She may be an unwilling style icon, but there's no denying that Meryl Streep has an innate elegance all her own. "For me, clothes are kind of character; I don't follow fashion or understand trends," the 16-time Oscar nominee has said. That may be, but who else wears clothing with such natural grace that they've inspired dozens of designers' collections — as Streep did in her 1985 Out of Africa role — and who else but Streep could portray the ultimate Prada-wearing, fear-inducing fashion editor with such believable and transportative aplomb? In honor of her June 22 birthday, here's a look back at the iconic actress's most indelible style moments.
Seems like just yesterday Anne Hathaway was sporting cerulean sweaters and asking how to spell Gabbana in The Devil Wears Prada. Miranda, Andy, Nigel and scene-stealer Emily gave us some of the most quotable quips this side of Madison Avenue, and we're still rehashing lines from 2006's instant comedy classic. Check out of favorite bits below and let us know what yours are!
- "Really? It's for Paris, I'm on this new diet. Well, I don't eat anything and when I feel like I'm about to faint I eat a cube of cheese. I'm just one stomach flu away from my goal weight." — Emily
- "You do know that cellulite is one of the main ingredients in corn chowder." — Nigel
- "Oh, don't be ridiculous. Andrea. Everybody wants this. Everybody wants to be us." — Miranda
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With New York Fashion Week underway, we're taking a look at the most memorable films that revolve around the fashion industry. While some offer a biographical angle or a behind-the-scenes spin, others take a more comic look at the fashion world. In honor of this week's fashion festivities, check out the colorful characters (real and fictional) and, of course, the great clothes!
Do You Want to See a Devil Wears Prada Sequel? In a recent interview with E!'s Ben Lyons, Anne Hathaway said she'd "love to work with everyone again" on a sequel to The Devil Wears Prada. Sequels are certainly all the rage lately, and while some turn out well, sometimes they simply don't make sense and shouldn't be made.
In a recent interview with E!'s Ben Lyons, Anne Hathaway said she'd "love to work with everyone again" on a sequel to The Devil Wears Prada. Sequels are certainly all the rage lately, and while some turn out well, sometimes they simply don't make sense and shouldn't be made.
Would you want to see a sequel to The Devil Wears Prada? And if so, what storylines would you like to see in a second movie? Even Hathaway is puzzled as to how a sequel would work, story-wise, so what would you suggest?
HBO has been on a The Devil Wears Prada kick lately, and while I've seen the entire film more than a few times, I've been catching bits and pieces of it over the past couple weeks with of course some overlapping. It's a fun movie that has me liking Emily's character more than Andy's the more I watch it, and among the exaggerated realities there are some chord-striking points that are admittedly relatable. One of the scenes I caught this weekend was this exchange between Nigel and Andy. Do you relate?
Andy: Sorry, it’s a busy day . . . my personal life is hanging by a thread. That’s all.
Nigel: Join the club. That’s what happens when you start doing well at work. Let me know when your whole life goes up in smoke. That means it’s time for a promotion.
How would you like to have another designer handbag option?
Get ready, Bill Blass is filling your order: the house is planning to start making handbags, small leather goods, and cosmetics cases for Fall 2008. There will be two categories, a high-end collection called Bill Blass, and then Collection Bill Blass, both inspired by the ready-to-wear collection's season themes. The accessories are set to retail from $295-$795, with designer pieces starting at $1,000.
Miranda Priestley would be proud...Pat Field dressed her in Bill Blass often for The Devil Wears Prada!
At one time or another, we've all found ourselves on a long flight, desperate for any way to kill time. That's when the airplane movie comes in. In my opinion, the best airplane movies are pure entertainment (not too much thinking necessary), and they help pass the time so quickly you're on the ground before you know it.
The Devil Wears Prada was one of those for me. I somehow hadn't seen it by the time it hit airplane screens, but it was the perfect thing to chew up a couple of hours of my time on a cross-country flight last year. Even my boyfriend, who probably would have rolled his eyes if I'd rented it at home, had to admit it was a pretty fun movie.
So for this week's Buzzworthy challenge, I'm asking you to track down the best movies you've seen on planes. Just use Buzzsugar's cool bookmarking tool to bookmark some fun flicks online, tag them with the phrase airplane movies, and tell me why they were great to watch at 30,000 feet. I'll post some readers' picks here next week.
You can also make a list of your picks. Here are mine:
I sure hope none of you worked too hard over Labor Day Weekend on my buzzworthy challenge about work books. Even during a time meant for holding picnics and celebrating the last days of summer, you managed to chip in some great reads about work and career. Here are a few of my favorites:
The Second Shift
This book about mothers who also work outside the home was chosen by CupcakeGal10, who wrote: "I read this for a women's studies class, but the content of the book has stayed with me long after college. It's not fiction and may not be the kind of 'escape' book you take with you to bed, but it illuminates the problems faced by the working mother in today's society, the enormous responsibilities she bears, and the difficult choices she must often make between home and work."
Two more great picks, plus a widget with all the books you tagged, if you read more
Last week we found out that Sarah Silverman will host the MTV Movie Awards, and now we know who will be vying for the coveted Golden Popcorn. 300 is leading the way with five nominations including Best Picture, followed by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest with four and Blades of Glory, The Devil Wears Prada and Borat with three each.
Greatest potential for a catfight: the Best Performance category, which sees Beyonce and Jennifer Hudson going head-to-head for their Dreamgirls roles. Also, did I totally call Columbus Short's nomination for Best Breakout Star after Stomp the Yard, or what?
The awards will air live for the first time ever on June 3, and voting is open now online and via text message. The viewer-generated Best Movie Spoof entries can be viewed here, and to see who's in the running for the rest, read more