It was all about star-studded store openings in LA last night, and the Topshop/Topman launch party drew one serious style crowd to Cecconi's West Hollywood. British beauties Ashley Madekwe, clad in a sportier minidress, and Poppy Delevingne, in a sequined fit-and-flare, stepped out to support the beloved UK high-street retailer's West Coast move. Also in the mix? Kate Bosworth, Emma Roberts, Julianne Hough, Kim Kardashian, and a print-clad Solange Knowles. And if that A-list crew isn't enough to get you clicking, there are at least five more outfits you have to see inside. See every party look now.
What do Downton Abbey's Lady Mary Crawley, The Vampire Diaries' Elena Gilbert, and Revenge's resident scheming social climber Ashley Davenport have in common? They — or at least their real-life actress counterparts — were all in attendance at Entertainment Weekly's Pre-SAG Party in LA on Saturday night. Michelle Dockery, Nina Dobrev, and Ashley Madekwe were joined by other small-screen award-season fixtures like Naya Rivera and Jordana Brewster for the evening's festivities. The ladies turned out a fun mix of colorfully printed dresses and one sleeker formfitting number. Nina channeled a breezy Summer vibe in her watercolor-printed Matthew Williamson strapless maxi dress, only to finish off the look with an equally easygoing hairdo and Elie Saab clutch. Meanwhile, the prints kept going by way of Michelle's halter-style, fishtail-hemmed Peter Pilotto cocktail dress, Ashley's cap-sleeved Monique Lhuillier number, and Jordana's black-and-white floor-length gown. And just when you think you're noticing a patterned trend (and you'd be spot on), Naya showed off her enviable figure in an strapless, ink-hued leather Monique Lhuillier dress and nude pumps. Whether it's the flirty fodder that caught your eye or the sexier stuff that will inspire your next night-out ensemble, there are five ladies in the running for last night's best-dressed title. Who did it best?
Revenge star Ashley Madekwe looked smashing last night at the InStyle festivities wearing a chic strapless number that featured a gorgeous ruffle across the front. To complete her look, the actress accessorized with slick black heels, a shimmery clutch, and luxe diamond and emerald jewels from Ritani. We're loving Ashley's sleek look — do you agree?
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While we're always loyal to our veteran fashion girls — Diane Kruger, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and Alexa Chung, to name a few — 2012 brought a whole new exciting crop of style stars whose fashion sense we just couldn't get enough of. British model Poppy Delevingne perfected the marriage between sophisticated and youthful dressing (and she always makes the demure hemline look so damn cool). Speaking of perfecting things, Solange Knowles is a pro at mixing prints and she did it ever so fabulously time after time this year. Nina Dobrev wasn't afraid to take risks on the red carpet — so she always stood out from the pack — plus, have you seen those mile-long legs? Ashley Madekwe was another star that made her mark in fashion this year. Not only does she have her own personal style blog, but she makes both day and night dressing look equally and insanely effortless. And finally, Allison Williams captured our attention with her bold dress choices, and her megawatt smile — not to mention her breakout role on our new TV obsession Girls. Now that you know a little bit about the fabulous nominees for breakout star of the year, it's time to cast your vote below.
Aside from being one of our favorite guilty pleasures, Revenge has also supplied us with a new crew of Young Hollywood style setters, who've shown that the cast is just as fun to watch on the red carpet as they are on set. Last night, costars Ashley Madekwe and Christa B. Allen were the proof of that when they styled up their respective takes on cocktail wear to celebrate Bulgari's induction by the The Rodeo Drive Walk of Style. Ashley brought out a splash of color on her white minisheath, then furthered the party flair with her Christian Louboutin glitter-heeled ankle-straps. But if you're inclined toward the more classic approach to cocktail dressing, Christa supplied the inspiration with an understated sleeveless shift, with just a little more interest thanks to her ruffled, high-neck collar. To finish, she kept it just as simple (and chic!) with a pair of T-strap Louboutins. They show off two ways to tackle the party circuit in style, though each from very different angles. Now, we're turning it over to you — which Revenge starlet served up the chicest look last night?
