Will you fall head-over-heels for the season’s biggest trends? Sweatpants are off the couch and minimalism is back in a major way. And are you ready for thigh-high boots and bouffants? We want your opinions on autumn’s major style moments. Take our poll now! More
Angelina Jolie is currently up to play Cleopatra in producer Scott Rudin’s Cleopatra: A Life. According to Rudin, the role “is being developed for and with Jolie.” We think Jolie’s smoldering good looks make her an ideal choice to play the Egyptian queen, whom Elizabeth Taylor first took in 1963. In that iteration, Taylor’s real-life love Richard Burton played Marc Antony. We can’t help but wonder if the producers have Brad Pitt in mind to take over the role for the remake. Do you think Pitt should play Marc Antony? Tell us in the comments below!
On Tuesday, the cast of True Blood gathered to celebrate their upcoming third-season premiere, and the ladies of Bon Temps—including Carrie Preston, Rutina Wesley, and Deborah Ann Woll—hit the red carpet in chic, fitted frocks with statement earrings to match. Their characters aren’t likely to look quite as festive anytime soon: “This year [my clothes have] gotten a bit plainer,” said Woll, who plays newbie vampire Jessica. “I wore my own jeans a number of times.” Preston, who plays barmaid Arlene, said that while her alter ego is seldom seen out of her Merlotte’s uniform, “she’ll accessorize the heck out of it. Many earrings, and a different fanny pack every day.” Wesley, who plays Tara, was unable to divulge much about her upcoming fashions (or plot-lines) but she did say that Tara’s “wardrobe will definitely be more fun.” Tune in to check out the looks—and, of course, the horror, the mystery, and the romance—this Sunday at 9PM EST on HBO.
—Rachel Jacoby, with reporting by Andrea Simpson
Everything smells a little sweeter at the Fifi Awards—the beauty industry’s annual fragrance awards ceremony—and this year celebrities ruled at the New York State Armory-held gala. Halle Berry took home the Women’s Popular Appeal Award for her eponymous perfume, while Usher won for Male Celebrity Fragrance of the Year. Plenty of stars were on hand to celebrate with them, including Kim Kardashian and Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara. And if Michael Kors wasn’t already having a great enough week, the designer picked up the Fifi Hall of Fame Award for his work in fragrance too.
1. Jennifer Lopez reveals a new billboard in Times Square for the Boys & Girls club. [JustJared.com]
2. Diane von Furstenberg and Matthew Williamson have gone bridal! [InStyle.co.uk]
3. Here’s the most expensive temporary tattoo you’ll ever see. [Styleite.com]
4. Mary-Kate and Ashley test out neon tresses. [PeopleStylewatch.com]
5. Lady Gaga wears her Alejandro studded bra and panties-to a Mets game. [PerezHilton.com]
6. Now you can dress yourself in Glee from head to toe! [LATimes.com]
Following in the footsteps of Gwyneth Paltrow and Heidi Klum, Uma Thurman is lending her celebrity to Saks Fifth Avenue’s annual Key to the Cure initiative. As this year’s ambassador, Thurman models a charitable T-shirt, which was designed by Donna Karan, and will also appear in a nationwide public service announcement. She was inspired to join the campaign after attending last year’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, where she shot off the starting gun. “It was amazing to see so many women united in this effort,” Thurman said. “When [Key to the Cure] was presented to me, I thought, ‘This is something that matters to me.’” Karan couldn’t agree more, adding that “It’s not just about dressing women; it’s about addressing the issues that are so important to all of us.” The limited-edition tee ($35) will be available October 1st at Saks Fifth Avenue, Off Saks and saks.com.
Last night pop stars Fergie, Shakira and Alicia Keys stylishly kicked off the World Cup in South Africa with the first-ever World Cup concert. Fergie opened the show with the Black Eyed Peas’ hit “Where is the Love?” in a gladiator-style ensemble, and Alicia Keys chose an edgy chain-embellished top over skinny jeans (and a baby bump!). But it was Shakira who stole the show during the finale with a rendition of the World Cup Anthem “Waka Waka” in a barely-there grass skirt and cut-away top. Goooooal!
Last we saw Edward and Bella at the end of The Twilight Saga: New Moon, our favorite brooding vampire had just popped the question to his mortal lady love. But the antique engagement ring that writer Stephenie Meyer describes as a delicate piece with an oval face “set with slanting rows of glittering round stones” doesn’t appear until The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, so we talked to the prop team to get all the details. To bring Meyer’s vision to life, prop master Grant Swain started by researching engagement rings from the Victorian era, called in several samples and enlisted four different jewelers to create prototypes of the bauble. But Meyer wasn’t satisfied with any of the options, so she drew a rough sketch herself and Swain sent it to Portland-based jeweler Rick Thurber, who’d created the Cullen family crest jewelry worn by Edward and his clan. Thurber mocked up a computerized 3-D drawing of his vision and sent it to Swain and Meyer for approval. Once he’d been given the go-ahead, Thurber used the illustration to laser cut a wax model, cast the band and setting and set the face with delicate pave diamonds (cubic zirconians were preferred but there wasn’t enough time to order them!). The ring was then rushed from Portland to the Vancouver set of Eclipse, arriving just hours before filming began on the pivotal scene. Talk about a ring with history!