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[Updated] Frugal Fashion: Selena Gomez & Carlos Knight at the Kid's Choice Awards


Selena  Gomez and Carlos Knight

The Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards brought out the channel's hottest young stars to the bright orange carpet at the USC Galen Center last weekend. The show was notably more casual than, say, the Oscars or Golden Globes -- knowing there is a distinct possibility you may get "slimed" may be a contributing factor -- but the attendees managed to look appropriate and stylish without the floor-length gowns or tuxedos.

Actress-singer (and Justin Bieber's girlfriend) Selena Gomez and actor Carlos Knight stood out in the crowd of mini-dresses and slacks in looks that were fresh and playful. Gomez, who took home the award that night for favorite television actress, stars on the Disney channel's "The Wizards of Waverly Place," while Knight plays Owen Reynolds in the Nickelodeon show "Supah Ninjas."

Gomez chose a cropped bustier and skirt, both from the Dolce & Gabbana spring 2012 ready-to-wear collection; orange and pink studded stilettos by Cesare Paciotti; and jeweled hoop earrings by Ippolita jewels. Gomez's bustier could easily transition from awards show attire to appropriate wear for next weekend's Coachella music festival, with cut-off jeans and maybe a flower in her hair. For a similar top, get the new romantics woven bustier by Free People for $78 or the textured foil crop bustier by Free People for $38 or Silence and Noise denim bustier from for $39.99.


Gomez chose a jewel-embellished, mixed-pattern skirt to pair with her bustier. For a versatile style you can wear with any top, try the Rare metallic PU skater skirt from Asos for $69.83. Add an extra pop of color in the Pablo pointed court shoes from for $140, and accessorize with the Hemetite crystal hoop earrings from Windsor for $12.90.


Knight appeared laid-back but polished in a striped T-shirt, knit blazer and relaxed khakis. He accessorized with a simple gray scarf and wore a pair of gray high-top sneakers with the laces left loose and untied. For a similar top, jacket and pants, get the Navy Marl and white stripe t-shirt for $32 from, American rag jacket knit blazer from for $79.50 and the 1969 denim washed garment dye khakis from for $59.95.
Knight's lightweight scarf is a nice finishing touch, perfect for a cool spring evening. Get a similar look with the Color foulard scarf from H.E. by Mango for $35.95. For a pair of gray high-tops, try the
Guess men's steady2 boot from for $110, just remember to loosen up the top and untie the laces. 

Happy shopping.

Have an outfit you're dying to buy but need a frugal alternative? Email us a picture. We're up for the challenge.


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-- Jenn Harris

Top photos, from left: Singer-actress Selena Gomez and actor Carlos Knight attend Nickelodeon's 25th Kids' Choice Awards held at Galen Center on March 31, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images.

Bustier photos, from left: New romantics woven bustier, $78 /; Textured foil crop bustier, $38 /; Silence and Noise denim bustier, $39.99 /

From left: Rare metallic PU skater skirt, $69.83 /; Pablo pointed court shoes, $140 /; Hemetite crystal hoop earrings, $12.90 /

From left: Navy Marl and white stripe T-shirt, $32 /; American rag jacket knit blazer from, $79.50 /; 1969 denim washed garment dye khakis, $59.95 /

Bottom photo, from left: Color foulard scarf from H.E. by Mango, $35.95 / Credit:; Guess men's steady2 boot, $110 /

[Updated at 9AM April 8, 2012: An earlier version of this post stated that "The Wizards of Waverly Place" was on the Nickelodeon channel. It's on the Disney channel. ] 

Morning Report: Anne Hathaway's engaged; Marni designs H&M

Anne Hathaway is engaged to her longtime love Adam ShulmanAnne Hathaway is engaged to her longtime love Adam Shulman. In a series of photos, the two were canoodling in a park near their Brooklyn, N.Y., home looking blissful and a bit like a pair of J Crew models in colorful sweaters, sitting against a backdrop of fall foliage. But the real star here is the ring, which was designed by Shulman in collaboration with Kwiat Heritage Jewels. [Pop Sugar]

What divorce drama? The January cover of Glamour magazine features the Kardashian sisters looking fancy-free in itty-bitty bottoms and sparkly cardigans. The images inside show the girls having a giggly slumber party and playing DJ, but the interview isn't without a little lamenting from Kim, who claims that when it comes to love, maybe the fairy-tale life just isn't for her. [Fashionista]

