Last night new French import Sandro hosted a party to fete Dree Hemingway’s capsule collection for the store. More on that later. First, a few giddy minutes with our girl crush, Damages and (scream) Bridesmaids actress Rose Bryne. She looked amazing in a bouffant up-do and a glittering gold sequined cropped jacket and we probably pushed a few aspiring it-girls aside just to get a chance to chat with the incredibly nice and good-natured Aussie actress.
Fashionista: We absolutely LOVED the white sequined jumpsuit that you wore to the Screen Actors Guild Awards. What inspired you to wear pants?
Rose Byrne: I wanted to wear a suit. It was really my hair. I was trying to do a bit of Michelle Pfeiffer Scarface meets Anna Wintour-inspired hairstyle. I had tried on this jumpsuit a few years earlier and I ended up wearing something else to an awards ceremony and my stylist Penny [Lovell] was like, what about that jumpsuit from Elie Saab? And so, luckily we could get it back and we just went from there.
So what do you have to say to those people that just didn’t get it?
I totally knew it was not going to be received well by everybody, so I was prepared for that. What was really lovely on the night was that I had so many compliments from people at the event and that was really nice but I went in thinking it would be risky.
It’s much more interesting to take risks, sometimes people can be so boring on the red carpet.
Absolutely, no risk no reward isn’t that what they say? So it’s fashion. It should be fun! So it’s good to take a chance.
Congratulations on presenting at the Oscars with your Bridesmaids castmates!
I’m so excited!
What are you thinking of wearing?
I won’t reveal too much, but we’ve got a couple of great really cool options and we’re having a couple of fittings soon. But yeah, I want it to be a bit of a surprise …so it’s exciting to see what’s coming in and it’s been fun.
We figured we’d try. So the Martin Scorsese drinking game that Maya Rudolph, Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy came up with at the SAGs was hilarious. If you could create a fashion/red carpet-related drinking game for the Oscars, what would it be?
I’m trying to think what’s the most popular designer. I feel like a lot of people … a lot of people are in Marchesa. Okay you’ve gotta have a drink every time someone in Marchesa walks by. I think you’d be pretty tanked by the time you got to the auditorium.
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