2012 was quite the year for engagements! Stars everywhere seemed to be putting a ring on it – cue the Beyoncé! From Blake Lively’s 10-12 carat diamond dazzler from Ryan Reynolds, to Jessica Biel’s 18-carat gold and black rhodium plated stunner from Justin Timberlake, and Angelina Jolie’s 10-carat art deco diamond ring from Brad Pitt, this year in rings really rocked our world. Click through the gallery and take a look back at all of the biggest sparklers of the year!
We love all that glitters—but let’s face it, sometimes sparkling peepers can be more painstaking than we’d like. We caught up with celebrity makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan, who has worked with the likes of Kate Bosworth and Leighton Meester, to get tips on how to master gleaming eyes. Before layering your favorite brilliant hue, Deenihan suggests starting with an eyeshadow primer to avoid flaking. “Be careful with glitter,” Deenihan warns, as it could get messy. “When done right, it can illuminate the eye and make it appear larger when catching the light.” When applying a powder, like Bobbi Brown’s Powder Pearl Eye Trio ($46, bobbibrown.com), be sure to pat the loose glitter onto lids as opposed to swiping and smearing. Want an even more vibrant shade for an evening look? Deenihan suggests dampening the sponge for a long-lasting, intense hue.
Plus, check out all of our glittery makeup picks in the gallery!
Since cropping her long, flowing locks to play Fantine in the movie version of Les Miserables, Anne Hathaway‘s cropped pixie has become the most trending style in Beantown. “A lot of younger clients have been asking for Anne’s layered bob,” Aimee Parco of Anita Kurl Hair Salon in Boston told us. “They’re looking for a short, natural colored ‘do with lots of shine.” Thinking of taking the plunge in the New Year? Stylists suggest bringing a variety of images of exactly what you want–the more detail you give them, the happier you will be with the end result. And don’t be afraid to speak up! If a style isn’t exactly what you’re looking for, let the stylist know before it’s too late.
Click through the gallery to see which stars have the most-wanted cuts and colors in your city!
Kate Hudson is back on Glee tonight, as hardcore dance instructor Cassandra July to Lea Michele‘s Rachel Berry! On the episode, titled “Swan Song,” Rachel’s newfound confidence in class sparks Cassandra to challenge her to a dance-off. The two battle it out, singing “All that Jazz” from the musical Chicago (watch it above!), and while their characters might be engaging in some friendly dance-combat on-screen, Hudson revealed to InStyle.com that off-screen, it’s all fun. “Lea and I have a great time together! It’s fun when we get to do our numbers,” Hudson told InStyle.com at the Almay Smart Shade and Intense-i launch in New York. “She has such a talented voice—it’s pretty amazing. Every time I hear her sing I’m like, ‘What a beautiful gift she has.’” Get a sneak peek of tonight’s episode by watching the video above, and be sure to tune into Glee tonight FOX tonight at 9/8c.
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We’ve been busy re-vamping our Look of the Day section, and there are some really cool new features we want you to know about! If you head to today’s Look of the Day page (hello, Anne Hathaway!), you’ll find that if you click her name on the right—or any of the tags below the image (Anne Hathaway, Givenchy, Beaded, Gowns, White)—it will take you to a brand-new landing page with a grid of 50 images filtered by celebrity, designer, or trend. You can then click through the rest of the category page by page. Where before, you had to click through the gallery one by one, now you get a virtual smorgasbord of well-dressed stars! You’re welcome!
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Drew Barrymore and husband Will Kopelman welcomed their daughter Olive into the world just ten weeks ago, and it’s clear that she’s smitten! “I exercise my right every second of every day to make her laugh and smile,” the actress told Ellen Degeneres on her talk show. “She’s a really happy baby.” The couple, who were married earlier this year, shopped around for a few names for their tot before deciding on Olive, but when they knew, they just knew. “I never would have guessed that that would have been the name,” Barrymore says in the clip above. “But I was reading a book with my husband. I was three months pregnant and they said, ‘Your baby is size of an olive,’ and that was it! We never looked back.” Straight-forward and adorable—we love it! Watch the clip above to see the full interview!
See more of this year’s new celebrity moms!
With a plethora of fashion options at her fingertips and plenty of fashion designers eager to dress her, Zoe Saldana gets to wear pretty much whatever she wants whenever she wants. So, with another powerful fashion year behind her, what topped her list of red-carpet favorites for 2012? The two looks seen here, she told us at the launch party for Target + Neiman Marcus’s holiday collaboration in New York City–white Givenchy for the SAG Awards (“It was dreamy!” she said) and black illusion Prabal Gurung for the CFDA Fashion Awards. “The Prabal dress was kind of crazy and awesome,” Saldana added. Cheers to these looks and many more gorgeous gowns to come!
Plus, see more of Zoe’s best looks ever!
Proof that style and affordability can be one in the same: White by Vera Wang‘s latest collection for David’s Bridal. The spring 2013 lineup—which ranges from $600 to $1,700 for wedding gowns, $158 to $198 for bridesmaid dresses, and $88 to $118 for shoes—will be available in-stores and online later this month. Including signature mermaid silhouettes, romantic ruffles, and even an on-trend pink dress, there’s something in the collection to please every bride. Click through the gallery to see the new styles.