After pioneering the ombré hair color, Jessica Biel has gone back to basics, replacing her bleached out ends with a solid espresso shade, courtesy of Redken colorist Tracey Cunningham. Miss the old strands? So does Biel! “This hair color was only for a movie,” Cunningham told us. “Jessica really loves her old color, but for the movie she’s working on now, the character wouldn’t have had any highlights.” (Could it be The Tall Man, which IMDB says she’s currently filming?) The colorist low-lighted Biel’s hair with a deep brown and finished with an even darker gloss for a uniform hue. “That way, when she’s done with the movie, we can lighten it up easily,” Cunningham explains.
You’ll never have a bad makeup day again, thanks to InStyle‘s new Ultimate Beauty Secrets book. InStyle beauty editors spill all their tips, tricks and shortcuts amassed from top makeup artists, dermatologists, aestheticians and celebrities, including red-carpet regulars like Rachel Bilson, Kate Winslet and Gwyneth Paltrow. You’ll learn everything you ever wanted to know about getting gorge from faking a salon mani at home to finding the right foundation for your skin type to getting the best eyebrows for your face shape.
Last week we brought you news of Scarlett Johansson‘s edgy new crop—and now we’re the first to get the inside scoop, straight from her hairstylist, David Babaii! “Scarlett cut her hair up to her shoulders earlier this summer. I saw her a month ago, and she’s like, ‘Let’s go crazier!’” the hairstylist told us. “When I saw her again, I gave her this extreme graduated bob. It’s a very technical cut with a punky, modernized vibe.” Babaii held his scissors perpendicular to the hair to “pick” into her strands with their tips. “By cutting at an angle, you’ll create some pieces that are thicker and some that are thin,” he explained. He also trimmed the back just about as short as he could go without breaking out the electric clippers. And according to Babaii, his longtime client expressed her reaction in a single word: “Loved!” We couldn’t agree more.
Decadestwo.1 gives its customers unprecedented access to the best closets in the world! One of the most fabulous sections on our site is the featured closet, a rotating collection from one of our chicest consignors each month. This month’s consignor is the wife of an uber-mega Hollywood heavyweight and as such, has to be able to get red-carpet ready at a moment’s notice. Seeing as how the holidays are practically upon us, with their slew of cocktails parties, dinner and gala events, this closet is sure to offer you options to keep you stylish for the season!
This Valentino dress (left) literally dazzles–no doubt due to its shell of white sequins and silver beading. In a size 2 and priced at $1100.
This confection from Lanvin (center) will have you looking pretty in pink for the upcoming party season. In a size 36. Priced at $775.
You can never go wrong with Chanel (right). This floral printed dress offers keeps it naughty with sheer shoulders and nice with a feminine floral print. In a size 36 and priced at $895.
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Put a Victoria’s Secret supermodel in a phoenix costume, add in a sports car, a few explosions, a troop of ballerinas and swirl it together with dreamlike candy colors and you’ve got Kayne West’s new 30+ minute video, Runaway. What stays constant amongst all the visual imagery is Kayne’s dapper wardrobe, which lets you know who the real star is. His suits, including the navy and gold-lined one (below) and various tuxedo jackets were all custom-made by designer Phillip Lim, who earned a shout-out in the credits. Lim also weighed in on the color palette for Selita Ebanks’s amazing wings. More
1. Julianne Moore wore a neat Lanvin dress that seems like two different dresses sewn together. [JustJared.com]
2. Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal were just spotted together. Could he be the subject of her next song? [People.com]
3. Amy Winehouse models her new line for Fred Perry. [NYMag.com]
4. Though we normally brunch in sneakers, Kim Kardashian and Ciara went for sky-high boots. [PopSugar.com]
5. Most people would turn their nose up at a bouquet of carnations. But now they’re all the rage! [Jezebel.com]
6. Oops. Blossom‘s Jenna von Oy admits she almost ruined her wedding proposal. [People.com]
There’s a Twilight wedding in the works! With filming on Breaking Dawn set to begin soon, Kristen Stewart has been dropping a few hints about Bella and Edward’s big day. “I haven’t put the one on yet,” Stewart told MTV when asked if she’s seen Bella’s wedding gown during wardrobe fittings for the flick. “I’m not quite sure exactly what it’s going to look like.” This summer, the actress told us that Twilight author Stephenie Meyer is “absolutely in charge” of the designer details, but imagined that “Bella would definitely want something classic and simple in white or cream.” She also confirmed that Bella isn’t exactly itching to walk down the aisle. “She doesn’t want to get married, but Edward has such different sensibilities and values, so she’s going to give him everything [he wants],” Stewart told us. “I think it’s going to be a really beautiful and monumental wedding because Edward wants it so badly. Usually it’s the opposite, usually the girl wants it more. I think it’s cute.”
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