Just the night before, Rooney Mara joined sister Kate on the red carpet for the premiere of her new show. Now Kate is returning the favor. The actress stepped out for the NYC premiere of Rooney's new film, Side Effects, and even followed up with a sweet tweet about her sister's performance. Aside from the family bonding, the sisters' arrivals again gave us a side-by-side comparison of their personal styles. They set the stage for a style battle with obvious contrasts. Rooney opted for a creamy white Alexander McQueen confection and Kate stepped out in a flirty LBD. But color palettes aside, there are a few common denominators. Each dress boasts a feminine fit-and-flare shape and a more fashion-forward cut. Kate's is certainly a more understated look, and the true beauty of Rooney's dress is in the gorgeous floral appliqués and embellishments. Rooney is also the first to bring McQueen's Pre-Fall '13 collection to the red carpet. As for the finishing touches, Kate looked to a sleek metallic clutch and Nicholas Kirkwood platform pumps with a little more personality, while Rooney let the gorgeous dress take the focus, also choosing Kirkwood heels, but more pared-down, nude peep-toes. That's the fashion breakdown. Now, study up and cast your vote for the sister who stole the spotlight on last night's red carpet.
When Kate Mara stepped out at the Lincoln Center last night to promote her new series, House of Cards, she had some support from younger sister and fellow actress Rooney Mara. It was a red-carpet family reunion that provided two very different takes on event dressing. Kate showed off her feminine fashion inclination in a metallic lace Dolce & Gabbana confection, complete with platform heels and a framed clutch, while Rooney served up a more pared-down aesthetic in Band of Outsiders suiting, then finished off her menswear vibe with lace-up boots. We love that both sisters each offer a unique style perspective, so much so that it's hard to picture these sisters raiding each others' closets growing up — with Kate channeling a more ladylike, trendier feel and Rooney staying true to her edgier eventwear. Now, we're turning it over to you. In this sartorial battle, which sister's style gets your vote?
Last night in LA, Nylon magazine and Coach teamed up to celebrate its February issue with an intimate dinner hosted by cover girl Selena Gomez at LA's Soho. The hostess, who was stylishly clad in an Atelier Versace patchwork minidress with neon Nicholas Kirkwood pumps, had her closest pals on hand for the festivities. Jaime King looked sophisticated in a wide-leg ivory jumpsuit by Elie Saab and Jimmy Choo metallic pumps, Ashley Tisdale opted for a more feminine LBD with bright blue suede Christian Louboutin pumps, while Ashley Benson also went the cocktail-dress route in an ASOS dress with sheer detailing and basic black peep-toes. Bold footwear seemed to be the theme for Gomez and Tisdale, while Benson and Tisdale were on the same style wavelength in their LBDs. Take a good look at these four well-dressed starlets, then tell us, which dinner guest is your best dressed?
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New Girl stars Zooey Deschanel and Hannah Simone, who play Jess and Cece respectively, couldn't be more different on the small screen, but last night, they were certainly on the same fashion wavelength. Both actresses worked little lace dresses at a Glamour party in West Hollywood, but that's where the styling similarities stopped. Herein find your latest battle of the chicest: Zooey stayed true to her ladylike-retro style by donning a fit-and-flair emerald lace Monique Lhuillier dress with black tights, suede pumps, and a vibrant orange manicure. Meanwhile, Hannah chose a fitted navy number with black lace overlay and patent pumps. Which New Girl starlet gets your vote for best little lace dress?
With a fivesome like the one we're about to introduce, it's clearly a tight race to the best-dressed finish where SAG Awards red-carpet glamour is concerned. That's where your fashionable opinion comes into play. We'll give you the styling rundown and you do the (voting) rest. Jennifer Lawrence continued her award-season reign in yet another Christian Dior Haute Couture gown, this time in a dark navy blue, and polished it all off with a gorgeous Chopard diamond necklace. Naomi Watts stunned in an icy gray silver-beaded and embroidered Marchesa confection, which proved both ornate and elegant. Jessica Chastain reminded us of another Jessica — Jessica Rabbit, that is — in her body-hugging, corset-bodiced Alexander McQueen number. The only things more jaw-dropping than the dress were her megawatt Harry Winston jewels. Kerry Washington struck a sleek, albeit edgier, note in a strapless embellished Rodarte gown, only to finish it off with Fred Leighton '50s-inspired earrings. And Amanda Seyfried (another beauty in navy blue) went for all-out glamour in a mermaid Zac Posen gown, tempering the standout look with a Lorraine Schwartz pendant necklace. There you have it: five stylish contenders and one best-dressed title. Who gets your vote?
