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Six Degrees of (Style) Separation on Social Media

Apr/09/2014 at 05:39 PM ET

Kristen Wiig blondeLloyd Bishop/NBC/Getty

While skimming our social media outlets today, we noticed that all of the things we clicked on seemed to connect one way or another. You may think that Marc Jacobs has nothing to do with Nick Cannon (and Marc might think so too) — but you’re mistaken! Just to make sure didn’t miss some of the major moments on Instagram and Twitter today, we rounded em up and made the connections just so you can see how small (say, six degrees apart) the fashion world actually is.
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Royal Tour Style Update: Kate's Tory Burch Dress Sells Out Within Hours

Apr/09/2014 at 09:25 AM ET

Kate Middleton Tory Burch DressREX USA

The Kate Effect strikes again! The dress worn by the Duchess of Cambridge during her appearance at the first event on the Royal Tour has already sold out.

Kate selected the Tory Burch “Paulina” dress when she, Prince William and Prince George paid a visit to Wellington’s Government House to meet with new mothers and their babies at an event for the Plunket Society. Though many had predicted that Kate — an ambassador for British fashion who often wears clothes made by designers from the country she’s visiting — would wear something from an Antipodean label, the Duchess instead chose a graphic-print, fringed-hem knit dress by American designer Tory Burch.

Even before news agencies began posting photos from the event, royal fashion followers took to Twitter to share retail details on the dress, which is from Burch’s Resort 2014 collection. Within minutes came reports that the dress was selling out fast at luxury shopping site netaporter.com.

RELATED: Kate’s Royal Fashion Tour — 3 Looks We Think She’ll Recycle

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Lauren Conrad Shares Her Top 25 Bridal Gowns -- We Pick Our Faves for Her to Wear!

Apr/09/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Lauren Conrad has always loved fashion (she designs two lines, Paper Crown and LC by Lauren Conrad), so we’re expecting some pretty big things from her wedding dress. The bride-to-be told Martha Stewart Weddings that she’s been thinking about her gown since high school. “Bridal is unique because of the quality of the fabrics and the silhouettes,” she said. “It’s such an important part of someone’s big day, and I always thought that was cool.”

Will she go classic or modern? What would go best with her signature cat eye? How will she wear her hair? So many questions, and they’re only partially answered in her list of 25 gowns she loves, complete with notes on how she’d style them. We’re not shocked she’d ditch the “rocker” black leather gloves with this Vera Wang strapless design, and we’re pretty convinced the girl won’t go short or A-line or tea-length — she could do that any time (and in fact, she does — a lot).

So we carefully went through her list and picked three dresses we think are legitimate contenders for Conrad’s big day. From left …

Lauren Conrad Courtesy Oscar de la Renta;Courtesy Marchesa;Courtesy Elizabeth Fillmore;Inset:Monica Schipper/FilmMagic

Oscar de la Renta: The designer has a penchant for all things precious, which is why we think this Oscar De La Renta dress could be perfect. “There’s something so sweet about this one,” she says of the gown paired with a scalloped veil. And yes, we totally peg her as a veil girl. Based on her engagement shoot, Conrad loves anything diaphanous and gauzy. Plus, she praises how the layers on the veil work with the layers on the dress without being too “matchy-matchy.” Amen, LC.

Marchesa: Remember when you thought peplum was dead and then it showed up everywhere at the Oscars? If someone else was going to rock it, it’d be Conrad in this Marchesa sheath dress. She says that the lace makes the waist detail “not overwhelming.” She’s also the voice of reason about the practicality of the peplum: “Peplums are much more flattering than people think because if you have the curves, it shows them off, and if you don’t have them, it gives the illusion.”

Elizabeth Fillmore: Since she now has a simple (and stunning!) solitaire round engagement ring, what better to wear it with than this dramatic Elizabeth Fillmore piece. Described as “eyelet-embroidered high-low wrap ball gown with ostrich feathers,” it’s a high-fashion mouthful. But as Conrad points out, “It’s already styled.” Throw on some delicate shoes (we’d pick these gold Manolos to go with her ring) and prance down the aisle in style.

Do you agree with our picks? What type of dress would you like to see Conrad wear? Share your thoughts below.

