It was a delightful Day of the Undead in Hollywood yesterday, as the long-awaited zombie romance "Warm Bodies" made its big debut at a star-studded red carpet premiere in Hollywood. (We average humans still have to wait another couple days for the theatrical release, alas.) The crowd in attendance was a diverse one: actors, authors and even a couple shambling corpses wandering by in a moderate state of decay.
The most glamorous look of the night was sported by Teresa Palmer, the film's leading lady, who swept down the carpet in a black lace gown with a trumpet-shaped skirt. Meanwhile, our own Holland Roden was a vision in white, in a high-necked cocktail dress with a froofy feathered skirt, and Analeigh Tipton went bold and black in a high-low leather dress with a sweeping chiffon bustle.
Okay, wow. Can we talk for a sec about how freakin' gorgeous Dakota Fanning looks in the March issue of Glamour? Not that we're surprised—the girl has been in the public eye since forever, and we knew she'd shed the mantle of child stardom in favor of more adult projects—but her appearance in the magazine comes with a definitive declaration that Dakota is, officially, all grown up. And with her effortlessly glamorous spread and candid interview, we have to agree.
For her part, Dakota still hasn't let stardom go to her head; she shows the same poise and grounded attitude that's always set her apart from the highly visible, hard-partying Hollywood crowd, even as she's getting more attention for her red-carpet appearances. Asked whether she's enjoying her moment in the style spotlight, she replied, "It’s really fun when you’re getting dressed for something. It’s not when you’re in the rain with an umbrella and trying to carry a case of water"—a reference to a much-scrutinized photo of the actress running errands in New York, sans makeup and... well, some other stuff. Or in her words: "Yep, that’s me, alone, coming from Duane Reade. I’m not wearing a bra. Deal with it."
We didn't pay much mind to this year's National Television Awards, a sort of British equivalent to the Emmys that's populated by mysterious English celebrities and shows we've never heard of—but we did sit up and take notice when a photo of Laura Whitmore, a presenter for MTV Europe, came across the wire. Two words, y'all: That. Dress.
Our colleague across the pond made this lemony gown a gorgeous standout at the NTAs, styling herself with a fun, contemporary nod to old-school vintage glamour. The sweeping, beaded dress is a bold riff on the slender bias-cut looks of the 1930s, updated with a punch of serious color and the subtle gleam of a golden clutch. Add the soft retro waves and bright red lips, and Laura's look was a lovely homage to classic Hollywood and this week's Style Superstar.
There was no shortage of great looks to choose from for our fashion feature this week! Sunday's Golden Globes ceremony brought out all the brightest stars, who looked stunning in their best and most beautiful dresses...well, more or less. Whose risk-taking look reaped Style Superstar rewards? And which award-winner didn't take home any trophies for her wardrobe selection?
Our favorite fashionista this week: Michelle Dockery! Her white-and-gold Alexandre Vauthier gown is one that we would have probably hated on anyone else—and few other actresses would have been brave enough to tangle with it. But the challenging lace bodice, with its high neck and short sleeves, was pure elegance on the statuesque Michelle. And with dewy makeup and a perfectly tousled faux-bob, she looked just as at home among Hollywood's finest as she does in the Downton drawing room.
In need of a new look? "Pitch Perfect" star Rebel Wilson has an ingenious idea, which she generously shared via Twitter. (Have we mentioned what a girl crush we have on her?)
Now, whether the Aussie will show up with dazzling headgear at this year's MTV Movie Awards is yet to be seen, but we do know Rebel will take the stage, starring as host! We can hardly wait!
For us, souvenirs usually constitute a leaky snow globe or a crumpled postcard, but for "Twilight" starlet Ashley Greene, she's taking home something much more permanent to remember her time in New Orleans. The actress took to Twitter to share her new ink: a tattoo on her left foot that reads, "Life's a dance." (+2 for appropriate placement)
The 25-year-old has at least one other tattoo: a heart-shaped key behind her left ear.
Everything is better with a sprinkling of colored sugar—including this week's picks for best dressed! With long and glamorous gowns currently the status quo (it's awards season, after all), two of our favorite ladies were standouts in short, sparkling frocks that looked like crystallized candy. Whose look are we super-sweet on?
It's Nina Dobrev! The "Vampire Diaries" actress was a beauty in turquoise blue on the Critics' Choice Awards red carpet last night. What works about this look? Oh, y'know, just everything. The fit is perfect, the look is perfectly accessorized, and Nina's bouffant-plus-ponytail is just the right combination of glam and sophisticated. And even though the girl herself wasn't up for any awards, her Monique Lhuillier dress with keyhole details and a structured tulip skirt was a sparkling victory for Style Superstardom.
FROM MTV STYLE: "The Carrie Diaries" doesn't hit The CW airwaves until Monday, but young Carrie Bradshaw's eye-popping '80s style is already making headlines. Especially her colorful, paint-speckled handbag, which has starred in a number of promotional pics and vids. If you're one of the many coveting a similarly personalized purse, you're in luck. Our gal pals over at MTV Style found a nifty Facebook app that let's you prettify a little black accessory just like Miss Bradshaw's!
Click on over to MTV Style to get all the deets!
Here's one more skill actress Emma Stone can add to her already-impressive CV: looking absolutely stunning at 5:30 a.m. The "Gangster Squad" star—along with Oscar host Seth MacFarlane—set her alarm extra early this morning to announce the nominees for this year's 85th Academy Awards.
Perhaps channeling her character Grace Farraday (and if so, what a clever bit of marketing!), the starlet opted for a retro-inspired white V-neck dress, cinched smartly by a black belt and finished with similarly hued heels. Soft curls and a side-swept bang complemented the look that was at once sexy and perfectly polished. What a classy dame, indeed.
FROM MTV MOVIES BLOG: Here's your chance to own a piece of Panem. A collection of the eye-catching costumes from "The Hunger Games" will be gracing select cities (Seattle, Chicago and New York, to be exact) in the coming months, culminating in an auction at this year's New York Comic-Con.
Click on over to MTV Movies Blog to get all the details!