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Teri Hatcher To Direct And Guest Star On 'Jane By Design'

5/1/2012 10:57am EDT
Teri Hatcher
Teri Hatcher has landed her first job since filming on Desperate Housewives came to an end - she will make her directorial debut in TV comedy Jane By Design.

Hatcher and her fellow Housewives filmed their final scenes last week, but the actress has wasted no time in getting her next gig.

She will enjoy a recurring role on the ABC Family series, playing the estranged mother of Erica Dasher's lead character Jane. She will also get behind the camera to direct four episodes of the show, which premiered in January.

In a statement, Hatcher says, "I'm thrilled for the opportunity to direct. ...

Teri Hatcher To Make Directorial Debut & Guest Star On ABC Family's 'Jane By Design'

4/30/2012 1:14pm EDT
Teri Hatcher
Golden Globe winner and famous "Housewife" Teri Hatcher has signed a directing and recurring guest star role deal with ABC Family for the original series "Jane By Design." Hatcher will be playing Jane's (Erica Dasher) long-lost mother for four episodes to be filmed between mid-May and mid-June, and will make her appearance starting on the June 19th episode. She will make her directorial debut by directing an upcoming episode of "Jane By Design." "Jane By Design" returns with all-new episodes on Monday, June 5th at 9:00 – 10:00 PM ET/PT.

"We are beyond excited to have Teri join the cast of ...

'Jane By Design' Challenge 7: Get The Look!

1/4/2012 8:51am EST
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Fun drama "Jane By Design" debuted on ABC Family last night, and one of the best parts of the new series is, naturally, the fashion.

We were tasked with choosing one character from the show and writing a "Get The Look" post. We picked the main character, Jane Quimby (played by Erica Dasher), who had multiple fashion changes during the premiere episode.

In one scene, Jane wore a black and white striped skirt, black cardigan, black tights, and layered gold necklace. Here's an inexpensive way we found to imitate her look:

Abercrombie Skirt

ModCloth Charter School Cardigan in B...

'Jane By Design' Challenge 6: Inspired By Pretzels

1/2/2012 10:28am EST
Jane By Design challenge 6
Riding a motorcycle is all about customization. I tricked out my 2002 Harley Davidson with an Evil Knievel sissy bar and a handpainted gas tank.

Personal style is also important when you're on the open road. Motorcyclists take their riding gear seriously - from leather jackets and chaps to fancy bluetooth-enabled helmets and heated gloves.

The sixth "Jane By Design" style challenge forced us bloggers "to be inspired by everyday life. The ability to translate your inspiration into something fresh and unexpected that takes the fashion world by storm is a rare gift."

I was instructed to cre...

'Jane By Design' Day-To-Night Styling Challenge

12/28/2011 10:26am EST
Jane By Design Challenge 5
The competition is getting fierce for those of us participating in the "Jane By Design" challenge.

For the fifth round our instructions were to take a white button-down shirt and use accessories from our own collection to show how we would style the shirt for a day at the office. Then we had to change the look entirely and style the same shirt for a dressy cocktail party.

It's all about the accessories when transitioning from a work look to an evening look.

Our office look includes the white shirt, a black blazer and a matching pencil skirt. We accesorized with a colorful wrap-around sc...

'Jane By Design' Challenge 4: Ugly Xmas Sweater + Discarded Scarf = Sophisticated Holiday Accessory

12/25/2011 3:53pm EST
Jane By Design Challenge 4
Our fourth "Jane By Design" challenge was mighty difficult - take an ugly Christmas vest and turn it into something wearable. Impossible? No. Challenging? A resounding "Yes!"

Last year a guest at my holiday party left a plain gray scarf at my house. I decided to rip apart the holiday vest and use pieces from it to spice up the scarf.

1) I cut the red and gold trim off the vest and put it on the ends of the scarf. Next, I sewed the gold beads from the vest near the trim.

2) I took one of the Santa patches, flipped it over, and put it on the scarf.

3) I took three buttons from the ...

'Jane By Design' Challenge Round Three: What Handbag Best Represents You?

12/21/2011 9:17am EST
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"The bag you carry says who you are and who you want to be," according to Gray Chandler (Andie MacDowell) from ABC Family's upcoming new series "Jane By Design" (check out the clip below!)

On Tuesday I received the third challenge from the powers that be behind the show. I was tasked with digging in my closet and finding the best purse that represents me.

The instructions specifically said: "An expensive purse might reveal that you are really just a shallow tart. A cheap purse might reveal that you are a miserly malcontent. To make it to the next phase of the interview process, you wil...

Andie MacDowell Talks About New Show 'Jane By Design' & Her Fashion Sense

12/20/2011 10:35am EST
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"Jane By Design" centers on a teenager who lands a job at a hip fashion house where they mistake her for an adult. Jane (Erica Dasher) soon finds herself juggling life both as a regular high school student and as an assistant to high powered executive Gray Chandler (Andie MacDowell) in the cutthroat world of fashion...all while trying to keep her true identity a secret.

The series premieres Jan. 3 on ABC Family.

Who or what inspired your personal fashion style?

Andie MacDowell: My personal fashion style—I think it’s my nature probably more than anything. I just go with things that I lik...

Starpulse Tackles The 'Jane By Design' Challenge 2 With 'Dragon Tattoo' Inspired T-Shirt

12/19/2011 8:28am EST
Jane By Design Challenge 2
Who's your style icon? That's what the people behind ABC Family's new series "Jane By Design" want to know.There are plenty of celebrities I'd love to emulate on the red carpet (especially if I had their bodies, that is). But my favorite It Girl of the moment is Rooney Mara, who stars in "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo."

Rooney plays computer hacker Lisbeth Salander, who's a bit of a punk and does things her own way. In turn, the actress has adopted a bit of her character's look.

She recently told Britain's Style magazine, "My wardrobe has completely changed. It had to, partly because o...

ABC Family 'Jane By Design' Challenge: Starpulse Creates A Project Using Supplies From Lowe's

12/15/2011 9:58am EST
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ABC Family's new light-hearted drama "Jane By Design" doesn't debut until Jan. 3, but at Starpulse.com we're getting an opportunity to flex our design muscles before the big premiere. You can show off your skills too, and here's how: go shopping!

Did you just buy the cutest pair of booties that you can't wait to show off for the holidays? Are you pumped about wearing that sequined mini dress you bought for New Year's Eve? Share your haul and post your goods on the "Jane By Design" Facebook fanpage https://www.facebook.com/JaneByDesign. Don't forget to mention that Starpulse sent you!

We w...