5 Stunning Plus-Size Looks From the New Isabel Toledo for Lane Bryant Collection

Last night, Lane Bryant debuted its collaboration with designer Isabel Toledo on the runway in New York City—and, wow, it is stunning. Check out my five favorite looks from the show, below. The collection is available to purchase right now at Lane Bryant stores and on LaneBryant.com—prices range from $38 (for a bag) to $178 (for a coat). What do you think? Is this collection gorgeous or what?

This strapless peplum white dress is so beautiful, so ethereal—and great on its own or under a pretty angora cardigan or little jacket:

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I love this romantic black dress with a sheer black embroidered bodice:

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And sometimes you just want to swathe yourself in luxurious fabrics—like this ultra-light but super-glamorous full skirt.

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Olive is a gorgeous neutral to consider for spring—and this gorgeous A-line dress is super flattering.

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Maybe my favorite piece of all—because it’s soooo Isabel Toledo, but also because it looks super comfy—is this spotted long-sleeve dress. I love how it’s styled on the runway.

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This New Line Has Some Serious Sex Appeal (Margot Robbie and Jessica Paré Approve!)

It’s looking like this beast of a winter is starting to wane (hallelujah!), and I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to show some skin again. Last night, I found the first purchase for my pasty body’s reentry to the world (a spray tan will definitely be in order) at an intimate dinner toasting the new line Carmella, designed by former model Katheryn Rice. It was hosted by Margot Robbie and stylist Christina Ehrlich. We sat at WeHo’s Petit Ermitage rooftop and feasted our eyes upon gorge guests wearing gracefully seductive pieces that look just as comfy as enticing. See a pretty sampling of the outfits each celeb guest donned below, view the entire collection here, and tell me just how ready you are to slip into something flirty again!

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Designer Katheryn Rice and Jessica Paré cozy up in Carmella’s sliplike fabrics and vintage-inspired buttons. I love that neither of them look too overtly come-hither, just flaunting what they’ve got with ease. The muted color palette helps, right? What do you think—would you rock that severe of a plunge or high of a thigh-slit?

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Margot Robbie’s new hair color really pops in this creamy pants-top combo. I’m not sure it would look as good with her Wolf of Wall Street blond locks. Thoughts?

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Does Molly Sims ever fail to look smokin’ hot? Rocking the black-and-white trend with newly rouged tendrils, I’m calling this the ultimate date-night ensemble.

Eva Mendes’ New Dress Collection is Perfect for Spring, What Do You Think?

We can’t all look like Eva Mendes, but now we can dress like her. Mendes recently launched a collection of spring dresses and separates at New York & Company—and they are totally adorable! Check out three of our faves, modeled by the actress herself.

I love this demure, knee-length dark floral number—it’s so perfect for attending evening weddings and definitely a meet-the-parents sort of dress, right

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This navy-and-white printed dress would be great for the office in the summertime (under a cotton cardi if you work in more conservative place) or at a daytime dressy party in warmer weather.

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And I love how this slate gray strapless dress is dressy without being clobber-you-over-the-head dressy.

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Right now, there’s an Eva Mendes for New York & Company pop-up store open at The Beverly Center in Los Angeles, but you can score these pieces in other New York & Company stores as well as on nyandcompany.com, too. Separates are priced from $47 to $65 and dresses start at around $80.

Best Dressed on Last Night’s Red Carpets: January Jones, America Ferrera, and Others!

Last night’s red carpets—from LA to London—were all about pale neutrals, bold solids (read: red), and sassy nautical stripes. Check out my five picks for best-dressed of the evening and tell us, in the comments below, whose look you liked the best!

Scarlett Johansson is pregnant, but you’d never be able to tell in this beautiful Vivienne Westwood burgundy dress she chose for the London premiere of Captain America. We can’t wait to see what Scarlett wears when she starts to show!

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Dayanara Torres chose a summery white eyelet strapless number for the LA premiere of Cesar Chavez

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This strapless Sportmax dress looks so pretty on America Ferrera at the premiere of Cesar Chavez in Los Angeles.

