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Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Menswear-Inspired Outfits, Pastels and the Clutch You Should Just Let Go

Mar/07/2014 at 07:26 PM ET

Trend report: menswear outfits, pastelsWireimage(2); Getty

In our weekly roundup of the looks that are gaining fashion ground (and the ones losing their style street cred), we saw ladies take notes from the gentlemen, soft hues and a bag we took to our senior prom.
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Shailene Woodley: I Only Wear Used Clothes Unless It's For Work

Mar/05/2014 at 04:44 PM ET

Shailene Woodley Divergent Courtesy The Hollywood Reporter

It’s no secret that Shailene Woodley marches to the beat of her own drummer, stylewise, as she shows when she wears wet hair or five-finger running shoes on the red carpet. And we’d expect nothing less from the down-to-earth star, who just told The Hollywood Reporter “My religion is the Earth, man. I believe in trees.”

In the magazine’s cover story, Woodley clarifies her position on balancing her eco soul with the needs of the red carpet, further setting her apart from other starlets her age — but in a good way. “I exclusively buy used clothes,” she says in the interview. “I’m going to be a citizen of this planet, and I’m going to do my responsibility and live in stride with nature instead of constantly fighting against her.”
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Lupita Nyong'o Plays 'Prada Cheerleader' After Her Oscars Gown Success

Mar/04/2014 at 01:35 PM ET

Lupita Nyong'o Oscars gownCourtesy Micaela Erlanger

Lupita Nyong’o has worn some seriously stunning designer couture throughout awards season and pulled it all off with aplomb — from an embossed Stella McCartney shorts suit to That Golden Globes Gown. But she just wore perhaps her most statement-making outfit of all, and it’s … a T-shirt!

It’s not just any statement tee, of course — it’s a mock jersey done up to read “TEAM MIUCCIA,” which she and stylist Micaela Erlanger wore for a pic on Erlanger’s Instagram. It’s a nod to Miuccia Prada, who custom-made Nyongo’s “Nairobi blue” Oscars gown and landed the star on every best-dressed list on Sunday night. It’s no wonder Erlanger captioned the photo “Prada cheerleaders!”

RELATED: Who else made our Oscars best dressed list? And have you made and shared yours yet?

Another big fan of Nyong’o’s Prada gown: her hairstylist, got2b’s Larry Sims, who was inspired to create her Fred Leighton headband-topped look after seeing the flowing blue dress. “When she put on the dress, she reminded me of a princess. She looks like a gorgeous princess,” he tells PEOPLE. And she loved it too: “She turned around and looked at it and gave me a wink, and that’s when I knew.”

Below, check out some more fun Oscars afterglow pics posted by Nyong’o and Erlanger before the two go into well-deserved style hibernation, and be sure to pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE for lots more exclusive details on her Oscars beauty look. Tell us — Did you love Nyongo’s Oscars gown? Are you on Team Miuccia too?

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Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Snakeskin, Collared Dresses and the Need for a Fresh New Neckline

Feb/28/2014 at 08:00 PM ET

Trend report: snakeskin, collared dressesAngela Weiss/Getty (2); Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

In our weekly roundup of the looks that are gaining fashion ground (and the ones losing their style street cred), we saw serpentine style, crisp collars and a neckline that’s just not picking up steam.
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Micaela Erlanger, Stylist for Lupita Nyong'o and Michelle Dockery, Talks Their Style Streaks and Oscars Excitement

Feb/28/2014 at 01:56 PM ET

Lupita Nyong'o Micaela ErlangerGetty (3)

Lupita Nyong’o has gotten plenty of (well-deserved) attention for her red carpet domination since making her first style splash last fall — landing a Vogue spread and Miu Miu campaign along the way. But she’s the first one to credit her style team for her rapid ascension, and that includes her stylist Micaela Erlanger.

Erlanger tells PEOPLE she started her career “sort of by accident,” coming up through magazines and costume design before landing her first client, Joely Richardson. From there she started working with Michelle Dockery (“she was the one who really put me on the map”), and Nyong’o, Dockery’s co-star in Non-Stop, followed suit. And the rest is history.

