Cynthia Vincent | Hollywood yohana

Cynthia Vincent

Just in time for Fashion Week, designer Cynthia Vincent will be launching her new, budget-friendly CV by Cynthia Vincent line for QVC. Tune in Friday, February 10, at 10p ET and Saturday, February 11, at 10p ET to shop her signature prints and breezy staples. We caught up with Cynthia for dish on the collection and helpful fashion tips!
WHY SHE DID IT: When QVC approached me about doing a line for them, I was really excited by the prospect to reach a broader audience. I liked their concept of bringing in more contemporary designers to their mix. You have everything from your stay-cation dresses to the LBD. Some of the printed pieces you will see is my signature maxidress done in a new way, but in a familiar print style.
HER INSPIRATION: I looked at my archives and did versions of my best sellers. I have a jersey little black dress with a low plunging drape in the back. It's more risqué, but still very wearable because it has the wide embellished band across it that covers your bra strap. That's one of my all time favorites. It's a really nice dress that you can wear day to night. Throw a jacket on it at the office and, then, take it off at night. Its also great for special occasions, so I love the fact that it is so versatile.

Celebs Have Their Heads in the Clouds with Sky-Inspired Designs | Hollywood yohana

Michelle WilliamsLeighton Meester

Everyone wants to go back to feeling like a little kid again, and celebs seem to be channeling that through their wardrobe. Two celeb tastemakers, Michelle Williams and Leighton Meester, have sported whimsical meets chic ensembles recently, and we couldn't help but wonder if it was the start of a new trend. Cloud-inspired designs are a fun way to pay homage to more youthful, more frolicky times, but are hard to pull off without looking like you should be sitting on a shelf in an All-American Girl shop.
Michelle sported a cloudy look most recently when she arrived at the Beverly Hilton hotel yesterday for the Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon. Her collared sleeveless dress was from Victoria Beckham's Spring 2012 collection and had puffy clouds running up the bodice with sequin rain drops. Though she get originality points, this dress was not made for her. The frumpy fit of the dress combined with her pixie cut and petite frame make her literally look like a doll. And not in a flattering way.

Flash backwards to September and we saw Gossip Girl Leighton Meester in a cloud-print maxi dress by Carven when she attended a Fashion's Night Out event in New York City. Her frock was a fun azure color that gave her a summery radiance without too much effort. Here, the loose fit of the gown, her messy tresses and light Tiffany & Co. jewelry gave her a heavenly ethereal appearance.
Lesson to learn here: if you want to rock cloud patterns, it's best to go for a natural and fresh boho look like Leighton and avoid over-primping like Michelle.

Orange You Jealous? Beyoncé Shows Off Post-Pregnancy Bod In Curve-Hugging Alice by Temperley | Hollywood yohana

Beyonce Knowles

Apparently Beyoncé's goal is to make all of us mere mortals feel guilty that we haven't been to the gym in, oh, forever. Showing support to hubby Jay-Z at his Carnegie Hall benefit concert in New York City, the new mama looked smoking hot and fit in a ruched tangerine frock. But, here's the thing—she only gave birth one month ago!
You read that right: One. Month. Ago.
>>>REWIND: See Bey's chicest pregnancy looks
Clearly B knows she looks good, because the three-quarter sleeve Alice by Temperley dress hugged every one of the singer's famous curves. As if the low-cut, knee-length number wasn't jaw-dropping enough, Blue Ivy's mom piled on the attention-grabbing accessories. She glittered in gold Lorraine Schwartz and Ofira jewels, which she paired with a metallic Alexander McQueen clutch and embroidered Christian Louboutin pumps.
Pin-straight locks and smoky eyes finished off her smoldering look. There is one thing we couldn't help but noticing, though. That color is awfully familiar, isn't it?

When Beyoncé first told the world that she was preggers, she did it at the MTV Video Music Awards in a floor-length orange Lanvin gown.
Now we know the secret to making a big announcement. Telling the world she's having a baby? Orange dress! Showing the world her svelte post-pregnancy bod? Orange dress! This is a pattern we can get behind—it's quite pretty.
If baby Blue has her mama's genes, she's gonna be one lucky lady when she grows up. Well, even luckier than she already is, being the child of two musical prodigies and all.

Beauty Bomb: Rachel McAdams' Clip-In Bangs & Clown Makeup | Hollywood yohana

Rachel McAdams

When we read that Rachel McAdams wore Vivienne Westwood to the Los Angeles premiere of The Vow on our Twitter feed this morning, we were picturing the adorable actress's look to be über romantic and feminine. Notthis!
Nevermind the dress. We can't get over how bad she looks from the neck up! First of all, those bangs (clip-ins, we hope!) are tragic. We prefer Rach in her signature flirty side part. Then, there's the overdone makeup. Too much powder. Too much black liner. Too red of a lip. Too much! She's simply too pretty of a girl for all of that clown rouge.
>>>RELATED: Celebs go ingonito on the cover of magazines
Add to that a gold-and-diamond Pomellato chain collar necklace and Rachel looks like a veritable crazy woman!
Still, the worst part of Rachel's red carpet ensemble isn't the heavy fringe, awful makeup or bondage jewelry.

