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Kristen Bell

Kristen Anne Bell (born July 18, 1980) is an American actress who is best known for starring in the title role on the television show Veronica Mars, and most recently, Elle Bishop on Heroes and the voice of Gossip Girl (the character) on the CW show Gossip Girl. Bell is also an enthusiastic vegetarian, having appeared in PETA literature that promotes a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle. n 2004, Bell made her big-screen debut, appearing in David Mamet's Spartan as Laura Newton, the kidnapped daughter of a high-ranking U.S. government official, acting alongside Val Kilmer. Following this, she won the role of the title character in UPN's drama Veronica Mars, which was launched in the fall of 2004. The show earned positive reviews from television critics, as did Bell's performance, which some critics have mentioned as worthy of an Emmy nomination. In 2006 the show was renewed for a third season, and returned on a newly created network, The CW. On May 17, 2007, The CW canceled this program. The two-hour series finale aired in the U.S. on Tuesday, May 22, 2007. Kristen was featured in Maxim's 2007 "Hot 100" list. In the article she is said to have "single-handedly saved the CW from becoming the worst network ever". In 2007, Bell is the title character in the CW's new series Gossip Girl as an unseen narrator. After turning down a role on Lost, Kristen took a guest role on NBC's Heroes for at least thirteen episodes playing a mysterious character named Elle.

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KRISTEN'S CHARITABLE SIDE

Kristen Bell seen on Jan 10 2012 in West Hollywood, CA. Showing up to support DoSomething.org & Aeropostale’s Teens for Jeans campaign, Kristen Bell made a casual appearance at the event which was held at Palihouse in West Hollywood on January 10. For her charitable outfit, Kristen wore a pair of coated black skinny jeans (just like Rich & Skinny's Legacy Coated Pant in Tar) with a flowy, semi tent-like blouse (for two options that are a bit more flattering, try either Elizabeth & James' Nicolas Blouse in Blush/Brown or Brandy Melville's Estelle Long Sleeve Shirt in Cream), and then added on a pair of black platforms with studded detailing on the back and and black and gold clutch. A gold disc necklace (like Christie Martin Jewelry's 14k Gold Raised Initial Necklace) provided the finishing touch for her ensemble. The event was held to raise awareness of the Teens for Jeans campaign, which encourages people to help homeless teens by dropping off gently worn pairs of jeans at any Aeropostale or P.S. from Aeropostale store. Kristen tweeted her support for the cause earlier in the day, saying: "Clean out ur closet & help someone in need!" A very good cause indeed! It's nice to see celebs bringing awareness to a cause that is near and dear to them - hopefully this effort is a huge success!

TCA TWOSOME

Kristen Bell seen on Aug 03 2011 in Beverly Hills, CA. Making a promotional appearance at the CBS, CW and Showtime TCA Party that was held at The Pagoda in Beverly Hills on August 3, Kristen Bell and Rachel Bilson couldn't have rocked two more different looks. While Rachel was there to promote her new CW show "Hart of Dixie," Kristen was showing her support for her new Showtime series "House of Lies." For their ensembles, let's start with KB; she paired a sexy Versus dress with sheer panels with a sparkly silver Ferragamo clutch and a pair of black platforms. Rachel, on the other hand, opted for a pair of bright Erdem trousers paired with a matching floral Erdem blouse, and then completed her look with Christian Louboutin's leopard pumps and a black Giuseppe Zanotti clutch. Whose outfit do you prefer, everyone? To emulate Rachel's 'fit, try pairing The Battalion's 5 Pocket Twill Skinny Pants in Red with Manthey's Raglan Sleeve Blouse with Ombre Flower in Red/Multi, and then tote Halston Heritage's Susan Evening Clutch in Jet for a polished look. If Kristen's look is more your speed, get in on the sheer trend in a more covered-up fashion with Nicole Miller's Black Sheath Dress, and then wear with L.A.M.B.'s Pounce Pony Hair Ankle Strap Pump in Black and Diane von Furstenberg's Bonnie Foldover Clutch in Silver. Which look are you more eager to try, my fellow fashionistas?

NO FUR FOR KRISTEN

Kristen Bell seen on Dec 16 2010 in Berlin, Germany. Kristen Bell strikes a pose at a photocall for Burlesque in Berlin, Germany on December 16. Kristen put her look together starting with black button up (try Twisted Heart's Baby H&W Henley in Black) tucked into a brown cargo skirt (check out Suzabelle's Noisette Skirt in Coffee or Kill City's Military Skirt in Olive) topped with a plush fur Ella Moss vest (we're sold out at the moment, but try the look with Jenny Han's Cropped Faux Fur Vest in Brown Ostrich). Kristen stayed warm in black stockings, adding a gold bauble ring (like Noir's Clear Bubble in Silver) and a pair of knee high black boots (try Farylrobin's Mandy Tall Lug Sole Boot in Black). What do you think of Kristen's red carpet casual look? I'm digging the fur vest, and I like that the side braid softens the military accents. Thoughts? Kristen is known as an animal lover, so I do have to give her credit for choosing faux over real fur. PETA will be happy too – in a recent interview, Kristen shared her perspective: "I can’t speak for anyone else, but the reason why I don’t wear fur is because I don’t believe animals have to be hunted, raised, or killed for fashion. People have to look at the big picture. A collar of fur for a human meant suffering and death for an animal. It’s just pointless." What's your stance on wearing fur, is it a do or don't?

COBBLESTONE ISSUES

Kristen Bell seen on Dec 12 2010 in London, UK. Braving the cold, Kristen Bell takes a night off promoting Burlesque in London and heads to the West End to catch a performance of Birdsong on December 12. KB dined out with friends at a local Indian restaurant before heading to the show, stepping out in a pretty taupe dress with chain accents (check out Isabel Lu's Chain Link Spaghetti Dress in Nude) topped with a black leather jacket with a fur lined collar (like June's Asymmetric Lamb Jacket in Black), black tights and envious Jimmy Choo booties (get the sassy look with Farylrobin's Valenta Platform Bootie in Black). Kristen carried a black crystal studded clutch with her program (similar to Whiting & Davis' Crystal Accents Minaudiere in Black), completing the look with a cozy olive green knit cap (try Lucky Brand's Flap Hat in Green). What do you think of Kristen's sophisticated yet casual look? I don't think the hat quite works, but I can't blame her for bundling up since it is pretty chilly in London right now. After attending the London premiere of Burlesque, KB let her fans know she was dealing with a small issue while attempting to see the sights: “While charming, London's cobblestone streets are proving to increase my odds of tripping by roughly a bagillion %. Give or take.” Uh oh – better not scuff the Choos!

FEISTY, SASSY FEMMES

Kristen Bell seen on Sep 22 2010 in Hollywood, CA. The lovely Kristen Bell lights up the red carpet at the premiere of her new funny flick You Again at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood on September 22. KB posed in a buttery Valentino frock accented with white lace (go golden in Jenny Han's Ruffle Tier Dress in Yellow, girly in Sue Wong's Lacy Godet Mini in Peach or if you prefer the contrast lace combo try Isabel Lu's Lacy Lust Short Sleeve Top in Yellow), adding neutral heels (try Farylrobin's Jayden in Taupe) and a tan studded clutch (add some contrast with Whiting & Davis' Studs and Snake Clutch in Bronze) to complete the look. I think this dress is a tough sell, and although canary is one of my favorite pop colors, I think this might be coming off a little too prissy on her petite figure. What are your thoughts, do you think the lacy look works or is it too much? At the premiere, Kristen posed next to the legendary Betty White, who plays her grandma in the film. In an interview with Star KB shared what attracted her to this project in particular: "It’s so rare that you read a good, female-driven comedy especially one where you don’t have some doe-eyed girl wishing her coworker would put a ring on her finger! This script has so many feisty, sassy women." Nothing like having a few good role models around! Have any of you made it to the theatres to see You Again yet?

