Blake Lively, Emma Watson, and Alexa Chung at the 2011 Elle Style Awards in London on Feb. 14.
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Blake Lively, Emma Watson, and Alexa Chung all made the cut (literally) for the 2011 Elle Style Awards held in London last night. All three trendsetters rocked dresses with risque—but not too scandalous—cutout details. Gossip Girl Blake's bold blue Emilio Pucci layered dress, which she wore with magenta Christian Louboutin heels, featured two sternum peepholes. Meanwhile, actress Emma Watson wore a sleeveless/side cutout Hakaan minidress with nearly matching Christian Louboutin pumps and an arm full of gold bracelets. And British fashion host Alexa Chung stepped out in a conservative below-the-knee blue print Yves Saint Laurent dress, which was slashed to reveal a bit of her belly.

+ Whose slasher dress style do you like most?

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Many of the high notes at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night were hit pre-show. On the red carpet celebs showed up in an array of ensembles that ran the gamut from super-sexy to far out. Still, there were a handful of fashion themes that repeated over and over again. Here are our faves:

GOLD STREAK: All that glitters must be gold because there were SO many gilded gowns at this year's Grammys. Kim Kardashian wore a glittering Kaufman Franco gown with a deep V-neck and sexy slit. Selena Gomez wore a pale gold J. Mendel dress with a pretty pink pout. And LeAnn Rimes glistened in a sequined gold Reem Acra cinch-waist gown.

Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez, and LeAnn Rimes at the 2011 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 13.
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ANIMAL INSTINCTS: The Grammys red carpet was where the wild things were last night. Teen queen Miley Cyrus wore a metallic tiger-print Roberto Cavalli dress, while Katy Perry's Giorgio Armani wings took her look over the edge. Nicki Minaj and Florence Welch (of Florence and the Machine) both wore Givenchy--Nicki teamed her poufy 'do with a leopard print ensemble, and Florence went all Swan Lake in a bird-appliqued gown.

Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, and Florence Welch at the 2011 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 13.
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SLITSVILLE: Svelte celebs, including Heidi Klum, Lea Michele, and Ciara, were giving us a little (er, A LOT) of leg on the red carpet. Heidi wore a gold Julien Macdonald gown with a center slit. Meanwhile, Lea and Ciara both wore Emilio Pucci dresses with sexy slits-to-there.

Heidi Klum, Lea Michele, and Ciara at the 2011 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 13.
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BLUE VALENTINE: The hottest hue on the red carpet was blue with Jennifer Hudson (in Versace) and Selma Blair (in Lanvin) both wearing navy, and Natasha Bedingfield and Keri Hilson (in Basil Soda) rocking a brighter shade of the color.

Jennifer Hudson, Selma Blair, Natasha Bedingfield, Keri Hilson at the 2011 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 13.
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TAILOR MERMAID: Showing their fab figures were Nicole Kidman, Rihanna, and Mya, who all slinked into hip-hugging, mermaid-style gowns. Nicole and Rihanna both wore Jean-Paul Gaultier, while Mya rocked a Jean Fares column dress.

Nicole Kidman, Rihanna, and Mya at the 2011 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 13.
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Cee-Lo Green attends Woman's Day Red Dress Awards & Campbell's AdDress Your Heart at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Feb. 8 in New York City
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Cee Lo Green flashed some feminine flair at the Woman's Day 8th Annual Red Dress Awards on Tuesday night in New York City. The rapper showed up for the celebration in big black rose stud earrings! It wasn't the bling we were used to seeing on Cee Lo, but we loved the unexpected touch. If you're dying to try the look yourself (girls and guys, OBVIOUSLY!), check out the baubles below, including our faves: Flower Stud Earrings from The Limited, which are also black, but come with a sparkly center for some extra pizzazz; and Betsey Johnson's collection of petal pushers.

Black rose earrings by The Limited, Rock Love and Betsey Johnson.

Clockwise From Top Left:
+ Flower Stud Earring ($14.90,
+ Black Rose Stud Earrings ($32,
+ Betsey Johnson "Betsey The Vampire Slayer" Black Flower Earring ($40,
+ Betsey Johnson "Betsey The Vampire Slayer" Purple Flower Earring ($25,
+ Betsey Johnson "Girlie Charms" Large Rose Earrings ($25,

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Who says you need a fancy tripod and zoom lens to shoot fashion photos? Scott Sternberg, the designer behind BOY by Band of Outsiders, used a point-and-shoot Polaroid (yep, A POLAROID) to snap these whimsical shots of Kirsten Dunst for his Spring 2011 lookbook, which was just released. The Spider-Man star modeled preppy-with-an-edge pieces—chinos, blazers and short-shorts—in Huntington Botanical Gardens in Pasadena, Calif. It's all very Virgin Suicides, don't you think?

