Step aside, Anne Hathaway—we can’t get enough of Joseph Gordon-Levitt! The 31-year-old actor keeps looking better and better on his promo tour for his role as John Blake/Robin in The Dark Knight Rises (in theaters Friday), and it’s about time we take a look. Things we noticed: He likes skinny ties (sometimes with diagonal stripes), a clean, sharp-fitting suit, and a good vest. Click through the gallery for some JGL eye candy. Because, why not?!
Talk about British fever! PBS’s Downton Abbey, the cultural phenomenon from across the pond, picked up an impressive 16 nominations for this year’s Emmy Awards, including a coveted nod for Best Drama Series, and Best Actor/Actress recognition for its two leading stars, Hugh Bonneville (Lord Grantham) and Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary). This is the first year the British period drama is eligible as a drama contender—the series shifted from the Best Miniseries/Movie category, which it won last year. Who are these Brits and why does everyone care so much? Click through the gallery to meet the cast of Downton Abbey!
Cinderella is having a stylish year! Not long after Christian Louboutin gave her glass slippers a couture revamp, Sephora teamed up with Disney to create a limited-edition collection inspired by the princess. We got a sneak peek at the lineup, and we’re loving the regal perfume, four-shadow palette, and compact mirror, shown here. Also included: A six-piece nail polish set, four lipsticks, a roll-on fragrance, and a 20-shade palette inspired by the colors used in the animated film, all of which will land in stores this October. Plus, Sephora will roll out two more Disney princess-inspired collections, so be on the lookout for those in spring 2013 and fall 2014.
Plus, see Louboutin’s glass slippers!
Anne Hathaway debuts as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises this Friday, a high-profile role that has previously been filled by Halle Berry, Michelle Pfeiffer, and the original, Julie Newmar. Click through the gallery to see the women who played the feisty feline, and see how the infamous catsuit evolved over time.
When it comes to signature beauty looks, Lauren Conrad has hers perfected—glamorous waves, cat’s eye liner, and a berry lip. This October, she reveals her secrets in her latest book, Lauren Conrad Beauty, featuring tips and tricks, step-by-step tutorials, and contributions by her longtime hairstylist Kristin Ess and makeup artist Amy Nadine. “It epitomizes Lauren’s beauty personality but also addresses a range of needs, from makeup and hair to skin and nails, for all skin tones and hair lengths and textures,” Nadine told InStyle.com exclusively. She even hinted about decade-inspired transformations they worked on for the reality star-turned-designer. “Sixties was my favorite but her twenties look is fantastic too,” said Nadine. We can’t wait to see and read it! (Pssst: You can pre-order the book for $22 at amazon.com.)
Plus, find out Lauren’s style secrets.
A new episode of Dallas premiered last night, and we caught up with the show’s costume designer, Rachel Sage Kunin, to get the exclusive details about the Texan looks she created, including the structured white jacket Rebecca (Julie Gonzalo) wore when she showed up at Elena’s (Jordana Brewster) cottage. “I put her in white to show some vulnerability,” Kunin said. “I love that this jacket also alludes to having the upper hand given its military style-she’s keeping in mind that what she wears has a psychological effect on those around her.” Click through for Kunin’s take on more of last night’s outfits!
Alicia Keys got a hair makeover! “Look what I done did,” the singer tweeted, along with photos of several different ways she styled her new bob, a big update from the below-the-shoulder length she had up until recently. “I like a little bit of everything,” she once told InStyle of her hairstyle inspiration. “When I was younger I was strictly told to wear only braids. But now I love it straight. I love it curly. I love it partially braided and combed to the back. I really love when it covers my eyes a little bit—then there’s a little mystery.” We love how she always goes for versatility!
Plus, see Alicia’s most memorable beauty looks ever.
Get your mouses ready! Barneys New York’s semi-annual warehouse sale is going online for the first time ever. The sale is legendary for its basement designer prices—yes, we’ve spotted the classiest of elbow-dropping and aggressive nudging at this event—and now you can skip all of that, including waiting in line for hours. Visit barneyswarehouse.com to sign up for a preview of the 75% off designer goodies, updates, and more. The sale will start in August. And if you’re in New York, the brick-and-mortar option will still be going strong August 23rd through September 3rd on 17th Street. Start saving up—we know we are!
Plus, see dresses we love under $100.