Windsor Is Coming: Queen Elizabeth Visits Game of Thrones Set

Yesterday, Queen Elizabeth made an appearance on the Game of Thrones set in Belfast, Northern Ireland. But much to fans’ discontent? She didn’t sit on the most famous seat in the Seven Kingdoms: the Iron Throne. With Kit Harington (Jon Snow) smiling and on-screen queen Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) encouraging her, all signs looked good, and it would have been the icing on the set-tour cake. Yet, sorry Twitter – epic memes are not in our future here.

To her credit, when you’re the Queen, you have every right to be choosy.

By Natasha Iwanow, Copy Intern

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June 25, 2014

Lupita Nyong’o Adds Vogue Cover Girl to Resume

You already know Lupita Nyong’o from her Oscar-winning performance in 12 Years a Slave and her spot-on red-carpet style. And, now? You’ll be seeing her grace the cover of Vogue, too.

For her July 2014 cover shoot, the actress traveled to Marrakesh, Morocco where she was photographed by Mikael Jansson in everything from Prada and Rodarte to Proenza Schouler and Jonathan Saunders. In the accompanying interview, the 31-year-old star talks about her sudden rise to fame, saying, “It just feels like the entertainment industry exploded into my life. People who seemed so distant all of a sudden were right in front of me and recognizing me – before I recognized them!”

Now, this is one cover girl I can get behind.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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June 21, 2014

Shoe Envy: Prada Unveils New Custom Collection

We all know the story of Cinderella’s shoes. Now, with the help of Prada, a life-changing pair might just be in your future, too.

That’s right – the adored luxury house has just announced a made-to-order program where shoe addicts can create their own pumps and peep-toes, choosing everything from their preferred finish (think Saffiano leather) to the color of their shoe box. Options for sole color, heel height, and shoe shade are endless, and you can even add a monogram.

The service will be available at all Prada stores with prices starting at $745. Meaning, it looks like I’ll be putting my July rent on hold.

Read more about Prada’s custom heels at New York Magazine: The Cut.

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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June 19, 2014

Get Hip to It: Kendall Jenner Redefines the Leg Slit

It’s official – Kendall Jenner has joined the family business of snagging headlines. This past Sunday, the 18-year-old beauty stunned Toronto at the MuchMusic Video Awards with not one, but two waist-high leg slits on her long-sleeved Fausto Puglisi gown. Just minutes after she stepped onto the red carpet, the Internet was abuzz with questions: What was momager Kris’s reaction? Is this the next side boob? And how exactly do you wear it without flashing the world?

All questions aside, I say she pulled off the risqué look flawlessly.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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June 17, 2014

Newsflash: Soon You Can Wear SPANX® in Public

Nope, don’t step out in your shapewear just yet. SPANX® just announced that it’ll be moving on to bigger and skinnier things: jeans. Sara Blakely, the brains behind the billion-dollar operation, reported to WWD that the denim line will launch in July. Styles will feature slimming details such as a wide waistband, side zippers, and five pockets. But don’t worry, whether you’re a boot-cut or boyfriend-jeans fan, the $148 pairs are said to be available in every silhouette you can think of.

Does this mean I can ditch the Jillian Michaels DVD for good? Probably not. But let’s just say I’ll be snagging a pair of these just so I can call them my actually skinny skinny jeans. (Watch out, Bieber.)

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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June 12, 2014

Next Up for Supermodel Cara Delevingne? Acting

Cara Delevingne has conquered every runway from New York to Milan. Up next? The small screen. A clip of the 21-year-old’s British made-for-TV movie Timeless was just released, and it’s mesmerizing. I can’t tell if I’m simply in awe of how amazing she makes a drab polo look or if her acting is actually that good, but I’m withholding full assessment until after the June 19 premiere on the UK’s Sky Arts network.

Below, check out the supermodel’s chops for yourself. No matter what you think of her acting, I’m positive you’ll be Delevingne’d.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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June 10, 2014

Runway Report: Christian Siriano Is Set to Host a Project Runway Spin-Off

After winning Project Runway season four in 2008, Christian Siriano went on to create a super-successful label designing clothing for A-list celebrities. But now he’s headed back to his reality-TV roots as one of the hosts of Threads, a new Lifetime competition series about, you guessed it, fashion design. The show will follow teen and pre-teen fashion designers showcasing their talents (and, I can only imagine, their drama).

I’ve been a huge fan of Christian since his reality-TV debut, so you can bet I’ll be glued to my flat screen every week – no matter how much teen angst is in store.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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June 6, 2014

Melissa McCarthy Snubbed by Oscars Designers

She has us laughing until we cry, sniffing out Air Marshalls and stealing puppies, but this month, Bridesmaids actress Melissa McCarthy gets serious. It turns out, while on the hunt for the ideal Academy Awards gown back in 2012, multiple fashion bigwigs sent her packing.

“Two Oscars ago, I couldn’t find anybody to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers – very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for people – and they all said no,” she tells Redbook. How did the famous actress take the news? Well, by showing up looking nothing short of fabulous. Oh, and launching her own plus-size clothing line.

I’m sure those designers are kicking themselves.

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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June 5, 2014

Man of Modesty: Kendrick Lamar Buys Low-Priced Home Outside L.A.

Kendrick Lamar may be a red-carpet regular and GQ‘s reigning Rapper of the Year, but it turns out he’s a pretty humble guy in spite of it all. Proof? The 26-year-old rap star recently bought a house in Eastvale, California, which is an hour north of Los Angeles, to the very reasonable tune (in the rap world, anyway) of $523,500.

Lamar’s purchase of the relatively modest, four-bedroom abode flies in the face of the lavishness that’s come to represent mainstream rap, but it’s completely in character for the Compton native. He has talked openly about growing up on welfare, the dangers of materialism, the importance of smart money management, and a rejection of indulgences stereotypical of his industry peers. If the budding superstar’s refreshing message is as well received as his work has been, we likely haven’t seen anything yet. And when it comes to Lamar’s riches, that’s just how he wants it.

By Lindsay Lambert, Editor

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June 4, 2014

Lupita Nyong’o Joins Star Wars: Episode VII Cast

It’s official: The Star Wars cast list is getting out of control. And I mean that in the best way possible. Not only are original stars like Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher returning, but now Lupita Nyong’o has joined the growing roster as well. There’s been no word on which part PEOPLE's “Most Beautiful” will play, but that’s not stopping me from  getting insanely excited about this film – and, more importantly, the future red-carpet fashion that will come with its premiere.

May the Force be with you, Lupita. See you in December.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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June 3, 2014