This week’s celebrity sightings from LA’s dining landscape. Have a juicy tidbit we missed? Do share. The StarWatch Hotline awaits.
1) Houston’s: “I just saw Jessica Simpson in Century City, walking out of Houston’s.” [Starwatch Inbox]
This week’s shoe is a Nashville favorite. I first noticed the Jessica Simpson Dany during Nashville Fashion Week. Later, I started to notice this shoe at more events. Only the fearless can survive on this (almost) six inch platform heel. The shoe is one of Jessica Simpson’s most popular.
It’s a great shoe because it can transition. I can see one wearing this with a cute little sundress in the summer, and with opaque leggins and a tunic in the fall. The shoe stays sold out, but if you can catch it, I suggest you purchase. Keep your eye on the zappos.com website!
So for this week’s outfit I decided to play with the trends. A maxi skirt, denim shirt, and antique statement necklace giive this outfit a vintage appeal. Add in the minor gold details and you’ll have a look that is breezy and effortless.
I’ve always loved Aaliyah and her music… her death 10 years ago was so unexpected and shocking. The singer died in a tragic plane crash on August 25, 2001, just after shooting a music video to “Rock The Boat”. RIP Aaliyah, we miss you!
“Mixing business and family has blown up big-time for Jessica Simpson and her sister Ashlee!” begins a piece from the National Enquirer, which claims the sisters’ new teen clothing venture is tearing them apart.
A so-called “insider” for the tabloid reveals, “Jessica and Ashlee are butting heads over the direction of the clothes,” explaining, “Jess prefers girly frills like lace and flowers,” while her younger sister “wants a more punk rock look.”
According to the mag’s supposed source, “Their disagreements have set off a virtual World War III with them screaming at each other in front of underlings.”
“Jessica constantly throws her fashion success in Ashlee’s face,” continues the “source,” who says things have gotten so bad that Ashlee is “threatening to boycott” her sister’s wedding to Eric Johnson.
As in whoa, the mag couldn’t be any further off on this story.
A source close to the Simpson family calls the Enquirer piece “a joke,” and tells Gossip Cop the sisters’ new fashion line is “going amazingly well,” and that “they are having so much fun.”
The 2011 MTV VMAs are this weekend, and as we gear up for another year of memorable moments, performances, and red carpet fashion, we’re taking a look back at highlights from the past 27 years of shows. Since the very first one in 1984, the VMAs are wild fun every time. From Lady Gaga’s infamous meat dress to Beyoncé Knowles backstage moment with Jessica Simpson, there’s a lot to look back on. Check out some highlights and stay tuned on Sunday when we’ll be twittering live from the red carpet!
Nicole Chavez. She’s one of my absolute fav stylists – not only because she’s got class and style, but because she’s just so darn nice and completely normal (she was paying her cable bill just before we chatted!). I must admit I now have her cell number saved in my phone “just in case” I have a style emergency (and she can immediately put down what she’s doing with clients Rachel Bilson or Kristen Bell…yeah right)! Well, I’m so very, very excited to watch Nicole’s talent in a brand-new role: wardrobe stylist to Jessica Simpson on February’s NBC show, Fashion Star. I can hardly wait, so I must squeal now!!!
The show, hosted by Elle Macpherson, focuses on finding the next big brand in fashion with 14 contestants competing to launch their line in three of America’s largest retailers – Macy’s, H&M and Saks. Each week, someone is eliminated when no retailer buys their designs. In the end, the winner is chosen by three mentors – Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and John Varvatos. But, what we wanna know is…where did Jessica Simpson get those shoes?! Good thing I had a quick chat with Nicole yesterday, right?
The crew just finished shooting the season (10 episodes) of both runway set-ups and workshops where the contestants receive the actual “mentoring.” It’s in the latter setting that Nicole says Jessica wears 75-percent of her own Jessica Simpson Collection (including shoes, although unfortch these might not be shown too much…). The runway scenes show Jessica in more designer clothing and accessories. So, which designers did Nicole choose? A lot of Alexander McQueen, Robert Cavalli, Roland Mouret and Vivienne Westwood. Swoon. Nicole says we can expect Jessica in more “tailored, sophisticated looks” (the focus is on the female form) with a lot of metallic for “glitz and glamour” as well as “big jewelry and earrings.” Most clothing was kept body-conscious and comfortable, so that the hair and make-up could be fun, creative and bring out those “style moments” from Jessica’s look.
“Jessica’s got great legs, so most of her looks are short.” — Nicole Chavez, Fashion Star stylist
When shopping for the show, Nicole did a mix of shopping at department stores and boutiques, and claims those on Rodeo Drive as some of her favorites (um, hello, ours, too!). She also relied on sites Net-A-Porter.com and Shopbop.com (where she says little day rompers by Parker are a favorite!).
“It was such an honor to work with one of the funniest people I know…never a dull moment.” — Nicole, on working with Jessica Simpson
As for working with JS, who wouldn’t want to, right? Nicole shares: “she’s an amazing spirit and a good friend of mine. She’s all heart, and so committed and dedicated to each contestant on the show. She’s super invested in seeing their dreams come true. It was always, ‘how can I help you? This is what I learned building my brand, so let me help you.’ It’s great to see her in that capacity and give back and help upcoming designers.”
P.S. Keep checking I Heart Heels until February for more deets on the specific outfits (and those heels!) Jessica wears on the show, it’s going to be so much fun!! xo
Jessica Simpson was spotted catching a flight out of Los Angeles yesterday (August 21).
Joined by fiance Eric Johnson, the blonde beauty travelled light as she prepared to board a flight headed to New York City.