What’s black and white all over? Celebrity style this season. Stars are taking over the red carpet (and the streets!) in black-and-white ensembles, and we love the graphic color combination! Jessica Alba wore a menswear-inspired black and white number by Narciso Rodriguez to the Environmental Media Awards, Kristen Stewart followed suit in a black-and-white Balenciaga design for the AFI fest screening of her new movie, On the Road, and Cameron Diaz opted for a more feminine take on the trend with a simple satin dress by Stella McCartney at the world premiere of her movie, Gambit, in London. Meanwhile, Gwen Stefani also stepped out across the pond earlier this fall wearing black leather pants, a white turtleneck, and a black blazer. Click through the gallery to see more black-and-white looks on your favorite stars!
After just landing in stores for fall, Rag & Bone’s digital stripe print is already a big hit with stars. Mandy Moore chose the to wear the design on the label’s smoking coat to the Rag & Bone west coast flagship opening in Los Angeles, while Amy Poehler slipped into a multi-folded origami dress in the same stripes for The Wantful: Art of Giving Los Angeles event this week. We love how this pattern works for different ages and body types, which proves the power of a good print. Tell us, which would you prefer to wear—the coat or the dress? Find both pieces for $995 each at rag-bone.com.
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With fall being a season of dark hues, we’re thrilled to see stars livening up the red carpet in bold prints. January Jones worked a pelican print Wes Gordon dress at the 41st Annual Peace Over Violence Humanitarian Awards, Michelle Pfeiffer opted for metallic Barbara Bui dress for the 8th Annual Elyse Walker Pink Party, Kerry Washington tried a tropical style by British designer Mary Katrantzou for The Details premiere, and Olivia Munn attended the Courage in Journalism Awards wearing a psychedelic patterned Peter Pilotto style. “You have to have a little bit of fun, especially with prints,” advised Katrantzou of wearing in-your-face looks. “We all need a little bit of color and humor in our lives. Wear it confidently.” Agreed! Tell us: Which of these prints would you wear?
Plus, see all of our favorite fall trends!
Oxblood red was one of the hottest colors on fall runways, and now it’s showing up everywhere—including on our favorite princesses. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge chose a burgundy Paule Ka suit to meet scholarship recipients in London today, while Princess Charlene of Monaco wore an Akris sheath to the label’s fashion show in Paris last week. What’s the appeal? This rich, intense color is as sexy as red yet as versatile and chic as basic black. “This sumptuous shade is flirtatious and even slightly provocative,” color expert Kate Smith of sensationalcolor.com said. “The woman who wears it has an allure that is hard to ignore.” Looking at these royals, we’re inclined to agree!
Plus, see Kate Middleton’s best outfits.
Even hundreds of carats of jewels and E!‘s hilarious mani cam couldn’t distract us from the main event: all the gorgeous gowns on the red carpet at the 2012 Emmys—and the trends they inspired. From oranges to metals to yellows and (not-so-basic) blacks, click through to see the stars in the top fashion trends we spotted at the small screen awards show. And see the rest of the Emmy arrivals here!
In a year when every woman on Earth (and their mothers) read E.L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey, the color now associated with BDSM-obsessed fictional Seattle businessman Christian Grey made a strong showing at the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. American Horror Story’s Connie Britton sparkled from head to toe in an ashy Andrew Gn halter dress, Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland co-designed her beaded dove Notte by Marchesa look, Homeland’s Morena Baccarin chose a deep-plunging Basil Soda slate design, Mad Men bombshell Christina Hendricks worked a silver curve-hugging Christian Siriano mermaid gown, and Revenge’s Emily VanCamp chose a foggy J. Mendel gown (one of a number of stars who donned a Gilles creation). Looks like everyone has a little Anastasia Steele in them—or at least the love of something grey!
Plus, see what everyone wore to the 2012 Emmys!
What did Jena Malone, Kat Dennings, Emily VanCamp, Jennifer Westfeldt all have in common at the 2012 Emmys? Dresses by J. Mendel’s Gilles Mendel! “I put a lot of love and effort into those dresses,” the designer told InStyle.com just days before Emmys night during his New York Fashion Week show. “I would hope that they’re effortless and that the woman feels feminine. I love the woman’s body. They work hard at making them beautiful.” And his hope is that all of the women who chose his pieces—including Malone’s merlot satin asymmetrical look, Dennings’s sweetheart red-hot crimson column, VanCamp’s dove gray pleated style, and Westfeldt’s royal blue draped design—feel great about wearing them. “I think they feel confident in the dresses,” he said. “They understand the work that is put into them.”
Plus, see what everyone wore to the 2012 Emmys!
The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards red carpet featured a lot of green! Julianna Margulies wore a garden-inspired floral gown by Giambattista Valli, Heidi Klum stepped out in a seafoam Alexandre Vauthier dress, which she said she picked for three simple reasons: “I love the color. I love the cut. I love the high slit.” InStyle Makeover cover girl Julianne Hough chose a beaded Georges Hobeika mermaid style that matched her eyes, while Sofia Vergara went with a brighter hue in a beaded Zuhair Murad embroidered design. Nicole Kidman also got in on the trend, walking the carpet in an Antonio Berardi dress with teal beading. Seems like it is easy being green!
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