Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s Stylist Wants Women to ‘Shatter the Mold of How They’re Expected to Appear’

Here’s what we know about next year’s award season: It’s going to be nothing like anything we’ve seen before. 

Sure, it will have tons of glitz and glamour, which is par for the course, but it’s also going to become even more of a place to make a big, powerful fashion statement. Already, we’ve heard that multiple stars are planning to wear black to the Golden Globes red carpet as a message against sexual harassment in the workplace. Plus, it’s will continue to be the go-to spot to showcase new and different looks that prove women that they don’t have to look or dress or be a certain size for acceptance. 

For superstar stylist Cristina Ehrlich, who works with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Priyanka Chopra, Uzo Aduba, Allison Williams, Lena Dunham and more, it’s actually her mission for 2018 to change the idea of what the red carpet should be. “I hope that women continue to shatter the mold of how they’ve been expected to appear for red carpets,” says Erhlich. “Whether they want to dress up or down, high or low, my biggest hope is that every woman feels like herself.” 

In the past year, Erhlich has pushed her clients to do just that, which is why we’ve asked her to reflect on her most memorable looks of the year. From creating Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s look before announcing her battle with breast cancer to landing Priyanka Chopra’s modern take on the classic trench to taking Greta Gerwig’s looks from actress to director level, scroll down to find out which looks topped Erhlich’s list as her favorites of the year.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Carolina Herrera 

“Julia is Hollywood royalty, particularly in the category of television,” says the stylist. “We’ve have had many beautiful collaborations together with Carolina Herrera and this year was no different. Julia broke records this year at the Emmys and she will continue to surprise us with her ingenious wit and brilliant comedy. But this year specifically was significant for her and I feel her Emmys look matched that.” 

Priyanka Chopra in Ralph Lauren 

“Initially stumped, like a lot of people were, about how to pay homage to the Comme des Garçons brand and its designer Rei Kawakubo , we drew on one of the most classic silhouettes that Ralph Lauren offers, which is the trench coat,” says Ehrlich. “In playing with the tailoring and fit, we discovered that we could create this really special moment on the stairs of the Metropolitan Museum of Art by extending her train to the point of no return. What started as something so simple ended up becoming what some would consider an art piece and not just a dress. Priyanka’s willingness to commit is what carried this look into being one of the most talked about of the night.”

Lena Dunham in Elizabeth Kennedy

The stylist describes Lena as “fearless, in every sense of the word.” So, for the Met Gala, “we knew that she needed to be in something that represented the voice she carries across the board,” explains Ehrlich. “Lena rarely wears silhouettes with such extreme volume, so it felt like a proper nod to the formality of the Met Gala, while still playing to the edginess and rawness that Lena possesses.” 

Uzo Aduba in Sally LaPointe 

“Our inspirations were really drawn from glamour and the idea of this being a year of celebration,” Ehrlich says of this silver look the Orange Is the New Black star wore to the 2017 Emmys in September. “With , we were able to achieve the elements of a gown that felt appropriate for the Emmys but not serious. Uzo is someone who will continue to create memorable roles in whatever she does, so we really wanted to approach this look with the idea that it should be special, but not feel like something we took too seriously.” 

Allison Williams in Giambattista Valli 

“Allison is a red carpet goddess already, and so it’s never a wonder why she looks so divine in Giambattista,” says the stylist of this delicately embellished design, which the star of Get Out chose to wear to the Gotham Awards in November. “She has worn his gowns many times, but this particular look was fresh, wintery and just purely beautiful. I often wish people could see the dress in person to experience the details in something like a couture gown, but I loved that the best intricacies of this dress were captured in the photo.” 

Gugu Mbatha-Raw in Oscar De La Renta

“This look we chose right off the runway, which worked perfectly,” the stylist says of the reflective pailette-covered blue design the actress wore to the Los Angeles premiere of Beauty and the Beast in March. “The color and the shine of the dress worked perfectly on Gugu and both the elements of its length and color were spot on for what we wanted to achieve.”

