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The Marvelous Mrs Maisel has the Best Costumes

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Yep, you guessed it: this story contains literally loads of spoilers. If you haven’t watched The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, you should probs just hit “x” now. 

Miriam “Midge” Maisel breezed onto our screens like a breath—nay, gale—of fresh air. 

At a time when we needed it the most, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel offered up a delicious tale of female triumph, talent and strength in the face of misfortune. Not only is our heroine (Rachel Brosnahan) a complete badass with a razor-sharp wit; she’s also dressed to kill throughout the entire series. 

The fabulousness of her costumes—which have caught the eye of a good many viewers—is no accident.

The show’s costume designer Donna Zakowska told Mashable about the significance of Midge’s sartorial choices. 

“It is an awakening of a woman’s desire to express herself outside of predictable expectations.”

“Midge’s look for me was an attempt to optimistically capture the spirit of a woman, who in spite of unfortunate events continues to assert her spirit to remain on her feet,” says Zakowska. “Her love of clothes, detail and colour would become tools for expressing her strength and identity.” She says that Midge’s clothes “symbolise her capacity to not ever give in.”  

“As her life unfolds her wardrobe allows her to continue her inner dialogue with life,” she says. “It is an awakening of a woman’s desire to express herself outside of predictable expectations, and remain true to who she wants to be rather then who she is expected to be.”

Zakowska says the inspiration for Midge’s costumes comes from a combination of wanting to create “urban couture minimalism” and “reexamining the strength and complexity of colours particular to the late 50s.”

Here are Midge’s most striking costumes, ranked.

9. The B. Altman beauty counter look

Much to the chagrin of her nearest and dearest, Midge—an erstwhile Upper West Side housewife—does the unthinkable: she gets a job. The dresses crafted for this new era in Midge’s life are, in fact, Zakowska’s favourite. With these looks she sought to find a “silhouette that captured Midge’s image of what a working girl would wear tempered with her irrepressible spirit and identity.” 

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8. The newly-wed ensemble 

During a flashback, we get a glimpse at Midge and her husband Joel’s first night in their apartment as newlyweds. This dusky blue matching skirt and Peter Pan blouse is the essence of elegance. And, a total contrast from the deeper, bolder hues she favours later in her marriage. 

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7. Elevator operator dress

When Midge heads over to department store B. Altman for a job interview, she wears this rather fetching get-up which screams: “hire me.” She doesn’t get hired for the elevator operator position, alas. But she does, however, land a role on the beauty counter. 

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6. Stand-up dress 

 

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5. The Red Dress 

What do you wear when your ex husband (who cheated on you with his secretary) is coming to dinner? You wear The Red Dress.

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4. The ‘where did you get the coat’ coat

Midge’s fur coat caused a bit of a commotion at temple; particularly with her mother, who demanded to know where she’d got it. We’d like to know too, frankly. 

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3. The party shorts and tights

This is one of Midge’s most iconic looks from the whole series. What do you wear when you’re hitting up the party scene to test jokes you’ve written? A shorts and tights combo, of course! 

 

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2. The ‘I dressed for the meeting’ dress

Hey, it’s not everyday that you get to make a court appearance. Midge dressed up for her court appearance to make sure she looked like an upstanding citizen. It worked. Kinda. 

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1. The dress that needs pearls 

There is not a single outfit in this world that screams “I win” more than this dress. Midge’s mother was right: this dress does need pearls. 

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Just look at it. 

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Midge Maisel, you are fabulous. 

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/12/12/the-marvelous-mrs-maisel-costumes/

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Kit Harington was ‘shocked’ by ‘Game of Thrones’ ending

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“HBO has confirmed Game of Thrones‘ final supersized episodes, including three that hit the 80-minute mark. While the first two episodes will be around the average Game of Thrones hour, the series’ final four episodes will be – as promised – roughly the same runtime as a short feature film.

The first two episode run times were already confirmed, but HBO released all six on Friday.

Episode 1: 54 minutes
Episode 2: 58 minutes
Episode 3: 1 hours, 22 minutes
Episode 4: 1 hour, 18 minutes
Episode 5: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Episode 6: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Resourceful fans have been sussing out the official episode lengths for months now. Winter is Coming approximated all of them as early as January, thanks to some French press for the show.

On Monday, an online commenter figured out that tinkering with some HBO URLs revealed the exact run times of all six episodes, which are almost exactly as HBO went on to confirm.

Game of Thrones returns April 14.”

Read more: https://mashable.com/article/game-of-thrones-s8-episode-run-time/

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Late Night – Official Trailer Amazon Studios

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Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is a pioneer and legendary host on the late-night talk-show circuit. When she’s accused of being a “woman who hates women,” she puts affirmative action on the to-do list, and—presto!—Molly (Mindy Kaling) is hired as the one woman in Katherine’s all-male writers’ room. But Molly might be too little too late, as the formidable Katherine also faces the reality of low ratings and a network that wants to replace her. Molly, wanting to prove she’s not simply a diversity hire who’s disrupting the comfort of the brotherhood, is determined to help Katherine by revitalizing her show and career—and possibly effect even bigger change at the same time. LATE NIGHT is in theaters June 7th.

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5 Amazon Prime Original series you need to binge in March

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“Amazon Prime Video is making great strides to increase its library of original programming, with roughly half-a-dozen original series hitting the platform every month. March brings a wide variety of new Amazon Prime TV shows, from debuting survival thrillersThe WidowandHannato the final season of dysfunctional British sitcomCatastrophe. With new series rolling out nearly every Friday in March, you’ll never be at a loss for new Amazon Prime TV shows to start binging. If that’s not enough, you can check out our comprehensive guide to in March.

For now, though, here are five Amazon Prime TV shows you need to watch in March 2019.

Amazon Prime TV shows: 5 new series to watch in March 2019

1) The Widow season 1 (March 1)

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Georgia Wells cant get over the plane crash that killed her husband, Will. Maybe thats because nobody ever found his body. Now, large cash withdrawals are being made in Georgias name, and strange footage leads her to believe her intuition was rightmaybe Wills not dead. Armed with this new information, Georgia embarks on a mission across the Congo, dodging corrupt government and deadly mercenaries to find the truth about her long-lost husband.

2)Tin Starseason 2(March 8)

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Season 2 of thisBritish-Canadian drama with Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)picks up right where season 1 left off: with Sheriff Jim Worth (Tim Roth) bleeding out in the snowy mountainside, having just been shot by his own daughter. Will there be a reckoning or a reconciliation? Both? This underrated series is worth catching up with……………………………………………………”

See the rest of the list by clicking here: https://www.dailydot.com/upstream/new-amazon-prime-tv-shows-march-2019/

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