We’ve picked our Fashion A-List of the week! These five scene-stealing looks topped our list of favorites and scored top spots in our Look of the Day section: Olivia Wilde (in Monique Lhuillier), Taylor Swift (in Dolce & Gabbana), Olivia Palermo (in Katie Ermilio), Katy Perry (in Thakoon), and Gwyneth Paltrow (in Kaufmanfranco). Now that we’ve told you our faves, tell us yours by making your own with InStyle.com’s new A-list tool! Visit instyle.com/instyle/a-list and pick your top five looks, then share your picks with your fashion-savvy friends on Facebook and Twitter. Head to the A-list maker right now to get started.
Hugh Jackman and Kenneth Cole joined Donna Karan for cocktails and canapés to celebrate the release of Fashion for Haiti: One Million Hearts last night, and Jackman was thrilled to throw his support behind the designer (even on the night of his 17th wedding anniversary). “I love Donna’s passion and commitment and persistence for the cause,” Jackman said of the initiative, in which Karan brought together over 160 designers in the Council for American Fashion Designers to decorate papier-mâché hearts. Each heart was on display at the Urban Zen studio in New York City where the event was held, as seen above, and will be auctioned on ebay.com to raise money for the Haitian Artisan Project within Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Foundation, which is dedicated to creating jobs and enhancing education of Haiti’s artisans. “I so believe in philanthropy and commerce,” Karan remarked. “I can’t separate the two. I call them dressing and addressing. Dressing on the outside but addressing on the inside.” Visit ebay.com to preview the collection and place your bids starting April 22—the auction closes May 2.
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Hart of Dixie returns next week with an all-new episode, and we’ve got the first look at what Rachel Bilson, and the rest of the cast will be wearing, courtesy of costume designer Meredith Mackworth-Pollack. During Tuesday’s episode “The Kiss,” Bilson pairs an onyx and opal necklace by Lionette with a patterned Vanessa Bruno blouse and Helmut Lang jeans. Love the statement necklace? It can be yours for $225 at lionetteny.com. Click the photo to see more of what the cast will be wearing, and be sure to tune into Hart of Dixie Tuesday, 4/16 at 8/7c on The CW.
Congrats, Shuang Yu, you’re InStyle.com’s Reader of the Week! The “Drinks With Friends” outfit from December’s Instant Style left an impression on the New Jersey resident, who looked polished and comfortable in cobalt and cream. “Even though this outfit was featured in the winter, the layers and colors actually made it perfect for spring, too,” she told InStyle.com. ”The article proved that a simple white blazer can refresh your entire look.” And we love how she put her own twist on her outfit: “I didn’t have python leggings, so I opted for leopard print wedges instead.” Way to work it!
Be our Reader of the Week! If one of our stories has inspired you to mix it up, send us a pic (300 dpi or larger) of your transformation to email@example.com. ou could be featured in InStyle and InStyle.com.
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If you’re an undiscovered handbag designer, you won’t want to miss this: InStyle has teamed up with Handbag Designer 101 for the 7th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards. Applications are open now for aspiring designers to win one of six awards in handbag excellence. The Best Student Made winner will get to collaborate with Charming Charlie and the Best Overall Style & Design winner will have the opportunity to design a capsule collection for Bloomingdale’s. Plus, a very special Fan Favorite category will be voted on by the readers of InStyle.com. Don’t wait—get your applications in before April 27th at handbagdesigner101.com. It could be your big break!
Need inspiration? See all of last year’s winners!
FOX’s funniest ladies put their green foot forward at last night’s 2013 Verte, the annual fundraising event hosted by Grades of Green that benefits the non-profit organization’s work toward a more environment-friendly world, including trash reduction programs, environmental education, and recycling initiatives. Mindy Kaling and New Girl’s Hannah Simone were in the Pacific Palisades in California to support the cause, as well as FOX chairman Kevin Reilly, who was the night’s honoree. Click the photo to see all of the week’s biggest parties!
This dress is a true showstopper. It’s made by my friends [Connie Majoros and Fannie Chan] who run their own New York-based label, Femmes d’Armes. The first time I saw it on the hanger, my jaw dropped! I paired it with super cheap Zara studded heels that I’ve had in my closet for years, some plastic bracelets I got at the Valentino party last year, and a crazy ring from Topshop. I love to mix high and low. For the hair, we wanted to give it a messy boho vibe to balance out the glamorous feel of the dress, so for the first time ever, I tried a braid. At first we added a hair piece, but it made the braid so long and full it felt unnatural, so last minute right before I was due on stage, we whipped it out and threw together a new braid. I love how it turned out!
Tune in to NBC for Fashion Star tonight 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!
It’s Hair Makeover Week! See the New Looks on Justin Bieber, Nikki Reed, Coco Rocha, and Michelle TrachtenbergApr 12, 2013 @ 1:30 pm
Did we miss the hair makeover memo? This week, Coco Rocha, Michelle Trachtenberg, Nikki Reed, and Justin Bieber kept their hairstylists busy by making serious changes to their strands! While Rocha and Trachtenberg unveiled new red hues, Reed and Bieber went for drastic cuts. Click the image to take a closer look at each of their styles now!