When in doubt, stick to a classic. That's what three leading ladies did this week, when they opted for a flicked-out cat-eye liner look. Mad Men star Jessica Paré paired hers with a sheer pink lip, while model Nicole Trunfio showed hers off with a twisted topknot at the Tribeca Film Festival. And Bryce Dallas Howard went the vintage route, swiping on a red lip to complement her liner. All three looks are winners, but whose made you meow?
Australian model Nicole Trunfio strutted NYC in the perfect outfit we can't wait to mimic next weekend. In true New Yorker fashion, Nicole donned all black — ribbed sweater, leather pants, and ankle boots — then added a pop of print via a cool camouflage jacket. The brunette beauty completed her off-duty style with a black leather crossbody bag, cat-eye sunglasses, and a gold chunky watch. To re-create Nicole's effortless outfit, just layer a camouflage jacket over your black-on-black staples, then finish it off with cat-eye shades and a signature model strut.
Welcome to Friday, the end of the week, the beginning of the weekend, and, most importantly, the wonderful day where we reveal CelebStyle's standouts of the week. Our top stars mixed it up in a variety of cuts, colors, and textures, creating stunning looks that are sure to turn heads. Jennifer Lopez gracefully strolled NYC in an ethereal A.L.C. maxi and Jimmy Choo espadrilles; Olivia Palermo was the picture of Summer perfection in a ladylike blouse, scalloped shorts, and pointed bow pumps in Italy; and Victoria Beckham put her signature twist on a classic black-and-white look, working a white Jil Sanders blouse with a black Maison Martin Margiela skirt and Giuseppe Zanotti booties in Paris. Check out all of our winners, see why they were crowned a CelebStyle top star, and then shop their smashing styles for yourself.
Model Nicole Trunfio attended the afterparty for Killer Joe in NYC wearing a minimalist's dream ensemble: a silky white blouse, which she buttoned up all the way, with this T by Alexander Wang nude leather skirt ($425) and Hollywood's favorite shoe of the moment, ankle-strap sandals. Sticking to her streamlined theme, Nicole's only accessories were a black clutch, gold stud earrings, and a single gold bangle. If you too want to get on the minimalist wavelength, pair Nicole's exact nude leather miniskirt with a white blouse, ankle-strap sandals, and a black clutch for your next night out.
If you have a bachelorette party coming up, whether it's yours or your girlfriend's, we think the best way to prep is to draw inspiration from celebrity party outfits. Whether you're Vegas bound or heading to Miami, Mexico, NYC, or wherever, these ladies will show you how to rock everything from little black dresses to short shorts to hot-pink frocks to denim cutoffs. Step inside to see and shop 11 sassy celeb party looks for your upcoming bachelorette bash.
>> For the second year running, the Whitney Art Musem Gala was Donatella Versace's party. Editors — Olivier Zahm, Lauren Santo Domingo, Glenda Bailey — commingled with designers — Peter Som, Moises de la Renta, Ruffian's Claude Morais and Brian Wolk — and a smattering of models like Chanel Iman and Hana Soukupova. Christopher Kane's Versus designs even made an appearance — the Fall 2009 crystal shoes were on Byrdie Bell's feet, and Taylor Momsen — who seems to be close with the Versaces, particularly Allegra, changed into a black Spring 2010 Versus frock for the Studio Party post-Gala Dinner.
Donatella was fashionably late to the party — two hours in, she was nowhere to be found; perhaps she was still upstairs tending to VIPs — as was Lindsay Lohan, who swept in, all blonde hair and gold dress — earning comparisons to Donatella's trademark look. Lohan said she came "for Donatella" before beelining to Brian Atwood for a chat. Keeping with the "art chic" theme, the walls of one whole room at the party downstairs was covered in paper for guests to scribble on.
>> Last night, Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti were in New York to fete the opening of Valentino: The Last Emperor — arguably their biggest Manhattan party ever, between the screening and the dinner for 200 of fashion's finest (including Anna Wintour, Anja Rubik, Jason Wu, and Chanel Iman) at the Plaza's Oak Room. The designer's six pugs Molly, Milton, Monty, Margot, Maude, and Maggie, who director Matt Tyrnauer has dubbed "the costars of the film," weren't present — according to Valentino, "they're getting some time away from me in Italy" — but maybe that's a good thing: Karolina Kurkova admitted, “they’re really not nice to everybody” and Gwyneth Paltrow agreed, calling the pugs "kind of mean."
When Giancarlo Giammetti was asked about his comment on film that the designer looked too tan, he was quick to explain, "We'd come from the beach, and we were about to show summer suits, and he just . . . it just seemed like too much. But it was one time, and one time only." And as for those rumors that he was back to helping out at Valentino for Fall 2009, Garavani denied having any hand in it, "No, not at all. Very far from the truth. I don’t think about it. I wish my assistants to do the best. It’s a big job, though, and to know my name goes on the designs, I want them to do the best.”
Meanwhile, the film seems to have already inspired at least one person — Zac Posen. "I wouldn't mind being followed around too for two years. It's all about having the right collaborators."
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>> THE MODELIZER —Nicole Trunfio's skateboarding video must have been a tryout for her new gig. After she returns from her beach vacation with Gemma Ward, she will be taping the second season of Bravo's Make Me a Supermodel, serving as a mentor to the female modeling hopefuls. [The Futon Critic]
>> THE MODELIZER —It's a new year, and Gemma Ward is still promising that she hasn't given up on modelling — in fact, she confirmed that 2009 is the year for her comeback. No word on any jobs, but to ring in the new year, she's renting a beach house in Byron Bay, New South Wales with Nicole Trunfio. [The Sunday Times]
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