Last week we gave you a sneak preview of Essie‘s new nail polish line, where each hue is inspired by a city around the world, and the new lacquers just hit stores! Priced at just $8 per bottle at essie.com, the destination-inspired hues put your spring vacation at arms length—and at a fraction of the ticket price to boot. Now we want to know: Which color best reflects your own style? Are you a red-hot Rio, or a prim-and-proper London? Tell us in the poll! More
Four back-to-back Fashion Weeks just wrapped up a few days ago—from New York to London to Milan to Paris—and Managing Editor Ariel Foxman and Fashion Director Cindy Weber Cleary picked their favorite looks from the biggest shows at each location. Now, we want you to chime in! Which looks from the runways land on your list of favorites? Curate your own top picks list with our new “A-List” game. Here’s how it works: We’ve uploaded all of our editors’ picks to the A-List, and you can drag and drop your top five favorites into the five open slots in the top left corner—then share your list with your pals on Facebook and Twitter to start the always-up-for-debate discussion. Click the button below to get started!
In Honor of Tonight’s Fashion Star Premiere, Host Louise Roe Tells InStyle All About Her First Look… Read It Here!Mar 8, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
Tonight is the very first episode of Fashion Star, and I’m super pumped! I was so excited to get out there on the runway and begin hosting the show, and I chose a bright red gown by Black Halo for the premiere. (That’s the same designer who made me a gorgeous blush dress for the Oscars last year, and their tailoring is amazing.) I wanted to balance out the formal, structured red dress with a boho edge, so instead of classic jewels, I picked a wooden cocktail ring from BCBG, and chunky gold bangles from Le Vian. My makeup artist Rachel Wood warmed up the look with a rich brown smoky eye, clean, gleaming skin, bronzed, contoured cheeks, and beachy waves pinned loosely to the side. Oh and my shoes! You could just catch a glimpse of the gunmetal silver cut-out patterns on my Giuseppe Zanotti heels. I’m obsessed with gunmetal this season. After seeing it on Naomi Watts, Sandra Bullock and Stacy Keibler at the Academy Awards, it’s definitely the new metallic for spring.
Tune in to NBC at see the premiere of Fashion Star at 8/7c, and follow @louiseroe on Twitter for all the up-to-the-minute updates. Plus, click “Winning Looks” below to see last season’s winning outfits!
Of all the seriously fabulous costumes in Oz the Great and Powerful (and there are plenty) there is one piece that we couldn’t peel our eyes away from: Evanora’s emerald necklace. Rachel Weisz, the woman behind the witch, does a fabulous job of representing Pantone’s color of the year with her bauble, and we loved it so much, we found four similar pieces you can wear well after the film’s magic has worn off. Click through the gallery to see our picks.
Maria Menounos’s nails looked “extra” special yesterday at the announcement of her partnership with Marshall’s in New York City—she’s the retailer’s new Style Ambassador—and we got the inside scoop on her metallic manicure. Turns out, they were a spur-of-the-moment decision. “I realized I had no time to get my nails done, so I went into CVS and I bought Essie’s nail stickers,” the host told us of her funky fingers, which we snapped for InStyle’s Instagram. “I did them on the plane in five minutes. I was so blown away about how cool they looked that I called all the flight attendants to my seat and showed them how to do it! It’s so easy.” Menounos chose Essie’s Sleek Stickers in Sneek-E, one of 12 designs available from the nail brand. Get yours for $10.25 at zappos.com.
Plus, see Essie’s new spring shades inspired by your favorite cities!
Our favorite looks this week—plucked from our Look of the Day section—were all stunning and unique, thanks to major movie premieres and Paris Fashion Week. Jessica Chastain sat front-row at Saint Laurent in a red dress, Emmy Rossum did her best Dorothy in Oscar de la Renta at an Oz screening, Gwyneth Paltrow sizzled in black leather leggings at Hugo Boss‘ fragrance launch, Blake Lively looked pretty in plaid at a press event, and Jessica Alba suited up for Stella McCartney in the designer’s trim suit. Which was your favorite look? Tell us in the poll below! More
Coveted for its ultra-hydrating and skin-healing qualities, argan oil does just about everything—something model Josie Maran capitalized on for her argan-infused makeup, skin, and hair line. For spring, Maran added a new version of her cult-favorite body butter to her collection, drawing upon childhood memories to inspire the honeysuckle and white tea scent. “My mom is a baker, so when I was a kid, there were always delicious fragrances drifting out of the kitchen,” she told InStyle.com exclusively. “I created the vanilla, honeysuckle, and white tea scent with those memories in mind, and the whipped, creamy goodness of the body butter makes my grownup skin just as happy!” The rich formula acts as a tall glass of water for tired winter skin (yum!), and you can shop it for $30 at qvc.com. Plus, see it in action when Maran launches the product during the season premiere of The Lisa Robertson Show tonight at 10 p.m. EST on QVC.
See more spring beauty bargains in our gallery!
Inspired by Oz the Great and Powerful: Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, and Michelle Williams’s “Ruby Slipper” StyleMar 8, 2013 @ 1:52 pm
There is no accessory more important in the classic Wizard of Oz fairytale than the click-your-heels-together-and-pray-for-home ruby slippers. And since Judy Garland’s 1939 originals are currently in the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Beverly Hills (thanks to some help from Leonardo DiCaprio), we asked our March cover girls—Oz the Great and Powerful stars Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, and Michelle Williams—for their 21st-century updates. Their picks:
Pick: Chanel’s Ankle-Strap Pumps
Why: “Such a classy look! What really appeals to me is that they’d be equally gorgeous with jeans or something dressier.”
Where: $1,350; at select Chanel boutiques; visit chanel.com for locations.
Pick: Charlotte Olympia’s Clio Leopard Heels
Why: “The heels on this pair make me feel teetery-tottery—in a good way, like I’ve had a glass of Champagne!”
Where: $1,095; call 212-744-1842 or visit modaoperandi.com.
Plus, snag the March issue of InStyle to read more about our cover ladies, on newsstands and downloadable for your tablets now. For a sneak peek, cilck “Inside the Cover Story” to read the five juiciest quotes from the issue.