The voting booths aren’t the only places where the polls are heating up today! InStyle recently launched a boutique on OpenSky.com, where you can shop our favorite black-and-gold accessories and beauty products. Currently, KC Malhan’s Sequin Clutch and Deus Lux’s Sequin Weekender Duffel have racked up the most votes from our readers, and they’re neck and neck! The clutch has a slight lead, but we want to know: Do you agree, or should the duffel bag be the ultimate winner? Tell us by heading over to our shop, then click the heart-shaped button to cast your vote. While you’re there, shop more of our runway-inspired picks! Click the box below to go to our OpenSky boutique now.
We’ve heard of bee-stung lips…but bee-stung skin? If Kate Middleton is on board with it, then so are we! After being introduced to the Heaven Bee Venom Mask ($117; heavenskincare.com) by Camilla Parker-Bowles, the Duchess used it to prep her complexion the night before her royal wedding to Prince William. Clearly, it worked! And just as the name suggests, the mask is packed with a dose of bee venom, which has been dubbed “nature’s botox” thanks to its ability to tighten and firm skin. The venom increases circulation and stimulates collagen production, causing fine lines and wrinkles to buzz off almost instantly. We were so intrigued by the bizarre beauty offering, that we rounded up more of the hottest skin products with the weirdest ingredients—from dragon blood to snail slime. Click “See the Photos” to browse all of them now!
Karina Smirnoff and partner Apolo Anton Ohno performed a cha cha/paso doble fusion on last night’s Dancing With the Stars, and their outfits were some of the sexiest we’ve seen yet—Karina’s costume featured sexy cutouts and Apolo went shirtless mid-dance! “[He's] very, very shy,” Karina joked with host Brooke Burke after the dance. “This took eight weeks to take off his shirt!” The pair danced to “Scream” by Usher, and Karina designed her costume with the song in mind. ”I knew the outfit had to come off seductive and hard-hitting, but with a little sass, lace and an amazing peacock tail to follow right behind me,” Smirnoff told InStyle.com exclusively. “The paso is an aggressive dance. It’s serious and dramatic, and the cha cha is more sensual, energetic and complex, so I wanted to make all of these aspects come to life in my dress. I used beaded lace and a variety of different fabrics to create a layered multi-dimensional look.” Sexy! Don’t you think?
Plus, read more Dancing With the Stars news.
For the fourth year running, we’ve clicked on and scrolled through hundreds of amazing and not-so-amazing sites so you don’t have to. Herewith, a list of our top picks spanning all the categories you need: fashion, beauty, home, entertaining and gifts, and kids, plus the top sites of your favorite tastemaskers and celebrities. Click on the icons for each segment, see all of our picks by clicking the black button below, or pick up the November issue of InStyle (on newsstands now) to browse (and dog-ear!) the full feature.
Bonjour, Tiffany & Co.! The jewelry company that makes women everywhere squeal with delight at the sight of a Little Blue Box announced plans to open a 10,000-square-foot flagship on the iconic Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris in 2014, making it the fourth location in the City of Light. “This is a preeminent location that firmly places Tiffany & Co. on an international stage, in the heart of a city where people from all over the world come to visit and shop,” Tiffany executive vice president Frederic Cumenal said in a statement. The New York brand also marked its 175th anniversary this year, so this is just one more thing to celebrate. Air France, anyone?
Plus, learn more about Tiffany’s history.
With Election Day officially upon us, the stars are holding nothing back when it comes to showing support for their favorite candidate, and all in a very fashionable way. Beyoncé has been sporting Erika Pena’s Barack Obama hoop earrings ($32; erikapenashop.com) out and about in New York City, while, last night, Katy Perry wore a second curve-hugging dress that boasted her choice in candidate—this time, with Obama’s slogan Forward—as she performed at the President’s campaign rally in Milwaukee. And Miley Cyrus took to Twitter (in a Barack T-shirt) to share that she would #ROCKTHEVOTE for Obama. Tells us: Do you like the stars’ politically themed style choices?
Plus, see our favorite Election-worthy lacquers!
1. The Oprah Show may be gone, but her favorite things are not! The OWN network will air a two-hour special on November 26. (Do we get a car?!) [Racked]
2. Listen to Christina Aguilera’s new single “Blank Page” from her upcoming album, Lotus. What a voice… [YouTube]
3. Brought to you by the letter B! Read Beyoncé’s handwritten note to President Barack Obama. [Beyonce.com]
4. May the Ford be with you! Harrison might reprise his role as Han Solo for the next Star Wars film. [EW]
5. Victoria Beckham ditched her usual sky high heels for a pair of flats during a family outing. Very down to earth. [PopSugar]
6. Lock the vote! Find out how Ann Romney’s hairstylist got the gig. [The Cut]
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show takes place tomorrow night in New York City, and it looks like the lingerie giant is granting Angel wings right up to the last moment! Over the past couple of days, it’s been revealed that model Hilary Rhoda (middle) will join VS’s bevy of beauties, according to her Twitter, as well as Brits Jourdan Dunn (top) and Cara Delevingne (bottom), both of whom are making their Victoria’s Secret runway debuts. Of course, we already knew that Alessandra Ambrosio would be amongst the Angels set to strut her stuff on the brand’s signature glitter runway—she will wear the ultra-glamorous $2.5 million Fantasy Bra this year. And all the bombshells will share the stage with Justin Bieber, Rihanna, and Bruno Mars,who will provide the evening’s (likely very sexy) musical entertainment. InStyle.com has exclusive backstage access at tomorrow night’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, so be sure to check back for all our coverage! And tune in to CBS on December 4 at 10/9c to see all the action for yourself!
Plus, see all the Fantasy Bras over the years!