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Style Stealer: Miranda Kerr Stays Comfortable And Classy Toting Her Yorkie In NYC

Miranda Kerr’s devotion to casual classic looks with a contemporary twist has earned her a bonafide spot as one of my primary sartorial inspirations, and while I’m sure the Victoria’s Secret mainstay (and she of the picture-perfect life) has a sharp-eyed stylist laying out her clothes and quite possibly putting them on for her while she’s fed grapes by hand, she never looks, well, styled. Miranda has assimilated seamlessly to the streamlined Manhattan aesthetic, so much so that I could feasibly be fooled into thinking that the native Australian was born and raised in my fair city. Bottom line, when doesn’t she look Style Stealable? Also, having a cute dog on your arm never hurts. Keep reading »

Well Played: Kate Bosworth Goes To A Meeting

Well Played: Jennifer Connelly
She looks amazing in black and white. Read More »
Well Played: Charlene
The royal really revved it up for the F1 Grand Prix. Read More »
Well Played: Reese
The pregnant star looked lovely in blue at Cannes. Read More »
Well Played: Kirsten
Kirsten Dunst returned to her Lisbon roots at Cannes. Read More »

I would do some pretty depraved things for Kate Bosworth’s wardrobe. As an aside, I, too, walk down the street with a limp wrist, and I have no idea why. It’s just comfortable. [Photo: FameFlynet]

Love It Or Leave It: Alexa Chung’s Scottish Fashion Awards Ensemble?

J. Lo's Risky Mini
Don't show-cha your chocha, lady friend. Read More »
Emma's Short Shorts
Cute and flirty or just too little? Read More »
Kristen's Daring Red Dress
Do you like this long, punky red Derek Lam? Read More »

Alexa Chung usually nails it sartorially — after all, she’s known for her quirky style — but even our finest dressers cop to a miss from time to time. The combination of hot-off-the-runway Christopher Kane dress, buttoned-up white shirt with metallic embellishments, and tasseled loafer-esque pumps is certainly true to her eccentric, English boy-meets-Gallic girl aesthetic, and I really like each individual piece, but this incohesive look just isn’t doing it for me. Are you into the kooky mix of elements, or have you seen better on Alexa?

Karl Lagerfeld Announces A Collaborative Makeup Line With Japanese Brand Shu Uemura

Herr Karl
Before he was the king, he was just Karl. Maybe. Read More »
All Things Choupette
All of the urgent news updates regarding the famous beauty. Read More »
Chanel's Bedazzled Brows
Models sported sparkly brows at a recent Chanel show. Read More »

I know, I talk about Karl Lagerfeld all day long, but it’s so hard not to when he can’t stop, won’t stop saying and doing things that baffle, offend, and inspire, often all at once. It’s safe to say that you can file this next Karl update under something that’s legitimately newsworthy, and not just me being like, “look, everybody, he wore a mankini one time!” (though I maintain that said mankini-wearing is also legitimately newsworthy). Karl has long specified that rather than sketch out his illustrious designs in pen or a freshly sharpened No. 2, like any mere mortal might, he prefers to use eyeshadows and liners by Shu Uemura because of their myriad colors. Given the very personal connection that Lagerfeld has with the brand, a natural (still, terribly exciting) extension has come of their relationship: the Chanel designer has created and curated a one-off holiday cosmetics collection, eponymously dubbed Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura. The 17-piece line will be available internationally online (the Japanese beauty manufacturer devastatingly ceased U.S. brick and mortar-based retail a few years back) beginning in November, at which time I will already have ordered all of the limited-edition products en masse. Sorry, guys. [Fashionista]

Beauty Test Drive: Dermelect ME Peptide Infused Nail Color Treatment

BTD: Clarisonic Mia
Jessica loves sandblasting her dry skin with the Clarisonic Mia 2. Read More »
BTD: Contour Palette
Napoleon Perdis blush photo
Weren't born with cheekbones? No problem! Read More »
BTD: Maybelline Stiletto
Find out how Rachel is rocking a matte black cat eye. Read More »

I’m not going to lie: I get a manicure once a week. It’s a luxury, yes, but for me it’s a necessary one that’s worth the $13 and twenty minutes of dry time. You see, I err on the side of, ahem, nonchalant when it comes to my “look” — I think Kate Moss, you see Courtney Love — so a glossy coat of fresh lacquer is often one of the few things that make my style cohesive. I may not have washed my hair in three days, my lipstick may be smeared and faded, my skirt may be on sideways, but look closely and you will see I’m not just any vagabond. I’m a vagabond with a manicure. It’s very Derelicte, my friends. Keep reading »

Muhammad Ali Is The Latest Face Of Louis Vuitton’s “Core Values” Campaign

Angelina Sans Fards
Angie goes bare (supposedly) for her Core Values ad. Read More »
The LV Fan Club
Are you a Louis Vuitton fan? These girls are, literally. Watch »
Louis Locomotive
Marc Jacobs sits first class in this groundbreaking stunt. Read More »

