Johnny Depp‘s fedoras, layered necklaces, and three-piece suits are getting some major fashion recognition! The Council of Fashion Designers of America announced today that it will honor the actor by naming him Fashion Icon of 2012 for his “personal and eclectic sense of style.” (Last year’s Fashion Icon honor went to Lady Gaga.) Depp will be the first-ever male recipient when the awards take place June 4th in New York City. Tell us: Do you think Depp’s unique look qualifies him as a fashion icon? Vote in the poll below and let us know! More
Instead of the traditional Kelly green outfit this St. Patrick’s Day, try giving the hue a fresh spring makeover in pretty pastels. Light mints, pale neons, and ocean greens were all over the spring runways, which is why we pulled together our favorite green pairings for the shamrock holiday. Click through to see our updated St. Patrick’s Day outfit ideas that will have you feeling lucky—whether you’re Irish or not!
— Violet Gaynor
St. Patrick’s Day is Saturday! Are you planning to wear green? Consider channeling the luck of the Irish with a shamrock-hued manicure. We’ve rounded up our favorite green nail polishes to help you find the perfect shade, from punchy lime, to delicate mint. Click through our gallery to see the lacquers we love now.
If there’s one thing Zoe Saldana learned from her fashion choices, it’s that you have to be fearless. “I have a hard time with intimidation because I’m not usually intimidated,” the actress told us of her style at yesterday’s 25 Most Powerful Stylists Luncheon hosted by The Hollywood Reporter and Jimmy Choo in Los Angeles. “Not because I’m arrogant. I’m just so focused in my world.” Case in point—her 2009 Oscars dress, which she picked with the help of her stylist, Petra Flannery (inset). “Everybody was expecting that Givenchy outfit to be intimidating because I was wearing something so bold,” she said. “[That dress] was speaking to my heart. I was everything but intimidated. I never felt so safe and confident!” See more of Zoe Saldana’s best outfits ever in the gallery.
— Lindzi Scharf
Banana Republic isn’t the only retailer to roll out a Middleton-inspired “Pippa” dress this spring. Minka Kelly stopped by the L.A. launch party for Brad Goreski’s new book, Born to Be Brad, in a floral Kate Spade design named for the royal-in-law ($478 at katespade.com). While the style isn’t based on one particular Pippa Middleton look, we could easily see her adding it to her closet full of printed, waist-defining, v-neck dresses.
See Pippa’s most memorable outfits!
British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife, Samantha Cameron, visited the Obamas in Washington D.C. this week, where the First Ladies represented their countries in a colorful mix clothes by British and American designers. The most interesting fashion moment happened at last night’s White House State Dinner, the culmination of the visit, where Michelle Obama chose a teal, off-the-shoulder Marchesa gown. Marchesa designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig are both British, and the label is based out of New York. Talk about a diplomatic outfit choice! See more of the First Ladies’ patriotic fashion choices in the gallery.
Kate Spade New York now makes watches! Inspired by New York City, each pretty piece in the brand’s first-ever watch line is named after a Big Apple location, including the rose gold, circle-faced Gramercy Grand in honor of Midtown Manhattan’s private park, the aqua band Cooper Strap celebrating Cooper Square, and the lemon-hued Carousel Bangle named after the classic children’s attraction in Central Park. See our seven favorites from the colorful collection in the gallery, and shop the new lineup for $150 to $295 at katespade.com.
What compelled January Jones to try pink hair? “It’s just my time to do something different and fun,” the actress told InStyle.com of her brand new look at the fifth season premiere of Mad Men in Los Angeles last night. Jones had originally requested sunnier highlights, but chose the pastel hue at her colorist’s suggestion. “It sounded fun,” she explained. “We decided that they are rose gold highlights. Class it up a bit. I’m on hiatus so I can do what I want to it.” So, will the color stay? “It’s permanent for now,” she said, “until I take it out.” Tell us: Would you try pink?
See more hair makeovers in the gallery!
— Andrea Simpson