Forget taking your ensemble from day to night — we’re taking these chic bodysuits from night to day! While some lacy delicates are meant to never be seen in public, others are designed for (decent) public exposure. This new crop of stylish bodysuits has made its way from the shadows to the spotlight, and if you’re feeling bold, try wearing one of these picks as outerwear. Pair it with high-waist pants or shorts (think: Carey Mulligan on the red carpet in Nina Ricci) and shrug on a blazer. A tad too risqué? Give a glimpse of peekaboo lace from under your top instead. From shiny charmeuse to pretty barely-there prints, take a gander at the top 10 bodysuits we’re loving this season. Click the photo to start shopping, then tell us, are you bold enough to try this trend?
Everyone is different when it comes to getting ready, which is why we want to know: What are your grooming secrets? How polished do you like your guy? How old were you when you first tried a new hair hue? What do you spend the most time perfecting? Let us know by voting in the poll below!
How perfect is Maggie Gyllenhaal‘s fuchsia lip? The sheer, glossy finish is a welcome change from the thick, opaque hues on the market, but still packs just as much drama. “The inspiration for her look was a modern-day Hello Dolly,” said her makeup artist Molly R. Stern. “I wanted her skin to be flushed and healthy with a pop of a lip, and a whole lot of lashes.” To create the hue, Stern blended two different shades from Drew Barrymore‘s Flower Cosmetics line, opting for the High Shine Lip Colors in Sweet Peony, and Petunia Petals. She applied the candy pink all over, then blended the deep berry at the center of Gyllenhaal’s lips. “The effect gave her lips an added pout and allowed for a subtle punch,” Stern added. Shop the colors for $10 each at walmart.com, and catch Gyllenhaal’s new film White House Down, in theaters today.
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The Fourth of July is fast approaching! Before you crank up Whitney Houston’s rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner,” fire up the grill, or pick a spot to watch the fireworks, get some red, white, and blue outfit inspiration for your Independence Day celebration. Click through the gallery to see twenty patriotic pieces, including Gap’s star print, punchy polishes from Sephora, Rebecca Minkoff’s cherry red cross-body bag, and more.
Let’s hear it for Wendy Davis! On Tuesday, the Texas Senator took the floor and spoke for thirteen hours straight to shut down a proposal that would ban abortions after 20 weeks, and place restrictions on existing clinics. As she eloquently delivered her filibuster, in which she outlined how these laws would negatively impact women and doctors, Davis was not allowed so much as a bathroom break, but continued to stand strong until ending just before midnight. The senator ditched her heels for the comfortable Mizuno Women’s Wave Rider 16 sneakers in the Rouge Red/Apple Green color palette, and since they kept Davis at attention for the full thirteen-hour filibuster, we’re sure they’ll be able to take on any terrain you come across. Pick up a pair for $114 at mizunousa.com.
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‘Tis the season for weekend getaways and lounging poolside. Hopefully you’ve scored some great invitations from generous friends. Show your appreciation (and guarantee a repeat offer) by arriving with a thoughtful hostess gift tailored to your host’s tastes. Think of something original like a DIY champagne flute kit (don’t forget to add a bottle of bubbly) or a chic set of cloth napkins. Or bring something irresistibly edible like these locally made jams or gold-dusted cake pops. Click the photo to see our favorite ideas, and Bon Voyage!
Mandy Moore and Minka Kelly helped famed fashion photographer Helmut Newton celebrate the opening of his new exhibit Helmut Newton: White Women, Sleepless Night, Big Nudes at the Annenberg Space for Photography museum in Century City, California. ”Helmut Newton is one of the most powerful and influential photographers of the past century,” said Wallis Annenberg, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of the Annenberg Foundation. “If Newton’s work was controversial, I believe it’s because he expressed the contradictions within all of us, and particularly within the women he photographed so beautifully: empowerment mixed with vulnerability.” The exhibition will run from June 29 through September 8, 2013 and is set to feature 100 of Newton’s most influential pieces, along with two short documentaries about his life. Learn more about his work by heading to annenbergspaceforphotography.org.
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Contrary to popular belief, curly girls can pull off short hair — and Camilla Belle‘s new bob is proof. At the opening of the CH Carolina Herrera boutique in Los Angeles, the actress unveiled her new chin-skimming crop, and we’re loving the soft, low-key texture. If you’re inspired to make a similar cut, ask your stylist to create choppy, staggered layers, and bring in a picture so the style can be tailored to flatter your face shape. Those with naturally curly or wavy strands should incorporate layers about one inch shorter than the ends. That way, the style won’t get bulky, and you’ll spend less time fussing with the flat iron. Do you like Camilla’s new ‘do? Tell us!
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