Fashion VIP Sofia Vergara got some special attention from Marchesa designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig during the launch of Harry Winston‘s Midnight Timepiece collection at St. Ambroeus in New York City. The Modern Family beauty showed off her famous curves in a lace confection from Marchesa’s new bridal collection. Click through the gallery to see Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, Amber Heard and more stars at last night’s hottest parties!
Rooney Mara may be out of the spotlight right now as she gears up to promote her highly-anticipated movie The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo this December, but she’s still finding time to do charity work. Recently, Mara teamed up with KORA—a Los Angeles and East Africa-based jewelry company that creates pieces out of recycled objects—to promote this necklace made from recycled bone and brass (shown). KORA’s Maxandra Short and Amy Walker designed the piece, and 100% of proceeds will be donated to a charity close to Mara’s heart, Uweza, a non-profit organization dedicated to abolishing poverty in the Kibera section of Nairobi, Kenya. “I’m excited to be working with KORA to help bring attention to Uweza, an organization that does such good work and that I’m proud to be a part of,” Mara told InStyle. The necklace is available for $95 in silver or gold on KoraDesigns.com.
So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley is giving InStyle the inside scoop about her outfits this season! Read what she says about her looks below, and see all of her Season 8 outfits in the gallery!
“My vintage primrose dress would be perfect for sitting and drinking rose with a handsome suitor and maybe dancing until dawn (I’m thinking of La Colombe D’Or restaurant in Saint Paul de Vence in the South of France particularly!) I wanted the look to be Mediterranean, with a Sophia Loren-inspired black lined eye and messy Penelope Cruz hair. Shoes by Sergio Rossi reflected the feminine theme and Links of London jewelry completed the look.”
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Serena Williams debuted her Glam Slam! England collection with OPI nail polishes earlier this month, and now she’s putting her new shades to work! During her Wimbledon match this week, the tennis superstar wore a combination of three new colors—the vivid purple Grape…Set…Match covered four of her nails, and she painted the remaining finger the sparkly metallic silver named Your Royal Shine-Ness. She then topped each nail off with the glittery top coat Servin’ Up Sparkle. The polishes are available in stores now for $14.50 per set of two. Click “See the Photos” for a closer look at Williams’ mani and her new OPI polishes.
Last week, Avon ambassador Reese Witherspoon joined the brand’s Believe World Tour in Moscow and Warsaw, presenting $60,000 grants to the ANNA and Blue Line organizations, respectively. Both organizations are dedicated to preventing violence against women, and the grants were made as part of Avon’s Global Believe Fund, which supports women’s domestic violence shelters and agencies. “I believe we all have a responsibility to raise awareness about the violence that affects one in three women around the world, making it one of the most prevalent, yet underfunded global problems,” Witherspoon told InStyle exclusively. Want to help? Head over to Avon.com and pick up the 2011 Empowerment Bracelet for $10. Proceeds will go toward the Avon Foundation for programs aimed at ending violence against women.
For The Row‘s resort collection, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen sent their fans to Italy! The Luchino Visconti film Death in Venice inspired the pair, which translated to navy stripes, pajama pants, and long cardigans shot through with floral embroidery. The sisters also collaborated with Greek jeweler Ileana Makri for evil eye motif diamond and sapphire bracelets, cuff links and rings, and they served a new offering of bag shapes to add to the recently-launched accessories branch of their business. See The Row’s complete resort lineup in the gallery!
Move over Williams sisters, there’s another style-loving American tennis star demanding attention on the court! World, meet Bethanie Mattek-Sands, a 26-year-old Minnesota-born athlete, who’s turning heads with her stats (she’s currently ranked #31) and her outfits. Just yesterday, she showed up for her Wimbledon match in a tennis ball and fringe covered jacket designed by Alex Noble, the same designer who often works with Lady Gaga (he created Gaga’s blue look for “Judas”). “Wimby has never seen something like this!” Mattek-Sands Tweeted before her debut. ‘Tis true! And while the tennis player may have lost yesterday’s match, she definitely won our attention—with her fondness for custom outerwear, unique eye black, and colorful knee socks, we can’t wait to see what she wears next! Click through the gallery to see some of her latest looks.
Science confirms what we already knew—shopping makes you happy! A study published in Psychology and Marketing claims that buying yourself a treat when you’re down can improve your mood, and most “retail therapy” purchases don’t result in feelings of guilt or regret. In fact, 82% of those surveyed were totally happy post pick-me-up buy. Not surprisingly, clothing is the most popular mood booster, followed by food and electronics, and shoppers spend an average of $59.18 per retail therapy spending spree. Do you shop to improve your mood? Tell us in the comments!