Okay celebrities, you can all go home now! Because if it was not yet clear that Beyonce is the queen of the world, her show-stopping Givenchy gown at the Met Gala tonight has sent a serious signal: Beyonce is the best. Hands down. Period. The End. Who runs the world? Bey does. Yes, her dress is absolutely amazing, with the see-through, shimmery lace and incredible purple train. (We will fall asleep tonight and every night of the next year dreaming about that to-die-for train. Swoon.) But not just anyone could pull off this gorgeous gown. It’s the singer’s confidence that sells it and makes it such a completely spectacular look. Let’s just hope she saves it for lil Blue to wear one day, too.
Rihanna was one of the last stars to arrive at the Met Gala tonight, and boy did she not disappoint. We’re used to Riri rocking wild outfits, but this look was chic and refined. The black Tom Ford gown hugged her body in every right way, the neck line was simple and classic and the conservative long sleeves tossed attention to the sexy cut of the back. She kept her hair up and simple and her heels sky-high. We always expect the unexpected with Rihanna, and this move was no different. Her look tonight was timeless and glamorous but still totally her own.
Guys, look. I’m a regular gal. I like to hide behind my glasses and I’m currently wearing cheap neon yellow sneakers, Gap jeans, and a t-shirt I stole from my BFF Sarah in 1999. So needless to say I was way nervous when tackling the ol’ “what to wear to my first Oscars red carpet” conundrum, which, I might add, is a wonderful conundrum to have. Luckily I was placed in very capable hands and hit up the Kodak Theater in this ridiculously gorgeous Halston dress and sparkly Aruna Seth heels, ie: my dream shoes. (Humblebrag: Pippa Middleton wore the same pair to the Royal Wedding reception.) Thanks to both designers for making my red carpet look come together!
Underneath all that glamorous goodness I had an army of synthetic fibers working overtime to keep things in line. I owe a heartfelt thank you to a serious set of Spanx, a ridiculous looking yet magical adhesive bra, and lots of double-sided tape. And it turns out I’m not alone! We also talked to the pros – Viola Davis, Diddy and Glenn Close, to name a few – about their gritty glam secrets, too.
The 2012 Oscar nominations were announced bright and early this morning, kicking off the countdown to the biggest night in Hollywood! But performances aren’t the only thing being judged at the Academy Awards. Fans and trend-spotters scrutinize every little thing that the stars wear, so A-Listers make sure to don their most stylish and classy duds for their stroll across the ultimate red carpet.
However, the rules are a little different over at the AVN Awards. The Oscars of Adult Entertainment took place over the weekend in Las Vegas, and some of the biggest names in porn busted out their most bust baring outfits. Outrageous style must have been part of the dress code! Check out the gallery below to see some of the craziest looks from the AVN red carpet. We have a funny feeling you won’t be seeing these dresses at the Oscars…
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After scrolling through 91 pages of photos (yes, really) of Lea Michele we can safely say this: Lea Michele for ALL the red carpet posing awards. This woman is a master, a professional, an icon of the carpet who has risen through the ranks in less than two years. What took Jennifer Lopez, Angelina Jolie and Beyonce years to craft has taken this starlet months, and dare we say – she may just outshine them all. Lea’s obvious love of the spotlight (she was a Broadway performer before Gleeking out, after all) is enhanced by an adorable bod and amazing outfit picks by her stylist. She’s also trained in the art of contortion and knows how to twist and turn her body in such a way that she looks like a lightening bolt dressed in a Marchesa gown. But what’s most impressive is that Lea has a whole playbook of poses at her disposal! While some actresses can knock out on or two signature moves, Ms. Michele has no less than 22 in her tiny pocket.
The tutorial begins below!
Congrats go to Taylor Swift for winning her second Entertainer of the Year trophy at last night’s Country Music Awards. But who should win our kudos for being the most spectacularly dressed at the Nashville ceremony? Um, Miss Piggy, obvs. The porcine beauty sported a dangerously short, shimmery champagne-colored dress onstage that we’re sure made Kermit wonder if he’s a mammal after all.
What really popped out last night (besides Kermit’s eyes), was the crazy variety of gowns, short, long, poofy and totally wacko. Taylor’s train must have spanned the entire length of the red carpet. Erin Andrews did Barbie proud in a short hot-pink number. Laura Bell Bundy‘s completely open royal-blue skirt revealed a beaded beige bodysuit — a look that was crazy but surprisingly flattering on her. Susie Brown of the JaneDear Girls accessorized her pink and purple ruffles with a cupcake purse. Natasha Bedingfield donned an entire carpet to perform. Martina McBride rebelled and wore pants. And of course, host Carrie Underwood embraced every single trend with her many gown changes throughout the night.
Flip through these many photos and decide for yourself if Miss Piggy had any rivals in the fashion department.
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Go back to your solid gold penthouse in your skyscraper made of diamonds, Mary-Kate and Ashley, because there’s a new Olsen sister in town! Although not as renowned as her billionaire twin sisters, Elizabeth Olsen has also been acting since she was a tot. She had bit parts in The Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley VHS series, as well as a small role in the instant classic, How The West Was Fun. But while the twins developed their skills in the public eye, Elizabeth has been quietly honing her acting craft with years of study. And now it’s about to pay off, as the 22-year-old makes her starring debut in Martha Marcy May Marlene, which opens wide today! The film follows the adventure of a young girl who flees into the mountains to escape an abusive cult, and we hear it’s a tour de force. File this girl under “One to Keep an Eye On,” guys.
Not only does she have the acting chops, but she also inherited her fashionista sisters’ sense of red-carpet style. In fact, Elizabeth might turn out to be the most talked-about Olsen yet. In honor of her film’s release, we’ve assembled her top ten most fashionable looks in the gallery below. Enjoy!
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If you’re happy, you know it, and you’re Michael Fassbender, you smile til it hurts! The actor was at the London Film Festival today with director Steve McQueen to see the premiere of their film, Shame. But he definitely had no shame about letting everyone know how thrilled he was to be there! In fact, the X-Men: First Class star is pretty generous with his grins, often looking like a gleeful pirate who went off his medication. And lord knows we love him for it. Check out 15 of Michael Fassbender’s craziest smiles in the gallery below!
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Here’s the thing: We’re sure The Thing is a great movie and you should all totally go and see it and stuff, but Selena Gomez wore these sparkly hot pants to the premiere in Hollywood last night. Needless to say, that kind of diverted our attention a bit. The fact that she’s not even in the movie doesn’t make a single bit of difference. And the fact that we caught her in a rare Bieber-less moment ups our attraction to her even more. Check out the gallery below for more of the hotness. And don’t worry, we’ve got some pix of Marilyn Manson in there too, to keep at least a little of the creepy cred in there.
Damn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt. We knew you back when you were just the kid from Angels In The Outfield, and we weren’t impressed with you or your doubled-barreled last name. Then you morphed into that awkward teen on Third Rock From The Sun, and we laughed at your pony tail. More recently you shifted into geeky girl-getter in 500 Days Of Summer, and we hated you for reminding us of every failed romance we’ve ever had. But now at New York’s 50/50 premiere last night, you’ve somehow entered into the Don Draper Den of Ridiculously Handsome Dudes. We never saw it coming. Well done, sir. Although co-stars Seth Rogen and Anna Kendrick didn’t look too bad themselves. Check out more in the gallery below!
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