Celebrities have taken over Miami Beach, FL, for Art Basel, making Fall look like Summer as they don revealing bikinis and bright ensembles in the warm Florida weather. Michelle Williams put her legs on display in a short skirt at the Louis Vuitton barbecue, as Alessandra Ambrosio and Padma Lakshmi soaked up the sun on South Beach. Meanwhile, Leonardo DiCaprio checked out art exhibits during the annual extravaganza, and Zoe Saldana made the most of the star-studded nightlife scene. Keep reading to see all that and more from one of the biggest weeks in the international art world, and come back later to see new snaps as the fun continues!
It'd be hard to top Rocco DiSpirito's half-Giada De Laurentiis, half-Guy Fieri getup, but some of our favorite celebrity chefs sure came close. Here is an Insta-fabulous look at what they went as for All Hallows' Eve:
Padma Lakshmi went for humor with a statement: "We support the right to marry for all," she wrote below her Instagram snapshot.
Giada De Laurentiis made it clear that Halloween is a family affair. She posed as part of a trio of black cats with her Aunt Raffi, while her husband, Todd, channeled Dracula, and her daughter (and look-alike!), Jade, played a peacock.
Rachael Ray and husband John Cusimano were on the hunt for lost treasure: the two dressed as pirates on The Rachael Ray Show yesterday.
"Happy Halloween from lil' red," Marcela Valladolid wrote. We suggest she ward off any big bad wolves with extrafiery Latin food.
Who knew the legendary Zorro eats porchetta? Apparently he does when he's Fabio Viviani dressed to kill.
"Back to flavortown!!!!"
Guy Fieri Mario Batali joked on the set of The Chew. Check out Shrek (aka Michael Symon) next to him.
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Despite being the Top Chef host for a decade now, there's no sign of wear and tear on Padma Lakshmi. Up close, she's stunning and looks well rested, her youthful skin practically glows, and she exhibits a calm demeanor. She was at the New York City Wine & Food Festival's Grand Tasting Tent to promote two new products: I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Deliciously Simple and Country Crock Simply Delicious. After smearing spread on a few bites of toast, we sat down and talked about Top Chef and her experience in New Orleans.
POPSUGAR: How does it feel to have just completed another season of Top Chef?
Padma Lakshmi: It’s my 10th season. I’m really proud of the show. We are 45 percent up in ratings from last season. I think it’s a testament to my producers and Tom and Gail. There’s nothing like Top Chef. With all humility, we are a really big team that works as a well-oiled machine together. We all know our roles and we all do them well. We genuinely like working with each other. I think it’s particularly true of New Orleans. Usually no matter how much you love your job or love your colleagues, after six weeks being away from home, you want to sleep in your own bed. This time we were a little sad.
PS: Do you have any favorite chefs from this season?
PL: I can’t. But sometimes you’re not even rooting for the front-runners. Sometimes you wind up rooting for the screwups. You’re like, “Come on! You know this!” You root for the problem children. It’s never easy to tell someone to go home. I’m with these chefs more than anybody else, and each group of chefs is like a class, like a fourth-grade class. You see them working so hard, and they are so passionate about what they do. It’s hard to say, "Please go home." It just happened that someone else’s dish was better than theirs that day.
PS: Do you have some memorable moments from New Orleans?
PL: I did another series on Bravotv.com called Padma’s Picks, and it’s actually a prequel to Top Chef. It’s a love letter to New Orleans. [The episodes] show parts of the city that we typically don’t have time to show on Top Chef. It gives you a little idea about the casting process. It’s more a travelogue. At the end of it, there is a little competition to see who moves forward.
With Halloween just two weeks away, Miranda Kerr was happy to talk about the holiday at last night's Stuart Weitzman party held in honor of its 5050 boot in NYC. Miranda also opened up about making Manhattan her temporary home base while her husband, Orlando Bloom, stars in a Broadway production of Romeo and Juliet. Plus, Miranda and her fellow partygoers Olivia Palermo and Padma Lakshmi weighed in on the best parts of Fall in the Big Apple and their favorite fashion moments. On Allie: Banana Republic
Padma Lakshmi and her daughter, Krishna, continued their Hawaiian vacation with a romp on the beach Monday. The Top Chef star showed off her fit figure in a red fringed bikini while splashing around and playing with her little girl in the ocean. Padma sizzled in another red two-piece when she and Krishna hit the water in Honolulu over the weekend. Between her Top Chef hosting duties — the show's 11th season recently premiered on Bravo — and designing a jewelry line, Padma has been a busy lady lately. While her island vacation was likely a nice break, she'll reportedly be heading back to the Big Apple to host a cocktail party benefiting the NYU antiexpansion plan Save the Village tonight.
Padma Lakshmi hit the beach in Hawaii on Sunday with her adorable daughter, Krishna, while wearing a very sexy red bikini. The beautiful mother is vacationing in the islands while on a break from filming Top Chef, which recently premiered its 11th season. While promoting the new season of the hit cooking show, which is set in New Orleans this time around, Padma revealed she went partying with Sofia Vergara after the Emmys. Padma explained that the two were dancing a shimmy together and, at one point, the host felt that she was inadvertently dancing inappropriately with the Modern Family star. "At one point I was so low that I felt like I was motorboating her," Padma said, adding that while it "was fine," she felt it may have looked unseemly.
The bob may have been the biggest hair trend at the 2013 Emmys, but when it came to makeup, it was all about the eyes. It wasn't the ubiquitous smoky eye that took over the red carpet, though. This year, overemphasized inner-eye makeup was the look of the evening. Whether it was a delicate sweep of shimmery shadow à la Padma Lakshmi, January Jones, and Julianne Hough, or something more intense, like Lena Dunham's bold teal hue, this was an award-show trend we won't soon forget.
This Mother's Day, gift mom one of these family cookbooks, written by celebrities, chefs, and food bloggers who are also moms. Whether she's devoted to health-conscious eating, fanatic about ethnic cuisine, or considers herself a comfort food queen, she'll love one of these famous titles and hopefully reward you with some home-cooked meals that you'll both appreciate.
Naomi Watts wore a Victoria Beckham Collection dress to attend last night's Take Home a Nude art auction with Liev Schreiber at Sotheby's in NYC. They held hands and posed for pictures at the annual event, which benefits the New York Academy of Art. Brooke Shields and Padma Lakshmi also stepped out for the bash. Naomi, a former spokesperson for David Yurman, also smiled for photos with David himself.
It's been a busy week for Naomi of balancing work and family time. Naomi went to Target's 50th anniversary event Tuesday, when she told us all about her upcoming project Diana and the pressures of playing Princess Diana. On Wednesday, Naomi and Liev showed their sporty sides kicking a soccer ball around an NYC park with their youngest son Kai.