You probably don't need us to tell you that a Carolina Herrera-hosted fete is a very chic kind of party — so we'll show you. Last night, the designer's Vanity Fair-cohosted store opening on Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles brought out a crew of celebrity style setters, all dressed impeccably in —of course! — Carolina Herrera.Camilla Belle chose a Summer-perfect Carolina Herrera embroidered top and lace trumpet skirt, which she finished with punchy open-toe heels. Rashida Jones opted for an understated sheath dress with a cool, faded-effect pattern and studded suede ankle-strap heels. Ali Larter brightened up the red carpet in a red floral-print minidress and strappy black sandals — certainly the flirtiest look of the night. As for the rest, Kiernan Shipka looked polished and age appropriate in a sweet sheath with a ribbon bow at the waist. Amy Adams took the classic approach in a feminine white, ruffled blouse and a black pencil skirt, while Naya Rivera slipped into a '70s-glam polka-dot blouse and wide-leg pants, and furthered the vibe with hoop earrings and layered necklaces. Now that you've got the who-wore-what rundown, it's time to cast your vote. Who's your best dressed of the night?
The Art of Elysium organization hosted their annual Heaven gala Saturday evening in downtown LA. They closed down a traffic tunnel in the city to play host to many of their famous supporters, including honoree David Arquette and many other longtime supporters like Elijah Wood, Busy Philipps, and John Legend. There were plenty of couples who celebrated together the night before the Golden Globes — Ali Larter arrived with husband Hayes MacArthur, John Legend walked with fiancée Chrissy Teigen, Krysten Ritter posed with Brian Geraghty, and Revenge's Ashley Madekwe brought husband Iddo Goldberg. Joe Manganiello, however, was solo posing for photographers.
There was a fashion parade on the gray carpet, too. Kirsten Dunst wore Louis Vuitton and said hello to friends like Jaime King. Rachel Bilson picked a long-sleeved Valentino, and Stacy Keibler donned Carolina Herrera. Another woman who picked a sleeved gown was Julianne Hough, who wore Jenny Packham and spoke about her plans to hit the red carpet at the Globes tomorrow. Her boyfriend Ryan Seacrest will be there as a host, but Julianne revealed she usually preps for award shows with a group of girlfriends and the Ellie Goulding Pandora station on! Busy wore a sparkly LBD and opened up about the new season of Cougar Town, as well as her upcoming big 2013 that'll include the birth of her second child. Busy told us she's obviously excited to be a mom again, but is almost equally excited about Kim and Kanye's baby!
A whole host of lovely ladies stepped out in Culver City, CA, on Saturday for the first-ever Baby2Baby Gala held at the Book Bindery. The event honored the organization's board member and ambassador, Jessica Alba, who wore Valentino for the special night and was presented her award by Mindy Kaling. Jessica tweeted to Mindy, "Thank you so much for presenting my award last night, it was truly an honor and Cash Warren is still blushing!" Board member Nicole Richie attended in a gown by Lorena Sarbu while Modern Family's Julie Bowen wore Naeem Khan. Also on hand were Busy Philipps, Rachel Zoe, Ali Larter, and Rebecca Gayheart. A few of their men came along to show their support as well, with Rachel's husband, Rodger Berman, stepping out and Rebecca's man, Eric Dane, also making an appearance.
Breakups occasionally inspire a makeover, and that seems to be the case for John Mayer. He stepped out in West Hollywood last night with a fresh new haircut. John partied with pals B.J. Novak, Mindy Kaling, and Hilary Duff at the Mondrian's Skybar to toast Mindy's upcoming Fall comedy series, The Mindy Project. While John caught up TV's finest, some 35 miles to the west, Katy Perry spent her evening dining at Disneyland's ultraexclusive Club 33. John and Katy split earlier this week after only a few short weeks of dating. Since news of the breakup came out, both have spent time in the company of friends. John and Katy share a mutual acquaintance in Hilary, who spent Friday night partying with Katy in Santa Monica.
Jon Hamm joined the fun at last night's Hollywood Dominoes fundraiser. The organization's fifth annual gala, held at LA's Sunset Tower Hotel, brought out stars like Edward Norton, Ali Larter, Sophia Bush, and Ben Stiller. LeAnn Rimes wore a revealing Tom Ford dress on the carpet, looking happy to pose for photos. The evening was organized to benefit Paul Haggis's Artists For Peace and Justice organization. Jon apparently ended up the night's big winner, and became the proud owner of a brand new watch. It's a highlight during a busy period for Jon. His Mad Men will be back on AMC on March 25 — check out the new Mad Men promos. He's also got Friends With Kids, a movie written, directed by, and starring his real-life girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt, opening on March 9.
The fun continued inside Siren Studios in LA last night for the stars who attended the Vanity Fair and Juicy Couture event cohosted by Shailene Woodley, benefiting her All It Takes charity. Jessica Chastain made the rounds in her daring Alexander McQueen ensemble, chatting with friends like Marcia Gay Harden and Kelly Lynch. Jessica's on the current cover of Vanity Fair, along with fellow attendees like Shailene and Paula Patton. Paula made the rounds and said hello to pals like Ali Larter and Dania Ramirez. The pre-Oscars event was one of the many taking place in and around Hollywood in the run-up to Sunday's ceremony. Jessica is in the running for her first-ever statue — do you think she'll win best supporting actress for The Help? Make sure to fill out a 2012 Oscars ballot with your winner predictions and enter to win an iPad!
The bob hairstyle is one that we've seen over the years and it never seems to go out of style. This season, there are five beautiful ladies sporting a bob who range in age and beauty styles. Take a peek at Denise Van Outen, Naomi Campbell, Emily Blunt, Katy Perry and Ali Larter and let me know which version of their bobs you like best.
Over the weekend at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Los Angeles, actresses Ali Larter and Jaime King showed off their tanned skin and new blond bobs on the red carpet. Jaime's is styled in such a way that it looks shorter than it really is here, as the back is tucked under and pinned. I love the wisps of delicate butter-coloured hair on the sides, and the way the shape shows off her face and shoulders. As for Ali, the new mommy has seemingly cut off her long locks for this shorter, easy-to-manage style that still looks fresh and fashionable. Out of these two ladies, whose blond bob do you prefer?
This week, we spotted Alexa Chung not once but twice sporting cool transitional looks in Sydney — and she was in good sartorial company. Ali Larter glammed up her jeans with a sophisticated sequin jacket, and Kourtney Kardashian caught our eye in cobalt blue. Can you remember who wore what? Take the quiz now to test your skills.Take the Quiz
Plaits have always been in fashion, but this season, the low-slung style is the most popular look we've seen on celebrities like Blake Lively, Ali Larter, Taylor Momsen, Jessica Szohr and Bianca Brandolini. Plaits are an easy fix to fight frizz, bad hair days, and the heat of the Summer sun by keeping your hair out of your face and off of your neck. Take a peek at five different ways to wear the low-slung plait here!