Posts tagged movies

girl crush: connie britton

The moment Connie Britton appeared on-screen in Friday Night Lights, she walked straight into our hearts. (And if you haven’t seen this show, tartelettes, then run – don’t walk – to your nearest Netflix subscription and devour the whole delicious, feel-good series at once.) As Tami Taylor, Connie played the type of woman we always aspired to be: whip-smart, funny, graceful, and – above all – one that never took any crap from anyone. (And that hair!) So, imagine our pleasure in discovering that Connie herself is as charming and feisty as the woman she played on the silver screen.

Now, she’s back in another Southern-inflected role in Nashville, a show that focused on the drama of a different intense world far from football – country music. We’ll be watching and rooting on our favorite sassy gal! Will you?

the tarte team’s favorite halloween movies

The summer blockbuster may be Hollywood’s working goal, but if you ask us, fall is truly the time to sit back and watch some good movies. Starting this month with Halloween and moving right through to December, it’s time for some great, and frightening, cinema.

To kick off the fall movie season we polled the tarte team on their favorite Halloween movies. Did yours make the list?

Scream
Chosen by Staci, e-commerce manager

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girl crush: isla fisher

Born to Scottish parents in Oman, Fisher was raised in Australia where she cut her teeth on a slew of soap operas before catching Hollywood’s attention. A genuine funny girl, the red headed knock-out not only has a number of box office blockbuster movies under her belt, but she’s also the wife of notorious comedian Sacha Baron Cohen  — boy, would we’d love hear that dinner table banter.

 Not only do we love her style, but we also appreciate her moxy – Fisher has openly criticized Hollywood for the lack of opportunities for female comedians.While that may be true, her new comedy Bachelorette showcases a host of funny women, and Fisher gives her a hubby a run for his money. And come on, who doesn’t love a girl who can truly rock a subtle, smokey eye?

Who’s your girl crush?

get the look: nina dobrev at The Perks of Being a Wallflower premiere

“For this look, Nina and I were inspired by classic Hollywood icons like Audrey Hepburn, but with an updated feel.”- celebrity makeup artist Kindra Mann for tarte

Want to get her perfectly pretty glam look at home? Just follow the steps below.

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fall movie preview

Fall is coming tartelettes! That means sweaters and scarves, the return of all things pumpkin flavored, cool temperatures and a full roster of scary movies to gear us up for Halloween. What better excuse to cuddle up to your guy than a movie jam-packed with creaky doors and eerie shadows?

Not a fan of fright flicks? James Bond returns in November and there’s a host of comedies premiering this fall, too. Just make sure to apply your lights, camera, splashes!™ mascara to guard against runs when you start laughing so hard you cry.

1.)  Bachelorette –  September 6th

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the (fashion) perks of being a wallflower…

Emma Watson is simply adorable as Sam in the new movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Not only does she truly shine in her portrayal of the restless high school senior, but she absolutely nails the look.  From the haircut to the shoes, she mixes angsty  with stylish flair and gives us a little insight to this season’s fall fashion trends. More >

girl crush: zoe kazan

Move over, Deschanel, there’s a new Zoe in town. This one’s got that quirky charm, major hipster cuteness, and big, blue eyes – and she’s also got serious acting and writing chops. tartelettes, if you haven’t heard of her, meet Zoe Kazan: playwright, Broadway star, actress, and all-around talented lady. Now, with the debut of her film Ruby Sparks – in which she stars alongside real-life Brooklyn-based boyfriend, Paul Dano – she can now add screenwriter to her list of entertainment-world accomplishments.  More >

2012 summer of cinema’s must-see movies

The list of I-can’t-wait-for… summer stuff seems never ending, but I think we can all agree that sinking into plush movie theater seats to watch the newest block-buster in sweet, cool air conditioning is one of the season’s greatest pleasures. With that in mind, we’ve mapped out this summer must-see movies week by week. That’s right, starting June 1st, you won’t have to scramble for a way to escape the humidity for the next three months.

You’re welcome, and enjoy!

1. Rock of Ages – June 1st

2. Safety Not Guaranteed – June 8th

3.  Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter - June 22nd

4. Magic Mike – June 29th

5.  Savages – July 6th

6.  Ted –  July 13th

7.  The Dark Knight Rises – July 20th

8.  Neighborhood Watch –  July 27th

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9. The Bourne Legacy – August 2nd

10.  The Campaign  - August 10th


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. The Odd Life of Timothy Green August 15th

12. Premium Rush – August 24th

13. Lawless – August 31st

 

style envy: Rachel McAdams


With The Vow coming out this Friday, we’re excited for the chance to revisit a super-talented (and stylish) actress: Rachel McAdams. We’ve been fans of McAdams since she sauntered down the halls of North Shore High School as leader of the Plastics, then turned around and won our hearts as one-half of a star-crossed couple in the Notebook. Since then, she’s proven time and again that she can play the bad girl, the young ingénue, a fearless heroine, and everything in between.

Regardless of the character she’s playing, McAdams’ red-carpet style is always enviable. This girl is a fan of sleek glamour, but she’s also not afraid to take a little risk, whether it’s with her hair color (remember those pink streaks?) or a daring silhouette. We’ve chosen some of our favorite McAdams’ looks, from both on the screen and off.

For her break-out role as the despicable Regina George, McAdams rocked an array of miniskirts and a spectrum of pink.

As heiress Allie in the classic tear-jerker The Notebook, she got to sport the best of forties’ and fifties’ fashion: gorgeous suits and dresses, and some fabulous hats.

Although Midnight in Paris’s Inez plays the cynical foil to the charmingly naïve Gil, we have to admit that her clothes are great. As we’ve gushed about before, we loved the effortless, Euro-chic wardrobe.

[Photo credits: IMDB]

And now, the red-carpet highlights, from pink hair at a Wedding Crashers premiere (has anyone else made neon highlights look so adorable?) to a sequined bustier and linen pants on the red carpet this year.

 

 

style envy: Elizabeth Banks

 With the return of 30 Rock tonight, we’re most excited to see our favorite funny girl again. Not Tina Fey or Jane Krakowski – though we love them too – but the only woman who can truly steal a scene from Alec Baldwin: Elizabeth Banks. We’ve been fans of Elizabeth since her campy debut in Wet Hot American Summer, when she showed us that she wasn’t afraid to be silly (or sloppy – remember that make out scene with Paul Rudd?) With roles in everything from the 40 Year Old Virgin to Spider Man, she’s proved herself a versatile and ever-hilarious actress – and she’s equally dynamic on the red carpet.

This girl isn’t afraid of making a statement with stunning colors or unique silhouettes. Whether in a drop-dead-gorgeous chiffon Versace or a cut-out, modern take on the flapper dress, Elizabeth always stands out in the usual sea of safe, neutral-toned shifts (usually doing so with a bright smile and a dirty joke.)

By pairing her fashion-forward choices with simple, pretty hair and makeup, she also avoids looking too over-the-top. And with the fabulous Effie Trinket as Elizabeth’s latest character inspiration, we can’t wait to see what she’ll rock on the Hunger Games tour.

Get her look: To recreate her flawlessly glowing skin, try our smooth operator™ Amazonian clay illuminating serum and shimmering powder, then top off with a swipe of gifted Amazonian clay smart mascara.