Ashley Greene wore a retro bikini while on vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, last week. She relaxed on a terrace at the Garza Blanca Preserve Resort and Spa in a nude two-piece and topped off the look with a simple denim shirt. Ashley stayed at the Mexican hotel with loved ones and tweeted, "Hope everyone had a great holiday! Spent mine on a beach with family." The jet-setting didn't end there for Ashley, who flew to Texas and hung out on a ranch after the sunny getaway. She next headed to NYC, where she rang in the New Year. Ashley is currently on break from filming her latest project, Random, in New Orleans. It's just part of her big 2013 that also includes the release of CBGB, which follows the punk scene within the infamous NYC club of the same name. Ashley plays Lisa Kristal, one of CBGB owner Hilly Kristal's children.
Emma Stone and Miranda Kerr were among the celebs who stepped out last night for the ninth annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards in NYC. As in years past, the attendees dressed up in clothes by — and attend the event with — a certain designer. Ashley Greene donned a racy Wes Gordon number, arriving with Wes himself. Ashley and Dakota Fanning, who donned Jason Wu, were fresh from LA and Monday's US premiere of Breaking Dawn Part 2. Other attendees included Liv Tyler, Karlie Kloss, and Allison Williams — click through to see them all in our gallery.
Emma Stone wore Burberry Prorsum to mingle with that brand's creative director, Christopher Bailey, and help hand out the night's big honors. The evening's main prize, a $300,000 grant to grow a business, went to Greg Chait of The Elder Statesman. Shoe designer Tabitha Simmons was the first runner-up, with jewelry maven Jennifer Meyer Maguire as second runner-up. Both Tabitha and Jennifer received $100,000 for their companies, and Jennifer was able to celebrate into the night alongside her husband, Tobey Maguire.
Ashley Greene showed she has major fashion guts when she wore a black sheer lace Wes Gordon blouse at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards in NYC. A black bandeau bra covered her up, while black cropped trousers and black peep-toe pumps completed her all-black look. If you dare to follow in Ashley's footsteps, sport your sheer black lace top with only a bandeau bra, then finish off with chic black pants and pumps. If you're too fashion shy, you can wear a nude camisole underneath and you'll be just as chic.
The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards were the perfect excuse (and a really good one, at that) for bringing much of the industry's most influential players together in NYC last night. To add to the event's de facto chic element, a bevy of A-list starlets — Emma Stone, Ashley Greene, and Alexa Chung among them — showed off their equally stylish wares arm in arm with their favorite designers. For every big arrival and gorgeous ensemble, start clicking — then be sure to tell us your pick for best dressed of the night in the comments.
Additional reporting by Hannah Weil
The final installment in the Twilight franchise hits theaters on Friday, and on Monday night the cast came out in LA to premiere their project. Elle Fanning kicked off the red-carpet appearances with Elizabeth Reaser, Mad Men's Kiernan Shipka, and Ashley Tisdale. Ashley Greene signed autographs, as did an Elie Saab-clad Dakota Fanning, while Peter Facinelli posed for photographers. Amy Adams and Julianne Hough also made appearances. Kellan Lutz shared a moment on the carpet with Nikki Reed and Ashley, who both wore pastel gowns, when he wasn't busy posing with girlfriend Sharni Vinson. Kristen Stewart wowed the crowd in a sheer Zuhair Murad gown and stopped for snaps alongside boyfriend Robert Pattinson. There were even more famous faces out for the big night, including author Stephenie Meyer, so click through to see all the pictures from the big Breaking Dawn Part 2 night now!
It's the end of an era! Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, and the rest of the Twilight cast hit the Breaking Dawn Part 2 premiere in LA Monday night in style. Two of the stars sported downright nude looks for the big night — Kristen went for a nude, sheer gown by Zuhair Murad that evoked total Old Hollywood glamour, while Ashley Greene wore a custom Donna Karan Atelier gown in the prettiest pink-nude hue. Watch on to hear more about these standout looks! On Allison McNamara: Topshop blazer, Gorjana rings.
Fans of Twilight will finally get to see the whole saga comes to an end with this week's release of Breaking Dawn Part 2. But before you catch Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and the rest of the film's stars acting out the highly anticipated scenes, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at what the red-hot actors were doing before they were cast in the series. Some were unknown, others were child stars, so let's take a look back at their careers.
No detail or glamorous flourish was spared at the Breaking Dawn Part 2 LA premiere last night, and you have only to look at the ladies of Twilight to be convinced. Kristen Stewart went with a revealing sheer lace Zuhair Murad gown — a choice that is sure to draw best-dressed lines in the sand — but she was not the only starlet to take a no-holds-barred policy on red-carpet dressing. Ashley Greene glowed in a blush-toned Donna Karan Atelier one-shouldered ruffled creation, Nikki Reed stunned in a more statuesque silver-corseted Versace column dress, Elizabeth Reaser chose a beautiful icy blue Carolina Herrera number, and Dakota Fanning (now a brunette!) stepped out in a youthful embroidered, teal Elie Saab dress. As a unit, these stylish starlets are a tough fashion act to follow. As individual red-carpet contenders, we want to know who you think knocked it out of the ballpark. Vote below!
Sometimes all it takes is the perfect weekend equation to bring about a veritable parade of covet-worthy dresses. Case in point: the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in LA inspired more than a few starlets to come to the polo field wearing their Saturday best. Mandy Moore's purple Lela Rose number catered to Fall's textural intrigue, Ashley Greene showed off a sexier bondage-infused side in an Antonio Berardi LWD, Alessandra Ambrosio's colorfully pleated BCBG maxi dress reminded us there's always a way to keep Summer's softer side intact, and Lauren Conrad, in her own Paper Crown design, proved that polka dots can be totally chic, too. Beyond that we've got an enviable lineup not to be missed courtesy of Ashley Madekwe, Rachel Zoe, Selma Blair, Ali Larter, and more. Click on for the complete star-studded fashion rundown from the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic.
The beauty looks at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic were all about glamour, but there was one hairstyle that was the obvious favorite: the tousled wave. Whether they were paired with a turban like the one Rachel Zoe was donning, or styled in a vintage fashion à la Lauren Conrad, these wavy strands took center stage. The trick to this look is to hold your curling iron horizontally instead of vertically while you wrap the hair around it. A quick tug on the wave while it's still hot will further loosen it.
To get Lauren's style, brush the waves out lightly once they cool and part your hair to the side. Ashley Madekwe's strands can be achieved with a half-inch iron with the hair being curled away from the face, while Ashley Greene's can be teased up and pinned back for a cool-girl look. And for a trendsetting way to wave, pair beachy strands with an inky black turban like Rachel. These effortless curls look polished and cool, no matter how you decide to wear them.