This Sunday, you’ll be signing your checks (if you still write them…) 10/10/10, and in honor of this perfect ten occasion, we’re declaring a holiday! After all, who doesn’t love a top ten list? We picked our favorite gowns from the last ten years—and it wasn’t easy. Playing favorites with a decade of red carpet creations from designers like Dior, Valentino and Chanel forced some hard decisions. Click through the gallery for our stunning results —and enjoy this binary holiday!
Secrets don’t make friends, or so they say, and Juliet (Katie Cassidy) is determined to keep hers from Nate (Chace Crawford). The scheming sorority girl plays the innocent victim and definitely looks the part in a flowing Bibhu Mohapatra printed gown, Brian Atwood shoes, MCL statement necklace and Nancy Gonzalez clutch on his unsuspecting arm. Tune in to the CW at 9 p.m. EST Monday night to watch the sure-to-be juicy episode, and click through the photo gallery for head-to-toe credits of what the gals will be wearing!
Sexy details like leopard print and sequins prevailed at Roberto Cavalli’s 40th anniversary bash at Les Beaux-Arts de Paris last night. Stars and supermodels alike celebrated the designer’s four decades of decadent fashion with champagne and treats, while viewing a display of some of Cavalli’s most famous vintage gowns. Rachel Bilson wowed in an off-the-shoulder leopard print gown alongside pal Taylor Swift (the pair took in his Spring 2011 show earlier this week in Milan) in a daring black minidress. Kylie Minogue performed “Can’t Get You Outta My Head” and “All the Lovers” and Mr. Cavalli himself thanked the well-dressed crowd with the help of Heidi Klum and a 10-foot white and gold cake. Click through the gallery below to see all the stars at the sexy fete.
You know that saying “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure”? Whenever I hear it, I think of my closet—and how hard it is to get rid of once-beloved purchases that, while no longer worn, still seem too good to purge. So what should you do with valuable designer clothes you no longer wear when you know another fashionista somewhere would appreciate them? Check out Styleta.com, a not-for-profit organization that sells donated designer clothes to benefit charity. The new site was launched by Harvard senior Yifan Zhang after she won a grant from her school. “I started [the site] after realizing that successful women did not have a place to donate their designer clothing,” she told us. “There have been so many rewarding experiences, but my favorite was when we wrote our first donation check to the homeless shelter in Harvard Square. It was such an affirmation of Styleta’s impact.” Follow Yifan (pictured on the right with designer Camilla Staerk) and her feel-good fashion adventure on her official blog, and learn how to donate—and shop!—at Styleta.com.
Milan Fashion Week wrapped yesterday to rave reviews, with major fashion critics like The New York Times‘ Cathy Horn saying, “It’s hard to remember a season here in the last decade when excellent collections were the norm and not the exception.” And we couldn’t agree more! InStyle‘s Ariel Foxman succinctly summed up the week with a tweet: “734 shows. 259 Coca Cola Lights. 1 Orlando Bloom sighting. Milan Fashion Week.” Click through the gallery below for all the need-to-know news, trends we are loving now, plus our take on the hottest moments from Milan Fashion Week!
“Milan OMG moment. Brian Atwood aka @aston20133 limited edition majorness. Will you be one of the 25 lucky women?” tweeted InStyle’s Ariel Foxman from the shoe designer’s Spring 2011 collection presentation in Milan. With a stunning crystal heel and floral adornment, we’d be scared to walk in these exclusive beauties—they are a piece of art! Click through the gallery below for more TwitPics of the fabulous collection.
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“Which song are you the most excited for?” tweeted Glee‘s next guest star Britney Spears to her legions of followers (almost 6 million and counting), among whom must be a few million Gleeks. And while we can’t wait for the montage of her greatest hits on tomorrow night’s episode, it’s the costumes that have us most excited! In honor her highly anticipated cameo, we’ve rounded up the most memorable of Britney Spears’s style moments, both onstage and off. Sure we included the sexy schoolgirl look that Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) will wear and the VMA snake charmer ensemble that Brittany (Heather Morris, above) will don, but with so many looks to choose from, how ever did the writers decide? Click through our gallery below to relive the extraordinary style—both chic and shocking—of Ms. Britney Spears.