Sarah Jessica Parker is absolutely breathtaking in elaborate red gown

Originally published on AOL.com

Is this SJP’s best look yet?

The “Sex and the City” actress made a rare outing alongside hubby, Matthew Broderick at the New York City Ballet’s Fall Fashion Gala, on Thursday night, and gave us the Carrie Bradshaw moment we’ve all dreamed of.

Photographed leaving her West Village apartment making her way to the Gala, she wore a voluminous Giles Couture gown. The captivating red dress featured structured shoulders with sheer black long sleeves that were finished with red cuffs. The actress turned designer completed the look with a casual ponytail and shoes from her SJP collection, while Broderick kept it clean in a black tux and bowtie. 

The A-list couple walked the red carpet looking more in love than ever and mingled with Andy Cohen, Kelly Ripa and Marie Claire’s Zanna Roberts Rassi along the way. But one notable attendee had “SATC” fans losing it.

The real-life Aleksandr Petrovsky also walked the carpet with his wife. Actor Mikhail Baryshnikov played SJP’s longtime love interest on the show, where the two moved to Paris in the finale, only for Carrie to be saved by none other than…Mister Big, of course.

Jen Atkin gets candid about her success story

Originally published on AOL.com

When the New York Times called Jen Atkin “the most influential hair arbiter of our time,” the celebrity hairstylist recalls the surreal moment as one that has changed her life.

“I get goosebumps every time anybody talks about it. It’s so crazy, I don’t even know how that happened. It was so weird, it happened right before OUAI launched and honestly that changed my life. You are talking about all of the major moments in my life. It’s totally something I’ll never forget and one of those things you have to frame and have in your office,” Atkin told AOL exclusively during an NYFW Disney celebration for Minnie Mouse’s 90th year anniversary.

Jen Atkin has come a long way since growing up in a Mormon household in Hawaii and fleeing to L.A. at age 19 with just $300. Before launching her best-selling haircare brand, OUAI, Atkin was working in a hair salon which eventually led her to John Galliano through the people she met. 

“So, I started doing hair for John Galliano when he was at the head of the house of Dior. It was incredible. I got to go to Shanghai and actually be there for Paris Fashion Week and be in his VIP tent with Kate Moss and Anna Wintour. I learned so much from him and his partner, Alexis Roche, they are amazing! Oh, my god, that was eleven years ago and that was my first entryway into the fashion world.”

From Met Galas to Cannes to global Vogue covers, Jen Atkin has been an essential part of modern-day’s most iconic beauty moments. Her roster includes every member of the Kardashian/Jenner clan, Kaia Gerber, Chrissy Teigen, the Hadid sisters and Adelle, and she is constantly expanding with Hollywood’s elite. Atkin’s career has brought her around the world and back but her busy schedule and world-tour lifestyle don’t necessarily give her time to reflect on all of her accomplishments. 

“I swear to god; I do not remember anything if it’s before two or three days ago. I just took a staycation and my husband forced me to sit and just go through photos. I don’t have time to ever really stop and really reflect. That for me was actually amazing because it’s weird, I don’t think we ever stop to think about the big things that got us to where we are now.”

One of the most impressive elements of Atkin’s success is her fan-base and massive Instagram following of 2.5 million. Jen has become a celebrity in her own right and even counts Adelle as a fan of hers.

“I remember going to cut her hair and she was like “why do you have this cape with ‘OUAI’ written on it,” and I said “that’s my brand!” and she goes ‘shut up!’ and had our products in her bathroom. I’m the biggest [Adelle] fan, she’s so cool and her makeup artist is the greatest. She’s the ultimate goals and her concerts are so fun, she’s so funny!’

Cleo Wade on her latest project with Reese Witherspoon

Originally published on AOL.com

Cleo Wade has been dubbed as “the millennial Oprah” by New York Magazine.

