Although Natalie Portman studied ballet as a child, she “had always hoped to do a dance film. It’s the most emotional form of expression,” the actress dished to USA Today. Now she’s the star of the upcoming ballet slash psychological thriller Black Swan, due out this fall. And although she’s been involved with the project for nearly a decade with director Darren Aronofsky, she only brought in her favorite designers, the Mulleavy sisters behind Rodarte, to design the ballet costumes more recently. Portman plays Nina, a ballerina chosen is the lead in a N.Y.C production of Swan Lake. Also starring in the flick is Mila Kunis, who plays a rival dancer. We’re loving the dark yet glam choices Rodarte made for Portman’s stage costume. Check out more photos from the film in the gallery, and then tell us what you think in the comments section below.
1. Details on Chelsea Clinton’s wedding gifts have surfaced. [RadarOnline.com]
2. Miranda Kerr looks pared down (and still gorgeous) for her new Jil Sander campaign. [HuffingtonPost.com]
3. Wonder Woman is so popular these days that she is even getting her own MAC makeup line. [WWD.com]
4. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Kirsten Dunst have been spotted rocking the “new Crocs”. [CocoPerez.com]
5. How did Taylor Swift choose her video groom? [People.com]
6. A new fashion blog has Selita Ebanks guest-editing it. [NYMag.com]
Zac Efron has a new leading lady. His High School Musical sweetheart Vanessa Hudgens is still his real life girlfriend, but newcomer Amanda Crew takes on the role of Efron’s onscreen love in the romantic drama Charlie St. Cloud. This is a big break for the Canadian born Crew, who has only been in the acting business for about four years. When she hit the red carpet for the movie’s Hollywood premiere, Crew proved that she’s certainly got star style, wearing L’Wren Scott’s sexy tuxedo sequin dress for the occasion. “By the time Zac and I shot the kissing scenes we’d already become really good friends so I wasn’t nervous,” Crew told us when we asked what it was like to lock lips with Efron. “In the movie it looks like this romantic thing, but when you’re filming there’s lights everywhere, a bunch of people watching and a camera in your face. It’s hardly a heated moment!” Charlie St. Cloud hits theaters next Friday. Will you see it?
Although we just reported on Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom‘s hush-hush engagement, the couple took it a step further by secretly wedding–and leaving for their honeymoon! The news spilled when Kerr skipped a promotional event she planned to attend in Australia, citing the intimate nuptials–and consequent honeymoon–as the reason for her absence. Congrats to the (super-gorgeous) newlyweds!
Psst–c’mon, tell us! Have you ever skipped the tip at a salon when treatment was really bad? Are you pro-extensions (either hair, lash–or both)? Do you go the extra mile for pearly whites? How do you feel about getting the silent treatment when receiving a massage? Vote, then check the October issue to see how your on-the-D.L. beauty ‘tudes compare with those of fellow readers!
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