“What’s alluring for me this season are the curves of a women’s figure—sensual volume and a defined silhouette that allows for a freedom of movement,” Victoria Beckham said of her new collection for Spring 2011. The new looks certainly have the same womanly appeal that draws sexy stars like Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow and Eva Longoria Parker to wear Beckham’s designs, but even more exciting is the premiere of handbags to the label—another sure-fire hit with Beckham’s celebrity fans. Click through our gallery for exclusive scoop on the star designer’s personal favorites, plus the bag she designed with her husband David in mind.
“There aren’t many modern options for the mother of the bride,” J.Crew’s Head of Wedding Design Tom Mora pointed out at last night’s grand opening of the label’s new (and first-ever) Madison Avenue bridal boutique. That’s why the brand made a point to have some great picks for mom in the midst of all the bridal bliss. “Don’t forget—it’s her Big Day too,” Mora said. Displayed among the gorgeous wedding gowns and perfect bridesmaid dresses—most of which are exclusive to the store and could work for just about any event that calls for dressing up—were classy-cool looks for mom, including our favorite: a fitted tuxedo shirt/duchess satin skirt combo finished off with a bold jeweled necklace. And speaking of accessories, the store boasts exclusive jewelry from Mariam Haskell and Fenton/Fallon, flirty Cosabella lingerie and the most stunning head pieces you’ll ever see from New York-based veil maker Leah C. And, of course, all the greatest hits from J.Crew’s amazing online bridal boutique are available as well.
While going over details of her “daring” and “sophisticated” new collection today, Victoria Beckham hinted at what she’ll be wearing on Oscars night for the Elton John AIDS Foundation‘s annual Academy Awards party. A model stepped out wearing a stunning off-the-shoulder silk gown (left) and Beckham said, “It looks effortless, it looks chic and I’m going to wear this to the Oscars”. She also told the intimate crowd of editors that her refined fall lineup was inspired by 1940s-era Dick Tracy comic-strips. “It’s ’30s and ’40s-influence mixed with cutting-edge uses of fabric,” Beckham said. More
Julia Roberts made her official debut as Lancome’s global ambassador this week. So what does she think of her new gig? “It’s kind of like every girl’s dream,” Roberts told WWD. The mom of three also admitted that her primping habits changed drastically when she became a mother. “It kind of comes to a screeching halt,” she said. But her new role seems to be changing that already. More
If last night’s 15th Annual Critic’s Choice Awards are any indication of what’s to come, this awards season will be entertaining. Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock shared a win—and a kiss!—for best actress (Bullock for The Blind Side and Streep for Julie and Julia). “This is bulls—,” Bullock joked before locking lips onstage with Streep. “It’s an honor,” she continued, after the surprising smooch. “And I don’t know what else to say except Meryl’s a great kisser”.
Designer iPhone applications are a dime a dozen these days, but Gucci‘s is truly one-of-a-kind thanks to personal contributions from the brand’s creative director Frida Giannini. Get the app now and browse the designer’s favorite songs of the moment (you can instantly download the playlist via iTunes and it’s updated often) and discover her favorite restaurants and bars in cities across the U.S. It’s like having Frida Giannini as your personal DJ and concierge, only pocket-sized and (sadly) without the Italian accent.
“It is blend of pretty and powerful,” said Michael Kors of his new collection for spring 2010. “How can you be sexy and demure at the same time?” From the looks of it, you take a little bit from First Lady Michelle Obama’s closet and mix it with Lady Gaga’s eclectically futuristic look—and viola!
The MTV Video Music Awards had Twitter fans abuzz last night—and for good reason. The night was one for the entertainment history books with on-stage drama, shocking performances, big wins and an unforgettable tribute to Michael Jackson by his little sister Janet and Madonna that had the star-studded audience in tears, then dancing with joy only minutes later.