Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian has been experimenting with color as of late. The reality star added a few streaks of chocolate brown to her long layered curls. 

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Kim Kardashian launches her fragrance "Kim kardashian" at Macy's Glendale Galleria on February 22, 2011 in Glendale, California.

Oscars 2011: And a big thank you to my stylist

A pregnant nominee, a child star and a diehard eccentric… tonight’s Oscars fashion could be interesting. But, says Melissa Whitworth, woe betide the actress who dresses without professional help.

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Tears of joy: Halle Berry 
The timing could not have been worse: three days before the Oscars, the most important red carpet event of the year, John Galliano is arrested for allegedly making anti-Semitic remarks to a couple in a Paris café. Across Hollywood, actresses and stylists will be mentally throwing away their Christian Dior gowns – Galliano is head designer for the French fashion house.
It was rumoured that Natalie Portman, the star of Black Swan, the current face of Dior and the favourite to win the Best Actress Oscar, would be wearing a gown designed by Galliano tonight. The British designer may never be able to show his face in this predominantly Jewish town again.
How to deal with a couturier who’s facing charges for assault might be one of the more dramatic problems this Oscar weekend. But as stylists dress their A-list charges for tonight’s ceremony, there will be countless other crises going on behind the scenes. “It’s getting crazy here,” says Phillip Bloch, the celebrity stylist, on the phone from Hollywood. “It’s at fever pitch because no one’s made their decisions on what they’re wearing yet. And the designers are only just coming into town [after New York Fashion Week].”
All the big designers set up shop in Los Angeles for Oscars weekend. According to Bloch, who is dressing a presenter at tonight’s Oscars (he’s not allowed to say whom), the team from Calvin Klein has taken almost an entire floor at the Peninsula Beverly Hills.
“They woo and they coo – it’s really funny, because everyone at each design house has got an opinion. They’ll say, 'Oh this would look great on so-and-so’, but I know that actress would never in a million years wear that dress.”
If the red carpet is the modern-day casting couch, demanding the attention of directors and casting agents, then the Oscars, by far the biggest show of the awards “season”, is a maelstrom of gowns and baubles, pairing Hollywood egos with the biggest names in the fashion industry.
Last year, 41 million people watched the Oscars, and millions more pored over pictures of the actresses on the red carpet in magazines and on fashion and gossip websites around the world. What they didn’t see, however, was the back-stabbing, the high drama and backroom deals that go along with dressing the A-list.
Bloch remembers tragedies as well as triumphs. He put Halle Berry in the maroon Elie Saab dress the year she won Best Actress for Monster’s Ball, after viewing a rumoured 300 gowns. He also put Salma Hayek in a tiara the first year she attended the Oscars; afterwards, Mick Jagger called her, leaving a message saying how “hot” she looked.
But there have been disasters, too. One year Bloch dressed a heavily pregnant actress for the red carpet: after a fitting the night before the ceremony, the baby shifted position and they had to use pliers to cut through the wire mesh down the back of the actress’s Versace gown to get the dress past the bump. Another actress’s dress was so tight that she had to be lifted into the car and laid flat along the back seat.
So it’s no wonder that, at this time of year, stylists in Los Angeles seem more than a little crazy. “They are all so out of control,” says Bloch. “I was just over at Chopard and we were looking at jewellery. They are so full of themselves. You just think: 'You are not curing cancer or bringing about world peace.’ We are just making the world a prettier place one dress at time.”
This year the stylists will have their work cut out. Anne Hathaway, the youngest person ever to host the Academy Awards, will make a rumoured eight costume changes. Her stylist is Rachel Zoe, the undisputed queen of the red carpet, and, according to the Hollywood Reporter, her fee to dress Hathaway is “astronomical”.
Eight months pregnant, Zoe is not adverse to high drama. In 2009, with just hours to go before the Golden Globes began, the actress Eva Mendes stepped into a silk Dior strapless gown with a ruffled detail on the hip which had been selected after months of deliberation by Zoe’s team. Yet Mendes noticed a small stain on the silk and made a panicked call to Zoe’s team. Zoe, in full crisis mode, dispatched one of her team to inspect the stain. With hundreds of paparazzi lenses focused on each star as they walk down the carpet, an A-list actress can’t be seen in a dress with a stain.
