The 2013 Brit Awards (the British equivalent to the Grammy Awards) have kicked off in London, and Taylor Swift was one of the first to arrive in style, wearing a sheer black Elie Saab gown. While we love seeing the singer in her signature sequins, we couldn't be more thrilled that she went with something a bit more sleek and sexy this time. Step inside to get a closer look at Taylor's full ensemble and to find out what other stars like Rita Ora, Gemma Arterton, and Lana Del Rey picked for tonight's festivities. Then check back with us for way more Brit Awards red-carpet arrivals.
Lana Del Rey made her entrance to the InStyle festivities in a dramatic white pantsuit by Houghton. She kept things tailored up top with a sleek blazer, which she paired with some supervoluminous trousers to give her look a party-perfect attitude. Although we could only catch a glimpse of her shoes, we can tell you that they were superglamorous — and menswear-inspired — velvet, embroidered loafers. She accessorized her look with the perfect cool and colorful statement jewelry to add a real pop of personality: a great cocktail ring and a pair of turquoise earrings. Do you think Lana was ready to hit the dance floor?
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The 2012 MTV EMAs took place in Frankfurt last night with German native Heidi Klum as host. Before the fun kicked off, she hit the red carpet in a tight, laced-up Versace gown, one of six ensembles she wore throughout the evening. Heidi said hi to attendees like Alicia Keys, Lana Del Rey, Gwen Stefani, and Taylor Swift, wearing a J. Mendel white dress, as they headed inside the city's Festhalle.
Best song honors went to "Call Me Maybe" singer Carly Rae Jepsen, and Taylor Swift won three EMAs, including best female act. Psy took home best video for "Gangnam Style" — see the full list of 2012 MTV EMA winners. Justin Bieber, who's on tour in the US, accepted best male act with a video. Performers at the show included No Doubt, Taylor Swift, and Alicia Keys. Kanye West still had a great night despite not taking home a statue. He and girlfriend Kim Kardashian indulged in PDA, and were snapped lounging on a white banquette kissing and hugging. Heidi also had a memorable time, tweeting postshow, "I thank my lucky stars for all the great opportunities I get to experience. Hope you guys had fun. . . off to the after-party!" At the bash, she made the rounds with other attendees like models Anne V and Isabeli Fontana.
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- Marion Cotillard stars on the December cover of Harper's Bazaar UK. [Design Scene]
- Will Lana Del Rey be the new face of Versace? A fan of the singer on Twitter claimed that she'd signed a deal with the house, but so far neither Del Rey nor Versace has commented on the rumor. [Glamour]
- Some of the outfits that Jean Paul Gaultier created for Madonna are set to go up for sale at the Drouot Richelieu auction house on Nov. 12. [Grazia]
- Diane von Furstenberg has become the first American designer to partner with Evian. The bottle she designed for the brand is decorated with the message "water is life is love is life is love is life is water" in von Furstenberg's handwriting. [WWD]
- The late singer Amy Winehouse's wedding dress was stolen from her home in England. Her father said the dress "was only a little cotton thing, a hundred quid at best in the shops. Whoever nicked it realised its significance and knew it had an extra value." [The Cut]
If you're in the market for a quick, high-impact Halloween costume, we've got a great one for you: Lana Del Rey! The sultry chanteuse has rocketed to fame with singles like "Blue Jeans," "Born to Die," and "Video Games," and has become something of a style icon with her retro, rock 'n' roll Nancy Sinatra aesthetic. Part pinup, part classic Americana, Lana's look runs the gamut from denim cutoffs and rocker tees to flirty dresses and heels, but always with lots of '60s-cool attitude. Her overall look can be easily achieved with a few basics — some of which you may already have in your closet — as well as some beauty essentials like big, soft curls, cat-eye liner, long rounded nails, and bee-stung lips. For a good time, let's focus on Lana's dressed-down, trailer-park-chic moment. Start with a pair of high-waisted cutoffs and a cool logo tee (extra points if you knot it up on the side). Accessorize with chunky chains and a cross necklace, then add a floral crown. Wear your favorite pair of peep-toe heels or Converse Chuck Taylors for a Lana off-duty look.
