The good people at PopSugar and Fox Studios were kind enough to invite myself and a bevy of bloggers to check out an early screening of The Other Woman at the Crosby Hotel on Wednesday night. My roommate had raved after seeing the trailer a few weeks ago, so I brought her along for a bit of a girls night out.
She and I are both unabashed fans of the rom-com, and, like most women in their 20s, consider ourselves to be connoisseurs of the genre, which I think makes us more than qualified to deliver a short and sweet review. But first, the trailer, for you:
Since I'm the only one here, my review sans roommate will have to suffice. After seeing the trailer, I was sceptical that the one-liners and physical comedy might be tiresome in full-length. I was prepared for cheese. However, I was won over (obviously) by the charming camaraderie of the three main characters—even Miss Upton had little sparkle. The movie is a fun jaunt set in two of my favorite places (Manhattan and The Hamptons), and when you combine that with costuming by Patricia Field, you get modern cinematic eye candy.
It should come as no surprise that the woman who famously outfitted Carrie Bradshaw (and Ugly Betty!) would turn what could have been a very typical wardrobe situation into something truly fantastic. Anyone who watches movies and TV for the outfits (Scandal! Clare Underwood! Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games!) will appreciate each look down to the last detail. From cool Spring 2013 Altuzarra to Isabel Marant kicks and Ray-Ban shades, the fashion is undeniably covetable—especially with summer on the horizon.
After the screening, we were privy to a special Q+A with Patricia Field, which was kind of like Inside The Actors Studio for the fashion set. Among her pearls of wisdom? "I hate trends." This, from the woman who started them all.