Just a few months after snipping bangs into her ‘do, InStyle contributor Rachel Bilson is growing them out! “I decided to let them grow almost as soon as I cut them,” she told us at last night’s viewing party for Derek Lam‘s new eBay collection. “Bangs need constant attention and I’m a very low maintenance hair person.” The actress takes the same laid-back approach to her ombre hair color. “Again, low maintenance,” she said. “I just don’t get my roots touched up every month.” Bilson has been transitioning her long fringe lately by wearing it parted down the middle, topped off with hats, or pinned to the side. Click through the gallery to see Bilson’s latest hair looks—with and without bangs. How do you deal with growing your hair out? Tell us in the comments!
Lights, camera, fashion! Rachel McAdams kicked off the fashion parade at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, showing up to a photo call for Midnight in Paris in an oh-so-chic little white dress by French designer Maxime Simoens. (Stay tuned for our daily coverage of all the red carpet style in Cannes!) And in Los Angeles, Maria Menounos and Kim Kardashian raised a glass at the Midori Melon Liquer trunk show at Hollywood hot spot Trousdale. Click through the gallery to see more photos from last night’s hottest parties.
The 64th annual Cannes Film Festival is upon us! And not only is the French festival a great place for new films to make a big splash in front of a global audience, it’s also one of the hottest red carpets of the year. So far, we’ve spotted Kirsten Dunst in Chanel, Uma Thurman in Armani Privé, Gwen Stefani in L.A.M.B., and more. The event kicked off May 11th and we’ll be watching closely to post the most exciting fashion moments here in our gallery. Click “See the Photos” for to view InStyle’s picks for the hottest looks on the Cannes red carpet.
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In celebration of spring’s gorgeous blooming flowers, InStyle asked some of the biggest names in home decoration for their super-insider flower arrangement tips. From designer Kate Spade’s go-to vase to floral designer Jeff Leatham’s trick for recycling candle containers, click through the gallery to learn 9 expert tricks for making flowers look even more beautiful. For more great home ideas, check out the Life, Etc. section on page 377of InStyle’s May issue, on newsstands now.
PLUS: We want to hear from you! Leave your burning questions on interior design, cooking, or organizing in the comments, and you may see them answered in the September issue!
Ginnifer Goodwin lent her fashion sense to a good cause! The Something Borrowed star teamed up with shoe brand Milk & Honey to design a pair of $270 tangerine leather heels, and 10% of the proceeds will be donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Based in Goodwin’s hometown of Memphis, Tennesse, St. Jude’s is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. While Goodwin is the first star to partner with Milk & Honey, the brand plans to bring on more charities and celebrities throughout the year. The “Ginnifer” pumps are available online at MilkandHoneyShoes.com. Something Borrowed is in theaters now.
Sofia Vergara met some surprising fans of her Modern Family character Gloria Delgado-Pritchett at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Costume Institute Gala last week. “I was very surprised a lot of people said they were a big fan of Modern Family,” the actress and new face of both Diet Pepsi and CoverGirl told us over the phone this week. “Diane Von Fustenberg, Valentino and his partner, everybody that was there! They would come up to me and say, ‘I love the show.’” Another designer fan is Carolina Herrera, who invited Vergara to the event and dressed the star in a figure-flattering gown with a floral motif. “They all said they love the character. I had the best time!” See 86 photos of the celebrities, models, and designers at the Met Gala here.
1. Cast your vote on what you think Lauren Conrad’s next hair color should be! [The Beauty Department]
2. Nicole Richie will auction a Winter Kate gown to benefit the Richie Madden Children’s Foundation. [SheFinds]
3. Katie Holmes’ stepdaughter Isabella Cruise is helping out at her label Holmes and Yang. [People]
4. Paul McCartney proposed to Nancy Shevell with a 5-carat diamond from Neil Lane. [StyleWatch]
5. Studies show Louis Vuitton is worth more than Hermes, Gucci and Chanel combined! [NYDN]
6. See new photos from Emma Watson’s new Lancôme’ campaign. [Catwalk Queen]
Kate Middleton and Pippa Middleton aren’t the only Royal Wedding attendees with sought-after style! Sales of handbags by Launer London shot up 60 percent since Queen Elizabeth toted one of the brand’s cream-colored purses to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s nuptials on April 29th. The calfskin leather handbag was custom made for the Queen two years ago, the Telegraph reports, but people are interested in buying similar traditional styles by the brand. Launer London’s prices range from $615 to $1,300, and while the company’s typical customers are in Queen Elizabeth’s age bracket, their sales boom post-wedding came from the 35 to 50 demographic. Browse similar structured styles at Launer.com.