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Anne Hathaway Goes For Edge at Les Miserables Premieres

Anne Hathaway in Givenchy Haute Couture

Anne Hathaway in Givenchy Haute Couture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a massive movie such as Les Miserables, one movie premiere (and one outfit) simply won’t do. The epic tale needed at least three occasions for its stars, including Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman, Russel Crowe and, of course, Anne Hathaway, to strut out on the red carpet and celebrate their film. Instead of wearing her go-to red carpet designers (ahem, Valentino, Armani Priv©, etc.), Hathaway chose to go the road less traveled and showcased her svelte figure and fashion prowess by making unexpected choices. Hey, when you chop your hair off on screen, making edgy fashion choices seems less daunting.

For the main event, Anne wore Givenchy Haute couture by Riccardo Tisci. The backless gown featured tone-on-tone embroidery, which made it look as if it was covered in delicate pearls, and a unique halter bodice with flowing poet sleeves. In stark contrast to her character Fantine, who is a prostitute living on the streets, Hathaway showed that her ability to transform herself for her films is one of her strongest assets.

Anne Hathaway in Altuzarra with a Burberry cape

Anne Hathaway in Altuzarra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the premiere’s after party, Anne slipped into something a little less formal, though we can’t imagine it was that much more comfortable.

She stepped out wearing a deep blue cape by Burberry and then shed her outer layer to reveal an intricate dress by Altuzarra. The shorter, flirtier look was a sharp turn from her formal white gown and we loved how the strapless bodice brought all the attention to Hathaway’s new short ‘do and soft makeup.

Anne Hathaway in the Row

Anne Hathaway silver French manicure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And for an advanced screening of the film, Anne did a complete turn from the usual and chose the Row, a label we can’t recall seeing on a red carpet. Her navy blue gown had cap sleeves, a subtle belt and the same halter neckline as her Givenchy Haute Couture stunner. The more casual bohemian look was a refreshing choice for a celeb we’re used to seeing in severe, structured Armani gowns and delicate, ladylike Valentino lace. Another surprise we spotted:  a silver-tipped French manicure, which might just be the nail trend of the holidays. While you might not be able to pull off her head-to-toe couture, you’ll have no problem trying on her flashy manicure for all your holiday parties.

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Outfit Inspiration: Pixie Lott Freshens Up Tennis Whites at Wimbledon

Pixie Lott at Wimbledon, with Oliver Cheshire

Alexa Chung isn’t the only it-Brit that’s making waves in the street style blogosphere. Actress and singer Pixi Lott has been racking up Instagram likes and catching the attention of street photogs with her daring but still sweet style choices. Like many of her British sisters, she stepped out to make an appearance at Wimbledon in a sporty outfit that blended traditional tennis whites with a few of the season’s hottest trends.

Instead of just wearing a tennis skirt and white polo, Lott remixed a few of those classic shapes to bring them off of the tennis court. Her skirt has the same pleated silhouette that you’ll spot in vintage tennis photos, but the length is just a little longer — there’s no chance of peeping at her bloomers. Her outfit was cool, casual and most of all, paying tribute to Wimbledon without having her look like a ball girl chasing after stray balls on the court. We’re loving the look, and think it’s the perfect warm-weather outfit for casual summer events.

1.State Pleated Organza Skirt

Pleated skirts get a bad rap. Yes, they’re a parochial school staple and yes, they can make you look a little bit juvenile, but elevate the pleated skirt with an unexpected fabric and give it that perfect not-too-short length and it’s a great alternative to a sundress or even a cocktail frock.

The 1.State Pleated Organza Skirt ($88) is long enough that it won’t be mistaken for an actual tennis skirt and the airy, light fabric means it’ll keep you cool no matter what spectator sport you choose to attend, be it tennis on the green or people-watching on the boardwalk. As a bonus, this skirt can definitely go from work to play, so consider it an ace in your wardrobe.

1. Not everyone’s as daring as Pixi, who’s baring more than just a hint of skin. The Topshop Scalloped-hem Crop Tank ($20) gives you a cropped shell without showing too much.

2. SPF is your summertime best friend, but help your sunscreen out with the Helen Kalinski Marina Visor ($75). It’ll keep the sun’s rays out of your face and your hair out of your eyes.

3. The mini bag trend isn’t going anywhere, so sling the Tinley Road Sydney Mini Satchel ($59.99) over your shoulder for a hands-free soir©e. And as a bonus, it’s mini but not micro, meaning you’ve got room for your essentials and more.

4. There’s nothing sporty about sky-high heels. Instead, grab the flat-out fabulous French Connection Giovanna Oxford ($129).

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Harry’s Adds Midcentury Cool to your Shaving Routine

Harry’s Paradise Found

Harry’s, the brand with the Warby Parker pedigree, has already revolutionized your shaving routine (you know, with automatic delivery options, sleek handles and German-engineered razors that won’t break the bank), but the brand is out to give your daily grind a little bit of a refresh with its newest seasonal release: Paradise Found.

Harry’s Paradise Found

Inspired by the colors of the desert and the clean architecture and design of the Midcentury, Paradise Found riffs on Harry’s classic Truman handle by adding a wooden endcap and offering the handle in four new shades.

The colors run the gamut from washed out greys and mint greens to bright orange and desert-faded yellow. The collection is inspired by a vacation for one — Harry’s hero takes a little break from the daily grind and takes some time to master his swing, go for a swim, soak up the sun and more while surrounded by cool desert environs.

Each handle comes packaged in the traditional Harry’s box and includes a tube of shave cream and replacement razors that’ll last you about a month and run you just $20. Consider it a quick vacation every time you have to trim up, but with a cool color palette like this, you can treat your shaving routine like an endless summer.

The four limited edition razor handles are available now at the Harry’s website.