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Sneak Peak: Rihanna Shoots “Te Amo”

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Rihanna was looking très magnifique in a sexy black number and high-heeled boots on the set of her latest music vid for “Te Amo” in Paris. The pop princess took a quick break from her ‘Last Girl on Earth’ tour to shoot the video for her fourth single from Rated R at a picturesque French château.

FYI: Ri is wearing Giuseppe Zanotti Design lace-up boots.  Oui, oui!

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Trend Alert: Don’t Sweat It!

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Sweats with a blazer and a pair of heels? Really??! While sweatpants and high fashion NEVER coexisted in the same sentence, designers like Alexander Wang and Elie Tahari managed to make sweats chic.

What do you guys think?

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Interview: Mary Alice Stephenson, celeb stylist and fashion expert

Mary Alice Stephenson, a metro Detroit native, is a world-renowned fashion expert and stylist to the stars. Whether she’s backstage reporting from Fashion Week or front-and-center on the red carpet, she has served as a fashion and beauty commentator for many networks and shows including: ABC’s Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, Extra, E! and The Style Channel—just to name a few. Throughout her career, Stephenson has worked as fashion editor and fashion director for legendary fashion magazines such as Vogue, Allure and Marie Claire.

Today, she serves as contributing fashion editor for Harper’s Bazaar. Stephenson has styled Hollywood’s most fashionable celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, Halle Berry, Beyonce, Drew Barrymore, Nicole Kidman, and Jennifer Aniston.  She also is known for her philanthropic work with charities.

On May 1, Stephenson will be the lead runway style coordinator during the fashion show, “Women Helping Women,” to benefit Grace Centers of Hope—a homeless shelter offering comprehensive recovery and rehabilitation services in Pontiac, Mich.

For more information about Grace Centers of Hope and the Women Helping Women fashion show/luncheon fundraiser, visit gracecentersofhope.org.

Mary Alice chatted with The NYLA Report to dish on the fashion industry and working with the likes of Anna Wintour and Rachel Zoe:

You have such a glamorous career and people would kill to be in your shoes, but what challenges do you face?

People like Jennifer Anniston and Drew Barrymore were great. I’ve always worked with great people, but the hardest part is making sure the celebrity feels good and to make sure that the magazine or brand that I’m working for get what they need. Many of these actresses have been shot so many ways, for so long and they want to look a certain way. The magazine and/or brand want the celebrity to look a certain way as well. I consider myself the mediator. So part of being a great fashion editor is like being great psychologist and knowing how to deal with the personalities. You want the magazine or brand to get what they need, while making the actress look and feel beautiful.

Who was the most fun celeb to style?

The funniest person I’ve styled was Will Smith for the Oscars one year. We were all laughing and he was great fun. We styled him in one outfit. We dressed him in Dior and realized he looked like his character in Men in Black. We immediately took away the thin black tie and ended up giving him a bow-tie instead.

Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong, but I’ve read that one of your first jobs was with Vogue. Is that true?

Yes, I went to college and my first job out of school was with American Vogue and Anna Wintour hired me.

How was it like working for Anna?

She’s great. I feel very honored to have worked there at Vogue and it was a great experience. There are a lot of people interested in fashion, but they don’t realize how much work and dedication goes into being nationally known. Fashion is not just playing with clothes and playing dress up, it’s much more than that. Anna has permeated every aspect internationally in the business of fashion. She’s decisive, she has a very strong point of view and that makes her really interesting to work for.  I was only an assistant, I never worked for her as an editor, but it was a great learning experience. Vogue is an incredible magazine and Anna deserves all the attention, all the acclaim and she’s a pivotal force in this industry.

I’m all for new beginnings, but I’m kinda sad to see the Tents move to Lincoln Center. What do you think about the move from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center for Fashion Week next season?

I think it’s great. Fashion is about being innovated and I think it will be a breath of fresh air. It’s a new space to see clothes in and it’s a fresh, new way to look at things. I’m definitely looking forward to the change at Lincoln Center.

If you and Rachel Zoe got into a catfight, who would win?

Rachel and I are actually great friends. We’re not fighters, so I guess we’ll have a martini and talk it out. We’ve known each other for 20 years. We’ve always been supportive of each other’s careers and I’m really excited for her show being so successful. In this industry, there’s enough room for everybody and we all help each other out.

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Celeb Sightings: Coachella

The Coachella Music Festival just wrapped up yesterday, but celeb sightings were a’ plenty this past weekend. Everyone from Katy Perry to Beyonce and even Danny DeVito–yes, I said Danny DeVito–showed up for the three day music festival.

Beyonce

Kristin Cavallari

Katy Perry

Paris & Nicky Hilton

Solange

AND a very stylish Danny DeVito

Random Fact: Everytime I hear Danny DeVito’s name, I think of this scene from Mean Girls:

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Where’s Pink Pump?

Kinda like Where’s Waldo…but waaaay cooler.

That’s right, ladies! Pink Pump–metro Detroit’s hottest shoe boutique–is opening a fourth store, but can YOU guess the new location? The Pink Pump girls will be giving out hints and clues everyday on Twitter. Post your guesses and they’ll  give hints until someone guesses the exact address of their new store!

The winner will receive*drumroll*… a Pink Pump gift card! Yay!

Don’t forget to keep up with clues on: http://twitter.com/PinkPump

Bon chance, but in the meantime, don’t be stranger and visit the other 3 locations in Royal Oak, Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills!

http://www.shoppinkpump.com

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pinkpump?v=info

http://twitter.com/pinkpump

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Trend Alert: Shake Your Romper!

Romper? Jumpsuit? Adult onesie? Whatever you want to call it, it’s making a comeback this spring. Personally, I’ve avoided the romper like the bubonic plague since its first showing a few seasons back–but looking at these photos–I’m starting to rethink my decision. Take a look:

(photo and post courtesy of The Skinny)

ROMPER + BELT + COOL SHADES>> Simple, sweet and all-legs, a romper is a great way to show off some color or a great print. If it doesn’t have an elastic waistband built in, keep the one-piece balanced with a basic belt. Finish off the look with strappy sandals, and even a headband or a bow if you feel like you need a little something more to top it off. Cool shades? Most importantly, bring options! Wayfarers and aviators are a classic hit, but I’m equally coveting these three trendy options.

Click to shop: Fab Animal Print Romper, $12.50, Fab Embroidered Romper, $14.50, Safari Romper, $24.80

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Spotted: Rihanna in Spring Threads

Rihanna was seen in LA looking very colorful in a pair of Alexander Wang Isabeli Leopard Slides ($425), which is an open toe slide that features pony fur with a leopard pattern, a pointed vamp, and a leather sole on a mirror-finished heel. She also wore a Lanvin Crochet Straw hat ($383), floral shorts from Opening Ceremony ($370) and carried a Lanvin Rubanjane Mini Pop bag ($1,340) in purple suede.

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