When Kendra Wilkinson shimmied her way onto the dance floor last week for her samba with Louis Van Amstel to “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” we did a Dancing With the Stars costume double take. Audrina Patridge wore a similar look last season! To get to the bottom of it, we asked the show’s costume designer Randall Christensen about the similarities. “The foundation of the costume is a four-way stretch lyrcra, on which we layer rows and rows of fringe,” he told us. “Audrina and Kendra have very different styles on the dance floor, but beads and micro minis work sensationally on them both!” While the fabric and materials are the same, the hemline and the neckline are different, and Christensen did so to enhance different areas of their bodies. “I try to keep Kendra in those micro minis to elongate her legs,” he said. “Audrina’s legs are quite long, so the flouncy ruffled hemline added even more action to her legs when she danced.” See more of InStyle’s DWTS costume coverage here.
Audrina Patridge returns to Bongo as the face of the label for her second season. And rather than the jackets and denim looks The Hills and Dancing With the Stars alum modeled for fall, Patridge shows off her bikini body in a two-piece black swimsuit for spring, as you can see from this behind-the-scenes shot of her on set. She also poses wearing sequin tanks, shorts and other beach-friendly things for Bongo, a brand sold exclusively at Kmart and Sears. Check out more behind-the-scenes photos of Audrina Patridge’s new Bongo looks in the gallery.
Dancing With the Stars’ fans were shocked last night when Audrina Partridge was voted off the show. Not to worry, though—the former Hill’s star has plenty coming up to keep her busy. She’s set to star in her own VH1 reality show that focuses on her life and her family—filming begins in January—and she’s continuing as the face of Bongo. In addition to starring in the ads, Audrina and Bongo recently announced the “Style My Bongo Booty” contest. The person who puts together the best outfit for Audrina wins a trip to style her at her next Bongo photoshoot and $1,000 cash. Enter at Bongo.com.
1. Lady Gaga’s healthy foods of choice? Tofu, turkey, and hummus. [CNN.com]
2. Find out who was cast on Season 11 of Dancing With the Stars. [People.com]
3. You can have True Blood star Stephen Moyer’s “sock of destiny!” [EW.com]
4. An NFL player has insured his hair for $1 million. [Styleite.com]
5. Sandra Bullock dishes on baby Louis and her recent work in New Orleans on Today. [JustJared.com]
6. Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman gave birth to a baby girl this weekend. Congrats! [NYMag.com]
After six seasons of seemingly non-stop drama, The Hills is, as of tonight, finally over. But don’t fret about star Audrina Partridge‘s career prospects: She’s just been tapped to be the new face of Bongo, following in the footsteps of former spokeswomen Kim Kardashian, Nicole Richie, Rachel Bilson, and fellow Hills girl Kristin Cavallari. “I am thrilled,” Audrina said in a statement. “Generations of women, including my mom and sisters, have loved this iconic brand, and it’s exciting to be a part of something that is so classically cool.” The label’s fall collection will be available exclusively at Sears and K-Mart; check out the video after the jump and click through our gallery to see the rest of the ads plus some behind-the-scenes shots.