I used to get so excited when my mom would take me to the tiny JC Penney store in the next town over so I could get a new pair of Arizona Jean Company elastic waist denim shorts. Sometimes we would even stop for a Dairy Queen Blizzard on the way home. Best day ever. Jessica Alba took her daughter Honor on a very different version of a mother-daughter shopping trip this weekend, browsing a number of designer boutiques in Paris while wearing adorable coordinating coats, hats, and leather booties. So freakin’ cute. I wonder if Honor got a new pair of elastic waist denim shorts. Probably not. But I can dream. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
I guess when you are really famous, you can get other people to lift up your dress for you. At least that’s what I’m guessing from this photo of Florence Welch leaving a London nightclub Wednesday night. She hit up the Ivy with Liam Gallagher (dreams!) in this Christopher Kane dress. I’m a little on the fence about it, personally, mostly because I hate the sheer fabric gathering around her neck. But whatever, she’s Florence Welch. She can do what she wants!
These photo of notoriously purse-lipped Anna Wintour laughing and smiling while walking around Milan are making me giddy with glee. It’s like in high school when you work so hard all year to make your stone-faced digital media teacher show any sign of emotion, and after 8 months of effort, you make a random MS Paint animation of your best friend’s leg falling off, and when you present it to the class he cracks a tiny little smile, and you’re like, “Yes! My work here is done,” and then you stop trying in class and end up getting a B-. Or was that just me? Anyway, Anna looks happy and stylish and generally awesome. My work here is done. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
Banana yellow and peachy orange is a difficult combo for most everyone. But not for Solange, because she is some kind of superhuman style heroine, capable of pulling off even the most bright and garish color combos. Somehow she makes this otherwise untenable combination look chic and completely current. The very definition of well played. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
Selena Gomez is 20 now, right? And the expiration date on her devil’s pact with Disney has passed, right? Okay, good. So that means it’s fine, and totally legal, to say that she looks insanely hot wearing this Atelier Versace pantsuit at the “Spring Breakers” premiere in Germany. This look is the perfect combination of fashion-y “girl hot” (it’s a gold-embellished pinstripe pantsuit) and “guy hot” (that, uh, sternum is pretty killer). Selena is freakin’ gorgeous, and I can’t wait to see what she does sans Bieber. I mean, poor Justin. At least he has sizzurp (and his boys “Lil Za” and “Lil Twist”) to keep him warm at night.
Taylor Swift has been kind of an unavoidable beacon of willowy heartbreak lately, hasn’t she? This sad little moppet took a break from eviscerating Harry Styles and Conor Kennedy in song, to attend the Golden Globes, the Grammys, and now the Brit Awards. She’s never met an awards show she didn’t like. Thankfully, she’s got a cadre of stylists and designers clamoring to dress her. This time, Ol’ Swifty chose a gorgeous Elie Saab gown, with revealing sheer side panels. Well played, Ms. Swift. Perhaps you will attract another gloriously nubile young man to take you to the dance.
It was a family affair at last night’s premiere of Beyonce’s HBO documentary “Life Is But A Dream,” with both Knowles ladies walking the red carpet in daringly different looks. On one side, we have the star of the show, Beyonce, rocking a gorgeous, glamorous and glittering gown (try to say that 10 times fast). On the other side, we have her edgy lil’ sis, Solange, not wearing pants. I happen to think she looks amazing. Maybe there are shorts under there? I can’t tell. Whatever. When you’re Beyonce’s sister, you can wear whatever you want to her party. [Photos: Fame/Flynet]
It’s always fun to see how teen stars modify their adolescent looks into sustainable adult style. Here, it seems Ashlee Simpson’s gone the full Stefani, in a leather leggings and high bun. Give her another couple years and she’ll have this perfected! [Pacific Coast News]
There is much to like about Katharine McPhee’s outfit: her voluminous, hooded coat, her printed scarf, that little braid poking out on the side. But let’s face it, the true star of this photo is her chillaxing little Chihuahua pup Nena. That belly and those hardly-give-a-fuck limp paws are killing me. Give that girl a treat. [Photo: Pacific Coast News]
With my pale skin, blonde hair, and ability to conjure mustard stains out of thin air, I have resigned myself to the fact that I will never, ever be able to wear white. Naturally, I’m totally entranced by (and a little jealous of) this all-white ensemble J.Lo wore to the Museum of Modern Art. With bronzed skin, shiny hair, and not a mustard stain in sight, the look is classy, timeless, and so, so pretty. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]