The Voice season 4 winner Danielle Bradbery stopped by InStyle’s New York offices today! The 16-year-old powerhouse, who was the youngest winner of all time, wowed the judges and America all season long with her spot-on vocal performances and her adorable personality (Required listening: Her performance of “Maybe it was Memphis“). Bradberry proved that she was just as cute in real life as she is on the small screen when she sat down with a few of our editors to chat about her big win, and her music contract with Taylor Swift’s label, Big Machine Records, among many other topics. Scroll down to see the full interview with country music’s next big star! More
It’s that time again – we’ve picked our Fashion A-List of the week! These five glamorous looks from around town topped our list of favorites and landed on the top spots in the Look of the Day section: Diane Kruger (in Jason Wu), Beyonce Knowles (in Roberto Cavalli), Gwyneth Paltrow (in Prabal Gurung), Alexa Chung (in a button-down, pencil skirt look with a leather jacket) and Jennifer Lopez (in Christian Dior). Now that you know 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. Head to the A-list maker right now to get started.
Natalie Portman and Reese Witherspoon Step Out to Support the L.A. Dance Project with Their HusbandsJun 21, 2013 @ 3:53 pm
It was a double date night for two of Hollywood’s cutest couples! Reese Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth joined Natalie Portman (in Christian Dior) and Benjamin Millepied at the Inaugural Benefit Gala they hosted in support of Millepied’s artist collective, the L.A. Dance Project, in Bel Air, California. Founded in 2012 by Millepied and several other renowned composers and producers, the group aims to help visual artists, musicians, designers, directors, and composers come together to create new and exciting work. Learn more about their projects by heading to ladanceproject.com. Plus, click the photo above to see more of this week’s hottest parties!
Now here’s one way to end the school year on a fabulous note! Rent the Runway teamed up with Jordin Sparks and Darren Criss to throw the ultimate dream prom for East Rockaway High School in New York, where students were decked out in couture gowns — some of which were donated by Sarah Jessica Parker, Solange, and Carly Rae Jepsen. “It was extremely rewarding to watch these students, who had suffered so much devastation and loss with Hurricane Sandy, twirl around in their Rent the Runway dresses with huge smiles on their faces,” Rent the Runway’s co-founder and CEO Jenn Hyman told InStyle.com. “The excitement and joy in the room showed us how resilient these students really are.” And the excitement levels were definitely running high when Sparks and Criss gave their stellar performances. “Prom had so many amazing moments for me when I went,” said Sparks. “And for a school that was so devastated by Hurricane Sandy, it lets people have a great time to remember!” Mission accomplished, we’d say! Click the photo to see more from the event.
He may have won two Fragrance Foundation awards last week, but Justin Bieber is already embarking on a new scent project! Starting next month, the star will roll out his third perfume named The Key, which is ripe for summer with notes of tropical fruit, vanilla, and exotic wood. Just based on the packaging alone, we can already tell this fragrance is going to be different from his previous two scents. The opaque white flacon veers from the purple and rose color palette the singer used for his Girlfriend and Someday perfumes, and the gold detailing gives the bottle a luxe, modern edge. The Key will be unlocking your beauty routine when it hits stores nationwide in July!
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Is this season of Mad Men over already? The show never fails to inspire us with the fabulous ‘60s-era wardrobe (Hello, Megan Draper!), and with the sixth season wrapping up on Sunday, we decided to pick out 16 retro pieces that would look right at home at the Sterling Cooper offices. From vibrant printed head scarves to bold printed dresses, these items are perfect for channeling your inner Betty Francis or Joan Harris — minus the agency drama, of course. Click the photo to browse each of the mod picks.
1. Score the Free People dress that Taylor Swift wears in her new perfume ad. [MTV]
2. Congratulations to Rachel Zoe! She and husband Rodger Berman are expecting their second child. [PopSugar]
3. The latest trend in hair care? Cashmere blowouts. [HuffPo]
4. Avon is taking applying mascara to a whole new level with their innovative Mega Effects Mascara. [SheFinds]
5. Miss your favorite Girls? See an on-set photo from the filming of season. [People]
6. Looks like Will Smith is set to save the world again come 2015! Independence Day 2 is in the works. [THR]
Your old-school beach bag is getting an upgrade! The “Shake” is no ordinary shoreside tote — it has a concealed netted mesh bottom, which acts as a sieve to sift sand from your belongings after a day in the sun. Genius! Celebrity chef Spike Mendelsohn and friend Charlie Dougiello were struck with the idea after facing the age-old problem with each beach excursion. “Every bag we’d bring was always filled with sand,” Dougiello said. “We’d end up flipping it over and dumping sand on the kitchen floor — why isn’t there a bag that has a release for sand to come out the bottom?” After a collaborative effort between the duo and Quirky, a company backed by a team of experts and designers who bring innovative ideas to life, the four-piece Shake collection came to be. It’s pretty rare when a canvas tote stops us in our tracks, but with its modern design, neon persimmon accents, this is a bag that we can definitely mesh with. Pick one up for yourself, priced from $30 to $90 at quirky.com.
Plus, see the essential items to pack in your beach bag.