Beyoncé arrives fashionably late at this year’s Met Gala.
Fashion’s biggest red carpet took place this week as celebrities, models, and designers descended upon the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art ball. This year’s theme was punk in honour of their new exhibit Punk: Chaos to Couture. While that was a fun idea, not that many attendees were able to pull off the punk concept. It was kind of like watching an episode of Project Runway where the episode’s challenge was too far out there for some of the designers to wrap their head around. It indeed resulted in one of the craziest Met Gala red carpets ever with so many spikes and studs paired with outrageous hair and makeup! I kind of have a feeling that next year’s theme won’t be so high concept (your move, Anna Wintour)! So let’s check out who made the cut on our best dressed list. And check back for Part 2: The Blahs and the Oh No’s!
Nina Dobrev can rock on stage and the red carpet in this look, a perfect combo for the gala’s theme.
Loving the studded detail on supermodel Cara Delevingne‘s gown.
Nicole Richie‘s white hair was so jaw dropping and totally badass! The dress might not be punk but the overall look is. Read more…
Rihanna just debuted her River Island Collection during London Fashion Week which officially gives her an invitation to the celebrity fashion designers club.
Celebrities can be great people to look up to when looking for style inspiration, but some celebs are a little bit easier to channel sartorially than others as you can purchase a little bit of them through their own fashion lines. However not every celebrity-turned-designer are as good as others.
Let us guide you through the messy world of celebrity fashion lines to see which celebrity fashion lines you should save your change for. We break down who’s worthy of becoming a fashion brand, who’s merely a hit, and who should keep their day job in one handy dandy list.
1) Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen: The Row, Elizabeth & James, Olsenboye, StyleMint, and Mary-Kate and Ashley for Wal-Mart.
Where to begin with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen? The famous duo got their start in the entertainment industry at the ripe ol’ age of six month, when the fraternal twins took turns playing baby sister Michelle Tanner on Full House. That was only the beginning and they went on to build an empire worth over one billion dollars. Apart from the iconic role of Michelle Tanner and their many movies and other T.V. shows, the twins managed to create a name for themselves within the fashion industry.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen top our list because not only have they had a head start in the business than most celebrities, their many fashion lines have managed to boost their fledgling adult acting careers and have given them a new sense of purpose and career path. Their many successful fashion lines have been the envy of other celebrities since they are quintessentially the blueprint for other celebrity fashion lines. The sisters have all markets covered from luxury brand The Row, to mid-market brand Elizabeth & James (the Elizabeth is for their sister who has now become a in-demand actress herself), and Olseneboye which is an exclusive partnership with mass-market department store JC Penney.
So not only are their fashions available to everyone which score major points, but when other celebrities where your clothes then you know you’ve made it as a fashion designer.
Verdict: Major Fashion Brand- for their mass market and high fashion appeal and high-end and low-end price ranges.
2) Victoria Beckham: Victoria Beckham Collection, dvb, and Victoria by Victoria Beckham.
While as Posh Spice, Victoria Beckham wasn’t the usual centre of the attention as she had to compete with the more in-your-face members of the iconic girl group, the Spice Girls. But now that she’s been on her own, Victoria probably commands the most attention from the public than any of the other members of the Spice Girls. While she did attempt and ultimately floundered at a solo pop career, Victoria has maintained her A-list status as a major fashion icon– all thanks to her impeccable fashion sense, her superstar athlete of a husband David Beckham, and her trademark pout.
What makes Victoria Beckham’s fashion lines so successful is that she’s the best brand ambassador for her clothing. Wonder what she’s wearing in all those various paparazzi shots of her? Well she’s most likely wearing her own clothes! Other stars have taken notice as well, having been spotted and photographed wearing clothes from Victoria’s collections. (Other celebrities wearing your designs a major fashion coup!) The problem with celebrity fashion lines are that the celebrities hardly ever wear their own designs! While celebrity designers might don their own designs once in a while, they are never as consistent as Victoria Beckham.
Verdict: High Fashion Brand- for its high fashion appeal but unfortunately her clothes have high-end to mid-market price tags on them. So you better save up!
3) Rachel Zoe: The Rachel Zoe Collection and Luxe Rachel Zoe. Read more…
Everyone knows the 90s are back! Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year or have no sense of current fashion trends then I’ll excuse you for your lack of knowledge. However there are some 90s fashion trends that I expected to have stayed put in the 90s to be be never seen from again. Hair buns were one of those trends I assumed would be never resurrected. Unfortunately for us they are back, will they catch on? I hope not.
