This summer, amp up your beach gear with a carryall that can fit all your essentials. Click to see 16 styles that stash everything—books, towels, sunscreen, and sandals included—and look good, too.
Blake Shelton is going to be on NBC tonight, but not in one of the big red chairs for The Voice. This time, he teamed up with the United Way of Central Oklahoma to host Healing in the Heartland, a relief concert to benefit those affected by the devastating tornados in Oklahoma, Shelton’s home state. And some of country’s biggest stars—including Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, and Luke Bryan—are set to join Shelton on stage to perform live at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. Tune into NBC tonight at 9/8c to watch. If you want to help, visit unitedway.org to make a donation to help continue to raise funds and aid the communities in need.
Plus, learn about more great celebrity causes.
Manicure trends come and go, but among all the intricate nail art and speckled lacquers, Chanel is singing praises for the staple hues that never go out of style—to the tune of New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle,” at that. This week, the label posted a video showcasing the Couleurs Culte de Chanel, the brand’s five nail polishes that have quickly become classics. The shades look just as chic animated and dancing to the New Order tune as they do on our digits. Between the true red (Pirate), trendy greige (Particuliere), and inky burgundy (Rouge Noir), there’s a lacquer to suit every taste. Check out the colors in the clip above, then shop your favorite shade ($27 each) at chanel.com.
Plus, check out the best celebrity manicures!
Here’s to you, Liza Minnelli! Over the weekend, new episodes of Arrested Development began streaming on Netflix, and alongside the hilarious Bluth family, Minnelli reprised her role as Lucille Austero—looking stunning as ever, we might add. The 67-year-old star has come a long way since her Broadway beginnings. Now, she is as much of an icon as her mother, Judy Garland, who gave Minnelli her first taste of stardom at age 7 during a performance at the Palace Theatre. “Mama belted out ‘Swannee,’ and I danced my little heart out,” she told InStyle previously. While we don’t want to give away any spoilers, we’re excited to see where the plot will lead if Netflix confirms a fifth season (pretty please!) and gives us more Liza Minnelli moments to adore.
See more stars who started on Broadway.
“We have a huge responsibility here,” H&M’s CEO Karl-Johan Persson said in a recent interview with Metro. “We’re a large company, many people see us, and we advertise a lot. I don’t think we’ve always been good. Some of the models we’ve had have been too skinny. That’s something we think a lot about and are working on. We want to show diversity in our advertising and not give people the impression that girls have to look a particular way.”
Which could explain the company’s recent use of Runk in the ad campaign for its summer swimwear collection. H&M didn’t make a big deal of it—but the Internet reacted. “Her real-woman body serves as an inspiring and refreshing reminder that size is not an indicator of beauty, and we particularly love the positive message that this campaign sends,” we wrote when the campaign first launched earlier this month. However, Persson’s remarks do not necessarily mean we can expect to see real-size women in H&M ads all the time. “There are models who’re too thin or obviously underweight, but there are also those who’re just thin, and they’re the ones we should keep working with, as long as they look sound and healthy,” Persson said.
What do you think of H&M’s push to feature “sound and healthy” models? Tell us in the comments.
— Jennifer Merritt
Alexander Skarsgard and Ellen Page premiered their new film The East at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood last night! The buzzed-about thriller follows former FBI agent Sarah Moss (Brit Marling) as she infiltrates an eco-terrorist group helmed by Skarsgard’s character, which seeks revenge on major corporations for their crimes against the environment. “The movie is a wake up call,” Skarsgard told InStyle.com when the film screened at Sundance. “He’s trying to wake the nation up and say ‘Look what’s going on,’ and by doing nothing you’re actually condoning all the horrors that are happening. So, wake up and smell the coffee!” Catch the film in select theaters nationwide starting May 31. Plus, click the photo to go inside last night’s hottest parties and premieres!
Taylor Swift‘s RED tour may be in full swing, but offstage, the singer has been mixing notes of a different sort to create her third fragrance! Taylor by Taylor Swift gets more personal than ever, and mirrors her feminine style choices in the printed, light-catching flacon. “It’s a mix of a lot of things — it’s sweet, it’s sophisticated, it draws you in,” she said of the lychee, magnolia, and vanilla orchid blend. “It’s really my way of translating classic, yet modern, into a perfume.” Although this scent is a departure from her Wonderstruck family of spritzers, one element remains the same — the star’s lucky number 13, which is hidden on the bottle among the mod-inspired pattern. Find it at Ulta stores and ulta.com starting next week for $60.
See more celeb fragrances in our gallery.
If you’re investigating buying a new bikini this summer, consider Luli Fama. The Miami-based brand is known for its South Beach-ready designs paired with fiesta-style prints and eye-popping colors. Celebrities love them, too, with stars like Jennifer Aniston, Beyoncé, Kate Hudson, and Colbie Caillat all wearing styles by the brand. “They have this scrunch-butt bottoms, and it’s very revealing but flattering,” Caillat told InStyle.com of her favorite swimwear before she performed at a Camp Old Navy event in New York City. Shop the collection at lulifama.com, nordstrom.com, and shopbop.com. (Shown: The Cosita Buena Wavy Triangle two-piece; $77 each for top and bottoms at shopbop.com and The Brazilian Print Bikini $80 for top and $78 for bottoms at nordstrom.com).
Plus, shop 39 figure flattering swimsuits!