It’s the night we’ve all been waiting for! On tonight’s Project Accessory, big-time guest judges, designer Kenneth Cole and jewelery guru Lorraine Schwartz (who designed Kim Kardashian’s engagement ring!) will join InStyle‘s own Ariel Foxman and Molly Sims to crown one lucky winner and send the rest home packing. The night will feature a reunion of each contestant of the season. So, now that you’ve seen it all tell us: who do you think deserves to go home with the prize? Tune in tonight on Lifetime at 10/9c and follow @arielfoxman on Twitter for behind-the-scenes dish during the show!
Star stylist turned designer (and of course, mom to best-dressed baby Skyler), Rachel Zoe is debuting her Pre-Fall collection and we’ve got the photos! Zoe tells InStyle, “I am so madly in love with this Pre-Fall collection! I really wanted to add a lot of mod elements to this season, the 60s is truly one of my favorite eras.” We see a lot of Zoe classics mixed with some new trends for the season, “We also expanded a ton on suiting, which will always be my signature, but we added an amazing new pencil skirt which should be a staple in everyone’s closet. There are definitely still some elements of the ‘70s too and the leathers and faux fur are to die for.” Do you die? Check out our favorites from the collection and tell us in the comments!
We caught up with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo‘s wardrobe stylist, Trish Summerville and she gave us the dish on the inspiration behind Rooney Mara‘s famous micro-bangs, bleached brows and the many wardrobe changes—between 40 and 50! Click through the gallery to hear what she has to say!
—Selene Milano with reporting by Leah Abrahams and Michelle Ward
Last night, The X Factor finalist Melanie Amaro took the stage for the last time to fight for the $5 million prize, and she didn’t disappoint. For her duet with R. Kelly of “I Believe I Can Fly,” she wore a customized Helmut Lang cropped jacket over a metallic dress by The X Factor stylist June Ambrose and Bebe shoes. And to sing Beyonce’s “Listen,” she topped her dramatic crystal and feather Bebe gown with a fitted GUESS by Marciano blazer. Tell us: Who do you want to win The X Factor? Let us know in the comments!
— Cheryl Brody Franklin
The X Factor finals start tonight! In anticipation of the big event, we spoke to judge Nicole Scherzinger to get the behind-the-scenes details on how she gets ready for the panel each week. Her backstage must-have? A flawless mani! “Nails are a great way to express one’s individuality and style. Since my nails are always in view when I’m singing or holding a microphone, I want to make sure they look perfect,” Scherzinger told InStyle.com. It’s no wonder that the singer was named the brand ambassador of Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-On Manicure! The nails come in a variety of prints and colors, and according to Scherzinger, are very easy to use. “I’ve worn them on the X Factor, and I love how I don’t have to worry about drying time or having my manicure chip when I wear them,” she added. Pick up a set of your own for $8 at a drugstore near you, and click through our gallery to see the rest of Scherzinger’s beauty tips!
Looking for a way to dress up your ‘do? Grab a black headband! A thin band is a quick way to make any style more polished. Just check-out Evan Rachel Wood, Olivia Wilde, Charlize Theron, and Jessica Capshaw, who have all rocked the look on recent red carpets. If you have leftover ribbons from the gifting frenzy, take a tip from Capshaw (right), who re-purposed an old belt into a chic hair accessory. “I saw a magazine spread featuring models wearing these gorgeous black bows, and wanted to try the look out on myself,” the actress told us. “I had an old belt made from bow material, and it was fun to see how I could reinvent it!” Looking for more hair inspiration? Click through our gallery to see the hottest DIY hair accessories right now.