fad: Final Season Fashion

Mad Fad: Final Season Fashion

This Sunday, April 13, the hit period drama “Mad Men” returns for its seventh and final season. Though the promotional photos are typically vague and lacking in spoilers, the clothes make up for it. Costume designer Janie Bryant artfully uses clothing to underscore the subtly written story and make us wish we lived in this stylish world....
Wes Anderson-- TONIGHT!

Wes Anderson– TONIGHT!

As Wes Anderson enthusiasts, we have no idea how we missed a special screening of Anderson’s latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Q&A with the director himself, but luckily you can still get your WA fix at the Music Box Theatre this week. Today and tomorrow, the Music Box Theatre (3733 North Southport Avenue) is showing a...
Oscars Red Carpet: Judgement Day 2014

Oscars Red Carpet: Judgement Day 2014

Hollywood’s Prom was this Sunday, and with a very competitive Awards season, celebrities brought their A-game to the red carpet. The 10 Best Picture nominees were strong cinematic works, with some truly phenomenal performances, and all the stars were fighting for the spotlight by wearing some discussion-worthy gowns. Some were good, some were bad, and...
Friday Links

Friday Links

Chained Alternate Endings J. Crew Inspired DIY Skin Care Hukkster Maps Clutch Bob’s Burgers (image via)
Friday Links

Friday Links

Poetry Roasted Veggies Shadowy Lines Fat Sex and the City Best Basics Prequel Cotton Candy (image via)
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel

“Style is everything…style is a way of life. Without style you’re nothing.” –Diana Vreeland   She gave fashion advice to Jackie O. She helped launch the careers of Twiggy, Penelope Tree, Jean Shrimpton, and designers like Oscar de la Renta, Diane Von Furstenburg, Manolo Blahnik. She used celebrities as models–Mick Jagger, The Beatles, Cher, Barbra...
American Horror Story: Coveting Coven Style

American Horror Story: Coveting Coven Style

The most productive use of my time this winter break was definitely catching up on the hit show American Horror Story. Each season is a new story inspired by your typical horror clichés, such as a haunted house or insane asylum. The current season focuses on a coven of witches, and with Jessica Lange leading...
Friday Links

Friday Links

Sandwich Cookies Artistic Collaboration Gary Pepper Stilettos Without the Pain 2013′s Worst Hits Girls Who Go Out Nail Art Inspiration Meet the Cast (image via)
Top 3 Modern Holiday Movies

Top 3 Modern Holiday Movies

By “modern,” we mean movies with actors that are still alive, kicking, and recognizable to viewers today. While there are the classics (A Charlie Brown Christmas, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, etc.), it’s sometimes much funnier to see Will Ferrell frolicking through the streets of New York in tights or little Jenny Humphrey (Taylor Momsen, to...
The Hideout

The Hideout

We arrive at around 10 to a DJ mixing entrancing tracks against a projected circle of blurry, psychedelic branches in the wind. A second opener goes up on stage, in patterned sweaters, jeans and sneakers. The crowd sways and nods in the little dark room swallowed by string lights. They sound a little like the...
Film Still Style: À Deriva

Film Still Style: À Deriva

Let’s be honest. There are very few among us who haven’t daydreamed about The Perfect Getaway. In this setup we are all perfectly toned and tanned. We have miraculously gained the funds to buy beautifully cut bikinis in impractical colors (i.e., white) and to jet off to some wonderfully secluded beach locale (Cartagena? Ibiza?) Instead...