Brian Atwood is launching his first bridal collection this summer, and we’re saying “yes!” The celebrity-loved shoe designer’s lineup includes 13 pairs of princess-worthy pumps covered in a variety of white, ivory, and nude satin, jewel glace silver, white leather, and ribbon detailing, as well as one nude satin handbag encrusted with Swarovski crystals. “It’s impossible not to get caught up in the romance of a wedding,” Atwood said. “Creating a collection that makes women feel sexy and beautiful on one of the most important days of her life is an honor.” The pieces are made to order and will launch on brianatwood.com this June for $895 to $5,295. Click the photo to learn more, and to see more launches you’ll love.
InStyle’s May cover girl, Emily Blunt wore a colorblocked Victoria Beckham dress to make an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night, but all eyes were on another outfit when she took the stage—the metallic Burberry Prosum ensemble she wore on May’s InStyle cover! “I never notice women’s clothes, but I love this outfit!” Leno told the actress. “You do? I was worried it was a bit space-agey!” Blunt responded in jest. Scroll down to watch the clip, and then pick up your own issue—or download it to your iPad, Nook, or Droid tablet—on newsstands now. More
It’s always a pleasant surprise to find that your nail polish and cell phone case complement each other, but now you can sport exact color pairs thanks to OPI‘s latest launch. The famed nail brand collaborated with My Case Couture to develop nail lacquer and phone case duos decked out in their most iconic hues, from the true blue “Dating a Royal” shade to the vivid “Pink Flamenco.” Each case puts a literal meaning into the term “a splash of color,” and includes a free mini nail lacquer in the exact shade showcased across the back. Plus, My Case Couture also offers screen protectors paired with OPI’s heavy-duty top coat, so your phone can be just as durable as your manicure. Pick up the sets at mycasecouture.com, priced at $40 for cases and $20 for screen protectors.
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Gwyneth Paltrow (in Antonio Berardi) made her first appearance after being named People’s Most Beautiful Woman at the Hollywood premiere of Iron Man 3, where she was joined by co-star Robert Downey Jr. “I’m more in proportion now than I was when I was 20, so I feel better in a bathing suit now than I did before I had kids,” Paltrow told People of how she views herself now that she’s 40. “But I think one of the most beautiful things about growing up is this self-acceptance that starts to happen.” And she certainly showed it last night, in Berardi’s daring dress with sheer vertical paneling on the sides. The latest in the Iron Man trilogy opens nationwide May 3. Click the photo to see more of the week’s parties!
Could Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge be sending the world a message with her wardrobe? If you flip back through the catalog of her maternity style choices so far, you might note that she has steered away from the pale pink Wickstead frock she wore nearly a year ago, focusing on more masculine hues like blue, green, and gray. Yesterday was the biggest clue, when she stopped by a reception at the London Portrait Gallery to celebrate The Art Room charity in a pastel blue Emilia Wickstead dress. Could the color of her frock be a subliminal message on the gender of her forthcoming child? You never know! Click the photo to see more of her maternity looks.
Forget the twisted mascara wands and rotating brushes—we’ve tested them all and L’Oreal‘s Voluminous Original came out on top as the best inexpensive mascara in our 2013 Best Beauty Buys! The secret lies in the ample amount of panthenol used in the formula, which makes the product easier to apply while also hydrating your lashes. Hair and makeup pro Tasha Reiko Brown loves it so much, she’ll skip the falsies when working with her famous clientele like Jordin Sparks. “I’ve spent thousands on mascara—this is the best!” she told us. And the feeling is mutual; the product is such a staple in our makeup bags, that its stay-put counterpart also won best waterproof mascara of 2013! Pick up a tube of L’Oreal Voluminous Original for $8 at drugstore.com.
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1. Re-emerged modeling photos of Jennifer Lawrence prove she’s always been fabulous. [E! Online]
2. Two new songs from The Great Gatsby soundtrack have been released. [HuffPo]
3. Zach Braff started a kickstarter campaign to raise money for a Garden State sequel. [Kickstarter]
4. Peter Som’s nail polish collection with Zoya is now available! [SheFinds]
5. Brown University will award Ben Affleck with an honorary doctorate degree. [USA Today]
6. Get ready to rave with Illamasqua’s new glow in the dark polishes. [Fashionista]
Before she was Carrie Bradshaw and “SJP,” Sarah Jessica Parker was an up and coming 30-year-old actress with a head full of curly hair and a contagious grin. For today’s #ThrowbackThursday on InStyle’s Instagram, we’re looking back at our Hollywood’s Best Bodies issue from June 1995, when the toned star had some progressive thoughts on her workout routine: namely, that she didn’t have one at all. “I hate to think that the first thing people think of is my figure, but I guess it’s easier to have a relaxed attitude about one’s body if people say you have a nice one,” Parker told InStyle. “What I really thank God for every day is that I’m healthy. People should do things that make them feel good.” Amen to that!