Jessica Szohr at a SoBe Lifewater launch on Jan. 6 in New York and on the set of the commercial shoot in Costa Rica.
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Gossip Girl Jessica Szohr was spotted at C&C Studios in New York City yesterday wearing the cutest little striped dress with magenta peep toes. But the dress wasn't the main attraction. The actress was there to launch SoBe Lifewater and unveil the promotional campaign she stars in for the beverage company. The ad shows a svelte Jessica posing near a fire hydrant in her birthday suit (with strategically placed paint made to look like lizard skin). Shocking marketing? Not really. This isn't the first time SoBe asked a celeb to model in the buff (excuse us, in a "skinsuit")—Twilight's Ashley Greene was the company's spokesperson last year.
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Leighton Meester at the CMA Awards on Nov. 10, 2010, Camilla Belle at the Hollywood Style Awards on Dec. 12, 2010, and Dakota Fanning at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards on Nov. 4, 2010.
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A handful of actresses, including Gossip Girl Leighton Meester , who recently became the pretty face for Vera Wang fragrance and fashion house Missoni, are crossing over into the world of catwalks and ad campaigns. A-lister Camilla Belle was tapped by Alberta Ferretti to model in the designer's Florence runway fashion show on Jan. 11. And just this week, 16-year-old Dakota Fanning, who stars in Twilight: Eclipse, recently signed with IMG Models. You better work! (No, really...Leighton, Camilla, and Dakota's work schedules just got A LOT more hectic.)
+ Which actress do you think will make the best model — Leighton, Camilla or Dakota?
If you're not careful, wearing black in the winter can completely drag down your look. Seriously, when did a little snow flurry and the occasional ice storm equate to having to dress like we're going to a funeral? As witnessed at the launch of the Devon flagship store in Beverly Hills on Dec. 8, black-based ensembles can be sexy, trendy, and superfun. Just check out how Jessica Stam, Nicky Hilton, Whitney Port, and Rashida Jones rocked dark and lovely looks...and take notes.
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Instead of donning a basic black minidress (which would have been OK), model Jessica Stam, who helped host the Devon store launch, wore one covered in sparkly embellishments.
Photo: Chelsea Lauren/WireImage
Another way to make an LBD more interesting is to choose one in an interesting fabric like socialite Nicky Hilton did. Granted, this Devon leather dress cost a whopping $2,250, but you get our point—play with fabrics!
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Whitney Port brightens her black blazer, military green tights and black booties by slipping into a summery white slip dress. Genius!
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Actress Rashida Jones looks so laid-back and cool in a Devon printed chiffon top, which she paired with a jean jacket, high-waisted/high-water pants, and a smattering of skinny jewelry.
+ Whose "winter black" do you like best?
Izabel Goulart, Candice Swanepoel, and Selita Ebanks at the 2010 Victoria's Secret fashion show.
Need a boost? You're in luck. The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show airs tonight (it was pretaped on Nov. 10), with musical guests Katy Perry and Akon. And as it turns out, you can score some of the looks that the Victoria's Secret supermodels (er, the Angels) will be strutting the runway in NOW. Wings not included. Sorry!
Izabel Goulart at Victoria's Secret.
This padded bra isn't cheap, but its push-up capabilities are worth every pink Swarovski crystal it's studded with. Victoria's Secret Limited-Edition Miraculous Push-Up Bra, ($250)
Candice Swanepoel at Victoria's Secret.
Lace is hot right now—even for bra and panty sets. Bonus: This dressy brassiere can also be worn as a halter or a crossback for extra support. Victoria's Secret Miraculous Push-Up Bra, ($68)
Selita Ebanks at Victoria's Secret.
Why choose between a black bra or a white bra? Zebra print gives you the best of both worlds. Victoria's Secret Miraculous Push-Up Bra, ($54)
Jessica Stam at the Victoria's Secret.
This bright bra is covered in sequins and lined in pink fabric. It's all about the details! Victoria's Secret Pink Ultimate Sequin Push-Up Bra, ($58.50)
SEE EVERY VICTORIA'S SECRET RUNWAY LOOK HERE!!!
British television host and model Alexa Chung first showed off her signature style—high fashion-meets-low key cool—in the U.S. while hosting It's On With Alexa Chung on MTV last year, where she interviewed celebs and chatted up viewers live online. It's that same quirky/effortless/offhanded chic fashion sense that has helped her land her latest TV hosting gig. Thrift America, which is slated to air on PBS next summer, is an Antiques Road Show-esque program that will follow Alexa as she meticulously digs through consignment shops, garage sales and flea markets across the country for style treasures. Is this a case of TV imitating real life? We think so (and we're already getting our DVRs ready for it)!
Our fingers are crossed that on the show Alexa describes how to score the AMAZING vintage-y looks that we've recently spotted her in...without breaking the bank.
Alexa Chung at the Vogue Fashion Fund Awards on Nov. 15, the Sandro flagship boutique launch party on Nov. 25, and Paris Fashion Week on Oct. 6.
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In a recent New York Times interview, Alexa said that all of her "beauty icons are men." We totally see it — she wore a long, double-breasted men's suit jacket over a white blouse and high-waist shorts at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards on Nov. 15.
In the same New York Times article, Alexa explained why she doesn't fuss much with her hair. "I'm going to America and they're going to try and make my hair shiny and I don't want it. I want to look like Kurt Cobain," she said in the interview. This may also explain why she recently rocked a black pair of overalls with black tights, a graphic tee, a studded clutch, and a very Kurt Cobain-esque beige cardigan.
