Look-of-the-Day

For this “Tuesday Twosome,” we chose our new favorite modern onscreen couple, Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake, from last summer’s box office hit, Friends With Benefits.  (There were many other romances we wanted to feature during our Valentine’s Day countdown, but it’s hard to find proper stills of some of our older and foreign favorites!  But Friends with Benefits is definitely our absolute favorite modern rom-com!)  In this fast-paced, witty, atypical romantic comedy, Kunis plays Jamie Rellis, a New York City headhunter who tracks down a savvy blogger named Dylan Harper, played by Timberlake.  As Harper is from Los Angeles and decides to take GQ up on their offer as their new art director, he finds he has only one friend in his new city – Jamie.  Kunis and Timberlake make a perfect pair, playing verbal (and later physical) tennis with incredibly quick jokes, comebacks, and undeniable chemistry.  (Which is why his supposed engagement to Biel made us very upset that these two weren’t a couple…)  Due to the youthfulness of the picture, this dynamic duo is dressed in very fashion-forward business attire.  In this scene, Jamie is coming to pick Dylan up from the airport for his initial interview with GQ.  Although her silk button-down blouse, pencil skirt, and bun are all correct in the corporate world, Jamie’s lightning bolt necklace by Lizzie Scheck might look a little out-of-place (even though it cost $820 in real life!), but it actually provides some foreshadowing for the film.  Timberlake is wearing a look made famous in the mid-1960s by the Rat Pack.  The old cads donned fitted suits with skinny ties, and it seems this look is making its full generational trend return.  (Wait for our full article on that soon…!)  According to costume designer Renee Ehrlich Kalfus, Dylan is “a guy who could have a blog and tell other guys what to do.”  For his work wardrobe, Kalfus selected slim-fit pieces from Dior, Thom Brown, and Save Khaki.  This chic pair is the perfect couple to feature on February 14th in the year 2012!  Happy Valentine’s Day! <3