Monthly Archives: October 2011

Kendall Jenner in Tom Ford Eyeglasses

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You have to know by now that Momager Kris Jenner couldn’t possibly let a big milestone event–like daughter Kendall’s 16th birthday–go without money-making fanfare. Kendall’s getting the ultimate Sweet 16 birthday present: her own E! TV special. The new issue of Us Weekly (out now) reports that Bruce and Kris Jenner’s oldest daughter will be the subject of a new E! network special detailing the weeks leading up to her 16th birthday party. She hits the milestone November 3, and sources tell Us to look for a special episode in which the birthday girl shops for a car AND a belly button ring or tattoo! “People expect me to be a little 10-year-old,” gripes the high school student and part-time model, who will no doubt have to seek permission from her parents for the piercing or ink. And though it won’t be as large in scale as sis Kim Kardashian’s August nuptials, Kendall’s bash is set to make for must-see TV– including reported performances by Nicki Minaj or Kanye West.

The Sweet 16 announcement comes on the heels of Kendall’s sneak peek photos last week from her latest modeling gig for Aussie swimwear brand White Sands. Lil’ sis Kardashian made waves in the official photos from the campaign inspired by the women of film noir in floral bikinis, deep cut maillots and caftans.  “The collection has both an ethereal and strong side and we wanted a model that could capture both,” designer Leah Madden tells Pople Mag. “As we were casting for the campaign we came across Kendall’s portfolio and loved her softness and strength. She actually made it to the top of our list before we knew her background!” The spring/summer 2012 swimwear collection hits stores in March, but in the meantime, Kendall turns up some style volume in these geek-chic Tom Ford wayfarer eyeglasses.  –rpuccia

Buy these now: Tom Ford FT5208, $239

Mark Wahlberg in Giorgio Armani Sunglasses

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Hunky Mark Wahlberg is putting his money where his mouth is. Now you can get a “juicy” Wahlberg fix–at Wahlburgers! On Monday night in Hingham, Massachusetts, just outside his native Boston, the Academy-nominated actor and producer opened his new burger joint with older brothers Paul and Donnie. With Paul wearing the chef hat, the grand opening was a true family affair as the brothers’ invited mom Alma Elaine to join them on the red carpet. The restaurant’s menu offers hamburgers with Paul’s secret sauce, white bean and prosciutto soup, and Italian cold cut sandwiches among other items. But it wasn’t all peaches and cream getting this burger joint up and running. The Wahlberg brothers faced a small battle in landing their desired name for the restaurant; “Wahlbergers” was previously the name of a fast food chain in upstate New York, where the burgers sold for $4.49. Now that The Fighter star and his brothers are flipping the burgers, they’re a few dollars more–to the tune of $6.25 for a 5 oz. burger. The Wahlburgers’ menu promises that dining in their restaurant will feel like a meal at the Wahlberg home.

The boys concurred that opening night was really about big bro Paul. Chef Paul admitted that opening a burger restaurant has been his dream. “I am so passionate about this,” he said. Mark said that Wahlburgers is the perfect project for Paul. “He’s a five-star chef, but all he’ll eat are burgers! I’m serious. He goes out and eats a burger everywhere he goes. From one place to the next. He always makes them for himself. And he really believes that he is going to make every single burger here!” Mark exudes all-star restauranteur in these sexy Giorgio Armani aviators, available in six frame hues.  –rpuccia

Buy these now: Giorgio Armani 840/S, $232

Audrina Patridge in Gucci Sunglasses

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Audrina Patridge can sleep a bit easier at night. Looks like Rachel Lee, the ringleader of the so-called “Bling Ring,” a group comprised of SoCal teens that burglarized the homes of Hollywood celebs—including Audrina’s—and stole roughly $3 million in cash and belongings, was sentenced to four years in state prison. According to E! Online, Lee entered a plea of no contest last month for the February 2009 break-in of Audrina’s place, when she snatched more than $25,000 in jewelry and a designer suitcase jam-packed with Audrina’s clothes, boots, and accessories. The Bling Ring has also been accused of similar heists at Paris Hilton’s, Lindsay Lohan’s, Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green’s pads, among others.

On a brighter note, Audrina recently updated her ‘do from blonde to brunette. She’s actually a natural blonde (kinda rare in Hollywood!) who confessed to US Weekly that she made the change because, “I miss being a brunette. I feel like there are so many blondes in L.A.!” Her darkened locks look delicious next to these glam Gucci sunglasses, which are available in a handful of elegant frame and lens color combos.

Buy these now: Gucci 1827/S, $216

 

 

 

Ricki Lake in Ray Ban Sunglasses

 

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Anyone who’s been tuning in to this season of Dancing With the Stars can see that the pounds are literally melting off Ricki Lake’s body on the dance floor. The actress/former talk show host revealed that she has shed an impressive 20 pounds and 8.5 inches thanks to her fancy footwork on the ballroom floor–three inches off her waist and hips and over an inch off her thighs and arms. “It’s crazy,” she says of the weight loss.  Ricki–who at one point tipped the scales at 270 pounds–is currently engaged to her boyfriend of 13 months, and is even waiting to try out bridal dresses until her transformation is complete. “I’m definitely a size six now,” she recently shared. “I’ll probably be a size four by the end of it. It’s come to the point where it doesn’t matter. I no longer wear Spanx.”

So thanks to six weeks of competitive dancing (plus a few weeks of pre-premiere rehearsals), Ricki is rocking a trimmer body than we’ve ever seen before. Five hours of rehearsal with pro partner Derek Hough each day, plus eating balanced meals at home have contributed to her healthier physique. Ricki says her diet leading to her weight loss is “really that simple” and includes oatmeal or an egg white veggie omelette for breakfast, gazpacho and chicken breast for lunch and turkey meatloaf, salad and a “bit of mashed potatoes” for dinner along with an occasional glass of wine or low-fat cookies for dessert. She gushed to People Mag, “I have two sizes of Lucky Brand jeans: 8 and 6. Usually I wear the 8 because they are more comfortable but now even the 6 is too big. They used to be tight.” Here, she hits the red carpet with her fab new bod in a pair of sleek Ray Ban aviators.   –rpuccia

Buy these now: Ray Ban RB3030 OUTDOORSMAN, $107

Gwen Stefani in Christian Dior Sunglasses

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Uber-sexy No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani is known for her platinum blonde locks, ruby-red lips, and funky yet sophisticated style, but the fashion designer and mom of two likes to dress a bit more casually when she’s in England, where she and her family live part of the year. British hubby Gavin Rossdale, lead singer of grunge-alt rock band Bush, hails from Kilburn, London, so the clan splits their time between California and the UK. Gwen’s been photographed sporting baggy jeans and knitted sweaters in the cold British sunshine, looking happy and at home while strolling down the sidewalks among the common folk with her son Kingston in tow.

Speaking of Gwen’s style, her Harijuku Mini childrenswear line is set to hit Target shelves on November 13 and doting parents are already itching to purchase the stylish clothing for their tots. Fun tutus, fuzzy hoodies with animal ears, and punk-inspired tees are just a few of the items that will go on sale at the budget-friendly retailer. There’s No Doubt in our minds that the collection will sell out just as quickly as Target’s Missoni flop last month, but Gwen’s already working on a follow-up collection, due out in January. Seen here looking 100% glamourific in a pair of stylish cat-eye Christian Dior sunglasses, Gwen is the perfect combination of the 3 S’s—sexy, sultry, and sophisticated. The shades are available in a rainbow of colors, from pink, purple, and aqua to traditional brown and black.

Buy these now: Christian Dior Paname/S, $188