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Johnny and Tara Are Picking Oscars Outfits! Go Behind the Scenes of Their Super-Glam Fitting

Feb/27/2014 at 05:45 PM ET

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The Sochi Olympics ended less than a week ago, but figure skating commentators (and BFFs) Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski have moved on. Now they’re giving commentary on another big event that involves lots of sparkles and a high potential to fall: the Oscars!

Weir, 29, and Lipinski, 31, along with fashion correspondent (and Style Council member) Louise Roe, are teaming up with Access Hollywood‘s Billy Bush to critique what people are wearing on the biggest night in film. And obviously, one can’t comment on other people’s ensembles without a great look of one’s own. On Wednesday, PEOPLE joined the two Olympians, as well as the Access team and photographer Ralph Oshiro, at West Hollywood’s Decades vintage boutique as they tried out three potential looks for Sunday night.
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Olympic Stars Reveal Hidden Talents in New Degree Campaign

Mar/11/2013 at 12:00 PM ET

Olympians Alex Morgan and Lolo Jones know what it’s like to really sweat. Whether they’re on the soccer field (Morgan), on the track (Jones) or on the medal stand, they’ve had their fair share of adrenaline-pumping moments. So it makes sense that the two athletes are teaming with Degree for the brand’s new DO:MORE campaign, which encourages women to challenge themselves and push the limits of their daily lives.

So how do Jones and Morgan exemplify this, other than, you know, already pushing themselves to kick butt in London this past summer? If you can believe it, both are seriously involved with second sports, and demonstrate their versatile skill sets in these exclusive behind-the-scenes photos (below) from the upcoming campaign.

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Shaun White Lops Off His Long Locks for Charity

Dec/19/2012 at 12:00 PM ET

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From the wrong side of the law to the right side of his heart.

Olympic snowboarder Shaun White chopped off his famed long locks on Tuesday, donating several inches of his red hair to Locks of Love and documenting the process on camera.

“I’ve been thinking about this one for a while,” he says nervously in the video below. “But it’s for a good cause so I want to do it. Somebody needs it more than I do.”

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Chic Clicks: Rihanna's $100K Fashion Week Payday, 'Vogue' & Ryan Lochte?

Sep/28/2012 at 01:00 PM ET

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–When you’re a celebrity, you pretty much get paid to do everything — that includes sitting front row at Fashion Week. Rumor has it Rihanna raked in almost $100,000 for her appearance at the Chanel show last year [The Hollywood Reporter]

Ryan Lochte was spotted dining with Vogue editors in New York City on Wednesday night. We wonder what they’re plotting! [Page Six]

As predictedSarah Jessica Parker plays Lea Michele‘s fashion-fairy godmother on Glee [Huffington Post]

— After being available pretty much everywhere but here, Zara Home is launching in the States on Oct. 9 [ELLE]

–Even if you’re not that into politics, you’ll love this: Bliss is celebrating election season by giving away limited edition lotions inspired by Obama and Romney with any purchase over $50 [Bliss World]

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Bride-to-Be Michelle Kwan Wants a Vera Wang Wedding Gown

Sep/14/2012 at 05:00 PM ET

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For six years, Michelle Kwan worked with fashion designer Vera Wang to create elegant and functional figure skating costumes.

“She knows me in terms of my lines,” Kwan tells PEOPLE, “and she knows my body really well.”

For those reasons and more, Kwan is keen on Wang to design her wedding dress following Kwan’s announcement of her engagement to U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Clay Pell.

“I did tell her the news,” says Kwan, who has been in New York City for Fashion Week. “She was like, ‘When is it?'”

Kwan says that throughout her skating career, Wang would have her try on gowns at costume fittings “just for size, for a visual on what’s happening for a spring or fall look,” the skater recalls. “She’d say, ‘This shape would look great on you, try this on!’ But I’d say, ‘Vera, I’m really excited to be getting married one day, but I don’t need to try on a wedding dress and if you’re not engaged, it’s supposed to be bad luck, right?’ But she was like, ‘Eh!'”

The commute from Washington, D.C., where Kwan is based, to New York City, where Wang is based, would work well for dress consultations, Kwan says. “I have a long relationship with Vera, so I hope she does it.”

A custom-made gown would go quite well with Kwan’s custom-made platinum engagement ring, too.

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Venus Williams Scores at New York Fashion Week

Sep/13/2012 at 06:00 PM ET

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Just a few days ago she was on the courts in Flushing, playing hard at the U.S. Open. But Wednesday, Venus Williams was in a decidedly different setting in Manhattan, having her hair and makeup done for the New York Fashion Week debut of her clothing line, EleVen (presented behind The Grey Goose Blue Door).

“It was crazy,” she told PEOPLE of the timing. “Back-to-back French Open, Wimbledon, Olympics, U.S. Open … four Majors right in a row. So I never really came up for air. I felt like I was just swimming — but it’s been a really nice swim.”

While competing this summer, Williams often wore outfits of her own design. So for Wednesday’s presentation, she opted to hire athletes (below), not traditional models, to display her wares. (Still, they got the VIP treatment, complete with hairstyling and makeup by Make Up For Ever.)

“It was important to show the clothes in the way I wanted to see them shown,” Williams explained. “It’s all about moving and it’s all about moving in style — looking good and feeling well. This whole concept really brings that to life.”

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Chic Clicks: Is Rihanna's TV Show in Trouble? Plus: Ryan Lochte to Design

Aug/31/2012 at 01:30 PM ET

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Rihanna‘s British fashion show, Styled to Rock, isn’t doing as well in the ratings department as expected [Telegraph]

–It’s true: Ryan Lochte is going to design a fashion line. Will a blinged-out grill be included? [StyleBistro]

–Another day, another celeb fashion campaign: This time it’s Josh Brolin for Band of Outsiders [The Daily Beast]

–Check out Giuliana Rancic‘s first clothing line for HSN, G by Giuliana [InStyle]

–Crashing at a friend’s beach house for Labor Day weekend? Then we recommend reading Olivia Palermo‘s house guest etiquette tips [Olivia Palermo]

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