Nicole Richie was the center of attention last night at a bash held inside NYC's Daniel restaurant. The cause for celebration was Nicole Richie's collection for Macy's Impulse, which will be in stores this September. Her limited-edition designs, 25 pieces in all, are inspired by music and will feature chiffon, zippers, and faux leather. Her husband, Joel Madden, wasn't able to attend, as he's in LA with their kids, Harlow and Sparrow. Joel's brother Josh, though, was able to make up the Madden numbers. Nicole also held court with pals like Charlotte Ronson and Teen Vogue editor Amy Astley. The party was the latest Big Apple event for Nicole. She also attended DoSomething.org and Bing's Summer of Giving event Tuesday, when we caught up with her. We caught Nicole Richie's Summer style tips and she also filled us in on why the day of giving back was so important.
Anne Hathaway wore Dolce & Gabbana to join her fiancé, Adam Shulman, a the NYC premiere of Shut Up and Play the Hits, a documentary about the band LCD Soundsystem, at NYC's Village East Cinema last night. The movie, a behind-the-scenes look at the band's last show ever, on April 2, 2011, will only be in theaters for one night, next Wednesday, July 18.
Engaged duo Anne and Adam checked out the film alongside Anne's pal, Whitney actress Zoe Lister-Jones, and her own boyfriend, Daryl Wein. Also out to check out the film were Aziz Ansari, Adrian Grenier, and Charlotte Ronson. Anne's home on the East Coast after a stint in LA, where she linked up with her The Dark Knight Rises costars for Christopher Nolan's hand and footprint ceremony. Yesterday morning, the Batman crew reconvened in Manhattan. Anne, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Morgan Freeman got together to kick off interviews with a press conference.
Nylon celebrated its May issue last night at the Hollywood Roosevelt, where we caught up with adorable Don't Trust the B---- in Apt 23 actress Dreama Walker, clad in a chic Jenni Kayne blouse with a flippy Charlotte Ronson skirt. If you watch the show, you know from the onscreen fashions that Dreama's character, June, is super preppy and polished. So how does Dreama's style differ from June's? "June's a lot more modest. I like to think that I take more risks," Dreama told us. "June wears a lot of really cute cardigans and a lot of really bright colors, which I love color as well, but June's really into the brights."As for her offscreen personal style, the actress spilled: "I like everything almost. I love shopping, mixing high and low, I love a little bit of boho chic, I love stuff that's vintage inspired. I love clothes and I love shopping. I do it all the time." So with Spring in the mix, what are some of Dreama's go-to pieces right now? "I've been loving maxi skirts and dresses. It's so nice to just put on a dress and not have to worry about matching something," she shared. "I have my monogram necklace that I wear almost every day. And I love my [Louis Vuitton] Speedy bag."
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Salvatore Ferragamo celebrated the launch of its new fragrance, Signorina, with a big, pink, star-studded bash in NYC last night. Kate Mara, Emma Roberts, and Chrissy Teigen were among the guests who stepped out to take in the girlie soiree at Manhattan's famously bright Palazzo Chupi building. AnnaSophia Robb, who is the new Carrie Bradshaw in The Carrie Diaries, also posed in front of the flower-covered step and repeat. The party featured cotton candy, strawberry marshmallows, a giant pink chandelier, and blush-colored balloons all over to compete the look. Chrissy was coming from a screening of The Hunger Games, and right after seeing the film she tweeted her quick review, calling it unexpectedly "great."
From Brad and Angelina to Patti Smith in India, designers at New York Fashion Week drew from a bevy of unique inspirations. Get the inside scoop on Rachel Zoe's '60s rock and roll collection, Michael Kors's brand of sporty American glam, Kate Spade's je ne sais quoi as styled by Brad Goreski, and more — just by pressing play!
If you've ever attempted a sleek ponytail but all you get is a gelled-up mess, try this trick used for Charlotte Ronson's Fall 2012 show. After securing hair at the nape, Tresemmé stylist Jeanie Syfu tamed the style by using a hair color brush (the kind the pros use but are readily available at any beauty store) dipped in the brand's Ultra Firm Control Gel. The result was a look that was refined, but with a hint of edge.
Charlotte Ronson showed off warm, gorgeous color on an urban-cool collection for Fall 2012. She delivers both sophistication and cool-girl edge in the same breath, working graphic print, slick leather, and a brilliant palette onto slim knits paired with menswear-inspired trousers. We get a little of the designer's après-ski influence on a fresh reinterpretation of Winter knits done in cool camel and yellow. But it's mostly Ronson's eye for balancing downtown street-chic with uptown polish we love; how she gives us both a sharpness and a sense of femininity that's entirely wearable.
- Trends: Leather, fur, cutouts, menswear-inspired trousers.
- Colors: Black, red, yellow, camel.
- Key Piece: The black leather jacket over the femme red pleated dress and tights; the utilitarian tweed jacket with zips and pockets.
- Accessories: Lace-up ankle boots, knee-high boots, black pumps, black and white tights, leather gloves, and Ronson's new collection of handbags.
- Who Would Wear It: The modern urban girl who craves the cool factor with polish; Ronson fans like Whitney Port and Nicky Hilton.
Charlotte Ronson told us the inspiration behind her polished Fall 2012 line, along with some of her hobbies while she's not designing. Always big with accessories, Charlotte debuted handbags for the first time this year for her chic, feminine collection. On Allison McNamara: Charlotte Ronson blouse, Elizabeth and James jacket. Hair and makeup by Kerastase.
Charlotte Ronson's Fall 2012 Collection incorporated knitwear with matching caps, leather, and flowy skirts — mixing and matching dainty and edgier looks, leaning toward more ladylike styles. Take a look at the entire runway show.