Rachel Zoe's name is pretty much synonymous with Hollywood glamour as the stylist du jour has helped cement some of our favorite actresses as style icons. Nicole Richie's sweeping 70s-inspired maxi dresses and oversized shades made her such a fashion know-it-all that she went on to create her own retail empire. And let's not forget Anne Hathaway who was crowned a red-carpet goddess after Zoe styled her to perfection for the 2011 Oscars. And then there's Rachel's own son, Skyler, who in less than a year, already has a wardrobe that looks better than ours. Yes, Rach can even turn toddler garb into red-carpet gold with her magic, transformative stylist powers. And now that the new mom has conquered Who's Who in Hollywood, she's set her sights on rock-and-roll.
Looks from the Rachel Zoe fall 2012 show.
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Enter Mick Jagger. Inspired by "the rock and roll glamour of London in the late '60s and such fashion icons" as Jagger himself, Rachel showed a collection of resplendent gowns and ombre faux fur coats that evoke 60s luxury and decadence. Do you see that gorgeous ivory dress with the to-die-for neckline and sultry side slit? Duh-ROOL-ing! We can already envision Rachel's dresses, in ivory and metallic hues, on starlets like Blake Lively or Olivia Palermo of MTV's The City who sat front row. Accessories like fur hats and knee-length gloves embodied Rach's rocker-meets-retro vibe along with smokey eyes and sleek hair plus a single braid for a funky, too-cool-for-school flair. We're actually putting one single braid into our hair as we speak since Rachel's confirmed it's the new, hot look for Fall.
Lauren Conrad is teaming up with BlueAvocado.
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It seems like only yesterday Lauren Conrad was hitting the club circuit with her besties and getting dressed up for hot dates on Laguna Beach. Now the former MTV reality darling is at the helm of a multimillion dollar empire, thanks to her hair and makeup advice (The Beauty Department!), fashion lines (Paper Crown! LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's!) and Forbes column. But that's still not enough to satisfy the ol' LC's cravings for total world domination—she just announced her newest conquest: the eco-friendly industry.
Dior's scented nail polishes.
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Over here at MTV Style, we're kind of obsessed with nails. In our relentless pursuit for the latest, most innovative nail art, we've encountered all kinds of astounding designs for your digits: Nails inspired by tuxedos, stilettos, and even sneakers. And just when we thought we'd seen it all, enter Dior with nails you can smell. WAY to multitask (and shave a precious 5 minutes off your beauty routine in the morning)! Sure, they're not the VERY first brand to come out with scented nail polish (boozy nails, anyone?), but they are the first luxury brand to give us a two-for-one deal of polish and parfums.
Mia Wasikowska for Miu Miu.
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Miu Miu has a new face, y'all, and it's none other than beyootiful Aussie actress Mia Wasikowska! The 23-year-old The Kids Are All Right star is a perfect fit for the brand with her whimsical sartorial sense (lace is her best friend) and model-worthy visage (those cheekbones!). We couldn't have dreamed up a better collaboration, as Miu Miu could have outfitted the entire Alice in Wonderland movie Mia starred in. HELLO, can you imagine Alice in glitter pumps?! GAG. Fittingly, the new spring/summer 2012 ads shot by David Sims are an explosion of all things girly. Mia sits all ladylike and demure on a chair bursting with the collection's signature delicate print. Her sultry updo is adorned with crimson roses to top off her flawless porcelain skin, dramatic cat-eye liner, and vibrant red lips.
Rihanna courtside at a Los Angeles Lakers game in L.A. on Jan. 8.
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You know you're a fashion goddess when you dress down and people STILL obsess over your look. Rihanna has proven that her fashion sense werques from the red carpet to the front row of a basketball game. While at the Staples Center in L.A. this weekend, the pop princess ditched sneakers (what are those?) for Christian Louboutin blush and gold pointy toe Duvette pumps and a luxe Fendi Mia - Zucca messenger bag. And let's not dare overlook her Martin & Ricci gold-plated Bliss necklace—it features the coolest, most fahbulous spike details, making it a little glamorous and a little bad-ass. And guys, that's only the tip of the sartorial genius that is Rihanna's Lakers' game 'fit!
