Jennifer Lawrence and Sarah Jessica Parker share a moment on the red carpet.
It can be tough to find the right outfit for the Met Gala. There’s so much pressure to be dressed the best and the competition is steep! Like I said in Part 1, this year’s punk theme might have been a bit too high concept for some people to wrap their heads around. So while some celebrities made some honest but failed attempts at going punk, some celebrities completely ignored the theme all together. So here are our choices for the ones who did not quite make the best dressed list and the ones who completely missed the mark all together.
There’s a lot of the classic Taylor Swift elements going on in the dress, but I find the black so jarring on Swift. Perhaps if this was in Swift’s go to white colour it would work better.
Blake Lively looks like she is channeling her inner Black Swan, but there’s nothing very punk about this.
I love Jennifer Lawrence but this just seems like a case where a celebrity was contractually obligated to wear this design. J. Law is the face of Miss Dior so it makes sense why this happened. It’s pretty but not amazing.
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…
If you frequent Starbucks, you’d know their venti is essentially their largest cup of coffee, coming in at 20 ounces. In some states, they have a trenta, which is 30 ounces.
The funny guys at College Humor created this skit making fun of the ludicrous sizing at Starbucks and those obsessed with drinking from it, specifically Mary-Kate Olsen.
Whenever one half of the Olsen twins is snapped by the paparazzi, she seems to always have a venti Starbucks coffee/soy latte/white mocha/something else that sounds pretentious in her hand.
In the skit, Mary-Kate pushes it even further by order what she calls a Cento and then a Mille, which holds 1,000 ounces of coffee. Obviously drinking copious amounts of caffeine in one sitting will bring out the worst in you, as Mary-Kate demonstrates.
What the funny video below.
Are you ready for the snow, the waking up in the darkness, and two months of the same carols playing over and over again in various shopping centres?
It’s that time of year when Justin Beiber’s Mistletoe will surely be played over and over again while naughty YouTubers try to disgruntle his adoring fans. However, if you can peel yourself away from the melodrama, there is even more Holiday cheer to be found, some that promotes the spirit of charity.
The serious entrepreneurial and at times controversial Olsen twins are showing their playful side again. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen have decided to pay a little tribute to an internet meme, photo bombing, and classic holiday movies. It’s all for a video they’ve made for Style Mint’s “T-Moments” series.
It’s a brilliant video if only for mixing the romantic scene of It’s A Wonderful Life with the twins planking on the moon. There’s also an epic-fail in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation with the twins storking on an unlit roof. They do some owling with Charlie Brown and some Plowing with Dorothy on the yellow brick road.
They’re helping to promote the sales of their tees. 10 percent of the sales are going to theWomen In Need charity. A refreshing change from what they and other celebrities are getting attention for.
If you find yourself unable to keep up with Michael Jackson’s death-bed auction price, or tire in the hunt for Madonna’s leaked demo (just kidding, is anyone really looking for that?) Check out the short video below.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, 23, have launched a new line for juniors, Olsenboye, available exclusively at JCPenny, reports E! News. Items from the line will be in the retail chain’s 50 largest stores and online beginning Nov. 6, and will be introduced in all stores by February.
The line is casual and aims to be affordable, with all items between $20 and $50.
The twins recently joined Sean “Diddy” Combs as the only celebrity designers to be inducted as members into the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Their previous fashion lines, The Row and Elizabeth and James, were for adults and featured high-end price tags, while their other fashion endeavours were designed mainly for Wal-Mart.
The investigation into the death of Heath Ledger has been closed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Good news for Mary-Kate Olsen, who refused to speak to authorities without immunity earlier this week.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office could have enforced a subpoena against Olsen, compelling her to testify in front of a federal grand jury. As previously reported, Mary-Kate was the first person to be called by Ledger’s housekeeper after finding the Dark Knight star dead in his apartment.
Ledger’s autopsy results found the actor had Oxycontin, Vicodin, Xanax, Valium, Temazepam and Doxylamine present in his system.
“Despite tabloid speculation, Mary-Kate Olsen had nothing whatsoever to do with the drugs found in Heath Ledger’s home or his body, and she does not know where he obtained them,” Olsen’s lawyer, Michael C. Miller, told People in a released statement.
Mary Kate Olsen is adding to suspicion about her involvement in Heath Ledger’s death by refusing to speak with authorities unless she has immunity.
Olsen was the first person called after her masseuse found Ledger’s body. She also owned the apartment where he died.
Drug Enforcement Administration are still trying to find out how Ledger acquired some of the drugs that formed his deadly cocktail.
According to CBC News, “Authorities have obtained a subpoena that could force Olsen to appear before a grand jury if negotiations with her lawyer fail.”
Olsen’s lawyer has released a statement insisting that the tiny twin had nothing to do with the drugs Ledger was taking.
Mary-Kate Olsen will not be questioned by the New York Police Department about the death of Heath Ledger.
Despite reports that police were interested in speaking to the actress about the events leading up to and surrounding the 28-year-old actor’s death, the NYPD confirmed to MTV News that officials have no plans to speak to Olsen.
Since the news broke of Ledger’s untimely passing, rumours have been swirling that Olsen and the late actor were romantically involved.
Mary-Kate broke her silence and released this statement Friday:
“Heath was a friend. His death is a tragic loss. My thoughts are with his family during this very difficult time.”
It was speculated that police would be interested in speaking to Olsen because she received phone calls from Ledger’s masseuse, who found the actor’s body in his Soho apartment on Tuesday, even before the police were alerted.
But authorities say they believe Ledger was already dead when his masseuse, Diana Wolozin, called Olsen, E! Online reports.
The police are also said to be awaiting the results of toxicology tests after an initial autopsy was inconclusive.
Mary-Kate Olsen was hospitalized yesterday for an apparent kidney infection.
The tiny 21-year-old twin is now in good condition. “Mary-Kate got a kidney infection,” her rep, Nicole Caruso, told People. “She’s resting comfortably and will be released in the next day or so.”
This is not the first time Olsen’s health has been an issue. In 2004 she sought help for an eating disorder.
She has recently been romantically linked to hockey player Sean Avery.
A representative for Mary-Kate Olsen confirmed that the actress has extended her stay by 2 weeks for further treatment of her eating disorder.
“Mary-Kate is doing very well, and will likely be released before the end of [July],” her rep, Michael Pagnotta, said. “Things are going well for her there.”
She was originally scheduled to be released from treatment sometime this week.
Mary-Kate plans on attending New York University this Fall.