The 10th episode of The Good Wife, titled “The Decision Tree,” brought the once-romantic relationship between Will Gardner (Josh Charles) and Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) back into play. There were flashbacks to their happiest moments and present-day scenes showing sadder times. There were ups and downs—and the wardrobe had to match. “It was like Will was putting his relationship with Alicia on trial,” explained Dan Lawson, the costume designer behind the show. “We had a whole conceit to make that visual with the clothes.” To do so, Lawson dressed Alicia in jewel tones for the flashbacks and neutrals for the modern day. Also, when Will was practicing his questioning of Alicia in his mind, he imagined her in a cream suit—the same cream suit she wore when they started their affair together. “It’s the subtle things,” said Lawson. But, of course, it’s always the little things that mean the most. Flip through the gallery to see what else she wore.
It’s chilly in Chicago right now—no wonder The Good Wife‘s Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) is bundling up! “She’s going through fall with us,” the show’s costume designer, Dan Lawson, told InStyle.com exclusively. That’s why he chose on-trend and on-season pieces, like a black Escada jacket, berry-toned Gucci blazer, and a plum Basler design. “She had a little more color this time around, and she stayed so chic.” And warm! Flip through the gallery to find out what else she wore.
The celebrity baby boom continues! Following recent announcements (or speculation) that stars like Drew Barrymore, Kerry Washington, Olivia Wilde, Gwen Stefani, and more are pregnant, comes news that recently married singer Kelly Clarkson is expecting, as is actress Ginnifer Goodwin (who is engaged to her Once Upon a Time co-star Josh Dallas) and Chris Hemsworth’s wife Elsa Pataky! As we have a few moms-to-be in our own office—and we’re quite certain there are a few of you out there, too—we’re excited to see how these impeccably outfitted stars dress their bumps in the coming months. But until then, we turned to our archives to see what pregnant stars of past and present — like Jennifer Love Hewitt, Evan Rachel Wood, Heidi Klum, Jaime King and Kristen Bell — had to say about adapting their style to their growing belly, plus uncovered advice from designers and stylists like Tracy Reese and Rachel Zoe (who is also expecting her second child any day now!) on the best way to dress your bump.
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Find Out Why The Good Wife’s Alicia Florrick Dressed In Neutrals in Season 5, Episode 8 From Costume Designer, Daniel LawsonNov 18, 2013 @ 5:13 pm
The Good Wife‘s Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) is one month into launching her law firm after leaving Lockhart Gardner (or after last night, The LG) and she is maintaining her bold exterior throughout the tumultuous transition. “I don’t think she’s quite confident yet,” costume designer Daniel Lawson told InStyle.com today. That’s why he’s keeping her in neutrals until she really gets on her feet, like a gray floral Rena Lange jacket with black Gucci pants, or the black gold zip-front L’Agence jacket with an Alexander McQueen pencil skirt that he dressed her in for last night’s episode. “I really think the neutral tones this season are working well for us,” Lawson added. “As we move along, we might see a lot more color starting to peek in, but not quite yet.” Flip through the gallery to find out what else she wore—including her roomy, versatile black bag.
The drama is heating up on The Good Wife! After Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) broke away from Lockhart Gardner, the firm re-enters her life by way of subpoenas. But she can hack it, of course, thanks to a powerful wardrobe that keeps her looking as sharp as her wit. “The look is so clean and architectural this year,” costume designer Daniel Lawson told InStyle.com. Her looks last night included a black and white Escada jacket, a navy leather and suede No. 35 suit and a gray flannel Salvatore Ferragamo pantsuit. “These were some of our most favorite outfits of the season,” Lawson added. And they were sharp, indeed. Flip through the gallery to get all of the details.
Nicola Formichetti has launched his first capsule collection for Diesel. As the brand’s newly appointed artistic director (he held the same title previously at Thierry Mugler), he tapped into Diesel’s 35-year historical archive to launch a 45 piece collection—aptly named #DieselTribute—comprised of both men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, denim, accessories, and intimates based on the themes of denim and leather. “This collection is my homage to the DNA of Diesel,” Formichetti said. “Visiting the Diesel factories in Italy was incredible. The decision to use these found materials from the archive in a new way was immediate. These new, limited edition and artisanal explorations of denim and leather are two very important steps into designing the future of Diesel.” Formichetti went a step further and took Diesel’s denim to a whole new level by having garments assembled entirely by hand and constructed piece-by-piece with manual stud and hand-stitched patch applications. Going hand-in-hand with the collection’s launch, Formichetti teamed up with renowned British photographer, Nick Knight, to create portrait campaigns shot entirely on an iPhone to showcase the fearless Diesel spirit. The full collection will be released in two parts, the denim capsule—which is now available—will be followed by the leather collection due out in February 2014 in select Diesel stores. We can’t wait to see what he does next.
Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) showed her unbreakable backbone on another episode of The Good Wife last night. Just a day after she was fired from Lockhart/Gardner, she regained her composure and opened up Florrick Agos and Associates—out of her own home. To show any kind of authority working from her private quarters took more than just her dialogue, but also her costume choices, which is where costume designer Daniel Lawson came into play. “This episode is all about working out of her house, so I didn’t want it to be too over the top with anything,” he told InStyle.com. So what did he choose? A little Armani, Moschino, Tom Ford and L.K. Bennett. No, not over the top at all. Flip through the gallery to learn more about Alicia’s looks from last night’s episode.
A lot has been happening at eBay lately! The just revamped their marketplace to feature curated collections by well-known tastemakers, and now they have a new collaboration with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in the works. For the second edition of its Holiday Collective, the online retail site has partnered with the CFDA and tapped five designers — Mara Hoffman, Rachel Zoe, Michael Bastian, Milly, and Shipley & Halmos — to create a limited-edition, customized collection of “wearable tech” bracelets. Each bracelet acts as an adapter for your iPhone and allows you to charge and transfer data from the iPhone or other devices stylishly. With a micro USB connector, it is also compatible with iPods, Android smartphones, and BlackBerry devices. The bracelets will be available for $25 beginning November 11th at ebay.com, with all proceeds benefitting the CFDA Foundation. Now you can charge up in the most fashionable way possible!
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