Geri Halliwell is a swimsuit designer! The former Spice Girl partnered with British retailer Next to create a collection of swimwear named Geri by Next, which includes one-pieces, bikinis, and cover-ups in floral and cheetah-print patterns and bright colors like pink, white and blue. And not only did Halliwell design the line, she modeled it, too. The 38-year-old mother of one was spotted in Miami during Thanksgiving week for her photo shoot. “It’s about inspiring confidence with great looking swimwear for all body shapes,” Halliwell told DailyMail. The pieces go on sale on NextDirect.com in January for $28 to $78. See pieces from Halliwell’s upcoming swimwear collection in the gallery.
Fulfill your New Year’s resolution to get or stay in shape without looking sloppy: Nix baggy Ts and sweatpants in favor of sleek pieces that complement your figure (like Ashley Greene’s) and won’t get in the way while biking or squatting. Look for perspiration-wicking poly or Lycra blends—dewy you is OK; drenched you, not so much. Click ahead for some of our favorite new stylish fitness clothes.
Museums love Rodarte! After a successful exhibition at New York’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in 2010, the label—designed by sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy—is getting another museum run at the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles starting March 4th. The exhibit will include Rodarte’s runway creations as well as the phenomenal custom costumes worn by Natalie Portman in Black Swan. So if you were wondering how those feathers look in person, you’ll get your chance to find out this spring. The exhibition will run through June.
1. Katy Perry wants to create an aroma for the concerts on her upcoming tour. We don’t normally like how stadiums smell, but now, maybe! [CocoPerez]
2. The backlash of a winter wonderland: This week’s Northeast blizzard may have cost retailers touting post-holiday sales upwards of $1 billion. [WWD]
3. Lip art is getting fancy with floral and animal designs. Why let your nails have all the fun? [Styleite]
4. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s little sister Elizabeth is making her big screen debut at Sundance. Look out! [Elle]
5. Check out the new Splendid Littles collaboration line with Target. The label is loved by Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck’s daughter Violet. [Racked]
6. Missed Nicki Minaj’s sold-out Pink Friday MAC lipstick? The singer tweeted that it might be re-issued. [Twitter/NickiMinaj]
January 1, 2011 is a big day. Not just because it’s the start of a new year, but also because it’s when the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), launches. What can you expect? Well, plenty of Oprah Winfrey, for starters. She’s launching shows with behind-the-scenes footage, and a new program called Oprah Presents Master Class that features celebrities like Jay-Z, Simon Cowell and more. But it’s not all Oprah. The channel will also showcase familiar Oprah experts, like Dr. Phil, Suze Orman and Dr. Mehmet Oz, plus new faces, like Canadian chefs Anna Wallner and Kristina Matisic on Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag. We’re most excited about Finding Sarah, with former Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, and Why Not? With Shania Twain, which both launch this spring. Click here to find out channel OWN is on in your area and tell us: Do you plan on watching Oprah’s new network?
Rihanna relaxed on the beaches of Barbados (her home turf) this week wearing a panther-print swimsuit by the Australian brand We Are Handsome. The label, designed by Indhra Chagoury and Jeremy Somers (inset), launched in 2009 with the idea of putting retro prints and images on classic cuts. “You can’t help but be captured by the prints and their bold beauty,” Chagoury told us about the line, when we caught up with the duo today about the suit. As for their reaction to Rihanna’s look: “We love it! She looks unbelievably hot, and it totally suits her personal style.” The suit, part of the resort 2011 collection, is available for $375 on Net-A-Porter.com.
Is your workout routine taking a vacation? Whether you’re stuck at the office, stuck in the airport, or enjoying a much-needed break, there are ways to kickstart your workout in 2011, with or without the gym. Laurie Cole, a spin instructor at SoulCycle in New York City—whose clients include fit celebrities like Brooke Shields, Kelly Ripa and Kyra Sedgwick (pictured)—tells us how. See her tips after the jump! More
Congrats are in order for Reese Witherspoon, who announced her engagement to Hollywood agent Jim Toth today. Toth, her boyfriend of one year, proposed with a 4-carat diamond ring, People reports. The pair join a growing group of celebrities to become engaged this fall, so there’s bound to be quite a few beautiful brides come 2011! Click through the gallery to see more recently engaged star couples. Plus: Tell us who you’re most excited to see walk down the aisle in the comments.