Leave it to a budding style star to throw us for a loop.

Leighton Meester usually prefers a subtle makeup palette, or very little (or none) at all. But for her recent appearance at American Eagle Outfitters in N.Y.C., the Gossip Girl actress and aspiring singer really mixed things up.

Posted in: Leighton Meester

Compared to what she normally wears - including on stage this very night - Rihanna's red carpet fashion at the American Music Awards was downright tame.

Still, the singer's origami-like black, white and gold dress drew raves from fashion critics. Also garnering praise (from us at least)? The lovely Kristen Bell.

Posted in: Kristen Bell

Having posted an impressive 15-1 record in fashion face-offs on The Hollywood Gossip so far in 2009, Lauren Conrad's style sense is seldom questioned.

That said, it's little surprise the ex-Hills star is unveiling some style tips in a new book, Lauren Conrad Style, to be published by Harper Collins next fall.

Posted in: Lauren Conrad