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Hopefully, this can become a regular feature on this blog.  We’ll see.

A few weeks ago I ran into Kim Stolz at an MTV event.  Kim is an alumna of Season 5 of America’s Next Top Model.  Since then she’s gone on to work as a VJ for mtvU and as an MTV news correspondent. In addition, she blogs for the Huffington Post, Fox Forum, and True Slant, and is a regular political commentator. On top of all of that she’s signed with Ford Models’ celebrity division.

I had a chance to speak to her about her charity work.  During the conversation she was both smart and funny.

She was gracious enough to agree also answer a few questions on fashion and style for OpenFashion.com.

Favorite Magazines:

Favorite Designers:

Kim said that Chris Benz was one of her favorites because his line is very sophisticated.  He does a lot of “fantastic pant and jacket combinations, beautiful dresses and great shirts”.  She said that Nicholas K is a “very new and very exciting designer. [He] does everything from casual to formal. Incredible dresses. I’d say that half of my dresses are from Nicholas K.” She went on to say that Nicholas K’s and Sally Tseng’s designs were somewhat similar. “She just does great outfits.” Lastly, regarding Walter, “I’ve been wearing Walter since my entire time at MTV.”

Celebrity style:

I also asked her about other celebrities and some of the specific styles she liked.  She was quick to answer that she liked the styles of Sienna Miller, Ellen Page, Kristen Stewart and Agyness Deyn.

Favorite Looks:

We then went on to discuss her favorite looks, “My heart is very much into the classic style. I was a very Ralph Lauren kind of kid, and now all of those designers [that she named] have a very sort of classic look to them. … I really love wearing the pant and blazer comibnations. The ones that Sally Tseng has are incredible.  I think there is an amazing outfit that Nicholas K does with this really long tuxedo blouse with a vest and a fantastic beige cotton jacket. You put that with some black leather pants and [it’s] amazing. I love dresses but I don’t like anything that’s too cute or bows or anything like that. I like sophisticated, cool, and different kind of dresses.”

In terms of current trends that she doesn’t care for, “I wish that people would stop wearing leggings.  I hate girls wearing fedoras.  I hate the whole weird…there is something wrong with so many people trying to dress like Gossip Girl. It’s just too much of the obvious trend.”  She wrapped it up by saying, “There aren’t that many things that bother me.  I just hate leggings to be honest.”

Thanks to Kim for giving us some insight into her favorites!

So who do you think rocked the red carpet at the 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards?

I’ve always been a fan of simple and sleek lines, bright colors and great accessories.  I’m all about “less is more”. That seemed to be the theme a lot of designers and celebrities liked too.

Maybe the classic lines and understated details are reaction to these tough economic times. Whatever the reason, this was a very well-dressed group!

I decided to use video instead of pictures, so I’ve linked to a bunch of TV Guide video interviews from last night’s red carpet. You can see them all on TV Guide’s YouTube channel.

Check them out.  Yes, there are some stars and great looks that are missing.

However, if your favorite isn’t here. Let me know who it is!

Chandra Wilson:

Glenn Close, Holly Hunter and Marcia Gay Harden:

Padma Lakshmi:

Seal and Heidi Klum:

Hayden Panettiere:

Christina Applegate:

Leighton Meester:

Kristin Chenoweth:

Jane Krakowski:

Julia Louis-Dreyfus:

Dana Delany:

Cobie Smulders:

Vanessa Williams:

Mariska Hargitay:

Kate Walsh:

Rose Byrne:

My favorite? Blake Lively’s Versache low cut red dress.

Pick yanked from Bonnie Fuller's Twitter Stream

Pic yanked from Bonnie Fuller's Twitter stream - click to read Bonnie's tweet!

It was simple yet just stunning.

Thanks to TV Guide for such a great YouTube channel!

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robert-pattinson-megan-foxIn a coupling that would make teenage boys and girls weep with the force of 1000 vampire tears, Megan Fox–tattooed, potty-mouthed, and recklessly hot–and Robert Pattinson–well-coiffed heartthrob and star of many an adolescent locker–are said to be, well, hooking up.

Who knows if this is true; and for the purposes of a fashion blog, who really cares?  The real story here is in the clothes.

On her recent publicity tour for her summer blockbuster Transformers:  Revenge of the Fallen, Fox made appearances in luscious red lips, hourglassed fuschia frocks, and leggy, backless evening gowns.  Translation:  I have a smokin’ bod.  Na na na na boo boo.

Robert Pattinson, on the other hand, often sports the uniform of a louche man-about-town:  slim suits, high hair, the sly look of a man-boy on the prowl.  The star of the Twilight franchise rocks a self-professed “expensive but disheveled” look, which often results in an outfit of all-black.  Translation:  don’t look at me.  But hey:  why aren’t you looking?

Are these two rising style stars compatible?  While Pattinson channels a certain under-the-radar Hollywood glam–think Clooney, not dandy–Fox is working the Angelina Jolie-via-Jennifer Lopez look.  Sound combustible?  That’s because this pairing probably is.