We’ve picked our Fashion A-List of the week! These five scene-stealing looks topped our list of favorites and secured winning spots in our Look of the Day section: Beyonce (in Gucci), Kerry Washington (in Jason Wu), Angelina Jolie (in Ralph & Russo), AnnaSophia Robb (in Georges Chakra), and Rose Byrne (in a leopard-print ensemble). Now that we’ve told you our faves, tell us yours by making your own Top 5 with InStyle.com’s 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. Click the box below right now to get started!
We caught up with Rachel Bilson at Chanel’s Natural Resources Defense Council benefit in Los Angeles to find out what she’s shopping for this summer. “Nude, skinny sandals,” the actress told InStyle.com. “The shoes have really gotten more feminine and it’s a nothing-on-your-feet look.” Taking her advice, we shopped around for several versions that would meet her standards. Click to see and shop our Rachel Bilson-inspired picks.
Stars get the luxury of having their glam squad at their fingertips to ensure they’re red carpet-ready, and thanks to Byoutik, you can, too. The app, which launches officially on June 21, allows you to book beauty appointments like manis, pedis, haircuts, and skin treatments via smartphone, then finds the best beauty freelance technicians in your area who will come to you at a time you schedule. Byoutik even showcases pictures of their work so you can find a professional who will suit your specific needs. Plus, you’ll never have to worry about how much to tip. All services are pre-paid—tip included—so you can sit back, relax, and let the beauty pros work their magic. The service is currently available in New York City, but will roll out across the U.S. and into Europe in the months to come. Find out more by previewing the app on byoutik.com, then download it for free starting June 21 on iTunes.
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Congratulations, Khadijah Janai, you’re InStyle.com’s Reader of the Week! The Philadelphia resident polished up her look with a striped jacket, similar to the blazer featured in April’s “2013 Wardrobe All-Stars” article. “My style is very laid back and your suggestion to purchase a structured jacket this season, totally added the boost of refinement I needed,” says Janai. “I always worry that horizontal lines will be unflattering, but you motivated me to take a risk and it paid off!”
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Samantha Barks has gone from Who’s That Girl to It Girl. Ever since her breakout role as Eponine in the Oscar-nominated film Les Miserables, we’ve been keeping tabs on our new favorite Brit rising style star (we’ll never forget about you, Kate and Pippa). And she’s impressed, steadily. She’s perfecting both her red carpet looks (like the plunging V-neck Valentino gown she wore to the Oscars or her fuchsia Roland Mouret number) and her more casual ensembles (like in a black leather skirt and summer white Reiss LBD). Keep your eye out for more impressive looks from the 22-year-old actress, who first really hit big in England as Eponine in the Les Mis production on London’s West End. Lately, she’s attending more events on the arm of fashion model boyfriend David Gandy and her second feature film The Christmas Candle with Susan Boyle, is due out this year. Click to see some of her best looks yet.
Get a head start on the Father’s Day shopping rush, and check out our list of the best grooming and cologne gifts to keep the man in your life looking sharp and smelling great. Because what do you get for the guy who already has it all. A gift that keeps on giving, of course. Click the photo to see each of the items now.
Chess is more fashionable than ever. On Tuesday, the World Chess Hall of Fame revealed its new exhibition, “A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes, Fashion & Chess,” at Christie’s in New York City, a collection of designer pieces that all represent the all-powerful queen piece in chess. The exhibit features designs by Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Maison Martin Margiela, Jean Paul Gaultier, and more that are all inspired by the queen archetype in chess. “We wanted to have a look at what kind of personality the queen has,” the exhibit’s curator Sofia Hedman told InStyle.com. “The queen is the most unpredictable piece, so we wanted to have quite unpredictable designers in the exhibition.” Mission accomplished. Check it out for yourself when the collection opens on October 19th at the World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis, and learn more at worldchesshof.com. Click to get a sneak peek.
Rachel Zoe previewed her resort 2014 collection this week—the clothes she will release in stores this winter—and it’s full of options fit for Rachel’s boho-glam style with a nautical twist. Inspired by St. Barth’s, the island she jets off to for winter vacations with Rodger and Skyler, the pieces all have a very easy, relaxed, seaside feel, from striped short suits to rope belts to relaxed boyfriend-style denim. “This Resort season is all about contrast—juxtaposing and reinventing polished nautical pieces with contemporary edge,” Zoe said. “It’s a very versatile collection.” Of course, Rachel Zoe’s trademark motifs make an appearance. The stylist-turned-designer showed her love strong tailoring, maxi skirts, and wide-brimmed hats, the latter by cleverly incorporating the accessory in a beach-friendly straw style (shown above). Click to see the full collection.