In the Trenches
At a Miu Miu fashion show on Oct. 6, Alexa wore a girly, checkered minidress and delicate pink strappy flats with a rugged trench and oversize duffle bag.
Emanuela De Paula at Victoria's Secret.
Last night, Angels descended upon New York City for one very special event — the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. And while many people — errr, boys — look at this show for one very particular reason (pretty girls in tiny clothes), we're looking at the show for the style spectacle that it is. With crazy costumes, rainbow wings, animal print, glitter, and a performance by Katy Perry, this year's show was truly a sight to see. Check out the top trends from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2010 below, and click here to see all 57 looks from the show.
+ SEE ALL THE TRENDS BELOW ...
Selita Ebanks and Emanuela De Paula at Victoria's Secret.
Chanel Iman and Behati Prinsloo at Victoria's Secret.
Chanel Iman and Izabel Goulart at Victoria's Secret.
Adriana Lima and Erin Heatherton at Victoria's Secret.
KATY PERRY'S PERFORMANCE OUTFITS
Katy Perry at Victoria's Secret.
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Coco Rocha at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.
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We're dying to see what all the ladies will don on tonight's red carpet, but we were especially excited to see what supermodel Coco Rocha would wear to tonight's Video Music Awards. Of all the ladies walking the fashion red carpet, Coco Rocha has had the most experience with fabulous clothes, having appeared on the cover of every major fashion magazine and in a ton of designer advertising campaigns, too. Coco Rocha's even missing New York Fashion Week to host MTV.com's "Red Carpet Report" tonight—talk about dedication!!
So what did Coco Rocha end up wearing? A black Zac Posen dress with ruffly straps. Well, OF COURSE she did! After all, Coco Rocha has walked Zac Posen's fashion show every season, and she even wed hubby James Conran last month in a Zac Posen gown that fanned at the bottom. Coco Rocha's ties to the designer run deep.
The V-neck, floor-length gown (which fanned a little at the bottom just like her wedding dress!) showed off Coco Rocha's gorgeous neckline, which the supermodel played up by sweeping her wavy hair back into a loose bun and wearing sparkly, dangly earrings. Coco Rocha kept her makeup simple with a gorgeous berry lipstick, which is SO. IN. for fall. By keeping her makeup and accessories low-key, Coco Rocha really let her beautiful dress stand out. We think the supermodel looks absolutely stunning, and thank you, Coco Rocha, for showing us that basic black NEVER has to be boring.
+ Tell us, do you like Coco Rocha's look?
Coco Rocha at BCBG Max Azria.
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We can't wait for superstar model Coco Rocha to take over the Video Music Awards red carpet tomorrow as the host for MTV.com's Red Carpet Report. But before she jets off to Los Angeles, she's participating in New York Fashion Week. And looking great while at it! Coco Rocha attended the BCBG Max Azria spring 2011 fashion show yesterday wearing a lace button-down blouse and black pants by the designer. But the best part about her outfit was how she matched her makeup to her footwear — pink lips and neon pink pumps. We can't wait see Coco Rocha go from the Fashion Week front row to the VMA red carpet tomorrow! What will she wear?!
+ Tell us, would you wear neon pink shoes like Coco Rocha?
The Video Music Awards airs live on MTV on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 9/8c. The MTV VMA Pre-Show begins at 8/7c. Tune in to Style.MTV.com and MTV.com to watch the Red Carpet Report With Coco Rocha on Sunday, Sept. 12!
+ WHO DID COCO ROCHA SIT NEXT TO DURING THE SHOW? SEE BELOW!!! Read More...
Earlier this month, there was a little online buzz about designer Charlie Brown booking socialite Nicky Hilton to walk in the label's runway for Australian Fashion Week, which is happening in Sydney right now. Well, today, on other-side-of-the-world time, she walked in the show, which was billed as one of the most popular of the week, as in years past models Linda Evangelista, Lily Cole, Jade Jagger, Jerry Hall, and Sophie Dahl walked in Brown's show. Hilton, 26, modeled three looks in total, and here they are!
The shiny cream dress with sheer sleeves was the least offensive and most red-carpet ready, though she probably didn't need the belt around the waist. Then, she went for a leopard-print off-the-shoulder dress with matching headscarf. It looks too senior citizen baking in Boca Raton, Florida for us, which is weird because we typically LOVE leopard. Her final strut down the runway involved an aqua blue dress with a floral blue headband, which looks like a bridesmaid dress that you'd fight against, but then finally give in just to please the bride. Though, the color is quite pretty on her.
+ Which look is your favorite?
Zoe Kravitz with Alexander Wang and MIA in May.
Photo: Getty/Larry Busacca
Zoe Kravitz's modeling career continues! After she starred as the face of Vera Wang's Princess fragrance last year, she's posing for another designer Wang — Alexander Wang!
Today, WWD reported that Alexander Wang hired the 21-year-old actress (and spawn of Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz) to appear in his fall ad campaign for his lower-priced line T by Alexander Wang. She'll star alongside handsome male model Max Motta, who previously modeled for Tommy Hilfiger, Dior Homme, and Tom Ford.
Not that we didn’t see this pairing coming. After all, the designer brought her as his guest to the Costume Institute Gala in New York in May (along with M.I.A., see right). Plus, she's a true fan of the designer, as she's had his leopard-print Diego bucket bag glued to her side this summer — and it’s been one of our favorite looks for the season.
Maybe she's his new muse? Perhaps. In any case, the Zoe photos won’t drop until Thursday, which means this week just got THAT MUCH LONGER for us.