Well, folks. She’s done it again. The Duchess of Cambridge does the market good, merely by looking good.
Allow me to elaborate. Alexander McQueen‘s profits rose 27% in 2011, according to Vogue (via Business Insider). Long after her April 29th wedding last year to Prince William, Catherine’s influence on fashion scored her a spot on Vanity Fair‘s international best dressed list, as well as a slew of other fashion accolades.
Catherine’s wedding dress designer was one of fashion’s best-kept secrets, and insider suspicions were only confirmed as she stepped into her chauffeured Rolls-Royce Phantom VI at the Goring Hotel.
Designer Sarah Burton said of one of history’s most famous creations: “It was a precious, magical time that I’ll always treasure, and I feel like she gave me a gift in many ways. I feel incredibly privileged.”
Another British designer under the same luxury group (PPR) is Stella McCartney, so don’t be surprised to see her number go up, up and away after a banner 2012.
Susan Kelley, editor-in-chief of What Kate Wore, posted an upcoming schedule for William and Kate. The royal couple will officially open the new England Football Training Center in St. George’s Park on October 9th. The next day, the Cambridges will visit Newcastle Civic Center to meet with those who made the Olympics successful in the local area, as well as disabled students from Percy Hedley School. Read More »
Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart paid $5000 ahead to attend President Barack Obama‘s fundraiser in Paris, France last night. The event, hosted by Anna Wintour, was held at private venue La Maison 8, formerly the home of designer Kenzo Takada.
Kanye West, Scarlett Johansson, Mick Jagger and Stella McCartney were also in attendance. ”We need Obama to win,” McCartney told the Daily Mail en route to her car post-fundraiser. Who’s “we?” Aren’t you under the crown?
After all was said and done, the evening raised roughly $350,000 for Obama reelection campaign. Read More »
TLC has ordered additional episodes of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo after audiences showed an appetite for the net’s redneck reality offering this summer. Fresh season-one episodes will include holiday specials for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Honey Boo Boo is seen here outside her home on Tuesday (September 25, 2012) wearing a Piggly Wiggly shirt.
Fans can get their fill of Honey with new Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas specials while they wait for the new episodes to air in the spring, reports Entertainment Weekly.
Spoiler alert, Wednesday’s finale saw the little miss Boo Boo compete in the Miss Sparkle and Shine pageant, all dolled up like a blueberry, but the pint size diva did not place in the top three, instead taking home the People’s Choice Award.
So how much is Honey and the fam making for their trainwreck of a reality show? Read More »
The way Miley Cyrus dresses versus the way she lives her life is one of the best dichotomies in Hollywood.
The starlet and her hunky fiance, Liam Hemsworth, were spotted in LA yesterday going for a spin in their brand, spanking new McLaren sports car. Oh you know, just driving around town in a car that cost $200,000 is no big deal when you’re a former Disney star and your fiance is part of The Hunger Games.
That’s all fine and good, but what drives me–and I’m sure most other people–insane is the fact that Miley drives around in a fancy car, but dresses like the homeless person you’d see in downtown Santa Cruz. Like this look here. Miley, what is this insanity? Read More »
Gwyneth Paltrow lived up to her title of best-dressed woman in the world last night.
The actress looked classy and stylish in a figure hugging Tom Ford white dress at a special event she co-hosted in London’s Mayfair area.
The 39-year-old actress held the Obama Victory fundraising dinner at Mark’s Club along with fashion editor Anna Wintour and designer Tom Ford.
Cameron Diaz attended the event as well, and opted for a three quarter sleeved powder pink trouser suit, cinched in at the waist with a matching leather thin belt to create some shape to the outfit. She finishing off the look with a towering pair of white sandals (which looked to be a tad small for her feet) and her hair scraped back into a loose updo.
Which Downton Abbey cast member attended the fundraiser? Read More »
It seems that Reese Witherspoon can’t wait for her new baby to get here!
The extraordinarily pregnant actress was seen out and about in Brentwood, California shopping for breastfeeding accessories at The Pump Station and Nurtury this past Monday. This is the latest in many outings since the actress announced her pregnancy in March of this year. While some expectant moms like to relax and stay home during their pregnancy, Witherspoon is doing quite the opposite.
Libbey Ranch, the actress’ illustrious Ojai estate, has been put on the market for a whopping $10 million. The ranch features three guest cottages, a pool, stables, not to mention a massive 2-story mansion in the center. But, the factor that may get Libbey Ranch out of Witherspoon’s hair quicker than she imagined is one the Ranch’s previous visitors, Robert Pattinson. Read More »
“My dad, as you probably know, was the governor of Michigan and was the head of a car company. But he was born in Mexico. . . and uh, had he been born of uh, Mexican parents, I’d have a better shot at winning this. . . But he was unfortunately born to Americans living in Mexico. He lived there for a number of years. I mean, I say that jokingly, but it would be helpful to be Latino.”
“There is a perception, ‘Oh, we were born with a silver spoon, he never had to earn anything and so forth.’ Frankly, I was born with a silver spoon, which is the greatest gift you can have: which is to get born in America.”
-Mitt Romney at a recent fundraiser (via Vanity Fair)
– Lea Michele scored a “huge” L’Oreal beauty contract: is she worth it? [Celebitchy]
– Man candy and cupcakes! [Towleroad]
– The best lost cat cat has been found poster ever! [The Frisky]
– “Nothing worse.” Rupert Everett doesn’t like gay dads [OMG Blog]
– Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower hold hands in Toronto! [Just Jared]
– Jessica Simpson‘s parents are finally divorcing. [Celebslam]
– Beau Mirchoff for Bello Mag. [OhLaLaMag]
– Gossip Girls tattoos. [CityRag]
– Keira Knightley is a Vogue cover girl. [Lainey Gossip]
– Emma Watson dances up a storm for Jimmy Fallon. [Popoholic]
– The time Max Rice trolled Gretchen Carlson. [The Superficial]
– Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy went antiquing over the weekend, because that’s what all teenagers do for fun. [Evil Beet Gossip]
– Check out Blake Lively‘s rock of a wedding ring. [ICYDK]
Plus, check out Frank Ocean‘s new (NSFW) video for his song “Pyramids” which features a cameo from John Mayer. Read More »