Victoria Beckham announced via Twitter on Friday that her lengthy locks were no more. “Chopped it off,” she tweeted, along with a shot of her cropped tresses in a pile on the floor. She was soon spotted wearing the new ‘do while shopping in West Hollywood.
This isn’t the first time Victoria has gotten a dramatic haircut. The urbane beauty wore a jaw-length graduated bob in 2008 and then had her dark tresses cut into a classic pixie. Since then she’d let the adorable ‘do grow out into a long sexy mane of shiny waves.
Victoria’s newest look is a long angled bob that incorporates subtle layers while still providing enough length for her to wear a ponytail or updo. The versatile style has appealed to a number of other celebs like Olivia Wilde, Ali Larter and Olivia Munn who are seeking a fresh, hassle-free alternative to ultra-long hair.
Kim Kardashian and waist-cinching cocktail dresses are as thick as thieves. Her selection at the Valentino store opening on Tuesday, however, veered into slightly new style territory with this full skirt and bowed waist.
It was an unexpected choice, since retro has never been part of the reality star’s wardrobe vocabulary, especially not in the form of a ’50s silhouette. Perhaps someone has been taking inspiration from Zooey Deschanel’s darling style.
You might assume one would wear Valentino to the designer’s event, but this abstract striped number was actually from Lela Rose’s Fall 2012 collection. Bold move. The rest of Kim’s look was nothing new: excessively fluffy false lashes, a pale pink pout, a thick ponytail, diamonds.
While Suri’s dad was promoting Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol about town, mom seized the opportunity to treat New York’s paps to a veritable cornucopia of seasonal looks. Chunky cableknit for lunch in Tribeca? Boom: Lazy Sunday Luxe. Black polka-dotted gauzy cocktail frock? Boom: Winter Shopping Mega-Festive. Silky coal onesie with ivory lace underlay? Boom: Birthday Dinner Glam. But it was while her better half was on his way to a Late Night With Jimmy Fallon appearance that Katie really hit her high note.
A nod to the wayfarers her hubby made de rigueur in Risky Business, the silhouette of Katie’s shades also wink at her own filmography with an ever so slight upturn befitting a Catwoman alum. Timeless, self-referential and trendy. Touché. Of course, the impact of the frame is helped by being topped off with that impossibly glossy prep school–worthy mane, the kind celebrities named Kate seem to excel at.
What better way to bounce back from the mixed-reviewed Kennedys miniseries than by conquering a 60s staple. On this occasion it’s safe to say Katie knocked it out of the park, pairing a mod black three-quarter-length swingcoat with that fab shrunken fisherman’s sweater from lunch (bonus points for illustrating the versatility of the piece KC!). It’s ever so “girl-next-door back from the big city, home to break the news to her film geek childhood sweetheart that she married that guy from the movie they both love.”
A pop of Rudolph red in an otherwise neutral ensemble, Holmes’s nubuck Clare Vivier messenger bag screams chic celebri-mommy—still compact enough not to hold everything mommies who aren’t famous need to hold. And in case you didn’t get it right away, the peekaboo effect from Suri’s plush toy—a hint of creamy grey for that tone-on-tone effect with Holmes’s swingy a-line skirt—drives it home.