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Jennifer Lawrence eclipsed fellow famous Jennifer Aniston in hair cutting news last week when she appeared in pictures in a fresh pixie cut while kicking off the press tour for Catching Fire. Reactions were unanimously shocked and decidedly mixed on the new look, and Lawrence claimed damage from dyeing as the reason for the dramatic chop. I was on the end of not thrilled when I first saw the cut in the picture on the left and later that day in shots from the cast's Google Hangout. I think that Jennifer Lawrence is beautiful in a very unconventional way and this pixie did nothing to complement her face. Also, never forget Kate Gosselin. But when I saw the first red carpet photos of her hair styled in a sleeker, younger and much more flattering style, I was floored. Though the Dior she wore to the world premiere of the second Hunger Games, threatened to steal the attention from her face, I don't think it does (despite the backless, drapey, sparkly, ankle length situation going on below the neck). Her face looks natural and fresh and her hair looks so cool and fits her personality much better. This just goes to show how important styling is. And that whoever was responsible for her San Francisco press day probably shouldn't be given the privilege of styling her hair again.
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At this point, I don't think it's a secret that I'm a fan of costuming in shows and movies, and I notice it as much as whatever is happening on screen. Which brings me to Edith Head, one of the absolute greats in the business. She won 8 oscars for her designs and was the mastermind behind some of the most iconic movie looks in the history of film. Google had this lovely doodle for her birthday yesterday, and Honestly WTF did a roundup of some of her designs, which invite you to stare for hours. So, go on.

Update: catching up on reading, and The Cut has arelated slideshow, too.
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Following in the much-discussed Elisabeth Moss, Anne Hathaway, Emma Watson, etc. chop department, Shailene Woodley has been added to the Hollywood pixie cut list. In preparation for her role as Hazel Grace in 2014's The Fault in Our Stars (based on the amaaaaaaazing but weepy young adult novel by John Green), Shailene chopped off and donated her very long, very thick hair (and asked others to do the same). I couldn't stop staring when I saw an Instagram photo of her on the red carpet at Elle's Women in Hollywood event for which she is one of the cover stars in the corresponding November issue. Every role she's had before has her hair long and flowing, so I never really thought about how she'd look with such a short cut, but I'm officially obsessed. I think she looks great, and it's styled perfectly here. I can't wait for her to start press for March's Divergent (and then almost immediately after for Fault, probably) so we can see what else she does with it.
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Cast of Don Jon in a scene at church. Image via: Aceshowbiz.com
Don Jon has a lot going for it as a movie. Mainly, it has two very notable leads and it's the writing and directing debut of almost universally loved Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The movie had me at JGL. I went to see it last weekend, and there were many good things about it. It's an interesting parody on a certain type of person, socioeconomically, geographically and stereotypically, but it's also a commentary on the different perceptions people have of sex and love through the media. This all ended up being accurate, but nobody told me the costumes were going to be so good. I was so impressed by how costume designer Leah Katznelson portrayed a realistic wardrobe for this Italian-American, New Jersey based family and didn't cross the fine line of parody costuming, which would have been extremely easy to do (think every Jersey Shore Halloween costume you've ever seen). She outfitted the actors honestly and parallel to the story without distracting from the action onscreen.

There's not too much else to say besides the presence of vests, bandage dresses and wife beaters was rampant and so, so right. Let's take a look:
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In one of the first scenes, we find JGL in a sleeveless shirt and unbuttoned vest. He spots a red bandage-dressed ScarJo. Sparks fly. Image via: aceshowbiz.com
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Here we have Scarlett Johansson's character and her movie friends. Three bandage dresses, all of different types. The girl on the left's is more corset-inspired while the girl in the middle tried to make it interesting with stripes and of course ScarJo went with a VC and leopard print. Image via: clclt.com
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Here JGL's character is keeping it relatively classy. Still can't get rid of the shallow V, which is really okay, and everything else is subdued and pretty "regular guy." Except his hair. That hair. Image via: i2.cdnds.net
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Another club scene, another sleeveless shirt. This time with a v-neck and sweet shoulder graphic. Check out the girls, too. A bodycon dress with cutouts and booty shorts with an animal print tank. Image via: blackfilm.com
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Here they've been dating for a while and JGL's character is still going with the sleeveless v-necks. This might have been one of the crowning costume moments for Scarlett's character with the full, pink, velour jumpsuit as loungewear. Well done. Image via: Washingtoncitypaper.com
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Here is a scene where JGL's character goes to his parents' house every week after church for lunch. I'm guessing him and his father remove their nice shirts for comfort reasons and also because they always seem to eat pasta with red sauce at these meals so any spills would go on their undershirts. Either way, the wife beaters and chains are perfect. Image via: Popsugar.com
I couldn't find a picture, but another of my favorite outfits of JGL's character was a church-going outfit where he wears a cobalt blue button down. It's pretty eye-searing and so right for his character's standards of "Sunday best."