April 3, 2013 |
Brit Marling may not be a household name yet, but the budding actress and screenwriter is well on her way. The Georgetown-educated Marling has been around the indie movie scene for a couple of years with the films "Political Disaster" and "Another Earth," which she co-wrote. But her career picks up speed this month with roles in the new films "The East" and "The Company You Keep," which hits theaters Friday. Marling can also be seen with actor Eddie Redmayne on the cover of the April issue of W magazine as two of fashion's next big things.
March 3, 2013 |
They are a distant relative of the sandals originally worn by the ancient Greeks and Romans. At the spring-summer 2013 fashion collections, designers such as Tom Ford, Alexander Wang and Joseph Altuzarra featured innovative knee-high-and-above versions on the runways, taking shoe envy to new heights. They are arrestingly sexy. And for many, they summon up a blow-the-wheels-off-your-chariot feeling of female empowerment. Some ladies might even take on a gladiator mentality if it came down to a fellow shopper reaching for the single pair left in her size.
October 1, 2012 |
Mink-lined Birkenstock-style sandals? Check. Fuzzy, wuzzy mink pumps? Check. The Celine runway show was all about such cheeky luxe lounge statements. When it comes to fashion now, Celine designer Phoebe Philo has that je ne sais quoi . You only have to look at the fashion pack to know. Celine's minimal color-block totes and smooth calfskin clutches are the It bags du jour -- small pieces of the polished, pared-down aesthetic that Philo has helped popularize, and which has now trickled all the way down to Zara.
January 8, 2012 |
It's 10 a.m. in Sydney, Australia, and Liam McIntyre has just posed one of the most serious questions facing actors like him who often have to bare their beefcake physique clad in nothing but a shred of a loin cloth. "What happened to six-minute abs?" the Aussie inquired by phone. "No, really, I want to know. " This from a man who finds himself in three-hour gym sessions four times a week to convincingly portray the brawny, lead role in the Starz series "Spartacus: Vengeance.
December 25, 2011 |
Winter is the time of year when travelers are searching for the ultimate mountain cabin and ski experience, or scrambling to book the best beach resort package they can find. (Yes, even if you're a Californian.) Packing for a smooth climate transition is no small feat, especially when today's checked luggage fees place suitcase space at a premium. Here are several transition tips to keep those costs in check and to leave extra vacation money for on-site adventure. Clothing: Tunic dresses worn over leggings can be covered with warm sweaters in colder weather, and fly solo as vacation attire when you arrive at the beach.
November 14, 2011 |
"Immortals," Relativity Media's first big-budget bet, battled to the top of the box office this weekend, hewing down rivals from Clint Eastwood and Adam Sandler. The film, an expensive 3-D sword-and-sandals epic based on Greek mythology, claimed the top spot with a solid $32 million, according to an estimate from its distributor. That was enough to fend off Sandler's cross-dressing comedy, "Jack and Jill," which took in a decent $26 million. "J. Edgar," the Eastwood-directed biopic of the longtime FBI director, meanwhile, collected a modest $11.5 million.