Both Dockery and Nyong’o are “100 percent involved” in putting together looks for events, Erlanger says. “I really can’t emphasize how much of a collaboration it really is. They both are interested in fashion. I think that they both appreciate and understand fashion more as they’ve been on the red carpet more. And they definitely have opinions and preferences.”
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Kelly Osbourne: On Her Upcoming MAC Collection and the Surprising Way She Stays Upright For Hours on the Red Carpet

Feb/28/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

Kelly Osbourne MACCourtesy Kelly Osbourne

When Kelly Osbourne released the above sneak peek of an upcoming MAC collaboration on her Instagram, we were psyched, but not surprised. After all, the star has spent hours studying the made-up faces of some of Hollywood’s hottest stars in her role as an E! Fashion Police commentator — and she’s known for doing some of the most fun beauty looks around.

She’s beautified to the nines (that apricot lipstick! That purple shadow!) in the preview pic, but until the June launch, she’s letting that photo speak for itself. “I am so excited as this has been years in the making,” she tells PEOPLE. “It was very important to me that my palettes worked for all skin tones, but that is all I’ll tell you!”
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Oscars Gown Final Showdown: Anne Hathaway vs. Nicole Kidman -- Pick Your Favorite!

Feb/28/2014 at 09:45 AM ET

Oscar Gown Showdown: Anne Hathaway, Nicole KidmanFernando Allende/Broadimage; Gilbert Flores/Celebrity Photo



The Showdown: Anne Hathaway in Armani Privé (2009) vs. Nicole Kidman in Balenciaga (2007)
The Editor’s Pick: Anne Hathaway
Who Made the Call?: Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director
Why She Chose It:

I’m on Oscars Gown Bracketology strike. Allow me to explain. Yes, both final contenders look stunning in their respective gowns but I’m still reeling from the early elimination of Michelle Williams in that yellow Vera Wang. This is worse than when the Bachelor sends home the fan favorite mid-season.

I suppose I have to choose between Anne Hathaway and Nicole Kidman, but before I do, I’d like to take a few minutes to highlight what our editors said about Michelle’s gown in previous rounds:

Alex Apatoff, Style News Editor: Michelle Williams’s striking marigold number has made countless best-dressed (and best-ever) lists since the moment she walked onto the red carpet … The dress fit her like a glove, and had just enough drama in the details to make her stand out without overwhelming her petite frame.

Brittany Talarico, Associate Editor: This was Michelle’s first Oscars appearance ever, and I love that she totally went for something bold and fresh. With the vibrant color, ruffled neckline and ruching at the waist, it’s no surprise this design launched the nominee to the top of best dressed lists.

Check out the full Oscars Gown Showdown bracket here!

OK, now I’m ready to accept Michelle’s defeat and move on. I was surprised when Nicole’s dramatic red Balenciaga beat out Gwyneth’s now-iconic white Tom Ford (two equally polarizing dresses, but Gwyn’s was such a moment), but I was downright stunned when it also kicked Charlize Theron’s Dior-clad butt. For a minute it looked like Sandra Bullock’s Marchesa would break her winning streak, but with 52% of the votes, Nicole was victorious once more.

The success of Anne’s iridescent Armani Privé gown was easier to predict. It’s glamorous, it’s elegant and even though it weighed 15 pounds, she made it look effortless. “Anne is so lovely and ethereal — she reminds me of the great actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age,” Giorgio Armani said of the look he created for her. “For this reason I dressed her as a type of fairy-mermaid, pure and sparkling … She looked truly breathtaking.”

Both of these stars are drop-dead gorgeous in their gowns, and I’d be perfectly happy to let it end in a tie. But since that’s apparently not how things work with these brackets, I’m going to give this to Anne by a very narrow margin. I think her shimmering champagne moment is going to stand the test of time for decades to come.


Do you agree with me or should Nicole Kidman win this round? Vote in the Oscars Gown Bracket and check back tomorrow to see who comes out on top!

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