Family, close friends and former co-stars are among the mourners who will pay tribute to Whitney Houston during a small funeral at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey tomorrow. According to the Associated Press, Kevin Costner, Oprah Winfrey, and Alicia Keys are among the 1,500 guests who have been invited to join Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina, mother Cissy and cousin Dionne Warwick at the private event, which will include performances by Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder. Fans of the 6-time Grammy winner can watch the service live on the AP’s livestream channel and leave their messages of condolence on her official Facebook page. Click through the gallery to see some Whitney Houston’s most unforgettable moments.
Nicole Richie’s first QVC fashion line debuts next week! The Nicole Richie Collection, which features similar bohemian-inspired styles to those found in Richie’s pricier Winter Kate line, includes maxi dresses, leather bags and printed kimono jackets. “We all want to feel relaxed on the inside but stylish on the outside,” the reality-star-turned-designer told WWD. “And that’s what I’m trying to provide.” Prices range from $75 to $257, and the collection premieres Friday, February 24th at 9/8c on QVC. See a sneak peek in the gallery!
Pippa Middleton has a new bag—the “Romina” by Aruna Seth—and we got the inside scoop on the style straight from the London accessories designer. “Pippa and Kate both love black suede, so you can see why the Romina fits in seamlessly into Pippa’s wardrobe,” Seth told InStyle.com exclusively. And with the comfortable shoulder strap and multiple interior compartments, it’s easy to see why Miss Middleton scooped it up. “It’s the ultimate everyday bag,” added Seth, who also designed the butterfly crystal pumps Pippa wore to the Royal Wedding reception. “For Pippa this works since she’s a busy woman on the go.” Shop the style for $920 at arunaseth.com.
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Catherine’s closet is full of chic outerwear! Earlier this week, the Duchess of Cambridge chose a chocolate Hobbs coat (center left) cinched at the cuffs and waist with thin leather belts. And that’s just one of many of her gorgeous toppers: She’s also worn sleek plum (left), vibrant red L.K. Bennett (center right), and regal double-breasted Alexander McQueen (right). Tell us: Which of her coats is your favorite? Vote in the poll below! More
New York Fashion Week just wrapped up, and we caught up with InStyle’s Fashion Director Cindy Weber Cleary to get all of her top picks for next season. Click through the gallery to see her favorite looks for fall 2012, as she describes what makes each look special—and worthy of room in your closet—from gorgeous evening looks to luxe daytime options.
Celebrities like Keira Knightley, Blake Lively, and Dianna Agron quickly caught on to Mary Katrantzou’s signature colorful prints, which is why were so excited when the London designer announced she’s launching a capsule collection for Topshop. “I can’t wait to see the Topshop girls in the bowl dresses and for the most daring to see them try print on print layering!” Katrantzou said of her nine-piece lineup, which includes tops, skirts, dresses, and leggings emblazoned with florals, digital prints, and vibrant colors. The capsule just went on sale on topshop.com today—and though it sold out within hours, you’ll still be able to shop the items when they land in U.S. stores February 29th. Get your shopping list ready by checking out the entire collection in the gallery.
What if your manicure cost $5,000? Rihanna’s Grammy look did! The singer attended the awards show with Red Carpet Manicure’s “Amor 24” shade swiped on her fingertips. Each bottle contains a full ounce of 24-karat gold, and sells for a cool $5,000. While individual units of this pricey polish aren’t available for sale, the company will be auctioning off a few and donating proceeds to charity. Luckily, there is an easier way to score metallic talons: Red Carpet Manicure will release a similar-looking polish named Award Winning at redcarpetmanicure.com this spring—with a much more manageable $10 price tag.
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