It could have been overlooked, had Jessica Stroup not looked so good in her Amber Valleta for Monrow Gold Lace Hot Pants. Now, Miley Cyrus tried the cuties on for size. She went for a more urban approach, pairing them with tough boots, a white tee, metallic belt, and lots of hair. Both fun ways to wear hot holiday shorts. Do you prefer Stroup's streamlined style or Miley's disheveled decision? In case you missed it — go behind-the-scenes of Amber's Monrow launch in LA!Check out the Who Wore It Better? group in our FabSugar Community for more voting fun!
Model Amber Valletta's clothing collab with Monrow has dropped, and everyone's talking about it. Rachel Bilson was in attendance at the LA launch party at Ron Herman (in a white Monrow dress) — as were we! We got some one-on-one time with the gorgeous model-designer, in addition to codesigner Lia Davis and actress Lori Loughlin. Shop the collection and watch FabTV on location!
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Rachel Bilson attended the Amber Valletta for Monrow launch party at Ron Herman in LA, looking cute as can be. She did the line justice in a cream pleated 50’s dress from the collection, which she paired with black pumps and opaque gray tights. Since the Amber Valletta dress isn't available online at the moment, shop this one by Opening Ceremony for a similar look!
The GQ's Men of the Year Awards wouldn't be complete without an entourage of Hollywood hotties. That's where Jennifer Carpenter, Jessica Stroup, and Emma Stone come into play. While Jennifer, Jessica, and Emma chose a bodacious black palette, Olivia Wilde and January Jones dazzled in Winter white. They all look amazing, but which one captures the twinkle in your eye?
>> Amber Valletta Doesn't Want to Play the Girl Next Door Any More— Amber Valletta's fashion line with Monrow — of which she says "I didn’t just sign off on [the pieces], I went in and designed them" — comes out in November, but she's also got two movies in the can: Gamer, in which she plays a wife and mother trapped in a virtual-reality social-networking game opposite Gerard Butler, and The Spy Next Door, a family film with Jackie Chan out next year. She tells V61 — for which Hedi Slimane photographed her — of her acting: "Now I know I don't want to be pigeonholed as the girl-next-door. There's nothing wrong with the girl-next-door, but I'd like to be the psycho killer and the warrior princess and the sex bomb and do serious material like [David] Mamet or Shakespeare." [Telegraph UK, V]
>> Amber Valletta becomes the latest in a list of models-turned-designers — including Elle Macpherson, Kate Moss, Liya Kebede, Erin Wasson — by collaborating with LA-based contemporary sportswear brand Monrow.
Amber Valletta for Monrow, which came about when she was introduced to Monrow's founding designers through mutual friends, covers thin layering tanks and tees, day dresses, a blazer, scarves, a cape, a smoking jacket, and a romper, which Valletta insisted upon because she "lives in them." The color palette runs through neutrals — navy, cream, black, gray, blush — with muted silver and gold, and the line, out in November, wholesales at $65 to $80, because, Amber says, “I’m not interested in making clothes that are not accessible.”
The idea initially came as a surprise to Valletta: “I never thought about designing at all. If anything, maybe I would have done some kind of a children’s line because I love shopping with my son.” But she's "already started working on next season."