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Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Snake-Inspired Jewelry, Lace on Lace and a Heel That Needs To Keep Walking

May/23/2014 at 03:00 PM ET

Trend report: snake jewelry, lace outfitsDanny Martindale/WireImage; Stefanie Keenan/Getty

In our weekly roundup of the looks that are gaining fashion ground (and the ones losing their style street cred), we saw serpent statement pieces, lovely, lacy looks and a shoe fabric that’s lost its shine.
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Maria Menounos: I Don't Have Time to Make Short Hair Look Cool on Me

Mar/19/2014 at 02:18 PM ET

Maria MenounosSteve Mack/Filmmagic

Stars are shearing off their long tresses for spring, but you won’t catch Maria Menounos working a bob anytime soon. (In her words: “No, no, no, never!”)

“I just think hair is a woman’s best accessory, and I don’t have time to make my short hairdo look cool for me,” the Extra! host (and PEOPLE StyleWatch columnist) told PEOPLE at Tuesday’s launch for Suave Professionals Natural Infusion collection. “Long hair will always look great no matter what you do, even if you don’t do anything to it.”

Why the pixie phobia? While Menounos, 35, thinks dramatic cuts looks great on the celebs she interviews, she’s still scarred by a childhood misstep. Back in the day, a young Menounous tried out an ’80s trend best forgotten: the mullet.

“If you look back at my Instagram, I’ve posted some of my throwback pictures of my horrendous haircuts my mom’s given me. My mom used to just chop my hair and it was really embarrassing and really awful over the years,” she explains. “I’ll never have short haircuts again.”

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It’s hard to blame Menounos. We’d steer clear of scissors with hair like that too — especially since it got Suave to sign her on as their ambassador. They teamed up with GLAM4Good Tuesday to give inspiring women “a touch of glam” with free makeovers. And Menounos loves the fact that you don’t need a megabucks TV gig to afford the products. “I think that’s the biggest misconception that women have, is that you have to spend more to look good,” she says. “There’s no reason that you need to go out and spend an insane amount of money on shampoo and conditioner when they’ve done it for you in this amazing way.”
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Maria Menounos Nabs Best Dressed Title (and Gives Us Gym Inspiration)

Mar/15/2014 at 12:09 AM ET

Maria Menounos best dressedAngela Weiss/Getty

All it took for Maria Menounos to win the latest Most Loved Looks competition was an LBD — a little blue dress. Our PEOPLE StyleWatch contributor took home the top prize thanks to a rib knit Stella & Jamie Creation paired with copper sandals and a center-parted updo at the opening of L.A.’s Emerson College campus. A simple look, but extremely difficult to pull off, thanks to the dress’s tendency to cling to every curve. Luckily, Maria’s toned body was up to the task, and over 21,000 readers gave their stamp of approval!

Also showing off their bikini-ready figures was Emmy Rossum in a sexy sheer Vera Wang design at the N.Y.C. screening of Need for Speed and Jessica Alba in an abs-baring maroon Cushnie et Ochs stunner at her Nylon cover party in West Hollywood. (We were considering skipping the gym this weekend, but not anymore.) Read More

Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Sexy Midriffs, Unique Cutouts and Shoes That Should Be Left In the Closet

Jan/24/2014 at 05:55 PM ET

Trend report: sexy midriffs, unique cutoutsGetty; AP; Splash News Online

In our weekly roundup of the looks that are gaining fashion ground (and the ones losing their style street cred), we saw lots of skin and a pair of shoes that need to walk themselves off the red carpet.
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Maria Menounos's Secret Style Savior: Topstick Toupee Tape!

Nov/25/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

Maria MenounosJB Lacroix/Wireimage

Holiday parties can mean sexy holiday dresses. And Maria Menounos never wants to fall victim to a wardrobe malfunction. That’s why she’s always carries one very important thing in her clutch — double-sided toupee tape.

Topstick toupee tape is evil, but every girl on the red carpet uses it to tape up their boobs in gowns,” the PEOPLE StyleWatch columnist shares. “Whatever you don’t want to show, Topstick is what will fix it. Cut it up into little pieces, tape it your to belt [to keep the end down]. It’s always in my wallet. I have Topsticked my pant cuff up again. I’ve actually even done alterations and hemmed my pants with Topstick. It looks so good you’d never know. Glenn Close — her dress ripped at the Globes, and I Topsticked it together from the inside. You couldn’t tell anything happened.”

Aside from the magical tape, Menounos makes sure she always has her MAC blotting papers on hand. As for her holiday style MO, the Extra TV host shares: “I always determine hair by the outfit. With an embellished top, I put hair up in some kind of pony. If it’s simple, I’ll wear it down and sexy and curly. For makeup, I like to do smokier eyes.”

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When she’s not busy on the holiday party scene, the stylish star loves to shop and give presents: “I’ve been told I’m one of the greatest gift givers ever. My favorite thing is to see their eyeballs pop out of their head and then scream, ‘I love it.’”

Pick up our December/January double issue — on stands now! — for more style and beauty advice from Menounos. And tell us, do you use fashion tape? What’s the No. 1 product in your bag?

–Brittany Talarico

Maria Menounos Might Love Bargains More Than We Do (Well, On Second Thought...)

Oct/18/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

Maria Menounos shopping tipsDennis Van Tine/Future Image/WENN

It’s that time again! Our November issue is out, and the theme this month is “The Best for Less!” That’s right: It’s packed with genius buys that won’t break your budget (but are bound to get you a ton of compliments). And our monthly columnist Maria Menounos is a firm believer in bargain shopping. Read More


Maria Menounos's Monochromatic Makeup: Into It or Over It?

Sep/22/2013 at 07:05 PM ET

Maria Menounos Emmys 2013 Jason Merritt/Getty

There’s a nude lip, and then there’s a nude lip. And Maria Menounos is definitely rocking the latter at the 2013 Emmys tonight.

The TV host (and PEOPLE StyleWatch columnist!) hit the red carpet in a cobalt strapless gown and about six zillion carats worth of jewels around her neck. Though it was hard to tear our eyes away from that insane Lorraine Schwartz necklace, once we spotted her lipstick, it suddenly was all we could see.

We love a nude lip on a lady, especially to counteract a smoky eye, but somehow Menounos managed to find a shade the exact same color as her skin — and if you squint, her lips disappear entirely.

Is this working for her, or are you wishing for just a hint more pink or red to make her pout pop just a bit?

–Alex Apatoff


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