Lana Del Rey on the February/March issue of 'Complex.'
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There's something incredibly hypnotizing (and perhaps even debilitating) about Lana Del Rey's flawless beauty game. I mean, with big doe eyes like those and pillowy lips like that, it seems like an easy feat to play up her already-gorgeous features. But in the February/March 2012 issue of Complex, Lana stayed true to her retro roots by wearing simple '60s makeup staples—cat eye liquid liner, full fake lashes, thick dark brows, and a nude lip. In her 1950s movie poster-inspired cover shoot by Glynis Selina Arban, she looked absolutely GORGE amidst a rainstorm in a sheer Betsey Johnson Peter Pan collar trench over a vintage corset. Her thick, barrel-curled locks stayed in tact (um, if her hair doesn't frizz in 100% humidity we're officially giving up on life), and her barely-visible stiletto nails peek out from behind her hand to reveal red and gold painted tips. And, since she's the self-proclaimed "gangster Nancy Sinatra," her outfit wouldn't be complete without a two-finger ring AND some giant hoop earrings.
Lindsay Lohan at a courthouse hearing in Los Angeles on March 10, Jennifer Hudson performs at the 2011 Nickelodeon Upfront Presentation in New York on March 10.
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Well, here are two celebrities we never expected to dress alike, let alone to include their names in the same sentence. Yet by some mysterious force, Lindsay Lohan and Jennifer Hudson both wore nude-hued short leather dresses on Thursday. Who knew that LiLo and J. Hud had such similar taste? For a courthouse appearance in Los Angeles, Lindsay donned a Raquel Allegra dress, which she teamed with Chanel booties and Dior shades. Meanwhile, Jennifer, who performed at a Nickelodeon event in New York City, went sans sleeves in her caramel-colored A-line Chloe shift. Choosing between these is a toughie, but we're going to have to go with Jennifer, who's been looking off-the-charts-amazing, and her amethyst platforms are KILLER. Plus, we gotta give the songstress props for looking good without a court order. Sorry, Linds.
Winner: Jennifer Hudson
Kim Kardashian in West Hollywood on February 3 and in New York on Nov. 16.
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Kim Kardashian isn't afraid to hit the rewind button on her fashion choices. Last Thursday, the reality star attended the launch party for her Belle Noel jewelry line in West Hollywood donning a black blazer, beige and black tanks, black skinny pants and nude pumps. She wore her hair pulled back in a loose bun and also rocked a beige headband and bold pendant necklace. Just three months earlier in New York, the fashionista slipped into a very similar outfit—black blazer, beige tank, black skinny pants, bold pendant. The only difference was that she ditched the headband, and chose black pumps instead. Since Kim's outfits are mirror images of each other, we're calling this fashion face-off a draw. But what do you think?
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Lo Bosworth on August 27 and Amber Lancaster on June 6
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Two MTV stars stepped out wearing the same exact off-the-shoulder beige dress with an asymmetrical neckline this summer. The dress, by designer Elaine Kim, is called the Camellia dress, and it sells for $495 (email email@example.com for more info). "The Hills" star Lo Bosworth attended a party for the Sunset Strip Music Festival in Hollywood on Friday night wearing the look, which she paired with gold strappy shoes and a printed clutch. Meanwhile, "Hard Times of RJ Berger" star Amber Lancaster (who plays Jenny Swanson) wore the same dress earlier this summer at the MTV Movie Awards on June 6, and matched it with heels from Aldo. The fit is nice and loose on both of them (how comfy!), but for some reason, the pleat hits Lo weirdly in the center, and therefore Amber edges ahead between these two, in our eyes at least. But what do you think?
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Lo, Kristin, and Holly.
The ladies of The Hills each had their own unique style tonight for The Hills: A Hollywood Ending red carpet. But, alas, we did spot a trend — light colors. Lo Bosworth wore a white dress by Tadashi Shoji with a loose strings that tied around her neck and stopped at the waist. Kristin Cavallari made sure she sparkled in her beige bandage-inspired dress with sequins by Zuhair Murad, which is very much on trend because beige is the Color of Summer 2010. And Holly Montag wore a white strapless dress with feather accents on the bust by Rami Kashou, the Project Runway runner-up from season four. She was actually the only one of this bunch who managed to incorporate a dark color to her outfit by adding black to the outfit with patent platform pumps and black bangles.
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The City's Roxy Olin attended a screening of The Sorcerer's Apprentice last night in New York wearing a beige bandage dress, patterned blazer, and red pumps. Roxy is the latest star to jump on the Beige Bandwagon, as it appears to be the most popular color of the summer.
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You know how everyone used to own little black dresses and wear them ALL THE TIME? Not anymore! Recently, LBDs have been sucked out of the limelight like a vampire sucks blood. (Perfect timing considering we just can't stop talking about vampires lately.) The latest must-have color for frocks now is light, colorless hues like beige and khaki. Twilight folks like Ashley Greene and Anna Kendrick wore nude hues to recent events promoting the film, as did AnnaLynne McCord, who rocked a Nicole Miller flared hem dress in light tan. Plus, Scarlett Johansson matched her dress to her skin color a few weeks ago, and Amber Lancaster opted for a darker toffee at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards. Do you like to wear beige? We usually don't! But these ladies — 20 total! — are totally changing our minds.
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When Cassie stepped out for the BET Awards in Los Angeles last night, people commented on her overwhelmingly beige look, which included a bikini top, bare midriff, and slouchy trousers. But there was so much more to her look than the high-waisted pants and exposed tummy. We took notes:
• The bulky, strappy shoes were by Givenchy.
• Her makeup was soft and bronze, with nude lips. It matched her light summer look.
• Her half-shaved hair was pulled into a messy ponytail.
• Bling earrings! Sparkly, but not overpowering.
• Her menswear-inspired timepiece made us want to steal one of our dad's old ones.
• The purse had fur attached. Purpose: Undetermined.
• The ring looked like a diamond-encrusted bat. Nice.
• Even her nails matched. Huh. Not a detail overlooked.
She just wore so many toppings! Beige isn't boring when it looks like this.
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Step into a world of LL Cool J's hats.
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LL Cool J will three-peat as Grammys host on Sunday, and we're big-time pumped to see a perfect melange of pearly whites, charm, lip licking, and eye twinkles. (Ladies Love Cool James for a reason.) As far as his wardrobe choices go, there is one department in which he WILL NOT FAIL: That dude will wear a damn hat. We bet you one million dollars.
The simple fact is that LL Cool J and hats belong together. They've been in a long-lasting, loving, nourishing relationship since he was a kid. When he became a sensation with the release of Radio in 1985, it wasn't long before he became synonymous with the Kangol bucket hat and transformed the accessory into a hip-hop essential.
Because of this attachment to his Kangol, there was a time in the late '80s and early '90s when LL Cool J's bare head was basically a mythical creature, and people even started to wonder if everything was OK under there. I remember being so intrigued by what secrets lay under that brim. In the video for "Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)," the world got its big reveal: LL's bald noggin peeking through the top of a leather visor. He glances coyly at the camera and brushes the surface, acknowledging the shift in what the world knew about LL Cool J's head.