One of the biggest red carpets of the year happened at last night’s Metropolitan Museum of Art annual Costume Gala. Of the hundreds of glamorous looks, we picked out our favorite six beauty trends, from retro waves to wine lips. Get some beauty inspiration for your next black-tie affair (summer wedding, anyone?) by clicking through the gallery now.
A little over a year after her wedding to Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was photographed in another white gown! The royal chose a long-sleeved ivory Roland Mouret look with a thigh-high slit for a night out at Claridge’s in London. Silver Jimmy Choo heels, a metallic clutch, and a deep berry pedicure finished off the look. See more of Kate Middleton’s latest outfits in the gallery!
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Mother’s Day is on Sunday, which poses the question: What do you get for the woman who already has everything? A day at the spa! We’ve rounded up our favorite luxe treatments, from massages to manicures and everything in between. Click through to see the treatments every mom (or you) will love.
Eva Green (in Tom Ford) and Michelle Pfeiffer (in Lanvin) vamped it up for the Hollywood premiere of their new gothic movie, Dark Shadows, out this Friday. Green plays a a vengeful witch in the Tim Burton-directed film, while Pfeiffer plays a reclusive matriarch. See more stars at last night’s hottest events in the gallery.
Getting the perfect manicure is about to get even easier thanks to OPI’s new line of nail polish stickers, Pure Lacquer Nail Apps. The range includes 14 fun prints, from lace feathers to playful zebra. “Nail art has become increasingly popular with both consumers and trained professionals,” OPI Executive Vice President Suzi Weiss-Fischmann said. “These strips provide the perfect way to get a one-of-a-kind look that cannot be replicated by hand.” See all of the new designs in the gallery, and pick them up when they hit stores later this month for $12 a pack. Visit opi.com to for retailers.
Marisa Tomei, First Lady Michelle Obama, Claire Danes, Scarlett Johansson, and Rose McGowan are gravitating to prints this spring—all from the same British label, Preen. Launched by English duo Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi in 2001, the brand became famous for its sophisticated, cool designs and patterns, as exemplified by the women wearing them above. “Our prints say, ‘I’m modern, I’m sexy, I’m cool,” Thornton told InStyle.com. “We design them to offer women something they may not have worn before, but with this a sense of romance.” Even if you are tentative about the graphic look, Thornton has advice: “Mix them up with solids such as a simple jacket or pencil skirt, and then accessorize with minimal items,” he said. “Don’t be afraid of bold prints they make you look both current and appealing. They say ‘I’m interesting and fun!’” Preen is available starting at $240 at net-a-porter.com.
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In honor of Prada’s new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, the Italian label is digging into its archives and re-launching a selection of iconic bags that made it famous. Pieces include a 1991 satin bag ($995), a 2003 printed canvas and leather purse ($1,895), and a 2005 leather frame bag ($2,595), among six other designs, all reproduced in their original form. The limited-edition lineup will launch exclusively in the brand’s New York boutiques. Visit prada.com for a list of stores.
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It’s a boy for Alessandra Ambrosio! The Victoria’s Secret Angel and her fiancé, Jamie Mazur, welcomed their second child, Noah Phoenix, on Monday in Brazil. “Well, the day just arrived and we couldn’t be more happy,” the model wrote on her Facebook page. “We are so thankful he is with us.” Noah joins the couple’s first child, 3-year-old daughter Anja Louise. Congrats to the second-time parents!
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