Jessica Simpson with models wearing Jessica Simpson Girls at Dylan's Candy Bar in New York.
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There was a time when Jessica Simpson was a sweet gal from Texas turned pop star newlywed turned divorcée movie star who resurrected denim hot pants with a her first starring movie role. Well, now our gal's a bona fide BILLIONAIRE due to her mega successful clothing and accessories brand, the Jessica Simpson Collection. Not only has J Simp revolutionized the celebrity clothing industry, she's made a name for herself in the world of fashion and is set to be a mentor in next year's Fashion Star reality TV series. Also, she just launched a clothing line for tweens called Jessica Simpson Girls. Oh, and did we mention that she's also preggers? Whew, this gal is busy.
Rihanna performing on Aug. 20 and a sketch from Rihanna's Emporio Armani Underwear and Armani Jeans capsule collection.
Photo: WireImage/Courtesy of Armani
We're already WELL aware that Rihanna is the gorgeous face (and bod!) of the Armani Jeans and Emporio Armani Underwear campaigns, but we had no idea that a designer collab was also in the works! *high five* Rihanna and Armani created a capsule collection that includes everything from distressed denim and cotton tees to lacy lingerie and motorcycle jackets. The collection will hit Emporio Armani, Macy's, and Bloomingdale's stores in mid-December as well as online. So, let's peep some of the pieces from the collection, shall we?
It seems like FOREVER since we last geeked out over the giant ball of cuteness that IS Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Mini collection for Target! Her Japanese street style-inspired clothing line for babies, kids, and tweens is literally so adorable that we want to kidnap small children everywhere and IMMEDIATELY take them shopping. But then, we were hit with the motherload—the Harajuku Mini for Target COMMERCIAL. *gasp* Before pressing "play" we already took a deep breath and tried to brace ourselves for what lied ahead, but, yeah, none of that worked once the catchy tunes started and pixelated cheeseburgers started floating through the air. Yeah, you heard me, FLYING CHEESEBURGERS!
Chloë Sevigny on June 6 and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi on Oct. 26.
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Remember when Abercrombie and Fitch got all meanieface on The Situation and asked him to refrain from wearing their clothes? Well, that got some people thinking—are there other clothing designers who cringe at the sight of their clothes on someone they dislike? When Bullett magazine caught up with Chloë Sevigny about her Opening Ceremony collection, Ms. Sevigny copped to a reality addiction as her guilty pleasure and dished on her feelings about the Jersey Shore cast wearing her threads. "If Snooki wants to wear my clothes, go for it." CHURCH.
Madonna at the screening of "W.E." in London; a bottle of "Truth or Dare by Madonna."
The Queen of Pop, aka Her MADGEsty, aka the top-selling female recording artist of ALL time, aka Madonna is launching a fragrance entitled Truth or Dare by Madonna, named for her life's ethos and her 1991 tour documentary of the same name. Bottled in a minimal white bottle with a gold cap and logo bearing an "M" and a cross (vintage Madge right there), the fragrance mixes wood and vanilla with a "narcotic floral" scent, which sounds both dangerous and sleep-inducing. Not to suggest a spritz of this will knock us out or anything, but, WAIT, what exactly does this mean?
Ryan Gosling wearing his favorite 3.1 Phillip Lim leather jacket.
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Buried in an unseen crevice of a recent interview with U.K.'s Independent, we're made privy to news that the beloved movie star slash heartthrob Ryan Gosling may be pulling a Franco and moonlighting as a leather designer. Wedged between accounts of his childhood raised by women and charmingly self-chiding remarks is this morsel of a hint:
“I’m just so sick of myself. I can’t imagine how everyone else feels. And there’s just nowhere to go but down really from here. So, hey, it’s been nice. It’s been real.” He laughs hard, puts on his grey, self-designed leather jacket and feigns leaving, with some good reason."
*cue the double take* YUP. You read that correctly. "Self-designed leather jacket." And a GRAY one, at that? *swoooooooon* He just doesn't QUIT with the impeccably unexpected man-taste, does he??
Theophilus London visits the AXE Lounge in Southampton at AXE Lounge on July 23, 2011, in Southampton, New York.
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Brooklyn electro-rap sensation Theophilus London is one of our fave male style slayers. The dude's penchant for CRAYola color combos, sharp suit jackets, and accessories GAH-LORE continues to demand our attention (and steal our heartz) every time he's photographed out on the town. He's frequently seen wearing any manner of hat—be it wide-brimmed or duck-billed (he even manages to make a cowboy hat look cool)—as well as multiple chains, so it comes as no surprise that he's designing a hat and jewelry line of his own. In a recent interview with Vogue Italia, he talks about the inspirations behind the LVRS hat label and yet-to-be-titled men's and women's jewelry line that draws inspiration from animals and (GRANDMA GASP!) costume jewelry.
Anderson Cooper on Sept. 17, and the infamous alligator backpack from The Row.
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Ever since Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen launched a handbag collection for their luxury apparel line The Row, they have one particular item that people can't seem to stop talking about—the alligator backpack. This bad boy, made of actual alligator skin, sells for $39,000, and it *gasp* SOLD OUT. Trust us, we weren't the only ones surprised by this news. CNN news anchor (and cutie pie) Anderson Cooper dedicated an entire "RidicuList" segment to the Olsen's bag, comparing the price of the backpack to the average starting salary for a teacher. He then followed up that statement with, "Yes, you may weep now." Ouch. Anderson went on to say that the Olsens are "nice, cool people," but he still doesn't see how one bag could be comparable to the price of a brand-new Nissan Sentra. Now, you can't critique a pricey alligator backpack without giving us a cheaper alternative, right? RIGHT. And Anderson did JUST that! (Imagining him doing market research is just too CUTE for us to handle.) So...what did he pick out? Did he do The Row bag justice? Let's find out!
Ke$ha on May 22, and the HRC x Ke$ha collab tee.
Photo: WireImage/Courtesy of HRC
It's obvious from Ke$ha's personal and particularly unique sense of style (I mean, who else wears a shark on their face? Yeah. That's what I thought.) that she's ALL about expressing herself. But for all the feathers, glitter, and pantslessness, the pop singer also has a message. Ke$ha recently paired up with the Human Rights Campaign, which strives to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans, to make an UH-MAZING tee in celebration of National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11. HRC hopes the tee will "encourage everyone to celebrate their inner superstar and come out for equality." Let's take a closer look at that tee.
Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen as Stormtrooper and Darth Vader from "Star Wars."
Photo: Courtesy of StyleMint's YouTube channel
You can't see their faces, but you should know by those unmistakable strawberry-blonde locks and identical statures that this is Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen in Star Wars Halloween costumes (Stormtropper and Darth Vader, to be specific). The twin actresses turned fashion moguls have just rolled out a Halloween quiz for their T-shirt line/site StyleMint (which ends in a discount code if you answer everything correctly!) and in the series of interactive YouTube videos, the sisterly duo dons a few awesomely geek-chic costumes to keep things festive while you work your way through the questions.