Your old-school friendship bracelets just got a makeover. Beyonce, Heidi Klum and Rita Ora were all spotted sporting the latest in BFF accessories: Cruciani C. Hailed from Italy, these macrame (the same knotting technique used to make friendship bracelets) lace add-ons exploded in popularity in August 2011, thanks to its famous four-leaf clover design, which continues to remain as the brand’s best-seller. Stack two, three or four, like Beyonce who piled on an arm party with “Crux,” “Hand of Fatima,” “Racquet” and “Capri” in assorted pretty pastels. Or, copy Heidi who mixed textiles and strung the “DKMS Charity” band next to a statement cuff. Rita did the same, teaming her “Heart” with gilded jewelry. Or, simply wear it solo. The threaded wraparound comes in pretty much every color imaginable and in a library of styles, from evergreen to seasonal. At $18 a pop, scoop one up at crucianic.com to get in on the Cruciani craze.
British songstress Rita Ora was named the new face of DKNY back in July, and her first campaign photos for the brand are finally here! The singer (and now model) rocks DKNY’s Resort 2014 collection in the ads, and she looks good. Shot in New York City’s Times Square by Lachlan Bailey, Ora oozes cool edginess, and we would expect nothing less from her! Invoking the more glamorous side of NYC, she fiercely poses with a taxi, looking youthful and sophisticated at the same time. We are loving the bold ads from the the undeniably urban-chic brand, which make us adore the Big Apple and Ora even more than we already do! Check out the full campaign and video at dkny.com.
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Raiding Rita Ora‘s bold wardrobe may be a pipe dream, but come February, the star is bringing her signature touch to your makeup bag! Following in the footsteps of Kate Moss, who previously created a line of lipsticks with the brand, Ora has teamed up with Rimmel to launch a signature range of color cosmetics. We have yet to see the actual products, but if the singer’s trademark makeup look is any indicator, we’re expecting to see high-impact eye shadows, blendable brow pencils, and saturated lip colors. Keep an eye out for the line in February of next year, but stay tuned to see more sneak peeks as the launch date grows closer!
Plus, see the fall makeup looks we love.
Emmy Rossum, Rita Ora, Joan Smalls, Karlie Kloss and More Toast to 25 Years of DKNY in New York CitySep 10, 2013 @ 5:17 pm
Donna Karan sure knows how to throw one big birthday party! Last night, stars including Emmy Rossum, Hailee Steinfeld and Alexandra Daddario came out to celebrate the 25th anniversary of DKNY and everything that is iconic about the brand. ”It’s playful, but feminine, but it’s got the sleekness and modernness of Donna Karan’s aesthetic,” Shameless star Rossum told InStyle.com. Among the stars, models Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls were also in attendance as the MCs for the evening. “When I think of DKNY, I think of all the advertising and the billboard on Houston [Street] for so many years,” Kloss said. “It’s quintessentially New York and I think they’ve been able to maintain that cool allure.” Held in the historical Wall Street building, ‘The Corner’ in the Financial District of New York City, the venue was transformed into a New York scene filled with neon signs and the DKNY logo on display which still remains an iconic symbol of the brand today. While guests sipped on Belvedere cocktails and indulged in chocolate covered pretzels, popcorn and small pizza bites, Rossum was particularly excited about two things, “cake and live performances, what could be better?” Headlining the bash was Rita Ora, who also shared the stage with Iggy Azalea, A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg. Aside from the huge taxi cab-styled cake, Kloss brought in her very own Karlie’s Kookies for both Donna and the guests to enjoy. Now that’s a party!
Plus, see more stars from this week’s hottest fêtes!
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We’ll see you back here tomorrow at 7 A.M. sharp for Day 5′s rundown, which will include some Zac Posen, a little bit of Carolina Herrera, and the latest from Donna Karan!
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London Fashion Week has been a star-studded event this season! Justin Timberlake and his wife, Jessica Biel, hopped the pond to support Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie” collaborator Tom Ford at his fall debut. And a long list of A-list ladies sat front-row at Burberry Prorsum: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Freida Pinto, Rita Ora, Kate Beckinsale, Michelle Dockery, and more! Click through to see all the stars who made it to London Fashion Week.
Forget Fifty Shades of Grey—the pale slate lacquer Rita Ora wore is one gray tone you don’t have to hide! We love spotting fun nail art on the up-and-coming singer’s Instagram, and her latest crystallized mani inspired us so much, we went on the hunt for the exact nail polish she used. Ora’s manicurist Rebecca Wilson layered on an opaque ash base using Ciate’s Cream Soda before adding rhinestones and striped details. The color is available in Ciate’s Velvet Manicure kit, which allows you to impart a matte, flocked effect onto your digits. Experiment with a blinged-out design like Ora’s, or add a crushed velvet accent nail. Pick up the set for $19 or the single polish for $15 at sephora.com.
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While some celebrities are embracing winter by wearing amazing coats, others are pretending it’s not happening at all. British pop sensation Rita Ora recently revealed on her Instagram that she took a dip in a peek-a-boo pool, wearing a white bikini and a gold headpiece. The singer also teased that she might be collaborating with rapper Snoop Dogg on a new song! Meanwhile, Olivia Palermo turned up the heat in neon orange while on vacation in Barbados.
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