Gossip Girl here…just kidding! But Gossip Girl‘s Ed Westwick, Leighton Meester, and Penn Badgley were all over New York Fashion Week showing off their threads and sharing the mania, competition, and definite fashion don’ts with VH1. “There’s lots of music pumping in rooms you can’t get in to and then you find the free bar and you drink free drinks,” Penn revealed. While Penn chased the booze and bass, Ed compared backstage to Charlie and The Chocolate Factory as the rooms seem to get smaller while more and more fashionistas and fashionisters pack themselves in.
Celebs admitted the lengths they go to to pump up the volume in competition with other fashion-forward celebs. Maria Menudos shared the number of make-up and hair changes she endured to maintain her coiffed look. Let me tell you, it’s more than one change. A LOT more! As if the buzzing energy of parties, drinks, music, and new looks don’t keep Lincoln Center jumping, celebs bug out about their personal fashion don’ts that just may be in this season. Leighton claimed, “I don’t think anyone wants to see me in stretch leggings.” As if! Check out the video below to find out what other en vogue celebs had to say about New York Fashion Week.
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Taylor Momsen! A nude pump? That shoe doesn’t have nearly enough buckles! Nor is it even made out of Lucite! We don’t know what to think about the former Gossip Girl star’s makeunder, which she debuted at the Marchesa show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Plaza Hotel today. If anything, we though New York Fashion Week would have been the perfect place to show off Taylor’s signature style, a.k.a. shredded t-shirts, an exposed garter belt and a look of utter disgust in humanity. No wonder the Pretty Reckless frontwoman looks like a beautiful dear in a set of fabulous headlights. At least Momen kept her smoky eye. Or…couldn’t figure out how to scrape it off.
Check out the exclusive vid below for more stars sounding off on Fashion Week fun and faux pas!
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This was my first year ever actually attending New York Fashion Week, and though I only attended a couple of shows (little obstacles like Whitney Houston and the Grammys), it was exhausting! I mean, looking at the fashion is great fun, but there’s a lot of shuffling around to and from the venues, wondering where you’re supposed to be, shoving yourself between people’s outlandish fur coats and giant bags, and worrying that someone who matters will think you’re wearing something hideous. That may just be my own neurosis. Anyway, for the fashion editors, photographers, models, designers and millions of employees who make their shows happen (the ironing, the lint-rolling, the getting models water while they’re getting their makeup done, the escorting of clueless bloggers through the backstage area), Fashion Week is a lot of work. But all so many people (us) seem to care about is which actors and reality TV stars are sitting in the front row. Oh well. Anyway, when I went to the Alice + Olivia presentation on Monday night, I asked a few celebrities what they got out of going to the shows.
Ahna O’Reilly, who’s been on all sorts of red carpets this year after co-starring in The Help, was enjoying her first ever Fashion Week. “If I could wear any of the clothes that I’ve seen today I would be a lucky girl,” she said, wide-eyed. “Before today, my experience with fashion was Project Runway, so I kind of feel like I am living my fantasy.”
Kristin Chenoweth and Jennifer Aspen, who star in the upcoming comedy GCB together, have been photographed at practically every single show this week. And they had a very good reason: “You have to understand something: We are in love,” Aspen said. “We are it’s a little weird,” Chenoweth agreed.
When Theophilus London isn’t calling Basketball Wives’ Tami Roman a gremlin and covering it up, the flashy Brooklyn rapper is making a move for all kinds of ladies, including Seal’s soon-to-be ex-wife Heidi Klum. On Wednesday, at the amfAR New York Gala kicking of Fall 2012 Fashion Week, Theophilus took to Twitter to show off his “new boo.” He tweeted:
An hour later, Theophilus tweeted how he planned to “chill” with the German supermodel. As if one hot mama isn’t enough, Theophilus snagged photos with Janelle Monae and Dina Lohan (hotness is relative here) while at the gala. That night, he tweeted his photo alongside a photo of Angela Simmons on the red carpet. As if Theophilus hasn’t put his stamp on Fashion Week and its female attendees, the alternative hip-hop playboy also “curated” the music at Rebecca Minkoff’s fall/winter fashion show today at 3 p.m. while “the babes” walked the runway. “Guests are LOVING the combination of live music and exquisite design,” the official Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Twitter said. And the designer herself seemed pleased, posting a photo and writing, “Dying over @TheophilusL at soundcheck. Holy Sh+T!!!!! yfrog.com/gzjj0qfpj”
Seems like Heidi might have some competition!
