Cover Craze: Miley Cyrus Bares It For Cosmopolitan, Victoria Beckham’s Leggy ELLE Cover, & More!

January isn’t even over yet, but there’s major buzz surrounding the upcoming March 2013 covers of the most popular fashion magazines, which is why I’ve updated Cover Craze. I guess this is natural, considering all the talk about spring fashion, upcoming films this year, & throngs of celebrities about to hit the red carpet for the Oscars. I’m sure there’s more to come since I haven’t seen what’s in store yet for Harper’s Bazaar, Shape, Self, Redbook, Marie Claire, Allure, or Elle in March.

The always stunning Dakota Fanning covers Glamour in a cute Mickey Mouse sweater, discussing the controversy behind her 2011 ad campaign for Marc Jacobs‘ fragrance Oh, Lola! Next, it seems that Lucky gets Lauren Conrad on their cover at least once a year & March is all about the designer behind Paper Crown & LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s, who always gets the cat-eye right & talks about how she maintains her sleek straight locks. New mom Megan Fox takes on Marie Claire UK in a printed one-piece, opening up about her marriage, motherhood, & about her next career move.

Dakota Fanning for Glamour, Lauren Conrad for Lucky, Megan Fox for Marie Claire UK, Miley Cyrus for Cosmopolitan, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, & Mila Kunis for InStyle, & Victoria Beckham for ELLE UK.

Miley Cyrus has once again proved that she’s not a little girl anymore on the cover of Cosmopolitan, revealing more than just her cleavage. She talks about her latest album, being friends with Katy Perry, & prioritizing her relationship with her fiancé. The stunning co-stars of Oz: The Great & Powerful, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, & Mila Kunis, share the cover of InStyle in romantic pastel looks, as we anticipate at least three upcoming red carpet premieres for the fantasy Disney film. Lastly, Victoria Beckham takes over ELLE UK, wearing only best, including Lanvin, Burberry, Miu Miu, & of course her own brand. The hard-working designer candidly explains her work ethic, trust issues, & what’s next for the Beckham brood in 2013.

For more magazine-friendly posts, check out Emmy Rossum talking about her latest musical project with Self, Heidi Klum’s sexy Marie Claire cover, Carrie Underwood’s life on tour with Allure, & Claire Danes conspicuous pregnancy looks for ELLE! Happy Styling!

Runway Rundown: Christian Siriano Launches ‘Striking,’ A Spring Series Collection For HSN!

Accessing luxury designers has just got a little easier! Project Runway winner Christian Siriano is expanding his mainstream fashion palette beyond a shoe collection for Payless with a new collaboration for HSN called Striking. The collection features dresses & separates priced between $80.00 – $170.00, which will debut on air on February 22nd. Siriano discussed his inspiration for the line with InStyle, saying that he wanted women to feel “striking & beautiful” in his designs, adding that “the collection is romantic, powerful, and of course, glamorous because that is how I love women to feel when they get dressed.”

Striking by Christian Siriano for HSN

As for the opportunity to share his work with HSN & the HSN shopper “This is runway style that is accessible with a wide variety of styles that can be worn every day, at any age… It’s great thing for any designer to be able to explain the process of their work in front of any customer… I think when you have a face and a heart behind a brand to support it then it’s much more powerful. I’m excited to bring my collection into women’s homes and make them feel comfortable when they make a purchase of any new spring item.

For more from Christian Siriano, check out posts including his spring / summer 2013 runway collection, the brand’s ad campaign starring Mena Suvari, & last season’s colorful loafers @Payless! Happy Styling!

Ad Madness / Watch This Style: Behind-The-Scenes with Beyoncé For Pulse NYC!

Beyonce for Pulse NYC

Beyoncé is at it again! Not only is she this weekend’s Super Bowl halftime act & hitting the small screen for an upcoming documentary on HBO, but she’s recently shot an ad for her latest fragrance, Pulse NYC, inspired by her new hometown with a Gotham City-inspired bottle. The multi-talented singer has focused this scent on a woman who is “impossible to ignore, exuding sensuality & strength.” ELLE‘s Joe Zee styled the shoot, sharing metallic wardrobe pieces that resembling the mirrored buildings of the New York City.

