Me and my friend, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, are both judges of the 2012 Miss New York USA pageant, and we wanted to check in with y’all and give you an update from the festivities!
Today (Jan 14), we (along with a few others) judged the swimsuit and gown portion of the pageant, and had to narrow down 150 girls to 20. It was a difficult task, but we truly believe we found 20 really strong candidates who will compete against one another tomorrow at the actual pageant.
Check out our video below:
“From The Hamptons to Hollywood” we’ve got your celebrity round-up!
Supermodel Bar Refaeli (pictured above) was snapped leaving modeling industry expert Michael Flutie’s 5th Avenue office turned production site for E!’s new highly anticipated series, Scouted (premieres Monday, November 28th at 10pm). Bar will be appearing in an episode of the new modeling series.
Getting all pampered up ahead of her trip to Miami to visit boyfriend Scott Speer, Ashley Tisdale enjoyed a full day of getting all prettied up in LA this week! After getting her hair ‘did’ at the Byron and Tracey Salon, the actress later joined up with Hilary and Haylie Duff for a trip to a local nail parlor!
Dashin’ around NYC, Kim Kardashian was spotted making a stylish arrival back to her hotel this week after returning from her United Arab Emirates trip! The reality star strutted past paparazzi while meeting back up with the new hubby Kris Humphries.
Vanessa Minnillo was spotted on a little shopping spree in Studio City, CA. The beautiful brunette looked fashionable in a cute dress paired with a blazer as she excited the popular Belle Gray boutique.
Beyonce Knowles was spotted out and about in the “Big Apple”. The “Love on Top” songstress looked gorgeous in an all-black ensemble paired with blue heels, while entering an NYC building with her security.
Erika Christensen was spotted at the 2011 Scream Awards! Wearing Alexander McQueen, Christensen looked absolutely stunning.
Paris Hilton was all smiles during her visit to Disneyland in Paris this week! Having made the trip to the French capital the previous day, the heiress toured the theme park while stopping to pose for pictures alongside Cruella de Vil!
Jessica Biel was spotted out running errands in Studio City, CA earlier this week. Biel looked cool and casual in a white v-neck top with a printed skirt and black flats as she returned to her car to discover she’d received a parking ticket!
“True Blood” stud, Joe Manganiello showed off his hunky form on the Hawaii beaches. Manganiello was all smiles as he enjoyed some fun in the sun.
Emma Roberts was spotted at the Brazilian Style celebration at the Swarovski Crystallized Concept Store in NYC! The actress smiled for the paparazzi as she posed alongside actress Camila Alves as well as Gretchen Mol and Kelly Rutherford.
Hollywood hotties were among the many showing up for the SirusXM reopening of Studio 54 in New York City. Cameron Diaz joined sexy supermodels Bar Refaeli and Naomi Campbell for the retro nightlife scene recreation as the “One Night Only” party raged into the wee hours!
Teaming up to help launch a new mobile phone offering, 50 Cent and Zoe Saldana were the special celebrity guests at SIR Stage 37 in New York City this week. The actress and rapper posed arm-in-arm before parting ways so that 50 could perform at the DROID RAZR by Motorola and MOTOACTV launch event. Also at the event was Kelly Bensimon and Katrina Bowden.
The “Real Steel” hunk, Hugh Jackman was pumping some real steel at his New York City Gym before attending his Broadway press event held at Big Apple-based Pearl Studios.
Olivia Wilde was spotted on the city streets of NYC! The “House” hottie looked cute in boots, a skirt and leather jacket as she and a gal pal walked passed the on-hand paparazzi as they chatted away!
Jennifer Lopez stepped out to promote her Exclusive Fashion and Home Collection for Kohl’s Department stores this week. The American Idol judge wowed the crowd in a shoulder revealing turtle-neck sweater as she signed autographs at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT.
Reese Witherspoon was spotted running in Brentwood, CA this week. The “Wter For Elephants” babe’s first outside jog since getting struck by a car back at the beginning of September! Glad she is back on the move!
Kristin Cavallari was spotted at the Chinese Laundry Party in Hollywood! KC looked beautiful in a leggy white dress as she smiled for the paparazzi at the Redbury Hotel.
When she’s not getting dragged into cat fights with her cast mates on “The Real Housewives of NYC,” Kelly Bensimon is shopping, searching and finding the most “fab finds” from the Hamptons to Hollywood, so we asked our celeBFF to share with y’all some of her most favorite fall fashion trends — so that you can get ready for the next season in true fashion!
Alright, Kelly, tell us what’s hot this Fall…
Sky High Heels — In Red: I love Manolo Blahnik, and not because of the reason you think. My dad, when I was 20 years old, bought me my first pair from Neiman Marcus in Palm Springs, Ca. For me, Manolo Blahnik is a rite of passage. I felt like a woman.
Lace: I love lace either vintage or new. Opening Ceremony took my kind of spin on lace and created a see through lace dress. Pair it with a black slip and you are alluring and sweet. Aww.