Kirsten Dunst in a look from BOY by Band of Outsiders.
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You cant really see the flowers, but they're blooming on the camouflage print jacket, shorts that Kirsten wears here with oxfords.

Kirsten Dunst in a look from BOY by Band of Outsiders.
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Kirsten looks all-out girly in this cotton seersucker tee with red neck trim and black arm trim, which she pairs with short-shorts and sandals.

Kirsten Dunst in a look from BOY by Band of Outsiders.
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This botanist means business in a reconstructed cotton work jacket and chinos, spiced up with gold canvas saddle oxfords.

Kirsten Dunst in a look from BOY by Band of Outsiders.
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Kirsten plays elephant whisperer in a linen shawl collar blazer, pleated skirt, and the same gold saddle shoes from the greenhouse image above.

Kirsten Dunst in a look from BOY by Band of Outsiders.
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Nap time! Kirsten, in a print skirt, cropped trench coat, cashmere cardigan, and sandals, found her shady spot.

Kirsten Dunst in a look from BOY by Band of Outsiders.
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Fashion bloggers with Polaroids, this is the image you should try to re-create: Kirsten rocks head-to-toe white—linen pleated shorts, a button-down shirt, and those gold saddle shoes again—in a lush field of fauna.

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Keira Knightley outside the Comedy Theatre on Jan. 24, 25, and 31 in London.
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Keira Knightley proved that you don't have to rock a brand spankin' new outfit every day of the week to look good. Last week, the British beauty (who is performing in "The Children's Hour" at the Comedy Theatre in London) mixed and matched pieces to create three perfecto street style looks. On Jan. 24, the actress wore a beige Burberry coat with skinny jeans and beige Acne "Pistol" booties. The very next day, Keira wore the same denim pants, but chose an olive green topper with pretty gold buttons and an exaggerated collar. And on Jan. 31, she brought back those cute beige booties, which she paired with a cropped black jacket, a blue knit dress and a slouchy gray Topshop snood. We loved how the actress sneakily repeated classic pieces while still switching up just enough elements to create a unique outfit. But what do you think?

+ Do you like Keira Knightley's recycled ensembles?

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Taylor Momsen at the Tokidoki x Onitsuka Tiger launch in West Hollywood on Oct. 26, and a model at the Nina Ricci Spring Summer 2011 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week.
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It felt a little like déjà vu when we read this recent Lucky magazine post about red smoky eye shadow, which was dusted on models' lids at Nina Ricci’s spring runway show, being the hottest thing since sliced bread. We’ve seen those ruby-rimmed peepers before (and we even wrote about 'em)! Taylor Momsen went red while hosting the Tokidoki X Onitsuka Tiger Sneaker collaboration launch party on Oct. 26. Remember, this look is pegged as a Spring 2011 makeup must-try, so Taylor was 145 days ahead of the trend (in case you’re keeping count). We may never get down with the red eye—it looks...itchy—but kudos to Ms. Momsen for being on top of her makeup game.

Models at the Nina Ricci Spring Summer 2011 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week.
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+ Will you try smoky red eyes this spring?

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Hollywood's leading ladies pulled out their hottest garments for the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards show last night. While color (and lots of it!) was a common thread throughout the night, we also spotted stars working other fierce trends, including belted gowns, sexy slits, and smoky eyes.

BELTED BEAUTIES: Lea Michele got high marks in a low-cut silver sequined Oscar de La Renta dress, which she wore with with a skinny gold belt. Claire Danes wore a billowing floral strapless gown by Marc Jacobs. Meanwhile, Jennifer Lawrence looked pretty in pink thanks to her wrapped and belted Oscar De La Renta number.

Lea Michele, Claire Danes, and Jennifer Lawrence at the 2011 SAG Awards on Jan. 30.
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THIGH-HIGH SLITS: For Sofia Vergara (in neon blue Roberto Cavalli), Rosario Dawson (in sherbert yellow J. Mendel), and Jayma Mays (in soft peach Jenny Packham), their sheaths were just as important as their shoes. Each of the celeb's dress featured a slit to THERE—all the better to show off their strappy peep toes with.