The Instagram poet/artist won over the hearts of America with her inspiring book, “Heart Talk”, which gained her worldwide recognition. Now Cleo is partnering up with fashion brand Lou and Grey for their #GirlsTalkReal initiative and working on an inspiring project with Reese Witherspoon.

We talked with Cleo about the importance of working with female-positive brands, the success of Heart Talk and what it’s like working with Reese.

AOL: Why did you feel like ‘Heart Talk’ needed to be written for the world?

CW: I asked myself what type of tool I really needed but felt wasn’t in the world yet. I felt I really needed a book that felt like a friend or a warm blanket on a cold night, so I wanted to create that.

What was it like for you to experience the success of ‘Heart Talk?’ Did you know it would be this big?

I am just so grateful for all of the amazing people I have gotten to meet from putting Heart Talk in the world. I feel so lucky that as I travel around the world each of them gifts me with stories from their lives. I truly treasure that part the most.

From Olivia Culpo to Reese Witherspoon and so many more, you’ve received tons of support (especially on social media) from females. Why is it important for females to see that women actually can support other women?  

It is important that young women see examples of women supporting each other and rooting for each other rather than old archaic examples of us competing with each other or comparing ourselves to one another. The more they see us celebrating each other, the more they know how to do it with the other young women around them.

Why is it important for you to continue to partner up with female-positive brands such as Lou & Grey and OKREAL? 

People, especially young women, really need spaces to feel free and safe to be themselves. I am so proud of brands like Lou & Grey and OKREAL who see that and work to create spaces to support their growth and inspire them.

 

Mandy Moore reveals how she prepares for the emotional scenes in ‘This Is Us’

Originally published on AOL.com

Mandy Moore has officially won over America’s hearts as Rebecca Pearson in “This Is Us”

The 34-year-old actress stepped out last night in New York City at Tao Downtown to celebrate her new DuJour magazine cover. Moore stunned in a ruffled neoprene LWD, completed with sky-high black stilettos and sleek swept over hair.

While Moore is making her press rounds, fans are gearing up for an epic return of season 3. Between the death of Jack Pearson and an emotional ride of relationships, AOL spoke to Mandy about how she prepares to play such a sentient character. 

“It sort of differs episode by episode and scenario by scenario, but normally it’s all about courting myself off, being quiet, reflective, listening to some music. Just like reading the scene over and over again; Anything I can do to just be still and be by myself.”

While it’s no secret that “This Is Us” has arguably become one of the world’s most emotional and relatable shows, Mandy admits there’s still time for fun on set. And the laughs from her funny co-stars aren’t necessarily great for her on-screen prosthetics.

“Sterling is really funny and Justin is hilarious and Chris Sullivan. When I have to do a scene with all three of those guys, it’s not good for anybody because I can’t laugh in my prosthetics. So it’s never a good idea,” the Emmy-winner shared with AOL.

“This Is Us” premieres returns tonight, Sept. 25 at 9 p.m on NBC.

Emily Ratajkowski wows in straight-off-the-runway Roberto Cavalli look

Originally published on AOL.com

Emily Ratajkowski wastes no time!

The 27-year-old model stepped out for a good cause during Milan Fashion Week at the Green Carpet Fashion awards, which honors sustainable and ethical fashion. Ratajkowski stunned in a marigold Roberto Cavalli look that debuted on the spring 2019 runway just 24 hours prior.

The brunette bombshell known for her famous figure, showed off her washboard abs and legs in silk twisted-front jacket paired with tiny foldover biker shorts – completed with gold disco earrings and strappy heels.

The Green Carpet Fashion awards, which closes out Milan Fashion Week brought out a slew of other A-listers. Cate Blanchett kept it fresh in an all-white look by Stella McCartney while Julianne Moore and Cindy Crawford opted for bold colors, wearing Salvatore Ferragamo and Versace, respectively.

Models Stella Maxwell and Sara Sampaio were in attendance but Alessandra Ambrosio stole the show in her jaw-dropping sexy whimsical gown by Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini.

