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Favs | The Great Gatsby: Hunky Actors, Tiffany Sparklers, & A LOT of Prada

After having its release date pushed back several times, The Great Gatsby has finally landed in theaters all over the world. Based on Scott Fitzgerald’s book, the movie tells the story of Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) – a mid westerner who moves to New York and is introduced to the lavish world of his neighbor Jay Gatsby, played by (the still very dreamy) Leonardo DiCaprio. Set in 1922, Gatsby is a mysterious party-throwing millionaire who falls for Carraway’s married cousin, Daisy Buchanan, played by Carey Mulligan.

 

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The movie had its world premiere in New York last week, but its long awaited moment came last night when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

 

Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan (in Balenciaga by Alexander Wang) at a Cannes Photo-op (L) For the premiere at night, Carey wore a blush pink gown by Dior (R)
Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan (in Balenciaga by Alexander Wang) at a Cannes Photo-op (L) For the premiere at night, Carey wore a blush pink gown by Dior (R)

 

Why should fashion lovers care about this movie? Two reasons! One is fancy jewelry, and two is the luxurious designer wardrobe.

Legendary New York based jewelers Tiffany & Co designed flawless pieces for the movie made from platinum, pearls , and diamonds. Tiffany was chosen because its diamonds portrayed the epitome of American glamour during the jazz age and positively defined it in the 20s. The most notable item is the Savoy headpiece (worn by Carey Mulligan throughout the movie) made from freshwater cultured pearls and round brilliant diamonds, weighing in at a whopping 25 carats! Want to own it? Well you can if you’ve got $200,000 to spare by simply clicking  here.

 

Carey Mulligan's Savoy Headpiece made with freshwater pearls and round brilliant diamonds is worth $200,000!
Carey Mulligan’s Savoy Headpiece made with freshwater pearls and round brilliant diamonds is worth $200,000!

 

As for the wardrobe, director Baz Lurhman approached Miuccia Prada to design over 40 outfits with the help of the movie’s costume designer Catherine Martin. The pair selected a few classic Prada designs and modified them to fit the 20s. The result was stunning gowns that were featured in most of the Great Gatsby party scenes!

 

Design by Miuccia Prada (Top Left) and Looks from the Movie
Design by Miuccia Prada (Top Left) and Looks from the Movie

 

I am beyond excited to watch this movie; aside from the jewels and the glamour, Leonardo DiCaprio’s movies are rarely a disappointment to his fans. The Great Gatsby is now showing at Lebanon’s Grand Cinemas theaters.

 

 

All images are courtesy of Google.

 

Fashion Fails | The Great Martha Stewart Disaster at The Great Gatsby Premiere

I’m not so sure what Martha Stewart was doing at The Great Gatsby premiere!On second thought, I guess the question shouldn’t be what she was doing, but WHAT was she wearing?

 

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Perhaps Martha didn’t have enough time to stop by Tiffany (the brand designed several items exclusively for the movie) to pick up some bling, and thought she could make up for it by wearing gold sequined spandex instead. Are those leggings? Did she hit the red carpet right after a jog? Is she seriously wearing ankle leggings to a major red carpet event?

 

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Martha, if you insist on wearing a cream jacket, gold sequined leggings, and those nude peep toe pumps, remember to get an even spray tan all over. This is the least we can expect from a domestic diva like yourself who knows that looking this washed out (especially on the red carpet) will do you no favors.

On second thought, maybe Martha should just stick to her signature apron and bake some yummy cookies :)

 

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What do you think of Martha’s outfit? Share your opinion in the comments section!

 

 

Images Courtesy of Eonline.com & Google

Spotted | Anna Wintour & Marc Jacobs Wear Matching Prada Coats

Two of fashion’s most celebrated icons in America were spotted at The Great Gatsby New York Premiere wearing matching Prada fur coats.

 

Anna Wintour & Marc Jacobs in Matching Prada Fur Coats
Anna Wintour & Marc Jacobs in Matching Prada Fur Coats

 

That’s right! Both Anna Wintour- Vogue’s editor in chief and infamous fashion designer Marc Jacobs wore this Prada coat from the brand’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection for the exclusive soireé. The coat- made of fur- has white daisies plastered all over it, which helps in adding a Summery vibe to it.

While Wintour chose to wear hers over an evening gown, Jacobs threw it over jeans and sneakers- guess the designer isn’t afraid of taking fashion risks!

 

Prada SS 2013 Fur Coat as seen on the Runway
Prada SS 2013 Fur Coat as seen on the Runway

 

The only question remains, Who Wore It Better?!

 

 

Images are courtesy of the Daily Mail