2013 Toronto Film Festival, Part 1


If you thought things got fabulous at the Venice Film Festival, just wait until you see what Toronto’s got in store. 

DANIEL RADCLIFFE
suit by Band of Outsiders, shirt by Kenzo, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty

Harry Potter does his best Zoolander, and the world swoons in response. I can’t even handle how dramatic that pose is, or how much I love the black suit/blue shirt hipster-chic combo.

LUPITA NYONG’O
jacket by Moschino, jumpsuit (underneath) by Veronica Beard, purse by Calvin Klein, shoes by Paul Andrew

Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty

My new favorite person on the red carpet is the unstoppably fabulous Lupita Nyong’o, who made my jaw drop with this stunning tweed Moschino jacket and her polka-dotted heels. And the look was completely different, but still totally chic, when she took the jacket off:

Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty

Fucking fantastic. The earrings and lipstick are particularly gorgeous on her.

LUPITA NYONG’O
dress by Antonio Berardi, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Aaron Harris/Getty

I think this coral color is truly incredible on Lupita, but I’m not totally sold on the strange backwards cowl neck and the leopard print pumps.

FELICITY JONES
dress by Christian Dior, purse by Rauwolf, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: PA

She could have used a statement piece of jewelry just to give the look a little but of surprise, but there is nothing I don’t love about this textured, full-skirted, pocketed Dior delight.

FELICITY JONES
top and pants by Viktor & Rolf, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: vogue.co.uk

Dakota Fanning wore an all-black version of this look in Venice, but I love the black-and-white contrast on Felicity. Those are some kick-ass lady-pants on any lady, and the pumps are sleek, though a little underwhelming.

EMILIA CLARKE
top and skirt by Versace, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty

I’ve watched all of Game of Thrones and read 1.75 of the books since the last time I saw Emilia Clarke on the red carpet, so excuse me while I fangirl out over Khaleesi and how much I adore her. Okay, the hair and makeup here aren’t worthy of the mother of dragons, but I am obsessed with her boxy little crop top, that chic white skirt, and of course, her devotion to the neverending Summer of the White Pump.

EMILIA CLARKE
dress by Vivienne Westwood, purse and shoes by Charlotte Olympia

Photo: Jonathan Leibson/Getty

I like this more in theory than in practice. That yellow is a really difficult color to wear with Emilia’s delicate porcelain skin tone, and the pinkish accessories don’t make it any easier. But I think the draping of this dress and her desire to rock a bright color on the red carpet should be commended.

GIA COPPOLA
dress and purse by Proenza Schouler

Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty

I am absolutely in love with this dress, and I would like to own it and wear it basically everywhere. It’s perhaps an inch or two too long on Gia, throwing off the proportions a bit, but it’s still absolutely killer, and the simple accessories let the mixed prints do all the work.

GUGU MBATHA-RAW
gown by Burberry Prorsum, purse by Rauwolf

Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty

Simple and classic with just enough modernity to keep her from looking stuffy. I had never heard of this English actress until this film festival, but she is crazy beautiful and pretty darn stylish to boot.

ALICIA VIKANDER
gown by Erdem

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

The simple strapless neckline is just crying out for a necklace, but the gown itself is an absolute dream. I love the print, the silhouette, and the pockets. It just needed a bit more styling to make Alicia look a little less naked.

ZAC EFRON
suit by Gucci

Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty

Cute suit, but the brown shoes with it aren’t working for me.

CAMILA ALVES
jumpsuit by Dolce & Gabbana

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

Not groundbreaking, but I like a sexy look that doesn’t show much skin, and this is one of those looks.

DAN STEVENS
suit, shirt, and shoes by Calvin Klein

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

Really, dude? Matching blue shoes? Do we not make fun of you enough already?

DAKOTA FANNING
top, shorts, and necklace by Marni, shoes by Rochas

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty

I actually sort of like this, in a hipster-Pocahontas kind of way. I’m not sure those terrifying little shoes are okay, but there’s some sort of earthy-chic vibe to this that I like.

DAKOTA FANNING
dress and shoes by Valentino

Photo: Peter Bregg/Getty

Something about this shiny blue fabric screams “Olympic ice skater,” and I can’t really get over that. Also, that neckline is nothing but awkward.

CHRIS HEMSWORTH and ELSA PATAKY
Chris’s suit by Gucci; Elsa’s gown by Elie Saab

Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty

They’re a beautiful couple, but unless this Toronto Film Festival premiere is also their wedding day, there’s really no reason for her to be wearing that dress. Just adding black nail polish isn’t enough to distinguish your white dress from a wedding gown.

HUGH JACKMAN
suit by Dolce & Gabbana

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

There’s little he could do to actually look bad, but he could do much better. This suit is too tight and too shiny for him.

ELIZABETH OLSEN
dress by Proenza Schouler, shoes by Bionda Castana

Photo: Broadimage

I was ready to applaud Elizabeth for wearing this funky print on the red carpet, until I saw the shoes she paired with it. Stupid. They’re just competing with each other for attention.

JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS
dress by Dolce & Gabbana, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty

Beautiful, but not particularly interesting.

JENNIFER GARNER
dress by Dolce & Gabbana, purse by MaxMara, shoes by Brian Atwood

Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Jennifer Garner has been on the red carpet for a billion years and somehow manages to always look like a bridesmaid. You’d think she would have figured it out or hired someone better along the way, but alas. This is as good as it’s ever going to get.


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4 responses to 2013 Toronto Film Festival, Part 1

  1. FUCK EMILIA CLARKE AND HER TWO-NOTE ACTING. I’m still so insanely bitter that of all the women of GoT to get an Emmy nod they chose HER. She has the best written character but she, as an actress, doesn’t do shit with it and fuck her forever. She had about two facial expressions in S1 and I think she’s learned one new one per season. GOOD JOB! HERE’S AN EMMY NOMINATION. Sorry. I’ll calm down now.

    Back to that picture of the boy who lived working that suit. Much better.

    • democracydiva – Author

      I actually disagree about her acting. I think she’s wonderful. You might have a point with the not-enough-faces thing, and maybe I haven’t been able to be critical because the character is by far my favorite, but yeah, her acting doesn’t bother me at all.

      THE BOY WHO WERKED. That is all.

      • Hmm, fair enough. I watched the first two seasons in a matter of days before we decided to blog it. I will say that it didn’t grow to dislike her acting until I was doing the slow recap watching. Even then, I was more just like, “LOL, this bitch is way underselling what a BAMF this character is.” I quite like(d) her as a person and all. It didn’t actually make me angry until the Emmy nomination, at which point a flip was switched and I was all, “AAAAHHH RAAAGGE HAAATE.” Though, lots of things about the Emmy nominations made me angry. I think it just frustrates me because there’s a lot of great acting on the show, and I feel like Emilia Clarke gets overrated because of how amazing the character is. Again, my rage is primarily Emmy-fueled. I probably would still be ambivalent otherwise.

        A+ for that. Have you used that in a post? Save it if you haven’t, because A+

      • democracydiva – Author

        He and Tom Felton (Malfoy) both wore purple suits this week, so don’t worry, it will DEFINITELY get used in a post soon.

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