Onscreen retro wardrobes are all the rage, and new show Magic City is fitting right into the throwback trend. Debuting on April 6 on Starz, the story is set in Miami Beach and follows Frank Sinatra in 1959. So as you can imagine, the female characters wear lots of sophisticated and ladylike details combined with a beachy, breezy feel. Ukrainian beauty Olga Kurylenko, Jessica Marais, and Andy Garcia's daughter Dominik Garcia-Lorido are just some of the stars to watch out for. Click through to get a glimpse at the show's fabulous wardrobe and to shop the retro-chic look. Then be sure to tune in to see how the clothes move in action.
As The Carrie Diaries continues to shoot on the streets of NYC, we continue to get glimpses of what the young Carrie Bradshaw wore back in the day. The latest ensemble is quintessential Carrie: a poufy sequined dress topped with a leopard cardigan by Autumn Cashmere with clashing hot orange pumps and a heart belt. While this look would be hard to pull off on a regular day, it would be fun for an '80s-themed party or Halloween. You can also tame it by wearing the lemongrass leopard cardigan and hot orange pumps with jeans and a white tee. Get the young Carrie's exact cardigan now and play around for a Carrie-inspired combination that's all you.
For her first day on set of The Carrie Diaries, AnnaSophia Robb strutted NYC in a floral Derek Lam blouse and shorts, and for her latest take, the actress was spotted prancing around the streets in a glamorously poufy and sequined dress. In true Carrie form, the outfit was completed with a sassy green cropped denim jacket, caged sandals, colorful bracelets, a black clutch, and, of course, a "C" initial necklace. While this look isn't one for the sidewalks, it would be darling for your next soiree. Just throw on an equally standout gown with a casual denim jacket and spend the night in Carrie Bradshaw's fabulous shoes.
CelebStyle: How would you describe your personal style?
Jaime King: Eclectic but classic.
CS: What do you think about your character's style on Hart of Dixie?
JK: I think it's fantastic. I love it. It's really fun to wear custom-made dresses and play someone so well put together.
While we impatiently await the arrival of The Carrie Diaries, we're lucky enough to get a sneak peek of what's to come in the wardrobe department. On the NYC set of the show, actress AnnaSophia Robb, who plays Carrie, was spotted sporting a fabulous floral tie-neck blouse by 10 Crosby Derek Lam — which you can buy now! — with loose-fitting black shorts and a neon Carrie-clad bag. As we know, Carrie's love of shoes transcends the usual black patent pump, but we'll have to wait and see what glamorous footwear the young Carrie wears through the season. If you love the young Carrie's flirty blouse, pair it with high-waist black trousers for work. Then switch the pants for denim as classy weekend wear.
On the latest episode of American Idol, Jennifer Lopez turned it out in an all-black ensemble that's part sexy, part badass. Clad in a form-fitting black pencil skirt, the singer proves that you don't need to be stick-skinny to pull off leather. On the contrary, you can use it to accentuate your luscious curves just like Jennifer does. For your next night out, pair your black leather skirt with a long-sleeve black tee, ankle-strap Giuseppe Zanotti platform pumps, rhinestone hoop earrings, and some chunky cocktail rings for extra pizazz. If you need color in your life, add a punchy orange clutch, or instead of a black top, wear rich red.
Leighton Meester's Gossip Girl character, Blair Waldorf, shows off her Spring style in a floral Peter Som frock, bright nail polish, and a matching lip on set in NYC. The brunette beauty layers a zesty yellow peacoat over her dress, then slides on a pair of burgundy mary-jane Miu Miu pumps to create a new color pairing of yellow and maroon. A triple-strand beaded necklace, maroon Stella McCartney bag, and retro hairdo complete her on-screen style. Another more casual way to re-create this Gossip Girl's transitional color combo is by pairing cropped yellow trousers with a maroon sweater. Don't forget a pop of floral via shoes or a handbag to really nail this chic Spring mix.
Sequins can be too over the top at times, especially during the day or outside the holiday season. But last night on Fashion Star, Elle Macpherson proved that sequins can totally be fashion-forward and tame. All you have to do is follow the host's lead by pairing your gold sequin top with a pair of cropped, draped trousers. The key is for the pants to be slightly baggy to counterbalance the glitz factor of the top. For a party setting, finish off with a pair of embellished sandals, like Elle did, or for more fashiony flair, wear black booties. Love Elle's Fashion Star ensemble? Shop similar pieces below.
CelebStyle: Can you give us a quick peek into what we can expect from the show?
Jeannie Mai: One word: intensity. And, a new-born excitement for real women and the runway. Being in this business for as long as I have, the runway has always been the more "dream world" for the fashion industry. Specifically for designers, buyers, and trendsetters; the runway is much more catered towards the creative world of fashion and not so much the real world of women who think more in terms of function rather than fashion. But now, on Fashion Star, the fashion-forward trends for the runway and the ready to wear aspects that are sought after by the real woman are tied together through the mentors and through the featured stores.
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After much anticipation, NBC's Fashion Star makes its grand debut tomorrow. One of the judges, Nicole Richie, has been making her rounds all over LA and NYC promoting the show. And lucky for us, she's been looking quite fashionable doing so. From Thakoon to Proenza Schouler to House of Harlow to Winter Kate, step inside to see and shop Nicole's polished bohemian appearance pieces. Then be sure to tune in to the show tomorrow night.