Smart ladies love fashion, 2015 Venice Film Festival

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The Venice Film Festival seemed to be a lot of fun but nobody had more fun than Ralph Fiennes.

Elizabeth Banks

September 02, 2015

Photocall

Elizabeth Banks is one of my FAVES and you can see why in this and the next several entries. She has so much fun with colors and pattern. She never dresses the same and it is so refreshing. I’m so stoked for this post (I’m totally going to burnout).

E Banks dresses more colorful and youthful than women fifteen years younger and she always pulls it off beautifully. Dresses like this also give me real-life inspiration because they’re so wearable. -M

Red Carpet

I love the back of this dress. When I first saw this I almost thought E Banks had finally become boring and then she turned around and it was AMAZING.

I might actually like the weird back jewelry more than the front. Her makeup is gorgeous here. -M

September 03, 2015

SO. MUCH. FLORAL. I’M. IN. LOVE.

I like the 70s vibe of this, but wish she went for it a little more with the accessories. -M

September 04, 2015

I love this ball gown it is my everything, it’s modern and colorful. Those earrings are divine and I love her sleek hair. I’m not sure E Banks is a ball gown girl BUT this is still a win.

Now THIS is how you make a ball gown I really like: make it visually interesting and covered in embroidered flowers. And whah, THOSE EARRINGS. -M

September 06, 2015

I think this shape is better on her than the ball gown but I wish it wasn’t white. It washes out her face. ALSO LIPSTICK!

Not a fan of the dishwater-y color but the shape is lovely on her. -M

September 12, 2015

This was the closing ceremony gown and the fabric looks so cheap. It looks like nylon parachute material. She is also wearing strappy wedge front sky high heels which I wish would die. Her face and hair though are flawless AND this is better than 95% of shit we cover in our fashion posts. Did I mention I love E Banks?

DEEP V. I really like the elastic waist–it’s not something you often see on high end gowns. -M

Berenice Bejo

September 06, 2015

Photocall

This is very cute. I wish she was wearing a heeled loafer in blue.

Smart and business-y! Maybe not Venice-worthy, though. -M

Red Carpet

Gorgeous! I love this color green.

Of course, I love the odd shape of this and the fact that it’s short. MUCH better. -M

Juliette Binoche

September 05, 2015

Photocall

I wish this was shorter and fit better in the midsection.

She can’t pull off the simplicity of this very well. She needs more pizazz. -M

Pre-dinner

I feel like I would have loved this IF the pants were sized better.

The harsh lighting is not doing her any favors, neither is the frumpy outfit. -M

Red Carpet

I LOVE THIS! I adore the fringe sleeves, textured fabric, and ALL the colors.

It took her three tries, but by god, I think she’s got it! -M

Daniel Bruhl with Felicitas Rombold

September 07, 2015

I love the color of the shoes BUT I feel like it was wasted on ugly shoes which were matched to such a meh outfit. Daniel Bruhl’s pants need to be hemmed. Everything about this is wrinkled.

He CANNOT do the casual suit thing and her shoes DO NOT match her outfit. What a mess. -M

Julie Delpy

September 03, 2015

I want to own this dress. If I owned it I would try and stand by red walls (which my office has) as it looks so pretty. Julie Delpy is one of those people I would love to have at a dinner party.

Should be about three inches shorter, since she’s wearing flats. Otherwise, fantastic AND I would beg to go to Katie’s dinner party. -M

Catherine Deneuve

September 07, 2015

This woman exudes class.

She still looks like a freaking French sex kitten. Love. -M

Cary Fukunaga

September 03, 2015

People this is an excellent example of properly hemmed pants. I think I miss his man-braid.

I assume Katie put this in here so we can talk about 1) how hot he is, 2) that True Detective sucked without him and 3) mention his sock-less loafers, which are… a thing now? OK. -M

Ralph Fiennes

September 06, 2015

DANCE, FIENNES, DANCE!

THIS is my high school movie star crush, ladies and gentlemen. -M

MORE DANCING AND HOT BEARD! I love the pocket square and shirt combo. Also his pants are cuffed which I love with a double breasted suit. This is brilliantly tailored and makes me want to press and sew something immediately.

Double breasted suits are so stodgy but his beard is foxy as fuck so it’s a wash. -M

Jake Gyllenhall

September 02, 2015

Photocall

I am obsessed with the new podcast Mystery Show with Starlee Kine and I listened to an episode today (Case #5 Source Code) about how tall Jake Gyllenhall is and he is a delight. As for his clothes I’m not sure why he wore a suit to a photocall.

With all these dapper men’s labels and the continued red carpet excellence of Eddie Redmayne & Michael B. Jordan, he just looks like a federal employee or something. -M

Red Carpet

I’m starting to really love dudes in velvet. ALSO nicely hemmed pants.

