New York Fashion Week kicks off this Thursday, and designers are making it easy for you to feel like you have a front row seat. Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson and Oscar de la Renta are just a few of the designers that plan to livestream their Fall 2011 collections, straight from the runway to your computer screen. Click through for a list of labels livestreaming their upcoming collections, plus all the details on where and when to find them online. More
How do Leighton Meester and the ladies of Gossip Girl stay warm when filming outside in New York? Tika Sumpter, who plays new character Raina Thorpe on the CW show, shared the on-set secret—layer your tights! “First you put on a nude pair that looks like your skin color and then you put on a pattern stocking, so it looks like your real leg underneath,” Sumpter (shown right) told InStyle of what she does on the show, a trick she learned from the show’s stylist Eric Daman. “This way, you won’t be cold,” she said. “And you won’t freeze when you go out to the club!”
For more Gossip Girl style, check out our coverage of the cast’s head-to-toe designer details!
Lauren Conrad, who rose to reality television fame with her stints on MTV’s Laguna Beach and The Hills, plotted her reality TV comeback last year, by announcing that she would return to MTV for a show documenting the start of her new fashion label. However, MTV confirmed last week that it did not green light the pilot and the show will not air the show on the network. “We sold a show to MTV, filmed it and are really proud of the final result,” Conrad said in a statement to EW. “MTV felt the subject matter was too high brow for their audience and offered me the opportunity to change the show by incorporating more of my personal life. We agreed going into the project that this show would be an aspirational one, focusing on my career and my goals and not my personal relationships. We delivered the show that we sold and are sorry MTV didn’t feel their viewers were savvy enough to appreciate it.” Aw, we were looking forward to watching her on TV again!
Katy Perry touched down in Mexico City this weekend to promote new fragrance Purr wearing a lilac one-shoulder sparkly dress by Nikolaki. The Los Angeles label is designed by Nick Verreos and David Paul, the former who you may remember as a Project Runway contestant in season two. While he didn’t win his season, Verreos (inset) went on to dress Project Runway host Heidi Klum, Dancing With the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba, and now, Perry in his Nikolaki designs.
Shoe designer Brian Atwood—whose designs are a red-carpet must-have for celebrities like Megan Fox (shown), Leighton Meester and Anne Hathaway—is getting ready to launch his first lower-price line this fall. Today, Atwood unveiled a first look of the line, named B Brian Atwood, which will include blue-green fringe booties, purple pumps and red t-strap heels. “I would definitely say there’s three kinds of aesthetics melted together: Upper East Side poshness, mixed with downtown cool, along with a Parisian sophistication,” the designer told WWD of his collection, which will range between $200 and $600 (lower than his original line, which is $540 to $1,430). B Brian Atwood shoes hits Saks and Barneys in August.
1. Khloe Kardashian and husband Lamar Odom will release their unisex fragrance February 12, just in time for Valentine’s Day. [KhloeKardashian]
2. Dior Beauty named the recently-engaged Kate Moss as its new face. [Elle UK]
3. Katy Perry landed another gig! She’s the new face of Thomas Sabo jewelry. [Fashion for Lunch]
4. London designer David Koma will launch a collection for Topshop February 18th. [Catwalk Queen]
5. Helmets off! Some of the football players at the Super Bowl booked beauty deals because of their long hair. [People Style Watch]
6. Designers are releasing special 3D shades, just in time for the slew of 3-D films due out this year. [WWD]
Hollywood descended upon Dallas this weekend to celebrate Super Bowl XLV. Lea Michele and Christina Aguilera kicked off the game with patriotic performances (shown), Fergie shined with a crystal-studded outfit during halftime, and Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher scored seats behind former President George W. Bush in the stadium. And, oh yeah, the Green Bay Packers won! Click through the gallery to see who else partied in Texas for Super Bowl weekend.
Kim Kardashian made her Super Bowl debut last night, starring in a commercial for Skechers Shape-ups. We couldn’t wait to see what she would wear, and turns out, it was very little! Kardashian wore a spandex bra top and matching shorts that showed off her toned body and curves for the steamy spot, in which she “breaks-up” with her trainer (who was shirtless and ripped, mind you) in favor of the brand’s toning shoes. What did you think of Kim Kardashian’s Super Bowl clip? Watch it above and decide. More