Emma Watson at the Valentino show during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.
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Despite getting face-palmed by new best friend Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Watson has single-handedly won Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week. Apologies to all of the designers who spent the last few months of their lives working hard on their collections, and better luck next time to all the celebrities who flew halfway around the world to attempt a lasting statement in the front row (OK, Jared Leto's an exception here, for obvious reasons). Anyway, everyone else can just give up because Emma Watson—and her killer outfit at the Valentino show—is all the matters.
Just two pals chillin'.
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Earlier today, two of my best friends hung out without me. Um, hi, Emma and Jen, did you really think there'd be no pics of you two sitting front row at the Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014 show? I see that my potential seat was taken by Sidney Toledano, Christian Dior's CEO, but that doesn't lessen the sting. Imagine how cute this pic would look on our fridge. I would've Instagrammed it and it would've gotten a lot of likes because you're two of the biggest movie stars in the world with impeccable style, but now that opportunity has passed. R.I.P. what could've been.
You even matched in monochrome like we talked about. Don't mind me, I'll just be over here nowhere near Paris drying my tears.
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Happy birthday, Mean Girls! The movie that defined the early aughts and gave the world enough quotes to last a lifetime turns 10 today—which officially makes us feel ancient. Tina Fey's masterpiece has taught us a lot over the past decade, from basic calculus (the limit does not exist!) to the dangers of an all-carb diet. But perhaps most lasting are the various fashion lessons the film doles out. After watching Mean Girls, have you been able to buy a skirt without asking your friends first if it looked good? Or worn track pants on a day other than Friday? I didn't think so.
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And let us not forget the most important decree in the Plastics' Rulebook: "On Wednesdays, we wear pink." How appropriate that Mean Girls' 10th birthday falls on a Wednesday! To celebrate this twist of fate, we decided to look back at some of our favorite rosy fashion moments from the past year—as well as a few older, iconic looks that we HAD to include. Pink is just so fetch, don't you agree?
Emma Watson at the 'Noah' premiere in London.
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It's no secret that Emma Watson's red carpet style is on point—I mean, she wore pants under a backless gown to the 2014 Golden Globes. She's not playing around. What was not so obvious until recently, however, is her equally envious ability to accessorize. We noted her jewelry collection at this year's Oscars, but she's also started accessorizing her hair and, TBH, each style she tries pairs perfectly with her outfit and doesn't overwhelm at all. We bow down.
At last night's London premiere of Noah, Emma wore silver and gold jewels on the right side of her updo. They appeared to be casually thrown in, but they transform a relatively simple look to a sleek one. Hi, perfect prom 2014 hair inspiration.
Emma Watson on the cover of 'Elle.'
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When you think of cowgirl-chic fashion, several celebrities probably come to mind immediately. Dolly Parton, obviously. Or maybe her goddaughter Miley Cyrus, especially with her recent MTV Unplugged wardrobe. But you prooobably don't think of Emma Watson...ever. The brainy British actress is more Shakespeare than Stagecoach, for sure. But she totally has us fooled on her new Elle cover, where she looks as comfortable in her Western-inspired outfits as any ranch hand we've ever seen (which, granted, isn't many, but go with us here). She IS still Emma Watson, though, so of course she mixes her signature poise and style with the subtle country feel of the shoot. She starts with a double denim exas tuxedo (designer-made, natch), and the inside photos feature even more down-home flair.
Man oh MAN. Is it just us, or were last night's Academy Awards the best they've been in a long time? We're talking Ellen's ace hosting skills, an amazingly talented batch of winners, and don't even get us started on the red carpet glitz and glamour. The gowns and tuxes were wonderful in all their designer glory, but we couldn't help noticing the A+ accessories and details. Check out some of our favorite style finishing touches of the evening:
Emma Watson at the 2014 Academy Awards.
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Emma Watson was a sparkly masterpiece from head to toe last night. Her metallic Vera Wang dress was mostly responsible for her glittery presence, but her jewelry certainly helped out a LOT. Her diamond ear cuff was the perfect choice for her whole goth-at-the-Oscars vibe, as was the sizable aggregation of rings adoring her fingers. Emma totally could have stepped off the red carpet and into a street fight without having to change her outfit at all, which is pretty much the best kind of transitional fashion.
And the Oscar for the Best Dress at the 2014 Academy Awards goes to... Ugh, bear with me. This seal is stuck. Man, this thing is REALLY on there. Does anyone happen to have, like, an envelope opener or something? I JUST got this mani and really don't want to ruin my nails. Anybody? Bueller? OK, well, in that case, we're just going to have to give you our top 10 because TBH, we didn't want to pick a favorite anyway.
LUPITA NYONG'O IN PRADA
Lupita Nyong'o at the 2014 Academy Awards.
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OHHH, LUPITA. How do we love thee? Let us count the ways! JK, nobody has time for that (our list is LONG). But seriously, we are obsessed with Nyongo's "Nairobi blue," deep-V custom Prada gown. Paired with a delicate gold Fred Leighton headband, diamond leaflet earrings, and her adorable "family totem" frog-shaped ring, the Best Supporting Actress winner proved, yet again, why she's fashion AND film's newest "It" Girl. She just. Can't. Lose.
KATE HUDSON IN ATELIER VERSACE
Kate Hudson at the 2014 Academy Awards.
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Just when we thought we couldn't love a gown on Kate Hudson more than that slinky, yellow satin number she wore at the end of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (GAH. SO GOOD!), she swoops in from left field with this beaded, belly-grazing Atelier Versace gown, complete with shrouded cape.
If pictures just aren't cutting your desire to relive the 2014 Academy Awards red carpet, maybe GIFs will do the trick. Watch celebs do things on repeat, for the rest of time. You can pick up their mannerisms and, like, IDK impersonate them at parties (for fun or money). Peep Emma Watson, Jennifer Lawrence, Jared Leto doing their thangs, below!
Yeah, I'd take a lot of selfies if I had ombre as flawless as Jared Leto's.
Emma Watson for 'Wonderland.'
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There are only, like, two or three people on the planet who don't already want to be IRL friends with Emma Watson, and after they get a load of her Wonderland interview—in which she spills about her social anxieties and wondering if she should apply for an internship—she'll probably be getting a certificate for being a BFF in the mail. The girl is just innately lovable and sweet as pie.
On the flip side, the accompanying fashion editorial—which seems to go with the first of her dual covers, the one Em herself describes as "Afro Prada Bruiser"—suggests there's also latent sultriness to the ex-Hermione Granger. She's always seemed wise beyond her years, but now, her vamped-up wardrobe and smoldering eyes finally seem to be catching up. For starters, Emma channels her inner biker babe in a Diesel Tribute minidress constructed of patched leather. With its zip-up front and tiny straps, this dress is a far cry from Hogwarts' strict dress code.
Emma Watson for 'Wonderland' magazine.
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Today, while everyone and their mother was rehashing the Grammys, Emma Watson was sitting at home in sweatpants (or sweatpants under a dress?), eating pain au chocolat and admiring her dual covers for Wonderland magazine. OK, so I don't know ~for sure~ that Emma Watson ever wears/wore sweatpants today, but she MUST have been gawking at her covers, because WOW.