STAYING IN SHAPE, NATURALLY

Kristen Bell seen on Aug 19 2010 in Santa Monica, CA. Kristen Bell arrives in style at the grand opening of the new Louis Vuitton store in Santa Monica, CA on August 19. Rather than play it safe, KB picked two playful prints off the LV Pre-Fall 2010 runway and wore a printed button down tucked into a pleated skirt (get ready for fall in fun printed dresses in autumn shades like Jenny Han's Strapless Wool Dress in Circle Print or Amberlynn's Pollieanne Dress in Khaki). Kristen played up the black waistband with black cut-out wedges (check out Farylrobin's Issie Wedge in Black with a fun side accent) and complemented the deep orange, olive and plum tones with a bronze textured LV clutch (similar to Inge Christopher's Paradiso Clutch in Pewter). Naturally Kristen's retail endeavor wasn't without good cause – the opening event benefitted the Heal The Bay foundation. What do you think of Kristen's blend of charity and style, does it work for her? I don't think mixed prints this bright can work for everyone, but it certainly brings a fun burst of color to the table at an event like this. She's definitely got the figure to pull it off! After turning 30 this summer, KB is showing off her bikini bod on the cover of Shape, and sharing with readers how she stays fit: "I'm not going to try to be a certain size, or weigh a specific amount. I don't own a scale. My goal is to feel good and look healthy… My friends and I are all into staying in shape through outdoor activities. We play Ultimate Frisbee, hike the trails around Los Angeles, go rock climbing in Malibu, explore underwater caves in Palos Verdes. We're gluttons for excitement, and it keeps us fit!" Just hearing about it makes me want to get up and move! What are your fav ways of staying in shape?

CHOOSY ABOUT STYLE

Kristen Bell seen on Aug 08 2010 in Universal City, CA. Looking youthful as ever, Kristen Bell struts the red carpet at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards in Universal City, CA on August 8. KB looks pretty and polished in her red embroidered Stella McCartney mini with a sheer coral overlay (add a little bit of color with Luc by Lucy's Cut Out Bella Dress in Coral or Gold Hawk's vibrant gold embellished India Boho Dress in Hot Pink), choosing a pair of classy taupe Brian Atwood peeptoes to complete the look (if you're looking for a neutral shoe to accent a fun frock like this, try Coye Nokes' Joan Bootie in Sabbia Embossed Python or Coye Nokes' sleek Jacqueline Pump in Taupe Patent). KB kept her makeup natural and pulled her blonde waves back into a messy pony to complete the look. What do you think of Kristen's casually refined style, does it work for her, and for the event? KB usually plays it pretty safe on the red carpet, but she was recently featured in a WWD spread where she dwelled on her defining style attributes: "I tend to favor things that make me feel like I'm playing a character. I gravitate toward vintage styles—equestrian, nautical. I've been loving a blue-and-white-striped long-sleeve T-shirt since I was in high school because it makes me feel like Brigitte Bardot sunbathing on the French Riviera… I like clothes that make me feel feminine as opposed to girly. If there's one too many ruffles or a little too much pink, I will look like I'm going to my own christening." It seems as though she knows her style well! How would you define your tastes?

NO CLEAN WATER? EFF THAT!

Kristen Bell seen on Jul 15 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. Proving that age is just a number, Kristen Bell strolls Los Angeles on July 15, just a few days before her 30th birthday. KB was looking hot in a floral print chiffon tunic (love Ella Moss' Garden of Eden Top in Navy or Smitten's Flower Print Ruffle Blouse in Black) with a pair of shorts keeping it modest (try something simple like Hard Tail's Hard Tail Booty Short in Black), teetering on super high platforms (check out Farylrobin's new Iris Platform Wedge in Bronze) as she made her way to the set of a PSA taping. Kristen showed off her love of clean water (and the environment) by carrying an eco-friendly aluminum water bottle, toting a black purse with a gold chain strap (like Danielle Nicole's Katie Messenger in Black). What do you think of KB's vintage inspired look, does she look like your average 30 year old? For her special bday Kristen has asked friends and fans to help her meet a special goal for a cause close to her heart, raising $100,000 to fund clean water projects in developing nations. She explained: "A billion people in the world are living without clean water. EFF THAT. Water-borne illness is the second highest cause of childhood death in the world. NOT ON MY WATCH. 45,000 people will die this week alone from contaminated water illnesses. Y'ALL, LETS GET OFF OUR HINEYS AND FIX THIS. Please help me get to my goal of 100K and let's have a clean water toast." Powerful words! KB has already raised over $5,000 since posting this last week. Are any of you willing to toss her a few bucks? Go to MyCharityWater.org/KristenBell to help!

BRIGHTER SIDE OF GREEN

Kristen Bell seen on Jul 08 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. Kristen Bell brightens up the room at the Darker Side of Green debate the Palihouse in LA on July 8. The perky petite arrived in a fun orange printed dress with a feathered hem (if you like the colorful circular print, try Meghan Los Angeles' Astrid Tunic in Fuchsia or Lotta Stensson's Smocked Beach Dress in Drum Print), toning it down with beige Jimmy Choo peeptoes (Samanta's Viv Peep in Brown have a great caramel shade) and a casual side braid. KB polished the look with silver hoops (like Michele Michel's Hammered Hoops in Silver), flashing her radiant smile on the red carpet. What do you think of Kristen's colorful look, does it work for a spirited event like this? KB enjoyed the debate with fiancé Dax Shepard at her side, watching host Andy Samberg monitor the polarized environmental discussion. The Lexus sponsored debate is just the first in a series of green conversations sponsored by the automaker to raise awareness about climate change (and promote sales for its newest hybrid). When you're attracting eco-aware celebs like Kristen and Sophia Bush, I don’t see how you couldn't enjoy yourself!

BELL'S NEW BFF

Kristen Bell seen on Mar 22 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. The perpetually polished Kristen Bell poses on the red carpet at the Geffen Gala in LA on March 22. I don't know what it is about her demure Alberta Ferretti frock, but I'm absolutely in love with the ultra femme tulle and the wrap detailing at the waist (for similar girly looks try KEEMiA's Roxanne Ruffle Halter Dress with Feather in Pink or Gold Hawk's Printed Halter Dress in Lilac Hush). KB paired her flirty frock with sleek Brian Atwood peeptoes (indulge in a little texture with Coye Nokes' Joan Sandal in Sabbia Embossed Python), wearing her blonde tresses straight with minimal makeup. Tres chic, non? At the event Kristen cozied up to Pushing Daisies sweetheart Kristin Chenoweth, snapping an adorable photo while celebrating KC's winning the "Distinction in Theatre" award. Kristin returned the favor, Tweeting back, "I love my Kbell! I'm lucky to call her friend. ! Xxoo" Awww – nothing like besties in Hollywood!

PETA PERFECT AT THE GENESIS AWARDS

Kristen Bell seen on Mar 20 2010 in Beverly Hills, CA. A super perky Kristen Bell shines at the Humane Society's Genesis Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on March 20. Maybe it's her gorgeous Monique Lhullier dress that's making her so happy? KB hit the red carpet in a glamorous black short sleeve dress with a sheer embellished yoke (dress up in KEEMiA's Lauren Knotted Silk Dress in Black or Gold Hawk's Floral Eyelet Dress in Moonless Night for your next evening event), pairing the glam dress with a sleek pair of pointy toe Jimmy Choo heels (keep it polished in Coye Nokes' Jacqueline Calf Pump in Black). Kristen let the embellished collar act as a necklace and added a dainty pair of earrings to complete the look (love Jacquie Aiche's 14K Flower Stud Earring in Grey). Rosy red lips and a slightly messy 'do complete KB's classy look. What do you think of her charity chic style? Kristen is officially in between projects now, but her When in Rome co-star Josh Duhamel recently sat down to dish on what it was like working on set with her: "You know, some girls can just turn it on and some girls are just, you know, they’re just natural. And she’s got it. I mean, she’s able to just be like right there. We really hit it off in the beginning." Sounds like someone has a crush – and how could he not on a cutie like KB? Luckily Kristen's beau – now fiancé – Dax Shepard was nearby on set to keep her out of trouble!

MUMS THE WORD ON WEDDING

Kristen Bell seen on Feb 25 2010 in Beverly Hills, CA. Taking the golden girl reigns, Kristen Bell literally shines on the red carpet on the Costume Designers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills on February 25. KB had her moment to sparkle in a glamorous gold Stella McCartney frock with a plunging V neckline (get ready to sparkle this spring in Sue Wong's Cheetah Print Beaded Dress in Gold or Love Couture's Striped Sequin Tank in Gold) with Jimmy Choo slingbacks to match (try Samanta's sassy Ena Sandal Heel in Gold). With such a flashy dress, Kristen skipped out on jewelry, something I approve of – the dress has enough shine! The only area that could use a little improvement is her hair. I get the messy-chic vibe she's trying to portray here, but do you think she pulls it off or does it look sloppy? Since news of her engagement to beau Dax Shepard was announced, KB had kept her lips sealed about their nuptial plans. This week she finally broke her silence and announced she won't be sharing details about her special day at all, and is turning down any and all offers from magazines to buy their wedding photos. She explained, "[We] keep a very low profile. We're all the more private because people are interested and we really don't think they should be. We're not interested in making a spectacle out of something we think is lovely." And that's the way it should be!

