It’s official: Catherine Middleton has been the Duchess of Cambridge for an entire year! To celebrate the royal couple’s first anniversary and a year full of fabulous Kate Fashion Moments, we asked you to help us pick her Best Look of the Year. (We turned to the Kate experts behind What Kate Wore, Kate Middleton Style, Kate’s Wardrobe, and Duchess Kate Blog to help us narrow down the choices.) After more than 3,700 votes, we have an answer! Scroll down to see your winning pick… More
Vineyard Vines is taking a trip to the races! This month, the preppy Martha’s Vineyard-inspired label launched a 16-item collection created just for the Kentucky Derby, complete with playful dresses, printed skirts, and pastel scarves that will fit in whether you’re watching track-side or at your own theme party. Just add a wide-brimmed straw hat, a mint julep, and you’re set. (Bet on that!) Check out the entire collection in the gallery, and shop it for $30 to $198 on vinyardvines.com. The Kentucky Derby will be held this weekend, on Friday, May 4th and Saturday, May 5th.
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The list of FiFi Award nominees just came out, and this year’s lineup has a major celebrity presence! The annual event is like the Oscars of the fragrance world, and scents by Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, and many others are up for some prestigious honors. Click through the gallery to see the celebrity fragrance nominees now. Winners will be announced at a presentation on May 21st. Tell us: Which one is your favorite?
Guess turns 30 this year! And what better way to celebrate the momentous milestone than with a line of throwback styles? The brand just launched a 14- piece, limited-edition anniversary capsule collection, encapsulating the playful, retro aesthetic that made it famous. Original ’80s Guess girl Claudia Schiffer stars as the face of the lineup, which features gingham tie-waist tops and vintage floral jeans, ranging from $44 to $138. Shop the styles now at guess.com, and at Guess and Bloomingdale’s stores nationwide.
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Beyoncé has tried an array of blue nail polishes lately—from robin’s egg to sapphire—which is why we caught up with her manicurist Lisa Logan to get the details on Bey’s favorite hue. “Blue is a great color, and it looks amazing on Beyoncé,” she told InStyle.com exclusively. “We always have a variety to choose from.” So, are her azure lacquers a tribute to her new daughter, Blue Ivy? “That’s up to anyone to decide!” Logan said playfully. “It is a pretty color, though, and Beyoncé wears it well.” Check out four lacquers worn by the star in the gallery, and find out why her manicurist picked each shade.
Emily Maynard will make her debut as the new Bachelorette on May 14th, and we have a sneak peek at the accessories she’ll wear on the show! Before she started taping, the 25-year-old single mom went on a shopping spree at her favorite local jewelry designers’ headquarters in Charlotte: Towne & Reese. The line, started by former advertising executives Christi Pack and Jessica Stanfield, is budget-friendly and each piece is named for the daughter of one of their friends. Click through the gallery to see some of the jewels Maynard pulled, which she’ll pile on all season as she travels all over the world to find love.
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True to form, Tadashi Shoji‘s spring collection was fit for a lady. The feminine touches included delicate scalloped lace, flirty ribbon sashes and sparkling jewel appliques. Though the embellishments were pretty as can be, there was an overall understated elegance to the 13-dress collection. Click through the gallery to see our favorite Tadashi looks, and more from Bridal Fashion Week.
1. Whitney Cummings is returning to late night television with her own weekly talk show. [THR]
2. Uggie just pawed his first book deal! His autobiography will hit stores this October. [HuffPo]
3. Watch this clip from Jessica Simpson’s celeb-filled baby shower. [E! Online]
4. Listen to One Republic’s new song in the ad for Ralph Lauren’s Big Pony fragrances. [YouTube]
5. This new swim line has SPF built right into the material. Smart! [Refinery 29]
6. Rachel Zoe invested in the latest members-only e-commerce site, 23rd.com, open today. [23rd]