Celebrities are always a little ahead of the game, right? That’s why it was no surprise to see celebrities dressed up and out and about days before Halloween hit. Kelly Osbourne decided to go a little more trick than treat this year when she dressed up spoof-style as Dame Edna—feather boa and all. Click through the gallery to see which supermodel transformed into a rocker chick as Guns ‘n’ Roses guitarist Slash, the pale pink tulle gown that steered clear of spooky, who channeled the Queen of Hearts, and more.
With a steady hand and the right nail polish, a manicure that looks like a million bucks is pretty attainable, but for the Azature Black Diamond Affair in West Hollywood last week, Kelly Osbourne lacquered up in a sparkly hue that actually lived up to the steep $1 million sticker price. To follow up on its now-infamous $250,000 black diamond nail polish, which Osbourne donned at the 2012 Emmys, Azature recently launched a white diamond version — complete with actual diamonds crushed into the polish – priced at a cool million. While Osbourne got to wear the shade for the event, it wasn’t all about aesthetics. If sold, the million dollars will go toward two causes that hit close to home for the Fashion Police host. “I still can’t get my head around the price, but if I help this magnificent little bottle get sold, a big amount of money will be donated to The Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Foundation, and Race to Erase MS!” Osbourne wrote on Instagram alongside a picture of her blinged-out digits. (Her mother, Sharon, battled colon cancer in 2002, and brother Jack was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2012.) If you’re eager to recreate the effect at a fraction of the cost, Azature also has a $30 version of the high-priced original. Find it at shopkitson.com.
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Designer: Zac Posen
Location: Center 548
What was it like: Models sashayed to the melodic beat of The Misshapes (it was fitting that Leigh Lezark was in attendance) down a makeshift runway lined only by rows of gray chairs. It was simple, which was ok, since all eyes were on Zac’s beautifully sculptural creations anyway.
Why we love this collection: Zac Posen summed up his collection in three words: “Summer spring romance.” Inspired by Sarah Bernhardt’s art nouveau posters, the Impressionist color palette and Martha Graham’s movement, Zac’s designs glorify the feminine curve, with soft drapery, sculptural lines and floaty fabrics. He loves every single piece, but the ones that hold a special place in his heart are the the green sculptural dress and the opening dress. “The look on Coco Rocha just makes me want to sing or dance!” he told us.
Last night’s VH1 Do Something Awards offered proof that good guys (and girls) finish first. “A night like tonight is so powerful and so special because we are talking about people who are taking their good fortune, their passion, or even their hardship in life and turning that outward and affecting the communities around them,” Sophia Bush (in Monique Lhuillier) said on the red carpet before heading inside the Avalon in Hollywood to host the show, which honors do-gooders for their inspiring charity work.
Five celebrities were honored throughout the two-hour show, including Jennifer Hudson, who tearfully accepted an award for her role in creating The Julian D. King Gift Foundation in memory of her late nephew, which fosters stable experiences and provides school supplies to low-income neighborhoods. “I think everybody should take heed and hop in there and try to do more good in the world,” the powerhouse (in Versace) told InStyle.com. Other honorees included Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Tie The Knot), Kelly Osbourne (Race to Erase MS), LL Cool J (Jump & Ball and Chrysalis) and Patrick Dempsey (The Center for Hope & Healing).
In addition to the stars, five finalists under the age of 25 were chosen for their work motivating change. The winner was Daniel Maree, who took home $100,00 to support his organization Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, an organization he founded after the death of Trayvon Martin. Overall, the support for good causes, good deeds and good people created good feelings all night long, something Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon was thrilled to support. “I think we all like to watch performers, but [tonight’s] a chance to be inspired by not just who they are when they are performing, but what actually really matters to them,” the actress said. Click to see more stars who came out for a cause and find out just what “doing something” meant to them.
— Scott Huver
Inside the Party: Fergie, Bill Clinton, and More Support AIDS Awareness at the 21st Annual Life BallMay 28, 2013 @ 2:30 pm
True to its name, the 21st Annual Life Ball was full of life! The event, held in Vienna, Austria, is one of the largest fundraisers for HIV and AIDS foundations in Europe, and it seems to get bigger and grander every year. This time, the evening started with a fashion show by Roberto Cavalli, then guests—including Kelly Osbourne (in Vivienne Westwood) and Fergie (in Valentino)—headed to the Viennese Hofburg Palace for the Arabian Nights-inspired party. The venue was decked out in opulent décor inspired by the legend of Scheherazade from the Arabian tale of One Thousand and One Nights, a theme that also inspired the beaded and feather-covered ensemble worn by model Karolina Kurkova. Among the highlights: AIDS activist Sir Elton John addressed the crowd alongside President Bill Clinton and American Idol alum Adam Lambert serenaded the crowd. Memorial Day barbecues can’t compare. Click to see more party photos from the weekend.
“I’m so nervous!” Kelly Osbourne told InStyle.com backstage before she hit the runway for The Heart Truth’s Red Collection 11th Anniversary Fashion Show, sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Diet Coke, and WebMD. The butterflies-in-the-stomach feeling was one that radiated through backstage at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, where 17 stars prepared to walk the runway for a cause—raising awareness for women’s heart health—and InStyle.com had an all-access pass to see every mani, makeup, and hair strand get perfectly in place. “It’s so out of my comfort zone,” fitness guru Jillian Michaels said as she primped for the show. “But this is such a cool event, I’m so excited. Not only about awareness, it’s also just fun!” Click through the gallery to all of the candid behind-the-scenes moments.
The middle child of Sharon and Ozzy turns 28 today! Kelly Osbourne basically grew up before the eyes of the American public, having first won us over on The Osbournes reality show in 2002 alongside little brother Jack and the rest of the family (dogs and all!). Ten years later, Kelly’s all grown up and has made quite the name for herself in fashion circles, as co-host of E!‘s Fashion Police and a regular red carpet commentator at awards shows like the Emmys. She is also known for her head-turning purple hair, which she matched to her dress at the aforementioned ceremony in September. Here’s wishing Kelly a very colorful birthday!
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While there may have been some stunning jewelry on the 2012 Emmys red carpet, it was Kelly Osbourne’s 267-carat black diamond-adorned nails that really caught our attention! Bringing a whole new meaning to the phrase “dripping in diamonds,” the E! Fashion Police host stepped out with a cool quarter-million dollar manicure from L.A.-based high-end jeweler Azature. “The black diamond is the ultimate fine jewel. Its combination of beauty, mystery, and sophistication makes it a timeless luxury,” Azature told InStyle.com. “One day I thought, why not showcase this style on nails? So I developed a black diamond-infused nail polish with the same attention and quality as my jewelry.” With the launch of the lacquer, the jeweler translates his love for the world’s finest gems into a beauty must-have. However, if the limited-edition $250,000 bottle is out of your price range, you can snap up a $25 version of the world’s most expensive nail polish (at azature.com) to achieve the black diamond digits.