With Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, retailers continue to spread the season’s cheer with festive window displays. Club Monaco created an old-meets-new feel at its Fifth Avenue store by juxtaposing the merchandise with antique items such as old maps, telescopes and frames, while Bulgari decorated its storefront with an illuminated installation of a serpent, the house’s symbol. Giant trees are also lighting up the New York City, starting with the 55-foot Norway spruce that went aglow in Bryant Park. Click through the gallery to see more!
Getting ready for holiday party season? Modern Family star Sarah Hyland’s gorgeous updo already has us planning our party-time hair! The low-key texture and subtle flyaways made this updo completely modern, plus, it’s a great option for second day strands (Hyland’s hairstylist, John Ruggiero, even advised her not to lather up). He prepped her strands with Bumble and Bumble’s Classic Hairspray ($23; bumbleandbumble.com) before forming corkscrew ringlets with a curling iron. Then, he twisted her hair into a low bun, braided two sections behind Hyland’s ears, and pinned into the chignon to give off a Grecian vibe. See more Hyland on Modern Family tonight at 9/8c on ABC, and get more holiday hair inspiration in our gallery.
With a little less than a month until Les Miserables hits theaters on Christmas Day, stars Amanda Seyfried (in Brood by Serkan Sarier), Hugh Jackman, and Anne Hathaway (in Antonio Berardi) posed together during a photo call at the film’s Tokyo premiere. The film, an adaptation of the infamously tragic-but-beautiful Broadway hit set during the French Revolution, is the first-ever musical film to incorporate live singing—including Hathaway showing off her vocal prowess as lead heroine Fantine. See more stars at this week’s biggest events in the gallery!
Great scott! Julian Fellowes, the brilliant British mind behind the smash primetime soap opera Downton Abbey, will bring his special brand of salacious high-society drama to the States! NBC announced today that Fellowes signed on to create a series called The Gilded Age, which will follow Manhattan’s wealthiest circles from the late 1800s—think the Rockefellers, Carnegies, and Vanderbilts—in place of the U.K.-based Victorian relationships we see within Downton’s Crawley family. “This was a vivid time,” Fellowes said in a statement of New York’s grandiose era, “with dizzying, brilliant ascents and calamitous falls, of record-breaking ostentation and savage rivalry—a time when money was king.” The show is expected to air as early as fall 2013. In the meantime, Downton Abbey’s third season (including that gorgeous wedding between Lady Mary Crawley and Matthew) returns to U.S. air waves on PBS January 6th. The countdown is on!
Plus, learn more about the Downton cast!
Rihanna is #1! The songstress’s seventh studio album, Unapologetic, is also the first to take the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 200 list. The 14-track album, which features David Guetta, Eminem and a duet with Chris Brown, sold 238,000 copies in its debut week. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out her most recent number one single “Diamonds,” as well as her performance of “Stay,” on SNL. Way to go.
Plus, see Rihanna’s best looks ever!
Monique Lhuillier has a talent for interior design! The celebrity-loved designer proved as much last night when she opened the doors to her New York flagship store, a gorgeously-decorated 3,000-foot, two-story space housed in a 19th century townhouse in the Upper East Side. “People always ask me if I wasn’t a fashion designer what would I be, and I always say I would be an interior decorator,” she told InStyle.com at the store’s opening bash. With her eye for design—teamed with the vision of interior designer Jennie Abbott—Lhuillier created a space where any fashion-lover would feel comfortable shopping surrounded with gray suede walls, jewel-box vitrines, and Waterford chandeliers. “I wanted to create a very couture feel, like in Paris—the experience of walking into salons and having lots of space and lounge, and to also have a private experience,” she added. The downstairs features ready-to-wear, while the chic staircase leads to cozy, intimate bridal salon filled with plush gowns, delicate veils, and to-die-for tiaras. “When you walk up, there is that sense of discovery,” Lhuillier added. Take a look for yourself the next time you’re in NYC, by visiting 19 East 71st Street, at Madison Avenue.
Take a peek at what can be found on the ever-so-perfectly placed hangers in the new flagship store! Click through the gallery to see our favorites from Monique Lhuillier’s spring 2013 collection.
Jess Day (Zooey Deschanel) contemplated kiddies in last night’s New Girl, and we loved the dahlia print dress she wore for the episode! The floral design is a piece designed by pin-up model Bernie Dexter, and you can shop the 50′s-inspired the look at modcloth.com for $156. See what else Zooey wore on last night’s episode at possessionista.com.
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— Dana Weiss of Possessionista.com
The time has finally come! A duet with Rayna James (Connie Britton) and Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) has been on the horizon since episode one and, tonight, we’ll finally get the diva duel we’ve been waiting for, matching outfits and all. Plus, while Rayna and Juliette are fighting for the spotlight, Scarlett (Clare Bowen) is standing up to boyfriend Avery and warming up to songwriting partner Gunnar again. “We’ve all been in that relationship, haven’t we? All of a sudden, there’s a little bit of light shining somewhere else and they don’t like it,” Bowen told InStyle.com of her character’s troubled relationship with Avery. “It’s only going to get worse. It gets very interesting.” Watch the drama play out on Nashville at 10 p.m. EST on ABC.
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— Angela Salazar