Exclusive First Look: Desiree Shares the Dress She Designed for The Bachelorette

Jun/06/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

Desiree Bachelorette dressDesiree Hartsock/Warner Horizon

Consider it a test run.

Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock, who plans to design her own wedding dress should she get engaged on the ABC dating show, will debut an original gown on the June 10 episode. But in an exclusive to, fans can get a sneak peek at the rose ceremony couture she created.

The aspiring designer, who studied at L.A.’s Fashion institute of Design and Merchandising, shared her sketch of the floor-length strapless number with an attached bejeweled yoke — and we’ve also got an exclusive glimpse at the finished product.

“I wanted to design a gown that was elegant and timeless while still having an edge, glamorous but not overdone,” the 26-year-old tells PEOPLE. “I love to design gowns that are unexpected with different design detail or an interesting back.”

PHOTOS: Check out more gorgeous star looks from all angles in Style 360!
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Catherine Giudici: 'Sean Loves' My New Ombré Hair Color

May/22/2013 at 10:04 AM ET

Catherine Giduici HairCourtesy Dahvi Shira

Tuesday night’s Dancing with the Stars finale may have earned winners Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough the most attention — but Catherine Giudici, the fiancée of former DWTS contestant Sean Lowe, certainly didn’t go unnoticed.

The recent Bachelor winner debuted a new ombré hair color that took her dark brown hair to a lighter shade that fades into a honey hue.

“I wanted to change my hair because we moved to L.A. — and I thought [tonight] would be a good time to debut it and have it mean something a little bit more than on just a regular Tuesday,” Giudici told PEOPLE in the confetti-filled ballroom right after the show ended.

RELATED PHOTOS: See more bold star hair switch-ups here!

The reality starlet, who saw colorist Erick Orellana, of Beverly Hills’s Jonathan & George salon, says the process of choosing what to do with her hair was “a collaboration for sure.”

Explains Giudici: “I love it. Just being in the sun, it’s definitely going to punch it up as it goes on. [Orellana] knew I was low maintenance. I don’t always want to come back and do roots.”

Agrees Orellana, “It’s a natural looking color that doesn’t require changing what she originally had,” he says. “It actually enhances natural darker features for a lighter, summery golden look with less upkeep.”

But above all else, Giudici — who had previewed the look on Instagram — got the stamp of approval for her new look from the one who matters most.

“Sean loves it,” she says of Lowe. “He picked me up [from the salon] and said it was beautiful. He’s happy with it.”

Tell us: Do you agree with Sean?

–Dahvi Shira


Ashley Hebert's Birthday Gift From Husband J.P. Rosenbaum Will Definitely Surprise You

Apr/19/2013 at 04:21 PM ET

Ashley Hebert birthday presentTheo Wargo/WireImage

Judging by Bachelorette winner J.P. Rosenbaum’s birthday present for his new wife Ashley Hebert, the two might be out of that newlywed phase already.

Hebert’s husband got her one of those fifth-anniversary, super-practical presents: a curling iron. But wait: He actually had a sweet reason!

“Everywhere we go, and she needs to get ready, she brings her curling iron. And the stand on the curling iron is broken so she burns everything — countertops, my brother’s toilet seat cover, everything,” Rosenbaum said. “So I went out and got her the best curling iron money could buy.”

He also surprised her with something sparkly during their overnight stay in Manhattan. “We got to the city and she left all of her jewelry [at home], so I ran to Michael Kors and got her a pair of earrings … and she wore them out that night,” he said.

This celebration comes just after their 10-day honeymoon in the French Polynesia, and über-practical present aside, the romance certainly hasn’t diminished one bit.

“Our life is one big honeymoon basically,” he gushed. “[We are] so much closer than we’ve ever been.”

–Haiwen Lu

Tell us: What’s the silliest or sweetest present you’ve gotten from a significant other?

'The Bachelor' Engagement Ring: All the Details!

Mar/12/2013 at 03:01 PM ET

Bachelor Sean Lowe Catherine engagement ringCourtesy Neil Lane

When jewelry designer Neil Lane landed in Chiang Rai, Thailand, he came bearing six engagement rings to show Bachelor Sean Lowe.

“Sean took it very seriously and looked carefully at each of his choices — including round- and princess-cuts — but once he saw the cushion-cut stone with all the romantic details, he knew this one was perfect,” says Lane, of the 3.15-carat platinum-and-diamond sparkler Lowe slipped on Catherine Giudici’s finger during his teary-eyed proposal on the show finale. “When he made his choice — of the ring, and of which woman he was picking — he was absolutely certain.”
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Forget Who Won 'The Bachelor' — Who Had the Best Dress?

Mar/12/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

Bachelor Sean WinnersDave Hagerman/ABC (2)

Sean Lowe had a difficult decision to make during the Bachelor finale Monday night. But for those of us not picking which girl to propose to, we had our own challenging choice: Which contestant’s dress was prettiest, Lindsay Yenter’s or Catherine Giudici’s?

Second-place finisher Yenter appropriately wore a silver lamé David Meister gown with beaded shoulders. Lowe told her how beautiful she looked in the plunging, fitted look before telling her how hard it was to send her packing.

And Lowe’s new fiancée, Giudici, took the gold (and went home with a brand-new, 3-carat Neil Lane ring) in her shimmering one-shoulder creation, also by David Meister. It looked especially dramatic riding into the Thai sunset on the back of an elephant.

No matter what you thought of Lowe’s decision, you must have an opinion on which finale dress was best. So tell us: Whose gown did you prefer, Catherine’s or Lindsay’s?

–Alex Apatoff


Chic Clicks: Taylor Swift's Latest Cover; Plus: All-New 'Hunger Games' Style

Mar/05/2013 at 01:30 PM ET

Taylor Swift GrammysKyle Rover/Startraks

–Forget Taylor Swift‘s boyfriend drama — what we really want to talk about is her look on the cover of Vanity Fair [MTV Style]

–Finally, a glimpse at the style in the Hunger Games‘ second installment, Catching Fire. Four words: Effie Trinket. Heel-less Shoes. [Racked]

–Want to meet Carly Rae Jepsen? Sorry, can’t help you — but we can get you in a really cute photo with her. Find out how []

–Gasp! A celebrity actually admits to sleeping in her mascara? This makes us like her even more! [T Magazine]

–Dying to discuss last night’s Bachelor: Women Tell All style? So is Emily Maynard [InStyle]


For the Bachelor's Beauties, a Little Dirt Doesn't Hurt

Jan/29/2013 at 12:30 PM ET

Bachelor styleSean & Selma; Sean & Leslie

If we were betting women, we might guess that the Bachelor contestant who was showered in diamonds and dresses and taken by limo to a romantic restaurant would fare better in the competition than the ones wearing sports bras and minimal makeup.

But as last night’s elimination proved, that wasn’t the case for the ladies vying for Sean Lowe’s heart — and N.Y.U. sociologist Anna Akbari has thoughts on why.

“The theme of this episode was an interesting juxtaposition of ‘sporty adventure’ and ‘Pretty Woman glamour’,” Akbari says, “which brought out strong emotions in the girls.”

For early fave Selma, getting her out of her favorite six-inch heels and into rock-climbing shoes and workout gear helped Sean see another side of her, which appealed to him thanks to his “multi-faceted personality,” Akbari says.

Leslie H., on the other hand, was treated to a Badgley Mischka shopping spree and a 100-carat Neil Lane diamond-and-platinum necklace to wear, so being rejected was all the more crushing for her.

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