The Modern Interpretations
Here’s model Cara Delevingne (who’s practically walked every runway during this week’s New York Fashion Week) modelling for the new ad campaign for the DKNY and Opening Ceremony collaboration. Clearly the ad is going for a very 90s look with hair buns and all.
Here’s popstar Jessie J rocking the 90s hair buns on The Voice U.K. with her big hoop earrings and bright red lip she looks like she just time got out of her time machine.
Gwen Stefani is the queen of the mini hair buns. Someone as fashion forward as Stefani can no doubt (pun intended) pull out such an outrageous hair style. This modern interpretation is kind of tame compared to her wilder 90s hair days. You can be the judge and compare for yourself with the pics below.
The 90s Inspiration Read more…
Guess who got all dolled up to celebrate Thanksgiving with her family last week? Gwen Stefani and husband Gavin Rossdale took their boys to Gwen’s parents house in Los Angeles for Thanksgiving dinner. Gwen’s nerd-chic attire is a must-do this season. The plaid shorts and sweater combo is very appropriate for the occasion; dressy but not over the top!
Want to look nerd-chic? Try these pieces:
Sweater, H&M, $15
Jacquard Zippered Shorts, Forever 21, $24
Garlinger, Aldo, $130
I’m usually pretty creeped out by talking or singing animals because they often sound like they’re crying. It’s really no different with this husky, who’s singing along to Gwen Stefani’s “Sweet Escape.” He bellows at the top of his lungs, capturing Stefani’s opening “‘Woo Hoos.” Well — he’s either singing or crying, I can’t really tell. Either way, his range is spectacular.
No Doubt had a great surprise last night during a show in Las Vegas.
Playing to a massive crowd at the iHeartRadio Festival, No Doubt’s frontwoman Gwen Stefani invited fellow singer P!nk! on the stage to sing with the band.
Closing their set with the band’s classic hit ”I’m Just a Girl”, P!nk! came out mid-song and playfully did some push-ups as Stefani greeted her with a peck on the cheek. And as the two singers jumped around the stage belting along to the song’s verses, the crowd just knew that they had witnessed something amazing in person.
With No Doubt’s comeback album about to come out on September 25, this just makes me even more excited.
While No Doubt’s new album Push and Shove isn’t set to release until September 25, the band has released a music video teaser for “Settle Down”, the first single off the new record.
Featuring lots of bright lights, wild stage costumes and a scene of the band members giving each other hugs, the music video directed by Sophie Muller is set to debut on July 16.
So, who else is excited for this?
Maya Rudolph sang “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” on Ellen Degeneres today as some of our favourite singers. Ellen challenged her to impersonate a few different singers and for every person Ellen guessed correctly she got one point.
Nicki Minaj and Rihanna have some of the most distinct and recognizable voices, but it’s her impersonation of Gwen Stefani that’s really uncanny.
Watch it below:
Pepper first met the band at a concert in 2000 and continued to support the band, even when they reunited in 2009. Oh No They Didn’t writes Amy passed away on January 3rd due to complications from Lymphoma.
The four-piece band from California made a collage, including a group photo with Amy, and posted it on their website.
The band has always been close with Amy, even during her toughest times. On new year’s day they sent her this heartwarming message:
But she sadly passed away two days later. The band will surely miss her and never forget what a loyal fan Amy was.
Happy Halloween everyone! It’s that one day of the year where girls can dress slutty and get away with it. Unless you’re Kim Kardashian, Snooki or Lindsay Lohan – every day is Halloween for these girls.
There are some celebs (male and female) that really took the time to make a creative costume. We looked around the world wide web today and gathered some of our favourite finds.
Supermodel Heidi Klum – who always goes ALL OUT on Halloween – can still make a dead body look sexy.
Emma Stone was seen dressed as a mime.
Jersey Shore’s Snooki as a cat of some sorts.
Lindsay Lohan was spotted at the Playboy Mansion Halloween party dressed as a sexy morgue janitor.
Kim Kardashian as Poison Ivy. This explains all the itching…
Rapper Ice-T dressed as Hannibal Lector. His wife went as a stripper.
Glee‘s Lea Michelle went as Natalie Portman in the Black Swan.
Lea’s costar Matthew Morrison dressed up as Roger Rabbit. How often do you see a grown man with his face painted?
Ian Somerhalder from the Vampire Diaries dressed as Captain Planet! The coolest cartoon show a kid could ever watch.
Gwen Stefani goes as Cinderella. Aww!
Gwen Stefani says her solo career is over, reports Entertainment Weekly.
After two successful solo albums, 2004′s ‘L.A.M.B’ and 2006′s ‘The Sweet Escape,’ Stefani says she is done being a solo singer.
