Splash News/Matrix Photos/Ramey PhotoWe're trying to trace our steps and figure out how this all happened. Come along with us, please. Nearly a decade ago, young stars like Lindsay Lohan and the Olsen Twins started infiltrating tabloids and blogs. Who cares about these kids, we wondered? Well, suddenly we did, and we almost unconsciously began following the daily happenings of celebrity teens, including their outfits, their love lives, their social calendar, their photo scandals, and maybe even their careers. Then we downsized in age yet again to youngsters like Miley Cyrus, Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, and Dakota Fanning. These are child stars, right? Isn't it odd that people are reporting which designers they're wearing on the red carpet, we thought? But soon we did. And where does that leave us now: reading about toddlers like Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, Suri Cruise, and Mercy Ciccone.
Yes, pop culture has shifted so much that we care less about 30-somethings and more about the preschool set. Violet Affleck, Brooklyn Beckham,
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- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Work + Money – Fri, Feb 26, 2010 8:21 PM EST
Splash News/Matrix Photos/Ramey PhotoWe're trying to trace our steps and figure out how this all happened. Come along with us, please. Nearly a decade ago, young stars like Lindsay Lohan and the Olsen Twins started infiltrating tabloids and blogs. Who cares about these kids, we wondered? Well, suddenly we did, and we almost unconsciously began following the daily happenings of celebrity teens, including their outfits, their love lives, their social calendar, their photo scandals, and maybe even their careers. Then we downsized in age yet again to youngsters like Miley Cyrus, Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, and Dakota Fanning. These are child stars, right? Isn't it odd that people are reporting which designers they're wearing on the red carpet, we thought? But soon we did. And where does that leave us now: reading about toddlers like Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, Suri Cruise, and Mercy Ciccone.Read More »from New obsession: spoiled celeb toddlers with $850 handbags
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Thu, Feb 25, 2010 10:31 PM EST
Awesome news: Ben Stiller is on board to revive his role of Derek Zoolander in a "Zoolander" sequel. Justin Theroux (the writer of "Tropic Thunder" and "Iron Man 2") will direct, but there's no word yet if Owen Wilson will return as Hansel (he's so hot right now). Theroux is heading to Paris Fashion Week to "immerse himself on what is current in fashion." We can't wait!Read More »from Whatâ€™s the deal with male models? â€œZoolander 2â€ in the works
Why do we have such an obsession with "Zoolander"? Well for starters, it's the first time we felt like we sort of understood male models. Though the film is a hilarious satire, so many moments were totally dead on. The way models are sometimes treated like monkeys and have to keep their mouths shut and do as they're told? True! How modeling agencies have their talent living together in shared apartments with bunk beds? True! The way models take their signature poses very seriously? True! That designers can create outfits made out of garbage or designed to look like something a homeless person would wear and send it
Getty ImagesDuring the last decade, a really icky trend emerged: wearing dresses over pants. Perhaps it was part of the whole "let's wear lots of layers like Mary-Kate" movement, but the concept never made sense to me. I'm all for breaking fashion rules (white after Labor Day, navy and black combos, dismissing age appropriate boundaries), but am I wrong in thinking that wearing a dress or skirt over bulky pants looks sloppy? The silhouette seems off. Tights, or leggings, sure. And I'm totally OK with tunics over pants. But when I see someone wearing a pair of jeans under a dress--especially a light weight dress--it looks as though the woman couldn't wait for warmer temperatures to bust out her favorite dress, so she threw on any old thing underneath. Or she couldn't decide which to wear, pants or a dress, so she went with both.Read More »from Things we still donâ€™t get: dresses over pants
Thankfully, I thought this trend had started to fade away. But when I saw this dreaded style walk down the runway at several fall 2010 fashion shows last week I cringed.
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Wed, Feb 24, 2010 10:51 PM EST
Getty ImagesTwo years ago we wrote about Kim Kardashian, wondering why she was famous, and why she was already acting like a diva. Since then, she has led her family further into the spotlight, largely by way of their reality show. First Kim received loads of attention over her sex tape, and then, not to be left out, her sisters Khloe and Kourtney put their marriage and pregnancy on prominent display. While they all co-own a business, Kim has been more determined than ever to legitimize her presence in the fashion industry, and capitalize her her fame.Read More »from Kim Kardashian admittedly knocks off dress, copies logo, perhaps also lacks taste
Kim Kardashian perfume and Korcula necklaceFirst Kim Kardashian introduced a fragrance, which seemed innocent enough since every celeb on the planet now has their own perfume. But her double-K logo was stolen from a Houston jeweler called Korcula. The company's creator, Lindley Bertin, sent Kardashian a gold necklace bearing their own logo, a gold double-K symbol, as a gift back in 2008 since she thought Kim would enjoy a pendant displaying her initials. Kim was photographed wearing the
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Wed, Feb 24, 2010 8:32 PM EST
National Photo GroupComedic actor Matt LeBlanc will be playing himself on a new Showtime series called "Episodes." It looks like a hilarious satire in the vein of "Curb Your Enthusiasm"--in one scene LeBlanc must audition to play himself on a new TV series, against a room full of actors who are trying to perfect LeBlanc's famous line from "Friends," "How you doin'?" So funny! But what has really caught people off guard (us included): Matt LeBlanc is now a silver fox.Read More »from Why are we so thrown off by a grey-haired Matt LeBlanc?
