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Oscars Gown Showdown: Naomi Watts vs. Anne Hathaway -- Pick Your Favorite!

Feb/11/2014 at 09:45 AM ET

Oscar Gown Showdown: Naomi Watts, Anne HathawayJason Merritt/Getty; Jason Merritt/Getty; Fernando Allende/Broadimage

The Showdown: Naomi Watts in 2013 vs. Anne Hathaway in 2009
The Editor’s Pick: Anne Hathaway
Who Made the Call?: Brittany Talarico, Associate Style Editor
Why She Chose It:
Disclaimer: This decision was almost as difficult as picking out my wedding dress. Okay, maybe not quite as difficult, but just know I took it very seriously. So before you Hath-a-hate all over my choice, hear me out. Yes, both actresses are stunning in their Armani Privé designs. Yes, both have the high-shine, metallic thing going on. And yes, both look out of this world. But Anne has something Naomi doesn’t have: vintage appeal.

Check out the full Oscars Gown Showdown bracket here!

The circular paillettes, pearly iridescent color and the mermaid silhouette are just so Old Hollywood. There’s something about the gown that feels really timeless and special and makes it impossible to divert your gaze. (When the actress walked across the carpet — watch here — I almost felt as if she were floating. (And for the record, I don’t think she’s ever smiled so big.) Plus, the Swarovski crystal detailing on the bodice perfectly matches her subtle Cartier jewels.

Naomi’s dress, while gorgeous, has a much more trend-focused feel. It’s the kind of thing I love now, but I could see myself being not quite as enamored of in a couple years. It just doesn’t have the style staying power of Anne’s strapless design. (That said, if we were weighing in on the Best Oscars Gown Neckline, I’d be casting a different vote.)

Voting is now closed but click here to see who came out on top — and to weigh in on today’s matchup: Michelle Williams vs. Keira Knightley!

Anne Hathaway's Style: The Obsessed or Hot Mess Edition

Jan/06/2014 at 02:08 PM ET

Anne Hathaway styleFameFlynet; Kmm/X17; Wenn

We love that Anne Hathaway is never afraid to take a style risk. And it appears she’s prepared to push the fashion envelope even more in 2014, as she’s worn a few new items that are bold, even for a star who loves to play with fashion. So we’ve decided to dedicate an “Obsessed or Hot Mess” special edition post to the actress and her unique wardrobe choices.
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Adam Shulman and Heidi Nahser Fink Make Beautiful Jewelry Together (and Confess that Anne Hathaway's Pretty Good With a Blowtorch)

Nov/07/2013 at 10:47 AM ET

James Banks Design Jewelry, WOCA necklaceCourtesy James Banks Design

Perhaps the only thing we like better than gorgeous, sparkly jewelry is gorgeous, sparkly jewelry that benefits a good cause. So we’re head-over-heels for this striking James Banks Design pendant, from which 100% of the proceeds will be donated to World of Children Award, a foundation dedicated to advancing work on behalf of children worldwide. Its launch coincides with the World of Children Award ceremony Thursday night, which honors people making strides in the world of child advocacy, and it was inspired by the WOCA logo, according to co-designers Adam Shulman and Heidi Nahser Fink. (If Shulman’s name rings a bell, he also designed Anne Hathaway‘s engagement ring, then gave it to her!)

Over two months, Nahser Fink and Shulman collaborated on a piece for WOCA that incorporated elements of the logo into an elegant, wearable piece, as well as one that their two-man shop (Shulman designs from N.Y.C., Nahser Fink creates by hand out of her Calif. studio) would be able to make to keep up with demand. From the first iteration (see below) to the current one, the process was quite involved.

“We wanted, when people wore it, for it to look like a piece on its own, but the closer you get, you say ‘What is that?’” Shulman tells PEOPLE. “It incorporates children, worlds. It looks like a flower blooming, but up closer it’s another thing. The concept of the key is, you put a key in and it unlocks. The key itself can’t work on its own, you need people — it’s a group effort. That’s what’s so beautiful about this organization, it’s not just one person.”

James Banks Designs Jewelry, WOCA necklaceCourtesy James Banks Design

The attention to detail in the key is typical of the work the two do together for James Banks Design. Each piece is painstakingly crafted and has tiny details (like butterfly wings that move, or meaningful custom jewels enclosed in glass) that are meant to start a conversation. “We want people to get close, to get a conversation from it,” Shulman says. “We want them to come up to it and ask ‘What is that?’ [Then you'd say] ‘It’s not just a ruby … it signifies my husband who was born this time of the year,’ or ‘He ignites my heart.’”

The idea for their first piece, the “Lightkeeper” (a charm shaped like a lightbulb with precious stones inside) came from Shulman’s wife Hathaway. “My wife said to me, ‘I feel like when I’m away, I lose my light, I don’t have the light in my life with me.’” he shares. So he created the lightkeeper concept with Nahser Fink, in which the wearer could choose the stones inside and add to them as they go. Says Nasher Fink, “It’s interactive, like our process; the wearer as well as the designer interacts with the piece. Everyone’s in the process together. The process of designing is an endless journey … It’s like a path, it tells a story.”

