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Laurie Brookins

Freelance Contributor

Laurie Brookins is a longtime freelance contributor to The Hollywood Reporter, covering fashion, red carpets, watches and jewelry, and the occasional story about classic films, which rank high among her chief passions. Based in New York City, Brookins has also contributed to Robb Report, Town & Country Travel, Business Traveler, and The Times of London.

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The Best Jewelry at the 2023 Oscars Seen on Rihanna, Florence Pugh and More Stars

Jewelry fans surely were satisfied by the abundance of statement necklaces, gemstone earrings, cocktail rings and brooches worn by the stars at the 2023 Oscars. Hollywood doesn’t always embrace jewels for red-carpet dressing so thoroughly, but on Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood, sparkle indeed was among the night’s strongest sartorial themes. […]

The Best Dressed Stars at the Oscars: Michelle Yeoh, Rihanna, Halle Bailey and More

As anyone who loves fashion knows, clothes are about more than mere style; they communicate an abundance of stories, and that was certainly true of the Hollywood A-listers who walked the champagne-hued carpet at the 2023 Oscars. From romantic volume or sleek modernity to conveying messages both subtle and overt, the stars arriving at L.A.’s […]

Oscars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Designer Break Down Dress Honoring Iranian Women Fighting for Freedom (Exclusive)

When Shohreh Aghdashloo received her invitation to attend the 2023 Oscars, she quickly realized this high-wattage moment could be an opportunity to highlight an issue close to her heart. “I was so happy to be invited, but what crossed my mind is that this was a chance to take the case of the Iranian freedom […]

Ke Huy Quan’s Stylist Talks About His “Classic, Timeless” Oscars Look (Exclusive)

Few awards season runs have matched Ke Huy Quan’s winning streak this year, with the actor capturing trophies at the Golden Globes, Critics Choice Awards, Screen Actors Guild and Independent Spirit Awards for his supporting role in 2022’s Everything Everywhere All at Once. Little did the actor and his stylist, Chloe Takayanagi, know that it […]

Diamonds Are A Guy’s Best Friend: The Best Watches and Gems for the Red Carpet

Audemars Piguet The bezel on this white-gold 37mm Royal Oak Selfwinding timepiece is set with 32 baguette-cut diamonds, while the smoke-blue dial features diamond indices. Trevor Noah rocks AP; price upon request, at Audemars Piguet, Beverly Hills and Tiffany & Co. Jean Schlumberger’s iconic “Bird on a Rock” design gets an update with the […]

Sparkles for the Big Night: Stunning Statement Jewelry to Expect on the Red Carpet

Dazzling Ice Chaumet Inspired by overlapping waves, Chaumet’s On the Water’s Surface ring features 7.39 carats of white diamonds set in 18-karat gold; price upon request, at Chanel A pair of cushion-cut diamonds totaling 10.08 carats each are surrounded by diamonds set in 18-karat white gold on Chanel’s Comète Constellation necklace from the 90th-anniversary […]

The 20 Best Dressed Stars at the 2023 SAG Awards

Hollywood’s acting community once again proved the SAG Awards may be the red carpet that best reflects each performer’s personal style, an all-bets-are-off approach that results in a pretty terrific blend of fashion aesthetics and trends. The 2023 SAG Awards, which took place Sunday night at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, indeed reflected […]

Andrew Garfield’s Stylist Talks About His Classic SAG Awards Tux “With a Cool, Sexy Vibe”

Context sometimes is everything, and awards-show attire is not excluded from that idea — just ask Andrew Garfield and his stylist, Warren Alfie Baker, who were mindful of this thought when putting together the look the actor is wearing to Sunday’s 2023 SAG Awards at L.A.’s Fairmont Century Plaza. (Check out the star-studded red carpet […]

NYFW: Lea Michele Attends Brandon Maxwell’s Spotlight on Tailoring, While Penn Badgley and Queen Latifah Among the Stars at Thom Browne

With five days until the debut of his Fall/Winter 2023 collection, how did Brandon Maxwell discover another gear, mentally and spiritually? By catching a performance of Lea Michele in Broadway’s Funny Girl. “I hadn’t been [to a Broadway show] in so many years like everyone else, so this was the return for me, and it […]

NYFW: Teyana Taylor, Kelsea Ballerini and Louisa Jacobson at LaQuan Smith, Carolina Herrera and Jason Wu

American fashion is making an excellent case for its presence on upcoming red carpets, judging by some of the high-profile shows debuting for Fall/Winter 2023 in New York this week. Jason Wu’s elegant presentation in a theater space at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum was among the season’s outstanding examples, a sublime blend of tailoring […]

NYFW: Natasha Lyonne and Quinta Brunson Among the Star-Studded Front Row at Rodarte

On the first official day of New York Fashion Week, Rodarte already may have scored the season’s best front row, a powerhouse collection of women that included Brie Larson, Natasha Lyonne, Quinta Brunson, Beanie Feldstein, Aurora James, Rowan Blanchard and Molly Ringwald, accompanied by her 19-year-old daughter, Matilda. And for that starry group, Kate and […]

The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Fine Jewelry and Watch Lovers

Monica Rich Kosann Usher has been spotted wearing the 18-karat yellow-gold Shield locket, which is embellished with diamonds and features the word “fearless” engraved on the back, all on a black steel chain; $6,495, or more options at Hoorsenbuhs L.A.-based designer Robert Keith created this Bonded ring as a gift for his wife, […]