Leigh Lezark, Alice + Olivia designer Stacey Bendet, and Zoe Lister-Jones.
When we walked into the Alice + Olivia and M.A.C. makeup collection launch party last night at Beauty Bar in New York, we expected to get slammed with funky neon colors everywhere. Why? Because FUNKY is the feeling of the new makeup she designed for M.A.C. — yellow and nude lip glosses, teal and purple nail polishes, and pigments in punchy summer hues. After all, the makeup had to represent the label — designed by Stacey Bendet — which is known for its fun party dresses, especially ones overloaded with sequins. (One of its biggest fans is AnnaLynne McCord, who wears A + O clothes ALL THE TIME ... we'd guess one out of every three red carpets.)
But the party was no Neon Nation. Instead, guests leaned more towards black, white, and red. Leigh Lezark of The Misshapes wore a white blouse and black bottoms (leather bike shorts?), while actress Zoe Lister-Jones also wore black shorts, and paired it with a red blouse that exposed her periwinkle bra. But someone had to bring the sequins and it was none other than Bendet. Yes, girl. SPARKLE. She also rocked red lips and some serious cat-eyes like only a real diva can.
We caught up with Bendet at the party — where there were ladies lined up for free turquiose manis like tweens at a Bieber concert — to chat about her new makeup collection for M.A.C. She also spilled about sharing her closet with AnnaLynne McCord (we knew AnnaLynne had to have the hookup!) and what she loves and hates about this summer's beauty trends. Spoiler: this fair-skinned beauty has strong feelings about Jersey Shore tans. Read on.
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It was a parade of primary colors at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles last night, with Ashley Greene, Amber Rose, and Danica Patrick arriving in bold, juicy hues. Ashley’s asymmetrical strawberry-hued Versace number matched the red carpet almost perfectly, and had a scene-stealing slit up the side. Next on the color wheel was Kanye West's ex-girlfriend Amber Rose, whose vibrant yellow Natalia Romano gown swept all the way to the floor. And rounding things out, race car driver Danica Patrick wore a bright blue peplum cocktail dress. Is it just us, or does this make anyone want to play with crayons?
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Courtney Love — fashion blogger? We think so! We've been following Courtney Love's Twitter feed for a while now, and today something very interesting popped up ... a link to a new Tumblr blog focusing on the singer's style, named WhatCourtneyWoreToday.com. Basically, she posts pictures of her outfits (usually snapped while lounging around the house) with musings about what she's wearing and why. And it's not a CL poser running the show — she's definitely the one behind it! She Tweeted about two hours ago that the new site is "up and running" and also that she's helping her management group Crush update the site.
Even though it just kicked off today, there are already 25-plus posts about her outfits on it, including designer mentions of Rick Owens, Balenciaga (she will rant about this label on Twitter if you don't know it already!), Givenchy, Narciso Rodriguez, and more. Welcome to the fashion blogosphere, Court! From what we see already, we're expecting plenty more photos of you rolling around on your couch in expensive clothes to come.
+ Check out the site here: WhatCourtneyWoreToday.com.
Alexis Jordan is an 18-year-old singer on the rise. She got her start on America's Got Talent, and then started posting videos of herself singing on YouTube. But the big whammie came when Jay-Z signed her to Roc Nation earlier this year (which sparked some people to call her next Rihanna, watch out!). Her first single, Happiness, dropped recently and it's a peppy song that also totally embodies her positive spirit and style.
So, we sat down with the diva-in-training recently to find out about her casual, fun look. "My style relates to my music definitely with the positive aspect," she told us. "I want to show girls that you don't have to show your body to be noticed. You want to keep that mystery. So I want to keep that mystery as my career goes on."
Also — that beautiful red hair you see is REAL and NATURAL and she spends three hours a day on it! "I've had people come up to me and feel inside my hair and be like 'Is that your real hair? Is that your real color? What number is it?'" Freaky! "Yes, people are obsessed with my hair! I hope it doesn't become a trending topic one day."
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Material Girl — the clothing line Madonna and teen daughter Lourdes Leon designed for Macy's — drops in 18 days. That's so soon!!! And since we're getting closer, we've spotted more pictures of the clothes (via Teen Vogue), all of which are eighties-inspired and priced between $12 and $40. We're looking at more rocker-chick-meets-hipster-meets-eighties for the collection, including a leather vest and leopard ballet flats ($20).
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The Hills series may be drawing to a close tonight (tune in at 10 p.m. EST!), but that doesn't mean we've seen the last of Audrina Patridge. After starring in ads for Divine Rights of Denim last year, the 25-year-old scored another modeling gig as the new face of Bongo's fall collection, which drops this fall at Kmart and Sears — just in time for back to school shopping. And if her job is to sell jeans with just a picture, she's doing a good job at making sure you look at her ... by skipping bras and rocking crop tops. And lest we get distracted by Audrina's midriff, let's not forget that Bongo is predominantly a jeans line, and the pairs she's modeling in these pics are pretty cute.
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Like stripes? Liv Tyler does. The actress slipped on a striped black-and-white blazer from Givenchy's spring collection to a party for Dennis Hopper at the Museum of Contemporary Art this weekend in Los Angeles. And she's not the only one who loves 'em. We spotted the exact same jacket on Keri Hilson when wore it to sing the national anthem at the Lakers vs. Hawks game on March 31. Kim Kardashian also has a similar black-and-white striped jacket, though we're pretty sure this isn't the designer version — look closely at the pattern of stripes on the lapel ... you can tell.
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Photo: Christie Goodwin; Ian Gavan/Getty
Kylie Minogue performed at G-A-Y in London on Saturday night — and into Sunday morning! — in some great new stage outfits. For one part of the performance, she wore a glittery black leotard with see-through sleeves and silver fringe dangling off the left shoulder. She finished the look with to-the-thigh boots with large silver rhinestones wrapped around the thigh. For another part of the performance, she wore a bright gold strapless dress with multiple spikes protruding from her breasts, hips, and knuckles, a look designed by The Blonds from the label's fall 2010 collection (check out Elle.com for the full look). We're obsessed with this dress. What power it has dress to draw blood from anyone who gets too close to giving her a hug! Though, maybe it's not as dangerous as we think, considering that balloon got pretty darned close to her hip spike without popping.
+ Katy Perry wore a similar, less-spiky dress by the same designer last year to the MTV Video Music Awards, remember?
Photo: Clive Mason/Getty; Courtesy of Roberto Cavalli
There was a fashion moment at the World Cup! Roberto Cavalli created a custom neon outfit for Shakira to wear to perform at the World Cup's closing ceremony yesterday, designed so that when she shook her body, swiveled her hips, and gyrated on stage, the whole look would come alive (as you can see from the designer's sketch, above right). And it did. The look consisted of a bright pink fringe skirt with a woven print, a yellow crop top that was embroidered with pearls, and a belt that was inspired by African motifs. But our favorite part had to be the stacked bracelets and anklets. They totally reminded us of those glow-in-the-dark accessories you get at fireworks displays ... and raves. Except on Shakira, they look much better.
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Kim Kardashian is a huge fan of spandex. And if you didn't know that by now, she definitely proved it this weekend, when she showed up to wave the start flag at the AMP Bullrun Rally in New York wearing a bright white spandex jumpsuit. It looks like the outfit of an aspiring superhero, only with platform black pumps.
+ Would you ever wear one of these?