“I don’t hate anything in fashion. Everything is okay as long as you do it with enough conviction. Hating on stuff is what causes mediocrity and conformism. It makes people nervous and cautious and they start reining in their flamboyant impulses. So you could say ‘I hate hating.’”
– Stylish stylist Simon Doonan explains his philosophy on fashion. [Refinery 29]
In my opinion, stylists simply don’t get enough credit. The people behind the stars are responsible for, well, dressing their charges. Often we don’t even know them by name, lest we establish that celebs are hardly ever the ones picking out their own clothes in the morning. Who even knows what our favorite actresses and pop stars would look like without their stylists to groom them? Styling has always been big, but it had been mostly cloaked behind the scenes until one Rachel Zoe made a bit of a name for herself as the pioneer of the waifish “boho chic” look she coined with client Nicole Richie. Now, several years later, Zoe rules a fashion empire, and her talented former assistant, Brad Goreski, is on the helm of doing the same. The woman has accomplished a lot, putting her in an imaginary untouchable class of style royalty, so it’s only natural that someone else rise to claim the styling throne. The Hollywood Reporter announced a countdown of the 25 most influential stylists in show business (Zoe didn’t place, naturally, as she’s become “too big to rank”), and it was Kate Young, the stylist behind cutting-edge beauties Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams, who emerged victorious. I say it’s a damn good choice, and I can already envision über-hip, edgy Kate evolving into a household name in the fashion of her predecessor… maybe minus the reality TV show. How wrong is it for me to think that Kate is already a style celebrity in her own right? She is so cool. [Huffington Post]
So it turns out that Sade — yes, Sade — was the highest-earning British music act in the United States last year, beating out even Adele. We figured you could use a pic of her whipping her hair in the wind. Why not?
Most of us have — at least once in our lives — laughed so hard we pissed our pants. Only most of us didn’t do it in front of a live crowd. Marie Osmond had a little accident while performing at the Bahamas cruise, which she and brother Donny are hosting. At least she cleaned up after herself … in front of the crowd. These things happen. Marie is hardly the first celeb to have a public urination incident. We’ve rounded up a few more who are infamous for peeing in public. You can see the video of Marie’s bladder mishap after the jump. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
I don’t watch “The Vampire Diaries,” the TV show in which Nina Dobrev currently stars. But I totally loved “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” where she played single teen mom Mia Jones. Hey girl! We caught up with Nina, style-wise, when she attended the John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit this past weekend. Dave Matthews Band performed! Yay, I guess. I like the casual layered look she’s sporting here. It’s smart for spring — especially if you get all heated up listening to DMB rock out to “What Would You Say?” After the jump, we give you an inexpensive guide to Nina’s chic look.
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Alison Brie is the cutest. And in this outfit she wore to the premiere of “Mad Men” earlier this week, she’s really channeled her character Trudy Campbell. But is it too much? Does she look costume-y instead of retro-inspired? What do you say?