Archive for the ‘Celebrity Styles’ Category

How to Get Pop Star Looks Without Looking Ridiculous

Friday, March 11th, 2011

They rock out in videos, steal the spotlight on the red carpet and seem to make even a trip to the gas station look like a study in Glam 101.

The pop star styles of Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears, Rihanna and Katy Perry seem to make everything from cut-offs to couture look crazy cool. We love their creativity — but sealing ourselves up in a giant egg, dressing in head-to-toe straight-from-the-runway leopard Givenchy, flesh-colored body suits, sheer Gaultier gowns or whipped cream bras definitely doesn’t work in the real world.

However, there are lessons to be learned from these fashion risk-takers. For a few pointers, StyleList went to top stylists Mia Morgan (Beyoncé) and Joey Tierney (Britney Spears, Pussycat Dolls) for advice on standing out — but not getting unwanted attention.

Forget the meat dress, but do borrow from Gaga: “Lady Gaga’s looks are pure artistic expression [hello meat dress], very avant garde and fashion-forward,” Morgan tells StyleList. “But certain aspects can be borrowed to bring a sense of that to your own look, like her love of big-shouldered jackets, statement shoes and dramatic sunglasses.”

Wave your hands in the air: “The fashion item that I think screams ‘I’m a pop star’ is definitely hand gloves,” Tierney tells StyleList. “They’re effortlessly cool.”

Don’t try to recreate your favorite video: “Pop stars and their stylists create a fantasy world when they put together the looks for a video,” says Morgan. “But you can easily take elements from these looks and wear them in real life. Add a cool pair of shades or funky accessories, but please don’t walk down the street in your underwear because you saw someone rock that look on the red carpet.”
Study your Rihanna: “It’s thrilling to see what she’s going to do next,” says Tierney. “She has a very sexy body and knows how to emphasize that in just the right way. Beyonce is also great at knowing how to pump up her sex appeal by wearing body-hugging styles.”

Morgan agrees: “If you are going to wear a tight dress and you’re over 30, make sure it’s not too short. Look for more tasteful fabrics. Draw attention to your neckline with a bold necklace or embellishment around the decolletage but don’t have your lingerie hanging out.”

Push ’em up: “The pop star-worthy items that can be translated to a real woman’s wardrobe are bustiers,” Tierney says. “Throw a blazer over them and you have a great look
that isn’t over the top.”

Abandon any wallflower ways: “Think big and bold — fur coats, studded boots, super high heels, big shoulders and color — bright, dramatic and sexy,” Morgan advises. “Adding just the right touch of glamour to any outfit, like a fantastic necklace on a T-shirt and jeans, can transform anyone into a pop star. Pop stars love sexy high heels so getting a cool pair of studded Christian Louboutins adds a huge impact to a simple dress or suit.”

Break out the bling: “Showy pieces that draw attention are pop star favorites,” Morgan says. “Embellishing with rhinestones, sequins, feathers or studs adds shine, movement and sparkle — and make the wearer stand out in a crowd.”

Bright lights, bright colors: “For someone trying to look like Beyonce or Nicki Minaj, I recommend they wear a pop of color,” Tierney says. “Try pairing a bright high-waisted trouser with a one-shoulder fitted top.”

Now, start shopping: “Pop Stars love the more funky and sexy labels,” Morgan says. “Dolce & Gabbana is a big favorite. Others to look to include Roberto Cavalli, Alexander McQueen, Gaultier, Balenciaga and Balmain. Richie Rich has a new line named Villionare which is very pop. I am also a big fan of fast fashion retailers like H&M, Topshop and Dots. I always find inexpensive funky jewelry at JC Penney.”

Also, Tierney recommends, check out Arcade, Maxfield and Fred Segal.

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Brad Pitt’s Slicked Hair, Full Goatee

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

On Wednesday, Angelina Jolie’s longtime love, 47, debuted yet another new look with his  world-famous locks and facial hair on the New Orleans set  of his flick Cogan’s Trade. Wearing shades and a tough leather jacket, the father of six kids sported a full goatee, and his dirty blonde locks were slicked back in an retro ‘do.

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Kate Winslet’s New Hair Do

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

A new role, a new city — and new hair! Kate Winslet shows off an extreme do — trading her long blond locks for cropped, platinum hair — in the April issue of British Vogue. In a revealing interview with Jo Ellison, the actress opens up about her recent divorce from husband Sam Mendes, and talks about the latest chapter in her life, which includes a temporary move to Paris to shoot Roman Polanski’s God of Carnage. And she also touches on her famous figure, which always has everyone talking. “I was a lot more voluptuous when I was younger,” she says. “I felt I had to defend my body, and took a very public stand, which I still absolutely believe in. But I’ve stopped talking about it now. And, at a certain point, it does become hypocritical.” Now, at 35, the actress is into Pilates and running, “not very well, I might add,” but mainly keeps busy by raising her children, 10-year-old Mia and 7-year-old Joe. However, that doesn’t mean the mom can’t have some fun! In the accompanying photos, shot by Mario Testino, Winslet works that hair — and looks divine. “I’m embarking on a new chapter in my adult life,” she shares. “And I’m single. And it doesn’t scare me at all.” The April issue of British Vogue is on newsstands now. Tell us: What do you think of Winslet’s look? Kate Hogan

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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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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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