Emma Roberts was the consummate hostess at the launch of the Westward by Emily Current and Meritt Elliott for Kate Spade New York collection, held at the Petit Ermitage Hotel in Hollywood. “Great nite celebrating Kate Spade & @EmilyAndMeritt collab hosted by my dear @RobertsEmma!” tweeted grateful guest Jaime King. Click through the gallery to see Hilary Duff, Lauren Conrad and more stars at last night’s hottest parties!
Each week Cat Deeley gives us the designer details on her amazing So You Think You Can Dance outfits, so to say thank you we presented the stylish (Emmy nominated!) host with the sparkling minaudiere that was named Best Red Carpet Ready Evening Bag at the 2011 Independent Handbag Designer Awards. “I love the fact that you can’t decide whether it’s modern or vintage,” Deeley told us of the Clara Kasavina creation (made of hand sculpted metal and sparkling Swarovski Elements) after showing it off on the red carpet at our Summer Soiree in L.A. “I actually built my outfit around it, which isn’t something I would normally do.” For more of Cat Deeley’s style, click through the gallery to browse her hottest So You Think You Can Dance looks!
Vera Wang and Zales are saying “I Do!” Wang has teamed up with the jewelry store to launch a line of wedding and engagement rings, and each piece will be set with “a signature blue sapphire signifying everlasting love,” Zales CEO Theo Killion told WWD. Prices will start at $1,999 for engagement rings and $649 for wedding bands, and the baubles will hit Zales stores and Zales.com this October. Click through the gallery to browse Vera Wang’s latest bridal collection!
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On the European premiere tour of her movie Cowboys and Aliens, Olivia Wilde debuted a killer new style: the cinched ponytail. Her hair pro, David Babaii credits Couture Colour Pequi Oil Treatment ($32 at CoutureColour.com) with her super smooth tresses. After blow drying her hair stick straight with a round brush, he secured it in a high ponytail. To highlight Wilde’s waist grazing length Babaii placed an elastic every 2 inches down the ponytail, pulling out a little hair in between each section to add body. We love this current twist on the classic pony—it’s versatile enough to take from a casual day out to a glamorous nighttime event. Not to mention an ideal way to fight frizz during the heated haze of late summer.
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It looks like Jennifer Lopez will be taking her seat at the American Idol judges table again! The show’s executive producer Nigel Lythgoe made an appearance on Ryan Seacrest‘s radio program, where they chatted about Idol‘s next season. Seacrest asked Lythgoe, “Do you want to do the Jennifer announcement here or are we still waiting?” To which Lythgoe replied, “I am delighted to say that all three judges, along with the brilliant host of American Idol, are back for the next season.” We can’t wait for another season of Lopez’s sparkly stagewear! Click through the gallery to browse her hottest American Idol style moments.
Retro fashion lovers, take note! Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant has teamed up with Banana Republic on a capsule collection inspired by the hit show. The sixties-era line features loads of leopard print, high-waisted skirts and trench coats that would look right at home on Betty Draper or Joan Holloway, as well as tailored menswear. “Our design challenge was to come up with a direction that was modern and wearable for today’s world,” said Simon Kneen, Banana Republic’s Creative Director. The pieces, which range in price from $39.50 for a silk scarf to $450 for a men’s suit, hit stores today. Put on your pearls and click through the gallery to shop the lineup!
1. The first show of Beyonce’s New York City concert series sold out in 22 seconds! [JustJared]
2. Watch this video of Ashley Greene sharing her must-have beauty tips and tricks. [BellaSugar]
3.Jennifer Lopez shows off the glam styles from her Kohl’s collection! [YouTube]
4. One lucky blogger bought a wedding dress for a penny. And now she’s giving it away! [RackedNY]
5. Ralph Lauren’s newest label, Denim and Supply, is available today. [StyleList]
6. Students at New York City’s Pratt Institute created dresses for Urban Outfitters, in stores this fall. [UrbanOutfitters]
Last night InStyle threw its annual Summer Soiree! “Had so much fun at the InStyle party tonight! Saw my girl @KChenoweth!!” tweeted Lea Michele, who stunned in a black Alberta Ferretti halter dress. Michele caught up with Diane Kruger, who worked a playful menswear look by Jason Wu. “I’m really glad I wore a tuxedo jacket because it’s freezing tonight! I wanted to be able to dance and enjoy myself,” Kruger said of her outfit. Guests like Cat Deeley, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Trachtenberg and Jennifer Love Hewitt mugged for the photo booth and sipped champagne at the outdoor bash. Click through the gallery for more photos from the event!
— Caitlin Petreycik with reporting by Lindzi Scharf