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Style Stealer: Katharine McPhee’s Crystal-Embellished Collar

“American Idol” runnerup and star of NBC’s “Smash” Katharine McPhee has earned herself a well-deserved place as one to be watched style-wise. I mean, that Theyskens’ Theory dress at the Globes was to die for. Her casual looks are pretty righteous, too, and bonus points for carrying her Chihuahua around like a little potato! Fortunately for us, the event-ready ensemble she’s got on here is cute, comfortable, and easy to steal on the (relatively) cheap. Find out how, after the jump… Keep reading »

SS: Kim Kardashian
We copped Kim's black lace frock on the cheap. Read More »
SS: Diane Kruger
The always-prim Parisian in Chanel. Read More »
SS: Salma Hayek
We love this classy combination. Read More »

30 Gratuitous Nicholas Hoult GIFs For Your Viewing Pleasure

Hottie: Nicholas Hoult
This week's Hump Day Hottie... Read More »
Nicholas And Jen Are Dunzo
Jennifer Lawrence and her zombie boyfriend are over. Read More »
MTV "Skins"
The short-lived American version of the beloved British show. Read More »

You guys, I have a problem, and it is Nicholas Hoult. Let me preface this by saying that I generally do not foster celebrity crushes, because I have as much of a chance of getting with a celebrity as I do of getting with a fictional character or, like, a ghost. Especially one as universally appealing and charming and tall and British and nnnngghghhghduhfg as Nicholas Hoult. But I’ve been crushing on the guy since he was sexy sociopath (and brother of my eternal girl crush Effy) Tony Stonem on “Skins,” and my love was REAWAKENED after seeing his new zombie rom-com “Warm Bodies” — which is, by the way, totally adorable and actually pretty funny, but definitely could have used waaaaay more zombie dick. He is so, so cute, and it helps that he also seems like a real gentleman: he recently split with Jennifer Lawrence after two years of dating, and when reporters harassed him about her Oscar nom on a red carpet, he was mature and gracious enough to say that he was “very proud” and “rooting for her.” So sweet! Anyway, I figured I’d spend the majority of my day rounding up GIFs of him for your pleasure. You know, I was hesitant to do this post because it solidified my lot in life as a Nicholas Hoult fangirl and never Nicholas Hoult’s girlfriend, which is truly tragic, but I went ahead and did it anyway. Here are 30. I should be either canonized or committed. I have to go now, my keyboard is getting sweaty. Keep reading »

Cristóbal Balenciaga Preferred To Dress Fat Women

Wang Replaces Ghesquiere
Nicolas out, Alexander in at Balenciaga. Read More »
Kristen For Balenciaga
The "Twilight" actress is the new face of Florabotanica. Read More »
Feminism and Fashion
feminist fashion
Self-expression can be a powerful thing. Read More »

An all-too-common complaint about fashion designers today is that they don’t produce clothes in nearly enough sizes. Size and weight are similarly loaded subjects within the industry, and fashion’s apparent favoritism towards the thin and thinner is hardly unchartered topical territory. The house of Balenciaga, newly helmed by Alexander Wang following beloved creative director Nicolas Ghesquière’s sudden departure after 15 years at the brand, currently dresses typically-sized starlets like Kristen Stewart, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, et al. Keep reading »

How Do You Feel About Teal Eye Makeup?

Beauty Dare: Green Liner
Julie took this one to the streets. Read More »
Elle As Fashion Muse
Julie feels weird about Elle Fanning's fashion muse status. Read More »

We’ve been feeling an unexpected dash of color on the eyes as of late, probably in an effort to counteract the SAD effects of gloomy winter weather. Elle Fanning is definitely a pioneer of adventurous, avant-garde fashion and makeup, but I happen to think this is one quirky liner look that anyone could pull off. It’s almost like a paler, softer, more washed-out take on the shot of electric green shadow in the smoky eye at the Atelier Versace show (at right), which I also loved, but there’s something that’s just so pretty about this pastel seafoam shade in particular. It looks sort of ethereal and fairy princess-y on Elle’s fair, rosy complexion, and it would also look absolutely killer on someone with darker skin.

I’m a total wimp when it comes to bright makeup on myself, but this is one way to do it without looking bonkers, so long as there’s minimal color on the rest of the face. I would recreate this look one of two ways: with a liner applied close to the lashline, like Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Electric, a bright iridescent teal, or with a shadow, like Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow in Light Blue 118, swept across the entire lid. Would you try it, or do you think this is a look best left to the pros and/or baby fashion muses?

That’s A Lot Of Look: Isabel Lucas’s Candy-Stripe Dior Mini

Raf Simons At Dior
It's official: he's been picked to replace Galliano. Read More »
Dior's New Look
christian dior by patrick demarchelier
Check out the new book about the brand! Read More »
Trips On The Runway
Agyness Deyn is not so agile, apparently. Read More »

Isabel Lucas is a regular freakin’ fashion plate, but that doesn’t exempt her from falling victim to a textbook case of runway looks not translating well in real life. This minidress seemed paler, floatier, more ethereal when it was marched down the Christian Dior catwalk back in September; photographed on Isabel at the opening of Dior’s new Sydney store, the bright colors and reflective material just kind of, well, flop. Maybe it has something to do with the Aussie actress’s super-tan complexion, or the harsh lighting of paparazzi flashbulbs, or both. Regardless, Isabel deserves points for trying — that is one difficult dress.

Scott Disick Talks To Haute Living About His Exhausting Daily Routine

Scott Was A Model!
He appeared on the cover of these young adult horse books. Read More »
Scott On Kourtney
Her design sense is out of "Beetlejuice." Read More »
All Hail Lord Disick
Complete with a vanity cane. Read More »

What do you guys know about Scott Disick? I know that he is the most fascinating and, scarily enough, often the most logical specimen on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” or any variation or spin-off thereof. I know that he refers to himself by the moniker of “Lord Disick,” a title he bought online. I know that a sophisticated older French girl I went to prep school with who never wore deodorant hung out with him at a club in the Hamptons (The Elm, if you must know), where he bragged about how he was using Kourtney for her money and didn’t give a shit about her and slept with other girls all the time. Which, like, I find so hard to believe. “Sentimental Scott” Disick? No way.

Anyway, I saw the greatest “Kourtney and Kim Take Miami” episode the other night, where Kourtney is pissed off because Scott is hanging out with all these lesbians, and then Kourtney squirts breast milk on Kim’s psoriasis. This really got me to thinking about what Scott actually does with his life. Who is he really, and where did he come from? I found myself needing answers that I couldn’t find on any Wikipedia page. Fortunately for me, Scott did a recent interview in Haute Living magazine (I’ve never read that magazine but I know that I hate it) where he dished on style, skincare, and “Seinfeld.” Here are a few things I learned… Keep reading »

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