This year, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Nicole Richie, Rachel Zoe, and Victoria Beckham have outdone themselves in the celebrity designer category, and we have some pretty amazing clothes and accessories to show for it. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's trio of design endeavors — Elizabeth & James, The Row, and StyleMint — prove that they don't just dress well, they can create stylish wardrobes for others, too. Nicole Richie's bohemian-cool brands House of Harlow and Winter Kate catered to our hippie-chic style sensibility. Rachel Zoe made it known that her celebrity designer chops are on par with her stylist status. As for those sophisticated sheaths we've been spotting on everyone from Eva Longoria to Olivia Palermo, that's all Victoria Beckham's doing. It's up to you to decide who deserves top celeb designer billing, so vote now!
Rachel Zoe wore a YSL jumpsuit covered in sequins last night alongside husband Rodger Berman at the launch of her new company, the ZOE Media Group, at the Sayers Club in Hollywood. Many of her employees, old and new, turned out for the preholiday bash. We caught a minute with Rachel on her way inside, and she gave some advice for end-of-year dressing. Find out what Rachel suggests later today on PopSugar Rush! Jeremiah Brent, a newcomer this season on The Rachel Zoe Project, turned out as well, along with Mandana Dayani and Joey Maalouf.
December brings the end of a life-changing year for Rachel. In addition to the success of her Rachel Zoe Collection and earning a Footwear News Award for the launch of her shoe line, Rachel and Rodger expanded their family! Little Skyler Berman arrived in March, and his presence will make the holidays extra special for the extended Berman-Zoe clan.
The rain didn't stop Sarah Jessica Parker, Rachel Zoe, and other stars from stepping out in NYC for the launch of Valentino's virtual museum at the IAC headquarters last night. Rachel Zoe looked glamorous in a beaded gown by the designer and was joined by husband Rodger Berman. Claire Danes, who's starring in Showtime's new series, Homeland, came out in a bright red dress. She wore another look by Valentino on Wednesday when she was honored at the NY Women in Film and TV Muse Awards for Vision and Achievement.
SJP pulled double duty with Matthew Broderick and also attended the premiere of New Year's Eve yesterday. She's been promoting the film all week with appearances on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and LIVE! With Kelly while costars Jessica Biel and Zac Efron have been making the talk-show rounds as well.
This week on Twitter, we caught up with some of our fashionable favorites in their moments of work and play. Lauren Conrad went ice skating with friends and Jessica Alba headed to the bowling alley, while other celebs like Rachel Zoe, Bar Refaeli, and Candice Swanepoel were hard at work on fittings and photo shoots. Click through to see all of this week's stylish snaps!
Rachel Zoe paid a visit to Piperlime's Piping Hot Lounge in NYC yesterday. The afternoon event was organized so that Rachel could show off some of the "Piping Hot Picks" she selected for the online retailer. Rachel selected bags and shoes, and the latter category is one in which she has a great deal of authority. Rachel received the footwear new launch of the year award on Tuesday night, as did her friend and fellow designer Brian Atwood.
Joining the superstylist at Piperlime was Molly Sims, who was decked out in the Cheryl coat from the Rachel Zoe Collection. Molly's back in the Big Apple after a fun Thanksgiving spent in Cabo with husband Scott Stuber and their pals George Clooney and Stacy Keibler. Molly has been out and about, chatting up her new series, Project Accessory, and, in a recent interview, revealed her style icon. Molly admires Sarah Jessica Parker's look and said, "I love that she'll wear a great dress on and then put on a crazy Philip Treacy hat. She's never safe, but she always keeps it ladylike. She's not the kind of risk-taker that'll show her butt crack."
Jessica Simpson and Rachel Zoe turned out in NYC last night for the 25th annual Footwear News Achievement Awards. The show was held at the Museum of Modern Art, and Jessica posed for pictures with fiancé Eric Johnson before heading inside.
Rachel received one of two launch of the year prizes from her friend and fellow shoe creator Brian Atwood — and funnily enough, Rachel presented Brian with the corresponding honor! Recounting a tale about loving shoes in her youth, Rachel said, "I was a salesperson at Nine West in the Short Hills Mall. True story. And I was salesperson of the week. Every week." Jessica was on hand to present her business partner Vince Camuto with brand of the year. Referring to reports that her Jessica Simpson Collection has earned $1 billion in revenue, Jess said of Vince, "I'm not the billion-dollar baby. Vince Camuto is truly the billion-dollar baby." Jess is a veteran at the shoe gala, as she was honored with launch of the year back in 2005.
Celebrities use stylists all of the time because they have to make so many appearances at events and on the red carpet where they are going to be photographed, gawked at and judged. However, for most of us who aren't attending these types of events, we just want to look fashion-forward and well put together when we leave the house. I know that I can get overwhelmed by trends and would love a stylist to put already existing items together from my closet, and do some shopping for me to find flattering and fabulous pieces for me to wear.
Stylists are expensive, but if the right one came along, I'd be willing to splurge. How about you, would you like to have a stylist to call on?
Anyone who follows Rachel Zoe on Twitter or watches The Rachel Zoe Project knows she's a huge fan of Twilight! With Breaking Dawn Part 1 around the corner, we put her fandom to the test with our new quiz show "How Well Do You Know . . . ?" Watch as BuzzSugar's Becky Kirsch and Shannon Vestal test Rachel's knowledge on the first three movies. Plus, Rachel dishes about what Rachel Zoe Collection pieces she wishes Bella would wear on her honeymoon and reveals that she considered naming her son Skyler "Cullen." Also, find out who is going to be Rachel's date to check out Breaking Dawn in the theaters. Could you have aced it? Watch Rachel Zoe on "How Well Do You Know Twilight?" now!
This weekend's 2011 Museum of Contemporary Art gala inspired some serious glamour from Hollywood's most fashionable. The stylish attendees opted for floor-length gowns that ranged from the ultraelegant, like Jaime King's classic black gown, to the more fashion forward a la Nicole Richie's embellished Julien MacDonald creation. We spotted more impeccably styled red carpet arrivals from Rachel Zoe, Kirsten Dunst, Gwen Stefani, and more — just click through for all the night's gorgeous looks, then tell us your pick in the comments section for the night's most Fab.
Emma Roberts was spotted at the Soho House in an adorable strapless Romanie dress from ALICE by Temperley, Rachel Zoe wore the Aragon Jumpsuit and cropped Leather Jacket to the same event, Mandy Moore attended the Hollywood Style Awards wearing the Martha Dress which will be in stores for Spriing, and Alice Eve was spotted in the amazing cream studded Wanda Beaded Dress, also due out for Spring. Shop their looks below and let me know whose Alice Temperley outfit you liked most.