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In two short years, actress Bella Thorne has shot up the fashion ranks to be one of THE ones-to-watch on the red carpet. More often than not, the stunning redhead can be counted on to pull together a look that’s fresh and different. Her ability to make any design contemporary through her use of color and accessories is remarkable. If just half of her peers could master that skill, the world would be a much better place.

With her impeccable taste in clothes, towering height (5’5” without heels!) and good looks, it’s hard to believe that Bella is only a teenager. But we were reminded of her youth on the eve of her Sweet 16 birthday when we had the pleasure of chatting with the starlet as she hosted the ‘Girls Night Out’ WallFlower Jeans event in L.A.

Rocking a typical teen outfit—simple white tee and denim (but paired with a black quilted Chanel purse and black Christian Louboutin pumps, natch!) and cute ponytail, Bella spent the better part of the evening hanging out with girlfriends and graciously taking pictures with young fans of her Disney show, ‘Shake It Up.’

We managed to get a few minutes with the beauty, who was accompanied by stylist Marissa Peden, to talk about how she envisions her look evolving, behind-the-scenes fashion stories, and the challenge she faces playing dress up in a mature industry.

On her style: It’s kind of whatever I’m feeling that day, honestly. I don’t have like a “no-go” look. I don’t hate one thing. I kind of like everything. One of the things that attract me to an outfit is if it’s comfortable. I will pick an outfit based upon the shoes [my stylist] Marissa Peden gives me because I will be like, Marissa, these shoes are uncomfortable, so we’ll go with the other outfit. It can be something as simple as that.

On her style icons: I like Natalie Portman and Nicole Richie.

On a standout look she’s worn: There’s not a favorite look of mine. There’s actually one that I kind of put together at the last minute and I liked it. It was the Alberta Ferretti dress with Bionda Castana shoes that I wore to a charity event.

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Twilight star Nikki Reed looked gorgeous in her winter white Vanessa Bruno embellished shift and silver metallic Giuseppe Zanotti heels at the launch of her Mattlin Era jewelry line at Los Angeles’ famous Fred Segal boutique on Melrose Avenue Friday night.

Not only did the delicately hammered silver and gold gems in the starlet’s capsule collection ($28-$97.50) catch our eye, so did the trinkets that adorned her little white dress, especially the ones all around her skirt—how does it feel to sit in the number with all of that back there? “It’s interesting on the butt,” the actress graciously explained. “It doesn’t hurt. The whole car ride here, I just kept thinking, What am I sitting on?”

Read on to learn more about the brunette’s new jewelry line, which is a collaboration with Pascal Mouawad (the same man who partnered with Nicole Richie for House of Harlow 1960), her favorite red carpet moment ever and what she’s planning to wear to the upcoming premieres for the final installment in the Twilight film series.

On her passion for designing jewelry: There are so many creative people in my family. Everyone is an artist to one extent or another. My grandmother, whom my line is named after, was a jewelry designer. She makes ceramic tile murals. My brother is a photographer. My dad was an architect and is now a set designer. There was just art everywhere, and I grew up making jewelry. My mother and I made jewelry together. That was actually my first way of making money as a kid. That was my first job when I was in the third grade. Not to make it a sob story, but I just grew up really poor. I worked at the cafeteria and got free lunches. Then, I made bracelets at home and sold them for $3. That was my first source of income.

On how involved she was in the process: This has been a long time coming for me. I didn’t want anyone to design a line and hand it to me with my name on it. That’s actually easier to do nowadays instead of going in and asking to do it myself. I really fought for this. I brought all of my sketches to the meeting. I showed them every theme I wanted to explore and they helped me narrow it down. This line came from me and my family. Read more…

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Mandy Moore was at the Sunset Tower Hotel in LA on Wednesday evening wearing a Lela Rose braided metallic organza dress with the celebrities favourite – Christian Louboutin ‘Bis Un Bout’ pumps – to celebrate the launch of Rachel Zoe’s ‘Major Must Haves’ range from Jockey.

We had the opportunity to talk to the actress who shared her favourite red-carpet moments, how fashion plays a part in her marriage, what is inspiring her right now and her ever-changing hair colour.

On her red-carpet style vs. everyday style: It’s all sort of flying by the seat of my pants, to be completely honest, but I step it up a little bit more when I go to an event. My general style is pretty low-key. I’m more of the jeans, T-shirt and sneakers or flats kind of girl.

On her favourite red-carpet moment: I had the opportunity a year ago to go to the Oscars. That was pretty fun! I got to perform on the show, too. So, for me, that sets the bar.

On which of her Monique Lhuillier dresses she loved most at the Oscars: If I had to choose, I prefer the dress that I wore on the red carpet.