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Rosario Dawson‘s dress might look white in this photo, but really it’s a super-pale pink Antonio Berardi number.

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My personal favorite look of the evening comes from the wardrobe of January Jones, who wore this super-cute striped Topshop dress on the red carpet at the Rebel With a Cause Gala in LA. I love the dress’ nautical look, how fresh and clean it looks, and how it’s so simple, she doesn’t even need accessories, really!

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NailCall: Spring Inspired Mani’s

As temperatures slowly rise, we’re starting to see spring everywhere. Especially on our Instagram news feed, it seems like everyone got the memo for spring inspired manis, and we can’t say we’re not loving the influx of pretty pastels and flower inspired nail art.

Click through the slideshow above to see our favorite nail art of the week and then submit your best work by using the hashtag #NailCall and tagging us @BeautyHigh!

Find out if your manicure was chosen for this week’s #NailCall!

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We love how @Christenecarr draws inspiration from nature for her latest mani – spring is on the horizon!

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@Agarutti matches her mani to her scarf perfectly.

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@Theglitteryblog captures the essence of spring, with this fun and flirty mani.

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Baroque never went away, and we love how @Nananailpolish is reinventing the trend.

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Spring is the season of pastels and @Nailartbysig definitely incorporated this into her mani.

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Yellow is definitely not mellow, @Nailartbysig has proven this with her latest mani.

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@Chloecouturefashions  proves that there is nothing wrong with more glitter.

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@Nananailpolish is getting the best out of this futuristic shade by pairing it with some cool designs. We approve.

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What to Wear at a Dinner Party: Best Dressed at H&M’s Conscious Collection Supper

Last night in L.A., H&M celebrated the launch of its third Conscious Exclusive collection with a dinner at West Hollywood hot spot Eveleigh. Check out what some of our favorite leading ladies wore at the star-studded supper—and make sure to check out H&M’s new Conscious Collection when it launches in stores on April 10.

Whose look from last night is your favorite?

Kate Mara paired her embellished top with some relaxed trousers and print shoes.

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Looks like the ankle-length ball gown has made it off the couture runway. What do you think of Emmy Rossum‘s textured black dress?

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Camilla Belle‘s asymmetrical white dress is elegant and unexpected all at once.

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Angela Lindvall channels her signature bohemian surfer-girl style in something a little more dressy—this sheer black dress.

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Sophia Bush‘s Victorian-inspired high-neck gown gets a modern-silhouette twist.

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Exclusive: A Sneak Peek at the Peter Som for Kohl’s Collection

Back in September, we reported that Peter Som was next in line to collaborate with Kohl’s. Christina even chose four little dresses from Som’s main line that she wished would magically appear in the collaboration this spring. Well, I scored exclusive images of two of the pieces from the collection, and even though they aren’t the exact dresses she picked, I still think she’ll be pretty happy.

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Peter Som for DesigNation button-down shirtdress, $74, available April 10 at Kohl’s and kohls.com

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Peter Som for DesigNation high-low lace-border dress, $70, available April 10 at Kohl’s and kohls.com

The St.Barth’s-inspired line (which retails for $36 to $88) goes on sale April 10 and includes maxidresses, skirts, and crochet sweaters in bright shades of coral and blue. Are you excited to pick up the pieces, or do you have designer collaboration fatigue?

Divergent Star Shailene Woodley Is Our Glamour Style Icon of the Week

Remember when Shailene Woodley played the original Kaitlin Cooper on The O.C. (and her pony had alopecia)? Then, while starring on the ABC Family teen-mom show The Secret Life of an American Teenager, she totally blew it out of the water with a Golden Globe-nominated role in The Descendants. Now, the world is waiting with bated breath to see if she can topple the Hunger Games‘ reign on the YA genre with Divergent, opening this Friday. And along the way, Shailene has come into her own on a fashion level—skillfully trying out edgy new designers while stunning in the classics. Thereby, we must honor the talented 22-year-old with the Glamour Style Icon of the Week award. Let’s take a look:

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In 2011, in support of The Descendants, a baby-faced Shailene posed on the Governors Awards red carpet in this youthfully pretty fit-and-flare cocktail dress by Katherine Kidd.

