Archive for February, 2011

Michelle Obama’s 29-Year-Old Stylist Revealed!

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Michelle Obama is a staple of best-dressed lists, known for rocking everything from haute designers toH&M, but even the First Lady needs a helping hand shopping sometimes. ABC News reports that hairdresser Vera Chamberlin revealed to the Washington Post that her client Meredith Koop, a 29-year-old Vanderbilt University grad, has taken over the role of stylist to the First Lady from Chicago retailer Ikram Goldman. Koop, a former protegé of Goldman, was sent to the White House to help out with Obama’s fashion needs before taking over the role full time. A White House spokesperson identifies Koop as a “personal aide to the First Lady and a member of the White House Residence staff” with duties beyond the First Lady’s wardrobe. But as far as clothes are concerned, the White House said in an email to ABC News that Koop’s “responsibilities include advising the first lady on her wardrobe and acting on her behalf in arranging for purchases, including considering the best offered price, and buying on discount if discounts are available.” Sounds like a good gig to us!

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Kelly Osbourne for Madonna’s Material Girl Line!

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Kelly Osbourne proves she knows how to strike a pose and, well, “Vogue” in the first modeling shots for the Material Girl clothing line — designed by Madonna and her teenage daughter Lourdes, 14.

The ads, which debut in fashion mags’ April issues, were shot in NYC’s East Village neighborhood at such iconic spots as Lit Lounge and Mars Bar.

“It’s such an honor to be a part of this campaign and it was an amazing experience to work with Madonna and Lola,” Osbourne said of the gig. “Material Girl is incredible because it’s high fashion but it’s also accessible to anyone who shops at Macy’s.”

The Fashion Police co-host, 26, added that she’s adapted her own personal style: “I take so much of my style from Madonna in the 80s and I really admire how Lola dresses and that she stays true to herself.”

For her part, Madonna, 52, seems equally smitten with Osbourne’s look. “Kelly represents a true Material Girl,” she said. “She is edgy, cool and has a unique sense of style that Lola and I love.”

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Padma Lakshmi, 40, Shows Off Post-Baby Body

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011


Hot mama!

One year after giving birth to daughter Krishna Thea, Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi flaunted her fit post-baby bod in a tiny two-piece while vacationing in the Bahamas Sunday.

How did the 40-year-old model-turned-author snap back into shape so quickly?

“I drink a ton of water,” she told UsMagazine.com at theTrue Grit premiere in NYC last December. “Water really flushes everything out.”

Lakshmi, who’s currently in the midst of a nasty custody battle with venture capitalist Adam Dell, also offered some sage advice for other moms struggling to shed the last few pregnancy pounds.

“Just try to enjoy the food but don’t overdo it,” she said. “Be healthy. Your body will thank you.”

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Jennifer Aniston’s Hair Evolution

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Jennifer Aniston has had a not-so-secret love affair with long layers for the past several years — until, that is, she abruptly chopped them off into a shoulder-length bob this week. But this recent hair change-up certainly wasn’t a first for the star, who’s rocked everything from extra-long and straight tresses in 2000 to that ubiquitous ’90s cut dubbed “The Rachel” in honor of her character on Friends. And while the star has since come out in the press calling that particular flippy style, “the ugliest haircut I’ve ever seen,” we can’t help but love each of her evolving looks in its own way. But we want to know what you think. Vote below and then tell us: Which of Aniston’s hairstyles is your favorite?

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Pete Wentz Couldn’t Trust Ashlee Simpson

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

When the going gets tough, the tough go partying — at least Ashlee Simpson does.

Although their Feb. 9 divorce announcement took many by surprise, pals close to Simpson and husband Pete Wentz tell the new Us Weekly that the spouses of nearly three years “have been talking about splitting up forever.”

Simpson, 26, had coped in part with the impending split by having some late, late-night fun. “Ashlee has been out late partying for the past few months,” says one insider. Specifically, the singer-actress — and mom to son Bronx, 2 — hangs with a crew of pro skateboarders in San Clemente, Calif., and returns home at sunrise.

“She would lose track of time,” the insider says.

Fall Out Boy rocker Wentz, 31, “started getting burnt out” by those antics, another source says. On the road with his band, he “would constantly check in on Ashlee, and he’d have his friends call the house and her cell to make sure she said she was where she said she was going to be,” an insider explains. “He felt like he couldn’t trust her.”

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