We always have such high hopes for the annual amfAR “Cinema Against AIDS” gala that happens at Cannes. It’s normally a fashion extravaganza and there’s always a celebrity or two who ends up surprising us. This year, some of the picks on this list did surprise us. Because our regular sartorial favorites — like Nina Dobrev (who fell short in an electric blue, sequined Elie Saab column) — didn’t make it, and Kim Kardashian did. Still, we have to give props where they’re due and Kim worked it in this mustard Elie Saab and old Hollywood red lips, The color is perfect against her skin tone, the fit is great and even though the girls and the gams are out to play, it’s still all very tastefully done.
The models also really stood out with Doutzen Kroes wearing a futuristic and very flattering white Versace gown with silver detailing. Irina Shayk was sheer elegance in a sweeping, taupe Roberto Cavalli gown with gorgeous emerald jewelry. Also spotted look their very best were Kylie Minogue in tangerine Emilio Pucci and Rose McGowan who paid homage to her name in a rose-pink Atelier Versace gown with Chopard jewels. Look at the rest of the fabulously dressed stars in our gallery below. We also have one bonus picture for you. She’s not a celebrity, but a celebrity’s fiance but really deserved to be on the best-dressed list as well. Click after the jump to see who she is.
Just the name of this party itself would give us stress! Imagine the pressure to look, well, hot, at the Us Magazine Hot Hollywood Style Issue bash. Some stars caved, like Lauren Conrad, who needs to fire her entire entourage — hairdresser, stylist and make-up artist — stat. Her bun looks heavier than her whole body, she’s got this weird geisha white powder thing going on with her face and her sloppy blouson-teeny skirt ensemble just isn’t working. Jessica Szhor also seems to have been inspired by her namesake Jessica Lowndes bra-baring ensembles. The lace doesn’t make it classy, ladies.
Who did make it work was Camila Alves who was ridiculously sexy in a fire-engine red strapless dress with lips to match. Carmen Electra looked like a blonde Sofia Vergara, and knocked it out of the ball park with a simple metallic shift. Sara Rue, Pia Toscano, Alexa Vega, Paris Hilton (who looked really demure), Brooke Burke and Petra Nemcova all stepped it up in the wardrobe department as well. We’d also like to say that the magazine’s “Style Icon of the Year” Jessica Simpson is getting there one ensemble at a time. Really, really getting there. Good for you, Jess! For the rest of the H’wood hotties who attended the bash (*ahem*, we didn’t exclude the guys), check out our gallery below. [Photos: Splash News Online]
Another season of Dancing With The Stars is upon us! And of course that means another rag-tag group of “stars,” consisting of reality show vets, athletes, washed-up actors, models you’ve never heard of, and Disney Channel stars. We’ll break up the season 12 contestants into two groups, the first being the ones we think are viable contenders (i.e. all the athletes, and the actors who have taken on physically demanding roles) consisting of the following:Ã‚Â football player Hines Ward, boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, Karate Kid Ralph Macchio, wrestler Chris Jericho, model Petra Nemcova (she’s the one we’re pegging to be surprisingly athletic), and singer Romeo, who surely has some dance moves in his back pocket.
The second group is the batch of contestants we’re going to assume will be fun to watch but will be the first to go. No offense, y’all! They include Girl Next Door Kendra Wilkinson, talk show host Wendy Williams, barefoot actress Kirstie Alley, Disney star Chelsea Kane, and radio personality Mike Catherwood (who could be the greatest dancer in the world, unfortunately we’ve just never heard of him). What do you think of the new lineup? Care to divulge your early favorites? The new season premieres on March 21 on ABC.