Most ads for luxury goods star one of many generically beautiful it girls of the moment, but Louis Vuitton’s Core Values campaign steers in a less likely direction by featuring exceptional celebrities recognized for much more than aesthetics. For the latest installment in the series, the French high-fashion house tapped legendary heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali. When one thinks “Louis Vuitton,” boxing is far from the first thing that springs to mind, but considering past stars of the campaign include Bono, Francis Ford Coppola, Sean Connery, and former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, the brand certainly doesn’t restrict itself to a certain type of image. Ali’s ad, which shows his grandson alongside him in boxing gloves, will appear in magazines beginning June 15. [Vogue UK]

Dita Von Teese Launches Her Own Makeup Collection (And I’m Praying For Its US Release!)

Dita Von Teese Q&A
dita von teese photo
Dita Von Teese on vintage clothes and red lipstick! Read More »
Dita Wears JPG's Corset
The burlesque star struts in Gaultier's mechanical corset. Read More »
Dita's Lingerie Collection
Dita Von Teese designed a lingerie collection for Tar-jay. Read More »

Another day, another celebrity makeup line! I kid — this is one that’s worth getting excited about. Unfortunately, not too excited, because while Dita Von Teese is creating a makeup collection, the future of its distribution stateside is dubious. The burlesque icon’s line in association with Artdeco, aptly titled Dita Von Teese Classics, will be released mid-June in Germany, where the brand is based, but sources say it could find its way over here sooner rather than later. Dita’s range consists of rosy blushes, neutral eyeshadows, stunning false lashes, nail lacquers, and six velvety lipsticks in shades of rich pink, orange, and (naturally) red, all designed by Dita with a completely DIY approach in mind. I love Dita’s old-school, glamorous aesthetic, but I love and respect even more the way that she expresses herself and her use of cosmetics, and how she insists that with just a little bit of time and effort, “anyone can learn to be glamorous.” [Beautylish] Keep reading »

Kelly Osbourne Tweets A Makeup-Free Bedtime Picture Of Herself, Promptly Gets Eaten Alive

Kelly And Christina Feud
Kelly Osbourne in Glamour magazine photo
Just stop talking shit about each other already! Read More »
Courtney And Kelly
Courtney claims she once saved Kelly Osbourne's life. Read More »
Has Kelly Sold Out?
Some people are disappointed by her new bikini bod. Read More »
Kelly Is A Bitch!
Self-proclaimed, you guys. Read More »

When a female celebrity offers a makeup-free photo to the public of her own accord, thereby putting herself on the same level as us mere mortals, she’s usually lauded for her alleged bravery and commitment to disproving the smoke and mirrors of Hollywood perfection. AnnaLynne McCord hopped on the sans fards freight not so long ago, and she was met with commendation and praise for showing off her blemished normal-girl skin. It’s a strange phenomenon, but non-famous women love to see seemingly flawless celebrities looking, well, non-famous.

So I wonder why everyone, from bonafide bloggers to your average backseat critic, is losing their cool about this Instagram photo Kelly Osbourne tweeted of herself before bed, calling the picture of the celeb daughter and Fashion Police pundit everything from “scary” to just plain “unflattering.” Keep reading »

Emma Stone Snags One Seriously Pretty Vogue Cover

Emma On Sex Scenes
The actress says that filming a sex scenes is a great workout. Read More »
Taylor For Vogue
Taylor Swift Vogue cover photo
Check out her cover for the fashion glossy. Read More »
LDR Lands Vogue
Lana Del Rey Snags Vogue UK Cover
Lana del Rey is on the cover of the March issue of Vogue UK. Read More »

Keep this on the down low: Vogue‘s July cover hasn’t yet hit most media outlets, but someone, somewhere, let it slip, and it is gorgeous! Vogue is notoriously heavy-handed with the airbrushing, especially when it comes to the front of the mag, but it’s a good sign that Emma Stone(cold fox) still looks like herself. I’ve always said I preferred the actress as a redhead, but her icy blonde is looking really, really good here. I think I’m in love! [ONTD] Keep reading »

Father’s Day Gift Guide: Dadcessories For The Modern Man

So Father’s Day is this weekend, as well as my dad’s birthday, and the only thing he says he wants is flip-flops. Fortunately, my dad is a pretty easy guy to shop for, because you could get him anything and he’d still feign like he loves it. Socks! Off-brand polo shirts! Gloves! No puppies, though — my mom and I learned that the hard way. As much as I imagine there are many dads out there like my own, who would rather be told “why don’t you just do whatever you want today?” (drink Red Stripes by the pool — hey dad!) than receive a material gift, there’s also dads who like stuff. I like to call this stuff dadcessories: wallets, watches, cuff links, some cool, casual man jewelry, etcetera. Here’s my roundup of ten fabulous, affordable gifts for the dad who’s into a little bit of embellishment.

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