When it comes to the shoes that match the dress, color coordination is a red-carpet art—but this week, stars everywhere were strutting their stuff in shoes that gave their outfits a high-contrast kick in the pants. But where one actress' neat feet made us sea-green with envy, another's wild white heels had some fashion critics throwing shade. Who scored Style Superstar honors?
It's Mila Kunis, whose iridescent pumps were the perfect complement to her Dior dress at the "Ted" premiere this week. The teeny star looked typically sultry that night, with smokey eyes, sleek hair and a shimmery black dress with a plunging mesh-overlaid neckline—but her pointy Louboutin pumps in beautiful blue-green lace add some serious oomph to an outfit that was already a winner. Congrats, Mila! (Can we borrow your shoes?)
There's nothing basic about the black-and-white in this week's Style Superstar running! Two lovely ladies starring in two great movies hit up their respective premieres in high-contrast ensembles featuring one of the fashion world's most favorite classic color combos. But where one of these looks combined unexpected elegance with some frisky accents, the other just kinda went...poof. Who's in the spotlight this week?
Emma Stone has probably taken home Style Superstar honors more than any other young Hollywood lady, and there's a reason: Girlfriend can dress like a champ. Her Fendi cocktail dress at the "Amazing Spider-Man" premiere in Seoul, South Korea, was a fun alternative to the flowing gowns that stars often opt to wear for events like these, and the leather epaulets carry the look right over the line from flirty to fierce. Add in some funky shoes (seriously digging the pointed toe and white sole) and a pop of pink on her lips, and Emma has once again claimed Style Superstardom.
We love when A-list stars have movies coming out. Normally reclusive types, like Kristen
Stewart or Angelina Jolie, suddenly emerge from hiding to hit red carpets in Los Angeles, New York and London, as well as stump on talk shows, at press conferences and other buzz-worthy events. Though not as high-profile or, let’s face it, reclusive as some, dancer/singer/actress/Seacrest-arm-candy Julianne Hough worked her little tail off all week to promote the opening of her movie musical "Rock of Ages." And jeez, did she work it! Julianne’s bright turquoise heels at an NYC "Rock of Ages" screening, black lace cut-out dress at the MTV Movie Awards and an Angelina-worthy thigh-high slit at Spike TV’s Guy’s Choice Awards were all impressive. Keep reading to find out which look has us singing her praises, and which was way off-key.
The CFDA Awards are like the Academy Awards of the fashion world. Most people were focused on the night’s big winners, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, but we couldn’t take our eyes off Ms. Hough. Her stunning lady in red look, courtesy of a beautiful Kaufman Franco gown, stood out for its plunging neckline, flattering fit and minimal accessorizing. Love, love, love it.
We’ve been bestowing our Style Superstar honors for a while now, so for this week’s edition, we decided to switch it up a bit. Yes, we’ll still fill you in on Young Hollywood’s best and worst dressed, but since both ladies are two of our biggest crushes, we wanted to pen them letters of love as we break the big news. Read on to see who showed off some mean style and whose outfit was a little less than what we were expecting.
You’re awesome. In the last few months alone, you sang on Ellen with Zac Efron, wrote some of "The Hunger Games" soundtrack and won two Grammys. We’d wish we could just be jealous and hate you, but when you wear an oh-so-sexy yet remarkably sweet showstopper like this red Elie Saab gown, we simply fall in love with you all over again. You always stay true to who you are even as you’re growing up, and we know that underneath that slicked straight coif is the same old small-town girl we’ve gotten to know through song over the last few years. Congrats on winning Style Superstar, yet again. We can’t wait until your next red carpet event!
Much as we love our American style icons, there's just something about European fashionistas that makes haute couture look even haute-er—and when it comes to pulling off bold style, daring dresses and shoes that speak for themselves, nobody puts it together quite like our favorite celebs from across the Atlantic when they're walking the red carpet at the renowned Cannes Film Festival. Whose unconventional combo had just the je ne sais quoi to score Style Superstar honors? Check out this week's contenders!
For effortless, eclectic style, it doesn't get any better than Marion Cotillard; the French beauty was a serious stunner at the Cannes Film Festival, in a dreamy peach chiffon dress with an eye-catching textured bodice. Marion kept her hair and makeup simple and accessorized with a gold belt and finished off with slingbacks in a matte Naples yellow. Not many celebs would have had the fashion intuition to put together such a perfect buffet of color, texture and weight, but our Style Superstar pulled it off like a pro.
All hands were on deck for the L.A. premiere of "Battleship" this week, but the fun red-carpet looks from the film's stars were anything but military issue. (We could spend all day ogling Alexander Skarsgård in his perfectly tailored suit! Or, um, out of it.) And when it came time to pick this week's Style Superstar, there was no better place to look than amongst the crew members from the Earth's last stand against evil aliens! Who took home the honors by taking the notion of "dress whites" to a whole new level? And whose ethereal look was dead in the water?