“That was a moment in time,” Stefani says. “It went on a little longer than we all thought it would, because it was inspired and you have to go with wherever you’re at in that time in your life … [But] everything works out how it should.”
Stefani now claims that she is focusing all her time on a new ‘No Doubt’ album, which fans are eagerly anticipating. It’s been nearly 10 years since the band released an album, and two years since they reunited for a summer tour.
The band is responsible for such hits as ‘It’s My Life,’ ‘Hella Good,’ and ‘Hey Baby.’
With nine kids onboard between the band and a totally changed music scene, I’m sure we can expect a totally different sound from the band. I’m very, very excited for this reunion, they’ve been a favourite of mine for as long as I can remember.
Gwen Stefani, lead singer of No Doubt, revealed on ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’ Friday that a new No Doubt album is expected to be released sometime this year.
The singer phoned in on Friday to chat about styling the girls on ‘American Idol,’ which she did awesomely if I may say so myself, as well as revealed what’s in store with the upcoming No Doubt record. She revealed the album will be “definitely out this year.”
Although Stefani didn’t mention an exact date, the L.A.M.B. rocker revealed, “we’ve been going for awhile trying to make this record and it’s been super challenging but really fun, we’re trying to enjoy the moment of writing and…it’s just a really fun process and I think it’s going to be out this year,” adding, “it’s generally a really happy album…the main thing we were trying to do is write really catchy good songs.”
Gwen further revealed, “we got about 10 songs done and we want to do a few more just in case, but it’s a really good record, I really love this record.”
I’m so excited by this news! They have always been a favourite of mine. I was so sad when I missed their reunion tour a year ago or so, so this will be a good kickstart to their comeback. I’m glad their taking their time to write this album too, instead of rushing out a bunch of crap like many other bands do. Although I loved Stefani’s solo stuff and her different experimentation, there is nothing that can replace the No Doubt music – it’s just so unique and fresh. Can’t wait!
Just two weeks ago, a tremendous tragedy occurred in Japan as an earthquake and subsequent tsunami devastated the country. To help with the destruction the natural disasters caused, celebrities are donating large sums of money. The money will go to food and general aid as well as to help stabilize the country.
Sandra Bullock was the first to donate. She donated a whopping sum of 1 million dollars to the Red Cross Fund. Demi Lovato was next as she too donated 1 million dollars to a relief fund. Today, Perezhilton.com reports that Gwen Stefani has both donated 1 million dollars but also will be releasing a “limited edition Harajuku Lovers T-shirt” on her website nodoubt.com, and all proceeds from those sales will go towards relief efforts in Japan.
These generous donations will most likely encourage others to help as well.
Jessie and the Toy Boys are eager to discover the world and for the world to discover them. With their first single “Push It” gaining attention, an album release set for summer and a tour on the horizon, Jessie Malakouti is on the edge of bursting onto the pop music scene.
What sets this 80’s inspired electro-pop singer apart from the majority of today’s pop stars is that Jessie pens her own music. With a voice that echoes Gwen Stefani and a punchy delivery, much like a mature Ke$ha, Jessie brings a fresh approach to a familiar sound.
With early influences ranging from 90s grunge artists such as Verruca Salt and Nirvana to Madonna, she was inspired to leave home at 16 and start a band. Living in Southern California’s Inland Empire, her perspective on pop music was tainted in a darker light. Jessie immersed herself in the culture by fronting her rock band ‘Shut Up Stella’ and built a West Coast fan base by performing throughout the LA club scene.
Then it changed. After a trip to the U.K., Jessie’s music stroked brighter colours and sexier hooks. In the midst of preparations for her album and tour, Jessie took a few minutes to check in…
First of all, congratulations on the new single “Push It”. Where did the idea come from?
The idea was already a pre-existing track and we had no idea where to go with the melody or the lyrics. When I heard it, I instantly started hearing the top line of the chorus. Started mumbling the words and they thought it sounded really good. We went through several phrases to get it just right. It was fun.
Where did the idea for the Toy Boys come from?
I’d grown up playing in bands and always loved the idea of being in a band. But, because I am a creative control freak and I wanted something of my own, I found the Toy Boys. It’s perfect. They don’t talk back.
Why did you move to the U.K. and did it inspire a change in your music taste?
Well, I wanted to live in a place where they were making the music that I wanted to make. I fell in love with electronic and dub-step, I felt that the U.S. was behind in all of that. They still are. I wanted to live in a place where I could immerse myself in the underground club scene, where a lot of my influences came from. I always had my own style lyrically, no influences there. Sonically though, South London helped shape that sound. It opened my ears up to things I’ve never heard before.
