Piperlime Names Rachel Bilson, Olivia Palermo, & Byrdie Bell Guest Editors

If you’re more of the stay-at-home type, preferring to opt-out of our recommended Fashion’s Night Out activities, fear not boredom – there are also online shopping events taking place. One such virtual event involves Piperlime and their newly-appointment guest editors – Rachel Bilson, Olivia Palermo, and Byrdie Bell. Starting at 6pm on FNO evening, customers of the online retailer will get exclusive access to a series of videos from the trio, as well as their fall styling tips and product picks.

Fans who shop the new guest editor’s fall selection receive a special a FNO treat and have a chance to win a $250 shopping spree. Visit Piperlime’s Facebook page for more info.

Socialites-turned-actresses Bell and Palermo and actress-turned-Karl-Lagerfeld-muse Bilson join Piperlime Guest Editor veteran Rachel Zoe in their new roles. On a side note, all three of their styles are not far off from one another, so we’re curious to see how the brand markets their individual tastes on the site.

Thousand Dollar Look: Hundred Dollar Price

Looking like a celeb doesn’t have to cost you thousands. With a little creativity and research you can get that designer look without maxing out your Amex. You’ll be surprised how far a few hundred dollars can take you. After all, how much fun is a purchase if you’ll be eating ramen for a month to make up for it? I’ll admit: I also wanted a chance to rifle through ModCloth.com, which definitely has the best prices on the most adorable dresses. So put your credit card away. You can pay for this one in cash, baby!

The Look: Rachel Bilson mixes sweet with sassy in a Chanel Resort 2011 Beige Dress and Camilla Skovgaard Chain-Link Sandals at the Artist’s Museum Happening MOCA Los Angeles Gala.

The Steal: Mod Cloth Love Potion Dress, $119.99.


Boutique 9 Eleina Leather Chain Sandals, $133.


Forever 21 Black Clutch, $12.80.


Add gold hoops and a ring to complete, and voila, a designer look for well under $300!

Links: Megan Fox Goes Totally Plastic, Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen Call It Quits

● Megan Fox is a Transformer, but plastic like the toys, not metal like the movies. [TMZ] ● A family-friendly mash-up of Toy Story and The Wire has arrived just in time for this weekend’s release of the third installment of the Pixar classic. How long until YouTube comes out with 3-D glasses? [Videogum] ● Vuvuzelas, the buzzing “instruments” of the World Cup, are starting to turn on their owners, swelling lips and busting windpipes like a horror flick. [Observer]

● Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen have ended their engagement, giving Seth Cohen another chance. [PopEater] ● Watching Kanye West make a beat with Amber Rose looking on is cool. The fact that he’s sampling a song from Broadway’s Wicked is magic. [YouTube] ● Have you ever thought that music review website Pitchfork was a bit holier-than-thou? You have no idea. [PRR]

Links: Badgley vs. Mischka, Britney Spears + Kevin Federline, Jessica Alba’s Body

● Is the pressure of Fashion Week too much for seasoned veterans like Mark Badgley and James Mischka? An office mole says they had such a blow-out fight they are ready to split their company down the middle. [Gatecrasher] ● Feel disappointed by some of last year’s summer movies? Take a look at this series of posters that purports the truth about summer blockbusters like Sex and the City and Transformers. [HolyTaco] ● Hillary Duff is the latest celeb to design a line for DKNY Jeans; Rachel Bilson also has a line with them. The line is called Femme, meant to connote “feminine” yet “aggressive.” Think a dialed-back Rick Owens. [WWD]

● What is Jessica Alba’s post baby-bod secret? Hours in the gym, like the rest of us? Nope. Just wear a girdle. [People] ● Earlier this week, rumors surfaced that Britney Spears would cancel her tour if she didn’t get to see her kids. Now sources are saying K-Fed will be on tour with her, kids in tow. That should end well. [Contact Music] ● Lux Interior, founder of seminal psychobilly band The Cramps, has died from a pre-existing heart condition at the age of 60. [LAT]