FRONT ROW AT REBECCA TAYLOR

Kristen Bell seen on Feb 14 2010 in New York, NY. Spending Valentine's Day doing something more exciting than primping for a romantic date, the eternally adorable Kristen Bell attended the Rebecca Taylor runway show during New York Fashion Week on February 14. Fiance Dax Shepard was no where to be seen, but KB had plenty of front row company, with Michelle Trachtenberg to her right and Whitney Port and Carmen Electra within arm's reach. When WWD asked Kristen who her Valentine, she replied as any fashionista would: "My love is for Rebecca Taylor." Wonder how Dax feels about that! KB arrived at the show in an ultra casual look, mixing prints with a flirty floral dress and tonal animal print cardi cinched with a tan braided belt (try Jenny Han's Spaghetti Strap Ruffle Dress in Gold with Ella Moss' cozy Viola Cocoon in Charcoal cinched with Linea Pelle's Vintage Multi Hammered Flat Stud Belt in Vintage Cognac). KB stayed warm in chocolate tights with knee high boots (like Gwyneth Shoes' Remi Boot in Brown) and accented her casual 'fit with a gold necklace (love the shine of Amrita Singh's Xilo Necklace in Gold). As always loose waves and light make up enhance Kristen's natural beauty without looking over the top. What do you think of her vintage inspired 'fit? KB has been sticking to a busy schedule in LA, taking care of her promo duties for When in Rome and filming Burlesque on and off for the past few months. Kristen is starring in the seductive drama with legendary pop icons Cher and Christina Aguilera, who she gushed about in a recent interview: “Christina is a really good-natured girl… and nothing that I expected!” Makes you wonder what she did expect!

BELL'S WEDDING BELLS

Kristen Bell seen on Feb 06 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. Happily chatting with a fan in Los Angeles, Kristen Bell braves the morning showers while out to breakfast on February 6. KB got off the weekend off to an early start, grabbing a bite to eat with her new fiancé, Dax Shepard, while flashing her bling to the paps. Kristen first showed off her engagement ring while presenting at the Grammys last week, but insiders say Dax popped the question over the holidays. Too cute! On their early morning outing KB stayed dry in her fav Jimmy Choo for Hunter rain boots, adding some colorful layers with a lilac scarf (try the fun print of A Graves' Herringbone with Overlay in Lilac and Dark), sunny yellow top (Woo's adorable Sol Dress in Warm Sun can be worn as either a dress or a tunic) and multicolored knit cap. KB wore casual faded skinnies (like Hudson's booty flattering Collin Skinny Jean in Martin) and a black cargo jacket (stay warm and dry in Walter's Stretch Liquid Anorak in Black), polishing off the look with a classic chain strap Chanel bag. Looks like very comfy rainy day attire if you ask me! What do you think of Kristen's cold weather style? A few weeks ago at a When in Rome press event, KB shared with the press about how she maintains her work-life balance: “I think your significant other should be way more important than your work, personally. I love working. I don’t know that I’d say I’m a workaholic because I also love maxin’ and relaxin’… [currently] I feel like I’m at a really lovely place and I’m grateful to be where I am so I like working too, but I know what my priorities are.” Obviously this philosophy worked out for her, as she and Dax will soon tie the knot! Congrats to the happy co-star couple – we'll bring more wedding d's soon!

CUT-OUT CUTIE

Kristen Bell seen on Jan 27 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. Trying out a daring look on the red carpet, Kristen Bell arrives at the world premiere of When in Rome at the famous El Capitan Theatre in LA on January 27. Kristen has experimented with unusual cut-outs before, and I think she pulls off this unique Monique Lhullier gown flawlessly (KB's one of a kind dress is hard to come by, but if you love the long length try Karen Zambos' Maxi Dress in Olive or Tricia Fix's Vanessa Long Snake in Snake in similar tonal shades). There have been a lot of complaints about mediocre red carpet attire this season, and I think this is the first truly unique look I've seen – and actually liked. The cut-out shape is exquisitely tailor made to her petite figure, showing just the right amount of skin balanced by a long, flowing train, long sleeves and a high neck. Gold oval earrings (like Kathy Kamei's Past Present & Future Dreams-Tear Drop in Gold) and a simple cuff bracelet (check out Jules Smith's Small Dynasty Bangle in Rose Gold) accent the look and give it an imperial feel. KB wins style points for choosing a knotted hairstyle that coordinates well with the knotted detail at the front of the dress. I don't think there's really much else I can say about it – how do you readers feel about this original design? At the premiere, KB chatted with the press about how tailor-made the role was for her: “That is the story of my life… The girl didn’t revolve around the guy which is 99-percent of scripts — especially romantic comedies. You are not just playing the girlfriend role, or the girl that is heartbroken and wishing she had a boyfriend. This is a girl who didn’t want any of this to come out, but five guys became obsessed with her and started to stalk her. So it was an interesting dynamic.” Kristen's off-screen other half, Dax Shapard, plays one of her suitors in the film – can't wait to see the two of them light up the big screen together!

KB FEELS THE BURN

Kristen Bell seen on Jan 18 2010 in New York, NY. The always perky Kristen Bell poses for the press at a screening of her new comedy, When in Rome in Times Square of New York City on January 18. KB arrived wrapped up in a cozy herringbone coat (opt for Suzabelle's Marin Trench Coat in Grey Tweed or Pink Polka Dot's Cozy Coat in Grey) and black scarf (layer up in Raw 7's Shredded Rube Scarf in Black) with old fashioned lace up Christian Louboutin pumps (check out an affordable alternative on CoutureCandy, like Farylrobin's Versailles in Black). Once inside the screening, Kristen shed her outer layers to reveal a sexy LBD with a sheer chain yoke by Jenni Kaye (try Eva Franco's Fringe Dress in Gold Rush or combine the inner and outer styles with Single Dress' Houndstooth Scoop Dress in Pewter). The natural blonde waves and flushed cheeks add an irresistible girl-next-door vibe to this sassy yet sophisticated look. What do you think of KB's style? At the screening, Kristen chatted with blogger JustJared about her fav on-set memories - some of them scary permanent! She explained, “I have a favorite scar! I burnt my leg on a scooter in Rome and it burnt right through my pants! I had an apple-sized third-degree burn on my leg from the exhaust pipe. I saw two different doctors but I couldn’t understand what they were saying. No one spoke English [in Rome]! I went to a pharmacy, got all the supplies I needed myself and then researched on WebMD.com on how to take care of my own gnarly burn!" Ouch!

FARMER'S MARKET FRESH

Kristen Bell seen on Dec 13 2009 in Los Angeles, CA. Talk about prepping to stay dry! Kristen Bell does her grocery shopping the natural way on December 13, stopping by the LA Farmers Market on Sunday morning with a few reusable tote bags to stock up for the week (shop in style with Zambos and Siega's Go Green Tote in Beige). KB's Jimmy Choo for Hunter rainboots are adorable so I just have to assume she was looking for any excuse to wear them, even if the only water she might encounter at the market would be a rogue sprinkler! Kristen put her fresh 'fit together with black leggings (try The Battalion's super soft Brushed Bamboo Legging in Black), a blue checked blouse (like Zoa's Double Faced Cotton Button Front Shirt in Navy) and black jacket with front flap pockets (Suzabelle's Fremont Jacket in Black is a cute alternative), shielding her face from the sun with tortoise shell sunnies while staying cool with a popsicle in hand. Two more reasons why rainboots are totally unnecessary in LA right now, but if I had cute croc embossed rainboots I couldn't resist showing them off either! What do you think of KB's fresh 'fit? Kristen isn't the only celeb who loves picking out her own produce – Anne Hathaway was also spotted at the market on Sunday canoodling with her beau before picking up a bouquet of sunflowers. Even "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest chimed in during his radio show this week, giving all the single ladies some advice on where to meet men. His rationale that you might find more than the perfect head of lettuce at the Farmer's Market? Healthy eats = healthy relationship! Are any of you frequent farm fresh shoppers?

