Snooki and her Happy Feet slippers.
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Ever since Snooki announced that she has a baby on the way (!!!), she's been dropping hints that she wants her new addition to be as fash-forward as possible. Just last night she tweeted that she wanted "give birth in heels" followed by a pic this morning of leopard and red patent leather platforms with the caption "My labor shoes! Bahahaha." (Looks like she wants to start her life as a new mom on the right foot. *ba-dum ching*) To put it simply: She ain't messing around when it comes to shoes, which is why she decided to expand her Happy Feet slippers collection into the world of children's and infant footwear, according to WWD. Yep, this means her fuzzy, sneaker-inspired slippers will be donned by little dudes everywhere—especially on her own. Happy Feet owner Pat Yates said Snooki "is extremely involved in the development. She’s extremely particular. She didn’t just sign and walk away. She’s involved in every facet, from the website design to the slippers.” The collection will be available at SnookiSlippers.com for $15 later this spring.
Ooh la la! Our Hills girl Lauren Conrad bares all on the May cover of Glamour magazine by posing topless poolside. We're not used to seeing the saucier side of LC, but we have to say, she looks GREAT. She totally channeled a soft, '60s sex kitten look with her tousled bouffant 'do, liquid liner, and light pink lips. She even sported high-waisted Blumarine flowery bikini bottoms that are subtly sexy with her overall ensemble (if we can call it that!). We're not surprised to see LC in something super dainty and girly—I mean, have you not seen her entire LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's collection? Flirty frocks and florals galore! But, dang, could Lauren look any MORE like a cool, toned, and tanned California girl? Nope!
Audrina Patridge before and after her makeunder.
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Holy makeunders! *squints, rubs eyes* Is that really ex-Hillsie Audrina Patridge in that heathered zip-up American Apparel hoodie? Hair crimpy and undone, nude lips, and nary a false eyelash in sight? Yes, Stylettes, underneath the brow highlighter, bronzer, and setting spray lies a living breathing REAL GIRL, and we owe it to the folks at XOJane, namely stylist Cat Marnell for this deliciously refreshing transformation.
Vinny Guadagnino in "Paper" magazine.
Photo: Courtesy of Douglas Adesko/"Paper" magazine
In a moment of unlikely circles converging, venerated New York lifestyle magazine Paper has chosen Jersey Shore's Vinny Guadagnino for its 15th Annual Beautiful People issue. The April installment features Cobra Starship's Gabe Saporta on the cover (which makes sense since dude is nothing if not dishy with a knack for dressing sharply) and contains the gorgeous likes of Rita Ora, actress Zosia Mamet (from the upcoming HBO show Girls), and our Lady of The Not-So-Basic Bishes, Kreayshawn.
OK, I know you're all thinking, "Well OBVI you love that this JS kid is in this magazine you wildly biased, slippery MTV-employed woman," and while I get that, here's where my brain went in enjoying this particular move.
Nicole Polizzi and Jenni Farley in New Jersey.
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Jersey Shore may be over for the season, but that doesn't mean filming has stopped for Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "JWOWW" Farley. The gals are out and about in Jersey City filming their new spinoff show, and despite Snooki's burgeoning baby bump, the guidette gal pals seem to be all about accentuating their style game with flower accessories. Remember how wearing flowers in your hair used to be a thing not necessarily reserved for weddings? Perhaps Snooks and J are trying to bring the look back into the regular everyday boppin' around Jersey fash vernacular...or maybe they're inspired by *gasp* The Hunger Games?
Lauren Conrad during her trip to Africa.
Photo: Via Lauren Conrad's Instagram
It looks like Lauren Conrad took a break from The Hills of southern California and headed to Africa for a safari adventure! The fashion designer updated her website with a photo diary of all her explorations so far (she's still in Tanzania as we speak!), and we couldn't help but notice that even when she's in the middle of a sweltering desert, fashion and beauty are always foremost on her mind. In the photo above, LC rocked a killer cat eye in the sweatiest of climates and explained that she had had to wear a head lamp so she could give herself a manicure during the night. Awwww. Now THAT'S the fashion dedication we like to see!
That's it! Season 5 of our beloved fist-pumping, boardwalk dominating Jersey Shore is officially over, and what a season it was. From hair-raising drama with Deena to hard-hitting lessons with Pauly D, this fifth season at Seaside Heights has been equal parts entertaining and educational. Nowhere was this more true than in the style department, and this last episode took the cast out in one gigantic Snookilicious leopard print bang. Thus, we're spotlighting the sign-off ep's top 5 style moments. Here we go!
5. VINNY'S TOO-TIGHT TEE
Vinny wears a too-tight tee on the season finale of "Jersey Shore."
Getting ready for one of the roommates' last nights out, Vinny polls the house for some style advice. Fortunately (or unfortunately depending on how you look at it) for Vin, the Shore House loves fierce like family and doesn't intend to let their dude go out looking like a fool. Bestie Pauly D says, "Bro, that t-shirt's screaming, 'I. Don't. Fit. You.'" While Ronnie stands on the steps chuckling, Deena chimes in, "Where'd you get that? BabyGap?" Ouch. But think about how difficult spitting game at the club would have been if they let him out like that.
JWOWW sporting different cutout tops.
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We couldn't help but notice that every time we spotted JWOWW out and about this past month, she's been giving us the cold shoulder! We don't mean like that—we just meant that the Jersey Shore girl seriously loves her cutout shoulder pieces, and, honestly, so do we. We can't get enough of this '80s-throwback trend, and Sammi was the first JS girl to sport this look in January of last year. The little peek of shoulder in a blouse, tee, or dress is a subtle way to flash some skin this spring, and, um, if you have a bod like JWOWW's, it's like a teeny weeny little present for our eyeballs. (Thank youuuu!)
Either we've been distracted by Snooki's sparkly engagement ring or her big mommy-to-be news because SOMEHOW we missed that our Jersey Shore girl launched a handbag line. Like, what? Where have we been? Excuse us if we're late to the party, but we need to discuss. Her 12-piece collection includes everything from going-out clutches to carry-all hobo bags to patent leather totes, and the most expensive piece won't cost you more than 50 buckaroos. A sampling of her collection includes a "Wild Love" leopard print (duh) glossy handbag with a giant bow on the front, a buckled zebra clutch with a removable chain strap, a studded Boston bag that comes in both tan and black, and a skull ring fold-over clutch with an optional leather strap. But, um, is it just us or does that black clutch look a tad familiar? Haven't we seen this before?
Sammi in Miami on March 3.
Photo: Courtesy of Joe Boxer
After watching six seasons of Jersey Shore, we know how many routines of GTL go into keeping Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola's golden glow and tight tummy in their perennially perfect state. But this latest swimwear sighting is prettttty epic. Sammi rocked a string bikini that's so mega on-trend it gives Snooki's metallic swimsuit and JWOWW's Filthy Couture bikinis a run for their money. From the color to the bold print, we could totally see ourselves getting our tan on in this string bikini. It comes in a neon green hue, AND it boasts a sexy zebra print that we all know is a Jersey favorite. The Joe Boxer Women's Tigress neon and zebra print top and bottom retail for only $19 a piece (!!!) at Kmart.com. In other words, it will cost you a mere $38 to channel Sammi's fierce-ness at the pool this summer. Be sure to rock it with killer abs (well, we can dream), a golden tan and heavy liner on your lids because, duh, that's what Sammi would want, guys.
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