Showing off your midriff isn't for everyone, but if you've been wanting to dabble in the trend, allow five stylish celebs to show you how to do it in the classiest ways. Freida Pinto was just spotted at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival rocking a matching Salvatore Ferragamo getup, which included a striped halter crop top and matching circle skirt. Christa B. Allen has also revealed her midriff in a retro-chic way, as have a few more stars. Step inside to see them all and to shop their chic midriff-baring styles for yourself.
If there were ever a good time to jump on Rebecca Minkoff's handbags, now would be it. The designer held nothing back for Spring, splashing vibrant hues of coral, cobalt, and green all over her popular Morning After bag, petite messengers, and hobos. As if that weren't enough to lust over, studs and zipper embellishments add even more snazzy appeal to her vibrant offerings. Oh, did you notice Rebecca chose actress Cameron Richardson to model the collection?
Gossip boy Ed Westwick hosted a bash at LA's Confederacy for artist Todd DiCiurcio's new show Heartstrings over the weekend. It was sponsored by Rag & Bone, so as you can imagine, the crowd was understated and styley. Ed's girl, Gossip Girl Jessica Szohr stood out in her androgynous pinstripe suit and chunky chain necklace. Also there to support were Hilary Duff, Ashley Greene, Lindsay Price, Bijou Phillips, and more. Brick walls lent a raw vibe, while darkly dressed guests made the scene feel straight NYC.
Bag goddess Rebecca Minkoff launched her Fall clothing collection and invited a few celeb friends to celebrate with a lovely lunch. The location was Confederacy Boutique in LA and guests included Lauren Conrad, Michelle Trachtenberg, Vanessa Minnillo, and Krysten Ritter. The ladies ogled Minkoff's dazzling bags, and somehow I doubt anyone left empty-handed! Judging from Lauren's uncontrollable giggle, everyone was in bag heaven. Luckies.
Nicole Richie has been out on the town lately with Joel on her arm, but last night she had a fun night of fashion on her own. She joined actresses Erika Christensen and Cameron Richardson for an Alexander Wang trunk show at the boutique Satine, along with the model Erin Wasson, who is a good friend and stylist to Alexander. Clothes aren't the only thing on aspiring designer Nicole's mind, because she's rumored to be in talks to create a new reality show that searches for a girl who can achieve instant fame by appearing on TV — basically the next Nicole Richie. Time will tell though if the person Nicole finds is able to turn her fame into an entertainment empire.
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Wherever designer Alexander Wang goes, the cool kids follow. Such was the case last night when St-Germain and Satine boutique hosted a trunk show for the young designer. Not surprisingly, Wang's sidekick, model Erin Wasson, was there to party the night away despite her broken leg. After all, she has been helping him style his runway shows; they work hard so they play just as hard!
But it was semisurprising to see new mommy Nicole Richie because, though she wears a lot of black, I have never seen her in Wang's grunge-inspired clothes. No matter. Nic stayed true to herself and wore a sexy LBD, snakeskin pumps, and a Chanel clutch.
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