Felicity Jones, star of the film "Like Crazy," is the new face of Dolce & Gabbana The Makeup's new Khol line. The actress sports an elegant and subtle smokey eye in the campaign images, thanks to the Pat McGrath-designed pencils, which come out in January. [Stylelist]

The usually reserved Victoria Beckham gave an emotional speech at the British Fashion Awards presentation, where she was honored with the designer brand of the year prize. [Daily Mail]

Italian fashion label Marni is the next brand to create a high low line for mass retailer H&M. The collection (in H&M stores March 12) helmed by Marni designer Consuelo Castiglioni will feature the house's signature whimsy, bold prints and bright colors. [Huffington Post]


Fashion News: A ban on fur clothing

Banned in Britain: Hailee Steinfeld ad for Prada

Independent L.A. boutiques offer a holiday shopping alternative

-- Melissa Magsaysay

Photo: Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman are seen at the Governors Ball following the 83rd Academy Awards. Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press

Fashion News: Stores accused of labeling real fur as fake

The Humane Society of the U.S. has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission accusing 11 retailers of mislabeling fur as "faux" when it is in fact real fur. The retailers include Barneys, Neiman Marcus, Revolve Clothing, Gilt and Yoox. [Wall Street Journal] 

Mary-Ellen Field
Model Elle MacPherson fired her business advisor after information about her started leaking to the press in 2005. Or so she thought then. It turns out that MacPherson wasn't a victim of a staff leak, but of the News of the World's phone hacking scandal. Now the fired advisor, Mary-Ellen Field, shown at left, is suing the newspaper's parent company for, in essence, ruining her life. [The Cut]

Kmart in Australia raised eyebrows with a line of girls' underwear that bore slogans such as "Call Me" and "I heart Rich Boys."  Too sexualized for the age group for which the garments were made, critics said. After an outcry, the retailer pulled the items from shelves. [Sydney Morning Herald]

Designers  Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are heading back to court on charges of tax evasion. Italy's highest court overturned a lower court ruling of a Milan judge who had cleared them of charges last spring. [WWD]

Online designer-vintage consignment retailer If Pockets Talked has set up a month-long pop-up inside Milk Boutique in Los Angeles. [PopSugar LA]

--Susan Denley

Photo: Mary-Ellen Field, former advisor to Elle MacPherson, says she lost her job due to Britain's News of the World phone hacking scandal. Credit: Associated Press /Joel Ryan/ Associated Press)

Fashion News: A ban on fur clothing

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Fashion News: Milan Fashion Week is the end for D&G

Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce 
The D&G spring 2012 collection shown Thursday on the runways during Milan Fashion Week will be the last of the 17-year-old D&G diffusion line, which henceforth is to be folded in to Dolce & Gabbana's main collection. This give designers Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce more time to focus. They looked pretty happy about it at the end of the show, above.  [Telegraph]

"Project Runway's" Tim Gunn is also the chief creative officer of Liz Claiborne, of which Lucky Brand is a part, which is why he was in L.A. Wednesday night to celebrate the launch of Lucky's new fall ad campaign. [PopSugar LA]

Fashion designer/reality darling Lauren Conrad plans to launch a beauty line. [People]

It turns out that one of the most popular models during London Fashion Week was only 15 -- too young under the Council of Fashion Designers of America's new age rules, which set 16 as the minimum. Valerija Sestic's agent expresses regret -- but then again, Valerija got to walk in shows for Rodarte, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Prabul Gurung and more. [The Cut]


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-- Susan Denley

Photo: Designers Stefano Gabbana, left, and Domenico Dolce wave to the audience Thursday in Milan at the end of the last D&G fashion show. Credit: Vittorio Zunino /Getty Images

Fashion News: Missoni for Target floods EBay

Target's launch Tuesday of the much-anticipated Missoni for Target collection was full of problems -- long lines at stores, empty racks, a crashed website, as I wrote at the time. Some customers walked away empty-handed and fuming; others scored big time (All the Rage commenters reported seeing shopping carts in stores brimming with merchandise scooped up by the greedy fortunate). Patience paid off for my colleague Jenn Harris and me when, after several hours , refreshed itself and we were able to log on and scoop up a few things (non-greedily, two pieces each). About the same time, Jenn noticed that EBay was beginning to fill up with items from the collection. As I write now, EBay lists 21,991 Missoni for Target results. Oops. Make that 22,132 -- er, 23,736 -- and growing! [EBay] 

ADuchess of Cambridge -- Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, at left, may have a ladylike style that is copied by the masses, but that doesn't make her a fashion trendsetter, say some fashionistas at New York Fashion Week. She's no Kate Moss, says Elle fashion news director Anne Slowey. [Telegraph]

