What a week for Karl Lagerfeld! In addition to designing Drew Barrymore’s Chanel wedding dress and opening his new Little Black Jacket exhibit in New York City, the designer found time to discuss his new kitten, Choupette. “She is like a kept woman,” he told WWD of his pampered pet. “She has two personal maids, for both night and day. She is beyond spoiled.” It’s these kinds of quirky particularities that have become part of the designer’s worldwide appeal. Read more fun facts about Kaiser Karl in the gallery!
There is only one day left to vote for your favorite independent handbag designer! Hundreds of independent designers from around the country—and the world!—submitted their most original creations for the 6th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards, and 30 finalists made the cut. Now, we want to know which styles you’d most like to get your hands on. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on June 13th, hosted by Handbag Designer 101, where one designer will be honored as the Audience Fan Favorite—chosen by you! Click through the gallery to see all the finalists’ bags and then vote for your top pick at instyle.com/ihdapoll2012. Polls close tomorrow, June 8th, so get voting!
Trina Turk’s summer-ready capsule collection for Banana Republic is out today! The lineup boasts 60 pieces, from dresses and enamel jewelry to swimsuits. “I decided early on that the Palm Springs ‘cocktails by the pool’ lifestyle would be our key inspiration for the colors, styles, and prints,” said the Los Angeles designer, whose vibrant, bold patterns are loved by celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Halle Berry. Prices range from $35 for makeup pouches to $150 for silk maxi dresses. See the full lookbook in the gallery, and shop it at bananarepublic.com.
If your teen years were riddled with hair risks you’d rather forget, redeem yourself by finding out what flatters you now. “A lot of experimenting goes on in the twenties, from finding the right hue and style, to trying out bangs and layers,” said hairstylist Cervando Maldonado, who works with Nina Dobrev. “This is the time to find a look that suits you and your lifestyle.” Take your face shape, hair texture and personality into account when choosing your best look. Maldonado recommends pumping up your already voluminous locks with mousse for an extra boost. Run the product from mid-lengths to ends while hair is still damp, then blow-dry with a round boar bristle brush.
Plus, find out looks for any age!
Who doesn’t love the ‘80s? Julianne Hough welcomed big hair band fans—including Padma Lakshmi—to a screening of her musical Rock of Ages in New York. In the movie, Hough stars as small town girl Sherrie, who moves to Hollywood to make it big. A dream like that is so classic, just like the songs! Click through the gallery to see more stars at last night’s hottest events.
It’s a little bit country over here! The nation’s country stars (and the celebrities who love them) wore their sparkliest outfits to last night’s CMT Music Awards, held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Ashley Greene chose feather-covered and bead-embellished Donna Karan, Carrie Underwood wore Randi Rahm‘s silver pailette design, and Kellie Pickler picked form-fitting Herve Leger by Max Azria featuring gold hardware. See what everyone else wore to this country party in the gallery!
Gisele Bunchen and Tom Brady just confirmed that they’re expecting their second child! Congratulate the Brazilian bombshell by taking a look back at her most memorable fashion moments, from a bow-topped Oscar de la Renta gown to a white-hot Victoria Beckham sheath. Click through the gallery to see all of Gisele’s best looks ever.
1. Ryan Reynolds has some beauty advice for the boys: “Don’t overpluck!” [StyleWatch]
2. Kellan Lutz struck a pose with Kate Upton for his clothing lines’ latest ad campaigns. [Celebuzz]
3. This study showed that women prefer lipsticks named after foods and romance. [HuffPo Style]
4. German beauty subscription service Glossybox is now stateside! Have you signed up yet? [WWD]
5. Watch Victoria Beckham get animated as she gushes over British fashion. [Styleite]
6. Benefit’s Beauty Brows are coming to pluck and shape in a city near you. [Beauty High]