If you havent yet seen The Counselor, starring Michael Fassbender, ELLEs special cover star for December, we would urge you to do so. Not only is Fass on fine filmic form but so is his co-star Cameron Diaz, who plays hard-ass hunter Malkina.
Theres no humanity in Malkina, Diaz says of the character. Shes soulless. Her world is very, very dark so she wants to wear a façade to deflect all of that.
Cue an uncompromisingly sexy, modern wardrobe provided by Paula Thomas of Thomas Wylde director Ridley Scotts first choice when it came to dressing his femme fatale.
We caught up with Thomas to get the inside track.
The second piece I love is the very body conscious black dress with one sleeve, because she just looks incredible in the piece.
I also love the last piece she wears; this dress originally did not have the hoodie but Cameron felt she needed to be hiding herself and have a certain mystique. (Well, she had just killed all of her fellow characters and made off with $20 million a very good reason to be hiding!)
The Counselor is in cinemas now.