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Gift of the Day: 'Pulp Fiction: The Complete Story of Quentin Tarantino's Masterpiece'

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Not sure what to get the pop culture geek in your life this holiday season? PopStyle is here to help! From the hottest gadgets to the oddest collectibles, we’re rounding up the best gifts in movies, music, TV, books, and more with our Gift of the Day.

You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Paris?

When Pulp Fiction hit theaters in 1994, director Quentin Tarantino became an overnight success. READ FULL STORY

Meet 'Fifty Shades of Grey' costume designer Mark Bridges

Filming on the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey is officially underway, and an Oscar-winning costume designer is dressing (and undressing) the film’s stars.

According to IMDB, Mark Bridges — who is best known for his work on Silver Linings Playbook, The Fighter, and Captain Phillips, and won the Oscar for The Artist in 2012 — joined the cast and crew on location in Vancouver over the Thanksgiving weekend.

The first photo from the set shows Dakota Johnson (as Anastasia Steele) and Jamie Dornan (as Christian Grey) filming a scene that appears to be the couple’s first rendezvous. In the book, Anastasia is described as wearing a navy-blue jacket, blue sweater, skirt, and a pair of brown boots when she meets Christian, who is clad in a “fine gray suit, white shirt, and black tie.” While both characters are fully clothed, Bridges has undoubtedly been busy pulling together a wardrobe that will consist of lots of lingerie for our heroine and plenty of crisp white shirts and ties for the leading man.

Will the costume designer take all his cues from the book, or will he make some sartorial changes?  READ FULL STORY

'Hunger Games'-inspired luxury clothing collection to launch this fall

Fans of Capitol Couture will soon be able to shop for outfits inspired by Katniss, Effie and more of the well-dressed characters from The Hunger Games.

This morning, Lionsgate and luxury shopping site Net-a-Porter announced their “fashion partnership,” which will oversee the launch of a clothing and accessories collection created by Catching Fire costume designer Trish Summerville.  READ FULL STORY

'Mortal Instruments' clothing line will hit Hot Topic

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You know that feeling where you want to kill some supernatural demons but have nothing to wear? Chain fashion store Hot Topic is here to help.

The tie-in movie fashion line is to be expected these days, particularly with any story that has a YA fan base. So perhaps it was inevitable that The Mortal Instruments, a best-selling series about a seemingly ordinary teen (Clary Fray) who discovers there is a whole world of demon hunters living in present day NYC, is getting a big fashion push.  A movie version of the first book in the series hits the big screen this August, and the studio, Sony, partnered with Hot Topic as well as Tripp NYC to create a whole Mortal Instruments collection, which includes goth-looking dresses, jackets, and patterned leggings. Of course, much of this — like with the black top, above — is covered with a rune symbol. Clary would be proud.

“Instead of doing the typical T-shirt, lanyard, socks deal we decided to create a whole collection and that kind of stemmed from working with Sony way in advance,” Vice President and General Merchandise Manager for Hot Topic Cindy Levitt explained. “Think like the Mad Men capsule collection at Banana Republic. …I was looking at these stills from Mortal Instruments and just thought, ‘That looks like Tripp.’ Tripp is a major brand for us,  with [their] whole punk-rock [aesthetic]. They had [the same] aesthetic that we were going for for Mortal Instruments.” READ FULL STORY

Kylie Minogue on her new fashion book, and why she'd think twice about judging a reality TV singing competition

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In the U.S., Kylie Minogue may not be as well-known as Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez, and her other American counterparts, but in the rest of the world, her influence as a performer, trend setter, and style icon often draws comparisons to the original pop star diva — Madonna.

EW caught up with the Australian-born Minogue when she signed copies of her new book, Kylie: Fashion, at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City to ask about her designer tour costumes, whether she ever wears jeans and sneakers, and what it would take to get her to judge a reality singing competition.

