Happy Friday! Ready to find out our top stars of the week? This week celebrities turned heads in sleek and chic red-carpet looks, sweet mixed-print styles, and refreshing takes on the classic black and white combo. Quirky accessories took Michelle Williams's look to new heights, Nikki Reed's dynamic hot-pink and edgy black leather combo lit her up, while Kate Beckinsale perfected proportions in black and white separates. And let's not forget Rachel Bilson, Kristen Bell, Lea Michele, and Elizabeth Olsen, who sported noteworthy looks of their own. Get inspired by our latest style standouts, then shop their looks to spice up your wardrobe.
We've already established that celebrities are feeling all sorts of monochromatic outfits, but one color in particular is on fire, literally! Eva Longoria, Jordin Sparks, and Melissa George have all been spotted looking hot in head-to-toe red. Eva wore her red Asos sheath dress with red Charlotte Olympia platform pumps, Jordin sported her red Alice + Olivia peplum dress with red patent Christian Louboutin pumps, and Melissa donned red separates with Christian Louboutin's red bow sandals. Get a closer look at these red-hot ladies, then shop their outfits, including some exact pieces, to get the bold look for yourself.
Jennifer Lopez and boyfriend Casper Smart celebrated her birthday over dinner in NYC, and for the special occasion, Jennifer donned a black and white outfit. The singer wore a white long-sleeved Vionnet top and black leather pants. A white studded Valentino bag matched her top half, while these Charlotte Olympia platform pumps ($895) coordinated with her black bottoms. Rhinestone hoop earrings and a bevy of gold rings completed Jennifer's chic ensemble. To get her look for your next dinner out, pair your black leather pants with a white top, a white studded clutch, and sky-high black pumps. Get started by shopping similar pieces, including Jennifer's exact pumps, below.
Alexa Chung styled up her ladylike best for the VIP preview of the Royal Academy of London Exhibition. The style setter chose a mod sheath dress by Moschino for the affair, complete with tiny pockets, ruffles, and pearl-encrusted gold buttons. We love how she balanced out the ladylike vibe with a playful raffia clutch decorated with flamingos and palm trees. Watch today's Fab Flash to see more! On Allison McNamara: Topshop blouse.
Katharine McPhee has been quite the stylish stunner as of late. While promoting her new show Smash on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon in NYC, the actress and singer showed us that mixing pink, orange, and green doesn't have to lend silly results. On the contrary, the blend is super sophisticated and fashion forward. Katharine started with a deep pink silk blouse, which she tucked into an orange slit skirt, and finished off with green silk Charlotte Olympia pumps — here's a pair that's less expensive but equally fab. This outfit would look great everywhere from the office — sans slit — to a soiree. You can use the color combo with different silhouettes, like an orange blouse tucked into pink trousers with green sandals, or a green sweater with a pink skirt and orange pumps. Just play around until you've found the perfect version for you.
Sure, diamonds are a girl's best friend, but we've always had a real weakness for a gorgeous pair of heels. This year marked the debut of Marc Jacobs's moon boot wedges and Prada's flatforms, but we were also introduced to Charlotte Olympia's quirky cat-faced slippers and stacked platforms, and treated to another wonderful dose of Louboutin's red sole-induced magic. Brian Atwood debuted his gorgeous — and more accessible — lower-priced line, B by Brian Atwood, and Giuseppe Zanotti had us hypnotized with studded and spiked creations. There was never a dull moment, and we're turning it over to you to make the call —who is this year's best shoe designer?
Clockwise from top left: Charlotte Olympia, Giuseppe Zanotti, Christian Louboutin, and B by Brian Atwood
Emma Watson looked angelic in a two-piece Jason Wu ensemble at the London premiere of My Week With Marilyn. She paired her embellished blouse and pencil skirt with ankle-strap Jimmy Choo sandals and toted a leopard Charlotte Olympia clutch. Vintage drop earrings and a patent bow belt finished off Emma's red-carpet style. Shop our editors' picks now to copy this lovely look.
>> This evening at London's Savoy Theatre, a who's who of British fashion gathered for The British Fashion Council's annual awards. Victoria Beckham, accepting her Designer Brand of the Year award from presenter Marc Jacobs, told the crowd, "I am SO nervous," before shedding a few tears and adding: "This is rubbish." Alexa Chung, who took home the British Style award — which is decided by a public vote — dedicated her award to "girls who dress like awkward boys." Kate Hudson, presenting Red Carpet Award to Stella McCartney, regaled the audience with an anecdote about the dress McCartney designed for her to wear to her first Oscars: "I wore Stella and made every worst-dressed list. The next day, I called Stella, and she said, 'Face it babe, it was the hair.'" And finally, Sarah Burton, who took home Designer of the Year, called the award "the icing on the cake for what has been an amazing year."
The full list of winners, below.
Designer of the Year: Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen
Menswear Designer of the Year: Kim Jones
Accessory Designer of the Year: Charlotte Dellal for Charlotte Olympia
Designer Brand of the Year: Victoria Beckham
Model of the Year: Stella Tennant
Emerging Talent, Womenswear: Mary Katrantzou
Emerging Talent, Menswear: Christopher Raeburn
Emerging Talent, Accessories: Tabitha Simmons
New Establishment Award: Christopher Kane
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Sam Gainsbury, Gainsbury and Whiting
Red Carpet Award: Stella McCartney
Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Award: Paul Smith
British Style Award: Alexa Chung
Ashley Madekwe looked très chic in a pleated leather skirt and white Equipment blouse at the Rolling Stone's second annual American Music Awards afterparty in LA. She styled her separates with red-hot accessories — studded Kandee boots, a Charlotte Olympia clutch, and Chanel lipstick. Get Ashley's exact ensemble when you shop now.
>> Charlotte Dellal looked to the sunshine-infused glamour of Miami and Beverly Hills for her Spring 2012 Charlotte Olympia collection. Ankle-strap platforms, sculptural heels, and Dellal's signature Pandora clutches get a dose of retro poolside whimsy with the help of suede leaf cutouts, raffia braids, and blush-colored feathers. Click through to preview the entire collection, currently available for preorder on Moda Operandi.