-- First Lady Michelle Obama teamed up with "Project Runway" guru Tim Gunn to host a luncheon on Tuesday for winners of the 2011 National Design Awards, which are presented by the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City. She also invited 15 high school students to join honorees hailing from the worlds of fashion, interactive computer design and other design fields. [Bloomburg Businessweek]

-- Michelle Williams is on the cover of Vogue, styled to look like Marilyn Monroe. [Vogue]

-- Dolce & Gabbana has come out with a book (published by Rizzoli) about male model David Gandy -- who happens to be the face of Dolce & Gabbana's Light Blue fragrance. Titled (fittingly) "David Gandy by Dolce & Gabbana," the tome is filled with photos and some "insights" such as "I don't know why my parents named me David." [Telegraph] 

-- I did not see this one coming: Kirstie Alley walked in designer Zang Toi's runway show on Tuesday during New York Fashion Week. [The Cut]

-- Conde Nast UK, the publisher of magazines including British Vogue and GQ, is setting up its own fashion school, with courses in design. [WWD] (subscription required)

-- Italian fashion house Marni has landed a fragrance deal with Estee Lauder. [Telegraph]

-- Hermès hosted a cocktail party Tuesday at its Paris flagship on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré to celebrate the French premiere of its documentary “Hearts and Crafts.” The short film directed by Frédéric Laffont and Isabelle Dupuy-Chavanat showcases the artisans who make the label's luxury goods. It will go into general release in France in October. [WWD]

-- British socialites Petra and Tamara Ecclestone -- the daughters of Formula One racing mogul Bernie Ecclestone -- have arrived in L.A., younger sister Petra moving into Candy Spelling's former home and Tamara reportedly looking for a place. Good news for our shopping districts as they've been spotted out and about. [PopSugar LA]


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-- Susan Denley

Photo: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, looking ladylike as she attends a polo match. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press Photos.

Jessica Alba and Helen Mirren are seeing spots


This week, Jessica Alba showed up to host a party for Lucky magazine and wearing a floor-length leopard print dress from Dolce & Gabbana that looked just right with her tan, glowing    complexion and flowed perfectly over her growing baby bump.


The starlet sported her spots with casual hair, simple hoop earrings and a couple of chunky bangles on one arm.

And showing us just how versatile the dress can be, plus proving that the animal print look and a sexy rocker style isn’t just for the under 30 crowd, was Helen Mirren, who wore a similar Dolce &  Gabbana dress to the London premiere of "Arthur" in April. Mirren paired hers with a fitted black leather jacket, a stack of edgy bangles, classic black clutch and swept-back hair for a look that felt more befitting of Heidi Klum than Dame Helen.

But Mirren’s edgier way of wearing the dress pushes the envelope while still remaining age-appropriate. The seasoned actress carried off the bold print by tempering it with basic black pieces and classic rocker accessories. It’s the perfect way to wear a loud print without looking overwhelmed or out of place.

Melissa Magsaysay


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top: Jessica Alba at the Lucky Magazine/ event - Stefanie Keenan/WireImage

right: Dame Helen Mirren attends the European premiere of Arthur at the Cineworld O2 on April 19, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

Morning Fashion and Beauty Report: Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony continue lines for Kohl's despite split. Vanessa Minnillo wears Lhuillier to wed Nick Lachey.

Alopez Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony may be splitting up, but Kohl's is continuing right along with its plans for forthcoming apparel and accessories lines from them. What had been billed as “the first celebrity couple to simultaneously design collections for one retailer” is now "two separate, distinctive collections," primed to be in stores in September. [WWD]

Designer Victoria Beckham and soccer star husband David posted the first pictures of new baby girl Harper on Facebook and Twitter -- acing out the paparazzi to give the world a first glimpse of the infant. [Telegraph]

Vanessa Minnillo wore a two-piece Monique Lhuillier dress to marry Nick Lachey in a small island ceremony Friday night. The ensemble featured an intricately embellished lace corset with rose and crystal detail, and a hand-tufted skirt made of silk faille. [People]

Net-a-Porter and Mr. Porter threw a party for Dolce & Gabbana in London to celebrate their new collaboration. Guests included Naomi Campbell, "X Factor" winner Alexandra Burke, model David Gandy, Peaches and Pixie Geldof and Solange Knowles. [Telegraph]

