The Fragrance Foundation Awards took place in New York City last night, and it made for one of the best-smelling awards shows we’ve ever attended. Hosted by Dana Carvey, the event — known in the industry as the FiFis — celebrated the year’s biggest accomplishments in fragrance, and stars like Jessica Szohr (in KaufmanFranco), Taylor Swift (in Pucci), Dita Von Teese (in Maria Lucia Hohan), and Connie Britton (in Zac Posen) lined the red carpet to lend their support to their favorite whiffs. The night was especially notable for Swift, who was honored as the Fragrance Celebrity of the Year. She also took the opportunity to officially launch her new scent Taylor by Taylor Swift, which she wore on the red carpet (Editor’s Note: She smelled really good). “My first fragrance, Wonderstruck, was all about enchantment and represented a fantasy,” she told us on the red carpet. “Taylor by Taylor Swift represents me in my everyday life.” Scroll down to see the full list of this year’s Fragrance Foundation Award winners. More
InStyle’s Viewing Party (aka the Second Best Place To Watch the Oscars Besides Inside The Dolby Theatre)Feb 25, 2013 @ 3:30 pm
Just minutes away from the Dolby Theatre, where the 85th Academy Awards were held, there was another celebration going on—InStyle‘s annual Oscar viewing party! The guest list at BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood included Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his fiance, Justin Mikita (both in Hugo Boss), Kat Graham (in Dolce & Gabbana), Jessica Szohr (in Reformation), and more, snacking on steak sandwiches and sipping Beluga Noble Vodka mixed drinks to watch all the action, both fashion and film. One very big fan of Best Actress winner Jennifer Lawrence also swung by, Hunger Games co-star Alexander Ludwig. “I was blown away, but I totally expected it. She, of all people, deserved it,” said Ludwig (in Armani), who stood up and cheered as soon as he heard her name. “She’s one of the most classy and incredible, exceptional people I’ve ever met. I’m so happy for her. The second I heard her name, I texted her!” And he also had a winning moment himself, predicting enough right answers for InStyle‘s Academy Awards ballot contest to take home the grand prize, a luxury stay at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. Click through to see who else came out to celebrate with us last night!
— Lindzi Scharf
The very last episode of Gossip Girl airs tonight! Celebrate the end of an era by using our Hollywood Makeover Tool to try on some of the most dynamic hairstyles worn by the show’s cast, including Jessica Szohr’s tousled braid, Blake Lively’s retro curls, Taylor Momsen’s punk rock shag, or Leighton Meester’s layered bangs. Then share your new look on Facebook and Twitter to see what your friends think of your Upper East Side-inspired coiff. Plus, if you’re an avid Instagram user, be sure to post your transformation as a Makeovergram to let your followers weigh in on your new look! Click the link below to get started, and be sure to catch Gossip Girl‘s final episode tonight at 8 PM EST on The CW.
Brooklyn Decker and Jessica Szohr took the stage at The 24 Hour Plays: Los Angeles Benefit for Urban Arts Partnership at The Shore Hotel in Santa Monica. “Just finished #24HRLA plays w @ashleymgreene @iamjessicaszohr @ashley_fink full on adrenaline rush working right now,” Decker tweeted at the event, which was sponsored by Montblanc. Click through the gallery to see Britney Spears, Elizabeth Banks and more stars at this weekend’s hottest events.
Jessica Szohr cut her signature long, wavy bohemian hair into a blunt bob! “It’s been long for a couple of years, so I was ready for a change,” the actress told us at the Herve Leger show during New York Fashion Week. “I feel very free and fresh.” But it wasn’t all fun—it’s business, too. “I’m getting ready to do a film, and I think my character would like having hair this length.” See who else chopped their hair this year by clicking through our Hair Makeovers of 2011 gallery below!
— Nakisha Williams
Jessica Szohr, Kellan Lutz and Katie Cassidy posed poolside (despite the rain!) at the DKNY Sunglass Soiree, held at The Beach at New York City’s Dream Downtown Hotel. Olivia Palermo and Kevin Jonas were among the other fans of the brand who came out to lounge at the event. Click through the photos to see Mila Kunis, Kate Moss and more stars at last night’s hottest parties!
In New York City, Kellan Lutz and Jessica Szohr celebrated summer on The High Line during an al fresco bash hosted by the Coach Men’s Collection. Penn Badgley and Charlotte Ronson were also part of the crowd, as party-goers sipped cocktails as they watched the sun set over the Hudson. Click through the gallery to see Leighton Meester, Christina Aguilera, and more stars at last night’s hottest parties!
Gossip Girl will return next season minus two cast members—Jessica Szohr, who plays Vanessa Abrams, and Taylor Momsen, who plays Jenny Humphrey. The news may not come as a shock to fans of the series, since Vanessa recently revealed that she’s leaving town to study abroad, and Jenny hasn’t appeared in many of season four’s episodes. Still, both characters may be making guest appearances in season five, TV Line reports, and Serena‘s cousin Charlie (played by Kaylee DeFer) has been promoted to series regular status, ensuring there will no shortage of drama on the Upper East Side. As longtime fans of GG fashion, we gathered some of our favorite Jenny and Vanessa style moments ever—click “See the Photos” to check them out. Then, tell us: Will you be sad to see these two go? Share your thoughts in the comments below!