Handsome! -M

John Hawkes

September 02, 2015

John Hawkes is really working this light blue suit. He is the John C. Reilly of the Venice Film Fest.

I prefer John Hawkes with a beard, but he is totally hip and indie enough to pull off this color. -M

Amber Heard

September 04, 2015

I find Amber Heard super boring. She is like the negative E Banks.

She never even tries anymore. Is this Johnny Depp’s fault? She’s not as effortlessly chic as Vanessa Paradis, that’s for sure. -M

September 05, 2015

Photocall

Poor man’s Brigitte Bardot.

I like this ok, but it’s missing something. Like a personality. -M

Red Carpet

I want to love this dress but she does nothing to sell it.Her make-up is okay. I think I like the lipstick. Her red carpet stance is the worse.

She wears clothes like the mediocre models Taylor Swift is friends with (NOT Karlie Kloss, she rules): like an uncomfortable clothes hanger that brings nothing to a look. -M

Nicholas Hoult

September 05, 2015

Photocall

I wish he had thrown on a blazer.

Is he going to see [insert generically hip Pitchfork band here] later? Because this is not really appropriate. -M

SHINY. That is not a criticism. I love the tasseled hair.

Wow, he’s become quite fetching, huh. -M

Joshua Jackson

September 04, 2015

THE KRUG IS COMING!!! Also Joshua Jackson is dreamy and as I my way I wish they would just make a damn baby already (I’m one of those old ladies –my nanny– who want everyone to have babies).

Katie has never told me to have a baby, so I can only assume she knows I would be a terrible mom. Joshua Jackson can wear an effing tux, for sure, providing a nice balance for his perfect lady, who we will talk about later. -M

Dakota Johnson

September 03, 2015

PARTY

I think I might like those shoes OR I hate them there is NO inbetween.

This feels overly styled… “Push your sleeves up to HERE, carry your purse on your RIGHT shoulder.” Still adorable. -M

September 04, 2015

Photocall

So much DANCING. She makes me kind of want bangs again. I like this dress but I would love it a foot shorter.

I want this for when I remake Altman’s Nashville in my house and play all the characters myself. This will be for my Barbara Jean. -M

Red Carpet

This reminds me of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Oscar gown, except the fit is better here. I love her lipstick.

I think this was pretty controversial but I love it and her boobs look incredible. A Prada that fits–a true miracle! -M

September 05, 2015

I am really loving her hair. The dress is not my fave but it looks super comfy.

I like the variety of looks she/her stylist brought. -M

September 06, 2015

Photocall

I love this look. That dress is so fetching and I love the shoes (controversy be damned).

I think these shoes were also controversial but I think they are fabulous. Every woman will want to own them. -M

Good dress, bad hair.

The hair is a little too Frances “Baby” Houseman, but I like the modern Marc Jacobs gown. -M

Diane Kruger

September 02, 2015

Photocall

I LOVE THIS. I love the shoe choice. She looks darling and comfortable.

I will take ten. No, I am not kidding. I would look awesome in this. Almost as good as the KRUG. -M

Pre-dinner

The Krug is the only person I don’t mind wearing a jumpsuit.

You forgot Kate Mara. The Krug does not wear this color often enough! Bask in her perfection. -M

Red Carpet

This is one of my favorite looks from the festival. It’s very glitzy and I love the glitz.

Like Grace Kelly in a shower curtain. -M

September 04, 2015

I <3 the dress length. More ladies should wear this length, as it shows off your shoes. I wonder if the humidity made her curls fall. Every time I curl my hair it’s pretty in the house and then I walk outside and it looks like this.

Wonderful except the kind of sad hair. -M

September 09, 2015

I love this with the red clutch –PERFECTION.

She knows she looks better than everyone else. Just kidding, the KRUG is probably humble and super sweet and unaware of her greatness. -M

September 12, 2015

I love the hair and I wish I was able to get a close up of her earrings. I’m not so sure about the dress.

I’m disappointed in this, because I’ve seen it so many times. -M

Jennifer Jason Leigh

September 08, 2015

Photocall

Jennifer Jason Leigh is NOT amused with this photocall.

And yet she too has caught the dancing buzz. I agree with Melissa’s comment below regarding the fashion.

There is a way to wear this without looking dumpy. JJL failed to do that. -M

Red Carpet

This is fabulous AND I LOVE THE LIPSTICK.

WOW what a turn around. She just inspired me to go buy Mrs. Parker & the Vicious Circle because I miss her so much. -M

Alba Rohrwacher

September 02, 2015

Alba was a Cannes fave this year and you can see why in the next several photos.

I love this woman’s style so much. -M

September 03, 2015

I want this dress too.

AHHHH STOP BEING SO AWESOME. -M

September 05, 2015

I also want this dress.

Ok, this hair is shitty and takes away from the wonder that is her dress. -M

September 06, 2015

I want this skirt but I would wear it with a version of this shirt I would NOT have to tuck in. I would also wear it with black leggings and my black booties. I need to go look for a silver skirt right now.

