To celebrate the warmer climes and beach days ahead, we put together five summer-inspired nail art ideas to help you channel a mini tropical vacation. Plus, we’ve broken down each look based on difficulty, so whether you’re a novice or a pro, we included detailed instructions on how you can nail each effect. Click through to see all of our designs now. Here’s to a stylish summer, indeed!
Rachel Zoe just released images of her forthcoming resort collection—hitting stores this winter—and it’s packed with color, color, color. The designer introduced intense hues ranging from vibrant cobalt prints to neon gowns and a to-die-for scarlet column. Zoe’s signature black also made appearances, paired mostly with white for maximum impact. The suits, skirts and dresses got a major dose of cool from Zoe’s covetable accessories, including sheer booties, oversize sunnies and structured totes. The result equaled 38 pieces that will make your eyes light up. Click through the gallery to see our favorites from the collection.
Madonna’s MDNA tour is well underway, with the pop icon touching down for 86 shows in modernized cone bras, custom couture bandage dresses, and her signature fishnet stockings. And it’s all thanks to costume designer Arianne Phillips, who concocted the wardrobe as the latest project in their 15 year-collaboration, which has spanned album covers, West End plays, the Super Bowl, and designing for the Madonna-directed film W.E. “One of the greatest things about Madonna is that she’s so prolific and I’ve worked with her in many different disciplines,” Phillips told InStyle.com at the preview of Persol Magnificent Obsessions: 30 Stories of Craftsmanship in Film exhibit at Museum of the Moving Image in New York, where her Oscar-nominated costumes from W.E. went on display. “Whether it’s her attention to detail as a director in W.E. or her own work as a performer on a tour, there’s no difference, it’s the same process,” added the designer, who worked for three months to prepare the MDNA looks. “It’s the same attention to detail, and it’s the same obsessive quality of fleshing it out until it gets to the right place.” After kicking off the tour in May in Asia, Madonna headed to Europe, will return to North America in August, and finish up in South America in November. “She’s amazing, she is a visionary and an icon,” said Phillips. Agreed!
Click through the gallery to see more looks from Madonna’s latest tour.
Jane Fonda put the squeeze on her The Newsroom co-star Dev Patel at the Hollywood premiere of their new HBO series, which premieres this Sunday at 10 p.m. The actress added some extra shine to her gilded motorcycle jacket with hoop earrings, movie star shades, and a Swarovski clutch. Click through the gallery to see more stars at last night’s hottest Hollywood parties!
Want to win some new nail polish and flip flops? We featured this covetable Essie-Tkees collaboration in our July issue and we’re giving the complete 12-piece collection (6 nail polish shades and 6 pair of flip-flops) to 10 winners. (Get the details on these adorable duos on page 31 of our new issue.) To win: Keep a close eye on our @InStyle Twitter feed. Tomorrow, June 22nd at 1 p.m. EST, we’ll post the following question: Where do you plan to wear your flip-flops and polish to show off your chic new styles? You’ll have the remainder of the day to answer for your chance to win—we’ll pick our 10 favorites on Saturday, June 23rd. Good luck!
U.S. residents only. Contest closes June 22, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST. Ten grand prize winners.
Plus, see our favorite celebrity manicures!
Your birthday horoscope can tell you a lot about yourself… and your style! This month, we celebrate Cancer ladies—starting today, June 21st, through July 22nd—who are known for their girly sense of style. Just like Cancer Liv Tyler, women under this sign love celebrating their femininity in silks, satins, jersey materials, and pretty prints, like this polka dot dress.
What’s your sign’s signature style? Find out!
Custom-cutting her celebrity clients’ pants for a better fit gave exercise guru Tracy Anderson the idea behind her capsule collection at Edition01, a body-specific line of $125 leggings created with partner Gwyneth Paltrow. “You perform better when you look in the mirror and you like what you see,” says Anderson. “These help a woman say, ‘Hell, yeah!’” And here’s another thing to say ‘yeah!’ about—now you can get 25% off when shopping for the pieces at edition01.com when you enter the code TAM25OFF at checkout. Click through the gallery to see the items and start shopping!
The bright blue nail polish Ginnifer Goodwin wore to the Critic’s Choice TV Awards had an unlikely inspiration: Twitter. “I went to tweet that I’d be presenting, and realized that my nail polish is the exact color of the Twitter emblem and banner,” Goodwin told InStyle.com. “I’m calling it Twitter Blue. I hope that OPI doesn’t mind that I renamed their polish!” We reached out to OPI, and they don’t mind—but they did tell us the real name of the shade is I Don’t Give a Rotterdam, available in stores now for $8.50. Head over to opi.com to find retailers with this hue in stock.
See more celebrity manicures in our gallery.
— Marianne Mychaskiw, reporting by Carita Rizzo