Pop Eater is reporting that Good Charlotte rocker Joel Madden has finally wed his long-time girlfriend (and mother of his two children) Nicole Ritchie in what is being called a “glamorous, old Hollywood affair.”
The guest list (which despite earlier reports of being “close family only” ended up sitting at around 130) included some of today’s biggest entertainers including Gwen Stefani, Ashlee Simpson, and Kris Jenner. We can only presume that daughter Harlow, 2, and son Sparrow, 1, also joined the couple as they took their vows.
Though largely shrouded in secrecy, it has been confirmed that the wedding was an outdoor affair and somehow involved a (very well trained) elephant.
Elephants are so in this season after all!
Sounds like a seriously swanky affair! We guess our invite got lost in the mail…
In yet another case of The Music vs. Acitivision, No Doubt are filing a lawsuit against the makers of Band Hero.
The suit contends the game “transformed No Doubt band members into a virtual karaoke circus act,” and the use of the band members’ avatars far exceeded anything agreed upon in the contract, according to the Los Angeles Times. One aspect of the game allows players to manipulate their characters into singing songs by other artists, for example having lead singer Gwen Stefani sing “Honky Tonk Woman” by the Rolling Stones.
“While No Doubt are avid fans of the Rolling Stones and even have performed in concerts with the Rolling Stones, the Character Manipulation Feature results in an unauthorized performance by the Gwen Stefani avatar in a male voice boasting about having sex with prostitutes,” the complaint reads.
The complaint also claims Activision withheld information on the Character Manipulation Feature, and allegedly told the band after they had requested to the have the function disabled that it would be too expensive to do so.
Hollywood has gone baby crazy in 2008, and now you can add another star to the list of expecting mothers.
Gwen Stefani has “confirmed” that she is 13 weeks pregnant, claims The UK Sun.
According to their source, “They found out at California’s Cedars-Sinai hospital and couldn’t wait to share the news with everyone.”
Stefani and hubby, rocker Gavin Rossdale, already have a one-year-old son, Kingston.
Stefani, 38, said in October that she planned to have another child soon, due to her age. “Obviously I’m in a race to have another one but I don’t want to do it while I’m out on tour,” she said.
Luckily for her, Rossdale is an attentive expecting father. “He makes whatever food I crave,” she added.
England’s Ricky Hatton got knocked out in the 10th round by the hands of American pretty boy Floyd Mayweather last night to an audience packed with tinsletown’s finest.
The highly anticipated showdown of unbeaten fighters in Las Vegas saw the who’s who of the entertainment industry come out to see Mayweather defend his World Boxing Council welterweight crown.
David Beckham made his way to his ringside seat to the cheers of many British fans. Other ringside celebs included Tiger Woods, missing his signature Nike cap, Will Ferrell, Bruce Willis and Rocky Balboa himself, Sylvester Stallone.
Gwen Stefani, a rumoured huge boxing fan, was also in attendance with her husband Gavin Rosdale. The couple left alongside fellow Hollywood power duo, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
The energy was electric in the MGM Grand Arena but all the star power in the world couldn’t outdue the brutal battle brewing in the ring between the cocky Mayweather and humble Hatton as all eyes were locked on the fight.
Pop star GWEN STEFANI was so desperate to lose weight after giving birth, she started working out with a personal trainer while still pregnant.
The singer admits she has an obsession with her weight and only stopped exercising two weeks before son KINGSTON was born last May.
And she reveals her work outs were so rigorous she would often break down in tears.
Stefani, 37, tells Elle magazine, “I worked out with my trainer throughout the whole pregnancy until about two weeks before.
“I cried during my last session. I was like, ‘I can’t breathe, I can’t do this any more. What am I doing?’ It was crazy. All of my life I’ve had to work hard to stay in shape. I’ve always struggled with it. I was a little chubby when I was younger and I didn’t want to be that person forever.
“There aren’t any tricks, it’s simple math – you put this much food in, you burn that much working out.
“I gave myself three months – but if I didn’t have an album coming out, there’s no way I would have got back into shape in that time. I worked out with my trainer five days a week, with weekends off. I would really recommend doing weights.”
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Singer Gwen Stefani is jumping on the celeb eau de parfum train by announcing plans to create a fragrance.
Coty, the largest fragrance producer in the world, signed Gwen to produce the scent, which should be out in fall 2007.
“Creating a fragrance is one of the most prestigious things a designer can do. For me it’s like another thing you can wear and another thing I can creatively be a part of,” E! Online quoted the L.A.M.B. designer, as saying.
“I’m creating it for myself. It’s like me shrunken into a box.”
And, really, who doesn’t want a little Gwen in a box?