Better hair! I want this for my fall work wardrobe to wear with tights and boots. -M

September 07, 2015

I want these shoes. I think I also might want her hair, cut and color.

Was she on the jury or something? I am too lazy to look it up. I think the dress is freaking adorable. This looks like fancy Anthro in that it will be copied for semi-attainable prices in a few weeks. -M

September 08, 2015

Photocall

She looks exactly like Mia Wasikowska –who I will now refer to as a “poor man’s Alba Rohrwacher.”

A little blah for Alba, if I’m being quite honest. -M

Red Carpet

This is divine.

Stunning. -M

September 10, 2015

I love ladies who can pull off this length of pants.

Very cute and casual. I need those shoes. -M

Alice Rohrwacher

September 03, 2015

I think I need a pair of black Doc Martens loafers. OR these floral ones!

I prefer her sister’s style but she’s not an actress–she’s a writer/directer–so she is way accomplished elsewhere. -M

Mark Ruffalo

September 03, 2015

Photocall

Ummmmm. Mark ,did you just wander in from a golf tourney?

Guhhhhh why does everyone have a hard time dressing casual? Make friends with Alba and ask her what to wear. -M

Red Carpet with Sunrise Coigney

Suit jacket too tight and see Melissa’s comment about the pants. Sunrise looks fantastic.

Pants need hemming. -M

Matthias Schoenaerts

September 05, 2015

Photocall

These white white shoes are very popular with the European male my Swedish boyfriend wears them too. And more DANCING.

I wish my new boyfriend were not wearing sunglasses on his head and less bright white shoes. The jeans and blazer fit very well. -M

Red Carpet

This suit is the WORST. And his hair looks wet and gross.

PANT LENGTH!!! Get a tailor, please. -M

September 06, 2015

Photocall

His casual hair is so much nicer than his RC hair.

Still a “no” on these shoes. They look like platforms from this side. Barf. -M

Red Carpet

This is better than the last suit but still terrible. And the hair is better and yet still bad.

I think me and TLo should be invited to all events to do a pants check. Like, not sexual at all. I promise. -M

Hailee Steinfeld

September 03, 2015

PARTY

This is so much fun. Her team does a great job of making her sophisticated and youthful.

Her stylist is amazing. This looks great on her. I want everything she wears. -M

ANOTHER PARTY

ADORABLE –I’m now tired.

Insanely cute. -M

September 04, 2015

I’m so mad at Getty that they only had this photo and not a full-length one. ANYWHO this is lovely. I agree with Melissa on the lipstick.

Needs lipstick but otherwise great. -M

Kristen Stewart

September 04, 2015

I’m not loving the lipstick but I love it when celebs look normal.

I forgive a lot of the stuff she does because I appreciate her personal style, but the length of those jeans is extremely awkward on her. -M

September 05, 2015

Photocall

This photocall area must have been super fun cause everyone looks like they were having a blast. I love this.

Very cool and exactly what she should be wearing. -M

Red Carpet

Love the top, wish the bottom had less volume.

Too “mother-of-the-bride.” The top is MUCH better than the bottom. -M

Tilda Swinton

September 05, 2015

SWINTON IS QUEEN!

BOW DOWN, PLEBES. Except the Krug and Alba. You can hang. -M

September 06, 2015

Photocall

These fools were having so much fun.

Even better up close. -M

Red Carpet

This is just so fucking awesome. I love the casual way it drapes over her shoulder.

Hair is not great but whatever SWINTON wants. -M

Paz Vega

September 02, 2015

Photocall

I love this dress. I think the flowers might be a bit too big but the cut and colors are divine.

I like it, but the pattern is weird and I don’t like how it doesn’t match up in the front. -M

Red Carpet

Nice fit and sparkly.

I am running out of things to say, so I will just write, “wonderful.” -M

September 03, 2015

I love the gold shoes!

So chic and the red purse was the best choice. -M

September 05, 2015

I feel like I’m watching Solid Gold.

WHAT IS THIS? -M

September 08, 2015

I agree with Melissa the blazer is a keeper.

Some might not like the blazer, but I think it adds a little structure and masculinity. -M

Alicia Vikander

September 05, 2015

Photocall

What is up with the leather straps and the sides?

I don’t love the shape of her dress, but the style, pattern, and chunky heeled shoes are all excellent. -M

Red Carpet

She is able to wear a lot of stuff I would hate on other people.

Vuitton milkmaid. I am strangely ok with this. -M

Emily Watson

September 02, 2015

Sandals would have been a better shoe choice.

I want to like this on her, but it should shorter or less flouncy. -M

I like the clutch but she looks so sad in what is essentially a long sack which just makes her a “sad-sack.” And with that, folks, I bid you adieu.

Needs more shape. I am sad we ended with something not-great. -M

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