THE MOST ICONIC LIPS

Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington – Campbell and Turlington composed two thirds of the “Trinity,” a trio of supermodels (Linda Evangelista was the third) who roared onto the scene in the late 1980s. This photo was taken in 1990, a year before the pair’s statement pouts stole the show at Versace: they walked the runway while lip-syncing George Michael’s “Freedom.”

Dita Von Teese – Whether shiny or matte, Von Teese is known for her expertly painted red lips. “The first time I wore red lipstick was in the ’80s, when everyone was wearing pearly beige-y pinks,” she says. “I was completely bowled over by the splash of color it gave, and I haven’t stopped wearing it since.” To maintain her appearance, Von Teese stockpiles tubes of her favorite rouge hues and has “at least five drawers” of lipstick.

Lucille Ball – Alter ego Lucy Ricardo got into one hilarious predicament after another in I Love Lucy. Signs of panic included a wide-eyed stare and, of course, an expressive red mouth.

Angelina Jolie – Her exposed leg may have stolen the show at this year’s Oscars—but Jolie’s famously full lips have the last say.

Elvis Presley – His gyrating hips made girls dizzy with desire, and his pompadour was nothing short of perfection. But Presley’s lips stand out as his most memorable physical feature: whether curled at the corner in song or stretched into a lopsided grin, they were a major asset to his image.

Marilyn Monroe – Leaning in with lowered lashes, Monroe knew how to make her signature red lips the center of attention. Add a breathy voice and curvy figure to the mix, and it’s no wonder why she remains a sex symbol to this day.

Scarlett Johansson – Is a beauty chameleon; her hairstyles, hair color, and makeup are in constant flux. One thing that remains the same? Her famously voluptuous pucker.

Tim Curry – As Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the 1975 cult musical, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Curry wasn’t “just a sweet transvestite from Transexual, Transylvania.” His overt sexuality, mischievous nature, and mad-scientist leanings proved to be a potent combination. But it was his juicy red lips that made mild-mannered couple Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) and Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) weak in the knees—and became the iconic logo for Rocky Horror.

Molly Ringwald – Though it premiered in 1986, Pretty in Pink inspired audiences’ inner fashionistas for decades to come. As Andie Walsh, Ringwald’s craftiness and fashion-forward ensembles dominated the screen. However, something else drew attention too: Her enviable kisser.

Julia Roberts – She’d appeared in Mystic Pizza and Steel Magnolias, but it was Pretty Woman that cemented Roberts’ star status and made her America’s sweetheart. In 1990, audiences flocked to see the film and fell in love with her toothy grin, hearty laugh—and naturally plush pucker.

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STAR TRACKS – Actors With Bands

Ryan Gosling  – Dead Man’s Bones                                                                  Considering all the Grammy-winning talent that came out of season six of the All-New Mickey Mouse Club—Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera—it shouldn’t come as a surprise that another member of that cast, Ryan Gosling, is one half of a two-man band. Dead Man’s Bones began in 2005 when Gosling and Zach Shields began performing their light goth music for friends. They released their first album in 2009.

Zooey Deschanel – She & Him                                                                               Although she sang a bit inElf and always dreamed of having a musical career, Zooey Deschanel truly found herself as an artist when she sent a demo to musician M. Ward in 2008. “Her voice doesn’t sound like anything else that’s out there. All I really had to do is press record,” Ward told Billboard about their collaboration, She & Him.

Adrian Grenier –  The Honey Brothers and Kid Friendly                                         Actor Adrian Grenier doesn’t just moonlight as a musician, he moonlights from his moonlighting—Grenier is a member of two New York bands. In 2002, he joined The Honey Brothers, a new-wave folk act whose members include a musician who, improbably enough, shares a name with Jeremy Piven’s character onEntourage, Ari Gold. “I was a fan before I was a member,” Grenier said of The Honey Brothers, who are touring this spring. “I think they’re just delightful people and musicians. I was drawn to them immediately because of the good nature of the music but also the really catchy, hooky style as well.” And when he’s not playing drums with The Honey Brothers, Grenier fronts the Brooklyn band Kid Friendly.

Ed Westwick – The Filthy Youth                                                                                 Taylor Momsen’s band, The Pretty Reckless, may get all the press, but her Gossip Girl co-star Ed Westwick also had a successful music career as the front man for the British indie-punk band The Filthy Youth. While the group has benefited from Westwick’s series—two of its songs were featured onGossip Girl—the 24-year-old actor himself has put his Filthy Youth career on hold since he’s been in New York. Though Westwick did tell Teen Vogue to put another band together someday—“You haven’t heard the last of me yet.”

 

 

TOP 5 – ACADEMY AWARDS 12

        Milla Jovovich

Dress: Elie Saab dress
Bag: Edie Parker Flavia nude mica clutch
Jewelry: Jacob & Co. jewelry
Stacy Keibler

Dress: Marchesa gold lame off-the-shoulder column draped gown (F/W 12 collection)
Bag: Judith Leiber clutch
Shoes: Rene Caovilla two-tone gold Swarovski crystal heels
Jewelry: Lorraine Schwartz jewelry
Louise Roe
Dress: Black Halo
Emma Stone

Dress: Giambattista Valli fuchsia gown
Bag: Louis Vuitton clutch
Shoes: Brian Atwood Karin fuchsia satin platforms
Jewelry: Louis Vuitton jewelry
Gwyneth Paltrow

Dress: Tom Ford dress
Shoes: Jimmy Choo Koko platform sandals
Jewelry: Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie Hearts of Winter cuff bracelet; Duchess Hibiscus ring

AMBER HEARD

The up-and-coming actress-she’s currently starring alongside Johnny Depp in the Rum Diary and was amazing on the short-lived show The Playboy Club-has been consistently embraced by the fashion community for her innate ability to pull off retro glam looks in a modern way. From sultry gowns with thigh-high slits to sleek cocktail numbers, it’s obvious this blond bombshell is no novice when it comes to on-point evening attire, which is why we suggest keeping today’s selection of brilliant style choices in mind when creating your own party ensembles this season.

Rihanna and Armani Join Forces

Pop music’s fashion darling and consummate provocateur launches a capsule collection for Armani’s secondary lines.

Rihanna, that red-lipped, redheaded (for now) Barbadian, has embraced the role of pop music’s fearless clothes hound, pulling off with enviable confidence a skin-baring bustier and thigh-flashing shorts one moment, a couture tuxedo the next—which is why her next project, a design collaboration with Armani Jeans and Emporio Armani Underwear, seems like a natural fit. “I’ve always been in awe of Mr. Armani,” says Rihanna, who has banked on the Italian label for red-carpet magic before. “Designing a line with him is something I never imagined.”

The capsule collection, in stores now, includes modern, quintessential streetwear but also manages to capture Rihanna’s unapologetic rock-star swagger (a cheekily embroidered diminutive R appears on the strap of a stretch lace bra). The line’s leopard-print T-shirts, second-skin stovepipe jeans, and classic leather jackets are the kind of fail-safe staples made for avid concertgoers—or, really, anyone who wants to crib the singer’s effortlessly cool alchemy, what Armani calls her “charisma” and “energy.” All of which (and more) is on full display in the label’s autumn/winter ad campaign. Flaunting her heart-stopping curves and a blond pageboy wig, Rihanna does what she does best: makes you stop and stare.