Alison Brie in Brandon Maxwell 

“Much like the acting range that she’s been able to show this year, we are having fun playing to these different characters in her range of looks,” Ehrlich says of her approach to the star’s red carpet choices, referencing her roles in critically-acclaimed projects such as Glow, The Disaster Artist and The Post. Her favorite? This Brandon Maxwell design worn to the Washington, D.C. premiere of The Post in December. “Alison has had an amazing year.” 

Greta Gerwig in Rodarte

This look was love at first sight for the stylist. “We knew immediately upon seeing it in the show that it was going to be Greta’s dress,” Ehrlich says of the look chosen for the festival’s premiere of The Meyerowitz Stories. “For a carpet as enormous as the Cannes Film Festival, this dress really needed nothing more than the perfect woman wearing it, which was arguably first and foremost Greta.” 

Betty Gilpin in Gabriela Hearst 

Betty is such a new and fresh face to the red carpet—one I know you will see a lot of for many years to come—so we really wanted to achieve something that felt pared down and with graceful ease,” the stylist explains of this Gabriela Hearst pick for the L.A. premiere of Glow in June. “It’s no surprise that you put what is basically couture pajamas on an ingenue like Betty and it creates a moment worth remembering.”

Yvonne Strahovski in Julian McDonald 

“This was Yvonne’s first Emmys, so we knew that what we wanted to achieve needed to be straightforward and easy but with strong elements of glamour,” Ehrlich says of choosing this gown with a plunging neckline for the star of The Handmaid’s Tale for the September awards show. “Between the color of the dress, her incomparable beauty and the simple gold Cartier jewelry, I consider it to be an amazing first Emmys moment for Yvonne.” 

Andrea Riseborough in Erdem 

It takes a particular type of women with a particular sense of style who can so effortlessly pull off this silhouette,” the stylist says of this Erdem look worn to the 2017 British Independent Film Awards in December. “We’ve had fun putting looks together, but this one was a perfect meeting of the minds. It was also the first and only thing she tried on.” 

Julianne Moore and Kate Winslet’s Stylist Leslie Fremar Says All Trends Are Welcome in 2018

Leslie Fremar is a big supporter of Wearing Whatever You Want on the red carpet. “I hope next year we see more support that anything goes — all trends are welcome,” the superstar stylist to Kate Winslet, Julianne Moore, Charlize Theron and more tells PEOPLE when we catch up with her to talk about her most memorable looks of the year. But when it comes to looking back on 2017, Fremar says that her biggest accomplishment is her approach to work overall — “This year I feel like I really worked on becoming better at balancing work and life,” she says.

Next year, she is mostly looking forward to fulfilling some big goals in 2018. “I hope to create something or be a part of something that has an impact beyond the obvious,” she says. While we wait to find out exactly what that is, take a look back at the looks she says stood out the most for her clients in 2017.   

Julianne Moore in Calvin Klein 

“Julianne loves feathers!” says Fremar, who put the star in this fluffy design for the Met Gala in May. “This Calvin Klein feather dress was custom made for her and all the feathers were beautifully colored in red and orange.” Chopard earrings completed the look and made it “all come together,” Fremar adds. 

Charlize Theron in Dior

“This Dior look on Charlize was really effortless and cool,” Fremar says of the bra and mini set the actress wore to the Atomic Blonde premiere in July. “The leather bra and fringe skirt were edgy and definitely an outfit the real Atomic Blonde would wear.” 

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Kate Winslet in Tom Ford 

“I loved the simplicity of this Tom Ford dress,” Fremar says of the black long-sleeve design the actress wore to a screening in New York City in Wonder Wheel. “The jewelry and red nails added a little glamour. It was perfect for a New York premiere.” 

Jennifer Connelly in Louis Vuitton 

For the October opening Louis Vuitton’s New York exhibit, Volez, Voguez, Voyagez, in downtown New York in October, Fremar picked this mixed fabric look by the house for Connelly, who herself a longtime supporter of Vuitton. “I like the contrast of the patent leather with the embroidery and her coloring,” says the stylist,” noting it “just brings it all together.” 

Taylor Hill in Alexander Wang

For the BAFTA Awards in February, Fremar says she picked this design because “Taylor looks amazing in white and this Alexander Wang dress fit her like a glove.” She adds: “This dress was young but still sophisticated and cool.” 

