Spring is right around the corner—and celebrities know it! Scarlett Johansson, Lea Michele and Kim and Kourtney Kardashian are just a few of the stars who broke out their bikinis and jetted off to the beach to soak up the season’s sunny rays. See their bikini style in the gallery now.
It’s time to be your own celebrity stylist! All you need to do is play the new edition of our Instant Stylist game, Red Carpet Dress Up. Here’s how it works: We’ll give you an evening ensemble that’s almost complete. Score points by picking the right piece to finish the look—plus, we’ll tell you why the item works and where you can buy it. The more you play, the higher your score. Then, be sure to share your results on Facebook and Twitter to show off your success and see how you stack up against other players. Good luck!
More Chico’s stores are coming your way! The store’s parent company Chico’s FAS Inc., which also owns White House|Black Market and Soma Intimates, plans open at least 120 new locations every year across all of its brands, WWD reports. And there’s a big reason behind the increase: Chico’s made $2.2 billion last year, and company officials predict sales will go up to $2.5 billion in 2012. Looks like those size 00-0-1-2 clothes are really big business!
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Celebrities love Lorena Sarbu! It’s only been three years since the Romanian-born, New York-based designer launched her first eveningwear collection, and her creations have already become red-carpet favorites, appearing on Carrie Underwood, Emma Stone, Heather Morris, Miranda Lambert, and more. ”The woman I design for is ambitious, she’s confident, she’s determined,” Sarbu told InStyle.com at her fall 2012 fashion show. “But she’s also authentic, she’s not afraid to show emotion. In fact, I welcome that to my designs. I want to translate this femininity and this toughness.” The mix is clear in Sarbu’s delicate gowns teamed with serious embellishments, and intricately beaded dresses with gutsy, up-to-there hemlines. Getting ready for a big event yourself? Heed her advice when choosing an outfit: “Just listen to your instincts.” See who else loves Sarbu’s designs in the gallery—we could be seeing something of hers at the Oscars this Sunday!
Dorothy’s ruby slippers have a new home! One of the four pairs Judy Garland wore in the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz is now going to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Beverly Hills—thanks to Leonardo DiCaprio, Steven Spielberg, and a group of “angel donors,” who all chipped in to bid for the shoes at an auction. “Leo’s passionate leadership has helped us bring home this legendary piece of movie history,” said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson, E! Online reports. Now that’s wicked!
Plus, see what else Leo has won in the gallery.
1. Take a tour of Joan Rivers’s closet—filled with Payless shoes! [Time Out New York]
2. Victoria Beckham Tweeted about buying baby knee pads for Harper Seven. [Twitter]
3. Are Janet Jackson and Britney Spears headed to The X Factor? [People]
4. Prince Charles will kick off London’s menswear weekend in June with a palace reception. [Telegraph]
5. Toddlers & Tiaras‘ Eden Wood debuted her first fashion line—sequins included! [Fashionista]
6. Model-turned-mogul Kathy Ireland has a $2 billion home goods empire. [Forbes]
Jennifer Aniston was honored with her very own gold star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday! After the unveiling, the actress (in a floral Chanel dress and Tabitha Simmons sandals) took to the stage to thank her fans: “Getting a star was one of my wildest dreams. I don’t think I ever even thought this would be here, this day. I’m utterly humbled and grateful,” she said in a statement. See more stars at last night’s hottest parties in the gallery!
Kate Hudson’s skin always looks flawless, which is why we caught up with the new mom and Almay brand ambassador to find out how she maintained her radiant glow during pregnancy and beyond. “When I was pregnant, I found that I did have a lot of hormonal skin issues,” Hudson told InStyle.com. “I had to adjust my skincare routine accordingly during those nine months, and again after I had my son Bingham.” Find out how she did it, and learn her top five skin secrets in the gallery.