Rihanna's wild white dress and halfway shaved hairstyle were the source of some conflict amongst fashion gossips...but one look at her walking the red carpet, and we're officially feeling the love. The unusual drape of this dress turned it into a show-stopper every time Rihanna moved, and her black-and-white accessories and bright pink lips were a perfect match for her edgy look. And while, okay, the hair is a little...odd, RiRi's ability to carry off unusual cuts is so much a part of her signature style, it's just not possible to hate it. This Style Superstar can sink our battleship anytime.
Sometimes, claiming the title of best-dressed means stepping outside your comfort zone—as the subjects of this week's style spotlight know only too well! But those who push the envelope in pursuit of untraveled fashion territory can sometimes push it too far, shooting right over the lines of Brave New World and arriving right in the center of Crazytown. Whose fresh take on fashion has catapulted her out of the worst-dressed doldrums and right into Style Superstardom? And who could use a little less daring-to-be-different on her next red-carpet outing?
This week's Style Superstar is rarely seen in the style-wild to begin with, and when she does make an appearance, it's more often than not on (alas) a list of fashion don'ts. But while this white silk dress with a twisty torso and unusual cutout sides is anything but a safe choice, Mischa Barton worked it like a pro at the Women for Women International Gala dinner this week. The actress emerged from her usual out-of-the-spotlight hiding place looking healthy and happy, opting for simple black shoes and a studded necklace to complement the complicated dress. And with bold, wine-red lipstick framing her smile, Mischa not only owned her daring duds but looked to be having a great time wearing them.
For teenage celebs, the dress-related stress of making a public appearance comes with an extra challenge attached: How to dress up without dressing old. Fashion-conscious young stars have a fine line to walk when it comes to what they wear on the red carpet, and the most savvy ones take a lot of care to keep their wardrobe from maturing before they do! And this week, we've got two young ladies in our style spotlight—one with a youthful, flirty look that's as colorful as she is, and one whose attempt at a grownup transition ended up as a washed-out misstep. Who's on the radar for Style Superstardom?
It's Chloe Moretz who's this week's winner—sporting a dotty Kenzo dress in a bold, shiny violet fabric when she arrived to accept a Big Screen Achievement Award at CinemaCon. The actress has had trouble before in striking the right balance and dressing her age, but the event's award-winner for Female Star of Tomorrow's look is clearly on her game today: This ensemble is fun, flattering, and not too formal for the 15-year-old star. And since she's made the savvy choice to let the dress speak for itself, with nothing but soft hair and strappy shoes to complete the look, we've got to award Chloe props for fashion maturity along with her Style Superstar honors.
This year's political battles are heating up, but there was no partisan division of red and blue in this week's fashion arena. The well-dressed celebs featured this week wore their primary colors in perfect harmony, donning elegant red and blue looks that played perfectly when anchored with bold-hued shoes. Whose mismatched mish-mash of stylish separates would definitely win our vote? And whose peplum look is getting a veto this week? Read on!
Even before she was tapped to play the Capitol fashionista Effie Trinket in "The Hunger Games," Elizabeth Banks had a distinctive risk-taking style on the red carpet—and her eclectic pairing of these Peter Pilotto separates for the "Five Year Engagement" premiere is the perfect example. A pretty patterned top in combination with a lace overlay skirt makes for an eye-catching combination of textures and lines, while the complementary palette of both pieces keeps this look for getting too busy. Add a pair of deep blue pumps, sideswept hair, and subtle makeup, and Elizabeth had a memorable and creative casual look that makes her this week's Style Superstar!
Colorful, crazy, complicated prints are a trendy hit this season, and we've seen no shortage of multi-colored mayhem—and sometimes even a wild animal or two—in the latest red-carpet looks of Hollywood's finest. But this week, two standout stylish ladies hit the circuit and wowed us not just with a couple of dresses in some perfectly frenzied prints, but with the cleverly coordinated choice of footwear that went with them! Who tied her look together from head to toe for Style Superstar honors? And who wasn't quite pretty in pink? Read on!
She may not have been front and center in her cinematic debut, but Jacqueline Emerson shone like a star in this Cynthia Rowley dress at the Nylon magazine anniversary celebration. The "Hunger Games" star scored big with her shimmering patterned minidress, featuring a fruits-and-flowers fabric, sleek silhouette and unusual sleeves. Subtle makeup and a shiny clutch complete her look—plus, she managed to match her satin shoes to both the subtle auburn accents in the fabric and her gorgeous red hair. That kind of color coordination could only be achieved by a true Style Superstar!