American Hustle: Characters and Style

American Hustle is another film from the award winning director David O. Russell. His portfolio includes critically acclaimed ‘The Fighter’ and “2012 Oscar Best Picture” winner ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.

American Hustle like the previous works of David O. Russell was also nominated for Oscars Best Picture but failed to bring home the award. Despite not winning the coveted Oscar statue, the movie made quite an impression to a lot of people not just because of the story but mostly because of the creative fashion styling done to each of the characters. Another Oscar contender ‘The Great Gatsby’ vied for the Best in Costume but the award went to American Hustle costume designer Michael Wilkinson.

American Hustle Characters in Style

Here’s a look at the memorable outfits worn by the start-studded cast of the American Hustle.

Amy Adams as Sidney Prosser

Everyone is just as surprise when the usually conservative-looking Amy Adams wore the sexiest outfits in the movie. Most of the ensemble are consists of plunging necklines, leg-baring slits and sheer tops. It was a complete contrast compared to the previous characters she portrayed. Michael Wilkinson shared to the press that the looks of Amy Adams are inspired by Sidney Prosser’s boldness and at the same time vulnerability. No double-sided tapes were used to keep every piece of the fabric (what little of it) in place.

American Hustle Amy Adams

Jennifer Lawrence as Rosalyn Rosenfeld

Doritos plus JLaw plus sexy white dress is equals to one wardrobe malfunction. Apparently, JLaw got Dorito cheese stains on her dress while filming the movie. You won’t see any in the film though. The wardrobe team got back-ups of the signature gown JLaw wore in the casino-scene. David O. Russell made specific instructions for the costume styling. The white gown hugged the figure of the actress in all the right areas and Wilkinson also recalled that “he [Russell] wanted to see every single lump and bump”.

American Hustle JLaw

Christian Bale as Irving Rosenfeld

Christian Bale reportedly gained 40 pounds for the role of Irving Rosenfeld, the main character in the movie. Perhaps the title for ‘biggest transformation’ should be his. His transformation is like an official goodbye and declaration that “Nope. No more Batman for me!”.

American Hustle Christian Bale

Bradley Cooper as FBI Agent Richard “Richie” DiMaso

One word. Curls.

TMZ actually got some paparazzi shots of Bradley Cooper on the set of the film still wearing his curlers. It was reported that it took Bradley three hours per day just to get every single curls have the right curly-ness in it.

Jeremy Renner as Mayor Carmine Polito

If the girls got the battle of the gowns, the guys did quite battle on some level with their hairstyles. Although it was a sure win for Bradley Cooper’s curls, Jeremy Renner is not doing so bad himself. With his all-powerful Mister Mayor character, Renner sported an Elvis Presly-esque hairdo.

American Hustle

Some of the major designer brand inspiration for this film includes Gucci, Diane Von Furstenberg and Halston.

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Military Ball Dresses

White Military Ball Dresses

Classic White Military Ball Dress

If you have been invited to a Military Ball, you need to make sure you choose the best military ball dress to wear. Aside from learning simple etiquette such as where to put your napkin, how to behave, the fork to use and other ball stuff, you need to dress in a gown that doesn’t make you look trashy.

If you are attending a military ball, you need to know that there are so many military ball dresses that you can find. The problem is that many women have no idea what the right ball gown to put on especially when attending a marine ball. What you need to understand is that the ball dresses differ according to the occasion you are attending. This means that there are some ball dresses that are not advisable to wear especially if you are attending a rather serious and elegant occasion such as the Marine Corps Ball.

Wearing a ball dress that show too much skin is not advisable at all when attending a marine ball. This is the reason why it is advisable to carry out enough research on different types of marine ball dresses that you can wear.

Marine ball is a type of occasion where exaggerated ball dresses, bright colored dresses, sexy LBD dresses and dangerous high heels are totally out of the choices. You don’t want everyone ogling at you at the ball because they think you are inappropriately dressed.

It is good to know that many fashion designers have introduced different Marine Corps Ball dresses that women can choose from. Most of these marine ball dresses have been made specifically for military occasions. Figuring out what you can wear to a military ball should not be a hard task anymore. The most important thing to know is that it is possible to find a military ball dress to wear that will make you stand out and at the same time make you look decent, elegant, glam, gorgeous and appropriate.

When it comes to choosing military ball dresses, what you need to avoid are dresses that have many cut-outs fabric, very short hemlines and sparkling busts. In addition, dresses that show your thong or the underpants you are wearing are not a good pick.

Military Ball Dresses: Best Advice

Deciding to invest in dark colored or white military ball dresses that you can wear is a great idea. Adding minimal jewelry is also fine. Before deciding on which dress you want to put on, make sure you have the right information to guide you on finding the perfect look when attending a military ball.

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Remove Red Wine Stain

Remove Red Wine Stain

Remove Red Wine Stain on Clothe or Carpet

Don’t go ga-ga over red wine stains yet. Here’s how you can remove red wine stain on your dress.

Common Items Used to Remove Red Wine Stain

1. Salt. It will fix the stain in a jiffy! Yes, sodium is used in the clothing industry to fix dye. So if the waiter in the restaurant accidentally pours red wine on your white dress, just grab the salt shaker and sprinkle some salt on the spot.

2. White Wine. Who knew that two wrongs make a right. Pour some white on the red wine stain. White wine counteracts the red wine making it easier to remove the original stain.

3. Hydrogen Peroxide. Remove red wine stain with a little science– or not. Hearing someone say hydrogen peroxide sounds fancy sciency to the ears but it’s actually easy to find. Drug stores sell it over the counter so the next time you have to remove red wine stain, make a quick detour to the pharmacy.

4. Mixed Household Items. You don’t like to pour your fancy white wine, salt alone is not working and you are lightyears away from the nearest pharmacy? Then just get some household items and start mixing. Get water, vinegar and soap and mix them together. Apply the ‘concoction’ to the stain, then blot it with clean rag and cold water. Then blot it again with a clean and dry cloth.

Also, it’s important to remember that when you are trying to remove a stain, always work from the outside of the stain toward the middle of the stain. This will make it easier to remove most of the stain and, at the same time, it prevents the stain from further spreading.

Although wearing a red dress might be a better preventive option. Think about it. You won’t have to remove red wine stain because you won’t even notice it on your red dress….Are we a genius or what?

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