The season finale of Revenge had us on the edges of our seats, and we’re still talking about the tragic loss and shocking reveal from last night’s episode. So, who better to give us the inside scoop on the show’s other character—the clothes, the fabulous clothes!—than costume designer Jill Ohanneson? ”I’m a character-based designer, and I also love fashion, so I have to serve the character and what they’re going through first,” Ohanneson told InStyle.com. Her work this season had to stay in line with the dynamic changes experienced by each character, and therefore, she had to alter the wardrobes of Emily Van Camp, Ashley Madekwe, and others to reflect shocking new plotline twists. “In season one, we were trying to find what worked and what defined each character, and we kept it very colorful and bright, but then the show got very dark and dramatic.” In honor of last night’s season finale, click the photo to take a look at how Emily, Ashley, Nolan, and many more have switched up their style.
It may be a dream to get an invite to the annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but wearing one of the red-carpet dresses can be a reality. After Topshop dressed Julianne Hough, Nicole Richie, Jaime King, and Ashley Madekwe in custom creations for this year’s Punk: Chaos to Couture event (as seen above), the retailer announced that all of the designs will be available in stores and on topshop.com this September for $630 to $1,050. In addition, ModaOperandi.com put 15 dresses that walked the red carpet up for pre-order exclusively on the site, including Olivia Wilde’s Calvin Klein creation, Taylor Swift’s J.Mendel gown, and Dakota and Elle Fanning’s Rodarte looks; and you can place your orders at modaoperandi.com. Now that’s something that rocks.
Plus, see all of the looks from the 2013 Met Gala!
Less than two years after it started as an online shopping site in London, Three Floor has become the newest brand loved by stars like Revenge actress Ashley Madekwe, Modern Family star Ariel Winter, and Amanda Seyfried, who wore the dress on stage at the MTV Movie Awards just a couple weeks ago. Ariel Winter chose the brand’s Attire dress (which you can snag on threefloorfashion.com for about $214) for the City Year event in Los Angeles this month. “I like wearing edgy things, and I really like this,” Winter told InStyle.com of her ensemble. “I thought it was really fun to wear.” Ultimately, this is a new go-to brand for trendy pieces at good prices. The designs start at $165, and are available at asos.com, revolveclothing.com, shopbop.com, and the brand’s own site, threefloorfashion.com. So, start browsing—we’re sure you’re going to like what you see.
Plus, see our picks for dresses that will complement your shape.
The 10 Most Memorable Looks from Revenge, Chosen by the Woman Who Knows Them Best: Costume Designer Jill OhannesonMar 10, 2013 @ 12:00 pm
Revenge is back tonight! And (spoiler alert!) someone close to Emily (Emily VanCamp) has been killed—not that such an incident will stop her from attending the funeral looking anything less than polished. Because even with all the twists and turns on the Sunday night soap, one thing is constant: Emily, Victoria (Madeleine Stowe), and all the other Hamptons ladies look good. That’s why we caught up with the woman behind their best looks, costume designer Jill Ohanneson, who shared with us her all-time favorite pieces she put on the girls, from Emily’s red-hot Alexander McQueen to Ashley’s (Ashley Madekwe) goddess Balenciaga, to Charlotte’s (Christa B. Allen) sweet Anthropologie find. “There are so many that I love! I have the best job in the world,” Ohanneson told InStyle.com. Can’t say we disagree! Click through to see them all, plus her insider scoop on what makes each look so special. And tune into ABC at 9/8c to see how Emily & Co. work their mourning LBDs for [------]‘s final farewell.
How to Get Ringlet Curls Without a Curling Iron (Hint: It Includes Some Help from Revenge’s Ashley Madekwe, Too!)Mar 6, 2013 @ 8:10 am
Calling all curly girls: Your beauty routine is getting a touch of Revenge. Last month, we announced that Ashley Madekwe teamed up with Joico and the brand’s artistic director Damien Carney for the “Drab to Fab” hair makeover web series, where she gave real girls style tips to match their recently made-over hair, and now we’re revealing the first installment exclusively on InStyle.com. To kick off the series, Carney and Madekwe gave their model buoyant ringlets with a retro edge. Although the dynamic texture makes a big statement, it was done sans curling irons. Rather, Carney formed the defined curls using just Joico’s K-Pak Color Therapy Oil ($16), the K-Pak Protect and Shine Serum ($14; joico.com for locations), and a dryer with a diffuser attachment. Get the complete step-by-step breakdown in the video above.
Plus, click through our gallery to get a behind-the-scenes look at Ashley on set.
Madeline Stowe, Ashley Madekwe, and Christa B. Allen (in Georges Chakra Couture) put their scheming on hold for the night to attend “An Evening with Revenge” presented by the Academy of Television and Arts & Sciences at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theater in North Hollywood, where the cast and the show’s producer participated in a panel discussion about their hit show. For more of the best parties of the week, click through the gallery.
Revenge‘s Ashley Madekwe boasts enviable ombre waves and a chic designer wardrobe, on- and off-set—so it’s no wonder haircare line Joico tapped her as its latest face and stylist. Madekwe joined Joico at the Los Angeles shoot for their “Drab to Fab” web series, where she gave real girls style tips to match their recently made-over hair. “They did the hair, I did the wardrobe picks. And everyone’s so sweet. I really enjoyed it!” Madekwe shared from the Joico set (where we also talked about her all-time favorite Revenge looks). Click through to see more behind-the-scenes shots, plus more on Ashley’s favorite Joico products and what she does to keep her hair so healthy.
The 15th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards took place last night in Beverly Hills, and plenty of celebrities were on-hand to support the big winners. Les Miserables star and Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway (in Gucci) took home the Lacoste Spotlight Award, thanking the film’s costume designer, Paco Delgado, and remarking that the “defiant pink” she wore as her character Fantine “condensed, in a glance, the emotion it took 50 pages for [novelist] Victor Hugo to explain.” Revenge star Ashley Madekwe (in J. Mendel) was also there to support the show’s costume designer Jill Ohanneson (nominated for Outstanding Contemporary Television Series), and funny ladies (and recently pregnant!) Maya Rudolph, Amy Poehler, and Kristen Wiig all huddled together at the ceremony. Click through the gallery to learn more about the awards and see more party photos!