On how fashion plays a part in her marriage: I definitely have way more closet space than my husband. Absolutely! Other than that, no. He’s not as much into fashion. He has his look down: the metal T-shirt and the same two or three pairs of jeans in rotation. He doesn’t need as much space or pay attention to that stuff. I think he tends to think that a lot of what I love – being that I’m such a girl (shoes, clothes and makeup) – is silly, but he lets me do my thing.

On what’s inspiring her right now: Hopefully the cooler weather that we’re supposed to experience in LA some time soon. I want nothing more than to put on a pair of boots and a cosy sweater, like everybody else. I guess we’ll have to wait a little bit longer. I find this time of year to be way more inspiring and enjoyable than summer or spring. It’s a time to reinvent yourself.

On her ever-changing hair colour/style: I actually cut six inches off my hair today and did an ombre-ish color. I get bored!

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Anna Kendrick took time out to talk to us at the launch of Rachel Zoe’s ‘Major Must Haves’ range from Jockey at the Sunset Tower in West Hollywood, California, on Wednesday night.

She wore a casual look featuring a Rebecca Minkoff nude studded top, black J Brand jeans, Rachel Zoe shoes and a black leather Rebecca Minkoff clutch.

The ‘Twilight’ star shared her style evolution, her favourite red-carpet moments, her current inspirations, her must-have pieces and her current obsessions.

On the evolution of her style: I’ve gotten more comfortable with wearing more form-fitting dresses. I remember when I first started going to red-carpet events, my stylist wanted me to wear this beautiful Jason Wu dress, but I thought, “Wait, but a movie star should wear that dress! I’d look silly in it.” I ended up wearing something that I felt made me look friendly and approachable. Since then, I’ve gotten more comfortable wearing the more red-carpet-style dresses.

On her favourite red-carpet moment: A dress that was my dream dress but I didn’t know it until I saw it was this nude Dior dress that I wore to the London premiere of ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’. It was very ’30s. It was this beautiful colour. It was the dress I always wanted, but never even knew it!

On who’s currently inspiring her to up her fashion game: I just saw Cate Blanchett in this gorgeous Proenza Schouler at the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards, and I think she’s so statuesque and classy and she makes everything she wears look like art.

On must-have fall pieces: I’ve gotten into cowl necks – anything where I can pull my sleeves over my hands and get cosy. I love boots. OMG do I have too many boots! It’s actually pretty bad. And I love hats. I just bought a bunch of hats, which I didn’t mean to do. I have way too many soft, fuzzy hats. Every time I pass by an H&M, I have to go in and buy in more hats.

On what she’s obsessed with wearing at the moment: I have these Rag & Bone boots that I’ve been throwing on with jeans and a flannel. They’re the kind of boots that make an outfit complete, even though I kind of just threw on the rest of it.

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Olympic Beauty

The Opening Ceremony is done, the medals are flowing and, like most of us, you probably have Olympic Fever.

If you’re ready to stake your claim atop Glastonbury Tor we have the makeup and skin essentials that will go the distance while you splash, slam dunk and mad dash.

Whether you’re sweating it on a court or just trying to make it through an extremely hot day, products that last, don’t require frequent touch ups and go day to night are something that anyone can use. It’s beauty of Olympian proportions.

When you have beautiful eyes like track and field star Lolo Jones, you want to highlight them and know that at the end of the race, the daily rat race that is, your eye makeup won’t be gone or smudged all over. Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hr gets the job done.

This creamy gel shadow blends easily, stays put and comes in a variety of hot colours including the aptly named ‘Bold Gold’. Another winning option is Sephora’s Jumbo Liner 12 Hr Wear Waterproof. Not only does it last but the pencil makes for ease of use and portability. Stash one in the gym or beach bag.

Be it surf, tears, or rain you face, you don’t have to worry about inky streaks under your eyes with Cover Girl’s Lash Blast 24 Hour or MAC’s Extended Play Lash. These volumizing, durable formulas keep your eyes defined through whatever the day throws at you.

An athlete might not normally wear foundation when competing, but in this thing we call life, a little lasting coverage is a good thing. Clarins Everlasting Foundation is just that: everlasting. The lightweight semi-matte formula perfects, covers, adds luminosity and even survives a dive in the pool on a record-heat day. You don’t need to be Rebecca Adlington to appreciate that.

Sunscreen is a must, day in, day out. But what will hold up during a sweaty afternoon tennis match or two-mile run? Two-time Olympic Beach Volleyball Gold Medalist Misty May-Treanor says that Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 45 with Helioplex is the “most durable” she’s tried. For a more natural but no less tough formula, Aubrey Organics Natural Sun SPF 30 uses Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide for superior ray blocking in a thick moisturizing cream with antioxidant-rich green tea.

Now that you’re armed with the essentials, get out there and make it a gold-winning performance every day.

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