The gold medal-winning gymnastics quintet who stole the hearts of millions at the London Olympics are back stateside and they headed straight to the Big Apple! Fierce Five members Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross, and Jordyn Wieber made stops at Late Show with David Letterman, the New York Stock Exchange, and the Sparkle premiere after-party—making their New York layover a busy one. It also means we finally get a glimpse at the group’s off-the-mat style, which includes breezy dresses, colored jeans, and peplum LBDs. Click through the gallery to see how America’s sweethearts dress outside the gym.
Sparkle stars Carmen Ejogo, Jordin Sparks (in Alice + Olivia) and Tika Sumpter (in Bill Blass) stuck together at the New York premiere, hosted by The Cinema Society with Alice + Olivia and Circa, and the crowd teared up when the late Whitney Houston belted out her song during the screening. “Working with Whitney was extraordinary,” Sumpter told InStyle.com. “She was always about other people. And she taught us you are never too big to be humble.” The movie hits theaters Friday. Click through to see more stars at this week’s hottest events.
While the sixth and final season of Gossip Girl doesn’t premiere until October 8th on the CW, you can relive every moment—from the headbands to the ballgowns—on The Style Network. Starting tonight, a three-hour block of episodes will air every Wednesday from 8 to 11 p.m. EST. Set a reminder and grab your remote! XOXO, InStyle.com.
Plus, see GG’s most memorable moments!
Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant is stepping out from behind the scenes and in front of the camera! The award-winning designer—who we love for her weekly fashion recaps of the hit show on InStyle.com—is the new face of Hearts on Fire diamonds. ”In costume design, it’s all about detail and inspiration, and that is why Hearts On Fire diamonds have a unique appeal for me,” said Bryant. “They can change the focus of a room the same way great costume design can change the focus of a scene.” And who doesn’t love diamonds? See more celebrities starring in fall campaigns in the gallery.
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is expanding her beauty empire. The mom-to-be, who released an eponymous scent in November, teamed up with KA’OIR cosmetics to develop her very own candy pink matte lipstick, a color we often see her wearing in between trips to the Shore. “I love the bright hue I was able to create,” Polizzi said. “I’m obsessed with makeup, so to have my own signature lipstick is a dream of mine!” Shop the “Snookilicious” shade for $22 at kaoir.com.
Plus, shop more celebrity lip colors.
Stella McCartney just introduced “Stella,” a new line of lustworthy lingerie that’s both light in weight and light on the wallet. The collection features five bra shapes ranging from strapless to plunge and three bottoms, all made with lace, mesh, and satin fabrics meant to look invisible whether under a cocktail dress or a white T-shirt. The items also fall in line with the designer’s eco-friendly approach to design, as they are constructed entirely of recycled metal hardware and organic cotton. See our favorite styles in the gallery, and shop the collection—bras range from $55 to $65, while the underwear is $26 to $28—at net-a-porter.com and Stella McCartney stores this month.
There’s still a few weeks left of summer, which means we’re not kicking our floral dresses to the back of the closet just yet. In fact, now is the perfect time to stock up on outfits featuring pretty posies, a look celebrities from Katharine McPhee to Elizabeth Banks adore. We scoured our favorite stores for the best options—click through the gallery to see them now.
Celebrities love Cushnie et Ochs! The Parsons-trained design team of Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs launched their sexy, body-con line after graduating in 2008, and quickly became industry darlings, winning the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund Award and becoming a finalist for the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Fashion Fund Award. It’s no surprise then how the pair’s structured, lightweight creations have wooed stylish stars, including Olivia Wilde, Kerry Washington, Eva Longoria, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Malin Akerman, who stood out in a vivid red design at the InStyle Summer Soiree last week. “I’ve kind of fallen in love with Cushnie et Ochs lately,” Akerman told InStyle.com. “All their stuff is just really cool and sleek. I’m obsessed!” And the designers are thrilled: “Seeing stars in our clothes is amazing,” they told InStyle.com, noting that empowering women is their ultimate goal. “Yes, [our clothes] are sexy and body con, but as female designers we construct our clothes to really support women and allow them to feel confident and comfortable when wearing them.” Click through the gallery to see more celebrities who love Cushnie et Ochs, and then shop for your own pieces at shopbop.com and ssense.com.