The InStyle Hairstyle Try-On iPad App has over 300 star styles right now, and we want you to select which ones we add next! Do you want to see yourself in Heidi Klum‘s soft layers, Kerry Washington‘s retro waves, Selena Gomez‘s lush side pony, or Jennifer Love Hewitt’s chestnut tresses? Head over to InStyle’s official Facebook page now, and click the “Like” button on each of your favorite styles to vote. The poll closes at 5 p.m. tomorrow, and the highest-ranking styles will be live on your iPad in December!
Holiday shoppers, brace yourselves! Big name stores are rolling out big Black Friday deals, and we’ve made a list of the day’s best sales (and earliest store openings!). And, if you don’t feel like hitting the mall right after Thanksgiving dinner, we’ve compiled some online deals, too. Browse the bargains in the gallery now! And keep checking back; we’ll be posting new sales every day.
Holiday shopping just got easier! With new online organizers, you can create your gift lists—and check them twice—without breaking a sweat. Pinterest, an online pinboard, lets you categorize and share items that you find on the web by virtually “tacking” them. You can also “follow” other members of the site with the option to “repin” their picks (sign up for a free account here). Another merchandise manager called The Fancy generates items you might like, which you can file into lists to share via email with friends and family. It’s that simple: no bookmarks or printouts required. Happy shopping!
Plus, click through the gallery for holiday entertaining tips and tricks.
Kate Bosworth and celebrity stylist Cher Coulter are celebrating the one-year anniversary of their online monthly jewelry subscription service JewelMint by doing something for charity. The pair just launched the Friendship Bracelet Program, which means users can purchase a set of three woven bracelets for $30, and $1 will be donated to I Am That Girl, a young women’s empowerment organization. One bracelet is to keep, while the other two are to give to inspiring women in your life. New colors and designs will be available monthly. Visit jewelmint.com now to check it out now.
Plus, see more accessories in the gallery!
— Selene Milano
What a rock! This jewel, named The Sun-Drop Diamond of South Africa, sold for more than $10.9 million at an auction in Geneva yesterday, USA Today reports. The stone is a pear-shaped yellow diamond, has the highest color grading, and weighs 110.3 carats (that’s like Kim Kardashian’s ring times five). Including commission, the bidder—who has not been identified and placed their order over the phone—paid almost $12.4 million for the gem, which is a record-setting number for a yellow diamond at an auction. (Picture shown is not to scale, though it may be close!)
Plus, see the stunning sparklers worn by Elizabeth Taylor in the gallery.
Bravo just released a preview of celebrity stylist and InStyle contributor Brad Goreski’s new show It’s a Brad, Brad World! The show follows Goreski around the globe, from the red carpets of Hollywood to the runways of Milan, and even inside the offices of InStyle, where he meets with editor Ariel Foxman. And while his stint as assistant to Rachel Zoe on The Rachel Zoe Project offered a glimpse of his personal life, this show delves even deeper—we meet his boyfriend, his family and see some intimate ups and downs (and that’s only in the two-minute teaser!). Watch the clip above, and tune in to Bravo starting January 2nd to catch all the action.
— Selene Milano
Kerry Washington celebrated Chris Benz’s collaboration with Movado Bold watches in a flirty brown lace Madewell dress topped with a camo-print blazer from Benz’s Spring 2012 collection. Pick up the dress for $168 at madewell.com or splurge on one of the limited-edition $550 watches at movado.com.
Plus, find your perfect party dress in the gallery!