From ‘The Crown’ to ‘Hollywood,’ Inside TV Directors’ Decisions on When to Use Period-Accurate Film Styles

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In 1921, the film industry was dominated by silent black-and-white projects shot with boxy, wood-bodied 120 cameras using 35mm film. It was two years before the 16mm would be invented, and a few more before camera bodies would shift to metal and synchronized sound would become an option.

When depicting this period for a pivotal premiere sequence that sets up not only the protagonist’s family history but also the racism that even an alternate version of America would endure in HBO’s “Watchmen,” executive producer and director Nicole Kassell wanted to root events firmly in historical truth.

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The sequence begins with an African American boy watching a black-and-white film about the first Black sheriff, Bass Reeves. “I imagined the film the young boy is watching was directed by Oscar [Micheaux],” Kassell says. (Micheaux wrote, produced and directed 42 films

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I Love a Good Shoe Sale, and These 24 Discounted Styles Are Great

I’m just going to come right out and say it: I love a good shoe sale. But let’s be honest. Who doesn’t, right? Well, what’s coming your way may be of interest. Yep, Net-a-Porter just kicked off its massive summer sale. And while there’s a range of amazing pieces at up to 50% off, from ready-to-wear to bags to accessories, it’s the shoe offering that’s especially appealing. We’re talking discounted designer sandals, deals on cool sneakers, and so on.

Interested? While you could cruise over to the site to uncover the selection, I pulled together a few of my favorite styles below for your viewing (or shopping) pleasure.

Jacquemus Manosque Leather Sandals ($290)

The heel here is like a work of art.

Adidas Originals Continental 80 Sneakers ($56)

All about the retro sneakers this season.

By Far Tanya Silk-Satin Mules ($215)

These will basically go with everything.


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Alessandra Ambrosio Styles Her Thong Sandals With Denim Cutoffs for an Easy, Breezy Summer Look

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Alessandra Ambrosio has mastered the art of laidback summer style.

The Brazilian supermodel was spotted out and about in Los Angeles yesterday wearing a casual ensemble complete with metallic thong sandals. Ambrosio sported a flowing beige top over One Teaspoon denim cutoff shorts with orange striping down the side. sells the shorts for $114.

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On her feet, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show alum wore Havaianas Slim Tropical Sandals, showing off her sleek white pedicure. The silhouette boasts thin gold straps, with a tropical print on the footbed and a rubber sole. The shoes were previously available to shop from the Revolve website but are no longer in stock.

In addition to sporting her Havaianas for a shopping excursion, Ambrosio was also photographed yesterday barefoot while walking along the beach. The star unbuttoned her shirt to reveal a red

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The $4 Nail Polish Harry Styles Wore in His “Watermelon Sugar” Video

Harry Styles has done it again, y’all. Aside from offering up endless sartorial inspiration in the form of printed sweaters, grunge flannels, and frilly blouses, the English singer is also known to take unexpected beauty risks. Specifically, he loves to rock a bold manicure featuring fashionable elements like bright hues and even stylish designs. Simply put, the man is nail goals.

This week marks the release of the music video to accompany Styles’ hit single “Watermelon Sugar,” and the summertime vibe of the flick has left us all craving the beach—and a bite of seasonal fruit. In the video, Styles partakes in a surprisingly titillating watermelon feast while being fawned over by about a dozen models, but the thing that stuck out most? His nail polish, of course! The perfect shade of neon coral popped from the first frames of the video and kept capturing our attention for

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