Mary Alice Stephenson, America’s Most Smartest Model host and Harper’s Bazaar contributing fashion editor, went backstage at Fashion Week to bring you, dear readers, an inside look at the best and brightest emerging designers. In the video above, she attends three shows: Alexander Wang, Elise Overland and Reyes, another Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation award-winner. Check out all the action above, and see the looks from Reyes after the jump.
Christina Aguilera hit up a Best Buy in West Hollywood this week to sign copies of her new DVD, but the real exciting part of her first post-baby appearance was her awesome mom bod! Christina is looking big in all the right places, and we’re pleased to see her embrace her position as Hollywood’s newest – and hottest – MILF, at only 27-years old. Her pregnancy has also helped her creativity to blossom, as she told Ryan Seacrest earlier in the day, “I’m very excited! I’m so inspired. This whole incredible thing that’s taken place in my life, between the pregnancy and the birth… I’ve got so much in me to write about.”
She also divulged the deets on her son Max’s bris: “He did have a bris! It was really interesting because I’m not Jewish, but my husband is. I never really knew a lot of Jewish people growing up, I never knew about a bris. It’s all a learning process. Of course, we’re such a non-conventional couple that we had penis balloons everywhere.”
It’s good to know that she’s still the same dirrrty girl deep inside, even with a baby on her hip. More pics of the singer’s sexy new look below!
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From the Department of Awkward Meetings: At last night’s Gucci party, Madonna brought along daugther Lourdes. Also in attendance was Lenny Kravitz‘s daughter Zoe from his relationship with Lisa Bonet. Just two celebrity progeny attending the same party. Nothing to see here, right? Wrong. Back in 1990, Lenny teamed up with Madonna to write “Justify My Love,” and allegedly, they decided to do a little justifying of their own. Lenny took a break from Bonet for Madge, meaning that Zoe was confronted with the woman who effectively ended her parents’ relationship last night.
Zoe’s not the only person who might have a problem with Madge and Len’s relationship. Just two years ago, Madonna’s husband Guy Ritchie dragged Madonna off the dancefloor when she was seen getting down with Lenny.
Britney’s back on the loose, so watch your toes as her wheels wizz by. The pop princess busted out of her recent home – the UCLA Hospital psych ward – yesterday, where she was being treated for a serious bi-polar disorder. What ensued was a typical Brit-day: speeding, wigs, British accent, car towing, a visit to the Beverly Hills Hotel followed by a stop at her lawyer’s office. Not surprisingly, her parents are pissed off about the whole thing. We’re hoping this is just a pit stop before Brit heads off for more help, but we’re not yet convinced that she actually wants any.
Kirsten Dunst: Another rehabbing starlet
Kiki skips town for the Cirque Lodge, Lindsay Lohan’s old rehab haunt. Think she got in confused with a club? [Star]
Jay-Z Pushing for His Own Label
He can’t retire from anything: Jay-Z wants back in the boardroom, and is in talks with Warner Music about starting up his own label called the Carter Music Group. [NYDN]
Is Eva Expecting?
Mrs. Tony Parker was spotted shopping for baby clothes. Our guess – she’s not knocked up but likes the attention. [NYDN]
Winehouse Wants the Grammys
She’s visa-less and still kind of in rehab, but the beehived beauty is desperate to get to the States for some Grammy action. [NYDN]
K-Fed Bails on Brit for Fashion Show
Britney’s ex tries to get as far away from her as possible by going somewhere he knows she’ll never be – a place of high fashion and taste. [Us]
At times it seems that Fashion Week is a non-stop parade of sophistication, beautiful people clad in high-end apparel made by and for people who schedule items like “cocktail party” and “debutante ball” in their calendars. Then there’s the other kind of show — like the one from young designer Alexander Wang, which was scary, strong and beyond beautiful. Mary Alice Stephenson, America’s Most Smartest Model host and Harper’s Bazaar contributing fashion editor, gave us the lowdown on Wang, another winner of the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation award, which honors emerging designers. He showed his collection in an art gallery space appointed with a smoke machine, strobe light and dirty runway. The clothes were stage-ready, and his models all had attitude to spare. Spotted in the crowd were Wang’s business partner, model Erin Wasson, photographer Terry Richardson, and Alexandra Richardson, daughter of Keith. More after the jump.
VH1 News caught up with a slew of celebrities recently to get the red-carpet lowdown on who enjoys their stalkers — and why. Fans come along with the territory, but sometimes meeting them can be slightly disturbing. Spencer Pratt, one-half of the evilest duo on The Hills, told VH1 News that he met a four-year-old fan at the Denver airport recently and wondered what, exactly, a four-year-old would be doing watching his television program. Similarly, renowned porn star Jenna Jameson recalled a time when a fan made a Jenna Jameson collage (NSFW? We suspect so) and sent it to her as a tribute. Gross. But then there was sweet, sweet Ellen Page, who particularly enjoyed receiving a signed Patti Smith photograph a fan mailed her. The message? Keep your distance. Nobody likes a stalker, even if they sometimes seem like they do.
If you’re dying to see how the stars of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew have fared since the show wrapped, you’re in luck: a reunion for the show is being shot Monday, Feb. 25 in Los Angeles, and you can attend the taping. You must live in the Los Angeles area (or will be traveling to it at that time), and you must be 18 to attend the taping.
If you’re interested, you can request tickets by emailing email@example.com. In the subject of the email, please write “REUNION TICKET REQUEST” and in the body please include the following information:
1. Your full name
2. The number of tickets that you want (max. 2 tix per request)
3. Your phone number
4. A working email address
5. If you are comfortable telling us we would love to know if you have yourself been to rehab (We are looking to have a supportive community in the audience.)
6. How you heard about this live event (this blog, TV, another source, etc.)
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew show page
Everyone’s getting into the style game at Fashion Week. No longer content with just sitting front-row and having their pictures taken, select celebrities have started weighing in on their experiences at the show. Witness Rihanna, our favorite umbrella-slinging pop-tart, whose song-of-the-summer and severe new haircut have endeared her to millions across the globe. Rihanna’s currently guest-blogging for Elle.com. So far, it seems, she really enjoyed the Proenza Schouler show:
“Last night, Joe Zee and Robbie Myers [Elle's creative director and editor-in-chief respectively] brought me to the Proenza Schouler show and it was love at first sight. Joe made a quick introduction between Brooke Shields and me (they are old friends — he knows everyone!) and then we took our seats for the show. It was gorgeous — the sequins, the jewel tones — and definitely perfect for wearing on the red carpet.”
She goes on to note that she’s going to play the Gucci party tonight, which means there are going to be some very entertained suits and similarly happy fashion-types in Midtown. She’s a bundle of sunshine, that Rihanna.
In other celeb news, actress Joy Bryant is reportedly writing about the shows for C magazine. Man, the writers’ strike better end soon, or fashion journalists are going to be hard up for work. Seriously.
Last Friday, a few lucky seafarers and John Mayer set sail for a four-day cruise on the Mayercraft, a sea-worthy vessel if there ever was one, complete with performances, an ‘80s themed prom, and Mayer sporting a Borat banana-hammock of a swimsuit. Best Week Ever stowed away — check here for their full coverage.
Being the awesome folks that we are, we offered a free trip on the Mayercraft to one lucky lady, Kristan Harris, the winner of the VH1 Livin’ Suite on the Mayercraft Carrier contest, then sent her to work for us. After the jump, check out Ms. Harris’ interviews
with YOK artists Colbie Caillat and Brandi Carlile, and more pictures from the Mayercraft.