Country’s brightest stars aligned last night for the 2013 CMA Awards in Nashville, with Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, and newcomer Kacey Musgraves donning their most glamorous ensembles for their walk down the red carpet. Lambert and Swift were pretty in primary colors (Swift went for a dramatic red Elie Saab couture gown to match her trademark crimson lip, with Lambert opting for a royal blue Roberto Cavalli number). Musgraves, who took home the award for Best New Artist, stunned in an illusion Blumarine dress and a sparkly Swarovski clutch. One of our favorite performances of the night — aside from the cast of Duck Dynasty covering “Blurred Lines” — was when Kenny Rogers and Jennifer Nettles did a duet of “Islands in the Stream” and “The Gambler,” proving the timeless quality of both songs. Miranda Lambert in particular had a lot to celebrate: Her husband Blake Shelton was awarded Album of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year, while Lambert herself received the honor of Female Vocalist of the Year for the fourth time! “I can’t believe I’m up here holding this right now, but I’m gonna try to represent for all the females who that want to be up-and-comers and just want to get their country voice out there,” she said in her heartfelt acceptance speech. “There’s room for all of us girls, and we’re a team, and we’re gonna stick together.” So sweet, and so well-deserved!
You don’t have have to be on the catwalk to strut in this season’s hottest accessories. From Blumarine‘s bright raffia heels to Givenchy‘s edgy shark tooth jewelry, these summer styles are jumping off the runway and onto the beach! Click through to see our favorite fashionable beachwear.
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With a new episode of Gossip Girl on Monday, we have a sneak peek at the hottest looks from the show! One outfit you’ll see: Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) in a tangerine lace Blumarine dress from the label’s fall 2011 collection ($2,425 at neimanmarcus.com). The show’s stylist Eric Daman paired the vibrant piece—which got a rhinestone update before hitting store shelves—with burgundy Sergio Rossi pumps and a brass bangle by Sequin. For more looks from the new episode, titled “I Am Number Nine,” click through the gallery. Catch Gossip Girl on Monday, November 7th at 8/7c.
Tech lovers, take note! Armani Exchange and Blumarine just released new iPhone and iPad apps. The A|X Videomix by Armani Exchange allows users to create their own music video fashion show, share it with friends, and shop the looks. Meanwhile Blumarine’s app houses the label’s campaigns, store maps and latest collections. Download them both at iTunes.com.
Plus, click through the gallery to see the best iPhone cases inspired by the runway.
Did you love Jennifer Lopez’s outfits on American Idol this week as much as we did? That’s why we caught up with Lopez’s superstar stylist Rob Zangardi to get the inside scoop on her looks. For Wednesday’s competition, Lopez wore an animal print dress and waist-cinching belt by Blumarine and Gucci shoes. “We loved the ease of this dress but the drama of it even more—off the shoulder and the shape of a T-shirt, but the look and feel of a gown,” Zangardi told InStyle. “Plus, everyone loves an animal print!” As for her look for last night’s elimination round, Lopez wore a white vintage dress with textured sleeves designed by Janey Lopaty. “It’s always fun to make a vintage dress look new and modern,” Zangardi said. “The lace detail on the collar and sleeves were really beautiful.” She finished with snakeskin platform stilettos by Christian Louboutin “to edge up the look” and baubles from the Beverly Hills jewelry store Azaara.
Today at Milan Fashion Week, we spotted Katy Perry at a fashion party before her tour performance, boot-shoe hybrids at Prada, chicken hats on the runway at Moschino, and more. Click through the gallery to see all the latest fashion, celebrities, beauty and accessories at Milan Fashion Week.
The red carpet fashion at the 2011 Critics’ Choice Awards on Friday night featured a pop of winter whites. Best Actress winner Natalie Portman wore a single-strap white Gianfranco Ferré gown with a black band at the top, and paired it with Fred Leighton jewelry, Stella McCartney shoes and a Christian Dior clutch. Michelle Williams also chose white, her variation being a Balenciaga dress with embroidered floral details. She finished the look with Salvatore Ferragamo shoes and Neil Lane jewelry. Click through the gallery to see all the looks from the 2011 Critics’ Choice Awards.