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

Katy Perry Becomes First-Ever Global Cover Star of Cosmo

With 53.3 million Twitter followers, Katy Perry is pretty much the queen of social media. But now she’s about to reach a whole new level of royalty: magazine royalty. Katy will be on the cover of Cosmopolitan‘s first-ever global issue in July, meaning she’ll be on all 62 international editions. The cover and inside spread will feature the green-haired singer in a series of portraits shot by Matt Jones, alongside an interview conducted by comedian Chelsea Handler and designer Jeremy Scott.

If you ask me, it’s a pretty major accomplishment. And one I’m sure she’ll be tweeting about.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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May 30, 2014

Tom Ford Calls Rihanna’s Instagram the Most Important Thing in Fashion

@Badgalriri’s #1 fan? Tom Ford – which is surprising, considering this is the same designer who used to ban cell phones from his super-exclusive runway shows.

But apparently, Gucci’s former leading man is starting to recognize the importance of social media in the fashion world. In an interview with Style.com, Tom claimed that celebrity Instagrams are now more important than media of the past. Said Tom:

Customers don’t care anymore about reviews or hard-copy publications. They care what picture Rihanna just Instagrammed while she’s naked in bed, what new shoes she has on, how she’s talking about them. That’s what they respond to.

Is he on to something? Only time will tell. But the real question here is whether Tom’s fandom is enough to make RiRi resurrect her Instagram. Because I for one miss her antics. (But could do without the bed shots.)

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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May 29, 2014

Turns Out Kimye’s Wedding Venue Was a Total Steal

The wedding of one of Hollywood’s biggest power couples is finally in the rearview mirror. While anxiously awaiting dress photos untainted by Instagram filters, let’s turn to that over-the-top venue: the Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy. Built around 1590, the star-shaped structure served as a luxurious fortress for Grand Duke Ferdinando I de’ Medici, as well as a status symbol for his family’s prestige and power. (How fitting.)

The price tag? A mere $410,000 for booking. According to The Nest, the average couple allots roughly 50% of their wedding budget to the venue. Therefore, I can only conclude that with a budget of about $14 million, the West-Kardashian clan was being rather thrifty. Either that or the Belvedere got swindled.

My money’s on the latter.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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May 28, 2014

Pint-Sized Muse: Quvenzhané Wallis Is the New Face of Armani Junior

At the ripe old age of ten, Quvenzhané Wallis has already nabbed an Oscar nomination (the youngest actress to ever do so) and the lead role of the highly anticipated Annie remake. And now, she has yet another job to add to that resume: the face of Armani Junior.

Shot by Stefano Azario, Quvenzhané rocks a black tux for the Italian fashion house’s Fall/Winter 2014 campaign. Her take on being its youngest muse to date? ”I felt the same excitement when I got cast for a major film,” she said. “My friends are going to want to borrow all my clothes.”

And you can bet my ten-year-old self would be right there with them.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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May 23, 2014

Clear Your Vanities: Gucci Cosmetics Is Coming

Gucci already has luxury style under its belt. And now, the Italian label is throwing its hat into the cosmetics arena. Set to debut in September, the line will be fronted by Grace Kelly’s granddaughter, Charlotte Casiraghi, and include everything from eye shadows and lipsticks to brushes and skin primers.

Will it be the newest makeup obsession in the business? Given Gucci’s runway beauty game, I have no doubt.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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May 21, 2014

On the Run: Jay Z & Beyoncé Release Tour Trailer

One more reason to get hyped for summer? Mr. and Mrs. Carter’s recently dropped trailer for their upcoming On the Run Tour. The almost-four-minute-long action-movie spoof features Bonnie-and-Clyde-esque scenes with cameos from Sean Penn, Don Cheadle, Emmy Rossum, Jake Gyllenhaal, Blake Lively, Rashida Jones, and others.

If you haven’t seen it yet, get on it. And if you have, you know what to expect: goosebumps, followed by a frantic Google search for tickets. (It’s that good.)

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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May 20, 2014

A Win for the Guys: Moschino to Debut Menswear Line in June

Moschino Creative Director Jeremy Scott has already conquered the womenswear world, so now he’s off to tackle menswear. On June 16, Scott will debut Moschino’s first-ever men’s collection in London, England. Location specifics have yet to be determined, but one thing’s for certain: the collection is sure to wow.

After being named the new creative director back in October 2013, he’s already helped strengthen the brand with his well-received Fall 2014 women’s line. So much so, in fact, that Marcello Tassinari (managing director and CFO of Aeffe SpA, Moschino’s parent company) told WWD  that in just a few short months, the brand is already “showing a growth above average.” Way to go, Scott.

So, is it June 16 yet?

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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May 16, 2014

Selfless Selfies: Celebs Donate Disposable Cameras for a Good Cause

Make room next to Nana’s photo on the fireplace. MIX NYC, a nonprofit media-arts organization, is auctioning off 150 celeb-signed disposable cameras full of never-before-seen personal photos taken by actors, photographers, directors, and models. (Yes, really.) And with quirky contributors like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Cera, James Franco, Julie Bowen, and Rider Strong, frame-worthy gems are pretty much guaranteed.

As for all of us non-bidders? Let’s keep our fingers crossed that the winners share their spoils online.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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May 13, 2014

Breakfast with Bee Shaffer: Teen Vogue Catches Up with Anna Wintour’s Daughter

Lets just be honest. After watching The Devil Wears Prada and The September Issue, it’s hard to believe editrix Anna Wintour is a mom. But – she is. And now, thanks to her daughter Bee Shaffer’s new interview with Teen Vogue, we’re getting a glimpse at the product of her parenting skills. Below, Bee talks punctuality, efficiency, and why she chose not to follow in her mom’s fashion footsteps.

 
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May 9, 2014