The Tribeca Film Festival kicked off this week in New York City! The festival, which was founded by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro and Craig Hatkoff in 2002, celebrates the vibrant filmmaking world in New York City, which is why stars are gravitating to southern Manhattan to enjoy the 11 days worth of festivities. Film festival judge Eva Longoria and Mr. Mayhem Dean Winters lunched at the Tribeca Grill Loft for the Juror Welcome event, Zac Posen celebrated the 24-karat gold couture gown he made for Magnum Ice Cream’s short film As Good as Gold with Andrea Riseborough, and Olivia Wilde (in A.L.C.) and Karolina Kurkova (in Blumarine) attended the For the Love of Cinema Filmmaker’s dinner hosted by Swiss watch company IWC Schaffhausen at Donna Karan’s Urban Zen store. Click the photo to see more inside the festival’s hottest parties.
Actress Eva Longoria hosted a dinner Saturday night at Beso in Hollwood prior to last night’s 2012 ALMA (American Latino Media Arts) awards. The party, to help raise funds for the Eva Longoria Foundation, was co-sponsored by Target. “My foundation helps the women in the Latina community, with educational and entrepreneurial programs,” Longoria told InStyle.com. The actress wore a white Emilio Pucci minidress accessorized with Christian Louboutin heels and a Salvatore Ferragamo clutch. Click through the photos to see more from this weekend’s hottest parties!
— Carita Rizzo
Not everyone was at the VMAs last night: Kerry Washington, Scarlett Johansson, and Eva Longoria spoke last night prior to Barack Obama‘s big moment at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC! How does a red-carpet regular dress for a political soiree? Washington wore a Bird dress and Roger Vivier’s Belle de Nuit pumps. Johansson dressed it down a little bit, opting for a patriotic American flag T-shirt, and Stella McCartney maroon slacks and blazer, while Longoria went for traditional democratic blue, with a gorgeous Victoria Beckham dress and Christian Louboutin heels. Tell us in the comments, which celebrity endorsement was your fave?
But if you caught any of the DNC’s speeches, you’ll know that the stand-outs were Michelle and Barack. If you’re a fan, try on their hairstyles below and post them to your Facebook wall to show your support:
The US Open Tennis Championships are still going strong, and while it’s hard to take our eyes away from the action (and fashion!) on the courts, we can’t help but notice more than a few famous faces in the crowd. Pippa Middleton took in a game as part of her grand tour of New York, and actress Eva Longoria cheered on the action as well. Click through the gallery below to see who else has been hitting the courts!
The US Open is in full swing! From Sofia Vergara and Nick Loeb to Eva Longoria to Vivica A. Fox, stars have been flocking to Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, Queens to pay a visit the annual tournament. Click through the gallery to see who else scored a courtside seat at the 2012 US Open.
Celebrities induce such shoe envy! From Blake Lively‘s Pour La Victoire pumps to Eva Longoria‘s Charlotte Olympia stunners, we can’t get enough of their fabulous footwear, especially in these fun colors and funky prints. See more shoes we love in the gallery, plus information on where to get them—and check back soon, as we’ll be adding more in the weeks to come.
Celebrities love Cushnie et Ochs! The Parsons-trained design team of Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs launched their sexy, body-con line after graduating in 2008, and quickly became industry darlings, winning the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund Award and becoming a finalist for the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Fashion Fund Award. It’s no surprise then how the pair’s structured, lightweight creations have wooed stylish stars, including Olivia Wilde, Kerry Washington, Eva Longoria, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Malin Akerman, who stood out in a vivid red design at the InStyle Summer Soiree last week. “I’ve kind of fallen in love with Cushnie et Ochs lately,” Akerman told InStyle.com. “All their stuff is just really cool and sleek. I’m obsessed!” And the designers are thrilled: “Seeing stars in our clothes is amazing,” they told InStyle.com, noting that empowering women is their ultimate goal. “Yes, [our clothes] are sexy and body con, but as female designers we construct our clothes to really support women and allow them to feel confident and comfortable when wearing them.” Click through the gallery to see more celebrities who love Cushnie et Ochs, and then shop for your own pieces at shopbop.com and ssense.com.
Eva Longoria’s tiny frame stands five-foot-two, and with such petite proportions, she’s had to figure out how to flatter her shape. Her secret? “Tailoring!” she told us at the Lay’s “Do Us a Flavor” campaign launch recently. “If you’re a small person you have to alter everything.” Therefore, she nips, tucks, cuts, and shortens every piece in her closet, including T-shirts, jeans, dresses (like the one she wore this to the Obama for America Women’s Summit in Miami weekend, above right), and more. You name it, she’s altered it. “I focus proportions,” she said. “I take in the waist on everything.” And she suggests you do, too. “Usually tailors understand and appreciate it,” she said. “They see it and say, ‘This needs to come off!’” See our favorite Eva looks (and most successfully-altered) in the gallery!