What a show! Madonna scored big with her half-time show during last night’s Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. Her 12-minute set—in which she dressed in head-to-toe Givenchy, Bulgari earrings, and a Philip Treacy headdress—included some of her biggest hits, like “Vogue,” “Music,” “Express Yourself,” mixed in with her new single, “Give Me All Your Luvin’” featuring cheerleaders M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj, and even a Material Girl-remix of “Party Rock Anthem” with LMFAO. For her finale, she performed “Like a Prayer,” joined by a choir and Cee Lo Green. “People say everything has a limit, but limits do not exist with Madonna,” said Givenchy Haute Couture designer Riccardo Tisci, who created all of her looks for the show. So, what did you think? Total touchdown?! (And, oh yeah, the Giants won.) See more amazing moments from Madonna’s Super Bowl half-time show in the gallery!
We know the mega engagement rings celebrities get, but what about you? We asked top jewelry designers to reveal their bestselling sparklers of 2011, and the results are fascinating. From classic solitaires to micropave bands, all of the pieces are eye-popping and utterly romantic. See the top-selling rings from Harry Winston, Neil Lane, Cartier, and more in the gallery now!
Tell us: What does your dream ring look like?
While Elizabeth Taylor’s legendary jewelry collection included many multi-million dollar designs, the actress also amassed all kinds of gorgeous pieces for far less than seven figures—and many of them are going up for auction online starting tomorrow. From December 3rd through December 17th, christies.com will put 621 jewels from her estate up for bidding online without a reserve—which means no starting price point, making them potentially within reach for Taylor fans on almost any budget. The online sale includes pieces from big designers names Cartier, Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, as well as some of the best designers working today, Stephen Webster, Loree Rodkin, Stephen Dweck and Me & Ro. Many of these designer items are not fully described in the sale materials, though we have confirmed the identity of designers and added several of the background stories here. See our 25 favorite pieces in the gallery now.
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Newly-married Rachel Weisz got cozy with a lion in her new ad for Bulgari‘s Jasmine Noir fragrance. And if her furry costar looks familiar, it’s because they are! Kirsten Dunst also posed with the king of the jungle in a previous perfume campaign for the brand, and Julianne Moore cuddled a pair of lion cubs and played perch to cockatoos in the label’s 2010 campaigns. Click through the gallery to see all of Bulgari’s animal-loving ladies!
Kirsten Dunst is the new face of Bulgari‘s Mon Jasmin Noir fragrance and the campaign shots were just released! In them, Dunst clutches her perfume bottle while sitting next to an adult lion. We’d be surprised to see a star cuddling up to the king of the jungle, but it isn’t the first time the luxury Italian label used the celebrity-plus-wild-feline formula. Julianne Moore also posed nude with lion cubs for a Bulgari handbag campaign last season. The new fragrance, a lighter version of the label’s Jasmin Noir scent, is now available exclusively at Nordstrom for $80 to $105.
1. Before you see Eat Pray Love this weekend, there’s 5 things you need to know about Elizabeth Gilbert. [People.com]
2. Lea Michele’s proud of her Italian heritage—and the nose that came from it! [StyleList.com]
3. Scarlett O’Hara’s iconic Gone With the Wind wardrobe is in need of serious repairs. Find out how to donate now. [CocoPerez.com]
4. Find out which celebrity homes are on the market (and just how much they’ll cost you). [TheDailyBeast.com]
5. Check out Matthew Williamson’s new bags for luxury jeweler Bulgari. [FashionWeekDaily.com]
6. Wanna be the next British style icon? Read up on designer Luella Bartley’s advice. [InStyle.co.uk]
In less than a decade, Rachel Zoe has gone from dressing young, up-and-coming pop stars like Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson to styling award-winning actresses like Jennifer Garner and Anne Hathaway. Now a celebrity in her own right, Zoe’s added designer and reality TV star to her impressive resume. The third season of her series The Rachel Zoe Project will premiere August 3rd on Bravo, and to celebrate, Zoe sat down with InStyle to discuss the looks—and ladies—that made her a star.
Hear her roar: Julianne Moore’s Fall 2010 ads for Bulgari were just released and animals are still a major theme. (For the spring campaign, she posed with two cockatiels.) This go-round Moore lounges sans clothing, covered in eye-catching jewels and one of Bulgari’s lustworthy new Fall bags, with two lion cubs. We aren’t sure what to covet more, the adorable cubs or the luxe bags!