Lea Seydoux in Louis Vuitton

Fremar chose this look for the actress for the Met Gala in May. “Lea is such a beauty,” says Fremar. “I loved how sexy this dress was on her even though it was completely covered up. If you look closely it was made with such beautiful detail.” 

Nicole Peltz in Dior 

“I love this Dior look on Nicola—it feels very young and fresh and sexy all in the same breath,” Fremar says of this pick that Peltz wore to the Harper’s Bazaar ICONS bash in September. 

Kelly Clarkson’s Top 3 Red Carpet Looks of the Year, As Chosen by Her Stylist

Kelly Clarkson burst back on the music scene this fall with her comeback album Meaning of Life — and with it came a new plan of attack for the red carpet. 

She worked with stylist Candice Lambert to craft her approach, which Lambert tells PeopleStyle was a tribute “to the ‘90s era of the big singers and cool aesthetics of pop soulful era that Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, En Vogue all came from.” That translated into “a theme for the album that is majority black with pops of gold,” says the stylist. “The vibe is soulful, sexy, strong, and a bit of rock ’n’ roll.” 

Lambert, who also works with musicians like Bon Jovi, Green Day and a cappella supergroup Pentatonix, says the result has been nothing short of “exceptional.”

“I don’t ever settle for the easy look, I wanted to really explore fashion and expression,” she says. “There is an art behind what stylists do. I feel that clothes communicate to the masses on who you are, how you feel and what you want to say without speaking.” 

So, which of Clarkson’s looks stood out the most this year? Scroll down for Lambert’s top picks. 

At the American Music Awards in Christian Siriano

Lambert says this custom Christian Siriano design, which she paired with vintage Chanel accessories, “was a big moment for Kelly” because of the timing of her new album, announcement of her new label and because she was due to perform twice at the November event. “I wanted and needed this night to be perfect for her,” says Lambert, so she called designer Christian Siriano to come up with a few concepts. “The black and gold velvet and sequin red carpet dress really encompassed everything Kelly and I wanted,” she adds. “It showed her beautiful curves, it was sexy, had a bit of glam, it was fun, unique and had that soulful ‘90s glamorous vibe.  Watching her that night, I literally cried — it was perfect.” 

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At the Variety Power of Women Luncheon in Tibi

Because Clarkson was due to receive an award at the October event, “we wanted this look to be glamorous but not over the top, sexy but strong,” Lambert says of this choice, which she paired with Saint Laurent heels. “We ended up choosing this Tibi off-the-shoulder dress, which looks beautiful on Kelly. It really accentuated her curves and showed off that sexy part of a woman’s body, the collarbone-shoulder area. The stripes added a little fun and uniqueness to the dress, which gave it the little pop we wanted.”  

At the Billboard Women in Music Event in Custom Hillary Adcock

To perform and attend this event, Lambert chose a custom black wrap dress with a graphic sparkly design by Nashville designer Hillary Adcock of Tenbrook Design, and paired the look with Saint Laurent heels. “It was the perfect amount of glam for this event, and when she performed it gleamed just right,” says Lambert. “This cut and style of dress is one of our favorites to wear.  My number one goal is for her to feel beautiful, sexy and empowered through her clothes, because she is all of those things and empowers so many others through her music. She deserves to feel like the goddess that she is.” 

Ultimately, Lambert says she wants to keep delivering memorable moments for her clients in the coming year. “My goals for next year are to keep pushing forward,” she says. “ I want to keep finding new and emerging designers, keep pushing the envelope, keep exploring, learning, breaking boundaries and, most of all, have fun doing it all.” 

Laverne Cox’s Stylist Picked the Star’s 3 Best Looks — And They All Show A Lot of Skin! 

Celebrity stylist Christina Pacelli has put client Laverne Cox is a lot of eye-popping looks this year, from colorful suits to a variety of gowns with up-to-there slits. But when we asked Pacelli to pick her top three looks of the year that she put on the Orange Is the New Black star, her choices all pointed to one takeaway: The sexier, the better. 

And while sometimes it’s not easy to achieve the looks that they want — “Laverne is not a sample size so I collaborate with designers around the world to create custom looks for us,” Pacelli tells PEOPLE — the result is always head-turning. See below for her top picks looking back on 2017. 

