After more than a decade in the industry, birthday girl Mandy Moore has produced six albums' worth of love songs and starred in her fair share of romantic comedies. Off screen, Mandy — who turns 29 on April 10 — was linked to a handful of Hollywood studs over the years, but it's her husband, Ryan Adams, who gave her the real-life happily ever after. From "Candy" to Tangled, let's take a look back at some of Mandy's most love-filled career moments.
The Brit Awards brought out many of music's biggest stars in London last night with Justin TImberlake, Taylor Swift, and the boys of One Direction in attendance. We're recapping show and afterparty highlights in this POPSUGAR Rush, as well as looking at more of the day's top headlines including Shia LaBeouf's departure from his Broadway show, Mandy Moore's return to TV, and Mila Kunis talking about babies in Playboy.
She may have won two Golden Globes last weekend for her HBO series, Girls, but lately the most-talked about topic in regards to writer, filmmaker, and actress Lena Dunham has been her weight, not her talent. Radio host Howard Stern is in hot water for calling Lena a "little fat chick." And while Lena told David Letterman last week that the comments "put me in the best mood," the 26-year-old has been honest that she's had a love-hate relationship with her body, despite displaying it so freely on her show. She told New York Magazine:
"It's a very specific body. Even great reviews will be like: chubby, portly, overweight. . . . Sometimes I'm like, 'Ugh, how did I make myself the guinea pig for this?' But on the other hand, hating my body has not been my cross to bear in this life. Which I feel very lucky about."
Several famous women have opened up about their struggles with body image and eating disorders. Katie Couric revealed on her talk show that she struggled with bulimia when interviewing another famous lady who's dealt with eating disorders, Demi Lovato. And Lady Gaga, who has faced criticism about her weight gain, launched a movement called A Body Revolution to encourage body acceptance. She said she started it to "inspire bravery," adding, "Be brave and celebrate with us your 'perceived flaws,' as society tells us. May we make our flaws famous, and thus redefine the heinous."
Many celebrity women have courageously talked about what they don't like about their bodies, their past eating disorder issues, and how they've overcome a negative body image. Let's be inspired to accept our bodies just how they are with these encouraging words now!
If you're on the hunt for the perfect versatile jacket that will never go out of style, look no further than this celeb-approved shearling and leather Current/Elliott jacket ($928). Lea Michele doubled up on the moto trend styling her luxe topper with black buckle boots between shooting scenes for Glee in LA, while Mandy Moore was spotted rocking her textured jacket with snake Jeffrey Campbell sneakers in Glendale. We love how the soft shearling and supple leather combines to create a cool-girl style that is equal parts cozy and chic. See how these trendsetters styled this Winter staple and score the exact jacket for yourself or shop similar styles in a variety of hues here.
Celebrities worked a number of noteworthy trends — fancy sneakers, tuxedo pants, colorblocked dresses — in 2012, but colored denim was the one fad that trumped them all. Hollywood trendsetters like Jessica Alba, who was dubbed the colored-jean queen by her stylist Brad Goreski, Jordana Brewster, and Olivia Palermo were just a few fashion mavens to don this bold denim style, showcasing the trend's versatility for both casual and evening events. Cruise through to see which other fashionistas were spotted rocking rainbow-hued bottoms this year, then score a pair for yourself to instantly amp up your closet staples.
Whether your weekend is full of fun with friends or just a roster of semiboring errands, there's no reason to settle for sweats. While culling inspiration for our own weekend look, we stumbled upon Mandy Moore, who just so happened to have nailed the casual yet pulled-together vibe that we so desperately want to exude while schlepping groceries and dry-cleaning bags. Mandy was spotted leaving a salon in LA wearing what we're convinced is the perfect ensemble for all of our weekend activities: she started with a pair of basic black skinnies and layered a slouchy white tee with a tan waffle-knit sweater. And what really made the look a great combo of fashion and function were her cool-girl accessories. Mandy's leopard-print ladylike satchel, pointy-toed ankle boots, and tortoise shades were all symptomatic of her effortless, uncomplicated way of dress. Shop similar pieces below, then get ready to head into the weekend in style.
Clockwise from top left: J.Crew Waffle-Knit Cashmere Sweater ($320), Nasty Gal Weekend Shades ($19), Alexander Wang Leopard-Print Marion Satchel ($745), Dorothy Perkins Cropped Denim Skinny Jeans ($49), CNC Costume National Flat Booties ($665), Theory Kersi Brushed Jersey T-Shirt ($72, originally $160)
Mandy Moore was primped and ready for her day working a tan pullover sweater and cropped skinny jeans after leaving the Anastasia salon in Beverly Hills. Her layered look kept her cozy for a crisp Fall day, while her two-toned ankle boots and tortoise cat-eye shades upped the cool factor. But what really caught our eye was Mandy's python and dalmatian-print shoulder bag. We have seen a slew of celebs toting leopard bags, but Mandy's dalmatian print is a welcomed change. Channel this laid-back look for your next day of errands with a knit sweater, cropped denim, black boots, and a dalmatian-print tote.
This week's best-dressed celebrities taught us a handful of key Fall fashion lessons we'll be implementing pronto. Kourtney Kardashian proved that having a pair of colored leather shorts is essential, Kristen Stewart inspired us to take more risks and to test-drive the black and white color combo, and Miranda Kerr showed off the sexy way to play with proportions. Other style tips came courtesy of Mandy Moore, Ali Larter, Eva Mendes, and Taylor Swift. Step inside to check out this week's top stars, then shop their looks to spice up your Fall wardrobe.
Mandy Moore picked up some sweets from a local bakery in LA looking cool as ever in this Current/Elliott shearling leather jacket ($919), cuffed jeans, a gray tee, and a black bucket bag. But the cool factor didn't stop there; on her feet Mandy sported these rad Jeffrey Campbell snake sneakers ($135) and on her eyes clear shades. With Fall here, we can't think of more amazing statement pieces to add to your wardrobe than Mandy's exact jacket and sneakers. Wear them together like the singer did or mix and match them with pieces you already own.
We spotted several trendsetting celebs working chic ensembles this week, but there were a handful of starlets who were extra inspiring. Emily Blunt dazzled on the red carpet in an orange crystal-collar Alexander McQueen gown in London, Kim Kardashian worked a white-hot Miami look complete with snakeskin Christian Louboutin pumps, and Rihanna showcased a superior streamlined silhouette in Dolce & Gabbana and Alaia in West Hollywood. But that's not all; Mandy Moore taught us that colored denim isn't restricted to Summer, while Gwen Stefani debuted the coolest travel style we've ever seen. Get a closer look at this week's star-studded celebrity styles and find out why we were wowed by their spotlight-worthy ensembles.