The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show took place in snowy New York tonight! So, what does it take to be an Angel? InStyle.com went backstage to find out! We spoke to lead artists Tom Pecheux (makeup), Orlando Pita (hair), and Yuna Park (nails) at the taping to get the beauty breakdown—from head to toe—and this year’s look is all about effortless, undone glamour. “Of course these girls are some of the most beautiful in the world, but we also do a type of makeup that any woman can recreate at home,” Pecheux told us. “It’s not about trying to look like anyone else—it’s about looking your best. That’s the direction I went for with this show.” Sounds (and looks) good to us! Click “See the Photos” to go backstage, then tune in to watch the show December 4th at 10/9c on CBS.
After curating the celebrity-loved vintage and consignment boutique Decades in Los Angeles for 15 years now, the store’s co-owner and founder Cameron Silver knows more than a thing or two about shopping vintage—he knows almost everything. And he’s putting all of that expertise into his new book Decades: A Century of Fashion ($60, Bloomsbury Publishing), which explores the history of the genre decade by decade, and the lessons vintage can teach about fashion today. “If your butt and boobs look good, nobody cares if the dress is 10 years old or 100 years old—everybody wants to look sexy,” Silver told InStyle.com of the power of vintage designs. “It’s really just about helping people look beautiful.” To achieve the special sexiness when you shop for vintage, he suggests looking for clothes that still look relevant, not costume-y, despite their age. For the best finds, hit yard sales and flea markets. “Some of the best treasures come when you get out of a metropolitan city,” he advised. “And you might find better buys!” Before your next vintage shopping adventure, check out Decades: A Century of Fashion, now available on amazon.com.
Plus, see celebrities’ best vintage finds!
Forty years after its closing, the Erno Laszlo Institute—where the beauty line’s eponymous founder once concocted his creations—is re-opening on West Broadway in New York’s Soho. And in celebration, the star-loved skin care line is hosting a free exhibit displaying never-before-seen clothing, makeup, and accessories once belonging to its most famous muse and customer, Marilyn Monroe. The screen siren frequented The Institute in its original location on Fifth Avenue during the 1950s, and the exhibit (open now through the end of December) is paying homage to the blonde bombshell with her black-and-white checkered pants by Jax, pink Pucci blouse, and silk robe, among other things, on display. While those of us not fortunate enough to live in the Big Apple may not have a chance to see her wares in person, we can take a moment to look back at how Marilyn transformed from Norma Jean Mortensen into one of the most iconic actresses of all time.
See Monroe’s evolution!
As New York City prepares for the arrival of a massive winter storm, Miranda Kerr hit the town looking like she barely felt a chill! The Victoria’s Secret Angel winterized her black leather Maison Martin Margiela shorts by adding sheer black tights and ankle boots, pairing the look with a gray Isabel Marant sweater, Chloé denim shirt, and Givenchy’s Antigona handbag. So, does this inspire your to stock up on stockings? Tell us by voting in the poll below!
Plus, see how to transition more summer pieces into winter must-haves.
A superhero’s identity revealed? Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) is caught red handed as his alter ego Arrow—a wanted vigilante—is arrested for murder. Behind bars and in need of a lawyer, he enlists Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy) to represent him in court. Cue on-screen chemistry! “Laurel and Oliver truly love each other, he moves her in a way nobody else does,” Cassidy told InStyle.com about the spark between the two famed DC Comics characters. “[They’re] star-crossed lovers.” Tune in tonight at 8/7c on The CW to see the drama (and romance!) escalate after Oliver’s arrest.
Plus, 6 things you need to know about Arrow.
— Janelle Grodsky
Taylor Swift wore her signature color and belted into matching microphone for a performance at London’s Westfield Shopping Centre, which occurred just after learning that her album Red debuted at number one in the UK, her first record ever to do so. “I had hoped that my fans would get what I was doing—that they would embrace it,” Swift told the audience gathered at the event. “And the fact that they celebrated that and it became my first U.K. No. 1 album—it is absolutely unbelievable.” Click through to see more stars at this week’s biggest parties.
If you’re suffering from election coverage overload, take a break, kick up your boots, and tune in for a new episode of Nashville tonight at 10 p.m. EST on ABC. Guest star Kimberly Williams-Paisley (who presented at the CMAs last week with co-stars Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere) returns as the mysterious woman from Teddy’s past, hiding a secret that could threaten Teddy’s political aspirations as well as his family. And things get shaky when Deacon tries to help Juliette deal with her drug-addicted mother, bringing his own painful recovery to the surface. This is the kind of drama we like to see on TV—we vote YES.
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— Angela Salazar
First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated President Obama’s re-election in Chicago last night wearing a magenta pintucked high-shine silk dress look by Michael Kors. The American designer, who launched his label 31 years ago, was thrilled to see Mrs. Obama in his design on such an important evening. ”Mrs. Obama looked chic and elegant as always on election night,” he said in a statement. “My dress, with its strong color, clean lines and feminine silhouette, has all the elements that have become a part of the trademark style of our First Lady.” The piece is actually one she’s worn before, in 2010 for a military Medal of Honor ceremony at the White House. This time around, she accessorized the look with a 1950s Schreiner magenta rhinestone brooch from House of Lavande.
Plus, see Michelle’s transformation!