At the Grammys in Bryan Hearns 

For Cox’s first time attending the Grammy Awards in February, Pacelli wanted to definitely go sexy. Therefore, “we aimed to create a look reminiscent of a Chanel Boy bag,” explains the stylist. “I knew exactly the designer to call to create against this vision, the talented Bryan Hearns from L.A. Bryan personally fit with us and created the brilliant look from scratch in 48 hours based on reference and inspiration images.” The final look, a revealing one-shoulder design with side cutouts connected by chainlink “hit the mark and fit her like a glove,” says Pacelli. Good thing, too, because Cox met her idol that night, Beyonce herself.

At the Creative Arts Emmys in Mikael D

Cox and Pacelli turned to another sexy custom piece — this time by Mikael D — for the Creative Arts Emmys in September, a long-sleeved black and gold gown featuring a waist-high slit, again connected with a golden chain-like detail. “The final iteration of this look came together at the last minute with extensive and creative alterations, and our additions of the shoulder opening and slit chain detail,” explains Pacelli. “We took a risk and it paid off — the look was classy and bold, and photographed brilliantly.” 

At the AHF World AIDS Day Celebration in Carmen Marc Valvo

For the November event, Pacelli was inspired by the style of Bianca Jagger for Cox’s sheer black dress. “I teamed up with Carmen Marc Valvo and his team to channel a dark retro style in Jagger’s vein for this look,” says Pacelli. “We extended the waistband to be twice as wide which took it the next level.” 

Tell us: Which was your favorite look that Laverne Cox wore? 


Selena Gomez and Margot Robbie’s Stylist Kate Young Reveals Her Favorite Looks of the Year

Kate Young is one of the most powerful stylists in Hollywood today — and 2017 helped solidify that.

For the past year, she continued her work orchestrating full-on style storylines for some of the most recognized stars in the business, including Margot Robbie’s ode to the ’90s (and a homage to her character, Tonya Harding, in the critically-acclaimed I, Tonya), Selena Gomez’s style reinvention (both as a facilitator for the musician’s Coach relationship and the star’s pre-breakup, post-breakup Independent Woman looks) and Michelle Williams’ continued love affair with Louis Vuitton (and its designer Nicolas Ghesquière).

“Every year, on every job, I work to make the absolute best looks that communicate style, beauty and effortlessness for my clients,” Young (pictured above with clients Dakota Johnson and Selena Gomez in 2016) reflects when we caught up with her this week.

So, which looks stood out the most in 2017? Scroll down to find out. 

Selena Gomez in Coach 

“I really enjoy working with creative director Stuart Vevers at Coach and love that this look feels both like Selena and like Coach,” Young says of Gomez’s look for the American Music Awards in November (where she also debuted platinum blond hair!). “Plus, it’s sexy and cool and her hair surprised everyone.” 

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Margot Robbie in Versace

“This look gives me chills,” Young says of the Versace design Robbie wore to the Los Angeles premiere of I, Tonya. “I worked for Anna Wintour in 1996 and remember her wearing Versace chainmail at the Met Ball so it holds a special place in my heart. The spring 2018 Versace show finale this year was so exciting and I knew right away that I wanted Margot to have one of those dresses.”

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Dakota Johnson in Gucci

“This dress just felt so glamorous and beautiful,” Young says of this Gucci design the 50 Shades star wore to the LACMA 2017 Art+Film Gala in November. (Fun fact: Young had requested for the star just moments after its debut on the runway!) “The beading on the back is really incredible and it’s why she wore her hair up. The Cartier earrings did what the best jewelry does — tie it together and make it sparkly.”

Sienna Miller in Gucci

Young picked this look for Miller’s Live by Night L.A. premiere in January because of its cool color combination. “The baby blue and acid yellow in the dress are so weird and amazing,” says Young. “It’s such an unexpected shape. It reminds me of something Wallis Simpson wore.”

Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton

Young turned to Williams’s go-to label Louis Vuitton for her Golden Globes look in January. “I love the shape and intricacy of this gown and the little velvet bow just makes me so happy,” says Young. “It feels truly Michelle.”

