January 8, 2015

The 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival

film-festivalThe 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival kicked off on January 2nd in Palm Springs, California. The 11-day festival will be held at various venues throughout Palm Springs. On Saturday night, some of the brightest stars in Hollywood walked the red carpet at the festival’s awards gala, which was held at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Since the awards are being held in advance of the Golden Globes and the Oscars, this year’s festival wins may also foreshadow further honors for stars like Julianne Moore, Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, and Reese Witherspoon. (more…)

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January 2, 2015

The New York Premiere of Big Eyes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_EyesThe New York premiere of the Amy Adams movie “Big Eyes” kicked off on December 15th at the Museum of Modern Art. Cast members in attendance included male lead Cristoph Waltz, and co-stars Krysten Ritter and Jason Schwartzman. (more…)

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December 24, 2014

The Red Carpet Premiere of “Unbroken’ and One Well-Dressed Family

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WWII Hero Louis Zamperini

Unbroken, the war drama based on a nonfiction book by author Laura Hillenbrand, had its Los Angeles premiere at the Dolby Theater on December 15, 2014. (more…)

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December 12, 2014

Into the Woods Red Carpet Premiere

The stars of the movihttp://movies-blogstar.blogspot.com/e adaptation of Into the Woods walked the red carpet at the film’s world premiere on December 8 at the Ziegfeld Theatre.

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December 11, 2014

Jingle Ball 2014: The 1st Celebrity Holiday Party of the Season

music-225064_640KIIS FM hosted their Jingle Ball 2014 on December 5th.  As the first celebrity holiday party of the season, this was the first opportunity for many attendees to show off their 2014 holiday fashions.  Let’s take a look at what they wore. (more…)

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November 14, 2014

Fashion at the MTV EMAs 2014

highquality_pictures_of_beautiful_red_carpet_05_170447As always, the MTV European Music Awards were full of gorgeous people wearing gorgeous things. This year, the MTV EMAs were held in Glasglow, Scotland on November 9, 2014.  (more…)

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October 14, 2014

George Clooney & Amal Alamuddin: Wedding & Honeymoon Bliss!

wedding-suitThe wedding of actor George Clooney and human rights activist Amal Alamuddin was one of the biggest events in entertainment this year, and it is no surprise that the two looked flawless as they said “I do.” Their wedding pictures have graced the cover of People magazine, and the stunning photos are likely to inspire wedding day fashions for years to come. Find out how you can recreate George’s enviable wedding day look even on a tight budget. (more…)

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November 12, 2012

The Perks of Learning to Dance

So your best friend’s wedding is coming up and his fiancée is dragging him to dance lessons. She insists they need to impress everyone during their first dance as a couple. He is miserable about the idea and begs you to come along to make it a little less painful. Now I know what you’re thinking.

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November 17, 2010

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal—a Vision in Black?

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Actor Jake Gyllenhaal—a Vision in Black....Tie?

Grauman’s Chinese Theatre was the setting as the new film by director Edward Zwick, Love & Other Drugs, premiered in Hollywood on November 4, 2010. Jake Gyllenhaal was on hand. Of the men at the premiere, he wore one of the more formal looking outfits.

Paladin?

Gyllenhaal’s outfit was a bit reminiscent of Richard Boone who played Paladin in the late 1950s- early 1960s TV series Have Gun Will Travel. I always liked Boone’s look. I thought he was very cool. He was dressed all in black and looked extremely intimidating. I like Gyllenhaal’s look too. That is to a degree.

Contrasts

The big difference between Boone and Gyllenhaal (besides the cowboy hat and gun) is that the former created some contrast with the white tie. It gave depth to his look and also, because it did contrast with the rest of his outfit, reinforced the black outfit.

With Gyllenhaal, there is no contrast in color. There are some interesting texture choices as the suit has a subtle pattern that is mimicked by the shirt, while the tie is plain black. There are three different black tones that are offered individually by each piece and this does create some contrast. But is it enough?

Matter of Taste

Gyllenhaal’s outfit is a matter of taste. (Isn’t everything?) It seems to be too dark for a guy sporting a black scruff of a beard and black hair. He needs to lighten up a bit. Add some color or at least some white. Maybe a pocket square if not a different tie? I mean, Paladin did, and he was a very serious guy.

It is good to see some actors like Gyllenhaal dressing for premieres. The women always do and usually look great!

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal wore all black to the premiere of Love & Other Drugs. Picture with the actor are actress Anne Hathaway, director Edward Zwick and actor Hank Azariaand.

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Richard Boone as Paladin
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November 5, 2010

Jackass 3-D: Acting Stupid, Looking Formal?

The Less than Formal Red Carpet

The Less than Formal Red Carpet

Jackass 3-D: Acting Stupid, Looking Good

They were there, the Jackass immortals (okay maybe not immortals, really the crazy creators): Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O and Barn Margera. It was the premiere of Jackass 3-D. You know, that popular TV show and now movie series devoted to doing really stupid, dangerous things that might severely injure the participants and makes everyone watching the antics cringe and squirm.

You might think that the creators would look…well…like jackasses. You know, instead of dressed to the nines, dressed to the negative 13s? But the fact is the principals involved in the movie looked very good. At least, Johnny Knoxville did.

His Attire

Officially, Knoxville was not dressed in formal wear. However, he was looking very good in his dark pinstripe suit, black tie and white shirt. Knoxville is considered to be Hollywood eye-candy, along with being a tad warped and very rich. He really brought it all together at the premiere.

It wasn’t a tux, but it also wasn’t a T-shirt, ripped jeans and green sneakers. He wore what is appropriate to today’s Hollywood premiere.

The Less than Formal Red Carpet

Over the years as far as men’s formal wear is concerned, the Hollywood red carpet has gone from being ultra formal to very casual. You can also see styles that encompass everything in between.

In Hollywood, men’s formal wear tends to be reserved for the awards shows. Knoxville looked about as good as most guys do and as dressed up as most men get when attending a premiere.

The Standard

In a recent blog, we had a photo of Sly Stallone, Bruce Willis and Mickey Rourke at the premiere of The Expendables. Stallone exuded grace, charm and class. His suit was impeccable. Knoxville captured much of the same feel.

That look and feel should be the standard for a Hollywood premiere. These guys are after all “stars” and that means that they should dress as such. Sure the era of the actor-in-a-tux movie premiere is over, but that doesn’t mean the male stars can’t glisten and shine a little.

Johnny Knoxville at Jackass 3-D premiere

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