Claudia Schiffer doesn’t just model clothes, she also designs them! The supermodel partnered with luxury German cashmere label Iris von Arnim (IvA) on a line of cozy knit separates, and she just released a first look of the lineup on British InStyle. “The idea of it is effortless chic—it’s based on my life and the clothes I need,” Schiffer said of the collaboration, Modelinia reports. “I have 15 minutes to get dressed in the morning before taking the children to school—I want to throw on clothes but still look chic, then I want to go from school to a meeting and then out for dinner by only changing a handbag or a necklace or something.” The line (inset) will be priced from $400 to $1,600 and hits shelves in July. Sign up to receive updates about the line closer to its release date on ClaudiaSchiffer.com.
Brad Womack proposed to Emily Maynard on the season finale of The Bachelor this week with a ring designed by celebrity jeweler Neil Lane—and it’s a sparkler! Lane, whose A-list clientele includes Reese Witherspoon and Kate Hudson, told us that the 3-carat platinum bauble was “what Brad had always imagined.” “He wanted a soft romantic ring and we went through five of them, and he liked them but I could tell it wasn’t really there,” Lane said. “I had an intuitive feeling about what Brad would like, and when I brought the sixth one out, that was it!” Maynard also seems delighted with the ring, which features a cushion-cut diamond accentuated with 263 round, brilliant-cut diamonds. “She loved the ring she couldn’t be happier,” Lane told InStyle. “They’re very much in love, it was a lovefest, she loved it he loved it, he loved it on her.” The accessory cost $50,000, according to People, and Lane told us he’s designing something similarly sparkly for The Bachelorette, although he’s keeping the details under wraps for now. See more celebrity engagement rings in our Weddings section.
St. Patrick’s Day has us seeing green! To celebrate this fun Irish-loved holiday, we’ve come up with some cute outfit ideas you’ll love to try, all of which use different variations of the shamrock shade. From mint to teal to traditional Kelly green, check out InStyle’s St. Patrick’s Day-inspired outfits in the gallery. Because everyone’s a little Irish on March 17th!
Want to give Prince William and Kate Middleton a wedding gift? The royal couple made it easy for you! The pair set up a charitable gift fund for those who want to help them celebrate their wedding by donating to a good cause. Gift-givers can choose from a list of charities picked by the couple, including the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which provides healthcare to those living in remote areas of Australia, and London’s Oily Cart, an interactive theater for young children with learning difficulties. Donations can be made through RoyalWeddingCharityFund.org, where visitors can pay in six currencies. Tell us: What do you think is the best wedding gift to give?
Versace has eyes for January Jones! After featuring the Mad Men actress in its sexy almost-nude spring accessories campaign, the label decided to name a new collection of eyewear after her for the spring lineup. The January J collection, as it is called, includes two sunglasses frames and one optical style, each with metal detailing on the temples in the image of Medusa. “Versace is an iconic brand that has always represented women in the most flattering way,” Jones said in a statement. “Its appeal to me is that they make women look and feel sexy, classic, timeless.” The January J collection hits stores in April. Click through to preview all of the styles now!
While Mandy Moore performed at the Oscars this year, that doesn’t mean she’d want to sing on another highly-viewed television show. “I’d be terrified to go on American Idol,” the 26-year-old told us at a luncheon celebrating Kate Spade last week. She also told us that she doesn’t watch the hit show regularly, but will for special occasions. “I was an avid American Idol viewer a few seasons ago, but it’s hard to keep up. I watched the other night because one of the contestants covered one of my husband’s songs,” she said. The contestant was Alabama native Paul McDonald (inset), 26, who sang “Come Pick Me Up,” a tune by singer-songwriter Ryan Adams, Moore’s husband. “We wanted to watch that, and it was pretty neat to see.” So does a Ryan Adams cover mean she’ll be rooting for McDonald to win? “Sure, absolutely,” she confessed. “Why not?”
— Sharon Clott, with reporting by Angela Salazar
PLUS: Watch McDonald cover Adams below! More
1. Got Bieber fever? Check out Justin Bieber’s first wax figure at Madame Tussauds in London. [People]
2. Good things: Naomi Campbell will set up a benefit pop-up shop this April in London. [Telegraph UK]
3. More images from Emma Watson’s chic Lancome photoshoot in Paris surfaced! [Stylelist]
4. Check out Zara’s flirty new spring dresses. Which one is your favorite? [Fab Sugar]
5. Make Up For Ever launched its first ad featuring an unretouched model. [Official Site]
6. Vena Cava launched its first e-commerce site. Shop away! [Vena Cava]
Yesterday we rounded up some designers who launched fundraisers to benefit the victims of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, and today there’s more to add to the list! Coach, Alexis Bittar, Tadashi Shoji and CafePress will all be donating part of their proceeds to Japan’s relief efforts this month. Coach pledged to contribute 400 million yen (or about $5 million) to The Japanese Red Cross, while jewelry designer Alexis Bittar will donate 100 percent of all sales made on his website next week to the Catholic Relief Services for Japan. In addition, on March 24th, 100 percent of all retail sales at Bittar’s boutiques will be donated. Over the next 30 days, Tadashi Shoji is giving 10 percent of storewide sales to relief efforts, and CaféPress designed a special-edition T-shirt, the profits from which will be donated to the American Red Cross‘s Japan relief.