On Saturday night, Glee star Naya Rivera traveled to San Francisco to host the GLAAD Media Awards, where she presented Sex and the City‘s Kim Catrall with the Golden Gate Award. “For those of you who don’t watch the show, what you should know is that [my character] Santana is in love with her best friend, Brittany, who is a girl,” said Rivera when she hit the stage. “Thus making her ‘Lebanese.’” Abigail Spencer and Olivia Munn also hit the party scene for a cause, helping to raise awareness for the Uganda Project during an event at the Soho House in L.A. Click “See the Photos” for an inside look at all the stars at this weekend’s hottest parties.
Beverly Hills-based cupcake chain Sprinkles—a favorite of stars like Blake Lively, Katie Holmes and Rihanna—just opened its first store in New York City on the Upper East Side. “New York City is the epicenter of everything, so we’re honored to be part of the scene,” owner Candace Nelson said. Sprinkles stores don’t ship (but they deliver if you’re in town), so New Yorkers and visitors may not be familiar with these decadent treats. “We wanted to create a modern, yet classic take on the cupcake,” Nelson said. The cupcakes ($3.50 each) are available in more than 50 flavors, from traditional red velvet (their most popular flavor) to chai latte (spiced chai tea cake with chai-vanilla frosting). They even have a miniature sugar-free dog cupcake ($2.50 each) made with yogurt “frosting” for pups with a sweet tooth. So what flavors do celebs love? Click “See the Photos” for the favorite flavors of Jessica Alba, Lea Michele, and more!
— Cheryl Brody Franklin
Up-and-coming handbag designers from around the globe submitted their most fabulous creations to InStyle‘s 5th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards, but only 40 made the cut! Winners will be announced on June 15th at a star-studded ceremony hosted by InStyle and Handbag Designer 101. Some of the prizes include the opportunity to create a capsule collection for Saks Fifth Avenue, a guest design stint with Isabella Fiore, a design sponsorship by Swarovski, and more! One lucky designer will also be honored as the Audience Fan Favorite—and that’s where you come in. Click “See the Photos” to see all the finalists’ bags, then vote for your favorite to win the Audience Fan Favorite Award at instyle.com/ihdapoll. Who do you think should win? Vote now!
InStyle is thisclose to hitting 2 million followers on Twitter and we’re starting the celebration early by giving you the chance to win some amazing prizes! Since we’re almost at two million, one of our lucky Twitter followers will win not one, but two fabulous prizes every day for the next two weeks. Our latest giveaway includes things that come in twos—a pair of Rebecca Taylor flats, a shampoo and conditioner combo from Kerastase, and an eyeshadow duo from YSL. How to win: Simply follow InStyle on Twitter (@instyle) and be on the look out for the a special Tweet from us! Only U.S. and Canadian residents eligible.
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Fans of Jennifer Lopez‘s “On the Floor” video will be thrilled to know that her dance outfits in the video are more than one-time-use looks. That’s because the pop superstar and American Idol judge re-wore her custom spiderweb silver jumpsuit custom created by Zuhair Murad to KIIS-FM’s Wango Tango concert on Saturday—the same look she wore in the video! The one-of-a-kind design is crafted from silver beads over white tulle. And this isn’t the first time Lopez tried all-over metallics. Click “See the Photos” for Jennifer Lopez’s latest collection of silver looks!
— Blakely Slater
1. Kim Kardashian launched her second fragrance in Miami over the weekend. [KardashianOnline]
2. France’s first lady Carla Bruni shopped for maternity wear at H&M, sparking worldwide chatter. [WWD]
3. LendingLuxury.com will donate free prom and graduation dresses to victims of the southern floods. [PeopleStyleWatch]
4. Glee Hair Update! Chord Overstreet traded in his long blond layers for a spiky dark ‘do. [Us]
5. The Bag Snob collaborated with DKNY to create five handbags launching in October. [TheBagSnob]
6. The real Jason Wu is officially on Twitter as of today under the name “MissWu_NY.” Welcome! [Twitter]
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge adopted! A penguin, that is. The Chester Zoo in England polled its followers on social networking sites to pick the animal the they should give Prince William and Kate Middleton as a wedding gift, the AFP reports. After narrowing it down from 400 species, an endangered male Humbolt penguin won the vote! And his name is Acorn! While the penguin is officially the couple’s now, the pair won’t take it home, as it will live with its fellow penguins at the zoo. Let’s all do a collective “awwwwww” now, shall we?
What better way to kick off summer’s wedding season than a triple celebrity wedding announcement?!
1. MIRANDA LAMBERT & BLAKE SHELTON
Two of country’s hottest stars tied the knot in front of 550 guests on Saturday at Don Strange Ranch in Texas, Us reports. Lambert, 27, wore her mother’s wedding dress to wed The Voice judge, 34. Guests included Kelly Clarkson, Martina McBride, and Reba McEntire.
2. LILY ALDRIDGE & CALEB FOLLOWILL
The Kings of Leon lead singer, 29, married the Victoria’s Secret Angel, 25, on Thursday, May 12th in California. The bride wore a custom strapless mermaid gown with layers of Chantilly and lace appliqué by Vera Wang. The groom wore Gucci.
3.TAMERA MOWRY & ADAM HOUSLEY
Tamera Mowry, 32, said “I do” to Fox News Channel correspondent Adam Housley, 39, in Napa valley on Sunday, People reports. Mowry had three outfit changes for her big day: She wed in Carolina Herrera, attended the reception in a two-piece Dolce & Gabbana, and later changed into Hervé Léger. Her twin, fellow Sister Sister star Tia Mowry, served as matron of honor. The groom wore a tuxedo paired with Converse sneakers.