While you can never go wrong with an LBD, there’s something to be said for an outfit that packs a punch of personality. This week, three stars delighted us in looks that demand a double take.

This Week's Best Dressed

1. Reese Witherspoon channeled Hollywood’s early screen sirens in a pearl-embellished Michael Kors dress at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala.

2. Always one to try inventive pairings, Olivia Palermo braved the cold in Gstaad, Switzerland with lime Tecnica Moon Boots and a colorblocked fur coat.

3. Julianne Moore stepped out of her typically neutral ensembles and into a cherry-red architectural Delpozo frock – a hue that complements her fiery locks.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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January 9, 2015

Kate and William’s impeccably put-together outfits. Little George’s beyond-adorable fashion choices. How could we be anything but obsessed? In honor of this soon-to-grow royal family, we’ve recreated each regal look with just one item.

Get the Royal Family's Style

For Prince William’s Look
You’ll rarely see Wills without a perfectly pressed button-front shirt. To dress one down, roll the sleeves up past your forearms and pair it with chinos or jeans. For a more formal look, opt for a navy suit-and-tie combo.

For Kate Middleton’s Look
The Duchess is known for her polished and practical fashion sense. And the one staple that ties it all together? Nude patent pumps. Grab a pair that complements your skin tone, then wear them with everything from dresses to jeans.

For Prince George’s Look
Although everything he wears is automatically aww-worthy, shortalls are Kate’s go-to for this little prince. Reach for a classic pinstriped or navy pair, then let those pinchable cheeks do the rest.

Now call the photographer. These outfits are royal-portrait material. Our Make It Your Own: The Duchess’ Style, Leading Man: Get Prince William’s Regal Look, and Royally Cute Style: Get Prince George’s Look Boutiques opened Friday, January 9, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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January 9, 2015

What do Chiara FerragniZanita Whittington, and Nicole Warne have in common? Other than being wildly popular fashion bloggers, the three are the first in their field to land the cover of a major U.S. fashion magazine (Lucky’s February 2015 issue, to be exact).

February Lucky Magazine Cover

Image via luckymag.com

Quite a lot has changed since Chiara, Zanita, and Nicole first stepped onto the fashion-blogging scene several years ago. What began as side projects turned into full-fledged businesses with the same perks that fashion’s finest editors received only after years in the industry.

“We don’t just blog – we do so many different things,” Chiara told LuckyAnd that they do. Nicole has modeled for Lancôme. Zanita has starred in a Louis Vuitton campaign. And Chiara has written a book and created an eponymous shoe line. It’s safe to say blogging is just the beginning for them.

As for all those naysayers who think the blogging game is on its way out? These ladies clearly prove otherwise.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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January 6, 2015

Over the past year, it was hard to ignore Taylor Swift’s music accolades (2014’s top-selling album and Billboard’s Woman of the Year Award among them), or her ever-evolving, enviable style. Needless to say, we’re looking to the pop star for a little cold-weather outfit inspiration as we kick off 2015.

Best Dressed Taylor Swift

  1. The secret to looking edgy and chic? A J Brand leather jacket, black leggings, and lace-up rag & bone boots.
  2. Perfecting the high-low mix, Taylor stepped out in Manhattan in a plaid Finders Keepers coat, ALDO handbag, and rag & bone boots.
  3. A baby-blue bouclé topper proved that when it comes to dropping temperatures, the coat really does make the outfit.


By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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January 5, 2015

She may have just wrapped a Baz Luhrmann–directed Chanel No. 5 film, but Gisele Bündchen isn’t stopping there. She’s going for the whole campaign.

Gisele Chanel Campaign

The French luxury house released the full set of images for its Spring/Summer 2015 campaign, starring none other than the Brazilian supermodel. Shot in black and white, Gisele poses barefoot in front of recognizable Parisian spots like the city’s infamous “love lock” bridges and various locations overlooking the Seine River.

The images definitely evoke a romantic midnight-in-Paris vibe, but noticeably missing from the pictures? A handsome suitor (and a pair of coveted Chanel shoes).

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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December 31, 2014

A movie star turned real-life princess? It’s no wonder Grace Kelly has such iconic style. And now, recreating her polished-to-perfection look is just an accessory (or three) away. From pearls to cat-eye sunglasses to silk scarves, we break down the necessary elements for a Grace-inspired outfit, no fairy godmother required.

Grace Kelly's Ladylike Style

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December 26, 2014

Ever wanted to twirl center stage, wrapped in tulle? Well, now is the time to dress like a prima ballerina. This standout winter trend is equally charming dressed up (with a pleated skirt and flats) or down (think leggings and a cozy sweater). Better start mastering that pirouette.

Most Coveted

  1. Jill Jill Stuart Pleated Fit and Flare Dress. A fit and flare silhouette with a full skirt? A ballerina trademark.
  2. Stephen Dweck Drop Earrings. Chandelier earrings are the ideal dramatic accessory for opening night.
  3. Chloé “Bronte” Shoulder Bag. A pretty-in-pink petite shoulder bag completes this elegant outfit.
  4. Valentino “Rockstud” Flat. Embellished T-strap flats are not your typical ballet slipper, but these look just as graceful.

 

By Elizabeth Burns, Assistant Fashion Editor

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December 22, 2014

With hotly anticipated movie releases and history-making ad campaigns, these celebs are all abuzz. We’re just not sure which deserves more attention – their work or their style.

Best Dressed

  1. Reese Witherspoon channeled her Wild side in a perfectly polished RED Valentino leopard-print coat paired with a Saint Laurent bag.
  2. Amy Adams turned up in a floor-length Max Mara number, giving us every reason to look forward to the return of the shirtdress.
  3. Jourdan Dunn got sporty in a two-piece look by David Koma, complete with pom-poms on her Sophia Webster heels.

 

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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December 19, 2014

A dress that combines special-occasion style with shapewear? It does exist. Every NUE by Shani number comes with built-in figure-enhancing technology. Read on to see how it works (then snag one to enhance those get-fit resolutions).

NUE by Shani

Construction
Made of compression fabric, the inner construction of a NUE dress is specially woven with spun Lycra to shape and mold the body. Which means you appear a size smaller, even before the New Year’s diet kicks in.

Tailoring Tricks
NUE dresses combine soft yet structured fabrics with precise darting and ruching to boost your natural shape. The result? A figure-flattering dress any woman can be confident in.

Patent-Pending Technology
Founder Shani Grosz incorporates the latest shapewear technology into her designs, eliminating the need for uncomfortable boning and waist-cinching contraptions.

Now that you’re acquainted with this multi-tasking line, get shopping. Our NUE by Shani Boutique opened Thursday, December 18, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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December 18, 2014

Stop the presses: Bad Gal RiRi has been named creative director of the women’s division at PUMA. The star will not only oversee the direction of its collection, but she’ll also act as a brand ambassador alongside Usain Bolt and Mario Balotelli.

PUMA Creative Director Rihanna

Image via Wikimedia Commons

This is hardly Rihanna’s first foray into fashion, as the singer has previously collaborated with brands including MAC, Balmain, and Gucci. PUMA CEO Bjørn Gulden called the decision a natural one, saying, “Her global profile, her charisma and individuality, her ambition – all these things make her a perfect ambassador for our brand. . . . We’re delighted to have her as a partner, and we’re looking forward to what’s to come.” Not one to waste any time, Rihanna had her first creative meeting yesterday at the company’s headquarters in Germany.

We love seeing our favorite Barbadian take on fashion, but we plead with one last request: “Please don’t stop the music.”

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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December 16, 2014