Nicky Hilton dazzles in Valentino despite same-dress mishap!


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Nicky Hilton looked absolutely incredible as she made her debut on the red carpet at An Evening honouring Valentino in New York yesterday evening – despite having an awkward run in with Tommy Hilfiger’s wife who was clad in the exact same dress!

Nicky made waves when she stepped out at the glitzy red carpet event in the floor-sweeping, Aztec print number by Valentino, which was dripping in hundreds of glittering blue, red and orange beads.

The newlywed heiress looked every inch the ethereal princess as she scooped her honey-hued locks back into a Grecian bun with a classic centre parting and accessorised with a gleaming head garland adorned with leaves and oh-so-pretty blooms.

But as she sashayed down the star-studded red carpet, Nicky came face to face with fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger’s wife, Dee Ocleppo, who had cherry picked the same frock from her overflowing wardrobe of glitzy gowns.

What are the chances?

Dee hid the dress’ charming scoop neckline and wore her locks down, teaming the one-piece with a silver clutch bag and a matching pair of sandals.

Obviously gorgeous – there’s no doubt about it – but the chic additions to Nicky’s outfit including the enviably sleek locks and jewel encrusted earrings swing our vote!

Thankfully, the fashionable pair didn’t let the SDA (same dress alert, FYI) stop them from having a blast and they mingled with on-screen stars including Bruce Willis, Kiera Knightly and Olivia Palermo at the Big Apple event before making a beeline for the champagne studded dinner table.


Jess Weixler’s Gorgeous Wedding Gown Might Just Convince You to Get Married by the Sea


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If there ever was a perfect gown to wear for a beach wedding, Jess Weixler just wore it. The actress, whom you might recognize from The Good Wife, married Hamish Brocklebank by the beach. Luckily, her good friend Jessica Chastain was there to document it on Instagram.

Jess’s floaty tulle dress, which featured a plunging neckline and straps that twisted to reveal a cutout back, was absolutely perfect for a carefree ceremony — she and her new husband even opted for no shoes! Hamish’s suit, which was a sugary pink shade that complemented the details in Jess’s bouquet, confirmed it: this is one couple who loves to have a little fun with fashion.

Read on to see all the snaps from Jess and Hamish’s big day, and take note of Jess’s lovely emerald stud earrings — then shop for a gorgeous design that fits the beachy bill.

What I wore this week: a cold-shoulder dress


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The cold shoulder isn’t limited to party frocks.

What I want to say this week is simple. Stop what you’re doing, now, and go and buy this dress. I don’t often ask this of you, so you know I mean it. And I know I mean it, because as part of my lifelong quest for Party Dresses In Which To Make An Entrance But Not A Spectacle, the day after this shot was taken, I took a detour to Topshop at Oxford Circus to bag one.

And if you won’t take this recommendation from me, take it from Hillary Clinton. She can’t vouch for this Topshop number, I don’t think, but she’s been rocking the cold-shoulder look since 1993, and she recently told Lena Dunham that her version of the dress – by Donna Karan, the originator of the style – was “one of my favourite dresses”. The cold shoulder (it’s a real trend name; Google it if you think I make this stuff up) is having a revival this season partly due to all the fond reminiscing about it when news broke earlier this year that the Donna Karan International line was closing. Karan came up with the style as the ultimate grownup party dress because she had noticed shoulders were one body part that got neither fat nor wrinkly as women got older. The unexpected flesh hit of bare shoulders in a covered-up dress feels just the right balance of racy and graceful. And a dollop of body cream is a level of party prep I can do business with. It works.

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The cold shoulder isn’t limited to party frocks. Being above table height, it’s an excellent fashion detail for wearing out for dinner. (Because I love a fancy-pants voluminous cocktail skirt as much as the next woman, but when it comes to Saturday night, do I want to go somewhere I have to stand up? No, because I am not insane.) Alexander McQueen has a thick, cream, cable-knit sweater with shoulder cut-outs that is both cosy and daring and that I would be snapping up right now if I had £1,200 lying around. More realistically, Asos has a little black jumpsuit with cut-outs at the shoulder. Like I said, this is so simple. Don’t give the cold shoulder the cold shoulder. No excuses.

Styling: Melanie Wilkinson. Hair and makeup: Laurence Close at Carol Hayes Management.

Lupita Nyong’o on the Message Behind Her Star Wars “Force 4 Fashion” Dress: “I Like What This Stands For”


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Lupita Nyong’o didn’t just bring her star power to Wednesday night’s Star Wars “Force 4 Fashion” event at Skylight Modern in New York City—she brought a whole freakin’ galaxy. The red carpet pro was on hand to celebrate the launch of a new fashion-meets-fundraising initiative between Disney and Bloomingdale’s: a Star Wars-inspired series of 11 designer pieces that will be auctioned off this month to benefit Child Mind Institute, a charity that aims to transform mental health care for kids and teens. And from the moment that Nyong’o arrived, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens actress turned heads in a black nylon mesh creation that had an empowering message of its own.