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While working the awards circuit in 2012, the nominee wowed in an ethereal silvery-gray Marchesa gown at the Golden Globes.

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Shailene played with color and embellishments in this Christopher Kane column gown at the Met Gala in 2012.

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On the promo tour for her critically acclaimed role in The Spectacular Now, Shailene wore this creamy crop top and midiskirt outfit by Apiece Apart, along with strappy Jimmy Choo heels.

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Shailene loves herself a chic crop top and skirt pairing—here she is that summer in a Proenza Schouler set.

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It’s like a rite of passage for young starlets to chop off their glorious long hair, right? Last year, Shailene cut hers into a pixie for her role in the teen cancer tearjerker Fault in Our Stars. Here she is showing off her new coif in a shimmery Calvin Klein minidress at the Gotham Awards.

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While Shailene does tend to prefer black, white, and gray, she tried out the pastel trend in a brocade minidress by Jonathan Saunders at an Oscars luncheon.

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Fittingly, to promote her role as the kickass Beatrice “Tris” Prior in Divergent, she opted for an edgy, futuristic outfit—all by Alexander McQueen.

 

Lessons in Spring Layering: 5 Outfit Ideas from the Street Style Pros in Europe

Just when you think spring is finally here, the weather gods pull another fast one on us. Looks like you’ll have to keep your cold weather gear around for a bit longer, but there are chic and easy ways to mix in those spring pieces you’re dying to wear. So let’s take a look at what the jet-setters over in Paris and Istanbul have to show us.

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Yu Lee makes the most out of her winter camel coat by Ter et Bantine by layering it over a spring-y white sweater by American Vintage and an abstract printed H&M midi-skirt. Her accessories are a mix of seasons, too: Kurt Geiger ankle booties held-over from fall and a Chanel runway-esque giant pearl collar for a springtime touch.

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Blogger Sofie Valkiers embodies spring cheer in a pastel yellow cocoon coat worn over a black and white checked shirt dress, both by Louis Vuitton. Her pastel blue bag and gingham platform sandals make us want to just soak up the sun somewhere warm!

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Perwin Aydin effortlessly mixes high low and transitional seasons by layering a long gray blazer vest by Zara over an indigo turtleneck from Maschka and mixing in bright white pants and platform printed Mary Janes by Rochas. Props for the chic high-low mix.

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This entire look just screams springtime, but still keeps Billur Saatci warm in temperamental weather. Her pale lilac coat layered over a crisp white shirt and floral trousers make for a cheery ensemble—made even more interesting with two-toned flats by Chloé and gold-detailed bag by Alexander Wang.

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Guelcin Elvan Bozdag shows us another way to wear a winter coat at the beginning of spring: she layers her wooly Vakko swing coat over a houndstooth top from Topshop and white miniskirt from H&M. See ya, tights!

The Fresh and Bold Way to Color-Block Like a Celeb This Season

There are a lot of things I’m looking forward to this spring, which officially starts this Thursday, March 20th—warmer weather, sunnier days, more green stuff. But one thing I find hard about leaving winter behind is shedding my dark wardrobe—wearing head-to-toe black, layer-upon-layer, is one of my favorite ways to cocoon myself when it’s cold outside.

This year, I’ll be taking a cue from celebs like Kylie Minogue, Fearne Cotton, and Scarlett Johansson—I’ll wean myself off an all-black wardrobe with splashes of bold solids and metallics, all color-blocked in with my transitional black pieces. Like this.

Kylie Minogue looks dead-cool and like the consummate pop star wearing black and gold in London this morning:

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Fearne Cotton wears her black to work with a kicky purple-and-red skirt:

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And Scarlett Johansson lets her black take a backseat to her lipstick-red Michael Kors pantsuit:

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