There are stories about stylists holding on to dresses to prevent their rivals getting hold of gowns. Couriered garment bags mysteriously go missing. An insider says that Hilary Swank was allegedly paid handsomely to wear Calvin Klein when she was nominated for Best Actress in Million Dollar Baby, but at the last minute had a change of heart and wore a backless Guy Laroche.
Other potential pitfalls this year will be the challenge of dressing the pregnant Natalie Portman, not to mention Hailee Steinfeld, nominated for Best Supporting Actress, who is only 14 and under pressure to appear “age appropriate”.
Which is where the stylists step in. “There have always been stylists in Los Angeles, but the phenomenon really hit in the Nineties,” says Bronwyn Cosgrave, author of Made for Each Other: Fashion and the Academy Awards. “Designers and jewellers started 'gifting’ the celebrities in an effort to get them to wear their designs. Stylists came in and they became the filter between the two parties. But they had their own agenda: there were deals going on, and they started demanding the same perks as a celebrity would get.”
Another fashion insider says that deals are worked out with luxury brands and agents all the time. One actress is being paid six figures to wear a piece of jewellery on stage tonight, and most actresses have contracts in which they are paid to wear jewels. In the Nineties, actresses realised that being a spokesmodel for a brand, sitting in the front row of a show (for which celebrities often receive payment and free travel) or appearing in an ad campaign was an opportunity to make money.
In fashion parlance this is known as having a “relationship”. “Last season,” says the insider, “Carey Mulligan was a walking representative of Prada. I am sure they had a deal, which was honoured. Jodie Foster has been a friend of Mr Armani for 20 years; he has these 'relationships’ with people. Actresses understand their worth and they will exploit it.”
Cosgrave says she is seeing a new breed of fashion stylists who have spent years working behind the scenes on fashion magazines and have a more subdued demeanour. “I saw Kate Young backstage at the Jason Wu show, and she is styling Natalie Portman,” says Cosgrave. “What struck me is that she is so professional and has a personality that doesn’t upstage her clients. Young is introducing new designer names to the red carpet. We are seeing up-and-coming designers being worn who don’t have the money to shower celebrities with endorsements.”
The days of having fun on the red carpet – Cher in see-through gauze and sequins, Sharon Stone wearing a white Gap shirt, Angelina Jolie with a vial of her lover’s blood around her neck, or Björk laying an egg in a swan dress – are over. Dressing for the Oscars is no longer a laughing matter (except perhaps for Helena Bonham Carter).
“Someone like Tilda Swinton was the first to wear Lanvin, Jill Sander, Haider Ackermann [to Cannes] on the red carpet,” says Cosgrave. “These are new names and there’s a shift at the moment. But you will still see the established mega brands.”
Another example she gives of the new stylist is Elizabeth Saltzman, who will be dressing Gwyneth Paltrow tonight. Someone like Saltzman will “understand the mechanics of what’s involved in making a dress because she’s worked at Vogue and Vanity Fair. Actresses want things that are custom-made for them and it’s a painstaking process.”
Louise Roe will be reporting on the Oscars for the E! entertainment channel. “A red carpet 'moment’ can be a huge trigger for work, not just movie roles but advertising campaigns and endorsements,” she says. “If you make a big enough splash, the red carpet can catapult you to another tier of fame. Do a Liz Hurley with those Versace safety pins, and suddenly everybody wants to know your name.”
While most of us applaud Helena Bonham Carter’s approach to the red carpet – “I’m here because I’m supposed to be able to act well, not dress well,” she said after the Golden Globes last month – one rebel is not enough to change the entrenched relationship between the Hollywood and fashion industries.
According to Roe, most stars don’t have the time or the confidence to dress themselves. As a result, the stylist tends to become part of the actress’s inner circle. She adds: “It used to be more 'seen and not heard’, but now in LA you’d be almost as likely to know the name of somebody’s stylist as the actress herself.”

