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Costume: Actresses Jane Fonda & Minka Kelly Transform Into American Icons for ‘The Butler’

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Jane Fonda in 'The Butler'

From sketch to real life, Jane Fonda evokes former first lady Nancy Reagan (The Weinstein Company)

Lee Daniels’ The Butler” spans eight decades and depicts a spectrum of characters that could make any costume designer’s head spin: from a rural African-American field worker (portrayed by Mariah Carey) to a boozy-yet-stylish ’50s lady (Oprah Winfrey — whose character traverses all of the film’s decades as the wife of longtime White House butler Cecil Gaines) to iconic first ladies including Nancy Reagan (Jane Fonda) and Jacqueline Kennedy (Minka Kelly).

From Fonda to Reagan
In the film, 75-year-old Fonda is in close replicas to the real clothing of ’80s-era Nancy Reagan. “She loved red,” Ruth Carter, costume designer for “The Butler,” told Yahoo! Movies of Reagan. “A very vibrant tomato red — coined as ‘Reagan Red,’” said Carter, who mimicked the designs of Reagan’s favorite designers, including Bill Blass. Carter even replicated a gown Reagan wore to a state dinner.

It’s not only the clothes, but Fonda’s hair — which was coincidentally already in the right cut to play Reagan — and her makeup transformed the Oscar winner into a convincing facsimile of the former first lady.

But that doesn’t mean there wasn’t any drama in assuming the role. Fonda managed to avoid a wardrobe catastrophe, Carter recalled, on her first day of filming: one of Fonda’s costumes went missing — and she was only scheduled to shoot for a few short days. “I was walking on pins and needles.” But Fonda made it work, swapping a costume intended for another scene while she waited for the missing outfit to arrive (and it did, as a frantic Carter actually flew it in). Close call.

[Related: Oprah and Cast Serve Up ‘Butler’ Scoop]

Minka Kelly in 'The Butler'

Minka Kelly brings a Jackie Kennedy outfit to life in ‘The Butler’ (The Weinstein Company)

For Minka Kelly to pull it off as the stylish Mrs. Kennedy, Carter knew she had to pay attention to detail. “My main focus was to make sure the pink Chanel suit she wears when the [JFK] assassination happens is perfect,” said the costume designer. “Of course we want Jackie Kennedy’s look to be as iconic as it was in real life.” — >

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Costume Designer Ann Maskrey, 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

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Ann Maskrey found herself cast in the role of costume designer overnight on the set of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Having worked as a costume cutter for much of her career – most notably for Batman Begins (2005) and Alice in Wonderland (2010) – Maskrey had turned down many other projects to travel to the New Zealand set to originally take a different position within the costume department. “I really wanted to go to New Zealand and work on the film,” said Maskrey. “It is the sort of project I love doing and have had a lot of experience with,

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Fashion Week September 6-14

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on the NEW Style Media

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STYLE MEDIA INVADES MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK WITH WEEKLONG MARATHON OF FASHION INSPIRED PROGRAMMING AND ON-THE-GROUND COVERAGE SEPTEMBER 6-14 – Beginning Monday, September 10 at 8pm ET/PT, Style Expert Jeannie Mai and Fashion Editor Zanna Roberts Rassi Reprise Their Roles as Hosts to Provide Daily Updates. Fashion Extravaganza to Culminate with Exclusive Airing of The 2012 Style Awards on Friday, September 14 at 8pm ET/PT

MyStyle.com to Engage Users with Streaming Videos, Social Media Feeds and Blogs, Bringing Front Row Up-To-The-Minute Reports from New York

LOS ANGELES – August 27, 2012 – Style Media will invade Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to offer fashionistas at home extensive Continue reading

Filmmaker for London Fashion Week

BREAKING: Fash/On Film Mentoring SchemeFilmmaker search, launched by the British Fashion Council is looking for their first nationwide emerging filmmaker talent, as part of their Fash/On Film initiative sponsored by River Island, inviting up-and-coming directors to submit film ideas in response to a brief set by leading British designer Emilio de la Morena in conjunction with British Fashion Council Fash/On Film. The winning filmmaker fashion film will showcase Emilio’s pre-spring 2013 collection. One filmmaker will be selected to receive professional support and mentoring through the production process, offering a unique opportunity to gain insight into and experience of the fashion film industry. This film will be shown at London Fashion Week September 2012, creating a prestigious launch pad into the fashion film industry and the British Fashion Council.

The deadline for Filmmaker applications is Friday 6th July 2012.

Apply online
Find out application criteria and guidelines
Read the treatment guidelines for Fashion Film

For further information please contact:
Laura Hinson
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7759 1969
laura@britishfashioncouncil.com : ©ourtesy of londonfashionweek.co.uk

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2012 Women at SAG Awards

Screen Actors Guild Awards – The Women & their Designers

Like the Golden Globes last week, Hollywood turned out yesterday at the Shrine Auditorium for the SAG (-ing) awards ceremonies. Everyone present brought some glamour while gearing up for the big one, The Academy Awards. On the Red Carpet, the arrivals witnessed some extraordinary SAG Fashions and some SAG-eek fashions. Let’s just wait to find out today, which one of our girls made the worst dressed list, DARN. Of course there was the lovely Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt (couple of the Year), Diane Lane, Emily Blunt, Emilia Clarke, Diane Kruger, Emilia Clarke, Jessica Chastain, Natalie Portman, Kate Winslet, Katy Perry, Kaley Cuoco, Kyra Sedgwick, Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep,  Jessica Lange, Viola Davis (Lead Role winner), Octavia Spencer, Jullianna Marguilles, Julie Bowen and the list goes on and on. We saw a  Dresses from Badgley Mischka, Zac Posen, Ralph Lauren, Carolina Herrera, Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Elie Saab, some a red Valentino gown, Versace, Tom Ford and others. The Men weren’t looking too shabby either. Christopher Plummer, Guy Pearce, George Clooney, Stephen Colbert and a few others kinda stood out. So. Let’s us all sit back and wait for the usual media thrashing of the celebs. It’s always good for a few laughs. Don’t feel bad guys, one day we’ll get our chance at thrashing them as well, after all, there just a bunch of wannabees anyway. It’s just a matter of time before someone comes up with that list. Congratulations to the winners of awards season, 2012.. – – follow more ©My Dress.My High Heels.My Style

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Past ‘Golden Globes’ Fiasco’s

Outrageous Golden Globe Fashion Through the Years (PHOTOS)

CLICK HERE for 2012 Golden Globe Questionable Fashion Star Dresses
The fashion industry has long played host to many fashion designers faux pas  which many a Stylist have put together for dozens of Hollywood celebs. From tight jeans to parachute pants back to corduroy. There’s been lots and lots of fashion faux pas in the past and we got pictures to prove it. Some of Hollywood’s biggest Stars, with little or no fashion sense have put their faith in the hands of many a Stylist. Well! A fashion star looking for a fashion fix cannot be guaranteed much even if they hire a Fashion Stylist. This is proven over and over again at these Annual Award’s, Red Carpet sweeps. So, we continue to move just waiting for the next bundle of laughs. Celebs who play it safe on the red carpet may get a pass from appearing on critics’ Worst Dressed lists but they aren’t the ones who make watching award show red carpet coverage fun.  Check out Celebuzz’s complete gallery and play fashion critic. – –see More

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