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Jessica Biel's Married Style Is 'More Confident,' Says Her Stylist Estee Stanley (Plus: Stanley's Oscar Scoop!)

Feb/22/2013 at 03:00 PM ET

Jessica Biel Style
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Justin Timberlake has been getting lots of notice for his “Suit and Tie” style lately, but his new wife Jessica Biel has been making quite a fashionable impact herself these past few months.

And her longtime stylist and friend Estee Stanley credits a certain accessory for Biel’s noticeable confidence on the red carpet: her wedding ring.

“I definitely think any woman changes after [she gets] married,” Stanley tells PEOPLE. “I feel like she feels more secure and safe on the planet having found her partner.”

Biel, whom Stanley calls “the cutest,” says this security manifests itself in less behind-the-scenes fussing: “It’s not ‘should I do this or should I do this?’ It’s like ‘Okay, great!'” she says.

And we’ve certainly noticed: just check out how gorgeous Biel looked at the Grammys!

Biel isn’t planning an Oscar dress this year, but that doesn’t mean Stanley is off the hook. Clients Lea Michele and Minka Kelly are attending Sunday’s Vanity Fair afterparty, and while she’s tight-lipped about their looks, she does share her top pick for red carpet undergarments: “The Victoria’s Secret Fabulous Bra is incredible,” she shared at an event for the lingerie superstore in L.A. “You can wear it regular, one shoulder, racer back, strapless and it gives you the lift.”

Though she won’t even dish on which of those necklines we can expect from her clients, she made some general predictions for us. “I feel like there will be a lot of bigger dresses,” she says. “Fuller, with nothing underneath, like Oscar de la Renta last season.”

And like any stylist on a big night, she’s hoping things go smoothly, without incidents like one with Penélope Cruz a few years back. “She was nominated and the dress was not what we thought it was going to be. I lost my mind!” Stanley recalls. “We ran to [everyone] who had a dress left. Thank God Versace had a secret stash.” The result? “It was the most gorgeous dress I’ve ever seen.

We have a feeling we’ll be repeating those words about a few of her clients on Sunday.

–Raha Lewis


Chic Clicks: Rachel Zoe Gets a New Gig, Plus: See Penélope Cruz's Handbag Ad

Jan/08/2013 at 02:00 PM ET

Rachel Zoe
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–We’re almost positive Rachel Zoe is on track to beat the Kardashians to fashion world domination: She’s landed yet another job, this as ShoeDazzle’s chief stylist [Racked]

–Check out Penélope Cruz looking gorgeous (like always) in her campaign for Madrid-based fashion house Loewe [WWD]

–Why we’re obsessed with Beyoncé reason #431: She includes a hand-written thank you note when returning borrowed designer clothes [Huffington Post]

–Another day, another collaboration: Goldsign Jeans will create a capsule collection for J.Crew [FabSugar]

–If you can’t afford Marc Jacobs clothes (we can’t either), his Sephora Beauty line will certainly be easier on your wallet [Fashionista]

Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Party Dresses, Leather & Eyelets

Oct/26/2012 at 04:00 PM ET

Penelope Cruz, Lauren Conrad, Stacy Keibler Splash News Online; Wireimage; Startraks

Who knew black leather could be ladylike? Apparently star stylists, who this week, dressed many fashionistas in feminine leather frocks. Sparkly dresses had an even stronger presence on the red carpet, too, after making their big debut last week. But somewhat summery styles seemingly had their last red carpet hurrah. Yup, you guessed it: It’s time to see what’s hot (and not) in Hollywood this week:

Up: Dazzling party dresses: We noticed lots of stars wearing metallic dresses last week, but this week, there were even more sightings — and it’s not even party-dress season yet! Penélope Cruz was wrapped up like a present in a gold, glittery L’Wren Scott gown, while Kelly Osbourne, Heidi Klum and Halle Berry also got into the spirit as silver-wearing belles. Based on these sightings, we predict that sequins, sparkles and shimmer will continue to dominate the carpet until the ball drops on Dec. 31.
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Penélope Cruz & Sister to Design (Affordable!) Lingerie Line

Oct/24/2012 at 04:30 PM ET

Penelope and Monica CruzCourtesy Agent Provocateur

Well, this is certainly a fitting job for bombshell actress Penélope Cruz: The star and her equally smoking-hot sister, Mónica, are teaming up with luxury lingerie maker Agent Provocateur to help create the brand’s first diffusion collection, L’Agent.

As reported by WWD, the line will feature bras, briefs, thongs and corsets, with the average price set at $64, which is way cheaper than the cost of an Agent Provocateur design. (Some of their pieces go for as much as $1,190!)

CEO Garry Hogarth describes the new venture as “a little younger, and perhaps less sophisticated than the main line, but very wearable, very sexy and with the handwriting of Agent Provocateur.”

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Chic Clicks: Penélope Cruz's Gaming Gig, Rihanna's New Nail Art

Aug/15/2012 at 01:30 PM ET

Penélope Cruz‘s latest project? Serving as spokeswomen for Super Mario Brothers along with her sister, Mónica. Random, but totally adorable [YouTube]

–Leave it to the queen of talons to rock a luxe mani: Rihanna is sporting suede nails [Instagram]

–Ten-feet-tall, nearly nude David Beckham statues? Yes, please! [The Cut]

Duchess Catherine‘s cousin modeled for Playboy. We’re going to assume that the two aren’t close … [Huffington Post]

–After proclaiming she would never wear fur, Lady Gaga in fact wore it — angering her fans and, of course, PETA [Fashionista]

Chic Clicks: Victoria Beckham Expands Fashion Empire, Why Rashida Jones Loves Blazers

Aug/06/2012 at 02:00 PM ET

Victoria Beckham Dresses
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–Wearing glasses will soon look extra-chic thanks to Victoria Beckham: the designer is launching an optical line next year [WWD]

–Our newest girl crush, Rashida Jones, believes blazers are “magical” [T Magazine]

Penélope Cruz‘s younger sister is just as gorgeous as the star herself, which is probably why she landed the Agent Provocateur fall campaign [Telegraph]

–Who knew there were beauty rules for athletes at the Olympics? (And does awesome nail art get them extra points?) [BellaSugar]

–The story behind Carrie Bradshaw‘s iconic (at least in our eyes) tutu [Huffington Post]

Penélope Cruz Stuns in New High-Fashion Gig

Jul/31/2012 at 05:00 PM ET

Penelope Cruz
Courtesy Campari

So that’s what it’s like to be a celebrity! Penélope Cruz gets primped and prodded — and looks absolutely flawless — in this behind-the-scenes shot from the 2013 Campari Calendar shoot. The actress is the star of the 2013 calendar, an artistic work published, obviously, once yearly, considered limited edition because only 9,999 copies are made.

“I have really enjoyed working on this project for one of the world’s most iconic brands, particularly with such an amazing history attached to it,” Cruz says in a statement. “The theme in itself is intense, captivating and chic.” (The theme is currently a secret.)

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