Fashion Star premieres tomorrow! Elle MacPherson hosts the new competition show, while Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie, and John Varvatos serve as celebrity mentors to the 14 designers vying for the top prize. And there are are few elements that set this show apart from other fashion reality programs. One notable twist: winning designs will be shoppable the next day! Click through to gallery to find out exactly how the show works, and tune in to NBC Tuesday, March 13th at 9:30/8:30c to catch the series premiere.
Behold—a prince on horseback! Prince Charming, a.k.a. Prince Harry, visited Sao Paulo, Brazil this weekend to play in the Sentebale Polo Cup as part of his tour of Central and South America. He wore a polo shirt, of course, as well as white riding pants and black boots. And this is just one of the many activities he participated in during his trip. See more of his looks in the gallery now.
It’s official: Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez are engaged! “Yes, of course it’s true,” the French actor told The Miami Herald, referring to the engagement rumors surrounding the couple. Martinez popped the question with an emerald and diamond ring by Parisian designer Robert Mazlo, which Berry has been wearing since January. The Mazlo jewelers have been creating jewelry for “kings and queens for many centuries,” Martinez said. (Fun fact: Jackie O’s ring also featured an emerald stone.)
See more celeb engagements in the gallery!
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Princess Charlene of Monaco debuted a new look! The royal, who usually favors minimalist designs in a neutral palette, attended the opening of the “Grace Kelly: Style Icon” exhibit in Victoria, Australia wearing a custom pink Swarovski-embellished dress by Australian designer Johanna Johnson. She traded in her go-to updo for a soft, swept-back half-up style, and finished off the look with strappy silver heels and smoky eye makeup. See more of Princess Charlene’s looks in the gallery.
Jessica Alba (in DVF) joined Diane von Furstenberg for a night celebrating Girl Power at the Third Annual DVF Awards, held at the United Nations in New York. “My life mission is to empower women,” the designer told InStyle.com before taking the stage to honor five who have demonstrated leadership, strength, and courage in their fields, including Oprah Winfrey. Alba seconded the empowering spirit: “It’s incredibly important for women to support women, to highlight incredible work, courageous work that women are doing,” she told us. See more stars at last weekend’s hottest parties in the gallery.
— Leah Abrahams, with reporting by Randy Miller
Dana Rebecca Designs, a jewelry line loved by Blake Lively, Anne Hathaway, Sofia Vergara and more, launched a bridal collection this month and the timing couldn’t be better—founder Dana Levy just got engaged. The lineup includes the ring she designed for herself, as well as other engagement styles, wedding bands, and bridal-worthy jewels. Click through the gallery to see a selection of pieces, and find out all the little known stories about each from the founder herself. To shop the lineup, visit danarebeccadesigns.com.
While celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe may bring her husband Rodger Berman and son Skyler everywhere with her, she’ll have you know there is no style competition between them. We asked Zoe recently: Who’s the better dresser? “Oh my gosh, Skyler of course, because he’s dressed by his mommy,” she told InStyle.com. “Just kidding! Honestly, they’re so cute together. They both wear a lot of neutrals, and they both have the same hair.” And Skyler is one stylish tot—see more looks mom Rachel Zoe created for him in the gallery.