It may have been a snowy Friday evening in NYC, but that didn't put a damper on either Teresa Palmer's or Analeigh Tipton's outfit choices. In fact, the Warm Bodies starlets both donned sweet Springlike silhouettes for the film's screening, invoking a lighter, easier brand of styling. In effect, the ladies squared off in a sartorial battle of "who wore it best" last night, and we're letting you call the shots. But before you declare a winner, take a closer look at each chic contender's ensemble. Teresa paired a white Vera Wang embroidered crop top with a voluminous Vera Wang skirt, then finished it off with metallic Christian Louboutin sandals. Analeigh stepped out in an Alberta Ferretti sheer gray schoolgirl dress that got its charm via a seriously sparkly collar. Her black patent leather pumps completed the look. From our vantage point, we see two actresses that supplied outfit intrigue courtesy of key embellishment details, and still (expertly) managed to keep their respective looks fresh, youthful, and sleek. The question now is: who gets your best-dressed vote?
Last night, television's first ladies stepped out for the Elle Women in TV event in LA. In as much, we were faced with yet another round of stylish looks to pore through — because Paris Couture Week and Sundance certainly weren't enough. Now, it wouldn't be fair for us to name a winner when there are five notably best-dressed contenders in the running. That's why we're giving you the voice and the voting power. Here's what you need to know now. Molly Sims partnered a floral-accented black gown with a tougher cropped leather jacket, Homeland's Morena Baccarin chose a sexy LBD and metallic pointy-toe pumps, Ellie Kemper shone in a strapless blue tea-party dress and metallic Rupert Sanderson peep-toe sandals, Nicole Richie rocked a light gray zipper-front dress with edgier House of Harlow accessories (only to later slip into this number), and Cat Deeley wore a long sheer-sleeved black gown complete with silver beading on the bodice. Were you a fan of Molly's feminine-meets-biker chick ensemble, or were you more swayed by Ellie's sparkly elegance? Is it Nicole who won you over with her signature eclectic styling, Morena's sexy black cocktail dress that earned your best-dressed respect, or Cat's evening glamour that should take home top honors? Weigh in below.
If you've ever wondered what it would look like if all the most sought-after — and most stylish — Aussies were put in a room together, this is it. With Naomi Watts, clad in a high-necked cotton-candy-colored Gucci gown, and Nicole Kidman, in a sparkly peach-hued Elie Saab dress, leading this chic pack of Australian-bred leading ladies at the G'Day USA gala, there's really only one way to settle the best-dressed score. A fashion face-off, of course. Naomi adhered to a soft hue and a sleek silhouette; Nicole chose a flirty fit-and-flare for the occasion; Teresa Palmer (you'll be seeing more of her, courtesy of upcoming film Warm Bodies) donned a sexy lace halter mini; Elle Macpherson opted for a no-holds-barred kind of glamour via one seriously embellished gown; and Rose Byrne aimed for quirk and charm with a head-to-toe printed Diane von Furstenberg look. Red-carpet style, five ways — which Down Under star did it best?
No rest for the weary, or in this case, the high-profile Hollywood set. This afternoon, the likes of Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence attended the AFI Awards in Beverly Hills in considerably less-formal wares. Although, don't get us wrong — these midday outfits were by no means boring. With no red carpet in sight, it was more about appealing to a daytime-chic sensibility than it was to an evening couture dress code, and there was no shortage of A-listers to glean this kind of low-key glamour from. Jennifer is proving a real Prabal Gurung fanatic, spotted in her second Pre-Fall '13 creation by the designer in just 24 hours. Anne Hathaway covered up a brightly floral-printed Oscar de la Renta dress with a black ruffled-hem jacket, and Lena Dunham kept it sweet and simple in a dark purple Zac Posen fit-and-flare number. Add to the mix Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke (yes, she is a brunette) in a cream-colored brocade dress and Mad Men's Jessica Paré's citron-hued Roksanda Ilincic sheath, and you've got a well-rounded crew of stylish actresses on hand. From colorful neon tweed to darker feminine silhouettes, now's the time to vote on who did it best.
On another red carpet about 3,000 miles away from the People's Choice Awards, the ladies of HBO's Girls stepped out in NYC to celebrate the season two premiere. (For fellow fanatics, it comes back this Sunday at 9 p.m.) But it wasn't just Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet, and Jemima Kirke making stylish waves — although we'll get to that in a minute — it seems as if much of the fashion industry and downtown cool-girl set were in attendance as well. On the short list: Solange Knowles went bold in a printed Just Cavalli Pre-Fall 2013 suit, Zoë Kravitz dressed in darker laid-back layers, Lily Kwong went two-tone in a peplum top and trousers, and Nicky Hilton opted for a leggier look via one pleated, flared black leather skirt. As for the show's main foursome? We loved how they effortlessly showed off their unique style. With Zosia in a black-and-white ruffled mini, Allison in a gilded Altuzarra top and skirt, Lena in a black Valentino jumpsuit, and Jemima in a flowy black maxi dress, it wasn't hard to see how each actress embodies and differs from their onscreen persona. Ready for even more action? Just keep clicking to see who else was there — and tell us who gets your vote for best dressed in the comments.