Sun-Dancing with the Stars
By Sarah Khan
Though perhaps best known as Mrs. Sting, Trudie Styler is an entertainment powerhouse in her own right. The longtime actress, director, and producer had a hand in not one, but two films at this year’s festival. She appears in the documentary Crude, which touches on her efforts to bring clean water to areas of the Amazon affected by years of pollution by Chevron. And she serves as a producer on Moon, a complex psychological sci-fi thriller starring Sam Rockwell and Kevin Spacey, set on—you guessed it—the moon. Jeans by Buffalo David Bitton. Available at Bloomingdale’s, Beverly Center, 8500 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, 310-360-2700.
If you’re looking for a standard romantic comedy, Sundance is probably not the right place to search. But if you want something quirky, the festival always delivers. This year, Adam rose to the occasion in that category. Rose Byrne stars opposite British heartthrob Hugh Dancy in this unusual love story between a beautiful writer and a boy with Asperger’s syndrome—a mild form of autism— which renders him socially awkward. The resulting tale is anything but standard boy-meets-girl fare. It charmed Sundance audiences and is bound to do the same for the rest of the country when Fox Searchlight releases it later this year. Sweater by Ralph Lauren. Ralph Lauren, 444 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, 310-281-7200.
Photographs by Jeff Vespa