Ashley Greene was my last interview of the day during the Breaking Dawn press junket, and I entered her hotel suite at the Four Seasons at 5 p.m. expecting to find her as tired as I was — if not more. She had just come off the European press tour for the film and was now knee-deep in promotion stateside, a whirlwind of interviews and appearances. But the actress, who was recently named the new face of DKNY, was chipper and chatty, dressed in a silky red tank, jeans and sky-high patent-leather beige heels. When I told her I wanted to geek out about fashion with her for the entire interview but was gonna try not to, she joked, “But for a portion, at least!” Sounded good to me!
TheFABlife: What’s helped you grow your style and fashion sense over the years?
Ashley Greene: I think it’s a lot of experiences. With Twilight, there’s been a lot of red carpets, fan events, press and talk shows. I work with a stylist named Christina Ehrlich and she’s been so incredible. She’s very collaborative and never tries to force anything on me.
TFL: Have you learned from past fashion missteps?
AG: I think one of the first mistakes you can make is wearing something because someone told you to wear it. And I’ve done it! We’ve all done it. [Ed. note: Yep, we have!]
Madonna‘s film W.E has been in the news a fair amount, mostly because … it’s Madonna’s film. All the attention directed towards it — as if Madge needed anymore — had landed the singer on the December cover of Harper’s Bazaar along with the movie’s leading leady, Andrea Riseborough, a very lovely, youthful 30-year-old. Madonna on the other hand, is looking like a very lovely, youthful 53-year-old. God bless magazine covers for being fountains of youth, right? It’s like gravity, sun damage and a ticking clock don’t exist.
The interview itself, which profiles the singer and her directorial journey with W.E., is very Madonna, and we thoroughly enjoyed one quote in particular. She told the writer, Naomi Wolf, “For some reason, I feel like I never left high school, because I still feel that if you don’t fit in, you’re going to get your ass kicked.” See? She’s just like the rest of us. Only without wrinkles.
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Two fabulous actresses, two separate events in locations across the globe from each other. And yet, we found a lesson that is very important, if you’re willing to learn, grasshopper. It’s the art of wearing red, which can be a tricky little minx because you can go from red hot to fizzled spark in one step.
Take Nicole Kidman, for example. She’s looking so pleased to be at the 2011 BMI Country Awards held yesterday in Nashville. From the look on her face, you can tell she thinks she’s nailed this Stella McCartney dress. Nicole thought that throwing in some white detailing on what would’ve been a passable crimson dress was the way to go. WRONG. This dress is like an optical illusion. We literally got cross-eyed staring at it and it also brought back longgone memories of geometry lessons with our old teacher Mr.Sapru (who used to terrify us.) Nicole, please. Do red. Plain red. None of this jazzy Christmas wrapping paper stuff.
On the right, we have Angeline Jolie, at the premiere of Moneyball in Japan. We feel like the woman at the back who got photobombed — jaws dropped and in awe. Angie knows how to pull out the stops when she feels like it. And taking this red, strappy L’Wren Scott dress and her tomato lips into consideration, she felt like it. Angie haterz can kvetch all they want, but we all know that this woman could stop an asteroid in its tracks if she wanted to (and if the good folk of NASA had thought of it.)
So there you have it folks. The next time you think red, pick a side.
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Amber Heard has had a lot of fashion moments all year, making her our pick for the most fashion-forward star around. Whatever she wears, we’re sold! Considering she’s such a style chameleon, we were surprised to see a certain silhouette pop up repeatedly on her red carpet roll. It started with a black long-sleeved Jean Paul Gaultier gown at theÂ New York premiere ofÂ The Rum DiaryÂ at the Museum of Modern Art last month. Then she moved onto a nude long-sleevedÂ Alessandra Rich Spring 2012 dress to the London premiere of the film (seen on the right) and then most recently, a navy blue long-sleevedÂ Stella McCartneyÂ number (on the right) to the Paris premiere of The Rhum Express yesterday. That’s what they’re calling The Rum Diary in France, BTW. But do you see what we’re talking about here? They’re all long-sleeved and monochromatic. Do we smell a trend? Hit us with your opinions.
