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July 31 2014

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Runway to Red Carpet: Gucci Girls and Sparkles Galore

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Beyonce and Blake LivelyThis week, it was Gucci, rather than film premieres, that drew the stars out in New York. Creative director Frida Giannini made a rare trip to the Big Apple to host a duo of parties, which were attended by Gucci-clad celebs including Beyoncé, Blake Lively, and Kate Mara.

On Tuesday, Giannini and co. feted Chime for Change, a charity founded by Giannini, Beyoncé, and Salma Hayek Pinault. Blake Lively showed her support in a mod mustard Fall ’14 Gucci frock with a leather-lined keyhole cutout down the front. Not to be outdone, Queen Bey looked flawless in a one-of-a-kind plunging white Gucci jumpsuit. The following evening, Kate Mara joined the fashion crowd in celebrating Gucci’s long-anticipated cosmetics launch. She chose a burgundy A-line number with a leather bodice from the Fall ’14 runway for the affair.

In London on Tuesday, stars turned out for Glamour‘s Women of the Year Awards. After making a splash on the red carpet, Naomi Campbell, Taylor Schilling, and Sarah Hyland snagged trophies. Schilling, who took home the Editor’s Special Award, and Hyland, who earned the Comedy Actress accolade, both opted for shimmery looks. Schilling went for Peter Pilotto’s plunging silver-sequined Fall ’14 dress, while Hyland opted for a sparkling Gucci Resort ’14 shift. Campbell, the TV Personality Award winner, was the most memorable in a red-and-black Alexander McQueen Spring ’14 feathered dress.

Here, more of this week’s red-carpet highlights.

California Chrome Jockey Loves Gucci, Shopping Sprees

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Victor EspinozaJockeys know how to dress. Or at least California Chrome’s jockey, Victor Espinoza, who will ride the Thoroughbred in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes with the aim of winning the first Triple Crown in thirty-six years, does. The athlete told WWD that he’s partial to custom Gucci and Ferragamo shoes, and if he wins the big bucks, the spoils will go toward a shopping spree on Fifth Avenue or Rodeo Drive. If that’s not motivation to cross the finish line first, we don’t know what is.

Photo: Getty Images 

Runway to Red Carpet: The Stars Shine Post-Cannes and Miley Covers Up

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Elle FanningFor the past two weeks, all eyes have been glued on the red carpets of the Cannes Film Festival, but the post-Cannes fashion has been packed with well-dressed Hollywood elite, too. On Tuesday, A Million Ways to Die in the West costars Amanda Seyfried and Charlize Theron kicked off their press tour across the pond with a photo call in London. The duo posed in a pair of LBDs—Seyfried chose a gold-embroidered Pre-Fall ’14 Alexander McQueen mini, while Theron opted for a Stella McCartney frock with exaggerated sleeves.

On Wednesday, the leading ladies of Maleficent looked to their characters for sartorial inspiration. At the film’s world premiere in Hollywood, leading villainess Angelina Jolie stepped out in a black Atelier Versace ball gown, while Elle Fanning looked every part the princess in a lilac beaded Elie Saab Spring ’14 Haute Couture gown.

In a rare move, Miley Cyrus chose a conservative and—dare we say it—sophisticated ball gown for a performance during the World Music Awards in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Her Giambattista Valli Fall ’12 Haute Couture was covered in delicate flowers, another unlikely move for the sassy songstress. If you’re like us and are hoping this is a sign of a new leaf for Miley, don’t count on it—she was back to her scantily clad, tongue-wagging self during a concert the next day.

Here, more of this week’s red-carpet highlights.

Photo: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

Summer Friday: Fishing and Hiking Upstate With Sydney Reising

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Like the George Gershwin song goes, “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy.” Especially if your workweek is cut short thanks to “Summer Fridays.” The extra hours go a long way in making every weekend seem like a holiday. If you’re short on inspiration for your own Summer Fridays, just look to our new season-long series where we ask industry people with cool jobs to share how they’ll be spending their free afternoons.

Sydney Reising has redefined “cool” in publicity. At only 25, the precocious PR rep has lent her skills to Hood by Air, RVCA, Supreme, and a bevy of emerging designers. Not to mention, Reising has embraced social media in a novel way for her industry, using a Tumblr page as her agency’s website and occasionally subbing press releases for Instagrams and tweets. Even though she’s constantly at work, Reising still finds time to decompress. Here’s how she’ll be spending her Summer Fridays:

“I’m big on the upstate thing—resurrecting that farm life on summer weekends is key. I am a big fan of fishing. Willowemoc Creek is the spot for that. Ruby (my dog) and I do the hiking thing as well. I’ve also gone and partnered up with a few girls to get a horse for the summer, which I am very much looking forward to. The horse is going to be game-changing for me.”

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Poppy Delevingne Doubles Her Wedding, Doubles Her Fun

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On Friday, we pointed out that Kim and Kanye are not the only celebrities to have ever gotten married. But as it turns out, they aren’t even the only celebrities to have gotten married last weekend. Poppy Delevingne and new hubby James Cook held a second ceremony in Marrakech, after initially tying the knot in London earlier this month. The first celebration saw Poppy, flanked by head bridesmaid Cara and her rabbit Cecil (who nearly met his death after climbing into an air-conditioning pipe at Mulberry’s headquarters last week), walk down the aisle in custom Chanel. However, for the Marrakech occasion, she donned a colorful custom Pucci number. Extravagant? Definitely. But after doubling down on nuptials and gowns, shouldn’t she have thrown in a second groom for good measure?