Fashion and Style

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Peaches Geldof Channels Alexis Carrington At Sex And The City Premiere

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We understand that the red carpet, especially at the premiere of a fashion-centric film like Sex And The City 2, is a place to take risks. It’s just that there are fashion risks, and then there are fashion don’ts. And we’re thinkin’ Peaches Geldof and her pouf-shouldered dress are a don’t with a capital D, where the D also stands for Dynasty. Geldof’s dress looks like it came straight out of the closet of Joan Collins during her reign as queen bitch of the 1980′s soap. The major differences between their looks though, is that Joan would never leave the house without a heavily teased updo, and she would have eased up on the Crest Whitestrips.

[Photo: Splash News Online]

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Nerd Chic Has Taken Over

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It used to be chihuahuas, then Segways, then Birkin bags, but now, nerdy glasses are the hot celebrity accessory. Call it the an effect of hipster style mixed with equal parts Tina Fey lust and astigmatism. Josh Hartnett showed up to an event for The Kitchen’s Spring Gala last night and we noticed that he’s just one of many stars who are rocking the  George McFly look (that’s a Back to the Future reference for all you born in the 90′s). Everyone from Joe Jonas to Jennifer Love Hewitt has been rocking the specs lately – check out our gallery of nerdy chic below.

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[Photos: Getty Images/Splash News Online]

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Gwyenth Paltrow Goes Deep At Louis Vuitton Opening

With glamorous women like Gemma Arterton, Elle MacPherson and Kirsten Dunst also attending the opening of Louis Vuitton’s Bond Street Maison in London yesterday, Gwyneth Paltrow had her work cut out for her to stand out. Unsurprisingly, the Iron Man 2 star went low, showing off a gaping decolletage on the red carpet. Do you think she pulled it off? Check out the gallery and let us know in our FABLife poll.

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Venus Williams Bottoms Out At French Open

AFP ReportersThe rest of the world is currently talking about Venus Williams‘ risqué lingerie looks that she’s sporting at the French Open this week, but personally, we’re too busy staring at her butt. Let’s get real here: sure, her black and red nightie is unconventional and worlds away from the polo shirt and skort of the olden days of tennis, but we can’t be the only ones who thought she forgot her underpants, right? During round one of the Open, Williams faced off against Swiss player Patty Schnyder, and we’re guessing that Schnyder’s happy that Venus’ outfit overshadowed the fact that she lost to Williams in two sets. Check out our gallery of pictures from the French Open for more of her looks. They kinda give a new meaning to “I see London, I see France.”

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The Cover Of Lauren Conrad’s New Style Book Is Awkward

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Lauren Conrad may be the only person who got out of The Hills before imploding, but that still doesn’t mean we understand her legitimate career as an author. After she decided to quit her fake-acting career, Conrad started writing novels and now she’s also written a style book. (Seriously, someone needs to stop this trend, how much more can we learn from celebrities about how to dress?)

The cover of Conrad’s book, which is slated to come out in October and is titled Lauren Conrad Style, has just been released and we have to say, we’re seeing about a hundred different things wrong with it, the most ironic being that this is not what Lauren Conrad usually looks like. From the bun on her head to the glam eye makeup to the piercing stare, this is not how we remember her from The Hills. Still, the former fashion student wanted to share her wisdom with her fans and says the book with include “personal stories, live and learn stories,” and “a couple of high school horror stories.” Right, because we didn’t already see those on Laguna Beach.

[Photo: Harper Collins via People]

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Cannes Craziness: Is Elizabeth Banks Trying Too Hard?

If Elizabeth Banks has been trying to get our attention, she’s certainly succeeding. The star of comedies like Role Models, Zack & Miri Make A Porno and The 40 Year Old Virgin has consistently worn the most dramatic outfits at the Cannes Film Festival this week, ranging from a strawberry swirl of a gown at the Poetry premiere to a blue blast of sparkle-motion at Wednesday’s Armani party to the backless studded marvel above at yesterday’s Artists For Peace & Justice benefit. Should Elizabeth give it a rest or are you loving her flamboyance? Check out our gallery from last night’s charity bash and  let us know in our TheFABLife poll.

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American Idol‘s Most Insane Outfits Of The Year

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Now that the season is drawing to a close and two of the tamest contestants ever,  Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox, are in the finals, we’d like to turn our attention the real reason we watch American Idol – the outfits.

We have learned from Rachel Zoe that anyone can call themselves a stylist, and that’s especially true of the people who pull together the clothes worn on this show. And don’t even get us started on hair and makeup – this year we’ve seen more than our fair share of Bieber-inspired mullets, Bride-of-Frankenstein highlights and questionable use of Wet n’ Wild lip gloss over these five months. We thought Siobhan Magnus would have provided us with the majority of wacky ensembles on our list, but as it turns out, there were a lot of fashion disasters all season. Tyler Grady and his scarf-shirt (Shart? Scirf?), Didi Benami‘s throw-rug-vest…we had forgotten about these hot messes.

So who wore the most insane looks of the season? Check out our gallery of the 15 craziest and let us know what you think.

[Photos: Getty Images/AmericanIdol.com]

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Adrien Brody Looks Lame In Leather At Cannes Armani Party

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This is no way for a 37-year-old Oscar winner to dress. Actually, this is no way for any human being to dress, but we’re especially embarrassed that leather-loving Adrien Brody decided this look was appropriate for yesterday’s Armani yacht party at Cannes. The Lady Gaga shirt may be meant to suggest a fashion forward mindset, but he still looks like a cheap, sticky couch possessed by DJ Pauly D. Even if we didn’t hate this guy for stinking up every single movie he’s made since winning that Oscar for The Pianist (which we still haven’t seen because its a holocaust drama directed by a rapist and starring Adrien Brody), we’d still hate him for this suit. If he makes Predators suck, we suggest he be banned from anything that has the slightest chance of being awesome.

Thankfully, attendees like Emily Blunt, Naomi Watts, Benicio Del Toro and Natalie Imbruglia (she lives!) found more respectable attire for the soiree (Elizabeth Banks is still trying too hard, though). See what they wore in the gallery below.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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Mischa Barton Goes Bombshell

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Mischa Barton may be a mess a lot of the time, but she occasionally she reminds us why she’s a starlet. At a dinner in Barcelona last night, Barton got all French and bed-heady (maybe she’s gunning for a role as a retro Bond-girl or a sexy Mad Men secretary) and proved that she’s still got that je ne sais quoi that we once found so appealing. Now stop staring at us with those bedroom eyes, Mischa, we’re getting uncomfortable.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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Marion Cotillard: Cannes Cutie

While we prefer Marion Cotillard with longer hair, the Public Enemies star certainly looked striking at the Chopard anniversary party at Cannes last night, sporting a severe pompadour and sparkly jumpsuit (who does she think she is, Kristen Stewart?). Marion stepped out on the Croisette the next morning in a shiny, strapless dress that ironically looked more casual than the pants she wore the night before. Which look do you like more? Check out both in the gallery below and let us know in our TheFABLife poll.

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