“Met the press today here in Brisbane in……..PUCCI!!!!!! MMMmmmmmm!!!” tweeted Kylie Minogue, after touching down in her native Australia to begin the next leg of her “Aphrodite – Les Folies” tour. While the pop icon expressed her excitement over the pretty printed frock she donned for the press conference, she continues to wear her custom Dolce & Gabbana tour ensembles when she hits the stage. In Las Vegas, Kourtney Kardashian celebrated her boyfriend Scott Disick‘s birthday, and in New York City, Brooke Shields blew out the candles on her own b-day cake, while Vanessa Hudgens caught a play. Click through the gallery for more photos of stars at last night’s hottest parties.
While we’re patiently waiting for Rachel Zoe’s debut clothing collection to hit stores next month, we got a hold of her Resort 2012 collection lookbook today, and her second lineup offers a lot to add to your wish list. The new collection is full of colorful brights like electric purple, cerise, cerulean and royal blues, buttercup and magenta. It also includes inspiration from the ‘70s—her favorite era—with high-waisted denim, tailored tops, and caftans. It’s easy to see Zoe wearing any one of these looks, and it doesn’t hurt that the model looks like a younger version of the superstar stylist. Click “See the Photos” to browse Rachel Zoe’s Resort 2012 collection, which hits stores the end of 2011.
Taylor Swift made a love connection with Shellys shoes. Recently, the country superstar and InStyle‘s June cover girl ordered six styles from the Brit brand, and she wore her new bow-topped pink peep-toes with an ethereal voile and mesh Heartloom dress while shopping in Los Angeles (shown). Get your own pair of pumps for $110 from Shellys.com—don’t worry, they ship to the States! Then scoop up Taylor’s LWD at Blueheavenboutique.com, available for $139. Now, did somebody say date night?
Kate Middleton and Prince William just finalized the itinerary for their Canadian vacation, and the pair’s schedule is packed! From June 30th to July 8th the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge plan to visit Ottawa, Gatineau, Montreal, Quebec City, Prince Edward Island, Yellowknife and Calgary. Phew! With so many stops, Middleton will need to bring plenty of outfit changes. ABC News reports that Middleton will need at least 40 different looks, and with flying helicopters and visiting the Canadian rodeo on their lineup, we predict lots of casual pieces from Middleton standbys like Reiss and Zara. What do you think the Duchess will wear for her Canadian getaway?
Prabal Gurung created a six-piece collection for J.Crew! The retailer collaborated with the rising designer in honor of his win as the runner-up for the Council of Fashion Designers Fashion Fund Award in 2010. (Gurung is also nominated for the organization’s Swarovski Award for Womenswear this year, and the winner will be announced on Monday, June 6th.) The limited-edition collection includes sleeveless blouses, tie-at-the-ankle pants, and a bow dress, and it is currently available for pre-order and purchase online with prices ranging from $198 to $450 (a blouse from his regular line sells for $1,430). See the complete collection in the gallery.
Celebrity favorite designer L’Wren Scott just joined Twitter! The designer, whose creations are often worn by Oprah Winfrey (Scott designed the talk show host’s finale dress seen at left), Michelle Obama, Amy Adams, Nicole Kidman, and a fleet of Hollywood leading ladies, is happy about her new social media status. “I am officially on Twitter. #Excited,” was her first official Tweet. (Great use of a hashtag, we must say!) Follow L’Wren at @lwrenscott. Also new to Twitter: Jason Wu! He launched his own account two weeks ago. Follow the designer @misswu_ny.
Tommy Girl isn’t just a perfume anymore! This July, Tommy Hilfiger is launching a Tommy Girl clothing line aimed at 12-to-18-year-olds. The collection features oxford cloth shirts, polos, peacoats and jeans. “Tommy Girl is our response to consumers wanting quality clothing at affordable prices,” Hilfiger told WWD. The line will be available at Macy’s, and prices will range from $32 for T-shirts to $129 for outerwear. And if you really want to wear Tommy Girl from head to toe, the hit ’90s perfume is also available at Macy’s in 1.7 oz ($39.50) and 3.4 oz ($52) sizes.
Jessica Simpson and Ashlee Simpson are tapping into the tween market! The sisters will serve as co-creative directors on The Jessica Simpson Collection’s new line of sportswear and jeans for girls sizes 7 through 16. “She brings a savvy rocker edge that defines today’s tweens,” said Jessica Simpson of her little sister and new collaborator to WWD. Shoppers can expect to see fun items like faux fur vests, colored jeans and graphic T-shirts. The line will be available at 400 retailers by the end of the year, including Macy’s, Dillard’s and Lord & Taylor.