Rachel Weisz in Chloe

“I just want to look like this every day,” Young says of this easy-to-wear combination the star wore to the Chloe show in September, which was the debut for the label’s new designer Natacha Ramsay-Levi. “It feels feminine and strong and cool — the way everyone wants to look.”

Natalie Portman in Dior

Young says working on this ad, featuring the star in a Couture Dior design, “makes me so proud.” Not only is the dress “breathtaking,” says Young, “I love the evolution of Miss Dior. Natalie is more gorgeous than ever.” The dress she wore is currently on display during the fashion house’s 70th anniversary retrospective at the Louvre.

So, with all of this looking back, what is she looking forward to in 2018? First, another drop of her collaboration with the eyewear company Tura, and of course, more jaw-dropping looks. Says Young, “I always just want to do the best job possible, to continue to enjoy it and to make the details seamless.”

How Reese Witherspoon Plans to Promote Female Directors and Writers Next Year

Reese Witherspoon is planning to take her mission to help women up a notch in 2018.

While at a holiday-themed event at the Tiffany & Co. Fifth Avenue flagship store — she’s a spokesperson for the jewelry company — the 41-year-old actress and mother of three said that women helping other woman is her top priority come the New Year. 

“My production company Hello Sunshine is all based on telling stories about women by women,” she told PEOPLE. “So we want to create more opportunity and hire more female directors and more female writers.” 

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This year, the star famously produced and starred in the female-led HBO show Big Little Lies, which earned her several accolades already. Next up, in 2018, she’s starring alongside other powerful women such as Oprah Winfrey and Mindy Kaling in A Wrinkle in Time, due out Mar. 9. “There’s a beautiful young woman at the center of the story, and it’s an epic story about good versus evil,” she explained. 

She also announced plans to produce Luckiest Girl Alive, a movie version of Jessica Knoll’s book (and a favorite of book clubs across the nation). 

In the meantime, she’s excited for a few moments to relax during the holidays, and is looking forward to “food, always food! I like gingerbread houses, cookies, chocolates … things like that.” 

She’s also shopping for some special gifts, and considers herself quite the gift-giver. “I take a lot of time to think about what people really want and really like,” said Witherspoon. “For a go-to hostess gift, I like monogrammed napkins or a beautiful box of chocolates.” 

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For daughter Ava, she wants to get her something “really beautiful and simple, like a piece from Tiffany & Co. It’s like an heirloom. My mom gave me earrings from there when I was young, and I still have them.” 

One thing she won’t be doing this holiday season? Making any New Year’s resolutions. 

“I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions,” she said. “I think you sort of have to keep striving to be the best version of yourself at all moments. Sometimes you fail and sometimes you succeed.  And I think it’s important to always try and do your best.” 

For more of our exclusive interview with Reese Witherspoon, pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

Celebrity Stylist Law Roach’s Three Favorite Looks of the Year, Including One That Made Him Cry

Celebrity stylist Law Roach has delivered looks worthy of Best Dressed lists all year long. But the stylist and judge on America’s Next Top Model continued to push his own limits — and successfully so — in 2017: He gained new client in Demi Lovato, he further deepened his impact and development of his “little sister” and style protégé, Zendaya and he continued his relationship with singer Celine Dion to great acclaim.

So when we caught up with him last night at the Bloomingdale’s holiday window unveiling — as he was on hand to support Zendaya — we had to ask, which looks stood out the most this year? 

Starting with Demi Lovato, he says his approach was not to change her look when he came on board as her stylist. Rather, “I just really try and get into the DNA of who they are and who they want to be, then maybe try to find a little something in them that they didn’t know they had,” he says. “For me it’s not about changing anyone. It’s about cultivating who they are and trying to elevate that.” 

And since he’s been working with her in the past few months, he says, “me and Demi have hit our stride,” noting that it doesn’t always happen right away between a star and a stylist. “Girls sometimes hire stylists and think that from the first look it’s going to be magic. And it’s not always like that. I don’t even want it to be like that. I don’t want people to say, ‘Oh, Demi has a new stylist.’ I want people to say, ‘Oh, something’s different.’” 

