What are InStyle editors lusting after right now? From bags to shoes to jewelry—check out top picks from Randy Miller (an editor in our fashion department) and Marion Fasel (contributing fine jewelry editor) for our We’re Obsessed List. Selections include Lanvin’s eagle-embellished braided leather belt, a globe clutch by Diane von Furstenberg, and these brightly jeweled raffia flats by Dolce & Gabbana. Click through the gallery to see all of this week’s favorites—if money was no object, of course.
Our favorite fairytale characters are back! After a month-long hiatus, Once Upon a Time returns with an all-new episode tonight. Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) have finally returned from Fairytale Land and are back in Storybrooke after defeating Cora (Barbara Hershey) and the swarthy Captain Hook (Colin O’Donoghue). Celebration ensues with their return, but it is short lived when Jiminy Cricket (Raphael Sbarge) is found dead. All fingers are pointed at The Evil Queen, Regina (Lana Parrilla), but is she the culprit? Emma’s not so convinced. Watch Once Upon a Time tonight at 8/7c on ABC to find out!
Plus, see Ginnifer Goodwin before she was Snow White!
Who: Sarah Jessica Parker
Where: Pier 59 Studios in N.Y.C.
What went down: The star of the off-Broadway play The Commons of Pensacola ventured downtown to our set, where music by Justin Timberlake blasted. “You can just feel her talent through the lens,” photographer Giampaolo Sgura told us (pictured here shooting SJP in a Delpozo dress and sandals from her new namesake line).
For the shoot, we commissioned artwork by Paris author and illustrator Pierre Mornet and Brooklyn-based muralist Gabriel Specter, who both first caught our eye at the Prada show in Milan, where they joined forces with Miuccia Prada. Art lover Parker was delighted. “When Sarah walked on set, she was so into the art and really loving the space we built,” Sgura said.
To read our interview with Parker, and to see more amazing photographs from the inventive set, pick up a copy of the February InStyle, available on newsstands and for digital download Feb. 10.
It’s been a long wait, but the day is finally here—Downton Abbey returns to PBS tonight at 9/8 c for the third season of the Crawley family’s special brand of salacious British drama. With season 3 taking place during the women’s lib movement of the 1920s, be on the lookout for a general evolution of the characters’s style. “We’re becoming a lot freer in the costumes,” Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary Crawley) told InStyle.com. “The corsets are slowly being abandoned. Women are becoming more liberated during that period. As a result, everything becomes a little looser—the waists drops, the ankles are showing. I really love this period.” Elizabeth McGovern (Countess Cora Crawley) agrees. “The style of the ‘20s is so flattering to women for the most part,” she told InStyle.com. “You could wear it today and absolutely get away with it. To be able to wear that low-waisted, straight cut shift dress—it always works. Everything gets much more relaxed. I see why women started wanting to be more active and work—because they were able to physically move.” Tune in tonight to see the Crawley clan loosen up—we will be!
Plus, see more fun facts about the show!
After a brief hiatus, summer in the Hamptons is heating back up! In tonight’s all-new episode of Revenge, the Porter clan finds themselves in a predicament when Declan (Connor Paolo) discovers something that may threaten the Stowaway’s future. Meanwhile, a worried Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe) finds an ally in Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) when she informs her that her former fiancé Daniel Grayson (InStyle Man of Style Josh Bowman) has unknowingly put himself in danger by taking over the family company, Grayson Global. Be sure to watch the scheming and, yes, revenge go down when the new episode, “Power,”airs tonight at 9/8c on ABC!
Plus, see Emily VanCamp’s transformation!
Downton Abbey returns tonight! We assume you’re already planning on donning your best Victorian-inspired gear—faux aristocratic accent included—but perhaps you’d like some other essential Edwardian tips on how to turn your evening into a true Downton fest. See our three ideas below, and be sure to tune in to PBS tonight at 9/8 c to catch the show!
1. SERVE TEA
Make like an English aristocrat when serving your guests tea in this porcelain toile-print teapot, a Madison Bay Company reproduction of an antique. Pinkies up! ($35; danielboonetradingpost.com.)
2. ADD A ZINGER
Looking for more kick than a cup of Earl Grey? Add a dash of British soda water to whiskey or cognac to enhance the flavor, then take a sip each time Maggie Smith delivers a zinger. (Fever-Tree club soda, $33/24; brandsofbritain.com.)
3. TRY A TRADITIONAL CHEESE
A savory hard blue cheese plays nicely off a dollop of fruity purée—we suggest quince, a traditional U.K. sweet. (Jasper Hill Bayley Hazen blue cheese, $27/pound; murrayscheese.com. Fine Cheese Co. quince spread, $5, plus shipping; sauceworld.com.)
Plus, see more fun facts about the show!
Swoon! British actor Eddie Redmayne first turned heads with his role opposite Michelle Williams in 2011′s My Week with Marilyn, and the brooding star turns 31 today! His latest turn as young rebel lover Marius Pontmercy in Les Miserables proved to be one of the most powerful vocal performances in the entire film. He was InStyle’s Man of Style for December, and (no surprise here) received rave reviews from the ladies he’s worked with. “Eddie lives at the crossroads of crazy-smart and passionate,” his Les Mis co-star Anne Hathaway says. “He’s one of the warmest human beings I’ve had the luck to know. Plus, he’s a nerd, which I think is awesome.” Happy birthday, Eddie!
Plus, learn more about him!