The fall 2013 season of New York Fashion Week is upon us! It’s the best time of year to spot the biggest designers and the big stars who love them trotting around New York City, party-hopping from one event to the next. Here, we’re rounding up photos from the biggest bashes of the week—like Alexa Chung at Marni’s fragrance launch and Vanessa Hudgens at John Varvatos’s website bash—click through the gallery to see them all!
“It was the Wild West of Theater!” is how Amber Heard described last night’s performance of the 12th annual 24 Hour Plays, a theater experience presented by Montblanc in which six short plays are written, rehearsed, and performed in a 24-hour time period, all to benefit the Urban Arts Partnership, which supports arts education for children in need. “It was the best time. It was a lot of fun it was the kind of environment that allows you to feel free enough to really enjoy yourself and experiment with new things and it was for a good cause.” Heard was only one of the 27 actors who performed at the American Airlines Theater, and she and her fellow castmates—Vanessa Hudgens, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Olivia Wilde, Jack McBrayer, Justin Long, and Jason Biggs (in his third year performance) included—all breathed a sigh of relief at the end, toasting to their success with an after-party at B.B. King Blues Club. More than anything, now they can rest. “I’m excited for sleep more than you can imagine!” Heard added. Click through the gallery to see more of last night’s biggest parties.
“They’re ridiculous!” Vanessa Hudgens told InStyle.com of her extra-long acrylic nails (we snapped this pic, inset) at the after-party celebrating the completion of the 12th annual 24 Hour Plays on Broadway, a theater experience presented by Montblanc in which six short plays are written, rehearsed, and performed in a 24-hour time period, all to benefit the Urban Arts Partnership. Her wild talons actually helped her character—she played a just-out-of-school assistant with a very-green attitude, sharing the stage with Amber Heard, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Maura Tierney, and Anthony Mackie. Hudgens is crafty with nail art—she painted her digits herself: “Me and my little sister got acrylic long nails for Halloween, so they were red,” she explained. “Then I got bored, so I painted them white. Then I got bored of the white, so I got mint and glitter, so now I’m left with Easter eggs! It’s good for now, but they’re going to change soon.” As for the length? “It’s very impractical,” she said. “I could barely button my shirt!” What women do for beauty, eh?
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Vanessa Hudgens memorably hacked off all her hair last July during the filming of Gimme Shelter, and it took over a year to grow it all back. But, yes, it did grow back! The raven-haired beauty posted a picture of her sleek, chopped blowout on her official site and titled “Freedom,” proudly stating, “thank god my hair has grown” and that she is “extension free.” Tell us: Do you like her natural look?
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While New York Fashion Week is in full swing here in the good ole’ US of A, the Venice Film Festival marches on—and so do the stars! The red carpet has been buzzing with appearances by Selena Gomez, James Franco, and Vanessa Hudgens who were all present for the premiere of their film Spring Breakers. Click through the gallery below to see who else has been shining bright on the red carpet in the most romantic city in the world!
Vanessa Hudgens and 90210‘s Shenae Grimes stopped by the Activate Drinks Get Activated Pop-Up Shop in Venice, California. Hudgens, who has been hard at work filming her new movie Machete Kills, took some time off to dance around the shop with Grimes and try different flavors of the new beverage. Click through the gallery to see more stars at this week’s hottest events.
With summer here and the sun shining bright, we’re looking for new ways to look cute—and cover up—at the beach. Vanessa Hudgens and Heidi Klum here are our style inspirations for the weekend: In bright billowy styles that just graze the floor, both of these ladies stood out while staying under cover. Click through for more beach-ready outfits ideas. And don’t forget the SPF!
Celebrities are going not-so-incognito with standout shades in bold shapes and bright colors. Care to snag a pair for yourself? Click through to see the season’s hottest sunglasses on Vanessa Hudgens, Solange Knowles, and more, with links to shop their shades right now.