On Wednesday’s episode of American Idol, Jennifer Lopez took a seat at the judge’s table in a pleated lamé maxi skirt ($4,900 at net-a-porter.com) and a white, cap-sleeved top ($525 at net-a-porter.com), both from Lanvin‘s 2012 resort collection. She added a major dose of shine to the look with a Cora 50.4 carat yellow radiant diamond ring, worth $2.1 million. Tune in to Fox Wednesday, April 11th at 8/7c to to catch more of Jennifer Lopez’s American Idol style moments, and click through the gallery to browse her hottest looks from this season!
In the new issue of InStyle Hair—on newsstands today—cover girl Emmy Rossum boasts several amazing hairstyles, including a Grecian-inspired double-braid crown. Surprisingly, this intricate plait is simpler to pull off than you think, especially with the step-by-step instructions from star stylist Peter Gray in our exclusive how-to video. Just pick up the issue, turn to page 6, and scan the barcode in the top right corner to unlock the clip. Preview the video above, and happy styling!
Plus, take a look at our 13 easy hairstyles for spring in the gallery!
First, Minnie Mouse got a nail polish collection—now it’s Hello Kitty’s turn! Everybody’s favorite cartoon cat now has her own makeup line named Hello Kitty Hello Pretty, set to launch next month exclusively at Sephora. The limited-edition line contains everything you’ll need for your warm weather look, from a bronzer to an eye shadow palette. There’s also a Big Pink Bow Fragrance with both fruity and floral notes. It comes in a classic spray as well as a roll-on and solid perfume ring adorned with Kitty’s iconic face. Click through the gallery to see the full collection and shop it at sephora.com starting in May.
Our favorite outfits of this week—pulled from our Look of the Day top picks—focus on floral prints and sexy cut-outs. Our top picks: Taylor Swift in a white J. Mendel gown with waist-high windows at the ACM Awards, Gabrielle Union in a plunging scarlet Bill Blass cocktail dress, Lauren Conrad in a sweet floral embroidered Lela Rose design, Nicole Richie in a vibrant rose print maxidress from her own Winter Kate collection, and Brooklyn Decker in a slinky femme d’armes black lace column. Which one is your favorite? Vote in the poll below and let us know! More
Analeigh Tipton, Emily Blunt and Dakota Fanning toasted to the work of designer Elie Saab at a private dinner held in his honor in New York City. The three stars are just a sampling of the Lebanese native’s mega Hollywood following, which also includes Zoe Saldana, Cameron Diaz, and Gwyneth Paltrow. See more stars at last night’s hottest parties in the gallery.
Women spent $38.5 billion on shoes in the U.S. last year, the Wall Street Journal reports, and more than half of those sales were for heels over three inches high! While doctors don’t recommend wearing heels higher than two inches very often, we all know how the extra boost lengthens legs and adds polish to casual outfits. How many pairs of heels did you buy last year? Tell us in the poll below!
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Where are the most social beauty shoppers in the country? We asked the brainiacs at FourSquare to tally the data from its 15 million users to find out which cities users are checking into most for beauty stores like Ulta, Sephora, and more. And, according to the free mobile app, the most beauty-obsessed city with over 300,000 check-ins is Fresno, CA, which is home to five beauty schools, as well as multiple beauty retailers. Lubbock, TX follows in the number two spot, with Tulsa, OK rounding out the top three. See the full list below and on the map above. Don’t see your hometown? Check into FourSquare on your next makeup run and make your beauty stop count! More
Francois Nars and designer Thakoon Panichgul—whose fans include Rachel Bilson, Jessica Alba and Michelle Obama—are frequent collaborators, working together during New York Fashion Week. This season they’ve developed a limited-edition, six-color nail polish collection, making it the first nail collaboration NARS has ever done with a fashion designer. Inspired by the vibrant colors found in Indian Spice Markets, each shade is named after a spice or medicinal plant, including Koliary (cyan blue) and Anardana (azalea pink). The high-gloss hues are long-wearing, chip-resistant, formaldehyde-free and come in eye-popping brights just right for spring. Click through the gallery to preview the entire collection now, and shop them for $18 each at narscosmetics.com starting May 1st.