The first winner of Project Accessory is… Brian Burkhardt! The Miami jewelry designer edged out the competition to take home the grand prize last week, which includes $100,000 from eBay Fashion to start his own accessories line, a spread in InStyle, and a year of professional runway hair styling courtesy of John Frieda. “I gave it my all,” Burkhardt said after the win. “I applied myself 110%. It was the hardest thing I ever did in my life. To be awarded for that is pretty amazing.” InStyle editor Ariel Foxman Tweeted his closure after the show wrapped: ”Happy to judge.” Congrats to Brian, and stay tuned to see his spread in a future issue!
Looking for a fun nail polish idea for New Year’s? Try Chloe Moretz’s metallic gold manicure—it’s flashy, festive and fun. Tip: Shiny colors like this one tend to rub off easily; a durable top-coat will help you mani last and last. And remember: Winter weather can take a toll on skin, so keep your digits in shape by moisturizing your hands and cuticles regularly. After all, if you opt for a statement-making shade like Moretz’s, all attention will be on your hands. For more great manicure ideas, click through the gallery now.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge went custom for Christmas! For her first holiday as a royal, the 29-year-old wore a dark purple coat designed by “an independent British dress maker” to attend services at St. Mary Magdalene Church, WWD reports. She accessorized her look with a trilby by Jane Corbett, matching clutch, black gloves, black pumps, and a new pair of drop green amethysts earrings by Kiki McDonough. See more photos of the outfit in the gallery now, and let us know what you think of her look in the comments!
They put a ring on it! Matthew McConaughey and John Legend both proposed to their longtime girlfriends over the holiday weekend. McConaughey went public with his engagement to Brazilian model Camila Alves on his WhoSay account: ”Just asked camila to marry me, merry Christmas,” he wrote. The couple have two children together. Meanwhile, Legend popped the question to his Sports Illustrated swimsuit model girlfriend Chrissy Teigen while vacationing in the Maldives, People reports. Congrats to the happy couples!
See the latest celebrity engagement rings!
Ashley Greene knows how to work the camera! The Twilight actress is the new face of DKNY, and her first photos for the label just came out this week. “It’s easy to talk about how these clothes work for my lifestyle, whether I’m in New York, L.A. or traveling for work,” Greene said when she got the gig. Check out her modeling shots in the gallery now, and see more photos of when she hit the streets of New York to launch the campaign.
Thinking about changing up your hairstyle for the new year? Jennifer Aniston made the chop last year, and we caught up with the beauty for InStyle‘s January issue to find out—after all this time—why. “The real reason I cut my hair? My real hair was getting thinned out again from all the extensions. It was starting to look fake.” Tell us: Do you plan on changing your hairstyle in 2012? Plus, for more refreshingly honest answers from Aniston about skin, makeup, and more, flip to page 96 of our latest issue, on newsstands now.
See more amazing hair makeovers!