Sunday’s look at the American Music Awards solidified their new relationship, he says, when he put her in a strapless gown by emerging Russian designer Ester Abner. “For me, it’s important to find the emerging designers who don’t have a huge voice yet and try to help them find that. We found that designer on Instagram and reached out and they did that dress for Demi. She looked incredible.” 

For Zendaya, his favorite was obvious: The custom Ralph & Russo gown she wore to the premiere of Spider-Man: Homecoming in June“I thought that was such a glam ‘60s Barbie moment,” Roach says. “My first client was Barbie, so for us to have that full circle moment — her with her first big premiere and me taking it back to my roots and playing with a life-size Barbie — I think that was a dream come true for me.” 

And putting Celine Dion in Stéphane Rolland Couture for her memorable performance of “My Heart Will Go On” from Titantic at the Billboard Music Awards in May gave him a reaction he never expected. “For me, that was probably the highlight of my entire career,” Roach says.

“After I did that look, I stepped back to watch, and as she’s performing and I cried, I literally cried,” he continues. “It was such a powerful moment, and for me to have such a big moment in someone’s career who has such a big career — I almost felt like I had to retire. I was like, ‘What could I possibly do to top that?!’ It was such a beautiful moment.”  

It was the first time a look he created ever moved him to tears. “It was very emotional because I didn’t get into this business with any expectations,” he says. “I just wanted to make women feel beautiful and the fact that my career has taken me to so many places and given me so many amazing moments and a moment with Celine Dion? For me to have a small little piece in that legacy is incredible.” 

Tell us: What was your favorite red carpet look this year?

Meghan Markle, Amal Clooney and Cindy Crawford’s Go-To Shoe Designer Dropped Prices 50 Percent

This is a Black Friday sale that isn’t going away: Sarah Flint, the footwear designer who counts Meghan Markle, Amal Clooney and Cindy Crawford as fans, is slashing prices by 50 percent — and keeping them there. 

The designer cultivated her celebrity following with stylish (and comfortable!) Italian-made shoes that can transition from day to night. Prices ranged from $500 to $1,200 when she launched the brand, but thanks to a new direction — and an investment from Cindy Crawford herself — Flint is slashing prices to $200 to $650 and taking the experience away from retailers and directly to consumers on her site sarahflint.com

“Cindy has been a fan of the brand since the beginning and has worn my shoes countless times,” Flint tells PeopleStyle. “As I got to know her, her support of the product and desire be an integral part of the brand really spoke to how much she believed in the product, and in our new business model. There’s no bigger honor than having a customer, and now investor, like Cindy Crawford believe in you.” 

That means her most celeb-adored styles are now cheaper, such as the Lana flat, which is a favorite of Meghan Markle and Crawford. “It’s great for traveling,” Crawford tells PeopleStyle. “I love this shoe because it’s super comfortable yet I feel pulled together.” It’s now available for $365, originally it was $625. 

Markle’s go-to flat, Flint’s Grear style, is also now slashed, available for $245, as opposed to its $525 original. 

The Emma pump, which Amal Clooney and Meghan Markle own in multiple colors is also at a new price: $345, as opposed to its original, $595. “It’s a classic with the focus on subtle details that enhance the way a women looks in the shoe, without sacrificing fit and wearability,” Flint says of why it’s so popular. 

Crawford predicts two more will rise in popularity soon, the Marina boot in olive, which is now $595, and the Andrea slide in gold, which is now $250. Perhaps, we even may see Crawford’s lookalike daughter Kaia in the latter soon enough. “I don’t want to ruin one of  her Christmas gift ideas, but she might just find a pair of the Andrea slides in gold under out tree,” says Crawford. 

Tell us: Which of these Sarah Flint celeb-loved styles is your favorite? 

Zendaya’s Black Friday Shopping Strategy: ‘Don’t Go’

Zendaya’s got one plan for Black Friday shopping this year — avoid participating in the madness. 

“I don’t go,” the 21-year-old told PeopleStyle last night at the Bloomingdale’s 59th Street flagship window unveiling in New York City. “I’m always afraid because it’s the busiest time to go. The best thing for me is wait until the online one comes out, and do everything online.” 

