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Fashion – Summer Style: How to Stand Out in a Classic Look

This week, fashion was about elegance. The use of creative simplicity,  and adding one non-traditional accent – be it hair, make-up, jewelry, or the design itself.

Joey King, Bullet Train

(Above) Joey King in a sublime suit. The single closure at the waist creates a daring plunge – below the belly button. The sheer side darts a trompe-l’œil that also brings attention to the waist. The skirt is a work of art, as is the make-up, which we will feature later in this gallery.


(Below) Tiffany Haddish is all metallic in a glossy satin slip-dress, fitted, and with a thigh-high slit in copper. The statement: cropped platinum hair.

Tiffany Haddish Brian Tyree Henry

(Above) Brian Tyree Henry is stunning in classic loafers anchoring a cream and cafe-au-lait ensemble.  The trousers have a subtle check that has been adopted by the monied set. The coat is modern. Large checks make it a standout. The padded shoulders are distinctive. This is the piece that pulls the look together and makes it different.


(Below)   Hattie Hook is a breath of fresh summer air in unrelenting heat at the Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia. The dark satin shoes peek out from wide palazzo pants showing a midriff beneath a duster coat, and padded shoulders. The hair – is slick. The purse, perfect. See the standout feature in the next pic.

Hattie Hook Summer Fashion

Hattie Hook Joey King

(Left) Hattie Hook, in keeping with the soft blue ensemble, has dusted her cheeks, eyes, and lips with a rose blush. The look is polished with sleek hair. Diamond studs complete the reserved couture. Now scroll back and look at her waist in the previous photos. A silver ‘glitter belt’ with a long tail down the leg, elongating the whole. The same silver detail used at her bust catches the diamonds in her ears, echoing the entirety but not distracting from it. Making a standard look stand out.


(Right) Joey King is both style and fashion. Notice the white eyeliner on her lid and upper eyelid. The side part has been separated to show some brow selectively, like a pixie cap. The ear cuff breaks the severity of the look. The necklace makes your eyes do the plunge.

Bad Bunny Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bullet Train

(Left) Bad Bunny is a combo of edge and traditional. The beaded braid is deliberately free, and the nose ring, stud, and facial hair, are so very on the cool spectrum. He’s added a jacket of exquisite material that off-sets the rest. The juxtaposition of compliance and challenge – hot.


(Right) Aaron Taylor-Johnson has taken the center hair panel and pulled it back – opening the face, the natural curls framing the cheekbones. The very light scruff highlights the tear between groomed like all the rest, or a little creativity. His double-breasted jacket is all traditional.


Both actors are a study in contradictions of the two sides of their personalities coming together perfectly.

Daisy Edgar-Jones FashionJuliette Binoche, Summer style, fashion

(Left) Daisy Edgar-Jones was recently featured in Where the Crawdads Sing. The asymmetrical dress with fringe allows a demure glimpse of leg. The embroidery – is fresh. The hair is a simple ’70s center part with soft curls and our favorite ankle strap sandal. Captured at the 75th Locarno Film Festival.


(Right) Juliette Binoche in a look every woman can emulate. Unsure of what to wear? Take a white shirt – nice if it’s silk or satin – and team it with a black suit. Fresh hair and red lips complete the classic style.

Tia Carrere, Oliver Tolentino

(Above)  Tia Carrere ravishing in a red Oliver Tolentino with a sleeve detail. Oliver Tolentino was featured in our designer highlights.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama – the king of cool in a simple look that really works. A black shirt – open collar, short sleeves- paired with black trousers, and a statement, but casual. He attended the premiere of Netflix’s Descendant during the Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival. The HFPA will be hosting a panel discussion on DEI at the festival on August 11th.