James Banks Designs Jewelry, WOCA necklaceCourtesy James Banks Design

The duo first met on the set of Hathaway’s Alice in Wonderland, for which Nahser Fink designed jewelry and props. After sending her a few ideas for Hathaway’s light pendant, “I said, Adam, you should be a jewelry designer!” Nahser Fink recalls — and their company was born. And despite their unconventional bicoastal approach, they work together perfectly. “He just got it. I just couldn’t believe how visual he could be with just words, while I had the pieces,” she says. “I never knew I would find someone to work with that would be so inspiring.”

So has Shulman tried his hand at the intricate metalworking Nahser Fink is so known for? “A little bit,” he says, then adds, “My wife — she was pretty good, wasn’t she?” Nahser Fink agrees, laughing: “She was manhandling that torch and using the wire, rolling it out. At one point, I was like, ‘Should I leave you alone in here?’”

While they love collaborating on personal pieces for clients on an intimate scale, they do dream of opening a store in the future. “I imagine that store on the corner of a street, in London or N.Y.C.,” Shulman says, “and the jewelry isn’t out, it’s tucked in these hidden drawers and boxes that open up and reveal other things. Heidi’s husband … would build all the cabinets, little cabinets of curiosity that we open up. It [would feel] like you’re in this magical little land and you don’t know what’s behind each door.”

In the meantime, you’ll have to explore their site on your own. See the pieces above (including a butterfly bangle, silver lightkeeper and rose bronze butterfly) at, and be sure to check out their necklace for World of Children Award and learn more about the World of Children Award honorees here.

What do you think of their designs? Which is your favorite piece?

–Alex Apatoff

Lily Collins Is The New Face of Lancôme

Oct/01/2013 at 11:59 AM ET

Lily Collins LancomeCourtesy of Lancôme

Lily Collins may play a demon slayer in her latest film The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, but in real life she leaves her slaying to the red carpet, where she consistently knocks us dead with impeccable makeup looks like an extremely smokey eye and a bright red lip (not to mention her signature thick brows). So even though she’s still a relatively new addition on our style radar, we’re hardly surprised to learn that she’s just landed a major beauty contract.

RELATED VIDEO: On which side do you fall in these major beauty debates?

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Style Rx: Anne Hathaway, Your Pants May Not Need to Be Quite So Large

Jul/11/2013 at 01:45 PM ET

Anne Hathaway crazy pants

Who: Anne Hathaway

Where: Visiting a friend in Beverly Hills

Diagnosis: Cognitive dissociation. Hathaway appears to have no idea that the size of her legs is not, in fact, relative to the size of these giant pants.

RELATED PHOTOS: Vote on questionable star style in “Obsessed or Hot Mess?”

Prognosis: Fortunately this is a very easy fix. With one quick incision (up one leg and down the other of this particular pair) and an immediate transfusion (of cute, slim-fit jeans or distressed denim shorts), Hathaway will be feeling better in no time. We, on the other hand, may need a little while to recover.

–Alex Apatoff

Tell us: Do you agree, or does she look perfect?

Every Woman Should Own a Pair (or Three) of These Flats

Jun/10/2013 at 06:00 AM ET

If you stepped into the closets of Jessica Alba, Emmy Rossum, Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore and Alessandra Ambrósio, you’d notice two things: 1) Those closets are way bigger than yours and 2) They all own a pair of Yosi Samra ballet shoes. So, how have these (affordable) kicks earned real estate in Hollywood closets among super-expensive designer red carpet heels? Find out…

And with our exclusive discount (enter STYLE15 at checkout), all first-time users get an extra 15% off, which means they cost just over 56 bucks. Not bad considering you’ll wear them nonstop.


You can tell by the video above that they’re cute, but what you can’t tell by looking at the images is that the flats are crazy comfortable and supportive.

Take it from an editor who has worn them commuting in New York City, climbing hills in San Francisco and hitting the pavement in many cities in between: These flats are comfy. Like, running shoes comfy. (But don’t tell the editor’s boyfriend that — otherwise, how will she convince him to give her foot rubs after wearing fashion-y shoes?)

Order them now by clicking on this link before they sell out at this exclusive price. Your feet will thank us!


Anne Hathaway Is Brunette Again

May/28/2013 at 02:54 PM ET

Anne Hathaway brown hair Splash News Online, AKM-GSI

At a time when half of Hollywood seems to be lightening up for summer, Anne Hathaway goes against the trend, taking her just-dyed blonde hair back to brunette.

After stunning Met Gala onlookers with a Debbie Harry-inspired, bright blonde crop in honor of the night’s punk theme, Hathaway stuck with her bold new hue for three weeks, trying out new formal and casual looks to complement her attention-getting color.

RELATED PHOTOS: See how stars switch up their looks from day to night!

But whether she wasn’t into the upkeep, had to dye it back for a role or just decided blondes don’t, in fact, have more fun, the star stepped out in Brooklyn Tuesday with her hair dyed back to its original chocolate hue.

Tell us: Will you miss Hathaway’s blonde hair, or do you love her brunette?

–Alex Apatoff


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