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TIFF Diary: Day Six
Day 6: I Heart Actress Carrie MacLemore
Carrie MacLemore might not be on your radar yet, but after the glowing response to the premiere of
TIFF Special Presentation,
Damsels in Distress by cinema icon, director Whit Stillman (Last Days of Disco) last night, it’s safe to say MacLemore — a lead in the feature — is soon to be a familiar face in the pages of your favouite glossies. A film heavy with style (think Audrey Hepburn) and light with wit (British in its undertone),
Damsels in Distress is well-worth the thirteen-year wait between it and Stillman’s last film. Set on the campus of a privileged East Coast university, this quirky story weaves its way though the lives of four young women, as they navigate through the treacherous terrain of college, love and self-identity.Petit and sugary sweet in demeanor, MacLemore is instantly engaging in person as much as on screen as Heather, the Type-A friend in the group who states the obvious, as MacLemore puts it. This being the actress’s first red carpet appearance, she is both excited and nervous to slip into the silver blue Dior number she’s selected for the evening. An admirer of ìclassic Dior (not to mention Prada), it’s no wonder with such style sensibility that Grace Kelly should be the demur MacLemoreís fashion icon. And like Kelly before her, MacLemore has a timeless quality, an immediate warm charm and naturalness on screen that audiences can’t help but adore, making this damsel one to watch.
Beauty tip of the day: Carrie MacLemoreís considers a good moisturizer a girl’s best friend. Her pick: a special mixture by her New York dermatologist Dr. Alison Gruen, MD.