While Jennifer Lopez kicked off her summer tour last month, photos of her custom Zuhair Murad sexy stagewear were just released in conjunction with the first show in North America, held in Montreal this weekend. “I wanted to make sure each look not only reflected but actually enhanced the feel of each section, so that her costumes would give even more life to her music,” the designer said. Each outfit was tailor made for the former American Idol judge, including this crystal-studded sheer catsuit. See more sketch-to-reality tour looks in the gallery!
Jenna Ushkowitz knows how to get into the spirit! The Glee star chose a color-blocked Blaque Label design to attend Entertainment Weekly’s Comic Con bash at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Friday night, a look inspired by the graphic heroes she was in town to celebrate. “It felt like Marvel comics,” she said of her outfit, which she paired with Jerome C. Rousseau toffee-hued sandals. “I felt like a superhero.” Comparatively, she comes close—she’s got a mix of green like The Incredible Hulk, rich royal blue Captain America, and a golden clutch inspired by the yellow of Wolverine. Powerful! Shop the two-tone look for $136 at boutiquetoyou.com.
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Check out Jessica Alba’s Italian style! While vacationing in Amalfi, the actress soaked up some sun in a Tara Matthews bow-trimmed bandeau bikini, available for $225 at net-a-porter.com. Molto Bella! Tell us, did you buy a new suit this summer?
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While Comic Con 2012 may be over, the hairstyles we spotted at the San Diego Convention Center are sticking with us! From Kate Beckinsale‘s structured waves, to Nina Dobrev‘s sleek strands, and Kerry Washington‘s retro ponytail, we put together our ten favorite ‘dos from this weekend. Click through our gallery to see each style now, and why they topped our list.
Rihanna is moving full steam ahead with a clothing line! After dabbling in a few designs for Armani, the pop superstar is set to create her own full collection for River Island, a British store that’s like a mix of Topshop, H&M, Urban Outfitters, Forever 21… well, you get it. “I’ve been wanting to design my own collection for some time,” the singer wrote on her website. “I find London really inspiring and River Island loves to have fun with clothes. I’m looking forward to working with them and creating something really special.” Her first designs will be available next spring. And don’t worry if you’re stateside—the store ships worldwide. Tell us: Would you wear Rihanna’s threads?
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The True Blood panel at Comic Con was major eye candy! Star Anna Paquin squished in between Joe Manganiello and Alexander Skarsgård to chat about the show, as well as show off her growing baby bump (she’s expecting twins with real-life husband and co-star Stephen Moyer) in a gray patterned two-piece. In celebration of another Anna win—because with that role, how is she not?!—we’re taking a look back at her Hollywood transformation, from an 11-year old Oscar-winner to Sookie Stackhouse and beyond. See Anna’s many looks through the years by clicking through the gallery.
Celebrities like Jennifer Morrison and Freida Pinto are keeping cool this summer with creative braids. Morrison wore a cute milkmaid updo at Comic Con in San Diego, while Pinto went low-key with a breezy side-slung plait at a taping for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Both looks work best with second-day strands, but if you’re working with clean hair, mist on a dry shampoo or texturizing spray to give the style extra hold. Choose bobby pins and ponytail holders in shades closest to your natural hair color to give the look a seamless, dressed-up appearance. For more great braid ideas, click through the gallery.
Last month, Banana Republic announced its first film-themed line, inspired by Keira Knightley‘s Anna Karenina remake (see the trailer here!), and now we have a sneak peek at the collection! Though the adaptation, true to Tolstoy’s novel, takes place in the late 1800s, Banana’s creative director Simon Kneen (inset) went with a ’50s feel, thanks to costume designer Jacqueline Durran’s Dior New Look-inspired outfits for the film. “You always take something that’s inspiring, and make it modern and relevant,” Kneen told InStyle.com. “We took the simplicity of the 1950s couture shapes—how architectural they were—and worked them back into the 1870s,” said Durran. This means shoppers can expect to see military coats with nipped-in waists, loads of costume jewelry, and Russian faux furs, ranging in price from $30 to $325. Click through the gallery to see Banana Republic’s Anna Karenina-inspired holiday looks, and shop them when they hit stores this October, one month before the film’s release.