Thanks to the rise of ultra snarky shows like Fashion Police, Hollywood’s A-List movie stars work their hardest during the 3-month slog that is Awards Season to stay out of the crosshairs of Joan Rivers and her band of catty cronies. Thankfully, our favorite musicians like Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj and Cee-Lo Green have no such qualms about making a genuine fashion statement on Grammy night.
It’s a crazy mixed up uncertain world out there, but there’s one thing we know for sure: Rihanna will always steal the show on the red carpet! The good girl gone bad is known for her huge style and tiny outfits, and she never fails to win the prize for sexiest attire at every awards show. The dress she wore to the Grammys last year left us with heart palpitations, and we can’t wait to see what she shows up in on Sunday. To get us in the mood, we’ve painstakingly assembled her 30 hottest award show styles of all time!
All the cool boys and girls wanted to be at the Prabal Gurung for Target launch at Pier 57 in New York city on Wednesday night. Prabal’s designs have flooded this site, in best-dressed and worst-dressed lists alike, so love his work or hate it, you can’t ignore it. How we wish we could’ve been at this one, because it sounds like so much fun. The entire space was transformed into a modern day carnival complete with merry-go-rounds, fortune tellers, food carts and other games. Of course a shopping area was allocated too! And the very dapper Ne-Yo, as you can see above, gave a surprise performance. Three of our favorite, way cool faces also showed up. Carey Mulligan, after ages, was seen. Sadly, we could not get on board woth her trench and peach blouson as it just looked out of place with the intense eye makeup and slicked back hair she had styled. Carey can do so much better. Rashida Jones chose a periwinkle ruffled blouse with a black placket and collar, styled with black slaccks and pumps by Alexander Wang — her only concession to something not Prabal Gurung. And providing our favorite look for the evening was Elizabeth Olsen, who looked effortlessly chic in a coral and aqua dress with black waistband complemented by black ankle booties and a black coat. The coat must’ve been flung off as she danced to Ne-Yo. The life. Sigh.
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This Sunday night, we get to celebrate the second coming of Justin Timberlake’s music career with what’s destined to be a show stopping performance during the 2013 Grammys! It’s been a long cold musical winter since he dropped his last album (2006′s FutureSex/LoveSounds), during which time we had to make due with a whole host of pop prince pretenders (we’re lookin’ at you Taio Cruz).Well no more! JT has returned to us, and now it’s time to feast on the bounty of his new tracks. Sadly we have to wait a few more days before we can hear his tunes, so for now let’s feast our eyes on his best award show fashion of all time!
New York Fashion Week kicked off with the always eagerly awaited, celebrity-model filled “The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection” fashion show, held at the Hammerstein Ballroom yesterday. The show was created to raise awareness for women’s heart issues and deatures stars walking the runway in red dresses loaned by top designers. This year, we adored Minka Kelly in a graceful, pleated and draped Oscar de la Renta Resort 2013 gown. Kelly Osbourne wore a hot, strapless mermaid fishtail by Zac Posen, while Jamie Chung took on slinky deep cherry sequins from the David Meister Signature collection. Toni Braxton looked sultry in a halter Herve L. Leroux gown, while Gabrielle Douglas looked poised in a Pamella Roland mullet dress. The Jenner family walked the ramp too — Kris, Kendall and Kylie — in bright red Badgley Mischka gowns. We have to say, the girls looks absolutely lovely. Rounding up the ladies is, Roselyn Sanchez who had a blast in Tadashi Shoji as she shimmied down the runway. You can see all the looks in our gallery below. Whose gown is your favorite?
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When we saw these new photographs of Jennifer Aniston, we were quite taken aback. Changing your hair drastically can completely change your look, and that’s what’s happened to Miss Jen. In this case — in the photograph on the right — we feel she’s looking a bit like Nicole Kidman. Is that just us or are we going a bit loony? This new blond hair is for her role in a movie which, as of right now, is being called the ”Untitled Elmore Leonard Project” and is being filmed in Connecticut. IMDB tells us that the project also stars Isla Fisher, Tim Robbins, John Hawkes and Mos Def. This platinum ‘do is a wig, FYI, but it’s going to be around for a while. We’re not quite sure that’s a good thing because it’s a big change from the brunette, sun-streaked Jen we’re normally used to seeing. But, it’s probably going to grow on us. And we’re feeling especially lovey towards the actress because she’s turning 44 next week — on February 11. But our opinion doesn’t count as much as yours does, so tell us what you think of her new hair? Like it? Or not so much?
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We’ll be honest, when we came up with the idea for this awards season Style Points race, we were envisioning a graph with much smoother lines. But now we realize that wouldn’t be as much fun as the crazy ups and downs Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence, Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Chastain and Kerry Washington have delivered, in the eyes of our esteemed fashion panel. (Emma Stone has been a no-show lately; we may just drop her from the list!) This week, Yahoo! Entertainment New York bureau chief Breanne Heldman, Glamour’s online style editor Nikki Ogunnaike, and our own Ambika Muttoo and Sabrina Rojas Weiss evaluated the contestants’ Oscar nominee luncheon outfits (or, in the case of the non-nominees, outfits worn to other important events last week) and fell in love with Les Miz’s Redmayne all over again.