And if you’re hiding from stores like Zendaya is, she at least provided something for you to peruse online while you shop: A brand new capsule for Bloomingdale’s house line, AQUA, which is inspired by her forthcoming film The Greatest Showman, which hits theaters Dec. 20. (The film also inspired the new holiday windows, which Zendaya helped celebrate last night, including one called “Rewrite the Stars,” an ode to a song Zendaya sings with Zac Efron in the movie.) 

As for the collection, the actress and activist says “we took the elements and the ideas of the movie and made them make sense for someone who is going to a cocktail party. And there’s a lot of glitter and a lot of shine going on, so if you literally pair anything with a simple, pointy toe black pump, then you’re good to go.” 

Some of the lineup, all of which under $200, has already sold out. As of today, there are five pieces left, including two dresses, two skirts with high-low hems and one very dazzling top, all available on bloomingdales.com.

So, what is actually on Zendaya’s holiday wish list? Simply a happy home. “Right now, I’m working on furniture for my house,” the star said.

“Anybody who has actually dealt with getting furniture in their house can understand when you order stuff, you have to wait forever and you just want to see how things look,” she added. “So, it’s been a long road, but I guess that would be my thing — furnish my house.” 

Tell us: Would you scoop up pieces from Zendaya’s Bloomingdale’s line?

Lauren Conrad Launches Holiday Gift Line for Kohl’s Filled with ‘Charming and Sweet’ Things

Lauren Conrad’s line for Kohl’s just got bigger!

The star has consistently been expanding her collection since its launch in 2009, introducing everything from maternity clothing to swimwear. Now, just in time for the holiday season, the hostess and designer extraordinaire is taking on holiday entertaining by releasing a new line of ornaments, gifts, home items and more for her Kohl’s line.

“I wanted everything to feel charming and sweet,” Conrad told PEOPLE during an interview last week. Here, Conrad takes us through some of her fail-safe gifting ideas for the holiday season. 


Conrad is a big fan of these seasonal collectibles! “I actually have a giant collection of them that takes over half of our garage and my husband hates it,” says Conrad. “I love to collect vintage ornaments. I usually find most of them at flea markets or I hunt for them sometimes online. I wanted to create a big variety of them so you could put together a big, eclectic Christmas tree. My favorites are the little felted characters with feathers on them and they have crowns and glitter. We did a swan, a unicorn, a lion and more and I just think they’re the cutest things ever.”

Extra Holiday Gifting Tip: “I actually like topping gifts with ornaments,” says Conrad. “I think it’s fun, like a bonus gift. I tie it in the bow. People take so much thought into their gift-wrapping these days, so they’ll work out perfectly.”

Buy It: Ornaments, $9.99 to $11.99; kohls.com

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Conrad says the ultimate hostess gift depends on the person, but you can’t go wrong with something for their home. “Coasters or wine charms or a wine opener, something like that is always nice because it’s sweet and thoughtful and goes along with the hostessing theme,” she says. 

Buy It: Wine charms, bottle opener, bottle stoppers, coaster sets, $16 to $36; kohls.com 


Conrad knows this can be tricky. “I think you get them something they’re not going to buy themselves, whether it’s bath salts or we do these really cute slipper sets,” she suggests. “We did these little slipper sets that come with slippers and a little eye mask, and they’re really cute. I actually never bought myself slippers until a few months ago when I was going into the hospital to have my son . And on the list, it was like bring slippers. And I haven’t bought slippers in years. And I’ve been wearing them ever since — because slippers are awesome, I forgot!” 

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And while her lineup will satisfy a lot of people on her holiday gift list, she still has two important people to shop for: Her husband and her son. When it comes to William, she says, “the things he wants usually are expensive. It’s usually a watch or a guitar, so I always really struggle. And he’s so good at getting me gifts. He sets a high bar!” 

Meanwhile, when it comes to son Liam, 5 months, she’s just excited for him to have his first Christmas experience. “I was thinking about that. Like how many gifts do we get him? He can’t even open them yet! I’m sure he’ll get a ton of clothes because tiny clothes are so fun to buy. And his grandparents spoil him. But honestly for him, it’s about the experience. We’re excited for him to have his first little holiday.” 