Kristen Bell’s show-stopping Emmy gown isn’t as expensive as you think

Originally published on AOL.com

Kristen Bell was ranked amongst the best dressed at last night’s 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards.

While stars stunned in their couture gowns, costing anywhere from $10,000 to several hundred thousand dollars (Tracee Ellis Ross in Valentino, Keri Russell in Zuhair Murad) Bell opted for the contemporary label, Solace London

“The Good Place” actress, 38, took a minimal approach to the red carpet, yet still looked chicer than ever. Her pulled back hair perfectly complimented the square neckline of her clean white gown, complete with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and Forevermark diamonds.

The dress retails for $530 and is also available in black on Intermix.com. The British brand is known for its sculptural silhouettes and effortless elegance which Bell proved last night.

2018 Emmys: Best dressed on the carpet

Originally published on AOL.com

For TV’s most glamorous night, stars put their best foot forward on the red carpet.

The 70th annual Emmy Awards brought out Hollywood’s best dressed: From shoulder-baring dresses to neon hues, all of this season’s trends were covered.

 Tracee Ellis Ross’ fuchsia Valentino Fall 2018 Couture dress was a risk worth taking, while “Westworld” actress, Angela Sarafyan sparkled in a voluminous Christian Siriano gown, reigning her best dressed of the night.

Regina King, Tiffany Haddish and Judith Light all made bold statements in bright colorful gowns and other A-listers kept it calm in white, such as Jessica Biel and Kristen Bell. 

Two of the youngest attendees, “Stranger Things” nominee Millie Bobby Brown and “Blackish” star Marsai Martin, both managed to make their red carpet moments age-appropriate yet chic, wearing custom Calvin Klein and Viktor & Rolf, respectively.

The ladies weren’t the only ones who owned the carpet. Antoni Porowski from “Queer Eye” rocked a modern suit by Balmain and “Stranger Things” star Noah Schnapp wore an of-the-moment white suit by Fendi, looking fresher than ever.

2018 Emmys: Celebrity couples step out on the red carpet

Originally published on AOL.com

Nothing says date night like the Emmys!

A-list couples stepped out Monday night on the red carpet for the 70th Annual Emmy Awards looking more glam than ever.

Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy matched in chic suiting, while Heidi Klum cozied up to her younger beau, Tom Kaulitz.

Scarlett Johansson made a rare appearance with her SNL boyfriend, Colin Jost, in a white beaded Balmain dress. The couple made their red carpet debut in April during the premiere of “Avengers: Infinity War.”

“This is Us” actor Justin Heartly stepped out with his gorgeous wife Chrishell, while “Stranger Things” on and offscreen couple, Charlie Heaton and Natalia Dyer made red carpet waves, and are both nominated for the Drama Series category.

 

Khloe Kardashian’s Good American invents size 15

Originally published on AOL.com

In order to stay successful in a saturated market, listening to your customers is key. And that’s what Khloe Kardashian and Emma Grede did with their all-inclusive denim brand, Good American.

Since Good American’s million dollar launch in 2016, the brand has received 50 percent more returns between 14 and 16, compared to any other size in their 00-24 size range. In order to bridge the gap of this issue, the brand invented a size 15 which launched today. The new size will debut as a part of the new Good Curve collection (retailing from $159-169) as well as additional fan-favorite styles.

“At Good American, we’re constantly looking for ways to provide women with the perfect fit so that they look and feel they’re very best. We discovered the need for Size 15 after looking at customer data and feedback and knew we needed to create a solution,” Emma Grede explained.

“The problem in sizing continues to speak to how the industry doesn’t cater to all women, especially those at the higher end of the size spectrum. We’re so excited and proud to offer Size 15 so that more women have access to stylish, great-fitting denim,” she added.

RELATED: Shop Good American Performance Wear

 

Em Rata wows at Marc Jacobs SS’19 show

Originally published on AOL.com

Emily Ratajkowski made jaws drop at the Marc Jacobs Spring 2019 show in New York City earlier this week.

