It’s Fall 2013 Haute Couture Week in Paris, and we have the inside scoop on the fashion, beauty, and celebrity sighting that you need to know straight from the City of Lights—no passport required. From Naomi Campbell’s “I’ve still got it!” runway walk at Versace to front row appearances by Emma Roberts and Mena Suvari to the hand-made peplum gowns at Giambattista Valli‘s show, this couture season is living up to its reputation as one of the most beautiful events of the summer. Click to see our favorite moments so far.
Ever since Instagram announced its addition of videos, numerous fashion brands have pressed record to give a glimpse inside their world—in 15 seconds or less. From Burberry (who was one of the first to post a video) to Michael Kors, check out 10 brands worth following, just for their video shorts.
Who do you love to follow? Leave your suggestions in the comments!
Plus, see more apps you should download.
The international fun continued on last night’s episode of The Bachelorette as Desiree Hartsock and her remaining eight suitors headed to Barcelona, Spain. Former Bachelorette and fashion lover Emily Maynard is sharing her favorite looks from each week exclusively with InStyle.com, and she took note that the guys still dressed the same even though temperatures were warmer than the previous episode‘s location of Munich, Germany. “It’s the second week in a row they’re all wearing the same zip-up hoodie,” Maynard said. “It’s so funny because a group of girls would never wear matching clothes!” But it’s not just the boys Maynard focused on—she narrowed down her favorite Des outfits from this week’s episode to share with us. Click to see her top picks, and be sure to check back each week to see more.
It’s down to last five days of Wimbledon, and we’ve been glued to the tube eyeing the crisp, white dresses on the court. As the oldest tennis tournament around, it has steadfastly held onto tradition, becoming notorious for its unrelenting all-white dress code (even orange soles and bold sweatbands have been called out). But even so, it may be onto something. Crisp and classic, the (non)-color is a brilliant must. From collars to pleats, tennis fashion has proven that it can translate off the courts. Click through to take a swing at these tennis-inspired bright whites that don’t need a racquet to be a hit.
By far, my favorite summer accessory is a great pair of sunglasses. Dime store optics may be cheap but they are really bad for your eyes long-term, so it is smart to invest in eyewear that will protect while it accessorizes. One of my current favorite brands is Shauns. The California-based company designs chic shades all-around, which are then made in family-owned workshops in Belluno, Italy with lenses from Carl Zeiss glass (the same company that made lenses for the first microscope). But what I love most is the company’s one-for-one model. Each time a pair of sunglasses is sold, Shauns directly sponsors an eye exam and covers the cost of a pair of vision glasses for a person in need in a developing country. I’m wearing the Tweed style in nude all summer ($250), but they have a variety of frames, colors and styles perfect for every face. Click the gallery to see some of my favorites, and shop the styles at shaunscalifornia.com.
— Thomas Waller, Accessories Editor
In the beauty world, argan oil is a staple ingredient in many products because of its ability to nourish, hydrate, and moisturize. The wonder oil is extracted from the kernels of Morocco’s argan tree (i.e. that’s where MoroccanOil‘s name stems from), and currently, there are currently 588 argan oil-infused items on the market, Bloomberg News reports. Which of these will help you most? Click the photo to browse our 10 favorite argan-infused items, perfect for keeping hydrated from head to toe in summer’s drying temperatures.
1. Kanye West Tweeted a photo of his Father’s Day gift from Kim Kardashian—Apple mice signed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. [People]
2. Penelope Cruz and sister Monica are designing a line of handbags for Loewe. [Telegraph]
3. Would you wear a full-on print ensemble like Kate Beckinsale? [SheFinds]
4. Kelly Clarkson may embrace her American Idol roots and release an album of covers. [EW]
5. Ballet-shoe company, Repetto, twirled its way into the fragrance market. [WWD]
6. Watch Justin Timberlake as a folk musician in the trailer for Inside Llewyn Davis. [E! Online]
Since creating Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent in 2003, designer Cynthia Vincent has won over more than a few celebrity fans with her wearable, bohemian designs—Jessica Alba, Blake Lively, and Drew Barrymore among them. This year marks the brand’s 10th anniversary, and to celebrate, Vincent is re-releasing nine of her best-selling shoes in a special collection starting this month. Shop the anniversary throwbacks at cynthiavincent.net, including the Goldie, the Georgie, and the Gwen (each priced at $345).
Plus, see more new launches you’ll love.