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Why it Works: Kelly Ripa's Boho Blouse

By Melissa Goldstein on
Photos by FameFlynetPicturesHost of Live with Kelly and one of the Hollywood Reporter's "most powerful people in media," Kelly Ripa is pretty much the head cheerleader of daytime TV—with an on-camera wardrobe that leans toward all things leg-baring (power heels included), to match. Off-screen the vibe may be more casual, but it still masterfully toes the line between aspirational and relatable, as illustrated by Ripa's latest summery look.The Shirt: An homage to Carrie's see-through-shirt...Read Full Story

Why it Works: Kate Hudson's Tie-Dye Yachting Look

By Melissa Goldstein on
(Photos by Bauer Griffin)It sounds like the set-up to a mindblowing fashion joke: Kate Hudson boards Sir Philip Green's yacht wearing a tie-dye jumpsuit... and prior to studying this photo, we may have scoffed at the idea it could be anything less than laughable. But after spending a minute or two gazing upon this resorty neon get-up, we've decided it's so wrong it works—punchline optional. The Jumpsuit: You'll never find the ever-polished Jennifer "Smart Water of Fashion" Aniston rocking one...Read Full Story

Why it Works: Rihanna in a Maxi Dress. No, Really.

By Melissa Goldstein on
(Photos by FameFlynetPictures)Yes, you read the title right. This is a story about Rihanna. That's her above. Don't recognize her without her usual, um, out-there gear? Exactly our point.The pint-sized, uber-vampy pop star who pals around with Katy Perry and has more number-one hits than she has doorknocker earrings is known for hitting the street in, well, far more provocative get-ups. Here, we're mad about the megastar's surprisingly demure costume change, snapped outside her London hotel...Read Full Story

Why it Works: Karlie Kloss

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(Photos by PacificCoastNews.com)Serving up a country girl twist on the in-flight uniform, Karlie Kloss took the off-duty-model road-less-traveled on a recent flight out of LAX. Notably absent: oversized sunnies, baseball cap and skinny jeans. Refreshingly present: this month's star of Mario Testino's Brazilian-themed fantasy shoot for Vogue's July issue looking fashionably folksy. The Shirt: An oversized flannel number that says "I found this on my indie musician boyfriend's bedroom floor—he...Read Full Story

Why it Works: Elle Macpherson in Head-to-Toe Black

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(Photo by FameFlynetPictures)One of our favorite Australian supermodels put the 'fierce' in Elle Macpherson on a recent visit to London's storied celeb haunt The Ivy, where the lingerie magnate and host of NBC's Fashion Star turned heads in a painted-on, black-as-the-night ensemble.The Jacket: It's more of a cloaky, cut out, masterfully engineered zippered thing really. Like something a superhero supermodel might wear to immobilize passerby in their tracks. The weather needs to be just right...Read Full Story

Why it Works: Jennifer Connelly

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(Photos by FameFlynetPictures)If you want to play the "not fair" game, Jennifer Connelly is an excellent subject. Just look at her: one of those classic, put-together, every-hair-in-place beauties who never leaves the house looking less than Lancôme commercial–ready.Her latest ensemble, modeled outside Robert De Niro's swank Greenwich Hotel, is the ultimate illustration of said phenomena: it's the sort of thing we'd like to imagine Coco Chanel wearing to the market, and it suits Jennifer to a...Read Full Story

Style Crush: Alyssa Campanella

By Melissa Goldstein on
(Photos by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images NA)In case you missed last Sunday's Miss USA 2012 presentation, there's a new pageant queen in town, Olivia Culpo (pictured above right), and she hails from the great state of Rhode Island, holds tight to the phrase "it's a free country," has no problem with transgender contestants and plays the cello dammit, which has to count for something.We'd be remiss not to note that some (ahem, Miss Pennsylvania) seem to think the contest was fixed—so you can add...Read Full Story

Why it Works: Keira Knightley

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(Photos by FameFlynetPictures)Actress Keira Knightley and fiancé James Righton have only been together 15 months, but fly-by-night romances are hardly noteworthy where they live (in Famous Beautiful People Land). What's far more interesting is what said celebrities choose to wear when they're suddenly madly in love and out for a dinner at the Wolseley. In this case it's something that could only work on someone theatrical and waifish whose cheekbones could cut glass. The Jacket: Knightley's...Read Full Story

Why it Works: Lara Stone and David Walliams

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Lara Stone and David Walliams (Photos by FameFlynetPictures)Dutch megamodel Lara Stone is a regular in the Why it Works realm—we've paid respect to her sleek marketgoing look in this very space. And we simply couldn't let her couple coordination abilities go unsung after seeing her step out with actor/comedian hubby David Walliams in London. The Blazers: Since looking like her lovably scruffy dog is an impossibility for the gap-toothed siren, it appears she's opted to look like her...Read Full Story

Why it Works: AnnaLynne McCord

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(Photos by Pacific Coast News) Hold. The. Phone. Penny Lane from Almost Famous? Is that you? You haven't aged a day! What's that now? You're really AnnaLynne McCord from the 90210 reboot? And you're lunching with a friend who is working a similar, less spotlight-grabbing look? Well kudos. We see a Charlies Angels the New Class audition in your future. The Dress: Sure, it seems like it's harmless enough—what could go wrong with a flowy cotton jersey tank dress you ask? To which we say...Read Full Story