Couture Fashion Week is in the middle of its run in Paris, and we’re bringing you all the news you need to know straight from the fashion capital. Check out Chanel’s famous front row, Giambattista Valli’s rosy inspiration, and more in the gallery.
Italian chef and Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis gave us five easy recipes from her cookbooks that are perfect for serving on a steamy summer day—like today, July Fourth! Delicious cold or room temperature, these are fuss-free sandwiches and salads that are sure to please a crowd. Click through to find the perfect one for your next summer affair.
It can sexy on the beach! What’s the sexiest suit of all? ”Hands down, my favorite suit is a Missoni,” super-stylist Rachel Zoe told InStyle. “It looks almost too sexy to wear on the beach.” Hot! The label’s string bikini, shown here, is available for $365 at mytheresa.com.
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For your next summer party—perhaps this Fourth of July—try one of these excellent star-chef recipes for appetizers. They’re easy to eat and can prepared in advance, so you can can actually enjoy the party with your guests instead of spending it in the kitchen! Whether you’re going for a five-course meal or a cocktail-only affair, let Wolfgang Puck, Jose Garces, and more add some flavor to your menu and start the night off on just the right note.
It wouldn’t be summer without a superhero movie, which is why we’re excited to catch The Amazing Spider-Man over this Fourth of July break! We caught up with the cast at the film’s Hollywood premiere, where Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Sally Field, and more gave us the inside scoop on the blockbuster. One fun fact we learned: Spider-Man’s stunts came naturally to leading man Garfield. “I was a gymnast when I was a kid,” he told reporters. “I think I became a gymnast because I was a Spider-Man fan, so I felt at home doing the physical stuff.” For more fun quotes from the stars of The Amazing Spider-Man, click through the gallery!
— Erica Helwick
Fresh off the launch of her new fragrance, Selena Gomez still has beauty on the brain! Yesterday, the pop star announced that she’s working on a nail polish collection with Nicole by OPI via Facebook. “Coming soon!!!” she wrote under the photo of the her new Nicole logo. OPI confirmed to InStyle.com that the lacquers will launch in early 2013. And she’s not the first star collaborator—Gomez follows in the footsteps the Kardashian sisters and boyfriend Justin Bieber. We can’t wait to see the colors she picks!
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How cute is Jenna Dewan-Tatum’s braid? The actress (and wife to that Magic Mike) showed up to Jessica Paster’s JustFab poolside soiree last week with this cute headband braid twisted into her highlighted chestnut strands. “It’s very girly,” she said of the look, which she created herself. “I feel like I’m a living doll!” We love the style—especially because it’s easy to wear in the summer and even easier try at home. Get your hair ready by spritzing texturizer to create grip, or work with second-day strands, which have more staying power than freshly-washed locks. When securing the style, opt for pins in a color similar to your own hair for a more streamlined look. For more braid ideas, click through the gallery.
— Lindzi Scharf
Heading to a Fourth of July party? Don’t show up empty-handed! Switch up the bottle of wine standard for a luxurious beauty gift. We put together the best gift ideas to show the hostess your appreciation. From relaxing spa sets to a five-piece makeup kit, these gifts keep on giving, and are an unexpected way to say “Thanks for the invite!” Click through to see all of our picks now.