BELL DOES BANDEAU

Kristen Bell seen on Nov 22 2009 in Los Angeles, CA. Kristen Bell goes for a daring look at the 2009 American Music Awards in LA on November 22. KB arrived at the Nokia Theatre in a shiny bandeau top and high waist wrap skirt from the Christian Cota Spring '10 collection (for the every day look, try Shumaq's Emily Strapless Dress in Beige). Risky, but the draping is very well done so I think she pulls it off. What are your thoughts? KB carried a sparkly beaded Judith Leiber clutch (like Moyna Handbags' Glass Beaded Tote in Taupe) and paired silver Christian Louboutin t-strap heels with the mini (if you're feeling festive try Samanta's flashy Ena Sandal Heel in Gold). Finally, KB wore a white Neil Lane cocktail ring (almost identical to Femme Metale's Noble Fleur with Snow Quartz Ring). If any of the items above satisfy your CoutureCandy sweet tooth, don't forget to enter the code "SHOP20" at checkout to receive 20% off all new styles and an additional 20% off sale items already priced 30-70% off until midnight Dec 1st. It's a much better deal than waking up at 4am for door buster deals this Friday, don't you think?

BURLESQUE TEASE

Kristen Bell seen on Nov 11 2009 in West Hollywood, CA. Posing in a sassy backless mini, Kristen Bell gives new meaning to the "What's white, black and red all over?" joke at the Assassin's Creed II launch in West Hollywood on November 11. KB was happy to show off her tush on the red carpet in this flirty little Tibi mini with a high neck and puff shoulders (opt for a black and white print like Trina Turk's Tula Dress in Zebra, Qi Cashmere's Printed Scoop Neck Dress in Navy/Grey or Voom by Joy Han's Twiggy Puff Sleeve Dress in Black) paired with classy Christian Louboutins (make it sassy with Samanta's Viv Pump Wide in Black Patent. It looks effortlessly chic with her hair pulled up, with the super rich crimson lipstick is a little over the top for me – do you think a more muted shade would have been more complimentary or does the shade add dramatic flair? Speaking of drama, Kristen just started filming Burlesque in LA this week, which also stars Christina Aguilera, Cher and Julianne Hough. When most people hear the title they think strip clubs and exotic dancers, but KB set the record straight with E! on the red carpet: “My character is fun and sexy but not a stripper. There is no nudity, and there are no pasties and G-strings. It’s very artistic burlesque… Burlesque is a tease. It’s not meant to really give that much away because that wouldn’t be considered a tease. It would be considered giving away the goods.” Now I'm intrigued!

BILSON & BELL ARE MADEWELL

Kristen Bell seen on Oct 20 2009 in Hollywood, CA. Kristen Bell and Rachel Bilson looked happy to be hanging out together at the Madewell and Lucky Magazine Denim Event in Hollywood this week, posing together before indulging in the festivities at Chateau Marmont's Bar Marmont on October 20. Both girls were styled by Madewell, with KB in a head to toe 'fit with a sand washed silk dress (similar to Alice + Olivia's Moonstone Dress in Grey with a shoulder padded blazer (for a unique alternative to the classic blazer try Suzabelle's Fremont Jacket in Black) and colorful scarf (add some shine with Elizabeth Gillett's Brushed Metallic Scarf in Black). I love her croc embossed clutch (like Elaine Turner's Bella Croc Patent in Black) but overall her look seems kind of thrown together to me. What do you think of the boots? Rachel opted for a monochromatic look, tucking and black and white polka dot Madewell tank into a printed Myne skirt and sheer Juicy Couture cardigan with ruffled shoulder caps (get the look with Susana Monaco's String Dress in Mod Dot topped with Qi Cashmere's Rouched Kimono Cardigan in Black). For me, RB wins with her vintage boots over Kristen's refined Christian Louboutin ankle boots. What do you think of both looks?

KB GOES DEUTSCH

Kristen Bell seen on Oct 13 2009 in Hamburg, Germany. Kristen Bell continued on the European leg of the promo tour for Couples Retreat on October 13 at the premiere in Hamburg, Germany. KB worked the red carpet in a coral BCBG Maz Azria Spring 2010 mini. The dress has a side cut out and sheer asymmetrical strap framed by a sweatheart neckline that looks like it's strapless unless you look closely (if you like the sheer part try LaROK's Bon Voyage Dress in Blue or Black Halo's Bustier Detail Pleated Mini Dress in Persimmon, and try Rachel Pally's Patricia Dress in Guava if coral is your color). Kristen paired the dress with sand Jimmy Choo "Prosper" sandals and a metallic Celestina clutch (check out Marnie Bugs' Red Fin in Platinum). Love the look but I'm not a fan of black nail polish – do you think it works? KB is on the cover of the November issue of Women's Health, dishing to the mag about actresses she admires: “I want to hate Megan Fox more than anything. We all do. But I read a bunch of her quotes, and she’s witty and smart and carefree. I thought, ‘This is the kind of girl I’d love to be friends with.’” Megan has said some pretty outrageous quotes in the past, but I gotta admit I'd want to hang out with her for a day too!

MARCHESA MARVELOUS

Kristen Bell seen on Oct 05 2009 in Westwood, CA. Making her way to LA on the press tour for Couple's Retreat, Kristen Bell stuns at the Mann's Village Theatre premiere in Westwood, CA on October 5. I simply can't explain how much I love her pale blue Marchesa Spring 2010 strapless gown, from the same collection as Olivia Wilde's Emmy Awards gown this year. The intricate lace and chiffon layered style and draping chiffon train are a refreshingly feminine pick for Kristen. To nab the same delicate style for fall without breaking the bank, opt for Sue Wong decadent creations like the Beaded Bodice Empire Dress in Beige, the Victorian Layered Gown in Ivory or the Ostrich Feather Short Dress in Ivory. KB completed the look with champagne satin Loubs, a silver wrap bracelet (like Michele Michel's Swirl Bracelet in Silver) and a pretty cocktail ring. Love the romantic waves around the face – any other hairstyle wouldn't have done the dress justice. What do you think of Kristen's red carpet attire? While KB's silver screen debut hasn't made much of an impression on audiences (it's scoring a rotten 12% on Rotten Tomatoes), she'll have another chance to shine on screen as Christina Aguilera's rival in the upcoming flick Burlesque, the story of a small town girl who steals the show (and Kristen's spotlight) after getting a job at a burlesque club in LA. It will be Mamaguilera's big screen debut and the first time KB will have her claws out on camera – unless you count her bitchy character in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. The filming doesn't start until next month, but rumors of a possible catfight between Christina and Kristen are already flying. Who do you think would win?

SNACK ATTACK

Kristen Bell seen on Oct 01 2009 in Sydney, Australia. Excited to attend the premiere of her first major big screen flick, Kristen Bell arrived at the premiere of Couple's Retreat in Sydney, Australia on October 1. First off, how to do you feel about her structured Preen red carpet attire? I love the bust enhancing neckline but I'm not sure the uneven hem works (to get your LBD fix, try Generra's Deep V Dress in Black, Interlud's Tencel Empire Dress in Black, or Ingwa Melero's Angelina Mini Dress in Indigo). Maybe this is one of those dresses and needs to be seen in person to make sense? Kristen completed her look with sassy red lipstick and matching nail polish. Loving the zipper gladiator heels – what do you think of KB's red carpet attire? The only thing I might add would be some jewelry – it seems to be a little lacking in that dept. Or maybe a more exciting hair style? Something just isn't quite right for me here. Thoughts? At the premiere, KB joked with the press about her unorthodox diet while filming the rom-com in Bora Bora: “I do travel a lot of snacks… I was concerned about the food in Bora Bora, and so I packed a lot … I like knowing what I’m eating. I don’t like mystery dishes.” And there was no mystery, as she was well-stocked with butterscotch pudding, Power Bars, Easy Mac and Chewy granola bars. Sounds like a good ol' American carb fest! Not surprisingly, Kristen won over the cast and crew with her adorable charm and well packed snack bag – sharing is caring!

HERVE LEGER LOVER

Kristen Bell seen on Jul 23 2009 in San Diego, CA. Fulfilling her promo duties for Astro Boy, Kristen Bell had some fun in the sun in San Diego, CA at the Comic-Con 2009 gig on July 23. She's worn Hervé Léger’s bandage dresses in the past, so it's no surprise Kristen's stylist Nicole Chavez chose this olive green HL dress with a sexy neckline and zippered front (if you love the shade try Karen Zambo's Long Vest Dress in Little Plaid or check out Black Halo's similar neckline on the Kelly Dress in Black ). Love that she balanced the military hue with nude Jimmy Choos and a twisted chain CC Skye necklace (it's out of stock on CoutureCandy, but check out CC Syke's other envious options here), but I think something different with her hair really would have made this look stand out. And it's hard to stand out in Hervé Léger these days, since everyone from Hillary Duff to Melissa Rivers and LiLo are rocking the new collection. What do you think of Kristen's version? Before there was Gossip Girl and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, KB rose to boob tube fame as Veronica Mars on the WB. Kristen and producer Rob Thomas have been trying to take the show to the big screen, but KB recently took to her Twitter page to get fans amped about the project. After a meeting with WB she tweeted: "VM movie fans- rob and i took it to WB- and they said "there is no enthusiasm" to make it :( so fans have to convince WB! rob and i r in!" and later responded to fans, "ive told em i want to so bad- i think they dont think it will make any money so they want to be sure people will see it. big business. ugh." Sorry to break it to you sweetie but the WB is probably spot on with that prediction! Do any of you think they made a mistake in passing on the flick?

