After a long day poolside showing off the latest line-up of Victoria's Secret bikinis, the VS Angels slipped into their cocktail attire to play hostesses for the label's 2013 swim launch party last night. True to form, Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel, and Karlie Kloss brought a trio of looks that didn't short on the sex appeal. Alessandra showed her affinity for sequins and mini hemlines in a sliver-toned sheer and embellished Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti dress, which she finished with pointed-toe pumps. Candice, too, flaunted her famous figure, albeit in a calf-length, bold-printed Peter Pilotto sheath, which she complemented with an understated updo and simple black pumps. And, if you're thinking Karlie's cut-out Cushnie et Ochs dress looks familiar, you'd be right; the supermodel stepped out in a very similar Michael Kors style at this year's Grammys — a testament to the fact that you don't mess with a good thing. While this cast of Angels could make just about anything look good, we're asking you to choose just one best dressed. Who gets your vote?
We couldn't help but notice that some of the stellar celebrity dresses from last night's AACTA Awards in Sydney looked mighty familiar to us. We're all for recycling a fabulous frock, don't get us wrong now, and hey! If it's good enough for Kate Middleton, it's certainly good enough for Sydney's A-list attendees. From Jessica Mauboy's second Steven Khalil gown for the evening, to Jessica McNamee's sophisticated Carl Kapp sheath to the Dior dress that is making its third red carpet appearance — we want to get your take on who wore it best. Go on, you know you've got an opinion.
The majority of the Hollywood crowd may be lying low on their respective getaways, but Kerry Washington is still hard at work promoting Django Unchained — and with a statement-making dress, she's hardly staying under the radar. For the film's photocall in Rome, Kerry selected a bold Peter Pilotto sheath that showcased three major Spring '13 trends in just one go, giving us ruffles, print, and cut-outs. With so much happening on her dress, Kerry astutely played down the rest, finishing with a pair of navy pumps and hardly any jewels, save for a single cocktail ring. Pilotto's confections never short on the wow factor, and it's always refreshing to see an actress who isn't afraid to experiment a little on the red carpet, but now we're turning it over to you. Was this a fashion risk worth taking, or do you wish Kerry had opted for something a little more understated?
Here's one thing we learned about Katie Holmes's Late Show With David Letterman appearance (without even watching her interview): she certainly knows how to make an entrance and an exit. Now, the hardest part is determining which take on outerwear proportions, pops of colour, and gorgeous footwear we prefer most. First, the brunette beauty headed into the Ed Sullivan Theater in an unexpectedly cool olive green, pink, and nude combo, via her sexy Narciso Rodriguez LPD, military-inspired Balenciaga coat, and Isabel Marant pumps. The hues complemented each other perfectly. Post-interview, Katie slipped into something more casual, but altogether chic and covet-worthy. Her navy blue peacoat and red ankle-cut trousers provided the cool Americana vibe, but it was her embellished boots that caught our attention, and ultimately, made the ensemble stand out. We'd say this is an epic battle of Katie vs. Katie, and we're curious to know which version of the starlet you love best?
It may be prime time for celebrity getaways to beachy locales, but the celebration for Derek Blasberg's latest venture (a chic little line of stationery for Opening Ceremony) drew out something of a style crowd in NYC last night. Blasberg's buddies were in a range of winter-appropriate ensembles to show their support — nothing too glam or over the top; just a mix of easy but polished looks from the likes of Rachel Roy, Nicky Hilton, and Hilary Rhoda. Hilary showed off her mile-long stems in a pair of black trousers, which she topped with a tweedy jacket, Nicky gave a staple knit a cool-girl twist, and Leigh Lezark proved just how eye-catching a leopard-print coat really is. For the rest of the fashionable party-goers, just click on.
The starlets of On the Road — Kristen Stewart and Kirsten Dunst — stepped out in NYC last night for the film's premiere, and while it's clearly a battle of thigh-high hems, it's also a serious showdown in red-carpet sensibilities. Kristen continued her reign as a skin-baring sheer enthusiast by wearing a satin blue crop top and high-waisted short Erdem combo that, of course, featured an equally bright embellished sheer overlay. To polish off the look, she wore neon-hued Christian Louboutin pumps that perfectly complemented her vibrant outfit above. In a much different approach to premiere dressing, Kirsten chose a chic navy blue coatdress, fishnet tights, and metallic-accented sandals from Raf Simons's first Christian Dior collection. It was a clean, minimalist ensemble that proved a stark contrast to her co-star's more revealing outfit. Are you a fan of Kristen's daring choice, or do you prefer Kirsten's sophisticated styling?
Last night's 12-12-12 Concert, put on by the The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy, gave the celebrity crowd in NYC a good reason to glam up and get out. The concert proved a big draw for both the Hollywood and the fashion crowd — and consequently became a hot spot for celebrity style. While we haven't seen much of newlywed Blake Lively outside the set of Gossip Girl, the leggy blonde stepped out in a studded, orange leather Isabel Marant minidress (all the better for showing off her pins) for last night's big event. She was joined by supermodel trio Joan Smalls, Chanel Iman, and Karlie Kloss, who all took their own approaches to "concertwear" with leather pants, an official concert tee, and casual-cool denim, respectively. For the rundown on what everyone was wearing — like Kristen Stewart — just keep clicking, then tell us your pick for best dressed in the comments.
Their dresses may be different, but there's one thing Freida Pinto and Cate Blanchett have in common: just how stunning they both look in their red-carpet attire. The two starlets attended the Dubai Film Festival premiere of Life of Pi in jaw-dropping floor-length creations that, quite frankly, make it really hard for us to name a clear best-dressed "winner." Freida chose a one-of-a-kind gold lamé Ralph Lauren gown — complete with a jewelled serpent-headed collar — and finished the look off with a Ferragamo clutch and Charlotte Olympia heels. Where Freida may have excelled in gilded silhouettes, Cate nailed a riskier form of ethereal style. Remember this Rodarte Spring 2013 look? Well, the Aussie actress donned this futuristic-turned-romantic dusty-blue gown with natural makeup and a chic pulled-back updo, giving it an altogether softer feel. Are you feeling the utter perfection of Freida's gold number or is it Cate's gorgeous (with just a hint of edge) ensemble that has you sold? Vote below!
The annual Sun Military Awards in London on Friday night showed off a plethora of stunning red-carpet looks, but there were two, in particular, that caught our eye. Amanda Seyfried took a quick break from her Les Misérables promo tour and attended the event with her co-star Eddie Redmayne, wearing a gorgeous strapless lavender Alexander McQueen gown paired with a silver bow belt. Meanwhile, supermodel Elle Macpherson wowed in a strapless black mermaid gown adorned with floral detailing. You've got your red-carpet glamour two ways: Amanda's look is ethereal and feminine, while Elle took the bold, beautiful route. Time to call this fashion faceoff — which gown gets your vote?
Last night's annual Children’s Defense Fund's Beat the Odds awards gave the Hollywood crowd a good reason to glam up. The red carpet at the Beverly Hills Hotel drew a chic cast of actresses, styled up to show their support. Alexis Bledel wowed in a fiery-red strapless (incidentally perfect for the Christmas season) — and made us wish we saw the pretty stylesetter out and about more often. Zoe Saldana hit the event in an understated but beautiful plum-hued Giambattista Valli sheath, but it was Reese Witherspoon's post-baby return to the red carpet in a lacy Jason Wu that may be the night's biggest arrival. That, of course, is up to you to decide — click on to see these and the rest of last night's attendees; then be sure to tell us your pick for best dressed in the comments.