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We know I have a strong affinity for both matched set ensembles and the personal style of actress Ashley Madekwe.

So of course it was instant fashion love when pics surfaced of Ashley attending the 20th Century Fox party during Comic-Con 2015 wearing a two-piece black and white check outfit courtesy of Self Portrait.

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Ashley wasn’t the only Hollywood starlet to show appreciation for the Self Portrait crop top and wide leg pant combo, though.

Hunger Games actress Willow Shields was actually first in giving the Self Portrait look its red-carpet moment, wearing the ensemble at Nickelodeon’s 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards.

Ashley kept things simple with her accessorizing, opting for black heeled sandals and a black leather clutch.

But Willow added a powerful punch of color to her look with a pair of purple suede pumps, and a matching purple leather clutch.

Both ladies look great, and the only differences come down to a preference of color in the accessories.

To purple or not to purple? That is the question.

Who wears Self Portrait black and white check best?

  • Ashley Madekwe (83%, 5 Votes)
  • Willow Shields (17%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 6

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[ photos: zimbio ]


The Scream Queens were out in force during Comic-Con International 2015. The stars of the upcoming FOX series were in full-on promotional mode as they paraded around Comic-Con wearing their fashionable best.

Along with her fellow Queen Keke Palmer, actress Emma Roberts showed she was definitely up to the style challenge, wearing a Line & Dot ‘Bisous’ plaid off-shoulder dress ($165).

The black and white frock features an oversized classic check print throughout, an open neckline, and a pair of drop sleeves that create and off-shoulder look.

Emma jazzed up her ensemble with a red hot pair of Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudist’ heels ($398). Yes, those ‘Nudist’ heels. Nearly two years since their introduction, and they remain as popular on the red-carpets of Hollywood as ever.

[ photos: zimbio, shopbop ]


With a new role in FOX’s upcoming Screem Queens, actress Keke Palmer has been handed a fresh set of red-carpet opportunities where she can show off her fashionista bonafides.

At events like Entertainment Weekly’s Comic-Con 2015 Party, Keke makes the most of her current moment in the spotlight, cutting quite the stylish figure in a Georges Chakra Fall 2015 plum colored jumpsuit.

Keke kept it minimally chic with her styling, choosing black pumps and a metallic clutch to accessorize, and opting for side-parted tresses and a matte plum lip to complete her look.

[ photos: zimbio, georges chakra ]

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If there’s one color combination you can never go wrong with, it’s the forever timeless pairing of black and white.

To that end, Arrow leading lady Emily Bett Rickards was well on her way toward a classically chic achromatic look at the CW Network’s 2015 Upfront Presentation.


Emily Bett Rickards, or EBR as she’s affectionately known on many a Arrow fansite, paired a Tibi ‘Agathe’ strapless jumpsuit ($695) in cream with black accessories including a black leather belt and Schutz ‘Aranzazu’ black suede pumps.

As classic and familiar as the black and white palette is, that doesn’t mean ‘familiar’ has to equal ‘boring’.

Emily’s ‘Agathe’ jumpsuit maintains a fashion forward flair due to a unique silhouette that’s fitted through the waist then flares into a pair of wide-leg pants that almost doubles as a skirt.

The jumpsuit is eye catching enough on its own that Emily’s addition of a visually heavy leather belt borders on unnecessary, and is just a bit too focus pulling.

Instead, some type of statement necklace or a pair of oversized earrings would have taken Emily Bett Rickards’ outfit from CW Network Upfront standout to undeniable fashion knockout.

Leather belt or no, Emily’s jumpsuit remains a chic little number that’s a great alternative to the typical red-carpet dress.

[ photos: arrow-source.com, renttherunway.com ]

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In such a visually striking dress, Arrow’s Katie Cassidy couldn’t help but turn heads as she posed on the purple carpet of The Paley Center For Media’s 32nd Annual PaleyFest LA.


For a Hollywood starlet looking to make a bold fashion statement at a media event, Cushnie et Ochs is definitely the design duo to turn to.

Katie Cassidy chose correctly when she opted for the label’s striped neoprene dress ($1,595) from the Cushnie et Ochs Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear collection.

If you like the opposing stripes of Katie’s black and white frock, but aren’t a fan of its $1,595 price tag, there is a skirt only option that retails for a (slightly) more reasonable price of $750.

But if that’s still out of your price range, I’ve got quite the deal for you.