EW: The book is a look back at your sartorial evolution over the last two-and-a-half decades. Tell us about the process of pulling it all together.
Kylie Minogue: Books are often a living hell… You could go on tour easier than doing a book. We did it because last year was my 25th anniversary in music, and it was a way to mark that moment in time and celebrate it. It was quite difficult finding all of the stuff. I mean, my archives are fairly organized now because I had to do it. And finding photographs in all different formats — you’ve got negatives, transparencies, Polaroid film, Polaroids, weird random floppy discs, where we’re going, “We don’t even know what this is. What machine reads these?” There was a moment in time where there was one technical thing that has just disappeared to endless CDs, and into just digitized stuff. So, that was kind of interesting, finding everything. Then choosing, making the decision of what to put in that [would] be a fair representation, like an overview of all those years, because some years there was a lot more sartorial activity than other years. READ FULL STORY

'Friday Night Lights' author Buzz Bissinger: 'I am a shopaholic'

Buzz Bissinger: best-selling author, family man, raging shopaholic. In the latest issue of GQBissinger — whose 1990 book Friday Night Lights spawned both a movie and a TV series  —  chronicles his addiction to shopping.

Having kept a detailed account of his spending, Bissinger says he spent an astonishing $587,412.97 on clothes between 2010 and 2012. His affinity for leather jackets, boots and accessories from Gucci earned him preferred customer status at the Italian luxury brand and a trip to Milan Fashion Week, where he dropped $51,000 in four days.

He writes:

I own forty-three pieces of Gucci—twelve leather jackets, six evening jackets, five pairs of pants, six pairs of boots, four shirts, seven pairs of gloves, and three scarves. I own items from Acne, Affliction, Alexander McQueen, Alexander Wang, Balmain, Band of Outsiders, Belstaff, Bottega Veneta, Brooks Brothers, Burberry, Chanel, Charles David, Diane von Furstenberg, Helmut Lang, Ines, Jan Hilmer, J.Crew, Jimmy Choo, Jitrois, Jos. A. Bank, Joseph, Junker Designs, Loewe, Lucchese, Marc Jacobs, Mr. S Leather, Nike, Northbound Leather, Prada, Rag & Bone, Ralph Lauren, Roberto Cavalli, Saint Laurent, 7 For All Mankind, Thomas Wylde, Valentino, Versace, and Wesco. I also have had several pieces custom-made for me by an amazing designer named Carla Dawn Behrle, who specializes in leather; they’re worth every penny and more, given her fastidiousness and attention to detail. I apologize to those letters of the alphabet I have not gotten to yet. Zara, don’t give up hope.

Why clothes?  READ FULL STORY

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire': Feast your eyes on Finnick Odair

The latest Victory Tour portrait serves up another dose of man candy.

Winner of the 65th Hunger Games, District 4 victor Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin) may be known for keeping secrets, but it seems he has a hard time keeping his clothes on. In his poster, Finnick wears combat boots, wide-legged pants and a gauzy shirt with a deep V-neck, which gives us a sneak peek at his bare chest. Not bad, but I’m interested to see his outfit for the Tribute Parade, which is described in the book as “a golden net that’s strategically knotted at his groin so that he can’t technically be called naked, but he’s about as close as you can get.” Hope the studio sprung for a trainer to help get Claflin ready for his big reveal.

Feast your eyes:  READ FULL STORY

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire': Well, hello there, Gale!

We still have nine more months the wait until Catching Fire hits theaters, but thanks to the good folks at Lionsgate, Hunger Games fans got their fix with the unveiling of the Capitol Portraits series this week. First came Peeta, now there’s the poster for the other man in Katniss’ life — Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth).

Unlike Peeta, who’s clad in a Mugler-esque white suit and moon boots, Gale’s look is decidedly more working class.

Feast your eyes:  READ FULL STORY

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire': Katniss' wedding dress designer revealed

Until last night, any betting fashionista would have put her money on the theory that Katniss Everdeen’s wedding dress — as seen in the Victory Tour portrait released earlier this week — was the work of Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton.

But Catching Fire costume designer Trish Summerville has set the record straight, revealing that the maker of the gown is a lesser-known fashion designer who has dressed real-life celebrities like Lady Gaga and Kim Kardashian.

Click on for all the details on Katniss’ wedding dress.  READ FULL STORY

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire': See Peeta's new look and more Capitol portraits

Heeeeere’s Peeta! And in a cream-colored suit and turtleneck and matching platform boots, no less. While there has already been speculation over whether this is Peeta’s wedding suit, it’s quite a bit more fashion forward than the “elegant tuxedo and white gloves” he’s described as wearing in the book. Still, Catching Fire costume designer Trish Summerville was the woman behind the gothic-chic look of Rooney Mara in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, so it is possible that Peeta’s gotten a makeover since we last saw him.

Click on to peep Peeta’s new poster and the rest of the Catching Fire portraits:  READ FULL STORY

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