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'Tis the season of Lana Del Rey. On the heels of the singer's seriously cool Fall campaign for H&M, it looks like we haven't see the last of her yet. Lana will remain the face of the brand's Winter campaign, too. The singer-turned-modern-day-pinup posed for renowned fashion photographer Solve Sundsbo in yet another nostalgic mix of chunky knit sweaters, faux leather pants, fur-trimmed vests, and slick puffer jackets. Like before, she's sticking to that whole Brigitte Bardot meets Valley of the Dolls vibe, but this time, with a slightly edgier Grease twist. If her signature brand of Old Hollywood-inspired makeup doesn't point to the obvious retro drama (it does), then let the subtle zipper detailing, moto-infused pieces, and vintage cars in the background provide added flashback fodder. We've got the just-released batch of Lana Del Rey for H&M Winter '12 campaign photos here, plus every Fall look worth snagging now.
Last night at an H&M event at The Wooly in NYC, Lana Del Rey performed in an all-black H&M ensemble that's understated and powerful at the same time. The singer chose a black sheer-panel maxi dress, topped with a sharp black tuxedo blazer. Black-and-gold ankle-strap sandals and her signature pointy red nails finished her look. It makes sense that Lana took part in the event since she's H&M's Fall fashion campaign model — re-create her beauty look on BellaSugar. To get Lana's latest all-black ensemble, invest in a sheer-panel black maxi dress and an equally sleek black tuxedo blazer. Shop similar pieces below to get her look now.
She may be singing "Blue Velvet," but Lana Del Rey doesn't wear any of that material in the much-anticipated spot for H&M's Fall 2012 campaign. The singer does don plenty of clothes from the Swedish retailer while she's ferried around the set and in front of the camera of Johan Renck, who has created a universe for the ad that draws on the work of filmmaker David Lynch. The full ad is expected to be released on Sept. 20; for now, a sneak peek in the video below.
London Fashion Week comes to a close today after a few days of star-studded and fashionable shows. Burberry rounded up its usual crop of actors, including Dev Patel and Aaron Paul. Even One Direction's Harry Styles was in the front row. Elle Fanning, meanwhile, caused a stir at Topshop Unique.
LFW queen Kate Moss joined the fun last night after a bikini-filled getaway to Ibiza. She supported her husband, Jamie Hince, as he performed with The Kills at a special party held at London's Serpentine Gallery, then was up this morning to take in Mulberry with Alexa Chung, Lana Del Rey, and a handful of Downton Abbey stars.
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Kate Moss wrapped up her bikini time in Ibiza and headed back to London yesterday. She didn't need much time to acclimate to being home after the flight. She and her husband, Jamie Hince, put on their party clothes to hit the town during the tail end of London Fashion Week. Kate went to the Serpentine Gallery for the Future Contemporaries bash, where Jamie performed with his band, The Kills. Other celebs like Princess Eugenie, Liberty Ross, One Direction's Harry Styles, and Kelly Osbourne attended as well. Kelly's boyfriend, Matthew Mosshart, was there, too — his sister Alison is Jamie's bandmate in The Kills. Kelly had a great time, and tweeted a photo of herself and Kate with the caption, "I had the best night catching up with Miss Moss and watching The Kills at the Serpentine!" Kate and Jamie wrapped up their evening at an afterparty held at Loulou's members club.
Despite their late one, Kate was out this morning for the Spring 2013 Mulberry show. She had a seat in the front row near Lana Del Rey, Rebecca Hall, Alexa Chung, and Gillian Anderson. Downton Abbey was also well represented at the presentation, with Joanna Froggatt and Elizabeth McGovern on hand to see creative director Emma Hill's latest.