Just in time for Sunday’s Season 4 premiere, Banana Republic is debuting their second set of Mad Men-inspired style guides, making it a piece of cake to channel your inner Joan or Betty (and help your boyfriend look as dapper as Don Draper). The guides, in stores today through August 11th, feature Banana Republic looks that can take you from the office to dinner and back again, all with that covetable ’60s twist. “Banana Republic is known for its versatile fashions, with modern takes on the 1960s icons like the pencil skirt, cardigan and suit,” Jack Calhoun, president of Banana Republic, said. In addition, Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant and Banana Republic Creative Director Simon Kneen will bring the guides to life on video blogs that you can watch on their Facebook page.
Camilla Belle and America Ferrera are wearing their support for our troops on their wrists! Inspired by pen pals, this chic leather bracelet, created by BFF Entertainment and the American Freedom Foundation, connects military personnel to a buddy at home. To join the initiative, simply purchase a bracelet ($10) at http://bff.tv, register the unique number engraved on yours and an identical bracelet will be to sent to your new “best armed forces friend.” 25 percent of the purchase price goes directly to the American Freedom Foundation to support our veterans.
We are so excited about PopSugar’s Retail Therapy, the insanely addictive new shopping game. Basically, it’s a new fashion application where you can mix and match your favorite brands (including Diane von Furstenberg, Gap, Topshop, Barneys New York, Banana Republic, Juicy Couture, and Tory Burch), play with your friends, and feel the experience of running your very own high-end fashion boutique! You can create and dress up your own avatar, hire your friends and decorate your store as it grows. Get a taste of the excitement by playing the game on Facebook now. Bonus: InStyle.com readers will receive double the amount of coins (a.k.a. currency) to set up their store!
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Spotted: Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake having a laugh in N.Y.C. on the set of their new film, Friends With Benefits. The adorable duo are just two members of the star-studded cast, which also includes Natalie Portman, Emma Stone, Ashton Kutcher and Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez. Kunis looked perfectly chic in a tiny floral-print tee, black skinny jeans and killer heels, while Timberlake was as handsome as ever in a classic striped tie and khakis. The film shows the couple attempting to take their friendship to the next level, but it seems Kunis isn’t Timberlake’s only love interest: A mysterious leggy blond looks like she’s also vying for his heart. Friends With Benefits is slated to hit theaters in January 2011. Click through our gallery to see more behind-the-scenes photos now.
While we love So You Think You Can Dance for the dancing, we watch with equal anticipation each week to see what host Cat Deeley is wearing. In honor of the show’s 150th episode tonight, here’s a look back on the adorable Brit’s covetable on-set style through the seasons. From YSL and Lanvin to off-the-rack vintage finds, Deeley, who famously styles herself, always looks amazing. Click on the gallery to see our pick for Deeley’s top 10 looks and follow our weekly feature, where Deeley herself gives us the inside scoop on the looks for each episode.
Runway shows are undoubtedly captivating, but we’re just as interested in what goes on behind the scenes. So we were intrigued by the news that CNN’s cameras followed Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana (above with makeup muse Scarlett Johannson) while the designing duo prepped for their Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 collections in Milan. The resulting 30-minute special, Revealed, just aired—and now you can watch it at your leisure on CNN.com. In the docufilm, the pair—who haven’t been romantically linked in years—confess that they simply couldn’t work without each other. More
Neil Lane‘s diamond rings are practically synonymous with Hollywood engagements, with stars like Jennifer Hudson and Nicole Richie flashing his elaborate designs. Now he’s making his designs accessible to all by collaborating with jewelry giant Kay Jewelers on a line of star-inspired engagement rings: the 36 unique diamond engagement rings and wedding bands are all priced under $7,799 (a steal when compared to Lane’s boutique rings, which can easily fetch over $100,000!) and feature a variety of stone shapes including round, cushion and pear (his personal favorite). Lane told us he “always wanted to bring [his] designs to a larger platform for all of America to enjoy.” By using past designs for celebrity clients (like Jennifer Hudson’s above) as inspiration, Lane created “a luxurious, glamorous experience. Every girl wants a pretty ring!” We couldn’t agree more. Check out the whole collection on Kay.com now.