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Jessica Simpson Slips Back Into Daisy Dukes: Are You Loving Her Denim-on-Denim Moment?

Mar/24/2014 at 12:51 PM ET

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Does anyone love wearing wedges with distressed denim shorts more than Jessica Simpson? We doubt it. The singer returned to one of her favorite warm-weather styles — and showed off her seriously slimmed-down figure while she was at it — in a pair of cutoffs, a coordinating Current/Elliott shirt and a Samilynn Jewelry necklace.

Back in her pre-baby days, denim cutoffs were a key part of Simpson’s uniform. And now that she’s reached her goal weight, the mom of two isn’t afraid to show off her super-toned stems. (Click here for her workout from trainer Harley Pasternak.)

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Aside from consistently hitting the gym, Simpson has been following her Weight Watchers plan closely. And she revealed that this is all done with one goal in mind: her upcoming nuptials to fiancé Eric Johnson. “Knowing that I have the wedding coming up is an incentive to stay on Weight Watchers, count my points and stay in the gym. I mean, when you see my dress, you’ll know.” Read More

Eva Mendes: I Designed My Prom Dress to Be a 'Cooler' Version of Julia Roberts's Pretty Woman Gown

Mar/19/2014 at 01:11 PM ET

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Eva Mendes has only been designing her collection for New York & Company for a few seasons now, but her design experience goes way back: She created her own prom gown. But unlike many girls who went to prom in the ’90s, she has no regrets about the dress — thanks to a little inspiration from Julia Roberts.

“It actually wasn’t that bad! Considering it was early ’90s and I styled it after the red dress that [Roberts] wears in Pretty Woman,” she tells PEOPLE at an L.A. event for her latest New York & Company collection. “I saw it when I was in ninth grade, and I held on to the image of her in that red dress … in the four years I didn’t deviate from my love of that dress. I just made a short — and what I thought was a cooler — version of that. Looking back, I could have done a lot worse!” (See the photo, below!)

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She may not be wearing rom-com-inspired ballgowns anymore, but her style is still super-girlie. “I’m definitely not a ‘jeans’ girl. I’m a dress and skirt girl, and I think that I gravitate towards things that are very feminine,” she says. “I think the way the ladies in the ’50s and ’60s did it, they knew what they were doing back then.”
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Kate Hudson Designs an 'LBD' Collection for Ann Taylor

Mar/19/2014 at 10:30 AM ET

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Even a star who has her pick of any dress in the fashion universe, like Kate Hudson, still knows the power of a great little black dress. It plays an invaluable role in every woman’s closet, often doing double or triple duty for work, weekend and date night. One way Hudson might differ from the rest of us LBD lovers? She doesn’t just have one or two — she has a ton.

“I think we all agree we love a little black dress,” Hudson says. “It’s one of those things a woman should never be without. I have a whole section in my closet devoted to LBDs!” (Can we hear a little bit more about the other sections? Just one for ponchos? A floor-to-ceiling sunglasses shelf?) So with that in mind, Hudson designed her second collection for Ann Taylor: a five-piece black dress showcase, with names like “The Romantic” and “The Late Nighter.”
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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Are Nominated For a CFDA Award! Brush Up On Your Olsen Style Smarts Here

Mar/12/2014 at 05:08 PM ET

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With the recent announcement of the nominees for this year’s CFDA Fashion Awards, it came to no surprise that Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were selected (again) for one of the categories. The two took home the prize for Best Womenswear Designer of the Year in 2012 and are now nominated for Accessories Designer of the Year for their line The Row. They join a group of nominees that includes contenders Alexander Wang for his own collection and Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCullough for Proenza Schouler.

While the twins’ “bohemian bourgeois” style has been popular essentially since the they graduated from Full House we managed to pull together a few facts that you may not know about your favorite designing duo.
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Katie Holmes Speaks Out About Holmes & Yang Ending: 'I'm Concentrating on Acting and Motherhood'

Mar/12/2014 at 10:57 AM ET

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Many fashionistas were surprised to hear of the sudden demise of Holmes & Yang, Katie Holmes’s five-year-old clothing line with her stylist Jeanne Yang. Despite the line’s increasingly high profile, landing high-fashion spreads and and a spot at New York Fashion Week, the split had apparently been a long time coming.

At the time, insiders speculated about the reason Holmes and Yang ended their partnership, but the two key players were staying silent. Now, Holmes has spoken to Elle UK about the split. “I loved every minute of my time working on Holmes & Yang. I remain passionate about the design aesthetic we created, and am so happy with what Jeanne and I accomplished,” she said. “However I am now concentrating on acting and motherhood, which did not leave the label the time and attention it deserved. I’m really thrilled that the final showcase for Holmes & Yang is in Elle — I had a blast at my shoot for the magazine. It is fantastic to feel like it’s ending on a high.”

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Yang declined to comment to PEOPLE, but last week, a source shared some insight with us. “They have different approaches to absolutely everything: how to run the company, how to promote it and how to handle the press,” the source said. “The conflict isn’t about any one thing, it’s sort of about everything.”

What do you think of Holmes’s explanation? Are you sorry to see Holmes & Yang go?

–Alex Apatoff

Sarah Jessica Parker Is Going For the Full 'Carrie Bradshaw,' Stylewise, on Her Shoe Tour

Mar/10/2014 at 04:13 PM ET

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It’s no secret we’ve been following Sarah Jessica Parker‘s shoe tour very closely. (One of us even had the pleasure of shoe-shopping with the actress!) And while the focus might be what’s happening on her feet, it’s hard not to notice the quirky outfits the actress has been sporting across the country. In fact, they all look like ensembles Carrie Bradshaw would boldly wear traipsing around the streets of Manhattan.

Maybe she’s channeling her shoe-obsessed Sex and the City alter ego (after all, she did name a footwear style after her) or maybe she’s just showing off some fun new pieces from her wardrobe. Regardless, she has our attention and it’s time to breakdown her looks. Read More

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Jessica Simpson's Weight Loss Parade Continues (and Now It's Her Toned Legs That Are Taking the Spotlight)

Mar/10/2014 at 12:05 PM ET

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Nothing can stop Jessica Simpson‘s slimdown train. After reaching her weight loss goal, the star continued to show off her summer-ready bod this weekend in a bright-orange mini dress, which put her crazy-toned stems on full display. (Seriously, check out her calves!)

The occasion? Simpson attended interior designer Kathryn Sykora‘s baby shower in L.A. Sunday, and from her huge smile, you could tell she felt great in the short design. (See more photos at X17 Online.) And it wasn’t just her enviably toned legs we were wanting to emulate — she also had a pretty half-back wavy do that would be perfect for a summer wedding.

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The mom to daughter Maxwell, 21 months, and son Ace, 7 months, also let loose with her girlfriends this weekend, sharing a three-way kiss with pals — actress Odette Annable and singer Stephanie Pearson — which she posted on Instagram.
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