Celeb Fashion Lines: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

We’ll pass on dissecting the value of a “Lauren Conrad Autographed Handmade Baking Dish” and a “Jessica Simpson Mini Dallas Cowboy Helmet,” but when it comes to celebrity clothing lines, let us get serious for a moment. We just don’t think it’s right for someone to use their celebrity status to convince people to buy things like a “Kimora Lee Simmons Blue Tunic Dress” or worse yet, the “Baby Phat Plus Size Scoop-Neck Sweater & Five-Pocket Jeans.” Fortunately, for all the countless duds — anyone familiar with Scarlett Johansson, Sadie Frost, Mandy Moore or 50 Cent’s lines? we didn’t think so — there are a handful of winners.

For example, there’s The Row from the Olsen Twins, or more surprisingly, Nicole Richie’s House of Harlow. Richie, who infamously dropped a lot of weight and adopted the vintage style of her then-stylist Rachel Zoe, keeps it simple and fittingly 60s-inspired with her just-released jewelry collection. As for the Olsen girls (kiddie stuff at Wal-Mart aside), the duo have capitalized on their oft-imitated personal style by churning out plenty of lustable vintage-inspired pieces that mix downtown cool with uptown chic in their Elizabeth & James line (at Barneys New York), collections.

Continuing with cookie-avoiding style icons, Victoria Beckham delivers with her dVb jeans (though we could do without the butt patches); her collection of ultra-fitted sheaths and shift dresses, unveiled during NY Fashion Week in September, are undeniably well-made. That said one has to wonder how much of her inspiration was drawn from Roland Mouret, a designer the fashionista has been known to favor.

Over on the modeling side, while we could do without Erin Wasson’s line, we’re all over Kate Moss Topshop. The wears will not only hit the New York flagship Topshop store when it opens in the spring — Moss’ line will get its own concept shop within the anticipated mega-store.

As for musicians and male designers, we love Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B. for the rocker meets lady-who-lunches aesthetic, and former Louis Vuitton guest designer Pharrell Williams’s Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream, which is sold at Pharrell’s spaceship-inspired boutique in Soho. Overall however, when it comes to musicians, we recommend staying away from their wears. Consider if you will Beyonce’s House of Dereon, which consists mostly of overpriced Marchesa and Carmen Marc Valvo knock-offs; and of course, there’s Jennifer Lopez’s jumpsuit-heavy collections — are we the only ones disturbed by the fact that J. Lo has 25 freestanding stores? Then there’s Jessica Simpson. We’ll just let this gem speak for itself.

That said, it might be kids who’ve got it the worst. Would you really want your son in this graphic mess from LL Cool J’s Sears line? Or your daughter in an Avril Lavigne ultra-mini pleated plaid skirt with stud accents?

On a slightly brighter note, anyone remember Rachel Bilson? Last year’s equivalent to this year’s Leighton Meester has designed a clothing line in collaboration with DKNY Jeans. With fitted blazers going for $79 and skinny stretch black jeans going for $69, the line is pricier than most celeb collections aimed at juniors — but with fitted pieces and a color-palette consisting mostly of black with pops of white and yellow, Bilson delivers a solid collection deserving of the DKNY stamp. Though, we’d venture to guess you could find everything in her line at H&M for a whole lot less.

For us though, it’s the over-Fabulositized Kimora Lee Simmons that takes the don’t-cake. Sure Lauren Conrad’s line is boring, Eve’s collection is poorly-made, and Nicky Hilton can’t even get retailers to carry her Nicholai wears. But when you’re encouraging pre-teens to wear this or this or this, you’ve crossed the inappropriate and ugly lines by record-setting strides. And don’t even get us started on Baby Phat, Phat Farm, or the KLS Collection. We’ll just leave you with this, and our apologies.