Julia Friedman

Julia Friedman

I'm a freelance journalist.

Freelance writer/reporter/editor specializing in a little of this and a little of that. Email me at juliaf90@gmail.com.

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Amy article
luckymag.com

Director Amy Seimetz Made Her Lead Actress Wear Lycra, Loves Acrylic Nails And Kimonos

Though rare, it's not impossible for indie actors and filmmakers to make it in the mainstream: Carey Mulligan, Jennifer Lawrence and Scarlett Johansson are just a few of the talented ladies who've successfully crossed over. Amy Seimetz could very well be the next star to do the same.

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Pretty Little Liars Season 3, Episode 21: Fashion Face-Off

The drama continues in Rosewood. In case you missed last Tuesday's episode, a whole lot of crazy went down (per usual). But don't worry—we would never spoil the fun for you. Instead, we're here for our weekly PLL Fashion Face-Off, where we weigh in on the style choices of our favorite small-screen quartet: Aria, Spencer, Emily and Hanna.

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20 Elegant Statement Necklaces Under $25

There's no easier way to dress up an outfit than with some eye-catching accessories. Jewelry, in particular, can make a simple look—jeans and a basic tee, a solid dress with heels—so much more visually interesting.

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The Mindy Project: Shop the Show

Have you been watching The Mindy Project on Fox? Created by and starring one of our favorite comedians, Mindy Kaling, it's one of the funniest shows on air right now—and it's packed with some serious style. We've already shopped out the pilot, but with only three episodes left this season, we thought it was time to give you some more inspiration.

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Pretty Little Liars' Janel Parrish Talks Style Splurges And Being A Twihard

You probably know Janel Parrish as the nerdy-turned-popular-turned-insane high schooler on ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars, which is now in its third season. Her character Mona Vanderwaal naturally has a well-stocked wardrobe—and as it turns out, Parrish's own closet is pretty awesome, too.

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The Last Exorcism's Ashley Bell Talks Cruelty-Free Makeup And Getting Physical On Set

Ashley Bell is best known for her roles in horror films like The Last Exorcism (The Last Exorcism Part II opens on March 1) and The Day, but this actress is far from the scary, demonically possessed girl we know on the silver screen. In fact, Bell is a bubbly fashion fanatic with a taste for British labels and cruelty-free makeup.

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Five Minutes With Katy Perry

She's playful, girly and compelling on every red carpet. Her style might not be conventional, but her confidence helps her pull off even the most daring looks.

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Christina Applegate's Runway-Inspired Collection For FabKids.Com Is Adorable

When Christina Applegate met the team at FabKids.com, a new and super stylish clothing line for young girls, she knew it was a match. "What really drew me in was the brand's philosophy and emphasis on encouraging girls’ individuality through personal style," says Applegate, mother to 2-year-old Sadie Grace, "I love the idea of empowering our daughters with what they wear and giving them the freedom to express themselves at a young age."

Holly article
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Style Crush: Singer-Songwriter Holly Williams

Our latest style crush is Nashville native signer/songwriter Holly Williams, who CMT recently named one of the "Next Women of Country." This comes as no surpise—music is in Williams' blood.

Laura article
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Meet A Stunning British Singer Who Mixes McQueen With High Street Finds

The 26-year-old, once a substitute teacher in a Birmingham secondary school, holds a degree in composition from the Birmingham Conservatoire. She combines this classical training with her Caribbean background for smooth, soulful sounds that, while current, have a bit of an old-timey feel.

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Style Crush: Kat Edmonson

Listening to her music, I'm reminded of artists like Norah Jones and perhaps a hint of Kate Nash, but her style is so unique that it's hard to compare her to anyone else. Her vocals are raw, her music refreshing and she's kind of perfect for any mood you might find yourself in.

Mindy article
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Five Minutes With Mindy Kaling

Kaling says that a typical off-screen outfit for her is "Helmut Lang and Club Monaco and flats." The reason? "Because I'm a comedy writer." When you have to sit down and write, comfort is key.

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This Indie Film's Wardrobe Is Worth $2.5 Million—Yes, Really

Imagine having unchecked access to Dolce and Gabbana, Roland Mouret, Jenni Kayne, Yigal Azrouel and Céline's entire collections—millions of dollars' worth of wardrobe—and not having to foot the bill for any of it. A girl can dream, right? For celebrity stylist and costume designer Sophia Banks-Coloma, our dream is her reality.

Nora article
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Nora Zehetner On Her New TV Role And Finding The Perfect Pair Of Jeans

Zehetner may have attended the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science for a year (she's from El Paso), but don't let those Grey's scrubs fool you—her switch from science to screen didn't unfold as you might assume.

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Actress Alice Eve Talks Stanley Tucci And Her 'Grunge Kid' Past

The 12th annual Tribeca Film Festival is bringing swarms of veteran and newcomer movie makers to lower Manhattan. The 12-day festival features dozens of the year's best documentary and narrative films, including Neil LaBute's Some Velvet Morning, which stars Stanley Tucci and Alice Eve as the film's only characters.