Kristen Stewart as Bella Cullen in 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2.'
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If you've been dying (heh) to recreate Kristen Stewart's vampy Bella Cullen look from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn series, well, you're in luck! Essence Cosmetics created the ultimate makeup collection inspired by the final installment of the saga, which hits theaters November 16 (but you already knew that). The collection includes two lip glosses in deep purple and crimson red; two liquid glitter eyeliners in deep purple and black; four nail polishes in sparkly dark blue, black, deep purple, and gold; shimmering powder; pink blush; loose pigments eyeshadow in deep purple, blue, black and gold; and shimmery gold lipstick. Whew! The best part is that none of the products cost more than $5, which is a TOTAL steal. *high-fives entire world*
Women attempting to set the Guinness World Record for the longest chain of brides in one location in London.
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To celebrate the DVD release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1, a bevy of British fans dressed up as brides and stood in front of an HMV store in London to create the longest chain of brides in one location, hopefully setting a Guinness World Record in the process. We're talking fully bridal regalia, including veils, jewelry, and even floral bouquets to both attempt the world record and buy a DVD of the film a day before the actual release. That seems like a lot of work just to get an early copy, right? Or maybe hundreds of Twi-fans really care about setting a Guinness World Record? OR is there something else to all this? The answer is YES...to the last question. Folks, beyond the world record and wearing a gown with a veil on a cold morning, all of these costumed brides got something extra special—a chance to see a clip of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 2 with Bella in all her transformed vampire glory. *passing out*
Edward and Bella at the altar.
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Michael Wilkinson graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts in Sydney, Australia. He is wildly entertaining, talented, gracious and a delight to interview on the subject of—WAIT FOR IT—'Breaking Dawn' (*HEAD SPLOOOODE*) because he is the dude tasked with costume designing not only B.D. one but B.D. two, too (that’s what we insiders call it *brushes dirt off shoulders*).
Before we move onto discussing the sartorial majesty of what may be the MOST SIGNIFICANT CINEMATIC EVENT since 'Twilight: Eclipse,' I’d like to take a sidebar to address Mr. Wilkinson’s curriculum vitae leading up to this moment. YOU GUYS, he worked on 'Party Monster', 'Romeo + Juliet', '300' (for which he won a glut of awards [DESERVEDLY #teamfassbender]), 'Watchmen,' 'American Splendor' (R.I.P. Harvey Pekar), and he’s also working on the Zack Snyder Superman reboot, 'Man of Steel.' Yeah, basically, he’s the best.
In the impending interview, Michael spilled about which designers he worked with for the second-to-last film of the franchise, Robert Pattinson's shorts phobia, Kristen Stewart's enviably taut physique, and teased how GLORIOUS all those vampire capes will look in the spectacular battle scene in the final installment of this face-meltingly incredible saga. I AM RUNNING OUT OF EFFUSIVE ADJECTIVES.
Ashley Greene and Nikki Reed at The Cinema Society and DKNY's screening of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1" in New York.
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Happy Twilight: Breaking Dawn—Part 1 Day! If you didn't catch a midnight screening last night, we're assuming you've cleared your schedule to see it multiple times today. Aside from all of the wedding/honeymoon/magical vamp baby action, we particularly loved seeing Alice (Ashley Greene) and Rosalie (Nikki Reed) getting more screen time this time around. It's also exciting to see both actresses stepping out more in support of the movie. Both were recently in New York for a Breaking Dawn screening hosted by The Cinema Society and DKNY, and they both wore similar ensembles. Were these dual cutout dresses planned?
Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart, and Robert Pattinson in "Entertainment Weekly."
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OK, DEEP BREATHS. It's here. It's finally here. The long and arduous wait is officially over. After months of anticipation, trailer teasers, movie clips, wedding dress speculation, and photos involving young love against the backdrop of Rio de Janiero graffitied walls, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1 opens TONIGHT! Not to brag or anything (because, honestly, we still feel like it happened in a dream), we caught a sneak peek last night and are here to tell you that you're in for one heck of a ride. We don't want to spoil anything, though! Instead, we've been feasting our eyes on the new issue of Entertainment Weekly featuring sumptuous shots of cover stars Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart, and Robert Pattinson looking all kinds of comfy-cozy together unlike their typical vampire/human/werewolf tension triangle counterparts. Not to give anything away, but we think these photos truly capture the essence of Breaking Dawn and echo the ramped up sexiness of the film. But that could just be Kristen's blood red Zac Posen dress too.
Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner at the premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1" in Los Angeles.
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Happy BREAKING DAWN week!!! Yes, lords and ladies, the moment has finally arrived, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1 is officially HERE. We actually get to see the wedding, the DRESS, the honeymoon, and (*spoiler alert*) all of the CRAY BABY magic that is the first of the final installment to this triumphant love story, and we get to see it in t-minus 3 DAYS and counting (a little less if you have midnight showing tickets). If you're like us, then you've been glued to the 'puter since last night, ingesting all of the style wonderment that comes along with the cacophonous juggernaut that is a Twilight premiere. Not only have fans been camping out in "tent city" since last Wednesday, the speculation on what each star will wear has been high.
Will Kristen Stewart choose something short and angular? (Nope, she wore a long and sparkly J. Mendel spring 2012 runway gown slit wayyyy up the leg.) Will Ashley Greene stun in Donna Karan since she's the face of the brand? (Yep, she wore custom-made Donna.) What about the dudes? Robert Pattinson wore a super tailored gray Gucci suit while Taylor Lautner style-slayed it in Alexander McQueen. But was there anything unusual? (Ohhhhh, YES, but we'll get to that in a moment.) If there was one trend of the night, it was long and lovely gowns on zee ladies. MTV News captured it all live from the black carpet, and we're here to break it DOWN...
Having read the books (maybe a few times) and seen the movies (more than a few times), many of us are already aware of how intoxicating Bella Swan smells to Edward Cullen in Twilight. Her scent first made him want to kill her and later made him confess that he was drawn to her like heroin, so Essence d'Bella must be pretty powerful. We've always tried to imagine what it might smell like … Base notes of sunshine, cactus flower, and salad greens, top notes of pine needles, moonflower, and apple blossom? Apparently, none of the above. Thanks to the mix masters over at Twilight Beauty, we now have somewhat of an idea with their new fragrance, Immortal Twilight. Would you have guessed Bella smells of citrus and WILD chamomile??
Robert Pattinson, Kristn Stewart, and Taylor Lautner at "The Twilight Trio" Hand/Foorprint Ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
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We're getting SO much closer! The release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1 is mere WEEKS away (whew, taking deeeeep breaths), and the stars of the film are starting to ramp up their appearances in anticipation. Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner all had their hands and feet immortalized for the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the trio sat down for an interview with Josh Horowitz of MTV News to debut a new clip from the film as well as answer questions from the fans. We loved how relaxed and humorous they were, but do you know what we loved even more? Kristen's choice to wear SNEAKERS with her fancy dress. (She wore two different pairs too!) Also, the cast received T-shirts from Mr. Horowitz spelling out different messages, and Taylor's specifically was HILAR.
Nikki Reed and Jackson Rathbone at a "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" premiere event in Rome.
We'll admit it's kind of a wedding-esque day, what with some marriages dissolving and others barely igniting. Perhaps we have weddings and wedding dresses on the brain, but when we first saw Nikki Reed and Jackson Rathbone supporting The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1 in Italy, we couldn't get over how fantastic they looked together—and how delicious they'd look atop a five-tiered wedding cake with buttercream frosting, a delicate lemon filling, and a chantilly lace overlay. Don't they just GLOW in that pic (sparkle even)? Now, we know they play vampire brother and sister in the Twilight Saga, and we know that Nikki recently married Paul McDonald of American Idol Season 10 fame, but we couldn't get over the perfection of this red carpet pairing.
Robert Pattinson attends "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1" promo event in Paris, France.
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Before we get into the facial hair shenanigans of one Robert Pattinson, we'd just like to say, WHOA, did Parisians get a sneak peek of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1 already??? The word PREMIERE has been bopping around the newswires in regards to a red carpet promo event that happened in Vive le France attended by Rob and his onscreen sister, Ashley Greene. But let your minds be at ease, Twi-hearts, because it WAS just a promo event and one of a series that will occur leading up to the premiere of the film (whew, we would NOT be able to handle it if the film had been seen by people other than US a month ahead of time). But still, what is this goatee situation, Robbie P? Is this weirdly disconnected mustache and mini-beard action the result of another movie role or are you trying to make a '90s grunge fashion statement?