Padma Lakshmi: Bikini Bod in the Bahamas

Padma Lakshmi shows off her amazing bikini bod as she takes a dip in the ocean on Sunday (February 20) in Nassau in the Bahamas.
The 40-year-old Top Chef host stepped out of the water and debuted a rock hard stomach. Gorgeous!!
Padma recently advised her Twitter followers to choose healthy beverages like tea instead of sodas. “Sweetened beverages = greatest source of added sugar in the American diet: Drink green or jasmine tea instead!,” she wrote, adding a link to the New York Academy of Sciences.
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Angelina Jolie: Engraved Diamond Pendant for Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie has commissioned jewelry designer Robert Procop to create a special diamond pendant for her partner Brad Pitt.
The 35-year-old actress is designing a jewelry line with Procop and also frequently wears his designs on the red carpet.
The pendant, which is worth six figures, has an engraved message for Brad and is styled after Ancient Egyptian amulets that contained hidden messages.
“The hidden message is lasered on,” Procop told the Daily Mail. “I can’t tell you what it says, and you would need a microscope to read it!

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Vanessa Hudgens: Spirit Awards with Malin Akerman!

Vanessa Hudgens: Spirit Awards with Malin Akerman!
Just Jared has been part of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Force this Oscar weekend. We just came from the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards, spotting the best celebrity style on Saturday (February 26).
Malin Akerman and fellow bedazzled actress Vanessa Hudgens put on their 3-D glasses to experience the epic LG Cinema 3D HDTV lounge backstage at California’s Santa Monica Beach.
Vanessa, who wore a cute Free People dress, was seen swiping a Altoids mint tin and sticking it into her purse. She literally danced her way through the lounge and mingled with 90210’s Trevor Donovan. Before hitting the ceremony, Vanessastopped by the Elle lounge and chatted with creative director Joe Zee.
FYI: Vanessa is wearing a Turquoise Ring by Herndon Heald and an evil eye necklace by Kara Ackerman.

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Miley Cyrus: Helping in Haiti

The following photo outside her hotel in the country:

Kelly Osbourne Respects Co-Star Miley Cyrus

Kelly Osbourne Respects Co-Star Miley Cyrus

Bar Refaeli: ELLE Russia March 2011 Fashion Shoot

Hot and sexy Israeli model Bar Refaeli flaunts her enviable fab figure in a High Fashion Shoot for Elle Russia March 2011 issue. She is looking gorgeous and flawless in the cover as well as in the photoshoot.
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Unlike her other photo shoots, Bar Refaeli ELLE Russia March 2011 photoshoot captures her delicate and feminine side.
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25-year-old babe dons slips into a white lace Dolce&Gabbana dress for the front page and is looking extremely gorgeous.
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Bar Refaeli glams up ELLE magazine latest issue by posing in an eye catching way flaunting her curves in a sexy slip as well as a gorgeous form-fitting gown. Along with designer dresses, Bar wears a gorgeous orange lip shade and elegant hairstyle.
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New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week

Paris has Karl; and Milan loves Miuccia. New York has Marc, Donna, Diane, Ralph and more! Consider this your go-to for the best photos, runway reviews and fabulous features on New York Fashion Week!

Naeem Khan Gives Fall 2011 a Smoldering Makeover

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Naeem Khan proves that when it comes to eyeshadow, a hint of color just won't do it. The designer gave the sultry smoky eye back its luster with his glamorous Fall 2011 collection.

Elaborately beaded gowns were paired with saturated lids that were dusted in deep purples, blacks and slate grays. Exaggerated brows helped frame the eyes, which were rimmed in smoky hues and topped with thickening mascara.

While full applications of color were brushed across lids, nude lips and barely there coverage was the key to this hue-happy look. Smoldering eyes and slick coiled buns pinned at the nape of the neck were the perfect pairing for the red carpet-worthy collection.

