Catherine Middleton wore her hair down for her wedding to Prince William (read the exclusive inside scoop here) and she’s not the only one opting for a no-fuss down ‘do recently! Just last month, Reese Witherspoon passed on the traditional updo for a simple, sleek locks when she married Jim Toth. We were so inspired by Middleton and Witherspoon’s looks that we picked out 50 more of our favorite down ‘do hairstyles, perfect for any walk down the aisle. Click through the gallery for some bridal-hairstyle inspiration! You’ll want to print these out and bring them to your stylist for a test run, for sure.
We can’t wait for the first glimpse of Bella and Edward’s wedding day in the upcoming movie The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, and more importantly, we can’t wait to see Bella’s wedding dress! Kristen Stewart told us that Twilight author Stephenie Meyer is “absolutely in charge” of the designer details—and now Twi-hards have a sneak peek at her vision for the gown! Illustrations by Young Kim from Meyer’s new book The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide, first released by EW.com, show Bella in two dresses. One design features a sleeveless, drape-necked gown, and the second (inset) is a long-sleeved, belted look with an intricate veil. While those are for Meyer’s new book, InStyle tapped some of our favorite designers to sketch Bella’s bridal look, too! Click through the gallery to see more Twilight wedding dress sketches!
PLUS: What do you think Bella will wear to her wedding? Tell us in the comments below!
Sharpay finally got her man… sort of. Zac Efron helped High School Musical pal Ashley Tisdale celebrate the DVD release of Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure at the Soho House West Hollywood. Also making an appearance at the event was Efron’s former flame (and fellow HSM alum) Vanessa Hudgens. In New York City, Black Eyed Peas frontwoman Fergie serenaded a crowd of Avon ladies to mark the 125th anniversary of the beauty brand, while across the pond in London, Kylie Minogue took in a performance of the buzzed-about burlesque revue, The Hurly Burly Show. See more photos from last night’s hottest parties in the gallery.
Oscar de la Renta has dressed many women, from First Ladies to pop superstars like Rihanna to leading actresses like Anne Hathaway. And after his over-five-decade career, what does he want to tell every woman? “Dressing well is telling yourself many, many times, ‘No, I should not do it,’” the designer advised when he spoke at the French Institute Alliance Française in New York City this week. “When in doubt, don’t. The one thing that won’t lie to you is your mirror.” Other than restraint, he also suggested knowing what you like. “What is important in dressing is understanding yourself,” he said. “Don’t follow any fads. If it’s right for you, then wear it.” As for elegance? “You have to be elegant naked to be elegant dressed,” he said. “Feeling good about yourself is the most important thing.” Very true! Bookmark this page so you can remind yourself of his style advice, over and over again!
Breaking baby news: April cover girl Tina Fey is pregnant with her second child! The 30 Rock star and Bossypants memoirist appeared on Oprah yesterday, where she revealed that she’s expecting. Fey and her husband, composer Jeff Richmond, also have a 5-year-old daughter, Alice. Congratulations are also in order for Mariska Hargitay—she and husband Peter Hermann just adopted a baby girl, named Amaya Josephine, People reports. Little Amaya joins 4-year-old brother August in the Hargitay-Hermann home. “He is over the moon,” Hargitay said of August. “He calls her his baby because he says the whole thing was his idea. He always talks about how he’s going to protect her. He’s going to be a great big brother.” Congrats all around!
Eva Longoria keeps her cookbook close and her friends closer! During her recent press tour to promote her first book Eva’s Kitchen, Longoria also supported close friend Victoria Beckham by wearing several of her designs. Just this week, Longoria wore two looks from her pal—a pink dress for on CBS’s The Early Show (shown) and a tangerine mini for an appearance on The View. “Eva looking beautiful in #victoriabeckham,” the designer Tweeted after seeing the Desperate Housewives star on The View. And those aren’t the only Victoria Beckham outfits she owns! Click through to see Longoria’s collection of VB designs. Longoria’s book is available now for $30 on Amazon.com. The Victoria Beckham Collection is available at Net-a-Porter.com.
1. Things we didn’t know: Jennifer Garner made fabric hair elastics in college to earn money. [People]
2. Real Housewives of New Jersey star Caroline Manzo will launch a handbags this fall. You in? [WWD]
3. Zappos created a $79 silk scarf inspired by Reese Witherspoon’s role in Water for Elephants. [SheFinds]
4. Summer’s near! Gisele Bundchen launched her new Ipanema sandal collection. [JustJared]
5. Kings of Cole released a limited edition “Bye Hater” hoodie to promote anti-bullying. [Kings Of Cole]
6. Alexander McQueen will release a limited-edition skull silk scarf in May to coincide with the new Met Museum retrospective. [Harper's Bazaar]
Fashion moguls Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are launching a shopping site! Their venture, called StyleMint, was created in partnership with BeachMint, the same company behind Kate Bosworth’s monthly jewelry site, JewelMint. After taking a personality and style quiz, StyleMint will recommend purchase selections that the user can buy each month. The Row and Elizabeth & James designers will help design and merchandise the offerings, starting with a collection of women’s T-shirts retailing for $29.99. “With Stylemint.com, Ashley and I have created an online experience reflecting our love of style and allowing us to engage with our customers directly, which is an inspiring way for us to think and create as designers,” Mary-Kate Olsen told WWD. The monthly club launches in July, and future collections may include knits and sweaters. Sign up to receive a launch alert now at StyleMint.com.