LIM'S LADIES

Kristen Bell seen on Jul 15 2009 in West Hollywood, CA. Paying homage to one of Hollywood's most popular designers, Kristen Bell and Rachel Bilson shine at a party honoring Phillip Lim at his 3.1 Phillip Lim boutique in West Hollywood on July 15. Both ladies arrived at the Vogue hosted soiree honoring the Robertson store's one year anniversary wearing handpicked looks from Phillip Lim's shine filled Resort 2010 collection. Rachel is one of Lim's biggest fans, arriving in an shimmering gold lame oversized blazer with cuffed harem shorts and a black ruffled top tucked in. Love the braided belt and sleek Longchamp "Legende" clutch, but do you think the cream pumps work with such a look? Rachel told InStyle: "It's definitely different, but I'm here to have fun so I decided to go for it!" Kristen played it safe with a more traditional frock, selecting a unique tank dress with a silver silk bodice, black twist front and full metallic skirt. She confessed to InStyle, "Phillip picked this out for me. He knows the female frame very well." I adore the dress, but it's quite a look – do you think it works on KB's petite frame? If you're looking to get your shine on the next time you go out, opt for lustrous frocks like Gold Hawk's Sequin Dress in Dessert Brown or the Solid Ruffle Dress in Soft Praline or Moonless Night. If you prefer to more subtle metallics, Antoinette Lee's edgy Dolce Handbag in Black/Crushed Gold or the Suede Vita Clutch in White are two of my metallic favorites, and try CC Skye's Carson Cuff in Black as a mod finishing touch. Other well dressed ladies who arrived to celebrate their fav designer included Molly Sims, Shenae Grimes, Leona Lewis, Rachel Zoe, Eve, and Jewel. For those of you in LA, Phillip himself made an appearance at the boutique this past Saturday, celebrating the one-year anniversary with drinks, music and more. Did any of you have a chance to toast the man himself?

COSMO GIRL

Kristen Bell seen on Jul 14 2009 in Westwood, CA.

Looking pretty in pink, Kristen Bell let her girly side show at the Cosmopolitan Magazine Party in Westwood, CA on July 14. This girl just loves her Hollywood photo ops! KB came out in support of Cosmo's annual "Fun Fearless Female" dinner at the W Hotel, arriving in a flirty pink 3.1 Phillip Lim frock (get your pink fix with Gold Hawk's Open Sleeve Ruffle Dress in Heatherette or Ingwa Melero's Jersey Elena Mini Dress in Violet). Nothing says girl power like a Barbie pink dress! I love the hot color, but Kristen's petite figure looks dwarfed by the huge ruffle across the neckline. KB completed her look with a shiny cocktail ring (Femme Metale's Rectangle Ring in Silver is a great flashy pick), flushed cheeks and metallic accessories. I like the combination of the oversized TopShop clutch (check out the similar shape of Posse New York's Natalie in Pearl White or Pearl Tan) and sparkly Jimmy Choo heels with the bubble gum pink, but this definitely isn't one of her best looks. Are any of you feeling it? While exiting the party, reporters asked KB about her future on Gossip Girl. Kristen has voiced the unseen narrator since the show aired, but is rumored to be working with exec producer Josh Schwartz on making her first on camera appearance. Kristen teased the paps with a snippet of info, "I want to make a cameo and shoot it right down the middle," before dashing off. Wonder what she's up to? Are any of you Gossip fans curious to see how they would work her into the show?

KB & AM: HOW IT ENDS

Kristen Bell seen on Jun 23 2009 in Washington, DC. She never stays put when there's a charity event to attend, and on June 23 Kristen Bell was back in the States for Invisible Children's "How It Ends" two day rally in Washington, DC. She looks fabulously tan after spending a few days in the Hawaiian sun, squeezing in a little time for romance during the Maui Film Festival. Teaming up with "90210" starlet AnnaLynne McCord, the ladies posed for the paps before each getting up to speak at the event in support of ending the recruitment of child soldiers in Central East Africa, a drive that has been ongoing by Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) for over 23 years. Wearing two very different looks, Kristen opted for a conservative DC look, a loose spotted blouse with a neck tie (leopard lovers check out Autumn Cashmere's Sequined Leopard Sweater in Dove Spot) tucked into high waist black wide legs (like Serfontaine's Kayan Jean in Black) and a couple of bangles (check out Accessories & Beyond's versatile Button Leather Gold Plated Bracelet in Gold). Lightening up for the warm weather, AnnaLynne went for a summery maxi dress in a retro color scheme (check out Letarte's Blanket Stripe Dress in Multi or Poko Pano's Arabella Long Dress in Turquoise or Chocolate) paired with gold flats and a fun cocktail ring (like Femme Metale's eye catching Carnelian Caged Gem Ring in Red). Whose look do you think is more flattering, and more event appropriate? For more about their cause and how you can get involved, visit the How It Ends website.

CHOCOLATE LOVERS UNITE

Kristen Bell seen on Jun 19 2009 in Maui, HI. Living on the sweet side of life, Kristen Bell attended the Taste of Chocolate culinary arts party at the 10th Annual Maui Film Festival on June 19. The festival ran from June 17-21 and drew other celebs to the tasty chocolate event, including Anna Faris and Tori Spelling with their main men. Held at the Four Season Resort Maui in Wailea, Kristen arrived in a sexy cutout LBD with a plunging neckline and metallic accents (check out LaROK's Rock N Roll Dress in black, Tricia Fix's Angelina Cocktail Dress in Black, or Lotta Stensson's Cowl Halter Dress in Black). Toning it down with pewter laced up flats, simple drop earrings (try Castaway's beachy Pearl Strings Earrings in Gold), and a casual 'do, Kristen looked like her usual self while checking out the festivities. What do you think of the sexy dress – is it just me or does it belong in a club instead of at a tasting event? At the party, Kristen chatted with Anna and Tori while nibbling on everything from chocolate soufflé and cheesecake to white chocolate milkshakes and cookie crumbles. Oh, did I mention the chocolate fountain? For more drool-worthy details about the event and some more photos, click here.

BEACH BOOKWORM

Kristen Bell seen on Jun 18 2009 in Hawaii. Looking gorgeous on the beach in Hawaii, Kristen Bell was spotted lounging and swimming with her beau Dax Shepard on June 18. They're been dating for over a year now, and Kristen's not looking quite as trim as she did on their Hawaiian vacation last year and in Malibu before that. She's so petite I don't think a little extra curviness looks bad on her, but what do you think of K-Bell's beach look? Taking her relaxation time seriously with reading glasses and a novel, Kristen relaxed on the beach in a sexy blue bikini (try Poko Pano's wallet-friendly Pretty Paulista Bikini in Turquoise, Vix Swimwear's Optical Reversible with Rings Bikini in Brown Optical, or Letarte's Ikat Full Bikini in Teal) while Dax was absorbed in his own reading material next to her. Nothing like a cute and intelligent couple getting away together! Kristen hasn't been in the spotlight much over the past few months, but she's supposed to get back to work later this summer on a new Disney comedy You Again. The plot isn't too appetizing (Kristen must convince her brother to ditch his fiancé, who is her high school rival), but the all-star cast is: Kristin Chenoweth, Odette Yustman, Sigourney Weaver, star alongside her, with Victor Garber and Jamie Lee Curtis playing her parents and Betty White playing grandma. Now that has potential! Would you make a trip to the theaters for some laughs starring Kristen and all the other famous faces?