Check out more pics from the Naeem Khan Fall 2011 fashion show:
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Sleek Winter Fashion Trends for 2011

With the start of the new year, international fashion is at its high season with most designers showcasing their Spring 2011 collections.
    Lucky for me, I was able to see the start of the fashion new year in another part of the world with a trip to the Middle East.
When traveling to Dubai for winter break, little did I realize that I was about to enter the Mecca of the fashion world: the Dubai Mall.
    The mall, which is currently the biggest mall in the world area wise, was a lot to take in initially. With over 1,200 stores, I was in fashion heaven.
Floor upon floor of high fashion designers stared glamorously at me, as if they were coaxing me in with their glittering storefronts. Needless to say, I am already planning my next visit, as two hours only got me through half of the first floor.
International fashion is no longer a perk for ritzy residents of big cities like New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
    Slowly, even smaller cities like Lexington have been seeing a shift into foreign fashion.
Being back at Dunbar, inspiration taken from international high fashion could be seen. Both girls and guys donned European inspired ensembles, with bulky scarves, dark coats, and dark jeans.
    For many who aren’t familiar with international fashion, trends can be rather confusing to follow. International fashion is sleek, chic and unique. It is ever changing, but maintains a classy consistency. This year, boots are the hot item topping the lists of shoppers around the world.
    Worldwide, shoe shops are exclusively selling boots, and leaving the heels in storage. UGGs have had their time in the spotlight, but other styles are giving this decade-long fashion faux pas the “boot.” Black, brown, and beige colored saddle boots, leather boots, and lace-ups are among the emerging styles in footwear.
    A quality pair will cost you a good $120, with $70 being on the low end and $200 on an excellent pair, and if you’re lucky, you can find a pair on clearance for around $50. Macy’s carries a decent stock with brands such as Bass, Steve Madden and Cole Haan. and Aldo also offer boots of many styles, and prices that can fit any budget.
As for clothing, solid colors, trench coats, minimalist sweaters and garments embellished with studs are among the most widely seen styles worn internationally and State-side. Stores most commonly offering semi-professional clothing such as New York and Company, Express and GAP, and even stores like Target, offer the best collections and options for such styles.
    Faux shearling jackets, blanket coats, and Alpine sweaters are also popular and can be found locally at department stores and chains.
As for the gentlemen out there, men still seem to stick more to personal taste rather than trends in comparison to women, but men are also transitioning into a more fashion forward mindset.
    Minimalist-inspired ensembles including long trench coats, crisp trousers, simple sweaters and modernized Oxfords are widely popular among young men today.
Stores like Banana Republic and GAP offer great selections of these sleek and modern styles.
    If stepping into a new style is too bold a move, adding foreign flair to original style is a great way to shake things up or slowly transition into a whole new look.
    This year, many fashion watchdogs are sensing an exciting year for fashion.
Paying a bit more attention to international fashion may do you some favors, but staying true to your own style and fashion needs is always important when choosing the right wardrobe.
    Best of luck, and for now, au revoir.

Fashion Week 2011 Fall Trends

Fashion Week 2011 Fall Trends: Accessories We Loved On the Runway!

Want to know what the hottest trends will be on red carpets and in the world of fashion next fall? OK! made sure to pay close attention to all the trends coming down runways during Fashion Week in NYC! From fuzzy bags to black sashes, head wraps to gloves, take a look at the accessories we spotted everywhere!

Designers like Monique Lhuillier, Ralph Lauren, Badgley Mischka, Cynthia Steffe, Cynthia Rowley and more all nailed what we think will be huge accessory trends for Fall 2011.

While you might not be into grabbing a ruffled bag or a studded head wrap, we’re sure celebs were paying attention, too! Click here to check out all of OK!’s Fall 2011 trends!

Adam Lambert Hangs With Miley Cyrus

Adam Lambert Hangs With Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus Leaves Joshua Bowman’s House

Miley Cyrus Leaves Joshua Bowman’s House

Miley Cyrus: Dance Class Darling

Miley Cyrus: Dance Class Darling

Sarah Jane Pictures - New HOT Indian Fashion Model

Sarah Jane is an Indian model who was born on 1982. She is the girl who won Pantaloons Femina Miss India World 2007 title. She is not only a model but a former VJ of Channel V and an actress as well. She started her acting career from Tamil Romantic Comedy movie Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai alongside Tanushree dutta and Neetu Chandra. She has amazingly attractive body and sexiest figures. Here we are going to show you Sarah Jane Dias Pictures that will drive you crazy.