One blogger says this makes him feel really old. But let's not forget that LeBlanc is 42. Many 42-year-old men have some grey hair, if not a head full of it, by that age unless they dye it. Perhaps we're not used to seeing a celebrity with his natural hair color. Or maybe the fact that we still watch LeBlanc's character, Joey Tribbiani, on 16-year-old "Friends" repeats makes us associate the actor with still being in his 20s.
With Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston still looking so young and fantastic in the public eye, does a little grey
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Tue, Feb 23, 2010 10:00 PM EST
Splash News/WWDSome of you may remember my post from last fall about Stella McCartney's collection for Gap Kids and Baby Gap. The designer made a more affordable (yet still pretty expensive) line for kids that was perhaps not the most practical for kids, but unquestionably adorable. Which is why we weren't totally surprised to see Carla Bruni, the first lady of France, wearing the military coat while singing Beatles ballad, "And I Love Her," on stage. (Stella is Paul McCartney's daughter, in case you didn't make the connection.) The jacket is the most expensive item in McCartney's Gap Kids collection, retailing for $128, and must run fairly large--when was the last time you fit into a kids XL?Read More »from Who wore it best: Carla Bruni or Madonnaâ€™s four-year-old daughter, Mercy
Meanwhile, Madonna made sure to scoop up the same military coat for her four-year-old daughter, Mercy, who debuted the look this weekend en route to the Kabbalah center. While Mercy's outfit is probably more sophisticated than anything we've ever worn, she is the Material Girl's daughter after all. We wouldn't
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Tue, Feb 23, 2010 8:15 PM EST
Getty ImagesWhile the #1 most important thing is being happy in your own skin, we also like to give props to famous ladies with legs, curves, and hair we'd kill for! You know, the stars we'd most want to look like if we could afford to enlist an army of private chefs, nutritionists, personal trainers, and world renowned colorists to help us. Oh, and maybe if we could alter our DNA just a smidge.Read More »from The celebs with the best body/butt/boobs/legs/eyes/hair
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment poll of 2,000 men and women on which celebs have the best assets. Not surprisingly, women and men have differing opinions on ideal beauty. While 24% of females polled thought Beyoncé had the hottest body, one in five men named Megan Fox. Incidentally, Fox was also the most popular choice for who the guys would most want to sleep with if their parter gave them a celebrity pass. Moving on...
Move over J.Lo and Kim Kardashian--Beyoncé was also picked by both sexes to have the best butt, gaining 34 percent of the vote. Hey, she did coin the term "bootylicious" after
Thanks to Chanel, clogs are everywhere we turn, and just this morning celeb stylist Rachel Zoe was preaching about the shoes in her newsletter. She writes: "When Karl Lagerfeld sent a slew of less-than-conventional clogs down Chanel's spring runway, many people questioned his genius at first, but th
Getty ImagesThis morning the internet is abuzz with the latest celebrity scandal: Jane Fonda admits to having plastic surgery after claiming she wouldn't have any more. This is big news, because whenever a big star has cosmetic surgery, the media has a field day. People speculate about what was done, magazines enlist experts to weigh in on which procedures the believe were performed, and reporters even flat out ask the celebs to own up. But does any of it really matter?Read More »from Celeb surgery: do we want or need to know?
Sure, gossiping about who has done what to their faces and bodies makes for a juicy topic of discussion. In today's star-driven culture, haven't we all spent a moment speculating about whether a celebrity has gotten a new nose, a boob job, or a little botox? And the more popular or famous a celebrity is, the more we concern ourselves with their appearance. If comedienne Kathy Griffin gets a ton of plastic surgery, no one really cares or notices. But if Angelina Jolie has a procedure done DROP EVERYTHING! Last week tabloids were
Getty ImagesOver the past few years, Coco Rocha has become one of the biggest working models out of a new batch of young talent in the industry. This past week she walked in fashion shows for famous designers like Diane von Furstenberg and Zac Posen, but the New York Times and the New York Daily News reported that, "Coco Rocha is too fat for the runway." Now Rocha has taken to her blog, Oh So Coco, to set the record straight.Read More »from Coco Rocha challenges the modeling industry
Rocha describes herself as, "a 21 year old model, 6 inches taller and 10 sizes smaller than the average American woman." What is confusing about this, is that as stated in recent press about Rocha, she is sometimes considered too big for the modeling industry. Rocha says that while she has been privileged to work with editors, stylists, photographers, and agents who treat her with respect, not all of her peers have been so lucky. "Surely, we all see how morally wrong it is for an adult to convince an already thin 15 year old that she is actually too fat," writes Rocha.