Last night Reese made an appearance at the LACMA Art+Film Gala in Los Angeles. The event celebrates the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s favourite artists of the year, which this year were artist James Turrell and director Alejandro G Inarritu. Reese looked super-pretty in a floor length black gown and statement gold earrings. She was joined by her husband for the party. The first HQ photos are in our Gallery for you:
Last weekend Reese received her American Cinematheque Award at a ceremony in Los Angeles. Reese walked the red carpet with two of her kids – Ava & Deacon – and her husband Jim was in the audience with them. During the night, tributes were paid to her by friends and colleagues including Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Garner, Alexander Payne, and Matthew McConaughey, who presented her with the award. Reese chose a simple yet chic block gown by Dolce & Gabbana for the event.
The first photos have been added to our Gallery now, with many more to come. Within this post are several really great articles about the night and Reese’s contribution to cinema – be sure to give them a read!!
And of course, congratulations to Reese on this exciting and well-deserved honour!
Reese Witherspoon Praised as ‘Modern Day Feminist’ at American Cinematheque Fete
The American Cinematheque honored Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon and DreamWorks Animation honcho Jeffrey Katzenberg at the organization’s annual fundraising gala Friday night at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
Witherspoon received the American Cinematheque Award, reserved for an extraordinary artist currently making a significant contribution to the art of the Moving Picture. Specifically not a lifetime achievement prize, it is meant for mid-career recognition. Recent honorees have included Matthew McConaughey, Jerry Bruckheimer, Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon and Samuel L. Jackson.
“This whole experience is just overwhelming and unbelievable because I’m really just a girl from Nashville who had a dream,” Witherspoon said. “I grew up on backlots and on locations. I had my entire childhood on film. I went through puberty on film, which is something I don’t feel totally great about, but I don’t regret it at all. It’s preserved forever.”Continue reading this entry »
Last night Reese turned up to the launch of fellow entrepreneur Jessica Alba’s new Honest Beauty make-up line. Reese looked smart in a ruffled blouse with a skirt and jacket, and posed with Jessica Alba for the event. There’s only one photo from the event so far, and you can find it in HQ in our Gallery.
Reese also posted a pic from the event on her Instagram.
Go Inside Jessica Alba’s Star-Studded #LetsBeHonest Dinner
Jessica Alba knows how to throw a party! Last night in L.A. the always-bronzed actress gathered a troop of A-list celebrities for a candle-lit night of spicy skinny margaritas and plenty of girl-on-girl beauty fodder. Dressed in a crisp white jumpsuit with wide-legged trouser details, the beauty welcomed fellow Hollywood favorites like Reese Witherspoon, Kate Hudson, and Olivia Culpo for the kickoff of her glossy new Honest Beauty campaign, #LetsBeHonest.
For the intimate affair, hosted inside CAA agent Michael Kives’s gorgeous home, Alba tapped event planner Alicia Townsend of Details Details to work with the Honest Beauty team to piece together the perfect, Moroccan-themed setting for roughly 70 friends. Next to a glass-encased fireplace surrounded by plush gray and white couches, guests including Nicole Richie, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Mandy Moore, and InStyle’s Fashion and Beauty Editor-at-Large Kahlana Barfield gathered near their seats, where a feminine mix of metallic, acrylic, wood, and rock crystal table additions sat accompanied by “#LetsBeHonest You’re Beautiful” place cards and a box of covetable Honest Beauty finds like a limited-edition Everything Palette.
“Tonight’s event is all about fun. It will be some of my closest friends. They’ll see the products and just have a good time,” Alba told Barfield (below) as the two dabbed on Honest products together and got ready just before the night kicked off. “So many of my friends are entrepreneurs and there’s nothing better than supporting one another.”Continue reading this entry »
Reese was featured in the October/November issue of Garden & Gun magazine, talking about Draper James. Below is the interview, and if anyone can provide us with scans from the issue then please get in touch!