Who's That Girl? Viola Davis is the Newest Couture Cover Girl | Hollywood yohana

Viola Davis, LA Times Magazine
Before seeing The Help, we thought, "Why isn't Emma Stone our BFF?" But after we left the theater, all we could say was, "Viola Davis is ah-may-zing." (We also wondered who outfitted Emma with that curly wig, but that's a separate musing.)
We weren't the only ones. Viola scored an Oscar nod for her role, so it's only fitting that L.A. Times Magazinemade her their cover girl. Granted, we did a double take before we realized it was Viola—the cropped hair and high fashion shots through us off!
>>>PHOTOS: Can you guess these cover girls?
The gorg black-and-white photos alone are worthy of a nominations, not to mention the long-sleeve lace Marchesa dress she dons on the cover. Organza flower shoulders and lace detailing upped the glam factor, as did that smoldering stare. That being said, we're not used to such subdued looks from Viola. Keep reading to see her most recent bright turn.

Viola Davis, Oscar Luncheon

Speaking of nominations, Viola was pretty in pink during an Oscar luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hilton hotel. The actress stood out from the other nominees in a neon pink Juan Carlos Obando halter dress, which she teamed with triple-strap sandals.
We love that she doesn't shy away from brights—she wore a similarly hued silhouette for the NYC premiere ofExtremely Close and Incredibly Loud as well.

Ask Style: Why Is New York Fashion Week a Big Deal? | Hollywood yohana

Missoni Model
Fashion and beauty trends may seem to just come out of the blue—without warning everyone's sporting cut-outs(we're looking at you, Rooney Mara) ordip-dyeing their hair (Selena Gomez hit the dye most recently). We know these fads appear to be the random whims of the Fashion Gods, but they're actually born on the runway at fashion weeks around the world. With the madness of New York Fashion Week descending upon us in a hot minute (check back herefor complete coverage!), there's no better time to take an interest in the designs that you will be wearing for the next season. After all, we all like to be ahead of the fashion curve!
Believe it or not, there's a reason behind all the brouhaha at Lincoln Center, even if you're not getting anywhere near those mythical runways. New York Fashion Week is where all the trends of the season begin. You can think of it as a sort of fashion headwaters, and it's from that high and pure water source that come all the beauty and fashion fads you'll be wearing in a few months.
Need a few examples? You know how nail art is all the rage these days? That trend was predicted a whole six months ago when models on the runways of Pamela Love, Jen Kao and Alice + Olivia had tricked-out manicures for Spring 2012. If you followed the shows, you were probably the first of your friends with funky nail designs. As for clothes, it was back in September when the runways dictated that shorts suits would be hot. That same trend was spotted on three celebs in the past month alone!
See, the funny thing about fashion shows is that they're always a season ahead of real life. Even though we're dreaming about what we'll wear for spring now, the shows coming up in few days will be debuting clothes for fall 2012. This would be slightly annoying, except for the fact that it gives us a killer chance to get a sneak peek of what to expect for the next season. We can start stalking key pieces online and get a leg-up on all the hottest trends before they hit Forever 21. It also gives us plenty of time to figure out how to adapt the crazy runway creations into wearable iterations for real life.

Hollywood's Hottest Mamas Are Ready to Pop! | Hollywood yohana

Hilary Duff, Jennifer Garner, Alyson Hannigan

Baby Bump Watch 2012 is on! It was hard not to notice Hilary DuffJennifer Garner and Alyson Hannigan when all three stepped out for much needed family and pampering time. After all, Hilary and Jen are about ready to pop, and Alyson hasn't stopped smiling announcing that she was expecting again.
But our baby fascination has little to do with who's announcing what and everything to do with what they're wearing. Seriously, how do they all manage to either wear killer shoes or look like they're staying comfy despite carrying an extra twenty pounds around? If that's not impressive, than we don't know what is. (Save for Jessica Simpson in sky-high spiked heels—she still wins the shoe-off.)
>>>MORE: Alyson's flashy maternity style
Take Hilary, for instance. While the printed wide-leg pants are essentially glorified pajamas, her Splendid scoopneck maternity top, giant bronze statement necklace and nude wedges are perfect for, say, a baby shower (read more about that after the jump!). Jennifer, the furthest along of the bunch, kept her kicks sensible for a family fun day at the beach in Santa Monica. Her plum long-sleeve top and flared jeans were easy to move around in, which is exactly what she needed.
But our favorite look is definitely the How I Met Your Mother star's salon day ensemble: a striped V-neck paired with stonewashed skinny jeans and snakeskin flats. Alyson can't stop smiling, and we're pretty sure it's because she knows she looks très chic. We can't wait to see what other stylish stops the star pulls out—and we'll concede, we're also dying to hear the baby names soon.