CLOTHES OFF HER BACK

Kristen Bell seen on Apr 01 2009 in Beverly Hills, CA. Wherever shopping and charity intertwine, you’ll find Kristen Bell, and the Forgetting Sarah Marshall star found herself browsing for new frocks at the Clothes Off Our Backs charity benefit on April 1 in Beverly Hills. The innovative charity was founded by “Malcolm in the Middle” mom Jane Kaczmarek and Bradley Whitford of “The West Wing,” and raises funds by auctioning off donated celebrity clothing items. Not a bad idea, considering how many celebs either get free clothes or wear an outfit to an event once and never see it again. KB indulged her shopping habit at the Beverly Hills event, hosted by La Perla and Perry Reeves. Arriving in a shiny black trench coat (try Suzabelle’s Umbria Trench in Black for day or night), Kristen peeled off the outer layer to reveal a sexy white lace mini dress (check out the similar print of Gold Hawk’s Floral Eyelet Dress in White). Adding classy nude heels and an opalite box clutch (try the nearly identical shape of CC Skye’s flashy Mirror Clutch in Broken Silver), KB kept her ‘fit simple and wore her hair pinned loosely back at the sides. What do you think of the look overall? At the event, KB had a chance to relax after reshooting some scenes for her upcoming film, When in Rome, over the past two weeks. The romcom will be out in August 2009, so Kristen still has plenty of time to perfect her skills before the film’s release. If you haven’t heard anything about it, the flick tells the story of KB’s character stealing coins from “a fountain of love” while on holiday in Rome, finding herself the center of several men’s affection when she returns home. Sounds pretty cheesy, but the long list of cast members might make it worth a shot – everyone from Kristen’s off-screen beau Dax Shapard to Josh Duhamel and Danny Devito make appearances. Are any of you Bell fans looking forward to seeing When in Rome in theaters?

KB PARTIES DOWN

Kristen Bell seen on Mar 04 2009 in Beverly Hills, CA. Always down for a charitable cause, Kristen Bell attended the Alzheimer’s Association’s 17th Annual “A Night at Sardi’s” gala in Beverly Hills on March 4. KB is all about her strapless minis showing off her petite bod and toned gams, and she didn’t disappoint on the red carpet this time. Wearing a cool blue frock with shiny curved layers (check out LaROK’s Studded Dream Dress in Eden or Tysa’s Empire Cap Sleeve Dress in Teal), Kristen balanced the look with sand peep-toe pumps and a gold zig-zagged box clutch (I’m obsessed with Linea Pelle’s new Gillian Clutch in Gold, so versatile!). Love the youthful vibe except for the black toenail polish… meh! I must be the only person who thinks this trend completely classes with pretty much everything fashionable. Until I see somebody do it right, it’s going to bug me seeing so many celebs asking their mani/pedicurists for noir! In comparison to all the awards ceremonies that have commenced over the past month or so, Kristen has been laying low with beau Dax Shapard since the Critic’s Choice Awards, getting a few projects off to a good start. KB will be starring in Couples Retreat, to be released later this year, and is guest-starring in the season finale of Party Down on Starz. Party Down is a new comedy series premiering later this month, produced by Rob Thomas, who worked with KB on Veronica Mars. The show follows a group of caterers aka wannabe actors – duh, it is Hollywood! – through hilarious behind the scenes drama, and actually seems promising considering the long list of celebs involved in the new show. Kristen’s episode won’t air until May, but you can guarantee she’ll be hilarious as Uda, the neurotic head of a rival catering company… possibly setting the scene for a recurring role in the future? Rob Thomas told the press how thrilled he is to work with the Forgetting Sarah Marshall star once again: “I couldn't be any more excited about working with Kristen again. Her role in Party Down is the first that we've written for a specific actor. Too often women and guest stars get stuck playing the straight man in comedies, but, in Uda, I think John [Enbom, co-executive producer] created a character worthy of Kristen's significant comedic talents. I'm also looking forward to hanging out on set like old times.” I’m sure KB feels the same! Will you be tuning in to catch her on the boob tube once again?

FOIL FLOP

Kristen Bell seen on Jan 08 2009 in Santa Monica, CA. Once again flaunting her petite bod in a racy backless mini, Kristen Bell was in exceptionally good spirits on the red carpet of the Critic’s Choice Awards in Santa Monica on January 8. Laughing it up with everyone from the photogs to her presenting partner in crime Jason Segel, at least Kristen enjoyed herself in this questionable ‘fit. Love the loose blonde waves, love the gleaming collar necklace – absolutely despise the dress. Besides the fact that it looks like KB is wearing wrinkled aluminum foil, the elastic strap across the back and poor construction of this strapless little number is downright trashy. I would have expected better from Ms. Bell! Clean up the look with a more tasteful pick like Cake Couture’s flirty Olivia Foil Tunic in Grey. Adding boring pewter pumps, a shiny little clutch (try Julie K’s Gigi Mini Bag in Pewter) and simple bangle bracelet (like CC Skye’s flashy Deco St. Tropez Bracelet in White), it’s a shame that the ‘fit is ruined by such a distasteful frock. Do any of you disagree? Besides making fashion blunders, Ms. Bell has a lot on her plate for 2009. You’ll see her appear soon in Vince Vaughn’s new funny flick Couples Retreat as a neurotic wife trying to conceive, and if you’re missing her on the boob tube at home, don’t despair. KB’s “Veronica Mars” producer, Rob Thomas, is producing a new comedy called “Party Down” on Starz, and Kristen is rumored to be involved. The show follows a group of wannabe-actor-caterers in LA through their hilariously awkward attempts at success. Kristen has said numerous times that she’s eager to work with her former boss again, and Rob told the press this week: “Kristen Bell stopped by set the other day and wants to do one of the episodes. She has a gap near the end [of our production schedule]. I think Kristen may appear in the show, which could be really great.” The new sitcom is supposed to be inspired by the reality style banter of “The Office” with a Hollywood spin. I can’t decide if I can picture KB more as a helpless waitress or snooty party guest – which role do you think she’d portray best?

SEQUIN OVERLOAD

Kristen Bell seen on Dec 17 2008 in Los Angeles, CA. Attention, Kristen Bell: all the current musicals on Broadway called, they want their sequins back! Shining like the star she is, Kristen attended the Stars for a Cause event at the Golden Globes Salute to Young Hollywood Party in LA on Dec 17. Decked out in a pair of high waist Monique Lhuillier pants covered in a plethora of sequins, you couldn’t miss Kristen schmoozing with the other young celebs in attendance at Nobu restaurant in Hollywood. For her final red carpet appearance before the New Year, KB started with a simple Enza Costa Rogue tank (like Qi’s Chiffon Vest in Arctic White) tucked into loose fitting high waist trousers (tone down the look with Pierce Jeans’ not-quite-black Katherine High Waist Trouser in Midnight Blue) and elegant black pointy toe heels. Letting her shiny silver fan necklace (make a more refined statement with Robyn Rhodes’ Deirdre Necklace in Gold) catch the light around her neck, KB added a couple of thin bangle bracelets (try Robyn Rhodes’ Vicki Cuff in Gold to match the above) and let her pants do all the talking. Despite the theatrical resemblance, I actually don’t think the pants are a bad pick for the holidays, but I wish Kristen would’ve toned down the peachy cheeks and electric blue eyeshadow – a little too 80’s in my opinion. How do you feel about the pants – hot or absolutely not? KB never misses a chance to be charitable, and she jumped at the chance to design a few jewelry pieces for the event, which will be auctioned off at an LA art gallery in May. I’m hoping this explains the necklace she’s wearing – otherwise I’d say the design is way too bold to complement the sequined pants! Charming the press as always, Kristen told InStyle how much she enjoyed the event, "It's a nice chance to see friends before you all separate and go home for the holidays." Guess that means KB will be braving the storms and heading back to her native Detroit, MI for the holidays. What about you, CoutureCandy readers – do you have any special plans of your own this holiday season?

DOLLED UP FOR DIAMONDS

Kristen Bell seen on Dec 04 2008 in Beverly Hills, CA. Revealing a somewhat surprising friendship, Kristen Bell and Hilary Duff flashed smiles for the photogs at the grand opening of the Avakian Boutique at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Gills on Dec 4, giggling like schoolgirls despite their 7 year age difference. The new boutique location specializes in colored diamond jewelry and is known for its intricate settings – hint hint, Dax Shepard! Wearing a gorgeous fitted azure frock that looks to be one of Hervé Léger’s bandage dresses, KB flaunted her tush in the tight fitting tank dress (check out similar options like Walter’s Silk Jersey Ruched Sexy Dress in Cobalt or Black Halo’s Racer Back Dress with Pockets in Jade) and opted for low-key nude slingback peep-toes to complement the frock. Adding a silver chain bracelet (like Christie Martin’s Disc and Tag Bracelet in Sterling Silver) as her only accessory, Kristen’s look is simple yet refined, and props to her toned physique – is it possible that 28 year old KB looks like she’s in better shape than 21 year old Hil? The only thing I might change would be her hair – adding some looser waves or maybe bringing back the bangs would’ve lightened up her look a bit. What do you think? For all of you “Heroes” fans, did you catch Kristen’s final episode as Elle Bishop last week? KB’s character won’t be reappearing in the show, and Entertainment Weekly writer Michael Ausiello commented on her departure this week: “Kristen's return was never meant to be long term, so she was leaving one way or the other. But as I hinted in last week's AA, I wasn't expecting her exit to be so permanent. And it is permanent. Unlike 90 percent of the deaths on Heroes, this one will stick. Ironic, no?” Fortunately for fans, you won’t have to wait for long to see Kristen reappear on the big screen. KB has several projects lined up for next year, including When in Rome, Couples Retreat and talks of a “Veronica Mars” movie moving forward. Rob Thomas, producer of the show that made Kristen famous, has already started outlining the script and is hoping to finish it over the holidays with plans to start production talks in 2009. Will you be splurging to see KB in theaters over the next few months?

