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The Golden Globes took place tonight in Los Angeles and the stars looked ravishing. Which dress is your favorite? Take a look…

Natalie Portman is pretty in pink.

 

Sandra Bullock sports heavy bangs.

Angelina Jolie is stunning in green.

Anne Hathaway is glamourous in a long sleeved, backless glittering gown with shoulder pads.

Jennifer Lopez in a white gown with sparkly net capelet.

Helena Bonham Carter unleashes her creative and playful side in a witchy-poo outfit.

Michelle Williams in a ruffly, full length gown.

Eva Longoria is boring in black.

Olivia Wilde in a glittering ball gown.

January Jones in a risque red gown.

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Lady GaGa's meat dress and accessories designed by Franc Fernandez; styling by Nicola Formichetti; meat purse jewels by Rodrigo Otazu; diamond jewelry by Guiseppe Zanotti and New York Vintage. (Photo: Franc Fernandez blog)

Are we still talking about the meat dress Lady Gaga wore at MTV’s Video Music Awards on Sunday? In a word: yes.

It was the hot topic at US Weekly’s 25 Most Stylish New Yorkers bash in New York City this week. Celebrities said Lady Gaga’s outfit was “incredible” and “courageous,” but actress Kristin Chenoweth summed it up when she quipped, “I wouldn’t be caught dead in it, but go girl!

Amid rumors as to its authenticity, the designer of the meat dress, Franc Fernandez, has revealed that the frock is 100% beef. “The dress is indeed real meat from my family butcher,” Fernandez told MTV Style News.

Not surprisingly, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) called the meat dress a “smelly, decomposing flesh dress” that posed a potential health hazard for spreading E. Coli bacteria.

We have to admit: the raw meat dress, while expertly fitted to Lady Gaga’s curves, does look rather gory on the dress form. Silence of the Lambs, anyone?

Photo: Franc Fernandez blog

Designer Rafe Totengco

From stylish celebs to everyday glamour gals, designer Rafe Totengco’s handbags are a staple in many chic closets. Eva Longoria, a longtime fan, asked Rafe to design her bridesmaids’ clutches for her 2007 nuptials to Tony Parker. (A similar style of the one-of-a-kind minaudiere is currently available.)

“I design for a woman who likes to stand out from the crowd, a woman who appreciates fashion but isn’t obsessed with it,” Rafe tells Open Fashion. “She’s got her own sense of style: sexy, individual and confident. She’ll mix vintage pieces with high street and designer labels. She likes to have fun with clothes.”

Open Fashion snagged an interview with the popular designer and peppered him with questions. What’s the must-have bag for Fall 2010? What is the one color handbag that every woman should have in her closet? Read on…

"Orchid" clutch by Rafe

How many collections do you produce each year?

I design 3 collections a year. Fall / Winter, Spring / Summer and Resort / Holiday.

What was the inspiration for your Fall 2010 collection of handbags?

This season I was channeling the unique characteristics and lifestyle of the Brooklyn girl, her edgy, yet relaxed sense of style. Foldover totes and cross-bodies serve as stylish yet functional pieces for perusing a vintage flea market or enjoying a bite to eat at hot spot Dumont. Clutches, minaudieres, hobos and shoulder bags are updated in luxe washed leathers, marbled metallics, pleated snakeskin and crinkle patent leathers. Crystals and beads embellish Italian moiré printed suede while studded fringe adorns buttery soft leather. The Rafe girl is checking out the latest art exhibit at PS1 and moving to the sounds of LaRoux on the dance floor at Deity.

Rafe Ruched Chocolate handbag

Rafe "Ana" foldover tote in chocolate

My inspirations are as varied as the women who wear them. This season’s rich color palette evokes the brushstrokes of artist Francis Bacon with colors that include warm earth tone colors in taupe, grey and brown hues and rich Bordeaux and green shades.

Rafe Studded Grey handbag

What is the one color of handbag that every woman should have in her closet?

A grey bag! Because I consider grey a neutral and it works well whatever the season.

What is the absolute must-have handbag for this Fall?

It would be our “Ana” fold-over tote made of washed lambskin. You can wear it as a cross body or a tote. Two different ways to wear the same bag — who can say no that?!

And now, to copy a question you have posed to other designers: What are your 3 Absolute Style Do’s and Don’ts — and why?

DO…

  • Say Please, Thank you and you’re welcome. Good manners are always in style.
  • Invest in good quality shoes, they finish your sartorial sentence and your feet will thank you for them over time.
  • Take a long good look at yourself before leaving your apartment. Sometimes you catch the oddest things about your outfit upon closure inspection. “Better safe than sorry” I always say.

DON’T…

  • Think that just because the 80’s are back, that you should be all over it. Some trends aren’t appropriate for everybody.
  • Under dress ever! Make an effort and you’ll feel better, especially when everybody tells you how fabulous you look.
  • Bother with cheap handbags made of questionable materials, you’ll be sorry when they start peeling against your skin and on your clothes.
MILAN, ITALY - JULY 16: George Clooney waves to fans as he leaves Milan's law courts after testifying against three individuals accused of fraudulently using his name to promote a fashion label at Palazzo di Giustizia on July 16, 2010 in Milan, Italy. George Clooney testified as a civil plaintiff during the trial against the individuals running fashion label GC  George Clooney.  (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

Taking the witness stand today in a trial against a trio of Italian businessmen who falsely used George Clooney’s name and image to promote a clothing line and fashion show, the 49-year-old movie star testified before a packed Milan courtroom that he did not wear long jean shorts.