The “I Feel Pretty” actress was seated front row alongside Nicki Minaj and other fashion insiders. While editors were spotted pacing back and forth due to the 90-minute delay start time, Ratajkowski posed for photos looking chicer than ever.

While Emily is known for sexy red carpet glam and candid street style, the 27-year-old model took a step back from her usual personal style and walked right into a fashion-forward moment with confidence.

She sported an unusual, but chic ginormous rosette crop top that was draped to the floor, mirroring much of what Marc Jacobs debuted on the runway. The model/actress simplified the look by pairing it with low-rise black trouser and minimal black sandals. The best part? Her epic wide-brimmed black hat that let everyone in the room know she’s arrived.

The conceptual shirt made its debut as an exaggerated belt on the Marc Jacobs Fall 2018 RTW runway. While Ratajkowski wore it completely differently, both versions are just as glamorous. After all, it’s called fashion, look it up!

NYFW: Claudia Li sparks cultural conversation with her Spring 2019

Originally published on AOL.com

Claudia Li’s collection delivered key trends for the upcoming season: oversized silhouettes cinched belting and bold prints.

Li showcased bright floral separates, fuchsia silk tunics and hand-stitched flower appliques, but that’s not to say that she didn’t send plenty of classics down the runway too. There was a clean mix of simple trousers and collared shirts paired with tailored shorts. 

The New Zealand-born designer casted all Asian models (35 to be exact) to debut her first runway show, sparking an important conversation about diversity in fashion. 

“Connecting back to the idea of wanting to reflect more of myself, this casting used faces of girls that I understand, grew up with, and look like me to showcase the collection. It helps that it tied into a larger cultural conversation we’re having at the moment. The fact that Awkwafina from Crazy Rich Asians attended and showed her support was the icing on the cake,” Li exclusively explained to AOL.

“The expected standard is only one or two Asian models in any given fashion show, and I so used my show to combat the notion that there’s a singular version of Asian femininity. You meet the girls in my show! They’re all unique and have really amazing but different styles, looks, backgrounds and personalities. The runway helped me show that message to the world, and I thought this was a really important and timely,” the designer added.

Penn Badgley and Shay Mitchell open up about their new Lifetime show ‘You’

Originally published on AOL.com

Penn Badgley, Shay Mitchell, and Elizabeth Lail are the stars of Lifetime’s newest hit show “You.” The show gives an alternative view on the dangers of social media stalking and a deep look into the twisted mind of a book clerk portrayed by Badgley, who falls obsessively in love with Elizabeth Lail’s character, Beck.

The cast chatted with AOL Entertainment at the show’s premiere where the former “Gossip Girl” actor opened up about how he mentally prepared for the role of Joe Goldberg, a disturbed stalker turned serial killer. 

“I did a lot of prayer and meditation, to be honest. Because I felt like he’s not a real person, he’s not a real serial killer. Initially, I wasn’t even interested in making him human and then it was learning to trust a lot of the women around me that this was a valuable story to be worth telling because I was so horrified by the idea of this guy. I was compelled by the project but I wasn’t sure that I wanted to play this guy because everyone else can say ‘Oh yeah that’s nice,’ but I’m the one that has to embody him. It was a lot about learning how to trust the women who were apart of this project to encourage the story being told,” Badgley told AOL.

“You,” which premiered last night, has already been picked up for a second season. If we’ve learned anything from watching the pilot episode, it’s that social media can have its up and downs. Shay Mitchel, who plays Beck’s best friend, Peach, has an astounding Instagram following of nearly 21 million, yet the former “Pretty Little Liars” actress understands the importance of being cautious.

“I’ve always been pretty cautious. Whether you’re in the public eye or not, I think everybody should be cautious about what they’re putting out there. The whole world doesn’t need to know where you are in that exact moment.”

However not all Instagram stalking is bad! The 31-year-old actress recalled a time she got a very special like on one of her photos. “Rihanna liked my photo one time and I was very excited about it!”