Do you follow celebrity fragrances? Have you tried any of Beyoncé’s perfumes? Check out the video below to get a behind-the-scenes look at the photo shoot. To shop Beyoncé’s fragrances, shop Beyoncé Parfums, Macy’s, or Walmart! For more Beyoncé news, click on over to previous posts including a gallery from the 2013 Presidential Inauguration, Beyonce’s top 5 most stylish music videos, & my favorite video picks from Destiny’s Child! Happy Styling!

Beauty Buys / Ad Madness: Behind-The-Scenes At Kate Hudson’s Almay Shoot!

Kate Hudson for Almay

Kate Hudson is one busy lady! Not only is she returning as the face of Ann Taylor, working on her debut capsule collection for the store, & has recently appeared as a recurring character on Glee, but she’s also continuing her role as spokesmodel for cosmetics giant, Almay. Courtesy of InStyle, I was able to find behind-the-scenes images of Kate in action, showing off her beautiful features with Almay’s Intense i-Color Shimmer Eyeshadow ($6.00) in Bold Nudes, which is available @Ulta. This color trio is also available in blue, hazel, & green shades to match with your eye color.

Kate Hudson for Almay

What do you think about Kate’s modeling efforts for Almay & Ann Taylor? Do you use Almay cosmetics? For more from Beauty Buys & Ad Madness, check out posts including Victoria’s Secret latest nail polish launch, Sally Hansen’s sparkle-friendly polishes, Kirsten Dunst’s Bvlgari film, Mon Jasmin Noir, & Scarlett Johansson for Dolce & Gabbana’s Perfect Luminous cosmetics.  Happy Styling!

Runway Rundown: Lauren Conrad’s Stylish Spring 2013 Paper Crown Collection!

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It was only a few days ago that I shared a gallery of Lauren Conrad‘s Spring 2013 Collection for Kohl’s, featuring classic separates, feminine pops of color, & spring-ready dresses for a date; however the former reality star has also created a fabulous Spring 2013 line for her luxury brand, Paper Crown. The combination of belted & minimalist maxi dresses, luxe button-downs with chiffon accents, leather leggings paired with oversized matte sequins, & timeless pieces for day, date, & the office offers a variety to mix & match with any wardrobe. Of course, Lauren’s ladylike prepster style will resonate with the J. Crew / Banana Republic / Lulu’s shopper & I’m crazy about the details like cream lace, soft bows, a relaxed fit.

Would you wear any of the pieces in this collection? Do you like Lauren’s style & taste for this line? Do you follow celebrity-turned-designer brands? For more galleries, check out posts including the red carpet looks from this weekend’s SAG Awards, the latest Pre-Fall 2013 Collection from Rachel Roy, & the Prabal Gurung for Target lookbook! Happy Styling!

Watch This Style: Rihanna Talks About Her Debut River Island Collection!


Rihanna is a chameleon on the red carpet & has some of the trendiest street style of any celebrity today. Her above looks are always unexpected, whether she’s headed to a formal event in Lanvin or Marchesa, but what’s even more fabulous is that she upgrades her daytime style in chic pieces from Stella McCartney.

With her ever-changing hairstyles & turns from ladylike to rock chic to 80s throwback, she’s lending her stylish voice to her debut collection for River Island, a U.K. brand which is inspired by “British High Street.” Check out the video below to hear the Grammy nominee has developed the collection, which debuts February 16th during London Fashion Week!

For more fashionable videos, check out more posts from Watch This Style, including videos from Emmy Rossum’s Sentimental Journey album, a preview of Project Runway‘s Season 11, Heidi Klum’s interview with Marie Claire, & the inspiration behind Christian Siriano’s latest shoe collection for Payless! Happy Styling!