Big sis Haylie Duff and mom Susan threw Hilary a baby shower in Beverly Hills, and the mama-to-be couldn't stop tweeting with excitement.
We know Haylie is smiling over more than just that awesome bib—she also threw one heck of a party! "Best baby shower!" Hil tweeted. "This baby is spoiled already! And this mama is wiped out!! ... So grateful for all my friends and family that love and support me through all these huge milestones in my life! Such special memories today!"
Plus, two days later, she still got to munch on the leftover salted caramel cupcakes from Sprinkles bakery. Not too shabby!
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  • Kristin Cavallari, Jay Cutler
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Coats Make Chic Cocktail Wear | Hollywood yohana

Chloe Moretz, Alexa Chung, Kirsten Dunst

TREND: Trench coat dresses
WHO'S WEARING IT: Chloë Moretz (Miu Miu), Alexa Chung (Marc Jacobs) and Kirsten Dunst(Burberry Prorsum)

HOW TO WEAR IT: Trench coats are a staple during the winter. However, celebs are showing us that we can rock coats as dresses—yup, you heard that right! For a literal approach, look to Kirsten, who made her navy trench a frock by defining her waist with its belt. And since the look was already fashion-forward, she went for go-to black pumps. To make your ensemble even more winter-friendly, simply slip on a pair of tight à la Alexa. Another way, you can go about this trend is by going monochromatic. Chloë did so when she teamed her shiny red dress with matching strap heels. There is only big rule you must remember: Make sure you cinch your waist, if not you'll look too boxy.

Who's That Girl? Jessie J Gets a Major Makeunder | Hollywood yohana

Jessie J

Excuse us, Jessie J, but is that you?
The raven-haired singer has been spotted around England recently, and to say we didn't recognize her would be an understatement. Gone are the blunt bangs and gem-encrusted onesies we've come to mock.
>>>REWIND: The way Jessie was!
Instead, the very slimmed-down Brit left the BBC Radio One studio in London in a black coat, faux-lace printed scarf, red sweater and shiny leggings. But even more noticeable than the covered-up duds and new 'do was the faux glow that the once pale singer had going on. We always knew that a little tan in the can did a body good.
Save for the clashing patterns, we dig this new look. She looks healthier and happier than ever, and turns out she doesn't have to make like Nicki Minaj or Lady Gaga and constantly put on a show. That being said, fingers crossed that her next album comes complete with a bedazzle

Kate Beckinsale Sports a Half-Lacquered, Half-Loose ‘Do From Giambattista Valli's Spring 2012 Runway | Hollywood yohana The focus of New York Fashion Week may be on the incredible couture creations, but the latest and greatest hair trends are also debuted during this biannual event. >>>FLASHBACK: Runway/ Front Row: Spring 2012 Back in September, Giambattista Valli showcased one of spring 2012's hottest hairstyles—the half-lacquered, half-loose 'do. Soon after leggy models sported this look down the catwalk, Kate Beckinsale made sure to jump on the trend pronto. The British actress styled her tresses in this avant-garde manner, when she hit up LACMA's Art + Film gala last November. We love that she gave the trend her own spin. Sporting wavy locks made the overall look feel romantic, as opposed to the pin-straight runway version, which looked oh-so modern.

Giambattista Valli modelKate Beckinsale

The focus of New York Fashion Week may be on the incredible couture creations, but the latest and greatest hair trends are also debuted during this biannual event.
>>>FLASHBACK: Runway/ Front Row: Spring 2012
Back in September, Giambattista Valli showcased one of spring 2012's hottest hairstyles—the half-lacquered, half-loose 'do. Soon after leggy models sported this look down the catwalk, Kate Beckinsale made sure to jump on the trend pronto.
The British actress styled her tresses in this avant-garde manner, when she hit up LACMA's Art + Film gala last November. We love that she gave the trend her own spin. Sporting wavy locks made the overall look feel romantic, as opposed to the pin-straight runway version, which looked oh-so modern.

Get Schooled on Lauren Moffatt & OPI's Orange Nails | Hollywood yohana

LMH Models, OPI Nail Polish

Orange you glad bold colors are here to stay? Pantone named tangerine the color of the year, so it was only fitting that OPI kicked off New York Fashion Week with orange nails for Lauren Moffatt's Fall 2012 show.
The designer cheekily sent her models back to class, showing her '70s-inspired collection against backdrops of blackboards and easels. Amongst a palette of navy blue, cream and harvest gold hues, OPI's bright new shade "A Good Man-darin Is Hard to Find" stood out against the retro silhouettes.
Lauren's collection was the first to show orange off at Fashion Week, but it likely won't be the last—it's expected to be a huge trend for nails this year. Want to try the look yourself? Be sure to keep nails short and squoval (that's square and oval, natch), just like the OPI manicurists did to give the perfect pop of color.