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4 Throwback Denim Styles We Won't Be Trying at Home

Sep/17/2013 at 04:30 PM ET

Miley Cyrus denim style jeans photo JPI; WireImage; FameFlynet; Startraks

A lot of thought went into our 3rd Annual Denim Awards, featured in the October issue of PEOPLE StyleWatch (on stands now!). Staffers tried on more than 500 pairs of jeans to narrow down the selection to 38 of the best, most flattering styles. And while you’re sure to find tons of awesome, wearable denim in the issue, there are four types of jeans you most definitely won’t find in the pages of the October issue: these throwback looks.

We don’t think you should emulate these denim looks, but we do think these photos will be perfect for your next #ThrowbackThursday post. (Just because we wouldn’t wear these jeans doesn’t mean we wouldn’t double-tap the pics.)

1. That time that Britney Spears (in a denim maxi) and Justin Timberlake (in denim-on-denim-on-denim-on-denim) swam to the 2001 AMAs together in a sea of blue. Their matchy-matchy ensembles were such a fashion mishap, it’s hard to believe how much progress JT has made on the style front since then.
2. Jessica Simpson’s infamous “mom jeans” that she busted out in 2009. At least she realized her mistake, as she later told Oprah that the high-waisted moment was a major low point in her life.
3. Miley Cyrus’s LSD denim — i.e. her “least sexy denim” acid-washed jeans. She wore them in February 2012 … right before her infamous Salvia situation. Just saying.
4. Rihanna’s mechanic jumpsuit, which she trotted out last summer. We’re happy to report that the singer has since moved on to new forms of denim such as overalls.

PHOTOS: Vote on more star style in “Last Night’s Look!”

So, now that we’ve finished our stroll down denim memory lane, be sure to check out our People StyleWatch Denim Shop on GILT to score exclusive discounts on the outstanding jeans featured in the issue.

And let us know: Which of these throwback denim looks do you hope never comes back into style?

–Storm Heitman

First Look! Ashlee Simpson Models for Sister Jessica's Clothing Line; 'She's a Fun One to Work With!'

Jul/31/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

Ashlee Simpson Jessica Simpson adsCourtesy Jessica Simpson

Ashlee Simpson‘s style has always differed from her sister Jessica‘s: Jess has always been feminine and frilly, while Ashlee’s rocked an edgier, downtown vibe. But mom Tina Simpson says there’s a simpler difference between the two.

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Chic Clicks: Go Behind the Scenes of Michelle Williams's Louis Vuitton Shoot; Plus, Fashion Star Gets Axed

Jul/29/2013 at 03:57 PM ET

–If you’re still swooning over how drop dead Michelle Williams looks in her new Louis Vuitton ads, you’ll want to watch this behind-the-scenes clip from her shoot [YouTube]

–Want to get Katy Perry‘s Vogue cover glow? Then you need to follow this very strict diet and take, like, a million vitamins [Fashionista]

–Karl Lagerfeld as the Pope. Anna Wintour as a nun. The fashion Bible you have to see to believe [Styleite]

–NBC confirms Jessica Simpson‘s Fashion Star will not be renewed for Season 3 [Huffington Post Style]

–Guess which new Project Runway All Stars host is dipping a toe into the fashion world with a new eyewear collection? [Coastal]

Fashion Star Winner Hunter Bell: Jessica Simpson Told Me to Be More Sexy With My Designs

May/12/2013 at 10:11 PM ET

Fashion Star winner Hunter BellCourtesy Express

Looks like you might be wearing one of Hunter Bell’s dresses very soon. The 32-year-old southern belle (who says she’s inspired by designers like Diane von Furstenberg and Rebecca Taylor) has been crowned the winner of Fashion Star, trumping 12 other designers for the prize of launching their original collections in three of the nation’s largest fashion retailers — Express, Macy’s and Saks.

And Hunter may not have reached her goal without the help of mentor Jessica Simpson.

“I worked closely with Jessica, and she was always a sounding board for me to stay true to my own design aesthetic, but also very encouraging with the advice of making sure to show off a women’s curves with my designs and to be more sexy with them,” she tells PEOPLE at an Express breakfast showcasing her line (sample design above). “In this industry you need to be open to advice.”

From episode one, Bell was a frontrunner after her first fashion show resulted in a bidding war from the three major retailers. But for the N.Y.C. based-designer, one of the biggest highlights of the experience has been the resources the show’s platform has provided her.

“The most exciting moment was walking into the design studio and seeing your own desk with all of the necessary tools and resources provided for you from the network to be successful,” she says.

RELATED PHOTOS: Get more star wardrobe inspiration here

Turns out, Hunter’s passion and design prowess dates back to way before becoming a household name.

“What people definitely don’t know is that I didn’t just start out as a designer with Fashion Star,” she explains. “I have dedicated the past 10 years to making my passion become a successful career. I not only studied design in school and then at Parsons, but I also interned with Nanette Lepore, which was an amazing experience.”

And this is only the beginning for the dedicated designer. Her overall goal? “I hope to grow my clothing line to be a household name brand, expanding into department stores with an online presence, allowing me to create jobs and give back.”

Shop Bell’s capsule collection online at Express and in stores across the country tomorrow!

Tell us: Do you think Bell deserved to win? Will you buy her clothes?

–Brittany Talarico

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The Coolest Shoes in Hollywood Belong to Celebrity Babies

Mar/26/2013 at 03:00 PM ET

Babies With Awesome ShoesSplash News Online; Ramey; Broadimage; Splash News Online (2)

When we saw this sweet picture of Beyoncé grabbing lunch with daughter Blue Ivy, 14 months, the first thing we noticed was the baby’s adorable pigtails. The second thing we observed was how cool her mini hiking boots were.

Then we realized: Blue Ivy isn’t the only celebrity baby with an enviable footwear wardrobe. Since Suri Cruise rocked her first pair of pint-sized heels, infants with famous parents have been sporting one cute pair of shoes after another.

RELATED PHOTOS: Check out more fabulous celeb maternity style here!

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Where Does Fergie's Maternity Style Fall On a Scale From Mild to Wild?

Feb/19/2013 at 03:31 PM ET

Katie Holmes Bobbi Brown Getty; GSI; Abaca; Xposure

When we heard that Fergie was expecting a baby Black Eyed Pea, we were on the edge of our seats waiting to see how the famously funky star‘s maternity style would play out. Luckily she didn’t keep us waiting long, stepping out with husband Josh Duhamel Tuesday in a shearling bomber jacket, yellow sweater dress and circular sunglasses.

“It’s clear to see how happy they are,” a source close to the couple tells PEOPLE. “They are really excited.” And we are really excited to see how her outfits fit into the range of maternity style — from low-key to high-wattage — that we’ve been spotting from L.A. to London.
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Vote on Your Favorite Sunglasses Style!

Feb/12/2013 at 03:00 PM ET

Jessica Simpson sunglasses
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No fashionista can live without the perfect pair of sunglasses. People tend to have a favorite pair — plus a bunch of extras, just for fun! We’ve got our own huge sunglasses stash that we love to dip into depending on our mood or outfit, and we’re always adding to it. For our May issue, we’re discussing all things shades so we need you to weigh in on how you love to wear your pairs!



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