The $100 Challenge: Pastels, Polka Dots, & Pops Of Color!

The $100 ChallengeI’ve been up to earrings in fashion news lately, but I’ve definitely wanted to spend more time focusing on shopping tips for an affordably fashionable spring & that starts with pastel & neon jeans. I’ve yet to find a pair that works for me since I’m a little self-conscious about wearing the lighter & brighter hues on my curvier lower half, but the search isn’t over yet. One example that I need to pursue is the 1969 neon always skinny skimmer jeans ($21.99) in neon violet from Gap, which are also available in neon mint green. What I love about these is that they’re available in sizes 4-20.

I didn’t want to play down the fun color in the jeans, which is why I picked out the jumbo polka dot print shirt ($13.50) from Forever 21 & the ribbon & jewel bodyshaper tank ($8.00) in heather grey from New York & Company. Both pieces are perfect for mixing & layering with other basics like a pencil skirt, boyfriend jeans, or leggings.

For this look, I wanted to create a fashionable day outfit for any season, but with an extra punch of femininity & polish, which is why I picked PaylessLower East Side Chelsea flat ($16.99) in black glitter. Also, I picked these shoes since I know that they’re super comfortable b/c I own the gold version. They’re perfect for wearing a demure LBD with opaque tights, or casually with leather shorts & a crisp white shirt. Additional accessories include the Mudd Kara triple-zip cross body bag ($23.80) in lemon from Kohl’s, carved roses Parisian charm necklace ($8.50) from Claire’s, & Forever 21‘s lacquered rhinestone studs ($3.80).

To see more affordable looks, check out more posts from The $100 Challenge, including three all-black outfits, a black & silver look with pieces from The Limited & GOjane, how to dress up with black textured accessories, a striped & tweed cocktail ensemble, & a leopard print date-ready dress from Old Navy! Happy Styling!

Accessories Access: Stay In Style With Studs From Forever 21!

In my last post for Accessories Access, I featured some super fancy drop earrings in red & blue, but time & time again, I love to share my obsession with stud earrings. Maybe it’s my long hair, the fact that I wear glasses, or love to accessorize my looks with hairclips or headbands, but I just don’t feel that for my style, oversized drop earrings are my thing.

However, I was surfing around on my iPhone’s apps, which included Forever 21 & I started browsing for jewelry, which is the inspiration for this latest post.  The spring bloom cluster studs ($5.80) in cream/pink are dainty & delicate to match with a pastel sweater dress or to dress up a turtleneck with skinny jeans. For bow-lovers out there, the lacquered bow studs ($3.80) in black/gold are perfect for any office look, date night, or casual day with the girls. Also, I love the color combination in the multi-colored rhinestone studs ($2.80) in aqua/mint, which will pick up nicely for any floral jeans look with a striped top. Lately, I’ve been feeling a Parisian inspiration & just adore the Eiffel Tower studs ($3.80) in dark grey, which are also available in clear/antique gold.

In addition, I’m loving some of the vintage-inspired details on these studs, including the bejeweled faux stone earrings ($4.80) in mint/gold. I’m always a fan of daisies in unexpected ways, which is why I selected the flowered heart studs ($3.80) in black/clear & I’d wear these for virtually any occasion with other feminine shapes for my other ear piercings. The sparkling pearlescent flower studs ($3.80) in pink/gold contain the best of so many details including rhinestones for sparkle, pearls for that demure sophistication, & a lacquered surface for any contemporary look. Flowers & bows aren’t the only shapes getting jeweled attention these days, which is why I picked the trendy metallic pyramid studs ($3.80) in pink, which are also available in lavender/dark gray & clear/silver.

Which studs are your favorites? Do you like to mix up concepts in your jewelry? Where do you like to shop for fashion jewelry? For more posts on affordable fashion, check out yellow looks inspired by Kirsten Dunst & Kate Mara, Christian Siriano’s spring collection for Payless, cute cardigans for $20 & under, & a black & silver cocktail look for under $100! Happy Styling!

