Instantly freshen up an LWD, or an LND (Little Nude Dress), or any summer outfit with multi-hued and super-bright shoes. With color combos like these, they’ll pack a punch at any heel height. And best of all, every pair is under $100! Take a look through the gallery now for our hottest picks.
Michelle Obama hosted the White House’s Congressional Picnic this week in a navy and white frock from Talbots, marking the 14th time the First Lady has worn the brand! The label’s Shoreline Striped Dress ($189) sold out online since Mrs. O wore it, but the nautical look is currently available at select Talbots stores.
Father’s Day is Sunday, June 19th! And because there is nothing sexier than a guy who can appreciate some good quality family time in the middle of hectic schedules and red carpet appearances, we’ve rounded up a list of the hottest dads in Hollywood. From new fathers like Mario Lopez to pro pops like Gavin Rossdale, click “See the Photos” to view 23 of the Sexiest Dads in Hollywood right now! Then tell us: How are you celebrating Father’s Day?
Have you smelled the new July issue of InStyle? Grab yourself a copy now because there’s an extra-sweet-smelling surprise inside—our first-ever scented issue! We stashed five rub-and-smell spots in our new “101 Reasons to Smile this Summer” story: watermelon, grass, suntan lotion, popcorn and iced coffee. Find them, smell them and then tell us what you think by Tweeting @InStyle with your thoughts. (Our faves so far: “I’m scratching…and sniffing…in public,” via @ARAnderson. “So fun! Only downside? Making me hungry!” via @MeghanPatke.) Pick up the new scented issue, featuring the multi-talented Eva Longoria on the cover, on newsstands now.
Celebrity stylist Anna Bingemann is known for dressing a bevy of beautiful blonds including Gwyneth Paltrow, Naomi Watts and Uma Thurman, but now she’s turning her sights towards the jewelry industry. The Australian native recently teamed up with the accessory line Chamilia to introduce the create-your-own-jewelry company’s new Siena collection (shown). “We’re giving fashion-forward women the chance to express their own personal style through jewelry,” Bingemann (inset) told InStyle of the new Siena offering, which includes 20 handcrafted beads (starting at $37 per piece) and four new bracelet and necklace designs. With over 15,000 different combinations to be made, you can ramp up your look in a way all your own. The Siena collection lands in stores and Chamilia.com this fall.
— Nikki Ogunnaike
During the third week in June every year, the Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire, England hosts a five-day Royal Ascot horseracing event. And what makes it royal? The Queen, of course! Queen Elizabeth and fellow royals attend every year, making the 300-year old spectacle a staple in the British social calendar. And a royal presence requires a specific dress code—attendees must wear formal attire and a hat or fascinator. The result? Well, the toppers are as creative as they are crazy. Check out 27 of the most memorable hats from this week’s Royal Ascot in the gallery now! The event ends tomorrow, June 18th.
Katie Holmes accepted her MaxMara Face of the Future Award at Women in Film’s 2011 Crystal + Lucy Awards in Beverly Hills last night with a humble speech thanking the most inspirational women who influenced her career, including her mom. “She has always been such an example of elegance and strength,” Holmes (in MaxMara) said. Inside, Holmes caught up with Jenna Elfman (in Stella McCartney), Elle Fanning, Annette Bening, Michelle Kwan, and more who celebrated the WIF nonprofit group, which is dedicated to helping women achieve their highest potential within the media industries. Click through to see more photos from last night’s hottest parties!
Bethenny Frankel may be adding another TV gig to her resume—talk show host! The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Frankel is currently filming the pilot for an advice-based talk show with Telepictures, the same company behind The Tyra Banks Show and Ellen. “I want to be on TV in a format where I can have a longer conversation with my fans rather than 140 characters on Twitter,” the Bravo star said. The busy mom has also signed on for a third season of her hit series Bethenny Ever After, and her Skinnygirl shapewear is set to debut this summer, which means we’ll definitely be seeing lots more of her soon! Tell us: Would you watch her talk show?