MTV’s Laguna Beach Alumni Lauren Conrad Releases GORGEOUS Engagement Photos

Throwback Thursday to the days of Laguna Beach being the “it-show”, all of us drooling over Talon and Stephen, and wanting to be just like “LC” and Kristin (but not having their drama, of course). Flash forward to today and it seems the only one to come out of the hit show with a big amount of success is the Laguna Beach sweetheart, Lauren Conrad. She has since created her own blog, which has had immense success, gone to fashion school, wrote a few books, began her own clothing line and her most recent news; getting engaged to USC alumni William Tell. The two became engaged after about a year and a half of dating, but Conrad’s friends admit they knew the two were destined to be together from the start. (Awwwww.)

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William Tell is a SoCal boy who keeps to himself, has a good sense of humor and seems to set himself aside from Conrad’s  previous limelight loving playboy exes. Tell also has musical background, having released a few albums, one of his singles is even on the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movie soundtrack. The seemingly perfect couple used photographer Elizabeth Messina which Conrad says, “Came to our home to photograph us in our element, I love how the photos turned out!”

Now we’re just waiting for the big day, which Lauren states she is sooooo excited for. We can’t wait to see this classy beauty on her big day.

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American Music Awards: Red Carpet Do’s and Don’ts

Last night the 41st American Music Awards took place in Los Angeles and the big winners for the night were definitely  tied between Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake, with One Direction coming in close behind them. Though the music and performances were top notch, Ariana Grande received standing ovations for hers, the outfits are what we truly want to see. Here are a few looks of the night that caught our eye, for better or for worse.

DO’s

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T-Swift is rocking this Julien Macdonald mini, which had jaws dropping all night. A sexier dress for the AMA’s is a fun, good way to get attention. Wonder if Harry Styles was wishing they were still an item….

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Christina Aguilera stunned in this tight-fitting Maria Lucia Hohan gown. In past years she’s been criticized for being a bit heavier during AMA season, but this year she’s looking fit and amazingly sexy.

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Lady Gaga WOWed in this Versace gown and her white stallion paired quite nicely. Gaga always does know how to make an entrance.

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Miley Cyrus wore a Versus Versace white suit, which is far more tame that we we’ve seen her wearing lately… Or not wearing, I should say. This suit was chic and sexy, though it could have been tailored better to her small frame.

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Katy Perry looked gorgeous in this Oscar de la Renta gown. It was stylish and classy yet added a little bit fun with white spots dispersed throughout the dress.

DON’Ts

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Ke$ha was on the edge of the list. With a more tame look, we can appreciate her trying to find her classy side, but the two-toned hair makes it difficult to truly appreciate the Michael Costello masterpiece. If the hair was better styled (preferably in one color) and her make up made her look a bit more alive, it could have been one of the best looks of the night.

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Heidi Klum is quite possibly one of the sexiest women alive, but this Marchesa fringe dress just didn’t do it for us. It was a bit overwhelming and not in a good way. The long earrings, fringe, the embellishment in black and gold, the seemingly random pieces hanging from the straps  just makes it a bit much to take, lucky for Heidi, she could wear a trash bag and she’d still be hot.

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Kelly Osborne was named one of the worst dressed of the night, despite her usual savvy fashion knowledge as a Fashion Police member . Somehow this dress just didn’t read on the carpet and on camera how she thought it would, Kelly even tweeted: “:( my dress did not photograph anywhere near as good as it looked in real life!”  Adding gold spikes to her hairdo further confused whether she was going more for the classic Hollywood style or an edgier look. Next time Kelly, next time…

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Jackie O. Molding the Fashion World 50 years later

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The iconic pink outfit worn by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis still remains one of the most well known outfits that helped pave the way for classic fashion trends. Yesterday marked the 50-year anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, in which Jackie sported the infamous pink ensemble. That historic outfit now sits in the National Archives and rumor has it the late Mrs. Kennedy herself requested it not be shown for another hundred years in order for the dress to not become a spectacle. Though we’ll never get to see the dress that has so shaken the fashion industry, pictures will have to do.

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Ann Demeulemeester Says Goodbye To Her Label

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The designer, whose unique fashion took over in the 1980′s, has declared she is moving on from her brand. Demeulemeester claims the time has come for her to do new things with both her personal life and fashion as well, all while knowing her brand will continue its legacy without her. That being said, many things remain unanswered such as what exactly she plans on doing or who is to manage her label in her absence. Regardless, we wish her the best and thank her for making such an impact on the fashion world.

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Catching Fire LA Premiere: Stars That Caught Our Attention

Jennifer Lawrence, America’s most recent sweetheart, had all eyes on her on the red carpet Monday afternoon at the Los Angeles premiere of Catching Fire in a Dior Haute Couture ensemble. The slimming bodysuit, complete with sweetheart neckline and sheer dress to layer was completed with a simple, yet perfectly paired black belt and clutch to match. Stunning is a severe understatement and her chic new pixie cut heightened the edginess of the overall look. Two thumbs up to the Hunger Games hottie on an outstanding outfit.

