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Kim Kardashian will walk down the aisle this weekend in one of the designer's custom creations. Below, see the stars who wore her gowns on their own big day.
Kim Kardashian; SplashKim Kardashian
As Kim Kardashian counts down to her wedding day on August 20, she's being a typically coy bride about her Vera Wang wedding gown. "I don't want to give too much away, but it'll be really elegant and pretty," Kardashian told Access Hollywood. "She's really, truly unique, and she's someone I trust," the future Mrs. Kris Humphries continued, "and someone I think can get my vision over across perfectly." And Kardashian is nothing if not a perfectionist. Last week, she took a red-eye from L.A. to New York City just to spend an hour on her final fitting at Wang's boutique-then she immediately flew back home.
Ivanka Trump; Getty ImagesIvanka Trump
For Ivanka Trump's custom-made gown in October 2009, Wang looked to Grace Kelly's wedding dress for inspiration-particularly the laceRead More »from Brides Who Wore Vera Wang
When it comes to day-to-day dressing, especially during the tricky transition months, we say: Effortless is the new sexy! The key to the carefree look likes in classic, never-not-chic pieces with modern tweaks. We've assembled the coming season's freshest takes on wardrobe staples, including riding jackets, pencil skirts, and crisp white bags.Read More »from 6 Easy Pieces to Update Your Fall Wardrobe
1. The Timeless Trench
Editor's Note: Liven up the iconic topper with a pleated polka-dot skirt and preppy accessories.
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2. The White Bag
Editor's Note: Forget the après-Labor Day rule. An immaculate white tote-the epitome of luxury-is the perfect summer-to-fall piece.
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3. The Elongated Pencil Skirt
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4. The Metallic Heel
Editor's Note: Swap last season's animal prints for fall's flashy-yet-neutral new footwear in shades of silver, gold, and copper.
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5.The Modern Riding Jacket
She's a magnetic actress, a mother, a British rocker's love, and, with this month's launch of her Chrome Hearts Collaboration CH + KH, a jewelry designer. Kate Hudson models her gems in ELLE's September issue.
CH+KH aquamarine ring with diamond baguettes
On creating the jewelry line CH+KH, with friend Laurie Lynn Stark (co-owner of LA-based brand Chrome Hearts):
"It occurred to us, we spend all of this time together-why don't we make something?"
On the collection's pearl-and-gold seashell necklace that was inspired by a choker her mother, Goldie Hawn, gave her on her twenty-first birthday:
"It was one of the first pieces I ever remember my mother wearing…and it was like, Wow, I hope one day I get to wear jewelry like that."
On why she opted not to know the sex of her baby:
"The experience is so crazy I don't think it matters either way"
Beauty Secret: To get Hudson's glow, try Almay Wake Up Hydrating Makeup SPF 13.
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Going from the beach to the streets can be as easy as tossing on a mini summer dress or tunic. Here are our tips:
TIP No. 1: The go-to cover-up ensemble for a day at the beach is a top and shorts. These pieces fit for any style personality from preppy cool like Katie Holmes, to beach bohemian are ideal for transitioning from the beach to the streets.
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J.Crew chambray tuxedo cami, $29.99; get it at jcrew.comTopshop fan print shorts, $30; get it at topshop.com
TIP No. 2: Many a beachcomber, like Chloë Sevigny, have been rocking a cool knit over their swimwear. They're ideal for injecting your beach look with a dose of summer polish. Need to transition from the sand to the streets? Try a more substantial sweaterdress to cover-up for a cool seaside evening.
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Urban Outfitters Staring at Stars shadow stripe pullover, $20; get it at urbanoutfitters.com
Old Navy crochet sweater, $35; get it at oldnavy.com
TIP No. 3: Sienna
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From Serena Williams' Evian bath and Angelina Jolie's caviar skin cream to Victoria Beckham's bird poop facial, a look at stars' priciest beauty secrets
Mila Kunis: Diamond and Ruby FacialMila Kunis
To get that extra glow before beginning the European tour for Friends with Benefits, Mila Kunis treated herself to a $7,000 facial from celebrity aesthetician Scott-Vincent Borba The posh procedure, known as the HD Diamond and Ruby and Diamond Peel, uses tiny precious stones as antioxidants for the skin-and it's not the first time Kunis has splurged on the treatment. Before the Golden Globes in January, the 27-year-old actress also had the peel, which requires sucking on an ice cube to reduce puffiness. "I always do [this on] her skin, neck, décolleté, arms, and the back of her hands," Borba told InStyle at the time. "Anything that will be possibly showing with her dress."
Serena Williams:Serena Williams: Evian Bath
Though she's more apt toRead More »from Most Expensive Celebrity Spa Treatments