Spring 2011 Trends

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In a colorful vortex fashion marathon of 2011 spring-summer collection has flew over two continents. The results of four major world fashion weeks are promising – lead designers are predicting warm, multicolor and romantic summer, where only a true woman will play the main part. White colored with rose print silhouettes have defined the character of summer collection of the coming year. Fashionstyleme presents 10 main trends of 2011 spring-summer.
Snow White
Without any doubt, history of fashion week has never seen so many snow white gowns. White is everywhere: in minimalistic trapezium-dress by BCBG Max Azria, in multilayered interpretation of Ann Demeulemeester, in graceful dolly dresses by Victoria Beckham and in funny boy breeches by Alexander Wang, in Valentino’s modest but romantic tunics and in pompous majestic KRILONINAX by Alexander McQueen. “White to wear” – is definitely a main fashion slogan of the coming summer.
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In a new season white will be well accompanied by juicy mandarin hint. Mandarin is the very color that most of the lead designers preferred to see in their collections. This color evenly gives energy and optimism to the leather cloth by Celine, to the modernistic pajama-dresses by Prada, and slinky high skirts by Versace. Variety of juicy citrus colors is seen in a series of summer dresses by Stella McCartney – obviously, the color is at the pick of its popularity.
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Woman’s Might
Whether it is minimalistic femme from Paris Lady triumvirate: Celine, Chloe and Stella McCartney – or full of solemnity ode by American classics like Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta и Carolina Herrera, – undeniable woman’s nobility owns the heart of fashion in new season. Lush skirts, corsets, bullions and volants – all of these is extremely suitable even at noon summer heat.
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Garden Prints
One of the most notable attribute of femininity is a print with garden roses, decorating lush evening dresses with their flower buttons. Such roses were used in majestic silhouettes by Oscar de la Renta. Caroline Herrera instead with aid of such prints added some provinciality to her classic slinky dresses. Even Karl Lagerfeld couldn’t resist prints with roses – in a new collection by Chanel curly bourgeons are flashing on chintz dresses with silk collars.
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Marine Theme
Christian Dior with snow white fore-and-aft caps and Prada with leisurely striped blazers are returning flirty image of seaman back into the fashion. Traditional for marine theme blue stripe can be noticed in knitted top and cardigans by Paul&Joe, Junya Watanabe, Neil Barret and Antonio Berardi.
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Back in 1970s
Long-awaited 1970s are coming back next summer. Exposed stomach, that is seen between shorted jacket and waist fitted skirt in composition by Versace, leisurely sleeves all the way long to the elbow in composition by designers like Salvatore Ferragamo, Miu Miu and Prada, wide shirts along with broad belts in compositions by Yves Saint Laurent, Fendi and Chloe are indisputably proving that.
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Midi Skirts
Good bye sexy minis skirts. Next summer elegant midi will lead the parade. With the length to the knee and longer was accepted by designers as the most appropriate, especially on the wave of 1970s that are coming back with their recognized leisurely skirts and bouffant breeches. For the best examples of such minis check out Salvatore Ferragamo, Chloe, Chanel, Bottega Veneta, Prada, Narciso Rodriguez and Versace.
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Retro-romantic bullions are still in the place and aren’t going to leave fashion arena. Bullions, in any imaginable case create the right mood and add aristocratic element to the clothing: on light snow white dresses by Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Chloe and Dolce&Gabbana, on the basic but still delicate cardigans by Ralph Lauren and Emporio Armani.
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Woman’s Tailcoat
Fashion classics – a woman’s tailcoat has appeared again after adaptation to the summer heat. Cutaway sleeves, but expressly shiny lappets add gracefulness and outstanding sexiness to the lady’s body. It is becoming popular for designers to switch from evening dresses to tailcoats, adding to this splashy element of dressing room silky wide pants to the ankle and slinky skirt to the floor. For the best examples of tailcoats search Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, Lanvin and Stella McCartney
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Multi Layering
Our body will freely breathe next summer. Among designers that are paying a lot of attention to layering leisurely tunics and dresses over light trousers and skirts to the knee are Marc Jacobs, Prada, Stella McCartney, Lanvin, Givenchy, Fendi, Etro, Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton, Celine and Giorgio Armani. Bohemian eastern style frees from pestered heels and focuses on smooth motions.
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