On the heels of Coachella, celebrities stashed their festival gear and suited up for the red carpet. We spotted Rachel Bilson and Malin Akerman styled up for Tribeca, Sienna Miller dashing around London, and Jennifer Hudson looking super chic in stripes. Step inside for the rest of the celebrity-styled crew we've got our eye on this week.
In Twitterland this week, we spied Coco Rocha taking in the sights, Jessica Alba on a road trip, and Hilary Rhoda looking smart on set. From designers and Fab celebs, we got a peek at the Twit pics that made us laugh and a few insider looks at life in fashion. Click through to see what's happening in the wonderful world of celebrity Twitter.
Every woman can be beautiful. So said the late Estée Lauder, whose belief has been translated into her namesake brand's new philosophy. Its latest faces create a model mix that reflects our globalized, diverse world. Liu Wen, Constance Jablonski, and Joan Smalls hail from China, France, and Puerto Rico respectively. While Estée Lauder has always found gorgeous women to front the brand, we're thrilled to see a multicultural (and multilingual!) group leading the way. Read on to see how the company's models have changed with the times, from the 1960s until now.
The ladies gracing the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue turned out in NYC last night to celebrate the edition's publication. This year's cover model Irina Shayk led the proceedings, just as 2010's honoree Brooklyn Decker did last February. Irina and Brooklyn are both featured in their bikinis, as are other models like Chrissy Teigen, Hilary Rhoda, and Cintia Dicker. All of the girls stepped out for the party, with Chrissy even having her man John Legend on her arm after their adorable appearance at Sunday's Grammys. It was a night for Irina to let loose with her friends following a press tour to promote the magazine, which included dishing all about her fitness routine.
Model Irina Shayk nabbed the cover of this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and inside there are plenty more bikini-clad ladies! Brooklyn Decker, who was on the front of 2010's edition, is a big movie star now after starring in the box office champ film Just Go With It, but she returned to her roots to pose in a two-piece along with John Legend's lovely lady friend Chrissy Teigen. Estée Lauder face Hilary Rhoda also joined the ranks along with Victoria's Secret's Izabel Goulart, whose fellow Angels Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima have also been busy showing skin — take a closer look at who's inside Sports Illustrated and also check out the magazine's site for even more!
This week's style crowd turned out looks ranging from a sultry take on boots and denim — Hilary, I'm looking at you — to the sweeter side of things, like Gwyneth's pink Azzedine Alaïa. As always, I love that all the looks are different, that everyone has a way to rock their signature style. While that might mean a cool-girl take on street style for Jessica Alba, it's all about maxi, '70s-inspired style for mama-to-be Rachel Zoe. Like I said, really, the only common ground for these looks is that they're all on my style radar — click through to see why.
"Zac-ettes" Crystal Renn, Hilary Rhoda, and Anna Cleveland Model Zac Posen's Form-Fitting Silhouettes For Pre-Fall 2011
>> For Pre-Fall 2011, Zac Posen shot his form-fitting collection on the “Zac-ettes”: Crystal Renn, Leigh Lezark, Hilary Rhoda, Ruby Aldridge, and Anna Cleveland. "They’re all women who have been significant for me this year,” said Posen. “All the young women I love working with and making an image of are all very ambitious and take great pride in being a woman. . . . That was really important [to me] to show how different types of personalities can wear different groups of the collection.”
A Look at Givenchy's Spring 2011 Campaign Featuring an Albino Model; David Lauren and Lauren Bush Are Engaged
- Riccardo Tisci is following up his Fall 2010 campaign featuring the transsexual model Lea T. with a Spring 2011 ad campaign featuring albino model Stephen Thompson, shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott in black and white alongside Mariacarla Boscono, Daphne Groeneveld and Iris Strubegger; the idea came from a Robert Mapplethorpe photo of an alabaster Roman bust juxtaposed against leopard print fabric [WWD]
- 39-year-old David Lauren and 26-year-old Lauren Bush, who met at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala six years ago, got engaged Friday at the museum; she Tweeted today: "Thanks for everyone's warm wishes about our engagement! I am so happy, and really enjoying every minute of it! I am truly a lucky lady!" [NY Post, @LaurenBushTweet]
- Conde Nast looks to be in shopping mode: its parent company just raised $500 million for mergers and acquisitions [All Things Digital]
- Karolina Kurkova posted a teaser photo of her and androgynous model Andrej Pejic on the set of Jean Paul Gaultier's Spring 2011 ad campaign [Frockwriter]
- Before The Sartorialist's Scott Schuman stops someone to ask to take their picture, he says, "I pretty much know where I'm going to stand, where I'm going to place them in relationship to the light, where in the street . . . so as soon as they say, 'Okay,' I'm pretty much ready to go." He continues: "I'm not much of a people person, I don't push to find out that much more [about his subjects]. I want to shoot them the way that I see them; as opposed to really creating a true essence of who they are, it's my idea of who they are." [NY Times]
- Christian Louboutin, on how extremes have changed in his twenty years in the business: "When I started, I remember people saying, ‘Oh my God, I can’t walk in that!’ It was like, three inches — they look like kitten heels now. The low cleavage I was doing was considered too sexy, but now what I call a low cleavage is much lower. It’s really very much a mental shift. I remember doing very pointy lasts. People would say, ‘I like the shoe, but it’s too pointy.’ And then the year after, it’s fine." [Style File]
- Marc Jacobs may bring his legendary holiday costume party — which hasn't happened since 2007 — back next year [The Cut]
- Anna Dello Russo is evasive on how she affords her two apartments and thousands' worth of designer clothing; her only response: "Of course, I am journalist! Then I have discount, I am privileged!" [Guardian UK]
- Peep Zac Posen's Pre-Fall 2011 lookbook, featuring "Zac-ettes" — his words (“They’re all women who have been significant for me this year”) — Hilary Rhoda, Crystal Renn, Anna Cleveland, and Leigh Lezark [Vogue]
- Reiss is planning on reissuing the dress Kate Middleton wore in her engagement photos as part of their Spring 2011 collection [The Cut]
- Former WWD Eye editor Emily Holt has been named fashion news editor at Vogue; she started last Monday [DFR]
- Leighton Meester is rumored to be the new face of Missoni [InTouch]
- Christian Lacroix is art directing and selecting the 150 Middle Eastern pieces to be featured in the Musee du Quai Branly's "The Orient of Women" exhibition, opening Feb. 8 [WWD]
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Models tend to have the best street style, and classic beauty Hilary Rhoda is the perfect example. We caught her on the streets of Manhattan recently, braving the chill in a snug and stylish ensemble. She starts with a pair of skinny black jeans ($189) and a fresh white tee, then adds a gray tweed coat ($60), black ballet flats, and cozy fingerless gloves. I especially love how she spices up her outfit with a bright red scarf ($12) and Alexander Wang's Rocco duffle bag ($875). Click the items above to start shopping!
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