The testimony came while Clooney examined photoshopped pictures purporting to show him in the company of the Italian defendants.

Explaining how he knew one particular photograph had been doctored, Clooney — nattily dressed in a navy blue suit, crisp white shirt and red-spotted blue tie — testified, “Here, for instance. I don’t smoke and I don’t wear that watch,” Clooney is reported as saying. Then after a pause he added, “I also don’t wear long jean shorts.”

Whew! What a relief. Long jean shorts only belong on toddlers; we don’t know any man that should ever wear long jean shorts — even if the label is Rag & Bone and they cost $210 at Saks.

Clooney’s debonair image has been preserved.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 05: Actress Sandra Bullock receives the Troops Choice Award onstage during Spike TV's 4th Annual 'Guys Choice Awards' held at Sony Studios on June 5, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. 'Guys Choice' premieres June 20, 2010 at 10PM ET/PT on Spike. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

For her first professional appearance since the highly-publicized breakup of her marriage to Jesse James, the ever-classy Sandra Bullock chose to wear a sleek, black dress by Elie Saab that hugged her curves, but wasn’t overly sexy.

Bullock appeared Saturday evening at Spike TV’s “Guys Choice Awards,” to accept an award for winner of the “Troops’ Choice” award for entertainer of the year. The Troops’ Choice award is voted on exclusively by members of the military worldwide. It seems that Bullock’s father is a veteran and she wanted to show her support to our troops and appreciation for the award.

Ever the funny gal, Bullock cracked a couple of jokes during her speech.(Video below.)

“Let’s be honest here, just for a moment,” Bullock began, standing on stage flanked by members of the U.S. military. “Did I win this for being entertainer of the year, or did I win this because of the spectacular I.E.D. [improvised explosive device] explosion that became my personal life?”

“You! You!” yelled the crowd, showing their appreciation for Bullock.

Bullock’s black, leather dress is from Elie Saab’s Fall 2010 RTW collection. She paired it with Casadei heels and jewelry by Cartier, reports E! Online.

Photo: Marcio Madeira / FirstView.com

Photo: Marcio Madeira / FirstView.com

AP/Vadim Ghirda

Are you addicted to high heels for the elevation they provide? (Paging Jessica Simpson!) Then you’ll love the new “skyscraper” heels by Romanian designer, Mihai Albu, so named because the towering sandals add 12 impressive inches to your height.

“Heels have an advantage because (many women) don’t have long legs,” Albu told the Associated Press. “They reposition the waist.”

The high heels are hand-crafted and cost about $1,525. One style features three wedge sandals that are stacked to make one very tall shoe. (See photo, left.)

Other styles feature chunky platforms and colorful rosettes. (More photos below.)

We love the height that these sandals would add to our frame, but we can’t help asking a silly question — how is anybody supposed to be walk in these things?

Never mind, fashion has never been about function anyways.

AP/Vadim Ghirda

AP/Vadim Ghirda

New York Screening of NINE Co-Hosted by Martini

Pop icon Madonna and her 13-year-old daughter Lourdes will soon be debuting a juniors fashion line exclusively for Macy’s called “Material Girl.”

But according to Madonna, it’s her daughter that will be doing most of the designing. “I just stand in the background and go, “That’s cool. That’s not cool,'” Madonna recently told Billboard.com.

Stella McCartney, says Madonna, is to blame (or credit) with instilling in Lourdes (nickname, Lola) the desire to design. “Lola has been bothering me for ages about designing clothes,” Madonna told Billboard.com. “Stella McCartney is a good friend of mine and she got her mind thinking when Lola was a little girl, about 8 years old. She started giving Lola fabrics and inviting her into her showroom and asking her opinion on things, giving her sketch books and stuff like that. Stella always pushed her.”

With an early exposure to fashion design, perhaps it was inevitable that Lola would dip her sketch pencil in the pool, too. “I have a lot of friends who are clothing designers whether it is Gaultier or Dolce and Gabbana,” says Madonna. “[Lola] has been around all of the shoots I have done and all of the campaigns I have done. She is always hanging out backstage. The last two tours I have done, she has been working in the wardrobe department. On this last tour she dressed all of the dancers.”

What can consumers expect to see in the new Material Girl line, set to launch this fall? Jeans, shoes, fingerless gloves, necklaces and other accessories — much of it inspired by Madonna and Lola’s love of dance, reports Billboard.com.

We just luuurve the newest evolution in gladiator sandals by Chloe. Paired with khaki shorts or harem pants this season, it’s an oh-so-chic look that will have you channeling your inner warrior — whether you want to or not. Look out world!

Now, if only we could scrounge up the $595 to buy them.

UPI POY 2009 - Entertainment.

If you hurry, you can own a piece of Oprah — her closet, anyway. From March 1 – 11, the talk show maven is auctioning off her previously used clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories.

Check out Oprah’s whole collection on eBay.

Each item has a starting bid of $100. Just three hours after bidding opened today, a red Carolina Herrera dress that Oprah has worn on the show was already up to $810, and there’s more than a week left in the auction!

All proceeds from the sales will go towards financing the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy in South Africa.

The utility jacket is everywhere right now and for good reason — it’s the perfect slouchy lightweight coat to add some grit and gravitas to a frilly spring dress and casual flats. Here are five of our favorites:

1. Boyfriend Fatigue Jacket by J. Crew. ($148) Check out more utility jackets at the J. Crew website.

J. Crew "Boyfriend Fatigue Jacket"

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