Red Carpet Review: The 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards, Featuring Amanda Seyfried, Marion Cotillard, Jennifer Garner, & More!

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In this latest Red Carpet Review post, we’re one step closer to rounding out this year’s awards season with the red carpet looks from tonight’s 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards. The ceremony is currently airing & there’s so much movie news to report, however some of the hottest & most-talked-about celebrities have made a splash in couture, following the runway trends, including black gowns (like what we saw at the Golden Globes) on Anne Hathaway (in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture), Elisabeth Moss (in Dolce & Gabbana), Naya Rivera (in Donna Karan), Michelle Dockery (in Chado Ralph Rucci), Tina Fey (in Oscar de la Renta), Jaimie Alexander (in Marc Bouwer) & Kelly Osbourne (in Jenny Packham).

Also, side parts for hair are big, as seen on Jessica Chastain (in Alexander McQueen), Katrina Bowden (in Badgley Mischka), & Naomi Watts (in Marchesa). Colors of the night that popped were pretty pinks & purples on Lea Michele (in Valentino), Nina Dobrev (in Elie Saab), Freida Pinto (in Roland Mouret), & Sally Field (in J. Mendel).

There was a classic & regal combination of blue & navy hues hit the red carpet with Amanda Seyfried (in Zac Posen), Jordin Sparks, Nicole Kidman (in Vivienne Westwood), Jennifer Lawrence (in Christian Dior Haute Couture), Giuliana Rancic (in Max Azria Atelier), & Edie Flaco (in Chagoury).

Lastly, colorblocking & mixed tones in black & white were a hit, featured on Claire Danes (in Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci), January Jones (in Prabal Gurung), Julianna Margulies, & Julianne Moore (in Chanel Haute Couture).

Which looks were your favorites? Are you watching the show tonight? For more red carpet looks this season, check out gallery posts including the 2013 Presidential Inauguration, all black & leather looks on Miranda Kerr & Scarlett Johansson, Louis Vuitton’s checkered runway pieces on Kerry Washington & Jessica Alba, & the 2013 Art of Elysium Heaven Gala! Happy Styling!

Ad Madness: Kate Hudson Returns As Model For Ann Taylor & Will Be Designing A Celebrity Capsule Collection!

Last year, I shared images from Kate Hudson‘s campaigns as a spokesmodel for Ann Taylor, once in July & another time in March. It seems that the success of her face for the brand has led to yet another opportunity to sport the latest spring duds, as well as inspire the Oscar-nominated actress to collaborate in designing  the first ever celebrity capsule collection for Ann Taylor, which will hit stores this summer. Kate tells InStyle, “Working with Ann Taylor has been a great creative experience and there is a really wonderful connection… Putting these outfits together has been incredibly fun—they have such youthful energy and flair!

Kate Hudson for Ann Taylor

Kate Hudson for Ann Taylor

While the spring looks are all things feminine, crisp, & sophisticated, I’m excited that the new collaboration will be inspired by Kate’s very fabulous red carpet style, but reinterpreted for everyday occasions. Kate has even lent her opinion on the website with Kate’s picks, including a gown ($550.00), striped blazer ($98.00), blouse ($88.00), yellow jeans ($88.00), & a bangle ($34.99).

Kate Hudson for Ann Taylor

For more from Ann Taylor, check out their blog, Ann’s Blog, as well as posts including my picks from their fall shoe collection, booties as seen on Katherine Heigl, & Demi Moore’s campaign back in 2011! If you’re interested in learning more about Kate’s red carpet style, check out posts featuring how you can copy her menswear look, a video from her appearance on Glee, & at the White House Correspondence Dinner in Jenny Packham! Lastly, more posts from Ad Madness include Raf Simons’ debut for Dior, Rachel Weisz’s Serpentin campaign for Bvlgari, Marion Cotillard’s collaboration in designing the next Lady Dior bag, & Amber Heard as the latest face of Guess Girl! Happy Styling!