Happy birthday, Rosie! The gorgeous English model turns 25 today, and she has plenty of reasons to celebrate. Rosie was a relative unknown until 2008, when she scored her big break by way of the opportunity of a lifetime: Burberry’s chief creative director, Christopher Bailey, chose the Victoria’s Secret catalogue model to replace Agyness Deyn in the British fashion house’s fall/winter ad campaign. It was all uphill from then on, with a British Vogue cover following shortly thereafter. Now Rosie is practically a household name, nearly as ubiquitous a model as her VS Angel counterparts Alessandra Ambrosio or Adriana Lima, and it shouldn’t take any more than a look at her to fathom what makes her a star (here’s a hint: it’s not ”Transformers”). Her intimidating beauty and leggy stature is offset by a quiet British modesty and sense of propriety, not to mention a standout dress sense. Rosie doesn’t do it all on her own, so let’s give credit where credit is due — Cher Coulter, the stylist also behind Kate Bosworth, Elizabeth Olsen, and Sienna Miller, to name a few, is the one responsible for Rosie’s elegant, casual, always impeccable look. Yeah, I want Cher to be my stylist, too! Check out my picks for Rosie’s ten best red carpet looks (disregarding the fact that this girl looks good in literally anything and everything) in the gallery above.
I am and have always been a creature of habit. I think it’s a symptom of my OCD, but when I like something, I really like it and I can’t get enough of it and things just like it. I once ate the same tuna fish sandwich (on a baguette with avocado and tomato) everyday for four months. It is a miracle I did not get mercury poisoning.
This obsessive nature applies to my shopping habits. Once something becomes my thing, I am drawn to nothing but that thing for months, weeks, years on end. A newer version of that thing is purchased with the justification that it’s different enough, shinier and just necessary. As a result, I have a lot of multiples. Here are seven things I cannot help but buy even though I already own something just like it.
Part of (adorable) designer Joseph Altuzarra’s duty as CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner is to design a collaborative collection for J. Crew — and now we’re finally seeing the fruits of his labors. Altuzarra says he was inspired by “Brigitte Bardot in Saint-Tropez and French preppy style” and the seven pieces in his collection reflect that retro-simple look. While nothing in the capsule collection is particularly revelatory or new, it’s nice to see Altuzarra create a series of looks that so seamlessly blends with J. Crew’s aesthetic.
Last night, the Tribeca Film Festival kicked off with a party hosted by Vanity Fair, and dozens of celebs — including Dakota Fanning and Julia Louis-Dreyfus — turned out. The purpose of the Robert De Niro-founded fest is technically to promote films, but famous folk are really there to schmooze and party. Oh, and wear crazy clothes. Check ‘em out!
Oh, was Rihanna on a Hawaiian vacation? I thought she was at Coachella Tweeting pics of herself looking amazing in a denim bikini. Anyhow, she was in Hawaii and she posted the Facebook pictures to prove it. We get it, she looks freaking bangin’ in a bikini. Only problem: She accidentally posted one which exposed her nipple. Hey, it happens to the best of us sometimes. Click on to see the NSFW shot of Ri Ri and more celebs whose nipples have accidentally escaped their clothing. [Gossip Cop]
One of the best parts of my day as a blogger is searching through stock photos. Sometimes I stumble upon a ridiculous photo or … a wealth of them. It’s like mining for gold. And then, just like that, hours of my day disappear. I came across this gem recently. This man seems to be practicing his upper cut on a woman’s vagina … at the gym. But why? We’ll never know. That’s the magic of stock photography. Here are some more awkward crotch stock photos.
Hi, is it Friday yet? I’m ready for the beach! It’s only Tuesday? Are you sure? Ugh. Click on to see what we’re wearing today.
There’s always a solid style turnout for the Tribeca Ball, and it’s no wonder why. The occasion, hosted each year by the New York Academy of Art, calls upon an eclectic cast of characters, from the most watched celebrities and socialites to revered artists and tastemakers. Last night’s Ball was the first to denote a guest of honor — Robert DeNiro was distinguished for his lifelong commitment of the arts, namely in Tribeca. In fact, the actor is actually responsible for founding Tribeca Film (and, later, its eponymous festival) in 1988. Pretty cool! Anyway, let’s get to it: here are my picks for the good, the bad, and the whatever from last night’s event. Teaser: Paz de la Huerta was there. Thank God!
Virginia Dooley and Nicole Jones started their line of fair trade bags, Rising Tide, after traveling around the world and meeting artisans working with exotic and unique textiles. Their bags are Fair Trade Federation-certified and Green America-approved, and a percentage of the profits are donated to philanthropic programs that educate and equip underserved young women with the skills needed to secure employment or start a business.
Explain the pair on their site, “The fair trade artisans we work with earn roughly 60 percent more than they would for comparable factory jobs. Since most of the artisans have the choice to work from home, they can tend to their children while contributing to the family income.”
And the bags are pretty and durable, too. Check out our eight favorites!
Oh, Gerard Butler. Maybe Coachella isn’t the best place to go when you’re just a month out of rehab? The actor seemingly stayed sober while bouncing from party to party at the music festival, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t wild out in other ways. According to Page Six, Butler was quite the ladies’ man, even using one of the festival’s Porta Potties for a quick romp. Because nothing is hotter than a coffin-like space that smells like urine! Sexy. [Page Six]
Celebs — they’re just like us! Sometimes they can’t keep it in their pants and find themselves engaging in amorous activities in public. I’m not judging! I once gave a blow job in a bar stairwell. Here are a bunch of other celebs who have either supposedly been busted having sexual relations in public or have bragged about it.