It’s not a smartly cut sheath dress, but the monochrome contrast romper ($30) from Misguided packs all the visual punch of Katie’s Cushnie et Ochs dress at a very small fraction of the price.

The Missguided romper has the same black and white color scheme, but most importantly, it has the same bold striping as the ripped from the runway Cushnie et Ochs version.

Katie Cassidy’s PaleyFest ensemble is perfection, until you get down to her feet. A better shoe could’ve elevated this look even higher, but despite that small critique, she still looks great.

[ photos: style.com, katie-cassidy.us ]


This is kind of a big deal. Shopbop is having a sale!


For those of you style junkies who are always on top of your fashion game, you know online boutique Shopbop rarely offers discounts on their full price merchandise.

So when Shopbop says they’re having a sale, it’s a Big Event that’s kind of a big deal. With the use of the appropriately named BIGEVENT15 discount count code, you can receive up to 25% off your order. The more you spend, the more you save!

Offering on trend selections from your fave celeb’s fave brands like 3.1 Phillip Lim, alice + olivia, and KENZO, Shopbop has always been the place online to find the items that take your wardrobe from ‘meh’ to ‘WOOT!’.

No matter what your singular sense of style, you’d have to try hard not to find suit your tastes. All good things come to an end, and Shopbop’s ‘Big Event’ spring sale ends March 7, 2015 at 11:59pm PT.


Okay, so sure actress Lily Collins is wearing her Pamella Roland Spring 2015 bandeau/wide-leg pants look in Rome, Italy where the temperatures are currently hitting daily highs in the 70s, and the Mediterranean climate lasts almost year round.

The calendar still reads late October (i.e. Fall) though, and at the ‘Love, Rosie’ photocall during the 9th Rome Film Festival, Lily not only successfully pulled off wearing white (way) after Labor Day, but she also made a barely there belly baring bandeau top totally seem seasonally appropriate.

Rocking a chic chin length bob and a pair of the best eyebrows in Hollywood, Lily is definitely celebrity style star to watch.

[ photos: zimbio, style.com ]


Never say never. After famously declaring we’d never see him walk down the aisle again, George Clooney has done just that, marrying human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin after a five month engagement.

But I’m sure you’ve heard more than enough about that (seriously, the wedding was covered by no less than two publications and made headlines across the world).

Let’s talk the new Mrs. Alamuddin-Clooney’s style.

The morning following their star studded nuptials in Venice, Italy (where Clooney and Alamuddin-Clooney first met, natch), Amal cemented her status as an emerging fashion column staple by wearing a Giambattista Valli Spring 2014 Couture dress to utter perfection.

The long sleeve, lace frock featured an intricate floral appliqué throughout, and a high-low hemline which showcased Amal’s runway model worthy legs.

Fresh onto the celebrity scene, Amal is already drawing comparisons to another international fashionista, the Duchess of Cambridge herself Kate Middleton (yes, really).

If the frenzy around her wedding to George and the designer duds she dawned during the weekend long event are any indication, Amal Alamuddin-Clooney is definitely one to watch.

[ photos: style.com, zimbio ]


It seems like Hollywood is experiencing a minimalist fashion moment right now. Solid colors, barely there makeup, and very few accessories are the name of the celebrity style game.

Sitting front row at the Zimmermann Spring 2015 collection presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell joined the likes of Tia Mowry and Holland Roden in taking the less is more approach when it comes to her style.

Shay wore a black Zimmermann jumpsuit ($450) that featured a plunging neckline and cut-out just below the bustline. She paired the piece with metallic heels and a small red leather crossbody bag.

[ photos: zimbio, revolveclothing ]


Who knew we should have been checking for Tia Mowry-Hardrict when it came to Hollywood fashionistas to watch?

She last popped up on our radar at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards where the Instant Mom actress wore a yellow and grey striped dress, showing hints of the style star she would later become by going an unexpected route and pairing the look with red heeled sandals.

Tia’s had her fair share of fashionable moments in the years following that Teen Choice Awards standout, but lately her red-carpet style has been elevated to an entirely new level.

At the International Fashion Film Awards Tia showcased a more sophisticated and fashion forward sense of style in a bell sleeved, deep v-neck dress from Australian fashion house Ellery.

Finished in a cream crepe fabric, the ‘Mayfair’ dress from Ellery is minimalistic in design yet makes quite the dramatic red-carpet statement with its exaggerated silhouette.

[ photos: Huffington Post, shopbop.com ]