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Diddy changes clothes like he changes his name: a lot. The rap mogul could probably wear a different bomb outfit every day for the rest of his life! He’s got a pimped out wardrobe that he sums up in three words: “Swagger. Timeless. Diverse.” Yeah, that sounds about right to us! From sleek suits to pink polos, fur-lined jackets to straight-up T-shirts, Diddy is just as much of a fashion icon as a hip hop legend. His clothing line Sean John has won awards all around the world, which makes sense when you consider who’s in charge. So in honor of his 42nd birthday, we’ve assembled his 42 (!) hottest looks from over the years. Enjoy!
Kristen Stewart‘s gorgeous mug made it onto four different magazine covers this past month, each with an entirely different look. Glamour gave us girl-next-door Kristen, W won us over with gothic, ’60s-inspired glam, GQ U.K. was an homage to Old Hollywood style and Glamour U.K.’s shoot was edgy and electric, with a rock-and-roll feel. Asking you to pick a favorite is like the Sophie’s Choice of magazine covers, but we have to do it. Yes, they are all stunning and so very different, but surely there’s one that you love just a little more than the rest. Go on, vote in our poll below the jump. Because really, any cover with Kristen on it is a winner in our eyes.
Last night, we covered the Hollywood Film Awards gala wearing an Old Navy dress and some chunky boots from three seasons ago. Luckily the A-listers with whom we chatted on the red carpet have impeccable taste — and skilled stylists — and posed in outfits worthy of the #1 spot on every best-dressed list on the Web. Michelle Williams (recipient of the Hollywood Actress Award), Emma Stone (honored with the cast of The Help), Carey Mulligan (Hollywood Supporting Actress Award), Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Elle Fanning were all working it last night, making us drool with envy over their dresses. And guys like Tom Felton, George Clooney and the always adorable Joseph Gordon-Levitt, suited up and smiled for the cameras too. The event, held at the iconic Beverly Hilton, is the unofficial kick-off to awards season, and the stars brought their A-game last night. It’s gonna be a long four months of parties, press, drama and dresses galore. We.Cannot.Effing.Wait.
We’ve got out favorite looks — and behind the scenes moments — in the gallery below.
Plenty of lovely ladies turned up for the 2011 Glamour Reel Moments event on yesterday in West Hollywood. Jacinda Barrett, Perrey Reeves and Terri Seymour all looked great. But the spotlight was really on Eva Longoria, Zoe Saldana and Olivia Wilde, who each directed short films for Glamour‘s Reel Moments series.
They also looked awesome, each channeling a different look, and we can’t choose who looked best. Is it Eva’s elegant and demure long-sleeved cobalt-blue dress? Olivia’s long black-and-creme gown with fuchsia pumps? Or Zoe’s strappy, metallic number? You decide.
There’s a reason why Reese Witherspoon fawned over Jennifer Aniston at Elle‘s 18th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute. It’s because Jen busted out this silver Kaufman Franco dress with strappy Balenciaga shoes. Drop diamond Fred Leighton earrings and a sleek Ferragamo clutch completed the look. Can we say — woah? Not only did Ms. Aniston ditch her usual black wardrobe but this little mesh mini-dress has some serious action going on up and down. We can now safely say that Jennifer not only has the best legs in the business, but she has some pretty neat cleavage too. No wonder Reese is hanging on to her so tight!
But we’re going to turn the attention to you now. Do you think that the look on Jen is a little too much? Or did she get it right?
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Chloe Moretz chatted with us about her style icon status at the Scream Awards this weekend. The teen star was very humble when we informed her that she’s already a fashion favorite on the red carpet. “I’m very eclectic,” she said, when describing her personal style. The actress also doesn’t spend her movie money on Chanel bags and Louboutins. “My mom doesn’t really let me buy anything expensive,” she said with a pretend pout.” This coming from the mouth of the star who, according to CelebrityNetWorth.com, has around $4 million in the bank. Instead, Chloe tells us, she’s a vintage and Urban Outfitters kinda gal. That only makes her cooler in our eyes!
Chloe’s mom, are you reading this? Please bow forward while we place this Best Mom of the Year crown on your head. The entire Moretz clan is in on the awesome family act, because Chloe was escorted on the carpet by her older brother Trevor Moretz. Chloe teased us when we complimented his fashion sense. “Ooooh are you hitting on my brother?!” joked the down-to-earth star.
No. Maybe. Okay, yes. Yes we were. Check out pics below of the fierce fashionista at Saturday’s Scream Awards and Elle’s Women in Hollywood event last night.