Celebrity Designer

6 Things to Know About Eva Longoria's Style (Like What's Hanging in Her Closet from Desperate Housewives)

Aug/01/2016 at 09:00 AM ET

Eva Longoria The LimitedCourtesy The Limited

There’s a new celebrity fashion designer in Hollywood. Eva Longoria just teamed up with The Limited to design her own collection for the brand, and we caught up with the star at her N.Y.C. Launch. Below, her style secrets, and everything you need to know about the line.

Designing clothing has been a longtime dream of hers.
“I have been wanting to do this for a very long time, I just hadn’t had the right partners,” Longoria tells PeopleStyle of the partnership. “I so authentically know textiles, I know seams and so I’ve been offered many things before and it was either super low quality or just not the right partners. And I was like, ‘I don’t want my name on that.’ So many people put their name on things and then they aren’t really involved. I am super involved in the design process and the sourcing and everything and I love it.” Read More

Jennifer Hudson on Showing off Her Curves: I Didn't Work This Hard to Cover Up!

Jul/29/2016 at 03:48 PM ET

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This Dream Girl has found her dream denim! Jennifer Hudson just celebrated her one year anniversary as the face of New York & Company’s Soho Jeans line. For Hudson, having the items in the collection hug her curves was imperative.  “I’ve made a huge transition [with my weight]. There are things you want to try but you can’t always wear when you’re ‘plus size.’ So I feel like I am able to explore more, but I am still very conscious of every girl, every woman, every size,” she tells PeopleStyle. “I like high-waisted things. I love the pencil shape, which works regardless of your size. I feel like each one of these pieces represent that silhouette.”

Hudson says that her 80-lb. weight loss (which she shared the secrets to on the cover of PEOPLE in 2010) is one of the reason she now loves jeans— specifically skinnies. “I did not work this hard for this,” she says, gesturing to her body, “to hide it!” (Editor’s note: We feel compelled to point out that all the jeans are 50% off on nyandcompany.com today, making them all less than $40!)

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So, the brand’s stretchy denim is designed with figure-flattering details like vertical seams down the front, diagonal whiskering detail (see Hudson in the “dynamite blue” wraparound legging, above), and angled zippered pockets (see Hudson in the white zip-accent high-waist legging jean, below).

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And yes, these white jeans are actually easy to wear, according to Hudson. That’s not only because of the zipper detail, but because of the high waist and the material itself.

“Having the comfort factor in there makes it work,” she says. “I always had an issue with jeans growing up because I’ve always been a tall girl. They’re too short at the foot, and when they’re long enough, they’re too big at the hip. The trick is finding what fits your body, especially with white. These jeans form to your shape, and not every jean is going to do that. So even if you have the same style in black and white, the material changes with the color. It’s strategic.”

But no matter what fashion risks you choose to take, Hudson wants all women to be proud of what they’re working with: “Women, you’ve got to accent your curves!” she says.

–Catherine Kast

Idris Elba Cannot Guess How Many Sneakers He Has

Jul/29/2016 at 03:08 PM ET

It may not surprise you to find out that the guy tapped to co-host the 2016 Met Gala — and the one who looks like, well, this in a tux — has an interest in fashion. The Emmy nominee (who’s currently promoting Star Trek, so you’ll have lots of opportunities to see him wear a suit) tells PeopleStyle that his interest in clothes goes way back — and includes a sneaker collection that might rival DJ Khaled’s.

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“I can’t even say [how many sneakers I have],” the actor said. “I have a whole room that has a container — half that container is trainers and shoes.” He’s currently loving Havaiana flip flops for summer, but you might see him rocking a pair of Kanye West’s designs as the weather cools down. “Believe it or not, the Yeezys are really nice stuff and I just got a nice pair that I love,” he says. “I am going to send him some of my gear and see if he likes that.”

His gear, of course, being his collection for Superdry — he’s on his second collaboration with the brand, which includes a range of tees (his favorite), jackets and shorts. And Elba says, he’s happy to be thought of as someone whose style is worth emulating.

“This line is something that is cool and affordable and represents me. I spend a lot of time in clothes and I’ve been complimented for a few years about the way I dress and that’s always been a nice feeling,” he says. “Whenever I go on red carpets I definitely pay attention … Long story short is yes, I kind of did have a beeline to want to be noticed in fashion a little bit. But not in a way that I am going to be the highlight of men’s fashion week and make a big splash like that.”

