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CFDA Awards 2014: An Exclusive Behind the Scenes Look at Whitney Port's Stylish Day

Jun/03/2014 at 01:14 PM ET

Whitney Port knows a little something about clothing design, so she wasn’t going to turn up to the CFDA Awards wearing just any old thing. Luckily, she had designer Dennis Basso on hand to take her as his date — and to outfit her in a classic, fitted graphic sheath that stopped traffic on the red carpet. Port gave us an exclusive inside look at the process of picking the dress and putting the whole look together, and she couldn’t help but rave about her look for the evening.

Whitney Port CFDA AwardsHumberto Carreno/Startraks

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Five of Michelle Phan's Favorite Beauty Tutorial Videos -- Try Them All Now!

May/28/2014 at 05:50 PM ET

Michelle PhanDimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Michelle Phan truly epitomizes what it means to be a “famous face.” YouTube’s top beauty guru (with more than 6 million subscribers) uses the magic of makeup — and her self-taught talent — to transform into pop culture icons (see Lady Gaga and Barbie) and to teach tricky (and essential) makeup trends. She’s become so huge in the industry that she now has her own line of makeup, Em.

Filmed at her L.A. home studio, Phan’s online tutorials also feel like a Hollywood production. “To film a video takes at least six hours,” Phan explains in this week’s PEOPLE. “I want my videos to be like mini movies.” And like any great artist, inspiration is key to her craft. “I keep my eyes and ears open,” says Phan, 27. “And a lot of my inspiration comes from my followers. They’ll send me pictures and music videos they love.”

So what does Phan love? We asked the makeup mogul to take us through five of her favorite looks. (And if you’re wondering if it’s as easy as she makes it look? “When I do make mistakes it does suck and I have to redo it. Or sometimes I scrap the entire video and don’t even upload it. That’s how hard and picky I am with these videos. I’ve done
that quite a few times!”)

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Jessica Simpson: My Clothing Line Works Because 'I've Been Every Size on the Planet, and I Think Beyond NYC and L.A.'

May/16/2014 at 02:53 PM ET

Jessica Simpson weight lossPaul Zimmerman/WireImage

Jessica Simpson has turned her eponymous clothing and accessories line into a billion-dollar brand, so it’s no wonder that the singer-turned-businesswoman was asked to appear at the Forbes Women’s Summit in N.Y.C. Thursday to be interviewed by none other than Steve Forbes himself. Wearing a dress and cuffs from her own Jessica Simpson Collection, the star discussed why her fashion line has become such a hit where others have fizzled out.

“I think my brand has surpassed my name and my celebrity,” Simpson said of her line, which has grown to include footwear, juniors’ and plus size. The trick to making things that appeal to a wide variety of customers — and not just her fan base? “I think I understand women. I’ve been every size on the planet, and I think beyond New York and LA.”

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She expanded on the “every size on the planet” line by addressing her very public weight loss journey as a Weight Watchers spokeswoman. “I fluctuate, I’m a woman,” she said, according to WWD. “I feel like we all need to enjoy life. If I’m five pounds heavier or 50 pounds heavier or five pounds lighter, I don’t think that should define who you are.”

And though she’s currently at her goal weight, she doesn’t put too much stock in the number no the scale, living by two common-sense mantras: “Tune out the world and tune into you” and “I don’t let others define me for me,” she said in the interview.

Ultimately, the bride-to-be has one goal in her fashion line: “I want to make every woman confident in what they’re wearing.” Do you shop Simpson’s clothes? Do you believe in her body-positive mantras? Sound off in the comments!

–Alex Apatoff

Has Kate Hudson Set a Wedding Date? She Says 'Soon!'

May/15/2014 at 02:43 PM ET

Kate Hudson wedding plansMark Sullivan/WireImage

Kate Hudson has a lot on her plate right now. She’s modeling and designing for Ann Taylor and her own athletic line, Fabletics. She just launched a collection of sunglasses with Chrome Hearts. She’s got two kids, Ryder, 10, and Bingham, 2, whom she’s raising all over the globe. If she didn’t have time to plan a wedding, well, we can’t say we’d be surprised. But Hudson reveals that her nuptials to Matthew Bellamy are imminent — and you can start getting the rice ready.
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Will Mary-Kate Olsen Design Her Own Wedding Dress? Three Looks That Prove She Can Definitely Design Bridal

May/13/2014 at 01:52 PM ET

We know there’s one major wedding dress on everyone’s mind right now (hi, Kim Kardashian), but there’s more celeb bridal buzz circulating that’s pretty exciting. Mary-Kate Olsen might be designing her own dress.

“I’m not even there yet,” she told WWD when asked about selecting a gown for her upcoming nuptials to Olivier Sarkozy. “I think it may be a matter of getting five or six, or making two or three and being stressed out. That seems kind of far away. We’ll take one step at a time.”

Mary-Kate and her twin sister Ashley Olsen are the design duo behind The Row and Elizabeth and James — so we decided to look back at three different looks from their two labels that prove Mary-Kate has shown plenty of design potential for a bridal gown (we already know they’re just her style).
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Kate Hudson: I Want Women to Feel Sexy in My Workout Clothes

May/06/2014 at 11:00 AM ET

Does anyone else feel like they have a better workout when they’re wearing a cute gym outfit? Us too. And Kate Hudson‘s latest designs for the Spring 2014 collection of her Fabletics workout line are designed to give you that ego boost even before you start your sweat session.

Kate Hudson Fabletics CollectionStefanie Keenan/Getty

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Met Gala 2014: The Night's Hottest Couples (We're Looking at You, Blake and Ryan!)

May/05/2014 at 11:35 PM ET

Sure the Met Gala, is all about the fashion, but it’s also all about the love. (Sorry, we had to.) And some of Hollywood’s hottest couples hit the carpet together and literally made us sigh out loud at our desks, because they looked so freakin’ amazing. So take your time and scroll through all the best dressed Met Gala duos below. Read More

 

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