Purple is the New Neutral: Linea Pelle’s over the shoulder messenger bag sold at Henri Bendels screams Moroccan chic, the origin of hippie chic: rich, effortless, well travelled.
Tight Capris: JCREW is making me fashion crazy with tight capris. With a tee shirt, a tight turtleneck, a lace blouse, or a white button down, JCREW’s ‘Minnie’ capris don’t channel anything but hot,chic, and sexy. Duh!
Color is the New Color. Dolce and Gabbana’s hot pink satin dress leaves nothing to the imagination. Its boxy in shape, and accentuates every movement you make. Fluid, sexy, and eye catching. Make em wonder…
Black Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend: Carlos Souza’s jewelry collection that fuses color, travel, and expensive hard to find beads. Wear black diamonds with a tomas maier bikini, or pair a long beaded strand a la 20s with a drop waist dress.
Rock it Out. Ugg’s new knee high suede clogs take the rocker and mellow her out. She’s not head banging, she’s chair dancing and not missing a beat.
Thanks, KKB! Great tips!
Also, be sure to pick up the latest issue of Shape magazine (featuring covergirl Kelly) where she compares her body to a Ferrari (we couldn’t agree more!) and follow her on Twitter @KellyBensimon!
Usually its the kids doing the “walk of shame,” but on Thursday night (July 27), celebrity moms such as Denise Richards and Bravo-lebrities Kelly Killoren Bensimon and Teresa Giudice were doing the deed.
But there weren’t just “hot mama’s” in the house… Pete Wentz was manning the 1′s and 2′s, while former “Jersey Shore” star Angelina Pivarnik danced around in a little black dress.
Sitting just one table apart, Rob Kardashian and ex-girlfriend Adrienne Bailon avoided talking to each other as long as they could until Rob’s friend broke the ice… The two were overheard going back and forth about why they were giving each other the silent treatment. Rob’s answer? He didn’t want to “get clowned!” Adrienne’s reply? “Shut up, I have your name tattooed on my ***!”
Oh, what a night, indeed! Wonder which of these stars actually did the “walk of shame” this morning…
So it turns out Countess LuAnn DeLesseps is right — money can’t buy you class — but it can buy you your dream hair ‘do!
“It’s a fantasy world…all of this is!” the energetic Bravo reality star told Micah Jesse about her new hair at the Life&Style Magazine-hosted launch party for her new single, “Chic C’est La Vie.”
Celeb pals like Kelly Bensimon and Jonathan Cheban mingled with guests while the Countess’ music video played on a huge big screen overlooking the street, outside the Eventi Hotel.
“I’ve always wanted to be a blonde and finally got my chance in the hands of Jason Backe at Ted Gibson’s salon,” LuAnn told a reporter from L&S at the SVEDKA-sponsored soiree. “The last time I had long hair was in the ’80s, so this was such a fun change for me. I just kept looking at myself and not believing it. My kids loved it. I don’t know how long I’ll keep it, but since the blondes didn’t come to my party, I got my chance!”
“Real Housewives of NYC” star Kelly Killoren Bensimon is sounding off about her favorite things!
1. Trend everyone is wearing now that you won’t give into? Pearls. (MJ agreed!)
2. One look that you never tried, but wish that you had? High-waisted pants.
3. Favorite spring steal? And splurge? French Connection summer dresses/ Manolo Blahnik high heels.
4. Only person you trust with your hair? Bradley Irion.
5. Beauty product you always have in your bag at all times? Mascara, bigelow mint lip balm, Altoids.
6. Musician, dead or alive, that you want to see perform? Keith Richards.
7. Three songs you play most on your iPod? Don’t stop believin’, love lost, daylight.
8. What’s your go-to Starbucks order? Venti Soy Chai Latte.
9. Favorite place to travel for a dose of culture? Metropolitan Museum of Art.
10. Favorite three words to describe yourself? Spirited, curious, polite.
For 5 more faves from KKB, check out the black 15in1 Facebook page!
Stars came out to play on the longest day of the year — July 21st — a day we like to call Summer’s Solstice! (No, really, that’s what it’s called.)
The SOLSTICE Sunglass Boutique capitalized (big time!) on the annual holiday by throwing a star-studded “Summer Soiree” for celebs to pick up a pair of sunglasses from their selection of this season’s swankiest shades!
Twilight hottie Kellan Lutz, Kelly Bensimon, Stephen Baldwin, Arjun Gupta, Danny Aiello, and a very dressed down (but still stunningly gorgeous) Victoria’s Secret Angel Selita Ebanks all posed for pics in the store.
Selita‘s swanky pick? A pair of YSL’s. And KKB‘s pick? Or pick(s) should we say because the “Real Housewives of NYC” star left with a pair of Balenciaga’s and a pair of Marc Jacobs.
MJ even got to walk away with a pair! We went with a timely Alexander McQueen pair… and we are obsessed! Thanks SOLSTICE!
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