When it comes to shopping for holiday presents, sometimes it’s best to stick to the classics—which is why we’ve rounded up some of our favorite design books. From fashion-focused to inspirational, click through the gallery to browse five of our favorite new releases to gift this season.
Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton took home the top prize at tonight’s British Fashion Awards in London—Designer of the Year! What an end to the McQueen protégé’s whirlwind year, which included designing Kate Middleton’s wedding gown, opening a sell-out exhibition about her mentor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and seeing her work displayed at Buckingham Palace. Other winners at the ceremony included Stella McCartney for the Red Carpet Award, Victoria Beckham for Designer Brand of the Year and Alexa Chung for the public-voted British Style Award. Congratulations to all!
Plus, see Sarah Burton’s work on Kate’s wedding gown in the gallery.
While Jessica Simpson confessed that her pregnancy glow was the result of too much sweating, she also attributes her radiant complexion to her new line of skincare products, BeautyMint. “I wouldn’t attach my name to it if I didn’t believe in it,” she told InStyle.com of her new project, a website that recommends a $40 set of four skincare products based on a sign-up questionnaire. She currently swears by the Ultra Replenishing Serum, which contains a hefty dose of marine collagen to plump and hydrate the skin. “Collagen is something I’ve always used and it’s crazy how much you can spend on it,” she added. “It’s amazing that this product is so effective, affordable, and accessible.” See more of Simpson’s favorite BeautyMint products in the gallery, and sign up to shop them on beautymint.com.
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En garde! Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas locked swords on the red carpet during the Italian premiere of Puss in Boots (which translates to Il Gatto con gli Stivali in the local language) at the UCI Cinema in Rome. Click through to see Kim Kardashian, Sienna Miller and more stars at this weekend’s hottest parties!
Rachel Weisz got bangs! Mrs. Daniel Craig gave her long dark hair an instant update with fringe that dips slightly below her brow bone, debuting the look in London this weekend. Do you like her new style?
Plus, see more hair makeovers in the gallery!
60 Minutes profiled Angelina Jolie on Sunday! Besides discussing her directorial debut for In the Land of Blood and Honey, the show probed into her definition of beauty. “I always felt not traditionally beautiful,” she admits. “I have big features. But, as I’ve gotten older, I look like my mom, and I love my mom. You start to put your lineage in line of the different things that you are….You come to love the combination of whatever it is you are.” Jolie is passing this message along to her own girls telling them: “I wake up and I want to be a smarter person. That’s my focus. That’s what I’m encouraging my girls—that if they can make their inside and who they are really, really stunning then everything falls together.” But there’s one person whose opinion counts the most, “As long as Brad thinks I’m beautiful,” she laughs. “I don’t think about beauty.” Watch the interview clip above.
Plus, check out our favorite outfits Angelina Jolie ever wore in the gallery!
Americans got some major retail therapy this weekend! Shoppers flocked to stores earlier and spent more than ever before, as retailers pulled in a record-breaking $52.4 billion in sales, BusinessWeek reports. Many shops opened on Thanksgiving Day this year drawing crowds of 28.7 million on Turkey Day alone, and the average shopper spent $398.62 over the holiday weekend. So, what did everyone buy? More than half of shoppers took home clothing, making it the most popular category, followed by electronics. Tell us: Did you trade in your turkey for a trip to the mall? Leave your Black Friday shopping triumphs and stories in the comments!
Plus, the deals aren’t over! Check out our favorite Cyber Monday bargains in the gallery.
Anne Hathaway is engaged to actor Adam Schulman! The couple, who have been together for three years, just confirmed the news, People reports. “I’m enjoying myself very, very, very much,” the 29-year-old told InStyle of her relationship for our March 2010 cover story. “Happiness is a nice feeling.” Congratulations to the bride-to-be!
To see more celebrities who recently tied the knot, click through the gallery.