Gwen Stefani is partnering with Target to launch Harajuku Mini, an affordable version of her Japanese anime-inspired Harajuku Lovers clothing and accessories line for babies, children and tweens. [WWD] (subscription required) 

"Fashion Police's" Giuliana Rancic gave husband Bill a makeover to prep him for living full time in Los Angeles, where he recently moved from Chicago. So what did Bill need to look like an Angeleno? "First, I got him some aviators. Then, I had to tell him the spiky hair he favors was so four years ago. I got him to do a comb over like Cary Grant and wear some cool cargo pants, nice T-shirts and some Converse sneakers," she tells StyleList. Viewers can see the results Monday when the fourth season of their reality show, "Giuliana and Bill," debuts on E! [StyleList]


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Lara Stone strips down to her Calvins

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony to divorce

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez perform on the season finale of "American Idol" this year. Credit: Michael Becker / Fox

Your Morning Fashion and Beauty Report: Liza Minnelli's French kiss of approval. The Kardashians show some polish.

AlizaThe French continue their tradition of giving out their Legion of Honor medal to, well, unexpected recipients. Last week it was Anna Wintour, editor in chief of U.S. Vogue, and in the past Arnold Schwarzengger and Clint Eastwood were receipients. This week, it's singer/actress and sometime fashion muse Liza Minnelli. Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand cited Minnelli's extensive career on the stage and her work in fighting AIDS when he bestowed the honor. [Telegraph]

Sarah Jessica Parker is no longer heading up Halston Heritage, the Halston sister label where she had been named chief creative officer about a year and a half ago. No word as to why. [Telegraph] 

But Sarah Jessica is on the cover of U.S. Vogue's August issue, marking the sixth time since 2002 that the "Sex and the City" icon has played cover girl for the fashion bible. The issue hits newsstands this week ... and casually breaks the news of her departure from Halston Heritage. [Vogue]

Meanwhile Lara Stone has her seventh Vogue Paris cover in four years. These magazines do have their favorites! [Cut]

Dolce & Gabbana launched an e-commerce site Wednesday, making it easier than ever to buy from the designer label. [WWD] (subscription required) 

Information on the Kardashians'  nail polish collaboration with Nicole by OPI is out, and the names are groanworthy: "Kim-pletely in Love," "Kourt is Red-y for a Ped-i" and "Listen to Your Momager" among them. The 14-color collection will be on sale for the holiday season at $8 each. [InStyle]

Latest round in the size wars: British retailer Topshop removed a picture of 18-year-old model Codie Young from its website's homepage after complaints she looked too thin. Topshop contends she is a healthy size 8, but acknowledged that the pose made her look pretty emaciated. [Telegraph]

An unfortunately named lingerie shop (starts with an "F," ends with a "U") that stirred up angst among neighbors on L.A.'s trendy Melrose Avenue has closed after six months. [Mondette]

-- Susan Denley

Photo: It's all very French as Frederic Mitterrand kisses Liza Minnelli's hand moments after awarding her the French Legion of Honor. Credit: Julien M. Hekimian / Getty Images 


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Your Morning Fashion and Beauty Report: Elle Fanning meets Paris Haute Couture. Emma Watson dazzles on eve of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.'

"Super 8's" Elle Fanning attended her first-ever fashion show Tuesday and it was a doozy: Chanel's Haute Couture show in Paris. The 13-year-old younger sister of Dakota Fanning joined Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson in the front row at the Grand Palais, and she got to meet creative director Karl Lagerfeld. Not a bad introduction to the world of high style. [People]

The Paris Haute Couture shows closed Wednesday with an elegant ball at retired fashion designer Valentino Garavani's spectacular French castle in Crespieres, about 30 minutes from Paris. The White Fairy Tale Love Ball was held to support Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova's children's charity, The Naked Heart Foundation, and attracted socialites, designers, models and Hollywood celebs, including Daphne Guinness, Anne Hathaway, Olivia Palermo, former French Vogue editor Corine Roitfeld, W editor Stefano Tonchi, Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci, Tommy Hilfiger and Stella Tennant. [Telegraph]

Earlier in the day, French President Nicholas Sarkozy awarded the Legion d’Honneur award of merit to none other than Vogue U.S. editor Anna Wintour. Yes, the French do take fashion seriously. Wintour wore a blue Chanel couture suit that had been shown on the runway the day before. [WWD]

For photos from the haute couture shows, check out our All the Rage photo gallery.