–Catherine Kast

Adam Levine on His New Line for Kmart: I Created Pieces I Want to See Women Wear

Apr/08/2014 at 05:39 PM ET

Adam LevineCourtesy Kmart(6); FameFlynet

Want to nab an Adam Levine look-alike? Then you might want to dress the part of a gal Adam Levine would want to date. The Maroon 5 frontman just launched his first women’s collection at Kmart, and he has some sound style advice for the female population.

“Don’t overthink things,” Levine shares. “I always go back to the idea that style should be effortless. I think that’s the most important tip.”

The Voice judge’s new collection — which ranges in price from $12.99 to $29.99 — includes some breezy sundresses, cutoffs and (of course) crop tops, along with a line of accessories. (We have a feeling his fiancée, boho beauty and supermodel Behati Prinsloo, was the muse behind his collection.)

“The best thing about designing a women’s collection is that I was able to create pieces that I would like to see a woman wear,” Levine says in a statement. “It’s been a really cool process working … to replicate that simple yet sophisticated style for a woman.” Read More

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Kate's Royal Fashion Tour: We Predict Four Looks She'll Recycle

Apr/08/2014 at 09:30 AM ET

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We have some bets going in the office about what the Duchess of Cambridge will wear on her Royal Tour of New Zealand and Australia. Correction: We have some bets going on what she’ll re-wear. Kate is the queen of shopping her own wardrobe, so we’re almost positive some of our favorite past looks will be popping up.

So we went back in time to pick the outfits we’d most like to see again. From one surprisingly sexy gown to the purple-and-white dress that drove the “Copy Kates” into a frenzy, see the designs we hope Kate recycles. Read More

Zac Posen on His David's Bridal Collection: The Day Isn't Complete Unless Everyone in the Wedding Feels Special!

Apr/07/2014 at 05:52 PM ET

Zac Posen BridalCourtesy Zac Posen(3); Inset:Jeff Vespa/Getty

Even if you’re not planning your own trip down the aisle, you probably have a folder on your desktop labeled “wedding dresses” or a board on Pinterest dedicated to gowns because, let’s face it — they’re so much fun to stare at. That’s why we love bridal fashion week: It’s a whole lot of pretty in a short period of time. But since high-end designer bridal gowns are a pipe dream for most of us, we especially love Zac Posen for providing high style at a lower price.

The designer launched his debut line Truly by Zac Posen at David’s Bridal in February, and he maintains that all the designs in the collection are representative of his high-fashion brand. Read More

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Kate 'Tips Her Hat' to Princess Diana With Her First Royal Tour Outfit

Apr/07/2014 at 12:14 PM ET

Kate Middleton New Zeland DianaTim Rooke/Rex USA: Tim Graham/Getty

Talk about making a fashion statement.

The Duchess of Cambridge turned to one of Princess Diana’s favorite designers to kick off the Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand in Wellington, New Zealand — and Kate’s monochromatic ensemble bears a striking resemblance to an outfit worn by Diana when she visited the English city of Birmingham in 1984 (pictured).

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Carrying a squirming Prince George in her arms, Kate stepped off the plane in Wellington wearing a regal red swing coat by Catherine Walker, the label behind many of Princess Diana’s most iconic looks. She also wore a signature hat style of her late mother-in-law’s — the pillbox — to complete the elegant ensemble.

It’s not the first time the Duchess has taken style cues from the Princess. For her first outing with Prince George last summer, Kate wore a polka-dot dress similar to the one Prince William’s mother wore when he “made his debut” in June 1982.

In keeping with the tradition of wearing pieces that hold special meaning to the country she’s visiting, Kate accessorized with a diamond-and-platinum fern brooch that was gifted to Queen Elizabeth on her 1952 tour of New Zealand.

According to Harper’s Bazaar, royal fashion fans can also expect to see Kate in a “show-stopping gown” from Ralph & Russo during the tour. Though their label is London-based, the duo behind the label were born in Australia. See what else Kate might wear on her two-week trip here, and tell us: Do you like the nod to Diana’s style? Would you like to see Kate in more hats like this?

–Bronwyn Barnes

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