Bebe launched its new fall #be9to5 campaign featuring model Nina Agdal at the Provocateur club in New York City last night, and the model’s friends Katrina Bowden and Coco Rocha joined to celebrate their pal while donning their very own Bebe looks. “It’s always good to come out for your fellow fashionistas,” Rocha told InStyle.com. “I had a long day at work, so it’s nice.” And that’s just what the new collection is all about—it celebrates the Bebe women who love to go out and live the 9 p.m. to 5 a.m lifestyle. Bowden and her musician husband, Ben Jorgensen of Armor for Sleep, are already fans. “My husband loves Bebe, so whenever I go he’s like, ‘I need to go with you and go shopping, and tell you what I want you to wear.’ He loves it!” Click the photo to see more of this week’s star-filled fetes.
It’s almost wedding season (seriously, how many are you going to this summer?!), and Bebe is getting into the bridal game. The retailer just launched its first collection of wedding dresses this month—created by designer Rami Kashou of Project Runway and Project Runway: All Stars fame—and the items are available online for pre-order now. The lineup includes ballgown styles for the ceremony, as well as shorter dresses for the after-party, ranging from $278 to $2,500. Preview the looks in the gallery, and shop them at bebe.com and at four stores—Oak Street in Chicago, Soho in New York, Rodeo Drive and Aventura in L.A.
Bebe is launching bridal! Come March 2012, the retailer will release a collection of bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, and accessories. Designer Rami Kashou, Project Runway runner-up and Project Runway: All Stars contestant, is the mind behind the lineup of 10 styles, which will be sold at four stores—Oak Street in Chicago, Soho in New York, Rodeo Drive and Aventura in Los Angeles—as well as online for $950 to $2,500. Preview a few of the wedding dresses in the gallery now, and let us know what you think in the comments.
Selena Gomez knows how to keep her cool while staying warm! For a fan meet-and-greet in Canada, the multi-talented teen looked edgy and cozy in a Bebe asymmetrical faux leather jacket layered over body-con black layers. Get the coat for $159 from bebe.com.
Plus, check out some of Selena’s best outfits from this year in the gallery!
Only two ladies remain in the running to become the next American Idol, and they both stepped it up a notch during the Top 8 episode last night! That’s why we scored the inside scoop about their style from the show’s costume designer Soyon An. Haley Reinhart slipped on a colorful dress by Single to sing her version of Blondie’s “Call Me.” “It was so chic and colorful and worked well with her performance,” An said of the frock, which she accessorized with purple thigh-high boots by Chinese Laundry. Meanwhile, An described Lauren Alaina‘s look for her performance of “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus as “sweet young rocker girl.” “The dress flattered Lauren’s figure and the animal print was fun!” She wore a dress from by Beyond by Jovani (style B199; $215 at TheMintCollection.com) and accessories from Bebe and Wet Seal. “Her boots are her own but I added black Swarovski crystals,” An noted of the extra touch. Do you think one of these women will emerge as the leader after last night?
New York Fashion Week ends officially today, and it’s ending on a high note. Kerry Washington, Zoe Saldana and Kate Bosworth watched the Calvin Klein show from the front row, while Liv Tyler stopped by Proenza Schouler’s colorful collection, which included this bag on the left. Oscar de la Renta wowed with intricately-detailed gowns (shown right), and Fergie, Vanessa Hudgens, and Michelle Trachtenberg jetted around New York to check out their favorite designers. Plus, which designer sent poodles down the runway? Click through the gallery to find out all the details from the last day of New York Fashion Week.
— Heather Viggiani, with reporting by Grace Lee, Charlotte Steinway and Nakisha Williams
Royal couple Kate Middleton and Prince William attended their friend’s wedding on Saturday in England, and the Princess-to-be chose a a black velvet dress by Libélula for the event. She brightened the look with splashes of royal purple on her fold-over clutch and shoes, and we love how the plum pumps featured a bow-tied ribbon detail on the pointed toe. Wondering where you can snag your own pair of violet heels? Click through the gallery to see some of our favorite similar styles.
Kim Kardashian was in New York this week to celebrate the launch of her new lower-priced jewelry line. “I try to find inspiration from what is on the runway,” she told the New York Times. “But I think hoops are a staple. Whether or not they are in, we always get compliments on them.” The Kim Kardashian for Bebe jewelry line, which features earrings, rings and necklaces, is available now in Bebe stores.