It’s nice to shake things up in the style department. Have we ever had a man versus a woman in our style posts before? Only once, because this something that happens very intermittently. The first time was when we pitted Jennifer Aniston‘s leather dress against Kanye West‘s leather skirt. And we hate to break it to ‘Ye, but Jen’s creaming him in the poll. This poll is far less contriversial, and it puts us in a rather happy mood. There’s something about a blue suit that makes us smile. It ain’t black, it ain’t grey, it ain’t brown— it’s got it’s own little fashionista thing going. First up, on the left, we have Josh Duhamel looking surprised that he’s looking that great in his sharply cut Ralph Lauren blue duds at the premiere of his new film, Safe Haven, held at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday (yesterday) in Hollywood. Giving him competition is a cheeky Ginnifer Goodwin who works her blue Nonoo shorts suit at a Listerine event held at the Gabarron Museum in New York. We think they both look pretty adorbs, so we’re going to put this one up for vote! Who looks better?
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So, Monday was a busy day for Oscar nominee’s and various other stars who buff up guest lists around this time. ‘Tis the month of the Academy Awards and the lead-up to it always has a bunch of events and and other awards shows crammed into a two-month period. The Oscar nominees’ luncheon happened in the afternoon, and as we’ve already reviewed, it was a bit of a boring affair, sartorially speaking. Things looked up a tad more at night, at The Hollywood Reporter Nominees’ Night at Spago, in Beverly Hills.
Where Jennifer Lawrence got it it wrong in Chloe in the afternoon, she fared better here in a nude, bedazzled Versace number with metallic, neutral peep-toe heels. The look is sexier, as the hair’s also thicker and more tousled. Now if only Jen’s team would get their lengths right. This dress should have had a couple of inches lopped off. Jessica Chastain‘s Erdem afternoon look was elegant and feminine, but she sexed it up for the night taking on a black Givenchy Resort 2012 peplum with a draped bodice, paired with a pair of hot smoky, kohl-laden eyes. We like the architectural effect, even though it’s a tad fussy. While Amy Adams earlier outfit somewhat tanked, she did heaps better at the THR bash wearing a lovely, lacy black, peplum dress. She didn’t ditch the nude heels, though. Why, Hollywood, why? With all the shoe designers of the world throwing shoes of every color and size at you — you pick nude, clunky pumps.
Many other celebrities walked the red carpet, as well. Naomi Watts was back, but this time, in a white blazer and tight silver pants which looked effortlessly cool on her. Julia Stiles was there in a deep purple, long-sleeved dress, while Morena Baccarin chose a white patterned flounced frock. Lauren Dern highlighted her incredible figure — how is this woman 45-years-old — by cinching her simple black dress with a belt. And finally, Natasha Bedingfield jollied things up wearing cherry red tights, as pants. We don’t even mind, because she has the personality to pull things off that most people can’t! You can see it all in the gallery below.
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The thing to to remember about the Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon is that it is a lunch, not an awards show. That compounded with the fact that it’s held in the afternoon should suffice to make it an elegant, low-key event, fashion-wise, right? Well, we’re not quite sure. This is still Hollywood. We’d like a tad more ritz to our “low-key” please. The luncheon took place yesterday at the Beverly Hilton, and the red carpet was a bit snooze-worthy. We’ll start with the floral brigade, where, surprisingly, Jessica Chastain fared far better than our style favorite, Amy Adams. Amy’s J. Mendel Spring 2013 collection long-sleeve, below-the-knee, chiffon frock totally swamped her. Even though the various purples of the dress were stunning, and it features a cut-out back, front the front, it ended up making her look mumsy. The fact that she wore block-like, nude Casadei platform pumps did not help her case.
Jessica picked a larger, more vibrant print with her navy Erdem Pre-Fall 2013 sheath. She also wore nude heels, but hers were pointed Loboutin pumps, which although not ideal, were better than Amy’s. Moving on to the lighter shades, Helen Hunt‘s ruched pewter Dolce & Gabbana totally showed off her amazing figure. Sadly, the curse of the nude heel struck again, and this time it was a pair of chunky, strappy Jimmy Choos. What was even more sad was Jennifer Lawrence‘s white Chloe Spring 2013 dress, which did absolutely nothing for her. Shin-length and weirdly draped at the bodice, and paired with a ploddy black Casadei pumps, J.Law gave gorgeous face, but the rest of her her was baffling.
We’ll end with the good stuff. The two black looks of the afternoon were worn by beauties Anne Hathaway and Naomi Watts. Anne’s was a safe, yet elegant sleeveless sheath by The Row. We love that she lightened the look up with open-toe sandals and that pop of pink lippie, not to mention her lovely Jennifer Meyer bracelets and rings. We also loved Naomi’s textured black Valentino frock, especially with the Christian Louboutin Paulina pumps she chose to wear the appropriate, yet slightly whimsical outfit with. Have a click-over our gallery to see all the looks and who else attended the big event.
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