Sarah Jessica Parker lands December Elle cover

Sarah Jessica Parker

Photo courtesy of Alexei Hay for Elle Magazine

Come December, we’ll be seeing Sarah Jessica Parker on the cover of Elle magazine.  As the star actress has become almost indistinguishable from her starring role as the infamous fashionista Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City, fans everywhere will undoubtedly wonder, “What’s happening with Sex and the City 2?”  According to the movie’s website, the much awaited film will be in theaters on May 28, 2010.  Just a little over six months until we see what amazing and daring fashions Carrie (or is it Sarah Jessica?) can pull off this time!

The Evolution of the Aviator Style

In the new movie Amelia, starring Hillary Swank, audiences will see classic examples of the aviator bomber style that has become an integral part of the fashion industry.  What began as a way for pilots to stay warm in high altitudes has become what some would consider an item that should be in every woman’s wardrobe.   But, where did this timeless item originate?  It was Amelia Earhart herself who, when she wasn’t breaking boundaries for women in the world of aviation, was designing her own fashion line.  She helped to adapt the typical pilot’s clothing for women – who knew that she was groundbreaking in the fashion world, too?  The great thing about the leather bomber jacket is its versatility.  It looks great with jeans and heels, but it can also create a cool combination when paired with a chic knee length dress.  So, here’s to Amelia!  Thanks for breaking ground for women in the aviation and fashion worlds!

Hayden Panettiere rocks a bomber with a chic dress and heelsImage from splashnews.com

Lauren Conrad pairs a cropped leather bomber with a unique belt and wide leg pants to create a casual, but classy, lookImage from bigpicturesphoto.com


Old Hollywood is Reborn on Franklin

 

 

AB - Varsity

Image from flickr.com

When Paul and Susan Shareshian learned that Franklin St.’s only movie theater was closing down, they decided to not only buy the theater, but also to give it a makeover. Reopening in November, the fresh Varsity theater will have elaborate new molding and classic red carpeting to go with its “Old Hollywood” style. The Varsity regularly plays both current and classic movies for a much lower cost than other cinemas. In renovating the venue, the Shareshians want to “keep the community in mind and get their opinions, because ‘classic’ means different things to different people.” The couple is seeking the help of UNC art majors to suggest and carry out new looks for the theater’s lobby. Soon enough, you will be able to get a first-hand dose of Old Hollywood romanticism just down the street from campus.

The September Issue update!

The September Issue - Anna

Image from theseptemberissue.com

Patricia just commented (and tweeted teehee) that the Chelsea Theater in Chapel Hill is showing The September Issue!

The showtimes for tonight through Thursday are 7:10PM and 9:00PM.

I saw it on Saturday at Galaxy Cinema with my sister, another avid Anna/Vogue fan, and my mom, who had no idea who Anna was.
Verdict: Six thumbs up.

The documentary gives a rare, if small, glimpse into Anna Wintour’s personal life and character.  The first 10 seconds after leaving the theater, I was a little disappointed – I guess I expected the documentary to delve deeper into Anna.  But then I realized, if she had openly divulged everything about her, the way she thinks, why she is awesome, etc., she wouldn’t be the cold Anna we know and love.  Besides, Grace Coddington, and to a lesser extent, ALT, were such huge presences that getting to know them made up for it.  There were tons of little trivia about the issue that gave it new meaning for me – I found myself flipping through it after the documentary, and loving it even more.

The September Issue comes out Friday!

Anna Wintour at Mario Schwab; image from nymag.com

Anna Wintour at Mario Schwab; image from nymag.com

R.J. Cutler, creator of  The War Room, winner and nominee of various awards that you can find on IMDB, documented Anna Wintour and her Vogue-ttes in the making of the most EPIC issue of Vogue ever.  Weighing in at almost 5 pounds, with 840 pages of editorials, shopping guides, and advertisements, the September 2007 issue of Vogue was the single largest issue ever produced by any magazine.  EVER.

And it FINALLY comes to the Triangle this weekend!

Unfortunately, only Galaxy Cinema in Cary and The Rialto in Raleigh are showing it.  But for your convenience, I, the world’s biggest Team Anna member, have graciously compiled the showtimes for Friday and Saturday (they are the same) at Galaxy Cinema:

1:10 4:00 7:10 9:25

Rest assured, I’ll be back Monday with a review.

In the meantime…

  • The movie’s official website
  • A funny clip of Andre Leon Talley (Editor-at-large, inexhaustible source of one-liners, wearer of HUGE capes, visitor of Raleigh this July!, etc.) playing tennis
  • Another clip: Cover girl Sienna Miller has greasy hair, but more importantly, Grace Coddington (Creative director) is awesome!

And don’t forget to keep up with all the Spring 2010 RTW shows on style.com!  Create lookbooks of your favorites and share please!