Jessica Simpson and a look from her new maternity line.
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As if Jessica Simpson wasn't ALREADY owning the fash industry with her wildly successful Jessica Simpson Collection (New York Magazine deemed her "The $1 Billion Girl"), which carries everything from clothing to shoes to handbags, she's expanding her empire even FURTHER to include a maternity line! After the recent birth of her baby girl Maxwell Drew, we could help but notice her killer mommy-to-be style while promoting her new tween fashion line "Girls" AND starring as a mentor on NBC's Fashion Star this year. Jessica signed a deal with Destination Maternity and created a collection that will include tons of "breezy, everyday pieces" that are inspired by a vintage '70s feel, according to the press release. The line will include denim, leggings, printed tops, maxi dresses, body-conscious jersey knit dresses, chunky knit sweaters, jackets, and blazers.
Jennifer Lopez celebrates 10 years of fragrance with Coty and the launch of "Glowing."
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That's right, readers. The one and only Miss Jennifer Lopez is introducing into the world yet another celebrity fragrance. But before you go rolling your eyes, filing J.Lo's new "Glowing" fragrance away in the part of your brain where "Britney Spears Fantasy" and "Antonio Banderas Blue Seduction" live, remember that Jenny started bottling perfumes loooong before the celebrity fragrance game reached the saturation it experiences today. "Glowing" is as much a fresh new scent as it is a celebratory symbol of J.Lo's ten lucrative years making and selling fragrances with Coty, Inc.
It looks like Rihanna's been bitten by the designer bug! In March, RiRi dropped the big news that she's working on her own fashion line, which came after a "very, very successful" (her words!) debut capsule collection for Armani, and it looks like she's at it again. Armani tweeted the news that Rihanna is back for a second round of designing fun—this time ditching her straight-up jeans and T-shirt staples for other killer denim pieces like *GASP* a jumpsuit. In her first look, she paired a green graphic tee with jean shorts that show a peek of plaid as you roll them up. CA-UTE. She finished the look with a killer black leather motorcycle jacket and lace-up stiletto booties. In another ensemble, we spot an amazing light wash denim romper that can be cuffed at both the calves and elbows for a relaxed-yet-totally-stylin' ensemble. She paired it with a white tote complete with the signature Rihanna/Armani Jeans logo scrawled across the front.
Nicole Richie on April 18.
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Nicole Richie is slowly taking over the fashion industry, y'all! WWD reports that the Fashion Star judge is expanding her already burgeoning style empire (which currently includes her accessories brand House of Harlow 1960 and clothing line Winter Kate) by designing a capsule collection for Macy's. YUS. The line, called Nicole Richie for Impulse, will cater to Millenials (a.k.a. a term mostly Baby Boomers use for anyone between their teens and late '20s) and hit 100 Macy's stores and e-retail starting in mid-September. Nicole is well-known for bohemian chic meets cool '60s mod girl street style, characterized by tons of bold prints and bright jewel tones. The 24-30 piece collection will be heavily influenced by Nicole's personal style, but when it ACTUALLY came down to it, she said her biggest design inspiration was—GASP—music!
Buy both pieces from this look a week before the collection's release."
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Best Coast singer Bethany Cosentino’s new capsule line for Urban Outfitters doesn’t officially drop until next Tuesday (which, conveniently, is also the release date of Best Coast’s sophomore album The Only Place) but now early bird fashion fans can get a jump start on the masses. The retail giant has added two key pieces from the Urban Renewal offshoot- the collared Liv Crop Top and the high-waisted Tour Shorts- a full week before the other 10 items from the collab hit stores. And not that you really need an excuse to channel your inner rockstar, but just in case: Bethany recently told us herself that the Tour Shorts were her favorite piece from the entire collection.
Judging Kanye judges your cargo shorts and striped scarf.
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It's a rare but always delightful treat when Kanye West takes to Twitter for one of his signature streams of consciousness. We aaaaall remember the several-hour-long Internet soliloquy that ended in the reveal of DONDA, Kanye's design company/think tank, right? Well, Yeezy's latest Twitter spiel is inspired by a weekend drive through the city and the slew of fashion faux pas he was so pained to witness from his whip.
Lauren Conrad in her LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's summer collection.
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I know, I know, it seems like we JUST drooled over the LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's spring collection, but the busy Hillsie bee already released her summer line as well. Whew, we can barely keep up! We peeped some of the looks and, um, haiiii, we suddenly cannot wait for the 90-degree weather that lies ahead. Lauren Conrad created tons of fun summery pieces, which include everything from 'dorbs pink polka dot pleated dresses to lightweight ombre dip-dyed crochet sweaters to starfish pendant necklaces. In two ensembles from the summer lookbook (above), LC wears a breezy navy and floral chiffon top paired with denim cutoffs and a super cute braided updo. (Teach us your braided headband ways, LC!) In her second outfit, she sports a feminine coral embroidered tank with KILLER floral shorts and a thick gold cuff.
When it comes to sunglasses, Snooki is QUEEN. The Jersey Shore star launched her debut collection this spring, and it sold out in ONE. DAY. Nuts, right? Well, not so much. Snooki created everything from star-studded shield shades to zebra print aviators to '80s neon rhinestone frames for a wide range of sunglasses that can appeal to the masses. Last night she tweeted a pic of herself in a new pair of sunglasses from her upcoming summer line, and, dang, we can ALREADY tell that these bad boys are going to fly off the (virtual) shelves. She sported sunnies with a leopard print (obvs) to teal fade, which, um, we're kinda into. We're suckers for ombre ANYTHING, and we like that these are a little less flashy than her previous pairs. There's no set release date yet, but what do you think—are you looking forward to Snooki's summer sunglasses line?
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We can't help but get ecstatic when we see one of our former MTV stars killin' it in the fashion world, so you can imagine our utter delight when we saw that Whitney Port expanded her Whitney Eve fashion empire even further! Our City girl launched a jewelry collection last week called Bits & Bobs and said she "absolutely loved designing this first season of jewelry and cannot wait for many more! It has been such an intriguing learning experience to work with metals. I had a blast going through the bins and bins of chains, beads, brooches and vintage jewelry in order to achieve what we have made. I absolutely love making jewelry because it is that one touch of sparkle, that one statement piece that can make an outfit shine." This jewelry line comes after Whit's first-ever NYFW runway debut this past February and the launch of her lower-priced line, WE by Whitney Eve, last month. She posted her entire fall 2012 lookbook online (which features everything from studded gold headpieces to intricate pocket chains) so take a peek at some images below, and let us know if you'll be swiping up any of Whitney's pieces later this year!
Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast and a look from her Urban Outfitters collection.
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Ever since we heard the news of Best Coast's frontwoman Bethany Cosentino creating a capsule collection for Urban Outfitters, we've been DYING to know more. Since it's for UO's Urban Renewal line, there's definitely going to be a slight vintage vibe to all her custom designed pieces, but... what inspired her collection? How did this whole thing go down? Why did Urban Outfitters choose Bethany as their go-to design gal? Noisey caught up with the singer when she was in NYC and got ALL the answers to our burning questions. Check out some snippets from the interview below!