From an 18th-century belle to a futuristic space pioneer, British beauty Gugu Mbatha-Raw can do it all. Need proof? Flip through InStyle's May 2018 issue and get a load of her styling spring's chicest hats, from a silk Stephen Jones for Marc Jacobs turban to a Delpozo woven oversized bow. Bucket hats (care of Loewe), sunhats, headbands ... she (and you) can do it all. Shop some of the chicest hat styles, below, inspired by Gugu Mbatha-Raw's May shoot. VIDEO: Did You See Valentino's Spring 2018 Hats?
Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s acting portfolio boasts roles like a bonnet-wearing 18th-century aristocrat in Belle, a violet-haired pop star in Beyond the Lights, and a futuristic astronaut in The Cloverfield Paradox, to name a few. It’s impossible to predict whom the 35-year-old is going to play next—and that’s just how she likes it. “No one wants to be stuck in a box,” Mbatha-Raw says. “I have a short attention span and want to keep myself interested. Variety is the spice of life, and I never want to get bored.” At our New York City shoot, she is in full-on storytelling mode, assigning personalities to the many hats she tries on. An oversize green Mulberry topper is “very My Fair Lady,” a straw-bow Delpozo style is appropriately dubbed Minnie Mouse, and a wide-brimmed Elie Saab design is so “Anne of Green Gables” that Mbatha-Raw jokes she should go get some honey from her bees as she poses.
Dear winter: We're over you. It seems like we've been toeing the line between winter and spring for weeks now, with rain and snow one day and sunshine the next. We're so ready for a definitive seasonal shift already! Along with the first blooms of Spring, we're also looking forward to the fresh crop of movies set to hit theaters. There are a number of remakes that will play on your nostalgia, big budget actioners to satisfy your inner thrill-seeker and lots of appearances by our fave stars who just got done shining on the red carpets of awards season. Overall, it's going to be a promising month for film. Read on for the 13 flicks we're most excited to see.
We don't know how this is even possible, but Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks away. We know, we know—how?! Despite our disbelief at the passage of time (seriously, it was just summer!), we can't wait to cozy up with loved ones to reflect on what we're thankful for. And of course, we're already dreaming about that epic serving table of diet-busting foods that have us planning to wear the stretchiest pants we own. But do you know what else we're looking forward to? The movies, of course! No matter your mood this Thanksgiving, there's a film that will satisfy. We've got everything from a book-to-movie adaptation, to a comical holiday season romp, and even a kid-friendly Disney flick! Whether you'll be traveling cross-country to be with your family, or holing up in a friend's apartment for a Friendsgiving celebration, make sure you're in the know about the upcoming films that are set to bow between now and Turkey Day, so you can plan a trip to the theater!
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We have two words for you: Orlando Bloom. Our favorite sword-wielding and arrow-launching hottie from movie franchises The Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean is making the move to television with Netflix's new series Easy. Premiering today, Sept. 22, the drama series features an incredible ensemble cast—and Bloom isn't the only star you'll recognize. From feature film director Joe Swanberg, Easy is an anthology series made up of eight episodes, with each one focusing on a different storyline with different characters. The themes and topics of the show will revolve around romance, relationships, and everyday situations that we can all relate to. A lot of the buzz Easy has garnered has to do with the parallels it draws to Sex and the City, although it's a much more realistic take on the beloved series. Some of Easy's stars are recognizable from major feature films and others we recognize from television. Each one brings something different and unique to the show, and we're interested to find out who will star with whom in each episode. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Swanberg divulged that some episodes "are more funny than others, and all the casts have different acting methods." We can't wait to see each and every one of these actors in the series. Check out the trailer here and settle into your couch—this is a show you're going to want to binge watch ASAP. Read below to see the stars!
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