Sofia Vergara, Rosario Dawson, and Jayma Mays at the 2011 SAG Awards on Jan. 30.
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FIERY FROCKS: While the Golden Globes were awash in green (remember?), the SAGs were all about red and orange. Newcomer Hailee Steinfeld looked modern and chic in a striped Prada dress. Sarah Hyland rocked a blazing waist-knotted Max Mara dress. And Mila Kunis was also on trend in a flowy Alexander McQueen strapless number.

Hailee Steinfeld, Sarah Hyland, and Mila Kunis at the 2011 SAG Awards on Jan. 30.
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SMOLDERING EYES: Natalie Portman, Christina Hendricks and Dianna Agron all sported their own take on the smoky eye look. Natalie kept hers soft and subtle by using brown and taupe eye shadows; Christina used traditional shadow shades of silver, gray, and slate liner; and Dianna emphasized the line around her eyes to create a cat-eye effect.

Natalie Portman, Christina Hendricks, and Dianna Agron at the 2011 SAG Awards on Jan. 30.
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Alexa Chung on Jan. 24, 2011, Michelle Williams on Jan. 16, 2011, and Bonnie Wright on Dec. 3, 2010.
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Spring has sprung (a little early, but who cares!), courtesy of Alexa Chung, Michelle Williams and Bonnie Wright, who all recently stepped out in '70s-inspired Flower Child frocks. Alexa Chung arrived at the Paris Etam Spring/Summer 2011 fashion show on Jan. 24 in a vintage-y mid-length polka dot dress with a large orange and white flower print, which she teamed with a skinny belt and chunky YSL platforms. Even though Blue Valentine star Michelle Williams got some flack for the daisy-covered Valentino gown she wore to the 2011 Golden Globes on Jan. 16, we totally get where she was trying to go—Age of Aquarius, baby! Meanwhile, Harry Potter star Bonnie Wright wore a Miu Miu star and floral print dress to a Miu Miu store launch dinner in London on Dec. 3. The turquoise Prada sandals she added gave the ensemble a luxe boho look. If flowers are your thing, there's no better time than now (in the dead of winter) to wear them—every time you look in a mirror you'll be reminded of what you have to look forward to.

+ Who is pushing petals best—Alexa Chung, Michelle Williams, or Bonnie Wright?

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While most celebs (if you don’t count Nicki Minaj) shy away from a pink pout, The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco rocks the super-girly hue ALL the time. And what’s more, the actress’ makeup bag must be spilling over with tubes and tubes of the rosy color because she rarely wears the same shade of pink twice. Check it out.

Kaley Cuoco on Aug. 27, 2010, Jan. 20, 2011, and Jan. 5, 2011.
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Pale Pink
The cotton candy color Kaley wore to the 2010 Entertainment Weekly and Women In Film Pre-Emmy party on Aug. 27 was the perfect partner for her sultry smoky eyes.
+ One to try: Nars Lip Lacquer in Baby Doll ($24,

Poppy Pink
A dress-it-up or dress-it-down shade, Kaley swiped this universally flattering flowery pink onto her mouth for a visit to the Late Show With David Letterman on Jan. 20.
+ One to try: MAC Kissable Lipcolour in Vanity Fair ($18,

Electric Pink
This statement-making bright hue looked wintry fresh teamed with the white strapless dress Kaley wore to the 2011 People's Choice Awards on Jan. 5. GORGE!
+ One to try: Revlon Colorburst in Fuchsia ($8.99,

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Models on the runways for the Derek Lam, Prada, and Vena Cava Spring 2011 shows.
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Here's a good one: What do you get when you mate a ballet flat with a platform? A "flatform"! Hahaha...nudge-nudge...wink-wink. All joking aside, flatforms just might be the next big thing in footwear. In fact, recently reported that dozens of models were seen stomping down many a Spring 2011 runway, including Derek Lam's, Vena Cava's, and Prada's, wearing flatforms. But, other than singer (and known fashion risk-taker) Robyn, who was spotted performing in flatforms last year, there haven't been many celebs slipping their tootsies into this tall order footwear. Why not? Who knows. Since they're flat, they're super-comfy; they're versatile enough to be worn with anything from corduroys to flippy skirts; and they make the vertically challenged (us!) appear taller. What's not to love?


"Flatform" Shoes

+ J Platform Sandal by Cacharel ($635,
+ Stacked Wedge Platform Pumps by Derek Lam ($590,\
+ Arcoa Sandal by Robert Clergerie ($295,
+ Triple Buckle Platform Sandal by Michael Kors ($750,
+ Layla Platform Espadrilles by Dolce Vita ($102,

+ Would you wear flatforms?

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