Hungry Girl: Fashion-Inspired Food — A Feast for Your Eyes AND Mouth!

09/02/2014 at 12:42 PM ET

Carla Hall Vegetarian Eggplant Stir Fry Recipe
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Lisa Lillien is the author of the popular Hungry Girl website and email newsletter, featuring smart, funny advice on guilt-free eating. She is also the author of nine books, six of which debuted at number one on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Read her blog every Monday for slimmed-down celebrity recipes and more.

My inspiration comes from many places, and occasionally clothing worn by celebrities reminds me of delicious food items (Yeah, I’m a little weird, or, um, just food obsessed!). Here a few fun examples, plus awesome recipes!

The Look: Iggy Azalea’s Ruby-Toned Gown

The Food: Raspberries and Strawberries!

That deep red color brings to mind some of my favorite fruits. I love raspberries and strawberries because they’re not only insanely delicious, but they’re also packed with fiber and other nutrients! And you don’t need a recipe to enjoy ’em — just grab the ripest berries you can find!

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The Look: Nina Dobrev’s Quirky Patterned Dress

The Food: Roasted Vegetable & Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

The red and earth tones make me think of this super-healthy recipe. It’s all-natural and veggie friendly, but that doesn’t mean it’s boring! Plus, each stuffed pepper has just 180 calories — a nice li’l side dish.

The Look: Jessica Alba’s Army Green Jacket

The Food: Pom-Nom-Nom Kale Salad

That jacket = dark leafy greens! And since Jessica Alba is all about nutritious and natural eats, my brain goes straight to this kale and seaweed salad.  Get ready to love this salad as much as Jess loves that jacket.

Carla Hall Vegetarian Eggplant Stir Fry Recipe
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The Look: Rita Ora’s Adorable Fluffy White Ensemble

The Food: Coconut Cream Fluffcakes

Doesn’t this outfit scream “CUPCAKE”? It does to me. And the lightest, fluffiest cakes in my arsenal are these babies, made with angel food cake mix and topped off with a mixture of whipped topping and marshmallow crème. Add in just enough coconut goodness, and you’ve got a tasty treat that might float away on a stiff breeze.





Emmy Rossum

The Look: Emmy Rossum’s Sweet Polka-Dotted Dress

The Food: True Blueberry Pie

This dress is as sweet and wholesome as a berry-packed slice of pie. The gorgeous blue hue, the scattered dots — I love it! And it gets me craving my blueberry pie recipe. (It doesn’t really take much to do that.) Make it with fresh or frozen berries — it’ll turn out great either way, and the frozen option is great for when the fruit isn’t in season.






Vanessa Hudgens
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The Look: Vanessa Hudgens’s Colorful Hawaiian-Print Pants

The Food: Low-Calorie Tropical Cocktails

Alright, I’m bucking the trend by going with a sippable option, but those super-fun pants have me craving a fruity drink garnished with a paper umbrella STAT. The only question left is which drink to start with — my pick is either a Tequila Sunrise or Sunset.

‘Til next time… Chew the right thing!

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Iggy Azalea Is Stunning!

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