Leighton Meester looked fresh as a flower at the launch of Vera Wang’s Lovestruck held at the James Hotel in New York City. The Gossip Girl star, who is the face of the new fragrance, Tweeted a thank you to the designer for giving her a palm and tarot card reading at the event! Click through to see more stars at last night’s hottest parties.
It’s getting hot in here! Today, Armani unveiled its new fall campaign featuring Rafael Nadal. The barely-clothed tennis pro poses in the label’s new jeans and underwear for the new ads, one shown here. (He’s a boxer briefs kind of guy!) For more steamy photos, click through the gallery. Tell us: What is one word you would use to sum up this photo? Let us know in the comments!
Zac Posen just opened the doors to his first-ever Z Spoke boutique! The cozy New York City space houses Posen’s playful lower-price line, and also carries limited-edition Rod Keenan hats ($195), and rare books ($50 to $140). “The Z Spoke woman is a nerdy woman,” the designer told us of his books-meets-fashion mix at the boutique’s opening bash. ”This is a woman who self-educates.” Z Spoke’s resort collection arrives in two weeks, but in the meantime, there are plenty of flirty party dresses, structured sailor pants and studded blouses stocking the shelves. Click through the gallery to see inside the store!
VISIT THE BOUTIQUE: 875 Washington Street, near 14th Street, New York; 212-691-1926.
Gearing up for the US Open kickoff? We’re taking some style inspiration from some of the court’s best-dressed players and came up with a few outfit ideas that are all aces. Click through the gallery for fun fitness looks inspired by the fashion-forward Caroline Wozniacki, detail-oriented Maria Sharapova, and always-glam Serena Williams—served up just for you.
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Forbes announced its list of Most Powerful Women in the World today! First Lady Michelle Obama takes #8, and coming in behind her is Lady Gaga (#11), InStyle September cover girl Beyonce Knowles (#18), and supermodel Gisele Bundchen (#60). The #1 spot goes to Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton following in second place. See the full list at Forbes.com.
PLUS: See Beyonce, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, and more show off their performance style in the gallery.
Happy Birthday, Blake Lively! The Gossip Girl star turns 24 today—she shares a birthday with now-30-year-old Rachel Bilson—and in celebration, we’re taking a look back at her transformation from pint-size cutie into red carpet superstar. See Lively’s evolution in the gallery!
1. Ben Flajnik is rumored to be the next Bachelor! Will you tune in to watch him? [People]
2. Jason Bateman and his wife are having another baby! The couple already has a daughter. [JustJared]
3. InStyle cover girl Beyonce will perform at the VMAs for the first time in two years! [InStyleUK]
4. The Season 3 Glee trailer has the cast running from Dodgeball-hurling Sue. [JustJared]
5. See Isla Fisher in flapper hair and makeup for the upcoming movie, The Great Gatsby. [DailyMail]
6. Faith Hill and husband Tim McGraw get dolled up with their own Barbie replicas. [StyleWatch]
Happy Birthday, Rachel Bilson! The actress and InStyle contributor turns 30 today, and we’re marking the occasion by taking a look at her beauty transformation! We first met the petite star on The O.C., and she has evolved into a red carpet staple ever since. Next up, we’ll see her in the new CW show Hart of Dixie, premiering September 26th. See Bilson’s evolution in the gallery!