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'American Idol': Stylist Nra Kudelka on Candice and Kree's style evolutions

Last night on American Idol, Kree Harrison and Candice Glover sang for their lives in hopes of being crowned the season 12 winner.

Each contestant gave three performances, which meant three wardrobe changes. Women’s contestant stylist Nra Kudelka — the men worked with stylist Seth Chernoff — and the Idol wardrobe team had just one week to pull together all the looks for both last night’s finale performances and tonight’s results show.

How do they do it? Read on to find out what Kudelka says about how the song choices influence the wardrobe, mixing custom pieces with store-bought clothes, and why she’s had to talk both finalists into wearing dresses.  READ FULL STORY

'American Idol' Fashion Face-Off: Who was the best dressed contestant last night? -- POLL

Last night on American Idol, the final three contestants upped the fashion factor as they each performed three different songs.

While you wait to find out who gets sent home tonight, get the details on what Candice, Angie and Kree wore and tell us who you would vote off if the competition was about taste instead of talent. READ FULL STORY

‘American Idol’ Fashion Face-Off: Who was the best dressed contestant this week? -- POLL

American Idol‘s final four battled it out this week as they each performed a duet and two solos.

But in addition to their song stylings, Amber, Angie, Candice, and Kree also tried to put their best fashion foot forward with outfits that ranged from black leather to summer brights.

Who was best dressed? Read on to get the details on each contestant’s look and cast your vote in our Fashion Face-Off poll. READ FULL STORY

'American Idol' Fashion Face-Off: Which diva was best dressed? -- POLL

On Wednesday night, the all-female final five American Idol contestants gave us plenty of attitude during The Diva battle. Whose look hit the biggest high note?

Candice Glover belted a powerhouse version the Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston’s hit When You Believe” in an Ashley Stewart top, Source of Wisdom jeans, BCBG necklace and Ashley Stewart jewelry.

Angie Miller wore an edgy chain dress by Stars for the Fashion House –which she paired with Hades heels from Gothicplus.com — for her performance of Beyoncé’s “Halo.”

For her rendition of Barbra Streisand’s “What Are You Doing With the Rest of Your Life,” Amber Holcomb kept it classic in a black-and-white strapless dress by Michelle Mason, which she accessorized with a Fenton necklace, Fallon earrings and an orchestra.

Kree Harrison wore a little black dress by Alice & Olivia when she performed Celine Dion’s “Have You Ever Been in Love,” earning high praise from judge Mariah Carey, who called the look “diva-licious.”

Janelle Arthur dressed the part to sing Dolly Parton’s “Dumb Blond,” taking the stage in a boho top from Zara and a metallic skirt from Haute Hippie.

We know who got voted off, but who had Wednesday night’s winning look? Vote now in the poll below.  READ FULL STORY

Nicki Minaj before vs. Nicki Minaj after -- POLL

When it comes to fashion, Nicki Minaj isn’t exactly known for being demure — heck, the woman plays dress-up with her perfume bottles. So it’s understandable that the American Idol judge found the idea of submitting to a makeunder before being photographed for the cover of a major fashion magazine more than a little daunting.

“To go in front of the camera, without pink lips or big ol’ crazy lashes — you know, nothing — I felt naked,” Minaj says of toning down her hair and makeup for the April issue of Elle. “It was scary!”

Though Minaj, who, according to reports, recently fired her hairdresser, stylist and makeup artist, had already begun toning down her look, the singer found it particularly hard to give up her signature beauty product for the Elle experiment. “I’m so, so attached to my pink lipstick, it’s hard,” she said of trying out a nude lip instead of her usual bright pink pout.

Before or after: Which of Nicki Minaj’s beauty looks do you like best? Cast your vote in the poll below!  READ FULL STORY

Jennifer Lawrence's costumes fetch top dollar, Nicki Minaj fires her glam squad and more

Costumes worn by Jennifer Lawrence’s character in Silver Linings Playbook sold for far more than expected after the actress picked up the Oscar for her performance. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Did Nicki Minaj fire her style team? According to reports, the American Idol judge has given her hairdresser, stylist and makeup artist the boot in an effort to be taken more “seriously.” [Huffington Post]

Former Revlon model Gita Hall May, 79, is suing Mad Men producers, claiming that a photograph of her that’s seen in the opening credits of the AMC series is being used without her consent. [Deadline]

Colleen Atwood’s costume designs will make their Broadway debut in the upcoming production of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. [Broadway World]

Pope Benedict XVI retires, and CNN finally confesses a sartorial sin; “We have said for years ever since we watched this Pope be elected in 2005, that he was wearing red Prada shoes. I’m afraid we’ve been wrong.” [The Daily Beast]

See Raf Simons’ Fall 2013 Christian Dior collection and find out how his latest designs were inspired by Andy Warhol. [Elle]

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'American Idol' Fashion Face-Off: Mariah Carey's Louboutins vs. Nicki Minaj's Louboutins

American Idol judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey still haven’t resolved their differences, but they do seem to have found some common ground — fashion.

During a panel at yesterday’s TCA event, journalists asked the women about the altercation that occurred during Idol auditions in North Carolina last fall. Here’s the exchange that followed:

Minaj: “We’re professionals.”
Carey: “It was sort of one-sided.”
Minaj: “No, it wasn’t.”
Carey: “At least we can agree on my shoes.”

Speaking of shoes, both Carey and Minaj were wearing red-soled heels from red carpet favorite Christian Louboutin. Carey paired her green Lanvin frock with Louboutin’s fur-and-feathered “Pluminette” style, while Minaj opted for a pair of the brand’s strappy “Zoulou” platforms.

Whose Louboutins were better? Cast your vote in the poll below.  READ FULL STORY

Nicki Minaj and Adam Levine score retail deals, Nicolas Ghesquière's 'Star Wars' tweet and more

Both Adam Levine and Nicki Minaj are reportedly close to inking deals with a mass retailer for their own fashion, accessories and housewares lines. [NY Post]

What are designer Nicolas Ghesquière’s post Balenciaga plans? His first-ever Tweet may offer some clues. [The Cut]

Three days after a plane carrying Vittoria Missoni disappeared off the coast of Venezuela, some are beginning to wonder if the head of the luxury Italian brand Missoni was kidnapped. [The Daily Beast]

Finders keepers! Watch as Storage Wars: New York star Joe P. finds out that original art found in a unit he picked up for $1,500 is worth $17,950. [YouTube]

Find out how AnnaSophia Robb chicken danced her way into the role of the young Carrie Bradshaw in the CW’s The Carrie Diaries. [OMG Yahoo]

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'American Idol' Fashion Face-Off: Mariah Carey vs. Nicki Minaj vs. Randy Jackson

When I heard that the American Idol judges were making an appearance in New York City this morning, I anticipated the ultimate Fashion Face-Off — Mariah vs. Nicki. That is, until I saw the photos… READ FULL STORY

PHOTO: Kellie Pickler shaves her head

Don’t worry, she hasn’t pulled a Britney.

Country star Kellie Pickler (right), 26, did shave her head, but the buzz cut isn’t a cry for help — it’s a show of solidarity for her childhood friend Summer Holt Miller, 36, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. READ FULL STORY

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