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  • Announced or sealed tight: Celeb weddings of yore

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — How'd they do it? Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie managed a no-leaks wedding in France after some nine years and six kids together, and years of speculation on when and if they'd marry. "A majority of celebrities are doing everything they can to keep their weddings private," said David Tutera, a party planner whose celebrity wedding clients have included Star Jones and Shannen Doherty. One recent exception: The May wedding of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in Italy. "Her camp always creatively provides at the right moment the pieces of the puzzle that eventually get put together — intentionally," said Tutera, who has not worked with Kardashian.

  • Kelly Osbourne's new clothing line coming to HSN

    Linda Miller | Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    She talks the talk, but now this young woman with a famous last name wants to see if her designs are a good fit in the world of fashion.

  • 13-year-old Texas fashion designer finds success

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — At the age of 9, Isabella Rose Taylor took a sewing class with an eye toward incorporating textiles into her artwork. She quickly discovered a love for fashion design and took the class twice more. Now, at age 13, her fashion line is debuting at Nordstrom stores and she's set to hold her first show at New York Fashion Week. Taylor lives in Austin, Texas. She says her budding career started out as a really fun hobby and just grew into a business over the years. Taylor said she created a fall line with a "street grunge vibe" and "modern hippie" inspiration. Jennifer Jackson Brown, a corporate merchandise manager for Nordstrom, says Taylor has a relatability factor for their customers.

  • SHOW BITS: A last hurrah for 'Breaking Bad'

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Show Bits brings you the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item. ___ 'BREAKING BAD' CELEBRATION Aaron Paul toted his Emmy into the AMC party celebrating a victorious finale for "Breaking Bad." Bryan Cranston, who played meth dealer Walter White, posed for photos with admirers as he made his way into crowded BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood after the Emmy Awards on Sunday night. He won a record-tying fourth best dramatic actor award.

  • 'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family' win Emmy Awards

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable fare retains the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series such as "Orange Is the New Black." The ceremony's emotional high point came with Billy Crystal's restrained and graceful remembrance of Robin Williams, who was found dead Aug. 11, an apparent suicide. "He made us laugh. Hard. Every time you saw him," Crystal said of Williams at the conclusion of a tribute to industry members who died within the past 12 months. "Robin Williams, what a concept.

  • Lizzy Caplan, Lena Dunham: Emmys highs and lows

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The gowns came in all shapes at Monday's Emmy Awards, dominated by reds, blues and whites. And then there was "House of Cards" actress Robin Wright, dazzling in a cream Ralph Lauren jumpsuit with a plunging tuxedo jacket front and virtually no back at all. "Of all the stars wearing head-to-toe white, Robin Wright stole the show," said Eric Wilson, fashion news director for InStyle magazine. "It was the ultimate power look from the front with a sexy backless surprise." Wilson, a fan of on-trend crisp, monochromatic looks, called it "anything but boring," proving once again that a clean approach can still pack a lot of drama.

  • Reds, blues dominate Emmy Awards red carpet

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lena Dunham showed up for the Emmys in an awkward pink confection and Kerry Washington went for a bright orange dress with dark sparkle peeking out from underneath, but it was the reds and blues that dominated the carpet Monday. And neutrals, too. On Team Red were best actress in a comedy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who looked a bit pinched in a tight Carolina Herrera, and Christina Hendricks in a gaudy, one-shoulder Marchesa with yards and yards of draping fabric, loud floral embroidery at the waist and a plunging neckline. Julia Roberts, at 46, had fashion observers near speechless as she showed off her legs in a bubbly beaded mini in deep blue. Keke Palmer, of "The Trip to Bountiful," wowed in a blu


    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Jesse Tyler Ferguson invited Padma Lakshmi to stay at his house for Emmy weekend. And what a scene it was. The "Modern Family" star blasted music so loud during their fashion prep that Lakshmi joked it gave her a headache. "He didn't have to do what I did, sit there while they buff and tweeze you," said Lakshmi, the cookbook author, actress, model and "Top Chef" producer who wore a white crepe gown. Ferguson retorted, "A lot of hairspray clouds in my house." Laskshmi said she met Ferguson on the red carpet several years ago and they've been pals ever since. — Beth Harris: www.twitter.

  • Joseph Altuzarra bringing his style to Target

    Linda Miller | Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    His name may not trigger immediate recognition, but this award-winning designer blends French chic with American ease in a new collection for the masses.

  • Beyonce seizes moment at MTV Video Music Awards

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    They don't call her Queen Bey for nothing. Beyonce not only stole the show at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night with many of the world's top female pop stars in attendance hustling for our attention, she used the moment to erase the cynical cloud around her family status with an adorable appearance by daughter Blue Ivy and doting husband Jay Z to finish off the night. "MTV, welcome to my world," Beyonce said near the top of her performance, and for the next 15 minutes it was a complete takeover.