HAPPIEST COUPLE ON EARTH

Kristen Bell seen on Nov 29 2008 in Anaheim, CA. Always up for a good time, Kristen Bell spent her Saturday strolling through Disneyland in Anaheim, CA with her man Dax Shepard on Nov 29. Sharing a laugh and looking a bit goofy while fishing for something in her purse, Kristen enjoyed her time at “the happiest place on earth” with her beau in ultra comfy white Chuck Taylors and a casual autumn ‘fit. Starting with a pair of light blue straight leg jeans (try Pierce Jeans’ Santa Barbara Pierson Slim Jean in Pacific, KB wore a striped tee (add some color with Autumn Cashmere’s Striped Cable Henley in Taxi Cab) under a brown puff sleeve cardigan (lose the frumpy sleeves and get cozy in Smitten’s Long Sleeve Scarf Cardigan in Oatmeal) and red woven scarf, carrying a tan printed tote (a functional bag like the Dylan Zip Tote in Citrine by Linea Pelle would be perfect for park hopping) and letting her blonde tresses swing freely in the breeze. I don’t think the denim cut is very flattering with the choice of footwear, but compared to the usual jeans and oversized tees you see at Disneyland, you can’t beat Kristen’s semi-polished look. After spending the day smooching and checking out the rides, the couple shared a romantic meal at the infamous Blue Bayou eatery inside the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in the park. Have any of you ever had a chance to dine there? It’ll cost you some serious dough, but it’s worth it to pretend like you’re dining outdoors on a balmy New Orleans night… and the Pirates boats constantly passing by add some lively entertainment only Disney can provide!

OFF ON A RETREAT

Kristen Bell seen on Oct 25 2008 in Los Angeles, CA. Kristen Bell looked quite the casual cutie as she was spotted leaving the Los Angeles Airport on Oct 25. I have to wonder where she might have been jetting off to in this quintessentially Californian ensemble – the only locale you will find flip-flops, a sweater and a scarf all part of the same ‘fit. Luckily KB is adorable enough to pull it off, looking comfy cozy in her tan woven sweater (similar to Holly’s Button Knit Coat in Stone), plaid scarf (Elizabeth Gillett’s Brittany Plaid Motif Scarf in Wine is an elegant version), casual burgundy tee and distressed cuffed jeans a la Katie Holmes (try rolling up 7 For All Mankind’s Bootcut Jean in New York Vintage). Throwing in some classic Californian accessories, including white Wayfarers, a quilted tan pocketbook (like Julie K’s Gigi Mini Bag in Pewter) and simple brown flip-flops, Kristen looked a little frazzled as she made her way from the check-in counter to the boarding area with her passport and boarding pass in hand. Though this well deserved retreat probably has nothing to do with her next film project, this week it was announced Kristen will star alongside Kristen Davis, Vince Vaughn and Jason Bateman in what is sure to be a hilarious romantic comedy, Couples Retreat. Like Forgetting Sarah Marshall, the flick stars some troubled couples and is set on a tropical island – we just can’t get enough of KB in a bikini!

SCREAMING SEXY

Kristen Bell seen on Oct 18 2008 in Los Angeles, CA. Hottie Kristen Bell got her sexy on for Spike TV’s Scream Awards on Oct 18 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Showing off her toned gams in her slinky backless mini dress (check out LaROK’s Serengeti Tunic in Black Zebra), laced up black heels and tousled blonde hair, Kristen reminds us all what a hot little thing she is! Accenting her look with a saturated pink clutch (see Posse New York’s Natalie Clutch in Fuchsia) and matching lips, KB wore a dainty double bracelet (like Jewel By Bear’s Link Bracelet in Gold and a petite pyramid necklace (stick to the geometric look with Christie Martin’s Tiny Tag Necklace in Sterling Silver) to give her ‘fit some extra shine. I must say I love the shocking pink bag – would any of you be brave enough to pair such a hot hue with sequined zebra stripes as well? Now that “Gossip Girl” is in full swing, as neutral narrator Kristen was asked to contribute her two cents into a never-ending debate among fans: who is the sexiest guy on the show? KB settled the score choosing Chuck (Ed Westwick), confessing, "Ed's got that really sultry, bad-boy thing going on. I'm digging it!" Better take note and knock off the goofy stuff, Dax Shepard…

QUITE THE LADY

Kristen Bell seen on Oct 12 2008 in Los Angeles, CA. Channeling vintage glam in her demure strapless dress, Kristen Bell looked absolutely irresistible at Hollywood Life’s 5th Annual Hollywood Style Awards at the Pacific Design Center in LA on Oct 12. It wouldn’t be right to attend the Style Awards without pulling out all the stops, and KB nailed it with her flawlessly elegant ‘fit. Kristen started with a pastel strapless dress (see Black Halo’s Strapless Bustier Dress in White or LaROK’s Cup de Jour Dress in Nude), envious satin peeptoe pumps with adorable side bow details showing off her shapely gams, complemented by delicately curled tendrils and a diamond studded rose necklace (like Rachel Leigh’s Florette with Cream Enamel Necklace in Gold) with matching diamond bracelets (check out Maya Brenner’s ladylike Carved Crystal Quartz Bracelet in Gold). The finishing touch? A sparkly cocktail ring (like Rebecca Norman’s Smooth Crystal Rock Cocktail Ring in Silver) and a dainty jade Lucite clutch. Loves it! Though KB’s romantic comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall made its way to DVD last week, Kristen has a new message for her fans: forget Sarah Marshall, but don’t forget to vote. Do-gooder KB is one of many celebs to appear in the Gap’s clever new “Vote for ___” campaign, featured on their website. Kristen’s ad is themed “Vote for Those Who Can’t” and features her walking among cartoon drawings of flowers, caterpillars and puppies among other cutesy animals as she recites a corresponding rhyme encouraging voters to make their voices heard. The commercial is so adorable you can’t help but listen up. If you’re not already registered to vote, do it for Kristen – she’s too cute to disobey!

DOWN FOR THE CAUSE

Kristen Bell seen on Sep 19 2008 in Los Angeles, CA. Continuing her heroic charity work, Kristen Bell arrived at the YouthAids luncheon in Los Angeles on Sept 19 looking quite the philanthropist in her angelic white frock. I have to say, I love KB’s loose braided updo, and it looks adorable with her simple dress! To nab her look, start with a chic white dress (like Gold Hawk’s Straight Across Dress in White Essence), with a luminescent gold bangle (try Jessica Elliot’s mod take on the trend, the Cut Out Bangle in Gold Finish), a petite envelope clutch (check out Posse New York’s Sama Clutch in White Pearl), and dainty gold hoops (try Rebecca Norman’s dainty Small Oval Hoop Earrings in Vermeil). The only part of Kristen’s look I’m not a fan of? Black nail polish with strappy black heels. Way too much contrast for such an elegant chiffon dress – wouldn’t you agree? After her brief sojourn in Hawaii with her man, KB returned to the states just in time to promote her return to the boob tube, starting with her sunny appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on Sept 18. K-Bell looked adorable in a bright yellow dress while she gabbed with Jay about their shared Scottish heritage – including her self proclaimed “thrifty” tendencies! Among the many projects on her plate, it looks like a Veronica Mars movie is truly in the works, with Joel Silver stepping in as producer and Rob Thomas reportedly doing the writing. If you watched the tv show, they’ve already decided to scrap the show’s ending with Veronica heading off to the FBI and start fresh with a revised plot. Good idea considering a teen joining the FBI is not that realistic… but a Nancy-Drew-type sleuth on a college campus? Now that’s more likely!