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It’s Day Two of New York Fashion Week, and the celebrity sightings are starting to pile up — no small feat, given that it’s also the beginning of Grammy Awards weekend in Los Angeles, and we’re sure those parties are tempting many a famous face away from this coast. But up at Lincoln Center, the stars who know that what they (and their stylists) choose for them to wear on the red carpet and on the way to the grocery store has an impact on their overall image, and, dare we say? their career as well. So, who have we seen in the front rows so far? Shailene Woodley (kind of surprising, since she told us she only wears second-hand clothing), Alexa Chung and Kristen Chenoweth took in the pretty purples and blues of the Honor show. Abigail Breslin, Megan Hilty and Angela Simmons watched the Cynthia Rowley show together. Kellan Lutz was with Matt Czuchry, Chris Lowell and the NY Knicks’ Landry Fields for Joseph Abboud. Recently resurfaced former child star Anna Chlumsky was backstage at Houghton. Taylor Momsen was snapped roaming in the lobby today. And then there are the afterparties. Vanessa Hudgens, Rose McGowan, Giants star Victor Cruz and Eve were among the revelers at the Leila Shams party last night. Come back all week long for more pics of the stars getting their style on! And check out the video below for stars weighing in on some looks that didn’t look so hot.
It was difficult for us to tear our eyes away from the wonder that is Lindsay Lohan’s new set of bangs and bizarre hairy wrists at last night’s amFAR Gala. But it was an event to kick off New York Fashion Week, so there was plenty more to see. Heidi Klum attending solo for instance, in a dazzling gold-and-black dress. Miss Universe Leila Lopes shining in red. Kellan Lutz looking like he’s modeling in a prom tuxedo catalog. Jennifer Hudson and Cindy Crawford palling around and both showing off some impressive cleavage. Terry Richardson appearing to keep his hands to himself. VH1 News was on the red carpet, so check out the vid below to get their A-listers inside scoop on Fashion Week!
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As if New York Fashion Week wasn’t in enough of the tizzy over Lindsay Lohan and her mom Dina slowly merging into one multi-headed spray-tanned entity, now New York Mag reports that Lindsay Lohan threw her drink onto a waitress at yesterday’s V Magazine Black and White Ball. After hurling her booze, Lohan indicated to the moistened server that she was trying to throw it on someone else, yelling “Not you, him!” Well, there ain’t no party like a Lindsay Lohan party, because a Lindsay Lohan party could accidentally blind you!
Not content that she had made enough of a definitive statement (even after getting into a fight with a photographer on Tuesday night), Lohan proceeded to throw her French Fries, and at one point was allegedly seen “sucker-punching a seemingly innocent bystander as she walked past.” Oh my god…Lindsay Lohan was eating French Fries? That’s the most encouraging thing we’ve read about Lilo in a long time. Maybe things are going to turn out alright for her after all…oh right, if she stop throwing things at people.
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Depending on your denomination, either Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Eid came early this year in the form of these Coco photos from the Richie Rich runway show at New York Fashion Week. Thank you again, universe, for this living study in flawlessness.
Ice-T‘s wife slipped into a little My Little Pony-meets-Sexy George Washington hair ensemble yesterday to strut her stuff for the designer’s Spring 2012 show in New York City. It almost goes without saying that a Coco nip slip was also featured on the runway. “I started working with those glasses and out came a boob and I was like, Oh man, this is what I didn’t want,” the model/actress/human angel told E! Online after the show. “I don’t get embarassed, I wanted to walk with perfection and that wasn’t perfection for me.” Coco, everyone other creature on the planet would like to politely disagree.
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Guys, we are excited to announced that after thoroughly checking these Nicki Minaj photos from New York Fashion Week, we can confirm that we did not find one single flaw in any of them. Like Nicki’s gumball masterpiece, this look is completely flawless. Anyone else wearing a leopard print leotard, cheetah print wig and a child’s tiger hat would look like the star of a very special cross-over episode between My Strange Addiction and Pet Hoarders (you’re welcome, studio executives), but Nicki continues to kill it. Incidentally, that’s also how she obtained that hat.
You know that Coco Chanel quote that goes something like, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off?” If the one thing is an abdomen-concealing front bustle, maybe, possibly, you should consider another ensemble all together. Beyonce visited New York Fashion Week today with sister Solange in a Vera Wang beige leather minidress that might best be described as business up top, sea sponge on the bottom. As for Beyonce’s baby bump, the dress manages to both draw your eye directly to her midsection, then force you to look immediately away in confusion. Don’t get us wrong; Beyonce could wear stirrup pants and a fanny pack and still be the most stunning person, pregnant or otherwise, at those runway shows. In fact, we wish she would so that we could get away with wearing them. We just wonder how many dozens upon dozens of designer dresses Bey passed over in favor of…a skirt-shaped loofah?
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