  • Bow down: Beyonce owns the MTV Video Music Awards

    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    Bow down: Beyonce was the reigning queen of Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards. The diva closed the awards show with an epic nearly 20-minute performance. Tears streamed down her face as she was joined onstage by her beaming husband and daughter, amid the numerous rumors surrounding her marriage. Beyonce sang and danced in a metallic leotard while Blue Ivy and Jay Z watched from their seats as the diva declared: "MTV, welcome to my world." As Beyonce accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award, the VMA's version of a lifetime achievement award, at The Forum in Inglewood, California, she kissed her daughter and husband Jay Z, who called her the "greatest living entertainer." The duo won best collaboration for the hit

  • Katy Perry channels Britney Spears at MTV VMAs

    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    Katy Perry and Riff Raff took it back to 2001 Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake in matching denim, while Amber Rose channeled Rose McGowan circa 1998 in barely there silver with cascading chains at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards. Perry popped out of a sports car with the grilled Riff Raff onto the red carpet just before the televised awards began. She called her tight, studded patchwork dress a custom Versace in a "throwback to Britney and Justin," a la the American Music Awards 13 years ago. "This is how we do the remix," she joked. Amber, who is married to Wiz Khalifa, went for a Vegas showgirl moment, her chest barely covered with loose loops down to a tiny bikini bottom. The look evoked McGowan oh-so-many years

  • Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande kick off MTV VMAs

    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    Nicki Minaj helped open the MTV Video Music Awards with a "Bang" as she brought her "Anaconda" video to life with a rump-shaking performance and had a wardrobe malfunction when she performed with Ariana Grande and Jessie J. Minaj first wore a green top and shorts, rapping, dancing and exciting the crowd — except Rita Ora, who stared blankly when the camera panned by. But when Minaj performed "Bang Bang," the rapper was far more subdued as she held the front of her outfit together after a long split appeared. Snakes, though, were not part of the Sunday night's performance. Days before the VMAs, a 6-foot-long boa constrictor bit a background dancer during a rehearsal for Minaj's performance, MTV News reported.

  • Luxury fashion takes on fitness technology

    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Luxury fashion is making inroads in wearable tech as more designers try their hands at developing smart, stylish accessories and clothing aimed at tracking performance and health, or simply making connected lives easier to manage. "We actually think the fashion industry should be in the driver's seat," Ayse Ildeniz, vice president of business development and strategy for Intel's new devices group, said at a January event in Las Vegas. Designers are listening. Luxury brand Ralph Lauren plans to unveil its high-performance smart compression shirt, the Polo Tech, on Monday at the start of the U.S. Open.

  • 7 celebrity ice bucket challenges

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of celebrities have helped fuel the success of the ice bucket challenge for ALS. Here are a few examples: —Rocker Dave Grohl and his band, The Foo Fighters, spoofed the blood dump scene from the horror movie "Carrie." —Actor James Franco, who seems to enjoy provoking conversation, took his ice bucket challenge wearing only a T-shirt. —Kermit the Frog, not to be outdone by James Franco, declared he was the first to take the ice bucket challenge in the buff. —Vogue editor Anna Wintour ditched her steely image to get her hair wet. Well, a little wet, anyway. —Tom Cruise, who never seems to back down from a challenge, sat through not one but eight buckets of water being dumped

  • Hollywood hair: Find your favorite fall style

    By Heather Warlick, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Whether you love a short pixie or long, luxurious lengths, the key look for hair this fall is “lived in.”

  • The Next Trend? Try a 'Facekini'

    Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Who would've thought that facekinis — those terrifying ski masks worn by many Chinese beach-goers — would one day make waves in the fashion world?  The brightly colored masks were first spotted on Chinese beaches in the summer of 2012 and have since become a common sight. They cost around $2.50 and are the stuff of nightmares, according to The Global Post. Facekinis have been mocked on social media, and it's easy to see why. But at least one fashion editor reckons they could be the next big thing.

  • Donate your bras, help women in need

    Linda Miller | Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Got any gently worn bras that are too big, too small or don’t fit properly? Donate them and help women in domestic violence shelters.

  • Make-up malfunctions can ruin a great face

    By Linda Miller, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    From too much, not enough, or ill-placed, some makeup disasters can be avoided with a little help from the experts.

  • The fashion world looks back on Lauren Bacall

    Updated: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lauren Bacall had one condition when the Fashion Institute of Technology wrote recently to ask if it could turn hundreds of personal garments she donated into an exhibition about her style. "She said, 'Yes, it's fine, as long as it's high-quality — Diana Vreeland style,'" recalled Valerie Steele, director of The Museum at FIT. Throughout her years, Bacall hadn't forgotten the fashion editor who plucked her from a Seventh Avenue showroom floor and delivered her to Hollywood's door via the pages of Harper's Bazaar at age 19.