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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

By Melissa Goldstein on
(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: Jennifer Connelly

By Melissa Goldstein on
(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

By Melissa Goldstein on
(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: AnnaLynne McCord

By Melissa Goldstein on
(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

Why it Works: Emma Roberts

By Melissa Goldstein on
(Photos by PacificCoastNews.com)No, her grin isn't quite as megawatt toothy as her aunt's, but give Emma a break, it's not easy following in Julia Roberts' footsteps (well, unless you count the fact that she can help you get parts, that does come in handy). Emma Roberts is slowly but surely carving out a niche as a whipsmart girl-next-door onscreen, and off-screen she's won us over with her youthful-but-poised wardrobe. Let us discuss. The Shorts: Denim cutoffs can be a seriously dicey...Read Full Story

Why it Works: Kristin Cavallari

By Melissa Goldstein on
(Photos by PacificCoastNews.com)How time flies. Feels like only yesterday that the most confident 17-year-old to ever walk the earth, Kristin Cavallari, was belting out Kelly Clarkson's "Since You've Been Gone" in a limo, toying with the emotions of Stephen and Talon, deriding Casey's prom dress as totally not Laguna, and regularly appearing in "is she too skinny?" Us Weekly lists. And just look at her now, seemingly dunzo with all that other nonsense. She's a 25-year-old Dancing with the...Read Full Story

Why it Works: Willow Smith

By Melissa Goldstein on
(Photos by PacificCoastNews.com) It's not easy being Willow Smith these days. Not only does the 11-year-old have to follow in the famous footsteps of mom and dad, but she also has to compete with fellow child actor siblings Trey and Jaden, come to grips with the commercial failure that was her presciently-titled "Fireball" duet with Nicky Minaj, and most insulting of all, she still has two years to go before she can legally watch her film debut I Am Legend without an adult.To make matters...Read Full Story

Why it Works: Milla Jovovich

By Melissa Goldstein on
(Photos by PacificCoastNews.com)She may be a full blown MWLF (mother we'd like to friend) nowadays, but the multitalented, multilingual Milla Jovovich will always be Lilli from Return to the Blue Lagoon in our hearts. Still, her modern style is light years away from the bandeau-centric survival sartorial that kickstarted her acting career in the aforementioned '90s island flick.These days Milla's look is a compelling mix of off-duty model, rock chanteuse and hipster mom, recently on display...Read Full Story