Talking Shop With Reese Witherspoon
The Oscar-winning actress on grace, grandmothers, and breaking ground on her Nashville store
Self-determined since childhood, Nashville-raised actor and producer Reese Witherspoon has always been a get-it-done kind of woman. And so it was with Draper James, her budding fashion and lifestyle brand, which she developed because she “couldn’t find the sort of items I wanted anywhere else.” Named after her grandparents, Draper James celebrates what Witherspoon sees as a renaissance in Southern style, featuring playful dresses and jewelry alongside engraved julep cups and embroidered linens. This fall, she plans to open Draper James’s first store, in Nashville, realizing her dream of building a new tradition in the town she credits with building her.
Tell me about the genesis of Draper James.
I started this for many reasons. First, because I was being approached by Northeastern brands to represent them and I thought, I don’t know anything about the Northeast. I don’t even go there very often. [Laughs.] Then, two years ago I was shooting a movie in Atlanta, and I noticed this boom of cultural growth in the South: in food, music, art, fashion. I saw something similar in New Orleans and other places. I feel like a lot of people who left the South are moving back and bringing with them everything they’ve learned from living elsewhere.
You source and develop much of your line in the South. Your denim is sewn in Blue Ridge, Georgia; your linen pillows in Savannah.
Southerners have such pride in their work. I was tapping into a community that already existed. I started the company myself and funded it myself so I wouldn’t have to do what someone else wanted. My goal was to create a retail experience that spoke to Southern people. I feel like Southerners have their own unique sense of style, and I wanted to be a part of telling the story of what it means to be a contemporary Southern woman.
You’ve always been a bit of an ambassador on that front.
My mother always said, “If you want to get something done, ask a Southern woman to do it.” It’s so true. No matter what you need, within twenty-four hours it has gotten done. The last movie I shot in Georgia, I couldn’t find summer camps for my kids. And I asked one friend, the phone tree happened, and before the day was over I not only had a camp but also women volunteering to drive and pick up the kids. It’s incredible how Southern women take care of each other.Continue reading this entry »
Reese made an appearance on The Today Show yesterday to promote Draper James again; below is the TV segment and an extended interview from the show. At the end of the post is another video about Draper James from The Today Show, which I think might’ve aired earlier in the year.
Reese Witherspoon tours her new store, reveals what her kids find ‘mortifying’
Reese Witherspoon often comes across as the ultimate Southern belle. But the Nashville-born actress admits she’s not always so refined at home, much to the dismay of her children.
“Well, I like to have dance party in the morning. Because I drink coffee in the night, I have lots of energy,” the Oscar-winning actress told TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager recently. “And it’s mortifying to my children.”
Also embarrassing, particularly to her teenage daughter, are the trendy hashtags or acronyms Witherspoon likes to use when texting or on social media — like YOLO.
“Or LOL, BRB,” she said with a laugh. “Ava’s like, ‘Oh my God, you have got to stop.'”
Witherspoon opened up to Hager during a tour of her new Nashville storefront for her business, Draper James, which sells a line of Southern-inspired women’s apparel, accessories and home accents.
Witherspoon said it can be difficult balancing her Hollywood career with her recent job as a business owner, but she said she always makes sure she makes her family her top priority.
“The kids come first, no matter what,” she said. “My kids are so wonderful. I mean, they’ve been so supportive of what I do as a filmmaker, what I’ve been doing as an entrepreneur.”Continue reading this entry »
Reese made a guest appearance on The Muppets last week, in an episode in which Reese and Miss Piggy fought their way through their rivalry. HD screencaptures have been added to our Gallery today.
Find more information including the promo for the episode here.
Reese attended the Hollywood Film Awards in Beverley Hills last night, where she presented Benicio Del Toro with the award for Best Supporting Actor. Reese looked classy in a little white ‘Karolina’ dress by Haney, Yves Saint Laurent heels, and Irene Neuwirth jewellery. Reese posed with Benicio Del Toro backstage, as well as her Just Like Heaven co-star Mark Ruffalo! HQ photos are in our Gallery for you…
Reese presented Benicio Del Toro from Sicaro with the award for Best Supporting Actor at the Hollywood Film Awards pic.twitter.com/AevLnlI6k5
— Gl Reese Witherspoon (@GlamourReese) November 2, 2015