You know it's going to be a good day when you kick it off with a glamorous Hollywood breakfast. This chic crew of style setters gathered in Beverly Hills for The Hollywood Reporter’s Power 100: Women in Entertainment event this morning to celebrate the publication's annual list of the industry's most influential women. On the guest list? Favorites like Cat Deeley, Kerry Washington, Ashley Madekwe, and Elizabeth Banks, who all turned out their own respective takes on "ladies-who-lunch" ware. Cat opted for a classic white button-down and lean trousers; Kerry slipped into a statement making Carven fit-and-flare dress with (holiday-appropriate) red accents. Meanwhile, Ashley opted for a flirtier white minidress by BCBG and open-toed booties and Elizabeth proved that a well fitting LBD is always a do. Now it's time to cast your vote — which of the star's chic styles is your favorite?
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle kicked off celebrations for the 2013 Golden Globes with a party at Cecconi's in LA last night. It was announced that Clint Eastwood's daughter Francesca will be Miss Golden Globe, and she shared her excitement about the role with us on the red carpet. Also in attendance at the bash were Diane Kruger, in a tummy-baring look, and Lea Michele, who mingled with her Glee costar Chris Colfer. John Krasinski, Jenna Dewan, and Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet made appearances as well, as did a pregnant Malin Akerman. Revenge's Christa B. Allen told us she hopes her onscreen mom, Madeleine Stowe, gets a nomination, while their costar Gabriel Mann shared that he and the rest of the cast chat about coordinating their outfits before attending the same event. It's just the beginning of the award season fun since the Golden Globes take place on Jan. 13 with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting.
From professional misconceptions to cutthroat competition, being a stylist in Hollywood is not always glitz and glamour, but stylist Joey Tierney is here to answer all of our dire questions and give us a little scoop on the superlative style of one of her hottest clients, Ashley Madekwe. Joey got her start styling for Britney Spears's Dream Within a Dream tour in 2001 and has been working her way to the top ever since. Find out how Joey's love of beauty jump-started her thriving career, take notes on her three Fall essentials, and see where Ashley's killer style stems from.
CelebStyle: How did you know you wanted to be a stylist and how did you get your start?
Joey Tierney: I discovered my love for styling working in the wardrobe dept of Britney Spears's Dream Within a Dream world tour. The demanding schedule was insane, but it prepped me for the career that never sleeps.
CS: What in particular draws you to the profession?
JT: I'm the perfect match for this profession because of my neurotic obsession with aesthetics.
CS: What are some misconceptions about being a Hollywood stylist?
JT: People think that I'm playing dress-up all day, but I'm actually running a business.
The holidays are right around the corner, and it's always a fun time to break out your favorite statement-making hair accessory. A handful of celebrities are already jumping on the bandwagon. Christina Hendricks sported a sparkly black floral accent in her hair, while Ashley Madekwe wore a cluster of silver stars. And Rose Byrne amped up her hairstyle with a classy black-and-white hairpiece. The possibilites are endless when it comes to decorating your strands, but who do you think wore the accessory best?
As Fall is starting to settle in, celebrities around the globe are making the most of their skin-baring styles and layering up in plush furs and warm fabrics. This week, Whitney Port pushed the envelope in blush crushed velvet trousers and lizard strap Alexander Wang pumps at a Tacori party in LA, Kim Kardashian showed some leg in a black leather mini and laser-cut Jimmy Choo sandals in Miami, and Olivia Palermo gave a lesson in layering, working a reversible leather and fur vest and cozy knit sweater, both by Zadig & Voltaire, in NYC. And we can't forget Ashley Madekwe and Taylor Swift, who donned noteworthy looks of their own. Get a closer look at our style standouts, then shop their looks for yourself.