Aemma With "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" upon us,  Emma Watson is starting her final round of formal appearances on behalf of the long-running franchise. And at 21, she doesn't have to try too hard to show she has come a long way since she created the role of Hermione Granger a decade ago. As we've been documenting for some time now, she has become quite a fashion favorite. At a photo call on Wednesday, she looked coolly elegant in a black lace dress with a shimmering, gold underlay, complete with a ruffled, tiered skirt, left.   Watson is on the cover of this month's Vogue and August's Harper's Bazaar. The film premieres in the U.K. on Thursday, opens worldwide Wednesday and reaches California July 15.  [Telegraph] 

Jessica Simpson's latest -- and supposedly last -- entry in her Fancy Collection fragrance line is I Fancy You, a scent designed to bring up reminiscences of first love. It's described as redolent of velvety floral musk with notes of juicy pear, savory Fuji apple and bergamot orange. [People]

Giorgio Armani has been pretty outspoken lately. First he opined recently that labels like Dolce & Gabbana and Prada make men look ridiculous on the runways. (Ya think? Um, let's see: there were loud florals at Prada this spring and a lot of netting at Dolce & Gabbana.) And he swiped at Prada for going public with a stock offering to pay off its debts. After criticism of his remarks, he has written a letter to Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, saying, “I don’t need alliances, complicity, or need to surround myself with international jetsetters.... I have too much respect for myself, for the public, and for the people that work both with me and the fashion industry to renounce any sort of intellectual honesty that influences and orients my life, even at the expense of attractive economic opportunities.... I don’t need any of the money from the stock exchange — not for growth, not for globalization, not to aggregate my brand.” OK. [The Cut]

--Susan Denley

Photos, from top: Elle Fanning, third from left, is on the edge of her chair at her first-ever fashion show, Chanel's Haute Couture showing in Paris on Tuesday. More relaxed: fashion veteran Diane Kruger, third from right, with a smiling Joshua Jackson (Credit: Thibault Camus /Associated Press); Emma Watson at a photo call for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" on Wednesday (Dave Hogan / Getty Images).


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[Updated] Frugal Fashion: Alicia Keys gets an A-plus at BET Awards, before celebrating 10-year anniversary of 'A Minor'

Lnfd7tncSunday's BET awards brought the usual suspects of funky music fashion to the show's green carpet at the Shrine in L.A. At the extreme end of the night's style spectrum was Cee Lo Green with his bedazzled jacket and spiky hair, Nicki Minaj in a fuchsia pink poufy dress with tights and hip-hop artist Don "Magic" Juan in a mustard yellow pimp suit with enough bling to power a small city.

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But striking the perfect balance of flair and elegance was singer Alicia Keys, who on Tuesday celebrated the 10th anniversary release of her debut album "Songs in A Minor."

Before her power performance of her song "Typewriter" and a killer duet of "A Woman's Worth" with Bruno Mars, she strutted the green carpet in sporty-luxe black Dolce & Gabbana pants with suspenders, a white boyfriend blazer and über-high black and white zebra print platform pumps.

The structured look was unexpected for summer, but what I appreciate most about the outfit is that it's appropriately funky for the show but realistic enough to rock to a real party. For a similar look try a jumpsuit, not circa 1987 but something chic with some shape like the Calvin Klein cargo pocket jumpsuit for $99, the Cha Cha vente jumpsuit from for $68.99, Bar III layered jumpsuit, also from, for $59 or the Jegia-J jumpsuit by Diesel for $99.


Keys' black and white color combination is bold and playful. To create a base for your own primary color palette, snag a white boyfriend blazer like the White hot boyfriend blazer from for $68 or the Linen Bermuda jacket from J.Crew for $69.99.


Aliciashoesfashion Keys' zebra print shoes pop and give her outfit a playful funky edge. For some shoes that will add a twist to any look, snag the Zebra print platform pump from for $45.

Happy shopping!

Have an outfit you're dying to buy but need a frugal alternative? Email us a picture. We're up for the challenge.

-- Jenn Harris


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Photo: Alicia Keys, shown at the BET awards in Los Angeles, just announced she'll be producing the Broadway play 'Stick Fly' slated to premiere Dec. 8. Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images.

Jumpsuit photos, from left: Calvin Klein cargo pocket jumpsuit, credit:; Cha Cha jumpsuit, credit:; Bar III layered jumpsuit, credit:; Jegia-J jumpsuit by Diesel, credit:

Blazer photos: White hot boyfriend blazer, credit:; Linen Bermuda jacket, credit:

Shoe photo: Zebra night platform pump, credit:

[Updated: June 30, 2011 10:30 AM. A pair of shoes was removed from this post.]


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