Oscar nominees gathered for lunch at the Beverly Hills Hotel yesterday and we got the update on their most important task before the March 7th ceremony—finding a dress! “If I have to wear a trash bag, I’ll belt it with rhinestones and make it work, so I am not panicking. But there is something exquisite that I’ve seen, it is a work of art and that may be the one I choose,” Best Actress nominee Sandra Bullock told us. Precious star Gabourey Sidibe is not as relaxed: “My stomach is hurting over it a little but—I’m scared! I got a bunch of sketches through e-mail and said I loved them, but I lied!” More
It’s been a big year for British actress Carey Mulligan, having received both Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for her role in An Education. “Yeah, this has been mad,” she told us at yesterday’s Oscar nominee luncheon in Beverly Hills. The former redhead also debuted an eye-popping new hair color. “It’s been really surreal standing in front of those big Oscars behind me. They’re kind of the color of my hair, aren’t they? Which is something I’m working on. [My hair] is a work in progress.”
—Hannah Morrill, with reporting by Brantley Bardin
According to a report in WWD, Madonna is in talks to launch a women’s collection, including apparel, accessories, shoes and lingerie, that would be exclusively sold at Macy’s. Some of the names under consideration for the pop icon’s label include “Material Girl” and “Truth or Dare.” It wouldn’t be the first time Madonna has ventured into fashion—she collaborated with H&M in 2007 for the M by Madonna line and has appeared in ad campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana and Louis Vuitton. Along with her fashion plans, Madge is also set to appear as a judge on Jerry Seinfeld’s new NBC reality show, The Marriage Ref, this spring.
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden have finally confirmed that they’re engaged! “Yeah we’ve been engaged for a while so your all kind of late on that. But Thanks for the hooplah all the same,” Madden tweeted yesterday. The couple has been dating for over three years and have two children together, 2-year-old Harlow and 5-month-old Sparrow. Richie did her part in confirming the news on Late Night with David Letterman, where she flashed her gorgeous, vintage-style Neil Lane diamond engagement ring.
For Alexa Chung’s debut collection for Madewell, presented at the Bowery Hotel, the stylish Brit modeled brown velvet hot shorts (“a control top tight is the key!”) and a white silk blouse from her new line. “This is a pretty selfish collection—it’s basically everything I want to wear, things that make your friends go, ‘Oh, where did you get that?’ It’s also inspired by a lot of vintage pieces I own that I wanted to tweak,” Chung told us. But even she’ll admit not all her ideas are fashionable: “I did try to make a denim leotard and it turned out so bad we had to axe it.” More
From the quiet, controlled sophistication of his tailoring and sportswear to the glorious, timeless evening dresses at the end, the Marc Jacobs show was pure poetry. I loved the brilliant gold and silver-sequined gown best. It had a glamorous retro feel in a classic Old Hollywood way.
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Big and small screen stars graced the front rows on Monday. See all the celebrities who hit yesterday’s shows, plus runway looks from Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan and more!
Can Suri Cruise get any more fashionable? The super stylish tot and her equally chic mom, Katie Holmes, were recently spotted in Jamaica carrying matching Ferragamo bags. Holmes toted the leather, mercury-colored Sofia bag ($1750) while Suri held tightly to a mini version ($850). The 3-year-old just flashed a new beauty look—now it seems she’s got a favorite new accessory! The Sofia bags are now available at Ferragamo stores nationwide.