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Five Hair and Makeup Looks We Loved at the Critics' Choice Awards

Jan/11/2013 at 11:00 AM ET

While we were chilling on the couch in our PJs, a host of stars were getting glammed up for the second night in a row, this time for Thursday’s Critics’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles. And while there were a lot of standout gowns, five hair and makeup moves in particular really turned our heads …

Eva Longoria
Michael Kovac/WireImage

Eva Longoria‘s smoky eye. The actress took her everyday look up a notch for Thursday night’s big event, opting for matte skin and a muted lip that allowed her smoky eyes to really pop (seriously, we could see those lashes from space).

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Are 'Pilgrim Shoes' the Next Hot Thing?

Nov/28/2012 at 03:45 PM ET

Lady Gaga, Elle Fanning
Landov; Startraks

Thanksgiving was almost a week ago, but we spotted a pilgrim in Paraguay the other day. Oh, what’s that? It’s just Lady Gaga? Our bad!

The singer is just one of many stars who have fallen for the latest shoe style: the ‘pilgrim’ shoe. Part loafer — often with a heel — the funky footwear is chunky, colorful and reminds us of old-school ’90s clogs. And not in a good way.

Gaga chose Versace shoes for her day out in Paraguay’s capital, Asunción. But she’s not the first star we’ve seen in the shoes: Elle Fanning has an affinity for the not-so-sleek silhouette, too. The actress selected a purple pair for a recent screening in New York City, pairing them with her fairly basic LBD. (Thankfully she didn’t wear them with this dress.)

We have Marc Jacobs to thank (or, uh, blame) for the trend: the designer included high-heeled buckled loafers in his fall 2012 fashion show, and even wore them while taking a bow. But while we’re certainly thankful for that first Thanksgiving — and for today’s designer looks — we think this is a fad that should stay safely in the past. What do you think? Tell us: Are you a fan of ‘pilgrim’ shoes? 



What Is Elle Fanning Buying on Ebay?

Oct/17/2012 at 01:00 PM ET

Elle FanningFame

While most women consider jeans a wardrobe staple, Elle Fanning’s love affair with denim is a new development.

“I used to refuse to wear jeans and I hated them, and now I am in love with them and I wear them all the time,” the 14-year-old actress told PEOPLE at ELLE’s ‘Women in Hollywood’ event in L.A. on Monday. “It was a change.”

Fanning’s favorite pair didn’t come from her older sister’s closet this time, though — they actually came from ebay!

“I got these vintage ones that are sort of a Marilyn Monroe style,” she said of her now-go-to fall style item.

If she’s not perusing ebay for unique fashion finds, you can probably find the young starlet scanning photos on for outfit inspiration.

“I love looking at all the shows. I look through all the runways and drag out [photos], and I have little folders on my computer with the runway labeled,” she said.

“I’m obsessed with fashion, so I’m super intense!” Tell us: Are you inspired by runway fashion?

–Gabrielle Olya


Are You Loving Elle Fanning's Patterned Pantsuit?

Oct/09/2012 at 10:30 AM ET

Elle FanningAlberto E. Rodriguez/Getty

Several celebs have been forgoing glamorous gowns in favor of sleek pantsuits on the red carpet lately, but none have dared to step out in one as, well, interesting as the version Elle Fanning wore during the Toronto Film Festival.

The 14-year-old chose a ’70s-inspired purple print Miu Miu suit, complete with equally retro shiny emerald-green platforms and a wine-colored button-up. Oh, and she also wore a pink-and-blue checked scarf and oversize brown belt.

It’s nice to see a young star have this much fun with fashion, but it’s hard to get behind her look. An all-over print is tricky to pull off without looking costume-y, especially if you choose a vintage-style silhouette and styling. But we want to know what you think.

Tell us: Are you loving Elle’s patterned pantsuit? Vote in our poll below and leave your thoughts in the comments; your feedback could appear in the December/January issue of PEOPLE StyleWatch.

–Jennifer Cress



Dakota Fanning: I Influence My Sister's Style — Because She Steals My Clothes!

Mar/13/2012 at 09:00 AM ET

Dakota Fanning
Bill Davila/Startraks

“I’ve always really liked fashion, because my mom is really into fashion,” Dakota Fanning recently told FabSugar. “It’s always kind of been a part of our lives, both Elle and I.”

Because of that, the sisters are generally out in designer duds — looks by Miu Miu, Marc Jacobs and Rodarte to name a few — but it does cause some closet confusion at home. “I’ve influenced [Elle's] style because she’s stolen my clothes!” Dakota joked.

Speaking at the Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Female Awards in New York City, Dakota said her sister actually has a “completely different” style from her own. But she still looks to her for advice sometimes. “I’ve found myself having to go to the little sister, asking her, ‘Oh do you like this outfit?’” Dakota admitted. “It’s kind of a sad day for a big sister when you have to ask your little sister’s opinion.”

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Who Wore Taylor Swift's Rodarte Dress First?

Jan/19/2012 at 10:30 AM ET

Taylor Swift Vogue February 2012
Courtesy Vogue

Rodarte has been synonymous with red carpet statement making since 2005, but young Hollywood’s support is finally catapulting the niche brand into the mainstream.

Months after attending the line’s spring 2012 runway show alongside Vogue‘s Anna Wintour, Taylor Swift appears on the glossy’s February cover and in a spread comprised entirely of Rodarte (above).

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Dakota Fanning: I Don't Care What People Think of My Style

Jan/04/2012 at 09:00 AM ET

Dakota Fanning Elle UK
Courtesy Elle UK

Dakota Fanning, who recently confessed that she and 13-year-old sister Elle are “fashion equals,” strikes a seductive pose on the February cover of Elle UK — just don’t call her out for it.

“You can’t worry about what other people think, especially if you’re a known person, or sometimes you won’t be able to get out of bed,” she tells the mag. Case in point: her very first day at NYU, where she is a freshman, the 17-year-old selected a pleated skirt, velvet Marni shoes, black knee socks and an asymmetrical Alexander Wang sweater.

And while studying may take precedence over red carpet preening these days, Dakota doesn’t mind sharing the spotlight with her little sis (though she does mind sharing closets). “Usually it’s her sitting in pajamas waving goodbye as I go off someplace,” she says. “But this last year it’s been me home by myself in sweatpants, saying ‘Bye Elle’ as she goes off somewhere all dressed up.”

Justine Harman



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