Already so tired of short, sheer and sparkly — and there are still three weeks of holiday parties to go? Why not try something a little different? These stars have, and the results are terrific.
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As if being an Oscar-nominated beauty with an amazing wardrobe and gorgeous family wasn’t enough, Gwyneth Paltrow and Amy Adams have each picked up an additional envy-inducing gig: They’re both fronting the fragrance campaigns for classic, classy fashion houses.
After a year as the face of Boss Nuit, Paltrow finally sees the light in the official images from Boss Jour, the latest fragrance from the line.
“For me, Boss Jour Pour Femme is bright, beautiful, and fresh — it’s a definite mood boost,” Paltrow said in a statement about the fragrance, with its notes of citrus and lily of the valley. “There’s something quietly optimistic about the scent. It’s upbeat and energizing. It’s a nice way to really start my day.”
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Amy Adams is gorgeous enough to catch Superman’s eye in her role as Lois Lane in Man of Steel, but the star has superhuman powers of self-deprecation in real life.
“I’ve wanted to be in a superhero movie, and this was my best chance — as some mere mortal,” she says in Allure‘s July issue. “Let’s be real here. I don’t look that good in Lycra. I do all right, but I hadn’t anticipated that I was ever going to be cast as the girl in Lycra looking hot.”
She goes on to joke about her refusal to adhere to Hollywood’s super-strict diets and exercise routines, saying, “I just don’t see the point. I’m just not going to be one of those people photographed in a bikini where people are like, ‘OMG, look at Amy!’ I mean, it might be OMG, but not for the reasons I want.”
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Do not adjust your screen: that is a Sexiest Man Alive in curlers.
First, Cooper was seen exiting his trailer with one thing we recognized (that would be his manly bared chest) and one thing that threw us for a loop: lots of tiny pink curlers. Apparently, that perm he tried out back in February is here to stay.
Some stars like Anne Hathaway decided on their Oscar gowns last minute, but Amy Adams was not one of them. It turns out the silver-gray Oscar de la Renta dress with a beaded bodice and a dramatic tulle-embellished skirt (which we named one of our favorites of the night) was a choice that took a lot of thought and time.
Adams’s stylist Cristina Ehrlich tells PEOPLE that an old black-and-white photograph, which Adams came across, inspired the dress. “[Adams found photos] that were shown to Mr. de la Renta,” Ehrlich says. But one shot of a model walking into a doorway struck a cord with the iconic designer. “It was sort of a real ‘aha’ moment for him when he saw this one specific photograph.”
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Between the famous front rows and the outrageous street style outside the tents, the fashion on the runways can feel like it’s being overlooked. So here are the three things you shouldn’t miss from some of our favorite shows over the past few days.
Alexander Wang ponytails: Wang’s spring show — the last before he takes over the helm at Balenciaga — was hotly anticipated by insiders. And while the clothes lived up to the hype, the hair was really what had editors buzzing. Redken creative director Guido pulled models’ hair back into a slick pony with the line’s “Hardwear 16” gel, then attached red extensions for a long, dramatic two-tone look. Since ombré’s been hot in Hollywood for a while now, we expect to see this next-level look on red carpets soon.
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What made its way on our fashion radar this week? A classic pattern that’s making a strong comeback and a sweater style we haven’t worn since middle school. We expect to see more of these looks at all the various awards season parties and events. What we hope we don’t spot: A certain frock that reveals way too much skin.
Up: Polka Dots. The retro print made a major comeback this week. Emmy Rossum stepped out in a navy-and-white Stop Staring number (it’s just $170!) and Amy Adams slipped into an elegant black-and-white peplum Jenny Packham design.