Despite the modesty, he made a major impact at the Met Gala in his Tom Ford tux, an experience Elba says was like a master class in red carpet dressing. “Tom Ford’s team is just immaculate to the inch. Every single detail is accounted for even to how you walk, where your hands should be,” he says. “I was told not to put your hands in the pockets. I was like, Oh, what do I do! I’m a man who puts my hands in my pockets. But I took away when you’re someone that is in fashion and you’re considered fashionable it’s all about that one moment when they take the picture, so look immaculate for it. It’s a fleeting second. And I definitely am a lot more conscious of that now that I am on the red carpet.”

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When he’s off the red carpet, you can find him relaxing in a pair of patterned pants, which he says are the most surprising thing in his closet. “I have these African pants that are just made from African print. I wear them and I look a little bohemian, no one would ever think I would wear them because they’re super colorful and super baggy. I love those. Very easy to wear,” he says, adding that he wears them “just at home, when I am sort of, like chilling at the house. I got them from Ghana and I wore them a lot in Ghana. And then I got to London and I got conscious!”

That might come with the territory of having a teenage daughter (who has accompanied him to the Oscars and SAG Awards!) who’s at the age to critique her dad’s fashion choices. “She thinks I am cool — sometimes,” he says. “She says to me, ‘Dad, don’t you think your shorts are a little short?’ Oh no, I don’t actually, thank you very much.”

Despite the sass, she’s still on the shortlist to be his Emmys date; he’s nominated in the Leading Actor category, alongside fellow Brit Tom Hiddleston. “Tom and I are good friends. I’m looking forward to seeing him.” And Hiddleston’s date (who also happened to be a Met Gala co-host with Elba) Taylor Swift? “Psh – moving on!” he says, laughing. “Nah, I’m happy for him. He’s a great guy.”

What do you think of Elba’s style?

— Alex Apatoff
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Love May Not Cost a Thing, but Jennifer Lopez's Upcoming Shoe Line Is Going to Make You Empty Your Wallet

Jul/27/2016 at 12:09 PM ET

Jennifer Lopez shoes collectionCourtesy Giuseppe Zanotti

Jennifer Lopez ain’t your mama — and she also ain’t your momma’s shoe designer. The singer is the latest celebrity to team up with a footwear brand (see also: Rihanna, Kylie Jenner, Olivia Palermo), and this one promises to be the highest, shiniest and most blinged-out yet. She’s teaming up with famed shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti for a capsule collection, and from the early sketches, it’s the most J.Lo you can get without actually being La Lopez herself.

The duo are working together on a collection (ranging between $795 and $1,995) called Giuseppe for Jennifer Lopez, which is being previewed at trade shows next week and set to be sold in stores in January 2017.

And if you had any doubt that the diva’s stamp is all over the brand, just enjoy this anecdote from their first design meeting (held at her Las Vegas home), which WWD attended. Lopez entered the room, then promptly made all assistants, photographers and videographers clear out. “Why are all these people here?” she asked Zanotti. “Maybe give us a little space so we can talk and create, right?” Read More

Kanye West Stars in Balmain Ads (Again) - This Time without Kim Kardashian

Jul/25/2016 at 04:35 PM ET

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Kanye West is at the top of his design game these days (he recently teamed up with Adidas on an athleisure line to complement his successful Yeezy shoes) but he’s still game to support brands he admires. He and the entire KarJenner family love wearing the brand’s apparel, hitting the runway and sitting front row in the brand’s shows, and now Kanye’s repping the family as the star of the French fashion house’s fall ads.

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WATCH: Nicole Richie Shows Us Her New House of Harlow 1960 x Revolve Collection

Jul/25/2016 at 07:30 AM ET

nicole richie house of harlowDonato Sardella/Getty Images for REVOLVE

PeopleStyle caught up with style icon Nicole Richie to get the inside scoop on her newly launched House of Harlow 1960 x Revolve collection.

Our editors put Nicole to the test on Facebook Live with specific styling questions using only pieces from her new line, sold exclusively on Revolve.com. Check out some of her style tips below, from what to wear to a summer wedding to finding the perfect party outfit. Read More