Lady Gaga's New Job: Philip Treacy's Hat-Making Intern?

Jul/14/2011 at 12:00 PM ET

Lady Gaga interns with Phillip TreacyWeirPhotos/Splash News Online; Inset: Startraks

Milliner Philip Treacy has received much buzz for his one-of-a-kind fascinators, especially those worn at the royal wedding. And now he’s reportedly sharing his sacred hat-making skills with one of his biggest clients: Lady Gaga! Treacy tells the U.K.’s Observer that Gaga, already a fan of his work, is ready to be his next apprentice. “She plans to,” Treacy reveals of her intent to intern with him. “She’s already visited me.” After requesting to work with the designer last spring, it appears that the collaboration is finally beginning. “This is what happened: one Monday morning, four burly bodyguards arrived — Lady Gaga’s security team — to check out the security of the building,” Treacy explains. “I looked at them as if to say, ‘What?! Who is going to take a pot shot at Lady Gaga?’ Anyway, she is young, talented and peculiar — which I like.” Given that Treacy’s hats are sometimes controversial — namely the love-it-or-hate-it headpiece worn by Princess Beatrice in April, which netted $130,000 for charity at auction — it seems only fitting that Gaga would be interested in his creation process. “A person carries off the hat,” Treacy says. “Hats are about emotion. It is all about how it makes you feel. I like hats that make the heart beat faster.” Tell us: What do you think of Lady Gaga interning for Treacy? –Kim Peiffer


All the Details on Pippa Middleton's Hot Handbag

May/13/2011 at 04:00 PM ET

Pippa Middleton's handbag

She made quite the impression with her debut at the royal wedding in a stunning Alexander McQueen gown and now, Pippa Middleton is causing yet another frenzy with her fashion choices. The sister of the Duchess of Cambridge has been the center of attention recently for her girl-next-door style, and the buzz continued the day after the wedding when she was seen carrying a snazzy Modalu purse around town. According to the bag — formerly called the Bristol — is made of gray leather and accented with gold-colored statement zippers and a classic structure. Since Middleton’s debut with the bag the day after the wedding, it sold out almost instantly online and has been now renamed the “Pippa” bag. But you still might be able to get your hands on one; Modalu is now taking a limited number of pre-orders online and ready to ship by June 22. Read all about Middleton in this week’s PEOPLE, on newsstands now! Tell us: What do you think of the “Pippa” bag? –Kim Peiffer



Kate Middleton's New Designer Favorite: Aquatalia Boots!

Feb/25/2011 at 06:00 PM ET

Kate Middleton Wears Aquatalia
Landov; Inset: Courtesy Marvin K.

They might not be glass slippers, but Kate Middleton keeps slipping her soon-to-be-royal foot into footwear brand Aquatalia by Marvin K, sporting two different pairs of boots from the line to public appearances this week. The bride-to-be is said to have recently purchased several pairs of boots at a Russel & Bromley store in London (which carries the collection exclusively in the U.K.), she wasted no time showing them off for the world to see. She first slipped on a pair of brown suede ‘Rouge’ ankle booties to christen a lifeboat in Anglesey, Wales on Thursday and a day later, was seen wearing a pair of ‘Rumba’ knee high boots in black stretch suede at the St. Andrews University 600th Anniversary celebration. But the brand is no stranger to a celebrity following: other fans of the line include Olivia Wilde, Cynthia Nixon, and Michelle Trachtenberg. You can snag the ‘Rouge’ booties in black suede for $375 at! —Kim Peiffer


Style News Now's Hottest Headlines of the Week

Jan/14/2011 at 04:30 PM ET

Kellie Pickler's Badgley Mischka Wedding Dress Sketch
Courtesy Badgley Mischka; Inset: Frank Micelotta/Getty

Which of Hollywood’s style stars got readers buzzing this week? Check out our top stories!
-Kellie Pickler shared an exclusive peek at her Badgley Mischka wedding gown–and dished about her low-key bridal style! READ IT
-She’s a princess-to-be, but not a royal snob: Kate Middleton recycles her previously worn clothes to wear to a pal’s wedding. READ IT
-Is pregnant Natalie Portman glowing, or is that just the reflection from the engagement ring she’s been flashing? READ IT
-Katie Holmes gives stylish daughter Suri a run for her money with her ad campaign for Ann Taylor. READ IT
-Modern Family funny lady Sofia Vergara tweets a photo of herself struggling to zip into a Golden Globes gown! READ IT


Kate Middleton Recycles From Her Own Chic Closet

Jan/11/2011 at 10:30 AM ET

Kate Middleton Recycles From Her Own Chic Closet

Whether it’s for her own official engagement pictures or just another social event in her busy schedule, Kate Middleton doesn’t have to look far when it comes to finding the perfect outfit–she simply recycles something from her oh-so-chic closet, adds some new accessories and voila…a new princess-to-be look is born. It’s a very royal trend (Princess Diana was known to mix and match old and new pieces and Princess Anne is quite famous for her frugal approach to fashion), so it’s entirely fitting that Middleton, who will marry into the British royal family in just a few months, should adopt the recession-friendly trend herself. And we have to say, the 29-year-old does it very well. Accompanying her fiancé, Prince William, to a friend’s wedding in the UK on Saturday, she recycled one of her much-loved ISSA black dresses (from the label’s Spring/Summer 2007 collection no less), which she had previously worn to Prince William’s cousin, Peter Phillips’ wedding in 2008. Worn underneath a current season velvet dress coat from independent London label Libélula, the outfit was topped off with a structural feathered beret and a glowing smile. A smart choice, in more ways than one. –Monique Jessen


Prince Harry Beats Out Prince William on GQ's Best-Dressed List

Jan/04/2011 at 06:00 PM ET

Prince William Prince Harry GQ Best Dressed List

Newly engaged Prince William might be second in line for the British crown, but his younger brother, Harry, it seems, is the royal family’s leader when it comes to fashion. The ginger-haired prince earned himself a fifth-place spot on GQ UK’s annual Best-Dressed List, beating out his blond sibling, whom the magazine ranked as the 27th most stylish man. The royals share a love of classic English fashion, so what might have set the younger prince ahead of his brother? “He’s well dressed in the sense that he looks really good because he really doesn’t care,” an editorial expert says of Harry’s laid-back sartorial approach. The elder prince, however, has earned a style fan in fellow fop Pharrell Williams. “I like it when Prince William goes dandy,” the singer says. “He’s got all the proper wardrobe when they do the hunting thing. They kill that!” Which prince would you rate as more stylish, William or Harry?–Katherine Kluznik Rentmeester




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