Drake at "New Year's Eve with Carson Daly" in New York on Dec. 31.
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Let's face it: beating the cold can be detrimental to one's swag. It's not easy looking cool when you have to bundle up in a ginormous coat with a scarf wrapped around your wind-beaten face, all while fighting the sniffles, shivering violently, and trying to stop your teeth from chattering. Leave it to Young Money star Drake to come up with a solution. The Headlines rapper has ventured into the world of fashion, and no, it's not what you're thinking—he did not design Cosby sweaters (BUMMER!). Get ready to feast your eyes on his latest creation: a Chilliwack jacket in collaboration with Canada Goose and Drake's crew, October's Very Own (OVO). When we first heard Drake was creating the magnificent outerwear, we were all, "DUH, of course," since he hails from Canada, where the weather makes New York City's gusting winds feel like a summer breeze. But we had no idea how stylish the goose down coat would actually be.
Alexander Skarsgård and Joe Manganeillo in the January 2012 issue of "August Man."
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While we were replaying episodes of True Blood on our DVR and suffering from total TB withdrawal, it seems hotties Alexander Skarsgård and Joe Manganiello were busy suiting up for magazine covers. The sexy beasts have surfaced on August Man looking more put together than humanly possible. In fact, they're both so unbelievably well-dressed that we can't choose which steamy cover outfit we like better! How does one decide between Skarsgård's take-me-out-to-the-ball tux (and gloves?!) and Manganiello's perfectly layered ensemble?
Lana Del Rey performs in London on November 16, 2011.
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Breaking: Lana Del Rey is still beautiful. In fact, the "Video Games" singer is sososo stunning we've been vacillating between confusion (how is this level of gorgeousness even possible?) and obsession (we can't stop staring!) since we first laid eyes on her. Who knew there were even human beings THIS attractive? With her tantalizing pout, doe-shaped eyes, immaculate barrel-curled hair and retro sense of style, she's so freaking perfect we can't stand it! And guys, the fashion industry has finally taken notice. The "gangsta Nancy Sinatra" has just landed a contract with Next Models, who also boasts Alexa Chung (another It Girl!) and Bonnie Wright.
You ate every dish on the table at Christmas dinner, recovered from the resulting food coma, and are now ready to throw on a holiday dress and hit the party circuit harder than Snooki (minus the dancing on tables part...actually, who are we kidding, you’ll definitely be dancing on tables). But...there’s one big problem. Your hair is brittle, your face is flaky, and your nails are a dry, dusty mess. Tragedy.
Since the parties are fast approaching, and you can’t push back that Skype session with your cute guy friend forever, we’ve come up with a seven-day countdown (cue Beyoncé) that will transform you into the glowing tabletop diva you were born to be. Let’s go!
Hydrating starts now. Get rid of all that flaky, dry skin by exfoliating with a miracle-working body scrub! We lurrve PHILOSOPHY Microdelivery Body Scrub ($25) for making our skin as smooth as butter in the dead of winter. Get you some of that!
Philosophy Microdelivery Body Scrub
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xoJane gives Sammi "Sweetheart" a make-under.
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Tear. Oh, don't mind us, we're just proud mothers watching our dearest Sammi Sweetheart blossom into a stunning model with effortless beauty. You guys, feast your eyes on Sam's brilliant photo shoot for xoJane.com. No, that's not the extra eggnog from last night's holiday party playing tricks on you—it is indeed Sammi sans tons of eye makeup, mascara, bronzer, cleavage, and eyeliner. And ZOMG, she looks amaze! Don't get us wrong: We LOVE Sammi all glammed up, but isn't she just as beautiful without all her party girl makeup?