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Johnny and Tara Are Picking Oscars Outfits! Go Behind the Scenes of Their Super-Glam Fitting

Feb/27/2014 at 05:45 PM ET

Tara and Johnny OlympicsRalph Oshiro (3)

The Sochi Olympics ended less than a week ago, but figure skating commentators (and BFFs) Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski have moved on. Now they’re giving commentary on another big event that involves lots of sparkles and a high potential to fall: the Oscars!

Weir, 29, and Lipinski, 31, along with fashion correspondent (and Style Council member) Louise Roe, are teaming up with Access Hollywood‘s Billy Bush to critique what people are wearing on the biggest night in film. And obviously, one can’t comment on other people’s ensembles without a great look of one’s own. On Wednesday, PEOPLE joined the two Olympians, as well as the Access team and photographer Ralph Oshiro, at West Hollywood’s Decades vintage boutique as they tried out three potential looks for Sunday night.
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Gracie Gold and Ashley Wagner Dish on the Secret to Figure Skater-Perfect Red Lips

Feb/25/2014 at 03:52 PM ET

Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner lipstickPaul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty

Team USA may not have medaled in ladies’ figure skating, but they did win our unofficial PEOPLE StyleWatch top honors for their stunning beauty looks — seriously, half the office tried a red lip the day after watching their short programs. So when the two stars stopped by the P&G house on the last day of the Sochi Olympics, we had to ask exactly what their lip color of choice is — and how they get it to stay so well.

“Lipstick really makes or breaks an outfit,” Wagner tells PEOPLE. “I am white as a ghost and when I am out on the ice, I want people to have their eyes zoom in on something. For my short program, I wanted something super-sexy, kick-butt, strong, powerful, womanly, so I went with a bold red lip.” She says she played with a ton of different hues, from orangey to “red-red-red,” finally landing on “Hot” from CoverGirl’s LipPerfection line.

RELATED PHOTOS: The style we loved from the Sochi figure skaters!
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Sochi 2014 Figure Skating: Let's Talk Costumes

Feb/19/2014 at 11:21 PM ET

What amazing braids are to snowboarding, buzzworthy costumes are to figure skating. We’ve enjoyed noteworthy ponytails (on dudes) and dramatic pairs outfits (hey Meryl and Charlie!), but the real gold podium-topper (for us, anyway) is the outfits worn by the women in their short and long programs. In the interest of not including any visual spoilers, we took a look at the American skaters and the global front-runners, regardless of how they placed, though (spoiler alert!) we will mention their standings in the post. Read More

If We Can't Have Olympic Snowboarder Skills, Can We At Least Have Their Hair?

Feb/13/2014 at 06:00 PM ET

Sochi Women's snowboarders Franck Fife/AFP/Getty(2); Cameron Spencer/Getty(2)

Perhaps other athletes are getting tired of the glamorous figure skaters hogging the style spotlight at the Winter Olympics. Between the wacky pants, the multiple wardrobe malfuctions and whatever Johnny Weir is doing rinkside, we’ve seen plenty of things to get psyched about at Sochi (even if it’s not Team USA’s medal count). Maybe our favorite Olympics style moment so far: the fabulous hair on the female snowboarders.

RELATED PHOTOS: See the other style moments from the Sochi Olympics that have us buzzing!
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PHOTOS: Swedish Skier Henrik Harlaut Loses His Pants on the Sochi Slopes

Feb/13/2014 at 04:06 PM ET

Henrik Harlaut Slopestyle SochiCameron Spencer/Getty

Hey Olga Graf: You’re not the only athlete to suffer a wardrobe malfunction at the Winter Olympics. Swedish skier Henrik Harlaut almost lost his pants during his Slopestyle qualifying round Thursday, broadcasting his blue long johns to the world.

Turns out, Harlaut’s low-hanging bottoms are all part of his ski swagger. “I don’t think skiing with my ski pants so low is an issue,” the Olympian told the AFP after his event. “I have been skiing like this for 10 years now. It is my style and has been for a while. I feel really comfortable.”
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Want to Medal In Major Spending? The Team USA Opening Ceremony Sweater Costs More Than $7,000 on eBay

Feb/12/2014 at 06:01 PM ET

Team USA Olympic Ralph Lauren SweaterPascal Le Segretain/Getty

We’re about to hit the halfway mark of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, and it’s no surprise that the Ralph Lauren Opening Ceremony cardigans are already sold out on the company’s website. But if you’re eager to cheer on Team USA in the official garb worn by the athletes, you can still get your hands on the patriotic topper … under one condition: You’re willing to drop some serious cash.

How much cash? Thousands of dollars. The brightly patterned sweaters — which are meant to represent “classic Americana patchwork quilts and sweaters,” according to the company’s EVP David Lauren — are selling on eBay for a much greater amount than their retail price of $595 (and we thought that was a hefty pricetag!). One listing on eBay has a “Buy It Now” price of $7,495.00. So far, 21 offers have been made, but no one’s nabbed it yet. Other sellers are pricing the sweaters from $1,000 and up.

RELATED PHOTOS: See the best Team USA Sochi selfies

And while the cardis certainly are eye-catching — and they definitely look warm — that’s a lot to shell out if you’re not making Shaun White-style endorsement dollars. What do you think? Are you a fan of the sweater? What’s the most you’d pay for it?

–Brittany Talarico

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Johnny Weir's Hunger Games-Inspired Wardrobe Is the Style Highlight of Sochi

Feb/12/2014 at 03:45 PM ET

Johnny Weir OlympicsCourtesy Johnny Weir

There hasn’t been much happening for Team USA on the slopes and the rink (as far as gold medals are concerned, anyway). Fortunately, we can always rely on Johnny Weir to bring the magic off the ice. The two-time Olympian has translated his signature flamboyant figure skating costumes into television presenter attire for his commentator role at NBC, and the results have been among the most talked-about moments of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

“I decided to go more of Stanley Tucci’s character from the Hunger Games,” Weir explained to Philadelphia magazine. “I’m trying to stay between the lines of Johnny on Skating with the Stars and the rest of the NBC men’s family in Brooks Brothers.” (And he’s got some outfit ideas for Bob Costas, once that red eye clears up.)
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