Aubrey Plaza in her "Maxine" Lookmatic glasses.
Photo: Courtesy of Lookmatic
Remember way back when we told you about Jason Schwartzman's collection of thick-rimmed plastic glasses for online retailer Lookmatic? Now it's Aubrey Plaza's turn to try her hand at design! The Parks and Recreation star is the latest of the brand's creative "visionaries" series and we COULDN'T be more thrilled. The actress, Miu Miu muse, and Bust's most recent cover girl has just rolled out a trio of frames inspired by none other than her grandmother, Maxine. With tortoise, gray, and pale blue colorways, the sleek acetate style has a bareeely there cat-eye curve and hopscotches the line between nerdy and cool.
As if the Lil Wayne-designed label Trukfit weren't enough of a music-meets-fashion collision in itself, Weezy and his streetwear brand have teamed up with Beats by Dr. Dre for a pair of collaboration headphones. That's right, folks. Welcome into the world a piece of music hardware already backed by one rapper/producer and made extra stylish with the help of another emcee's FASHION label. Even better? We spotted them this weekend in the hands of THE Justin Bieber on his Instagram feed. Layers upon layers of MTV Style kryptonite right thurr.
Lauren Conrad in her LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's holiday collection.
Photo: Courtesy of Kohl's
Lauren Conrad is at it again! The former Hills star released yet another LC Lauren Conrad Kohl's collection (for holiday!), but this time she got to pick out her top looks. Pretty cool, eh? (We've got connections, NBD. *brushes shoulders off*) Her top 5 outfits include everything from sparkly NYE-ready frocks to cozy graphic sweaters, and, man, suddenly we're getting WAY too excited for winter to roll around. LC's first fave look features a gold sparkle dress ($64) with a bow belt that cinches in the waist. She finished the ensemble with some killer pewter pumps ($60) that could match, um, basically everything in our wardrobe. Up next is party-ready LBD with a 'dorbs bow in the back and a hint of lace ($64). She finished this look with a sky-high pony AND sky-high pumps ($60), which we love. CA-UTE.
Taylor Swift and her brand new, special edition Keds.
Photo: Photography by Brian Doben ©2012 Firefly Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
First things first: We've been listening to Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble," the latest single from her upcoming album Red, on repeat in the most serious way ever since it was released. We might need an intervention soon, we'll let you know. To put it lightly, we are REALLY excited to hear the full album, and have October 22nd circled on our calendars (in red, duh). We also have another way to celebrate the release now, thanks to our favorite sneakers, Keds. The classic footwear brand announced this morning that they are signing Taylor for a three year collaborative deal, as they re-launch their brand as a women's only label. We've been wearing pair after pair of white Keds' Champions into the ground for years (although not that many pairs, they last a long time given the abuse we put them through), as have some of our fashion icons (most notably Sleigh Bells singer Alexis Krauss), but we might just have to switch up our color preference now that we've seen the first pair Taylor is coming out with. The sneaks, which are being released on the same day as her record, are, you guessed it, red!
Snooki wears a pair of sunglasses from her Snooki by Nicole Polizzi line.
Photo: Via Snooki's Instagram
We can't BELIEVE it's already been a year since Snooki debuted her first-ever sunglasses collection, and today the Jersey Shore girl continues her quest for total eyewear world domination (see: those spring shades that sold out in less than 24 hours) by releasing yet another set of affordable sunnies. Last night she tweeted, "Snooks shades" with an Instagram picture (above) showin' off her latest eyewear, and we have to admit that we were a little surprised by her specs! These super-dark aviators are definitely a deviation from her bold animal print or bright rhinestone-studded Snooki by Nicole Polizzi pieces, but perhaps she went a little more vampy thanks to a little holiday called "Halloween" coming up.
Beyonce reveals her House of Dereon Winter 2012 campaign.
Photo: Courtesy of House of Dereon
What's that you say? You thought it was fall? Why is Beyonce already making us all painfully aware of the creeping cold snap with her Winter 2012 House of Dereon campaign when it's only October? WELL, that's because Miss Bey is a smart business lady. She knows you're booking Thanksgiving flights, daydreaming about mom's mashed potatoes, and she realizes how QUICKLY the holiday season is going to creep up on you. You're going to need gifts for your besties and some show-stopping cocktail dresses for the infinity billion eggnog fiestas you're going to pen into your calendar. That's why she's making doubly sure that House of Dereon is your first association with the season to come. Don't sleep on Bey. Girl knows what she's doing.
Chloe Moretz's "Chloe Grace" brogues.
Photo: Getty Images/ Courtesy of Stuart Weitzman
Between her Aeropostle brand ambassador gig, holding honors as Max Mara's 'Face of the Future' AND regularly turning out hits on the red carpet, let's just say Chloe Moretz has her fashion game on lock. And now the actress is putting her awesome personal style to good use--and a good cause--with her latest project, designing a pair of Stuart Weitzman shoes for charity. It's all part of the Young Hollywood Cares Campaign, in which several of our favorite stars team up with the brand to create shoes for charity. The "Chloe Grace" brogues are an adorable take on the tomboy trend with a tan and navy colorway and preppy laceup details. These leather oxfords are PERFECT for fall, and the fact that the proceeds help find a cure for cancer make it a total no-brainer. Along with Chloe, fellow young actresses like AnnaSophia Robb and Nikki Reed have crafted their own Stuart Weitzman shoes, as well.
As we get closer and closer election day (November 6!), more fashion industry faves are pitching in to show their support for President Barack Obama. Earlier this year, Marc Jacobs and Prabal Gurung created custom tees for Anna Wintour's high-end designer Runway to Win product line, but the newest (and perhaps cutest!) addition to the collection are these 'dorbs baby onesies that Beyonce and her mom Tina Knowles made. All together now: Awwwwwww! The House of Dereon designer and new mama is already proving that her baby girl Blue Ivy is oh-so-fashion-forward (I mean, she wears Marc Jacobs slippers when she's less than a year old. Case closed.), so Bey wants to make sure infants across the nation can also show their presidential support—in the cutest way possible, of course.
Katie Holmes and Jeanne Yang at their presentation for Holmes & Yang.
We were super stoked for Katie Holmes when we heard that Holmes & Yang, the collection that she designs with friend Jeanne Yang, would show at New York Fashion Week for the first time. Well, today was the day, and although the line's presentation was super intimate--only 150 people were permitted into the Box at Lincoln Center--the excitement was palpable in the lobby of fashion week HQ. We were walking backstage just before the presentation let out, and had to wade through a decently sized knot of photographers patiently awaiting the designer. As for the clothes themselves, (because that's what we're all here for, right?), they were prim without being stuff, clean without being sterile. Composed mostly of solid colored separates, Holmes & Yang is a completely wearable, modern line. Our one sadface about the presentation, however? Where was Suri?
Avril Lavigne and Kylie Jenner bring back Abbey Dawn for a second New York Fashion Week show.
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Put your hands together, guys! The newly engaged Avril Lavigne presented her SECOND Abbey Dawn New York Fashion Week show last night. *incites early-morning ovation* That's right, y'all. With this sophomore show under her belt, Abbey Dawn is no one-time Fashion Week flash in the pan. And apparently, neither is her friend and model Kylie Jenner who opened and closed the show - her second of the WEEK!