“This is a Zac Posen dress in collaboration with Google,” Nyong’o told InStyle of the piece that Coco Rocha debuted on the runway at New York Fashion Week. “It’s for an initiative they have called Made with Code, which encourages girls to try computer science as a viable career.” Embedded with over 500 programmable LED lights underneath its top layer of fabric, the dress lit up in a pattern as Nyong’o worked the room. But she chose to wear the dress for more than just its mesmerizing visual appeal. “This is fashion meeting computer science, and it was all coded by girls,” she said. “I like what this stands for.”

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This isn’t the first time that Nyong’o has made a statement about female empowerment, as she’s taken to social media to support women’s equality in the past. But it remains to be seen whether or not she’ll continue to incorporate social messages into her style during the upcoming press tour for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which hits theaters on Dec. 18. In fact, the actress is remaining tight-lipped about what we can expect from her at the premiere events altogether. “I’m giving no hints!” she said.

We think it’s safe to say she has more than a few showstoppers up her well-lit sleeve.

Fashion: How to pick your perfect Little Black Dress

Cara Delevingne in a little black fringed and sequin number. attending the world premiere of Pan, held at the Odeon, Leicester Square, London. Ian West/PA Wire

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Cara Delevingne in a little black fringed and sequin number. attending the world premiere of Pan, held at the Odeon, Leicester Square, London. Ian West/PA Wire

“One is never overdressed or underdressed with a little black dress,” said Karl Lagerfeld once upon a time, and of course, he was and is absolutely right. Wherever it is that you are going, whatever the time of year, whenever the time of day, an LBD will get you out of a whole heap of trouble (and if it’s the right dress, it might well get you into a whole heap of trouble too, but that’s another story).

Immortalised by Coco Chanel (although it was a Givenchy number that Audrey Hepburn wore in Breakfast at Tiffany’s), the key to the success of the little black dress is its simplicity.

Every woman’s wardrobe should have a classic LBD, which to me is V-neck, sleeveless, waisted and with a slightly A-line skirt shape to on or just below the knee. But to someone else, particularly someone with a straighter and more athletic frame, that classic LBD would be more of a shift shape, gently tailored with straight style skirt and a scoop neckline.

Whatever, by the time a woman reaches 40, she really ought to know what her best LBD shape is (and some women look fabulous in pretty much any shape and style, which just doesn’t seem fair at all).

An LBD with sleeves, preferably half or three-quarter sleeves, looks beautifully chic all by itself with no adornment, save a pair of black heels or ankle boots.

A sleeveless dress might seem to be a no-no for women of a certain age, but fear of bingo wings shouldn’t put anyone off buying the dress of their dreams, especially not when it’s an otherwise perfect and essential LBD. Look out for arm tights, which you can buy at department stores – Mary Portas has a line with Charnos called Armery, with lovely colours including a grey called Subtle Silver, costing £19.95 from online hosiery store MyTights.

Plus Size Fashion Find: Fishnet Sequin Mini Dress From Pink Clubwear


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Wearing sparkles this time of the year is a no-brainer. You should be dancing the night away in something that shines so bright that all eyes are on you as you step onto the dance floor.

If you’re in the business of standing out, this fishnet sequin mini dress from Pink Clubwear is perfect for you! It features a sequin fishnet body, lining inside, it’s short enough to show off your legs and it fits like a glove.

What was she thinking? Jodi Anasta misses the fashion mark in sheer frilly dress and oversized undies to attend Dinner en Blanc


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What was she thinking? Fashionista Jodi Anasta has a rare fashion fail at the Dinner en Blanc event in Sydney on Saturday

Usually the leader of the fashion pack, Jodi Anasta had a rare fashion fail over the weekend.

Attending the all-white themed Dinner en Blanc with her fellow Myer ambassador Kris Smith, the 30-year-old donned a frilly French lace designer dress, which clung to her body in all the wrong places.However,the sheer gown, which showed off her designer lingerie, appeared to be a look her fans loved.

Jodi received plenty of compliments on her Instagram snap of the dress, posted en-route to the event on the Sydney Opera House Forecourt on Saturday night.

It seems many failed to comment on the mid-calf cut off of the custom made design, with the double frills at the top and bottom of the skirt further shortening her long legs.

And her strappy heels, which wrapped around her ankles, did little to improve the ensemble.

Meanwhile the polka dot design of her top-half also sported frills attached from the sleeves and across the breasts which were barely wide enough to cover her nipples had the mother-of-one gone sans bra.