What makes Natalie Portman’s engagement ring so special isn’t just who gave it to her, but also who designed it and how it was made. Jeweler designer Jamie Wolf (inset), whose creations have also adorned Jessica Biel, Julia Roberts and Anne Hathaway, created the custom handmade ring with choreographer Benjamin Millepied, Portman’s now-fiancé. “Ben was exceptionally thoughtful and dedicated and patient to make sure we had everything right,” Wolf told InStyle, who as a former dancer for the New York City Ballet, has been friends with Millepied for over 15 years. (He even encouraged Wolf to audition as a company dancer for Black Swan, and she was cast film!) “We wanted everything about the ring to speak to things that are important to Natalie.” Therefore, in alignment with Portman’s ecofriendly and vegan ideals, the stone is an antique (round old mine cut diamond), the pave diamonds are certified as conflict-free, meaning no one was hurt or treated unfairly in the mining of the diamonds, and the platinum is recycled metal. “It was a lot of fun to work with him, he’s such a great guy and it’s such a great piece of jewelry,” Wolf said. “It speaks to my work and my taste on a personal level. I was really proud of how it turned out. It’s gorgeous.”
1. Diddy hung out with Karl Lagerfeld at the Dior Homme show in Paris. Baller. [The Cut]
2. What do Michelle Obama and Victoria Beckham have in common? The same Marc Jacobs dress! [RCFA]
3. Some H&M stores now stock “Waste,” clothes made with recycled fabrics from the retailer’s Lanvin collaboration. [Nitrolicious]
4. Tod’s donated over $25 million to help restore Rome’s Colosseum. Yes, that Colosseum. [Telegraph]
5. Jimmy Choo update: The company’s first fragrance goes on sale this week. [Luxist]
6. Victoria’s Secret model Doutzen Kroes gave birth to a baby boy this weekend. Congrats! [HuffPo]
Irina Shabayeva, winner of Project Runway‘s sixth season, teamed up with Macy’s to create her first capsule collection for the retailer’s INC International Concepts label, launching next month. “It’s just a little taste of what I do across the board,” Shabayeva (inset) told us of her dance-inspired INC line, which includes color-blocked patterns on skirts, blouses, dresses and shoes in silk, chiffon and jersey material. “The detail and the embellishments that are becoming my signature, I’m bringing to INC. It gives so many women the opportunity to own a piece of what I do.” The footwear is our top pick—strappy sandals fit for spring. “The shoes followed the same dance-inspired theme,” she said. “They are made in jersey, and they lace-up, which is a hint of ballet.” The line, priced $59 to $169, hits Macy’s stores February 19th. See Shabayeva’s entire collection for INC in the gallery.
There’s more than just their new television series Kourtney & Kim Take New York that these two Kardashian sisters are excited about. They also have a new go-to label: Gomez-Gracia. Both Kourtney and Kim Kardashian wore the collection last week, a line by British designer Patricia Gomez-Gracia (inset). “They wear the dresses perfectly, as the brand celebrates real women and their curves,” the designer told InStyle.com. Kim wore Gomez-Gracia’s black long-sleeve dress paired with a vintage Judith Leiber belt, while Kourtney wore a satin sheath dress in a black and white print. “They look great in it,” Gomez-Gracia said of seeing the Kardashians in her clothes. “Through their confidence and style, they command the attention of a true Gomez-Gracia woman.” Find Gomez-Gracia clothes online at Asos.com. Kourtney & Kim Take New York airs on E! Sundays at 10/9c.
Kerry Washington, Amy Adams and Helen Mirren were among the celebrities in Beverly Hills on Saturday night celebrating the 22nd Annual Producers Guild Awards. Washington, pictured, wore a peach dress with sheer inserts by Hervé Léger for the occasion—she presented the documentary category—and accessorized with Alexis Bittar earrings and Rene Caovilla heels (inset). Look closely at her shoes—they include ivory beads on the straps and Swarovski crystals along the heel, which is what gives them a $1,400 price tag. Fancy! See what the rest of the celebrities wore to the Producers Guild Awards in the gallery.
— Sharon Clott, with reporting by Andrea Simpson