STILL A SUPERHERO

Kristen Bell seen on Sep 08 2008 in Hawaii. After finishing up filming her newest flick When in Rome, Kristen Bell jetted to Hawaii for some beach side lovin’ with her man on Sept 8. Kristen and her beau of nearly a year, Dax Shepard, soaked up the sun one last time while frolicking in the warm Hawaiian waters. Sporting a tan and noticeably toned muscles, KB wore beige Wayfarers (try Nour’s Minou in Manner Mania in the same shade) and a colorful bandeau bikini (check out Poko Pano’s Marcelina Bikini in Multi or Marysia Charleston’s Striped Bandeau Bikini in Red) for her afternoon swim with her man. Later, Kristen was spotted tanning topless while relaxing on a lounge chair at their hotel, catching some z’s in the sun. The Heroes hottie definitely deserves a break before the new season – and the inevitable promotional gigs – starts this week. K-Bell’s next move? Joining the voice cast of the latest comic series to be transitioned to the silver screen, Astro Boy. KB will shine alongside celebs ranging from Nicolas Cage and Nathan Lane to ScarJo and Freddie Highmore. The producers haven’t said which character Kristen will play, but I have a feeling she has her work as a hero cut out for her!

KRISTEN GETS SERIOUS

Kristen Bell seen on Aug 30 2008 in Hollywood, CA. Taking a break from her many appearances at charitable functions over the past month, Kristen Bell grabbed a bite to eat at Lulu’s in Hollywood on August 30, looking a bit unhappy – maybe because she wasn’t with her beau, Dax Shepard? KB dined with her newest co-star, Justin Long, also known as the “Mac” guy in Apple’s PC-jabbing commercials and rumored to be Kirsten Dunst’s latest fling. The duo will star in a low budget film called Serious Moonlight, a dark comedy set to release in 2009 that was reportedly filmed in just 15 days. Is that really all the time it takes to make a movie these days? With a schedule like that, it’s no wonder Kristen has had time to frolic at the beach with Dax this summer! For her lunch date, KB wore a loose fitting pair of Diesel jeans (try Desert Blue’s similar Boyfriend Jean in Saloon Fairmount) with a casual white top (try PGD Style’s Baby Doll Tunic in White with similar flutter sleeves, and don't forget proceeds from this brand go to charity!) under a trendy black vest (similar to Johnson’s Frank Vest in Crow), keeping her accessories simple with clear-rimmed sunnies (check out JeeVice’s Tricky II in White) and her blonde locks swept into a messy ponytail. I must say I’m in love with her oversized tan and brown woven tote (try EDE Studio’s Suede Hobo in Mustard to wear through the upcoming fall season) – perfect combo for summer! Besides catching up with her co-star, K-Bell is gearing up for the season premiere of Heroes on Sept 22, in which her character is rumored to have a much bigger role this time around. The show’s creator, Tim Kring, announced, "You will see her in the second hour of the first night's act. She is integral and plays a very large part in the entire volume. You'll see plenty of Kristen." Will any of you be tuning in to watch Kristen put some evil villains in their place?

BELLE OF THE BEACH

Kristen Bell seen on Aug 17 2008 in Malibu, CA. Beach babe Kristen Bell took to the sandy shores of Malibu on August 17, soaking up the sun with her beau Dax Shepard while hanging out with friends. After getting lubed up with spray-on sunscreen (making for some awesome awkward pics), K-Bell attempted to zap away the nearby paps with her electrical powers and failed miserably, as she and her man were snapped smooching away later on in the day. For her day at the sea, the Forgetting Sarah Marshall star wore an aqua bandeau bikini (check out Syla by Sylvie Cachay’s Anna Bikini in Butterflies Blueberry or the Giselle Bikini in Aqua by Kushcush) with a vibrant purple cover-up that Kristen stripped off as soon as she hit the sand (try Letarte’s similar version in white, the Popcorn Stitch Flutter Sleeve Tunic in White). Though other celebs glamorize their beach get-ups with jewelry, inappropriate footwear and oversized sunnies, KB kept it natural, something that should be praised! It’s amazing K-Bell even found time to hit the beach, between filming highly anticipated upcoming seasons of Heroes and Gossip Girls while production wraps for her first starring role in a feature film, When in Rome. Bell’s biggest fans have something even better to look forward to in the upcoming season, with rumors of a Veronica Mars movie in the works. A close friend confirmed KB is dying to play the character that landed her on Maxim’s Hot 100 list last year, and last week Kristen sat down with the show’s creator, Rob Thomas. After bumping into her former boss on the set of Heroes, the duo sat down to discuss the transition to the silver screen, tentatively scheduled for 2009. If you’re a fan, cross your fingers, you just might see your fav detective back on the big screen!

HEROES HOT PINK HOTTIE

Kristen Bell seen on Aug 03 2008 in Los Angeles, CA. Kristen Bell walked the blue (not red, because that would be too cliché for Nickelodeon) carpet of the Teen Choice Awards on August 3 in Los Angeles, showing off her toned tushie in a bold fuchsia high waist mini and a sultry nude tank. To nab Kristen’s seductive look, check out Laura Dahl’s Darcy Skirt in Fuchsia and pair it with a cami like Sine’s Ruffle Neck Voile Top in White. Kristen accessorized with sexy nude slingbacks, a contrasting black, white and blue long necklace (similar to Michele Michel’s La Vie En Necklace in Blue) and a chunky black clutch (like Jenny Yuen’s Cleo Clutch in Black). After presenting an award at the Teen Choice affair, K-Bell had a busy week filming her guest role on Heroes highly anticipated season 3. The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star also managed to attend two charity benefits last week, raising funds for impoverished children in Mexico and Uganda. I guess playing the hero is not limited to the boob tube for this blonde bombshell!

Remembering kristen bell

Kristen Bell seen on Apr 23 2008 in New York, NY. Kirsten Bell attended the premiere for Tina Fey's new comedy Baby Mama at the Ziegfeld Theatre for the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival in NYC on April 23, looking adorable. Wearing a green and black ombre dress (Gold Hawk makes two similar, more casual dresses, the Mini Ball Dress, which comes in Nile Green, Blush, Moonless Night and White Essence, and the Hoss Dress in Black) with patent brown heels, KB decided to add a pop of green eyeshadow to really accentuate the color of her eyes. Between attending this premiere to starring in the smash hit Forgetting Sarah Marshall to narrating the hit show "Gossip Girl," (of which Kristen says she loves because she can do her job in her PJ's!), it seems like this little starlet is popping up everywhere lately! Of this sudden stampede of success, Bell says, "It doesn’t feel like a storm. It feels more like a beautiful day in my career right now. I feel like I’m still climbing. I think I have been really, really lucky to have had the opportunities I have, and I try to keep my head screwed on straight and be grateful for that every day. I don’t want to get to the point where I take that for granted." Sounds like she has a pretty solid head on her shoulders... let's just hope she doesn't go the Lohan route and mess it all up!

The New Girl

Kristen Bell seen on Dec 21 2007 in Los Angeles, CA. One of Hollywood's new "it" girls, Kristen Bell was spotted Friday, December 21 in Los Angeles while getting her Saturn SUV serviced with new boy toy Dax Shepard. Unlike the rest of Hollywood starlets, Bell obviously opted not to try for that "sophisticated chic" look, which has fast become the must have look of the season. Instead, KB decided to go with a more casual and relaxed look on her day of errands. Bell sported a pair of loose fit destroyed denim (check out True Religion's Bobby Heritage Big T Jean in Medium Motor) over a pair of beat up brown winter boots. On top, Kristen sported a loose fitting and lightweight black knit jacket (similar to both Ecoganik's Fleece Wide Collar Coat in Black). Bell completed her look with an oversized weathered black handbag (check out Aaneta's Fortuna Handbag in Black). After dropping her car off, Bell proceeded to hop into Dax's pickup truck and headed for a bite to eat at Vivian's Café in Los Angeles. After meeting Dax at the Las Vegas opening of hip sushi eatery Koi, Kristen and Dax have been seen spending a lot of quality time together. Although Bell refused to comment on whether there is or isn't anything going on between the two, it looks to be almost a sure thing. Bell has become one of Hollywood's latest "it" girls after earning roles on two of the hottest shows around, "Heroes" and "Gossip Girl". However, with the writers strike still going strong, neither show is currently filming. A "big network" has taken advantage of the success of "Gossip Girl" and the writer's being on strike, however. Rumor has it that a casting company is currently seeking a group of NYC students to create a reality show based on the same idea as Gossip Girl. Are we about to have a new Heidi and LC on our hands? I think so, except this time I hope they will have a little more taste!

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