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Here’s a look at the other stars in attendance…

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Woman Crush Wednesday: Karla Deras

 

Woman Crush Wednesday, Karla Deras of Karla’s Closet.

Karla is an American fashion blogger. Her style has been described as a ‘pot of stew’ exuding a mashup of effortless sex appeal and undeniable luxe. Simplicity, androgyny, and femininity.

Teen Vogue Back to School Saturday Collaboration with Collection B Jackets at Nordstrom

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The most exciting time for fashion is fall. It is a time where everyone revamps their wardrobe and reaches for levels of innovation not yet met. From couture designers trying to impress the ‘seen it all’ bloggers and fashion icons, to high school survivors trying to upgrade their closets from the year before, Teen Vogue takes advantage of this opportunity to share a snippet of their top trend forecasts for the fall season.

On August 10th, Nordstrom hosted an event at The Grove in Los Angeles, with Teen Vogue who partnered with Collection B Jackets. Four looks were based on the “Street Smart” trend and the other four were named “Little Darlings.” Freelance editor Michelle Meyer hosted the show and walked the audience through the magic that was happening in the mind of Teen Vogue forecasters.

Street Smarts denote that an individual is knowledgeable on how to handle oneself in the world. Dressing the part is not any different. The looks were edgy, grungy and rough around the edges. As I modeled for the event, my outfit started with sweet gray, ombre-printed leggings with a white sweater and a gray leather Collection B Jacket. The look was pulled together nicely and surely sparked an interest in a few girls in the audience to find an outfit inspired by mine.

“Little Darlings” was a trend that showcased a more lady-like look in relation to “Street Smart.” Behind the hard exterior some girls can build up, there is a soft and feminine aesthetic to us when we open up to you. My second look was all about the layers. Black leggings, a printed floral dress, cropped sweater and a red Collection B Jacket. It was girly enough to make the boys wink, but the red leather jacket said, “You can look, but you definitely can’t touch.”

The day was filled with raffle winners having the opportunity to be styled by Meyer, a special guest performance by the new upcoming boy band, After Romeo, and a stylist workshop hosted by blogger Mod Fox. Stepping outside of Nordstrom, consumers and fans had a great time in the grass receiving free mani’s, ice cream and a makeup makeover. The day was definitely packed with fun and excitement. Teen Vogue hopes that you are more than excited to start the school year and are able to open your closet on the first day of school and say, “I have so much to wear!”

Models Amanda, Mariya and Ashley with blogger Michelle from Mod Fox wearing Collection B Jackets in “Street Style” trend forecast.

H&M FINALLY Gives U.S. the Luxury To Shop Online

I am probably the biggest online shopping whore that you will ever meet. UPS and Fed-Ex can probably get to my house without a GPS now, sadly. So if you are like me, AND you live in the U.S. you know that H&M never gave U.S. shoppers the opportunity to shop through the web. Talk about first world pains. But no need to worry anymore, because H&M lovers, such as myself, can now be lazy and shop in sweats with an online H&M shopping bag.

Here is a little preview of what you will see once you enter the website and begin your online shopping spree.

Happy shopping!

Breaking: HBC to Buy Saks for $2.9 Billion in Cash

According to Vogue.com, “Saks Fifth Avenue has been bought by Hudson’s Bay Company, the parent company of luxury Canadian store chain Lord & Taylor. The deal has been valued at $2.9 billion.”  The sale will see the American luxury retailer, finally reach Canada for the first time, as well as open up to seven new stores, in addition to twenty-five of its Off-5th discount shops.

Saks, famous for its iconic Fifth Avenue flagship in Manhattan, will operate separately within HBC and have its own merchandising, marketing and store operations teams. It will also keep its New York headquarters.

“This exciting portfolio of three iconic brands creates one of North America’s premier fashion retailers,” said Mr. Baker, HBC’s chairman and chief executive office. “I’ve had a long connection with Saks over the years, and I am thrilled to bring one of the world’s most recognized luxury retailers in the HBC family.”

Shares of Saks Inc. have already risen 3.4 per cent to $15.83 on Wall Street.

 

DJ Khaled Proposes To Nicki Minaj!

There are no rumors of Nicki Minaj dating anyone at the moment, but DJ Khaled is ready to take her hand in marriage! The extremely bold DJ Khaled literally went to MTV and aired a proposal to Nicki, presenting her with a $500,000 ring! He verbally announced, “Nicki Minaj, I’m at MTV. I love you. I like you. I want you. I want you to be mine. I’m here at MTV because it’s a worldwide network. Only reason I’m not telling you this face to face is because I understand that you’re busy. Ima be honest with you, I wanna marry you.” 

 Nicki’s only response to it was a retweet of the video on her Twitter account. Sorry Khaled, it looks like her answer is a no, but props to your courage!