Nike iD, the shoe brand’s customization arm, has introduced the ultimate in fashion-meets-technology: an app called Nike PhotoiD that designs sneakers in custom colorways inspired by the hues found in your Instagram photos. Here at InStyle.com, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to sneaker-fy some of our own shots, like this photo we snapped at the Oscars. Head over to photoid.nike.com to upload your own Instagram photo, choose a shoe (from the Air Max 1, 90, and 95), watch the color machine pick up the prominent tones in your shot, choose from four options, and if you love it enough, purchase your very own pair for $135. It’s so fun, we didn’t stop with one! Click through to see four more Nike-fied InStyle Instagram sneakers. More
When Oscar de la Renta invited us backstage to watch the models prep for his latest bridal show, we grabbed our cameras (and iPhones) and ran. The result: Exclusive shots of the runway-ready beauty routine. And, not only did we snap (and Instagram) away, we also launched InStyle’s Vine with pretty videos of the makeup regimen, ethereal hairstyling, and miles and miles of jewelry. Click above to see all of our favorite shots, and be sure to follow @InStylemagazine on Instagram and Vine to stay up-to-date with all of our chic, behind-the-scenes access.
Tribeca Film Festival Fashion Moment: The Director Documentary Stars Gucci’s Frida Giannini, and It’s a Must-See for Fashion LoversApr 23, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
Over 100 films are being screened during the Tribeca Film Festival in New York this week, and this is the one we’d vote for if we were jurors: The Director: An Evolution in Three Acts. The documentary goes behind the normally-private world of Gucci creative director Frida Giannini’s design process to show her involvement in directing everything, from selecting final looks for runway shows to auditioning models (watch the trailer above). “For me, clothes are always first a way for people to be seductive,” Giannini reveals in the film. “I don’t think the power woman needs to be necessarily hard. You can be sweet and sensual, and feminine. I think that is the strongest part.” The film was produced by James Franco—who, coincidentally, also happens to be the face of Gucci’s men’s colognes—and was directed by by Franco’s one-time New York University classmate Christina Voros. Is your interest piqued? Scroll down to read six things that solidified our girl crush on Frida Giannini after watching the film. More
With today’s announcement that Reed Krakoff is leaving Coach after helming the brand since 1996 to focus more on his own line that he launched three years ago, we looked back through our archives to re-read the memorable quotes he gave us about his design philosophy, which has earned him fans like Charlize Theron, Claire Danes, Lena Dunham, and Julianna Margulies. “If clothes can help you see yourself on your best day, why shouldn’t every day be that day?” he previously told InStyle. Scroll down to see five pieces of style advice from the designer who believes that women should feel special every day.
1. FOCUS ON SPORTSWEAR
“When a silhouette or shape is as beautiful as it is functional and relevant, that’s true luxury.”
2. LOVE IT AT FIRST SIGHT
“It doesn’t matter how much effort went into the making of a garment; your desire for it must be immediate. If someone has to explain an item to you, it isn’t working. Sure, it’s a treat to realize that the python skin on a shoe is hand-stained, but first you have to really love it.”
3. DON’T FIGHT THE FEELING
“It’s not enough to check yourself out in the mirror and like your reflection. You want to experience clothing—the fabric against your skin, how it moves when you do. This is what creates true desire. So before you invest in a coat or even a cotton T, see how it feels first.”
4. LET YOUR WARDROBE SPEAK FOR YOU
“Clothes should not only fit your life but also spread the word about who you are. Instead of going out there as someone else’s mannequin, find pieces that let people know you are not like everyone else. It’s good to be tasteful, but it’s even better to be memorable.”
5. BE UNEXPECTED
“Great fashion is all about surprise. It should always be about doing something that isn’t by the book.”
Plus, see all the ladies who love to wear Reed Krakoff designs.
Talk about blonde ambition! Earlier this week, brunette bombshell Minka Kelly swapped her signature shade for a sunnier blonde hue. Her colorist Tracey Cunningham unveiled the star’s new look on her Instagram, and Cunningham predicts that many others will follow suit this spring. “Spring and summer is the prime time to shake up your blonde by adding soft golden shades that will really make your look pop,” she said in a Redken trend forecast. And Kelly agrees—she loved her new look so much, she left a comment on Cunningham’s Instagram singing her praises. “Thank you for the fun summer goldierocks,” she wrote. “I love it! You’re the best in the biz!” Do you like her new look?
See more celebrity hair makeovers in our gallery.
Hillary Clinton, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Michael Douglas Honor Barbra Streisand, Plus More Parties!Apr 23, 2013 @ 3:15 pm
A star wasn’t born last night in New York, but appropriately recognized: Barbra Streisand was the object of accolades and tributes from the likes of President Bill Clinton and wife Hillary, Catherine Zeta-Jones and husband Michael Douglas, and more at the 40th Annual Chaplin Award Gala at Lincoln Center. The Film Society gives a Chaplin Award every year to an artist who has made significant contributions to the art of film. Streisand was also serenaded from some of music’s most iconic performers, including Liza Minnelli and Tony Bennett, who closed the program by singing Chaplin’s happy-go-lucky song “Smile.” And smile Babs did! Click the photo to see more of last night’s most star-studded parties.
Dancing With The Stars brought even more star power last night as the couples danced to Stevie Wonder’s greatest hits sung by Stevie Wonder himself. Superbowl champion Jacoby Jones and partner Karina Smirnoff performed the quickstep to “For Once in My Life” with Smirnoff in a canary yellow gown that radiated happiness. “The quickstep is one of ballroom’s most elegant, lighthearted dances, so I wanted this dress to make everyone smile,” she told InStyle.com. “I walked into the costume department, saw the fabric and said, ‘This is it, this is the color I want!’” Bringing their fancy footwork into the audience for a few moments certainly amplified the crowd’s energy, but the judges weren’t all smiles–they landed in fifth place with a score of 23 out of 30. See if they make it to the next round on tonight’s live results show at 9/8c on ABC. Plus, click the photo to see more of this couple’s cutest costumes.
Dita Von Teese‘s collection of skivvies and perfume is now available on hsn.com, and the range is sexy both in looks and in price. ”I spend exorbitant amounts of money of lingerie when I go shopping in Paris, and I think these pieces can really stand their own against the most expensive lingerie in the world,” she told InStyle.com of the line, which features vintage-inspired lingerie sets covered in leopard print, lace, and fishnet ($25 to $45) and her fragrance, which includes top notes of fresh peonies, fizzy bergamot, and spicy Bourbon pepper ($75 a bottle). She also focused on making every woman feel fabulous, at any size. “It was important to me that we offer them in a diverse range of sizing,” she added, noting the range is from 32A to 40DD. “And they’re very wearable pieces. I took a lot of care to make it comfortable and wearable, and to make sure it functions under a woman’s wardrobe.” Head to hsn.com to shop the collection now.
Plus, see the sexiest film stars in lingerie!