Right now, Conrad is planning to stay local and spend time with family over the holidays — and, yes, even wear matching pajamas on Christmas morning. “My mother-in-law gets us all matching pajamas for Christmas morning,” she says. “She’s so sweet. She drops them off ahead of time. So we all wear matching pajamas on Christmas!” 

Tell us: What would you scoop up from Lauren’s new gift line? Let us know in the comments!

Will There Be a Kardashian Christmas Card This Year? Kris Jenner Explains

The Kardashian-Jenner family Christmas card has become the stuff of legends. The first family of reality TV holds nothing back when it comes to crafting the perfect holiday greeting. They’ve done everything from posing in glamorous gowns on the stairs in 2010 to testing out a 3D version in 2011 to a chaotic carnival in 2013. They even shot the next generation in 2015.

But last year, the family opted out of their annual tradition. Sure, timing wasn’t exactly right — it was after Kim Kardashian’s robbery, Khloé Kardashian’s official divorce and more — but fans look forward to the card every year. And lucky for them, it might be set for a triumphant return in 2017. 

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Kris Jenner hinted that the family is currently figuring out plans for a Christmas card shot. “There’s a different CEO of my family every day,” Jenner told PEOPLE at the WWD Apparel & Retail CEO Summit last week. “This week Kim is CEO because she’s organizing the Christmas-card shoot.”

When pressed for more, Jenner said it’s still in the early stages. “We’re thinking about it,” Jenner said. “ getting a family poll — a family vote.” 

The family has already been spotted getting in the holiday spirit. Kim and Kourtney went shopping together for Christmas trees in October and the whole family was spotted shooting a Christmas special the same month.

So, if the family is voting on the status of the Christmas card, we hope they vote yes! 

Even Kris Jenner Agrees: The Kardashians ‘Are Kind Of Everywhere’

Kris Jenner and her famous family have dominated news cycles (including ours) for over a decade now. And while there are no signs of them slowing down any time soon — Jenner admitted she has no plans to retire in the future and the family recently renewed their Keeping Up with the Kardashians deal for a reported $150 million — she does realize that Kar-Jenner family pop culture oversaturation may become an issue. 

“We are kind of everywhere, so there is a possibility that there is an oversaturation,” the momager, 61, said when asked whether she fears backlash due to the pervasive prevalence of her family while speaking at a panel hosted by Tommy Hilfiger at the WWD Apparel & Retail CEO Summit in N.Y.C. last week. 

But, she added, she thinks that possibility is pretty remote: “So far, we’re 10 years in, and we’re doing okay,” she said.

“I don’t know, maybe I’ll get sick of myself,” she continued. “But I think that if you look at it from the glass half-full, which is the way I choose to go through life, and kind of ignore the haters — there’s a lot of bullying going on out there, and a lot of freedom on the Internet that I certainly wish wasn’t there all the time because you can get the trolls and that whole part of it certainly is annoying — but for the most part, we’re gung-ho everyday and try to make the most of what we have.” 

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So, what’s the keeping the fans really keeping up? Jenner has her guesses. 

“I think that part of the success of the family in general has been because we had a show, which we started 10 years ago now, and in the very beginning, people became emotionally invested and wrapped up into one or more people in the family,” she said. 

“And we’ve been so real and authentic in what we show on our show,” she explained. “We don’t have scripts. We don’t have things that we come up with because we want to entertain somebody. We are actually doing a reality show about our lives. But I think what’s happened over the course of 10 years is when people watch us and they’ve seen us get married, get divorced, have babies, the kids are growing up on camera. So I think there is a certain familiarity that the kids, each one of them, has people that follow their every move and want to be a part of their lives.” 

Jenner also noted how important the birth and rise of social media has been on her family’s success. “We also have the ability to have a whole personal side on social media that was not even in existence years ago,” she said. 

“I keep track of my kids sometimes on social media,” Jenner joked. “I have to check TMZ every morning to see what’s going on, and then at night, I go to bed with Snapchat. It’s like, ‘What did they do tonight?’”

For more of our exclusive interview with Jenner, pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.