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8, 2012 6:00am

Michelle Williams for Band of Outsiders Weekly Fashion Trend Report: Head Over Heels for Headbands

7, 2012 1:15pm

By Allison Daniels

2011 saw a renewed interest in the fascinator, due in large part to America’s (bordering on unhealthy) obsession with a certain Duchess and her wedding. While the fascination with the fascinator (I couldn’t help it) has since died down, our penchant for placing pretty trinkets atop our heads has yet to disappear. So now we have turned, full of naive, expectant hope to…The Headband.

Awards season has just barely begun and already we’ve seen a multitude of tantalizing toppers. Check out the magnificent millinery on display from awards season so far! Above left: Michelle Williams paired a sweet, embellished headband with her Jason Wu frock, and Dianna Agron adds an earthy element to her digital-print Mary Katrantzou dress with a stone-and-wire headpiece.

Brie Larson attempts to rescue a look with a sparkly wraparound headband and Charlize Theron tops off her floaty Dior confection with a sparkly headpiece.

But don’t be fooled, stylish readers. The formal headwear trend does not belong only in a ballroom or on a red carpet. A fanciful headpiece looks just as lovely and on-trend when worn with a more casual look. Witness several lovely ladies proving my point.

Top Row: Karolina Kurkova; Busy Phillips channeling 60s mod in a minimalist silver headband, door-knocker earrings and knit dress. Bottom Row: Hippie chick Vanessa Hudgens rocks the double band with a simple cotton top and tribal necklace, and Nicole Richie masters the formal/casual look by pairing glammed-up accessories with a simple white t-shirt and bedroom eye makeup.

When it comes to accessorizing with headbands, the rules are anything but hard and fast. All you really have to do is choose one that suits your taste. Do that, and the odds are it will play well with much of your existing wardrobe.

A few notes on staying within the boundaries of good taste:

-Don’t pair a statement-making headband with equally loud jewelry. If all your accessories are competing, none of them can shine.

-Speaking of shine, if you choose a sparkly topper, go easy on the glimmer elsewhere. A few well-placed twinkles are fun and fanciful; more than that look like you’re playing dress-up.

Both of the above rules apply not only to apparel, but to makeup as well. Keep these rules in mind while modeling this cheeky trend and you’ll look perfectly fashion-forward.

Now that you’ve got the taste for these pretty, posh pieces, here are some of the loveliest I’ve seen.

Top Row: Deepa Gurnani Crystal Feather Headband ($38.00,; Tasha Classic Bling Leather Headband ($38.00, Bottom Row: Jane Tran Sculpture Headband ($55.99,; Eugenia Kim Daniella Sequined Headband ($99.00,

Top Row: Charlotte Russe Seed Bead Metallic Headband ($7.50,; Topshop 2-pack Polka-Dot Headband ($15.00, Bottom Row: Juicy Couture Perforated Leather Headband ($40.00,; Eugenia Kim Christy Headband ($91.99, was $121 ,


30, 2012 4:18pm

The big winners at last night’s SAG Awards were “The Help,” “The Artist,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Modern Family” and the guild itself, affirming that both of the largest acting unions, SAG and AFTRA, had cleared the path for a merger to an organization that would work for all actors.

While many, including us, were hoping that the SAG Awards, voted on by the acting guild, the largest group of voters of the Academy, would give some clearer indication of whether Meryl Streep or Michelle Williams would take home the Best Actress Oscar next month, the win by Viola Davis in that category means the statuette is certainly still up for grabs.

Jean Dujardin (“The Artist”) remained in front of a pack that includes Clooney and Pitt, while Octavia Spencer (“The Help”) and Christopher Plummer (“Beginners”) continue their stronghold on the supporting actor categories.

Thanks to SAG and Getty, here’s the complete gallery of images from last night’s celeb-studded event.

Photos by John Shearer, Michael Buckner, Lester Cohen, Dimitrios Kambouris, Jordan Strauss, Kevin Mazur, Christopher Polk and more for the Screen Actors Guild and Getty Images

Michelle Williams Reprises Marilyn Monroe Role for Steamy GQ February 2012 Shoot (Photo Gallery)

17, 2012 12:00pm

Michelle Williams in GQ magazine

Michelle Williams channels Marilyn Monroe yet again for the February 2012 issue of GQ magazine. In the accompanying interview, she talks about Heath Ledger and some of the advice she got before filming “My Week With Marilyn.”

Philip Seymour Hoffmann, it turns out, gave her the best advice: “If there’s even a whiff of the icon, things get much less interesting.”

It’s Williams’ talks about Ledger, though, that are the most poignant. Speaking about the nexus of their relationship, she said, “Our initial meeting, the circumstances of how we first met, were cosmic or something. A lot of things happened at once. It’s a bit like: We had a lot of things to do, because we didn’t have a lot of time, or something.”

When writer Chris Heath asked whether she ever imagined that she and Ledger would somehow end up together, she responded, “That would make me way too sad to answer.” Then, she recanted: “No, I said it would make me too sad to answer, but it’s also one of my favorite things to imagine. It’s actually one of my favorite places to visit.”

Read the rest of Michelle Williams’ GQ interview here, and check out photos from the editorial by Michael Thompson below.

Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe in Vogue Germany February 2012 Issue (Photo Gallery)

12, 2012 6:00am

Michelle Williams in Vogue Germany

The February 2012 issue of Vogue Germany features new photos of Michelle Williams on the “My Week With Marilyn” set. Photographer Brigitte Lacomb captured Williams awash in white; the sun-drenched interiors in many of the photos cast the actress in an angelic light.

The editorial also features a behind-the-scenes shot of Williams on stage as Monroe. As Vogue Germany has dedicated its February issue to the Berlin International Film Festival, it’s no wonder that Williams made the cover.

See more photos from Lacomb’s session with Michelle Williams below — which is your favorite?